2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner`s Manual - Dealer e

2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Owner`s Manual - Dealer e
2013
OWNER’S MANUAL
Grand Caravan
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VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the
name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking
driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional
on this vehicle. This manual may also include a description
of features and equipment that are no longer available or
were not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any
features and equipment described in this manual that are
not on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously
manufactured.
Copyright © 2012 Chrysler Group LLC
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SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 559
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 589
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 641
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 649
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 661
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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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4 INTRODUCTION
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techniLLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision cians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfaction.
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assis- contains the information you desire.
tance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
read these publications carefully. Following the instruc- The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
tions and recommendations in this manual will help contains a complete listing of all subjects.
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Consult the following table for a description of the
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- this Owner’s Manual:
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
INTRODUCTION
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This Owners 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 Owners Manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
the windshield. This number also appears stamped on
the right sliding door sill under the sill moulding and
printed on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label
affixed to a window on your vehicle, the vehicle registration and title.
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Vehicle Identification Number
INTRODUCTION 7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
Stamped VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ Tamper Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Removing Key Fob From Ignition . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .20
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Using The RKE Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . . .30
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
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䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .66
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .37
䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Power Vent Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . .39
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
䡵 SLIDING SIDE DOOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ Power Sliding Side Door — If Equipped . . . . . .45
▫ Sliding Side Door Child Protection Lock . . . . . .49
䡵 LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
▫ Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) . . .68
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .73
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
▫ Power Liftgate — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Air Bag System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . .77
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▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .81 䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
䡵 COMMERCIAL CARGO VEHICLES (NO FACTORY
INSTALLED REAR SEATS) — IF EQUIPPED . . .113
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Restraining Infants And Small Children In
Commercial Cargo Vehicles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . .116
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with
integral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob into
the ignition switch with either side up.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similarly to
an ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three
with detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent
positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
position is a spring-loaded momentary contact position.
When released from the START position, the switch 1 — OFF
2 — ACCESSORY
automatically returns to the ON/RUN position.
3 — ON/RUN
4 — START
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Key Fob
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. Insert the
square end of the key fob into the ignition switch located
on the instrument panel and rotate to the desired position. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the
rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter
go dead. The emergency key is also for locking the lower
glove compartment. You can keep the emergency key
with you when valet parking.
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Emergency Key Removal
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and into the lock cylinder with either side up.
then pull the key out with your other hand.
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Removing Key Fob From Ignition
WARNING! (Continued)
Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the Key Fob to the
OFF position and then remove the Key Fob.
NOTE: Power window switches will also remain active
for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch has been
turned to OFF, depending upon the accessory delay
setting. Opening the front door will cancel this feature.
WARNING!
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and push
ignition button to place ignition in OFF position.
When leaving the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
(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. 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 Fob from the ignition and lock all
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the
system will shut the engine off in two seconds if an
ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC,
invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.
a chime will sound to remind you to remove the key.
After turning the ignition switch to the ON/RUN posiNOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds when
tion, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three secthe Key Fob is placed in the OFF or ACC ignition
onds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the
position.
bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the
electronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after
SENTRY KEY®
the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system prevents unauthor- Key Fob to start the engine. Either of these conditions will
ized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The result in the engine being shut off after two seconds.
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 secor unlocked.
onds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.
The system uses Key Fob with factory-mated Remote Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition possible by an authorized dealer.
Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authoReplacement Keys
rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the is one that has never been programmed.
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer syscannot be reprogrammed to any other vehicle.
tem serviced, bring all vehicle Key Fobs with you to the
authorized dealer.
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Customer Key Programming
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
performed at an authorized dealer.
for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch for unauthorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the
General Information
interior switches for door locks, power sliding doors and
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules Part 15 power liftgate are disabled. The Vehicle Security Alarm
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is provides both audible and visible signals, for the first
subject to the following conditions:
three minutes, the headlights will turn on, the park lamps
and/or turn signals will flash and Vehicle Security Light
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
will flash repeatedly and the horn will sound. For an
• This device must accept any interference that may be additional 15 minutes, only the headlights, park lamps
received, including interference that may cause unde- and/or turn signals and Vehicle Security Light will flash.
sired operation.
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Rearming Of The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself after the 15
additional minutes of headlights and Vehicle Security
Light flashing, if the Vehicle Security Alarm has not been
disabled. If the condition which initiated the alarm is still
present, the Vehicle Security Alarm will ignore that
condition and monitor the remaining doors and ignition.
To Arm The System
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
• Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
• Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
To Disarm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to the following methods:
⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
further information).
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
•Make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ and the
• Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
key is physically removed from the ignition.
position. Insert a valid key into the ignition switch and
turn the key to the ON position.
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you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
• The driver’s door key cylinder and the liftgate button
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
Vehicle Security Alarm.
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
• The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
power liftgate entry. Pressing the liftgate button will exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
enters the vehicle through the liftgate and opens any
Tamper Alert
door the alarm will sound.
NOTE:
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
exterior lights blink three times when you unlock the
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previ- Security System Manual Override
ously described arming sequences has occurred, the The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether doors using the manual door lock plunger.
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• The illuminated entry system will not operate if the
dimmer control is in the “Dome OFF” position (rotate
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
horizontal thumb wheel on the bottom of the switch to
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
the far left detent position).
doors or open any door.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF
EQUIPPED
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate, and activate the Panic Alarm, optional power
The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds, liftgate, left power sliding door, and right power sliding
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition door from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m)
using a hand-held Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
RKE transmitter does not need to be pointed at the
NOTE:
vehicle to activate the system.
• The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy lights will not turn off if the dimmer control is in
the “Dome ON” position (rotate horizontal thumb
wheel on the bottom of the switch to the far right
detent position).
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NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables the system from responding
to any button presses from that RKE transmitter. Driving
at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system
from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all
RKE transmitters.
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Two RKE transmitters may be supplied with the vehicle.
Vehicles built without the powered options will be
equipped from the factory with three-button RKE transmitters, and those built with power options will be
equipped with up to seven-button RKE transmitters.
Key Fob With Three-Button RKE Transmitter
Using The RKE Transmitter
Seven-button RKE transmitters will provide functions
Three-button RKE transmitters will provide basic UNthat allow the same basic operation as the three-button,
LOCK, LOCK and PANIC functions.
but may also be used to operate the power liftgate
(optional), power sliding doors, Remote Start feature
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(optional). Some features can be programmed to the Remote Unlock Doors And Liftgate
customers preferences. For example, flash headlights or Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
sound horn on LOCK.
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s side or twice to
unlock all doors and liftgate. This will also turn on the
Illuminated Entry system.
Remote Key Unlock On First Press
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s side, or all doors, on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter:
NOTE:
Key Fob With Seven-Button RKE Transmitter
• For vehicles equipped with an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, the Remote NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitUnlock feature can be enabled or disabled by perform- ter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the
ing the following steps:
Vehicle Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle
Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound.
1. Perform this operation while standing outside the
Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle
vehicle.
Security Alarm.
2. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed
Remote Lock Doors And Liftgate
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights
button while still holding the LOCK button.
will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
signal.
4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and
the Key Fob removed.
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
its previous setting.
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2. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 secThis feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
onds. Then, press the PANIC button while still holding
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
the LOCK button.
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
proceed as follows:
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
Sound Horn With Remote Lock
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec- 4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by presstronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
ing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Unignition switch in the OFF position and the Key Fob
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inforremoved.
mation.
5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
its previous setting.
following steps:
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmit1. Perform this operation while standing outside the ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
vehicle.
Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
Alarm.
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Using The Panic Alarm
Power Open/Close Power Liftgate — If Equipped
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least
one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse
on and off, and the interior lights will turn on.
Press the LIFTGATE button twice on the RKE transmitter
within five seconds to Open/Close the Power Liftgate.
If the button is pushed while the liftgate is being power
closed, the liftgate will reverse to the full open position.
The power liftgate may also be opened and closed by
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless pressing the LIFTGATE button located on the overhead
you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second console.
time or if the vehicle is driven above 5 mph (8 km/h).
If equipped with a rear interior switch on the left rear
NOTE:
pillar, pushing this switch once will close the liftgate only.
The liftgate cannot be opened from this switch.
• When you turn off the Panic Alarm by pressing the
PANIC button a second time, you may have to move If the vehicle is locked and Vehicle Security Alarm is
closer to the vehicle due to the Radio Frequency (RF) armed, using RKE transmitter to open the power liftgate
noises of the system.
does not unlock the vehicle or disarm the Vehicle Security
Alarm.
• The Panic Alarm cannot be activated if the engine is
running.
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Power Open/Close Left Power Sliding Door — If
Equipped
Power Open/Close Right Power Sliding Door — If
Equipped
Press the LEFT Power Sliding Door button twice on the
RKE transmitter within five seconds to Power Open/
Close the Left Power Sliding Door. If the button on the
RKE transmitter is pushed while the door is being
power-closed, the door will reverse to the full open
position.
Press the RIGHT Power Sliding Door button twice on the
RKE transmitter within five seconds to Power Open/
Close the Right Power Sliding Door. If the button on the
RKE transmitter is pushed while the door is being
power-closed, the door will reverse to the full open
position.
If the vehicle is locked and the Vehicle Security Alarm is
armed, pressing the LEFT Power Sliding Door button
twice unlocks the power sliding door and disarms Vehicle Security Alarm.
If the vehicle is locked and the Vehicle Security Alarm is
armed, pressing the RIGHT Power Sliding Door button
twice unlocks the power sliding door and disarms Vehicle Security Alarm.
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Turn Off Flash Lights With RKE Lock — If Equipped
3. Release both buttons at the same time.
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when 4. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressthe doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmiting the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
mitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and
the current setting, proceed as follows:
the Key Fob removed.
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Electronic 5. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
its previous setting.
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitYour Instrument Panel” for further information.
ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security
following steps:
Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the
1. Perform this operation while standing outside the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security
Alarm.
vehicle.
2. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed
RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer
than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK
button while still holding the UNLOCK button.
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Programming Additional Transmitters
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
contact your authorized dealer for details.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
Emergency Key Removal
housing or the printed circuit board.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade
screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
latch at the top of the RKE transmitter sideways with
the seal during removal.
your thumb and then pull the key out with your other
hand.
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Inserting Emergency Key Into Slot
Separating RKE Transmitter
3. Remove and replace the battery. When replacing the
battery, match the + sign on the battery to the + sign on
the inside of the battery clip, located on the back cover.
Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers.
Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch
a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
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4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
halves together.
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveGeneral Information
niently from outside the vehicle while still
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
maintaining security. The system has a range of
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
following conditions:
NOTE:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
• This device must accept any interference received, includtransmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
ing interference that may cause undesired operation.
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the Key Fob may
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
reduce this range.
distance, check for these two conditions.
1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected
life of the battery is approximately three years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
radios.
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How To Use Remote Start
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
All of the following conditions must be met before the • Vehicle theft alarm not active
engine will Remote Start:
• Ignition in Off position
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
WARNING!
• Hood closed
• 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.
• Liftgate closed
• Hazard switch off
• Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
• RKE PANIC button not pressed
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Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button on
the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds.
The vehicle doors will lock, the parking lights
will flash and horn will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle will
remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.
NOTE:
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• If your power door locks were unlocked, Remote Start
will automatically lock the doors.
• Remote Start Aborted — L/Gate Ajar
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned
to the ON/RUN position.
• The park lights will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
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• For security, power window and power sunroof op- To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release the
in the Remote Start mode.
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
• The engine can be started two consecutive 15-minute doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if equipped).
cycles with the RKE transmitter. However, the ignition Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle, insert the Key
Fob into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the
switch must be turned to the ON/RUN position.
ON/RUN position.
To Enter the Vehicle After Remote Start
NOTE:
To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a
Remote Start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the • The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position
in order to drive the vehicle.
UNLOCK button on the transmitter. After the vehicle is
unlocked, you can enter the vehicle, insert the Key Fob
• The message “Remote Start Active — Key To Run” will
into the ignition switch and turn it to the ON/RUN
display in the EVIC until you insert and turn the key to
position, otherwise the engine will shut off at the end of
ON/RUN position. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Infor15-minute cycle.
mation Center (EVIC)” for further information.
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To Turn Off The Engine While In Remote Start Mode
Cancel Remote Start
Remote Starting will also cancel if any of the following Press and release the REMOTE START button 1 time or
occur:
allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
• The engine stalls or engine speed exceeds 2500 rpm
• Low Fuel Light turns on
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns while in the
Remote Start Mode, the system will not allow the Remote
Start button to shut down the engine for 2 seconds after
receiving a valid Remote Start request.
• The hood is opened
When To Reset Remote Start
• Any engine warning lights come on
• The hazard switch is pressed
The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of
two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one
• The shift lever is moved out of PARK
failed start, where the Remote Starting sequence was
• The engine is allowed to run for the entire 15-minute initiated but the engine stopped cranking without starting. After either of these conditions, or if the Vehicle
cycle
Security Alarm system is alarming, or if the PANIC
• The brake pedal is pressed
button was pressed, the vehicle must be reset insert the
Key Fob into the ignition switch and turn the switch to
the ON/RUN position.
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DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
Lock the front doors by pushing down on the lock knobs
on each door trim panel.
2
If the lock knob is down when you shut either front door,
the door will lock. Make sure the keys are not inside the
vehicle before closing the door.
Manual Door Lock
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If the lock knob is rearward when you shut either side
sliding door, the door will lock. Make sure the keys are
not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
Sliding Door Lock
WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
collision, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, 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 position. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
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Power Door Locks — If Equipped
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
Driver Power Door Lock Switches
If you press the power door lock switch while the Key
Fob is in the ignition, and any front door is open, the
power locks will not operate. This prevents you from
accidentally locking your keys in the vehicle. Removing
the Key Fob or closing the door will allow the locks to
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operate. A chime will sound if the Key Fob is in the If you press the power door lock switch while the sliding
ignition switch and a door is open, as a reminder to door is open, the sliding door will lock.
remove the Key Fob.
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h).
The auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by
your authorized dealer per written request of the customer. Please see your authorized dealer for service.
Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit — If Equipped
Front Passenger Power Door Switches
1 - Window Open/Close
2 - Power Door Locks
The Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit feature unlocks
all of the vehicle doors when any door is opened. This
will occur only after the shift lever has been shifted into
the PARK position, after the vehicle has been driven (the
shift lever has been shifted out of PARK and all doors
closed).
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The Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit feature will not WINDOWS
operate if there is any manual operation of the power
Power Vent Windows — If Equipped
door locks (lock or unlock).
The Power Vent Window Switch located on the driver’s
On vehicles equipped with the optional Electronic Ve- door trim panel allows the driver to operate the two vent
hicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic windows from the driver’s seat.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: Use the Lock Doors Automatically at 15 mph
(24 km/h) and Unlock Doors Automatically On Exit
features in accordance with local laws.
Power Vent Window Switch Open/Close
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NOTE: Power Window switches will also remain active
You can control either the front or rear windows using for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch has been
switches located on the driver’s door trim panel. The turned to OFF, depending upon the accessory delay
setting. Opening a front door will cancel this feature.
switches will operate only when the ignition switch is in
the ON/RUN or ACC position and during power acces- Power Window Lockout Switch — If Equipped
sory delay.
The driver may lock out the rear power windows by
depressing the bar switch just below the power window
switches.
Power Windows
Driver’s Power Window Switches
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Power Window Lockout Switch
Front Passenger Power Window Switch
Front Passenger Power Door Switches
1 - Window Open/Close
There is a single switch on the front passenger’s door trim 2 - Power Door Locks
panel which operates the passenger door window and a set
of switches that lock and unlock all doors. The switches will
operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN or
ACC position and during power accessory delay.
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To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
Auto-Down Feature — If Equipped
The front window switches may be equipped with an
Auto-Down feature. Press the window switch past the To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
detent, release, and the window will go down automatically. the first detent and release when you want the window to
stop.
To open the window part way, press the window switch part
way and release it when you want the window to stop.
NOTE:
The power window switches remain active for up to • If the window runs into any obstacle during auto10 minutes (depending on the accessory delay setting)
closure, it will reverse direction and then go back
after the ignition switch has been turned to OFF. Opening
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
a vehicle front door will cancel this feature.
switch again to close the window.
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
the auto reverse function unexpectedly during autoclosure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
The front driver and front passenger switches may be
first detent and hold to close window manually.
equipped with an Auto Up feature. Lift the window
switch fully upward to the second detent, release, and the
window will go up automatically.
Auto Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection — If
Equipped
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WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. To avoid personal injury be sure to
clear your arms, hands, fingers and all objects from
the window path before closing.
2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue
to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
after the window is fully open.
Sliding Side Door Power Window Switch — If
Equipped
Auto Up Reset — If Equipped
Second row passengers may open and close the sliding
To reactivate the Auto Up feature, perform the following door window by a single switch on the door handle
assembly.
steps after vehicle power is restored:
1. Pull the window switch up to close the window The switches will operate only when the ignition switch
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an is in the ON/RUN or ACC position and during power
accessory delay.
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
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NOTE: The switches will not operate if the driver has Wind Buffeting
activated the Power Window Lockout.
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 rear windows are
open and buffeting occurs, open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
SLIDING SIDE DOOR
The sliding door may be opened from the inside or the
outside. Pull outward on the exterior handle to open the
NOTE: The sliding door windows do not fully open,
sliding door. The sliding door inside handle functions by
stopping several inches above the window sill.
rocking forward and back. Rocking the handle backwards opens the door and rocking forward releases the
hold open latch in order to close the door.
Sliding Door Power Window Switch
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To keep your door operating properly, observe the fol- NOTE: The left side sliding door cannot be opened
lowing guidelines:
while the fuel door is open. This feature operates only
when the sliding door is fully closed prior to opening the
• Always open the door smoothly.
fuel door.
• Avoid high impacts against the door stop when opening the door. This is very important when your vehicle Power Sliding Side Door — If Equipped
is parked on an incline as the door will slide faster in
The power sliding door may be opened or
the downhill direction.
closed manually or by using the buttons on the
RKE transmitter, overhead console switch, or
• There is a hold-open latch that is activated when the
rear door switch. Pulling the inside or outside
sliding door is fully opened. This latch will keep your
power
sliding
door handle will also power open or close
sliding door open on any incline. To close the sliding
the
power
sliding
door.
door after the hold-open latch is activated, you must
rock the inside handle forward or pull outward on the NOTE: Pulling the outside power sliding door handle a
exterior handle.
second time while the sliding door is power opening or
Always make sure that the sliding door is fully latched power closing will allow the sliding door to be opened or
closed manually.
anytime the vehicle is in motion.
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Press the button on the RKE transmitter twice within
5 seconds to open a power sliding door. When the door is
fully open, pressing the button twice within 5 seconds a
second time will close the door.
There are power sliding side door switches located on the
b-pillar trim panel, just in front of the power sliding door
for the rear seat passengers and in the overhead console
for the driver and passengers. Pressing the switch once
will open the power sliding door. If the switch is pressed
while the door is under a power cycle, the door will
reverse direction.
Power Sliding Door Switch
NOTE: The power sliding side door must be unlocked
before the power sliding door switches will operate.
If the inside or outside door handles are used while the
power sliding side door is activated, the power sliding door
feature will be canceled and will go into manual mode.
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To avoid unintentional operation of the power sliding • If the power sliding side door is not in the full open or
close position, it will fully open when a power sliding
doors from the rear seats, press the power sliding door
door switch is pressed. To close the door, wait until it
master lock button, located in the overhead console, to
is fully open and then press the switch again.
disable the switches and handles for the rear seat passengers.
• If the power sliding door encounters multiple obstrucNOTE:
tions within the same cycle, the system will automatically stop, the power sliding door motor will make a
• The power sliding side door switches will not open the
clicking sound until the door has no further movement.
power sliding door if the shift lever is in gear or the
This clicking sound can be stopped by pulling the inside
vehicle speed is above 0 mph (0 km/h). To close the
or outside handle. If this condition occurs, no damage is
power sliding door with the shift lever in gear and
done to the power sliding door motor. The power sliding
vehicle speed at 0 mph (0 km/h), the brake must be
door must be opened or closed manually.
pressed.
• If anything obstructs the power sliding side door while
it is closing or opening, the door will automatically
reverse to the closed or open position, provided it
meets sufficient resistance.
WARNING!
You, or others, could be injured if caught in the path
of the sliding door. Make sure the door path is clear
before closing the door.
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You can turn the feature back on by repeating the
previous procedure.
Power Sliding Side Door Open Flash
The left and right exterior hazard lights will flash for
12 seconds when either sliding door is opened. This will Power Sliding Side Door Master Lock Switch
alert other drivers in the area that passenger(s) could be
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
entering or exiting the vehicle.
in the rear seats, the second row sliding door switches
The Sliding Side Door Open Flash can be enabled or and handles may be overridden by pressing the OFF side
of the Master Lock Out Switch located in the front
disabled by performing the following procedure:
overhead console.
1. Place the Key Fob in the ignition switch.
When the power sliding door master lock switch is in the
2. Cycle the ignition switch from ON/RUN to OFF five
OFF position, the power sliding side door may not be
times ending in the ON/RUN position (do not start
opened or closed by pressing the switch located on the
the engine).
b-pillar trim panel, just in front of the sliding door or
3. Within 10 seconds of the final cycle, press the HAZ- activating the inside power sliding door handle.
ARD switch ON.
4. A single chime will sound to signify that you have
successfully completed the programming.
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Sliding Side Door Child Protection Lock
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
in the rear seats, the sliding doors are equipped with a
Child Protection Door Lock system.
NOTE: When the Child Protection Door Lock system is
engaged, the door can be opened only by using the
outside door handle even though the inside door lock is
in the unlocked position.
Overhead Console Power Sliding Door Master Switch
1 — Left Sliding Door
2 — Liftgate
3 — Right Sliding Door
4 — Master Lock
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To Engage the Child Protection Door Lock
NOTE:
1. Open the sliding side door.
• After engaging the Child Protection Door Lock, always
test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the
desired position.
2. Slide the Child Protection Door Lock control inward
(toward the vehicle) to engage the Child Protection Door
Lock.
Child Protection Door Lock
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite sliding door.
• When the Child Protection Door Lock system is engaged, (even if the inside door lock is in the unlocked
position) the door can be opened only by using the
outside door handle, the RKE transmitter, the switches
on the overhead console or the switches located on the
trim panel just in front of the power sliding door.
• The power sliding side door will operate from the
switches located on the b-pillar trim panel, just in front
of the power sliding door, regardless of the Child
Protection Door Lock lever position. To avoid unintentional operation of the power sliding door from the
rear seats, press the “OFF” Master Lock Out Switch
located in the front overhead console, next to the
driver.
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NOTE:
WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in the vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the sliding doors can only be opened
from the outside door handle or the switches located
on the trim panel just in front of the power sliding
door when the Child Protection Door Locks are
engaged.
• After setting the Child Protection Door Lock system,
always test the door from the inside to make certain it
is in the desired position.
• The power sliding side door switches will not open the
power sliding doors if the vehicle is in gear or the
vehicle speed is above 0 mph (0 km/h).
• The power sliding door will operate from the outside
door handle, the RKE transmitter, the switches on the
1. Open the sliding side door.
overhead console, or the switches located on the
b-pillar trim panel, just in front of the power sliding
2. Slide the Child Protection Door Lock control outward
door when the shift lever is in PARK, regardless of the
(away from the vehicle) to disengage the Child Prochild lock lever position.
tection Door Lock.
To Disengage the Child Protection Door Lock
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite sliding door
(if equipped).
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LIFTGATE
On vehicles equipped with power locks, the liftgate can
be unlocked using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter button, or by activating the power door lock
switches located on the front doors.
To open the liftgate, press the liftgate release handle
located on the underside of the license plate bar and pull
the liftgate open with one fluid motion.
Liftgate Handle Location
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Power Liftgate — If Equipped
The power liftgate may be opened manually or by using
the button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. Press the button on the transmitter twice within
five seconds, to open the power liftgate. When the liftgate
is fully open, pressing the button twice within five seconds, a second time, will close the liftgate.
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The power liftgate may also be opened and closed by
pressing the button located on the overhead console.
Overhead Console Master Power Switch
1 — Left Sliding Door
2 — Liftgate
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4 — Master Lock
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The power liftgate may be closed by pressing the button, and several audible beeps will occur to signal that the
located in the upper left trim in the liftgate opening. liftgate is opening or closing.
Pushing once will only close the liftgate. This button
cannot be used to open the liftgate.
WARNING!
During power operation, personal injury or cargo
damage may occur. Ensure the liftgate travel path is
clear. Make sure the liftgate is closed and latched
before driving away.
NOTE:
• If anything obstructs the power liftgate while it is
closing or opening, the liftgate will automatically
reverse to the closed or open position, provided it
meets sufficient resistance.
• There are also pinch sensors attached to the side of the
liftgate opening. Light pressure anywhere along these
When the RKE transmitter button is pressed and the
strips will cause the liftgate to return to the open
Flash Lights feature is enabled, the tail lights will flash
position.
Rear Power Liftgate Switch
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• During power operation, whether liftgate is fully open • If the power liftgate encounters multiple obstructions
or fully closed, the liftgate chime will beep several
within the same cycle, the system will automatically
times indicating power operation is in progress.
stop and must be opened or closed manually.
• The power liftgate must be in the full open or close
positions for any of the buttons to operate. If the
liftgate is not in the full open or close positions, it must
be opened or closed manually.
• If the liftgate release button is activated while the
power liftgate is closing, the liftgate will reverse to the
full open position.
• The power liftgate buttons will not operate if the shift
lever is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
(0 km/h).
WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the
liftgate closed when you are operating the vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
Do not use the recirculation mode.
Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
• The power liftgate will not operate in temperatures below However, because the gas pressure drops with tempera−12°F (−24°C) or temperatures above 143°F (62°C). Be
ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when
sure to remove any buildup of snow or ice from the
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
liftgate before pressing any of the power liftgate buttons.
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• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
wheel
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Knee bolster for front passenger seat occupant
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating • Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may
positions
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant
energy during an impact event
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s and third row
center) include Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs),
• Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) located
which lock the seat belt webbing into position by
on top of the front seats (integrated into the head
extending the belt all the way out and then adjusting
restraint) — if equipped
the belt to the desired length to restrain a child seat or
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
secure a large item in a seat
passenger
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) Please pay close attention to the information in this
that span the front, second, and third row seating for section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
the driver and passengers seated next to a window
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
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If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren (LATCH).
WARNING!
Infants in rear facing child restraints should never ride
in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can cause
severe injury or death to infants in that position.
NOTE: 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.
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride their arm.
buckled up in a rear seat.
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If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child 5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
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.
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.
4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door.
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WARNING! (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.
• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) and/or Seat-Mounted
Side Air Bag (SAB) during deployment could cause
you to be severely injured or killed.
(Continued)
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
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Lap/Shoulder Belts
WARNING! (Continued)
All seats in your vehicle are equipped with lap/shoulder
belts.
The belt webbing in the retractor is designed to lock
during very sudden stops or collisions. This feature
allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with
you under normal conditions. However, in a collision the
belt will lock and reduce the risk of you striking the
inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In 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.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear
your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is near the seatback of the
front seats and next to your arm in the rear seats.
Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the
latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow
the belt to go around your lap.
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WARNING!
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal
injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder bones.
Wear the belt over your shoulder so that your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click”.
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WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride
too high on your body, possibly causing internal
injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is
too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt.
A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in
a collision.
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WARNING!
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.
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.).
Third Row Center Shoulder Belt Instructions
The shoulder belt for the third row center seat is located
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is in the headliner slightly behind the third row seat.
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retrac- Pull the strap down and secure the small latch plate of
tor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
the lap belt into the small buckle until you hear a “click”.
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.
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Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. When the belt
is long enough to fit , insert the large latch plate into the
buckle until you hear a “click.” The retractor should
withdraw any slack in the belt.
2
To release the small latch plate, position the end of the
large latch plate against the red button on the small latch
plate and push upward. Reinstall the latch plates into the
headliner.
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seats and the second row outboard seats, the
shoulder belt anchorage can be adjusted upward or downward to help position the belt away from your neck. The
upper anchorage can be adjusted upward by pushing
anywhere on the anchorage. To move the anchorage downward, squeeze the actuation buttons while simultaneously
pushing down on the anchorage assembly.
Adjustable Anchorage
As a guide, if you are shorter than average you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are ALR and is being used for normal usage:
equipped with an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
a cinching latch plate which are used to secure a child wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not
restraint system. For additional information refer to activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt” ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
under the “Child Restraint” section. The chart below to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
defines the type of feature for each seating position.
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
Driver
Center
Passenger
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
First Row
N/A
N/A
ALR
Second Row
ALR
N/A
ALR
Third Row
ALR
Cinch
ALR
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
• N/A — Not Applicable
• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
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How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
The belt will still retract to remove any slack in the Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on locking mode.
all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/
shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a
WARNING!
child safety seat is installed in a seating position that has a
belt with this feature. Children 12 years old and under • The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if
the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor
should always be properly restrained in the rear seat.
(ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
the entire belt is extracted.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
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NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
worn snugly and positioned properly.
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretencollision.
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
the occupant’s chest.
These head restraints are passive, deployable compoSeat Belt Pretensioners
nents, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
The seat belts for both front seating positions are identified by any markings, only through visual inspecequipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to tion of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision. in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and
These devices may improve the performance of the seat trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
Energy Management Feature
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.
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How The Active Head Restraints (AHR) Work
The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
whether the severity, or type of rear impact will require
the Active Head Restraints (AHR) to deploy. If a rear
impact requires deployment, both the driver and front
passenger seat AHRs will be deployed.
When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts.
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Active Head Restraint (AHR) Components
NOTE: The Active Head Restraints (AHR) may or may 1 — Head Restraint Front Half
not deploy in the event of a front or side impact. (Soft Foam and Trim)
2 — Seatback
However if during a front impact, a secondary rear
impact occurs, the AHR may deploy based on the severity and type of the impact.
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(Decorative Plastic Rear Cover)
4 — Head Restraint Guide Tubes
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1. Grasp the deployed AHR from the rear seat.
CAUTION!
All occupants, including the driver, should not operate a vehicle or sit in a vehicle’s seat until the head
restraints are placed in their proper positions in order
to minimize the risk of neck injury in the event of a
collision.
NOTE: For more information on properly adjusting and
positioning the head restraint, refer to “Adjusting Active
Head Restraints” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle”.
Resetting Active Head Restraints (AHR)
Hand Positioning Points On AHR
If the Active Head Restraints are triggered in a collision, 2. Position the hands on the top of the deployed AHR at
you must reset the head restraint on the driver’s and
a comfortable position.
front passenger seat. You can recognize when the Active
Head Restraint has been triggered by the fact that they 3. Pull down then rearward towards the rear of the
vehicle then down to engage the locking mechanism.
have moved forward (as shown in step three of the
resetting procedure).
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1 — Downward Movement
2 — Rearward Movement
3 — Final Downward Movement To Engage Locking Mechanism
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4. The AHR front soft foam and trim half should lock NOTE:
into the back decorative plastic half.
• If you have difficulties or problems resetting the Active
Head Restraints, see an authorized dealer.
• For safety reasons, have the Active Head Restraints
checked by a qualified specialist at an authorized
dealer.
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®)
AHR In Reset Position
BeltAlert® is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert®) 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.
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The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occupants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph
(8 km/h), BeltAlert® will provide both audio and visual
notification.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert® is not active when
the front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert® may
be triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the
front passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are
secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend
deactivating BeltAlert®.
NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
BeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancies. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
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Seat Belt Extender
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental
Driver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument
panel below the steering column.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the lap belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
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NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front
Air Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations for
Advanced Air Bags.
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 may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
seat position.
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger
Advanced Front Air Bags
3 — Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag
2 — Knee Bolster
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
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This vehicle 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.
Air Bag System Components
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
system components:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat- • Air Bag Warning Light
Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced • Steering Wheel and Column
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
• Instrument Panel
SABs are located in the outboard side of the front seats.
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
NOTE:
• Knee Impact Bolster
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an • Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
authorized dealer immediately.
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
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• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
used for more severe collisions.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air bag
on the instrument panel, because any such objects
could cause harm if the vehicle is in a collision
severe enough to cause the air bag to inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios, etc.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
bag only.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag
label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats
“ONLY”.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact and vehicle rollover protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants
in addition to that provided by the body structure. Each
air bag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the
head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential
for side-impact head injuries. The SABIC deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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NOTE:
• Should a vehicle rollover occur, the pretensioners
and/or SAB and SABIC air bags on both sides of the
vehicle may deploy.
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Being too close to the SAB and SABIC air bags during
deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that
require air bag occupant protection.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
• Do not allow occupants to extend any part of their
body outside of the window.
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 SAB or SABIC 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 SAB or SABIC air bags
inflate, even if they are in an infant or child restraint.
Always sit upright as possible with your back against the
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or booster seat
recommended for the size and weight of the child.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag provides
enhanced protection and works together with the Driver
Advanced Front Air Bag during a frontal impact.
Knee Impact Bolster
The Knee Impact Bolster helps protect the knees of the
front passenger, and position the front occupant for the
best interaction with the Advanced Front Air Bag.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags work with the Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air
Bag and the passenger side knee bolster to provide improved protection for the driver and front passenger. Side
air bags also work with seat belts to improve occupant
protection.
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Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver
Side Knee Air Bag will not deploy in all frontal collisions,
including some that may produce substantial vehicle
damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck
underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other
hand, depending on the type and location of impact,
Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes with
little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe
initial deceleration.
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required.
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air
bags, SABs, Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag, and The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
front seat belt pretensioners, as required, depending on Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
several factors, including the severity and type of impact. type of collision.
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag are designed to provide additional protection
by supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal collisions
depending on several factors, including the severity and
type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags are not expected
to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover
collisions.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
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Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colli- turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position, or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
comes on again after initial startup.
away from an inflating air bag.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
START or ON/RUN position. If the key is in the OFF
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the
air bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instrument cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
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Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on 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
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator Unit
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag unit is
located in the instrument panel trim beneath the steering
column. When the ORC detects a collision requiring the
Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units.
A large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate
the Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag. The trim
cover separates and folds out of the way allowing the air
bag to inflate to the full size. The air bag fully inflates in
about 15 to 20 milliseconds. The Supplemental Driver
Side Knee Air Bag gas is vented through small vent holes
in the side of the air bag.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are During collisions where the impact is confined to a
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
collision.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30 milinflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
liseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes to
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate
blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This
curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when
especially applies to children.
it is inflated.
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Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of until the ignition key is turned off.
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as the
NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SAB and battery has power or until the ignition key is removed.
SABIC air bags may deploy on both sides of the vehicle.
Unlock the doors automatically.
Front And Side Impact Sensors
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
events.
If A Deployment Occurs
Enhanced Accident Response System
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if immediately after deployment.
the communication network remains intact, and the
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
event the ORC will determine whether to have the collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the follow- the air bag system.
ing functions:
Cut off fuel to the engine.
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If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deabrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium bags will not be in place to protect you.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
WARNING!
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners can not
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
immediately.
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retrac• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer imparticles. The particles are a normal by-product of the mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Conprocess that generates the non-toxic gas used for air troller (ORC) system serviced as well.
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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Air Bag Warning Light
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.
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.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on for This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
approximately four to eight seconds when the ignition (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
switch is first turned to ON/RUN.
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems perapproximate four to eight-second interval.
formed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
remains on while driving.
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time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enis designed to record such data as:
forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
crash investigation.
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
were buckled/fastened;
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipaccelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
ment, can read the information if they have access to the
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
vehicle or the EDR.
These data can help provide a better understanding of
Child Restraints
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a times, including babies and children. Every state in the
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by United States, and every Canadian province, requires
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no per- that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This
sonal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
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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.
NOTE: For additional information, refer to
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK.
Canadian residents should refer to Transport
Canada’s website for additional information: http://
www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safedrivers-childsafetyThere are different sizes and types of restraints for
index-53.htm
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
WARNING!
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
seat for your child.
In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has
a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
hold even an infant on your lap could become so
great that you could not hold the child, no matter
how strong you are. The child and others could be
badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle
should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and
Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight or Age
Children who are two years old or
younger and who have not reached the
height or weight limits of their child
restraint
Children who are at least two years old or
who have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their rear-facing child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are too
small to properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who
have out-grown the height or weight limit
of their booster seat
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Recommended Type of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the rear
seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a
five-point Harness, facing forward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the
vehicle seat belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
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their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardreach the highest weight or height allowed by their
facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
convertible child seat.
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
WARNING!
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
Infants And Child Restraints
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
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.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a rear
seat.
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Older Children And Child Restraints
WARNING!
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the forwardfacing limit for the child seat should use a belt-positioning
booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts fit properly. If the
child cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat
cushion while the child’s back is against the seatback, they
should use a belt-positioning booster seat. The child and
belt-positioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the
seat belt.
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it
loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it
could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause
serious personal injury.
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4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend 5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit perivehicle’s seat belt alone:
odically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face
the vehicle seat?
or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle.
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the or behind their back.
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
LATCH –
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt Only
+ Top Tether
Tether Anchor
Only
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
This Vehicle
2
Second Row Bench
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating
position
Second Row Captains Chairs
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating
position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Child Restraint LATCH Positions
What is the weight limit (child’s weight +
weight of the child restraint) for using the
LATCH anchorage system to attach the
child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat
belt be used together to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the center
position using the inner LATCH lower
anchorages?
No
N/A
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Use the LATCH anchorage system until
the combined weight of the child and the
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the
seat belt and tether anchor instead of the
LATCH system once the combined weight
is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you use the
LATCH anchorage system to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint.
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Can two child restraints be attached using
a common lower LATCH anchorage?
No
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
the back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes; second row
outboard positions
only, third row all
positions.
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Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with
two or more child restraints. If the center
position does not have dedicated LATCH
lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install a child seat in the center position next
to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in an outboard position.
The child seat may touch the back of the
front passenger seat if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact. See your
child restraint owner’s manual for more
information.
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child
restraint. You will easily feel them if you run your finger
along the gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
LATCH Anchorages (Second Row Anchorages Shown)
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
In addition, there are tether strap anchors located behind each rear seatback, near to the
floor.
LATCH Anchorages (Third Row 60/40 Anchorages
Shown)
LATCH Anchorages (Third Row 60/40 Anchorage
Shown)
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LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be Center Seat LATCH – Commercial Cargo Vehicles
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side. (No Factory Installed Rear Seats) — If Equipped
Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
WARNING!
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a This vehicle does not have a center seating position.
tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end Do not use the center lower LATCH anchorages to
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten install a child seat in the center of the back seat.
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
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Center Seat LATCH
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks 1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Autothe seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position,
matic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
do not use that outboard position. If a child seat in the
belt, following the instructions below. See the section
center position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt”
seat belt, do not install a child seat in that outboard
to check what type of seat belt each seating position has.
position.
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
WARNING!
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
anchorages.
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
typical installation instructions.
may need to recline the seat and / or raise the head
restraint to get a better fit.
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
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4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat- When using the LATCH attaching system to install a child
ing position.
restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being used by
5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the other occupants or being used to secure child restraints. An
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child unused belt could injure a child if they play with it and
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direc- accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before installing a
child restraint using the LATCH system, buckle the seat
tions to attach a tether anchor.
belt behind the child restraint and out of the child’s reach.
6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child restraint
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack installation, instead of buckling it behind the child rein the straps according to the child restraint manufac- straint, route the seat belt through the child restraint belt
turer’s instructions.
path and then buckle it. Do not lock the seatbelt. Remind
7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are not toys and
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt that they should not play with them.
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
in any direction.
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not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can
be “switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
Improper installation of a child restraint to the webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the re- retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
straint. The child could be badly injured or killed. make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description unexactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
der “Occupant Restraints.” The cinching latch plate is
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle
designed to hold the lap portion of the seatbelt tight
Seat Belt
when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are child restraint’s belt path. Please see the table below and
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking the following sections for more information about both
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both types of seat belts.
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of
the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is
WARNING!
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child
Restraints in this Vehicle
Second Row Bench
Second Row Captains Chair
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems
What is the weight limit (child’s
weight + weight of the child
restraint) for using the Tether
Anchor with the seat belt to attach
a forward facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint
touch the back of the front
passenger seat?
Weight limit of the Child Restraint
Can the head restraints be
removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to
tighten the seat belt against the belt
path of the child restraint?
Yes; second row outboard positions only, third row all positions.
Yes
Yes
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Always use the tether anchor when
using the seat belt to install a
forward facing child restraint, up
to the recommended weight limit
of the child restraint.
Contact between the front passenger seat and the child restraint is
allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
In positions with cinching latch
plates (CINCH), the buckle stalk
may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a
seating position with an ALR
retractor.
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5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
Place the child seat in the center of the seating
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
better fit.
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webto pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
“click.”
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
against the child seat.
Installing A Child Restraint with a Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chilposition. For some second row seats, you may need to
dren (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
recline the seat and / or raise the head restraint to get
attach a tether anchor.
a better fit.
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
in any direction.
path.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
“click.”
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
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If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short
buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert
the latch plate into the buckle with the release button
facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
restraint.
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
in any direction.
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage — Second Row Captains Chairs
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage.
You may need to move the seat forward to provide
better access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top
tether anchorage for that seating position (see the
charts above), move the child restraint to another
position in the vehicle if one is available.
2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat.
If your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
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(Second Row Anchorage Shown)
112 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove
slack in the strap.
LATCH Anchorages (Third Row 60/40 Anchorage
Shown)
Transporting Pets
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child An unrestrained pet could be thrown about and possibly
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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COMMERCIAL CARGO VEHICLES (NO FACTORY
INSTALLED REAR SEATS) — IF EQUIPPED
Commercial cargo vehicles are not designed for use as a
family vehicle and are not intended for carrying children
in the front passenger seat. However, if you must carry a
child in a vehicle without a rear seat, the passenger seat
should be moved to the full rearward position and the
child must be in a proper restraint system based on its
age, size and weight.
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WARNING!
NEVER carry a child in a rear facing infant carrier in
a vehicle without rear seats. In a collision, serious
injury or death may occur from the deploying passenger Air Bag.
Commercial Child Restraint Tether Anchor
This vehicle is equipped with a child restraint tether
anchor located on the lower rear of the front passenger
seat. Use this tether anchor to secure only forwardfacing child restraints equipped with an upper tether
strap.
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WARNING!
Rearward-facing infant restraints must never be secured in the passenger seat of a vehicle with a
passenger Air Bag. In a collision, a passenger Air Bag
may deploy causing severe injury or death to infants
riding in rearward-facing infant restraints.
Restraining Infants And Small Children In
Commercial Cargo Vehicles
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Use the restraint that is
correct for your child:
• The forward-facing child seat is for children from
about 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg), and more than one year
old.
• A convertible child seat, one that is designed to be
used for children who are too heavy for a rearwardfacing infant seat, may be used IN THE FORWARD
FACING POSITION ONLY, IT MUST NEVER BE INSTALLED FACING TO THE REAR IN A COMMERCIAL CARGO VEHICLE. When a convertible seat is
properly installed facing forward, the vehicle seat
should be adjusted to the rear most position.
• Children more than 40 lbs (18 kg) should be secured in
the passenger seat in a child restraint or beltpositioning booster seat with the seat adjusted to the
rear most position. Older children who do not use
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
ride properly buckled in the passenger seat with the
seat adjusted to the rearmost position. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or
under their arm.
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5. Following the child seat manufacturer’s instructions,
tighten the child restraint tether strap.
To secure the child restraint upper tether strap to the
vehicle, follow the instructions shown:
6. Inspect the tether anchor strap for nicks, abrasions,
discoloration, and loose threads. If these, or any other
1. Locate the child restraint tether anchor on the lower
condition that might affect the performance of the
rear of the front passenger seat.
strap is observed, DO NOT USE. Contact your autho2. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
rized dealership for a replacement part.
for proper use of connecting the child restraint to the
extended tether strap.
WARNING!
Tether Installation For Commercial Cargo Vehicles
3. Route the tether strap under the head rest.
NOTE: Ensure that the child restraint tether strap is
centered between the headrest supports underneath the
head rest.
4. Using the hook attached to the child restraint tether
strap, attach the child restraint tether strap to the metal
anchor on the lower rear of the front passenger seat.
The vehicle tether anchor is designed to be used with
a child restraint only. It should not be used for any
other purpose. Before use, inspect the tether anchor
strap for nicks, abrasions, discoloration, and loose
threads. If these or any other condition that might
affect the performance of the strap is observed, DO
NOT USE that strap. Personal injury may result. Contact your authorized dealer for a replacement part.
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under which vehicle operations will occur. For the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to “MainteA long break-in period is not required for the engine and
nance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”.
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in. NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detri- first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
mental and should be avoided.
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
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
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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.
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
system.
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the com- a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
plete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open or retractor condition, replace the belt.
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
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Air Bag Warning Light
Floor Mat Safety Information
The light should come on and remain on for four
to eight seconds as a bulb check when the
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
not lit during starting, see your authorized
dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes on while
driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
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!
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.
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• 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 brake lights and
exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
panel.
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Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
2
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped . . . .130
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .131
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
▫ Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming
Mirror — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . .132
▫ Power Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .133
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .134
▫ Tilt Mirrors In Reverse (Available With
Memory Seat Only) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .134
▫ Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped. . . . . . .134
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . .135
䡵 BLIND SPOT MONITORING — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
▫ Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
▫ Modes Of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
䡵 Uconnect® Phone — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . .145
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
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▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
▫ Uconnect® Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
▫ Manual Front/Second Row Seat Adjuster . . . .190
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .164
▫ Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped . . . . . .191
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
䡵 VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . .177
▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . .177
▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Power Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .187
▫ Stow ’n Go® Seating — If Equipped . . . . . . . .196
▫ Quad Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ Second Row Bench Seat — If Equipped . . . . . .207
▫ Third Row Power Recline — If Equipped. . . . .208
▫ Third Row Power Folding Seat — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
▫ Manually Folding Third Row Seats — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
▫ Plastic Grocery Bag Retainer Hooks. . . . . . . . .215
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䡵 DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED . . . .215
▫ Dimmer Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
▫ Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE
Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With Memory
Seat ONLY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .220
䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .222
▫ Headlights On With Wipers — If Equipped . . .223
▫ Headlight Delay — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . .224
▫ Front Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Battery Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHERS . . . . . .229
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
▫ Windshield Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
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▫ Rear Wiper And Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231 䡵 PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . .231
▫ ParkSense™ Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN . . .232
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . .
䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . .241
. . . . .241
. . . . .241
. . . . .242
䡵 ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .235
▫ Enabling/Disabling ParkSense® . . . . . . . . . . .246
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
▫ Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .247
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .247
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239 䡵 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
▫ Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . .251
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
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▫ Turning ParkView® On Or Off — Without
Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . .251
▫ Reprogramming A Single HomeLink®
Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .261
▫ Front Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
▫ Using HomeLink®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Courtesy/Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Sunglass Storage (Non-Sunroof Only) . . . . . . .253
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Rear Courtesy/Reading Lights — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ Rear Overhead Consoles — If Equipped . . . . .255
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .256
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® . .258
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .260
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .265
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .266
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
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▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ Interior Bottle Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
▫ Smoker’s Package Kit — If Equipped . . . . . . .278
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268 䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
▫ Glove Compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
▫ Door Trim Panel Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
▫ Driver Seatback Storage — If Equipped . . . . . .280
䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
▫ Umbrella Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
䡵 POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED. . . . . . . . .273
▫ Second Row Seat Storage Bins — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
▫ Storage Bin Safety Warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ Instrument Panel Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
▫ Coat Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
▫ Super Console — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . .275
▫ Cargo Area Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
▫ Premium Console Cupholders — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
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䡵 CONSOLE FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285 䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Basic Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Premium Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .286 䡵 LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . .294
▫ Super Console — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . .290 䡵 ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED . . . .295
䡵 CARGO AREA FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
▫ Deploying the Crossbars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
▫ Rechargeable Flashlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292 䡵 SUN SCREENS — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . .301
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130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical adjustment of the mirror. Adjust the mirror to
center on the view through the rear window.
Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small
control under the mirror to the night position (toward the
rear of the vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while
set in the day position (toward the windshield).
Manual Rearview Mirror
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Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
to the left of the button will illuminate to indicate when
the dimming feature is activated. The sensor to the right
of the button does not illuminate.
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NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is
moving in reverse.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
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Outside Mirrors
Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s) Equipped
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight The driver’s outside mirror will automatically adjust for
glare from vehicles behind you. This feature is controlled
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
by the inside automatic dimming mirror and will automatically adjust for headlight glare when the inside
WARNING!
mirror adjusts.
Vehicles and other objects seen in an outside convex
mirror will look smaller and farther away than they Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
really are. Relying too much on side convex mirrors All outside mirrors are hinged and may be moved either
could cause you to collide with another vehicle or forward or rearward to resist damage. The hinges have
other object. Use your inside mirror when judging three detent positions:
the size or distance of a vehicle seen in a side convex
• full forward
mirror.
• full rearward and
• normal.
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The power mirror controls consist of mirror select butThe power mirror controls are located on the driver-side tons and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right) to select the
door trim panel.
mirror that you want to adjust.
Power Mirrors — If Equipped
NOTE: A light in the selected button will illuminate
indicating the mirror is activated and can be adjusted.
Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to
move.
Left and Right side power mirror preselected positions can
be controlled by the optional Driver Memory Seat Feature.
Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding The
Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Power Mirror Controls
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when the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE position.
Each stored memory setting will have an associated Tilt
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
Mirrors in Reverse position.
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
rear window defroster if equipped. Some vehicles may NOTE: The Tilt Mirrors in Reverse feature is not enabled
not be equipped with rear window defroster, in this case when delivered from the factory. The Tilt Mirrors in Reverse
the heated mirrors will still function as intended. Refer to feature can be enabled or disabled in the Electronic Vehicle
“Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The Fea- Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
tures Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for furTilt Mirrors In Reverse (Available With Memory
ther information.
Seat Only) — If Equipped
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
Tilt Mirrors in Reverse provides automatic outside mirror
positioning which will aid the drivers view of the ground
rearward of the front doors. The driver’s outside mirror
will move slightly downward from the present position
when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE. The driver’s
outside mirror will then return to the original position
Power Folding Mirrors — If Equipped
The switch for the power folding mirrors is located
between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right).
Press the switch once and the mirrors will fold in,
pressing the switch a second time will return the mirrors
to the normal driving position.
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NOTE: If the vehicle speed is greater than 10 mph
(16 km/h) the folding feature will be disabled.
If the mirrors are in the folded position, and vehicle
speed is equal or greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), they
will automatically unfold.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is located on the sun visor.
To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing
the mirror cover upward. The lights turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the lights.
Illuminated Mirror
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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.
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.
Rear Detection Zones
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NOTE:
• The BSM system does NOT alert the driver about
rapidly approaching vehicles that are outside the detection zones.
• The BSM system detection zone DOES NOT change if
your vehicle is towing a trailer. Therefore, visually
verify the adjacent lane is clear for both your vehicle
and trailer before making a lane change. If the trailer or
other object (i.e., bicycle, sports equipment) extends
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.
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Sensor Locations
The BSM system notifies the driver of objects in the
The area on the rear fascia where the radar sensors are
detection zones by illuminating the BSM warning light
located must remain free of snow, ice, and dirt/road
located in the outside mirrors in addition to sounding an
contamination so that the BSM system can function
properly. Do not block the area of the rear fascia where
the radar sensors are located with foreign objects (bumper stickers, bicycle racks, etc.).
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audible (chime) alert and reducing the radio volume. Entering From The Side
Refer to “Modes Of Operation” for further information.
Vehicles that move into your adjacent lanes from either
side of the vehicle.
BSM Warning Light
The BSM system monitors the detection zone from three
different entry points (side, rear, front) while driving to
see if an alert is necessary. The BSM system will issue an
alert during these types of zone entries.
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Entering From The Rear
Overtaking Traffic
Vehicles that come up from behind your vehicle on either If you pass another vehicle slowly (with a relative speed of
side and enter the rear detection zone with a relative less than 10 mph (16 km/h) and the vehicle remains in the
blind spot for approximately 1.5 seconds, the warning light
speed of less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
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.
Rear Monitoring
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140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
on such objects. This is normal operation and your
vehicle does not require service.
Overtaking/Passing
The BSM system is designed not to issue an alert on
stationary objects such as guardrails, posts, walls, foliage,
berms, etc. However, occasionally the system may alert
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The BSM system will not alert you of objects that are
traveling in the opposite direction of the vehicle in
adjacent lanes.
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.
Opposing Traffic
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142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Rear Cross Path
The Rear Cross Path (RCP) feature is intended to aid the
driver when backing out of parking spaces where their
vision of oncoming vehicles may be blocked. Proceed
slowly and cautiously out of the parking space until the
rear end of the vehicle is exposed. The RCP system will
then have a clear view of the cross traffic and if an
oncoming vehicle is detected, alert the driver.
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
3 mph (5 km/h), to objects moving a maximum of
approximately 20 mph (32 km/h), such as in parking lot
situations.
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NOTE: In a parking lot situation, oncoming vehicles can
be obscured by vehicles parked on either side. If the
sensors are blocked by other structures or vehicles, the
system will not be able to alert the driver.
Modes Of Operation
Three selectable modes of operation are available in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
When RCP is on and the vehicle is in REVERSE, the Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Underdriver is alerted using both the visual and audible standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
alarms, including reducing the radio volume.
Blind Spot Alert
WARNING!
RCP is not a Back Up Aid system. It is intended to be
used to help a driver detect an oncoming vehicle in a
parking lot situation. Drivers must be careful when
backing up, even when using RCP. 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. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
When operating in Blind Spot Alert mode, the BSM
system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side
view mirror based on a detected object. However, when
the system is operating in RCP, the system will respond
with both visual and audible alerts when a detected
object is present. Whenever an audible alert is requested,
the radio is muted.
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144 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
When the system is in RCP, the system shall respond with
both visual and audible alerts when a detected object is
When operating in Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime mode,
present. Whenever an audible alert is requested, the radio
the BSM system will provide a visual alert in the approis also muted. Turn/hazard signal status is ignored; the
priate side view mirror based on a detected object. If the
RCP state always requests the chime.
turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an
alert present on that side of the vehicle, an audible chime Blind Spot Alert Off
will also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and de- When the BSM system is turned off there will be no
tected object are present on the same side at the same visual or audible alerts from either the BSM or RCP
time, both the visual and audio alerts will be issued. In systems.
addition to the audible alert the radio (if on) will also be
NOTE: The BSM system will store the current operating
muted.
mode when the vehicle is shut off. Each time the vehicle
NOTE:
is started the previously stored mode will be recalled and
• Whenever an audible alert is requested by the BSM used
system, the radio is also muted.
Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime
• If the hazard flashers are on, the system will request
the appropriate visual alert only.
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NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone requires a mobile phone
equipped with the Bluetooth® “Hands-Free Profile”,
When the vehicle enters this zone the blind spot system
will become temporarily unavailable and the EVIC will Version 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect® website for
supported phones.
display the message “ Blind spot system unavailableAstronomy zone”. The side mirrors LED’s will be lit up For Uconnect® Customer Support: U.S. residents - visit
and stay lit until the vehicle exits the zone.
www.UconnectPhone.com or call 1–877–855–8400. Canadian Residents - visit www.DriveUconnect.ca or call,
Uconnect® Phone — IF EQUIPPED
1-800-465–2001 (English) or 1-800-387-9983 (French).
Uconnect® Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, inUconnect® Phone allows you to transfer calls between
vehicle communications system. Uconnect® Phone allows
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
you to dial a phone number with your mobile phone using
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ “Mike” ѧ “Work” or
microphone for private conversation.
“Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your mobile phone’s audio is
transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the sys- The Uconnect® Phone is driven through your Bluetooth®
tem will automatically mute your radio when using the “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone. Uconnect® features
Bluetooth® technology - the global standard that enables
Uconnect® Phone.
different electronic devices to connect to each other without
Astronomy Zone — System Temporarily Unavailable
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146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
wires or a docking station, so Uconnect® Phone works no Uconnect® Phone Button
matter where you stow your mobile phone (be it your purse,
The radio or steering wheel controls (if
pocket, or briefcase), as long as your phone is turned on and
equipped) will contain the two control buttons
has been paired to the vehicle’s Uconnect® Phone. The
button and Voice Com(Uconnect® Phone
Uconnect® Phone allows up to seven mobile phones to be
mand
button) that will enable you to
linked to the system. Only one linked (or paired) mobile
access the system. When you press the button you will
phone can be used with the system at a time. The system is
hear the word Uconnect® followed by a BEEP. The beep
available in English, Spanish, or French languages.
is your signal to give a command.
Voice Command Button
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a collision
causing serious injury or death.
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Actual button location may vary with the radio. The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 147
The Uconnect® Phone can be used with any Hands-Free
Profile certified Bluetooth® mobile phone. See the
Uconnect® website for supported phones. Refer to your
mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for
details.
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect®
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect® Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after mostUconnect® Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a
The Uconnect® Phone is fully integrated with the vehi- specific command and then guided through the available
cle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect® Phone options.
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control • Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right
beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or another
switch), if so equipped.
prompt.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from • For certain operations, compound commands can be
the Uconnect® Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID on
used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then
certain radios.
“Pair a Device”, the following compound command
can be said: “Pair a Bluetooth® Device”.
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• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
compound form of the voice command is given. You
can also break the commands into parts and say each
part of the command when you are asked for it. For
example, you can use the compound form voice command “Phonebook New Entry”, or you can break the
compound form command into two voice commands:
“Phonebook” and “New Entry”. Please remember, the
Uconnect® Phone works best when you talk in a
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone
sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
To activate the Uconnect® Phone, simply press the
button and follow the audible prompts for directions.
Uconnect® Phone sessions begin with a press of the
button on the radio control head.
Voice Command Tree
To begin using your Uconnect® Phone, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile Phone
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference
your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The Uconnect® webIf you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
site may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following
the beep. The Uconnect® Phone will play some of the
options at any prompt if you ask for help.
Help Command
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The following are general phone to Uconnect® Phone • You will then be asked to give your mobile phone a
priority level between one and seven, with one being
pairing instructions:
the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile
button to begin.
• Press the
phones to your Uconnect® Phone. However, at any
given time, only one mobile phone can be in use,
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Device Pairing”.
connected to your Uconnect® System. The priority
allows the Uconnect® Phone to know which mobile
• When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”
phone to use if multiple mobile phones are in the
and follow the audible prompts.
vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three
• You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identiand priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the
Uconnect® Phone will use the priority three mobile
fication Number (PIN), which you will later need to
phone when you make a call. You can select to use a
enter into your mobile phone. You can enter any
four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PIN
lower priority mobile phone at any time (refer to
“Advanced Phone Connectivity” in this section).
after the initial pairing process.
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
give the Uconnect® Phone a name for your mobile
phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should be
given a unique phone name.
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• The system will prompt you to say the name of the
person you want to call.
Dial By Saying A Number
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
you can say “John Doe”, where John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the Uconnect® phonebook
• The system will prompt you to say the number you
or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a
want to call.
name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your
• For example, you can say “234-567-8901”.
Uconnect® Phonebook”, in the phonebook.
• The Uconnect® Phone will confirm the phone number
• The Uconnect® 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
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Dial”.
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Call”.
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Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook
Transfer From Mobile Phone
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected
to the Uconnect® Phone.
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads names (text • Depending on the maximum number of entries downnames) and number entries from your mobile phone’s
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth® Phones with Phone Book
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availAccess Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect®
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availwebsite for supported phones.
able for use.
• To call a name from the Uconnect® Phonebook or • Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in “Call
phone is accessible.
by Saying a Name” section.
• Either the mobile phone’s phonebook or the mobile
• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins
phone’s SIM card phonebook is downloaded.
as soon as the Bluetooth® wireless phone connection is
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
made to the Uconnect® Phone, for example, after you
deleted on the Uconnect® Phone. These can only be
start the vehicle.
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transferred and updated to Uconnect® Phone on the next
phone connection.
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After you are finished adding an entry into the phonebook, you will be given the opportunity to add more
NOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect® Phonebook is
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
recommended when the vehicle is not in motion.
main menu.
button to begin.
• Press the
The Uconnect® Phone will allow you to enter up to
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say 32 names in the phonebook with each name having up to
“Phonebook New Entry”.
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
only in that language. In addition, if equipped and
long names helps the Voice Command and it is recomsupported by your phone, Uconnect® Phone automatimended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert”
cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook.
instead of “Bob”.
Edit Uconnect® Phonebook Entries
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
“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.
Add Names To Your Uconnect® Phonebook
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• Press the
“Phonebook Edit Entry” can be used to add another
phone number to a name entry that already exists in the
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
“Phonebook Edit Entry”.
mobile and a home number, but you can add “John
• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit
entry that you wish to edit.
Entry” feature.
button to begin.
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work, Delete Uconnect® Phonebook Entry
mobile, or other) that you wish to edit.
NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the when the vehicle is not in motion.
phonebook entry that you are editing.
button to begin.
• Press the
After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook,
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in
“Phonebook Delete”.
the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return
to the main menu.
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• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
entry that you wish to delete or you can say “List
Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
button while the
from the list, press the
Uconnect® Phone is playing the desired entry and say
“Delete”.
Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect® Phonebook Entries
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Phonebook Erase All”.
• The Uconnect® Phone will ask you to verify that you
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
deleted.
• After you enter the name, the Uconnect® Phone will
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home, • Note that only the phonebook in the current language
work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you
is deleted.
wish to delete.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current
deleted or edited.
language is deleted.
• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be
deleted or edited.
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List All Names In The Uconnect® Phonebook
• Press the
Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone if the feature(s) are available on your
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
mobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service
“Phonebook List Names”.
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
• The Uconnect® Phone will play the names of all the accessed through the Uconnect® Phone. Check with your
phonebook entries, including the downloaded phone- mobile service provider for the features that you have.
book entries, if available.
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call
button to begin.
but- Currently In Progress
• To call one of the names in the list, press the
ton during the playing of the desired name, and say When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
“Call”.
Uconnect® Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio sysNOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete” tem, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
button to accept the call. To reject the
call. Press the
operations at this point.
button until you hear a single
call, press and hold the
• The Uconnect® Phone will then prompt you as to the beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
number designation you wish to call.
• The selected number will be dialed.
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call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is
in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling
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
call waiting that you normally hear when using your Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
button to place the current
mobile phone. Press the
To put a call on hold, press the
button until you hear
call on hold and answer the incoming call.
a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To
butNOTE: The Uconnect® Phone compatible phones in the bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call ton until you hear a single beep.
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
Toggling Between Calls
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
button until you hear a single beep, indicatpress the
Progress
ing that the active and hold status of the two calls have
To make a second call while you are currently on a call, switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at a time.
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
press the
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to
Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call
Currently In Progress
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Conference Call
Call Termination
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
button until you hear a
hold), press and hold the
double beep indicating that the two calls have been
joined into one conference call.
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if there
is a call on hold, it will become the new active call. If the
active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call on
hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
Three-Way Calling
phone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
button until you hear a single beep.
To initiate three-way calling, press the
button while and hold the
a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as Redial
described under “Making a Second Call While Current
button to begin.
Call is in Progress”. After the second call has established, • Press the
button until you hear a double • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
press and hold the
beep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into
“Redial”.
one conference call.
• The Uconnect® Phone will call the last number that
was dialed from your mobile phone.
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
Uconnect® Phone.
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Call Continuation
Uconnect® Phone Features
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the Language Selection
Uconnect® Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
To change the language that the Uconnect® Phone is
switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality availusing:
able on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
button to begin.
• Press the
• After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect® Phone either until the call • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the language you wish to switch to
ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates
English, Espanol, or Francais.
cessation of the call on the Uconnect® Phone and
transfer of the call to the mobile phone.
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete the
language selection.
• After the ignition key is cycled to OFF, a call can
continue on the Uconnect® Phone for a certain duraAfter selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
tion, after which the call is automatically transferred
voice commands will be in that language.
from the Uconnect® Phone to the mobile phone.
NOTE: After every Uconnect® Phone language change
• An active call is automatically transferred to the mooperation, only the language-specific 32-name phonebile phone after the ignition key is cycled to OFF.
book is usable. The paired phone name is not languagespecific and is usable across all languages.
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Emergency Assistance
NOTE:
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 and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
number for your area.
area.
If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect® Phone is
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
button and say
some systems. To do this, press the
follows:
“Setup”, followed by “Emergency”.
button to begin.
• Press the
• The Uconnect® Phone does slightly lower your
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
chances of successfully making a phone call as to that
“Emergency” and the Uconnect® Phone will instruct
for the mobile phone directly.
the paired mobile phone to call the emergency number.
This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and
Mexico.
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NOTE:
WARNING!
To use you Uconnect® Phone System in an emergency, your mobile phone must be:
• turned on,
• paired to the Uconnect® System,
• and have network coverage.
Roadside Assistance
If you need roadside assistance:
• Press the
button to begin.
• The roadside assistance number dialed is based on the
country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528-2069
for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14-3454 for
Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City
in Mexico). Please refer to the “Roadside Assistance”
coverage details on the DVD in the Warranty Information
Booklet and the Roadside Assistance references.
• If supported, this number may be programmable on
some systems. To do this, press the
button and say
“Setup”, followed by “Roadside Assistance”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say Paging
“Roadside Assistance”.
To learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated
Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers of
certain companies, which time out a little too soon to
work properly with the Uconnect® Phone.
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and say the sequence you wish to enter, followed by the
word “Send”. For example, if required to enter your PIN
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can press the
with Automated Systems”.
button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”. Saying a number,
Working With Automated Systems
or sequence of numbers, followed by “Send”, is also to be
This method is used in instances where one generally has used for navigating through an automated customer
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while service center menu structure, and to leave a number on
a pager.
navigating through an automated telephone system.
You can use your Uconnect® Phone to access a voice mail You can also send stored Uconnect® phonebook entries
system or an automated service, such as a paging service as tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
or automated customer service line. Some services re- entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
button and say, “Send.” The
quire immediate response selection. In some instances, call and then press the
system
will
prompt
you
to
enter
the name or number and
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect® Phone.
say the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send.
When calling a number with your Uconnect® Phone that The Uconnect® Phone will then send the corresponding
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence on phone number associated with the phonebook entry, as
button tones over the phone.
your mobile phone keypad, you can press the
Voice Mail Calling
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NOTE:
Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFF
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect® Phone
network configurations. This is normal.
will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
button to begin.
out settings that are too short and may not allow the • Press the
use of this feature.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
one of the following:
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.
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts On”
– “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
Phone And Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display such
as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by your
mobile phone, the Uconnect® Phone will provide notification to inform you of your phone and network status when
you are attempting to make a phone call using Uconnect®
Phone. The status is given for network signal strength,
phone battery strength, etc.
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Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
keypad and still use the Uconnect® Phone (while dialing
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth® mobile
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
audio system. The Uconnect® Phone will work the same
as if you dial the number using Voice Command.
When you mute the Uconnect® Phone, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
order to mute the Uconnect® Phone:
• Press the
button.
• Following the beep, say “Mute”.
In order to un-mute the Uconnect® Phone:
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
button.
• Press the
dial ring to the Uconnect® Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situa- • Following the beep, say “Mute off”.
tion, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
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Advanced Phone Connectivity
List Paired Mobile Phone Names
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
• Press the
button to begin.
The Uconnect® Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
ferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
from your Uconnect® Phone paired mobile phone to the • When prompted, say “List Phones”.
button • The Uconnect® Phone will play the phone names of all
Uconnect® Phone or vice versa, press the
and say “Transfer Call”.
paired mobile phones in order from the highest to the
lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
button and say “Sebeing announced, press the
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone
lect” or “Delete”. Also, see the next two sections for an
Your mobile phone can be paired with many different
alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” a paired phone.
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®
connection between your mobile phone and the Uconnect®
Phone System, follow the instructions described in your
mobile phone User’s Manual.
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Select Another Mobile Phone
Delete Uconnect® Phone Paired Mobile Phones
This feature allows you to select and start using another • Press the
button to begin.
phone paired with the Uconnect® Phone.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
button to begin.
• Press the
“Setup Phone Pairing”.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the prompts.
“Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts.
• You can also press the
button at any time while the
button at any time while the
• You can also press the
list is being played, and then choose the phone you
list is being played, and then choose the phone that
wish to delete.
you wish to select.
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone call. Phone
If the selected phone is not available, the Uconnect®
Phone will return to using the highest priority phone Uconnect® Phone Tutorial
present in or near (approximately within 30 ft (9 m)) the To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
button and say “Uconnect® Tutorial.”
vehicle.
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Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect®
Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this
training mode, follow one of the two following procedures:
You can either press the Uconnect® Phone button to restore
the factory setting or repeat the words and phrases when
prompted by the Uconnect® 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.
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
From outside the Uconnect® Phone mode (e.g., from
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
radio mode):
Reset
button for five seconds until
• Press and hold the
the session begins, or,
• Press the
button.
button and say the “Voice Training”, • After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say
• Press the
“System Training”, or “Start Voice Training” com“Setup”, then “Reset”.
mand.
This will delete all phone pairing, phone book entries,
and other settings in all language modes. The System will
prompt you before resetting to factory settings.
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• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish acFor best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
cents, the system may not always work for some.
provide at least ½ in (1 cm) gap between the overhead
• When navigating through an automated system such
console (if equipped) and the mirror.
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
Always wait for the beep before speaking.
speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”.
Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would speak
• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is
to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from you.
not in motion is recommended.
Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding names
during a Voice Command period.
in the Uconnect® Phonebook.
Performance is maximized under:
• Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect® Phone Lo• low-to-medium blower setting,
cal) name recognition rate is optimized when the
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
entries are not similar.
• low road noise,
• Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must
• smooth road surface,
be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”.
• fully closed windows,
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• dry weather condition.
Voice Command
•
•
•
•
•
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• Even though international dialing for most number • Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
not the Uconnect® Phone.
number combinations may not be supported.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced
by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
compromised with the convertible top down.
Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
Recent Calls
If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Download”, Uconnect® Phone can list your Outgoing, Incoming and Missed Calls.
SMS
Uconnect® Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
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Read Messages:
Send Messages:
If you receive a new text message while your phone is You can send messages using Uconnect® Phone. To send
connected to Uconnect® Phone, an announcement will a new message:
be made to notify you that you have a new text message.
• Press the
button.
If you wish to hear the new message:
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
button.
• Press the
“SMS Send” or “Send Message.”
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
• You can either say the message you wish to send or say
“SMS Read” or “Read Messages.”
“List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages.
• Uconnect® Phone will play the new text message for
button while the
To send a message, press the
you.
system is listing the message and say “Send.”
After reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward”
Uconnect® Phone will prompt you to say the name or
the message using Uconnect® Phone.
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
Bluetooth® Communication Link
Turning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
the system from announcing the new incoming mes- Uconnect® Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the phone
sages.
off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in
button.
• Press the
Bluetooth® ON mode.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say Power-Up
“Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
will then be given a choice to change it.
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least fifteen seconds prior to using the
system.
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
call
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
help
home
language
list names
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
other
pair a phone
phone pairing
pairing
phonebook
phone book
previous
record again
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
redial
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
Uconnect® Tutorial
voice training
work
yes
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General Information
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and Voice Command System Operation
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
The Uconnect® Voice Command system allows
following conditions:
you to control your AM, FM radio, disk player,
USB mass storage class device, iPod® family of
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
devices, Bluetooth Streaming Audio Device,
the party responsible for compliance could void the
satellite radio, disc player, and a memo recorder.
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Interface System
as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of the
• This device must accept any interference received,
Voice Interface System to recognize user voice commands
including interference that may cause undesired opmay be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a raised
eration.
voice level.
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WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws. Your attention should be focused on safely
operating the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a
collision causing serious injury or death.
Pressing the Voice Command
button while the
system is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system
will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or
change commands. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”,
“Help” or “Main Menu”.
button, you These commands are universal and can be used from any
When you press the Voice Command
will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a menu. All other commands can be used depending upon
command.
the active application.
NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few When using this system, you should speak clearly and at
seconds, the system will present you with a list of a normal speaking volume.
options.
The system will best recognize your speech if the winIf you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is
button, listen for set to low.
options, press the Voice Command
the beep, and say your command.
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
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To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Com- Main Menu
button and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.
mand
Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the
Commands
main menu.
The Voice Command system understands two types of
commands. Universal commands are available at all In this mode, you can say the following commands:
times. Local commands are available if the supported
• “Radio AM” (to switch to the radio AM mode)
radio mode is active.
• “Radio FM” (to switch to radio FM mode)
Changing the Volume
• “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode)
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
button.
• “USB” (to switch to USB mode)
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
• “Bluetooth Streaming” (to switch to Bluetooth® Streaming mode)
3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Com- • “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder)
mand system is speaking. Please note the volume
• “System Setup” (to switch to system setup)
setting for Voice Command is different than the audio
system.
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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”. • “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
In 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
Radio”. In this mode, you may say the following com• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
mands:
• “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”.
• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels)
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel)
• “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)
• “Next Station” (to select the next station)
• “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
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Disc Mode
Bluetooth® Streaming (BT) Mode
To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you To switch to Bluetooth® Streaming (BT) mode, say
may say the following commands:
“Bluetooth Streaming”. In this mode, you may say the
following commands:
• “Track” (#) (to change the track)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
• “List” (to list an Artist, Playlist, Album, Track, etc.)
• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)
Memo Mode
USB Mode
To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”.
To switch to USB mode, say “USB”. In this mode, you
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
may say the following commands:
• “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the
• “Next Track” (to play the next track)
butrecording, you may press the Voice Command
ton to stop recording. You proceed by saying one of the
• “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)
following commands:
• “Play” (to play a Artist Name, Playlist Name, Album
– “Save” (to save the memo)
Name, Track Name, etc.)
– “Continue” (to continue recording)
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• “Change to setup”
– “Delete” (to delete the recording)
• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) —
During the playback you may press the Voice Combutton to stop playing memos. You promand
ceed by saying one of the following commands:
– “Repeat” (to repeat a memo)
– “Next” (to play the next memo)
– “Previous” (to play the previous memo)
– “Delete” (to delete a memo)
• “Main menu setup” or
• “Delete All” (to delete all memos)
• “Tutorial”
Setup
• “Voice Training”
• “Switch to setup”
In this mode, you may say the following commands:
• “Language English”
• “Language French”
• “Language Spanish”
To switch to system setup, you may say one of the NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the Voice
button first and wait for the beep
Command
following:
before speaking the “Barge In” commands.
• “Change to setup”
• “Switch to system setup”
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Voice Training
SEATS
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
nizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect® vehicle.
Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used.
button, say “System
1. Press the Voice Command
Setup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice
Training.” This will train your own voice to the system
and will improve recognition.
2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by
Uconnect® Voice. For best results, the “Voice Training”
session should be completed when the vehicle is
parked, engine running, all windows closed, and the
blower fan switched off. This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The system will adapt to the
last trained voice only.
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 eight-way power
seats for the driver and front passenger. The power seat
switches are located on the outboard side of the seat. The
switches control the movement of the seat cushion and
the seatback.
Driver Power Seat Switch
1 — Seat Switch
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
Do not place any article under a power seat or impede
its ability to move as it may cause damage to the seat
controls. Seat travel may become limited if movement
is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s path.
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.
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Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
WARNING!
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
or rear of the seat switch, the front or rear of the seat
cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position has been reached.
Reclining The Seatback
The angle of the seatback can be adjusted forward or
rearward. Push the seatback switch forward or rearward,
the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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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.
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Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
may be also be equipped with power lumbar. The power
lumbar switch is located on the outboard side of the
power seat. Push the switch forward to increase the
lumbar support. Push the switch rearward to decrease
the lumbar support.
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Heated Seats — If Equipped
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On some models, the front and rear seats may be On models that are equipped with remote start, the drivequipped with heaters located in the seat cushions.
er’s heated seat can be programmed to come on during a
remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System — If
Equipped” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
WARNING!
Vehicle” for further information.
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, Front Heated Seats
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaus- There are two heated seat switches that allow the driver
tion or other physical condition must exercise care and passenger to operate the seats independently. The
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns controls for each heater are located on the switch bank
even at low temperatures, especially if used for below the climate controls.
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for
in a seat that has been overheated could cause HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat.
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Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
Rear Heated Seats
On some models, the second row seats are equipped with
heaters. There are two heated seat switches that allow the
second row passengers to operate the seats indepenNOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt dently. The heated seat switches are located on the sliding
side door handle trim panels.
within two to five minutes.
When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the initial stages of
operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the normal
HIGH-level. If the HIGH-level setting is selected, the
system will automatically switch to LOW-level after
approximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At
that time, the display will change from HIGH to LOW,
indicating the change. The LOW-level setting will turn
OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
Second Row Heated Seat Switch
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You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings. Manual Front/Second Row Seat Adjuster
Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of
Both front seats are adjustable forward or rearward. The
heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for
manual seat adjustment handle is located under the seat
HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF.
cushion at the front edge of each seat.
Press the switch once to select HIGH-level
heating. Press the switch a second time to select
LOW-level heating. Press the switch a third
time to shut the heating elements OFF.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the initial stages of
operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the normal
HIGH-level. If the HIGH-level setting is selected, the
system will automatically switch to LOW-level after approximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the display will change from HIGH to LOW, indicating the change. The LOW-level setting will turn OFF
automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
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While sitting in the seat, pull up on the handle and slide Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped
the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you For models equipped with manual reclining seats, the
have reached the desired position. Then, using body recline lever is located on the outboard side of the seat.
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
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WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
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To recline, lean forward slightly, lift the lever, then push
back to the desired position and release the lever. Lean
forward and lift the lever to return the seatback to its
normal position. Using body pressure, lean forward and
rearward on the seat to be sure the seatback has latched.
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!
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.
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.
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To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
Active Head Restraints are passive, deployable compobutton, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
nents, and vehicles with this equipment cannot be readily
downward on the head restraint.
identified by any markings, only through visual inspection of the head restraint. The head restraint will be split
in two halves, with the front half being soft foam and
trim, the back half being decorative plastic.
Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
When AHRs deploy during a rear impact, the front half
of the head restraint extends forward to minimize the gap
between the back of the occupant’s head and the AHR.
This system is designed to help prevent or reduce the
extent of injuries to the driver and front passenger in
certain types of rear impacts. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information
Push Button
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For comfort the Active Head Restraints can be tilted
forward and rearward. To tilt the head restraint closer to
the back of your head, pull forward on the bottom of the
head restraint. Push rearward on the bottom of the head
restraint to move the head restraint away from your head.
Active Head Restraint (Tilted)
Active Head Restraint (Normal Position)
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NOTE:
• The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of
the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
• In the event of deployment of an Active Head Restraint, refer to “Occupant Restraints/Resetting Active
Head Restraints (AHR)” in “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• 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.
• Active Head Restraints may be deployed if they are
struck by an object such as a hand, foot or loose
cargo. To avoid accidental deployment of the Active Head Restraint ensure that all cargo is secured,
as loose cargo could contact the Active Head Restraint during sudden stops. Failure to follow this
warning could cause personal injury if the Active
Head Restraint is deployed.
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Head Restraints — Second Row Quad Seats
Head Restraints — Second Row Bench
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.
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.
Head Restraints — Third Row
The head restraint in the center position can be raised and
lowered for tether routing. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
Stow ’n Go® Seating — If Equipped
On vehicles equipped with Stow ’n Go® seating, the
second and third row seats can be folded into the floor for
convenient storage.
Push Button
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Second Row Stow ’n Go®
On vehicles equipped with Stow ’n Go® seats, the seats
will fold and tumble in one motion.
1. Move the front seat fully forward.
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2. Recline the front seatback fully forward.
3. Raise the armrests on the second row seat.
NOTE: Seat will not stow in the storage bin unless the
armrests are raised.
4. Slide the storage bin locking mechanism to the
“LOCK” position and then pull up on the storage bin
latch to open the cover.
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5. Pull upward on the seatback recliner lever located on The non-adjustable head restraint and seatback will fold
the outboard side of the seat.
automatically during the seat tumble. No additional
actuation is necessary.
Seatback Recliner Lever, Seat Tumble, And Head
Restraint Fold Lever
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The seat will automatically tumble into position for easy
storage.
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Automatic Folding Seatback
Tumbled Second Row Seat
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6. Push the seat into the storage bin.
CAUTION!
The storage bin cover must be locked and flat to
avoid damage from contact with the front seat tracks,
which have minimal clearance to the cover.
WARNING!
Seat In Storage Bin
7. Close the storage bin cover.
In a collision, serious injury could result if the seat
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin covers
open.
• Keep the storage bin covers closed and latched
while the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
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To Unstow Second Row Seats
1. Pull up on the storage bin latch to open the cover.
2. Pull up on the strap to lift the seat out of the storage
bin and push the seat rearward to latch the seat
anchors.
lever on the outboard side of the seat to fold head rest
and seatback and tumble seat forward.
1. Return the seatback to the upright position.
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3. Lift the seatback to the full upright position.
4. Return the head restraint to its upright position, close
the storage bin cover and slide the storage bin locking
mechanism to the “Unlocked” position.
Stow ’n Go® Seat — Folded And Latched Position
To tumble or stow the seat from the folded and latched
position: return the seatback and head restraint to the
upright position. Then pull up on the seatback recliner
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2. Return the head restraint to the upright position.
Easy Entry Second Row
The second row Stow ’n Go® seats allow easy entry to the
third row seat or rear cargo area.
Pull up on the seatback recliner lever on the outboard
side of the seat.
Raising The Head Restraint
3. Pull up on the seatback recliner lever on the outboard
side of the seat to fold head rest and seatback and
tumble seat forward.
Seatback Recliner Lever, Seat Tumble, And Head
Restraint Fold Lever
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The seat will automatically fold into position for easy
entry into the third row.
WARNING!
In the event of a collision you could be injured if the
seat is not fully latched.
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Quad Seats — If Equipped
Both Quad seats are adjustable forward or rearward. The
manual seat adjustment handle is located under the seat
cushion at the front edge of each seat.
Manual Seat Adjuster
While sitting in the seat, pull up on the handle and slide
the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once you
have reached the desired position. Then, using body
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
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WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
Manual Recline
To recline, lean forward slightly, lift the lever, then push
back to the desired position and release the lever. Lean
forward and lift the lever to return the seatback to its
normal position. Using body pressure, lean forward and
rearward on the seat to be sure the seatback has latched.
Recline Lever
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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Fold-Flat
Easy Entry
To fold the seat, lift the recliner lever to the full upward The Quad seats can be tilted forward for easy entry into
position and push the seatback forward until it rests on the third row. With the Quad seat in the fold-flat position,
the seat cushion.
lift up on the easy entry lever located near the bottom of
the seat and lift the seat forward.
Fold-Flat Quad Seat
Easy Entry Lever
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For passengers seated in the third row, there is a pull
strap located on the outboard side of the seat near the
bottom of the seat back. Third row passengers can pull on
the strap and push the Quad seat forward for folding the
seatback and accessing the easy entry lever.
Removal
The Quad seats can be removed if additional storage is
needed. With the seat in the easy entry position, lift the
cross beam forward and up to release the front anchor
latches.
Pull Strap for Third Row Passengers
Cross Beam For Seat Removal
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Release levers are located on the rear leg assemblies, near
While the bench seat does not stow in the floor, it is the floor. To remove the seat, squeeze each release handle
and rotate downwards to deploy the wheels. A lock
removable for added cargo space.
indicator button pops up when the seat is unlocked. The
seat assembly can now be removed from the vehicle and
moved on its Easy Out® Rollers.
Second Row Bench Seat — If Equipped
Second Row Bench Seat
Release Handles
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To reinstall the seat, align the seat into the detent positions on the floor. Squeeze the release handle and rotate
upward until the lock indicator button returns into the
handle.
Third Row Power Recline — If Equipped
The power recline feature, located on the side of the seat
cushion, adjusts the seatback angle forward/rearward
for occupant comfort.
WARNING!
If not properly latched, the bench seats could become
loose. Personal injuries could result. After reinstalling these seats, be sure the red indicator button on
the release handles return into the handles.
Third Row Power Seat Switch
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The switch is only functional when the liftgate is open
Third Row Power Folding Seat — If Equipped
A one-touch power folding seat switch is located in the and the vehicle is in PARK.
left rear trim panel as part of a switch bank.
NOTE: Lower the head restraint by pulling on the
release strap marked “1” located on the outboard side of
the head restraint.
3
One Touch Folding Seat Third Row
The rear switch bank allows multiple power folding and
unfolding positions for the third row seats.
Head Restraint Release Strap “1”
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Left and right third row seats can be folded individually or NOTE:
together. The third row power folding seat adjusts to the
• Disconnect the center shoulder belt from the small
following positions using the switch bank located on the left
buckle and lower the head restraints before attempting
rear trim panel:
to fold/stow the power third row seats.
• To abort seat operation while seat is in motion, press a
different seat position selector switch to stop the seat.
Once the seat stops moving, then the desired position
can be selected.
• The third row power seat system includes obstacle
detection for safe operation. When the system detects
an obstacle, the motors will stop and reverse the
motion a short distance to move the seat away from
the obstacle. Should this occur, remove the obstacle
and press the button again, for the desired position.
Rear Panel Power Switch Bank
1 — Open to Normal
3 — Tailgate/Fold Flat
2 — Stow
4 — Right/Left Seats/Both Seats
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Manually Folding Third Row Seats — If Equipped
1. Lower the center head restraint down to the seatback
by pushing the button on the guide and pushing the
head restraint down.
2. Lower the outboard head restraints by pulling on the
release strap marked “1” located on the outboard side
of the head restraint.
3
Head Restraint Release Strap “1”
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3. Pull release strap marked “2” located on the rear of the 4. Pull release strap marked “3” to release the anchors.
seat to lower the seatback.
Release Strap “3”
Release Strap “2”
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5. Pull release strap marked “4” and tumble the seat
rearward into the storage bin.
3
Stowed Third Row Seat
Release Strap “4”
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To Unfold Third Row Seats
Tailgate Mode
1. Pull up on the assist strap to lift the seat out of the 1. Pull release strap “3”, then pull release strap “4” to
storage bin and push the seat forward until the
rotate the entire seat rearward.
anchors latch.
2. To restore the seat to its upright position, lift up on the
2. Pull release strap marked “2” to unlock the recliner.
seatback and push forward until the anchors latch.
3. Pulling strap “4” releases the seatback to return to its
full upright position.
WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death, never operate the
vehicle with occupants in the third row seat while in
the tailgate mode.
4. Raise the head restraint to its upright position.
WARNING!
In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could be
injured if seats are not properly latched to their floor
attachments. Always be sure the seats are fully latched.
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Plastic Grocery Bag Retainer Hooks
Retainer hooks which will hold plastic grocery bag
handles are built into the seatbacks of all rear seats and
some front seats. The floor supports the partial weight of
the bagged goods.
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
The Memory Buttons 1 and 2 on the driver’s door panel
can be programmed to recall the driver’s seat, outside
mirrors, adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, and
radio station preset settings. Your Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitters can also be programmed to recall the
Driver Memory Switch
same positions when the UNLOCK button is pressed.
Your vehicle may have been delivered with two RKE
transmitters. Only one RKE transmitter can be linked to
each of the memory positions.
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5. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets
(up to 10 AM and 10 FM stations can be set).
Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE
Transmitter To Memory
NOTE: Each time the SET (S) button and a numbered 6. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
button (1 or 2) is pressed, you erase the memory settings
remove the key.
for that button and store a new one.
7. Press and release the SET (S) button located on the
1. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to
driver’s door.
the ON position.
8. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY
2. Press the driver door MEMORY button number 1 if
button 1 or 2 on the driver’s door. The next step must
you are setting the memory for driver 1, or button
be performed within 5 seconds if you desire to also use
number 2 if you are setting the memory for driver 2.
a RKE transmitter to recall memory positions.
The system will recall any stored settings. Wait for the
9. Press and release the LOCK button on one of the RKE
system to complete the memory recall before continutransmitters.
ing to Step 3.
10. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to
3. Adjust the driver’s seat, recliner, and driver’s sidethe ON position.
view mirror to the desired positions.
4. Adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to the desired
positions.
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11. Select “Remote Linked to Memory” in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and enter “Yes”.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
To recall the memory setting for driver two, press MEMORY
button 2 on the driver’s door or the UNLOCK button on the
RKE transmitter linked to Memory Position 2.
A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the
MEMORY buttons on the driver’s door during a recall (S,
12. Repeat the above steps to set the next Memory 1, or 2). When a recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat,
position using the other numbered Memory button outside mirrors, and the pedals stop moving. A delay of
or to link another RKE transmitter to memory.
one second will occur before another recall can be
selected.
Memory Position Recall
To Disable RKE Transmitter Linked To Memory
NOTE: The vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory
positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not 1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
remove the key.
in PARK, a message will be displayed in the EVIC.
To recall the memory settings for driver one, press 2. Press and release MEMORY button 1. The system will
MEMORY button 1 on the driver’s door or the UNLOCK
recall any memory settings stored in position 1. Wait
button on the RKE transmitter linked to memory position 1.
for the system to complete the memory recall before
continuing to Step 3.
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3. Press and release the memory SET (S) button located Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With Memory Seat
on the driver’s door. A chime will sound signaling that ONLY)
you are in the memory set mode.
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
4. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
button 1 on the driver’s door. A chime will sound vehicle.
signaling to you that the driver memory has been set. The distance the driver seat moves depends on where
5. Within five seconds, press and release the UNLOCK you have the driver seat positioned when you remove the
button on the RKE transmitter. A chime will sound key from the ignition switch.
signaling to you that the RKE transmitter link has been • When you remove the key from the ignition switch,
successfully disabled.
the driver seat will move about 2.4 in (60 mm) rearward if the driver seat position is greater than or equal
To disable another RKE transmitter linked to either
to 2.7 in (67.7 mm) forward of the rear stop. The seat
Memory Position, repeat Steps 1 to 5 for each RKE
will return to its previously set position when you
transmitter.
insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it out of
NOTE: Once programmed, all RKE transmitters linked to
the LOCK position.
memory can be easily enabled or disabled at one time.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Customer-Programmable Features⬙ in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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• When you remove the key from the ignition switch the
driver seat will move to a position 0.3 in (7.7 mm)
forward of the rear stop if the driver seat position is
between 0.9 – 2.7 in (22.7 – 67.7 mm) forward of the
rear stop. The seat will return to its previously set
position when you insert the key into the ignition
switch and turn it out of the LOCK position.
Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
Entry and Easy Exit Position.
NOTE: The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature can be enabled
or disabled through the programmable features in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). If your
vehicle is not equipped with an EVIC, your dealership
can activate/deactivate this feature for you. For details,
• The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature is disabled when the refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
driver seat position is less than 0.9 in (22.7 mm) Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
forward of the rear stop. At this position, there is no Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy Exit
or Easy Entry.
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2. Move to the front of the vehicle and look inside the
center of the hood opening. Locate, then push the
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
safety catch downward while raising the hood at the
1. Pull the hood release lever located on the instrument
same time.
panel, below the steering column.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
Safety Lever Location
Hood Release Lever
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Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open
position.
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 12 in (30 cm) and then drop it. This should
secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless
the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
WARNING!
Hood Prop Rod
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
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Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
The headlight switch is located on the left side of the headlight, parking light and instrument panel operation.
instrument panel. The switch controls the operation of
the headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights, Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
interior lights and the fog lights.
This system automatically turns your headlights on or off
based on ambient light levels. To turn the system on, turn
the headlight switch to the extreme counterclockwise
position aligning the indicator with the AUTO on the
headlight switch. When the system is on, the Headlight
Time Delay feature is also on. This means your headlights
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you turn the
ignition switch OFF. To turn the Automatic System off,
turn the headlight switch clockwise to the O (OFF)
position.
LIGHTS
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will come on in the Automatic mode.
Headlight Switch With Halo Control
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Headlights On With Wipers — If Equipped
When your headlights are in the AUTO mode and the
engine is running, the headlights will automatically turn
on when the wiper system is also turned on. Headlights
on when windshield wipers are on may be found on
vehicles equipped with an automatic headlight system.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Headlight Delay — If Equipped
headlights or parking lights are turned back on or the
ignition switch is turned ON, the delay will be cancelled.
When exiting the vehicle the driver can choose to have
the headlights remain on for 30, 60 or 90 seconds or not
remain on. To change the timer setting, see your authorized dealer.
The headlight delay time is programmable on vehicles
equipped with an EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
If the headlights are turned off before the ignition, they
for up to 90 seconds after exiting your vehicle.
will turn off in the normal manner.
To activate the delay feature, turn OFF the ignition switch
while the headlights are still on. Then turn off the NOTE: The headlights must be turned off within 45 secheadlights within 45 seconds. The 90 second delay inter- onds of turning the ignition OFF to activate this feature.
val begins when headlight switch is turned off. If the
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is applied, the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) will turn
off. Also, if a turn signal is activated, the DRL lamp on the
If the headlights or the parking lights are left on, or if the
same side of the vehicle will turn off for the duration of
dimmer control is in the extreme top position after the
the turn signal activation. Once the turn signal is no
ignition switch is turned OFF, a chime will sound when
longer active, the DRL lamp will illuminate.
the driver’s door is opened.
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
Lights-On Reminder
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when the
lights or the low beam headlights and push in the
engine is started and the transmission is in any gear
headlight
switch control knob. Pressing the headlight
except PARK. This provides a constant lights on condiswitch
control
knob in a second time will turn the front
tion until the ignition is turned OFF. The lights illuminate
fog
lights
off.
at less than 50% of normal intensity. If the parking brake
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Dimmer Controls
Interior Lighting On
The dimmer switch is located next to the headlight switch.
Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the
second detent (extreme top position) to turn on the
interior lights. The interior lights will remain on when the
dimmer control is in this position.
Interior lights are also turned on when a door or liftgate
is opened, the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is
activated, or when the dimmer control is moved to the
extreme top.
The interior lights will automatically turn off in approximately 10 minutes for the first activation and 90 seconds
every activation thereafter until the engine is started, if
one of the following occur:
Dimmer Control
• A door, sliding door or the liftgate is left open
With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating the
dimmer control upward will increase the brightness of • Any overhead reading light is left on
the instrument panel lights.
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NOTE: The key must be out of the ignition switch or the The Halo control switch is located to the right of the
ignition switch must be in the OFF position for this dimmer switch.
feature to operate.
Interior Lighting Off
Rotate the left dimmer control to the off position (extreme
bottom). The interior lights will remain off when the
doors or liftgate are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the left dimmer control to the first detent. This
feature brightens the odometer, radio and overhead
displays when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Halo Lights — If Equipped
Halo lights are strategically placed soft lighting that help
to illuminate specific areas to aid the occupants in
locating specific features while driving at night.
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To activate the Halo lights, rotate the Halo
switch control upward or downward to increase or decrease the lighting.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 227
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the:
The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the • Turn Signals
steering column.
• Headlight Beams Low/High
• Flash-To-Pass (Optical Horn)
• Front and Rear Wipers — Washer Functions
Turn Signals
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
Multifunction Lever
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.
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Turn Signal Warning
Flash-To-Pass
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle has
traveled at over 18 mph (29 km/h) for about 1 mile
(1.6 km) with the turn signals on, a chime will sound to
alert the driver.
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
will cause the headlights to turn on at high beam and
remain on until the lever is released.
Lane Change Assist
Battery Protection
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond This feature provides battery protection to avoid wearing
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash down the battery if the headlights, parking lights, or front
three times then automatically turn off.
fog lights are left on for extended periods of time when the
ignition switch is in the LOCK position. After eight minHigh/Low Beam Switch
utes of the ignition switch being in the LOCK position and
When the headlights are turned on, pushing the multi- the headlight switch in any position other than OFF or
function lever toward the instrument panel will switch AUTO, the lights will turn off automatically until the next
from low beams to high beams. Pulling back to the cycle of the ignition switch or headlight switch.
neutral position returns the headlights to the low beam
The battery protection feature will be disabled if the
operation.
ignition switch is turned to any other position other than
LOCK during the eight minute delay.
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NOTE: Always remove any buildup of snow that preThe wipers and washers are operated by a switch within vents the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
the multifunction lever. Rotate the end of the multifunc- off position. If the windshield wiper switch is turned off
and the blades cannot return to the off position, damage
tion lever to select the desired wiper speed.
to the wiper motor may occur.
WINDSHIELD WIPER AND WASHERS
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
Washer And Wiper Controls
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Intermittent Wiper System
Windshield Washers
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 five delay settings, which allow you to regulate the
wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second
to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds between
cycles. The delay intervals will double in duration when
the vehicle speed is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
To use the Washer, push on the end of the lever to the
second detent and hold while spray is desired. If the lever
is pushed while on the intermittent setting, the wipers
will turn on and operate for several wipe cycles after the
lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected. If the lever is pushed while the
wipers are in the off position, the wipers will operate
several wipe cycles, then turn off.
Mist Feature
Press the end of the multifunction lever inward (toward
the steering column) to the first detent and release for a
Rotate the end of the lever upward, to the first detent past single wiping cycle.
the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent past
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
the intermittent settings for high-speed wiper operation.
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
Windshield Wiper Operation
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Rear Wiper And Washer
Rotating the rotary ring to the first detent activates the
rear intermittent wipers. To activate the washers, rotate
the rotary ring fully forward and the washers will spray
until the ring is released, and then resume the intermittent interval.
NOTE: Rear window wipers function in the intermittent
wiper speed only.
The sensitivity of the system is adjustable from the
multifunction lever. Wiper sensitivity position 3 has been
calibrated for best overall wiping sensitivity. If the operator desires more wiping sensitivity, they may select
sensitivity positions 4 or 5. If the operator desires less
wiping sensitivity, they may select sensitivity positions 2
or 1. Place the multifunction lever in the OFF position
when not using the system.
NOTE:
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
wiper speed is in the low or high position.
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. This
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray • The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
when ice or dried saltwater is present on the windshield.
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
the end of the multifunction lever to one of the five • Use of Rain-X® or products containing wax or silicone
intermittent wiper sensitivity settings to activate this
may reduce rain sensor performance.
feature.
• The Rain Sensing feature can be turned on and off
through the EVIC (if equipped). Refer to “Electronic
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Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings
(Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
wiper control on the multifunction lever is moved or
the shift lever is moved out of the NEUTRAL position.
• Remote Start Mode Inhibit — On vehicles equipped
with Remote Starting system, Rain Sensing wipers are
not operational when the vehicle is in the remote start
mode. Once the operator is in the vehicle and has
placed the ignition switch in the RUN position, rain
• Low Temperature Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing
sensing wiper operation can resume, if it has been
feature will not operate when the ignition is first
selected, and no other inhibit conditions (mentioned
switched ON, and the vehicle is stationary, and the
previously) exist.
outside temperature is below 32°F (0°C), unless the
wiper control on the multifunction lever is moved, or TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
the vehicle speed becomes greater than 0 mph
(0 km/h), or the outside temperature rises above This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
freezing.
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping lever is
• Neutral Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing feature will located below the steering wheel at the end of the
not operate when the ignition is ON, and the transmis- steering column.
sion shift lever is in the NEUTRAL position, and the
vehicle speed is less than 5 mph (8 km/h), unless the
The Rain Sensing system has protective features for the
wiper blades and arms. It will not operate under the
following conditions:
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steering wheel upward or downward as desired. To
lengthen or shorten the steering column, pull the steering
wheel outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the
steering column in position, push the lever upward until
fully engaged.
WARNING!
Tilt/Telescoping Lever
To unlock the steering column, push the lever downward
(toward the floor). To tilt the steering column, move the
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
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Press the switch to turn on the heated
steering wheel. The light on the switch
will illuminate to indicate the steering
wheel heater is on. Pressing the switch
a second time will turn off the heated
steering wheel and light indicator.
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 30 to 80 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. NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
The heated steering wheel switch is located on the switch
bank below the climate controls. There are also soft-keys in Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
the radio screen that will activate the heated steering wheel. 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.
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WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions must exercise
care when using the steering wheel heater. It may
cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if
used for long periods.
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
and clutch pedals (if equipped) to move toward or away
from the driver to provide improved position with the
steering wheel.
The switch is located on the left side of the steering
column.
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a
greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and
seat position. This feature allows the brake, accelerator,
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Press the switch forward to move the pedals forward NOTE:
(toward the front of the vehicle).
• Always adjust the pedals to a position that allows full
pedal travel.
Press the switch rearward to move the pedals rearward
(toward the driver).
• Further small adjustments may be necessary to find
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
the best possible seat/pedal position.
• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
CAUTION!
REVERSE or when the Electronic Speed Control System is on. The following messages will be displayed on
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals
vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Informaor impede its ability to move, as it may cause damage
tion System (EVIC) if the pedals are attempted to be
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limadjusted when the system is locked out (“Adjustable
ited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or “Adadjustable pedal’s path.
justable Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”.
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked.
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ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
4 — CANCEL
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3 — SET -
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic 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.
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 Activate
To Set A Desired Speed
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned off when not in use.
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
and on level ground before pressing the SET button.
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To Deactivate
To Vary The Speed Setting
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without
erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF
button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set
speed memory.
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
increase until the button is released, then the new set
speed will be established.
To Resume Speed
Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
decrease until the button is released. Release the button
when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed
will be established.
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Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
(1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed
Control.
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
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.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal.
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.
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PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED
ParkSense™ Sensors
The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system provides visual
and audible indications of the distance between the rear
fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
during a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense® System
Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and
recommendations.
The four ParkSense™ 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 18 in (45 cm) up to 79 in
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
ParkSense® will retain the last system state (enabled or ParkSense® Warning Display
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
changed to the ON/RUN position.
Sound and Display is selected from the Customer- ProParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever is in grammable Features section of the Electronic Vehicle
REVERSE. If ParkSense® is enabled at this shift lever Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
position, the system will remain active until the vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customerspeed is increased to approximately 7 mph (11 km/h) or Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Inabove. The system will become active again if the vehicle strument Panel” for further information.
speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately
6 mph (9 km/h).
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The ParkSense® Warning Display is located in the Instru- ParkSense® Display
ment cluster’s EVIC display. It provides both visual and When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
audible warnings to indicate the distance between the will turn ON indicating the system status.
rear fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle.
Park Assist System ON
ParkSense® Warning Display
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Park Assist System OFF
Slow Tone
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
three solid arcs and will produce a one-half second tone.
As the vehicle moves closer to the object the EVIC
display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will
change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
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Fast Tone
Continuous Tone
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The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the EVIC display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous tone. The
following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Chime
Arcs
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
Radio Mute
No
None
WARNING ALERTS
79-39 in
39-25 in
(200-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single 1/2
Slow
Second Tone
3 Solid
3 Slow
(Continuous)
Flashing
Yes
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense® will MUTE the radio, if on, when the
system is sounding an audio tone.
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(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than
12 in (30 cm)
Continuous
2 Slow
Flashing
Yes
1 Slow
Flashing
Yes
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Enabling/Disabling ParkSense®
Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled through the System
Customer-Programmable Features section of the EVIC. When the ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System is malThe available choices are: OFF, Sound Only, or Sound and functioning, the instrument cluster will actuate a single
Display. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display the
(EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Fea- “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS”
tures)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for or the “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED” message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Informafurther information.
When ParkSense® is disabled, the instrument cluster will tion Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for Panel” for further information. When the shift lever is
approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle moved to REVERSE and the system has detected a
Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your In- faulted condition, the EVIC will display the
strument Panel” for further information. When the shift ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙
lever is moved to REVERSE and the system is disabled, the or ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE. Under
this condition, ParkSense will not operate.
message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
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If “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS” ParkSense® System Usage Precautions
appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
NOTE:
make sure the outer surface and the underside of the rear
fascia/bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or • Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense® system operother obstruction and then cycle the ignition. If the message
ating properly.
continues to appear, see an authorized dealer.
If “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED” • Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
appears in the EVIC, see an authorized dealer.
affect the performance of ParkSense®.
• When you turn ParkSense® OFF, the instrument cluster
will display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” Furthermore,
Clean the ParkSense® sensors with water, car wash soap
once you turn ParkSense® off, it remains off until you
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and ParkSense® is turned OFF, the EVIC will
display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for as
long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
Cleaning The ParkSense® System
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• ParkSense®, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is • On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense®
sounding a tone.
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE.
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care
A lowered tailgate could provide a false indication that
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
CAUTION!
properly. The ParkSense® system might not detect an
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide • ParkSense® is only a parking aid and it is unable to
a false indication that an obstacle is behind the
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
fascia/bumper.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
• Use the ParkSense® switch to turn the ParkSense®
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
system OFF if objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer
close proximity.
hitches, etc. are placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the
•
The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
rear fascia/bumper. Failure to do so can result in the
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
system misinterpreting a close object as a sensor
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
problem, causing the “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSthat the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
TEM” message to be displayed in the EVIC .
using ParkSense®.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using ParkSense®. 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.
• Before using ParkSense®, 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 loudspeaker
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® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen image
of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever the shift
lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be displayed on
the Navigation/Multimedia radio display screen along
with a caution note to “check entire surroundings” across
the top of the screen. After five seconds this note will
disappear. The ParkView® camera is located on the rear of
the vehicle above the rear License plate.
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When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear of the vehicle to assist with aligning to a hitch/receiver. The
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen static grid lines will show separate zones that will help
indicate the distance to the rear of the vehicle. The following
appears again.
table shows the approximate distances for each zone:
When displayed, static grid lines will illustrate the width of
the vehicle while a dashed center-line will indicate the center
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!
WARNING! (Continued)
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You 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.
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Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
Navigation/Multimedia Radio
CAUTION!
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView® should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView® camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView® 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®.
1. Press the “menu” hard-key.
2. Select “system setup” soft-key.
3. Press the “camera setup” soft-key.
4. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
the “enable rear camera in reverse” soft-key.
5. Press the “save” soft-key.
Turning ParkView® On Or Off — Without
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance Navigation/Multimedia Radio
builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with
water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens. 1. Press the “menu” hard-key.
2. Select “system setup” soft-key.
3. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting
“enable rear camera in reverse” soft-key.
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OVERHEAD CONSOLES
Front Overhead Console
Two versions of the overhead console are available. The
base front overhead console model featured fixed incandescent courtesy/reading lights, flip-down sunglass storage and conversation mirror. The premium front overhead console model features a LED focused light that
illuminates the instrument panel cupholders, two swiveling LED lights, flip-down sunglass storage, conversation mirror, optional power sliding door switches and an
optional power liftgate switch.
NOTE: Premium sunroof console models include all of
above except sunglass storage.
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Courtesy/Interior Lighting
Sunglass Storage (Non-Sunroof Only)
At the forward end of the console are two courtesy lights
(standard dome light has two buttons). The lights turn on
when a front door, a sliding door or the liftgate is opened.
If your vehicle is equipped with Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) the lights will also turn on when the UNLOCK
button on the RKE transmitter is pressed.
At the front of the overhead console, a compartment is
provided for the storage of two pairs of sunglasses.
From the closed position, press the door latch to open the
compartment.
The courtesy lights also function as reading lights. Press
in on each lens to turn these lights on while inside the
vehicle. Press a second time to turn each light off. You
may adjust the direction of these lights by pressing the
outside ring, which is identified with four directional
arrows (LED lamps only).
The area around the instrument panel cupholders is also
illuminated from a light in the overhead console (premium console only). This light is turned on when the
headlight switch is on, and will adjust in brightness when
the dimmer control is rotated up or down.
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The door will slowly rotate to the full open position.
Conversation Mirror Position
NOTE: From the “conversation mirror” position, the
From this position, the door can be fully closed or, by door can only be closed.
rotating upward about 3/4 of the way and releasing, To return to the full open position, the door must first be
positioned for conversation mirror use.
closed and then opened by pressing the latch again to
Full Open Position
release.
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Rear Courtesy/Reading Lights — If Equipped
The overhead console has two sets of courtesy lights. The
lights turn on when a front door, a sliding door or the
liftgate is opened. If your vehicle is equipped with
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) the lights will also turn on
when the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter is
pressed.
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The courtesy lights also function as reading lights. Press
in on each lens to turn these lights on while inside the
vehicle. Press the lens a second time to turn each light off.
You may adjust the direction of these lights by pressing
the outside ring, which is identified with four directional
Reading Lights
arrows.
Rear Overhead Consoles — If Equipped
The rear overhead storage system is available in two
versions: with or without sunroof.
An additional LED at the front of the rear console shines
down on the front foot-well area while in courtesy mode,
for added convenience.
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Rear Console Halo Lighting
The rear overhead console has recessed halo lighting
around the perimeter of the console base. This feature
provides additional lighting options while traveling and
is controlled by the headlight switch. Refer to “Lights/
Halo Lights — If Equipped” in “Understanding the
Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
Overhead Compartment Features
1 — DVD*
2 — Rear HVAC
3 — Interior Lights
4 — Storage
* If equipped, otherwise storage.
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Storage
DVD*
Interior Lights
Halo Lighting
HomeLink® replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink® unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
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The HomeLink® buttons, located on either the overhead
console, headliner or sunvisor, designate the three different HomeLink® channels. The HomeLink® indicator is
located above the center button.
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HomeLink® Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
HomeLink® Buttons/Overhead Consoles
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Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
NOTE:
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® 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
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink®
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
system.
Programming A Rolling Code
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN For programming garage door openers that were manuposition and press and hold the two outside HomeLink® factured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
indicator flashes.
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
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1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink®
button you want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the indicator light changes
from slow to rapid.
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5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage),
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
Firmly press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. On some garage door openers/devices
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
before 1995.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink®
seconds each time). If the garage door opener/device
button you want to program and the hand-held transactivates, programming is complete.
mitter button.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
complete the training.
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4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The Homelink® indicator will flash slowly
and then rapidly after HomeLink® 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® 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® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
not release the button.
and observe the indicator light.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, program- 3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming is complete and the garage door/device should
ming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
steps.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons,
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
erase the channels.
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
several seconds of transmission.
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Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sig- 4. Watch for the HomeLink® indicator to change flash
nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transrates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
door may open and close while you are programming.
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
time-out in the same manner.
and observe the indicator light.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programprocess to prevent possible overheating of the garage
ming is complete and the garage door/device should
door or gate motor.
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons,
1. Cycle the ignition 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® button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view. If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
programming, plug it back in at this time.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink® button, while
you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink® 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® Button
Security
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
follow these steps:
in your vehicle.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
erased.
not release the button.
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Canadian/ the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and follow all
Troubleshooting Tips
remaining steps.
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
Using HomeLink®
here are some of the most common solutions:
To operate, press and release the programmed HomeLink®
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
button. Activation will now occur for the programmed
device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, security • Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.,). The
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any • Did you unplug the device for programming and
remember to plug it back in?
time.
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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.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas
can cause serious injury or death.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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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.
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• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
visors on the overhead console.
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Opening Sunroof — Express
WARNING!
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and
do not leave the key in the ignition switch (or leave
the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/Run position).
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.
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second. The sunroof and sunshade will open automatically from any position. The sunroof and sunshade 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.
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. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a
partially opened condition until the switch is pushed and
held rearward again.
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Closing Sunroof — Express
Pinch Protect Feature
Press the switch forward and release it within onehalf 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.
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled.
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially Venting Sunroof — Express
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
Press and release the Vent button within one half second
forward again.
and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
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Sunshade Operation
Sunroof Maintenance
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the Use only a non-abrasive 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)
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
The power sunroof switch will remain active for 45 seconds
after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position.
Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
For Vehicles Equipped With The EVIC
The power sunroof switch will remain active for up to
approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch is
turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door
will cancel this feature.
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Sunroof Fully Closed
Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
sunroof is fully closed.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS — IF EQUIPPED
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Two 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlets are located on the
lower instrument panel, below the open storage bin. The
driver-side power outlet is controlled by the ignition
switch and the passenger-side power outlet is connected
directly to the battery. The driver-side power outlet will
also operate a conventional cigar lighter unit (if equipped
with an optional Smoker’s Package).
Instrument Panel Outlets
NOTE: To ensure proper operation a MOPAR® cigar
knob and element must be used.
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CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts
(13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp)
power rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the
system will need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
One outlet in the removable floor console (if equipped)
shares a fuse with the lower outlet in the instrument
panel and is also connected to the battery. Do not exceed
a maximum power of 160 Watts (13 Amps) shared
between the lower panel outlet and the removable floor
console outlet.
Removable Console Outlet
On vehicles equipped with the Super Console the power
outlets are located under the retractable cover. To access
the power outlets push down on the cover and slide it
toward the instrument panel.
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The outlet in the rear quarter panel near the liftgate and
the upper outlet in the instrument panel are both controlled by the ignition switch. Each of these outlets can
support 160 Watts (13 Amps). Do not exceed 160 Watts
(13 Amps) for each of these outlets.
The power outlets include tethered caps, labeled with a
key or battery symbol indicating the power source. The
power outlet, located on the lower instrument panel, is
powered directly from the battery. Items plugged into
this power outlet may discharge the battery and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
Super Console Outlets
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WARNING!
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.
CAUTION!
Power Outlet Fuses
1 — M7 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Center Seat (Opt) or with
Console Rear
2 — M6 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel or with
Console Front
3 — M36 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Instrument Panel or
with Console Center
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power
from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e.,
cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long
enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the
engine from starting.
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POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the
power outlet can cause damage.
A 110 Volt, 150 Watt inverter outlet (if equipped) converts
DC current to AC current, and is located on the left rear
trim panel immediately behind the second row left
passenger seat.
Power Inverter Outlet
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The power inverter switch is located on the instrument inverter should automatically reset. If the power rating
panel below the climate controls.
exceeds approximately 170 Watts, the power inverter
may have to be reset manually. To reset the inverter
To turn on the power outlet, press the switch once. Press
manually press the power inverter button OFF and ON.
the switch a second time to turn the power outlet off.
To avoid overloading the circuit, check the power ratings
This outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and on electrical devices prior to using the inverter.
other low power devices requiring power up to
150 Watts. Certain high-end video games, such as Play- CUPHOLDERS
station3 and XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as will There are cupholders located throughout the interior. All
most power tools.
liners are removable for cleaning. Pull the flexible liner
The power inverter is designed with built-in overload from the cupholder drawer or tray starting at one edge
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded, for easy removal. Refer to “Cleaning The Instrument
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once Panel Cupholders” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the further information.
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variety of container types and sizes. Press down on the
container to engage the cupholder retention features.
Instrument Panel Cupholders
The instrument panel cupholders are located in a pull-out
drawer just above the lower storage bin.
Super Console — If Equipped
On models equipped with the Super Console, there are
two cupholders located in the center of the console.
Front Cupholders
Pull the drawer out firmly until it stops, and place the
container to be held in either one of the cupholder wells.
The cupholders are designed to accommodate a wide
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For rear passengers two cupholders are located in the
pull-out drawer, located in the back of the Super Console.
Pull the drawer out to the first position to use the
cupholders.
Premium Console Cupholders — If Equipped
On models equipped with premium center consoles,
there are four cupholders located on the top of the
console.
Rear Cupholders
Premium Console Cupholders
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Interior Bottle Holders
There are four bottle holders located in the interior. One
bottle holder is molded into each front interior door trim
panels, and one bottle holder is molded into each side
sliding interior door trim panel. Each holder accommodates up to a 20 oz (.6 L) plastic bottle.
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WARNING!
If containers of hot liquid are placed in the bottle
holder, they can spill when the door is closed, burning the occupants. Be careful when closing the doors
to avoid injury.
Interior Bottle Holder
Two outboard mesh pockets are on intermediate seating.
The mesh pockets are flexible enough to hold juice boxes,
toys, games or MP3 players, etc.
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Smoker’s Package Kit — If Equipped
STORAGE
With the optional authorized dealer-installed Smoker’s Glove Compartments
Package Kit, a removable ash receiver is inserted into one
Upper and lower glove compartments are located on the
of the two cupholders in the center front instrument
passenger side of the instrument panel.
panel. To install the ash receiver, align the receiver so the
thumb grip on the lid is facing rearward. Press the ash
receiver into either of the cup wells to secure. Pull
upward on the ash receiver to remove for cleaning
and/or storage.
The left rear trim panel cupholder is designed to accommodate a second ash receiver, if desired.
Upper and Lower Glove Compartments
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Upper Glove Compartment
Lower Glove Compartment
To open the upper compartment, press in on the button, To open the lower compartment pull out on the release
located on the left side of the upper door. The door will handle.
automatically open.
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Lower Compartment
Upper Compartment
NOTE: The lower compartment is equipped with a lock
To close the compartment door, push downward on the that is part of the compartment handle.
door’s surface to latch the door closed.
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Door Trim Panel Storage
Front Door Storage
Both interior front door panels have multiple pockets for
storage.
Driver Seatback Storage — If Equipped
The driver’s seatback has a primary storage pocket on all
models and an optional secondary mesh pocket.
Driver’s Seatback Storage
1 — Bag Holder
2 — Standard Pocket
3 — Mesh Pocket
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Umbrella Holder
Second Row Seat Storage Bins — If Equipped
An umbrella holder has been conveniently molded into The seat storage bins are located on the floor in front of the
second row seats. The area below the covers can be used for
the left front door entry scuff molding.
storage when the second row seat is in the upright position.
Pull up on the storage bin latch to open the cover. Slide the
storage bin locking mechanism to the ⬙Lock⬙ position to
allow greater access to the storage bin.
Umbrella Holder
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Storage Bin Safety Warning
CAUTION!
NOTE: The storage bin cover must be locked and flat
to avoid damage from contact with the front seat
tracks, which have minimal clearance to the cover.
WARNING!
In a collision, serious injury could result if the seat
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin covers
open.
• Keep the storage bin covers closed and latched
while the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
Carefully follow these warnings to help prevent personal
injury or damage to your vehicle:
WARNING!
• Always close the storage bin covers when your
vehicle is unattended.
• Do not allow children to have access to the second
row seat storage bins. Once in the storage bin,
young children may not be able to escape. If
trapped in the storage bin, children can die from
suffocation or heat stroke.
• In a collision, serious injury could result if the seat
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin covers
open. Keep the storage bin covers closed and
latched while the vehicle is in motion.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not operate the storage bin covers while the
vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
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CAUTION!
The storage bin cover must be flat and locked to
avoid damage from contact with the front seat tracks,
which have minimal clearance to the cover.
Seat Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Lever
Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Lever
As a security measure, the Seat Storage Bin Cover has an NOTE: In the event of an individual being locked inside
Emergency Release Lever built into the latching mecha- the storage bin, the storage bin cover can be opened from
nism.
inside of the bin by pushing on the glow-in-the-dark lever
attached to the storage bin cover latching mechanism.
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Coat Hooks
Coat hooks are located along the headliner for the second
and third row seating positions. The coat hook load limit
is 10 lbs (4.5 kg). Exceeding the recommended load limit
can cause the coat hooks to break or disengage from the
vehicle.
Cargo Area Storage
The liftgate sill plate has a raised line with the statement
“Load To This Line”. This line indicates how far rearward
cargo can be placed without interfering with liftgate
closing.
Rear Cargo Area Loading Limit
NOTE: With all rear seats stowed or removed, 4 x 8 foot
sheets of building material will fit on the vehicle floor
with the liftgate closed. The front seats must be moved
slightly forward of the rearmost position.
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CONSOLE FEATURES
Basic Console
There are three consoles available: Basic, Premium and Basic Console features consist of the following:
Super.
• The basic console profile allows vehicle occupants to
easily pass through the first row to the second.
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.
• Four cupholders accept up to extra large size beverage
cups or 20 oz (.6 L) plastic bottles. Cupholders are
dishwasher safe for cleaning.
• The cupholders are removable to access a large storage
bin.
• The basic console is removable from the vehicle for
additional floor space by removing the cap and clip at
the console base.
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To Remove The Basic Floor Console
WARNING!
1. Remove the front anchor cup plug and clip.
2. Slide the console base forward while lifting slightly to
clear the rear load floor hook.
3. Remove the console.
To Reinstall The Basic Floor Console
In an accident, serious injury could result if the
removable floor console is not properly installed.
Always be sure the removable floor console is fully
latched.
Premium Console — If Equipped
1. Position the console at a slight angle (front slightly The three-compartment console with sliding storage bin,
higher than the rear).
sliding upper tray with storage and large console storage
bin offers multiple configurations.
2. Slide the console rearward into the floor bracket/hook.
• Four cupholders with dishwasher safe liners for clean3. Align the console until the front anchor cup plug hole
ing. The cupholders can accept plastic bottles, large
is centered on the winch hole.
cups or mugs with handles.
4. Reinstall the clip first and then while pushing downward
• Top tray storage
on the console with slight pressure, reinstall the cover
plug.
• Upper storage bin can hold nine regular or 18 thin CDs
or other items
5. Pull up on the console to be sure it is firmly latched.
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• Large console center storage will store headphones for Position 1 shows the console closed with four cupholders
the available rear DVD entertainment system or other and a convenient storage tray.
items
• 12 Volt DC power outlet provides continuous power
inside the console for cell phones or other electronics.
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• Rear occupant accessible
• Multiple adjustments
• Removable from vehicle for additional floor space.
The top and center console sections slide forward and
rearward to provide added user comfort. A one-piece cup
holder insert for both cavities can easily be removed for
cleaning. The cupholders will also accommodate large
size cups and 20 oz (.6 L) bottles.
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Position 2 shows the raised storage tray revealing a large Dual Storage Bins
storage area below.
Position 3 shows the top portion of the console in a
rearward position. This is accomplished by lifting the
upper most latch at the front of the console. This provides
easy access to the storage area below and provides two of
the four cupholders for the second row passengers.
Console Position 2
Console Position 3
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Position 4 shows the complete console in its rearmost To Remove The Premium Floor Console
position. Again, lifting second latch handle at the front of
1. Pull up on the bottom release handle in the front of the
the console, allows complete access to a lower storage bin
console.
and provides additional cupholders for rear passengers.
2. Lift the rear of the console up several inches/centimeters.
3. Pull rearward to disengage from floor and remove
console.
To Reinstall The Premium Floor Console:
1. Position the console at a slight angle (rear slightly
higher than the front).
2. Slide the console forward into the floor bracket.
3. Rotate the rear of the console down until it is resting
on the floor bracket.
Console Position 4
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4. Push down on the rear of the console until it is seated
in the rear floor bracket.
5. Pull up on the console to be sure it is firmly latched.
WARNING!
In an accident, serious injury could result if the
removable floor console is not properly installed.
Always be sure the removable floor console is fully
latched.
Super Console — If Equipped
Front Lower Pass Through
The Super Console contains multiple storage areas, front
lower pass through, top forward bin, top rearward bin The super console tambour doors are opened by pushing
down on the finger tabs and sliding the door. The front
and rear pull out drawer.
tambour door slides forward, the rear tambour door
The super console contains a pass through storage area slides rearward.
accessible for both the driver and front passenger.
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NOTE: The front cupholder light ring and pass through
lighting is controlled by a dimming switch located on the
instrument panel, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Located in the back of the super console is a storage
drawer and cupholders for the rear passengers.
Super Console
1 — Front Sliding Tambour Door
2 — Cupholder Light Ring
3 — Rear Sliding Tambour Door
Rear Drawer Storage
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Press in on the flashlight to release it.
CARGO AREA FEATURES
Rechargeable Flashlight
The rechargeable flashlight is mounted on the right side
of the cargo area. The flashlight snaps out of the bezel
when needed. The flashlight features two bright LED
light bulbs and is powered by a lithium battery that
recharges when snapped back into place and the vehicle
is either running or the key is in the accessory position.
Press And Release
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To operate the flashlight, press the switch once for high, REAR WINDOW FEATURES
twice for low, and a third time to return to off.
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control (Mode) knob. Press this button
to turn on the rear window defroster and the heated
outside mirrors (if equipped). An indicator in the button
will illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The
rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of
operation, press the button a second time.
NOTE:
Three-Press Switch
• You can turn off the heated mirror feature at anytime by
pressing the rear window defroster switch a second
time.
• To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear window defroster only when the engine is operating.
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LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
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.
The automatic load leveling system will provide a levelriding vehicle under most passenger and cargo loading
conditions.
A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers
raises the rear of the vehicle to the correct height. It takes
approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of driving for the leveling
to complete depending on road surface conditions.
If the leveled vehicle is not moved for approximately
15 hours, the leveling system will bleed itself down. The
vehicle must be driven to reset the system.
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ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
The crossbars on your vehicle are delivered stowed
within the roof rack side rails. If adding cargo, deploy the
crossbars. Distribute cargo weight evenly on the roof rack
crossbars, to maximum of 150 lbs (68 kg). The roof rack
does not increase the total load carrying capacity of the
vehicle. Be sure the total load of cargo inside the vehicle
plus that on the external rack does not exceed the
maximum vehicle load capacity.
3
Crossbar Stowed In Side Rail
The crossbars and side rails are designed to carry weight
on vehicles equipped with a luggage rack. The load must
not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and should be uniformly
distributed over the luggage rack crossbars.
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NOTE:
• Crossbars are error-proofed and cannot be deployed or
stowed in the incorrect positions.
• To help control wind noise, stow the crossbars in the
side rails when they are not in use.
Deploying the Crossbars
To deploy the crossbars, completely loosen the thumb
screws at both ends of the crossbar and lift the crossbar
from its stowed position in the side rail. Repeat with
crossbar on the opposite side.
Loosening Crossbars
CAUTION!
Use care when removing and handling the crossbars
to prevent damage to the vehicle.
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Bend the crossbar supports at each end, taking care to
keep hand clear of pivoting joint. Slide the thumb screw
down.
3
Deployed Position
Stowed Position
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Then, position the crossbars across the roof.
Make sure the directional arrows on the crossbars align
with the directional arrows on the side rails. Set the
NOTE: The crossbars are identical and can be placed in
crossbars into the deployed positions.
any two of the three deploy positions.
Crossbar To Side Rail Installation
Deploy Positions – Choose Two Of Three
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Once the crossbars are set into position, tighten the Stowing the Crossbars
thumb screws completely.
Reverse the procedure to stow the crossbars, again,
taking care to keep hand clear of pivoting joint. Crossbars
are identical and can be stowed in either rail nest. Once
the crossbars are stowed, tighten the thumb screws
completely.
NOTE: Load should always be secured to crossbars first,
with rail tie down loops used as additional securing
points if needed. Tie loops are intended as supplementary tie down points only. Do not use ratcheting mechanisms with the tie loops.
Tightening Crossbar
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CAUTION!
Rail Tie Loops
• Check deployed crossbars frequently and retighten
thumb screws as necessary.
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do not
exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of 150 lb
(68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as evenly as
possible and secure the load appropriately.
• To prevent damage to the roof of your vehicle, DO
NOT carry any loads on the roof rack without the
crossbars deployed.
• The load should be secured and placed on top of
the crossbars, not directly on the roof. If it is
necessary to place the load on the roof, place a
blanket or other protective layer between the load
and the roof surface.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Long loads which extend over the windshield, such
as wood panels or surfboards, or loads with large
frontal area should be secured to both the front and
rear of the vehicle.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully
when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof
rack. Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby
truck traffic, can add sudden upward lift to a load.
This is especially true on large flat loads and may
result in damage to the cargo or your vehicle.
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack
cautions when carrying cargo on your roof rack.
SUN SCREENS — IF EQUIPPED
Sun screens are available for second and third row
seating windows. The screens store in the sill trim panels,
and the tops of the windows are equipped with hooks
that the sun screens attach to when pulled out.
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Sun Screen Retracted
Sun Screen Extended
Gently pull up on the tab to raise the sun screen. To lower the sun screen, gently lift the tab upward to
Continue pulling the sun screen until the tab is near the disengage the hooks, and feed the screen back into the
top of the window.
base sill.
Once the screen is completely to the top of the window,
extend the top bar of the sun screen over the two hooks
attached to the top of the window.
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CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .308
▫ EVIC Red Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE . . . . . . . . . .309
▫ Oil Change Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM . . . . . . .310
▫ Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .311
▫ Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . .325
▫ Trip Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
▫ EVIC White Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
▫ EVIC Amber Telltale Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
▫ Tire PSI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
▫ Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
▫ Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features) . .339
▫ Messages # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
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▫ Compass / Temperature Display . . . . . . . . . .340 䡵 Uconnect® 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO . . . . .359
▫ Customer-Programmable Features
(System Setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
䡵 Uconnect® 730N/430/430N CD/DVD/HDD/
NAV — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
▫ Operating Instructions (Voice Command
System) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect®
Phone) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376
䡵 Uconnect® 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .350
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE For
CD And MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353
▫ Notes on Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
▫ Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode . . . . .358
▫ Operating Instructions — Radio Mode. . . . . . .359
▫ Operation Instructions — CD MODE for
CD and MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
▫ LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) . . . . . . .370
▫ INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) . . . . . .371
▫ Uconnect® (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped . . .372
▫ Operating Instructions (Uconnect®
Phone) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376
䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376
▫ Connecting The iPod® Or External
USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
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▫ Using This Feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Dual Video Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
▫ Controlling The iPod® Or External USB
Device Using Radio Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen Radio . . .390
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
▫ Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA) . . . . . . . . .382
䡵 UCONNECT® MULTIMEDIA — VIDEO
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES™) — If
Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
▫ Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
▫ Blu-ray Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .384
▫ Play Video Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385
▫ Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2
While A Video Is Playing On Channel 1. . . . . .388
▫ Play A DVD Using The VES™ Player
(If Equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
▫ Play A Blu-ray Disc Using The Blu-ray Player
(If Equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
▫ Listen To An Audio Source While A Video Is
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .397
▫ Important Notes For Dual Video Screen
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .399
▫ VES Remote Control – If Equipped . . . . . . . . .400
▫ Blu-ray Player Remote Control – If Equipped . .403
▫ Remote Control Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
▫ Locking The Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
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▫ Replacing The Remote Control Batteries. . . . . .406
▫ Disc Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
▫ Headphones Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
▫ Display Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
▫ Blu-ray Headphones Operation . . . . . . . . . . . .408
▫ Listening To Audio With The Screen Closed . . .416
▫ Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409
▫ Disc Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
▫ Replacing The Headphone Batteries. . . . . . . . .410
▫ Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
▫ Unwired® Stereo Headphone Lifetime
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
▫ Product Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
▫ System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
▫ Shared Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
▫ Information Mode Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
▫ Numeric Keypad Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414 䡵 CD/DVD/BLU-RAY DISC MAINTENANCE . . .430
▫ Station List Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415 䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .431
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䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
▫ Winter Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
▫ Vacation/Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
▫ Rear Manual Climate Control — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .440
▫ Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
▫ Outside Air Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
▫ Operating Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
▫ A/C Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Summer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1
2
3
4
— Air Vents
— Instrument Cluster
— Shift Lever
— Radio
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Upper Glove Compartment
Lower Glove Compartment
Climate Controls
DVD – If Equipped
9 — Storage Bin
10 — Cup Holders
11 — Switch Bank
12 — Ignition Switch
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14 — Dimmer Switch
15 — Headlight Switch
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 309
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
4. Turn Signal Indicators
1. Tachometer
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
This gauge measures engine revolutions per minute
(RPM x 1000). Before the pointer reaches the red area, If the vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with
ease up on the accelerator to prevent engine damage.
either turn signal on, a continuous chime will sound to
alert you to turn the signal off. If either indicator flashes
2. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
at a rapid rate, check for a defective outside light bulb.
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog
5. High Beam Indicator
lights are on.
This indicator shows that the high beam head3. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
lights are on. Push the multifunction lever forThis indicator will illuminate when the park ward to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull
lights or headlights are turned on.
toward yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
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6. Odometer Display / Electronic Vehicle Information This also displays Trip A and Trip B, DTE, MPG or L/100km,
Center (EVIC) Display — If Equipped
OAT (Outside Air Temperature) information to Base Cluster,
use STEP and RESET button (on steering wheel) to access or
Odometer Display / Trip Odometer Display The odomreset the display.
eter display shows the total distance the vehicle has been
Message Display Area
driven.
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
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
as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was
before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to
make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
must be reset at zero.
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
odometer messages will display:
door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Door Ajar
gATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liftgate Ajar
LoW tirE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Tire Pressure
gASCAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuel Cap Fault
noFUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fuse Fault
CHAngE OIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Change Required
LoCOOL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Low Coolant
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NOTE: Some of the above warnings will be displayed in noFUSE
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center Display Area If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the
located in the instrument cluster.
Ignition Off Draw (IOD) fuse is improperly installed, or
Refer to ”Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) damaged, a “noFUSE” message will display in the odometer display area. For further information on fuses and
Display — If Equipped” for further information.
fuse locations refer to “Fuses” in “Maintaining Your
LoW tirE
Vehicle”.
When the appropriate condition exists, the odometer
CHAngE OIL
display will toggle between LoW and tirE for three
cycles.
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The CHAngE OIL message will flash in
gASCAP
the instrument cluster odometer for approximately
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel 12 seconds, after a single chime has sounded, to indicate
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer display change indicator system is duty cycle-based, which
area. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate
STEP button on the steering wheel to turn off the dependent upon your personal driving style.
message. If the problem continues, the message will
appear the next time the vehicle is started.
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Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the STEP button on the steering wheel. To reset
the oil change indicator system (after performing the
scheduled maintenance), perform the following steps.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display — If Equipped
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster. For further information, refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position 7. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
(do not start the engine).
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
within 10 seconds.
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
start the engine, the oil change indicator system did not indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
reset. If necessary, repeat these steps.
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
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Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
8. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If Equipped
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
should be checked monthly when cold and intire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
flated to the inflation pressure recommended by
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of
low tire pressure telltale.
a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should deter- Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
mine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
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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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9. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
CAUTION!
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
the ON/RUN position, before engine start. If the bulb
does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles.
In most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and
will not require towing.
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
drivability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or
others.
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10. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/ NOTE:
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC Activation/
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on time the ignition switch is turned to ON/RUN.
when the ignition switch is turned to the
Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
system will be ON, even if it was turned off previously.
engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
system. If this light remains on after several ignition when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver that
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles caused the ESC activation.
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see 11. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the Light — If Equipped
problem diagnosed and corrected.
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
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12. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
13. Fuel Door Reminder
16. Shift Lever Indicator
The arrow in this symbol is a reminder that the
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
Fuel Filler Door is located on the left side of the
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
vehicle.
automatic transmission.
14. Fuel Gauge
NOTE:
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
You must apply the brakes before shifting from PARK.
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
The highest available transmission gear is displayed in
15. Air Bag Warning Light
the lower right corner of the Electronic Vehicle InformaThis light will turn on for four to eight seconds tion Center (EVIC) whenever the Electronic Range Select
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first (ERS) feature is active. Use the +/- selector on the shift
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on lever to activate ERS. Refer to “Automatic Transmission”
during starting, stays on, or turns on while in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized
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In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxibooster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacuntil the vehicle is disarmed.
ity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
18. Brake Warning Light
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
This light monitors various brake functions, indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
including brake fluid level and parking brake when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
application. If the brake light turns on it may dropped below a specified level.
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level condiIf the light remains on when the parking brake has been
tions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
the brake fluid level checked.
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
17. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
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The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position.
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.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
19. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight sec(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
onds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if the
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
driver
or
front passenger’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
will
sound.
After the bulb check or when driving, if the
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt ReOperation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by minder Light will illuminate and the chime will sound.
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for ap- Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
proximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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20. Temperature Gauge
WARNING!
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
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 dealer
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.
21. Low Fuel Light
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 dealer for service.
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.0 gal
(7.8 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
fuel is added.
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22. Charging System Light
23. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on when the
ignition switch is first turned to ON/RUN and remain on
briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on
while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle).
If the charging system light remains on, it means that the
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
This light indicates low engine oil pressure.
The light should turn on momentarily when the engine is
started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible.
A chime will sound when this light turns on.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. As engine coolant temperatures rise and the
gauge approaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a
single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to
pass H, a continuous chime will occur until the engine is
allowed to cool.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
24. Engine Temperature Warning Light
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If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
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.
25. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
26. Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
During sustained high speed driving or trailer
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
towing up long grades on hot days, the autolight will come on when the ignition is first
matic transmission oil may become too hot.
turned to ON/RUN and remain on briefly as a
When the transmission overheat warning light
bulb check. If the light does not come on during starting, turns on, you will experience reduced vehicle perforhave the system checked by an authorized dealer.
mance until the automatic transmission cools down.
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the Once the transmission has cooled down and the light
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the turns off, you may continue to drive normally. If the high
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is speed is maintained, the overheating will continue to
occur.
placed in the PARK position, the light should turn off.
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If the overheating continues, it may become necessary to ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
stop the vehicle and run the engine at idle with the (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
transmission in NEUTRAL until the light turns off.
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
CAUTION!
instrument cluster.
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
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WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
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This system conveniently allows the driver to select a The system allows the driver to select information by
variety of useful information by pressing the switches pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the wheel:
following:
• Radio Information
• Fuel Economy
• Vehicle Speed
• Trip Info
• Tire PSI
• Vehicle Info
• Messages
• Units
EVIC Steering Wheel Buttons
• System Setup (Personal Settings)
• Turn Menu Off
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UP Button
BACK Button
Press and release the UP button to scroll upward through the main menus (Fuel Economy,
Vehicle Info, Tire PSI, Cruise, Messages, Units,
System Setup) and sub-menus.
DOWN Button
Press the BACK button to scroll back to a
previous menu or sub-menu.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
Press and release the DOWN button to scroll The EVIC display consists of three sections:
downward through the main menus and
1. The top line where compass direction, odometer line
sub-menus.
and outside temperature are displayed.
SELECT Button
2. The main display area where the menus and pop up
The SELECT button allows access to informamessages are displayed.
tion in EVIC submenus, selects some feature
3. The reconfigurable telltales section below the odomsettings, and resets some EVIC features. The
eter line.
EVIC prompts the driver when the SELECT
button can be used by displaying the right arrow graphic. 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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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. Examples of this message type are ⬙Memory System Unavailable - Not in Park⬙ and ⬙Automatic High Beams On⬙.
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When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC displays •
the following messages:
•
• Key in ignition
•
• Ignition or Accessory On
• Remote start aborted — Door ajar
• Remote start aborted — Hood ajar
• Remote start aborted — L/Gate ajar
• Remote start aborted — Fuel low
• Remote start disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset
• Remote start active — Key to Run
• Wrong Key
• Damaged Key
• Key not programmed
Vehicle Not in Park
Press Brake Pedal and Push Button to Start
Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime, if vehicle is in
motion)
• Liftgate Ajar (chime will sound when vehicle starts
moving)
• Low Tire Pressure
• Service TPM System (refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System” in “Starting And Operating”)
• Premium TPM Service Graphic Display
• Turn Signal On
• RKE Battery Low
• LOW WASHER FLUID
• Oil Change Required
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• Left Front Turn Signal Light Out
• Left Rear Turn Signal Light Out
• Right Front Turn Signal Light Out
• Right Rear Turn Signal Light Out
• Park Assist Disabled
• Service Park Assist System
• Personal Settings Not Available — Vehicle Not In Park
• Blind Spot System Off — This message is displayed
when the ignition is turned to ON to indicate the Blind
Spot System has been turned off.
• Blind Spot System Not Available — This message is
displayed to indicate the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
system is temporarily unavailable due to sensor blockage, electronic interference, or other ⬙temporary⬙ conditions. When this message is displayed both outside
rear view icons will be illuminated. If electronic interference is present, the BSM system will illuminate the
icon only on the side of interference as long as interference is present.
• Service Blind Spot System — This message is displayed to indicate the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
system is permanently unavailable. The driver will
receive an EVIC message and the BSM display warning in both mirrors will be permanently illuminated. If
this message is present see an authorized dealer.
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• Electronic Speed Control SET
EVIC White Telltale Lights
This area will show reconfigurable white caution telltales. These telltales include:
• Electronic Range Select (ERS) Status
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
The shift lever status “5,4,3,2,1” are displayed indicating
the shift lever position. Telltales “5,4,3,2,1” indicate the EVIC Amber Telltale Lights
Electronic Range Select (ERS) feature has been engaged This area will show reconfigurable amber caution telland the gear selected is displayed. For further informa- tales. These telltales include:
tion on ERS, refer to “Starting And Operating”
• Low Fuel Light
• Electronic Speed Control Ready
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
This light will turn on when the electronic
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
speed control is ready. For further information, fuel is added.
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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• Loose Gascap Indicator
EVIC Red Telltale Lights
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly telltales include:
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator • Door Ajar
will display in the telltale display area. Tighten
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
the fuel filler cap properly and press the SELECT button
more doors may be ajar.
to turn off the message. If the problem continues, the
message will appear the next time the vehicle is started.
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap • Oil Pressure Warning Light
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
light should turn on momentarily when the engine is
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle
This light will turn on to indicate the wind- and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will
shield washer fluid is low.
sound for four minutes 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 Light
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on when the
ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly
as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
light will come on when the ignition is first
turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
required. You may experience reduced performance, an
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
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• Transmission Temperature Warning Light
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condiThis light indicates that the transmission fluid
temperature is running hot. This may occur
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge apwith severe usage, such as trailer towing. If this
proaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single
chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. Further
light turns on, safely pull over and stop the
overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H, vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and
the indicator will continuously flash and a continuous run the engine at idle or faster until the light turns off.
chime will occur until the engine is allowed to cool.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for more information.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
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WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the Menu button. To reset the oil change indicator
system (after performing the scheduled maintenance),
perform the following steps.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (do not
start the engine.)
Oil Change Required
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The Oil Change Required message will 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds,
after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the next NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change start the engine, the oil change indicator system did not
indicator system is duty-cycle based, which means the reset. If necessary, repeat these steps.
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
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Fuel Economy
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Fuel
Economy” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press
the SELECT button. The following Fuel Economy functions display in the EVIC:
• Average Fuel Economy (AVG)
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
• Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
Average Fuel Economy
Average Fuel Economy Display
This display shows the average fuel economy since the
last reset. The Average Fuel Economy can be reset by
following the prompt in the EVIC to use the SELECT
button. When the fuel economy is reset, the display will
read “zero” for two seconds. Then, the history information will be erased, and the averaging will continue from
the last fuel average reading before the reset.
Distance To Empty (DTE)
This display shows the estimated distance that can be
traveled with the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is determined by a weighted average of
the instantaneous and average fuel economy, according
to the current fuel tank level. DTE cannot be reset
through the SELECT button.
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NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle Vehicle Speed
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
Speed” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km) SELECT button. Press the SELECT button to display the
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change current speed in mph or km/h. Pressing the SELECT
to a “LOW FUEL” message. This display will continue button a second time will toggle the unit of measure
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant between mph or km/h.
amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the “LOW NOTE: Changing the unit of measure in the Vehicle
FUEL” message and a new DTE value will display.
Speed menu will not change the unit of measure in the
EVIC.
Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
This display shows the instantaneous MPG in bar graph
form while driving. This will monitor the gas mileage in
real-time as you drive and can be used to modify driving
habits in order to increase fuel economy.
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Trip Info
Elapsed Time
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Trip
Info” is highlighted in the EVIC and press the SELECT
button. Press and release the UP/DOWN buttons to
highlight one of the following functions if you want to
reset it:
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
or START position.
To Reset A Trip Function
Trip A
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last selected (highlighted). Press and hold the SELECT button
reset.
to clear the resettable function being displayed.
Trip B
Tire PSI
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Tire
reset.
PSI:” displays highlighted in the EVIC. Press the SELECT
button to view a graphic of the vehicle with a tire
pressure value at each corner of the graphic.
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Units
• Oil Temperature
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Units”
displays highlighted in the EVIC and press the SELECT
button. The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system
(if equipped) can be changed between English and Metric
units of measure. To make your selection, scroll up or
down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then
press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that the setting has
been selected.
Displays the actual oil temperature.
• Oil Pressure
Displays the actual oil pressure.
• Engine Hours
Displays the number of hours of engine operation.
Messages #
Select from Main Menu using the UP or DOWN buttons.
This feature shows the number of stored warning mesPress and release the UP or DOWN button until “Vehicle sages (in the # place holder). Pressing the SELECT button
Info” displays in the EVIC and press the SELECT button. will allow you to see what the stored messages are. Press
Press the UP and DOWN button to scroll through the and release the UP and DOWN buttons if there is more
than one message to step through the remaining stored
selections below:
messages. Pressing the BACK button takes you back to
• Coolant Temp
the Main Menu.
Displays the actual coolant temperature.
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
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Compass / Temperature Display
metallic objects) until the CAL indicator displayed in the
EVIC turns off. The compass will now function normally.
The compass readings indicate the direction the vehicle is
facing. The EVIC will display one of eight compass NOTE: A good calibration requires a level surface and an
readings and the outside temperature.
environment free from large metallic objects such as buildings, bridges, underground cables, railroad tracks, etc.
NOTE: The system will display the last known outside
temperature when starting the vehicle and may need to Manual Compass Calibration
be driven several minutes before the updated temperaIf the compass appears erratic and the CAL indicator
ture is displayed. Engine temperature can also affect the
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
displayed temperature; therefore, temperature readings
compass into the Calibration Mode manually, as follows:
are not updated when the vehicle is not moving.
1. Turn ON the ignition switch.
Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the 2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the Setup
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached,
need to manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is
then press the SELECT button.
new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will
display CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may 3. Press the DOWN button until “Calibrate Compass” is
also calibrate the compass by completing one or more
displayed in the EVIC.
360–degree turns (in an area free from large metal or
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4. Press and release the SELECT button to start the NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of
calibration. The “CAL” indicator will be displayed in the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones,
Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
the EVIC.
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
5. Complete one or more 360–degree turns (in an area
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
free from large metal or metallic objects) until the
“CAL” indicator turns off. The compass will now
function normally.
Compass Variance
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. For the most accurate compass performance, the
compass must be set using the following steps.
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message SYSTEM SETUP NOT AVAILABLE VEHICLE
NOT IN PARK displays when you try to select “System
2. Press the UP or DOWN button until the Setup
Setup” from the main menu.
(Customer-Programmable Features) menu is reached,
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until ⬙System
then press the SELECT button.
Setup⬙ is highlighted in the main menu of the EVIC. Then
3. Press the DOWN button until the “Compass Variance” press the SELECT button to enter the System Setup
message is displayed in the EVIC, then press the sub-menu. Press and release the UP or DOWN button to
SELECT button. The last variance zone number dis- select a feature form the following choices:
plays in the EVIC.
Select Language
4. Press and release the SELECT button until the proper
When in this display you may select one of five lanvariance zone is selected, according to the map.
guages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
5. Press and release the RETURN button to exit.
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press
the UP or DOWN button while in this display and scroll
Customer-Programmable Features (System Setup)
through the language choices. Press the SELECT button
Personal Settings allows you to set and recall features to select English, Spanish (Español), French (Français).
when the transmission is in PARK. If the transmission is Then, as you continue, the information will display in the
out of PARK or the vehicle begins moving, a warning selected language.
1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
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To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Refer to “Rear Park Assist System” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for system function and
operating information.
Nav–Turn By Turn–If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the navigation system
utilizes voice commands, guiding through the drive
route, mile by mile, turn-by-turn until the final destination is reached. To make your selection, press and release
the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to
the feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been Auto Unlock Doors – If Equipped
deactivated.
When ON is selected, all doors will unlock when the
vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the PARK or
Enable/Disable the Rear Park Assist System – If
Equipped
NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind make your selection, press and release the SELECT
the vehicle when the transmission is in the REVERSE button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
position and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only, is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Sound and Display, or turned OFF through the EVIC.
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Remote Unlock Sequence
When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s
door will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Driver
Door 1st Press is selected, you must press the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button twice, to unlock the passenger’s doors. When All Doors 1st Press is selected, all of
the doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selection,
press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark
appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
system has been deactivated.
RKE Linked To Memory – If Equipped
When this feature is selected the memory seat, mirror,
and radio settings will return to the memory set position
when the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button is pressed. If
this feature is not selected then the memory seat, mirror,
and radio settings can only return to the memory set
position using the door mounted switch. To make your
selection, press and release the SELECT button until a
check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
Remote Start Comfort Sys. – If Equipped
When this feature is selected and the remote start is
activated, the heated steering wheel and driver heated
seat features will automatically turn on in cold weather.
In warm weather, the driver vented seat feature will
automatically turn on when the remote start is activated.
These features will stay on through the duration of
remote start or until the key is turned to RUN. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
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Horn with Remote Lock – If Equipped
Flash Lamps with Lock
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed.
This feature may be selected with or without the Flash
Lamps with Lock feature. To make your selection, press
and release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
system has been deactivated.
When ON is selected, the front and rear turn signals will
flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected with or
without the sound horn on lock feature selected. To make
your selection, press and release the SELECT button until
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
Horn with Remote Start
Headlamp Off Delay
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE START button
is pressed. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, scroll
up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted,
then press and release the SELECT button until a checkmark appears next to the setting, showing that the setting
has been selected.
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346 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
the windshield. To make your selection, press and release
the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to
the feature showing the system has been activated or the
When ON is selected, and the headlight switch is in the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approxi- deactivated. When the system is deactivated, the system
mately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The reverts to the standard intermittent wiper operation.
headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned
off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your Key-Off Power Delay
selection, press and release the SELECT button until a When this feature is selected, the power window switches,
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that the radio, Uconnect® phone (if equipped), DVD video system (if
equipped), power sunroof (if equipped), and power outlets
setting has been selected.
will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition
NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime switch is turned OFF. Opening either front vehicle door will
causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the cancel this feature. To make your selection, scroll up or
brightness, refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then press
Features Of Your Vehicle.”
and release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears
next to the setting, showing that the setting has been
Intermittent Wiper Options — If Equipped
selected.
When ON is selected, the system will automatically
activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture on
Headlamps with Wipers (Available with Auto
Headlights Only)
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Illuminated Approach
Easy Entry/Exit Seat – If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selection, scroll up or down until the preferred setting is
highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing
that the setting has been selected.
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, press and release the
SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the
feature showing the system has been activated or the
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
Flashers with Sliding Door
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the RKE transmitter is used to unlock the
door. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
When this feature is selected the signal lamps activate
when power or manual sliding doors are in operation,
signaling other drivers that someone may be exiting or
entering the vehicle. To make your selection, press and
release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears Tilt Mirror In Reverse – If Equipped
next to the feature showing the system has been activated
When this feature is selected and the vehicle is placed in
or the check-mark is removed showing the system has
a reverse gear, the driver’s side mirror will tilt downward
been deactivated.
to allow the driver to see into the previous blind spot and
avoid objects in close proximity to the rear of the vehicle.
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To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
To make your selection, press and release the SELECT
button until a check-mark appears next to the feature
showing the system has been activated or the check-mark
is removed showing the system has been deactivated.
Blind Spot Alert – If Equipped
NOTE: If your vehicle has experienced any damage in
the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is
not damaged, the sensor may have become misaligned.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to verify sensor
alignment. Having a sensor that is misaligned will result
in the BSM not operating to specification.
There are three selections when operating Blind Spot
Alert (“Blind Spot Alert Lights”, “Blind Spot Alert
Lights/CHM”, “Blind Spot Alert Off”). The Blind Spot
Alert feature can be activated in “Blind Spot Alert Lights”
mode, when this mode is selected the Blind Spot Monitor
(BSM) system is activated and will only show a visual
alert in the outside mirrors. The Blind Spot Alert feature
can be activated in “Blind Spot Alert Lights/CHM”
mode, in this mode the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) will
show a visual alert in the outside mirrors as well as an
audible alert when the turn signal is on. When “Blind
Spot Alert Off” is selected the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
system is deactivated.
Calibrate Compass
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
Compass Variance
Refer to “Compass Display” for more information.
Turn Menu Off
Press and release SELECT to turn the menu off.
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Uconnect® 730N/430/430N CD/DVD/HDD/
NAV — IF EQUIPPED
Uconnect® 130
Refer to your Uconnect® user’s manual for detailed
operating instructions.
Operating Instructions (Voice Command
System) — If Equipped
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Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
Operating Instructions (Uconnect® Phone) — If
Equipped
Refer to “Uconnect® Phone” for further details.
Uconnect® 130
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Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
SEEK Buttons
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
position to operate the radio.
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the another selection. Holding either button will bypass
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second stations without stopping, until you release it.
time to turn off the radio.
TIME Button
Electronic Volume Control
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
The electronic volume control turns continuously and radio frequency.
(360 degrees) in either direction, without stopping. TurnClock Setting Procedure
ing the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
the volume, and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
set at the same volume level as last played.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
will begin to blink.
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL con- Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
trol knob to save time change.
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds.
RW/FF
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
mid-range tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
treble tones.
AM or FM frequencies.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
TUNE Control
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. sound level from the right or left side speakers.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time SET/RND button, the station will continue to play but
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control will not be stored into pushbutton memory.
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
the front and rear speakers.
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
AM/FM Button
and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory.
Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode.
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the pushbutton twice.
SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton
Memory
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
When you are receiving a station that you wish to button number will display.
commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
window. Select the button (1 to 6) you wish to lock onto
this station and press and release that button. If a button
is not selected within five seconds after pressing the
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
stations).
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DISC Button
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
MP3 Audio Play
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
NOTE:
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
to operate the radio.
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
show the track number, and index time in minutes and
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
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EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The Uconnect® 130 is a single CD player. Do not
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already
loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they can
cause damage to the player.
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
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the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
CD and MP3 modes.
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
TIME Button
change of pace.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
RW/FF
Press and hold the FF (Fast Forward) button and the CD Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
player will begin to fast forward until FF is released, or Play.
RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) Notes on Playing MP3 Files
button works in a similar manner.
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
AM/FM Button
file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricPress the button to select either AM or FM mode.
tions.
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Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
display.)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660 • Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
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
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers longer disc loading times.
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
MPEG Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Frequency
(kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32,
24, 16, 8
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
MPEG-2 Audio
24, 22.05, 16
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
Layer
3
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rate.
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
Playback of MP3 Files
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device, such as an
by the following:
MP3 player, or iPod®, and utilize the vehicle’s audio
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
system to amplify the source and play through the
CD-R media
vehicle speakers.
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to
to load than non-multisession discs
auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
increase with more files and folders
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
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Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
time of day will display for five seconds (when ignition is ACC position to operate the radio.
OFF).
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Uconnect® 130 WITH SATELLITE RADIO
Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously
(360 degrees) in either direction, without stopping. Turning the ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases
the volume, and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
Uconnect® 130
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SEEK Buttons
Phone Button Uconnect® Phone — If Equipped
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping, until you release it.
Press this button to operate the Uconnect® Phone feature
(if equipped). Refer to “Uconnect® Phone” for further
details.
Voice Command System (Radio) — If Equipped
Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
Voice Command Button Uconnect® Phone — If
Equipped
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With Uconnect
Phone” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button to alternate display of the time
and radio frequency.
Clock Setting Procedure
Press this button to operate the Uconnect® Phone feature (if
1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink.
equipped). Refer to “Voice Command” for further details.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE/
SCROLL control knob.
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With Uconnect
Phone” message will display on the radio screen.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE/ INFO Button
SCROLL control knob to set the minutes. The minutes Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
will begin to blink.
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL con- RW/FF
trol knob to save time change.
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds. causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button. direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the AM or FM frequencies.
SETUP button, use the TUNE/SCROLL control to select TUNE Control
SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure,
starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency.
procedure, starting at Step 2.
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Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fifth time
and FADE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS
knob to the left or right to adjust the sound level between
will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
the front and rear speakers.
the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second
exit setting tone, balance, and fade.
time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the MUSIC TYPE Button
mid-range tones.
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a third mode for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button
time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within
control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the five seconds will allow the program format type to be
selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast
treble tones.
Music Type information.
Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a fourth
time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE/
SCROLL control knob to the right or left to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
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Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
Nostalgia
16-Digit Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Nostalga
Program Type
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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Display
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is AM/FM Button
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM mode. SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type When you are receiving a station that you wish to
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND
button. The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
window. Select the button (1–6) you wish to lock onto this
SETUP Button
station and press and release that button. If a button is
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET/
RND button, the station will continue to play but will not
the following items:
be stored into pushbutton memory.
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
you to set the clock. Adjust the hours by turning the You may add a second station to each pushbutton by
TUNE/SCROLL control knob. After adjusting the repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
hours, press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to set the SET/RND button twice and SET 2 will show in the
the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. Adjust display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and
the minutes using the right side TUNE/SCROLL con- SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM
trol knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to
save time change.
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and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and
The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by MP3 Audio Play
pressing the pushbutton twice.
NOTE:
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or ACC
button number will display.
position to operate the radio.
Buttons 1 - 6
• This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD),
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact
commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM
discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and
stations).
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
DISC/AUX Button
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Pressing the DISC/AUX button will allow you to switch Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
from AM/FM modes to DISC/AUX mode.
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
1.0 in (2.5 cm), a disc may already be loaded and must be
ejected before a new disc can be loaded.
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If you insert a disc with the ignition ON/RUN and the EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
radio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
and begin to play when you insert the disc. The display
will show the track number, and index time in minutes
and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
CAUTION!
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
• This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
CD player mechanism.
NOTE: Ejecting with the ignition OFF is not allowed on
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
away and jam the player mechanism.
• The Uconnect® 130 is a single CD player. Do not SEEK Button
attempt to insert a second CD if one is already loaded. Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they can of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
cause damage to the player.
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
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the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK SET/RND Button (Random Play Button)
button will allow faster scrolling through the tracks in Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
CD and MP3 modes.
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
TIME Button
change of pace.
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display. Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
RW/FF
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will Press the SET/RND button a second time to stop Ranbegin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or dom Play.
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button Notes On Playing MP3 Files
works in a similar manner.
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
AM/FM Button
file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restricPress the button to select either AM or FM mode.
tions.
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Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
display the file name and folder name, and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
display.)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660 • Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threeWhen reading discs recorded using formats other than
character extension)
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator ⬙.⬙ and a threefiles properly and may be unable to play the file norcharacter extension)
mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
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
• Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers longer disc loading times.
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
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Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
MPEG
Specification
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
Sampling
Frequency
(kHz)
48, 44.1, 32
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32,
24, 16, 8
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
MPEG-2 Audio
24, 22.05, 16
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
Layer
3
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.
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium single-session disc, enable the “Disc at Once” option
before writing to the disc.
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Playback of MP3 Files
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
by the following:
turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will
CD-R media
begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain
playable files).
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will The folder list will time out after five seconds.
increase with more files and folders
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Pressing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
device’s volume set to the proper level. If the AUX audio
Press the INFO button once more to return to ⬙elapsed is not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the
AUX audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume
time⬙ priority mode.
down.
Press and hold the INFO button for three seconds or
more and the radio will display song titles for each file. TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for five seconds (when the
to return to ⬙elapsed time⬙ display.
ignition is OFF).
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player or iPod® and utilize the vehicle’s audio
system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
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Uconnect® (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
Satellite radio uses direct satellite-to-receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite
Radio. This service offers over 130 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID)
Please have the following information available when
calling:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has 2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
limited coverage in Alaska.
To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps:
System Activation
ESN/SID Access
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you may
begin listening immediately to the one year of audio service With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACC posithat is included with the factory-installed satellite radio tion and the radio on, press the SETUP button and scroll
system in your vehicle. Sirius will supply a welcome kit that using the TUNE/SCROLL control knob until Sirius ID is
contains general information, including how to setup your selected. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob and the
on-line listening account. For further information, call the Sirius ID number will display. The Sirius ID number
toll-free number 888-539-7474, or visit the Sirius web site at display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on
www.sirius.com, or at www.siriuscanada.ca for Canadian the radio to exit this screen.
residents.
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Selecting Uconnect® (Satellite) Mode
Reception Quality
Press the SAT button until ⬙SAT⬙ appears in the display. Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
A CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio following reasons:
mode.
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
Satellite Antenna
structure or under a physical obstacle.
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the • Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
form of short audio mutes.
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as • Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
cause intermittent reception.
bikes should be placed as far rearward as possible, within
the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly • Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
on or above the antenna.
cause signal blockage.
Operating Instructions - Uconnect® (Satellite) Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN or
ACC position to operate the radio.
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additional three seconds will make the radio display the
Song Title all of the time (press and hold again to return
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
to normal display).
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will RW/FF
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
without stopping until you release it.
direction of the arrows.
SCAN Button
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise
the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before conto increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel.
tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN
MUSIC TYPE Button
button a second time.
SEEK Buttons
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type mode
for five seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button or
Pressing the INFO button will cycle the display informaturning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five section between Artist, Song Title, and Composer (if availonds will allow the program format type to be selected.
able). Also, pressing and holding the INFO button for an
INFO Button
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Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music SET Button – To Set the Pushbutton Memory
type.
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
and press and release that button. If a button is not
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type selected within five seconds after pressing the SET but(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be ton, the channel will continue to play but will not be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
stored into pushbutton memory.
SETUP Button
You may add a second channel to each pushbutton by
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
following items:
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the AUDIO/
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
SELECT button to display the Sirius ID number. This
pushbutton memory. The channels stored in SET 2 memory
number is used to activate, deactivate, or change the
can be selected by pressing the pushbutton twice.
Sirius subscription.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
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This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port, located in the glove compartThese buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
ment.
commit to pushbutton memory (12 Satellite stations).
iPod® control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod®
Operating Instructions (Uconnect® Phone) — If
and iPhone® devices. Some iPod® software versions
Equipped
may not fully support the iPod® control features. Please
Refer to “Uconnect® Phone” for further details.
visit Apple’s website for software updates.
Buttons 1 - 6
iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE:
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ/ • If the radio has a USB port, refer to the appropriate
Uconnect® Multimedia radio User’s Manual for iPod®
REL/RET radios only with Uconnect®. For sales code
or external USB device support capability.
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 touch-screen radio
iPod®/USB/MP3 control feature, refer to the separate • Connecting an iPod® or consumer electronic audio
RBZ/RHB, RHR, RHP, RHW or RB2 User’s Manual.
device to the AUX port located in the radio faceplate,
iPod®/USB/MP3 control is available only if equipped as
plays media, but does not use the iPod® /MP3 control
an option with these radios.
feature to control the connected device.
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NOTE: The glove compartment will have a position
Use the connection cable to connect an iPod® or external where the iPod® or consumer electronic audio device
USB device to the vehicle’s USB connector port which is cable can be routed through without damaging the cable
when closing the lid. This allows routing of the cable
located in the glove compartment.
without damaging it while closing the lid. If a cut out is
not available in the glove compartment, route the cable
away from the lid latch and in a place that will allow the
lid to close without damaging the cable.
Connecting The iPod® Or External USB Device
Once the audio device is connected and synchronized to
the vehicle’s iPod®/USB/MP3 control system (iPod® 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.
USB Connector Port
NOTE: If the audio device battery is completely discharged, it may not communicate with the iPod®/USB/
MP3 control system until a minimum charge is attained.
Leaving the audio device connected to the iPod®/USB/
MP3 control system may charge it to the required level.
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say ⬙USB⬙ or ⬙Switch to USB⬙. Once in the iPod®/USB/
MP3 control mode, audio tracks (if available from audio
By using an iPod® cable, or an external USB device to
device) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system.
connect to the USB port:
Play Mode
• The audio device can be played on the vehicle’s sound
system, providing metadata (artist, track title, album, When switched to iPod®/USB/MP3 control mode, the
iPod® or external USB device automatically starts Play
etc.) information on the radio display.
mode. In Play mode, the following buttons on the radio
• The audio device can be controlled using the radio
faceplate may be used to control the iPod® or external
buttons to Play, Browse, and List the iPod® contents.
USB device and display data:
• The audio device battery charges when plugged into
• Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or
the USB/AUX connector (if supported by the specific
previous track.
audio device).
• Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click, while
Controlling The iPod® Or External USB Device
playing a track, skips to the next track or press the
Using Radio Buttons
VR button and say ⬙Next Track⬙.
•
Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click,
To get into the iPod®/USB/MP3 control mode and
will jump to the previous track in the list or press the
access a connected audio device, either press the “AUX”
VR button and say ⬙Previous Track⬙
button on the radio faceplate or press the VR button and
Using This Feature
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• Jump backward in the current track by pressing and • While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see
holding the << RW button. Holding the << RW button
the associated metadata (artist, track title, album, etc.)
long enough will jump to the beginning of the current
for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps
track.
to the next screen of data for that track. Once all
screens have been viewed, the last INFO button press
• Jump forward in the current track by pressing and
will go back to the play mode screen on the radio.
holding the FF>> button.
• Pressing the REPEAT button will change the audio
• A single press backward << RW or forward FF>> will
device mode to repeat the current playing track or press
jump backward or forward respectively, for five secthe VR button and say ⬙Repeat ON⬙ or ⬙Repeat Off⬙.
onds.
• Press the SCAN button to use iPod®/USB/MP3 de• Use the << SEEK and SEEK>> buttons to jump to the
vice scan mode, which will play the first 10 seconds of
previous or next track. Pressing the SEEK>> button
each track in the current list and then forward to the
during play mode will jump to the next track in the
next song. To stop SCAN mode and start playing the
list, or press the VR button and say ⬙Next or Previous
desired track, when it is playing the track, press the
Track⬙.
SCAN button again. During Scan mode, pressing the
<< SEEK and SEEK>> buttons will select the previous
and next tracks.
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• RND button (available on sales code RES radio only):
Pressing this button toggles between Shuffle ON and
Shuffle OFF modes for the iPod® or external USB
device, or press the VR button and say ⬙Shuffle ON⬙ or
⬙Shuffle Off⬙. If the RND icon is showing on the radio
display, then the shuffle mode is ON.
List Or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the buttons described
below, will bring up List mode. List mode enables
scrolling through the list of menus and tracks on the
audio device.
• TUNE control knob: The TUNE control knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the audio
device or external USB device.
• Turning it clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise
(backward) scrolls through the lists, displaying the
track detail on the radio display. Once the track to be
played is highlighted on the radio display, press the
TUNE control knob to select and start playing the
track. Turning the TUNE control knob fast will scroll
through the list faster. During fast scroll, a slight
delay in updating the information on the radio
display may be noticeable.
• During all List modes, the iPod® displays all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the bottom
of the list, just turn the wheel backward (counterclockwise) to get to the track faster.
• In List mode, the radio PRESET buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod® or
external USB device.
• Preset 1 – Playlists
• Preset 2 – Artists
• Preset 3 – Albums
• Preset 4 – Genres
• Preset 5 – Audiobooks
• Preset 6 – Podcasts
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• Pressing a PRESET button will display the current
list on the top line and the first item in that list on the
second line.
• To exit List mode without selecting a track, press the
same PRESET button again to go back to Play mode.
• LIST button: The LIST button will display the top
level menu of the iPod® or external USB device. Turn
the TUNE control knob to list the top-menu item to be
selected and press the TUNE control knob. This will
display the next sub-menu list item on the audio
device, then follow the same steps to go to the desired
track in that list. Not all iPod® or external USB device
sub-menu levels are available on this system.
• MUSIC TYPE button: The MUSIC TYPE button is
another shortcut button to the genre listing on your
audio device.
CAUTION!
• Leaving the iPod® or external USB device (or any
supported device) anywhere in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can alter the operation or damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s
guidelines.
• Placing items on the iPod® or external USB device,
or connections to the iPod® 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® or external USB
device while driving. Failure to follow this warning
could result in an accident.
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Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
Selecting A Different Audio Device
Music can be streamed from your cellular phone to the 1. Press the PHONE button to begin.
Uconnect® phone system.
2. After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and following the beep, say
Controlling BTSA Using Radio Buttons
⬙Setup⬙, then say ⬙Select Audio Devices⬙.
To enter BTSA mode, press either “AUX” button on the 3. Say the name of the audio device or ask the
radio or press the VR button and say “Bluetooth StreamUconnect® phone system to list the audio devices.
ing Audio”.
Next Track
Play Mode
Use the SEEK UP button, or press the VR button on the
When switched to BTSA mode, some audio devices can radio and say “Next Track”, to jump to the next music
start playing music over the vehicle’s audio system, but track on your cellular phone.
some devices require the music to be initiated on the
device first, then it will get streamed to the Uconnect® Previous Track
phone system. Seven devices can be paired to the Use the SEEK DOWN button, or press the VR button on
Uconnect® phone system, but just one can be selected the radio and say “Previous Track”, to jump to the
and played.
previous music track on your cellular phone.
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Browse
Browsing is not available on a Bluetooth Streaming Audio
(BTSA) device. Only the current song that is playing will
display info.
UCONNECT® MULTIMEDIA — VIDEO
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES™) — If
Equipped
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Getting Started
• Screen(s) located in the overhead console: Unfold the
overhead LCD screen(s) by pushing the button on the
overhead console behind the screen(s).
Video Entertainment System (VES™)
• Cycle the ignition to the ON or ACC position.
• Your vehicle may be equipped with either a standard
DVD player or a Blu-ray Disc Player. If equipped with
a Blu-ray Disc Player, the icon will be present on the
Player.
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• Turn on the Player (if equipped on Dual Screen Sys- Blu-ray Player
tem) by pushing the Power button, located on the far
Play A Blu-ray Disc
left, or by pressing the button on the Remote Control.
To view a Blu-ray insert the disc into the Blu-ray VES™
• When the Video Screen(s) are open and a DVD/Blu- disc Player. Playback will begin automatically after the
ray Disc is inserted into the VES™ player, the screen(s) Blu-ray is recognized by the disc drive. If playback does
turn(s) on automatically, the headphone transmitters not begin automatically after the disc is inserted into the
turn on and playback begins.
Blu-ray player press the play button. If playback does not
• For Dual Video Screen System, Channel 1 on the begin automatically after the disc is inserted into Blu-ray
Remote Control and Headphones refers to Screen 1 VES™ disc Player follow these steps:
(second row) and Channel 2 on the Remote Control Using the Touch-Screen Radio
and Headphones refers to Screen 2 (third row). Refer to
• Press the MENU hard-key, then touch the Rear VES™
the Dual Video Screen section for more information.
soft key. If a chapter list appears on the right side of the
• The system can be controlled by the front seat occuscreen, touch the hide list soft key to display the Rear
pants using either the touch-screen- radio, the DVD or
VES™ control screen.
Blu-ray Disc Player, or by the rear seat occupants using
• Touch the 1 soft-key to select an audio channel, then
the remote control.
touch the VES™ Disc soft-key in the media column.
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Using the Remote Control
• Select an audio channel (Channel 1 for 2nd row screen
and Channel 2 for 3rd row screen), then press the
source key and select VES™ Disc from the menu.
• Press popup/menu key to navigate disc menu and
options.
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NOTE: Due to the size of the content on a Blu-ray disc,
the disc may not start playing immediately.
Play Video Games
Connect the video game console to the Auxiliary RCA
input jacks or HDMI port, located on the left side behind 1. HDMI port
2. Audio/Video In
the second row seat.
3. Power Outlet
4. USB Inputs
5. Power Inverter
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When connecting an external source to the AUX input, be
sure to follow the standard color coding for the VES™
jacks:
NOTE: Certain high-end video games, such as Playstation3
and XBox360 will exceed the power limit of the vehicle’s
Power Inverter. Refer to the Power Inverter section in your
vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more information.
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
Channel 1.
Using The Remote Control
1. Press the MODE button on the Remote Control.
Select VES AUX1 Mode On The VES Screen
2. While looking at the video screen, highlight VES AUX
1, by either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or
by repeatedly pressing the MODE button, then press
ENTER on the Remote Control.
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3. Touch the 1 soft-key and then touch either AUX 1 or
AUX 2 in the VES column (depending which AUX
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
input is used). To exit press the back arrow soft-key at
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
the top of the screen.
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
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Select Channel/Screen 1 And AUX 1 In The VES
Column
Rear VES Soft-key
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Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2 While A
Video Is Playing On Channel 1
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
Channel 2.
Using The Remote Control
1. Press the SOURCE button on the Remote Control and
the Mode Select Screen will display, unless a video is
playing then only a small banner will appear on the
bottom of the screen.
2. While looking at the video screen, either press Up/
Down/Left/Right on the Remote Control to highlight
the desired audio source or repeatedly press the
SOURCE button on the remote until the desired audio
source appears on the screen.
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3. To listen to an audio source on Channel 2 while a
video is playing on Channel 1, touch the 2 soft-key and
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
choose an audio source. To exit touch the back arrow
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
soft-key at the top left of the left screen.
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
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Select Channel/Screen 2 And HDD In The Media
Column
Rear VES Soft-Key
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3. To watch a DVD on Screen 1 for second row passengers, ensure the Remote Control and Headphone
NOTE: Typically there are two different ways to operate
switch is on Channel 1.
the features of the Video Entertainment System (VES™).
4. To watch a DVD on Screen 2 for third row passengers,
• The Remote Control
ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is
on Channel 2.
• The Touch-Screen Radio (If Equipped)
Dual Video Screen
Using The Remote Control
Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen Radio
NOTE: Headunit DVD player does not play Blu-Ray 1.
discs.
2.
1. Press the OPEN/CLOSE or LOAD hard-key on the
radio faceplate (Touch-Screen).
2. Insert the DVD with the label facing up. The radio
automatically selects the appropriate mode after the
disc is recognized and displays the menu screen or
starts playing the first track.
Press the SOURCE button on the Remote Control.
While looking at Screen 1 or 2, highlight DISC by
either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by
repeatedly pressing the SOURCE button, then press
ENTER/OK.
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Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
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Select DISC Mode On The VES™ Screen
NOTE:
• Channel/Screen 1 select mode information is shown
on the left side of the screen.
• Channel/Screen 2 select mode information is shown
on the right side of the screen.
• The VES™ will retain the last setting when turned off.
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3. Touch the 1 or 2 soft-key and then the DISC soft-key in Play A DVD Using The VES™ Player (If Equipped)
the MEDIA column. To exit touch the back arrow at
1. Insert the DVD with the label facing up. The VES™
the top left of the screen.
player automatically selects the appropriate mode after
the disc is recognized and starts playing the DVD.
NOTE:
• To view a DVD on the radio press the RADIO/MEDIA NOTE: The VES™ player has basic DVD control funchard-key, on the radio faceplate, then touch the DISC tion such as Menu, Play, Pause, FF, RW and Stop
tab soft-key and then the VIEW VIDEO soft-key.
2. To watch a DVD on Screen 1 for second row passengers,
ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is on
• Viewing a DVD on the Touch-Screen radio screen is not
available in all states/provinces, and the vehicle must be
Channel 1.
stopped, and the shift lever must be in the PARK position
for vehicles with automatic transmission. In vehicles with 3. To watch a DVD on Screen 2 for third row passengers,
ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch is
manual transmission the parking brake must be engaged.
on Channel 2.
• Touching the screen on a Touch-Screen radio while a
DVD is playing brings up basic remote control functions
for DVD play such as scene selection, Play, Pause, FF,
RW, and Stop. Pressing the X in the upper corner will
turn off the remote control screen functions.
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NOTE:
Using The Remote Control
• Channel/Screen 1 select mode information is shown
on the left side of the screen.
2. While looking at Screen 1 or 2, highlight VES DISC by
either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by • Channel/Screen 2 select mode information is shown
repeatedly pressing the SOURCE button, then press
on the right side of the screen.
ENTER/OK on the Remote Control.
• The VES™ will retain the last setting when turned off.
1. Press the SOURCE button on the Remote Control.
Select VES DISC Mode On The VES Screen
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Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, touch the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
3. Touch the 1 or 2 soft-key and then the DISC soft-key in
the VES column. To exit touch the back arrow soft-key
at the top left of the screen.
Select Channel/Screen 1 And DISC In The VES Column
Rear VES Soft-key
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NOTE:
NOTE: The Blu-ray player has basic control functions
such as Menu, Play, Pause, FF, RW and Stop.
• To view a DVD on the radio press the RADIO/MEDIA
hard-key, on the radio faceplate, then touch the DISC 2. To watch a Blu-ray disc on Screen 1 for second row
passengers, ensure the Remote Control and Headtab soft-key and then the VIEW VIDEO soft-key.
phone switch is on Channel 1.
• Viewing a DVD on the Touch-Screen radio screen is
not available in all states/provinces, and the vehicle 3. To watch a Blu-ray disc on Screen 2 for third row
passengers, ensure the Remote Control and Headmust be stopped, and the shift lever must be in the
phone switch is on Channel 2.
PARK position for vehicles with automatic transmission. In vehicles with manual transmission the parking
Using The Remote Control
brake must be engaged.
1. Press the SOURCE button on the Blu-ray player RePlay A Blu-ray Disc Using The Blu-ray Player
mote Control.
(If Equipped)
2. While looking at Screen 1 or 2, highlight Blu-ray by
1. Insert the Blu-ray disc with the label facing up. The
either pressing Up/Down/Left/Right buttons or by
Blu-ray player automatically selects the appropriate
repeatedly pressing the SOURCE button, then press
mode after the disc is recognized and starts playing
OK on the Remote Control.
the Blu-ray disc.
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3. Touch the 1 or 2 soft-key and then the VES™ Disc
soft-key in the VES™ column. To exit touch the back
• Channel/Screen 1 select mode information is shown
arrow soft-key at the top left of the screen.
on the left side of the screen.
NOTE:
• Channel/Screen 2 select mode information is shown
• To view a Blu-ray Disc on the radio press the RADIO/
on the right side of the screen.
MEDIA hard-key, on the radio faceplate, then touch
• The VES™ will retain the last setting when turned off.
the VES™ Disc tab soft-key and then the VIEW VIDEO
soft-key.
Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
NOTE:
• Viewing a Blu-ray Disc on the Touch-Screen radio
screen is not available in all states/provinces, and the
2. Touch the Rear VES™ soft-key to display the Rear
vehicle must be stopped, and the shift lever must be in
VES™ Controls. If a channel list is displayed, touch
the PARK position for vehicles with automatic transthe HIDE LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES™
mission. In vehicles with manual transmission the
Controls screen.
parking brake must be engaged.
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
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Listen To An Audio Source While A Video Is
Playing
Ensure the Remote Control and Headphone switch are on
the same channel. If watching a video on Screen 1
(second row), then Channel 2 could be used for audio. If
watching a video on Screen 2 (third row), then Channel 1
could be used for audio.
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Using The Remote Control
1. Press the SOURCE button on the Remote Control and
the Mode Select Screen will display, unless a video is
playing then only a small banner will appear on the
bottom of the screen.
2. While looking at the video screen, either press Up/
Down/Left/Right on the Remote Control to highlight
the desired audio source or repeatedly press the
SOURCE button on the remote until the desired audio
source appears on the screen.
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3. To listen to an audio source on Channel 2 while a
video is playing on Channel 1, touch the 2 soft-key and
1. Press the MENU hard-key on the radio faceplate.
choose an audio source. To exit touch the back arrow
2. Touch the Rear VES soft-key to display the Rear VES
soft-key at the top left of the left screen.
Controls. If a channel list is displayed, press the HIDE
LIST soft-key to display the Rear VES Controls screen.
Using The Touch-Screen Radio Controls
Select Channel/Screen 2 And HDD In The Media
Column
Rear VES Soft-Key
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• Selecting a video source on Channel 2, the video
source will display on the third row screen or Screen 2
• VES is able to transmit two channels of stereo audio
and can be heard on Channel 2.
and video simultaneously.
• The 2nd row screen and 3rd row screen of the Video
• The Blu-ray Disc Player can play CDs, DVDs and
Entertainment System can play two separate discs by
Blu-ray Discs.
utilizing the touch-screen radio DVD player and Blu• The DVD Player can play CDs and DVDs.
ray Disc Player.
Important Notes For Dual Video Screen System
• In split screen mode the left side equates to Channel 1 • Audio can be heard through the headphones even
and the right side equates to Channel 2.
when the screen(s) are closed.
• Selecting a video source on Channel 1, the video
source will display on the second row screen or Screen
1 and can be heard on Channel 1.
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VES Remote Control – If Equipped
2. Channel Selector Indicators – When a button is
pressed, the currently affected channel or channel
button is illuminated momentarily.
3. Light – Turns the remote control backlighting on or off.
The remote backlighting turns off automatically after
five seconds.
Remote Control
Controls And Indicators
4. Channel/Screen Selector Switch - Indicates which
channel is being controlled by the remote control.
When the selector switch is in the Channel 1 position,
the remote controls the functionality of headphone
Channel 1 (right side of the screen). When the selector
switch is in the Channel 2, position the remote controls
the functionality of headphone Channel 2 (left side of
the screen).
1. Power – Turns the screen and wireless headphone 5. 䉴䉴 – In radio modes, press to seek the next tunable
station. In disc modes, press and hold to fast forward
transmitter for the selected Channel on or off. To hear
through the current audio track or video chapter. In
audio while the screen is closed, press the Power
menu modes use to navigate in the menu.
button to turn the headphone transmitter on.
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6. 䉲 / Prev – In radio modes, press to select to the
previous station. In disc modes, press to advance to the
start of the current or previous audio track or video
chapter. In menu modes, use to navigate in the menu.
data disc, PROG Up selects the next directory and
PROG Down selects the previous directory. When
listening to a disc in a radio with a multiple-disc
changer, PROG Up selects the next disc and PROG
Down selects the previous disc.
7. POP UP/MENU – Press to return to the main menu of
a DVD disc, to select a satellite audio channel from the 11. MUTE – Press to mute the headphone audio output
for the selected channel.
Station list, or select playback modes (SCAN/
RANDOM for a CD).
12. SLOW – If Equipped – Press to slow playback of a
8. 䉴 / 㥋 (Play/Pause) – Begin/resume or pause disc play.
DVD disc. Press play (䉴) to resume normal play.
9. ▪ (Stop) – Stops disc play
13. STATUS – If Equipped – Press to display the current
status.
10. PROG Up/Down / Rewind/skip back and fast fwd/
skip forward – When listening to a radio mode, 14. MODE/SOURCE – Press to change the mode of the
pressing PROG Up selects the next preset and pressselected channel. See the Mode Selection section of
ing PROG Down selects the previous preset stored in
this manual for details on changing modes.
the radio. When listening to compressed audio on a
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15. SETUP – When in a video mode, press the SETUP 17. 䉳䉳 – In radio modes, press to seek to the previous
button to access the display settings (see the display
tunable station. In disc modes, press and hold to fast
settings section) to access the DVD setup menu, select
rewind through the current audio track or video
the menu button on the radio. When a disc is loaded
chapter. In menu modes use to navigate in the menu.
in the DVD player (if equipped) and the VES™ mode
18. ENTER/OK – Press to select the highlighted option
is selected and the disc is stopped, press the SETUP
in a menu.
button to access the DVD Setup menu. (see the DVD
Setup Menu of this manual.)
19. 䉱 / NEXT – In radio modes, press to select to the
next station. In disc modes, press to advance to the
16. BACK – When navigating in menu mode, press to
next audio track or video chapter. In menu modes,
return to the previous screen. When navigating a
use to navigate in the menu.
DVDs disc menu, the operation depends on the disc’s
contents.
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Blu-ray Player Remote Control – If Equipped
Controls And Indicators
1. Power – Turns the screen and wireless headphone
transmitter for the selected Channel on or off. To hear
audio while the screen is closed, press the Power
button to turn the headphone transmitter on.
2. Channel Selector Indicators – When a button is
pressed, the currently affected channel or channel
button is illuminated momentarily.
3. SOURCE – Press to enter Source Selection screen.
Blu-ray Player Remote Control
4. Channel/Screen Selector Switch - Indicates which
channel is being controlled by the remote control.
When the selector switch is in the Rear 1 position, the
remote controls the functionality of headphone Channel 1 (second row). When the selector switch is in the
Rear 2, position the remote controls the functionality
of headphone Channel 2 (third row).
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5. 䉴 – Press to navigate menus.
11. KEYPAD – Press to navigate chapters or titles.
6. SETUP – Press to access the Blu-ray Setup menu 12. ▪ (Stop) – Stops disc play.
screen. When a disc is loaded in the Blu-ray player (if
13. 䉳䉳 – Press and release to jump to the previous
equipped) and the VES™ mode is selected and the
audio track or video chapter. Press and hold to fast
disc is stopped, press the SETUP button to access the
rewind through the current audio track or video
Blu-ray Setup menu.
chapter.
7. 䉴䉴 – Press and release to jump to the next available
14. Mutes headphone audio.
audio track or video chapter. Press and hold to fast
forward through the current audio track or video 15. BACK – Press to exit out of menus or return to source
chapter.
selection screen.
8. 䉴 / 㥋 (Play/Pause) – Begin/resume or pause disc play. 16. 䉲 – Press to navigate menus.
9. Four Colored Buttons – Press to access Blu-ray disc 17. OK – Press to select the highlighted option in a menu.
features.
18. 䉳 – Press to navigate menus.
10. POPUP/MENU – Press to access the Blu-ray main
19. 䉱 – Press to navigate menus.
menu when in Blu-ray or DVD mode. Press to start
Scan or start Random track functions in CD or HDD
modes.
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Remote Control Storage
The video screen(s) come with a built in storage compartment for the remote control which is accessible when the
screen is opened. To remove the remote, use your index
finger to pull and rotate the remote towards you. Do not
try to pull the remote straight down as it will be very
difficult to remove. To return the remote back into its
storage area, insert one long edge of the remote into the
two retaining clips first, and then rotate the remote back
up into the other two retaining clips until it snaps back
into position.
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The Remote Control Storage
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Locking The Remote Control
Replacing The Remote Control Batteries
All remote control functionality can be disabled as a The remote control requires two AAA batteries for opparental control feature.
eration. To replace the batteries:
• To disable the Remote Control from making any • Locate the battery compartment on the back of the
changes, press the Video Lock button on the DVD
remote, then slide the battery cover downward.
player (if equipped). If the vehicle is not equipped
• Replace the batteries, making sure to orient them
with a DVD player, follow the radio’s instructions to
according to the polarity diagram shown.
turn Video Lock on. The radio and the video screen(s)
indicate when Video Lock is active.
• Replace the battery compartment cover.
• Pressing the Video Lock again or turning the ignition
OFF turns Video Lock OFF and allows remote control
operation of the VES™.
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Headphones Operation
The headphones receive two separate channels of audio
using an infrared transmitter from the video screen.
Front seat occupants receive some headphone audio
coverage to allow them to adjust the headphone volume
for the young rear seat occupants that may not be able to
do so for themselves.
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If no audio is heard after increasing the volume control,
verify that the screen is turned on and in the down
position and that the channel is not muted and the
headphone channel selector switch is on the desired
channel. If audio is still not heard, check that fully 1. Volume Control
2. Power Button
charged batteries are installed in the headphones.
3. Channel Selection Switch
4. Power Indicator
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Blu-ray Headphones Operation
The headphones receive two separate channels of audio
using an infrared transmitter from the video screen.
Front seat occupants receive some headphone audio
coverage to allow them to adjust the headphone volume
for the young rear seat occupants that may not be able to
do so for themselves.
If no audio is heard after increasing the volume control,
verify that the screen is turned on and in the down
position and that the channel is not muted and the
headphone channel selector switch is on the desired
channel. If audio is still not heard, check that fully
charged batteries are installed in the headphones.
1. Power Button
2. Volume Control
3. Channel Selection Switch
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• When both switches are on Channel 2, the Remote is
controlling Channel 2 and the headphones are tuned to
The headphone power indicator and controls are located
the audio of the VES™ Channel 2.
on the right ear cup.
Controls
2. Press the SOURCE button on the remote control.
NOTE: The rear video system must be turned on before
sound can be heard from the headphones. To conserve 3. If the video screen is displaying a video source (such
battery life, the headphones will automatically turn off
as a DVD Video), pressing DISPLAY shows the status
approximately three minutes after the rear video system
on a popup banner at the bottom of the screen.
is turned off.
Pressing the SOURCE button will advance to the next
mode. When the mode is in an audio only source (such
Changing the Audio Mode for Headphones
as FM), the Mode Selection menu appears on screen.
1. Ensure the Remote Control channel/screen selector
switch is in the same position as the headphone 4. When the Mode Selection menu appears on screen,
use the cursor buttons on the remote control to naviselector switch.
gate to the available modes and press the OK button to
NOTE:
select the new mode.
• When both switches are on Channel 1, the Remote is 5. To cancel out of the Mode Selection menu, press the
controlling Channel 1 and the headphones are tuned to
BACK button on the remote control.
the audio of the VES™ Channel 1.
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Replacing The Headphone Batteries
Unwired® Stereo Headphone Lifetime Limited
Each set of headphones requires two AAA batteries for Warranty
Who Does This Warranty Cover? This warranty covers the
operation. To replace the batteries:
initial user or purchaser (⬙you⬙ or ⬙your⬙) of this particu• Locate the battery compartment on the left ear cup of
lar Unwired Technology LLC (⬙Unwired⬙) wireless headthe headphones, and then slide the battery cover
phone (⬙Product⬙). The warranty is not transferable.
downward.
How Long Does the Coverage Last? This warranty lasts
• Replace the batteries, making sure to orient them as long as you own the Product.
according to the polarity diagram shown.
What Does This Warranty Cover? Except as specified
• Replace the battery compartment cover.
below, this warranty covers any Product that in normal
use is defective in workmanship or materials.
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What Does This Warranty Not Cover? This warranty does
not cover any damage or defect that results from misuse,
abuse or modification of the Product other than by
Unwired. Foam earpieces, which will wear over time
through normal use, are specifically not covered (replacement foam is available for a nominal charge). UNWIRED
TECHNOLOGY IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES
OR DAMAGES TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM THE USE OF, OR ANY FAILURE OR DEFECT IN, THE PRODUCT, NOR IS UNWIRED LIABLE
FOR ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT,
INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR
NATURE WHATSOEVER. Some states and jurisdictions
may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights. You may also have other rights, which vary from
jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
What Will Unwired® Do? Unwired®, at its option, will
repair or replace any defective Product. Unwired® reserves the right to replace any discontinued Product with
a comparable model. THIS WARRANTY IS THE SOLE
WARRANTY FOR THIS PRODUCT, SETS FORTH YOUR
EXCLUSIVE REMEDY REGARDING DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS, AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES
(EXPRESS OR IMPLIED), INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY
OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
If you have any questions or comments regarding your
Unwired® wireless headphones, please phone 1-888-2933332 or email [email protected]
You may register your Unwired® wireless headphones
online at www.unwiredtechnology.com or by phone at
1-888-293-3332.
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The VES™ has the ability to switch tuner (AM/FM),
SEEK, SCAN, TUNE, and recall presets in radio modes as
long as it is not in shared mode.
System Information
Shared Modes
This allows the VES™ to output radio sources to the
headphones and the radio to output VES™ sources to the
vehicle speakers. When the radio and VES™ channel 1 or
2 are in the same (shared) mode, a VES™ icon will be
visible on the radio’s display for that channel, and the
shared icon will be visible on the VES™ screen. When in
shared mode, the same audio source is heard in the
shared headphone channel 1 or channel 2.
When in shared disc mode both the radio and the VES™
have control of the video functions. The VES™ has the
ability to control the following video modes:
1. CD: Ability to Fast Forward, Rewind, Scan, and Track
Up/Down.
2. CD Changer (in radio): Ability to Disk Up/Down and
program all listed CD controls (Fast Forward, Rewind,
If the radio functions (FM, AM, or SAT) are in the shared
Scan, and Track Up/Down).
mode with the VES™, only the radio is able to control the
The VES™ can even control radio modes or video modes
radio functions. In this case, VES™ can share the radio
while the radio is turned off. The VES™ can access the
mode, but not change stations until the radio mode is
radio modes or disc modes by navigating to those modes
changed to a mode that is different from the VES™
on the VES™ and activating a radio mode or disc mode.
selected radio mode. When shared, the radio has priority
over the VES™ or all radio modes (FM, AM, and SAT).
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Information Mode Display
3. Channel 1 Audio Only/Mute
4. Channel 2 Mode
5. Channel 2 Shared Status
6. Channel 2 Audio Only/Mute
7. Channel 1 ENTER/OK Button Action
8. Channel 2 ENTER/OK Button Action
9. Clock
10. Video Lock
11. Not Available / Error
Information Mode Video Screen Display
12. Disc Changer Status
1. Channel 1 Mode
2. Channel 1 Shared Status
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Numeric Keypad Menu
When the display for either Channel 1 or Channel 2
shows DIRECT TUNE, pressing the remote control’s OK
button activates a numeric keypad menu. This screen
makes it easy to enter a specific tuner frequency, satellite
channel, or track number. To enter the desired digit:
1. Press the remote control’s navigation buttons (䉱, 䉲,
䉴, 䉳) to navigate to the desired digit.
2. When the digit is highlighted, press the remote control’s ENTER/OK button to select the digit. Repeat
these steps until all digits are entered.
Numeric Keypad Menu
3. To delete the last digit, navigate to the Del button and
press the remote control’s ENTER/OK button.
4. After all of the digits are entered, navigate to the Go
button and press the remote control’s ENTER/OK
button.
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Station List Menu
Disc Menu
When listening to Satellite audio, pressing the remote
control’s POP UP/MENU button displays a list of all
available channels. Navigate this list using the remote
control’s navigation buttons (䉱, 䉲) to find the desired
station, press the remote control’s ENTER/OK button to
tune to that station. To jump through the list more
quickly, navigate to the Page Up and Page Down icons on
the screen.
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Disc Menu For CDs
When listening to a CD Audio or CD Data disc, pressing
the remote control’s POP UP/MENU button displays a
list of all commands which control playback of the disc.
Using the options you can activate or cancel Scan play
and Random play.
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Display Settings
Listening To Audio With The Screen Closed
When watching a video source (DVD Video with the disc
in Play mode, Aux Video, etc.), pressing the remote
control’s SETUP button activates the Display Settings
menu. These settings control the appearance of the video
on the screen. The factory default settings are already set
for optimum viewing, so there is no need to change these
settings under normal circumstances.
To listen to only audio portion of the channel with the
screen closed:
• Set the audio to the desired source and channel.
• Close the video screen.
• To change the current audio mode, press the remote
control’s SOURCE button. This will automatically seTo change the settings, press the remote control’s navilect the next available audio mode without using the
gation buttons (䉱, 䉲) to select an item, then press the
MODE/SOURCE Select menu.
remote control’s navigation buttons (䉴, 䉳) to change the
value for the currently selected item. To reset all values • When the screen is reopened, the video screen will
automatically turn back on and show the appropriate
back to the original settings, select the Default Settings
display menu or media.
menu option and press the remote control’s ENTER/OK
button.
If the screen is closed and there is no audio heard, verify
Disc Features control the remote DVD player’s (if equipped) that the headphones are turned on (the ON indicator is
illuminated) and the headphone selector switch is on the
settings of DVD being watched in the remote player.
desired channel. If the headphones are turned on, press
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the remote control’s power button to turn audio on. If The Blu-Ray player is capable of the playing the followaudio is still not heard, check that fully charged batteries ing types of discs (12 cm diameter):
are installed in the headphones.
• BD: BDMV (Profile 1.1), BDAV (Profile 1.1),
Disc Formats
• DVD: DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCREC, AVCHD,
The VES™ DVD player is capable of playing the followDVD-VR
ing types of discs (12 cm or 8 cm diameter):
• CD: CD-DA, VCD, CD-TEXT
• DVD-Video discs (MPEG-2 video compression)
• DVD/CD: MP3, WMA, AAC, DivX (versions 3 – 6)
(see notes about DVD Region Codes)
profile 3.0
• DVD-Audio discs (2 channel audio output only)
DVD/BD Region Codes
• Audio Compact Discs (CDs)
The VES™ DVD player and many DVD discs are coded
• CD Data discs with MP3 and WMA compressed audio by geographic region. These region codes must match in
order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
format files
disc does not match the region code for the player, the
• Video CDs (MPEG-1 video compression)
disc will stop playing and a warning will be displayed.
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DVD Audio Support
If you record a disc using a personal computer, there may
be cases where the VES™ DVD player may not be able to
play some or the entire disc, even if it is recorded in a
compatible format and is playable on other players. To
help avoid playback problems, use the following guidelines when recording discs.
When a DVD-Audio disc is inserted in the VES™ DVD
player, the DVD-Audio title on the disc is played by
default (most DVD-Audio discs also have a Video title,
but the Video title is ignored). All multi-channel program
material is automatically mixed down to two channels,
which may result in a lowered apparent volume level. If • Open sessions are ignored. Only sessions that are
you increase the volume level to account for this change
closed are playable.
in level, remember to lower the volume before changing
• For multi-session CDs that contain only multiple CDthe disc or to another mode.
Audio sessions, the player will renumber the tracks so
Recorded Discs
each track number is unique.
The VES™ DVD player will play CD-R and CD-RW discs • For CD Data (or CD-ROM) discs, always use the
recorded in CD-Audio or Video-CD format, or as a
ISO-9660 (Level 1 or Level 2), Joliet, or Romeo format.
CD-ROM containing MP3 or WMA files. The player will
Other formats (such as UDF, HFS, or others) are not
also play DVD-Video content recorded to a DVD-R or
supported.
DVD-RW disc. DVD-ROM discs (either pressed or recorded) are not supported.
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• The player recognizes a maximum of 512 files and Compressed Audio Files (MP3 and WMA)
99 folders per CD-R and CD-RW disc.
The DVD player is capable of playing MP3 (MPEG-1
• Mixed media recordable DVD formats will only play Audio Layer 3) and WMA (Windows Media Audio) files
from a CD Data disc (usually a CD-R or CD-RW).
the Video_TS portion of the disc.
If you are still having trouble writing a disc that is • The DVD player always uses the file extension to
playable in the VES™ DVD player, check with the disc
determine the audio format, so MP3 files must always
end with the extension ⬙.mp3⬙ or ⬙.MP3⬙ and WMA
recording software publisher for more information about
burning playable discs.
files must always end with the extension ⬙.wma⬙ or
⬙.WMA⬙. To prevent incorrect playback, do not use
The recommended method for labeling recordable discs
these extensions for any other types of files.
(CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD-R) is with a permanent marker.
Do not use adhesive labels as they may separate from the • For MP3 files, only version 1 ID3 tag data (such as
disc, become stuck, and cause permanent damage to the
artist name, track title, album, etc.) are supported.
DVD player.
• Any file that is copy protected (such as those downloaded from many online music stores) will not play.
The DVD player will automatically skip the file and
begin playing the next available file.
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• Other compression formats such as AAC, MP3 Pro,
Ogg Vorbis, and ATRAC3 will not play. The DVD
player will automatically skip the file and begin playing the next available file.
Disc Errors
If the DVD player is unable to read the disc, a ⬙Disc Error⬙
message is displayed on the VES™ and Radio displays
and the disc is automatically ejected. A dirty, damaged, or
• If you are creating your own files, the recommended incompatible disc format are all potential causes for a
fixed bit rate for MP3 files is between 96 and 192Kbps ⬙Disc Error⬙ message.
and the recommended fixed bit rate for WMA files is If a disc has a damaged track which results in audible or
between 64 and 192Kbps. Variable bit rates are also visible errors that persists for 2.0 seconds, the DVD
supported. For both formats, the recommended player will attempt to continue playing the disc by
sample rate is either 44.1kHz or 48kHz.
skipping forward 1.0 to 3.0 seconds at a time. If the end
• To change the current file, use the remote control’s or of the disc is reached, the DVD player will return to the
DVD player’s 䉱 button to advance to the next file, or beginning of the disc and attempt to play the start of the
the 䉲 button to return to the start of the current or first track.
previous file.
• To change the current directory, use the remote control’s PROG UP and Down buttons or Rewind/skip
back and fast fwd/skip forward.
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The DVD player may shut down during extremely hot Display
conditions, such as when the vehicle’s interior tempera- Other Language Setup
ture is above 120°F. When this occurs, the DVD player
will display ⬙VES High Temp⬙ and will shut off the VES™
displays until a safe temperature is reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the optics of the DVD
player.
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The Blu-ray player may require additional reading time
during extremely cold weather conditions. When this
occurs, allow the vehicles interior temperature to warm,
then insert disc into player.
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422 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
All of the Language settings have a special ⬙Other⬙ setting
to accommodate languages other than Japanese or English. These languages are selected using a special fourdigit code.
To enter a new language code, activate the DVD Setup
Menu. To enter DVD Setup Menu stop the DVD, enter
radio disc mode, then DVD setup and follow these
additional instructions:
digit, press the remote control’s Right cursor button to
select the next digit. Repeat this digit selection sequence
for all four digits.
• When the entire four-digit code is entered, press the
remote control’s ENTER/OK button. If the language
code is not valid, the numbers all change back to ⬙夡⬙.
If the digits are visible after this step, then the language code is valid.
• Using the remote control Up and Down cursor but- Here is an abbreviated list of language codes. For more
tons, highlight the Language item you want to edit, language codes, please contact the dealer where the
and then press the remote control ENTER/OK button. vehicle was purchased.
• Using the remote control Down cursor button, select
the ⬙Other⬙ setting, then press the remote control’s
Right cursor button to begin editing the setting.
• Using the remote control Up and Down cursor buttons,
select a digit for the current position. After selecting the
Language
Dutch
German
Portuguese
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2311
1304
2519
Language
French
Italian
Spanish
Code
1517
1819
1418
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Rating and Password Setup
The Rating and Password settings work together to control
the types of DVDs that your family watches. Most DVDVideo discs have a rating (from 1 to 8) assigned to them
where lower numbers are designated for all audiences and
higher numbers are designated for more adult audiences.
The default rating is Level 8 (play all discs without a
password) and the default password is 0000.
When a DVD-Video disc is loaded, its rating is compared
to the setting in the DVD player. If the rating of the disc
is higher than the setting in the player, a Password screen
is displayed. In order to watch the disc, the rear passenger must enter the correct password using the password
entry method described below.
To play all discs without requiring a password, set the
DVD player’s rating to Level 8. Setting the rating to Level
1 always requires the password to play any DVD disc.
Not all DVD discs encode a Rating, so it is still possible
that discs designed for adult audiences can still play
without requiring a password.
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424 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
To set the password, activate the DVD Setup Menu and • After the four-digit password is entered, press the remote
control’s ENTER/OK button to accept the change.
follow these additional instructions:
• Using the remote control Left and Right cursor buttons, select the Rating tab.
• Highlight ⬙Change Password⬙, and then press the
remote control’s ENTER/OK button.
• Enter the current password. Select a digit, use the
remote control Up and Down cursor buttons to set the
value for the current digit, and then press the remote
control’s Right cursor button to select the next digit.
Repeat this digit selection sequence for all four digits.
• After the four-digit password is entered, press the
remote control’s ENTER/OK button. If the password
is correct, the set password screen is displayed.
• Using the remote control’s Up and Down cursor
buttons to set the value for the current digit and the
remote control’s Right cursor button to select digits,
enter the new password.
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To set the rating, activate the DVD Setup Menu and • Using the remote control’s Up and Down cursor
follow these additional instructions:
buttons, select the new rating level, and then press the
remote control’s ENTER/OK button to accept the
• Using the remote control’s Left and Right cursor
change.
buttons, select the Rating tab.
Product Agreement
• Highlight ⬙Change Rating⬙, and then press the remote
Software
control’s ENTER/OK button.
• Enter the current password. Select a digit, use the
remote control’s Up and Down cursor buttons to set
the value for the current digit, and then press the
remote control’s Right cursor button to select the next
digit. Repeat this digit selection sequence for all four
digits.
This product contains software licensed under GNU
General Public License (GPL) or GNU Lesser General
Public License (LGPL), etc. You have the right of acquisition, modification, and distribution of the source code
of the GPL/LGPL software. You may download Source
Code from the following website at no charge.
• After the four-digit password is entered, press the URL: http://www.embedded-carmultimedia.jp/linux/
remote control’s ENTER/OK button. If the password oss/download/SRC_632_34W821
is correct, the Rating Level menu is displayed.
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ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The website provides the Source Code ⬙As Is⬙ and
MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE
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Patents
Cinavia Notice
U.S. Patent 7,369,677 and other U.S. and worldwide
patents issued and pending as well as copyright and
trade secret protection for certain aspects of such technology. Cinavia is a trademark of Verance Corporation.
Copyright 2004-2010 Verance Corporation. All rights
reserved by Verance. Reverse engineering or disassembly
is prohibited.
This product uses Cinavia technology to limit the use of
unauthorized copies of some commercially-produced
film and videos and their soundtracks. When a prohibited use of an unauthorized copy is detected, a message
will be displayed and playback or copying will be
interrupted. More information about Cinavia technology • This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other
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Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
This product incorporates proprietary technology under
prohibited.
license from Verance Corporation and is protected by
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• Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s:
5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,487,535 &
other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending.
DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos,
Symbol and DTS 2.0 Channel are trademarks of DTS,
Inc. © 1996-2007 DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
your device setup menu. Go to vod.divx.com for more
information on how to complete your registration.
DivX®, DivX Certified® and associated logos are trademarks of Rovi Corporation or its subsidiaries and are
used under license.
Trademark
• Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of • Blu-ray Disc™, Blu-ray™ and the logos are trademarks
of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
Dolby Laboratories.
ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: DivX® is a digital video format • Java is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its
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created by DivX, LLC, a subsidiary of Rovi Corporation.
This is an official DivX Certified® device that plays DivX
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video. Visit divx.com for more information and software
tools to convert your files into DivX videos.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
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fied® device must be registered in order to play pur- result in hazardous radiation exposure.
chased DivX Video-on-Demand (VOD) movies. To obtain
your registration code, locate the DivX VOD section in
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The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel, at the three and nine
o’clock positions.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The right-hand rocker switch has a pushbutton in the
center, and controls the volume and mode of the sound
system. Pressing the top of the rocker switch will increase
the volume. Pressing the bottom of the rocker switch will
decrease the volume. Pressing the center button changes
the operation of the radio from AM to FM, or to CD
mode, depending on which radio is in the vehicle.
The left-hand rocker switch has a pushbutton in the
center. The function of the left-hand switch is different,
depending on which mode you are in.
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
The following describes the left-hand rocker switch operation in each mode.
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Radio Operation
CD/DVD/BLU-RAY DISC MAINTENANCE
Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next To keep a CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc in good condition, take
listenable station, and pressing the bottom of the switch the following precautions:
will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the surface.
The button located in the center of the left-hand switch
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
will tune to the next preset station that you have prowiping from center to edge.
grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratchCD Player
ing the disc.
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once 4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
or anti-static sprays.
will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second 5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
after the current track begins to play.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
too high.
The button in the center of the left-hand switch has no
function in this mode.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective
coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
good disc before considering disc player service.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
The Climate Control system allows you to regulate the
temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating
throughout the vehicle. The controls are located on the
instrument panel, below the radio.
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in System — If Equipped
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from The controls for the manual system in this vehicle contain
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated a series of outer rotary dials and inner push knobs. These
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is comfort controls can be set to obtain desired interior
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does conditions.
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
With the Three-Zone Temperature Control system, each
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
front seat occupant can independently control the Heatturned down or off during mobile phone operation when
ing, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning operations coming
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
from the outlets on their side of the vehicle.
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The primary control for the rear blower is on the front
climate control unit located on the instrument panel.
When the front control is in any position other than rear,
the front control operates all the rear functions.
The rear airflow modes will mirror the front unit operation. Rear Panel mode is automatically selected when the
front control is in the Panel mode. When the front unit is
in Bi-Level mode, airflow will be emitted from both the
upper and lower rear outlets. When the front control is in
Floor, Defrost, or Mix modes, airflow will be directed out
of the rear floor outlets.
Manual Temperature Control
1. Left Front Temperature Control
• Provides left front seat occupant with independent
temperature control. Turn left for cooler or right for
warmer temperature settings.
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2. Rear Blower Control — If Equipped
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Remote Start, the
climate controls will not function during Remote Start
operation if the blower control is left in the “O” (Off)
position. Blower control should be left in the ⬙ON⬙
position to allow the climate control to either warm or
cool the vehicle.
• Use this control to regulate the amount of air forced
through the rear system in any mode you select. The
rear blower speed increases as you move the control to
the right from the “O” (Off) position. There are seven
blower speeds. To allow the rear overhead control,
turn blower knob fully to the left, past The ⬙O⬙ off 4. Rear Temperature Control — If Equipped
position into the “REAR” control position.
• Provides temperature control for the rear cabin. Turn
3. Front Blower Control
left for cooler or right for warmer temperature settings
in the rear cabin.
• Use this control to regulate the amount of air forced
through the system in any mode you select. The 5. Right Front Temperature Control
blower speed increases as you move the control to the • Provides right front seat occupant with independent
right from the “O” (Off) position. There are seven
temperature control. Turn left for cooler or right for
blower speeds.
warmer temperature settings.
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6. Mix Mode
8. Electronic Rear Window Defrost
Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side
Press this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat at the equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate
windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort, when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
defroster automatically turns off after approximately
while reducing moisture on the windshield.
10 minutes.
7. Front Defrost Mode
NOTE:
Air is directed through the windshield and side
window demist outlets. Use Defrost mode with • You can turn off the heated mirror feature at anytime
maximum blower and temperature settings for best
by pressing the rear window defroster switch a second
windshield and side window defrosting.
time.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor may operate in • To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear winMix and Defrost, or a blend of these modes even if the
dow defroster only when the engine is operating.
A/C button is not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to
help dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, use
these modes only when necessary.
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9. Recirculation Control Button
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.
Press this button to choose between outside air
intake or recirculation of the air inside the
vehicle. A lamp will illuminate when you are in
Recirculation mode. Only use the Recirculation
mode to temporarily block out any outside odors, smoke,
or dust, and to cool the interior rapidly upon initial
start-up in very hot or humid weather.
NOTE:
• If the Recirculation button is pressed when the system
is in Defrost mode the Recirculation LED indicator will
flash 3 times to indicate Recirculation mode is not
allowed.
• In Floor and Mix mode the system will turn off
Recirculation mode after five minutes of operation.
You can select Recirculation mode again if desired.
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• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur. lower than expected, check the front of the A/C conExtended use of this mode is not recommended.
denser (located in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray
• In cold or damp weather, the use of the Recirculation
from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
mode will cause windows to fog on the inside because
Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. For maximum
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
defogging, select the outside air position.
11. Floor Mode Button
• In order to prevent fogging, when the Recirculation
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
button is pressed and the mode control is set to Panel,
small amount through the defrost and side winthe A/C will engage automatically.
dow demist outlets.
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturb12. Bi-Level Mode Button
ing the mode control selection.
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
10. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button
Press and release to change the current setting.
The indicator illuminates when ON.
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NOTE: There is a difference in temperature (in any
conditions other than full cold or full hot), between the
upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The warmer
air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives improved
comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
13. Panel Mode Button
Rotate the temperature control knob to the desired temperature. Also, make sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or
Floor modes.
Max A/C
For maximum cooling use the A/C and Recirculation
mode buttons at the same time.
Air is directed through the outlets in the instruRear Manual Climate Control — If Equipped
ment panel. These outlets can be adjusted for
The Rear Manual Climate Control system has floor air
direction, and turned on or off to control airflow.
outlets at the rear of the right side sliding door, and
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center overhead outlets at each outboard rear seating position.
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear The unit provides warm or cool air through the floor and
seat passengers.
upper outlets.
Economy Mode
The rear blower and temperature controls for the rear
If ECONOMY mode is desired, press the A/C button to seat passengers are located in the headliner, near the
turn off the indicator light and the A/C compressor. center of the vehicle.
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Only when the front control for the rear blower is in the
REAR position do the second row seat occupants have
control of the rear blower speed.
The rear blower control, located in the rear overhead
console, has an off position and a range of blower speeds.
This allows the second row seat occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Rear Manual Climate Controls
1 – Rear Blower
2 – Rear Temperature
3 – Rear Mode
4 – Rear Climate Control Lock
Rear Blower Control
The primary control for the rear blower is on the front
climate control unit, located on the instrument panel.
Interior air enters the Rear Manual Climate Control
system through an intake grille, located in the right
side trim panel behind the third row seats. The
heater outlets are located in the right side trim panel,
just behind the sliding door. Do not block or place
objects directly in front of the inlet grille or heater
outlets. The electrical system could overload, causing
damage to the blower motor.
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Bi-Level Mode
Rear Temperature Control
The rear mode selection REAR, allows the settings to be
controlled by the rear mode control knob.
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
floor outlets.
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle, NOTE: In many temperature positions, the Bi-Level
rotate the temperature control knob counterclockwise for mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headcold air, and clockwise for heated air.
liner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
When rear controls are locked by the front system, the Floor Mode
lock symbol on the temperature knob is illuminated, and
Air comes from the floor outlets.
the rear overhead adjustments are inoperable.
Rear Mode Control
Headliner Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each
of these outlets can be individually adjusted to
direct the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets
to one side will shut off the airflow.
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Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped
• Front Three-Zone ATC allows both driver and front
passenger seat occupant, and rear seat occupants to
select individual comfort settings.
the airflow volume, amount of outside air recirculation and
the airflow direction. This maintains a comfortable temperature, even under changing conditions.
• When occupants in the vehicle select the AUTO mode
operation, a comfort temperature can be set by using
the temperature up and down buttons, and the auto
blower operation will be set automatically.
• The system can be controlled manually, if desired.
• SYNC feature links the controls for all three zones,
allowing one comfort setting (driver setting) for the
cabin, if desired.
The Three-Zone ATC system automatically maintains the
interior comfort level desired by the driver and all passengers. The system automatically adjusts the air temperature,
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 441
1. Air Conditioning (A/C) Button
6. Auto Indicator
Press and release to change the current Air Conditioning This indicates when the system is in Auto mode.
(A/C) setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. 7. Right Front Seat Occupant Temperature Display
Performing this function will cause the ATC to switch
This display shows the temperature setting for the right
into manual mode.
front seat occupant.
2. Left Front Seat Occupant Temperature Display
8. Front Defrost Button
This display shows the temperature setting for the left
Press and release to change the current setting, the
front seat occupant.
indicator illuminates when ON. Performing this function
3. Mode Display
will cause the ATC to switch into manual mode. The
This display shows the current Mode selection (Panel, blower will engage immediately if the Defrost mode is
selected.
Bi-Level, Floor, Mix).
4. Blower Control Display
9. Passenger Temperature Control Up/Down Button
This display shows the current Blower speed selection.
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the top button for warmer temperatures or
the lower button for cooler temperature settings.
5. Front Auto Indicator
This indicates when the system is in Front Auto mode.
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13. Climate Control OFF Button
10. Rear Control Button
Provides toggle operation between front control screen Press and release to turn the Climate Control OFF. If the
and rear control screen. Push the button to activate the control is OFF, press any button to turn the control ON.
rear climate control screen and allow the front seat 14. Blower Control
occupants control over the rear climate settings.
There are seven blower speeds, the blower speed in11. Rear Lock
creases as you move the control to the right from the
Press and release the Rear Lock button on the front ATC lowest blower setting. Performing this function will
cause the ATC to switch into manual mode.
panel to lock and unlock the rear climate controls.
12. Auto Temperature Control Button
15. Mode Control Button
Controls airflow temperature, distribution, volume, and
the amount of air recirculation automatically. Press and
release to select. Refer to “Automatic Operation” for
more information. Performing this function will cause
the ATC to switch between manual mode and automatic
modes.
Press and release to select between Modes (Panel, BiLevel, Floor, Mix). Performing this function will cause the
ATC to switch into manual mode.
16. Recirculation Control Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
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17. SYNC Button
Press and release to control the temperature setting for all
three zones from the driver temperature control.
• To return to Front screen, press ⬙REAR⬙ button again,
or it will revert to the Front screen after six seconds.
18. Driver Temperature Control Up/Down Button
Provides the driver with independent temperature control. Push the top button for warmer temperatures or the
lower button for cooler temperature settings.
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Controlling The Rear Climate Controls From The
Front ATC Panel
The Three-Zone ATC system allows for adjustment of the
rear climate controls from the front ATC panel.
To change the rear system settings:
Front ATC Panel Rear Control Display
• Press ⬙REAR⬙ button to change control to rear control 1. Mode Display
mode, Rear display (below) will appear. Control func- This display shows the current Mode selection.
tions now operate rear system.
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2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the system
to maintain, by adjusting the driver, front passenger,
This display shows the temperature setting for the rear
and rear seat rotary temperature knobs. Once the deseat occupants.
sired temperature is displayed, the system will achieve
3. Blower Control Display
and automatically maintain that comfort level.
2. Rear Temperature Display
This display shows the current Blower speed selection.
This indicates when the system is in Rear Auto mode.
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 function automatically.
Automatic Operation
NOTE:
4. Rear Auto Indicator
1. Press the AUTO button on the front ATC Panel and the • It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
words Front Auto will illuminate in the front ATC
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
display, along with two temperatures for the driver
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
and front passenger. The system will then automaticomfort as quickly as possible.
cally regulate the amount of airflow.
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• The temperature can be displayed in English or Metric Bi-Level Mode
units by selecting the “Display Units of Measure in”
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
customer-programmable feature. Refer to the “Elecfloor outlets.
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — CustomerNOTE: In many temperature positions, the Bi-Level
Programmable Features” in this Section.
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headTo provide you with maximum comfort in the automatic
liner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
mode, during cold start-ups, the blower fan will remain
on low until the engine warms up. The fan will engage Floor Mode
immediately if the Defrost mode is selected, or by changAir comes from the floor outlets.
ing the front blower knob setting
Recirculation Control
Rear Mode Control
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or high
Headliner Mode
humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired, you may
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each
wish to recirculate interior air by pressing the
Recirculation control button. Recirculation mode
of these outlets can be individually adjusted to
direct the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets should only be used temporarily. A LED will illuminate on
the Recirculation control button when Recirculation mode is
to one side will shut off the airflow.
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selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the Blower Control
Recirculation mode LED and allow outside air into the
vehicle.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of the Recirculation mode
may lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window
clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if this mode is selected.
Manual Operation
There are seven fixed blower speeds.
Use the outer dial control to regulate the
amount of air forced through the system
in any mode you select. The blower
speed increases as you move the control
clockwise and decreases when you move
the control counter-clockwise.
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
This system offers a full complement of manual override adjusting the blower control outer dial. The fan will now
features. The AUTO symbol in the front ATC display will operate at a fixed speed until additional speeds are
be turned off when the system is being used in the selected. This allows the front occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the vehicle and cancel the
manual mode.
Auto mode.
NOTE: Each of these features operate independently
from each other. If any one feature is controlled manually, The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
the temperature doors will continue to operate automati- by selecting one of the following positions.
cally.
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Panel Mode
Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount
Air is directed through the outlets in the instruof air is directed through the defrost and side
ment panel. These outlets can be adjusted for
window demister outlets.
direction, and turned on or off to control airflow.
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center Mix Mode
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
seat passengers.
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or
snowy conditions. It allows you to stay comfortable,
Bi-Level Mode
while keeping the windshield clear.
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor
outlets and defrost outlets. A slight amount of air is Defrost Mode
also directed through the side window demister outlets.
Air comes from the windshield and side window
demist outlets. Use DEFROST mode with maxiNOTE: In many temperature positions, the BI-LEVEL
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the panel mum blower and temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting.
outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
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NOTE: While operating in the other modes, the system
will not automatically sense the presence of fog, mist or
ice on the windshield. DEFROST mode must be manually
selected to clear the windshield and side glass.
Air Conditioning (A/C)
Rear Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped
The rear ATC system has floor air outlets at the rear of the
right side sliding door, and overhead outlets at each
outboard rear seating position. The system provides
• The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator to heated air through the floor outlets or cool, dehumidified
manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning sys- air through the headliner outlets.
tem. When in A/C mode and the ATC is set to a cool
temperature, dehumidified air flows through the air The rear system temperature control is on the front ATC
outlets. If Economy mode is desired, press the A/C panel located on the instrument panel.
button to turn off the A/C mode in the ATC display and Pressing the Rear Temperature Lock button on the front
deactivate the A/C system.
ATC panel, illuminates a lock symbol in the rear display.
NOTE:
The rear temperature and air source are controlled from
• If the system is in Mix, Floor or Defrost Mode, the A/C the front ATC panel.
can be turned off, but the A/C system shall remain active Rear second row occupants can only adjust the rear ATC
to prevent fogging of the windows.
control when the Rear Temperature Lock button is turned off.
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass, The rear ATC system is located in the headliner, near the
select Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
center of the vehicle.
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1. Press the Rear Temperature Lock button on the front
ATC panel. This turns off the Rear Temperature Lock
icon in the rear temperature knob.
2. Rotate the Rear Blower, Rear Temperature and the
Rear Mode Control knobs to suit your comfort needs.
3. ATC is selected by adjusting the rear blower knob
counterclockwise to AUTO.
Rear ATC Control Features
1 - Blower Speed
2 - Rear Temperature
3 - Rear Mode
4 - Rear Temperature Lock
Once the desired temperature is displayed, the ATC
System will automatically achieve and maintain that
comfort level. When the system is set up for your comfort
level, it is not necessary to change the settings. You will
experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
system to function automatically.
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NOTE:
Rear Blower Control
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide
comfort as quickly as possible.
The rear blower control knob can be manually set to off,
or any fixed blower speed, by rotating the knob from low
to high. This allows the rear seat occupants to control the
volume of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
• The temperature can be displayed in English or Metric
units by selecting the “Display Units of Measure in”
customer-programmable feature. Refer to the “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — CustomerProgrammable Features” in this Section.
CAUTION!
Interior air enters the Rear Automatic Temperature
Control System through an intake grille, located in
the right side trim panel behind the third row seats.
The heater outlets are located in the right side trim
panel, just behind the sliding door. Do not block or
place objects directly in front of the inlet grille or
heater outlets. The electrical system could overload
causing damage to the blower motor.
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Rear Temperature Control
Headliner Mode
To change the temperature in the rear of the vehicle,
Air comes from the outlets in the headliner. Each
rotate the temperature knob counterclockwise to lower
of these outlets can be individually adjusted to
the temperature, and clockwise to increase the tempera- direct the flow of air. Moving the air vanes of the outlets
ture. The rear temperature settings are displayed in the to one side will shut off the airflow.
front ATC panel.
Bi-Level Mode
When rear controls are locked by the front system, the
Air comes from both the headliner outlets and the
Rear Temperature Lock symbol on the temperature knob
floor outlets.
is illuminated and any rear overhead adjustments are
ignored.
NOTE: In many temperature positions, the Bi-Level
mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the headRear Mode Control
liner outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Auto Mode
Floor Mode
• The rear system automatically maintains the correct mode
Air comes from the floor outlets.
and comfort level desired by the rear seat occupants.
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against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene
glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended.
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or high Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired, you may Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
wish to recirculate interior air by pressing the
Recirculation control button. Recirculation mode Winter Operation
should only be used temporarily. The recirculation LED will To ensure the best possible heater and defroster perforilluminate when this button is selected. Push the button a mance, make sure the engine cooling system is functionsecond time to turn off the Recirculation mode LED and ing properly and the proper amount, type, and concenallow outside air into the vehicle.
tration of coolant is used. Refer to “Maintenance
Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for proper
Summer Operation
The engine cooling system in air conditioned vehicles coolant selection. Use of the air Recirculation mode
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant during Winter months is not recommended, because it
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect may cause window fogging.
Recirculation Control
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Vacation/Storage
Outside Air Intake
Before you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes, in
fresh air with the blower setting on high. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
Winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
Window Fogging
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild, rainy
and/or humid weather. To clear the windows, select
Defrost or Mix mode and increase the front blower speed.
Do not use the Recirculation mode without A/C for long
periods, as fogging may occur.
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Operating Tips Chart
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A/C Air Filter
On vehicles equipped with Automatic Temperature Control (ATC), the climate control system filters out dust and
pollen from the air. Refer to “Air Conditioning” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for filter replacement instructions.
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STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .466
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
▫ Fuel Economy (ECON) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . .468
▫ Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F
Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
▫ If The Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .464
䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . .464
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .477
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477
䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
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䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .499
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .501
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .502
䡵 ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) . . . . . . . . .483 䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION. . . . . . . . .506
▫ Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light. . . . . . . . . . . .485
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .486
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .486
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .509
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .509
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .488
▫ All Season Tires – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .510
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
▫ Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped. .510
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
▫ Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire
And Wheel – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
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▫ Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped . . . . . . . . .511 䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
▫ Full Size Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
▫ 3.6L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
▫ Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .513
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .530
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .530
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .517
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .518
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .520 䡵 FLEXIBLE FUEL — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . .533
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .522
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533
▫ Premium System – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . .524
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
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▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534 䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel
Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . .535
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING
(BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . .556
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .556
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
▫ Recreational Towing – All Models . . . . . . . . . .556
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .538
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STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING! (Continued)
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
WARNING!
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
Automatic Transmission
• 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.
(Continued)
The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Press the brake
pedal before shifting into any driving gear.
Normal Starting
1. Do not press the accelerator.
2. Use the Fob with Integrated Key to briefly turn the
ignition switch to the START position and release it as
soon as the starter engages. The starter motor will
continue to run, and it will disengage automatically
when the engine is running.
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3. If the engine fails to start, the starter will disengage If The Engine Fails To Start
automatically in 10 seconds. If this occurs, turn the
ignition switch to the OFF position, wait 10 to 15 secWARNING!
onds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
(Steps 1–3 above).
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
NOTE: This vehicle is equipped with a transmission
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
shift interlocking system. The brake pedal must be
causing serious personal injury.
pressed to shift out of PARK.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transExtreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
mission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
an externally powered electric engine block heater (availengine has started, ignite and damage the converter
able from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
and vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster
cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster
battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type
of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer
to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key
fob is released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the
accelerator pedal pushed all the way to the floor. Release
the accelerator pedal and the key fob once the engine is
running smoothly.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15–
second intervals of cranking with the accelerator pedal held
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the to the floor, the “Normal Starting” procedure should be
“Normal Starting” procedure, it may be flooded. Push repeated.
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it
After Starting
there while cranking the engine. This should clear any
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
excess fuel in case the engine is flooded.
decrease as the engine warms up.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, DO NOT crank the
engine for more than 15–second intervals at one time.
Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
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ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
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.
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
the driver’s side of the vehicle. It has a removable cap
that is located on the driver side of the Integrated Power
Module.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
idle speed.
• Do not shift 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 the brake pedal.
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 shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
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 (or
in a location accessible to children). A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
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 LOCK/
OFF position. The key fob can only be removed from the
ignition when the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF position,
and the shift lever is locked in PARK whenever the
ignition switch is in the LOCK/OFF position.
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the transmission
shifter in PARK unless the brakes are applied. To shift the
transmission out of PARK, the engine must be running
and the brake pedal must be pressed.
In 8-speed vehicles, the brake pedal must also be pressed
to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or REVERSE when
NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the the vehicle is stopped or moving at low speeds.
key fob in the ignition switch to warn you that this safety Fuel Economy (ECON) Mode
feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and
stopped but the key fob cannot be removed until you The Fuel Economy (ECON) mode can improve the vehicle’s overall fuel economy during normal driving condiobtain service.
tions. Press the “econ” switch in the center stack of the
instrument panel and a green light will indicate the
ECON mode is engaged.
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When the Fuel Economy (ECON) Mode is engaged, the
vehicle control systems will change the following:
• The transmission will upshift sooner and downshift
later.
• The transmission will skip select gears during shifts to
allow the engine to operate at lower speeds.
• The torque converter clutch will engage at lower engine
speeds and remain on longer.
• The engine idle speed will be lower.
Fuel Economy Mode Switch
• The overall driving performance will be more
conservative.
• Some ECON mode functions may be temporarily
inhibited based on temperature and other factors.
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Six-Speed Automatic Transmission
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, 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
Shift Lever
hundred miles (kilometers).
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE 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.
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The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual downshifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select
(ERS) shift control (described later in this section). Moving the shift lever to the left or right (–/+) while in the
DRIVE position will select the highest available transmission gear, and will display that gear in the instrument
cluster as 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Gear Ranges
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
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precauallow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. tion, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
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 out of PARK with the brake pedal
released. Make sure the transmission is in PARK
before leaving the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL if
the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your
foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the vehicle
could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You
could lose control of the vehicle and hit someone or
something. Only shift into gear when the engine is
idling normally and your foot is firmly pressing the
brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK
turn the engine OFF, and remove the key fob. When
the ignition is in the OFF position, the shift lever is
locked 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Allowing children to be alone 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 ignition key/key fob in or near the
vehicle, or in a location accessible to children.
A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the shift lever into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
• Look at the shift lever position display and verify that
it indicates the PARK position.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the ON/RUN position, and also press the
brake pedal. 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.
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REVERSE
CAUTION!
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL
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.
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
DRIVE
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downWARNING!
shifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe third, and fourth gears, direct fifth gear and overdrive
practices that limit your response to changing traffic sixth gear. The DRIVE position provides optimum drivor road conditions. You might lose control of the ing characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
vehicle and have a collision.
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When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the Electronic Range
Select (ERS) shift control (described below) to select a
lower gear range. Under these conditions, using a lower
gear range will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat
buildup.
During cold temperatures, transmission operation may be
modified depending on engine and transmission temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm
up time of the engine and transmission to achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of the torque converter clutch
is inhibited until the transmission fluid is warm (refer to
the “Note” under “Torque Converter Clutch” in this section). During extremely cold temperatures (-16°F [-27°C] or
below), operation may briefly be limited to third gear only.
Normal operation will resume once the transmission temperature has risen to a suitable level.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in third gear regardless of which forward gear is selected.
PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
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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:
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
1. Stop the vehicle.
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK/OFF position.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
5. Restart the engine.
driver to limit the highest available gear when the shift
lever is in the DRIVE position. For example, if you shift the
transmission into 3 (third gear), the transmission will not
shift above third gear (except to prevent engine overspeed),
but will shift down into second and first gear normally.
You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal position, the transmission will operate automatically, shiftoperation.
ing between all available gears. Tapping the shift lever to
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- the left (-) will activate ERS mode, display the current gear
mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your in the instrument cluster, and maintain that gear as the top
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has available gear. Once in ERS mode, tapping the shift lever to
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could the left (-) or right (+) will change the top available gear.
recur.
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To exit ERS mode, simply press and hold the shift lever to
the right (+) until “D” is once again displayed in the shift
lever position indicator in the instrument cluster.
Odometer Screen Display
Actual Gear(s) Allowed
1
1
2
1–2
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.
3
1–3
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), tap the shift lever to the
left (-) repeatedly as the vehicle slows. The transmission
will shift to the range from which the vehicle can best be
slowed down.
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5
1–5
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D
1–6
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Overdrive Operation
Torque Converter Clutch
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (sixth gear). The transmission will
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following conditions are present:
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
• the transmission fluid has reached an adequate
temperature,
• the engine coolant has reached an adequate
temperature,
• vehicle speed is sufficiently high, and
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage until
the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm
[usually after 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 km) of driving]. Because
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission
is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is normal.
Using the AutoStick® shift control, when the transmission is sufficiently warm, will demonstrate that the
transmission is able to shift into and out of Overdrive.
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DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Traction
Acceleration
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:
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
the front (driving) wheels.
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
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.).
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first
become visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
sudden stop.
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DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Shallow Standing Water
Driving through water more than a few inches/centimeters Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
deep will require extra caution to ensure safety and prevent shallow standing water, consider the following Caution
damage to your vehicle.
and Warning before doing so.
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.
• 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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• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
The standard power steering system will give you good
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
does not in any way damage the steering system.
steering capability if power assist is lost.
POWER STEERING
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
NOTE:
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
there is a problem with the power steering system.
CAUTION!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end of
the steering wheel travel will increase the steering fluid
temperature and it should be avoided when possible.
Damage to the power steering pump may occur.
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Power Steering Fluid Check
WARNING!
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied and place the shift lever in the
PARK position.
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The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To
release the parking brake, press the park brake pedal a
second time and let your foot up as you feel the brake
disengage.
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the automatic
transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning
Light” will flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime
will sound to alert the driver. Fully release the parking
brake before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied.
It does not show the degree of brake application.
Parking Brake
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. For vehicles equipped
with an automatic transmission, apply the parking brake
before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load
on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
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difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied whenever the driver is
not in the vehicle.
WARNING!
• 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 the ignition. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
CAUTION!
If the Brake System Warning Light remains on with
the parking brake released, a brake system malfunction is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by
an authorized dealer immediately.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS)
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery
surfaces.
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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 may experience the following when the brake system
goes into anti-lock:
• The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop)
• A clicking sound of solenoid valves
• Brake pedal pulsations
• A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
of the stop
WARNING!
• The Anti-Lock Brake System contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible
to interference caused by improperly installed, or
high output radio transmitting equipment. This
interference can cause possible loss of anti-lock
braking capability. Installation of such equipment
should be performed by qualified professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
• The Anti-Lock Brake System cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, following another vehicle too
closely, or hydroplaning.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” remains on or
comes on while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock
portion of the brake system is not functioning and that
service is required. However, the conventional brake
system will continue to operate normally if the “Brake
Warning Light” is not on.
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and If the “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” is on, the brake
type, and tires must be properly inflated to produce system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore
the benefits of anti-lock brakes. If the “Anti-Lock Brake
accurate signals for the computer.
Warning Light” does not come on when the ignition
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
switch is turned to the ON position, have the bulb
The “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” moni- repaired as soon as possible.
tors the anti-lock brake system. The light will If both the “Brake Warning Light” and the “Anti-Lock
come on when the ignition switch is turned to Brake Warning Light” remain on, the ABS and Electronic
the ON position and may stay on for as long as Brake Force Distribution (EBD) systems are not functionfour seconds.
ing. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Consult with your authorized dealer service center as
soon as possible.
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ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
functions similarly to a limited-slip differential, and
controls the wheel spin across a driven axle. If one wheel
on a driven axle is spinning faster than the other, the
system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel. This
will allow more engine torque to be applied to the wheel
that is not spinning. This feature remains active even if
the ESC is in the “Partial Off” mode.
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes the Traction Control
System (TCS), Brake Assist System (BAS) and Electronic
Stability Control (ESC), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), and
Hill Start Assist (HSA). These systems complement the
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) by optimizing the vehicle
braking capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (in
the instrument cluster) will start to flash as soon as the
Traction Control System (TCS)
tires lose traction and the wheels begin to spin. This
The Traction Control System (TCS) monitors the amount indicates that the TCS is active. If the indicator light
of wheel spin of each of the driven wheels. If wheel spin flashes during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator
is detected, brake pressure is applied to the slipping and apply as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt
wheel(s) and engine power is reduced, to provide en- your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions,
hanced acceleration and stability. A feature of the TCS and do not switch off the ESC or TCS.
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Brake Assist System (BAS)
WARNING!
• The TCS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded.
• The TCS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of a TCS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
The Brake Assist System (BAS) is designed to optimize
the vehicle’s braking capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake
application, and then applies optimum pressure to the
brakes. This can help reduce braking distances. The BAS
complements the ABS. Applying the brakes very quickly
results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of
the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure
during the stopping sequence. Do not reduce brake pedal
pressure unless braking is no longer desired. Once the
brake pedal is released, the BAS is deactivated.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
WARNING!
• The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
the traction afforded by prevailing road conditions.
• The BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning.
• 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.
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) enhances directional
control and stability of the vehicle under various driving
conditions. ESC corrects for over/under steering of the
vehicle by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to
assist in counteracting the over/under steer condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain
the desired path.
ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the appropriate
wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or understeer
condition.
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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ESC Operating Modes
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 cannot prevent all
accidents, including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or
hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent accidents
resulting from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Only a safe,
attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents.
The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner
which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety
of others.
The “ESC Off” switch is located in the center
switch bank, next to the hazard flasher switch.
ESC On
This mode is the normal operating mode for ESC on
two-wheel drive vehicles. Whenever the vehicle is
started, the ESC system will be in this mode. This mode
should be used for most driving situations. ESC should
only be turned off for specific reasons as noted below.
ESC Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC
Off” switch.
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When in the “Partial Off” mode, the TCS portion of ESC,
WARNING! (Continued)
except for the “limited slip” feature described in the TCS
When in ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode, the engine power
section, has been disabled and the “ESC OFF Indicator
reduction feature of TCS is disabled, and the
Light” will be illuminated. When in the “Partial Off”
enhanced vehicle stability offered by the ESC sysmode, ESC will operate without engine torque managetem is reduced.
ment. This mode is intended to be used if the vehicle is in
deep snow, sand or gravel conditions and more wheel • Trailer Sway control (TSC) is disabled when the
ESC system is in the ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode.
spin than ESC would normally allow is required to gain
traction. To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
“ESC Off” switch. This will restore the normal “ESC On”
with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand or
mode of operation.
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
mode by pressing the “ESC Off” switch. Once the situaWARNING!
tion requiring ESC to be switched to the “Partial Off”
• When in ⴖPartial Offⴖ mode, the TCS functionality mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily
of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature de- pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done while
scribed in the TCS section), has been disabled and the vehicle is in motion.
the ⴖESC Off Indicator Lightⴖ will be illuminated.
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ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) 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 TCS 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 possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. It should turn off with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the NOTE:
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your autho- • The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light”
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momenrized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
tarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
diagnosed and corrected.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
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• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
that caused the ESC activation.
stop all trailers from swaying. Always use caution when
towing a trailer and follow the trailer tongue weight
recommendations. Refer to “Trailer Towing” in “Starting
and Operating” for further information. When TSC is
functioning, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
Light” will flash, the engine power may be reduced and
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
you may feel the brakes being applied to individual wheels
to attempt to stop the trailer from swaying. TSC is disabled
when the ESC system is in the “Partial Off” mode.
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively
swaying trailer and will take the appropriate actions to
attempt to stop the sway. The system may reduce engine
power and apply the brake of the appropriate wheel(s) to
counteract the sway of the trailer. TSC will become active
automatically once an excessively swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required. Note that TSC cannot
WARNING!
If TSC activates while driving, slow the vehicle
down, stop at the nearest safe location, and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate trailer sway.
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• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backThe HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short HSA will work in REVERSE and all forward gears when
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the the activation criteria have been met. The system will not
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUTRAL or PARK.
during this short period of time, the system will release
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
WARNING!
system will release brake pressure in proportion to the
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
the intended direction of travel.
when the system will not activate and slight rolling
HSA Activation Criteria
may occur. This could cause a collision with another
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
activate:
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 6% (approximate) grade or
greater hill.
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Disabling/Enabling HSA
5. Release the clutch pedal (if equipped).
If you wish to turn on or off the HSA system, it can be done 6. Rotate the steering wheel one-half turn to the left.
using the Customer Programmable Features in the Elec7. Press the “ESC Off” switch (located in the lower switch
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Elecbank below the climate controls) four times within
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understand20 seconds. The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Light” should turn on and turn off two times.
For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the
8. Rotate the steering wheel back to center and then an
following steps:
additional half-turn to the right.
NOTE: You must complete Steps 1 through 8 within
9. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and then
90 seconds.
back to the ON position. If the sequence was com1. Center the steering wheel (front wheels pointing
pleted properly, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Instraight forward).
dicator Light” will blink several times to confirm HSA
is disabled.
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
10. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature
3. Apply the parking brake.
to it’s previous setting.
4. Start the engine.
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Towing With HSA
WARNING! (Continued)
HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
when pulling a trailer.
WARNING!
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
brake pedal is released, there may not be enough
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
rolling down the hill while resuming acceleration,
manually activate the trailer brake prior to releasing the brake pedal. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
• HSA is not a parking brake. If you stop the vehicle
on a hill without putting the transmission in PARK
and using the parking brake, it will roll down the
hill and could cause a collision with another vehicle or object. Always remember to use the parking brake while parking on a hill, and that the
driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
HSA Off
If you wish to turn off the HSA system, it can be done
using the Customer Programmable Features in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
NOTE:
Tire Markings
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
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• Temporary spare tires are spares designed for tempo- • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
rary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
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)
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EXAMPLE:
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
— ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
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
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EXAMPLE:
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
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
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)
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
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
B-Pillar Location for Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
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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 Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
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, 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasGAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
• The following table shows examples on how to calcu“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
= 650 lbs [295 kg]).
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
• For the following example, the combined weight of
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
(392 kg).
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.
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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.
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause erratic
and unpredictable steering response.
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Economy
Tire Inflation Pressures
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.
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side “B” Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side door.
At least once a month:
• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual judgeRide Comfort And Vehicle Stability
ment when determining proper inflation. Tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
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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 pressures specified on the placard are always inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not outside temperature condition.
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
WARNING!
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Alloading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- ways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
tion. Refer to your authorized tire or original equipment combine them with other types of tires.
vehicle dealer for recommended safe operating speeds,
Tire Repair
loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it
meets the following criteria:
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
• The tire has not been driven on when flat,
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
(sidewall damage is not repairable) and
• The puncture is no greater than ¼⬙ (6 mm)
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Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped
additional information.
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced imme- on ice. Summer tires will not contain the all season
diately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire
sidewall. Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to
service description (Load Index and Speed Code).
do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of
All Season Tires – If Equipped
your vehicle.
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
Snow Tires
summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary between different all season tires. All season tires can be Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on during the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four; mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
handling of your vehicle.
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.
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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.
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel – If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be tire rotation pattern.
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states proCompact Spare Tire – If Equipped
hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
checked before using these tire types.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
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Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
80D18 103M.
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
Since this tire has limited tread life the original equipment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
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.
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tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
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 originally 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
WARNING!
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Inyour original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the stallation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
first opportunity.
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
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
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door. Replace (or repair) the original
equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it
on your vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss
of vehicle control.
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Tire Spinning
Tread Wear Indicators
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or to help you in determining when your tires should be
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stop- replaced.
ping when you are stuck.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer to
replacement tires in this section for further information.
Life Of Tire
WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after
six years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
factors including, but not limited to:
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
• Driving style
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
• Tire pressure
Replacement Tires
• Distance driven
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manutread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle main- facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
tenance schedule is highly recommended.
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when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
those of the original wheels.
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire or
original equipment dealer with any questions you may
have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
WARNING!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size may
result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
• 225/65R16 and 235/60R16 tires with the use of a
traction device that meets the SAE type “Class S”
specification is recommended.
• Due to limited clearance, P225/65R17 and 225/65R17
tires 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.
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 only.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
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 ½ 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.
• 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low pressure warning
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure
threshold for any reason, including low temperature
based on the cold inflation tire placard pressure requireeffects, or natural air pressure loss through the tire.
ments found on the tire placard label located on the
driver’s-side B-pillar.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about
off until the tire pressure is at or above recommended
1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that
cold tire placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure
warning has been illuminated, the tire pressure must be
will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based
increased to the recommended cold tire placard pressure
on cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
in order for the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
pressure after a vehicle has not been driven for more than
to be turned off. The system will automatically update
three hours - and in outside ambient temperature. Refer
and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and
extinguish once the updated tire pressures have been
Operating” for information on how to properly inflate
received.
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.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
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NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
information.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) tire placard
pressure of 35 psi (241 kPa). If the ambient temperature is
68°F (20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 30 psi
(207 kPa), a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease
the tire pressure to approximately 26 psi (179 kPa). This
tire pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn on the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the
vehicle may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately 30 psi (207 kPa), but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will still be on. In this situation, the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off
only after the tires have been inflated to the vehicle’s
recommended cold tire placard pressure value.
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures have
been established for the tire size equipped on your
vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor
damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do
not use aftermarket sealants or balance beads if
your vehicle is equipped with a TPMS, as damage
to the sensors may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the TPMS sensor.
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
the tire.
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
Base System
failure or condition.
NOTE:
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levwhile adjusting your tire pressure.
els. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Module.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
stopping ability.
the proper pressure.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain The Basic TPMS consists of the following components:
correct tire pressure, using an accurate tire pressure • Receiver Module
gage, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitor- • Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
ing Telltale Light.”
• TPMS Telltale Warning Light
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Tire Pressure
Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash
on and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will
repeat, providing the system fault still exists. The “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off when
the fault condition no longer exists. A system fault can
occur with any of the following scenarios:
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will illuminate in the instrument cluster, a “LOW
TIRE PRESSURE” message will display in the
instrument cluster, 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 1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
your vehicle, and inflate each tire to the vehicle’s recomfacilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
mended cold tire placard pressure value (located on the
TPMS sensors.
placard label on the driver’s-side B-Pillar). The system will
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
automatically update and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
that affects radio wave signals.
Telltale Light” will extinguish once the updated tire pressures have been received.
3. Accumulation of excessive snow and/or ice around
the wheels or wheel housings.
NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this 4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
information.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
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5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare
1. The compact spare tire (if equipped) does not have a
tire, the TPMS will automatically update, and the “Tire
TPMS sensor. Therefore the TPMS will not monitor the
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off as
pressure in the compact spare tire.
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
warning limit in any of the four active road tires.
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnNOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) for the TPMS to
will sound, a “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message will
receive this information.
be displayed and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring TellPremium System – If Equipped
tale Light” will turn on.
Vehicles With Compact Spare
3. After driving 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.
The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rimmounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each wheel as part of the valve
stem transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver
Module.
4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will NOTE: It is particularly important to regularly check
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. and maintain proper tire pressure in all the tires.
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The Premium TPMS consists of the following compo- “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message for a minimum of
five seconds and a graphic display of the pressure
nents:
value(s) with the low tire(s) flashing.
• Receiver Module
Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
• Four TPMS Sensors
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible,
• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Elec- and inflate the low tire(s) that is flashing on the graphic
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), and graphics display to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure
value. The system will automatically update, the graphic
displaying tire pressures
display of the pressure value(s) will stop flashing, and
• TPMS Telltale Warning Light
the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will extinguish once the updated tire pressure(s) have been reTPMS Low Pressure Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will illumi- ceived.
nate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
be activated when one or more of the four active road tire 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this
pressures are low. In addition, the EVIC will display a information.
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SERVICE TPM SYSTEM Message
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on
and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a system
fault is detected. The system fault will also sound a chime.
The EVIC will display a “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 TPMS Sensor(s) is not
being received.
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault no
longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will no longer flash, the “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message
will not be present, and a pressure value will be displayed
instead of dashes. A system fault can occur by any of the
following scenarios:
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
TPMS sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Accumulation of excessive snow and/or ice around
the wheels or wheel housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors.
The EVIC will also display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
fault possibly related to an incorrect sensor location fault
is present. In this case, the “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM”
message is then followed by a graphic display with
pressure values still shown. This indicates that the pressure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
but they may not be in the correct vehicle position. The
system still needs to be serviced as long as the “SERVICE
TPM SYSTEM” message exists.
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4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
1. The compact spare tire (if equipped) does not have a
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
TPMS. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the
solid, and the EVIC will display a “SERVICE TPM
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 value.
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warn5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the “Tire
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will remain on, the
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
“LOW TIRE PRESSURE” message will be displayed, a
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off
chime will sound, and the EVIC will still display a
and the graphic in the EVIC will display a new
flashing pressure value in the graphic display.
pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as long no tire
pressure is below the low pressure warning limit in
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
any of the four active road tires.
15 mph (24 km/h), the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and
NOTE: The vehicle may need to be driven for up to
then remain on solid. In addition, the EVIC will
20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the
display a “SERVICE TPM SYSTEM” message for a
TPMS to receive this information.
minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -)
in place of the pressure value.
Vehicles With Compact Spare
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General Information
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and 3.6L Engine
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
This engine is designed to meet all emisfollowing conditions:
sions regulations and provide excellent fuel
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
economy and performance when using
high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoline
• This device must accept any interference received,
having an octane rating of 87. The use of
including interference that may cause undesired oppremium
gasoline
is not recommended, as it will not
eration.
provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these engines.
The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the followLight spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
ing licenses:
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
United States
MRXC4W4MA4
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
Canada
2546A-C4W4MA4
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
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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 gasolines contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates
may be used in your vehicle.
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.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will proProblems that result from using gasoline containing
vide excellent performance and durability of engine and
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
fuel system components.
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
not be covered under warranty.
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To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline contain- E-85 perform the following:
ing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol • drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
• change the engine oil and oil filter
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms: • disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
engine controller memory
• operate in a lean mode
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on
exposure to E-85 fuel.
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
• poor engine performance
MMT In Gasoline
• poor cold start and cold drivability
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
• increased risk for fuel system component corrosion
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life and reduces emissions system performance in some Fuel System Cautions
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
CAUTION!
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
and California reformulated gasoline.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine perforMaterials Added To Fuel
mance and damage the emissions control system.
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to • An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
or malfunctioning and may require immediate serfuel.
vice. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
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Carbon Monoxide Warnings
CAUTION! (Continued)
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
FLEXIBLE FUEL — IF EQUIPPED
5
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique
fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Unleaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those
subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to
the other sections of this manual for information on
features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
gasoline-only powered vehicles.
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534 STARTING AND OPERATING
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
CAUTION!
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can
operate on E-85.
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and
15% unleaded gasoline.
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the
tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never
use it near an open flame.
Fuel Requirements
If your vehicle is E-85 compatible, it will operate on
unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87, or E-85
fuel, or any mixture of these two fuels.
E-85 Badge
For best results, a refueling pattern that avoids alternating
between E-85 and unleaded gasoline is recommended.
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When you do switch fuel types it is recommended that:
• you do not add less than 5 gallons (19 Liters) when
refueling
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be
caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline additive, such as MOPAR® Injector Cleanup or Techron may
be used.
• you drive the vehicle immediately after refueling for at
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
least 5 miles (8 km)
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
FFV vehicles operated on E-85 require specially formustarting and/or significant deterioration in driveability
lated engine oils. These special requirements are included
during warm up.
in MOPAR® engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
Chrysler Specification MS-6395. The manufacturer only
NOTE:
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
• Use seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel (ASTM D5798). With
the requirements of Material Standard MS-6395. MS-6395
non-seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel, you may experience
contains additional requirements, developed during exhard starting and rough idle following start up even if
tensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to
the above recommendations are followed, especially
Chrysler Group LLC engines. Use MOPAR® or an
when the ambient temperature is below 32°F (0°C).
equivalent oil meeting the specification MS-6395.
• Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
compatible with E-85 and may form deposits in your
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Starting
Replacement Parts
The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), you may experience an
increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up.
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts.
NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) is
beneficial for E-85 startability when the ambient temperature is less than 32°F (0°C).
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Maintenance
Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
than gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel
consumption. You can expect your miles per gallon
(mpg)/miles per liter and your driving range to decrease
by about 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect driveability.
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NOTE: The driver’s side sliding door cannot be opened
while the fuel door is open. This feature operates only
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
when the sliding door is fully closed prior to opening the
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the fuel door.
left side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged,
be sure the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle.
CAUTION!
ADDING FUEL
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap
could let impurities into the fuel system and may
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to
turn on, due to fuel vapors escaping from the
system.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
Fuel Filler Cap
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and may cause the MIL to turn on.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
• If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the MIL may
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time
the vehicle is refueled.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer or a
“CHECK GASCAP” message will be displayed in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Tighten
the fuel filler cap until a “clicking” sound is heard. This is
NOTE:
an indication that the fuel filler cap is properly tightened.
Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System” in “Maintaining
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank
Your Vehicle” for further information.
is full.
• Tighten the fuel filler cap until you hear a “clicking” If the problem continues, the message will appear the
sound. This is an indication that the fuel filler cap is next time the vehicle is started. See your authorized
dealer as soon as possible.
properly tightened.
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VEHICLE LOADING
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Admin- • Type of Vehicle
istration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label • Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the VIN.
If seats are removed for carrying cargo, do not exceed the
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
specified GVWR and GAWR.
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label affixed to load must be limited so that you do not exceed the
the drivers side “B” Pillar or the rear of the driver’s door. GVWR.
The label contains the following information:
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Vehicle Certification Label
• Name of manufacturer
• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
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Inflation Pressure
WARNING!
Because the front wheels steer the vehicle, it is
important that you do not exceed the maximum front
or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can
result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
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
Tire Size
into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight values are
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents determined by weighing your vehicle on a commercial
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires scale before any occupants or cargo are added.
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
Overloading
Rim Size
The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
listed.
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and the
front and rear GAWR.
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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.
have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle
separately. It is important that you distribute the load NOTE: Refer to the “Vehicle Certification Label” affixed
to the rear of the driver’s door for your vehicle’s GVWR
evenly over the front and rear axles.
and GAWRs.
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension TRAILER TOWING
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
In this section you will find safety tips and information
GVWR.
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
Loading
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty review this information to tow your load as efficiently
weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items and safely as possible.
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before and recommendations in this manual concerning vedriving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you hicles used for trailer towing.
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Common Towing Definitions
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
you in understanding the following information:
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle CertificaThe GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle. tion Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further inforThis includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue weight. mation.
The total load must be limited so that you do not exceed
the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification
WARNING!
Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or tem- control of the vehicle and have a collision.
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
supported by the scale.
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If equipped, the electronic Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
recognizes a swaying trailer and automatically applies
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
individual wheel brakes and/or reduces engine power to
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be
attempt to eliminate the trailer sway.
more than 10% of the trailer load. You must consider this
as part of the load on your vehicle.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
Tongue Weight (TW)
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
Trailer Sway Control
they are commonly used to tow small- and mediumThe trailer sway control can be a mechanical telescoping sized trailers.
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.
Frontal Area
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Weight-Distributing Hitch
WARNING!
A weight-distributing 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’s 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 thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes 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 gross
axle weight rating (GAWR) requirements.
• An improperly adjusted weight-distributing hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking
performance, and could result in a collision.
• Weight-distributing hitch systems may not be compatible with surge brake couplers. Consult with an
authorized hitch and trailer manufacturer or a
reputable authorized Recreational Vehicle dealer
for additional information.
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Without Weight-Distributing Hitch (Incorrect)
With Weight-Distributing Hitch (Correct)
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Improper Adjustment Of Weight-Distributing Hitch
(Incorrect)
Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for the
maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can tow
and should be used to assist you in selecting the correct
trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch
Industry Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra Heavy
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Duty
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given
drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed
on your vehicle.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/
Transmission
GCWR (Gross
Combined Weight
Rating)
8,750 lbs (3 969 kg)
Frontal Area
Up to 2 persons &
Luggage 3,600 lbs
(1 633 kg)*
8,750 lbs (3 969 kg)
40 sq ft (3.72 sq m)
3 to 5 persons &
Luggage 3,350 lbs
(1 519 kg)*
8,750 lbs (3 969 kg)
40 sq ft (3.72 sq m)
6 to 7 persons &
Luggage 3,000 lbs
(1 360 kg)*
* For vehicles equipped with Fold-in-Floor seating, the Gross Trailer Weight must be reduced
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
3.6L/Automatic
40 sq ft (3.72 sq m)
Max. GTW (Gross
Trailer Weight)
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Weight
360 lbs (163 kg)
335 lbs (152 kg)
300 lbs (136 kg)
by 100 lbs (45 kg).
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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
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side Consider the following items when computing the
which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer. weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of • The tongue weight of the trailer.
many trailer collisions.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
put in or on your vehicle.
your bumper or trailer hitch.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options or dealer-installed options must
be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle.
Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information” placard for
the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo
for your vehicle.
Towing Requirements
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.
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components, the following guidelines are recomPerform the maintenance listed in the “Maintenance
mended.
Schedule.” Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the
proper maintenance intervals. When towing a trailer,
never exceed the GAWR or GCWR ratings.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
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 brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure or tires.
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the 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 transmission in
PARK. For four-wheel drive vehicles, make sure
the transfer case is not in NEUTRAL. Always,
block or ⴖchockⴖ the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
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Towing Requirements – Tires
WARNING! (Continued)
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Trailer tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch
utilized .
• 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.
• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage before
towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
in “Starting and Operating” for the proper inspection
procedure.
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• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Infor- • Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
mation” in “Starting and Operating” for the proper tire
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
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.
• An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
1 — Female Pins
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles 2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
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
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
and backing up the trailer in an area located away from
heavy traffic.
Automatic Transmission
The DRIVE gear can be selected when towing. However,
if frequent shifting occurs while in DRIVE, use the
Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control to select a
lower gear range.
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
NOTE: Using a lower gear range while operating the
vehicle under heavy loading conditions will improve
performance and extend transmission life by reducing
excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
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If you REGULARLY tow a 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.
Cooling System
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
When stopped for short periods, shift the transmission
into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
City Driving
Highway Driving
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until Reduce speed.
you can get back to cruising speed.
Air Conditioning
• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
Turn off temporarily.
maximize fuel efficiency.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheels OFF the Ground
NONE
Front
Rear
ALL
All Models
NOT ALLOWED
OK
NOT ALLOWED
OK
3. Firmly apply the parking brake. Place the transmission in PARK.
Recreational towing is allowed ONLY if the front wheels
are OFF the ground. This may be accomplished using a 4. Properly secure the front wheels to the dolly, followtow dolly or vehicle trailer. If using a tow dolly, follow
ing the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
this procedure:
5. Release the parking brake.
1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
Recreational Towing – All Models
2. Drive the front wheels onto the tow dolly.
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CAUTION!
DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain will result.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .560
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .560
▫ Securing The Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .561
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562 䡵 JUMP-STARTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .579
▫ Spare Tire Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580
▫ To Access Spare Tire Winch Drive Nut. . . . . . .563
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
▫ Spare Tire Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565 䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
▫ Spare Tire Removal Instructions . . . . . . . . . . .566 䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568 䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .586
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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
lower center area of the instrument panel.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning • On the highways — slow down.
flasher. When the switch is activated, all direc- • In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
an impending overheat condition:
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your • If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the • You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control to
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
high. This allows the heater core to act as a supplement to
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
the radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
cooling system.
may wear down your battery.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads “H”, pull
over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air
conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back
into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the
“H”, turn the engine off immediately, and call for
service.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location
The jack, jack handle and winch handle tools are stowed
behind the rear left side trim panel in the rear cargo area.
Turn the two cover latches to release the cover.
Jack And Tool Location
Remove the pouch containing the scissors jack, jack
handle, and tools.
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Spare Tire Removal
The spare tire is stowed inside a protective cover located
under the center of the vehicle between the front doors by
means of a cable winch mechanism. The “spare tire drive”
nut is located on the floor, under a plastic cap at the front of
the floor console or under front super console forward bin
liner.
To Access Spare Tire Winch Drive Nut
To access the spare tire winch drive nut and lower the
spare tire, you will need to refer to one of the following
center console configurations.
Super Console
For vehicles equipped with the Super Console, the spare
tire winch assembly drive nut is located beneath the
console.
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Spare Tire Location
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1. Pull the lower drawer out from the rear of the floor
console to gain clear access of the tire winch drive nut.
2. Open the front drawer to expose the storage compartment.
3. Remove the liner from the console’s storage compartment to access the spare tire winch drive nut.
Super Console
1 — Lower Drawer
2 — Front Drawer
3 — Front Drawer Liner
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 565
Premium/Base/Cargo Center Console
Pull the Winch Cover assembly plug (if equipped) to
access the winch drive nut.
cover assembly from under the vehicle, or a Winch T-handle;
to raise/lower the compact spare tire/cover assembly.
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Assembled T-handle
Winch Cover Assembly Plug (If Equipped)
Spare Tire Tools
The tool pouch contains three pieces and can be assembled
into a spare tire hook; to remove the compact spare tire/
A — Spare Tire Hook/T-handle
B — Extension 1
C — Extension 2
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Spare Tire Removal Instructions
The spare tire is located under the vehicle beneath the
center console area.
Assembling The Spare Tire Hook
A — Spare Tire Hook/T-handle
B — Extension 1
C — Extension 2
Spare Tire And Cover
1. Assemble the spare tire tools into a T-handle and place
the square end over the spare tire winch drive nut.
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2. Rotate the nut to the left until the winch mechanism
stops turning freely. This will allow enough slack in
the cable to allow you to pull the spare tire out from
underneath the vehicle.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
winch T-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
3. To remove the compact spare tire/cover assembly,
Pulling Spare Tire
assemble the winch T-handle extensions to form a
NOTE: If either front tire is flat it may be necessary to
spare tire hook, and pull the spare tire out from under
jack up the vehicle to remove the compact spare tire/
the vehicle.
cover assembly from under the vehicle.
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4. Stand the tire/cover assembly upright and remove the Preparations For Jacking
wheel spacer by squeezing the winch retaining tabs
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or
together. Push the retainer through the spare tire to
slippery areas.
release it from the wheel.
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.
Removing Wheel Spacer
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
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6. Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For example, if changing the right front tire, block the left
rear wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
Jacking Instructions
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help
prevent personal injury or damage to your vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing out.
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
NOTE: Refer to the “Compact Spare Tire” section of
“Tires – General Information” for information about the
spare tire, its use, and operation.
1. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by
turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is
still on the ground.
Jack Warning Label
2. There are two jack engagement locations on each side
of the vehicle body. These locations are on the sill
flange of the vehicle body.
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Rear jack locations are between a pair of down-facing
tabs on the sill flange of the vehicle side body.
Jack Locations
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CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated.
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Front jack location is on the sill flange of the vehicle body NOTE: In some situations the jack may need to be
and is located 6 in (150 mm) from door edge.
placed on its side in order to be pushed under the vehicle.
Return the jack to its correct orientation once it is under
the vehicle.
WARNING!
Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never get any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
Front Jack Locations
3. Place the wrench on the jack screw and turn to the
right until the jack head is properly engaged in the
described location. Do not raise the vehicle until you
are sure the jack is securely engaged.
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4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right,
using the swivel wrench. Raise the vehicle only until
the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is
obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift
provides maximum stability.
CAUTION!
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.
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.
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5. Remove the wheel lug nuts, for vehicles with wheel
covers, remove the cover from the wheel by hand. Do not
pry the wheel cover off. Then pull the wheel off the hub.
6. Install the compact spare tire. Lightly tighten the lug
nuts.
Mounting Spare Tire
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9. Lower the jack to its fully-closed position.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
NOTE: Do not install the wheel cover on the compact
spare.
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.
7. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left. 10. Place the deflated (flat) tire and compact spare tire
cover assembly in the rear cargo area. Do not stow the
8. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
deflated tire in the spare tire location. Have the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
full-sized tire repaired or replaced, as soon as possible.
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each
nut has been tightened twice. The correct wheel nut 11. Stow the cable and wheel spacer before driving the
tightness is 102 ft lbs (138 N·m).If in doubt about the
vehicle. Reassemble the winch handle extensions to
correct tightness, have them checked with a torque
form a “T” and fit the winch T-handle over the drive
wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service station.
nut. Rotate the nut to the right until the winch
mechanism clicks at least three times.
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NOTE: Refer to the “Spare Tire Tools” section for instructions on assembling the T-handle.
12. Stow the jack, jack handle and winch handle tools
back in the stowage compartment.
13. Check the compact spare tire pressure as soon as
possible. Correct the tire pressure, as required.
WARNING!
A loose compact spare tire/cover assembly, thrown
forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger
the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the compact spare tire with the cover assembly in the place
provided.
Securing The Spare Tire
1. Assemble the winch handle extensions to form a
T-handle and fit the winch T-handle over the drive
nut. Rotate the nut to the left until the winch mechanism stops turning freely. This will allow enough slack
in the cable to allow you to pull the wheel spacer out
from under the vehicle.
CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
winch T-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
2. Assemble the winch handle extensions to form the
spare tire hook, and pull the wheel spacer from under
the vehicle.
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3. Turn the compact spare tire so that the valve stem is
down, and place the tire into the spare tire/cover
assembly. Slide the wheel spacer through the center of
the wheel and spare tire/cover assembly, so that the
two retainer tabs snap out and engage the spare tire
cover on the opposite side.
CAUTION!
The compact spare tire/cover assembly must be used
when the compact spare tire is stored. Failure to use
this cover could drastically reduce the life of the
compact spare tire.
WARNING!
Verify that both retainer tabs of the wheel spacer have
been properly extended through the center of the
wheel and spare tire/cover assembly. Failure to properly engage both retainer tabs could result in loss of
the spare tire and cover assembly, which will cause
vehicle damage and may cause loss of vehicle control.
4. Using the winch T-handle, rotate the drive nut to the
right until the compact spare tire/cover assembly is
drawn into place against the underside of the vehicle.
5. Continue to rotate the nut to the right until you hear
the winch mechanism click three times. It cannot be
overtightened. Check under the vehicle to ensure the
compact spare tire/cover assembly is positioned correctly against the underside of the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
The winch mechanism is designed specifically to
stow a compact spare tire only. Do not attempt to use
the winch to stow the full size flat tire, or any other
full-size tire. Vehicle damage may result.
Road Tire Installation
Vehicles Equipped With Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
2. To ease the installation process for steel wheels with
Tire And Wheel Cover Or Center Cap
wheel covers, install two lug nuts on the mounting
4 — Wheel Cover
studs which are on each side of the valve stem. Install 1 — Valve Stem
5 — Mounting Stud
the lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut 2 — Valve Notch
3 — Wheel Lug Nut
toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
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3. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the 6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
valve stem on the wheel. Install the cover by hand,
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
snapping the cover over the two lug nuts. Do not use
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
a hammer or excessive force to install the cover.
each nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of each lug nut is 100 ft/lbs (135 N·m). If in doubt
4. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or service
lug nuts.
station.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
7. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
Vehicles Without Wheel Covers
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
5. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack 2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
handle counterclockwise.
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
lug nuts.
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JUMP-STARTING
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
handle counterclockwise.
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
4. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the precautions.
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until each
nut has been tightened twice. The correct tightness of
each lug nut is 100 ft/lbs (135 N·m). If in doubt about
the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque
wrench by your authorized dealer or service station.
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
seated against the wheel.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
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WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located on the left side of
the engine compartment.
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 rings, watch
bands and bracelets that could make an inadvertent
electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK 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
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
battery. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
cables in the reverse sequence:
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged
battery.
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of
the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
and 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
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery. If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
and REVERSE while gently pressing the accelerator. Use
you should have the battery and charging system inthe least amount of accelerator pedal pressure that will
spected at your authorized dealer.
maintain the rocking motion, without spinning the
wheels or racing the engine.
CAUTION!
Accessories 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 without engine operation,
the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to
degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from
starting.
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
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NOTE: Press the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch, to place the Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode
before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake
Control System” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.Once the vehicle has been freed, press the
⬙ESC Off⬙ switch again to restore ⬙ESC On⬙ mode.
CAUTION!
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.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE and REVERSE, do not spin the
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
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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.
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the
shift lever override access cover (located near the top
right of the shift lever in the instrument panel).
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
5. Insert the screwdriver or similar tool into the access hole,
and push and hold the override release lever forward.
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel lift
Wheels OFF the Ground
NONE
Rear
Flatbed
Front
ALL
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.
ALL MODELS
If transmission is operable:
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
• 25 mph (40 km/h) max speed
• 15 miles (24 km) max distance
OK
BEST METHOD
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
position, not the ACC position.
If the vehicle’s battery is discharged, see ⬙Shift Lever
Override⬙ in ⬙What To Do In Emergencies⬙ for instructions on shifting the transmission out of PARK for
towing.
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With Ignition Key
CAUTION!
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
Damage to the fascia will occur.
• When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not
attach to front or rear suspension components.
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
• Do not push or tow this vehicle with another
vehicle as damage to the bumper fascia and transmission may result.
The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed. If flatbed
equipment is not available, and the transmission is
operable, the vehicle may be flat towed (with all four
wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km).
• The towing speed must not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must
be towed faster than 25 mph (40 km/h) or farther than
Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed 15 miles (24 km), it must be towed with the front
with the ignition in the LOCK/OFF position. The only wheels OFF the ground (using a flatbed truck, or wheel
approved method of towing without the ignition key is lift equipment with the front wheels raised).
with a flatbed truck. Proper towing equipment is necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle.
Without the Key Fob
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CAUTION!
Towing faster than 25 mph (40 km/h) or farther than
15 mi (24 km) with front wheels on the ground can
cause severe transmission damage. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .591
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .599
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . .592
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .593
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . .593
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .596
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .599
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
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▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
▫ Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636
▫ Cleaning The Instrument Panel Cupholders . .625
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker
And Backup Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .626
▫ Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL) . .637
▫ Totally Integrated Power Module . . . . . . . . . .626
▫ License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .637
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .633 䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .638
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634 䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND
GENUINE PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .639
䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .639
▫ Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .640
▫ Front Park/Turn Signal Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . .635
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
1
2
3
4
5
— Air Filter
— Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
— Totally Integrated Power Module (Fuses)
6 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
7 — Engine Oil Dipstick
8 — Engine Oil Fill
9 — Coolant Pressure Cap
10 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
CAUTION!
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.
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel PROGRAMS
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
“gASCAP” message will display in the odometer or a an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
“CHECK GASCAP” message will be displayed in the Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in ”Unnance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informaIndicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not
tion. Tighten the gas cap until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard.
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
This is an indication that the gas cap is properly tightsystem is ready for testing.
ened.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
Press the odometer reset button to turn the message off.
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
If the problem persists, the message will appear the next
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacetime the vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged
ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
will turn on the MIL. Resolving the problem will turn the
MIL light off.
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Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test, • The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
do the following:
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
crank or start the engine.
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
this test over.
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part may then indicate that the system is now ready.
of a normal bulb check.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
happen:
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then return before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF the igni- your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
tion or start the engine. This means that your vehicle’s running.
OBD II system is not ready and you should not proceed
to the I/M station.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
Use of genuine MOPAR® parts for normal/scheduled
penalties being assessed against you.
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
WARNING!
caused by the use of non-MOPAR® parts for maintenance and repairs will not be covered by the manufac- You can be badly injured working on or around a
turer’s warranty.
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
REPLACEMENT PARTS
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.
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.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
CAUTION! (Continued)
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 dealer or qualified
repair center.
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of
component malfunction, use only the specified
fluid for the flushing procedure.
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Change Engine Oil
Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further informabe maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
tion.
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a NOTE:Under no circumstances should oil change interfully warmed engine is shut OFF or before starting the vals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever occurs first.
engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking Oil Level
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain the
oil level between the MIN and MAX markings on the
dipstick. Adding one quart of oil when the reading is at the
MIN mark will result in a MAX reading on these engines.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration, or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
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American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
Engine Oil Viscosity – 3.6L Engine
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The manufacturer only recommends API Certified engine oils.
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
NOTE: SAE 5W-30 engine oil approved to Fiat 9.55535-S1
or Fiat 9.55535-S3 may be used when SAE 5W-20 engine
oil meeting MS- 6395 is not available.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
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Materials Added To Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter Selection
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to the
engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. MOPAR® engine oil filters are a high quality oil
filter and are recommended.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, Engine Air Cleaner Filter
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service maintenance intervals.
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
WARNING!
your area.
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
Engine Oil Filter
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
at every engine oil change.
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Exhaust System
WARNING! (Continued)
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recommended.
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, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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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 damage:
verter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
motion.
damage.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
vehicle.
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
against you.
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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Maintenance-Free Battery
WARNING! (Continued)
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can burn
or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid to
contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean over
a battery when attaching clamps. If acid splashes in
eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large
amounts of water. Refer to “Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further
information.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
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.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• 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.
• 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 technician.
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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Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
WARNING!
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. How- operating or personal injury may result.
ever, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet behind
service be performed by authorized dealer or other
the glove box. Perform the following procedure to reservice facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
place the filter:
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
1. Open the glove compartment and remove all contents.
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
2. Push in on the sides of the glove compartment and
oil, and refrigerants.
lower the door.
A/C Air Filter
3. Pivot the glove compartment downward.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
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4. Disengage the two retaining tabs that secure the filter 6. Install the A/C air filter with the arrow on the filter
cover to the HVAC housing, and remove the cover.
pointing toward the floor. When installing the filter
cover, make sure the retaining tabs fully engage the
cover.
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.
7. Rotate the glove compartment door back into position.
A/C Air Filter Replacement
5. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of
the housing.
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Body Lubrication
Windshield Wiper Blades
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the
application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should
be wiped clean to remove dust and 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.
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
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. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending
on
geographical area and frequency of use. Poor perforThe external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
mance
of blades may be present with chattering, marks,
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
water
lines
or wet spots. If any of these conditions are
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR®
present,
clean
the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
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Adding Washer Fluid
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
rear window washer is shared. It is located in the engine
compartment and should be checked at regular intervals.
Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not
radiator antifreeze) and operate the system for a few
seconds to flush out any residual water.
The washer fluid reservoir will hold a full gallon of fluid
when the Low Washer Fluid Light illuminates.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
After the engine has warmed, operate the defroster for a
few minutes to reduce the possibility of smearing or
freezing the fluid on the cold windshield. MOPAR® All
Weather Windshield Washer Solution or equivalent, used
with water as directed on the container, aids cleaning
action, reduces the freezing point to avoid line clogging,
and is not harmful to paint or trim.
Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan,
disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at anytime the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty, the
system should be drained, flushed, and refilled with
fresh OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) only by an
authorized dealer. Check the front of the A/C condenser
for any accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by
gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically
down the face of the condenser.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber,
cracking , tears, cuts and tightness of the connection at the
bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
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Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
CAUTION! (Continued)
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains visible
sediment, clean and flush with OAT coolant (antifreeze)
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard
MS-12106.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, it should be flushed with
OAT coolant and replaced with the specified OAT
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.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze)
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• We recommend using MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-12106.
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) that allows • Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
extended maintenance intervals. This engine coolant (antithat meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Stanfreeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000 miles
dard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concen(240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this
trations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
extended maintenance period, it is important that you use
−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conforming to
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionMS-12106) throughout the life of your vehicle.
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
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Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not
recommended and can result in cooling system damage.
Drain, flush, and refill as soon as possible to avoid
damage if coolant types are mixed in an emergency.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery tank.
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.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
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Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the
engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant
bottle need only be checked once a month.
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 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.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
maintain the proper level, only OAT coolant that meets the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106
should be added to the coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
Coolant Level
Points To Remember
The coolant 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 ranges
indicated on the bottle.
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
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If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the
coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze) • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
needs to be added, the contents of the coolant expansion
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install ONLY
bottle must also be protected against freezing.
the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result in
unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze) performance,
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
for leaks.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106)
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
your engine which contains aluminum components.
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Brake System
Master Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
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.
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
when performing underhood services, or immediately if
the “Brake System Warning Light” indicates system
failure.
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. Add fluid to bring the level up to the top of the
“FULL” mark on the side of the master cylinder reservoir.
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
Add enough fluid to bring the level up to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir. With disc
brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
leak and a checkup may be needed.
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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.
• 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
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Automatic Transmission
CAUTION! (Continued)
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s recommended transmission
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for fluid specifications. It is
important to maintain the transmission fluid at the
correct level using the recommended fluid. No chemical
flushes should be used in any transmission; only the
approved lubricant should be used.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder, and will require more frequent fluid and
filter changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for
fluid specifications.
Special Additives
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using
any special additives in the transmission.
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes for diagnosing fluid
leaks. Avoid using transmission sealers as they may
adversely affect seals.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
the chemicals can damage your transmission components. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper
tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid Level Check
Fluid And Filter Changes
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not require
adjustment under normal operating conditions. Routine
fluid level checks are not required, therefore the transmission filler tube is capped and no dipstick is provided. Your
authorized dealer can check your transmission fluid level
using a special service dipstick. If you notice fluid leakage
or transmission malfunction, visit your authorized dealer
immediately to have the transmission fluid level checked.
Operating the vehicle with an improper fluid level can
cause severe transmission damage.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
In addition, change the fluid and filter if the transmission
is disassembled for any reason.
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Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
What Causes Corrosion?
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
The following maintenance recommendations will enable • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your veyou to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
hicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
resistance built into your vehicle.
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
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• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumu- Special Care
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
and Tar Remover to remove.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR®
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect • It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and
open.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that
may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
CAUTION!
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder that 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 your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
cause that 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.
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• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers, To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or equivalent or select a nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
packaged and sealed.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider • For chrome wheels, use MOPAR® Chrome Cleaner
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
(Part#04318013) or equivalent.
• Use MOPAR® Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as • For aluminum wheels, use MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
(Part# 04796239AB) or equivalent.
match the color of your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly with
a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
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® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
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Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If Equipped
Interior Care
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner: Instrument Panel Surfaces
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting The instrument panel cover has a low glare surface,
with a clean, dry towel.
which minimizes reflections in the windshield. Do not
use protectants or other products which may cause
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
undesirable reflections. Use soap and warm water to
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean, or a restore the low glare surface.
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove
Cleaning Interior Trim
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
Interior trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
cloth, a damp cloth with MOPAR® Total Clean or equivaCleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
lent, then MOPAR® Spot & Stain Remover or equivalent
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
if absolutely necessary. Do not use harsh cleaners or
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of Armor All®. Use MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent to
protectants on Stain Repel products.
clean vinyl upholstery
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Cleaning Leather Upholstery
WARNING!
MOPAR® Total Clean or equivalent is specifically recommended for leather upholstery.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt can
act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery and
should be removed promptly with a damp cloth. Stubborn
soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth and MOPAR®
Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be taken to avoid
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please do
not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or
ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather upholstery.
Application of a leather conditioner is not required to
maintain the original condition.
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Cleaning Headlights
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog
lights (if equipped) that are lighter and less susceptible to
stone breakage than glass headlights.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
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To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution fol- directly on the mirror.
lowed by rinsing.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
Glass Surfaces
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis 1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear winrag.
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may
scratch the elements.
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Seat Belt Maintenance
Cleaning
Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical The liner is top shelf dishwasher safe, or you may follow
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric. the cleaning procedure below.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
Soak the liner in a mixture of medium hot tap water and
If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR® Total Clean, a one teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap. Let soak for
mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove approximately 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, pull the
the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry with a soft liner from the water and dip it back into the water about
cloth.
six times. This will loosen any remaining debris. Rinse
the liner thoroughly under warm running water. Shake
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
the excess water from the liner and dry the outer surfaces
buckles do not work properly.
with a clean soft cloth.
Cleaning The Instrument Panel Cupholders
Installation
Removal
Place the liner into the cupholder drawer and press the
Pull the flexible liner from the cupholder drawer starting liner into place so that the retention tabs seat into the
at one edge to ease removal.
corresponding openings in the drawer.
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FUSES
Totally Integrated Power Module
The Totally Integrated Power Module is located in the
engine compartment near the battery. Refer to the applicable “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
This center contains cartridge fuses and mini-fuses. A
label that identifies each component may be printed or
embossed on the inside of the cover.
Totally Integrated Power Module
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The numbers inside the TIPM cover correspond to the
following table.
CAUTION!
• When installing the Totally Integrated Power Module cover, it is important to ensure the cover is
properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do
so may allow water to get into the Integrated Power
Module, and possibly result in a electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If
a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates
a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
Cavity
J1
J2
J3
J4
J5
J6
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Fuse
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
40 Amp
Green
MiniFuse
Description
—
Power Folding Seat
—
Power Liftgate Module
—
Rear Door Module
—
Driver Door Node
—
Passenger Door Node
—
Antilock Brakes
Pump/Stability
Control System
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Cavity
J7
J8
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
—
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
—
J10
30 Amp
Pink
—
J11
30 Amp
Pink
—
J9
—
Cavity
Description
Antilock Brakes
Valve/Stability
Control System
Power Memory
Seat – If Equipped
Partial Zero Emissions
Vehicle Motor/Flex
Fuel – If Equipped
Headlamp Wash/
Manifold Tuning
Valve – If Equipped
Power Sliding Door
Module/Anti–Theft
Module – If Equipped
J12
J13
J14
J15
J17
J18
J19
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Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
60 Amp
Yellow
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Blue
60 Amp
Yellow
MiniFuse
Description
—
—
HVAC Rear Blower,
Radiator Fan Motor
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) – Main
Rear Window Defogger
—
Front Blower
—
Starter Solenoid
—
Powertrain Control
Module Trans Range
Radiator Fan
—
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Cavity
J20
J21
J22
M1
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
20 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
—
M2
—
M3
—
M4
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
—
Front Wiper LO/HI
M5
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
Front/Rear Washer
M6
—
—
Sunroof Module
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Rear Center Brake
Lamp/Brake Switch
Front Fog Lamps
M7
—
10 Amp
Red
Front/Rear Axle
Locker, Vacuum Pump
Motor
Trailer Tow
M8
—
M9
—
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25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Inverter
Power Outlet #1
(ACC), Rain Sensor,
Cigar Lighter (Instrument Panel or with
Console Rear)
Power Outlet #2
(BATT/ACC SELECT)
– Center Seat or with
Console Rear
Front Heated Seat – If
Equipped
Rear Heated Seat – If
Equipped
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Cavity
M10
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M11
—
M12
—
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Green
M13
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M14
—
M15
—
Cavity
Description
Ignition Off Draw —
Video System, Satellite
Radio, DVD, HandsFree Module, Universal Garage Door
Opener, Vanity Lamp,
Streaming Video Module – If Equipped
Climate Control
System
Amplifier/Radio
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20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Instrument Cluster,
SIREN, Clock Module,
Multi-Function
Control Switch – If
Equipped
Trailer Tow – If
Equipped
Rear View Mirror,
Instrument Cluster,
Multi-Function
Control Switch, Tire
Pressure Monitor,
Glow Plug Module –
If Equipped
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M16
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M17
—
Cavity
M18
—
M19
—
M20
—
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
25 Amp
Natural
15 Amp
Blue
Airbag Module/
Occupant Classification Module
Left Tail/License/Park
Lamp, Running
Lamps
Right Tail/Park/Run
Lamp
Powertrain
M21
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M22
—
M23
—
M24
—
M25
—
Instrument Cluster
Interior Light, Switch
Bank, Steering Column Module, Switch
Steering Wheel
M26
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Cavity
Description
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Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Description
Powertrain
Horn
Horn
Rear Wiper
Fuel Pump, Diesel Lift
Pump – If Equipped
Power Mirror Switch,
Driver Window
Switch
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M27
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M28
—
M29
—
M30
—
M31
—
M32
—
Cavity
MiniFuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Wireless Control
Module, Keyless Entry
Module
Powertrain, Transmission Control Module
Occupant Classification Module
Rear Wiper Module,
Power Folding Mirror
Back-Up Lamps
M33
Cartridge
Fuse
—
M34
—
Airbag Module,
THATCHUM – If
Equipped
M35
—
Cavity
Description
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Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Description
Powertrain
Park Assist, Heater
Climate Control Module, Headlamp Wash,
Compass, Rear Camera, Door Lamps,
Flashlight, Relay Diesel Cabin Heater, Rad
Fan Diesel – If
Equipped
Heated Mirrors
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Cavity
M36
M37
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
VEHICLE STORAGE
MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Description
Power Outlet #3
(Instrument Panel or
with Console Center)
Antilock Brakes,
Stability Control, Stop
Lamp, Fuel Pump
Door Lock/Unlock
Motors, Liftgate
Lock/Unlock Motors
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than
21 days, you may want to take steps to protect your
battery. You may do the following:
• Remove the 60 Amp cartridge in the Totally Integrated
Power Module (TIPM) labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD).
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service 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 comThe power windows are fused by a 25 Amp circuit
pressor damage when the system is started again.
breaker located in the Totally Integrated Power Module.
M38
—
25 Amp
Natural
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REPLACEMENT BULBS
Exterior Bulbs
Interior Bulbs
Center & Rear Dome Lamp
Center & Rear Reading Lamps
Front Door Courtesy Lamp
Front Header Reading Lamps – If
Equipped
Instrument Cluster Lamps
Liftgate Lamp(s)
Overhead Console Reading Lamps
Removable Console Lamp – If
Equipped
Visor Vanity Lamps
Bulb Number
578
578
578
578
PC74
578
PC579
194
6501966
Headlamp
Fog Lamp – If Equipped
Front Side Marker, Park/
Turn Signal
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn
Signal Lamp
Center High-Mounted
Stop Lamp
Backup Lamp
License
Bulb Number
H11
PSX24W
3757A or PY27/7W
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
3157
168
NOTE: All of the interior bulbs are glass wedge base or
glass cartridge types. Aluminum base bulbs are not
approved and should not be used for replacement.
NOTE: For lighted switches, see your authorized
dealer for replacement instructions.
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BULB REPLACEMENT
CAUTION!
Headlamps
1. Raise the hood to access the rear of the headlamp
housing.
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
2. Slide the red lock tab rearward on the connector, then
depress the tab and remove the connector from the bulb. 5. Connect the wiring connector to bulb and slide red
lock tab forward.
3. Twist the headlamp bulb and pull the bulb from the
headlamp housing.
Front Park/Turn Signal Lamps
4. Install the new headlamp bulb and twist until locked 1. Raise the hood to access the rear of the headlamp
into the headlamp housing.
housing.
2. Twist the turn signal socket and remove from the
headlamp housing, then pull the bulb out.
3. Push the new bulb into the socket and reinstall the
socket by twisting until locked into the headlamp
housing.
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Fog Lamps
2. Disconnect the wire harness from the bulb.
NOTE: Access to the fog lamp bulb is from the rear of 3. Reconnect the wiring harness to the new bulb and
the fascia. On the left rear side of the fascia, remove the
reinstall by inserting the new bulb straight into the fog
push pin and lower the hinged access door on the air
lamp until it locks into place.
dam.
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker And
1. From behind the bumper fascia, or the access panel on Backup Lamps
the air dam, squeeze the two tabs on the side of the
1. Raise the liftgate.
bulb socket and pull straight out from the fog lamp.
2. Remove the tail lamp assembly by removing the two
screws from the inboard side. Use a fiber stick or
CAUTION!
similar tool to gently pry the light on the outboard side
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
to disengage the two ball studs.
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
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3. Twist the socket and remove from the lamp assembly.
4. Pull the bulb to remove it from the socket.
5. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket, and reattach the
lamp assembly.
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
The CHMSL uses LED lamps that are not serviceable
separately. The CHMSL must be replaced as an assembly.
See your authorized dealer.
License Lamp
The license plate lamp is located under the tailgate light
NOTE:
• If a screwdriver is used, make sure a soft material is bar and above the license plate.
placed between the vehicle body and tool so not to 1. Using a small screwdriver, press inward the locking
scratch the paint.
tab on the outboard side of the lamp assembly and
• The PRY location is best closest to the studs while
pull down on the lamp assembly for removal.
dislodging them separately.
2. Twist and remove the socket from the lamp assembly
and pull the bulb out to remove.
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3. Push the bulb into the socket, twist the socket into the
lamp assembly and reinstall the lamp assembly into
place ensuring the locking tab is secure.
FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
20 Gallons
Metric
76 Liters
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
3.6L Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
6 Quarts
5.6 Liters
Cooling System *
3.6L Engine (MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
13.4 Quarts
12.6 Liters
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level. Add 2.9 Qts (2.8 L) if equipped with a rear
heater.
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
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 API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your oil filler
cap for correct SAE grade.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Engine Oil Filters.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm]).
87 Octane
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you ONLY use MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic Transmission
Fluid. Failure to use ATF+4® fluid may affect the function or performance
of your transmission.
We recommend you use MOPAR® DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be used.
If DOT 3 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Power Steering Fluid +4, MOPAR®
ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle InforYour vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
mation Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in “Underindicator system. The oil change indicator system will
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change interscheduled maintenance.
vals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change whichever comes first.
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or
• Check engine oil level
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will
influence when the “Oil Change Required” message is • Check windshield washer fluid level
displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the
change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles • Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage
(5,600 km) since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as
soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, power steering and transmission as
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
needed
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other than • Check function of all interior and exterior lights
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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Required Maintenance Intervals.
Refer to the maintenance schedules on the following
page for the required maintenance intervals.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change oil and filter.
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Inspect automatic transmission fluid if equipped
with dipstick.
• 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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60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
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80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
following pages for the required maintenance intervals.
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30,000
48,000
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U Inspect the CV joints.
X
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S ends, boot seals, and replace if
necessary.
8 Inspect the brake linings, parking
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Replace engine air filter.
Replace cabin/air conditioning
filter.
Replace spark plugs
(3.6L engine). **
Flush and replace the engine
coolant at 10 years or
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
whichever comes first.
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
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64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
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fluid and filter(s) if using your
vehicle for any of the following:
police, taxi, fleet, or frequent
trailer towing.
Change automatic transmission
fluid and filter(s).
Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary.
20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
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48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
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** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
yearly intervals do not apply.
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing
Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . .653
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .651
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .651 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .655
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .652
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .653
▫ In Mexico contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .653
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .656
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .656
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . .657
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .658
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .658
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .659
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealer, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
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Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
correctly and in a timely manner.
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer center should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Authorized dealer name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer.
Phone: (800) 423–6343
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the concern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer
center.
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Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1 800 855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
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Service Contract
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
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
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
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 will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
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MOPAR® PARTS
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.
MOPAR® 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
WARRANTY INFORMATION
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
manufacturer.
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
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campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
individual problems between you, your authorized To order the following manuals, you may use either the
dealer, and the manufacturer.
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, MasTo contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are acHotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153), cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administra- for an order form.
tor, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other informanuals (no P.O. Boxes).
mation about motor vehicle safety from http://
www.safercar.gov.
Service Manuals
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/
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in
diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
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Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Call toll free at:
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-by-step troubleshooting and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
Owner’s Manuals
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
Included are starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
and safety tips.
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
requirements in addition to these grades.
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Treadwear
Traction Grades
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions on
specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete.
A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
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Temperature Grades
WARNING!
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.
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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Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .599
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Air Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Air Conditioning, Rear Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
Air Conditioning System, Zone Control. . . . . . . . . .431
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antenna, Satellite Radio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Anti-Theft System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Assistance Towing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .440
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Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .476
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . .
Brake Control System, Electronic
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . .
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .579
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .28
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Belts, Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Blind Spot Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
Calibration, Compass . . . . . .
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . .
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . . .
Radiator (Coolant Pressure)
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664 INDEX
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .637
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .317
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Checks, Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350
Coat Hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . .
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . .
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Removable . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) .
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INDEX 665
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Dimmer Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy. . . . . .336
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595 E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .533
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Economy (Fuel) Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . .
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) .
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . .
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) .
Emergency, In Case of
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . .
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
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Exhaust System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Fabric Care. . . . . . . . .
Filler Location Fuel . . .
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . .
Air Conditioning . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . .
Turn Signal . . . . . .
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . .
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . .
Fuel Requirements .
Maintenance . . . . . .
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Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . .
Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . .
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fold in Floor (Stow ⬘n Go) Seating . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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668 INDEX
Clean Air . . . . . . . . .
Conserving . . . . . . . .
Economy Mode . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . .
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) .
Filler Door (Gas Cap)
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . .
Light . . . . . . . . . . . .
Materials Added . . . .
Methanol . . . . . . . . .
Octane Rating . . . . . .
Requirements . . . . . .
Saver Mode . . . . . . .
Tank Capacity . . . . . .
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . . . .
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel Optimizer . . . . . . .
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.336
.466
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.319
.319
.528
.319
.322
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.528
.528
.336
.638
.533
.537
.336
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .626
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624
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Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539 Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539 High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . .228
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539 Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .493
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .546
Hazard
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Driving Through Flowing, Rising,
or Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478 Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560 Hook, Coat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Headlights
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635 Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635 Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192 Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431 Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
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Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .624
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .626
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .562
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .579
Key-In Reminder . . . . . .
Keyless Entry System . . .
Key, Programming . . . . .
Key, Replacement . . . . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
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Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Light Bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634
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Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .637
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . . .491
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . .
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator)
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . .
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . .
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .637
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . .
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322 Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .317
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
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.315
.491
.120
.323
.311
.284
.541
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Load Leveling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine).
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Memory Feature (Memory Seat) . . . . . . . . .
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.317
.656
.253
.215
.133
.529
.338
.130
.131
.133
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Mode
Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
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Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .638
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .599
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .599
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .599
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .599
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .599
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
Overhead Travel Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . .252
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Pedals, Adjustable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Personal Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .502
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Lift Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .269
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Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Sliding Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .640
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap)
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Cross Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.431
.429
.437
.249
.142
Rear Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .556
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .529
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .429
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Removable Floor Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .595
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
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Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
Roof Rack (Luggage Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .642
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .625
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Adjustable Shoulder Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . .65
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Fold in Floor (Stow ⬘n Go) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Stow ⬘n Go (Fold in Floor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .639
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
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Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . . .317
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .656
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Sliding Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .461
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .429
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .633
Storage Bin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .633
Stow ⬘n Go (Fold in Floor) Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .74
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Sway Control, Trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . .
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) .
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . .
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire and Loading Information Placard . .
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . .
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.120
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.506
.509
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . .
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . .
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . .
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678 INDEX
Torque Converter Clutch . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24-Hour Towing Assistance
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Towing Assistance. . . . . . . . .
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control Switch . . . . .
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . . . .
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minimum Requirements . .
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer and Tongue Weight .
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .28
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®). . . .256
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .20
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Umbrella Holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528 Washer
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .622
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .478
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539 Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Rear Vent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .453
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598 Windshield Defroster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560 Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .311 Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .655 Zone Control (Temperature Control) . . . . . . . . . . . .431
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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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