Dodge 2013, 2013 Dart Owner's manual

Dodge 2013, 2013 Dart Owner's manual
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
13PFD41-126-AB
Second Edition
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Printed in U.S.A.
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2013
2013
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
13PFD41-126-AB
Second Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
COVER INCOVER IN
2013
2013
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 © 2012 Chrysler Group LLC
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SECTION
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 481
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 571
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 581
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CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number
.............. 6
䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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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:
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
the windshield. This number also is stamped into the
right front body, on the right front seat crossmember
under the carpet and the vehicle registration and title.
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VIN Location
INTRODUCTION 7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
Right Front Body VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ Ignition Node Module (IGNM) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
▫ Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) — If Equipped . . 13
▫ Standard Blade Ignition Key — If Equipped . . 15
▫ Key Fob — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
▫ Ignition Or Accessory On Message . . . . . . . . . 17
䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 21
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
䡵 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
䡵 Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
▫ To Unlatch The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 27
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 27 䡵 Trunk Lock And Release
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 䡵 Trunk Safety Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 28
▫ Trunk Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . 55
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . 56
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 93
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 59
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air
Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 65
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
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12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses either a key start ignition system or
keyless ignition system. The key start ignition system
consists of a either a bladed key with an immobilizer chip
in it, or a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an Ignition Node Module (IGNM). The
keyless ignition system consists of a Key Fob with
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a Keyless
Ignition Node (KIN).
Ignition Node Module (IGNM) — If Equipped
The Ignition Node Module (IGNM) operates similar 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.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Keyless EnterN-Go, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
will display the ignition switch position (OFF/ACC/
RUN). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) — If Equipped” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) — If Equipped
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition
switch with the push of a button, as long as the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger
compartment.
The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating
positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate
when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and
ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start
RUN will illuminate.
1
2
3
4
— OFF
— ACC (ACCESSORY)
— ON/RUN
— START
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14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: In case the ignition switch does not change with
the push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
have a low or dead battery. In this situation a back up
method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put
the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the
Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and
push to operate the ignition switch.
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature
If your vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-NGo™ feature, refer to “Starting Procedure” in “Starting
And Operating” for further information.
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Standard Blade Ignition Key — If Equipped
Your vehicle may use a standard blade key ignition
system. The authorized dealer that sold you your vehicle
has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These
numbers can be used to order duplicate keys from your
authorized dealer. Ask your authorized dealer for these
numbers and keep them in a safe place. You can insert the
double-sided standard blade key into the ignition switch
or lock cylinders with either side up.
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Standard Blade Ignition Key
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Key Fob — If Equipped
The Key Fob 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 Key Fob go dead.
You can keep the emergency key with you when valet
parking.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
on the face of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and
then pull the key out with your other hand.
Emergency Key Removal (WIN)
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Ignition Or Accessory On Message
Opening the driver’s door when the ignition is in ACC or
ON (engine not running), a chime will sound to remind
you to cycle the ignition to OFF. In addition to the chime,
the ignition or accessory on message will display in the
cluster.
NOTE: With the Uconnect威 system, the power window
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power
outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition is cycled to the OFF position. Opening either
front door will cancel this feature. The time for this
feature is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect威 Settings”
Emergency Key Removal (KIN)
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
information.
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 a vehicle equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A
child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the Key or Key Fob from vehicle, cycle the
ignition OFF and lock all doors when leaving the
vehicle unattended.
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SENTRY KEY姞
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start
the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the
engine being shut off after two seconds.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
The system uses a Key or Key Fob with Remote Keyless Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
Entry (RKE) transmitter, an RF receiver, and either an possible by an authorized dealer.
Ignition Node Module (IGNM) or a Keyless Ignition
CAUTION!
Node (KIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Therefore, only Keys or Key Fobs that are programmed to
The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not compatthe vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
ible with some after-market remote starting systems.
After cycling the ignition to the ON/RUN position, the Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a problems and loss of security protection.
bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check, been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
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NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer
system serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to
NOTE: Only Keys or Key Fobs that are programmed to
an authorized dealer.
the vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate
the vehicle. Once a Key or Key Fob is programmed to a Customer Key Programming
Programming Keys or Key Fobs with RKE transmitters
vehicle, it cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
may be performed at an authorized dealer.
Replacement Keys
CAUTION!
Always remove the keys from the vehicle and lock all
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
General Information
The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is • This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause underequired for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
sired operation.
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authorized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
is one that has never been programmed.
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VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch for unauthorized operation. This system may also incorporate a
ultrasonic intrusion sensor that monitors for motion in
the vehicle. If something triggers the alarm, the Vehicle
Security Alarm will provide the following audible and
visible signals: the horn will pulse, the headlights, park
lamps and/or turn signals will flash, and the Vehicle
Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash.
Rearming Of The System
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn
off after three minutes, turn all of the visual signals off
after 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will
rearm itself.
To Arm The System
Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Remove the key from the ignition switch and either press
a power door LOCK switch while the driver or passenger
door is open or press the LOCK button on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. After the last door is
closed, or if all doors are closed, the Vehicle Security
Alarm will arm itself in about 16 seconds. During that
time, the Vehicle Security Light will flash. If it does not
illuminate, the Vehicle Security Alarm is not arming. In
addition, if you open a door during the arming period,
the Vehicle Security Alarm will cancel the arming process. If you wish to rearm the Vehicle Security Alarm after
closing the door, you must repeat one of the previouslydescribed arming sequences.
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Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Press the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button until
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) indicates that the vehicle ignition is ⬙OFF⬙ (refer to “Starting
Procedures” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information). Then either press the power door LOCK
switch while the driver or passenger door is open, press
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter LOCK button or press the Passive Entry Door Handle LOCK button
(refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information).
To Disarm The System
NOTE:
• The driver’s door key cylinder and the trunk button on
the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the Vehicle
Security Alarm.
• The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during
trunk entry. Pressing the TRUNK button will not
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone enters
the vehicle through the trunk, and opens any door, the
alarm will sound.
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Either press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter
Either press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter
or grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle (refer to
or insert a valid ignition key into the ignition switch and
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before
turn the key to the ON/RUN position.
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information), press the
Keyless Enter-N-Go™Start/Stop button (requires at least
one valid Key Fob in the vehicle), or insert a valid Key
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Fob into the ignition switch (if the Start/Stop button is Tamper Alert
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
removed) and rotate it to the ON/RUN position.
your absence, the horn will sound three times when you
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
tampering.
Vehicle Security Alarm will give you a false alarm. If one
of the previously-described arming sequences has oc- ILLUMINATED ENTRY
curred, the Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
whether you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this doors or open any door.
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
becomes disconnected the Vehicle Security Alarm will “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for furremain armed when the battery is reconnected. The ther information.
exterior lights will flash, and the horn will sound. If this
The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition is
cycled to the ON/RUN position from the OFF position.
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NOTE:
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy lights will turn on if the dimmer control is in the
⬙Dome ON⬙ position (extreme top position).
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
(extreme bottom position).
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
open the trunk, or activate the Panic Alarm 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: Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above
disables the system from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all RKE transmitters.
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Key Fob With RKE Transmitter
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If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
“Keyless Enter-N-Go” under “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st
Press
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Key Fob With RKE Transmitter
To Unlock The Doors
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
within five seconds to unlock all doors. The turn signal
lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The
illuminated entry system will also turn on.
Flash Lights With Lock
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, refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
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Turn Headlights On With Remote Key Unlock
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
equipped through Uconnect威. To change the current
setting, refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
To Unlatch The Trunk
Press the TRUNK button on the RKE transmitter two
times within five seconds to unlatch the trunk.
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
To Lock The Doors
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash and Using The Panic Alarm
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know Before
headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
turn on.
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,
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The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless Transmitter Battery Replacement
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may ap(24 km/h) or greater.
ply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
NOTE:
1. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw,
• The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the ignition
remove the screw. With the RKE transmitter buttons
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
facing down, use a flat blade to pry the two halves of the
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the
and horn will remain on.
elastomer seal during removal.
• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
2. Remove and replace the battery. When replacing the
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
battery, match the + sign on the battery to the + sign on
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
the inside of the battery clip, located on the back cover.
by the system.
Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers. Skin
Programming Additional Transmitters
oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
performed at an authorized dealer.
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3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves of the case together. Make sure there is an even
“gap” between the two halves. If equipped, install and
tighten the screw until snug. Test RKE transmitter
operation.
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 a minimum of three years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
General Information
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
following conditions:
This system uses the Key Fob with Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to start the
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
engine conveniently from outside the vehicle
• This device must accept any interference received,
while still maintaining security. The system has
including interference that may cause undesired a range of approximately 300 ft (91 m).
operation.
NOTE:
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly ap- • The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
proved by the party responsible for compliance could
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob
may reduce this range.
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How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Trunk closed
• HAZARD switch off
• BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
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.
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pressed.
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Vehicle theft alarm not active
• Ignition in OFF position
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Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
on the RKE transmitter twice within five secvehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start premaonds. The vehicle doors will lock, parking
turely:
lights will flash and the horn will chirp twice (if
programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Open
will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Open
cycle.
• Remote Start Aborted — Trunk Open
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Disabled — Start To Reset
• Remote Start Aborted — Too Cold
NOTE:
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
• Remote Start Aborted — Time Expired
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is cycled
in the Remote Start mode.
to the ON/RUN position.
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• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However,
the ignition must be cycled to the RUN position before
you can repeat the start sequence for a third cycle.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Before the end of 15 minute cycle, press and release the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle,
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
press and release the START/STOP button (vehicles
Vehicle
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™) or insert the key
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
and turn it to the RUN position (vehicles not equipped
allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
with Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system
NOTE: The message ⬙Remote Start Active Push Start
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START
Button⬙ (vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™)
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
or ⬙Remote Start Active Key to Run⬙ (vehicles not
Start request.
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™) will display in the
EVIC until you push the START button or turn the key to
the RUN position.
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DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
To lock each door, rotate the door lock knob on each door
trim panel forward. To unlock the front doors, pull the
inside door handle to the first detent or rotate the door
lock button until the red indicator is visible. To unlock the
rear doors, rotate the door lock button until the red
indicator is visible.
Door Lock Knob
If the door lock button is locked (no red indicator visible)
when you shut the door, the door will lock. Therefore,
make sure the Key Fob is not inside the vehicle before
closing the door.
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WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors before 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
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
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34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the authorized dealer per written request of the customer.
Keyless Enter-N-Go (Passive Entry) system. For further Please see your authorized dealer for service.
information, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go” in “Things To
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
If you press the power door lock switch while the power door locks if:
ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN position, and any
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enfront door is open, the power locks will not operate. This
abled.
prevents you from accidentally locking the Key Fob in
the vehicle. Cycling the ignition to the OFF position or 2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed
closing the door will allow the locks to operate. If a door returned to 0 mph (0 km/h).
is open, and the ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN
3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK.
position, a chime will sound as a reminder to remove the
4. Any door is opened.
Key Fob.
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
5. The doors were not previously unlocked.
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
6. The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).
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
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3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect Touch™
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear
Doors
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
To Engage Or Disengage The Child-Protection
Door Lock System
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a small coin into
the lock and rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position.
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WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the Child-Protection locks are
engaged (locked).
NOTE:
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
“Uconnect威 Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower reNOTE: For emergency exit from the rear seats when the
sponse time.
Child-Protection Door Lock System is engaged, manually
rotate the door lock button to the unlocked position, roll • If the vehicle is unlocked by Passive Entry and no door
goes ajar within 60 seconds, the vehicle will re-lock
down the window, and open the door using the outside
and if equipped will arm the security alarm.
door handle.
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. This feature allows you
to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the front driver
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
door is unlocked.
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To Unlock From The Passenger Side:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front
passenger door handle to unlock all four doors automatically. The interior door panel lock knob will raise when
the door is unlocked.
NOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger
door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door
unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st
Press” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).
Grabbing The Driver’s Door Handle
NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed
all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the front
driver’s door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver
Door 1st Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”, refer to
“Uconnect威 Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE
Transmitter In Vehicle
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the
Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door
unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch
is in the OFF position.
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If one of the vehicle doors is open and the door panel
switch is used to lock the vehicle, once all open doors
have been closed the vehicle checks the inside and
outside of the vehicle for any valid Passive Entry RKE
transmitters. If one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE
transmitters is detected inside the vehicle, and no other
valid Passive Entry RKE transmitters are detected outside the vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically
unlocks all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times
(on the third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive
Entry RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).
NOTE: The vehicle will only unlock the doors when the
doors are locked using the door panel switch, a valid
Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected inside the
vehicle, and no valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is
detected outside the vehicle. The vehicle will not unlock
the doors when any of the following conditions are true:
• The doors are locked using the RKE transmitter.
• The doors are locked using the LOCK button on the
Passive Entry door handles.
• The doors are manually locked using the door lock
knobs.
• There is a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter outside
the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either Passive
Entry door handle.
• Three attempts are made to lock the doors using the
door panel switch and then close the doors.
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To Enter The Trunk
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft
(1.0 m) of the deck lid, press the button on the right side
of CHMSL, (Center High Mounted Stop Light) which is
located on the deck lid.
NOTE: If you inadvertently leave your vehicle’s Passive
Entry RKE transmitter in the trunk and try to close the
deck lid, the deck lid will automatically unlatch, unless
another one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters is outside the vehicle and within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the
deck lid.
To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
handles, press the door handle LOCK button to lock all
four doors.
Trunk Passive Entry Button
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Do NOT grab the door handle, when pressing the door
handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).
Do NOT Grab The handle When Locking
Press The Door Handle Button To Lock
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NOTE:
• After pressing the door handle LOCK button, you
must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock
the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This
is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by
pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting
and unlocking.
WINDOWS
Power Windows
The window controls on the driver’s door control all the
door windows.
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
transmitter battery is dead.
The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the RKE
transmitter lock button or the lock button located on the
vehicle’s interior door panel.
Power Window Switches
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There are single window controls on each passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows.
The window controls will operate only when the ignition
is in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
WARNING!
Do not let children play with the sunroof, and never
leave children in a vehicle with the Key Fob. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become
entrapped by the windows while operating the
power window switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the Uconnect威, the
power window switches will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF position.
Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The
time is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in
Driver One Touch Down
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inThe driver door power window switch has an auto down
formation.
feature. Press the window switch to the second detent
and release, and the window will go down automatically.
To open the window part way, press the window switch
to the first detent and release it when you want the
window to stop.
To stop the window from going alll the way down during
the Auto Down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
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NOTE:
• If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back
Express Down
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
Press the switch for less than a half a second and release.
switch again to close the window.
The window will go down automatically.
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
Manual Down
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autoPress the switch for more than a half a second and release
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
when you want the window to stop.
first detent and hold to close the window manually.
Express Up
WARNING!
Lift the switch for less than a half a second and release.
The window will go up automatically.
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
Manual Up
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
Lift the switch for more than a half a second and release window before closing.
when you want the window to stop.
Front Windows Express Up And Down — If
Equipped
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Reset Auto Up
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
1. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
2. Push the window switch down firmly to 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.
Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim
panel allows you to disable the window controls on the
rear passenger doors. To disable the window controls,
press and release the window lockout button (setting it in
the DOWN position). To enable the window controls,
press and release the window lockout button again
(setting it in the UP position).
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Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, then adjust the
sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
The trunk lid can be released from inside the vehicle by
pressing the TRUNK RELEASE button located on the
instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel.
Trunk Release
Button
The trunk lid can be released from
outside the vehicle by pressing the
TRUNK button on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
twice within five seconds or by
using the external release switch
located on the underside of the
decklid overhang. The release feature will function only when the
vehicle is in the unlock condition.
With the ignition in the ON/RUN position, the Trunk
Open symbol will display in the instrument cluster
indicating that the trunk is open. The odometer display
will reappear once the trunk is closed.
With the ignition in the OFF position, the Trunk Open
NOTE: The transmission must be in PARK before the symbol will display until the trunk is closed.
button will operate.
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Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Trunk Emergency Release
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for more information on As a security measure, a trunk internal emergency release
lever is built into the trunk latching mechanism. In the
trunk operation with the Passive Entry feature.
event of an individual being locked inside the trunk, the
TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
trunk can be simply opened by pulling on the glow-in-thedark handle attached to the trunk latching mechanism.
WARNING!
Do not allow children to have access to the trunk,
either by climbing into the trunk from outside, or
through the inside of the vehicle. Always close the
trunk lid when your vehicle is unattended. Once in
the trunk, young children may not be able to escape,
even if they entered through the rear seat. If trapped
in the trunk, children can die from suffocation or
heat stroke.
Trunk Emergency Release
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OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may
Some of the most important safety features in your
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant
vehicle are the restraint systems:
energy during an impact event
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and Please pay close attention to the information in this
all passengers
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenpossible.
ger
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
• Supplemental Knee Air Bags
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
(SABIC) for the driver and passengers seated next to a infant and child restraint systems. For more information
window
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren (LATCH).
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
wheel
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupant
severity and type of collision.
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Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
buckled up in a rear seat.
You should read the instructions provided with your
WARNING!
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
Infants in rear facing child restraints should never ride
in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can cause
severe injury or death to infants in that position.
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt-positioning
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.
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.
4. Do not lean against the door or window. Your vehicle
has Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABIC) or Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags
(SAB), and when deployment occurs, the SABIC and
SAB air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door.
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5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
(Continued)
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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The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However, in a collision, the belt will
lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
vehicle or being thrown out.
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
WARNING!
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the • Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
be belted at all times.
belts.
•
Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
Lap/Shoulder Belts
using a seat belt properly.
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
•
Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
lap/shoulder belts.
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 best.
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.
(Continued)
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the front seat.
Pulling Out The Lap/Shoulder Belt Latch Plate
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2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat.
Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch
plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make the belt
go around your lap.
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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.
(Continued)
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in 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.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up
a bit 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.
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.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position.
If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to
allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in 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.).
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the driver and front passenger seats, the shoulder belt
can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt
away from your neck. Push and fully depress the button
above the webbing to release the anchorage, then move it
up or down to the position that fits you best.
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 and down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
In the rear seat, move toward the center of the seat to
position the belt away from your neck.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
shoulder belt.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a
fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
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3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing. If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the ALR and is being used for normal usage:
latch plate.
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
folded webbing.
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortwhich are used to secure a child restraint system. For ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
additional information, refer to “Installing Child Re- latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of Equipped
feature for each seating position.
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
Driver
Center
Passenger
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is availFirst Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
able on all passenger-seating positions with a combinaSecond Row
ALR
ALR
ALR
tion lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
• N/A — Not Applicable
anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
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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.
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
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is Energy Management Feature
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking collision. This safety belt system has a retractor assembly
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) that is designed to release webbing in a controlled
manner. This feature is designed to help reduce the belt
locking mode.
force acting on the occupant’s chest.
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Seat Belt Pretensioner
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.
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.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be The BeltAlert威 warning sequence begins after the vehicle
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
worn snugly and positioned properly.
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant ReOnce the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretenduration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
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
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unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
(8 km/h), BeltAlert威 will provide both audio and visual We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
notification.
the best way to keep the baby safe.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert威 is not active when the
front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert威 may be Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the front across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are the force if there is a collision.
secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
Seat Belt Extender
BeltAlert威 can be enabled or disabled by your authorized If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deac- when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if so
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
tivating BeltAlert威.
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
NOTE: Although BeltAlert威 has been deactivated, the
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
long enough. When it is not required, remove the exwhile the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
tender and store it.
BeltAlert威) seat belt remains unfastened.
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Knee Air Bags mounted in the instrument panel below
the steering column and below the glove compartment.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug and in the recommended seating positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The 1 — Driver And Passenger Ad- 2 — Supplemental Driver And
Passenger Side Knee Air Bags
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers. vanced Front Air Bags
In addition, the vehicle is equipped with Supplemental NOTE: The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bags are certified to new Federal regulations.
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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 several factors, including the severity
and type of collision.
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.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seatinflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
seat position.
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Airbags are located in
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
the outboard side of the front seats and the rear seats (if
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
equipped).
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the NOTE:
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
Advanced Front Air Bags.
but they will open during air bag deployment.
This vehicle may be equipped with a front passenger
occupant classification system (OCS) that may adjust the • After any accident, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Airbags based upon
occupant weight.
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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,
• Air Bag Warning Light
and Seat Track Position Sensors
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Occupant Classification System (OCS)
• Instrument Panel
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 several air bag
system components, including the front impact sensors.
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
• Supplemental Passenger Side Knee Air Bag
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
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!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
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 and rear
seats.
When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
front and side of the seat’s back trim cover (front seats) or
between the top and side seat’s cushion trim cover (rear
seat). Each air bag deploys independently; a left side
(Continued) impact deploys the left air bags only and a right-side
impact deploys the right air bags only.
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Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact protection to front
and rear seat outboard occupants in addition to that
provided by the body structure. Each air bag features
inflated chambers placed adjacent to the head of each
outboard occupant that reduce the potential for sideimpact head injuries. The SABIC deploy downward,
covering both windows on the impact side.
SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt
restraint system.
Occupants, including children who are up against or very
close to SABIC or SAB air bags can be seriously injured or
killed.
Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or
sleep against the door, side windows, or area where the
SABIC or SAB air bags inflate, even if they are in an
infant or child restraint.
NOTE:
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim, Always sit upright as possible with your back against the
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the
but they will open during air bag deployment.
appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or
• Being too close to the side air bags during deployment
booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the
could cause you to be severely injured or killed.
child.
The system includes side impact sensors that are caliDo not allow occupants to extend any part of their body
brated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that
outside of the window.
require air bag occupant protection.
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WARNING!
• 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 SABIC is located should remain free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side air bags; the performance could be adversely affected and/or objects
could be pushed into you, causing serious injury.
Supplemental Driver And Front Passenger Knee
Air Bags
The Supplemental Knee Air Bags provide enhanced
protection and work together with the Advanced Front
Air Bags during a frontal impact.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the Supplemental Knee Air Bags to
provide improved protection for the driver and front
passenger. Side air bags also work with seat belts to
improve occupant protection.
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Knee Impact Bolster
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
The Knee Impact Bolster helps protect the knees of the required for this vehicle.
front passenger, and position the front occupant for the
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
best interaction with the Advanced Front Air Bag.
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic
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ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air
bags, SABs, Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag,
Supplemental Passenger Side Knee Air Bag, and front
seat belt pretensioners, as required, depending on several
factors, including the severity and type of impact.
impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes
with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a
severe initial deceleration.
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver and type of collision.
Front Passenger Knee Air Bags are designed to provide
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
additional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
certain frontal collisions depending on several factors,
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
including the severity and type of collision. Advanced
have deployed.
Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk of
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colliinjury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver
away from an inflating air bag.
and Front Passenger Knee Air Bags will not deploy in all
frontal collisions, including some that may produce sub- The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
stantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole colli- the air bag system whenever the ignition is in the START
sions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On
the other hand, depending on the type and location of
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or ON/RUN position. If the ignition is in the OFF It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruposition or in the ACC position, the air bag system is not ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnoson 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
WARNING!
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instruAlso, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
ment panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
Light in the instrument panel for approxito protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
mately four to eight seconds for a self-check
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
air bag system immediately.
turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
comes on again after initial startup.
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Occupant Classification System (OCS) — Front
• The front passenger seat is occupied by a small pasPassenger Seat
senger, including a child; or
The OCS is part of a Federally regulated safety system for
• The front passenger seat is occupied by a rearward
this vehicle.
facing infant seat; or
The Occupant Classification System (OCS) consists of the
• The front passenger is not properly seated or his or her
following:
weight is taken off of the seat for a period of time.
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Front Passenger Seat
Front Passenger Air
Occupant Status
Bag Classification
• Occupant Classification Module (OCM) located in the
front passenger seat
Rearward-facing infant seat* Reduced-power deployment
• OCS Sensor located in the front passenger seat
Child, including a child in a Full-power deployment
• Air Bag Warning Light
forward-facing child reOR reduced-power destraint
or
booster
seat*
ployment
The OCS will NOT prevent deployment of the passenger
Properly
seated
adult
Full-power
deployment
Advanced Front Air Bag. The OCS may reduce the
OR reduced-power deinflation rate of the passenger Advanced Front Air Bag if
ployment
the sensors estimate that:
Unoccupied seat
Reduced-power deploy• The front passenger seat is unoccupied or has very
ment
light objects in it; or
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* It is possible for a child to be classified as an adult,
allowing a full-power front passenger air bag deployment. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger
seat and never install a child restraint system, including
a rearward-facing infant seat, in the front passenger seat.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying passenger Advanced Front
Air Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child
12 years or younger, including a child in a rearward facing infant seat.
• Children 12 years or younger should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child
restraint.
The OCM works with the OCS sensor to determine the
front passenger seat occupant’s most probable classification. The OCS sensor estimates the weight on the front
passenger seat and where that weight is located. The
OCM communicates the classification status to the ORC.
The ORC uses the classification to determine whether the
passenger Advanced Front Air Bag inflation rate should
be modified.
In order for the OCS to operate as designed, it is
important for the front passenger to be seated properly
and properly wearing the seat belt. Properly seated
passengers are:
• Sitting upright
• Facing forward
• Sitting in the center of the seat with their feet comfortably on or near the floor
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• Sitting with their back against the seat back and the
seat back in an upright position
Seated Properly
WARNING!
Occupants in the front passenger seat sitting improperly may cause the OCS to not classify the passenger’s weight accurately. This may result in serious
injury or death in a collision. Always wear your seat
belt and sit properly, with the seat back in an upright
position, your back against the seat back, sitting
upright, facing forward, in the center of the seat, with
your feet comfortably on or near the floor. Do not
carry or hold any objects (e.g., backpacks, boxes, etc.)
while seated in the front passenger seat. Holding an
object may cause the OCS to not classify the passenger’s weight accurately, which may result in serious
injury or death in a collision.
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The OCS may not classify the front passenger properly if:
• The front passenger’s weight is transferred to another
part of the vehicle (like the door, arm rest or instrument panel)
2
• The front passenger leans forward, sideways or turns
around
• The front passenger seatback is not in the full upright
position
• The front passenger carries or holds an object while
seated (e.g., backpack, box, etc.)
Not Seated Properly
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Not Seated Properly
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WARNING!
Placing an object on the floor under the front passenger seat may prevent the OCS from working
properly, which may result in serious injury or death
in a collision. Do not place any objects on the floor
under the front passenger.
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for additional information). Make sure that objects inside the Flip ’n Stow™
Front Passenger Seat Storage bin do not interfere with the
latch before closing the seat. In addition, after closing the
Front Passenger Seat Storage bin make sure the front
passenger seat cushion is pushed downward and fully
latched to the base. Over-stuffing the storage bin may
result in misclassification of the front passenger’s weight.
will turn on whenever
The Air Bag Warning Light
The passenger seat assembly contains critical compothe OCS is unable to classify the front passenger seat
nents that may affect front passenger Advanced Air Bag
status. A malfunction in the OCS may affect the operation
inflation. In order for the OCS to properly classify a front
of the air bag system.
seat passenger, the OCS components must function as
does not come on, or designed. Do not make any modifications to the front
If the Air Bag Warning Light
stays on after you start the vehicle, or it comes on as you passenger seat components, assembly, or to the seat
drive, take the vehicle to an authorized dealer for service cover. If the seat, trim cover, or cushion needs service for
any reason, take the vehicle to your authorized dealer.
immediately.
Only Chrysler Group LLC approved seat accessories may
The front passenger seat is equipped with Flip ’n Stow™
be used.
Front Passenger Seat Storage (refer to “Understanding
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The following requirements must be strictly followed:
WARNING!
Make sure that objects inside the Flip ’n Stow™
Front Passenger Seat Storage bin do not interfere
with the latch before closing the seat. In addition,
after closing the Front Passenger Seat Storage bin,
make sure the front passenger seat cushion is pushed
downward and fully latched to the base. Overstuffing the storage bin, or a not fully latched passenger seat cushion, may result in misclassification
of the front passenger’s weight. This may result in
serious injury or death in a collision.
• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
components in any way.
• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers or
cushions not designated by Chrysler Group LLC for
the specific model being repaired. Always use the
correct seat cover and cushion specified for the vehicle.
• Do not replace the seat cover or cushion with an
aftermarket seat cover or cushion.
• Do not add a secondary seat cover or mat.
• At no time should any supplemental restraint system
(SRS) component or SRS related component or fastener be modified or replaced with any part except
those which are approved by Chrysler Group LLC.
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WARNING!
Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the passenger seat assembly, its related components,
seat cover or cushion may inadvertently change the
airbag deployment in case of a frontal collision. This
could result in death or serious injury to the front
passenger if the vehicle is involved in a collision. A
modified vehicle may not comply with required
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
and/or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(CMVSS).
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 several factors, including 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
Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
vent holes of the air bag. In this way, the air bags do not
Inflator Units
interfere with your control of the vehicle.
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.
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Supplemental Driver And Front Passenger Knee
Air Bag Inflator Units
The Supplemental Knee Air Bag units are located in the
instrument panel trim beneath the steering column and
below the glove compartment. 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 Knee Air Bags. The Supplemental Knee Air
Bag deploys down and around the knee blocker/glove box
surface allowing the air bags to inflate to the full size. The
air bags fully inflate in about 15 to 20 milliseconds.
based on several factors, including the severity and type
of collision, the side air bag inflators on the crash side of
the vehicle may be triggered, releasing a quantity of
non-toxic gas. The inflating SABs exit through the seat
seam into the space between the occupant and the door.
The SABs fully inflate 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 several factors,
including the severity and type of collision. In these
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
events, the ORC will deploy the SABIC only on the
air bags to inflate, based on several factors, including the
impact side of the vehicle.
severity and type of collision.
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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A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30
milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes
to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
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 4 inches (10.16 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 following functions:
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition key is turned off.
Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, • Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power, until the ignition key is revehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
moved or the ignition switch is changed to OFF using
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
the Keyless Go Start/Stop button.
Front And Side Impact Sensors
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the • Unlock the doors automatically.
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact
events.
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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.
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.
If A Deployment Occurs
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate • As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
immediately after deployment.
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
the air bag system.
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
or all of the following may occur:
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
structions for cleaning.
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deabrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium bags will not be in place to protect you.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING!
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
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.
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.
Air Bag Warning Light
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
first cycled to the ON/RUN position.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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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
were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
crash investigation.
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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.
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
law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or
sleep against the door, side windows, or area where the
SABIC or SAB air bags inflate, even if they are in an
infant or child restraint.
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.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to ensure you have the correct seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
child.
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held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the
Infants And Child Restraints
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearward- LATCH child restraint anchor system. Refer to “Lower
facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
WARNING!
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
Rearward-facing child seats must never be used in
child seats.
the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger air
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the bag. An air bag deployment could cause severe
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until injury or death to infants in this position.
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearward- Older Children And Child Restraints
facing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearward- their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be facing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown convertible child seats used in the forward-facing directheir infant carrier but are still less than at least two years tion are for children who are over two years old or who
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
reach the highest weight or height allowed by their their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
convertible child seat. Both types of child restraints are remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
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as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height • Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
allowed by the child seat. These child seats are also held
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH
as possible.
child restraint anchorage system. Refer to “Lower An• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
chors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”.
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
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
their back.
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
NOTE:
For additional information, refer to
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canain the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.
dian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s webChildren Too Large For Booster Seats
site for additional information: http://www.tc.gc.ca/
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htm
comfortably and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
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Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child
restraint:
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.
• 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.
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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.
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)
Your vehicle’s rear seat is equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH
system provides for the installation of the child restraint
without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing
the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
structure.
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
connection to the top tether anchorages have been available for some time. For some older child restraints, many
child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap
kits or retrofit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
the available attachments provided with your child restraint in any vehicle.
The two outboard seating positions have lower anchorages that are capable of accommodating LATCHcompatible child seats. You can also use the inboard
mounting loops from the each outboard LATCH system
loops to install a child seat when the child seat is
equipped with flexible straps. You should never install
LATCH-compatible child seats so that two seats share a
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now avail- common lower anchorage. If installing child seats in
able. However, because the lower anchorages are to be
introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
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adjacent rear seating positions, or if your child restraints Installing The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
are not LATCH-compatible, install the restraints using System
We urge you to follow the manufacturer’s directions
the vehicle’s seat belts.
carefully when installing your child restraint. 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.
The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars
located at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback and are located just below
the button with the anchorage symbol on the
rear seat, but are not visible. You will easily feel them if
you run your finger along the intersection of the seatback
and seat cushion surfaces.
LATCH Anchorages
In addition, there are tether strap anchorages
behind each rear seating position located in the
panel between the rear seatback and the rear
window. These tether strap anchorages are
under a plastic cover with this symbol on it.
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Many, but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
anchorage, being careful to route the tether strap to
provide the most direct path between the anchor and the
child restraint. Finally, tighten all three straps as you
push the child restraint rearward and downward into the
seat, removing slack in the straps according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
You will first loosen the child seat adjusters on the lower
straps and on the tether strap so that you can more easily
attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages.
Next, attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top
of the seat cover material. Then, rotate the tether anchorage cover directly behind the seat where you are placing
the child restraint and attach the tether strap to the
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.
WARNING!
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NOTE:
• Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in
the strap.
• When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not
being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
of reach of children. It is recommended that before
installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so the
seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of
reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child
restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat belt
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through
the child restraint belt path and then buckle it. This
should stow the seat belt out of the reach of an
inquisitive child. Remind all children in the vehicle
that the seat belts are not toys and should not be
played with, and never leave your child unattended in
the vehicle.
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belts
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) 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”. The
chart below defines the seating positions with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate.
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First Row
Second Row
Driver
CRS Lock
N/A
ALR
Center
CRS Lock
N/A
ALR
Passenger
CRS Lock
ALR
ALR
Installing Child Restraint Tether Strap
1. Rotate the cover over the anchor directly behind the
seat where you are placing the child restraint.
• N/A — Not Applicable
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
1. To install a child restraint with ALR, first, pull enough
of the seat belt webbing from the retractor to route it
through the belt path of the child restraint. Slide the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a click. Next, extract
all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor and then
allow the belt to retract into the retractor. As the belt
retracts, you will hear a ratcheting sound. This indicates
the safety belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode.
2. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten the lap
portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt system
will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and
pull it tight if necessary.
Installing Child Restraint Tether Strap
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
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2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
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.
Transporting Pets
3. Attach the tether strap hook (A) of the child restraint
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
to the anchor (B) and remove slack in the tether strap
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
instructions.
a collision.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or
NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
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 detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
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SAFETY TIPS
Exhaust Gas
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• 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.
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate
open, make sure that all windows are closed and
the climate control BLOWER switch is set at high
speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
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.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
system.
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the or retractor condition, replace the belt.
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
Air Bag Warning Light
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the comThe light should come on and remain on for four to eight
plete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition, authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to feel
the air directed against the windshield. See your authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
WARNING!
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on
top of already installed floor mats. Additional
floor mats and other coverings will reduce the size
of the pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always properly reinstall and secure floor mats that
have been removed for cleaning.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly
installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss
of control of the vehicle.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . 109
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
䡵 Blind Spot Monitoring — If Equipped . . . . . . . 110
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . 105
▫ Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
▫ Modes Of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature — If
䡵 Uconnect威 Phone (Uconnect威 200)
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Outside Mirrors With Turn Signal And
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . .
Approach Lighting — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 107
▫ Uconnect威 Phone Features . . . .
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity .
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 108
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. . . . . . . . . . 119
. . . . . . . . . . 126
. . . . . . . . . . 129
. . . . . . . . . . 134
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▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect威 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
䡵 Uconnect威 Phone (8.4/8.4N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
▫ Uconnect威 8.4/8.4 NAV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
▫ Uconnect威 Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect威 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
䡵 Voice Command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
▫ Uconnect威 8.4/8.4 NAV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
▫ Uconnect威 Voice Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
▫ Voice Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ Manual Front Seat Forward/Rearward
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Manual Front Seat Recline Adjustment . . . . . 201
䡵 Voice Command (Uconnect威 200) . . . . . . . . . . 180
▫ Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . 180
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
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▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
䡵 Lights
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . 212
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Smartbeam™ — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 220
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
▫ Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
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▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . 223
䡵 Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . 224
䡵 Heated Steering Wheel — If Equipped
. . . . . . 225
䡵 Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . 227
䡵 Parksense威 Rear Park Assist — If Equipped . . . 231
▫ Parksense威 Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
▫ Parksense威 Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
▫ Parksense威 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
▫ Enabling And Disabling Parksense威 . . . . . . . 240
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228
▫ Service The Parksense威 Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
▫ Cleaning The Parksense威 System . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
▫ Parksense威 System Usage Precautions . . . . . . 243
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
䡵 Parkview威 Rear Back Up Camera — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
▫ Turning Parkview威 On Or Off — With Touch
Screen Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
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䡵 Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
▫ Sunglass Bin Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 260
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Before You Begin Programming
HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . 251
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . 254
▫ Using HomeLink威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261
䡵 Electrical Power Outlets — If Equipped . . . . . . 262
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䡵 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Front Seat Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Rear Seat Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
䡵 Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
▫ Glovebox Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
▫ Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
▫ Passenger Seat Storage — If Equipped . . . . . 270
▫ Cargo Area — Vehicles Equipped With 60/40
Split-Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
▫ Trunk Mat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
▫ Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
▫ Ski Pass-Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
▫ Rear Seat Armrest Storage — If Equipped . . . 271
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
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. The mirror
should be adjusted while set in the day position (toward
the windshield).
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Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control lever under the mirror to the night position (lever
flipped toward the rear of vehicle).
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. This feature will be defaulted
on, and only be disabled when the vehicle is moving in
reverse.
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NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is
moving in reverse.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s)
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the
lane next to your vehicle.
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature — If Equipped
Some models have outside mirrors that are hinged. The
hinge allows the mirror to pivot forward and rearward to
resist damage. The hinge has three detent positions: full
forward, full rearward and normal.
Outside Mirrors With Turn Signal And Approach
Lighting — If Equipped
Driver and passenger outside mirrors with turn signal
and puddle lamp contain 3 LEDs.
Two of the LED’s are used as turn signal indicators,
which flash with the corresponding turn signal lights in
the front and rear of the vehicle. Turning on the Hazard
Warning flashers will also activate these LEDs.
The third LED supplies illuminated entry lighting, which
turns on in both mirrors when you use the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or open any door. This
LED shines downward to illuminate the ground adjacent
to the Front and Rear Doors.
The Illuminated Entry lighting fades to off after about
30 seconds or it will fade to off immediately once the
ignition is placed into the RUN position.
NOTE: The approach lighting will not function when
the shift lever is moved out of the PARK position.
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The power mirror controls consist of mirror select butPower Mirrors
The power mirror controls are located on the drivers door tons and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
trim panel.
mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right) button to select
the mirror that you want to adjust.
Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to
move.
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Power Mirror Control
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on each sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the
mirror cover upward. The light will turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover will turn off the light.
Sun Visor “Slide-On Rod” Feature — If Equipped
This feature allows for additional flexibility in positioning the visor to block out the sun.
1. Fold down the sun visor.
2. Unclip the visor from the center clip.
3. Pull the sun visor toward the inside rearview mirror to
extend it.
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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.
Rear Detection Zones
BSM Warning Light
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The BSM detection zone covers approximately one lane
on both sides of the vehicle (11 ft or 3.35 m). The zone
starts at the outside rear view mirror and extends approximately 20 ft (6 m) to the rear of the vehicle. The BSM
system monitors the detection zones on both sides of the
vehicle when the vehicle speed reaches approximately
6 mph (10 km/h) or higher and will alert the driver of
vehicles in these areas.
beyond the side of your vehicle, this may result in the
BSM warning light remaining illuminated the entire
time the vehicle is in a forward gear.
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.).
NOTE:
• The BSM system does NOT alert the driver about
The BSM system notifies the driver of objects in the
rapidly approaching vehicles that are outside the
detection zones by illuminating the BSM warning light
detection zones.
located in the outside mirrors in addition to sounding an
• The BSM system detection zone DOES NOT change if audible (chime) alert and reducing the radio volume.
your vehicle is towing a trailer. Therefore, visually Refer to “Modes Of Operation” for further information.
verify the adjacent lane is clear for both your vehicle
The BSM system monitors the detection zone from three
and trailer before making a lane change. If the trailer
different entry points (side, rear, front) while driving to
or other object (i.e., bicycle, sports equipment) extends
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
drivers 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
Uconnect威 System. Refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” 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
When operating in Blind Spot Alert mode, the BSM
alarms, including reducing the radio volume.
system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side
WARNING!
view mirror based on a detected object. However, when
the system is operating in RCP, the system will respond
RCP is not a Back Up Aid system. It is intended to be
with both visual and audible alerts when a detected
used to help a driver detect an oncoming vehicle in a
object is present. Whenever an audible alert is requested,
parking lot situation. Drivers must be careful when
the radio volume is reduced.
backing up, even when using RCP. Always check
carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime
be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other When operating in Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime mode,
vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before back- the BSM system will provide a visual alert in the approing up. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or priate side view mirror based on a detected object. If the
turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an
death.
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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) volume will
be reduced.
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
NOTE:
• Whenever an audible alert is requested by the BSM and used.
system, the radio volume is reduced.
Uconnect姞 Phone (Uconnect姞 200)
• If the hazard flashers are on, the system will request Uconnect威 Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, inthe appropriate visual alert only.
vehicle communications system. Uconnect威 Phone alWhen the system is in RCP, the system shall respond lows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
with both visual and audible alerts when a detected phone using simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ
object is present. Whenever an audible alert is re- “Mike” ѧ “Work” or “Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your
quested, the radio is also muted. Turn/hazard signal mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehistatus is ignored; the RCP state always requests the cle’s audio system; the system will automatically mute
your radio when using the Uconnect威 Phone.
chime.
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NOTE: The Uconnect威 Phone requires a mobile phone system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile phone can be
equipped with the Bluetooth威 “Hands-Free Profile”, Ver- used with the system at a time. The system is available in
sion 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect威 website for sup- English, Spanish, or French languages.
ported phones.
For
Uconnect威
customer
www.UconnectPhone.com.
support,
WARNING!
visit
Uconnect威 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.
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following local laws and
phone use. All attention should be focused on the
safe operation of the vehicle. Failure to do so may
result in a collision causing serious injury or death.
Uconnect威 features Bluetooth威 technology - the global Uconnect威 Phone Button
standard that enables different electronic devices to conThe steering wheel controls will contain the
nect to each other without wires or a docking station, so
two control buttons (Uconnect威 Phone
Uconnect威 Phone works no matter where you stow your
button and Voice Command
button) that
mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as
will enable you to access the system. When you
long as your phone is turned on and has been paired to press the Uconnect威 Phone
button you will hear a
the vehicle’s Uconnect威 Phone. The Uconnect威 Phone BEEP. The beep is your signal to give a command.
allows up to seven mobile phones to be linked to the
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Voice Command Button
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect威
When you press the Voice Command
button you will hear a BEEP. The beep is your Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect威 Phone
signal to give a command.
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect威 Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
The Uconnect威 Phone can be used with any Hands-Free specific command and then guided through the available
Profile certified Bluetooth威 mobile phone. See the options.
Uconnect威 website for supported phones. Refer to your
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
the beep.
details.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
The Uconnect威 Phone is fully integrated with the vehiused. For example, instead of saying “Setup”, “Device
cle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect威 Phone
Pairing” and then “Pair a Device”, the following
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
compound command can be said: “Setup”, “Device
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
Pairing” and “Pair a Bluetooth威 Device”.
switch), if so equipped.
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
compound form of the voice command is given. You
the Uconnect威 Phone such as “Phone” or caller ID.
can also break the commands into parts and say each
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
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example, you can use the compound form voice
command “Phonebook New Entry”, or you can break
the compound form command into two voice commands: “Phonebook” and “New Entry”. Please remember, the Uconnect威 Phone works best when you
talk in a normal conversational tone, as if speaking to
someone sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
the beep. The Uconnect威 Phone will then play some of
the options.
To activate the Uconnect威 Phone, simply press the
button and follow the audible prompts for directions.
Uconnect威 Phone sessions begin with a press of the
button on the steering wheel.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
Pair (Link) Uconnect威 Phone To A Mobile Phone
To begin using your Uconnect威 Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
Uconnect威 website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
NOTE: If other phones are present during the pairing
process make sure they are switched to off or the
bluetooth is disabled before proceeding.
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The following are general phone to Uconnect威 Phone
pairing instructions:
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Device Pairing”.
Uconnect威 Phone to know which mobile • phone to
use if multiple mobile phones are in the vehicle at the
same time.
• Start paring procedure on device. See device manual
for instructions.
• Select Uconnect威 on the device and enter the four-digit
• When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
Personal Identification Number (PIN) displayed on
and follow the audible prompts.
radio into your mobile phone.
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
Dial By Saying A Number
give the Uconnect威 Phone a name for your mobile
button to begin.
phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be • Press the
given a unique phone name.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Dial”.
• You will then be asked “Should paired device be set as
Favorite?” If yes this phone will become the highest
• The system will prompt you to say the number you
priority. You can pair up to seven mobile phones to
want to call.
your Uconnect威 Phone. However, at any given time,
only one mobile phone can be in use, connected to • For example, you can say “234-567-8901”.
your Uconnect威 System. The priority allows the
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• The Uconnect威 Phone will confirm the phone number • The Uconnect威 system will confirm the name and then
and then dial. The number will appear in the display
dial the corresponding phone number, which may
of certain radios.
appear in the display of certain radios.
Call By Saying A Name
Add Names To Your Uconnect威 Phonebook
• Press the
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect威 Phonebook is
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• Press the
“Call”.
button to begin.
• The system will prompt you to say the name of the • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
person you want to call.
“Phonebook New Entry”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recomyou can say “john doe” or “john doe, mobile”, where
mended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert”
John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the
instead of “Bob”.
Uconnect威 phonebook or downloaded phonebook. To
learn how to store a name in the phonebook, refer to
“Add Names to Your Uconnect威 Phonebook”, in the
phonebook.
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• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g., Edit Uconnect威 Phonebook Entries
“Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”). This will
NOTE:
allow you to store multiple numbers for each phone• Editing names in the phonebook is recommended
book entry, if desired.
when the vehicle is not in motion.
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
phonebook entry that you are adding.
deleted or edited.
After you are finished adding an entry into the phone• Press the
button to begin.
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Edit Entry”.
main menu.
The Uconnect威 Phone will allow you to enter up to 32 • You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
entry that you wish to edit.
names in the phonebook with each name having up to
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
supported by your phone, Uconnect威 Phone automati- • When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are editing.
cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
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After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook, • To call a name from the Uconnect威 Phonebook or
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
“Call by Saying a Name” section.
to the main menu.
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is
“Phonebook Edit Entry” can be used to add another
made to the Uconnect威 Phone, for example, after you
phone number to a name entry that already exists in the
start the vehicle.
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downDoe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected
Entry” feature.
to the Uconnect威 Phone.
Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downTransfer From Mobile Phone
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availUconnect威 Phone automatically downloads names (text
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availnames) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
able for use.
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book
Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect威 • Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
phone is accessible.
website for supported phones.
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• Only the mobile phone’s phonebook is downloaded. • After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
SIM card phonebook is not part of the Mobile phonethen be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
book. However, if there is less than 10 contacts in the
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
mobile phone, the SIM contacts may also download.
entry that you wish to delete or you can say “List
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
deleted on the Uconnect威 Phone. These can only be
button while the
from the list, press the
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transUconnect威 Phone is playing the desired entry and say
ferred and updated to Uconnect威 Phone on the next
“Delete”.
phone connection.
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect威 Phone will
Delete Uconnect威 Phonebook Entry
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
when the vehicle is not in motion.
wish to delete.
• Press the
button to begin.
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
language is deleted.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
“Phonebook Delete”.
deleted or edited.
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Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect威 Phonebook Entries
• Press the
button to begin.
• The Uconnect威 Phone will play the names of all the
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phonebook entries, if available.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
“Phonebook Erase All”.
button during the playing of the desired name, and
• The Uconnect威 Phone will ask you to verify that you
say “Call”.
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
• The Uconnect威 Phone will then prompt you as to the
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
number designation you wish to call.
deleted.
• The selected number will be dialed.
• Note that only the phonebook in the current language
Phone Call Features
is deleted.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect威 Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
deleted or edited.
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service
List All Names In The Uconnect威 Phonebook
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the Uconnect威 Phone. Check with your
button to begin.
• Press the
mobile service provider for the features that you have.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook List Names”.
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Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
Uconnect威 Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio system,
if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the call.
button to accept the call. To reject the call,
Press the
button until you hear a single
press and hold the
beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
press the
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling
Currently In Progress
Between Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer
If a call is currently in progress and you have another to “Conference Call” in this section.
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
call waiting that you normally hear when using your
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear
button to place the current
mobile phone. Press the
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
NOTE: The Uconnect威 Phone compatible phones in the button until you hear a single beep.
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
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Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
button until you hear a single beep,
press the
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a
time.
press and hold the
button until you hear a double
beep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into
one conference call.
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.
Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on If the active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call
hold), press and hold the
button until you hear a on hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
double beep indicating that the two calls have been phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
button until you hear a single beep.
joined into one conference call.
and hold the
Three-Way Calling
Redial
To initiate three-way calling, press the
button while
button to begin.
• Press the
a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as
described under “Making a Second Call While Current • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Redial”.
Call is in Progress”. After the second call has established,
• The Uconnect威 Phone will call the last number that
was dialed from your mobile phone.
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NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the Uconnect姞 Phone Features
Uconnect威 Phone.
Language Selection
Call Continuation
To change the language that the Uconnect威 Phone is
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the using:
Uconnect威 Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
• Press the
button to begin.
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality avail• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
able on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
the name of the language you wish to switch to
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
English, Espanol, or Francais.
continue on the Uconnect威 Phone either until the call
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates • Continue to follow the system prompts to complete
the language selection.
cancellation of the call on the Uconnect威 Phone and
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can voice commands will be in that language.
continue on the Uconnect威 Phone for a certain duraNOTE: After every Uconnect威 Phone language change
tion, after which the call is automatically transferred
operation, only the language-specific 32-name phonefrom the Uconnect威 Phone to the mobile phone.
book is usable. The paired phone name is not languagespecific and is usable across all languages.
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NOTE:
Emergency Assistance
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is • The emergency number dialed is based on the country
reachable:
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S., and
Canada, 080 for Mexico). The number dialed may not be
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
applicable with the available mobile service and area.
number for your area.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect威 Phone is
button and say
some systems. To do this, press the
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
“Setup”, followed by “Emergency”.
follows:
• The Uconnect威 Phone does slightly lower your
• Press the
button to begin.
chances of successfully making a phone call as compared to using the mobile phone directly.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Emergency” and the Uconnect威 Phone will instruct
the paired mobile phone to call the emergency number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico.
WARNING!
To use your Uconnect威 Phone System in an emergency, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to the Uconnect威 System,
• and have network coverage.
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Roadside Assistance
If you need roadside assistance:
Paging
To learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated
Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers of
• Press the
button to begin.
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say work properly with the Uconnect威 Phone.
“Roadside Assistance”.
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
NOTE:
• The roadside assistance number dialed is based on the with Automated Systems”.
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528Working With Automated Systems
2069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14This method is used in instances where one generally has
3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the 24-Hour
navigating through an automated telephone system.
“Roadside Assistance” coverage details on the DVD in
the Warranty Information Booklet and the 24-Hour You can use your Uconnect威 Phone to access a voice mail
system or an automated service, such as a paging service
Roadside Assistance references.
or automated customer service line. Some services re• If supported, this number may be programmable on
quire immediate response selection. In some instances,
button and say
some systems. To do this, press the
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect威 Phone.
“Setup”, followed by “Roadside Assistance”.
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When calling a number with your Uconnect威 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
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”. Saying
press the
a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by “Send”,
is also to be used for navigating through an automated
customer service center menu structure, and to leave a
number on a pager.
You can also send stored Uconnect威 phonebook entries as
tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
button and say, “Send.” The
call and then press the
system will prompt you to say the “number.” If you wish
to send the name say “Send Name” followed by a valid
name from the phonebook. Uconnect威 Phone will then
send the corresponding phone number associated with
the phonebook entry, as tones over the phone.
NOTE:
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone
network configurations. This is normal.
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
use of this feature.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Command” button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
command immediately. For example, if a prompt is
asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” you
button and say, “Pair a Phone” to
could press the
select that option without having to listen to the rest of
the voice prompt.
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Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect威 Phone
will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect威 Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
• Press the
button to begin.
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth威 mobile
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
one of the following:
audio system. The Uconnect威 Phone will work the same
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
− “Setup Confirmation Prompts On”
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
− “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
dial ring to the Uconnect威 Phone to play it on the vehicle
Phone And Network Status Indicators
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situaIf available on the radio and/or on a premium display tion, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by that the call did not go through even though the call is in
your mobile phone, the Uconnect威 Phone will provide progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
notification to inform you of your phone and network audio.
status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using Uconnect威 Phone. The status is given for network
signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
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Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF)
When you mute the Uconnect威 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威 Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute”.
In order to un-mute the Uconnect威 Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute off”.
from your Uconnect威 Phone paired mobile phone to the
Uconnect威 Phone or vice versa, press the
button
and say “Transfer Call”.
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
Uconnect威 Phone And Mobile Phone
Your mobile phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively “connected”
with one electronic device at a time.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth威
connection between your mobile phone and the
Uconnect威 Phone System, follow the instructions described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
Advanced Phone Connectivity
List Paired Mobile Phone Names
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
button to begin.
• Press the
The Uconnect威 Phone allows ongoing calls to be transferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect威 Phone • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
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• When prompted, say “List Phones”.
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the
• The Uconnect威 Phone will play the phone names of all
Uconnect威 Phone will return to using the highest
paired mobile phones in order from the highest to the
priority phone present in or near (approximately
lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone
within 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle.
button and say
being announced, press the
“Select” or “Delete”. Also, see the next two sections for Delete Uconnect威 Phone Paired Mobile Phones
an alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” a paired
button to begin.
• Press the
phone.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Select Another Mobile Phone
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
This feature allows you to select and start using another
• At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the
phone paired with the Uconnect威 Phone.
prompts.
• Press the
button to begin.
• You can also press the
button at any time while the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
list is being played, and then choose the phone you
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
wish to delete.
• You can also press the
button at any time while the
list is being played, and then choose the phone that
you wish to select.
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Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect姞
Phone
Uconnect威 Phone Tutorial
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
button and say “Uconnect威 Tutorial.”
You can either press the Uconnect威 Phone button to
restore the factory setting or repeat the words and
phrases when prompted by the Uconnect威 Phone. For
best results, the Voice Training session should be completed when the vehicle is parked with the engine
running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off.
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recogThis procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
nizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect威
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
training mode, follow one of the two following proce- Reset
dures:
button.
• press the
From outside the Uconnect威 Phone mode (e.g., from
• After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say
radio mode):
“Setup”, then “Reset”.
• Press and hold the
button for five seconds until
This will delete all phone pairing, phone book entries,
the session begins, or,
and other settings in all language modes. The System will
• Press the
button and say the “Voice Training, prompt you before resetting to factory settings.
System Training, or Start Voice Training” command.
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• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
Voice Command
Uconnect威 Voice Command Tutorial
To hear a brief tutorial of the Voice Command features,
button and say “Voice Command Tutopress the
rial.”
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
• dry weather condition.
provide at least 1⁄2 in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
in North American English, French, and Spanish ac• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
cents, the system may not always work for some.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would • When navigating through an automated system such
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
you.
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking • Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
during a Voice Command period.
not in motion is recommended.
• Performance is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
names in the Uconnect威 Phonebook.
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• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect威 Phone Local) name recognition rate is optimized when the
entries are not similar.
• 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).
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
• Even though international dialing for most number • Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
number combinations may not be supported.
not the Uconnect威 Phone.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
compromised with the convertible top down.
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
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Recent Calls
• Uconnect威 Phone will play the new text message for
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Downyou.
load”, Uconnect威 Phone can list your Outgoing, IncomAfter reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward”
ing and Missed Calls.
the message using Uconnect威 Phone.
Voice Text Reply
Send Messages:
Uconnect威 Phone can read or send new messages on
You can send messages using Uconnect威 Phone. To send
your phone.
a new message:
Read Messages:
• Press the
button.
If you receive a new text message while your phone is
connected to Uconnect威 Phone and your phone is sup- • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“SMS Send” or “Send Message.”
ported, an announcement will be made to notify you that
you have a new text message. If you wish to hear the new
• You can either say the message you wish to send or say
message:
“List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages.
• Press the
button.
button while the
To send a message, press the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say system is listing the message and say “Send.”
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages.”
Uconnect威 Phone will prompt you to say the name or
number of the person you wish to send the message to.
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List of Preset Messages:
11. See You in 15 minutes
1. Yes
12. I am on my way
2. No
13. I’ll be late
3. Where are you?
14. Are you there yet?
4. I need more direction.
15. Where are we meeting?
5. L O L
16. Can this wait?
6. Why
17. Bye for now
7. I love you
18. When can we meet
8. Call me
19. Send number to call
9. Call me later
20. Start without me
10. Thanks
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Turn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop
the system from announcing the new incoming messages.
• Press the
button.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you
will then be given a choice to change it.
Bluetooth威 Communication Link
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect威 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.
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Uconnect威 Phone supports the following features:
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
Voice Activated Features:
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
• Hands Free dialing via Voice (“Call John Smiths Mofollowing conditions:
bile” or, “Dial 248 555-1212”).
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the • Hands Free text to speech listening of your incoming
SMS messages.
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• Hands Free text messaging (“Send a message to John
Smiths Mobile”).
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired •
operation.
•
Uconnect姞 Phone (8.4/8.4N)
•
Uconnect姞 8.4/8.4 Nav
Uconnect威 Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle communications system. Uconnect威 Phone allows you to dial a phone number with your mobile
phone.
Redialing last dialed numbers (“Redial”).
Calling Back the last incoming call number (“Call
Back”).
View Call logs on screen (“Show incoming calls”,
“Show Outgoing calls”, “Show missed Calls”, “Show
Recent Calls”).
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• Searching Contacts phone number (“Search for John NOTE: Your phone must be capable of SMS messaging
via Bluetooth威 for messaging features to work properly.
Smith Mobile”).
Your mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your
vehicle’s audio system; the system will automatically
mute your radio when using the Uconnect威 Phone.
Screen Activated Features:
• Dialing via Keypad using touch-screen.
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Phonebooks disFor
Uconnect威
customer
support,
visit
played on the touch-screen.
www.UconnectPhone.com or call 1–877–855–8400.
• Setting Favorite Contact Phone numbers so the are
Uconnect威 Phone allows you to transfer calls between the
easily accessible on the Main Phone screen.
system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit your
vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s microphone
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Recent Call logs.
for private conversation.
• Reviewing your recent Incoming SMS.
• Sending a text message via the touch-screen.
• Listen to Music on your Bluetooth威 Device via the
touch-screen.
• Pairing up to 10 phones/audio devices for easy access
to connect to them quickly.
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WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following local applicable
laws and phone use. All attention should be focused
on the safe operation of the vehicle. Failure to do so
may result in an accident causing serious injury or
death.
system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile phone and
one audio device can be used with the system at a time.
The system is available in English, Spanish, or French
languages.
Uconnect威 Phone Button
Button is used to get
The Uconnect威 Phone
into the phone mode and make calls, show
recent, incoming, outgoing calls, view phonebook etc., When you press the button you will
The Uconnect威 Phone is driven through your Bluetooth威
hear a BEEP. The beep is your signal to give a command.
“Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone. Uconnect威 features
Bluetooth威 technology - the global standard that enables Uconnect威 Voice Command Button
Button
The Uconnect威 Voice Command
different electronic devices to connect to each other
is only used for “barge in” and when you are
without wires or a docking station, so Uconnect威 Phone
already in a call and you want to send Tones or
works no matter where you stow your mobile phone (be
make another call.
it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long as your phone
is turned on and has been paired to the vehicle’s
Uconnect威 Phone. The Uconnect威 Phone allows up to ten
mobile phones or audio devices to be linked to the
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The
button is also used to access the Voice
Commands for the Uconnect威 Voice Command features
if your vehicle is equipped. Please see the Uconnect威
Voice Command section for direction on how to use the
button.
2. Say the individual commands and allow the system to
guide you to complete the task.
You will be prompted for a specific command and then
guided through the available options.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
The Uconnect威 Phone is fully integrated with the vehithe beep, which follows the “Listen” prompt or ancle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect威 Phone
other prompt.
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right • For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying “Call” and then
switch), if so equipped.
“John Smith” and then “mobile”, the following comOperation
pound command can be said: “Call John Smith moVoice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect威
bile”.
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect威 Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most • For each feature explanation in this section, only the
compound command form of the voice command is
Uconnect威 Phone prompts. There are two general methgiven. You can also break the commands into parts
ods for how Voice Command works:
and say each part of the command when you are asked
1. Say compound commands like “Call John Smith mobile”.
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for it. For example, you can use the compound command form voice command “Search for John Smith”,
or you can break the compound command form into
two voice commands: “Search Contact” and when
asked “John Smith”. Please remember, the Uconnect威
Phone works best when you talk in a normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few
feet/meters away from you.
The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase
or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
Smith”. For multiple inputs in the same phrase or sentence, the system identifies the topic or context and
provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
requested but the specific name was not recognized.
The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system
requires more information from the user it will ask a
Natural Speech
Your Uconnect威 Phone Voice system uses a Natural question to which the user can respond without pressing
Language Voice Recognition (VR) engine.
the Voice Command
button.
Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
and “eh”. The system handles fill-in words such as “I
would like to”.
Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
the beep.
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To activate the Uconnect威 Phone from idle, simply press Pair (Link) Uconnect威 Phone To A Mobile Phone
button and say a command or say “help”. All To begin using your Uconnect威 Phone, you must pair
the
Uconnect威 Phone sessions begin with a press of the
your compatible Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone.
button on the radio control head.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to referCancel Command
ence your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and Uconnect威 website may also provide detailed instrucyou will be returned to the main menu.
tions for pairing.
or
buttons when the NOTE:
You can also press the
system is listening for a command and be returned to the • You must have Bluetooth威 enabled on your phone to
complete this procedure.
main or previous menu.
or
buttons while the • The vehicle must be in PARK.
NOTE: Pressing the
system is playing is known as “Barging In”, refer to
“Barge In — Overriding Prompts” for further
information.
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1. Press the “Phone” soft-key on the screen to begin.
3. Select Yes to begin the pairing process. Then, search
for available devices on your Bluetooth威 enabled mobile
2. If there is no phone currently connected with the
phone. When prompted on the phone, enter the name
system, a pop-up will appear.
and PIN shown on the Uconnect威 screen.
• If No is selected, touch the “Settings” soft-key from
the Uconnect威 Phone main screen,
• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key,
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth威
enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the
phone, enter the name and PIN shown on the
Uconnect威 screen,
• See Step 4 to complete the process.
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4. Uconnect威 Phone will display an in process screen Pair Additional Mobile Phones
while the system is connecting.
• Touch the “More” soft-key to begin,
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• Next, touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key,
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth威 enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the phone,
enter the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect威
screen,
• Uconnect威 Phone will display an in process screen
while the system is connecting,
5. When the pairing process has successfully completed,
• When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not this
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
is your favorite phone. Selecting Yes will make this phone
this is your favorite phone. Selecting Yes will make this
the highest priority. This phone will take precedence over
phone the highest priority. This phone will take preother paired phones within range.
cedence over other paired phones within range.
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You can also use the following VR commands to bring up
the Paired Phone screen from any screen on the radio:
• “Show Paired Phones” or
• “Connect My Phone”
Pair A Bluetooth威 Streaming Audio Device
• Touch the “Player” soft-key to begin,
• Change the Source to Bluetooth威,
• Touch the “Bluetooth威” soft-key,
• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key,
NOTE: For phones which are not made a favorite, the
phone priority is determined by the order in which it was NOTE: If there is no device currently connected with the
paired. The latest phone paired will have the higher system, a pop-up will appear.
priority.
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth威 enabled audio device. When prompted on the device,
enter the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect威
screen,
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• Uconnect威 Phone will display an in process screen Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
while the system is connecting,
Audio Device
Uconnect威 Phone will automatically connect to the high• When the pairing process has successfully completed,
est priority paired phone and/or Audio Device within
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
range. If you would need to choose a particular phone or
this is your favorite device. Selecting Yes will make
Audio Device follow these steps:
this device the highest priority. This device will take
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
precedence over other paired devices within range.
NOTE: For devices which are not made a favorite, the • Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
device priority is determined by the order in which it was
• Touch to select the particular Phone or the “Paired
paired. The latest device paired will have the higher
Audio Sources” soft-key and then an Audio Device,
priority.
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
You can also use the following VR command to bring up
Disconnecting A Phone or Audio Device
a list of paired audio devices.
• “Show Paired Audio Devices”
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
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• Touch the + soft-key located to the right of the device Making A Phone Or Audio Device A Favorite
name,
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• The options pop-up will be displayed,
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth威” soft-key,
• Touch the “Disconnect Device” soft-key,
• Touch the + soft-key located to the right of the device
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
name,
Deleting A Phone Or Audio Device
• The options pop-up will be displayed,
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• Touch the “Make Favorite” soft-key; you will see the
chosen device move to the top of the list,
• Touch the Phone/Bluetooth威 soft-key,
• Touch the + soft-key located to the right of the device
name for a different Phone or Audio Device than the
currently connected device,
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
• The options pop-up will be displayed,
• Touch the “Delete Device” soft-key,
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
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Phonebook Download — Automatic Phonebook
• Depending on the maximum number of entries downTransfer From Mobile Phone
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availUconnect威 Phone automatically downloads names (text
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availnames) and number entries from the mobile phone’s
able for use.
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth威 Phones with Phone Book • Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect威
phone is accessible.
website for supported phones.
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
• To call a name from a downloaded mobile phonebook,
deleted on the Uconnect威 Phone. These can only be
follow the procedure in “Call by Saying a Name”
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transsection.
ferred and updated to Uconnect威 Phone on the next
phone connection.
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
as soon as the Bluetooth威 wireless phone connection is Managing Your Favorite Phonebook
made to the Uconnect威 Phone, for example, after you There are three ways you can add an entry to your
start the vehicle.
Favorite Phonebook.
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be down- 1. During an active call of a number to make a favorite,
loaded and updated every time a phone is connected touch and hold a favorite button on the top of the phone
to the Uconnect威 Phone.
main screen.
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2. After loading the mobile phonebook, select phonebook from the Phone main screen, then select the appropriate number. Touch the + next to the selected number to
display the options pop-up. In the pop-up select “Add to
Favorites”.
3. From the Phone main screen, select phonebook. From
the phonebook screen, select the “Favorites” soft-key and
then select the + soft-key located to the right of the
phonebook record. Select an empty entry and touch the +
on that selected entry. When the Options pop-up appears,
touch “Add from Mobile”. You will then be asked which
contact and number to choose from your mobile phonebook. When complete the new favorite will be shown.
NOTE: If the Favorites list is full, you will be asked to
remove an existing favorite.
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To Remove A Favorite
• To remove a Favorite, select phonebook from the
Phone main screen.
• Next select Favorites on the left side of the screen and
then touch the + Options soft-key.
• Touch the + next to the Favorite you would like to
remove.
• The Options pop-up will display, touch “Remove from
Favs”.
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Emergency And Towing Assistance
The Emergency and Towing Favorite numbers can only
be altered. These cannot be deleted and the names cannot
be changed.
To change the Emergency or Towing number follow these
steps.
3
• Touch the “Phonebook” soft-key from the Phone main
screen.
• Touch the “Favorites” soft-key. Next scroll to the
bottom of the list to locate the Emergency and Towing
Favorites.
• Touch the + Options soft-key.
• Touch the + next to appropriate Favorite that is to be
altered.
• The Options pop-up will appear and you can choose
between Editing the number or resetting the number
to default.
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Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect威 Phone if the feature(s) are available and
supported by Bluetooth威 on your mobile service plan.
For example, if your mobile service plan provides threeway calling, this feature can be accessed through the
Uconnect威 Phone. Check with your mobile service provider for the features that you have.
• Favorite Phonebook
• Mobile Phonebook
• Recent Call Log
• SMS Message Viewer
NOTE: All of the above operations except Redial can be
done with 1 call or less active.
Ways To Initiate A Phone Call
Dial By Saying A Number
Listed below are all the ways you can initiate a phone call
button to begin,
• Press the
with Uconnect威 Phone.
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
• Redial
say “Dial 248-555-1212”,
• Dial by touching in the number
• The Uconnect威 Phone will dial the number
• Voice Commands (Dial by Saying a Name, Call by
248-555-1212.
Saying a Phonebook Name, Redial, or Call Back)
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Call By Saying A Phonebook Name
• Transfer the call to/from the phone
• Press the
• Swap 2 active calls
button to begin,
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep, • Join 2 active calls together
say “Call John Doe Mobile”,
Touch-Tone Number Entry
• The Uconnect威 Phone will dial the number associated
• Touch the “Phone” soft-key,
with John Doe, or if there are multiple numbers it will
• Touch the “Dial” soft-key,
ask which number you want to call for John Doe.
Call Controls
• The Touch-Tone screen will be displayed,
The touch-screen allows you to control the following call
• Use the numbered soft-keys to enter the number and
features:
touch “Call”.
• Answer
To send a touch tone using Voice Recognition (VR), press
• End
button while in a call and say “Send 1234#” or
the
you can say “Send Voicemail Password” if Voicemail
• Ignore
password is stored in your mobile phonebook.
• Hold/unhold
• Mute/unmute
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Recent Calls
• All Calls
You may browse up to 34 of the most recent of each of the
These can be accessed by touching the “recent calls”
following call types:
soft-key on the Phone main screen.
button and say “Show my
You can also press the
incoming calls” from any screen and the Incoming calls
will be displayed.
NOTE: Incoming can also be replaced with “Outgoing”,
“Recent” or “Missed”.
• Incoming Calls
• Outgoing Calls
• Missed Calls
Answer Or Ignore An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
Uconnect威 Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio system,
if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the call.
button to accept the call. To ignore the call,
Press the
touch the “Ignore” soft-key on the touch-screen. You can
also touch the “answer” soft-key or touch the blue caller
ID box.
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Answer Or Ignore 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, answer
mobile phone. Press the phone
soft-key or caller ID box to place the current call on hold
and answer the incoming call.
in progress. Or you can place a call on hold by touching
the Hold soft-key on the Phone main screen, then dial a
number from the dialpad, recent calls, SMS Inbox or from
the phonebooks. To go back to the first call, refer to
“Toggling Between Calls” in this section. To combine two
calls, refer to “Join Calls” in this section.
Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
During an active call, touch the “Hold” soft-key on the
NOTE: The Uconnect威 Phone compatible phones in the Phone main screen.
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
Toggling Between Calls
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
touch the “Swap” soft-key on the Phone main screen.
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
Only one call can be placed on hold at a time.
Progress
button to toggle between the
You can also press the
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
active and held phone call.
press the
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
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Join Calls
• The Uconnect威 Phone will call the last number that
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
was dialed from your mobile phone.
hold), touch the “Join Calls” soft-key on the Phone main
Call Continuation
screen to combine all calls into a Conference Call.
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Uconnect威 Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
switched to OFF.
button or the end soft-key. Only the active call(s) will be
NOTE: The call will remain within the vehicle audio
terminated and if there is a call on hold, it will become
system until the phone becomes out of range for the
the new active call. If the active call is terminated by the
Bluetooth威 connection. It is recommended to press the
far end, a call on hold may not become active automati“transfer” soft-key when leaving the vehicle.
cally. This is cell phone-dependent.
Uconnect姞 Phone Features
Redial
Emergency Assistance
• Press the “Redial” soft-key,
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
• or press the
and after the “Listening” prompt and reachable:
the following beep, say “Redial”,
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Redial”,
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If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect威 Phone is • The Uconnect威 Phone does slightly lower your
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
follows:
for the mobile phone directly.
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Call Emergency or Dial Emergency” and the
Uconnect威 Phone will instruct the paired mobile
phone to call the emergency number. This feature is
supported in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
WARNING!
Your phone must be turned on and connected to the
Uconnect威 Phone to allow use of this vehicle feature
in emergency situations, when the mobile phone has
network coverage and stays connected to the
Uconnect威 Phone.
NOTE:
• The Emergency call may also be initiated by using the Roadside Assistance
touch-screen.
If you need roadside assistance:
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country • Press the
button to begin.
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
say “Roadside Assistance”.
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
area.
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You can use your Uconnect威 Phone to access a voice mail
NOTE:
• The roadside assistance call may also be initiated by system or an automated service, such as a paging service
or automated customer service line. Some services retouch.
quire immediate response selection. In some instances,
• The roadside assistance number dialed is based on the
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect威 Phone.
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-5282069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14- When calling a number with your Uconnect威 Phone that
3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the Chrysler on your mobile phone keypad, you can utilize the
button and say the word
Group LLC 24-Hour “Roadside Assistance” coverage touch-screen or press the
details in the Warranty Information Booklet and on the “Send” then the sequence you wish to enter. For example,
if required to enter your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7
24–Hour Roadside Assistance Card.
button and say, “Send 3 7
4 6 #), you can press the
Voice Mail Calling
4 6 #”. Saying “Send” followed by a number, or sequence
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
of numbers, is also to be used for navigating through an
with Automated Systems”.
automated customer service center menu structure, and
Working With Automated Systems
to leave a number on a pager.
This method is used in instances where one generally has
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while
navigating through an automated telephone system.
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You can also send stored mobile phonebook entries as
tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
entries. For example, if you previously created a Phonebook entry with First and/or Last Name as “Voicemail
button and say
Password”, then if you press the
“Send Voicemail Password” the Uconnect威 Phone will
then send the corresponding phone number associated
with the phonebook entry, as tones over the phone.
• Pauses, wait or other characters that are supported by
some phones are not supported over Bluetooth威.
These additional symbols will be ignored in the dialing a numbered sequence.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
The
button can be used when you wish to skip part
of a prompt and issue your voice command immediately.
For example, if a prompt is asking “There are 2 numbers
NOTE:
with the name John. Say the full name” you could press
• The first number encountered for that contact will be the
button and say, “John Smith” to select that
sent. All other numbers entered for that contact will be option without having to listen to the rest of the voice
ignored.
prompt.
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone Voice Response Length
It is possible for you to choose between Brief and
network configurations. This is normal.
Detailed Voice Response Length.
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
out settings that are too short and may not allow the • Touch the “More” soft-key, then touch the “Settings”
soft-key,
use of this feature.
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• Touch the “Display” soft-key, then scroll down to audio system. The Uconnect威 Phone will work the same
as if you dial the number using voice command.
Voice Response Length,
• Select either “Brief” or “Detailed” by touching the box NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
next to the selection. A check-mark will appear to dial ring to the Uconnect威 Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situashow your selection.
tion, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
Phone And Network Status Indicators
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
Uconnect威 Phone will provide notification to inform you
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
of your phone and network status when you are attemptaudio.
ing to make a phone call using Uconnect威 Phone. The
status is given for network signal strength and phone Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF)
When you mute the Uconnect威 Phone, you will still be
battery strength.
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
order to mute the Uconnect威 Phone simply touch the
keypad and still use the Uconnect威 Phone (while dialing
Mute button on the Phone main screen.
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
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Advanced Phone Connectivity
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect姞
Phone
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
The Uconnect威 Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- Voice Command
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect威 Phone
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
provide at least 1⁄2 in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
from your Uconnect威 Phone paired mobile phone to the
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
Uconnect威 Phone or vice versa, press the Transfer button
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
on the Phone main screen.
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
Uconnect威 Phone And Mobile Phone
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth威
you.
connection between a Uconnect威 Phone paired mobile
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
phone and the Uconnect威 Phone, follow the instructions
during a voice command period.
described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
• Performance is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
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• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
number combinations may not be supported.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking Far End Audio Performance
in North American English, French, and Spanish ac• Audio quality is maximized under:
cents, the system may not always work for some.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• When navigating through an automated system such
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
as voice mail, or when sending a page, before speaking
the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
• low road noise,
• Storing names in your favorites phonebook when the
• smooth road surface,
vehicle is not in motion is recommended.
• fully closed windows,
• Phonebook (Mobile and Favorites) name recognition
• dry weather conditions, and
rate is optimized when the entries are not similar.
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• operation from the driver’s seat.
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• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness NOTE: Uconnect威 Phone SMS is only available when
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and the vehicle is not in moving.
not the Uconnect威 Phone.
• Echo at the far end can sometimes be reduced by
lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
Voice Text Reply
Uconnect威 Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
Your phone must support SMS (Short Message Service)
over Bluetooth威 in order to use this feature. If the
Uconnect威 Phone determines your phone is not compatible with SMS messaging over Bluetooth威 the “Messaging” button will be greyed out and the feature will not be
available for use.
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Once a message is received and viewed or listened to,
If you receive a new text message while your phone is you will have the following options:
connected to Uconnect威 Phone, an announcement will be • Send a Reply
made to notify you that you have a new text message.
• Forward
Read Messages:
• Call
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Send Messages Using Soft-Keys:
You can send messages using Uconnect威 Phone. To send
a new message:
• Touch the “Phone” soft-key,
3
• Touch the “messaging” soft-key then “New Message”,
• Touch one of the 18 preset messages and the person
you wish to send the message to,
• If multiple numbers are available for the contact select
which number you would like to have the message
sent,
• Press “Send” or “Cancel”.
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After the system confirms that you want to send your
message to John Smith, your message will be sent.
Send Messages Using Voice Commands:
• Press the
button,
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Send message to John Smith mobile”,
• After the system prompts you for what message you
want to send, say the message you wish to send or say
“List”. There are 18 preset messages.
While the list of defined messages are being read, you can
button and
interrupt the system by pressing the
saying the message you want to send.
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List of Preset Messages:
13. Start without me.
1. Yes.
14. Where are you?
2. No.
15. Are you there yet?
3. Okay.
16. I need directions.
4. I can’t talk right now.
17. I’m lost.
5. Call me.
18. See you later.
6. I’ll call you later.
Bluetooth威 Communication Link
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect威 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.
7. I’m on my way.
8. Thanks.
9. I’ll be late.
10. I will be <number> minutes late.
11. See you in <number> minutes.
12. Stuck in traffic.
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 15 seconds prior to using the system.
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Voice Tree
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NOTE:
• You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
• You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
number supported by your Mobile phone.
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send
• You can replace “4” with any message number shown
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
on the screen.
which phone number you want to send a message to
• If your phone does not support phonebook download
for John Smith.
or call log download over Bluetooth than these com• You can replace “Mobile” with “Home”, “Work” or
mands will return a response that the contact does not
“Other”.
exist in the phonebook.
• You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing
• Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face and
Calls” or “Missed Calls”.
underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
• Messaging commands only work if the Uconnect威
system is equipped with this feature and the mobile
phone supports messaging over Bluetooth.
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NOTE:
• If your phone does not support phonebook download
• You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
or call log download over Bluetooth than these commobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send
mands will return a response that the contact does not
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
exist in the phonebook.
which phone number you want to send a message to
• Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face and
for John Smith.
underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
• You can replace “Mobile” with “Home”, “Work” or
General Information
“Other”.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
• You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
Calls” or “Missed Calls”.
following conditions:
• Messaging commands only work if the Uconnect威 • Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
system is equipped with this feature and the mobile
the party responsible for compliance could void the
phone supports messaging over Bluetooth.
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone •
number supported by your Mobile phone.
•
• You can replace “4” with any message number shown
on the screen.
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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VOICE COMMAND (Uconnect姞 200)
button, you
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a
command.
Voice Command System Operation
This Voice Command system allows you to
control your AM, FM radio, satellite radio, disc NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few
player, and a memo recorder.
seconds, the system will present you with a list of
options.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface
If you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists
System as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of
button, listen
options, press the Voice Command
the Voice Interface System to recognize user voice comfor the beep, and say your command.
mands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a
button while the
Pressing the Voice Command
raised voice level.
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system
WARNING!
will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or
change commands. This will become helpful once you
Any voice commanded system should be used only
start to learn the options.
in safe driving conditions following local applicable
laws. All attention should be focused on the safe NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”,
operation of the vehicle. Failure to do so may result “Help” or “Main Menu”.
in a collision causing serious injury or death.
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These commands are universal and can be used from any Changing the Volume
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon 1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
the active application.
button.
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at 2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
a normal speaking volume.
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
The system will best recognize your speech if the win- volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command
dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for
Voice Command is different than the audio system.
set to low.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your Main Menu
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the main
To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Commenu.
button and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.
mand
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
Commands
• “Radio” (to switch to the radio mode)
The Voice Command system understands two types of
commands. Universal commands are available at all • “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
times. Local commands are available if the supported • “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
radio mode is active.
• “Setup” (to switch to system setup)
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Radio AM
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. In
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
this mode, you may say the following commands:
Satellite Radio
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “Satellite
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its
• “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)
spoken number)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel)
Radio FM
• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel)
To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
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Disc
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you
may say the following commands:
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
− “Continue” (to continue recording)
− “Delete” (to delete the recording)
• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos)
— During the playback you may press the Voice
button to stop playing memos. You
Command
proceed by saying one of the following commands:
− “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Memo
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In
this mode, you may say the following commands:
− “Next” (to play the next memo)
− “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
− “Delete” (to delete a memo)
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
• “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
recording, you may press the Voice Command
button to stop recording. You proceed by saying one of Setup
the following commands:
To switch to system setup, you may say on of the
following:
− “Save” (to save the memo)
• “Change to setup”
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• “Switch to system setup”
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect威
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
• “Change to setup”
• “Main menu setup” or
• “Switch to setup”
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Language English”
• “Language French”
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.
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect威 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
user. The system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
• “Language Spanish”
• “Tutorial”
• “Voice Training”
NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
button first and wait for the beep before
Command
speaking the “Barge In” commands.
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VOICE COMMAND
WARNING!
Uconnect姞 8.4/8.4 Nav
The Uconnect威 Voice Command system allows
you to control your AM, FM radio, satellite
radio, disc player, SD Card, USB/iPod and
Sirius Travel Link.
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following local applicable
laws. All attention should be kept on the roadway
ahead. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Command
system as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of When you press the Uconnect威 Voice Command
the Voice Command system to recognize user voice button, you will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to
commands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking give a command.
or a raised voice level.
If no command is spoken the system will say one of two
responses:
• I didn’t understand
• I didn’t get that, etc.,
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If a command is not spoken a second time, the system
will respond with an error and give some direction as
what can be said based on the context you are in. After
three consecutive failures of a spoken command the VR
session with end.
button
Pressing the Uconnect威 Voice Command
while the system is speaking is known as “barging in.”
The system will be interrupted, and after the beep, you
can say a command. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
a normal speaking volume.
The system will best recognize your speech if the windows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
set to low.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
To hear available commands, press the Uconnect威 Voice
button and say “Help”. You will hear
Command
available commands for the screen displayed.
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel” or
Natural Speech
“Help”.
Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
These commands are universal and can be used from any
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
the active application.
and “eh”. The system handles fill-in words such as “I
would like to”.
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The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase
or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
Smith”. For multiple inputs in the same phrase or sentence, the system identifies the topic or context and
provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
requested but the specific name was not recognized.
Changing the Volume
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button.
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command
system is speaking. Please note the volume setting for
The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system Voice Command is different than the audio system.
requires more information from the user it will ask a Starting Voice Recognition (VR) Session in
question to which the user can respond without pressing Radio/Player Modes
button.
the Uconnect威 Voice Command
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
Uconnect姞 Voice Commands
NOTE: The commands can be said on any screen when
The Uconnect威 Voice Command system understands two a call is not active after pushing the Uconnect威 Voice
types of commands. Universal commands are available at Command
button.
all times. Local commands are available if the supported
Disc
radio mode is active.
To switch to the disc mode, say “Change source to Disc”.
Start a dialogue by pressing the Uconnect威 Voice Com- This command can be given in any mode or screen:
button.
mand
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
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Voice Tree
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NOTE:
1. You can replace “950 AM” with any other AM or FM
frequency, such as “98.7 FM”.
2. You can replace “80’s on 8” with any other satellite
station name received by the radio.
3. You can replace “8” with any other satellite station
named received by the radio.
4. You can replace “rock” with any of the satellite music
types.
5. Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face
and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. You can replace the album, artist, song, genre, playlist,
podcast and audio book names with any corresponding
names on the current device that is playing.
2. You can replace “8” with any track on the CD that is
currently playing. Command is only available when CD
is playing.
3. Playlist, Podcast and audio book commands are only
available when the iPod is connected and playing.
4. VR commands, Albums, Artists, and Genre names are
based on the music database provided by Gracenote.
5. Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face
and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. You can replace “NFL” with any league shown on the
sports league screen. For example you can say “Show
MLB headlines” or “Show PGA headlines”.
2. You can replace “Headlines” with any menu items
shown on a league screen. For example you can say
“Show NFL Schedule and results” or “Show NCAA
Basketball AP top 25” or “Show Major League Baseball
Teams”.
3. You can also say “Show Current Weather” or “Show
extended weather” or “Show five day forecast” or “Show
ski info” to get other forecasts.
4. Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face
and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. Only available with Navigation equipped vehicles.
2. You can replace “Player” with “Radio”, “Navigation”,
“Phone”, “Climate”, “More” or “Settings”.
3. Navigation commands only work if equipped with
Navigation.
4. Available Voice Commands are shown in bold face
and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. You can also say “Find City”, “Find Favorite”, “Find
Play by Category”, “Find Play by Name”, “Find Recently
Found”, “Where to?” or “Go Home”.
2. You can say “Find Nearest” then “Restaurant”, “Fuel”,
“Transit”, “Lodging”, “Shopping”, “Bank”, “Entertainment”, “Recreation”, “Attractions”, “Community”,
“Auto Services”, “Hospitals”, “Parking”, “Airport”, “Police Stations”, “Fire Stations”, or “Auto Dealers”.
SEATS
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
vehicle.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. 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.
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Power Seats — If Equipped
Some models may be equipped with a power driver’s
seat. The power seat switch is located on the outboard
side of the seat near the floor. Use the switch to move the
seat up, down, forward, rearward, or to tilt the seat.
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
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.
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.
Power Seat Switch
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
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CAUTION!
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
Reclining The Seatback Forward Or Rearward
The seatback can be reclined both forward and rearward.
Push the seat recliner switch forward or rearward, the
seatback will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position has been reached.
Power Seat Recliner Switch
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Manual Front Seat Forward/Rearward Adjustment
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats On models equipped with manual seats, the adjusting
may be also be equipped with power lumbar. The power bar is located at the front of the seats, near the floor.
lumbar switch is located on the outboard side of the power
seat. Push the switch forward or rearward to increase or
decrease the lumbar support. Push the switch upward or
downward to raise or lower the lumbar support.
Front Seat Adjustment
While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar and move the
seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you have
Power Lumbar Switch
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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!
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• 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 Front Seat Recline Adjustment
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back to the desired
position and release the lever. To return the seatback, lift
the lever, lean forward and release the lever.
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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Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by
using a lever, located on the outboard side of the seat.
Pull upward on the lever to raise the seat height or push
downward on the lever to lower the seat height.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, the front seats may be equipped with
heaters in both the seat cushions and seatbacks.
The front driver and passenger heated seats are operated
using the Uconnect威 System.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise
care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
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Seat Height Adjustment
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Front Heated Seat Operations — Uconnect威 8.4 and
8.4 Nav:
Touch the “Controls” soft-key located on the bottom of
the Uconnect威 display.
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Controls Soft-Key
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Touch the “Driver” or “Passenger” seat soft-key once to
select HI-level heating. Touch the soft-key a second time
to select LO-level heating. Touch the soft-key a third time
to shut the heating elements OFF.
When the HI-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
normal HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the
system will automatically switch to LO-level after a
maximum of 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the display will change from HI to LO, indicating
the change. The LO-level setting will turn OFF automatically after a maximum of 45 minutes.
Vehicle Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
driver’s heated seat and 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.
Heated Seats Soft-Keys
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
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Head Restraints
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
WARNING!
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.
Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
The front driver and passenger seats are equipped with
Active Head Restraints (AHR). In the event of a rear
impact the AHRs will automatically extend forward
minimizing the gap between the back of the occupants
head and the AHR.
The AHRs will automatically return to their normal
position following a rear impact. If the AHRs do not
return to their normal position see your authorized
dealer immediately.
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
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WARNING!
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.
Rear Head Restraints
The rear outboard head restraints have three positions
UP, MID and DOWN. The center head restraint has only
two positions, Up and Down. When the center seat is
Push Button
being occupied the head restraint should be in the raised
NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by position. When there are no occupants in the center seat
qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either the head restraint can be lowered for maximum visibility
of the head restraints require removal, see your autho- for the driver.
rized dealer.
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To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
Folding Rear Seat
The rear seatbacks can be folded forward to provide an
additional storage area. To fold the rear seatback, pull on
the loops located on the upper seatback.
NOTE: These loops can be tucked away when not in
use.
Push Button
Rear Seatback Loops
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After releasing the seatback, it can be folded forward.
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position, the seat will not provide the proper
stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in a collision. Children
should be seated and using the proper restraint
system.
Folded Rear Seatback
When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Two latches must be released to open the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side
of the instrument panel.
2. Move to the outside of the vehicle and push the safety
catch to the left. The safety catch is located under the
center front edge of the hood.
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Hood Safety Latch
Hood Release Lever
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3. Lift upward on the hood prop rod to release from 4. Place the hood prop rod in hood slot to secure the
stowage retainer.
hood in the open position.
Hood Prop Rod
Hood Prop Rod Slot
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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 6 in (15 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. This switch controls the
operation of the headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights, instrument panel light dimming, interior lights and 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
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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 light
operation.
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the
AUTO position. When the system is on, the headlight
time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you place the
ignition into the OFF position. To turn the automatic
system off, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO
position.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect威 System, refer to
“Uconnect威 Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Headlight Time Delay
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
for up to 90 seconds (programmable) when leaving your
vehicle in an unlit area.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will come on in the automatic mode.
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To activate the delay feature, place the ignition in the OFF
position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off
the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval
begins when the headlight switch is turned off.
SmartBeam™ — If Equipped
The SmartBeam™ system provides increased forward
lighting at night by automating high beam control
through the use of a digital camera mounted on the
inside rearview mirror. This camera detects vehicle speIf you turn the headlights or parking lights on, or place
cific light and automatically switches from high beams to
the ignition in ACC or RUN, the system will cancel the
low beams until the approaching vehicle is out of view.
delay.
If the windshield or SmartBeam™ mirror is replaced, the
If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will
SmartBeam™ mirror must be re-aimed to ensure proper
turn off in the normal manner.
performance. See your local authorized dealer.
NOTE:
To Activate
• The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds of
placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this 1. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO headlight
position.
feature.
• The headlight delay time is programmable using the 2. Push the multifunction lever away from you (toward
Uconnect威 System, refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in front of vehicle) to engage the high beam mode.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
NOTE: This system will not activate until the vehicle is
information.
at or above 20 mph (32 km/h).
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To Deactivate
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
The Daytime Running Lights will come on whenever the
1. Pull the multifunction lever toward you (or rearward
ignition is placed in the RUN position, the headlights are
in car) to manually deactivate the system (normal operaoff and the parking brake is off. The headlight switch
tion of low beams).
must be used for normal nighttime driving.
2. Push back on the multifunction lever once again to
NOTE: The Daytime Running Lights can be turned on
reactivate the system.
and off using the Uconnect威 System, refer to “Uconnect威
NOTE:
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
• SmartBeam™ can be turned on or off using the further information.
Uconnect威 System, refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in
Lights-On Reminder
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
information.
is placed in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert
• Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights the driver when the driver’s door is opened.
of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to
remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). Also, dirt,
film, and other obstructions on the windshield or
camera lens will cause the system to function
improperly.
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Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is built into the headlight
switch.
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and press the
headlight switch. To turn off the front fog lights,
either press the headlight switch a second time or turn off
the headlight switch.
An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the fog lights are turned on.
NOTE: The fog lights will operate with the low beam
headlights or parking lights on. However, selecting the
high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
Fog Light Switch
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Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
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.
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the EVIC
(if equipped) and a continuous chime will sound if the
vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either
turn signal on.
Multifunction Lever
Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
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High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
will turn on the high beams headlights until the lever is
released.
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NOTE: If the flash to pass is held for 20 seconds the
feature will deactivate.
Front Map/Reading Lights
Front Map/Reading Lights
The lights also turn on when a door is opened. The lights
Lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each light
will also turn on when the UNLOCK button on the RKE
can be turned on by pressing the lens.
is pressed.
To turn the lights off, press the lens a second time.
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Interior Lights
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition switch is
moved to the LOCK position. This will occur if the
interior lights were switched on manually or are on
because a door is open. This includes the glove box light,
but not the trunk light. To restore interior light operation,
either turn the ignition switch ON or cycle the light
switch.
Dimmer Controls
The dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is
located on the left side of the instrument panel.
Dimmer Controls
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With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating the left
dimmer control upward will increase the brightness of
the instrument panel lights and lighted cupholders (if
equipped).
Ambient Light Control
Rotate the right dimmer control upward or downward to
increase or decrease the brightness of the door handle
lights and ambient light located in the overhead console.
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Instrument Panel Dimmer
Door Handle/Ambient Light Dimmer
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Dome Light Position
Rotate the dimmer control completely upward to the
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior
lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this
position.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The multifunction lever operates the windshield wipers
and washer when the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN
or ACC position. The multifunction lever is located on
the left side of the steering column.
Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the dimmer control to the extreme bottom OFF
position. The interior lights will remain off when the
doors are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the dimmer control upward to the first detent.
This feature brightens all text displays such as the
odometer, EVIC (if equipped), and radio when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Control
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Intermittent Wiper System
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent position, and then turn the
end of the lever to select the desired delay interval. There
are four delay settings, which allow you to regulate the
wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second
to a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between
cycles. The delay intervals will double in duration when
the vehicle speed is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first
detent, past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper
operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent
settings for high-speed wiper operation.
CAUTION!
• Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than off.
• In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the “Park”
position before turning off the engine. If the wiper
switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the
windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur
when the vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
off position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned off and the blades cannot return to the off
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
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If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper is
Mist Feature
Rotate the end of the lever downward to the Mist turned off, the wipers will operate for three wipe cycles
position to activate a single wipe cycle to clear off road and then turn off.
mist or spray from a passing vehicle. The wipers will
WARNING!
continue to operate until you release the multifunction
lever.
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer could lead to a collision. You might not see other
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
Windshield Washers
To use the washer, push the multifunction lever inward
Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
(toward the steering column) and hold it for as long as
Automatic Headlights Only)
washer spray is desired.
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
control is in the delay range, the wipers will operate for if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
two wipe cycles after releasing the lever and then resume addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
the intermittent interval previously selected.
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
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The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be turned on
and off using the Uconnect威 System, refer to “Uconnect威
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The
feature is especially useful for road splash or over spray
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
the end of the multifunction lever to one of four settings
to activate this feature.
automatically change between an intermittent wipe, slow
wipe and a fast wipe depending on the amount of
moisture that is sensed on the windshield. Place the
wiper switch in the OFF position when not using the
system.
The Rain Sensing feature can be turned on and off using
the Uconnect威 System, refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE:
• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
wiper speed is in the low or high position.
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
sensitive, and wiper delay position 4 is the most sensiwhen ice or dried salt water is present on the windtive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
shield.
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less
wiper sensitivity. Settings 4 can be used if the driver • Use of Rain-X威 or products containing wax or silicone
may reduce rain sensor performance.
desires more sensitivity. The rain sense wipers will
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The Rain Sensing system has protective features for the TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
wiper blades and arms. It will not operate under the This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
following conditions:
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control
• Low Temperature Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
feature will not operate when the ignition is placed in
the steering column.
the RUN position, the vehicle is stationary and the
outside temperature is below 32°F (0°C), unless the
wiper control on the multifunction lever is moved, the
vehicle speed becomes greater than 0 mph (0 km/h) or
the outside temperature rises above freezing.
• Neutral Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing feature will
not operate when the ignition is placed in the RUN
position, the transmission shift lever is in the NEUTRAL position and 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.
Tilt/Telescoping Control Handle
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To unlock the steering column, pull the control handle
down. 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 control handle up until fully
engaged.
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.
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.
The heated steering wheel can be turned on and off using
the Uconnect威 System.
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226 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Touch the “Controls” soft-key then touch the “Heated
Steering Wheel” soft-key to turn on the heated steering
wheel. Press the “Heated Steering Wheel” soft-key a
second time to turn the heated steering wheel off.
Heated Steering Wheel Soft-Key
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
Controls Soft-Key
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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.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material.. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
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The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Elecright side of the steering wheel.
tronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
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.
Electronic Speed Control Switches
1 — ON/OFF
4 — CANCEL
To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) 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.
2 — RES +
3 — SET -
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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.
To Set A Desired Speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON.
NOTE: After pressing the SET button “Cruise Control
Set” message is displayed for 5 seconds or until another
switch is pressed.
For analog speedometer: The red outer line on the
speedometer changes from red to white to identify set
speed.
For digital speedometer: The MPH reading turns from
white to red to identify set speed.
To Deactivate
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
speed and on level ground before pressing the SET button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without
button.
erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set
the SET (-) button and release. Release the accelerator and
speed memory.
the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
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230 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: After pressing the OFF button a “Cruise Control Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
off” message is displayed for 5 seconds or until another (1 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1 km/h).
switch is pressed.
For analog speedometer: The white outer line on the To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
speedometer returns to red.
held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
For digital speedometer: The MPH reading returns from
decrease until the button is released. Release the button
red to white.
when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed
will be established.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
(1 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1 km/h).
To Vary The Speed Setting
NOTE: Tap results of 1 mph ( 1 km/h ) depends on
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inselection of US or Metric units using the left hand
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
Steering Wheel Buttons, and EVIC display.
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
increase until the button is released, then the new set
speed will be established.
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To Accelerate For Passing
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal.
PARKSENSE姞 REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so EQUIPPED
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed The ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist system provides visual
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
Control.
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
during a parking maneuver. Refer to “ParkSense威 System
Usage Precautions” for limitations of this system and
recommendations.
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ParkSense威 will retain the last system state (enabled or ParkSense姞 Warning Display
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is The ParkSense威 Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected from the Uconnect威 Syschanged to the ON/RUN position.
tem. Refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in “Understanding
ParkSense威 can be active only when the shift lever is in
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
REVERSE. If ParkSense威 is enabled at this shift lever
position, the system will remain active until the vehicle The ParkSense威 Warning screen is located within the
speed is increased to approximately 7 mph (11 km/h) or Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). It provides
above. The system will become active again if the vehicle visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Settings” in
6 mph (9 km/h).
Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
ParkSense姞 Sensors
information.
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.
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ParkSense姞 Display
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
will turn ON indicating the system status.
3
Park Assist System Off
Park Assist Ready
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
a single arc in one or more regions based on the object’s
distance and location relative to the vehicle.
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If an object is detected in the center rear region, the
display will show a single solid arc in the center rear
region and will produce a one-half second tone. As the
vehicle moves closer to the object, the display will show
the single arc moving closer to the vehicle and the sound
tone will change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
If an object is detected in the left and/or right rear region,
the display will show a single flashing arc in the left
and/or right rear region and will produce a fast sound
tone. As the vehicle moves closer to the object, the
display will show the single arc moving closer to the
vehicle and the sound tone will change from fast, to
continuous.
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3
Slow Tone
Slow Tone
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Fast Tone
Fast Tone
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Fast Tone
Continuous Tone
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The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning
display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous
tone. The following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
Continuous Tone
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Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible
Alert
Chime
Arc — Left
Rear
Arc — Center Rear
Arc — Right
Rear
WARNING ALERTS
Greater than
79-59 in
59-47 in
47-39 in
39-25 in
79 in
(200-150 cm) (150-120 cm) (120-100 cm) (100-65 cm)
(200 cm)
None
Single 1/2Slow (for
Slow (for
Fast (for
Second Tone rear center
rear center
rear center
(for rear
only)
only)
only)
center only)
None
None
None
None
None
None
6th Solid
5th Solid
4th Solid
3rd Flashing
None
None
None
None
None
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(65-30 cm)
Fast
2nd Flashing
2nd Flashing
2nd Flashing
Less than
12 in
(30 cm)
Continuous
1st Flashing
1st Flashing
1st Flashing
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Enabling And Disabling ParkSense姞
ParkSense威 can be enabled and disabled using the
Uconnect威 System. The available choices are: Off, Sound
Only, or Sound and Display. Refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
When the ParkSense威 soft-key is pressed to disable the
system, the EVIC 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 shift lever is moved to REVERSE
and the system is disabled, the EVIC will display the
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for approximately five seconds.
Service The ParkSense姞 Rear Park Assist System
When the ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist system is malfunctioning, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) will actuate a single chime, once per ignition
cycle, and it will display the “WIPE OFF REAR PARK
ASSIST SENSORS”, “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SENSORS”
or “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 fault condition, the EVIC will
display the “WIPE OFF REAR PARK ASSIST SENSORS”,
“SERVICE 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.
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If “WIPE OFF REAR PARK ASSIST SENSORS” appears If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or “SERVICE
in the EVIC make sure the outer surface and the under- PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” appears in the EVIC, see an
side of the rear fascia/bumper is clean and clear of snow, authorized dealer.
ice, mud, dirt or other obstruction and then cycle the
ignition. If the message continues to appear, see an
authorized dealer.
Service Park Assist Sensors
Wipe Off Rear Park Assist Sensors
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ASSIST SYSTEM DISABLED⬙ message. If “PARK ASSIST
SYSTEM DISABLED” appears in the EVIC, cycle the
ignition. If the message appears again, see an authorized
dealer.
Service Park Assist System
The ParkSense Rear Park Assist system will be automatically disabled when there are faulted conditions outside
of the ParkSense Rear Park Assist system that inhibit the
feature from functioning properly. The Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) will actuate a single chime,
once per ignition cycle, and it will display the ⬙PARK
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Cleaning The ParkSense姞 System
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
Clean the ParkSense威 sensors with water, car wash soap
position and ParkSense威 is turned off, the EVIC will
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damapproximately five seconds.
age the sensors.
• Clean the ParkSense威 sensors regularly, taking care not
ParkSense姞 System Usage Precautions
to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be
covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris. Failure
NOTE:
to do so can result in the system not working properly.
• Ensure that the outer surface and the underside of the
The ParkSense威 system might not detect an obstacle
rear bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt
behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false
or other obstruction to keep the Rear Park Assist
indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/bumper.
system operating properly.
• Objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc.,
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
must not be placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear
affect the performance of ParkSense威.
fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do
• When you turn ParkSense威 off, the EVIC will display
so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” Furthermore, once you
object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
turn ParkSense威 off, it remains off until you turn it on
PARK ASSIST SENSORS” message to be displayed in
again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
the EVIC.
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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.
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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
first 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 radio touchscreen display 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 zones that will help indicate the distance to the rear of the
of the vehicle to assist with parking or aligning to a vehicle. The following table shows the approximate
hitch/receiver. The static grid lines will show separate distances for each zone:
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)
WARNING!
CAUTION!
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.
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView威 should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView威 camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
Turning ParkView姞 On Or Off — With Touch
Screen Radio
1. Turn the Radio on.
2. Press the “More” soft-key.
3. Press the “Settings” soft-key.
4. Press the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance
builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with 5. Press the check box soft key next to “Parkview威
water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens. Backup Camera” to enable/disable.
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OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights
and storage for sunglasses. Universal Garage Door
Opener (HomeLink威) and power sunroof switches may
also be included, if equipped.
Front Map/Reading Lights
Lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each light
can be turned on by pressing the lens.
Overhead Console
The lights also turn on when a door is opened. The lights will
also turn on when the UNLOCK button on the RKE is pressed.
To turn the lights off, press the lens a second time.
Front Map/Reading Lights
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Sunglass Bin Door
At the front of the console a compartment is provided for
the storage of a pair of sunglasses. The storage compartment access is a “push/push” design. Push the chrome
pad on the door to open. Push the chrome pad on the
door to close.
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.
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.
Sunglass Bin Door
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HomeLink威 Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
HomeLink威 Buttons/Overhead Consoles
NOTE: HomeLink威 is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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NOTE:
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink姞
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage • Erasing all channels should only be performed when
before you begin programming.
programming HomeLink威 for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
For more efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that • If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink威
system.
Programming A Rolling Code
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To For programming garage door openers that were manuerase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN factured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
position and press and hold the two outside HomeLink威 identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
indicator flashes.
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
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3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威
button you want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The Homelink威 indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after Homelink威 has received the frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
both buttons after the indicator light changes from slow
to rapid.
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage),
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can
Training The Garage Door Opener
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the garage door opener/device motor. Firmly
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button.
On some garage door openers/devices there may be a
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
light that blinks when the garage door opener/device is
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
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NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
release the button.
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
HomeLink威 button twice (holding the button for two 3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programseconds each time). If the garage door opener/device ming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
steps.
activates, programming is complete.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not Programming A Non-Rolling Code
activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
before 1995.
complete the training.
To program the remaining two HomeLink威 buttons, 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
erase the channels.
away from the HomeLink威 button you wish to program
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink威
follow these steps:
button you want to program and the hand-held transmit1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
ter button.
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4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The Homelink威 indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after Homelink威 has received the frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release
both buttons after the indicator light changes from slow
to rapid.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button
release the button.
and observe the indicator light.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming A Non-Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remainming is complete and the garage door/device
ing steps.
should activate when the HomeLink威 button is
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
pressed.
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons,
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO
several seconds of transmission.
NOT erase the channels.
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Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transmission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink威
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
time-out in the same manner.
4. Watch for the HomeLink威 indicator to change flash
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up
to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage door
may open and close while you are programming.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
door or gate motor.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device
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
while keeping the HomeLink威 indicator light in view.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink威 buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO
NOT erase the channels.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink威 button
and observe the indicator light.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink威 button, If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held programming, plug it back in at this time.
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink威 has successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator light
will flash slowly and then rapidly when fully trained.
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Reprogramming A Single HomeLink威 Button
Using HomeLink姞
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, To operate, press and release the programmed
follow these steps:
HomeLink威 button. Activation will now occur for the
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate opera1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office light2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink威 button until ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do not also be used at any time.
release the button.
Security
3. Without releasing the button proceed with It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and in your vehicle.
follow all remaining steps.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
erased.
The HomeLink威 Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink威, here
are some of the most common solutions:
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
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.
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.
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General Information
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following visors on the overhead console.
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.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in
the ignition switch (or with the ignition in the
Accessory or Run position, for vehicles equipped
with Keyless Enter-N-Go™). Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped
by the power sunroof while operating the power
sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You
could also be seriously injured or killed. Always
fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all
passengers are also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or
any object to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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.
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Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
rearward again.
Pinch Protect Feature
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obstruction is detected, the sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press
the switch forward and release to Express Close.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically.
This is called “Express Close”. During Express Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt
will be a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect
disabled.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Press and release the “Vent” button, and the sunroof will
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
open to the vent position. This is called “Express Vent”,
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the and will occur regardless of sunroof position. During
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the Express Vent operation, any movement of the switch will
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially stop the sunroof.
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
forward again.
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Sunshade Operation
Sunroof Maintenance
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens. the glass panel.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is Ignition OFF Operation
open.
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the door will cancel this feature.
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) is in certain NOTE:
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occur- • For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power
sunroof switch will remain active for up to approxirence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
mately ten minutes after the ignition switch is turned
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
cancel this feature.
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
• The Ignition Off time is programmable using the
Uconnect威 System. Refer to “Uconnect威 Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
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ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: To ensure proper operation a MOPAR威 cigar
The 12 Volt (13 Amp) instrument panel power outlet is knob and element must be used.
located on the lower instrument panel, below the climate
controls. The power outlet has power available when the
CAUTION!
ignition switch is in the ACC or RUN position. The power
outlet will also operate a conventional cigar lighter unit (if • Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts
(13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp)
equipped with an optional Smoker’s Package).
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.
Instrument Panel Outlet
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There is also a 12 volt power outlet located in the center
console. This power outlet has power available only
when the ignition is placed in the ACC or RUN position.
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Underhood Fuses (Power Outlet Fuses)
1— F84 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter
2— F30 Fuse 20 A Yellow Center Console Outlet
Center Console Outlet
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of
outlet should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving
the vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an
electric shock and failure.
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with 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.
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CUPHOLDERS
CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
Front Seat Cupholders
The cupholders are located in the center console forward
of the armrest between the front seats.
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Front Cupholders
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Lighted Cupholders — If Equipped
On some vehicles the front cupholders are equipped with
a light ring that illuminates the cupholders for the front
passengers. The light ring is controlled by the Dimmer
Control. Refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Rear Seat Cupholders
The rear seat cupholders are located in the center armrest
between the rear seats. The cupholders are positioned
forward in the armrest and side-by-side to provide convenient access to beverage cans or bottles while maintaining
a resting place for the rear occupant’s elbows.
Light Ring In Front Cupholder
Rear Seat Cupholders
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STORAGE
Glovebox Storage
The glovebox storage compartment is located on the
passenger side of the instrument panel. Pull on the
release handle to open the glovebox storage compartment.
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Opened Glovebox Storage Compartment
Glovebox Storage Compartment
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Pull upward on the release handle, located on the front of
Console Features
An open storage area, or cubby bin, is located in the the armrest, to open the storage compartment.
center console forward of the shift lever.
There is a storage compartment located under the center
console armrest. In addition, the 12 volt power outlet,
USB and Aux jack are located here.
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.
Center Console
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Door Storage
The door panels contain storage areas.
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Rear Door Trim Storage
Front Door Trim Storage
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Passenger Seat Storage — If Equipped
Some models may be equipped with storage under the
front passenger seat cushion. Pull upward on the seat
tether to open the storage compartment.
Passenger Seat Cushion Storage Compartment
Passenger Seat Cushion Tether
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Rear Seat Armrest Storage — If Equipped
CARGO AREA FEATURES
For rear passengers there is a storage bin located in the
Cargo Area — Vehicles Equipped with 60/40
armrest. Lift upward on the latch to open the storage
Split-Folding Rear Seat
compartment.
The 60/40 split-folding rear seat provides cargo-carrying
versatility. The seatbacks fold down easily by pulling the
seatback loops between the seatbacks and the bolsters.
When the seats are folded down, they provide a continuous, nearly-flat extension of the load floor.
NOTE: These loops can be tucked away when not in
use.
Rear Armrest Storage
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Rear Seatback Loops
Folded Rear Seatback
After releasing the seatback, it can be folded forward.
When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position, the seat will not provide the proper
stability for child seats and/or passengers. An
improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in a collision. Children
should be seated and using the proper restraint
system.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The
rear cargo space is intended for load carrying
purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit
in seats and use seat belts.
WARNING!
The weight and position of cargo and passengers can
change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle
handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for loading your
vehicle:
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as
possible.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed
weight over or behind the rear axle can cause the
rear of the vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of
the seatback. This could impair visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or
collision.
Cargo Tie-Downs
The rear cargo area is equipped with cargo tie-downs,
located on either side of the rear cargo area.
Trunk Mat — If Equipped
A trunk mat covers the bottom of the cargo area. The
trunk mat is used to protect the interior of the trunk from
mud, snow, and debris.
Cargo Tie-Downs
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Ski Pass-Through
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
There is a ski pass-through door located behind the rear
Rear Window Defroster
seat armrest that allows longer items, such as snow skis,
The rear window defroster button is located on the
to be stored in the rear cargo area. Lower the armrest and
climate control. Press this button to turn on the
pull downward on the latch to open the ski pass-through
rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if
door.
equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate
when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
defroster automatically turns off after approximately
15 minutes. For an additional 15 minutes of operation,
press the button a second time.
Ski Pass-Through
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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.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
䡵 Uconnect威 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
䡵 Instrument Cluster — Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
▫ Hard-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
䡵 Instrument Cluster — Premium Analog . . . . . . 282
▫ Soft-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
䡵 Instrument Cluster — Premium Digital . . . . . . 283
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
Uconnect威 System 8.4 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . 326
䡵 Instrument Cluster Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System . . . . . . . 299
䡵 Uconnect威 200 — AM/FM Stereo Radio With
CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack) And Siriusxm™
Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ Two Button EVIC — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode . . . . . 339
䡵 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . 297
▫ Four Button EVIC — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 307
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▫ Operation Instructions — CD Mode For CD
And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
䡵 iPod威/USB/MP3 Control With Uconnect威
Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . 346
▫ Connecting The iPod威 Or External USB
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Enter/Browse Button (CD Mode For
MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Using This Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
▫ Info Button
(CD Mode For MP3/WMA Play) . . . . . . . . . 349
▫ Controlling The iPod威 Or External USB
Device Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
▫ Operation Instructions — Auxiliary Mode . . . 349
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
▫ Operation Instructions — Universal Serial
Bus (USB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
䡵 CD Player — If Equipped
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ CD Player Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . 351
▫ Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . . . 357
䡵 Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
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䡵 Radio Operation And Mobile Phones
. . . . . . . 360
▫ Climate Control Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . 372
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
▫ Uconnect威 8.4 Climate Controls — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1 — Air Demister
2 — Outlet
3 — Instrument Cluster
4 — Radio/Uconnect威 System
5 — Glove Compartment
6 — Climate Control Hard Controls/
Uconnect威 System Hard Controls
7 — Power Outlet
8 — Ignition Switch
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10 — Hood Release
11 — Dimmer Control
12 — Headlight Switch
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one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illumi1. Tachometer
nates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
This gauge measures engine revolutions-per-minute
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
(RPM x 1000).
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
2. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If
Equipped
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
Each tire, including the spare (if provided), the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
should be checked monthly when cold and
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
low tire pressure telltale.
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
tires.)
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
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approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
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3. Turn Signal Indicators
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle is driven
more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on, a
continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the
signals off. If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check
for a defective outside light bulb.
4. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealership for service.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
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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.
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.
5. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
system will be ON, even if it was turned off previously.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when the ignition switch is turned to the
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Inthat caused the ESC activation.
dicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC
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Center (EVIC). Refer to ”Electronic Vehicle Information
6. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog Center (EVIC) — If Equipped” for further information.
lights are on.
8. High Beam Indicator
This indicator shows that the high beam head7. Engine Temperature Warning Light
lights are on. Push the multifunction lever forward
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. If the engine coolant temperature is too high, to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull toward
this indicator will illuminate and a single chime yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
will sound.
9. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound.
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for After the bulb check or when driving, if the driver’s seat
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light
will illuminate and the chime will sound. Refer to
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
“Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before StartFor vehicles equipped with a premium cluster this indiing Your Vehicle” for further information.
cator will display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
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10. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
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WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
11. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Con(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
trol (ESC) is off.
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.
12. Fuel Gauge
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off 13. Speedometer
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is Indicates vehicle speed.
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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14. Power Steering System Warning
This light is used to manage the electrical
warning of the EPS (Power Steering System).
Refer to “Power Steering” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
15. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
problem is detected, the light will come on
while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition
key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the
shift lever is placed in the NEUTRAL position. The light
should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine
running, your vehicle will usually be drivable; however,
see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If
the light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may experience reduced
performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and
your vehicle may require towing. The light will come on
when the ignition is first turned to ON/RUN and remain
on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on
during starting, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
16. Air Bag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
17. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
This light will flash at a fast rate for approximately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
until the vehicle is disarmed.
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22. Odometer Display / Electronic Vehicle Information
18. Fuel Door Reminder
The arrow in this symbol is a reminder that the Center (EVIC) Display
Fuel Filler Door is located on the left side of the
Odometer Display
vehicle.
The odometer display shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
19. Electronic Speed Control Set Light
This light will turn on when the electronic U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
speed control has been set.
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
20. Low Fuel Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was
fuel is added.
before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to
21. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
This indicator will illuminate when the park
service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
lights or headlights are turned on.
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
must be reset at zero.
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The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the charging system is experiencing a problem. See your
EVIC display. It displays the gear position of the auto- local authorized dealer to obtain service immediately.
matic transmission.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
NOTE: You must apply the brakes before shifting from Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
PARK.
24. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display
light should turn on momentarily when the engine
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
instrument cluster. For further information, refer to vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
on.
23. Charging System Warning Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charg- Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
ing system. The light should turn on when the This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
ignition switch is first placed in ON/RUN and remain on The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or turns on
while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices (i.e., radio) or slightly increase engine
speed (if at idle). If the light remains on, it means that the
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26. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
25. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
monitors engine and automatic transmission conswitch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
trol systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
the ON/RUN position, before engine start. If the bulb
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate Certain conditions, such as poor fuel quality, etc., may
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should
be serviced if the light stays on through several of your
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
drive normally and will not require towing.
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
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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.
27. Transmission Temperature Warning Light — If
Equipped
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 while driving, safely pull over
and stop the vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into
NEUTRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the
light turns off.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
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.
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
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29. Electronic Speed Control Indicator
This telltale will illuminate amber when the
electronic speed control is ON. For further
If the Transmission Temperature Warning Light is
information, refer to “Electronic Speed Conilluminated and you continue operating the vehicle,
trol” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
in some circumstances you could cause the fluid to
Vehicle.”
boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust
This telltale will illuminate green when the
components and cause a fire.
electronic speed control is SET. For further
information, refer to “Electronic Speed Con28. Selectable EVIC Information
trol” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
This area of the cluster will display selectable informaVehicle.”
tion such as compass, outside temperature, etc.). For
further information, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Informa30. Amber Electronic Vehicle Information Center
tion Center (EVIC) — If Equipped”.
(EVIC) Reconfigurable Telltales
This area will show reconfigurable amber telltales (Low
Fuel Telltale, Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator,
Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale). For further
information, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
WARNING!
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31. Red Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Reconfigurable Telltales
This area will show reconfigurable red telltales (Door(s)
Ajar, Oil Pressure Warning Telltale, Charging System
Telltale, Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Telltale, Engine
Temperature Warning Telltale, Electric Power Steering
Malfunction). For further information, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster.
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32. ECO (Fuel Saver Indicator) — If Equipped
The ECO indicator will illuminate when you are driving
in a fuel efficient manner and can be used to modify
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy. The
ECO display will toggle on and off depending on driving
habits and vehicle usage.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
1 — EVIC Steering Wheel Controls
2 — EVIC Display
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The main display area will normally display the main
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
menu. The main display area also displays ⬙pop up⬙
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall
into several categories:
• Five Second Stored 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. Most of
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
reviewed from the ⬙Messages⬙ main menu item. As long
as there is a stored message, an ⬙i⬙ will be displayed in the
EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
message type are ⬙Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out⬙
and ⬙Low Tire Pressure⬙.
• 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. An
example of this message type is ⬙Automatic High Beams
On⬙.
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Engine Oil Change Indicator System
Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the ON/
RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, press the ENGINE
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the
OFF/LOCK position.
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.
Vehicles Not Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position (Do
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN not start the engine.)
position or cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position if 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™. To turn off the within 10 seconds.
message temporarily, press and release the MENU but- 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
ton. To reset the oil change indicator system (after
performing the scheduled maintenance) refer to the fol- NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
lowing procedure.
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
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The system allows the driver to select information by
Two Button EVIC — If Equipped
This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
information by pressing the switches mounted on the wheel:
steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following:
• Odometer
• Digital Vehicle Speed
• Trip Info
• Range To Empty
• Fuel Economy Info
• Cruise Control Info
• Stored Messages
• Tire Pressure
• Settings
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons (Two–Button EVIC
Controls)
• Units
• Language
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UP Arrow Button
Press and release the UP arrow button to scroll
upward through the main menus (Odometer,
Digital Vehicle Speed, Trip Info, Range To
Empty, Average Fuel Economy, Current Fuel
Economy, Stored Messages, Settings).
• Key In Ignition
• Left Turn Signal Out
• Right Turn Signal Out
• Turn Signal On
• Lights On
RIGHT Arrow Button
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to • Low Beam Headlight Out
access the sub-menu screens of a main menu
• High Beam Headlight Out
item. Press and hold the RIGHT arrow button
for two seconds to reset displayed/selected • License Plate Light Out
features that can be reset.
• Backup Light Out
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• Brake Light Out
Messages
• Parking Light Out
• Key Fob Battery Low
• Service Airbag System
• Wrong Key Fob
• Service Airbag Warning Light
• Key Fob Damaged
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• Washer Fluid Low
• Check Fuel Cap
• Parking Brake Engaged
• Oil Change Due
• Brake Fluid Low
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Service Electronic Braking System
• Inflate Tire to XX
• Engine Temperature Hot
• Coolant Low
• Battery Voltage Low
• Rain Sensor Fail
• Oil Pressure Low
• Traction Control Off
• Fuel Low
• Engine Warming Wait To Start
• Service Antilock Brake System
• Too Cold Plug In Heater
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Cruise Off
• Transmission Too Hot
• Cruise Ready
• Service Power Steering
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
• Oil Temperature Hot
• Cruise Set To XXX km/h
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• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Door Open
• Doors Open
• Trunk open
• Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low
• Remote Start Disabled Start To Reset
EVIC Main Menu
To step to each main menu feature press and release the
UP button once for each step. A step from the last item in
the list will cause the first item in the feature list to be
displayed. The following features are in the Main menu:
• Odometer
• Outside Temperature Display
• Digital Vehicle Speed
• Trip Info
• Remote Start Active Key To Run
• Range To Empty
• Remote Start Aborted Door Open
• Fuel Economy Info
• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
• Cruise Control Info
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
• Stored Messages
• Remote Start Aborted Too Cold
• Tire Pressure
• Remote Start Active Push Start Button
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• Settings
• Units
• Language
Press the UP buttons to cycle through all the Trip
Computer functions.
The Trip Functions mode displays the following
information:
NOTE: For features in the EVIC that can be reset
Trip A
(Average Fuel Economy), the EVIC prompts a reset with
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
a RIGHT arrow button graphic and the word RESET next
reset.
to it.
Trip B
Trip Info
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
Press and release the UP arrow button until the Trip Info
reset.
icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release the
RIGHT arrow button to display the following three trip Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset.
features in the next screen:
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition is in the
• Trip A
ON or START position.
• Trip B
• Elapsed Time
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significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the
Resetting A Trip Info Function
To Reset any of the three Trip Info functions, select the LOW FUEL text and a new RTE value will display.
function you want to reset using the UP button. Push the
Average Fuel Economy
RIGHT arrow button until the feature displays zero.
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
Range To Empty (RTE)
Average Fuel Economy can be reset by pressing and
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with holding the RIGHT arrow button (as prompted in the
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is EVIC display). Upon reset, the history information will
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous be erased, and the averaging will continue from the last
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel fuel average reading before the reset.
tank level. RTE cannot be reset.
Current Miles Per Gallon (MPG) or Liters Per 100
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle Kilometers (L/100km)
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of This display shows the instantaneous MPG in bar graph
form while driving. This will monitor the gas mileage in
the vehicle, regardless of the RTE display value.
real-time as you drive and can be used to modify driving
When the RTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
habits in order to increase fuel economy.
estimated driving distance, the RTE display will change
to a text display of ⬙LOW FUEL”. This display will Tire PSI
continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a Press and release the UP button until ⬙Tire Pressure⬙ is
displayed.
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Tire pressure information is displayed as follows:
Stored Messages
When a stored warning message is present, this
• If tire pressure is OK for all tires, a vehicle graphic is
icon is displayed in the lower left side of the
displayed with tire pressure values in each corner or
Tire Pressure menu. This feature shows the
the graphic.
number of stored warning messages. Pressing
• If one or more tires have low pressure, Inflate Tire To the RIGHT arrow button will allow you to see what the
XX and a vehicle graphic are displayed with tire stored messages are.
pressure values in each corner of the graphic. Tire
Settings — EVIC Units And Language Selection
pressure values that are too low will be flashing.
Displays the units used for the Outside Temperature,
• If the Tire Pressure System requires service, ⬙Service Average and Current Fuel Economy, Distance to Empty
TPM System⬙ is displayed. Tire Pressure is an infor- and Tire Pressure features. Press and Release the RIGHT
mation only function and cannot be reset.
arrow button to toggle units between ⬙U.S.⬙ and ⬙METRIC⬙.
Press the UP arrow button until the Language is displayed, then press the Right arrow button to select
English, Francais, or Espanol depending on availability.
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The system allows the driver to select information by
Four Button EVIC — If Equipped
This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
information by pressing the switches mounted on the wheel:
steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following:
• Radio Info
• Fuel Economy Info
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• Screen Setup
• Digital Vehicle Speed
• Analog Vehicle Speed
• Trip Info
• Tire Pressure
• Vehicle Info
• Stored Warning Messages
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons (Four–Button EVIC
Controls)
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LEFT Arrow Button
UP Arrow Button
Press and release the UP arrow button to scroll
Press the LEFT arrow button to return to the
main menu from an info screen or sub-menu
upward through the main menu and subitem.
menus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B, Stored
Messages, Screen Set Up).
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
DOWN Arrow Button
The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the
Press and release the DOWN arrow button to cluster and consists of the follow sections:
scroll downward through the main menu and
sub-menus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B,
Stored Messages, Screen Set Up).
RIGHT Arrow Button
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to
access the information screens or sub-menu
screens of a main menu item. Press and hold
the RIGHT arrow button for two seconds to
reset displayed/selected features that can be reset.
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3. Selectable Information (Compass, Temp, Range to
Empty, Trip A, Trip B, Average MPG)
4. Menu Titles / Odometer
5. Menu Set (Selectable Icons)
6. Shift Lever Status (PRNDL)
7. Reconfigurable Telltales
8. Audio / Phone Information
1. Speedometer (Digital or Analog) (km/h or mph)
9. Sub-menu Current Position — Whenever there are
sub-menus available, the position within the sub-menus
is shown here.
2. Main Screen — The inner ring of the display will Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
illuminate in grey under normal conditions, yellow for Messages
non critical warnings, red for critical warnings and white
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
for on demand information.
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
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• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Service Airbag System
• Traction Control Off
• Washer Fluid Low
• Oil Pressure Low
• Oil Change Due
• Fuel Low
• Service Antilock Brake System
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Service Power Steering
• Cruise Off
• Cruise Ready
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate Tire to
XX”
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Parking Brake Engaged
• Brake Fluid Low
• Service Electronic Braking System
• Engine Temperature Hot
• Battery Voltage Low
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Lights On
• Right Turn Signal Light Out
• Left Turn Signal Light Out
• Turn Signal On
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• Vehicle Not in Park
• Service Airbag Warning Light
• Key in Ignition
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Key in Ignition Lights On
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Remote Start Active Key to Run
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Remote Start Active Push Start Button
• Door Open
• Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low
• Doors Open
• Remote Start Aborted Too Cold
• Trunk Open
• Remote Start Aborted Door Open
• Gear Not Available
• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
• Shift Not Allowed
• Remote Start Aborted Trunk Open
• Shift to Neutral then Drive or Reverse
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
• Autostick Unavailable Service Required
• Remote Start Disabled Start to Reset
• Automatic Unavailable Use Autostick Service Req.
• Service Airbag System
• Transmission Getting Hot Press Brake
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• Trans. Hot Stop Safely Shift to Park Wait to Cool
• Low Fuel Telltale
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.0 gal
(7.5 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
fuel is added.
• Transmission Cool Ready to Drive
• Service Transmission
• Service Shifter
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the windshield washer fluid is low.
• Engage Park Brake to Prevent Rolling
• Transmission Too cold Idle with Engine On
• Washer Fluid Low
• Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale – If
Equipped
This telltale indicates that the transmission
fluid temperature is running hot. This may
occur with severe usage, such as trailer towing.
EVIC Amber Telltales
If this telltale turns on, safely pull over and
This area will show reconfigurable amber caution tellstop the vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUtales. These telltales include:
TRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the light
turns off.
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.
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CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale illuminated will eventually
cause severe transmission damage or transmission
failure.
WARNING!
If the Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale 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.
EVIC Red Telltales
This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
telltales include:
• Door Ajar
This telltale turns on when one or more doors
are ajar. The telltale will show which doors are
ajar.
• Oil Pressure Warning Telltale
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If
the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle
and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will
sound when this light turns on.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
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• Charging System Telltale
This telltale shows the status of the electrical
charging system. If the telltale stays on or comes
on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s nonessential electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at
idle). If the charging system telltale remains on, it means
that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the
charging system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See
an authorized dealer.
If a problem is detected, the telltale will come on while
the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
placed in the PARK position. The telltale should turn off.
If the telltale 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 telltale
is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service
is required. You may experience reduced performance, an
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Telltale
• Engine Temperature Warning Telltale
This telltale informs you of a problem with the
This telltale warns of an overheated engine condiElectronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If the
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge aptelltale comes on while driving, have the sysproaches H, this telltale will illuminate and a
tem checked by an authorized dealer.
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
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If the telltale turns on while driving, safely pull over and EVIC Green Telltales
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
• Electronic Speed Control SET
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the veThis telltale will illuminate green when the
hicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
electronic speed control is SET. For further
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
information, refer to “Electronic Speed Conservice. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
trol” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Do In Emergencies” for more information.
Vehicle.”
• Electric Power Steering Malfunction
This telltale is on when the Electric Power Full Speedometer Analog Or Digital Display
Selection
Steering is not operating and needs service.
Full Speedometer Analog Icon
EVIC White Telltales
• Electronic Speed Control ON
This telltale will illuminate amber when the
electronic speed control is ON. For further
information, refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle.”
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Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
the Analog or Digital display icon is highlighted in the
button until the Vehicle Info icon is highlighted
EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to
in the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT
change the display between analog and digital.
arrow button and Coolant Temp will be disVehicle Speed MPH / Km/h
played. Press the UP or DOWN arrow button to scroll
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
through the following information sub-menus:
button until the Vehicle Speed icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Press the RIGHT arrow Tire Pressure
button to view a digital display of the current Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
speed in MPH or km/h. Pressing the RIGHT arrow ⬙Tire Pressure⬙ is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
button a second time will toggle the unit of measure release the RIGHT arrow button and one of the following
between mph or km/h. Press the LEFT arrow button to will be displayed:
return to the main menu.
• If tire pressure is OK for all tires a vehicle ICON is
displayed with tire pressure values in each corner of
NOTE: Changing the unit of measure in the Vehicle
the ICON.
Speed menu will not change the unit of measure in the
EVIC.
• If one or more tires have low pressure, ⬙Inflate Tire To
XX⬙ is displayed with the vehicle ICON and the tire
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pressure values in each corner of the ICON with the
pressure value of the low tire displayed in a different
color than the other tire pressure value.
• If the Tire Pressure system requires service, ⬙Service
Tire Pressure System⬙ is displayed.
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Tire Pressure Digital Display
Tire PSI is an information only function and cannot be
reset. Press and release the LEFT arrow button to return
to the main menu.
Tire Pressure Analog Display
Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)”
under “Starting and Operating” for further information.
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Coolant Temperature
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
⬙Coolant Temperature⬙ is highlighted in the EVIC. Press
and release the RIGHT arrow button and the coolant
temperature will be displayed.
Fuel Economy
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Fuel Economy icon is highlighted. Press the RIGHT arrow button and the
next screen will display the following:
• Average Fuel Economy/Miles Per Gallon (MPG Bargraph)
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Current Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
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The EVIC has the capability of displaying an interactive
flower through the Fuel Economy sub-menu which will
add one flower pedal for every 2.5 Miles Per Gallon
(MPG) increment. Once the vehicle reached 30 MPG the
EVIC will display a full flower.
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Fuel Economy Digital Display
Fuel Economy MPG Flower Analog Display
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Then, the history information will be erased, and the
averaging will continue from the last fuel average reading before the reset.
Range To Empty (RTE)
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. RTE cannot be reset through the RIGHT arrow
button.
Fuel Economy MPG Flower Digital Display
Average Fuel Economy — If Equipped
This feature shows the average fuel economy since the
last reset. When Average Fuel Economy is selected, The
word ⬙RESET>⬙ (with right arrow) appears next to it.
Pressing the RIGHT arrow button will reset Average Fuel
Economy which displays ⬙0⬙ immediately after reset.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
the vehicle, regardless of the RTE displayed value.
When the RTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the RTE 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
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FUEL” message and a new RTE value will display. Press
the LEFT arrow button to return to the main menu.
Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
The Miles Per Gallon (MPG) feature displays instantaneous fuel economy in a bar graph below the RTE, this
function cannot be reset. Press the LEFT arrow button to
return to the main menu.
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Trip Info
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Trip Info icon is highlighted in
the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT arrow
button to display the following three trip features in the next screen:
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Elapsed Time
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The Trip Functions mode displays the following
information:
Trip A
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last
reset.
Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
reset.
Trip Info Digital Display
Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset.
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition is in the
ON or START position.
Press the UP/DOWN buttons to cycle through all the
Trip Computer functions or press the LEFT arrow button Resetting A Trip Info Function
to return to the main menu.
To Reset any of the three Trip Info functions, select the
function you want to reset using the UP or DOWN
buttons. Press the RIGHT arrow button until the feature
displays zero.
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Stored Messages
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Messages display icon is highlighted in the EVIC. This feature shows the
number of stored warning messages. Pressing
the RIGHT arrow button will allow you to see what the
stored messages are. Press the LEFT arrow button to
return to the Main Menu.
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to enter the
Screen Setup sub-menu. The Screen Setup feature allows
you to change what information is displayed in the
instrument cluster as well as the location that information
is displayed.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Screen Setup display icon is highlighted in the EVIC.
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to enter the
Screen Setup sub-menu. The Screen Setup feature allows
Screen Setup
you to change the location that information is displayed
Screen Setup Display Analog Icon
within the instrument cluster. Use the UP and DOWN
buttons to highlight a screen setup location (i.e., Upper
Left, Upper Right, etc.) then press the RIGHT arrow
button to select the location and make changes. Press the
Screen Setup Display Digital Icon
UP and DOWN buttons to select the information you
would like to display in that location (i.e., Date, Time,
Outside Temp, etc.) and press the RIGHT arrow button to
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
save the display setting. You can press the LEFT arrow
the Screen Setup display icon is highlighted in the EVIC.
button at any time to back out of a sub-menu selection.
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NOTE: The Screen Setup items are only available at Upper Left
speeds less than 5 mph (8 km/h). All other menu items are
• None
not active when in Screen Setup. If the vehicle is shifted
into gear, this feature is locked out and the main screen will • Compass
display “Screen Setup Unavailable While In Motion”.
• Outside Temp (default setting)
Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items
• Time
Speedometer
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Analog 1
• Average MPG
• Analog 2
• Current MPG
• Digital 1 (default setting)
• Trip A
• Digital 2
• Trip B
Gear Display
Upper Right
• Standard (PRND –/+) (default setting)
• None
• Single Character (D)
• Compass (default setting)
• Word (Drive)
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• Outside Temp
Lower Right
• Time
• None (default setting)
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Compass
• Average MPG
• Outside Temp
• Current MPG
• Time
• Trip A
Restore To Defaults (Restores All Settings To Default
Settings)
• Trip B
Lower Left
• None (default setting)
• Compass
• Outside Temp
• Time
• Cancel
• Okay
Uconnect姞 SETTINGS
The Uconnect威 system uses a combination of soft and
hard keys located on the center of the instrument panel
that allows you to access and change the customer
programmable features.
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Hard-Keys
Hard-Keys are located below the Uconnect威 system in
the center of the instrument panel. In addition, there is a
Scroll/Enter control knob located on the right side of the
Climate Controls in the center of the instrument panel.
Turn the control knob to scroll through menus and
change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), press the center of the
control knob one or more times to select or change a
setting (i.e., ON, OFF).
Soft-Keys
Soft-Keys are accessible on the Uconnect威 display.
Comfort & Remote Start, Engine Off Operation, Compass
Settings, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth and SIRIUS Setup.
NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
time.
When making a selection, press the soft-key to enter the
desired mode. Once in the desired mode press and
release the preferred setting until a check-mark appears
next to the setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Once the setting is complete press the Back Arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu or press the X
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect姞
soft-key to close out of the settings screen. Pressing the
System 8.4 Settings
Up or Down Arrow soft-keys on the right side of the
Press the More soft-key, then press the Settings soft-key
screen will allow you to toggle up or down through the
to display the menu setting screen. In this mode the
available settings.
Uconnect威 system allows you to access programmable
features that may be equipped such as Display, Clock,
Safety/Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks, Auto-On
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setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
Display
After pressing the Display soft-key the following settings between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
soft-key.
will be available.
• Display Mode
When in this display you may select one of the auto
display settings. To change Mode status, touch and
release the Day, Night or Auto soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
• Set Language
When in this display, you may select one of three
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch
the Set Language soft-key and then touch the desired
language soft-key until a check-mark appears next to the
• Display Brightness With Headlights ON
language, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale • Units
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back When in this display, you may select to have the EVIC,
odometer, and navigation system (if equipped) changed
soft-key.
between US and Metric units of measure. Touch US or
• Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
Metric until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
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• Voice Response Length
When in this display, you may change the Voice Response Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Length, touch the Brief or Detailed soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
• Touchscreen Beep
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
sound heard when a touch screen button (soft-key) is
pressed. Touch the Touchscreen Beep soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
your selection, touch the Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
Cluster soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to the
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
Clock
After pressing the Clock soft-key the following settings
will be available.
• Sync Time With GPS
When in this display, you may automatically have the
radio set the time. To change the Sync Time setting touch
the Sync with GPS Time soft-key until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been
selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
previous menu.
• Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster
• Set Time Hours
When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions
When in this display, you may adjust the hours. The Sync
will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a
with GPS Time soft-key must be unchecked. To make
designated turn within a programmed route. To make
your selection touch the + or - soft-keys to adjust the
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hours up or down. Touch the back arrow soft-key to • Show Time In Status Bar
return to the previous menu or touch the X soft-key to When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
close out of the settings screen.
digital clock in the status bar. To change the Show Time
Status setting touch the Show Time in Status Bar soft-key
• Set Time Minutes
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
When in this display, you may adjust the minutes. The
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
Sync with GPS Time soft-key must be unchecked. To
to return to the previous menu.
make your selection touch the + or - soft-keys to adjust
the minutes up or down. Touch the back arrow soft-key Safety / Assistance
to return to the previous menu or touch the X soft-key to After pressing the Safety / Assistance soft-key the following settings will be available.
close out of the settings screen.
• Time Format
When in this display, you may select the time format
display setting. Touch the Time Format soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the 12hrs or 24hrs setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Park Assist
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
the vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in REVERSE 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. To change the Park
Assist status, touch and release the OFF, Sound Only or
Sounds and Display button. Then touch the arrow back
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soft-key. Refer to “ParkSense威 Rear Park Assist” in NOTE: If your vehicle has experienced any damage in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for sys- the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is
not damaged, the sensor may have become misaligned.
tem function and operating information.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to verify sensor
• Blind Spot Alert
alignment. Having a sensor that is misaligned will result
When this feature is selected, the Blind Spot Alert feature
in the BSM not operating to specification.
can be set to Off, Lights or Lights and Chime. The Blind
Spot Alert feature can be activated in “Lights” mode. • ParkView威 Backup Camera
When this mode is selected, the Blind Spot Monitor Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView威 Rear
(BSM) system is activated and will only show a visual Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
alert in the outside mirrors. When “Lights & Chime” image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
mode is activated, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) will the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
show a visual alert in the outside mirrors as well as an displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a
audible alert when the turn signal is on. When “Off” is caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the
selected, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is deacti- top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
vated. To change the Blind Spot Alert status, touch the disappear. The ParkView威 camera is located on the rear
Off, Lights or Lights & Chime soft-key. Then touch the of the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your
selection, touch the ParkView威 Backup Camera soft-key,
arrow back soft-key.
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until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that touch the + or - soft-key to select your desired time
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
previous menu.
to return to the previous menu.
• Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
on the windshield. To make your selection, touch the
Rain Sensing soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
When this feature 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, touch the Headlights With Wipers softkey, until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing
Lights
that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
After pressing the Lights soft-key the following settings
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
will be available.
• Auto Dim High Beams “SmartBeam™” — If
• Headlight Illumination On Approach
Equipped
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status,
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make your selection, touch the Auto High Beams softkey, until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing
that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu. Refer to “Lights/
SmartBeam™ — If Equipped” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Daytime Running Lights
When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on
whenever the engine is running. To make your selection,
touch the Daytime Running Lights soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
selected. To make your selection, touch the Flash Headlights with Lock soft-key, until a check-mark appears
next to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
menu.
Doors & Locks
After pressing the Doors & Locks soft-key the following
settings will be available.
• Auto Unlock On Exit
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
opened. To make your selection, touch the Auto Unlock
• Flash Headlights With Lock
On Exit soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
When this feature is selected, the headlights will flash setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
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• Flash Headlight With Lock
When this feature is selected, the front and headlights
will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make your
selection, touch the Flash Lights With Lock soft-key, until
a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, only the
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, you must press
the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
passenger’s doors. When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press
is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press
of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button.
• Sound Horn With Lock
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Lock soft-key, until a checkmark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to
NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed 1st Press Of Key
the previous menu.
Fob Unlocks, all doors will unlock no matter which
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
Passive Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If 1st
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is programmed, only the
the remote start is activated. To make your selection, driver’s door will unlock when the driver’s door is
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grasped. With Passive Entry, if 1st Press Of Key Fob
Unlocks is programmed touching the handle more than
once will only result in the driver’s door opening. If
driver door first is selected, once the driver door is
opened, the interior door lock/unlock switch can be used
to unlock all doors (or use RKE transmitter).
• Passive Entry
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
door(s) without having to press the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. To make
your selection, touch the Passive Entry soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu. Refer to “Keyless Enter-NGo™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
After pressing the Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
soft-key the following settings will be available.
• Horn With Remote Start
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
• Auto-On Driver Heated Seat & Steering Wheel With
Vehicle Start — If Equipped
When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat and
heated steering wheel will automatically turn on when
temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). To make your
selection, touch the Auto Heated Seats soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
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Engine Off Options
• Headlight Off Delay
After pressing the Engine Off Options soft-key the fol- When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
lowing settings will be available.
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To change the Headlight Off
• Engine Off Power Delay
Delay status touch the + or - soft-key to select your
When this feature is selected, the power window
desired time interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
switches, radio, Uconnect威 phone system (if equipped),
return to the previous menu.
power sunroof (if equipped), and power outlets will
remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is Compass Settings
cycled to OFF. Opening either front door will cancel this After pressing the Compass Settings soft-key the followfeature. To change the Engine Off Power Delay status ing settings will be available.
touch the 0 seconds, 45 seconds, 5 minutes or 10 minutes
• Variance
soft-key. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences the variance should be set for the zone where
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
differences, and provide the most accurate compass
heading.
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NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of
the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones,
Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
• Perform Compass Calibration
Touch the Calibration soft-key to change this setting. This
compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to
manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is new, the
compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will display
CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may also
calibrate the compass by pressing the ON soft-key and
completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area free
from large metal or metallic objects) until the CAL
indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass
will now function normally.
Audio
After pressing the Audio soft-key the following settings
will be available.
Compass Variance Map
• Balance/Fade
When in this display you may adjust the Balance and
Fade settings.
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• Equalizer
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
soft-key.
• Music Info Cleanup
This feature helps organize music files for optimized
music navigation. To make your selection, touch the
Music Info Cleanup soft-key, select On or Off followed by
pressing the arrow back soft-key.
• Surround Sound
NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your This feature provides simulated surround sound mode.
finger up or down to change the setting as well as touch To make your selection, touch the Surround Sound
soft-key, select On or Off followed by pressing the arrow
directly on the desired setting.
back soft-key.
• Speed Adjusted Volume
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to Phone/Bluetooth
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume After pressing the Phone/Bluetooth soft-key the followtouch the Off, 1, 2 or 3 soft-key. Then touch the arrow ing settings will be available.
back soft-key.
• Paired Devices
This feature shows which phones are paired to the
Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer
to the Uconnect威 Supplement.
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Touch the Subscription Info soft-key to access the SubSiriusXM™ Setup
After pressing the SiriusXM™ Setup soft-key the follow- scription Information screen.
ing settings will be available.
Write down the SiriusXM™ ID numbers for your receiver. To reactivate your service, either call the number
• Channel Skip
SiriusXM™ can be programmed to designate a group of listed on the screen or visit the provider online.
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to
NOTE:
SiriusXM™ Travel Link is a separate
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
subscription.
your selection, touch the Channel Skip soft-key, select the
channels you would like to skip followed by pressing the
arrow back soft-key.
• Subscription Information
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
limited time subscription to SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free
services, it will be necessary to access the information on
the Subscription Information screen in order to resubscribe.
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Uconnect姞 200 — AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH
CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SiriusXM™
RADIO
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Push the ON/VOLUME
control knob to turn on the
control knob a second
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME
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.
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons
to search for
the next listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the
Uconnect威 200
right switch to seek up and the left switch to seek down.
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
The radio will remain tuned to the new station until you
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or make another selection. Holding either button will bypass stations without stopping until you release it.
ACC position to operate the radio.
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The clock can also be set by pressing the MENU button.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
MENU button until CLOCK appears in the display.
and radio frequency.
Using the ENTER/BROWSE button select SET TIME,
Clock Setting Procedure
and then follow the above procedure, starting at Step 2.
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours are
NOTE: Time format has the options of 12HR or 24HR.
highlighted.
Selecting one of these options will change the way the
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/ clock is displayed.
SCROLL control knob.
INFO Button
3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side ENTER/ Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
BROWSE control knob to set the minutes. The minutes letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
will highlight.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
SCROLL control knob.
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
5. To exit, press the TIME button or press the BACK
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
button to return to the previous menu.
AM or FM frequencies.
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Press the ENTER/BROWSE button and BASS will disTUNE Control
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise play. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise to
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. increase or counterclockwise to decrease the bass tones.
Setting The Bass, Mid Range, Treble, Balance Or
Fade
To set the Bass, Mid Range, Treble, Balance or Fade
settings press the AUDIO button to access the Audio
sub-menu.
Press the ENTER/BROWSE button a second time and
MID RANGE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to
decrease the mid-range tones.
Press the ENTER/BROWSE button a third time and
The Audio sub-menu can also be reached by pressing the TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
MENU button until AUDIO appears in the display. Press knob clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to dethe ENTER/BROWSE button to select the AUDIO menu crease the treble tones.
and use the TUNE/SCROLL knob to highlight select
Press the ENTER/BROWSE button a fourth time and
Bass, Mid Range, Treble, Balance or Fade. Once the
BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL condesired selection is highlighted, press the ENTER/
trol knob clockwise or counterclockwise adjust the sound
BROWSE button to select the item and use the TUNE/
level from the right or left side speakers.
SCROLL knob to adjust the setting.
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Press the ENTER/BROWSE button a fifth time and FADE • Clock — Selecting Clock will allow you to set the
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob
clock. Adjust the hours by turning the TUNE/
clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the sound level
SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the hours, press
between the front and rear speakers.
the ENTER/BROWSE button to set the minutes. The
minutes will highlight. Adjust the minutes using the
Press the BACK button to exit Bass, Mid Range, Treble,
right side TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Press the
Balance or Fade.
ENTER/BROWSE button to save time change.
MENU Button
Player Mode
Pressing the MENU button allows you to scroll between
the setting sub-menus. Once the desired sub-menu set- • Player Browse — Selecting Player Browse will go to
the appropriate browse menu depending on the device
ting is highlighted press the TUNE/SCROLL knob to
currently playing (will function the same as pressing
select the setting. The following items are selectable:
the browse button while in that mode). This will only
Radio Mode
appear in the menu if the device currently playing can
• Audio — Selecting the Audio sub-menu will allow
support these features.
you to adjust the Bass, Mid Range, Treble, Balance or
• Shuffle (SHFL) — This function shuffles (randomizes
Fade, just like pressing the Audio hard control. If the
the order of the files). This will only appear in the
BACK button is pressed the radio will return to the
menu if the device currently playing can support these
Main Menu.
features.
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• Repeat (RPT) — When Repeat is activated, the cur- • Clock — Selecting Clock will allow you to set the
rently playing song will begin again when it ends. It
clock. Adjust the hours by turning the TUNE/
will continue to cycle through the same song until
SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the hours, press
repeat is turned Off. Repeat will be turned off once one
the ENTER/BROWSE button to set the minutes. The
for the following conditions are met: 1) The source is
minutes will highlight. Adjust the minutes using the
ejected 2) A different track list within that source is
right side TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Press the
initiated 3) The REPEAT button is toggled OFF. This
ENTER/BROWSE button to save time change.
will only appear in the menu if the device currently
System Info
playing can support these features.
• Selecting System Info will display the software ver• Audio — Selecting the Audio sub-menu will allow
sion, serial number and SIRIUS ID.
you to adjust the Bass, Mid Range, Treble, Balance or
Fade, just like pressing the Audio hard control. If the RADIO Button
BACK button is pressed the radio will return to the Press the button to select either AM, FM and Satellite
mode if equipped.
Main Menu.
Buttons 1 - 5
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory AM (A, B, C), FM (A, B,
C) and Satellite — 15 AM, 15 FM and 15 SAT stations.
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To Set The Pushbutton Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to pushbutton memory, press and hold the
button (1–5) you wish to lock onto this station for
3 seconds.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
MP3 Audio Play
NOTE:
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC
position to operate the radio.
You may add a second or third station to each pushbut• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
ton by repeating the above procedure with this exception:
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
Press the A–B–C button to select the A, B or C mode. Each
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
button can be set for up to 3 stations in AM, FM and. This
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
allows a total of 15 AM, 15 FM and 15 SAT stations to be
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
stored into pushbutton memory.
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
Player Button
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
Pressing the Player button will allow you to switch from
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
AM/FM modes to Player mode (CD, USB/iPOD, AUX,
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
Bluetooth).
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON/RUN and the EJECT Button — Ejecting A CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
radio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode
and begin to play when you insert the disc. The display
will show the track number, and index time in minutes
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
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.
• Uconnect威 200 is a single CD player. Do not
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in
CD and MP3/WMA modes.
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Shuffle and Repeat cannot be active at the same time. If
TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD one is selected while the other is currently active the
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. currently active one will be changed to OFF. These
settings will be dependent of the current source. If shuffle
RW/FF
is on in iPod威, moving to CD will not have shuffle On
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
unless it was previously set to On.
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
works in a similar manner.
Shuffle (SHFL) And Repeat (RPT)
This feature plays the selections on the compact disc in
random order to provide an interesting change of pace.
Press the MENU button to display the Player menu. Use
the TUNE/SCROLL knob to scroll to the Shuffle or
Repeat sub-menu. Once the Shuffle or Repeat sub-menu
setting is highlighted press the ENTER/BROWSE button
to select the setting and turn it on or off.
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA and CDDA+MP3.
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Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeLevel 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
character extension)
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
character extension)
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
Discs created with an option such as ⬙keep disc open after
• Maximum number of files: 255
writing⬙ are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file
longer disc loading times.
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to Supported MP3 File Formats
display the file name and folder name and will assign The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extena number instead. With a maximum number of files, sion as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
display.)
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When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
MPEG Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Playback of MP3/WMA Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
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To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a time⬙ priority mode.
single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
before writing to the disc.
more and the radio will display song titles for each file.
Enter/Browse Button (CD Mode For MP3/WMA
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds
Play)
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
Pressing the Enter/Browse button will bring up a list of
all folders on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is Operation Instructions — Auxiliary Mode
done by turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Se- The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
lecting a folder by pressing the ENTER/BROWSE button allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
will begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the MP3 player and utilize the vehicle’s audio system to
next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain amplify the source and play through the vehicle speakers.
playable files).
The folder list will time out after five seconds.
INFO Button (CD Mode For MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
Pressing the PLAYER button will change the mode to
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
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Pressing the ENTER/BROWSE button while in USB
mode will bring up a list of available categories within
the USB. The categories will consist of: Playlists, Artist,
Album, All Songs, and Genre. Browsing through the
categories will function the same as iPod browse. USB
• The AUX device must be turned on and the device’s
will not have folder browsing.
volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio is not
loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX If the USB connected does not have any audio files and
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume the user selects USB as the device to play audio the screen
will display, “No audio files on device” this messaged is
down and radio volume up.
to be displayed for all devices that do not have audio files
Operation Instructions — Universal Serial Bus
when connected and selected.
(USB)
The USB audio input which allows the user to plug in a Security
flash drive and utilize the vehicle’s audio system to If this radio is installed in a vehicle that does not have a
amplify the source and play through the vehicle speak- matching Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) an Security code will need to be entered by the dealer.
ers.
NOTE:
• The head unit will have no control of the AUX device.
You can only control the volume on the head unit. No
information about the song will be displayed.
Pressing the PLAYER button will change the mode to CD PLAYER — IF EQUIPPED
USB an iPod or external USB drive is connected.
The single disc CD player is located in the center console.
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NOTE:
CD Player Operating Instructions
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
Loading
position before the CD player will operate.
To insert disc into the player, follow the instructions
• The CD Player is part of the radio for the Media Center shown:
200 (Sales Code RAE).
1. Gently insert the disc with the label facing the rear of
the vehicle while the light below the loading slot is
illuminated. The disc will automatically be pulled into
the CD player.
2. Upon insertion, the disc will begin to play, and the
light below the loading slot will turn off.
EJECT (EJT) Button
If there is a disc in the CD player, press the EJT button
and the disc will eject. If you do not remove the disc
within 10 seconds, it will be reloaded.
CD Player
Uconnect威 — If Equipped
If equipped with Uconnect威 8.4, refer to the Uconnect威
8.4 manual for further information.
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iPod姞/USB/MP3 CONTROL WITH Uconnect姞
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows an iPod威 or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port.
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.
If equipped with Uconnect威 8.4, refer to the Uconnect威
User’s Manual for further details on iPod威, USB, and
MP3 usage.
Connecting The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
Use the connection cable to connect an iPod威 or external
USB device to the vehicle’s USB/AUX connector port
which is located in the center console.
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without damaging it while closing the lid. If a cut out is
not available in the center console base, route the cable
away from the lid latch and in a place that will allow the
lid to close without damaging the cable.
Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to
the vehicle’s iPod威/USB/MP3 control system (iPod威 or
external USB device may take a few minutes to connect),
the audio device starts charging and is ready for use by
pressing radio switches, as described below.
NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely discharged, it may not communicate with the iPod威/USB/
Center Console USB/AUX Connector Port Cable Routing MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
NOTE: The center console will have a position where Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod威/USB/
the iPod威 or consumer electronic audio device cable can MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
be routed through without damaging the cable when
closing the lid. A factory cut out space for the cable to be
routed may be located in the base of the center console on
either the front or side. This allows routing of the cable
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control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
Using This Feature
By using iPod cable or external USB device to connect to device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
USB port:
Play Mode
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound When switched to iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode, the
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album, iPod威 or external USB device automatically starts Play
etc.) information on the radio display.
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
faceplate may be used to control the iPod威 or external
• The audio device can be controlled using the radio
USB device and display data:
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod威 contents.
• Use the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to select the
• The audio device battery charges when plugged into
next or previous track.
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
audio device).
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the
Controlling The iPod姞 Or External USB Device
VR button and say ⬙Next Track⬙.
Using Radio Buttons
To get into the iPod威/USB/MP3 control mode and access
• Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one
a connected audio device, either press the “AUX” button
click, will jump to the previous track in the list or
on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and say
press the VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB⬙. Once in the iPod威/USB/MP3
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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.
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
holding the FF >> button.
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.
• 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⬙.
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF >> will
jump backward or forward respectively, for five • Press the SHUFFLE button to play the selections on
the USB/iPod device in random order to provide an
seconds.
interesting change of pace. To stop SCAN mode and
• Use the << SEEK button during play mode to jump to
start playing the desired track, when it is playing the
the start of the current track. Pressing the SEEK >>
track, press the SHUFFLE button again.
button during play mode will jump to the next track in
the list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or List Or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
Previous Track⬙.
below, will bring up Browse mode. List mode enables
• While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
audio device.
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
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• In Browse mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used • Browse button: The Browse button will display the
as shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod威 or
top level menu of the iPod威 or external USB device.
external USB device.
Press and then turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob
to list the top-menu item to be selected and press the
• Preset 1 – Playlists
TUNE/SCROLL control knob to select. This will dis• Preset 2 – Artists
play the next sub-menu list item on the audio device,
then follow the same steps to go to the desired track in
• Preset 3 – Albums
that list. Not all iPod威 or external USB device sub• Preset 4 – Genres
menu levels are available on this system.
• Preset 5 – Podcasts
• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current list
on the top line and the first item in that list on the
second line.
• To exit Browse mode without making a selection, press
the same PRESET button again to go back to Play
mode.
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.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
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威
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the
Uconnect威 phone system, but just one can be selected
and played.
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
Selecting Different Audio Device
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the
1. Press PHONE button to begin.
Uconnect威 phone system.
2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup⬙, then ⬙Select Audio Devices⬙.
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3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the Uconnect威
phone system to list audio devices.
Next Track
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the
radio and say “Next Track” to jump to the next music
track on your cellular phone.
Previous Track
Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
the radio and say “Previous Track” to start at the beginning of the current music track.
Browse
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Browsing is not available on a BTSA device. Only the
Wheel)
current song that is playing will display info.
The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
access the switches.
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Pressing the center button will make the radio switch CD Player
between the various modes available (AM/FM/SAT/ Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
CD/HDD/AUX, etc.).
will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand
after the current track begins to play.
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
The following describes the left-hand control operation in
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
each mode.
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
Radio Operation
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
center button will select the next available CD in the
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
player.
The button located in the center of the left-hand control
will tune to the next preset station that you have programmed in the radio preset pushbutton.
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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威 (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 air conditioning and heating system is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather. This
system can be operated through either the Automatic
Climate Controls on the instrument panel or through the
Uconnect威 8.4 system display if equipped.
When the Uconnect威 8.4 system is in different modes
(Radio, Player, Settings, More, etc.) the driver and passenger temperature settings will be indicated at the top of
the display.
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning — If
Manual Temperature Control
Equipped
The Manual Temperature Controls consist of a series of 1. Blower Control
Rotate this control to regulate the amount of air forced
outer rotary dials and inner push knobs.
through the ventilation system in any mode. The blower
speed increases as you move the control to the right from
the “O” (OFF) position. There are seven blower speeds.
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NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the • The A/C will engage automatically to prevent fogging
climate controls will not function during Remote Start
when the recirculation button is pressed and the mode
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
control is set to panel or Bi-Level.
position.
• Recirculated air is not allowed in Defrost modes. If the
Recirculation button is pressed while in this mode, the
2. Recirculation Control
LED indicator will flash several times then go out.
Pressing the Recirculation Control button will temporarRecirculation will be disabled automatically is this
ily put the system in recirculation mode. This can be used
mode is selected.
when outside conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or
high humidity are present. Activating recirculation will • The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbcause the LED in the control button to illuminate.
ing the mode control selection.
NOTE:
• When the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK
• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make
position, the recirculation feature will be cancelled.
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
3. Temperature Control
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
Rotate this control to regulate the temperature of the air
• The use of the Recirculation mode in cold or damp inside the passenger compartment. Rotating the dial left
weather will cause windows to fog on the inside, into the blue area of the scale indicates cooler temperabecause of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Select tures, while rotating right into the red area indicates
the outside air position for maximum defogging.
warmer temperatures.
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NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems
lower than expected, check the front of the A/C condenser located in front of the radiator for an accumulation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
4. Air Conditioning Control
Press this button to engage the Air Conditioning. A light
will illuminate when the Air Conditioning system is
engaged. Rotating the dial left into the blue area of the
scale indicates cooler temperatures, while rotating right
into the red area indicates warmer temperatures.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor will not engage
until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds.
• ECONOMY MODE
If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn
OFF the indicator light and the A/C compressor. Then,
move the temperature control to the desired temperature
and select only Panel, Bi-Level or Floor modes.
5. Mode Control (Air Direction)
Rotate this control to choose from several patterns of air
distribution. You can select either a primary mode as
identified by the symbols on the control, or a blend of
two of these modes. The closer the setting is to a
particular symbol, the more air distribution you receive
from that mode.
• Panel
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
• MAX A/C
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be
For maximum cooling use the A/C and recirculation aimed so that they are directed toward the rear seat
buttons at the same time.
passengers for maximum airflow to the rear.
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• Bi-Level
• Front Defrost
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets. Air is directed through the windshield and side window
demist outlets. Use this mode with maximum blower and
NOTE: For all settings, except full cold or full hot, there temperature settings for best windshield and side winis a difference in temperature between the upper and dow defrosting.
lower outlets. The warmer air flows to the floor outlets. NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in
This feature gives improved comfort during sunny but Mix, Defrost, or a blend of these modes, even if the Air
cool conditions.
Conditioning (A/C) button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve
• Floor
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a fuel economy, use these modes only when necessary.
small amount flowing through the defrost and side 6. Electronic Rear Window Defrost
window demist outlets.
Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster
and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped). An indica• Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side tor in the button will illuminate when the rear window
window demist outlets. This setting works best in defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an addithe windshield. This setting is good for maintaining tional 15 minutes of operation, press the button a second
time.
comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
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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.
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.
4
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.
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Uconnect姞 8.4 Climate Controls — If Equipped
Hard-Keys
The hard-keys are located below the Uconnect威 8.4
screen, in the center of the instrument panel.
Automatic Climate Controls — Hard-keys
Soft-Keys
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect威 8.4 system
screen.
Uconnect威 8.4 Automatic Temperature Controls —
Soft-Keys
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NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the
climate controls will not function during Remote Start
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
1. A/C Button
position. Blower control should be left in the “ON”
Press and release to change the current Air Conditioning
position to allow the climate control to either warm or
(A/C) setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON.
cool the vehicle
Performing this function will cause the automatic operation to switch into manual mode and the AUTO indicator Hard-key
will turn off.
The blower speed increases as you turn the control
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
2. Recirculation Button
speed decreases as you turn the knob counter-clockwise.
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
Soft-key
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
3. Blower Control
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
forced through the climate system. There are seven
area between the icons.
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
speeds can be selected using either hard-keys or soft-keys
as follows:
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-keys And
Soft-keys)
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4. Front Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Performing this function will cause the ATC
to switch into manual mode. The blower speed may
increase when Defrost mode is selected. If the front
defrost mode is turned off the climate system will return
the previous setting.
5. Rear Defrost Button
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).
An indicator will illuminate when the rear window
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after 15 minutes.
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.
6. Passenger Temperature Control Up Button
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
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NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will 10. Driver Temperature Control Down Button
automatically exit Sync.
Provides the driver with independent temperature control. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
7. Passenger Temperature Control Down Button
Provides the passenger with independent temperature NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automaticontrol. Push the button for cooler temperature settings. cally adjust the passenger temperature setting at the
same time.
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
automatically exit Sync.
11. Driver Temperature Control Up Button
Provides the driver with independent temperature con8. Climate Control OFF Button
trol. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
ON/OFF.
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically adjust the passenger temperature setting at the
9. AUTO Operation Button
same time.
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by
adjusting airflow distribution and amount. Performing
this function will cause the ATC to switch between
manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic
Operation” for more information.
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12. Modes
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
demist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
as follows:
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort
conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets
and warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of
• Panel Mode
air is directed through the defrost and side window
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument panel. demister outlets.
Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to
• Mix Mode
direct the flow of air. The air vanes of the center outlets
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
and outboard outlets can be moved up and down or side
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or
to side to regulate airflow direction. There is a shut off
snowy conditions.
wheel located below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the
• Defrost Mode
amount of airflow from these outlets.
Air comes from the windshield and side window demist
• Bi-Level Mode
outlets. Use Defrost mode with maximum temperature
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets and
settings for best windshield and side window defrosting
floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed
and defogging. When the defrost mode is selected, the
through the defrost and side window demister outlets.
blower level may increase.
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NOTE:
13. SYNC
Press the Sync soft-key to toggle the Sync feature On/Off. • If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
select Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
The Sync indicator is illuminated when this feature is
enabled. Sync is used to synchronize the passenger
• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
temperature setting with the driver temperature setting.
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser (loChanging the passenger temperature setting while in
cated in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of
Sync will automatically exit this feature.
dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from
Climate Control Functions
behind the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric
front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
A/C (Air Conditioning)
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning Recirculation
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
system. When the air conditioning system is turned on,
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
cool dehumidified air will flow through the outlets into
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
the cabin. For improved fuel economy, press the A/C
pressing the Recirculation control button. The
button to turn off the air conditioning and manually
recirculation indicator will illuminate when this button is
adjust the blower and airflow mode settings.
selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the
Recirculation mode and allow outside air into the vehicle.
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NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. On systems with
Manual Climate Controls, the Recirculation mode is not
allowed in Defrost mode to improve window clearing
operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if
this mode is selected. Attempting to use Recirculation
while in this mode will cause the LED in the control
button to blink and then turn off.
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and passenger
temperature hard or soft control buttons (6, 7, 10, 11).
Once the desired temperature is displayed, the system
will achieve and automatically maintain that comfort
level.
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
not necessary to change the settings. You will experience
the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the system to
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
ATC Hard-keys are located in the center of the instru- function automatically.
ment panel.
NOTE:
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect威 8.4 system • It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
screen.
the temperature, mode and blower speed to provide
Automatic Operation
comfort as quickly as possible.
1. Press the AUTO hard-key or soft-key button (9) on the
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
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• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable
feature. Refer to the “Uconnect威 8.4 System Settings”
in this section of the manual.
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
by selecting one of the available mode settings. A/C
operation and Recirculation control can also be manually
selected in Manual operation.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic Operating Tips
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for
on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
suggested control settings for various weather condiincrease in speed and transition into Auto mode.
tions.
Manual Operation
Summer Operation
The system allows for manual selection of blower speed,
The engine cooling system in air-conditioned vehicles
air distribution mode, A/C status and recirculation conmust be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
trol.
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene
adjusting the blower control. The fan will now operate at glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended.
a fixed speed until additional speeds are selected. This Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
allows the front occupants to control the volume of air Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
circulated in the vehicle and cancel the Auto mode.
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NOTE:
Winter Operation
Use of the air Recirculation mode during Winter months is • Recirculate without A/C should not be used for long
not recommended because it may cause window fogging.
periods, as fogging may occur.
• Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will automatiVacation Storage
cally adjust the climate control settings to reduce or
Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service
eliminate window fogging on the front windshield.
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the Outside Air Intake
fresh air and high blower setting. This will ensure Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
of compressor damage when the system is started again. collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
Window Fogging
Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly re- Winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
moved by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The slush, and snow.
Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem increase blower speed.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
rainy or humid weather.
A/C Air Filter
The climate control system filters outside air containing
dust, pollen and some odors. Strong odors cannot be totally
filtered out. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for filter replacement instructions.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . 379
▫ Turbocharger “Cool Down” – If Equipped . . . 383
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . 380
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 383
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 380
䡵 Manual Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 384
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
▫ Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –30°F Or ⫺34°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Extended Park Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
䡵 Automatic Transmission — If Equipped . . . . . . 386
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . 388
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▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
(1.4L Turbo Engine Only — Ddct) . . . . . . . . . 389
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
(2.0L And 2.4L Engine Only — 6F24) . . . . . . 399
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
䡵 AutoStick威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
䡵 Driving On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
䡵 Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
䡵 Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
䡵 Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . 415
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . 415
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . 418
▫ Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . 423
䡵 Tire Safety Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . 430
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▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . 431
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . 432
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
䡵 Tires — General Information
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
䡵 Tire Chains (Traction Devices) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
䡵 Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . 438
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) . . . . . 449
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire
And Wheel – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . 440
▫ Full Size Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 441
▫ Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 441
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
▫ Premium System – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 454
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
䡵 Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
▫ 1.4L Turbo Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
▫ 2.0L And 2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
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▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458 䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . 467
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . 459
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . 461
䡵 Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
䡵 Vehicle Loading
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 472
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477
䡵 Recreational Towing
(Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your 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.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go
in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Before starting the engine fully apply the parking brake,
press the clutch pedal to the floor, and place the shift
lever in NEUTRAL.
NOTE:
• The engine will not start unless the clutch pedal is
(Continued)
pressed to the floor.
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• If the key will not turn and the steering wheel is Normal Starting
locked, rotate the wheel in either direction to relieve
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
pressure on the locking mechanism and then turn the
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
key.
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
accelerator pedal.
The shift lever must be in the PARK or NEUTRAL
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes To start the engine, the transmission must be in PARK or
before shifting to any driving gear.
NEUTRAL. Press and hold the brake pedal while pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button once. The system
NOTE: You must press the brake pedal before shifting
takes over and attempts to start the vehicle. If the vehicle
out of PARK.
fails to start, the starter will disengage automatically after
Keyless Enter-N-Go – If Equipped
10 seconds. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine
This feature allows the driver to oper- prior to the engine starting, press the button again.
ate the ignition switch with the push
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
of a button, as long as the ENGINE
START/STOP Button
START/STOP button is installed and
the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) trans- 1. Place the shift lever in PARK, then press and release
mitter
is
in
the
passenger the ENGINE START/STOP button.
compartment.
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2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
Keyless Enter-N-Go Functions – With Driver’s Foot
OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or NEUTRAL
Position)
The Keyless Enter-N-Go feature operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four positions, OFF, ACC, RUN
and START. To change the ignition switch positions
without starting the vehicle and use the accessories
follow these steps.
3. If the shift lever is not in PARK, the ENGINE START/
STOP button must be held for two seconds and vehicle
speed must be above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine
will shut off. The ignition switch position will remain in
the ACC position until the shift lever is in PARK and the
button is pressed twice to the OFF position. If the shift
lever is not in PARK and the ENGINE START/STOP
button is pressed once, the EVIC (if equipped) will • Starting with the ignition switch in the OFF position:
display a “Vehicle Not In Park” message and the engine
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to
will remain running. Never leave a vehicle out of the
change the ignition switch to the ACC position (EVIC
PARK position, or it could roll.
displays “IGNITION MODE ACCESSORY”),
NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
to change the ignition switch to the RUN position
PARK, the system will automatically time out after
(EVIC displays “IGNITION MODE RUN”),
30 minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
OFF position.
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• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time 3. If the engine fails to start within 25 seconds, turn the
to return the ignition switch to the OFF position (EVIC ignition switch to the STOP (OFF/LOCK) position, wait
60 seconds to allow the starter to cool, then repeat the
displays “IGNITION MODE OFF”).
Extended Park Starting procedure.
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –30°F or ⫺34°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of If Engine Fails To Start
an externally powered electric engine block heater (avail- If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
able from your authorized dealer) is required for the 1.4L “Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” proceTurbo and 2.4L engines and recommended for the 2.0L dures, it may be flooded. Push the accelerator pedal all
the way to the floor and hold it there. Crank the engine
engine.
for no more than 15 seconds. This should clear any excess
Extended Park Starting
fuel in case the engine is flooded. Leave the ignition key
NOTE: Extended Park condition occurs when the ve- in the ON position, release the accelerator pedal and
hicle has not been started or driven for at least 35 days. repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
1. Install a battery charger or jumper cables to the battery
to ensure a full battery charge during the crank cycle.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it when the engine starts.
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WARNING!
Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not continuously
crank the engine for more than 25 seconds at a time.
Wait 60 seconds before trying again.
After Starting
The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
warms up.
Turbocharger “Cool Down” – If Equipped
This vehicle is equipped with an after-run pump to cool
the turbocharger after the engine is shut off. Depending
on the type of driving and the amount of cargo, the pump
will run for up to 10 minutes after the engine has been
shut off to circulate coolant through the turbocharger.
Although the pump is rubber-mounted for quiet operation, it is normal to hear it running during this time.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
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MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended without having the parking
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
especially on an incline.
CAUTION!
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch
pedal, or attempt to hold the vehicle on a hill with the
clutch pedal partially engaged, as this will cause
abnormal wear on the clutch.
Shifting
Fully press the clutch pedal before shifting gears. As you
release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator
pedal.
You should always use first gear when starting from a
standing position.
Recommended Vehicle Shift Speeds
To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for both
fuel economy and performance, it should be upshifted as
listed in recommended shift speed chart. Shift at the
vehicle speeds listed for acceleration. When heavily
loaded or pulling a trailer these recommended up-shift
speeds may not apply.
NOTE: During cold weather, you may experience increased effort in shifting until the transmission fluid
warms up. This is normal.
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Manual Transmission Shift Speeds in MPH (KM/H)
EnSpeeds 1 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5 5 to 6
gine
1.4L, Accel. 15 (24)
24
34
47
56
2.0L
(39)
(55)
(76)
(90)
and Cruise 10 (16)
19
27
37
41
2.4L
(31)
(43)
(60)
(66)
Engines
Downshifting
Moving from a high gear down to a lower gear is
recommended to preserve brakes when driving down
steep hills. In addition, downshifting at the right time
provides better acceleration when you desire to resume
speed. Downshift progressively. Do not skip gears to
avoid overspeeding the engine and clutch.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip, and the vehicle could skid.
CAUTION!
When descending a hill, be very careful to downshift
one gear at a time to prevent overspeeding the engine
which can cause valve damage, and/or clutch disc
damage, even if the clutch pedal is pressed.
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Maximum Recommended Downshift Speeds
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Failure to follow the maximum recommended downshifting speeds may cause the engine to overspeed
and/or damage the clutch disc, even if the clutch
pedal is pressed.
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle
speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing on the brake pedal.
Manual Transmission Downshift Speeds in MPH
(KM/H)
Gear
Selec6 to 5
5 to 4
4 to 3
3 to 2 2 to 1
tion
Maxi80 (129) 70 (113) 50 (81) 30 (48) 15 (24)
mum
Speed
NOTE: You MUST press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 on
the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate
quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose
control of the vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift into gear when the engine is
idling normally and your foot is firmly pressing
the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the key fob.
When the ignition is in the OFF position the shift
lever is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle
against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob and lock your vehicle.
(Continued)
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 a vehicle equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN position. A
child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Key Ignition Park Interlock
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK
before the ignition switch can be turned to the OFF
position. The key fob can only be removed from the
ignition when the ignition is in the OFF position and the
shift lever is locked in PARK.
NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the
key fob in the ignition cylinder switch 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 PARK
unless the brakes are applied. To move the shift lever out
of PARK, the ignition switch must be turned to the
ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake
pedal must be pressed.
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Six-Speed Automatic Transmission (1.4L Turbo
Engine Only — DDCT)
The shift lever position display (located in the instrument
cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. You must
press the brake pedal to move the shift lever out of PARK
(refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in
this section). To drive, press the button on the front of the
shift lever and 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).
This transmission is programmed to prevent shifting
from REVERSE to DRIVE or DRIVE to REVERSE, if
vehicle speed is above 6 mph (10 km/h). This safety
feature helps protect your transmission from damage.
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE should be
done only when the accelerator pedal is released and the
vehicle is stopped. Be sure to keep your foot on the brake
pedal when shifting between these gears.
The transmission shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE, and AutoStick威 shift positions. Manual
shifts can be made using the AutoStick威 shift control
(refer to “AutoStick威” in this section for further information). Moving the shift lever rearward (+) or forward (-)
while in the AutoStick威 position (beside the Drive position) will manually select the transmission gear, and will
display the current gear in the instrument cluster as 6, 5,
4, 3, 2, 1.
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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.
When parking on a level surface, you may place the shift
lever in PARK 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
Shift Lever
move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precauGear Ranges
tion, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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 on
the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate
quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose
control of the vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift into gear when the engine is
idling normally and your foot is firmly pressing
the brake pedal.
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WARNING! (Continued)
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,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the key fob.
When the ignition is in the OFF position the shift
lever is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle
against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob 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 a vehicle equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN position. A
child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the ON/RUN position, press the brake
pedal, and press the button on the front of the shift
knob. Otherwise, damage to the shift lever could
result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as
this can damage the drivetrain.
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 the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
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 until it stops and is fully seated.
• Look at the shift lever position display and verify that
it indicates the PARK position.
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WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in 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 all forward gears. The
DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
To maximize fuel economy, the Dual Dry Clutch automatic transmission uses a geartrain arrangement similar
to a manual transmission. Therefore, you should become
familiar with some of the normal operational characteristics of the DDCT:
• During low-speed driving conditions in first gear,
vehicle momentum changes may feel exaggerated in
response to changes in accelerator pedal position. This
behavior is normal and is similar to vehicles equipped
with a manual transmission.
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• At low speeds you may hear mechanical noises similar
to a manual transmission as the transmission changes
gears. These noises are normal and will not damage
the transmission.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, or traveling into strong head winds,
use the AutoStick威 shift control (refer to “AutoStick威” in
this section for further information) to select a lower gear.
• Very aggressive driving may result in some clutch
Under these conditions, using a lower gear will improve
odor similar to a manual transmission. An active
performance and extend transmission life by reducing
warning message will display in the Instrument Clusexcessive shifting and heat buildup.
ter if cool down actions are needed.
During extremely cold temperatures, the transmission
• When stopped on an incline, always hold the vehicle
will not operate if the oil temperature is -22°F (-30°C) or
in place using the brakes. On steep inclines, Hill Start
below. Allow the engine to idle briefly with the transmisAssist (HSA) will temporarily hold the car in position
sion in PARK in order to warm the fluid. Normal
when the brake pedal is released. If the accelerator
operation will resume once the transmission oil is suffipedal is not applied after a short time, the car will roll
ciently warm.
back. Either reapply the brake (to hold the vehicle) or
press the accelerator to climb the hill.
• Before and after the engine is started, you may hear a
hydraulic pump for a short period of time. This noise
is normal and will not damage the transmission.
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Instrument Cluster Messages
Messages will be displayed in the instrument cluster to
alert the driver when certain unusual conditions occur.
These messages are described below.
MESSAGE
GEAR NOT AVAILABLE
SHIFT NOT ALLOWED
SHIFT TO NEUTRAL – THEN D or R
DESCRIPTION
In AutoStick威 mode, the gear selected by the driver is not
available due to a fault condition. See your authorized
dealer for diagnosis and service.
The gear position requested by the driver is currently
blocked. This occurs if NEUTRAL is requested while moving
(with the throttle opened), if REVERSE is requested while
moving (at 6 mph [10 km/h] or faster), if DRIVE is requested while moving backwards (at 6 mph [10 km/h] or
faster), or if 3rd gear or higher is requested at a stop. Make
sure the vehicle is stopped before engaging DRIVE or REVERSE.
The transmission has shifted itself into NEUTRAL (due to a
fault condition, or overheat due to excessive idling when
stopped in DRIVE with the brakes released), but the shift
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MESSAGE
AUTOSTICK NOT AVAILABLE
AUTOMATIC MODE NOT AVAILABLE
REDUCE GEAR CHANGES
TRANS. GETTING HOT PRESS BRAKE
DESCRIPTION
lever remains in gear. Shift into NEUTRAL and then back
into gear for continued driving. If the transmission will not
re-engage, see your authorized dealer.
AutoStick威 mode is unavailable due to a shift lever fault.
See your authorized dealer for diagnosis and service.
The transmission is unable to shift itself automatically, due
to a fault condition. Use the AutoStick威 mode to shift the
transmission manually. See your authorized dealer for diagnosis and service.
The transmission pump is overheating. In AutoStick威 mode,
try to drive in one specific gear as much as possible, avoiding frequent gear changes. In DRIVE, the transmission will
automatically modify its shift schedule to reduce the number
of shifts.
The transmission driving clutch is overheating, usually due
to repeated launches in stop-and-go traffic. Pull over and
allow the transmission to cool in NEUTRAL until “TRANS.
COOL READY TO DRIVE ” is displayed.
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MESSAGE
TRANS. HOT STOP SAFELY SHIFT TO P
SERVICE TRANSMISSION
SERVICE SHIFTER
ENGAGE PARK BRAKE
DESCRIPTION
The transmission driving clutch has overheated. Pull over
and shift the transmission into PARK and allow the vehicle
to cool until “TRANS. COOL READY TO DRIVE” is displayed.
A transmission fault has been detected. See your authorized
dealer for diagnosis and service.
A shift lever fault has been detected. See your authorized
dealer for diagnosis and service.
The sensor that confirms PARK engagement is not functioning properly. Engage the parking brake to ensure that the
vehicle will not roll when in PARK.
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, some gears will be
unavailable. The transmission will operate only in a
certain select set of gears (such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and
Reverse, or 1st, 3rd, 5th, and Reverse, or 2nd, 4th, and 6th
[with no Reverse]). PARK and NEUTRAL will continue
to be available. 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.
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In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the service is required.
following steps:
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission (2.0L And
2.4L Engine Only — 6F24)
1. Stop the vehicle.
The shift lever position display (located in the instrument
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. You must
press the brake pedal to move the shift lever out of PARK
3. Turn the engine OFF.
(refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
this section). To drive, press the button on the front of the
shift lever, and move the shift lever from PARK or
5. Restart the engine.
NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
operation.
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recomvehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
hundred miles (kilometers).
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
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Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped. allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when This is especially important when the engine is cold.
shifting between these gears.
PARK
The transmission shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEU- This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
TRAL, DRIVE, and AutoStick威 shift positions. Manual transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
shifts can be made using the AutoStick威 shift control Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
(refer to “AutoStick威” in this section for further informa- motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
tion). Moving the shift lever rearward (+) or forward (-) vehicle in this range.
while in the AutoStick威 position (beside the Drive posiWhen parking on a level surface, you may place the shift
tion) will manually select the transmission gear, and will
lever in PARK first, and then apply the parking brake.
display the current gear in the instrument cluster as 6, 5,
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
4, 3, 2, 1.
placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the
Gear Ranges
transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precauNEUTRAL into another gear range.
tion, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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 on
the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate
quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose
control of the vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift into gear when the engine is
idling normally and your foot is firmly pressing
the brake pedal.
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WARNING! (Continued)
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,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the key fob.
When the ignition is in the OFF position, the shift
lever is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle
against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob 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 a vehicle equipped with 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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• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the ON/RUN position, press the brake
pedal, and press the button on the front of the shift
knob. Otherwise, damage to the shift lever could
result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as
this can damage the drivetrain.
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 the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
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 until it stops and is fully seated.
• Look at the shift lever position display and verify that
it indicates the PARK position.
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WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in 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.
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 AutoStick威 shift
control (refer to “AutoStick威” in this section for further
information) to select a lower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower gear will improve performance and
extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting
and heat buildup.
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If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operating
limits, the transmission controller will modify the transmission shift schedule and expand the range of torque
converter clutch engagement. This is done to prevent
transmission damage due to overheating. If the transmission becomes extremely hot, the “Transmission Temperature Warning Light” may illuminate and the transmission
may operate differently until the transmission cools down.
in fourth gear regardless of which forward gear is
selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue
to operate. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
During very cold temperatures (-4°F [-20°C] or below),
1. Stop the vehicle.
transmission operation may be modified depending on
engine and transmission temperature as well as vehicle 2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
speed. Normal operation will resume once the transmis3. Turn the engine OFF.
sion temperature has risen to a suitable level.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored electronically for 5. Restart the engine.
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
operation.
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NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
• vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatiservice is required.
cally at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
Overdrive Operation
different feeling or response during normal operation in
The automatic transmission includes an electronically the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
controlled Overdrive (sixth gear). The transmission will some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following conNOTE: Engagement of the torque converter clutch is
ditions are present:
inhibited at very cold temperatures. Because the engine
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
speed is higher when the torque converter clutch is not
engaged, it may seem as if the transmission is not shifting
• the transmission fluid has reached an adequate teminto Overdrive when cold. This is normal. The torque
perature,
converter clutch will function normally once the trans• the engine coolant has reached an adequate tempera- mission is sufficiently warm.
ture,
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AUTOSTICK姞
AutoStick威 is a driver-interactive transmission feature
providing manual shift control, giving you more control
of the vehicle. AutoStick威 allows you to maximize engine
braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts,
and improve overall vehicle performance.
rearward (+) or forward (-), unless an engine lugging or
overspeed condition would result. It will remain in the
selected gear until another upshift or downshift is chosen, except as described below.
• The transmission will automatically downshift to first
gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver
should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the
This system can also provide you with more control
vehicle is accelerated.
during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions,
mountain driving, and many other situations.
• You can start out, from a stop, in first or second gear.
Tapping (+) (at a stop) will allow starting in second
Operation
When the shift lever is in the AutoStick威 position (beside
gear. Starting out in second gear is helpful in snowy or
the DRIVE position), it can be moved forward and
icy conditions.
rearward. This allows the driver to manually select the
• The transmission will automatically upshift when nectransmission gear being used. Moving the shift lever
essary to prevent engine over-speed.
forward (-) triggers a downshift and rearward (+) an
upshift. The current gear is displayed in the instrument • If a requested downshift would cause the engine to
over-speed, that shift will not occur.
cluster. In AutoStick威 mode, the transmission will shift
up or down when the driver moves the shift lever
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• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick威 is engaged.
• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when
AutoStick威 is engaged.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
• If the system detects powertrain overheating, the
transmission will revert to automatic shift mode and
remain in that mode until the powertrain cools off.
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
• If the system detects a problem, it will disable Acceleration
AutoStick威 mode and the transmission will return to Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slipthe automatic mode until the problem is corrected.
pery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
To disengage AutoStick威 mode, return the shift lever to erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
the DRIVE position. You can shift in or out of the when there is a difference in the surface traction under
AutoStick威 position at any time without taking your foot the front (driving) wheels.
off the accelerator pedal.
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2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the
front wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle
and possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.).
Traction
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
be observed:
3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first
become visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a sudden
stop.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
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Flowing/Rising Water
CAUTION!
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Caution
and Warning before doing so.
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water may cause damage to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil,
transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination
(i.e., fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance)
after driving through standing water. Do not continue to operate the vehicle if any fluid appears
contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping distances. Therefore, after driving through
standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on
the brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your
passengers, and others around you.
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PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave an
automatic transmission in PARK, or manual transmission
in REVERSE or first gear.
The parking brake lever is located in the center console.
To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
completely.
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the automatic
transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning
Light” will flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime
will sound to alert the driver. Fully release the parking
brake before attempting to move the vehicle.
Parking Brake
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
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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.
WARNING! (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 or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and a collision.
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• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also, be certain to leave an automatic
transmission in PARK, a manual transmission in
REVERSE or first gear. Failure to do so may cause
the vehicle to roll and cause damage or injury.
POWER STEERING
The electric power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will vary its assist to provide
light efforts while parking and good feel while driving. If
the electric steering system experiences a fault that
prevents it from providing assist, you will still have the
ability to steer the vehicle manually.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
Continued operation with reduced assist could pose
a safety risk to yourself and others. Service should be
obtained as soon as possible.
WARNING! (Continued)
If the Steering icon is flashing, it indicates that the vehicle
needs to be taken to the dealer for service. It is likely the
vehicle has lost power steering assistance.
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If the Steering icon is displayed and the “SERVICE
POWER STEERING” message is displayed the EVIC
screen, this indicates the vehicle needs to be taken to the
dealer for potential service. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
Control System (TCS), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM),
Trailer Sway Control (TCS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Brake
Lock Differential (BLD), and Electronic Stability Control
(ESC). These systems work together to enhance both
vehicle stability and control in various driving conditions.
NOTE:
• Even if the power steering assistance is no longer
operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle.
Under these conditions there will be a substantial
increase in steering effort, especially at low speeds and
during parking maneuvers.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system automatically prevents
wheel lock, reduces stop distance, and enhances vehicle
control during stop.
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you
service.
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
related motor noises. These noises are the system perELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
forming its self-check cycle to ensure that the ABS is
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic working properly. This self-check occurs each time the
brake control system. This system includes Anti-Lock vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction
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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 also 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),
• The clicking sound of solenoid valves,
• Brake pedal pulsations, and
• A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
of the stop.
WARNING!
• The ABS contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference
caused by improperly installed or high output
radio transmitting equipment. This interference
can cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should be
performed by qualified professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need
to slow down or stop.
(Continued)
These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and
tires or the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• 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.
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
The “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” monitors the ABS. The light will turn on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position
and may stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the “ABS Warning Light” remains on or comes on
while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock portion of the
brake system is not functioning and that service is
required. However, the conventional brake system will
continue to operate normally if the “Brake System Warning Light” is not on.
If the “ABS Warning Light” is on, the brake system
should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the
benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “ABS Warning Light”
does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and the ON position, have the light repaired as soon as
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce possible.
accurate signals for the computer.
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If both the “Brake System Warning Light” and the “ABS
Warning Light” remain on, the ABS and Electronic Brake
Force Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning.
Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
ABS. Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best
BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of the system, you
must apply continuous braking pressure during the
stopping sequence, (do not “pump” the brakes). Do not
reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
desired. Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is
deactivated.
WARNING!
The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. BAS
cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting
from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of a
BAS-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a
reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Traction Control System (TCS)
The system monitors the amount of wheel spin at each
wheel by using individual wheel speed sensors. If wheel
spin is detected, brake pressure is applied to the slipping
wheel(s) and engine power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and stability. A feature of the TCS
functions similar to a limited slip differential and controls
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the wheel spin across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driving maneuvers. It cannot prevent wheel lift due to
driven axle is spinning faster than the other, the system other factors, such as road conditions, leaving the roadwill apply the brake of the spinning wheel. This will way, or striking objects or other vehicles.
allow more engine torque to be applied to the wheel that
WARNING!
is not spinning. This feature remains active even if TCS
and ESC are in the “Partial Off” mode. Refer to “ElecMany factors, such as vehicle loading, road conditronic Stability Control (ESC)” in this section for more
tions, and driving conditions, influence the chance
information.
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
prevent all wheel lift or rollovers, especially those
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the or other vehicles. The capabilities of an ERMspeed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckof change of the steering wheel angle and vehicle’s speed less or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then the user’s safety or the safety of others.
applies the appropriate brake and may also reduce
engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will
occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or
evasive driving maneuvers. ERM can only reduce the
chance of wheel lift occurring during severe or evasive
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Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively swaying trailer. TSC activates automatically once
the excessively swaying trailer is recognized. When TSC
is functioning, the “ESC Light” will flash, the engine
power will be reduced, and you will feel the brake being
applied to individual wheels in an attempt to stop the
trailer from swaying.
WARNING! (Continued)
• If TSC activates while towing a trailer, stop the
vehicle at the nearest safe location and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate the trailer sway.
• Failure to follow these warnings can result in a
collision or serious personal injury.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
NOTE: The TSC is disabled when the ESC system is in The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
the “Partial Off” mode.
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
WARNING!
period of time after the driver’s foot is removed from the
• TSC cannot stop all trailers from swaying. Always brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
use caution when towing a trailer and follow the during this short period of time, the system will release
tongue weight recommendations. Refer to ”Ve- brake pressure and the vehicle can roll after brake
hicle Loading” and “Trailer Towing” in “Starting pressure is released. The system will release brake pressure in proportion to the amount of throttle applied as
and Operating” for further information.
the vehicle starts to move in the intended direction of
(Continued) travel.
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8. Turn steering wheel 200 degrees counter clockwise,
just over half a turn from center position. Press the ⬙ESC
NOTE: Vehicle roll back mitigation will not be present
off ⬙ button 4 times.
with this feature disabled.
9. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and continue
Hill Start assist can be disabled if desired. This procedure
in a clockwise direction until 200 degrees past center.
applies to vehicles equipped with a manual or Powertech
transmission.
10. Turn the ignition to off position.
Hill Start Assist Disable Procedure
1. Wheels must be pointed straight ahead, on a level 11. If procedure was done correctly, ESC malfunction
surface.
lamp will flashfour times after engine starts.
2. Automatic transmission should be in PARK.
12. Procedure must be completed within 90 seconds.
3. Place manual transmission in NEUTRAL if equipped
13. Repeat the condition to re-enable Hill Start Assist
(HSA).
4. Begin with the ignition OFF.
6. Start engine and wait for ESC OFF lamp to turn off.
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
7. Apply brake pedal.
• Vehicle must be stopped.
5. Engage park brake.
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• Vehicle must be on a 2–7% approximate grade (de- Towing With HSA
HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
pending on equipped transmission).
when pulling a trailer.
• Gear selection matches vehicle direction (i.e., vehicle
facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backing uphill
WARNING!
is in REVERSE gear).
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
HSA will work in all forward gears, reverse and neutral
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
(if equipped with a manual transmission) when the
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
activation criteria have been met. The system will not
brake pedal is released, there may not be enough
activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUTRAL or PARK.
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
WARNING!
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
rolling down the hill while resuming acceleration,
7%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
manually activate the trailer brake prior to releaswhen the system will not activate and slight rolling
ing the brake pedal. Always remember the driver
may occur. This could cause a collision with another
is responsible for braking the vehicle.
vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
(Continued)
responsible for braking the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
ESC reduces engine torque and applies brake pressure to
select individual wheels to mitigate vehicle under-steer
and vehicle over-steer. The system uses engine torque
reduction along with individual wheel brake pressure to
correct under-steer and over-steer conditions.
• Over-steer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Under-steer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
ESC Off Indicator Light
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for over-steering and under-steering the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel. Engine In some cases, when accelerating from stop on steep
power may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain grades, it may be beneficial to turn off ESC. Once the
grade ascent is complete, ESC can be turned on again.
the desired path.
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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.
• ESC also cannot prevent collisions resulting from
loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate driver
input for the conditions. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent collisions.
• 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.
position. It should go out with the engine running. The
“ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will flash
to indicate the system is actively correcting an undesirable vehicle condition. This includes Yaw control, traction
control, and trailer sway control. If the lamp remains
solid under normal driving conditions, your vehicle
should be serviced at an authorized dealer.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” starts
to flash as soon as the tires lose traction and the ESC
system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
flashes when the Traction Control System (TCS) or trailer
sway is active. If the “ESC Activation/ Malfunction
Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease
up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to the
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on prevailing road conditions.
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
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Full On
This is the normal operating mode for ESC. Whenever
the vehicle is started the system will be in this mode. This
mode should be used for most driving situations. ESC
should only be turned to “Partial Off” for specific reasons
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
as noted. Refer to “Partial Off” for additional informawill be ON even if it was turned off previously.
tion.
• The ESC system may make buzzing or clicking sounds
Partial Off
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
The “ESC Off” button is located in the switch bank above
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
the climate control. To enter the “Partial Off” mode,
that caused the ESC activation.
momentarily press the “ESC Off” button and the “ESC
Off Indicator Light” will illuminate. To turn the ESC on
ESC Operating Modes
again, momentarily press the “ESC Off” button and the
The ESC system has two available operating modes.
“ESC Off Indicator Light” will turn off. This will restore
the normal “ESC On” mode of operation.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
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WARNING!
• When in ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode, the TCS functionality
of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described in the TCS section), has been disabled and
the ⴖESC Off Indicator Lightⴖ will be illuminated.
When in ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode, the engine power
reduction feature of TCS is disabled, and the
enhanced vehicle stability offered by the ESC
system is reduced.
• Trailer Sway control (TSC) is disabled when the
ESC system is in the ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode.
NOTE: When driving with snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow, sand, or gravel, it may be desirable
to allow more wheel spin when starting off in snow, mud,
sand, gravel, or when using tire chains. This can be
accomplished by momentarily pressing the ⬙ESC off”
button to enter partial mode “Partial Off” mode. Once the
situation requiring “Partial Off” mode is overcome, turn
ESC back on by momentarily pressing the “ESC Off”
button. This may be done while the vehicle is in motion.
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NOTE:
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
• 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
• 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.
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
• 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.
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 And Loading Information Placard
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
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
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
Loading
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You the weight referenced here.
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuInformation placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg”
of this manual.
on your vehicle’s placard.
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX” • The following table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the amount of
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
(295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
[295 kg]).
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo • For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
(392 kg).
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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Safety
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:
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.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to
the right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Economy
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel
consumption.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the left
side “B” Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side door.
Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information for vehicle loads that are less than the
maximum loaded vehicle condition. These pressure conditions will be found in the “Supplemental Tire Pressure
Information” section of this manual.
The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride.
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the Winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
outside temperature condition.
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours or driven less than Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire during operation. Do not reduce this normal pressure
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
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 conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
temperature changes.
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
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loading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- Radial Ply Tires
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
WARNING!
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
WARNING!
poorly. The instability could cause a collision. AlHigh speed driving with your vehicle under maxiways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
mum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
combine them with other types of tires.
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
75 mph (120 km/h).
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
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vehicle. If your vehicle has this option refer to an Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
authorized tire dealer for the recommended tire rotation The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
pattern.
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
If your vehicle is not equipped with an original equipthe Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
ment tire and wheel as a spare, a non-matching tempodriver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
rary emergency use spare may be equipped with your
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
vehicle. Temporary use spares are engineered to be used
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
only with your vehicle. Your vehicle may be equipped
80D18 103M.
with one of the following types of non-matching temporary use spares; compact, full size, or limited-use. Do not T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
install more than one non-matching temporary use spare
Since this tire has limited tread life the original equiptire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
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.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
wheel on the vehicle at any given time
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WARNING!
Compact 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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Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
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.
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 longer than 30 seconds continuously without
stopping when you are stuck.
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.
Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
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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
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.
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 Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
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Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. (Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
The Load Index and Speed Symbol for your tire will be
found on the original equipment tire sidewall. See the
Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety
Information section of this manual for more information
relating to the Load Index and Speed Symbol of a tire.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
those of the original wheels.
It is recommended you contact your original equipment
or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may
have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
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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 other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
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TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer
• Install on Front Tires
• Due to limited clearance, a 225/45R17 tire with a
Security Chain Company (SCC) Super Z6 low profile
traction device or equivalent is recommended
WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove the damaged parts of the device before
further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then
retighten after driving about 1⁄2 mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pavement.
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
tire inflation pressures.
SNOW TIRES
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
during the winter. All season tires can be identified by the and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states proM+S designation on the tire sidewall.
hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
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TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
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.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
Tire Rotation
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects, or
natural pressure loss through the tire.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure
will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based
on “cold inflation tire pressure”. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will
also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased pressure.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates,
you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended
cold placard pressure in order for the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light to turn off. The system will
automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light will turn off once the system receives the
updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in
order for the TPMS to receive this information.
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For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 23 psi (158 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle
may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately
27 psi (186 kPa), but the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will still be ON. In this situation, the Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF only after the
tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold
placard pressure value.
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warnings have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system
operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same
size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can
cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire
sealants or balance beads if your vehicle is
equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors
may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
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NOTE:
• 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 gauge, even if underinflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination
of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.
Base System
This is the TPMS warning indicator located in the
instrument cluster.
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve
stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver
Module.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle regularly
and to maintain the proper pressure.
The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver Module
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, • Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
the tire.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster, a “Inflate Tire to XX”
message will be displayed for a minimum of five seconds, and an audible chime will be activated when one or
more of the four active road tire pressures are low. Should
this occur, you should stop as soon as possible, check the
inflation pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate
each tire to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard
pressure value. The recommended cold placard pressure
value is the pressure value in the ⬙Inflate Tire to XX⬙
message displayed in the EVIC. The system will automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light
will extinguish and the “Inflate Tire to XX” message will
turn off once the updated tire pressures have been
received. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
information.
Service TPMS Warnings
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime and display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of 5 seconds. If the ignition key is
cycled, this sequence will repeat providing the system
fault still exists. The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will turn off when the fault condition no longer
exists. A system fault can occur with any of the following
scenarios:
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
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4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
and then remain on solid and a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message will be displayed for a minimum of
5 seconds.
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
wheel and tire assembly.
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor solid and a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message will be
the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
displayed for a minimum of 5 seconds.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
limit in any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may
need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 min(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
utes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the Tire Pressure Moniinformation.
toring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds
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 key cycle, a chime will
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
and “Inflate Tire to XX” message will still turn ON due to
the low tire.
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Tire Pressure Monitoring 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. The audible chime will sound once
every ignition cycle for the first condition that it detects.
In addition, the EVIC will display a “Inflate Tire to XX”
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
message for a minimum of five seconds and a graphic of
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
the pressure value(s) with the low tire(s) flashing or
the proper pressure.
displayed in a different color. The recommended cold
placard pressure inflation value is the pressure value
The TPMS consists of the following components:
displayed in the ⬙Inflate Tire to XX⬙ message displayed in
• Receiver Module
the EVIC.
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages, active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information and inflate all tires that are flashing on the graphic
Center (EVIC)
display to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value. The system will automatically update, the
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
“Inflate Tire to XX” message will no longer be displayed,
Premium System – If Equipped
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve
stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the receiver
module.
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the graphic display of the pressure value(s) will stop
flashing or return to their normal color, and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Light will extinguish once the updated tire pressure(s) have been received. The vehicle
may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) to receive this information.
Service TPMS Message
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds, and then remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. The EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds. This text
message is then followed by a graphic display, with “- -“
in place of the pressure value(s) indicating which Tire
Pressure Monitoring Sensor(s) is not being received.
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
with any of the following scenarios:
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
The EVIC will also display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat, message for a minimum of five seconds and the Tire
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off
no longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale for 75 seconds, and then remain on solid when a system
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fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
detected. In this case, the “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
message is then followed with 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 located in the correct vehicle
position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as
the “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message is displayed.
XX” message and the graphic with the low tire pressure
flashing or in a different color will be displayed.
3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds
and then remain on solid. In addition, the EVIC will
display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -) in
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare place of the pressure values.
wheel and tire assembly.
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
solid, and the EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM
the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
SYSTEM” message for a minimum of five seconds and
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure values.
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will 5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
will still turn ON due to the low tire. The “Inflate Tire to tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire
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Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long FUEL REQUIREMENTS
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
1.4L Turbo Engine
limit in any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may
This engine is designed to meet all emisneed to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
sion regulations and provide satisfactory
(24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
fuel economy and performance when usinformation.
ing high-quality unleaded ⬙regular⬙ gasoGeneral Information
line having an octane rating of 87. For
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
optimum performance and fuel economy
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the the use of 91 octane or higher is recommended.
following conditions:
2.0L And 2.4L Engine
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
This engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide excellent
• This device must accept any interference received,
fuel economy and performance when usincluding interference that may cause undesired
ing high-quality unleaded “regular” gasooperation.
line having an octane rating of 87. The use
of premium gasoline is not recommended,
as it will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in
these engines.
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Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
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.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasoline contains oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoline. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates
may be used in your vehicle.
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If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and driveability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
• operate in a lean mode
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
• poor engine performance
• poor cold start and cold driveability
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
Problems that result from using gasoline containing E-85 perform the following:
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
• change the engine oil and oil filter
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
• disconnect and reconnect the battery
not be covered under warranty.
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containMore extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
ing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
exposure to E-85 fuel.
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
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MMT In Gasoline
MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
the gasoline contains MMT. It is even more important to
look for gasoline without MMT in Canada, because MMT
can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the
United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
Materials Added To Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
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.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
CAUTION! (Continued)
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate
service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle
performance problems resulting from the use of
such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of
the manufacturer.
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.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control system can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper
maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected
every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired,
drive with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the trunk closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
1. Press the fuel filler door release switch (located on the
driver’s side door trim).
2. Open the fuel filler door, and remove the fuel filler
cap.
ADDING FUEL
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the locking fuel filler door,
on the right side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or
damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this
vehicle.
Fuel Filler Cap
3. Hang cap by tether on fill door to prevent damage to
body side.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting
aftermarket cap can cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to illuminate, due to fuel vapors
escaping from the system.
• A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the MIL to turn
on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
• 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 malfunction indicator
light 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.
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• Tighten the gas cap about one-quarter turn until you
hear one click. This is an indication that the cap is
properly tightened.
• If the gas cap is not tighten properly, the MIL will
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time
the vehicle is refueled.
Manual Fuel Filler Door Release
If you are unable to open the fuel filler door, use the
manual fuel filler door release.
1. Open the trunk.
2. Pull right side of weather strip off of trunk carpet trim. 4. Pull the release cable.
3. Pull back carpet to access fuel release cable behind VEHICLE LOADING
carpet.
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
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Vehicle Certification Label
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label attached to The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
the driver’s door.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
The label contains the following information:
GVWR.
• Name of manufacturer
Tire Size
• Month and year of manufacture
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Rim Size
• Type of Vehicle
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
listed.
• Month, Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
Inflation Pressure
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle, for
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
all loading conditions.
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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.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier suspension components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
Loading
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight. Store heavier items down low and be sure you
distribute their weight as evenly as possible. Stow all
loose items securely before driving. Improper weight
Overloading
distribution can have an adverse effect on the way your
The load carrying components (springs, tires, wheels, vehicle steers and handles, and the way the brakes
etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory service as operate.
long as you do not exceed the GVWR.
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that
it is not over the GVWR.
CAUTION!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the
GVWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or
it can change the way your vehicle handles. This
could cause you to lose control. Also, overloading can
shorten the life of your vehicle.
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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.
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 temTo maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
and recommendations in this manual concerning ve- ready for operation⬙ condition.
hicles used for trailer towing.
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your
Common Towing Definitions
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle. and trailer when weighed in combination.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
NOTE: The GCWR rating includes a 150 lbs (68 kg)
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
allowance for the presence of a driver.
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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 the front
or rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
WARNING!
Frontal Area
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
Trailer Sway Control
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with
the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer
swaying motions while traveling.
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.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the truck. These kind of
hitches are the most popular on the market today and
Tongue Weight (TW)
they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumThe tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
sized trailers.
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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Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing hitch system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used in
accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it provides
for a more level ride, offering more consistent steering and
brake control and thereby enhancing towing safety. The
addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control also dampens
sway caused by traffic and crosswinds, contributing positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability. Trailer sway control
and a weight distributing (load equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue Weights (TW) and may be
required depending on Vehicle and Trailer configuration/
loading to comply with GAWR requirements.
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the Maximum GTW towable
for your given drivetrain.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Max. Trailer Hitch
Class
Industry Standards
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.
Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
your vehicle.
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
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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.
1.4L Turbo Engine
Trailer towing is not recommended.
Engine/Transmission
Frontal Area
Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Wt.)
Max. Tongue Wt. (See
Note)
150 lbs (50 kg)
2.0L and 2.4L Auto/
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (450 kg)
Man
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.
Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the GTW
on the tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the
wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway
severely from side-to-side which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier
in front is the cause of many trailer collisions.
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your bumper or trailer hitch.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options,
must be considered as part of the total load on your
vehicle. Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information
Placard” in “Tire Safety Information” for the maximum
combined weight of occupants and cargo for your
vehicle.
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Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components, the following guidelines are recommended:
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.
• 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
Schedule. Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for further
information. When towing a trailer, never exceed the
GAWR or GCWR ratings.
WARNING!
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have a collision.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to the brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and
allow enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. With a manual transmission, shift the transmission into REVERSE. Always block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized
(this requirement may limit the ability to always
achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue weight as a
percentage of total trailer weight).
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Towing Requirements – Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
− Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pressures before trailer usage.
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− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage − An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
required when towing a trailer with electronically
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for the
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
proper inspection procedure.
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
− When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for proper tire − Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (450 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWR limits.
CAUTION!
Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
− Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (450 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
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WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have a
collision.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing, you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Failure to do so could result
in a collision.
Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights And Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four-pin and
seven-pin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer
harness and connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicle’s
wiring harness.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle,
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
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Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
traffic.
trailer for more than 45 minutes of continuous operation,
then change the transmission fluid and filter as specified
for ⬙police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing.⬙ Refer to
the ⬙Maintenance Schedule⬙ for the proper maintenance
intervals.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing, AutoStick威
all starts must be in first gear to avoid excessive clutch When using the AutoStick威 shift control, select the highest gear that allows for adequate performance and avoids
slippage.
frequent downshifts. For example, choose ⬙4⬙ if the
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
desired speed can be maintained. Choose ⬙3⬙ or ⬙2⬙ if
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. Howneeded to maintain the desired speed.
ever, if frequent shifting or changes in engine speed occur
while in this range, use the AutoStick威 shift control to Extended driving at high RPM should be avoided to
select a lower gear ratio.
prevent excess heat generation. A reduction in vehicle
speed may be required to avoid extended driving at high
NOTE: Using a lower gear ratio while operating the
RPM. Return to a higher gear or vehicle speed when
vehicle under heavy loading conditions, will improve
grade or road conditions allow.
performance and extend transmission life by reducing
excessive shifting and heat buildup. This action will also
provide better engine braking. If you REGULARLY tow a
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Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
− Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
Cooling System
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
− City Driving
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage it
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transuntil you can get back to cruising speed.
mission into NEUTRAL and increase the engine idle
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to speed.
maximize fuel efficiency.
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheels OFF the Ground
None
Manual Transmission
Automatic
Transmission
NOT ALLOWED
• Transmission in
NEUTRAL
Front
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
Dolly Tow
Rear
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
On Trailer
All
OK
OK
NOTE: When recreationally towing your vehicle, always follow applicable state and provincial laws. Contact
state and provincial Highway Safety offices for additional details.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions
may be recreationally towed (flat towed) at any legal
highway speed, for any distance, if the manual transmission is in NEUTRAL position.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
▫ TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation . . . 496
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
▫ TIREFIT Usage Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
▫ Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . 500
▫ Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . 485 䡵 Jump-Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . 506
▫ Jacking And Changing A Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . 487
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492 䡵 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
䡵 TIREFIT Kit — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495 䡵 Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511
▫ TIREFIT Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495 䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
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▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
▫ All Transmissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 514
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
center of the instrument panel.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flashers. When the switch is activated, all direc- • On the highways — slow down.
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
oncoming traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase the engine idle
second time to turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
speed.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
an impending overheat condition:
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
other motorists.
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
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to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,”
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H,” 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
The jack and spare tire are both stowed under an access
cover in the trunk. Follow these steps to access the jack
and spare tire.
1. Open the trunk.
2. Lift the access cover using the pull strap.
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3. Remove the fastener securing the jack and spare tire.
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.
Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
areas.
Jack and Spare Tire Fastener
4. Remove the scissors jack and wheel bolt wrench from
the spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw to the
left to loosen the wheel bolt wrench, and remove the
wrench from the jack assembly.
5. Remove the spare tire.
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NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK.
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
6. Block the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite of the jacking position. For example, if changing
the right front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
Jacking And Changing A Tire
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and
for lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
Jack Warning Label
Jacking Locations
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1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and wheel bolt wrench.
2. If equipped with aluminum wheels where the center
cap covers the wheel bolts, use the wheel bolt wrench to
pry the center cap off carefully before raising the vehicle.
3. Before raising the vehicle, use the wheel bolt wrench
to loosen, but not remove, the wheel bolts on the wheel
with the flat tire. Turn the wheel bolts counterclockwise
one turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
4. Place the jack underneath the lift area that is closest to
the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly
engage the jack saddle with the lift area of the sill flange,
centering the jack saddle between the locating notches on
the sill flange.
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
6. Remove the wheel bolts and tire.
7. Mount the spare tire.
CAUTION!
Rear Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire
and install the spare tire.
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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• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use
Spare” under “Tires—General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for additional warnings, cautions,
and information about the spare tire, its use, and
operation.
8. Install the wheel bolts with the threaded end of the
wheel bolt toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the wheel
bolts.
WARNING!
Mounting Spare Tire
NOTE:
• For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel bolts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
9. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
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10. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until
each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. The correct
tightness of each wheel bolt is 95 ft/lb. (128 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.
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.
11. Stow the jack, tools and flat tire. Install the jack with
the base facing the front of the vehicle before tightening Road Tire Installation
down the fastener.
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. To ease the installation process for steel wheels with
wheel covers, install two wheel bolts on the wheel which
are on each side of the valve stem. Install the wheel bolts
with the threaded end of the bolt toward the wheel.
Lightly tighten the wheel bolts.
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3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the
valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand,
snapping the cover over the two wheel bolts. Do not use
a hammer or excessive force to install the cover.
4. Install the remaining wheel bolts with the threaded
end of the wheel bolt toward the wheel. Lightly tighten
the wheel bolts.
WARNING!
Tire And Wheel Cover Or Center Cap
1 — Valve Stem
2 — Valve Notch
3 — Wheel bolt
4 — Wheel Cover
5 — Road Wheel
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel bolts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
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6. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until
each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. The correct
tightness of each wheel bolt is 95 ft/lbs (128 N·m). If in
doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked
with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or
service station.
7. After 25 miles (40 km) check the wheel bolt torque
with a torque wrench to ensure that all wheel bolts are
properly seated against the wheel.
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. Install the remaining wheel bolts with the threaded
end of the wheel bolt toward the wheel. Lightly tighten
the wheel bolts.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel bolts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
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3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED
Small punctures up to 1/4 in (6 mm) in the tire tread can
handle counterclockwise.
be sealed with TIREFIT. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or
4. Finish tightening the wheel bolts. Push down on the
nails) should not be removed from the tire. TIREFIT can
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
be used in outside temperatures down to approximately
leverage. Tighten the wheel bolts in a star pattern until
-4°F (-20°C).
each wheel bolt has been tightened twice. The correct
tightness of each wheel bolt is 95 ft/lbs (128 N·m). If in This kit will provide a temporary tire seal, allowing you
doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked to drive your vehicle up to 100 miles (160 km) with a
with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or maximum speed of 55 mph (88 km/h).
service station.
TIREFIT Storage
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the wheel bolt torque The TIREFIT kit is located in the trunk under the load
with a torque wrench to ensure that all wheel bolts are floor.
properly seated against the wheel.
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TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
5. Mode Select Knob
6. Sealant Hose (Clear)
7. Air Pump Hose (Black)
8. Power Plug
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
Your TIREFIT kit is equipped with the following symbols
to indicate the air or sealant mode.
1. Sealant Bottle
Selecting Air Mode
Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to this position
for air pump operation only. Use the Black Air
Pump Hose (7) when selecting this mode.
2. Deflation Button
3. Pressure Gauge
4. Power Button
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Selecting Sealant Mode
TIREFIT Usage Precautions
Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to this
• Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant
position to inject the TIREFIT Sealant
Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed on the
and to inflate the tire. Use the Sealant
bottle label) to assure optimum operation of the sysHose (clear hose) (6) when selecting
tem. Refer to “Sealing a Tire with TIREFIT” section (F)
this mode.
“Sealant Bottle and Hose Replacement”.
•
Using The Power Button
Push and release the Power Button (4) once to
turn On the TIREFIT kit. Push and release the
Power Button (4) again to turn Off the TIREFIT
•
kit.
Using The Deflation Button
Press the Deflation Button (2) to reduce the air
pressure in the tire if it becomes over-inflated.
The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one
tire application use. After each use, always replace
these components immediately at an authorized
dealer.
When the TIREFIT sealant is in a liquid form, clean
water, and a damp cloth will remove the material from
the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the
sealant dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly
discarded.
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• For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem
on the wheel is free of debris before connecting the
TIREFIT kit.
• You can use the TIREFIT air pump to inflate bicycle
tires. The kit also comes with two needles, located in
the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of
the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar
inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump
Hose (7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in
the Air Mode when inflating such items to avoid
injecting sealant into them. The TIREFIT Sealant is
only intended to seal punctures less than 1⁄4 in (6 mm)
diameter in the tread of your vehicle.
• Do not lift or carry the TIREFIT kit by the hoses.
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to seal a tire on the side of the
vehicle closest to traffic. Pull far enough off the
road to avoid the danger of being hit when using
the TIREFIT kit.
• Do not use TIREFIT or drive the vehicle under the
following circumstances:
− If the puncture in the tire tread is approximately
1/4 in. (6 mm) or larger.
− If the tire has any sidewall damage.
− If the tire has any damage from driving with
extremely low tire pressure.
− If the tire has any damage from driving on a flat
tire.
− If the wheel has any damage.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
− If you are unsure of the condition of the tire or the
wheel.
• Keep TIREFIT away from open flames or heat
source.
• A loose TIREFIT kit thrown forward in a collision
or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the
vehicle. Always stow the TIREFIT kit in the place
provided. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you,
your passengers, and others around you.
• Take care not to allow the contents of TIREFIT to
come in contact with hair, eyes, or clothing. TIREFIT is harmful if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed
through the skin. It causes skin, eye, and respiratory irritation. Flush immediately with plenty of
water if there is any contact with eyes or skin.
Change clothing as soon as possible, if there is any
contact with clothing.
• TIREFIT Sealant solution contains latex. In case of
an allergic reaction or rash, consult a physician
immediately. Keep TIREFIT out of reach of children. If swallowed, rinse mouth immediately with
plenty of water and drink plenty of water. Do not
induce
vomiting!
Consult
a
physician
immediately.
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Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT
(B) Setting Up To Use TIREFIT:
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use TIREFIT:
1. Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to the Sealant Mode
position.
1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s
Hazard Warning flashers.
2. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) and then remove the cap
from the fitting at the end of the hose.
2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the
deflated tire) is in a position that is near to the ground. 3. Place the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground next to the
This will allow the TIREFIT Hoses (6) and (7) to reach the deflated tire.
valve stem and keep the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground.
4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw
This will provide the best positioning of the kit when
the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) onto the
injecting the sealant into the deflated tire and running the
valve stem.
air pump. Move the vehicle as necessary to place the
valve stem in this position before proceeding.
5. Uncoil the Power Plug (8) and insert the plug into the
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
3. Place the transmission in PARK (auto transmission) or
in Gear (manual transmission) and turn Off the ignition. NOTE: Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or
nails) from the tire.
4. Set the parking brake.
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(C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated
Tire:
If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 –
10 seconds through the Sealant Hose (6):
• Always start the engine before turning ON the TIRE- 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn Off the TIREFIT kit.
Disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the valve stem.
FIT kit.
Make sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect the
NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the
Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the Mode
parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL.
Select Knob (5) is in the Sealant Mode position and not
• After pressing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white Air Mode. Press the Power Button (4) to turn On the
fluid) will flow from the Sealant Bottle (1) through the TIREFIT kit.
Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire.
2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt
NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in power outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if availthe tire.
able. Make sure the engine is running before turning ON
the TIREFIT kit.
3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous
use. Call for assistance.
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NOTE: If the Mode Select Knob (5) is on Air Mode and If the tire does not inflate to at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar)
the pump is operating, air will dispense from the Air pressure within 15 minutes:
Pump Hose (7) only, not the Sealant Hose (6).
• The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the
Sealant Hose (6):
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the
1. Continue to operate the pump until sealant is no Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recomlonger flowing through hose (typically takes 30 - 70 sec- mended inflation pressure before continuing.
onds). As the sealant flows through the Sealant Hose (6),
If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at
the Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as 70 psi (5 Bar).
least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
The Pressure Gauge (3) will decrease quickly from approximately 70 psi (5 Bar) to the actual tire pressure when 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn off the TIREFIT kit.
the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty.
2. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the top of the
2. The pump will start to inject air into the tire immedi- Sealant Bottle (1) and place the sticker on the instrument
ately after the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty. Continue to panel.
operate the pump and inflate the tire to the pressure
indicated on the tire pressure label on the driver-side
latch pillar (recommended pressure). Check the tire pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3).
3. Immediately disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the
valve stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of the
hose, and place the TIREFIT kit in the vehicle storage
location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vehicle”.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• The metal end fitting from Power Plug (8) may get
hot after use, so it should be handled carefully.
• Failure to reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) can result in sealant contacting your skin, clothing, and the vehicle’s interior. It can also result in sealant contacting internal
TIREFIT kit components which may cause permanent damage to the kit.
TIREFIT is not a permanent flat tire repair. Have the
tire inspected and repaired or replaced after using
TIREFIT. Do not exceed 55 mph (88 km/h) until the
tire is repaired or replaced. Failure to follow this
warning can result in injuries that are serious or fatal
to you, your passengers, and others around you.
(E) After Driving:
Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop
to Use TIREFIT” before continuing.
(D) Drive Vehicle:
Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire,
1. Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to the Air Mode
drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or 10 minutes to ensure
position.
distribution of the TIREFIT Sealant within the tire. Do not
2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the
exceed 55 mph (88 km/h).
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
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3. Uncoil the Air Pump Hose (7) (black in color) and 2. Disconnect the TIREFIT kit from the valve stem,
screw the fitting at the end of hose (7) onto the valve reinstall the cap on the valve stem and unplug from 12
stem.
Volt outlet.
4. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the Pressure 3. Place the TIREFIT kit in its proper storage area in the
Gauge (3).
vehicle.
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar) , the tire is too 4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the
badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle earliest opportunity at an authorized dealer or tire serfurther. Call for assistance.
vice center.
5. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6)
assembly at your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn on TIREFIT and
Refer to “(F) Sealant Bottle and Hose Replacement.”
inflate the tire to the pressure indicated on the tire and
loading information label on the driver-side door open- NOTE: When having the tire serviced, advise the auing.
thorized dealer or service center that the tire has been
sealed using the TIREFIT service kit.
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the
Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recom- (F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
mended inflation pressure before continuing.
1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) (clear in color).
If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 bar) or higher:
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2. Locate the round Sealant Bottle release button in the JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumprecessed area under the sealant bottle.
started using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
3. Press the Sealant Bottle release button. The Sealant
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
Bottle (1) will pop up. Remove the bottle and dispose of
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
it accordingly.
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
4. Clean any remaining sealant from the TIREFIT housNOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
ing.
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so precautions.
that the Sealant Hose (6) aligns with the hose slot in the
CAUTION!
front of the housing. Press the bottle into the housing. An
audible click will be heard indicating the bottle is locked
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
into place.
other booster source with a system voltage greater
6. Verify that the cap is installed on the fitting at the end than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
of the Sealant Hose (6) and return the hose to its storage alternator or electrical system may occur.
area (located on the bottom of the air pump).
7. Return the TIREFIT kit to its storage location in the
vehicle.
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WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the
engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly.
NOTE: The positive battery post is covered with a
protective cap. Lift up on the cap to gain access to the
positive battery post.
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 (manual transmission in NEUTRAL) and turn
the ignition to LOCK.
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.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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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
engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of the
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 manual transmission vehicle becomes stuck in
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
mud, sand, or snow, it can often be moved by a rocking
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
motion. Turn your steering wheel right and left to clear
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
the area around the front wheels. Then shift back and
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle forth between DRIVE (automatic transmission) or 1st
you should have the battery and charging system in- Gear (manual transmission) and REVERSE. Using minimal accelerator pedal pressure to maintain the rocking
spected at your authorized dealer.
motion, without spinning the wheels, is most effective.
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.
NOTE: Automatic transmission vehicles cannot be
rocked in this manner, because the transmission will not
allow shifts between DRIVE and REVERSE while the
wheels are turning.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission or clutch overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the shift lever in NEUTRAL for at least one minute after every five rockingmotion cycles. This will minimize overheating and
reduce the risk of transmission or clutch failure
during prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between DRIVE (automatic transmission) or 1st Gear
(manual transmission) 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).
NOTE: Turn off the Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
— if equipped, or Traction Control System (TCS) — if
equipped before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic
Brake Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information.
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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.
3. Remove the rubber storage tray liner from the center
console, then lift up the front of the shift lever/PRNDL
bezel, carefully disengage the bezel from the shift lever
housing, and slide it up to the top of the shift lever.
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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. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
Shift Lever/PRNDL Bezel
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
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5. Insert a small screwdriver or similar tool down into
the access slot at the front of the shift lever assembly, and
push and hold the white override release lever down.
Shift Lever
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
Override Release Tab
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
8. Reinstall the shift lever/PRNDL bezel (use care to
avoid pinching the wiring), and the rubber storage tray
liner.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
NOTE: This section describes procedures for towing a disabled vehicle using a commercial wrecker service.
Towing Condition
WheelsOFF The Ground
Flat Tow
NONE
Rear
Front
ALL
Dolly Tow
Flatbed
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
vehicles under tow must be observed.
AUTOMATIC
TRANSMISSION
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
BEST METHOD
MANUAL
TRANSMISSION
Trans in NEUTRAL
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
BEST METHOD
Automatic Transmission
Automatic transmission vehicles can be towed with the
front wheels elevated, or on a flatbed truck (all four
wheels OFF the ground).
CAUTION!
DO NOT flat tow any vehicle equipped with an
automatic transmission. Damage to the drivetrain
will result.
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If the key fob is unavailable, or the battery is discharged,
see “Shift Lever Override” in “What To Do In Emergen• Manual transmission vehicles can be flat towed (all
cies” for instructions on shifting the automatic transmisfour wheels on the ground) with the transmission in
sion out of PARK for towing.
NEUTRAL.
Manual Transmission
• Manual transmission vehicles can also be towed with
the front wheels elevated, or on a flatbed truck (all
four wheels OFF the ground).
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not use sling-type equipment when towing.
When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not
attach to front or rear suspension components. Damage to your vehicle may result from improper towing.
DO NOT flat tow any disabled vehicle if condition is
related to a clutch, transmission or driveline component. Damage to the drivetrain could result.
All Transmissions
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defroster, etc.)
while being towed, the key must be in the ON/RUN
position, not the ACC position.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Engine Compartment — 1.4L Turbo
. . . . . . . . 517
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.0L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524
䡵 Engine Compartment — 2.4L . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . 520
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . 520
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 521
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 529
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 533
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534
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▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537
䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542
▫ Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . 544
▫ Backup Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 558
▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . 546
▫ License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
䡵 Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546
䡵 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts
䡵 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Underhood Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556
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. . . . . . . 561
. . . . . . . 561
. . . . . . . 562
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO
7
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Engine Oil Level Indicator
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
5
6
7
8
— Power Distribution Center
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
— Air Cleaner Filter
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
5
6
7
8
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
— Engine Oil Level Indicator
— Air Cleaner Filter
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
7
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Engine Oil Fill
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
5
6
7
8
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
— Engine Oil Level Indicator
— Air Cleaner Filter
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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 drivability. The
vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose or
improperly installed. A “gASCAP” message will be displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the gas cap until
a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication that the
gas cap is properly tightened. Press the trip odometer
RESET button to turn off the message. If the problem
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persists, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If
the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will
turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the MIL
light off.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
do the following:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- crank or start the engine.
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction 2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not this test over.
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
system is ready for testing.
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of
a normal bulb check.
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4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
happen:
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
running.
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully Use of genuine MOPAR威 parts for normal/scheduled
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to enengine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system sure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR威 parts for maintenance
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your warranty.
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
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DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized Chrysler Group LLC
dealership or qualified repair center.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of
your vehicle and also allow extended maintenance
intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these
components as the chemicals can damage your
engine, transmission, power steering or air conditioning. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed
because of component malfunction, use only the
specified fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level
before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will
give you an incorrect reading.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground and
only when the engine is hot, will improve the accuracy of
the oil level readings. Maintain the oil level between the
range markings on the dipstick. The range markings will
consist of a crosshatch zone that says SAFE or a crosshatch zone that says MIN at the low end of the range and
MAX at the high end of the range. Adding 1 qt (1L) of oil
when the reading is at the low end of the indicated range
will result in the oil level at the full end of the indicator
range.
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CAUTION!
Do not overfill the engine. Overfilling the engine
will cause oil aeration, which can lead to loss of oil
pressure and an increase in oil temperature. This
could damage your engine. Also, be sure the oil fill
cap is replaced and tightened after adding oil.
Engine Oil Selection – 1.4L Turbo Engine
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of Chrysler Material
Standard MS-12991.
Engine Oil Selection – 2.0L And 2.4L Engine
For best performance and maximum protection for all
Change Engine Oil
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certime to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
tified and meet the requirements of Chrysler Material
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
Standard MS-6395.
maintenance intervals.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change
intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve
months, whichever occurs first.
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Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) – 1.4L Turbo
Engine
SAE 5W-40 synthetic 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 states the recommended engine
oil viscosity grade for your engine.
If 0W-20 engine oil is not available, SAE 5W-20 API
Certified may be used as a temporary suitable alternative.
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
Materials Added To Engine Oils
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certiThe manufacturer strongly recommends against the adfication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade numdition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
ber should not be used.
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) – 2.0L And 2.4L
performance may be impaired by supplemental
Engine
additives.
SAE 0W-20 API Certified engine oil is recommended for
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
engine oil filler cap also states the recommended engine
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
oil viscosity grade for your engine.
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
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station, or governmental agency for advice on how and
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
your area.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every engine oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
All of this manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type
disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure
most efficient service. MOPAR威 engine oil filters are high
quality oil filters and are recommended.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
WARNING!
The air cleaner can provide a measure of protection
in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air
cleaner 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 cleaner 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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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.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that
should not be disconnected and should only be
replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).
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CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive (+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in
the vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables
before connecting the charger to the battery. Do
not use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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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 authorized dealers or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
A/C Air Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
WARNING!
Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
operating or personal injury may result.
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The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet on the 2. Disengage the retaining tab that secures the filter
lower right of center console. Perform the following cover to the HVAC housing, and remove the cover.
procedure to replace the filter:
1. Remove the passenger side console closeout. (located
on the right side of the center console).
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3. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of
the housing. Take note of the air filter position indicators.
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.
5. Install the passenger side console closeout.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
oil, or refrigerants.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
4. Install the A/C air filter with the air filter position seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
indicators pointing in the same direction as removal. tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubriWhen installing the filter cover, make sure the retaining cated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR威 Spray White Lube or equivalent to assure
tab fully engages the cover.
quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and
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wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts
concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and
grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be
removed. Particular attention should also be given to
hood latching components to ensure proper function.
When performing other underhood services, the hood
latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be
cleaned and lubricated.
mild, nonabrasive cleaner or use the washer solvent. This
will remove accumulations of salt, waxes or road film
and help reduce streaking and smearing.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield. Avoid using the wiper blades to
remove frost or ice from the windshield. Make sure that
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a they are not frozen to the glass before turning them on to
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small avoid damaging the blade. Keep the blade rubber out of
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR威 contact with petroleum products such as engine oil,
Lock Cylinder Lubricant or equivalent directly into the gasoline, etc.
lock cylinder.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
Windshield Wiper Blades
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the performance of blades may be present with chattering,
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as
necessary.
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Adding Washer Fluid
The washer fluid reservoir is located in the engine
compartment, and the fluid level should be checked at
regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield
washer solvent only (not radiator antifreeze).
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some
washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and wipe clean
the wiper blades, this will help blade performance. To
prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system in
cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This rating
information can be found on most washer fluid containers.
WARNING!
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.
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.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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.
• 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 con- To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damverter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- age:
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
damage.
motion.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
vehicle.
against you.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
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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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 any time the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the
hood, do not open the hood until the radiator has
had time to cool. Never try to open a cooling
system pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of old engine coolant (antifreeze).
Selection Of Coolant
Coolant Checks
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, it should be replaced with
the specified engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as
possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they
may not be compatible with the radiator engine
coolant and may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze). Use of propylene glycol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance
(Continued) intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up
to ten years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance
period, it is important that you use the same engine
coolant (antifreeze) throughout the life of your vehicle.
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Please review these recommendations for using Organic Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to mainAdditive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze). tain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
the vehicle is operated.
• The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR威
Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not
recommended and can result in cooling system damage.
OAT (Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent.
Drain, flush, and refill as soon as possible to avoid
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
damage if coolant types are mixed in an emergency.
and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to
exceed 70%) if temperatures below ⫺34° F (⫺37° C) Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
are anticipated.
coolant (antifreeze).
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
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WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution.
Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the
engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the
cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes pressure to build up in the cooling system. To prevent
scalding or injury, do not remove the pressure cap
while the system is hot or under pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
any ground spills immediately.
Coolant Level
The coolant expansion bottle provides a quick visual
method for determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the engine off and cold, the level of the
engine coolant (antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the bottom and top lines marked “COLD FILL
RANGE”.
As long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory,
the coolant bottle need only be checked once a month.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
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• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
for leaks.
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is nor- • Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at
50% OAT engine coolant (antifreeze) (minimum) and
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporengine which contains aluminum components.
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
• Make sure that the coolant bottle overflow hoses are
not kinked or obstructed.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
Points To Remember
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be • Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Do not overfill the coolant bottle.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antiONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
expansion bottle must also be protected against freezperformance, poor gas mileage, and increased
ing.
emissions.
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Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
WARNING!
Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before
removing the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the
fluid level up to the requirements described on the brake
fluid reservoir. Fluid level can be expected to fall as the
brake pads wear. The brake fluid level should be checked
when the pads are replaced. However, low fluid level
may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be needed.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a manual
transmission , the brake fluid reservoir supplies fluid to
both the brake system and the clutch release system. The
two systems are separated in the reservoir, and a leak in
one system will not affect the other system. The manual
transmission clutch release system should not require
fluid replacement during the life of the vehicle. If the
brake fluid reservoir is low and the brake system does
Brake Master Cylinder
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked not indicate any leaks or other problems, it may be a
when performing under hood services, or immediately if result of a leak in the hydraulic clutch release system. See
your local authorized dealer for service.
the brake system warning light is on.
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. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also identified on the
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder reservoir.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that
has been in a tightly closed container. Keep the
master cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times.
Brake fluid in a open container absorbs moisture
from the air resulting in a lower boiling point.
This may cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard
or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake
failure. This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Brake seal components could
be damaged, causing partial or complete brake
failure. This could result in a collision.
CAUTION!
Use of improper brake fluids will affect overall
clutch system performance. Improper brake fluids
may damage the clutch system resulting in loss of
clutch function and the ability to shift the transmission.
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
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.
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.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality. Using a transmission
fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended
fluid will require more frequent fluid changes. Refer
to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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.
Fluid Level Check
Routine fluid level checks are not required. However, if
you notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction,
Special Additives
visit your authorized dealer immediately to have the
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered fluid level checked. Operation with an improper fluid
product and its performance may be impaired by supple- level can greatly reduce the life of your transmission.
mental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid addiTransmission Fluid Changes
tives to the transmission. The only exception to this
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid
the factory will provide satisfactory lubrication for the
leaks. In addition, avoid using transmission sealers as
life of the vehicle. However, if the vehicle is used for
they may adversely affect seals.
frequent trailer towing, police, fleet, taxi, etc., change the
fluid as indicated in the Maintenance Schedule. Refer to
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“Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance
intervals. Also, if the fluid becomes contaminated (with
water, etc.) or the transmission is repaired, the fluid
should be changed.
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Frequency Of Fluid Change
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of
the vehicle. Fluid changes are not necessary unless lubricant has become contaminated with water.
NOTE: If contaminated with water, the fluid should be
Lubricant Selection
changed immediately.
Use only the manufacturers recommended transmission
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Fluid Level Check
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geoCheck the fluid level by removing the fill plug. The fluid graphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
level should be between the bottom of the fill hole and a passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
point not more than 3/16 in (4.7 mm) below the bottom trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
of the hole.
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
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hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will Washing
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and under• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vebody protection.
hicle in the shade using MOPAR威 Car Wash or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
clear water.
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
• If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR威 Super Kleen Bug
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
and Tar Remover or equivalent to remove.
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR威
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
The most common causes of corrosion are:
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
• Stone and gravel impact.
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
finish.
• Salt in the air near sea coast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
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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.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
cause which destroys the paint and protective coating,
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
packaged and sealed.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
a month.
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels and trunk be kept clear and • Use MOPAR威 Touch Up Paint or equivalent on
scratches as soon as possible. Your authorized dealer
open.
has touch up paint to match the color of your vehicle.
Special Care
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Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Equipped
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manchrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
ner:
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
with a clean, dry towel.
MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or equivalent or select a
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
non-abrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
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. Only MOPAR威 Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR威 Total Clean 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.
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Interior Care
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean fabric
upholstery and carpeting.
Use MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent to clean vinyl
upholstery.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas, they may cause respiratory harm.
MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recom- Cleaning Headlights
mended for leather upholstery.
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp, soft cloth. Small particles of dirt Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and, therefore,
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
and MOPAR威 Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution foltaken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any
lowed by rinsing.
liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids,
solvents, detergents, or ammonia based cleaners to clean Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
your leather upholstery. Application of a leather condi- wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
tioner is not required to maintain the original condition.
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Glass Surfaces
Instrument Panel Bezels
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
CAUTION!
with MOPAR威 Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
When installing hanging air fresheners in your vecleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear winhicle, read the installation instructions carefully.
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
Some air fresheners will damage the finish of
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
painted or decorated parts if allowed to directly
not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may
contact any surface.
scratch the elements. When cleaning the rearview mirror,
spray cleaner on the towel or rag that you are using. Do
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
not spray cleaner directly on the mirror.
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
Instrument Panel Cover
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface which must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
minimizes reflections on the windshield. Do not use
1. Clean with a wet, soft rag. A mild soap solution may
protectants or other products which may cause undesirbe used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
able reflections. Use soap and warm water to restore the
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean, damp
low glare surface.
rag.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
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Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the seat belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
If the seat belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the seat belts from the
car to wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
Replace the seat belts if they appear frayed or worn or if
the buckles do not work properly.
Cavity
Cartridge
Fuse
—
F3
F4
—
—
F5
FUSES
Interior Fuses
Cavity
F1
F2
F18
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
Mini
Description
Fuse
20 Amp Front Heated Seats
Yellow
20 Amp Rear Heated Seats,
Yellow Heated Steering Wheel
F19
F20
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—
—
Mini
Description
Fuse
10 Amp PAM, Rear Camera,
Red
LBSS, RBSS, Compass
15 Amp IPC
Blue
10 Amp HVAC, Humidity
Red
Sensor, In-Car Temperature Sensor, Inside Mirror Assembly
15 Amp Radio
Blue
10 Amp Fuel Door
Red
10 Amp SCCM, SAS, Switch
Red
Bank
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Cavity
F21
F22
F23
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
—
—
F24
F25
F26
—
—
—
F27
Mini
Fuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
5 Amp
Tan
Underhood Fuses
The Integrated Power Module is located on the right side
of the engine compartment, behind the battery.
Description
Diagnostic Port
UGDO, EOM
Sunroof
Direct Battery For
Underhood PDC
(RLY Coils)
DDCT Feed #4
5 Amp
Tan
5 Amp Stop Lamp Switch
Tan
10 Amp Pneumatic Lumbar
Support (Solenoid),
Red
Pneumatic Lumbar
Support (Pump Motor)
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Integrated Power Module
Cavity Maxi Fuse
F01
70 Amp
Tan
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Direct Battery
Feed #1 To BCM
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F02
60 Amp
Blue
F03
30 Amp
Green
F04
40 Amp
Orange
F05
40 Amp
Orange
F06
30 Amp
Green
F07
40 Amp
Orange
F09
—
Mini Fuse
Description
—
Direct Battery
Feed #2 To BCM
—
Output For Starter
Relay #1
—
ESP Pump Motor
—
DDCT Feed #1
(SDU)
—
Direct Battery
Feed #3 To BCM
—
EBL RLY Coil,
Blower Motor RLY
Coil
5 Amp Tan Radiator Fan Enable RLY, Radiator
Fan Enable RLY
Coil
Cavity Maxi Fuse
F10
—
F11
—
F14
—
F15
—
F16
—
F17
—
F18
—
F19
—
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Red
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Description
ORC
ECM, EPS, Backup
Lamp Switch
DDCT Feed #2
DDCT Feed #3
Ignition Coils, Coil
Capacitor
ESC, Brake Pedal
Switch, OCM
ECM
A/C Compressor
Clutch
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Cavity Maxi Fuse
F20
—
F21
—
F22
—
F23
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F24
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F30
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F81
60 Amp
Blue
F82
30 Amp
Green
Mini Fuse
30 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
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Description
EBL
Cavity Maxi Fuse
F83
40 Amp
Orange
F84
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Fuel Pump
ORC
F85
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F86
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F87
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F88
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ESC
ECM, Fuel Injectors, Active Grill
Shutter (AGS)
Power Outlet
(Console)
Interior PDC Battery Feed, Power
Seats
Amplifier
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HVAC Blower Motor
20 Amp Cigar Lighter
Yellow
10 Amp Sunroof, LRSM,
Red
Power Outlet
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Lighter
20 Amp —
Yellow
10 Amp Wastegate, Purge
Red
Solenoid, OBD
Vent Valve, Oxygen Sensor Heaters
10 Amp Heated Outside
Red
Mirrors
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VEHICLE STORAGE
REPLACEMENT BULBS
If you will not be using your vehicle for more than
21 days, you may want to take steps to preserve your Interior Lights
Bulb Type
battery.
Dome Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
Overhead Console Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
NOTE: When the vehicle has not been started or driven
for at least 35 days, an Extended Park Start Procedure is
required to start the vehicle. Refer to “Starting Procedures” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
Exterior Lights
Bulb Type
Low Beam/High Beam (Bi-Halogen Headlamp) . . HIR2
Low Beam/High Beam (Bi-Xenon Headlamp) . . . . D3S
Front Park/Turn Signal Lamp. . . . . . . . . . . 7442NALL
Sidemarker Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Front Fog Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H11
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) . . . . . LED
(Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
Rear Tail/Stop/Turn Signal Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . LED
(Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
Backup Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7440
License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
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BULB REPLACEMENT
WARNING!
Headlamps
Halogen Headlamps
Can be serviced by removing the cap from the backside
of the headlamp. Remove the HIR2 bulb from the connector and replacing the bulb. Reinstall bulb and cap.
High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID)
The headlamps are a type of high voltage discharge tube.
High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the
headlamp switch off and the key removed. Because of
this, you should not attempt to service a headlamp bulb
yourself. If a headlamp bulb fails, take your vehicle to
an authorized dealer for service.
A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
HID headlamps when the headlamp switch is turned
ON. It may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized
dealer for service.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with HID headlamps,
when the headlamps are turned on, there is a blue hue to
the lights. This diminishes and becomes more white after
approximately 10 seconds, as the system charges.
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Backup Lamps
1. Open trunk.
3. Twist the bulb socket one quarter turn counter clockwise to remove.
2. Remove trim cover.
4. Replace bulb.
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3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
5. Twist the bulb socket one quarter turn clockwise to install.
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License Lamp
1 — License Lamp Bulb
2 — Socket
1. Remove the screws securing the lamp to the rear 4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly.
fascia.
5. Reattach the lamp to the rear fascia, and then install
the screws.
2. Remove the bulb and socket assembly.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (1.4L Aero Model Only)
Fuel (All Others)
Engine Oil With Filter
1.4L Turbo Engine (SAE 5W-40 Synthetic, API Certified)
2.0L Engine (SAE 0W-20, API Certified)
2.4L Engine (SAE 0W-20, API Certified)
Cooling System*
1.4L Turbo Engine (MOPAR威 OAT Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
2.0L and 2.4L Engine (MOPAR威 OAT Antifreeze/Engine
Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
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13.2 Gallons
15.8 Gallons
Metric
50 Liters
59.8 Liters
4 Quarts
5 Quarts
5.5 Quarts
3.8 Liters
4.7 Liters
5.2 Liters
7.2 Quarts
6.8 Liters
7.2 Quarts
6.8 Liters
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 561
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 1.4L Turbo Engine
Engine Oil – 2.0L and 2.4L Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 1.4L Turbo Engine
Spark Plugs – 2.0L Engine
Spark Plugs – 2.4L Engine
Fuel Selection – 1.4L Turbo Engine
Fuel Selection – 2.0L and 2.4L Engine
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 10
Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology) meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.
We recommend you use SAE 5W-40 API Certified Synthetic Engine Oil,
meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12991. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade.
We recommend you use SAE 0W-20 API Certified Engine Oil, meeting
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your
engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade. If 0W-20 engine oil is not
available, SAE 5W-20 API Certified may be used as a temporary suitable alternative.
We recommend you use a MOPAR威 Engine Oil Filter.
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Spark Plugs (Gap 0.025 in [0.65 mm])
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Spark Plugs (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm])
We recommend you use MOPAR威 Spark Plugs (Gap 0.047 in [1.2 mm])
87 Octane Acceptable – 91 Octane Recommended
87 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission (1.4L Turbo
Engine) – If Equipped
Automatic Transmission (2.0L And
2.4L Engine) – If Equipped
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
Brake Master Cylinder
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR威 C635 DDCT/MTX Transmission Fluid
We recommend you use SK Energy ATF SP-4 Transmission Fluid
We recommend you use MOPAR威 C635 DDCT/MTX Transmission Fluid
We recommend you use MOPAR威 DOT 3, SAE J1703. If DOT 3, SAE
J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids or equivalent.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
䡵 Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564
▫ Required Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564
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Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
• Check engine oil level.
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for • Check windshield washer fluid level.
scheduled maintenance.
• Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage.
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
indicator message will illuminate. This means that ser• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, and
vice is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions
brake master cylinder as needed.
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will • Check function of all interior and exterior lights.
influence when the “Change Oil” message is displayed.
Required Maintenance
Severe Operating Conditions can cause the change oil
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km)
pages for required maintenance.
since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as
possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever comes first.
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At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil Change Indicator System:
• Change engine oil and filter.
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator system
turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as required.
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses and park brake.
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and hoses.
• Inspect exhaust system.
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or off-road conditions.
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Replace the cabin/air conditioning filter.
Replace the engine air
cleaner filter.
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Replace the spark plugs (2.0L
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Mileage Or Time Passed 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000
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Or Years:
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Flush and replace the engine
coolant at 10 years or
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
whichever comes first.
Change the transmission fluid
(manual or automatic 1.4L
turbo engine only) if using
your vehicle for any of the
following: trailer towing, heavy
loading, taxi, police, delivery
service (commercial service),
off-road, desert operation or
more than 50% of your driving
is at sustained speeds during
hot weather, above 90°F
(32°C).
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40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000
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while towing a trailer, or if
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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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CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . 575
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . 573
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573
䡵 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . 573
䡵 MOPAR威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576
䡵 If You Need Assistance
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center . . . . . 574
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . 574
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 574
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 577
䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 577
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䡵 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 580
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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
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Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1 800 855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
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.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also
obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety defect
to the Canadian government should contact Transport
Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and Recalls at
1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. 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
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
WARNING!
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
times as well on the government course as a tire graded include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the peak traction characteristics.
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
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Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 538
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 527
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,530
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 529,530
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361,372,529
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,77
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,81,95,291
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,65,77
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . 64,65,77
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294,415,417
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . 21
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . 537,560,561
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . 21
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
Assistance Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
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Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 93
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556,557
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432 Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97,556
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 528
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . 27 Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,95 Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . 560
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532 Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 372
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386,544
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390,400
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
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Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518,519,526
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94,461
CD (Compact Disc) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,360
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294,521
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,84,85,88,90
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,88
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Compact Disc (CD) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . 352
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560,561
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Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 538
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537,540
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539,541
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 539
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . 537
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
Deck Lid, Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Deck Lid, Power Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96,364,370
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 520
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 540
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Driver’s Seat Back Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Driving
On Slippery Surfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy . . . . 320
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Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505
Electric Rear Window Defrost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415 Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 521
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518,519
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 517
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 227
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94,461
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245,297
Emergency Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524,560,561
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525
Emergency Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518,519,526
Emergency, In Case of
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
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Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 78
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94,461
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94,534
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,530
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527,561
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97,216,286
Flat Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562
Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 561
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215,288
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457,561
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
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Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462
Filler Door (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292,312
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 460
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Saver Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Fuel Optimizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 463
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462,520
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384,390,400
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,28,145,179,457
General Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 468
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465,467
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Hands-Free Phone (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 550
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . 217
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212,222
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch
Hill Start Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Coin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter
. . . 383
. . 217
. . . 420
. . . 469
. . . 268
. . . 265
. . 249
Ignition
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,84
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281,284
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
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Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 550
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Jack Location . . . . .
Jack Operation . . . .
Jacking Instructions
Jump Starting . . . .
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Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36,380
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Keyless Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Knee Bolster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) . . . . . 87,88
Latch Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97,556
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97,211
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,81,95,291
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294,417
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
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Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . 216,217
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . 423
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215,288
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211,557
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . 212,222
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292,312
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . 294
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . 220
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217,248
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Service Engine Soon
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 284
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97,216
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . 284
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Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 464,466
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87,88
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance, General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine)
Manual Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . 528
. . . . . 523
. . . . . 564
. . . . . 523
. . 294,521
. . . . . 379
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384,546
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546
Frequency of Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 577
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 542
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
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Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522,576
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Navigation System (Uconnect™ gps) . . . . . . . . . . 245
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47,65,79
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . 63,64,65,77
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293,299
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293,299
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524,560
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 527
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525,560
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 526
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 520,521
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286,483
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . 4,577
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
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Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Phone, Hands-Free (Uconnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 432
Power
Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . 262
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Programming Transmitters
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 479
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 358
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Remote Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 522
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Safety
Safety
Safety
Safety
Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576
Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 552
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47,50,95
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . 55
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83,84,85,90
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50,51
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197,200
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
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Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201,207
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 573
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575
Service Engine Soon Light
(Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 577
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511
Shifting
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Short Message Service (SMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Side View Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97,216,286
Slippery Surfaces, Driving On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440,441,485
Specifications
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 525
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28,379
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267,556
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 60
Sway Control, Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 372
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . 286,484
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Text Messaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 432
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 495
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97,436,579
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446
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Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484,487
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Flat Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 484
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 486,487
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432,433
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . 449
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 444
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427,436
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 485
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24-Hour Towing Assistance
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Assistance . . . . . . . . .
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . . .
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minimum Requirements . .
Trailer and Tongue Weight
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 599
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470
Transaxle
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 380
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386,544
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 545
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384,546
Transmitter Battery Service
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Transmitter Programming
(Remote Keyless Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . 249
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . 24
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 442
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Trunk Lid (Deck Lid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,46
Trunk Release Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Trunk Release, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216,286
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Uconnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 579
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . 352
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 465
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433,464,466
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374,556 Water
Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . 21
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 409
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483 Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45,261
Warning Lights
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
(Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576 Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96,364
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220,222
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534 Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220,533
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547 Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223
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INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel.
The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly to
the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the roof
or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used in
mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may affect
the accuracy or operation of the compass on vehicles so
equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
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Chrysler Group LLC
13Y532-126-AF
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