2014 SRT Viper Owner`s Manual

2014 SRT Viper Owner`s Manual
2014 Viper
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
14ZD-126-AA
First Edition Rev 1
Printed in U.S.A.
Viper
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.
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.
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 nondrinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes
in design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any
obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident.
Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are
slower, and your judgment is impaired when you
have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2014 Chrysler Group LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
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INTRODUCTION
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
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techCongratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
nicians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfacLLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
tion.
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of the
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
this Owner’s Manual:
INTRODUCTION 5
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
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.
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is on the left
front corner of the instrument panel and is visible from
outside the vehicle through the windshield. This number
also appears on the top surface of the right-hand side
tunnel frame rail near the center of the vehicle, the
outboard facing surface of the right-hand side B-Pillar
frame rail, as well as the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the
vehicle registration, and the title.
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.
Vehicle Identification Number
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Ignition Or Accessory On Message . . . . . . . . . .15 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .21
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Unlock The Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Unlatch The Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM . . . . . . .18
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .23
▫ Rearming of the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .23
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▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Auto-Down Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ AUTO-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection . . .30
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ Seat Belts and Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Reset Auto-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air
Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
䡵 LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . .50
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .50
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions . . . .38 䡵 BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . . . . . . . .79
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .42
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䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Transporting Passengers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
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12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition with
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) the push of a button, as long as the Remote Keyless Entry
transmitter and a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN).
(RKE) transmitter is in the passenger compartment.
The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating
positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate
This vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™
when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and
feature, (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go⬙ in ⬙Things To ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further informa- RUN will illuminate.
tion).
NOTE: In case the ignition does not change with the
push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
have a low or dead battery.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature
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Key Fob
The Key Fob also contains the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in
the rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead.
The emergency key is also for locking the glove box. You
can keep the emergency key with you when valet parking.
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
on the back of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb
and then pull the key out with your other hand.
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Mechanical Latch On The Back Of The Key Fob
Emergency Key Removal
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Ignition Or Accessory On Message
Opening the driver’s door when the ignition is in ACC or
ON (engine not running), a chime will sound to remind
you to cycle the ignition to OFF. In addition to the chime,
the ignition or accessory on message will display in the
cluster.
NOTE: With the Uconnect® system, the power window
switches, radio and power outlets will remain active for
up to 10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature. The time for this feature is programmable. Refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle 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, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
The system uses a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter, a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) and a
RF receiver to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
SENTRY KEY®
After cycling the ignition to the ON/RUN position, the
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a
bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check,
it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start
the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the
engine being shut off after two seconds.
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible by an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the Key Fob from vehicle, cycle the ignition
OFF and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle
unattended.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatible with some aftermarket 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.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
always remember to place the ignition in the OFF
position.
All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authorized dealer. This procedure consists of programming a
cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
is one that has never been programmed.
Replacement Keys
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NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer Sys- VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM
tem serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the doors, liftgate,
authorized dealer.
and hood for unauthorized entry and the ignition for
unauthorized operation. If something triggers the alarm,
Customer Key Programming
the Vehicle Security Alarm will prevent the vehicle from
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
starting. It will also sound the horn and flash the park
performed at an authorized dealer.
lights, and taillights.
General Information
Rearming of the System
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules Part 15
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn off the
subject to the following conditions:
horn after three minutes, turn off all of the visual signals
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
(flashing lights) after 15 minutes, and then rearm itself.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Press the LIFTGATE release button on the RKE transmitter twice to allow access without triggering the alarm or
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
having to disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. Then,
1. Make sure the vehicle ignition system is the ⬙OFF⬙ within 30 seconds, open the liftgate by using the key
position.
cylinder or the LIFTGATE release switch located in the
exterior liftgate handle.
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
To Disarm The System
To Arm The System
Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch with The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
the driver and/or passenger door open.
the following methods:
Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry • Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
(RKE) transmitter.
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
• Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
position:
Entering The Liftgate With The System Armed
• Press the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button
NOTE: Using the key to open the liftgate while the
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
Vehicle Security Alarm is armed will trigger the alarm.
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NOTE:
Tamper Alert
• The liftgate key cylinder cannot arm or disarm the If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
Vehicle Security Alarm.
exterior lights will blink three times when you disarm the
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for tampering.
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
Electronic Immobilization System
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the The Electronic Immobilization system prevents unausystem will give you a false alarm. If one of the previ- thorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
ously described arming sequences has occurred, the system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle or unlocked.
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery The interior lights will turn on whenever a door is
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will opened or the liftgate is opened and the dimmer switch is
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the not in the defeat position.
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
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The interior lights will turn on, remain on for approxi- REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
mately 30 seconds, and then fade to off if any of the The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors
following occur:
and liftgate, or activate the Panic Alarm from distances
• A door is opened using the outside door handle and up to approximately 200 ft (60 m) using a hand-held Key
Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not
then closed.
need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
• A door is unlocked using the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
The interior lights will turn on and remain on for about
four seconds and then fade to off if a door is opened
using the inside door handle.
NOTE: None of the courtesy lights will operate if the
dimmer control is in the “defeat” position (extreme
downward position), unless the overhead map/reading
lights are turned on manually.
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Transmitter
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To Unlock The Doors
Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice to
unlock both doors and the liftgate. The park lights and
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the signal
and the illuminated entry system will turn on. refer to
“Uconnect® Access Programmable Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Access Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Access Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
To Lock The Doors
will illuminate in
NOTE: The Door Unlock Indicator
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitthe instrument cluster when one or both doors are
ter to lock the doors. The horn will chirp once and the
unlocked.
park lights and turn signal lights will flash to acknowlRemote Key Unlock, Driver Door/Both Doors First edge the signal.
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
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refer to “Uconnect® Access Settings” in “Understanding NOTE: The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the
ignition switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
the Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
To Unlatch The Liftgate
and horn will remain on.
Press the LIFTGATE button on the RKE transmitter two
Programming Additional Transmitters
times within five seconds to unlatch the liftgate.
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
Using The Panic Alarm
performed at an authorized dealer.
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one Transmitter Battery Replacement
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the battery.
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will
NOTE:
turn on.
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
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you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph • Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
(24 km/h) or greater.
housing or the printed circuit board.
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1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch on the back of the RKE transmitter sideways
with your thumb and then pull the key out with your
other hand.
of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
the seal during removal.
Separating The RKE Transmitter Case
3. Remove the battery by turning the back cover over
(battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade
solid surface such as a table or similar, then replace the
battery. When replacing the battery, match the + sign
screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves
Emergency Key Removal
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on the battery to the + sign on the inside of the battery 1. Closeness to a radio transmitter, such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
clip, located on the back cover. Avoid touching the
radios can affect transmitter operation. To verify if this
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
is the cause, move the vehicle to another area and test
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it
RKE transmitter operation.
with rubbing alcohol.
4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two 2. The RKE transmitter may become “out of sync” and
will no longer function if operated more than 255
halves together.
times while out of range of the vehicle (23 ft or 7 m) or
General Information
if operated while the vehicle battery is dead or disconThis RKE transmitter complies with FCC rules Part 15.
nected. To “synchronize” the RKE transmitter, cycle
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
the ignition to the OFF position. Close the hood and all
doors. Press both buttons on the RKE transmitter for
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
about 10 seconds. The horn will chirp once to ac2. This device must accept any interference that may be
knowledge the signal. Normal RKE transmitter operareceived, including interference that may cause undetion should resume.
sired operation.
3. The RKE transmitter battery may be weak or dead.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
The expected life of the battery is a minimum of three
distance, check for these two conditions:
years.
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DOOR LOCKS
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Do not touch the exhaust pipe sill covers when
entering or exiting your vehicle. They can be hot
enough to burn you. Observe the warning labels on
each door closure panel.
• For personal security in the event of an collision,
lock the vehicle doors as you drive as well as when
you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always cycle the ignition
to the OFF position lock, and lock your vehicle.
Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause
severe personal injuries and death.
(Continued)
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
injured seriously or fatally. Don’t leave the ignition
in the ON position. A child could operate power
windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is on each door trim panel. Use
this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
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WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of a
collision, lock the vehicle doors before 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.
• 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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Power Door Lock Switch
If you press the power door lock switch while the
ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN position, and any
front door is open, the power locks will not operate. This
prevents you from accidentally locking the Key Fob in
the vehicle. Cycling the ignition to the OFF position or
closing the door will allow the locks to operate. If a door
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is open, and the ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
position, a chime will sound as a reminder to remove the The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
Key Fob.
power door locks if:
will illuminate in
NOTE: The Door Unlock Indicator
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enthe instrument cluster when one or both doors are
abled.
unlocked.
2. The driver door is opened.
Automatic Door Locks
3. The doors were not previously unlocked.
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 5 mph (8 km/h). The To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Setauto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your tings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
authorized dealer for service.
further information.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
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There are single window controls on the passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door window.
Power Windows
The window controls will operate only when the ignition
The window controls on the driver’s door control both of is in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
the door windows.
The power window switches will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF position.
Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The
time is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Access Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
WINDOWS
Power Window Switches
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WARNING!
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and do
not let children play with power windows. Do not
leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become
entrapped by the windows while operating the
power window switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
Auto-Down Feature
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the AUTO-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
AUTO-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection
Lift the window switch to the second detent, release, and
the window will go up automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
AUTO-up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
the first detent and release it when you want the window
to stop.
NOTE:
Both power window switches have an AUTO-down
• If the window runs into any obstacle during autofeature. Press the window switch to the second detent,
closure, it will reverse direction and then go back
release, and the window will go down automatically.
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
To open the window part way, press the window switch
switch again to close the window.
to the first detent and release it when you want the
window to stop.
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• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger 2. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autoadditional two seconds after the window is closed.
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
first detent and hold to close the window manually.
3. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue
• If the window detects an obstacle 10 times in a row, the
to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
express up feature unlearns.
after the window is fully open.
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
Reset Auto-Up
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
may need to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
1. Make sure the door is fully closed.
LIFTGATE
The liftgate can be unlocked or locked by the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, the manual lock cylinder located on the rear panel or by activating either of the
power door lock switches located on the door trim
panels.
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Once unlocked, the liftgate can be opened or closed. To
open the liftgate, press the LIFTGATE RELEASE switch
located under the right side of the tail panel, which is
located below the liftgate, then pull the liftgate open with
one fluid motion.
Rear Panel Manual Lock Cylinder
To unlock the liftgate with the RKE transmitter, press the
LIFTGATE button on the RKE transmitter two times.
Pull Up On The Liftgate
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NOTE: The liftgate release switch will be ignored under
the following conditions:
• When the ignition is in ON/RUN and the parking
brake is not set.
• When vehicle speed is not 0 mph (0 km/h).
• When all doors are locked (except for RKE transmitter
liftgate access). Refer to “Entering the Liftgate with the
System Armed — Coupe” under “Security Alarm
System” for additional information.
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.
The liftgate ajar icon will illuminate in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) when the liftgate is Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
However, because the gas pressure drops with temperaopen.
ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
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OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
out and then adjusting the belt to the desired length to
restrain a child seat or secure a large item in a seat —
if equipped
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating
seat belts, the seat belts or tether anchor feature also can
positions
be used to hold infant and child restraint systems. For
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passen- more information on the tether anchor, refer to Child
ger
Restraint Tether Anchor.
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering
wheel
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
• Seat belts incorporate pretensioners to enhance occupant protection by managing occupant energy during
an impact event
• Passenger side seatbelt incorporates an Automatic
Locking Retractor (ALR), which locks the seat belt
webbing into position by extending the belt all the way
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
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NOTE: The Advanced Front Air bags have a multistage
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
severity and type of collision.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause an collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in an 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.
WARNING!
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.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
Each seat belt is a combined lap/shoulder belt system.
The belt webbing retractor will lock only during very
sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the shoulder
portion of the belt to move freely with you under normal
conditions. However, in an collision, the belt will lock
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and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the vehicle
or being thrown out of the vehicle.
WARNING!
• 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.
• 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 force of a collision they best.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place can 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 wear
you seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in an collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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To utilize the seat belt guide loop, unsnap the guide loop
The seat belt should be routed through the seat belt guide retainer by pulling up on the head of the retainer and
loop located on the outboard side of the seat while it is in pulling the seat belt guide loop outward.
use.
Seat Belt Guide Loop
Pulling Up On The Seat Belt Guide Loop Retainer Head
Seat Belt Guide Loop Location
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2. The seat belt latch plate is located at the side of your
seat back. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt.
Seat Belt Guide Loop Unsnapped
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
Latch Plate
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
3. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary
adjust the seat.
to make the belt go around your lap.
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4. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
WARNING!
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride
too high on your body, possibly causing internal
injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop, you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
(Continued)
Latch Plate To Buckle
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WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
Removing Slack From Belt
6. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, lift up on the
shoulder belt and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt
reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in an
5. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
collision.
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up a little on the shoulder belt, as shown.
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
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 part of your seat 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.
7. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
8. To release the belt, push the red button in the buckle.
The belt will retract automatically to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the
webbing to allow it to retract fully.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically preshoulder belt.
locked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is availanchor point.
able on all passenger-seating positions with a combina2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, tion lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate. position that has a belt with this feature. Children 12
years old and under should always be properly re3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
strained in a vehicle with a rear seat.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
the latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the 1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
folded webbing.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
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3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will Seat Belt Pretensioners
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is The seat belts for both front seating positions are
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of an
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
collision. These devices may improve the performance of
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
the seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
occupant early in an collision. Pretensioners work for all
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
size occupants, including those in child restraints.
locking mode.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
WARNING!
worn snugly and positioned properly.
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if
the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Re(ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretenworking properly when checked according to the sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®)
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.
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 (if equipped) in pet harnesses or pet carriers
The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle that are secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly
stowed.
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime. BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your authoOnce the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire rized dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened. deactivating BeltAlert®.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occuwhile the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
pants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
BeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
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Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use the
seat belt extender 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.
Pregnant women should wear the lap portion 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 an collision.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when extended fully, your
authorized dealer can provide you with a seat belt
extender. This extender should only be used 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 the driver
and passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air Bag is
mounted in the steering wheel. The passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted underneath a cover in
the passenger’s side of the instrument panel. The words
SRS/AIRBAG is embossed on the air bag covers.
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The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on several factors, including
collision severity and type and occupant size.
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 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.
NOTE: The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bags are certified to new Federal regulations.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a
collision severe enough to cause the air bag to
inflate.
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, air bags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have air
bags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during air bag deployment could cause serious injury. Air bags need room to inflate. Sit back,
extending your arms comfortably to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
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NOTE:
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize
the risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
• The passenger Advanced Front Air Bag may be deactivated if the Occupant Classification System (refer to 1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
“Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls”) estibuckled up in a vehicle with a rear seat.
mates the seat is empty or is occupied by someone that
is classified in the “child” category. This could be a
WARNING!
child, a teenager, or even a small adult. Therefore, even
if the driver’s Advanced Front Air Bag deploys, the • Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag may not deploy.
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
• Air bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim;
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
but they will open during air bag deployment.
facing infant seat.
•
Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
vehicle with a rear seat.
authorized dealer immediately.
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
secured in a vehicle with a rear seat in child restraints or
belt positioning booster seats. Older children who do not
use child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats
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should ride properly buckled up in a vehicle with a rear 4. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
seat. Never allow children to slide the shoulder belt
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
behind them or under their arm.
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
under “If You Need Assistance.”
If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat Air Bag System Components
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
(Refer to “Child Restraints”) You should read the instrucsystem components:
tions provided with your child restraint to make sure that
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
you are using it properly.
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
• Air Bag Warning Light
• Steering Wheel and Column
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
• Instrument Panel
back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front
• Knee Impact Bolsters
Air Bags room to inflate.
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
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• Front Impact Sensors
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
and Seat Track Position Sensors
used for more severe collisions.
• Occupant Classification System (OCS)
Knee Impact Bolsters
• Occupant Classification Module (OCM)
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
• Passenger Air Bag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light
driver and front passenger, and position the front occu• Bladder
pants for the best interaction with the Advanced Front
• Belt Tension Sensor
Air Bags.
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage Air Bags work with the knee impact bolsters to provide
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides improved protection for the driver and front passenger.
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
sensors.
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
required for this vehicle.
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The ORC determines if deployment of the front air bags
in a frontal collision is required. Based on the impact
sensors signals, a central electronic ORC deploys the
Advanced Front Air Bags, and seat belt pretentioners, as
required, depending on several factors, including the
severity and type of impact. The ORC may deactivate the
Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag based on input from
the Occupant Classification System (OCS).
Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
certain frontal collisions depending on the severity and
type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags are not
expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or
rollover collisions.
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.
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
have deployed.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
away from an inflating air bag.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the air bag system whenever the ignition is in the START
or ON/RUN position. If the ignition is in the OFF
The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all
position, in the ACC position, the air bag system is not on
frontal collisions, including some that may produce suband the air bags will not inflate.
stantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On
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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.
and
The ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning Light
Passenger Air Bag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light
for
four to eight seconds as a self-check when the ignition is
first turned to ON/RUN. After the self-check, the Air Bag
Warning Light will turn off and the PAD Indicator Light
will function normally (Refer to “Passenger Air Bag
Disable (PAD) Indicator Light”). If the ORC detects a
malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the Air
Bag Warning Light either momentarily or continuously.
A single chime will sound if the light comes on again
after initial startup.
WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
Driver Air Bag/Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
The Driver Advanced Front Air Bag Inflator Unit is
mounted in the steering wheel. The Passenger Advanced
Front Air Bag Inflator Unit is mounted underneath a
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instru- cover in the passenger side of the instrument panel.
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Adnoted that could affect the Air Bag system. The diagnos- vanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
tics also record the nature of the malfunction.
quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
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Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
may be possible based on several factors, including
collision type, severity and occupant size. The steering
wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side of the
instrument panel separate and then fold out of the way,
as the air bags inflate to their full size. The air bags inflate
fully in about 50 to 70 ms. This is about half of the time
it takes to blink your eyes. The air bags then deflate
quickly while helping to restrain the driver and passenger. The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented toward
the instrument panel through vent holes in the air bag
material. In this way, the air bags do not interfere with
your control of the vehicle.
Occupant Classification System (OCS) — Front
Passenger Seat
The OCS is part of a Federally regulated safety system for
this vehicle. It is designed to deactivate the front Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag for an unoccupied seat and
for occupants classified in a category other than a properly seated adult. This could be a child, teenager, or even
an adult.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
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The Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag may be deactivated if the OCS estimates that:
• The front passenger seat is unoccupied or has very
light objects in it
• The front passenger seat is occupied by a rearwardfacing infant seat
• The front passenger seat is occupied by a child,
including a child seated in a forward-facing child
restraint or booster seat
• The front passenger seat is occupied by a small passenger, including a small adult
• The front passenger is not properly seated or his/her
weight is taken off of the seat for a period of time
Passenger Air Bag Disable (PAD) System
Passenger Seat
Passenger AdPassenger Air
Occupant Stavanced Air Bag
Bag Status
tus
Disabled Indicator Light
(“PAD”) Status
Unoccupied
NOT ILLUMIDEACTIVATED
seat *
NATED
Grocery bags,
“PASSENGER
DEACTIVATED
AIR BAG OFF”
heavy briefcases, and other
relatively light
objects
Rearward facing
“PASSENGER
DEACTIVATED
infant seat**
AIR BAG OFF”
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Passenger Air Bag Disable (PAD) System
Child, including
“PASSENGER
DEACTIVATED
a child seated in AIR BAG OFF”
a forwardfacing child restraint or
booster seat**
Small adult
“PASSENGER
DEACTIVATED
AIR BAG OFF”
Properly seated
NOT ILLUMIACTIVATED
adult
NATED
Front Air Bag. Never allow children to ride in the front
passenger seat and never install a child restraint system,
including a rearward-facing infant seat, in this vehicle.
* When the right front passenger seat is empty or when
very light objects are placed on the seat, the passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag will not inflate even though the
PAD indicator light is NOT illuminated.
The driver and passenger must always use the PAD
Indicator Light as a determination of whether the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag is activated or deactivated. If the PAD Indicator Light is illuminated with the
words “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” when an adult is in
**It is possible for a child to be classified as an adult,
allowing the deployment of the passenger Advanced
Lighter Weight Passengers (Including Small Adults)
When a lighter weight passenger, including a small adult
occupies the passenger seat, the Passenger Advanced
Front Air Bag may be deactivated. Therefore, the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag may or may not be activated
for a lighter weight passenger, including a small adult
(depending on size) who is seated in the passenger seat.
This does not mean that the OCS is working improperly.
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Air Bag Warning Light
the front passenger seat, have the passenger reposition •
his/her body in the seat until the PAD Indicator Light
Occupant Classification Module (OCM)
goes out.
The Occupant Classification Module (OCM) is located
If the PAD Indicator Light is illuminated with the words underneath the passenger seat.
“PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” the Passenger Advanced
Front Air Bag will not inflate in the event of a collision. The OCM uses input from the Bladder to classify the
occupant in the passenger seat into a size category. The
The Occupant Classification System (OCS) consists of OCM communicates this information to the ORC. The
the following:
ORC may deactivate the Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag deployment based on occupant classification.
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Occupant Classification Module (OCM) located under- Bladder
neath the front passenger seat
The Bladder is located beneath the passenger seat cush• Bladder located beneath the passenger seat cushion ion foam. The Bladder sends signals to the OCM for
classifying the occupant in the front passenger seat. Any
foam
weight on the seat will be sensed by the Bladder. In order
Passenger Air Bag Disabled (PAD) Indicator for the OCS to operate as designed, it is important for the
•
Light – an amber light located in the center of the front passenger to be seated properly and properly
instrument panel
wearing the seat belt.
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Properly seated passengers are:
• Sitting upright
Do not decrease the passenger’s total seated weight on
the passenger seat
Decreasing the passenger’s total seated weight on the
passenger seat may result in serious injury or death. The
• Sitting in the center of the seat with their feet comfort- OCS determines the most probable classification of the
ably on or near the floor
occupant that it detects. The OCS bladder will detect the
passenger’s decreased total seated weight, which may
• Sitting with their back against the seat back and the
result in deactivation of the Passenger Advanced Front
seat back in an upright position
Air Bag in a collision and may cause serious injury or
death. This does not mean that the OCS is working
WARNING!
improperly. Decreasing the passenger’s total seated
Occupants in the front passenger seat sitting improp- weight on the passenger seat may result in deactivation
erly may deactivate the Passenger Advanced Front of the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag under certain
Air Bag. This may result in serious injury or death in conditions, for example:
a collision. Always wear your seat belt and sit properly, with the seat back in an upright position, your • The front passenger’s weight is transferred to another
part of the vehicle (like the door, arm rest or instruback against the seat back, sitting upright, facing
ment panel)
forward, in the center of the seat, with your feet
comfortably on or near the floor.
• Facing forward
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58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
• The front passenger leans forward, sideways or turns result in activation of the Passenger Advanced Front Air
around
Bag in a collision and may cause serious injury or death.
This does not mean that the OCS is working improperly.
• The front passenger seatback is not in the full upright
Increasing the passenger’s total seated weight on the
position
passenger seat may result in activation of the Passenger
• Objects are lodged under the passenger seat
Advanced Front Air Bag under certain conditions, for
example:
• Objects are lodged between the passenger seat and
center console
• The front passenger leans forward, sideways or turns
around
• Anything that may decrease the passenger’s total
• The front passenger seatback is not in the full upright
seated weight
position
Do not increase the passenger’s total seated weight on
• The front passenger carries or holds an object while
the passenger seat
seated (e.g., backpack, box, etc.)
Increasing the passenger’s total seated weight on the
passenger seat may result in serious injury or death. The • Objects are lodged under the passenger seat
OCS determines the most probable classification of the
• Objects are lodged between the passenger seat and
occupant that it detects. The OCS bladder will detect the
center console
passenger’s increased total seated weight, which may
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 59
• Accessories that may increase the total seated weight
on the passenger seat are attached to the passenger
seat
• Anything that may increase the passenger’s total
seated weight
will illuminate whenever
The Air Bag Warning Light
the OCS is unable to classify the front passenger seat
status or when there is a fault present in the OCS.
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.
WARNING!
If there is a fault present in the OCS, both the PAD
Indicator Light and the Air Bag Warning Light will
illuminate to show that the Passenger Advanced
Front Air Bag is deactivated. Should this occur, the
Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag will remain deactivated until the fault is cleared. This indicates that
you should take the vehicle to an authorized dealer
for service immediately.
Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag Disabled (PAD)
Indicator Light
The PAD Indicator Light (an amber light located in the
center of the instrument panel) tells the driver and front
passenger when the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag is
deactivated. The PAD Indicator light illuminates the
words “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” to show that the
Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag will not inflate during
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60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
a collision. When the right front passenger seat is empty
or when very light objects are placed on the seat, the
Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag will not inflate even
though the PAD indicator light is not illuminated.
The PAD indicator light should not be illuminated when
an adult passenger is properly seated in the front passenger seat. In this case, the Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag is ready to be inflated if a collision requires Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag deployment. Drivers and
adult passengers should verify that the PAD Indicator
Light is not illuminated when an adult is riding in the
front passenger seat. If an adult occupant’s weight is
transferred to another part of the vehicle (like the door or
instrument panel), the Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag may be deactivated and the PAD Indicator Light will
be illuminated.
the passenger seat and for most properly installed child
restraint systems. However, under certain conditions,
even with a properly installed child restraint system, the
PAD Indicator Light may not be illuminated, even
though the Advanced Front Air Bag is deactivated. This
can occur if the child restraint is lighter than the threshold weight necessary to illuminate the PAD Indicator
Light. In any case, DO NOT assume the Passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag is deactivated unless the PAD
Indicator Light is illuminated with the words “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF.”
If the PAD Indicator Light is Illuminated for an Adult
Passenger:
If an adult passenger is seated in the passenger seat, but
the PAD Indicator Light is illuminated, the passenger
may be sitting improperly. Follow the steps below to
The Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag will be deacti- allow the OCS to detect the adult passenger’s total seated
vated for most any size child who is seated properly in weight to activate the Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag:
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1. Turn off the vehicle and have the adult passenger step
out of the vehicle.
2. Remove any extra materials from the passenger seat,
such as; cushions, pads, seat covers, seat massagers,
blankets, extra clothing, etc.
3. Place the seatback in the full upright position.
4. Have the adult passenger sit upright in the passenger
seat, sitting in the center of the seat cushion, with the
passenger’s legs fully extended.
5. Restart the vehicle and have the passenger remain in
this sitting position for two to three minutes after
restarting the vehicle.
WARNING!
If the PAD Indicator Light remains illuminated for
an adult passenger, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately. Failure to do so may
cause serious injury or death. If the PAD Indicator
Light is illuminated with the words “PASSENGER
AIR BAG OFF” the Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag will not inflate in the event of a collision.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
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The passenger seat assembly contains critical compo- • Do not replace the seat cover or cushion with an
nents that may affect Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
aftermarket seat cover or cushion.
inflation. In order for the OCS to properly classify a front
• Do not add a secondary seat cover or mat.
seat passenger, the OCS components must function as
designed. Do not make any modifications to the front • At no time should any supplemental restraint system
passenger seat components, assembly, or to the seat
(SRS) component or SRS related component or fastener
be modified or replaced with any part except those
cover. If the seat, trim cover, or cushion needs service for
which are approved by Chrysler Group LLC.
any reason, take the vehicle to your authorized dealer.
Only Chrysler Group LLC approved seat accessories may
be used.
WARNING!
The following requirements must be strictly followed:
• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
components in any way.
• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers or
cushions not designated by Chrysler Group LLC for
the specific model being repaired. Always use the
correct seat cover and cushion specified for the vehicle.
Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the passenger seat assembly, its related components,
seat cover or cushion may inadvertently change the
air bag deployment in case of a frontal collision. This
could result in death or serious injury to the front
passenger if the vehicle is involved in a collision. A
modified vehicle may not comply with required
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 63
WARNING! (Continued)
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)
and/or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(CMVSS).
Front Impact Sensors
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition is cycled to OFF.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or until the ignition is cycled to
OFF.
In front impacts, impact sensors can aid the ORC in
• Unlock the doors automatically.
determining appropriate response to impact 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 air bags will not deploy in all collisions.
event the ORC will determine whether to have the This does not mean something is wrong with the air bag
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the follow- system.
ing functions:
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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.
(Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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Air Bag Warning Light
You will want to have the air bags ready to inflate for
your protection in a collision. The Air Bag
Warning Light monitors the internal circuits
and interconnecting wiring associated with air
bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may not be
ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly check the fuse
block for blown fuses. Refer to the label located on the inside
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during of the fuse block cover for the proper air bag fuses. See your
the four to eight seconds when the ignition is first authorized dealer if the fuse is good.
cycled to the ON/RUN position.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 67
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
is designed to record such data as:
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law en• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
were buckled/fastened;
crash investigation.
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To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
vehicle or the EDR.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to ensure you have the correct seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
child.
Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has
a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
time, including babies and children.
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
Child Restraints
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
hold even an infant on your lap could become so
great that you could not hold the child, no matter
how strong you are. The child and others could be
badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle
should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 69
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
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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70 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Infant and Child Restraints
• Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardfacing in the vehicle until they are two years old or
until they reach either the height or weight limit of
their rear facing child safety seat. Two types of child
restraints can be used rearward-facing: infant carriers
and convertible child seats.
• 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
rearward-facing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher weight limit in
the rearward-facing direction than infant carriers do,
so they can be used rearward-facing by children who
have outgrown their infant carrier but are still less than
at least two years old. Children should remain
rearward-facing until they reach the highest weight or
height allowed by their convertible child seat.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
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Older Children and Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride 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
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or tether anchorage, 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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72 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Children Too Large for Booster Seats
• Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in the seat. Use this
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the
belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face
or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle.
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm
• Can the child sit all the way back against the back of
or behind their back.
the vehicle seat?
• Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front of
the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the way
back?
• Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
• Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the tether
anchorage can lead to failure of an infant or child
restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed.
Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when
installing an infant or child restraint.
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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
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
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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Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
belt
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
against the child seat.
The passenger seat belt is equipped with an automatic 5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
locking retractor for child restraint system installation. It
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
is designed to keep the lap portion the seat belt tight
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
around the child restraint (Refer to “Automatic Locking
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
Mode”).
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
Installing a Child Restraint with a Switchable Automatic
Locking Retractor (ALR):
6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
locked, you should not be able to pull out any web1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
position.
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click.”
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
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8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the Installing Child Restraints Using the Top Tether
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect Anchorage
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
strap. See section ⬙Installing Child Restraints Using
Always use the tether anchor when using the
the Top Tether Anchorage⬙ for directions to attach a
seat belt to install a forward facing child retether anchor.
straint, up to the recommended weight limit of
the child restraint. There is a tether strap an9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt chor located behind the child tether access cover behind
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) the passenger seat to the anchor.
in any direction.
To attach a child restraint tether strap to the anchor:
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the 1. Move the seat forward.
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
2. Move the seatback to its full forward position.
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3. Remove the child tether access cover by prying either
side with a screwdriver or similar tool, as shown.
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Child Seat Tether Anchor
Child Seat Tether Access Cover
NOTE: While the child seat tether anchor is in use, keep
the access cover in a safe place so that it can be replaced
after the child seat is removed.
4. Pass the child restraint tether hook through either
opening in the seatback underneath the head restraint.
78 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
5. Attach the tether hook to the anchor loop.
7. Return the seatback to an upright position.
8. Install the child restraint using the seat belt according
to the manufacturer’s directions.
9. Remove slack from the tether strap according to the
child restraint manufacturer’s directions.
WARNING!
Tether Hook
6. Move the seat to its farthest rearward position. Apply
body pressure to the seat to be sure the seat adjusters
have latched.
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 79
Transporting Pets
• Avoid driving at a constant speed, either fast or slow,
for long periods.
Deploying air bags could harm your pet. An unrestrained
pet will be thrown about and possibly injured, or injure a • Do not make any full throttle starts and avoid full
passenger during panic braking or in an collision.
throttle acceleration.
Pets should be restrained in pet harnesses or pet carriers • Use the proper gear for your speed range.
that are secured by seat belts.
• Wait until the engine has reached normal operating
temperature before driving at the recommended maxiBREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
mum break-in speed.
A long break-in period is not required for the drivetrain
(engine, transmission, and rear axle) in your new vehicle. • Avoid excessive idling.
Following these few simple guidelines is all that is • Check the engine oil level at every fuel fill.
necessary for a good break-in.
NOTE: A new engine will consume some oil during the
For the first 500 miles (800 km):
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
• Keep your vehicle speed below the legal, posted speed should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
not interpreted as a sign of difficulty.
limit and your engine speed below 4,000 RPM.
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SAFETY TIPS
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
(Continued)
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 81
WARNING! (Continued)
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate/
rear doors open, make sure that all windows are
closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is
set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation
mode.
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling
controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into Vehicle
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
Seat Belts
system.
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
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Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
Air Bag Warning Light
The light should come on and remain on for four to eight
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition is first cycled
to ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your
authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes
on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Always use floor mats designed to fit the foot well 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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 83
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Door Latches
Tires
Fluid Leaks
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread. Inspect the tread and sidewall for
cuts and cracks. Check the wheel nuts for tightness.
Check the tires for proper 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.
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
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 (if
equipped), or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause
should be located and corrected immediately.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
▫ Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
▫ Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
▫ Manual Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ Power Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ Non-Adjustable Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . .97
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .97
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
▫ Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
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86 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .106
▫ To Deactivate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
▫ To Resume Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 䡵 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
▫ Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 TILT STEERING COLUMN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . .
䡵 ADJUSTABLE PEDALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® .
▫ Adjustable Foot Rest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . .
.114
.116
.117
.118
.118
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 87
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .121 䡵 CUPHOLDERS — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .122 䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
▫ Using HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
▫ Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
▫ Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .125
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
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MIRRORS
Automatic Dimming Mirror
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. This feature will be defaulted
on, and only be disabled when the vehicle is moving in
reverse.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
NOTE: The mirror contains an Assist button and a 9–1–1
button located on the bottom of the mirror.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 89
Assist Call
9-1-1 Call
The rear view mirror contains an ASSIST push button Report an accident without taking your eyes off the road.
which automatically connects the vehicle occupants to Just press 9-1-1 on your mirror and connect.
one of several predefined locations for immediate support:
CAUTION!
• Roadside Assistance – If you get a flat tire, or need a
tow, just press the Assist button and you’ll be connected to someone who can help. Roadside Assistance
will know what vehicle you’re driving and its location.
Additional fees may apply for roadside Assistance.
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Outside Mirrors
• Uconnect® Access Customer Care – In-vehicle support
for Uconnect® Access and Uconnect® Access via Mo- To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight
bile features.
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
• Vehicle Customer Care – Total support for all other
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
vehicle issues.
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the
lane next to your vehicle.
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in the passenger side mirror.
Power Mirrors
The power mirror controls are located on the driver-side
door trim panel.
Power Mirror Controls
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91
The power mirror controls consist of mirror select buttons and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right) to select the
mirror that you want to adjust.
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.
Vanity Mirror
A vanity mirror is on the passenger side sun visor. To use
Vanity Mirror
the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the SEATS
mirror cover upward.
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
vehicle.
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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.
position. Then, using body pressure, move forward and
rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters
have latched.
Manual Seats
Forward and Rearward Adjustment
The adjusting bar is at the front of the seat, near the floor.
Pull the bar upward to move the seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once the seat is in the desired
Seat Adjustment Bar
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 93
Seat Height Adjustment
Recliner Adjustment
The seat height adjustment lever is located on the outboard side of the seat. Pull upward on the lever to raise
the seat height or push downward on the lever to lower
the seat height.
The recliner lever is located on the outboard side of the
seat. To recline the seat, lean forward slightly, pull the
recliner lever upward, lean backward until the seat is in
the desired position, and release the lever. To return the
seat to its full upright position, lean forward, pull the
recliner lever upward and hold it until the seat returns to
its full upright position.
Height Adjustment Lever
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WARNING!
Recline Lever
• 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.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 95
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
Power Seats
On models equipped with power seats, the power seat The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
switch is located on the outboard side of the seat near the Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
floor.
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. Push
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 is reached.
Reclining The Seatback Forward Or Rearward
Power Seat Switch
The seatback can be reclined both forward and rearward.
Push the power seat recliner switch forward or rearward,
the seatback will move in the direction of the switch.
Release the switch when the desired position has been
reached.
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WARNING!
Power Seat Recliner Switch
• 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.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under a power seat or impede
its ability to move as it may cause damage to the seat
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 97
CAUTION! (Continued)
controls. Seat travel may become limited if movement is
stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s path.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
1. Reach into the back side area of the drivers front
fender to gain access to the hood release lever.
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Non-Adjustable Head Restraints
The non-adjustable head restraints are form fitted into
the upper structure of the seatback and are designed to
reduce the risk of injury by restricting head movement in
the event of a rear impact. The seatback should be
properly adjusted to an upright position where the head
restraint is positioned as close as possible to the back of
your head.
WARNING!
Be certain that the seatback is locked securely into
position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the
proper stability for passengers. An improperly
latched seatback could cause serious injury.
Hood Release Lever Location
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2. Pull the hood release lever rearward to release the
hood latches.
Opened Hood
Hood Release Lever
3. Lift the hood upward to the full forward position.
NOTE: The recommended lift point is to place the lifting
hand forward of one of the wiper arms and pull up. The
assist props will help raise and hold the hood to a normal
usage position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 99
CAUTION!
WARNING!
• Do not leave the hood open in areas where strong
gust of wind are likely. Such a place might be by
the side of the road where large trucks pass by.
Strong gusts of wind may damage the hood. Always close the hood in such situations.
• To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood
to close it. Simply lower the hood until it is open
approximately 18 in (46 cm) and then drop it. This
should secure both latches. If both latches did not
secure, a slight push effort in the same area used
for opening the hood (front of wiper arm) needs to
be applied to secure the latches. Never drive the
vehicle unless the hood is fully closed with both
latches engaged.
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.
LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side of
the instrument panel. This switch controls the
operation of the headlights, parking lights, instrument panel lights, instrument panel light dimming and
interior lights.
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Automatic Headlights
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the A
(AUTO) position. When the system is on, the headlight
time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after placing the ignition
in the OFF position. To turn the Automatic system off,
move the headlight switch out of the AUTO position.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will come on in the automatic mode.
Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
headlight, parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System, refer to turn off in the normal manner.
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your InstruNOTE:
ment Panel” for further information.
• The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds of
Headlight Time Delay
placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
feature.
for up to 90 seconds (programmable) when leaving your
• The headlight delay time is programmable using the
vehicle in an unlit area.
Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
To activate the delay feature, place the ignition in the OFF
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off
information.
the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval
Daytime Running Lights
begins when the headlight switch is turned off.
If you turn the headlights or parking lights on, or place The LED Daytime Running Lights will come on whenthe ignition in ACC or RUN, the system will cancel the ever the engine is running and the park brake is off. The
headlight switch must be used for normal nighttime
delay.
driving.
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NOTE: If allowed by law in the country in which the
vehicle was purchased the Daytime Running Lights can
be turned on and off using the Uconnect® System, refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is placed in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert
the driver when the driver’s door is opened.
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
Multifunction Lever
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 103
Turn Signals
High/Low Beam Switch
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
NOTE:
Flash-To-Pass
• 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.
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
will turn on the high beams headlights until the lever is
released.
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the EVIC
(if equipped) and a continuous chime will sound if the
vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either
turn signal on.
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Interior Lights
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is moved to
the LOCK position. This will occur if the interior lights
were switched on manually or are on because a door is
open. This includes the glove box light, but not the trunk
light. To restore interior light operation, either turn the
ignition to the ON/RUN position or cycle the light
switch.
Dimmer Controls
The dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is
located on the left side of the instrument panel. Rotating
the dimmer control upward with the parking lights or
headlights on will increase the brightness of the instrument panel lights and ambient lighting.
Dimmer Control
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105
Interior Light Control
Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the dimmer control completely upward to the Rotate the dimmer control to the extreme bottom OFF
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior position. The interior lights will remain off when the
lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this doors are open.
position.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the instrument panel dimmer control upward to
the first detent. This feature brightens all text displays
such as the odometer, EVIC (if equipped), and radio
when the position lights or headlights are on.
Interior Lights
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
Intermittent Wiper System
The multifunction lever operates the windshield wipers
and washer when the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN
or ACC position. The multifunction lever is located on
the left side of the steering column.
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent position, and then turn the
end of the lever to select the desired delay interval. There
are four delay settings, which allow you to regulate the
wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second
to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds between
cycles. The delay intervals will double in duration when
the vehicle speed is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first
detent, past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper
operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent
settings for high-speed wiper operation.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Control
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 107
CAUTION!
• Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than off.
• In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the “Park” position before turning off the engine. If the wiper
switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the
windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur
when the vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
off position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned off and the blades cannot return to the off
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
Mist Feature
When a single wipe to clear off road mist or spray from
a passing vehicle is needed, push the washer knob,
located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
the first detent and release. The wipers will cycle one
time and automatically shut off.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
Windshield Washers
To use the windshield washer, push the washer knob,
located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
the second detent. Washer fluid will be sprayed and the
wiper will operate for two to three cycles after the washer
knob is released from this position. If the washer knob is
depressed while in the delay range, the wiper will
operate for several seconds after the washer knob is
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released. It will then resume the intermittent interval
previously selected. If the washer knob is pushed while
in the off position, the wiper will turn on and cycle
approximately three times after the wash knob is released.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System, refer to
containers.
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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.
TILT STEERING COLUMN
The tilt release lever is located below the multifunction
lever on the left side of the steering column. To tilt the
column, simply pull the release lever rearward toward
you and then move the steering wheel upward or downward as desired. When the column is in the desired
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109
position, push the release lever forward to lock the
column firmly in place.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS
Tilt Steering Column Lever
The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a
greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and
seat position. This feature allows the brake, accelerator,
and clutch pedal to move toward or away from the driver
to provide improved position with the steering wheel.
The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition in off/acc
and run.
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110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
The adjustable pedal switch is located to the left side of NOTE:
the steering column.
• Always adjust the pedals to a position that allows full
pedal travel.
• Further small adjustments may be necessary to find
the best possible seat/pedal position.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals
or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
adjustable pedal’s path.
Adjustable Pedals Switch
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.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111
Adjustable Foot Rest
To adjust the pedal:
This feature allows the driver to adjust the foot rest 1. Adjust the seat and steering column to a comfortable
forward or backward and to rotate it upward or downposition.
ward to allow for greater driving comfort.
2. Using a 13 mm socket wrench, loosen the nut on the
pedal.
3. Slide the pedal either forward or backward and rotate
it upward or downward as desired.
4. Tighten the nut, being careful not to over tighten it.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
Adjustable Foot Rest
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
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112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple speed control buttons are pressed 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.
To Activate
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
4 — CANCEL
2 — RES +
3 — SET -
Push the ON/OFF button to activate the Electronic Speed
Control. The Cruise Indicator Light in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will illuminate. To
turn the system off, push the ON/OFF button a second
time. The Cruise Indicator Light will turn off. The system
should be turned off when not in use.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113
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.
the set speed or normal brake pressure while slowing the
vehicle will deactivate the 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.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle above 20 mph (32 km/h).
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
To Vary The Speed Setting
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inoperate at the selected speed.
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
and on level ground before pressing the SET (-) button.
increase until the button is released, then the new set
speed will be established.
To Deactivate
To Set A Desired Speed
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, manually accelerating 10 mph (16 km/h) above
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114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph To Accelerate For Passing
(1.0 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.0 km/h).
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
NOTE: If the accelerated speed goes above 10 mph
set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
(16 km/h) of the set speed, the Electronic Speed Control
held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
will deactivate.
decrease until the button is released. Release the button
when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
will be established.
EQUIPPED
Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
(1.0 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.0 km/h).
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
NOTE: Tap results of 1 mph or 1 km/h depends on the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
selection of US or METRIC units in the EVIC display displayed on the touchscreen display along with a causettings menu, or the RADIO settings menu (dependent tion note to “check entire surroundings” across the top of
the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
on vehicle configuration).
The ParkView® camera is located on the rear of the
vehicle above the rear License plate.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
When displayed, static grid lines will illustrate the width
of the vehicle and will show separate zones that will help
indicate the distance to the rear of the vehicle. The
following table shows the approximate distances for each
zone:
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
3
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
3 ft or greater (1 m or greater)
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
• To avoid vehicle damage, 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®.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance
builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with
water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With Uconnect®
8.4A/8.4AN
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.
(Continued)
1. Press the “Controls” soft-key located on the bottom of
the Uconnect® display.
2. Press the “Settings” soft-key.
3. Press the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117
4. Press the “Parkview Backup camera” soft-key to turn
the ParkView® system ON or OFF.
NOTE: A check mark will appear in the selection box to
indicate the system is turned ON.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
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.
HomeLink® Buttons Sunvisor
The HomeLink® buttons, located on the sunvisor, desigNOTE:
HomeLink®
is disabled when the Vehicle Secunate the three different HomeLink® channels. The
rity
Alarm
is
active.
HomeLink® indicator is located above the center button.
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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.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119
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
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
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.
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.
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120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Firmly press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAIN- To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
ING” button. On some garage door openers/devices repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door erase the channels.
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
follow these steps:
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed 1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two
seconds each time). If the garage door opener/device 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
activates, programming is complete.
not release the button.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to 3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all remaining
complete the training.
steps.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 121
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
before 1995.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
and observe the indicator light.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device should
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
• To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
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.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink® To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
button you want to program and the hand-held trans- follow these steps:
mitter button.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
not release the button.
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the indicator light changes
from slow to rapid.
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3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- 1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
ming A Non-Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
remaining steps.
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to proCanadian/Gate Operator Programming
gram while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in
view.
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after 3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink® button,
several seconds of transmission.
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink® has
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sigsuccessfully accepted the frequency signal. The indinals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transcator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
fully trained.
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to 4. Watch for the HomeLink® indicator to change flash
time-out in the same manner.
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take
up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
door may open and close while you are programming.
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
door or gate motor.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
and observe the indicator light.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, program- 3. Without releasing the button proceed with
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” step 2 and
ming is complete and the garage door/device should
follow all remaining steps.
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons, Using HomeLink®
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
To operate, press and release the programmed
erase the channels.
HomeLink® button. Activation will now occur for the
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operaprogramming, plug it back in at this time.
tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
also be used at any time.
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
Security
follow these steps:
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20
seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
not release the button.
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
erased.
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The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
WARNING!
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
here are some of the most common solutions:
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.
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
WARNING!
Troubleshooting Tips
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
remember to plug it back in?
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
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
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
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.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
Your vehicle is equipped with two 12 Volt (13 Amp)
2. This device must accept any interference that may be power outlet that can be used to power cellular phones,
received including interference that may cause unde- small electronics and other low powered electrical accessired operation.
sories.
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One power outlet is located on the center console to the The second power outlet is located between the seat
right of the shifter. Push down on the power outlet to backs above the cup holders. This power outlet is conaccess the opening. Push down on it again to close. This nected directly by the battery and powered at all times.
power outlet is powered when the ignition is in the ON
or ACC position.
Center Console Outlet
Front Power Outlet
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127
NOTE: Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts
(13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power
rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system will
need to be replaced.
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!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
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CUPHOLDERS — If Equipped
STORAGE
There are two cupholders located in the rear of the center Glove Compartment
console.
An electronic glove compartment is located on the passenger side of the instrument panel. Push in the button to
open the glove compartment.
Center Console Cupholders
Glove Compartment
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Console Features
Console Cubby Bin — If Equipped
An open storage area, or cubby bin, is located in the
center console rearward of the shift lever.
Opened Glove Compartment
NOTE: The glove compartment will lock with the door
locks unless the key fob is detected inside the vehicle.
Center Console Cubby Bin Location
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Cargo Net Storage— If Equipped
Storage Bin — If Equipped
There is a cargo net storage area located between the There is a storage bin located between the driver and
driver and passengers seat.
passengers seat. Pull up on the release lever to open the
storage bin.
Cargo Net Storage Location
Storage Bin Location
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131
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.
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Door Storage
The door panels contain storage areas located in the
lower center area of the door panel.
Door Panel Storage
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control panel. Press this button to turn
on the rear window defroster. 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: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
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.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .135
▫ EVIC Green Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
▫ EVIC Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .137
▫ Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items . . . . . . . .163
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER 䡵 Uconnect® SETTINGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148
▫ Hard-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
▫ Soft-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
▫ Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
System Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
▫ SRT Performance Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ EVIC Amber Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
䡵 Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .181
▫ EVIC Red Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
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䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED . .182
▫ Summer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . . .182
▫ Winter Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
▫ Vacation/Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
䡵 RADIO ANTENNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ Window Fogging and Frosting . . . . . . . . . . . .190
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .184
▫ Outside Air Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
▫ Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather
Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC). . . . . . .184
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 135
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
4
1
2
3
4
5
— Air Outlet
— Sound System Speaker
— Instrument Cluster
— Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop Button
— Glove Compartment Lock
6 — Passenger Air Bag
7 — Glove Compartment
8 — Uconnect® System
9 — Uconnect® System Hard Controls
10 — Switch Bank (Screen Off, Hazard
Switch, Back Button)
11 — Climate Controls
12 — Dimmer Controls
13 — Headlight Switch
136 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 137
Indicates vehicle speed.
unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will illuminate
and the chime will sound. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
2. Air Bag Warning Light
4. Turn Signal Indicators
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Speedometer
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
signal when the turn signal lever is operated.
as a bulb check when the ignition is first cycled
to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on during
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle
starting, stays on, or turns on while driving,
is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either
have the system inspected at an authorized dealer as turn signal on, a continuous chime will sound to alert
soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in
you to turn the signals off. If either indicator flashes at a
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
rapid rate, check for a defective outside light bulb.
further information.
• Both turn signal arrows will flash in unison with the
3. Seat Belt Reminder Light
front and rear turn signals when the HAZARD
WARNING button is operated.
When the ignition is first cycled to ON/RUN, this
light will turn on for four to eight seconds as a
bulb check. During the bulb check, if the driver’s NOTE: Leaving the hazard flashers on for extended
seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb periods will wear down the battery.
check or when driving, if the driver’s seat belt remains
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5. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/ NOTE:
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
momentarily each time the ignition is cycled to
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
ON/RUN.
when the ignition is cycled to the ON/RUN
position. It should go out with the engine
• Each time the ignition is cycled to ON/RUN, the
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
ESC system will be ON, even if it was turned off
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
previously.
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
will stop when ESC becomes inactive following the
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authomaneuver that caused the ESC activation.
rized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
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6. EVIC Menu Set (Selectable ICONS)
The EVIC displays are located In the center portion of the
cluster and consists of eight section:
• Speedometer (Digital or Analog) (km/h or mph)
• Sub-menu Current Position — Whenever there are
sub-menus available, the position within the submenus is here
Refer to Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) for
further information.
• Main Screen — The inner ring of the display will
7. Brake Warning Light
illuminate in gray under normal conditions, yellow
for non critical warning, red for critical warnings and
This light monitors various brake functions,
white for on demand information.
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
• Selectable Information (Compass, Temp, Range, to
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
Empty, Trip A, Trip B, Average MPG)
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
• Menu Titles / Odometer
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
• Menu Set (Selectable Icons)
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
• Shift Lever Status (PRNDL)
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
• Reconfigurable Telltales
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
• Audio / Phone Information
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
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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
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necesdetected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
sary.
inspected by an authorized dealer.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
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The light also will turn on when the parking brake is The oil level should be maintained in the ⬙SAFE⬙ zone at
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN posi- all times. Oil level below the ⬙SAFE⬙ zone can cause the
tion.
oil pressure warning lamp to illuminate under some
conditions and can cause engine damage.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. 10. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
8. Tachometer
This gauge measures engine revolutions-per-minute
(RPM x 1000)
9. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light will flash at a fast rate for approximately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
until the vehicle is disarmed.
11. High Beam Indicator
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
This indicator shows that the high beam headlight should turn on momentarily when the engine is
lights are on. Push the multifunction lever forstarted. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
ward to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
toward yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
chime will sound when this light turns on.
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.
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12. Fuel Gauge/Fuel Door Reminder
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition is in the ON/RUN position. The arrow in this
symbol is a reminder that the Fuel Filler Door is located
on the left side of the vehicle.
13. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If
Equipped
Each tire, should be checked monthly when
cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label.
(If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size
indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure
label, you should determine the proper tire inflation
pressure for those tires.)
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when approximately one minute and then remain continuously
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illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subseCAUTION! (Continued)
quent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the sys- equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operatem may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure tion or sensor damage may result when using reas intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety placement equipment that is not of the same size,
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
14. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
to continue to function properly.
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
monitors engine control systems. The light will
CAUTION!
illuminate when the ignition is in the ON/RUN position,
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
before engine start. If the bulb does not come on when
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and cycling the ignition from OFF to ON/RUN, have the
warning have been established for the tire size condition checked promptly.
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Certain conditions, such as 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.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. 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.
15. Electronic Speed Control Indicator Lights
• Electronic Speed Control ON Indicator
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is ON. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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• Low Fuel Light
• Electronic Speed Control SET Indicator
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0
This light will turn on when the electronic
gal (11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain
speed control is SET. For further information,
on until fuel is added.
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
18. EVIC Red Telltale Lights
16. Cruise Speed Set Value
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
Speed value shown when set.
EVIC Red Telltale Lights will display:
• Engine Temperature
17. EVIC Amber Telltale Lights
This telltale warns of an overheated engine
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
condition. As temperatures rise and the gauge
EVIC Amber Telltale Lights will display:
approaches H, or 260°F, this telltale will illu• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator — If
minate and a single chime will sound after reaching a
Equipped
set threshold. Further overheating will cause the
This light will turn on to indicate the windtemperature gauge to pass H, or 260°F, a continuous
shield washer fluid is low
chime will occur until the engine is allowed to cool.
If the telltale 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
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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.
• Charging System
This telltale shows the status of the electrical
charging system. If the telltale stays on or
comes on while driving, turn off some of the vehicles
non-essential electrical devices or increase engine
speed (if at idle). If the charging system telltale
remains on, it means that the vehicle is experiencing
a problem with the charging system. Obtain SERVICE
IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
• Oil Pressure Warning
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure.
If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
chime will sound 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.
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
This telltale informs you of a problem with
the Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system.
If the telltale comes on while driving, have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
If a problem is detected, the telltale will come on
while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition when
the vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever
is placed in the NEUTRAL position and the parking
brake applied. The telltale should turn off.
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If the telltale remains lit with the engine running,
your vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see
an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If
the telltale is flashing when the engine is running,
immediate service is required. You may experience
reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may require towing.
• Oil Temperature Warning Light
This telltale indicates high engine oil temperature. If the light turns on while driving,
stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as
soon as possible. A chime will sound for
four minutes when this light turns on.
• Door Ajar
This telltale turns on when one or more
doors are ajar. The telltale will show which
doors are ajar.
19. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
is cycled to the ON/RUN position and may
stay on for as long as four seconds.
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
ignition is cycled to the ON/RUN position, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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20. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the park
lights or headlights are turned on.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
21. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
Light
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster.
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This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful • Vehicle Settings
information by pressing the switches mounted on the
The system allows the driver to select information by
steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following:
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
• Digital Speedometer
wheel:
• SRT Performance Info
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• Vehicle Info
• Fuel Economy Info
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Radio Info
• Stored Messages
• Screen Setup
• Diagnostic Codes
• Vehicle Hibernation Settings
EVIC Steering Wheels Buttons
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• UP Arrow Button
Press and release the UP arrow button to scroll
upward through the main menu and submenus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B, Audio,
Stored Messages, Screen Set Up).
• DOWN Arrow Button
Press and release the DOWN arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu and
sub-menus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B,
Audio, Stored Messages, Screen Set Up).
• RIGHT Arrow Button
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to
access/select the information screens or submenu screens of a main menu item. Press and
hold the RIGHT arrow button for two seconds
to reset displayed/selected features that can be reset.
• LEFT Arrow Button
Press the LEFT arrow button to return to the
main menu from an info screen or sub-menu
item.
NOTE: Pressing the LEFT arrow button will override the
EVIC “pop up” messages and return you to the menu
screen.
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
1. Main Screen — The inner ring of the display will
illuminate in grey under normal conditions, yellow for
non critical warnings, red for critical warnings and
white for on demand information.
2. Audio / Phone Information and Sub-menu Information — Whenever there are sub-menus available, the
position within the sub-menus is shown here.
3. Reconfigurable Telltales/Information
4. Telltales/Indicators
5. Selectable Information (Vehicle Info, SRT, Fuel
Economy, Stored Messages, Audio, Trip A, Trip B,
Average MPG)
The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the
cluster and consists of the following sections:
6. Suspension Status — The suspension status icon will
illuminate in this area. Refer to “Starting And Operating” for further information.
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7. ESC Status — The ESC status icon will illuminate in reviewed from the “Messages” main menu item. As long
this area. Refer to “Starting And Operating” for fur- as there is a stored message, an “i” will be displayed in
the EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
ther information.
message type are “Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out”
8. Launch Control status when launch control mode is
and “Low Tire Pressure”.
entered. Refer to “Starting And Operating” for further
NOTE: Pressing the LEFT arrow button will override the
information.
EVIC “pop up” messages and return you to the menu
The main display area will normally display the main
screen.
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
menu. The main display area also displays “pop up” • Unstored Messages
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warnThis message type is displayed indefinitely or until the
ing or information messages. These pop up messages fall
condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples
into several categories:
of this message type are “Turn Signal On” (if a turn signal
• Five Second Stored Messages
is left on) and “Lights On” (if driver leaves the vehicle).
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of • Five Second Unstored Messages
message takes control of the main display area for five
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
message takes control of the main display area for five
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
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seconds and then returns to the previous screen. An • Service Antilock Brake System
example of this message type is “Automatic High Beams
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
On”.
• Cruise Off
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• Cruise Ready
Messages
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire Pressure Warnings
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Key Fob Battery Low
• Parking Brake Engaged
• Service Airbag System
• Brake Fluid Low
• ESC Status (ESC OFF, ESC ON, ESC SPORT, ESC •
TRACK, RAIN MODE) — Refer to “Starting And
•
Operating” for further information.
•
• Oil Pressure Low
•
• Fuel Low
Service Electronic Braking System
Engine Temperature Hot
Battery Voltage Low
Service Electronic Throttle Control
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• Lights On
EVIC Amber Telltales
• Right Turn Signal Light Out
This area will show amber caution telltales. These telltales include:
• Left Turn Signal Light Out
• Turn Signal On
• Low Fuel Telltale
• Service Airbag Warning Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
fuel is added.
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Electronic Speed Control Ready
• Service Airbag System
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Door Open
• Doors Open
• Engage Park Brake to Prevent Rolling
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is ON. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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EVIC Red Telltales
This area will show red telltales. These telltales include:
• Door Ajar
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.
The oil level should be maintained in the ⬙SAFE⬙ zone at
This light will turn on to indicate that one or all times. Oil level below the ⬙SAFE⬙ zone can cause the
more doors may be ajar.
oil pressure warning lamp to illuminate under some
conditions and can cause engine damage.
• Trunk Ajar
This telltale is on when the trunk is not closed.
• Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. 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
• Oil Pressure Warning Light
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authothe light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut rized dealer.
off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound for
four minutes when this light turns on.
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If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting required. You may experience reduced performance, an
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
This light warns of an overheated engine condiElectronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge aplight will come on when the ignition is first
cycled ON and remain on briefly as a bulb proaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. Further
overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H,
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
the indicator will continuously flash and a continuous
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
chime will occur until the engine is allowed to cool.
engine is running. Cycle the ignition when the vehicle
has completely stopped and the shift lever is in Neutral, If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
with the Parking Brake applied. The light should turn off. stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the veIf the light remains lit with the engine running, your
hicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authonormal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
rized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
Do In Emergencies” for more information.
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EVIC Green Telltales
Tachometer
• Electronic Speed Control SET
This telltale will illuminate green when the electronic speed control is SET. For further information, refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
EVIC Selectable Menu Items
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Tachometer icon is highlighted
in the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT
arrow button to change the display between
full tachometer or with digital speedometer.
MPH — km/h
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow buttons until
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the desired Selectable Menu icon is highlighted in the
the MPH-km/h icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Press
EVIC.
and release the RIGHT arrow button to change the
display between MPH or km/h
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• If one or more tires have low pressure, The tire
pressure values in each corner of the ICON with the
pressure value of the low tire displayed in a different
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
color than the other tire pressure value.
button until the Vehicle Info icon is highlighted
in the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT • If the Tire Pressure system requires service, “Service
arrow button and Coolant Temp will be disTire Pressure System” is displayed.
played. Press the UP or DOWN arrow button to scroll
Tire PSI is an information only function and cannot be
through the following information sub-menus:
reset. Press and release the LEFT arrow button to return
Tire Pressure
to the main menu.
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)”
“Tire Pressure” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and under “Starting and Operating” for further information.
release the RIGHT arrow button and one of the following
Coolant Temperature
will be displayed:
• If tire pressure is OK for all tires a vehicle ICON is Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Coolant Temperature” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press
displayed with tire pressure values in each corner of
and release the RIGHT arrow button and the coolant
the ICON.
temperature will be displayed.
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Oil Temperature
Current Torque
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Oil Temperature” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the oil temperature
will be displayed.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Current Torque” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the current torque
will be displayed.
Battery Voltage
Current Power
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Battery Voltage” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the battery voltage
will be displayed.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Current Power” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the current power
will be displayed.
Intake Air Temp.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Intake Air Temp.” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the intake air
temperature will be displayed.
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SRT Performance Info
WARNING!
Measurement of vehicle statistics with the Performance Features is intended for off-highway or offroad use only and should not be done on any public
roadways. It is recommended that these features be
used in a controlled environment and within the
limits of the law. The capabilities of the vehicle as
measured by the performance pages must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which
can jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the SRT icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release
the RIGHT arrow button and 0–60 MPH Duration will be
displayed. Press the UP or DOWN arrow button to scroll
through the following information sub-menus:
Braking Distance
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the last Braking Distance information is displayed.
1/8 Mile Top Speed & Duration
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the last 1/8 Mile Top Speed & Duration information is
displayed.
Current G-Forces
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Current G-Forces are displayed.
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Peak G-Forces
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Peak G-Forces are displayed.
0–60 MPH
Trip A
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Trip A icon is highlighted in
the EVIC. The Trip A information will display
the following:
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the last 0–60 MPH information is displayed.
• Distance
Fuel Economy
• Average Fuel Economy
• Average Speed
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Fuel Economy icon is high- • Elapsed Time
lighted. Press the RIGHT arrow button and the
Hold the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to reset all the
next screen will display the following:
information.
Average Fuel Economy/Miles Per Gallon (MPG Bargraph)
Range To Empty (RTE)
Current Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
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Trip B
Audio
Press and release Up & Down arrow button
until the Trip B icon is highlighted in the EVIC.
The Trip B information will display the
following:
• Distance
• Average Fuel Economy
• Average Speed
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Audio display icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release the
SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to display the
active source.
Stored Messages
Press and release the UP arrow button until the
Messages display icon is highlighted in the
EVIC. This feature shows the number of stored
Hold the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to reset all the
warning messages. Pressing the RIGHT arrow
information.
button will allow you to see what the stored messages
are.
• Elapsed Time
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Diagnostic Codes
Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items
Upper Left
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
• None
button until the Diagnostic Code icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release the • Compass
RIGHT arrow button to display any present • Outside Temp (default setting)
diagnostic trouble codes along with a brief definition.
• Time
Vehicle Hibernation
• Range To Empty (RTE)
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Hibernation icon is highlighted
in the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT
arrow button to activate the Vehicle Hibernation Mode, which minimizes vehicle battery drain while
the vehicle is being stored.
• Average MPG
• Current MPG
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Coolant Temp.
• Oil Temp.
• Battery Voltage
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Upper Right
• Trip A
• None
• Trip B
• Compass (default setting)
• Coolant Temp.
• Outside Temp
• Oil Temp.
• Time
• Battery Voltage
• Range To Empty (RTE)
Restore To Defaults (Restores All Settings To Default
Settings)
• Average MPG
• Current MPG
• Cancel
• Okay
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Tach. Peak Hold
When enabled, the Tach. Peak Hold function marks the
peak Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) on the tachometer
gauge for 3 seconds when the RPM is above 4000. Using
the UP and DOWN arrow switches on the left side of the
steering wheel, select the gauges icon from the menu on
the left side of the cluster (highlighted red is the active
menu item). Use the right arrow to enter the gauges setup
screen, and the up down arrows to select Tach Peak from
the menu of gauge options.
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Tach. Peak Hold
Select up and down to toggle between “ON” and “OFF”.
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Uconnect® SETTINGS
The Uconnect® system uses a combination of soft and
hard keys located on the center of the instrument panel
that allows you to access and change the customer
programmable features.
Uconnect® 8.4 Soft-Keys And Hard-Keys
1 — Uconnect® Soft-Keys
2 — Uconnect® Hard-Keys
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Safety/Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks, Auto-On
Comfort, Engine Off Operation, Compass Settings, AuHard-Keys are located below the Uconnect® system in
dio, Phone/Bluetooth® and SiriusXM Setup.
the center of the instrument panel. In addition, there is a
Scroll/Enter control knob located on the right side of the NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
Climate Controls in the center of the instrument panel. time.
Turn the control knob to scroll through menus and
When making a selection, press the soft-key to enter the
change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), press the center of the
desired mode. Once in the desired mode press and
control knob one or more times to select or change a
release the preferred setting until a check-mark appears
setting (i.e., ON, OFF).
next to the setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Soft-Keys
Hard-Keys
Once the setting is complete press the Back Arrow
soft-key to return to the previous menu or press the X
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
soft-key to close out of the settings screen. Pressing the
System Settings
Up or Down Arrow soft-keys on the right side of the
Press the Apps soft-key, then press the Settings soft-key screen will allow you to toggle up or down through the
to display the menu setting screen. In this mode the available settings.
Uconnect® system allows you to access programmable
features that may be equipped such as Display, Clock,
Soft-Keys are accessible on the Uconnect® display.
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Display
• Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
After pressing the Display soft-key the following settings When in this display, you may select the brightness with
will be available.
the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
• Display Mode
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
When in this display you may select one of the auto soft-key.
display settings. To change Mode status, touch and
release the Day, Night or Auto soft-key. Then touch the • Set Language
arrow back soft-key.
When in this display, you may select one of three
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
• Display Brightness With Headlights ON
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch
When in this display, you may select the brightness with the Set Language soft-key and then touch the desired
the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the + and – language soft-key until a check-mark appears next to the
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale language, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
soft-key.
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• Units
pressed. Touch the Touchscreen Beep soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
When in this display, you may select to have the EVIC,
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
odometer, and navigation system (if equipped) changed
to return to the previous menu.
between US and Metric units of measure. Touch US or
Metric until a check-mark appears next to the setting, • Fuel Saver Display — If Equipped
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back When in this display. the fuel saver mode will be disarrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
played in the driver screen. Touch the Fuel Saver Display
• Voice Response Length
soft-key until a check-mark appears next to the setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
When in this display, you may change the Voice Rearrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
sponse Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Length, touch the Brief or Detailed soft-key until a • Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster — If Equipped
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a
to return to the previous menu.
designated turn within a programmed route. To make
• Touchscreen Beep
your selection, touch the Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
Cluster soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to the
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
sound heard when a touch screen button (soft-key) is
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
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Clock
• Set Time Minutes
After pressing the Clock soft-key the following settings When in this display, you may adjust the minutes. The
will be available.
Sync with GPS Time soft-key must be unchecked. To
make your selection, touch the + or - soft-keys to adjust
• Sync Time With GPS
the minutes up or down. Touch the back arrow soft-key
When in this display, you may automatically have the to return to the previous menu or touch the X soft-key to
radio set the time. To change the Sync Time setting, touch close out of the settings screen.
the Sync with GPS Time soft-key until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been • Time Format
selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the When in this display, you may select the time format
previous menu.
display setting. Touch the Time Format soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the 12hrs or 24hrs setting,
• Set Time Hours
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
When in this display, you may adjust the hours. The Sync arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
with GPS Time soft-key must be unchecked. To make
your selection, touch the + or - soft-keys to adjust the
hours up or down. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu or touch the X soft-key to
close out of the settings screen.
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Safety / Assistance
• Hill Start Assist
After pressing the Safety / Assistance soft-key the fol- Your vehicle may be equipped with the Hill Start Assist
lowing settings will be available:
that provides start assistance when the vehicle is on an
incline. To make your selection, touch the Hill Start Assist
• ParkView® Backup Camera
soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be • Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a When this feature is selected, the windshield wiper speed
caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the is automatically adjusted based on the amount of precipitop of the screen. After five seconds, this note will tation. To make your selection, touch the Rain Sensing
disappear. The ParkView® camera is located on the rear Wipers soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
of the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
selection, touch the ParkView® Backup Camera soft-key, back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
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your selection, touch the Headlights With Wipers softkey, until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing
After pressing the Lights soft-key the following settings
that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow
will be available.
soft-key to return to the previous menu.
• Headlight Illumination On Approach
• Auto High Beams — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors When this feature is selected, the headlights will autoare unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) matically activate/deactivate the high beam headlights
transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status, when approaching another vehicle. To make your selectouch the + or - soft-key to select your desired time tion, touch the Auto High Beams soft-key, until a checkinterval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the mark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to
previous menu.
the previous menu. Refer to “Lights / SmartBeam™ — If
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is Vehicle” for further information.
Lights
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on ap- • Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
proximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make whenever the engine is running. To make your selection,
touch the Daytime Running Lights soft-key, until a
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check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting • Auto Unlock On Exit
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
return to the previous menu.
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
• Flash Headlights With Lock
PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
opened. To make your selection, touch the Auto Unlock
When this feature is selected, the headlights will flash
On Exit soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, touch the Flash Head- • Flash Headlight With Lock
lights with Lock soft-key, until a check-mark appears
When this feature is selected, the front and headlights
next to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make your
menu.
selection, touch the Flash Lights With Lock soft-key, until
Doors & Locks
a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
After pressing the Doors & Locks soft-key the following
to return to the previous menu.
settings will be available.
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• Sound Horn With Lock
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the Key Fob Lock button is pressed. To make your
selection, touch the Sound Horn With Lock soft-key, until
a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, only the
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, you must press
the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
passenger’s doors. When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press
is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press
of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button.
NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed 1st Press Of Key Fob
Unlocks, all doors will unlock no matter which Passive
Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If 1st Press Of
Key Fob Unlocks is programmed, only the driver’s door
will unlock when the driver’s door is grasped. With
Passive Entry, if 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is programmed touching the handle more than once will only
result in the driver’s door opening. If driver door first is
selected, once the driver door is opened, the interior door
lock/unlock switch can be used to unlock all doors (or
use RKE transmitter).
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Delay status touch the + or - soft-key to select your
desired time interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
After pressing the Engine Off Options soft-key the folreturn to the previous menu.
lowing settings will be available.
Compass Settings — If Equipped
• Engine Off Power Delay
Engine Off Options
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect® phone system (if equipped),
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. To change the
Engine Off Power Delay status touch the 0 seconds, 45
seconds, 5 minutes or 10 minutes soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
• Headlight Off Delay
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To change the Headlight Off
After pressing the Compass Settings soft-key the following settings will be available.
• 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.
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NOTE: Keep magnetic materials, such as iPod’s, Mobile
Phones, Laptops and Radar Detectors, away from the top
of the instrument panel where the compass module is
located. These materials can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
• Perform Compass Calibration
Touch the Calibration soft-key to change this setting. This
compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to
manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is new, the
compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will display
CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may also
calibrate the compass by pressing the ON soft-key and
completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area free
from large metal or metallic objects) until the CAL
indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass
will now function normally.
Audio
After pressing the Audio soft-key the following settings
will be available.
• Balance/Fade
Compass Variance Map
When in this display you may adjust the Balance and
Fade settings.
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• Equalizer
• Surround Sound
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
soft-key.
This feature provides simulated surround sound mode.
To make your selection, touch the Surround Sound
soft-key, select On or Off followed by pressing the arrow
back soft-key.
Phone/Bluetooth®
NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your After pressing the Phone/Bluetooth® soft-key the folfinger up or down to change the setting as well as touch lowing settings will be available:
directly on the desired setting.
• Paired Devices
• Speed Adjusted Volume
This feature shows which phones are paired to the Phone
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to / Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer to the
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
touch the Off, 1, 2 or 3 soft-key. Then touch the arrow
back soft-key.
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SiriusXM Setup
Touch the Subscription Info soft-key to access the Subscription Information screen.
After pressing the SIRIUS Setup soft-key the following
settings will be available:
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
• Channel Skip
the screen or visit the provider online.
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make and is available for U.S. residents only.
your selection, touch the Channel Skip soft-key, select the
channels you would like to skip followed by pressing the SRT Performance Features
arrow back soft-key.
To access the SRT Performance Features, touch the “SRT
• Subscription Information
& More” soft-key then touch the “SRT Performance”
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free soft-key. Press the UP or DOWN soft-key to cycle through
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio the features. Press the feature soft-key to select that
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free feature.
services, it will be necessary to access the information on
the Subscription Information screen in order to resubscribe.
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WARNING!
Measurement of vehicle statistics with the Performance Features is intended for off-highway or offroad use only and should not be done on any public
roadways. It is recommended that these features be
used in a controlled environment and within the
limits of the law. The capabilities of the vehicle as
measured by the performance pages must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which
can jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents.
The Performance Features include the following:
• Timers
• Engine Values
• Digital Gauge Displays
• 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)
• Braking Distance
• 1/8 Mile (200 meter)
• 1/4 Mile (400 meter)
• Instantaneous G-Force
• Peak G-Force
• Digital Speedometer
The following describes each feature and its operation:
Timers
0-60 mph (0-100 km/h), 1/8 Mile (200 meter), 1/4 Mile
(400 meter)
When selected, this screen displays the time it takes for
the vehicle to go from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 km/h), 1/8
mile (200 meter) or 1/4 mile (400 meter).
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• The feature will be “ready” when the vehicle speed is G-Force
at 0 mph (0 km/h).
When selected, this screen displays all four G-Force
• Soft-keys allow access to the current, best and last values (two lateral and two longitudinal) as well as
steering angle.
times recorded.
When a force greater than zero is measured, the display
will update the value as it climbs. As the G-Force falls,
When selected, this screen displays the vehicle’s braking the peak forces will continue to display.
distance and the speed at which the brake pedal was
Gauges 1
depressed.
Braking Distance
• This feature will only function when applying the When selected, this screen displays the following values:
brakes at speeds above 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Oil Temperature
• The distance measurement will be aborted if the brake Shows the actual oil temperature within the range of the
pedal is released before the vehicle comes to a com- gauge.
plete stop.
• Oil Pressure
Shows the actual oil pressure.
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• Battery Voltage
• Battery Voltage
Shows the actual battery voltage.
Shows the actual battery voltage.
Gauges 2
Engine
When selected, this screen displays the following values: When selected, this screen displays miles per hour (mph),
horsepower (hp), torque (ft/lb), oil pressure (psi) and
• Coolant Temperature
gear selector values.
Shows the actual coolant temperature within the range of
Handling
the gauge.
When selected, this screen displays peak g-force, steering
• Oil Temperature
and yaw angles.
Shows the actual oil temperature within the range of the
Options
gauge.
• Intake Air Temperature
When selected, this screen allows you to choose a standard or customized display for your SRT home page.
Shows the actual intake air temperature within the range
of the gauge.
Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED
• Oil Pressure
Shows the actual oil pressure.
For detailed information about your Uconnect® radio,
refer to your Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
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iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
iPod® control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod®
and iPhone® devices. Some iPod® software versions
may not fully support the iPod® control features. Please
visit Apple’s website for software updates.
For further information, refer to the Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
USB Port Location
This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port.
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The button located in the center of the right hand control
will switch modes to Radio or other valid audio source.
The left hand control is a rocker type switch with a
push-button in the center. The function of the left hand
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left hand control operation in
each mode.
Radio Operation
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a
push-button in the center. Pressing the top of the switch
will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom of the
switch will decrease the volume.
Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
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The button located in the center of the left hand control CLIMATE CONTROLS
will tune to the next pre-set station that you have
The Climate Control System allows you to regulate the
programmed in the radio pre-set pushbuttons.
temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating
throughout the vehicle. The controls are located on the
RADIO ANTENNA
instrument panel below the radio.
The am/fm radio antenna is located in the windshield.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
The Satellite/Navigation antenna is located in the rear
liftgate, while the cellular phone antenna is on the Hard-Keys
windshield behind the interior rearview mirror.
The hard-keys located below the Uconnect® screen.
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
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Automatic Climate Controls — Hard-Keys
Soft-Keys
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect® system screen.
Uconnect® Temperature Controls — Soft-Keys
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-keys And
Soft-keys)
1. MAX A/C Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing
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this function again will cause the MAX A/C operation to more information. Performing this function will cause
switch into manual mode and the MAX A/C indicator the ATC to switch between manual mode and automatic
modes.
will turn off.
2. A/C Button
5. Front Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Performing this function will cause the ATC
to switch into manual mode. The blower speed may
increase when Defrost mode is selected. If the front
3. Recirculation Button
defrost mode is turned off the climate system will return
Press and release to change the current setting, the the previous setting.
indicator illuminates when ON.
6. Rear Defrost Button
4. AUTO Temperature Control
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
Controls airflow temperature, distribution, volume, and defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).
the amount of air recirculation automatically. Press and An indicator will illuminate when the rear window
release to select. Refer to “Automatic Operation” for defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after 10 minutes.
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
7. Blower Control
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
forced through the climate system. There are seven
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
speeds can be selected using either hard-keys or soft-keys
as follows:
Hard-key
The blower speed increases as you turn the control
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
speed decreases as you turn the knob counterclockwise.
Soft-key
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
area between the icons.
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8. Modes
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
demist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
as follows:
• Panel Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air
vanes of the center outlets and outboard outlets can
be moved up and down or side to side to regulate
airflow direction. There is a shut off wheel located
below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount
of airflow from these outlets.
• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets
and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
directed through the defrost and side window
demister outlets.
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight
amount of air is directed through the defrost
and side window demister outlets.
• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This mode works best
in cold or snowy conditions.
9. Climate Control OFF Button
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
ON/OFF.
10. Temperature Control Down Button
Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
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11. Temperature Control Up Button
Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
Automatic Operation
1. Press the AUTO hard-key or soft-key button on the
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and passenger temperature hard or soft control buttons. Once
the desired temperature is displayed, the system will
achieve and automatically maintain that comfort level.
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
not necessary to change the settings. You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
system to function automatically.
NOTE:
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
the temperature, mode, and blower speed to provide
comfort as quickly as possible.
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable
feature. Refer to the “Uconnect® System Settings” in
this section of the manual.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
increase in speed and transition into Auto mode.
Recirculation Control
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired, you may wish to
recirculate interior air by pressing the RECIRCULATION
control button. Recirculation mode should only be used
temporarily. The recirculation LED will illuminate on the
blower control knob when this button is selected. Push
the button a second time to turn off the Recirculation
mode LED and allow outside air into the vehicle.
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NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window
clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if these modes are selected.
Summer Operation
coolant selection. Use of the air Recirculation mode
during Winter months is not recommended because it
may cause window fogging.
Vacation/Storage
Any time 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 in high. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
of compressor damage when the system is started again
The engine cooling system must be protected with a
high-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect against engine overheating.
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) is recommended.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Window Fogging and Frosting
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside of the glass in
Winter Operation
mild, rainy and/or humid weather. Windows may frost
To ensure the best possible heater and defroster perfor- on the inside of the glass in very cold weather. To clear
mance, make sure the engine cooling system is function- the windows, select Defrost or Mix mode and increase
ing properly and the proper amount, type, and concen- the front blower speed. Do not use the Recirculation
tration of coolant is used. Refer to “Maintenance mode without A/C for long periods, as fogging may
Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for proper occur.
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NOTE: Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will au- Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather
tomatically adjust the climate control settings to reduce Conditions
or eliminate window fogging on the front windshield.
When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, can cause
odor, and if they enter the plenum they could plug the
water drains. In Winter months make sure the air intake
is clear of ice, slush and snow.
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CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196 䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .206
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199 䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
䡵 MANUAL TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Shifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
▫ Recommended Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202 䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
▫ Skip Shift Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
䡵 STREET/RACE MODE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .203 䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
䡵 LAUNCH MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
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▫ Brake Pad Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .237
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .218
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Run Flat Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
▫ Electronic Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
▫ Spare Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .229 䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .246
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .234 䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .246
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234 䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .247
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▫ Premium System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
▫ Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release. . . . . . . . .259
▫ 8.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253 䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254 䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .255
Towing With All Four Wheels On The
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
Ground) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256 䡵 GROUND CLEARANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct any other occupant to buckle their seat
belt.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key fob in
or near the vehicle (or in a location accessible to
children), and do not leave the ignition of a vehicle
equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or
ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Long periods of engine idling, especially at higher
than normal engine idle speeds, can cause excessive
exhaust temperatures, which can damage your vehicle. Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the
engine running.
Normal Starting
CAUTION!
The engine in your vehicle is designed for operation
down to 0°F (-18°C). Starting the engine below 0°F
(-18°C) coolant temperature creates a potential for
scuffing or seizing of internal components in this
high performance engine. To prevent engine damage,
do not start the engine at temperatures below 0°F
(-18°C).
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NOTE:
To Start The Engine:
• You must disarm the security system in order to start 1. Fully apply the parking brake.
the engine. Refer to “Security Alarm System” in
2. Press the clutch pedal to the floor.
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
NOTE: The engine will not start unless the clutch pedal
is pressed to the floor.
• Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine does
not require pumping or pressing the accelerator pedal. 3. Place the shift lever in NEUTRAL.
However, if the engine has not started within three
4. Press the red ENGINE START/STOP button located
seconds, slightly press the accelerator pedal while
on the instrument panel. Release the button when the
continuing to crank. If the engine fails to start within
engine starts.
15 seconds, wait five seconds, then repeat the “Normal
Starting” procedure.
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If Engine Fails To Start
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
WARNING!
Engine START/STOP Button
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic
converter and once the engine has started, ignite
and damage the converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may
be used to obtain a start from a booster battery or
the battery in another vehicle. This type of start can
be dangerous if done improperly, so follow this
procedure carefully. Refer to “Jump Starting” in
“What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
all the way to the floor. Release the accelerator pedal and
the ENGINE START button once the engine is running
smoothly.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15
second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal
held to the floor, the “Normal Starting” procedure should
be repeated.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
If the engine is flooded, it may start to run, but not have NOTE: The parking brake should be engaged and the
enough power to continue running when the ENGINE shift lever placed into REVERSE before leaving the
START button is released. If this occurs, continue crank- vehicle, especially when parked on an incline.
ing up to 15 seconds with the accelerator pedal pushed
Your vehicle is equipped with a high torque capacity dual
disc clutch. The clutch pedal must be fully pressed to the
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floor during each shift. As you release the clutch pedal, Ensure the transmission is in first gear when moving
lightly press the accelerator pedal.
forward from a standing position.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
• Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch
pedal, or try to hold the vehicle on a hill with the
clutch pedal partially engaged, as this will cause
abnormal wear on the clutch.
• Failure to press the clutch pedal fully to the floor
may cause increased shift efforts, and may result in
damage to the clutch and transmission.
• Do not rest your hand on the shift lever while
driving, as this may result in transmission damage.
• Do not attempt to shift the transmission if the rear
wheels are spinning due to loss of traction. Damage to the transmission may occur.
Failure to start out in first gear when moving forward
from a starting position may result in damage to the
clutch.
Shifting
Fully press the clutch pedal and lift your foot off the
accelerator pedal before shifting gears. As you release the
clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator pedal. Damage
to the transmission or clutch may occur if you do not
fully press the clutch pedal and lift off of the accelerator
pedal when shifting.
The six-speed manual transmission has a spring that
centers the shift lever near third and fourth gear. This
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spring helps you know which gear you are in when you NOTE:
are shifting. Be careful when shifting from first to second
• Your vehicle is equipped with a transmission reverse
or downshifting from sixth to fifth.
inhibitor system. When vehicle speed is greater than
The spring will try to pull the shift lever toward third and
3 mph (5 km/h), the reverse inhibitor activates to help
fourth gear. Make sure you move the shift lever into
prevent shifts into REVERSE. When at a complete stop,
second or fifth gear. If you let the shift lever move in the
you may notice light shift efforts into REVERSE with
direction of the pulling, you may end shifting from first
the ignition in the ON position, and increased shift
to fourth or from sixth to third gear.
efforts into REVERSE with the ignition in the OFF
position. This is normal operation of the transmission
You will find it easier to use only the lower gears for most
reverse inhibitor system.
city driving. For steady highway driving with light
• Shifting gears during cold weather may require an
increased effort until the transmission lubricant is
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal, or
warm. This is normal and not harmful to the transmistry to hold the vehicle on a hill with the clutch pedal
sion.
partially engaged. This will cause abnormal wear on the
clutch.
• Due to the high performance nature of your drivetrain,
a certain amount of noise from the transmission is
Never shift into REVERSE until the vehicle has come to a
normal. This noise can be most noticeable when the
complete stop.
vehicle is idling in NEUTRAL with the clutch engaged
accelerations, sixth gear is recommended.
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(clutch pedal released), but it may also be heard when cruise conditions (relatively steady speeds) will result in
driving. The noise may also be more noticeable when increased fuel economy, and may be used as indicated.
the transmission is warm. This noise is normal and is
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
not an indication of a problem with your clutch or
transmission.
RECOMMENDED SHIFT SPEEDS
• You must always use first gear (or Reverse) when
starting from a standing position.
CAUTION!
Always make sure the vehicle comes to a complete
stop before shifting into REVERSE. Failure to do so
may result in transmission damage.
Recommended Shift Speeds
To use your manual transmission for fuel economy it
should be upshifted as listed below. Shift at the vehicle
speeds listed for acceleration. Earlier upshifts during
mph
(km/h)
1-4
17
(27)
4-5
45
(72)
5-6
50
(80)
Higher upshift speeds may be used to obtain a desired
acceleration rate.
Skip Shift Indicator Light
There are times when you must shift the transmission directly from first gear into fourth gear
instead of from first gear into second gear. This
is to help you get the best possible fuel
economy from your vehicle. This occurs when engine
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coolant is higher than 107°F (42°C), and vehicle speed is
greater than 16 mph (26 km/h) but less than 18 mph
(29 km/h), and engine speed is less than 1,550 RPM, and
the transmission is in first gear, and the accelerator is at
20% throttle or less. The “Skip Shift Indicator Light”
located in the tachometer will illuminate during these
times.
If you skip more than one gear while downshifting
or downshift at too high a vehicle speed, you could
damage the engine, transmission, or clutch.
When the “Skip Shift Indicator Light” illuminates, the
shift mechanism will only allow shifts from first gear to
fourth gear. After you shift the transmission into fourth
gear, you can press the clutch in and shift to another
forward gear.
Skipping more than one gear while downshifting,
could cause you to lose control of your vehicle. You
could have a collision.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
STREET/RACE MODE — IF EQUIPPED
Downshifting - Proper downshifting will improve fuel
This vehicle is equipped with a two mode electronic
economy and prolong engine life.
controlled damping system. This system allows for a
To maintain a safe speed and prolong brake life, down- compliant street suspension damping setting or a firmer
shift to maintain a safe speed when descending a steep race suspension damping setting. When in street mode
grade.
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the system will automatically shift the suspension damp- NOTE:
ers to the firmer Race damping setting during some hard
• With the ignition in the ON/RUN position, the susacceleration and braking situations. There are two modes
pension damping system will be in the last mode the
of operation:
system was in when the vehicle was turned off. The
• Street Mode — This mode will give a sporty, but
driver can select either Street or Race damping mode
at any time.
comfortable ride. This mode is driver selectable when
the vehicle is placed in STREET mode (press the
• The suspension mode will lock and stay in whatever
“STREET” button on the Instrument Panel). This mode
the driver selects even when the ignition is turned off
is intended for a smoother ride on the various types of
and the car restarted.
pavement and road conditions while still providing
damping levels appropriate extreme capabilities.
• The RACE setting will provide a much firmer ride.
• Race Mode — This mode is driver selectable when the • When RACE mode is enabled, a Shock symbol with
“RACE” next to it will light up in the instrument
vehicle is placed in RACE mode (press the “RACE”
button on the Instrument Panel). This mode is for track
cluster.
use only and will supply maximum grip to the tires.
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LAUNCH MODE
This system maximizes acceleration traction for straight
line racing.
1. Bring the vehicle to complete stop on a level track
surface with the engine running.
2. Set the steering wheel for straight ahead driving.
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3. Fully depress the clutch and select the first gear
position.
4. Press and release the “LAUNCH” Button (Located on
the steering wheel controls).
LAUNCH Button
5. Rapidly press the accelerator pedal to the floor within
one second.
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NOTE: If the cluster launch EVIC message indicates all • Launch mode should not be used within the first 500
conditions are correct for launch and the throttle is
miles of engine break-in.
pressed to the floor quickly (within approximately 1/2
second) the system will hold the engine speed to a preset DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
speed (below the engine rev limiter speed).
Acceleration
6. Release the clutch aggressively. Do not ride the clutch.
Release the accelerator pedal to deactivate launch control. Pressing the launch control button or actuating the
brakes will also deactivate launch control.
NOTE:
WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
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.).
• Launch Mode brings the engine to optimum launch
RPM and waits for the driver to release the clutch.
Launch Mode then uses engine throttle only to achieve Traction
controlled wheelslip for maximum acceleration When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
through first gear.
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
• Launch Mode can be used in any of the Electronic surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
Stability Control (ESC) Modes.
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complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To 5. Maintain enough distance between your vehicle and
reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
be observed:
sudden stop.
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when roads are DRIVING THROUGH WATER
slushy.
Driving through water more than a few inches/
2. Slow down if road has standing water or puddles.
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Driving your vehicle through deep puddles at speeds
over 5 mph (8 km/h), may cause water to be ingested
into the engine. This can cause severe engine damage.
3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
• 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.
• 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.
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions
and Warnings before doing so.
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
POWER STEERING
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
(Continued)
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
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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.
• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it Power Steering Fluid Check
does not in any way damage the steering system.
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
WARNING!
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
Continued operation with reduced power steering apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authoassist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
rized dealer.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
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CAUTION!
PARKING BRAKE
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WARNING!
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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.
Parking Brake Lever
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated The parking brake should always be applied when the
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all driver is not in the vehicle.
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts”
in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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WARNING!
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure you fully apply
the parking brake and shift the transmission into
REVERSE. Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to
roll and cause damage or injury.
The “Brake System Warning Light” in the instrument
cluster will turn on when the ignition is in the ON/RUN
position and the parking brake is applied.
NOTE:
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied
or a brake/ABS system fault. It does not show the
As an added precaution when parking the vehicle, turn
degree of brake application. If the “Brake System
the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade
Warning Light” is illuminated when the parking brake
and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
is not applied please see your authorized dealer.
To apply the parking brake, grasp the handle and pull it • Each time the parking brake is applied, the instrument
rearward until you feel resistance. To release the parking
cluster will automatically go to the highest illuminabrake, grasp the handle and pull it slightly while pressing
tion setting regardless of the dimmer control setting.
the button on the end of the handle. When the button
drops into the handle (releasing the lock), guide the
handle downward to its stop and then release the button
and the handle.
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WARNING!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
injured seriously or fatally. Do not leave the key
fob in or near the vehicle (or in a location accessible
to children), and do not leave the ignition of a
vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go in the
ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate
power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Ensure the parking brake is fully disengaged before driving. Failure to do so can lead to brake
failure, and an accident.
BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic
brake systems. If either of the two hydraulic
systems loses normal capability, the remaining
system will still function. However, there will
be some loss of overall braking effectiveness. You may
notice increased pedal travel during application, greater
pedal force required to slow or stop, and potential
activation of the “Brake System Warning Light.”
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (i.e.,
repeated brake applications with the engine off) the
brakes will still function. However, the effort required to
brake the vehicle will be much greater than that required
with the power system operating.
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Brake Pad Break-In
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a high performance braking system. The brake pads are a semimetallic compound, which offer superior fade resistance
for consistent operation. A compromise to using this type
of brake pad is that the brakes may squeal slightly under
certain weather and operating conditions (.i.e., during
light brake applications).
The brakes on your new vehicle do not require a long
break-in period. However, you should avoid repeated
hard brake applications from high speeds during initial
break-in. In addition, you should avoid severe brake
loading, such as may be encountered when descending
long mountain grades.
Safe Operating Tips
WARNING!
To use your brakes and accelerator more safely,
follow these tips:
• Do not “ride” the brakes by resting your foot on the
pedal. This could overheat the brakes and result in
unpredictable braking action, longer stopping distances, or brake damage.
• When descending mountains or hills, repeated
braking can cause brake fade with loss of braking
control. Avoid repeated heavy braking by downshifting the transmission whenever possible.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not drive too fast for road conditions, especially
when roads are wet or slushy. A wedge of water can
build up between the tire tread and the road. This
hydroplaning action can cause loss of traction,
braking ability, and control.
• After going through deep water or a car wash,
brakes may become wet, resulting in decreased
performance and unpredictable braking action.
Dry the brakes by gentle, intermittent pedal action
while driving at very slow speeds.
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery
surfaces.
NOTE: During severe braking conditions, a pulsing sensation may occur and a clicking noise will be heard. This
is normal, indicating that the ABS is functioning.
The ABS conducts a low-speed self-test at approximately
12 mph (20 km/h). If you have your foot lightly on the
brake pedal while this test is occurring, you may feel a
slight pedal movement. The movement can be more
apparent on ice and snow and be considered normal.
The ABS pump motor runs during the self-test at 12 mph
(20 km/h) and during an ABS stop. The pump motor
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the makes a low humming noise during operation, which is
driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse normal.
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
Anti-Lock Brake System
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
The Anti-Lock Brake System is subject to possible
detrimental effects of electronic interference caused
by improperly installed aftermarket radios or telephones.
WARNING!
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference caused by improperly installed or high output radio transmitting
equipment. This interference can cause possible
loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of
such equipment should be performed by qualified
professionals.
(Continued)
• 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 (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering
efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of
the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) 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 Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS) equipped vehicle must never be exploited in
a reckless or dangerous manner, that could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
The “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” will turn
on and stay on briefly as a bulb check when the
ignition is first turned on. If the light does not
turn on during starting, have it repaired
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and promptly.
type as the original equipment and the tires must be
This light also illuminates at vehicle start-up to indicate
properly inflated to produce accurate signals for the
that the ABS self-check is in process. If the light remains
computer.
on after start-up, or turns on and remains on at road
speeds, it may indicate a system malfunction or that the
WARNING!
system is inoperative. In this case, the system reverts to
Significant over or under-inflation of tires, or mixing standard non-anti-lock brakes. If this occurs, safely bring
sizes of tires or wheels on the vehicle can lead to loss the vehicle to a complete stop as soon as possible and
cycle the ignition to attempt to reset the ABS. If the light
of braking effectiveness.
remains on, see your authorized dealer immediately to
have the system serviced. Also, if the “BRAKE Warning
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Light” and the “ABS Warning Light” are on, and the
parking brake is fully released, see your authorized
dealer immediately.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). All of these systems work
together to enhance vehicle stability and control in various driving conditions.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-up and
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
WARNING!
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
Traction Control System (TCS)
The TCS system monitors the amount of wheel spin of
each driven wheel. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability.
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Electronic Stability Control
In full on mode the TCS system enhances directional
control and stability of the vehicle under various driving
conditions. The ESC corrects for oversteering and understeering the vehicle by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel. Engine power may also be reduced to assist
in counteracting the condition of oversteer or understeer
and help the vehicle maintain the desired path.
In full on mode ESC utilizes sensors in the vehicle to
determine the path that the driver intends to steer the
vehicle and compares it to the actual path of the vehicle.
When the actual path does not match the intended path,
the ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to
assist in counteracting the condition of oversteer or
understeer.
• Oversteer – when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer – when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
WARNING!
The Electronic Stability Control System (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.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Operating
Modes
The ESC system may have five available operating
modes:
ESC On
This is the normal operating mode for the ESC system.
Whenever the vehicle is started, the ESC system will be in
this mode. The ESC On mode should be used for most
driving situations. The ESC should only be turned OFF
for specific reasons as noted in the following paragraphs.
ESC Full Off
ESC Button
The ESC Off mode is intended for off-highway or offroad use only and should not be used on any public
roadways. In this mode, all TCS and ESC stability features are turned OFF. To enter the “Full Off” mode, press
and hold the “ESC Off” switch for five seconds while the
vehicle is stopped with the engine running. After five
seconds, a chime will sound, the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” will illuminate, and the
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⬙ESC OFF⬙ message will display in the vehicle cluster (left
of the odometer). The “ESC OFF” message may appear in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. To turn ESC ON again, momentarily press the
“ESC Off” switch.
WARNING!
With the ESC switched OFF, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESC is unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESC system will not
engage to assist in maintaining stability. The “Full
Off” ESC mode is intended for off-highway or offroad only.
Sport Mode - If Equipped
Sport mode has reduced traction control and reduced
stability control. To enter the “Sport Mode” mode, press
the “ESC” switch once (located on the steering wheel).
The “ESC Sport Light” will illuminate, and the ⬙ESC
SPORT⬙ message will display in the vehicle cluster (left of
the odometer). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
Track Mode - If Equipped
Track Mode has no traction control and has reduced
stability control. To enter the “Track Mode” mode, press
the “ESC” switch twice. The “ESC Track Light” will
illuminate, and the ⬙ESC TRACK⬙ message will display in
the vehicle cluster (left of the odometer). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Rain Mode
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Rain mode offers increased traction control and stability Tire Markings
control for low traction conditions such as wet roads, dry
roads during cold temperatures, or when the driver
wants enhanced stability due to lack of familiarity or
experience with the vehicle’s response. To enter the “Rain
Mode” mode, press the “ESC” switch three times. The
“ESC Rain Light” will illuminate, and the ⬙ESC RAIN⬙
message will display in the vehicle cluster (left of the
odometer). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
for further information.
NOTE: Some models may not offer “Sport” or “Track”
Mode.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards 4 — Maximum Load
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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• Temporary spare tires are designed for temporary
emergency use only. Temporary high pressure com• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
pact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example:
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designaT145/80D18 103M.
tion. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
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.
NOTE:
• 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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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
— ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load— Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure— Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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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)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
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Term
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after
the vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door.
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1. Number of people that can be carried in the vehicle.
2. Total weight your vehicle can carry.
3. Tire size designed for your vehicle.
4. Cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
Loading
Tire And Loading Information Placard
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
of this manual.
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NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occuaxles must not be exceeded. For further information on
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
• If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The followbe five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
ing table shows examples on how to calculate total
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 lbs (68 kg) = 750 lbs
vehicle with varying seating configurations and num(340 kg), and 1400 lbs (635 kg) – 750 lbs (340 kg) =
ber and size of occupants. This table is for illustration
650 lbs [295 kg]).
purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
• For the following example, the combined weight of
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
capacity calculated in step 4.
(392 kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in 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.
Economy
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
NOTE:
• Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
erratic and unpredictable steering response.
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for • Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
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Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the “cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure
driver’s side B-Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1
door.
mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire
At least once a month:
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual judge- Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
ment when determining proper inflation. Tires may look of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
temperature changes.
Tire Inflation Pressures
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
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
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inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
outside temperature condition.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
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 manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
Radial Ply Tires
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
WARNING!
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
tion. Refer to your authorized tire dealer or original poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Alequipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operat- ways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
ing speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
combine them with other types of tires.
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Tire Repair
Tire Types
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it All Season Tires — If Equipped
meets the following criteria:
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary be• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
tween different all season tires. All season tires can be
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
(sidewall damage is not repairable).
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four;
failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
• The puncture is no greater than ¼⬙ (6 mm).
handling of your vehicle.
Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and
additional information.
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced immediately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and
service description (Load Index and Speed Code).
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
on ice. If your vehicle is equipped with summer tires, be
aware these tires are not designed for winter or cold
driving conditions. For more information, contact a authorized dealer. Summer tires do not contain the all
season designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on
the tire sidewall.
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Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to do so may While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle. and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states proSnow Tires
hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires checked before using these tire types.
during the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
(80 km) at 50 mph (80 km/h) after a rapid loss of inflation
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
pressure. This rapid loss of inflation is referred to as the
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
Run Flat mode. A Run Flat mode occurs when the tire
safety and handling of your vehicle.
inflation pressure is of/or below 14 psi (96 kPa). Once a
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what Run Flat tire reaches the run flat mode it has limited
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should driving capabilities and needs to be replaced immedinot be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph ately. A Run Flat tire is not repairable.
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold mode.
tire inflation pressures.
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See the tire pressure monitoring section for more infor- equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
mation.
rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option,
Spare Tires — If Equipped
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with TIREFIT instead of a tire rotation pattern.
spare tire, please refer to “TIREFIT KIT” in “What To Do
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
In Emergencies” for further information.
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
CAUTION!
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
80D18 103M.
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
Wheel — If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
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Since this tire has limited tread life, the original equip- Full Size Spare — If Equipped
ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
This tire may look like the originally equipped tire on the
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire. to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
Do not install more than one compact spare tire and spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
first opportunity.
WARNING!
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
Limited-Use Spare — If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
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your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the Tire Spinning
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
first opportunity.
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopWARNING!
ping.
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door. Replace (or repair) the original
equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it
on your vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss
of vehicle control.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
to help you in determining when your tires should be becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer
replaced.
to “Replacement Tires” in this section for further information.
Tread Wear Indicators
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
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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.
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.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
Replacement Tires
those of the original wheels.
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire
dealer or original equipment dealer with any questions
you may have on tire specifications or capability. Failure
to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect
the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
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tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
Due to limited clearance, tire chains or traction devices
smooth, quiet ride.
are not recommended.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
CAUTION!
maintenance interval. Remember, more frequent rotation
is permissible if desired. Also, correct for anything causDamage to the vehicle may result if tire chains are ing rapid or unusual wear prior to performing the tire
used.
rotation.
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
NOTE: Each wheel on your vehicle contains a tire pressure sensor. The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
learns the location of each sensor though system programming. Although not required, the manufacturer
recommends reprogramming the TPMS after rotating the
tires so that the system can relearn each sensor’s location.
See your authorized dealer for system reprogramming.
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The front and rear tires are different sizes and cannot be TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
used in place of each other. Rotate the tires “side-to-side” The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
as shown in the diagram.
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
readings to the receiver module. It is particularly important for you to check the tire pressure in all of the tires on
your vehicle monthly and to maintain the proper pressure. The TPMS consists of the following components:
• Receiver module
• Four TPM sensors
• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Tire Rotation
• TPM Telltale Light
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The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recom- the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
mended cold placard pressure.
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
psi (7.0 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warnpressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least ing (Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM] Telltale Light) illuthree hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a minates, you must increase the tire pressure to the
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must recommended cold placard pressure in order for the TPM
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into Telltale Light to turn off. The system will automatically
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information” update and the TPM Telltale Light will turn off once the
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to system receives the updated tire pressures. The vehicle
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this informathere should be no adjustment for this increased pres- tion.
sure.
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For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 23 psi (158 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to urn ON the TPM
Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle may cause the tire
pressure to rise to approximately 27 psi (186 kPa), but the
TPM Telltale Light will still be ON. In this situation, the
TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF only after the tires are
inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value.
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
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 aftermarket tire sealants
or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the TPM sensor.
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250 STARTING AND OPERATING
• 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 failure
Premium System
or condition.
NOTE:
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
while adjusting your tire pressure.
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. readings to the receiver module. It is particularly imporUnder-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tant for you to check the tire pressure in all of the tires on
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and your vehicle monthly and to maintain the proper pressure. The TPMS consists of the following components:
stopping ability.
• Receiver module
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain • Four TPM sensors
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure
• Various TPMS messages which display in the Elecgauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
to trigger illumination of the TPM Telltale Light.
• TPM Telltale Light
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in
order for the TPMS to receive this information.
The TPM Telltale Light will illuminate in the
instrument cluster and a chime will sound when
tire pressure is low in one or more of the four active road
tires. In addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙LOW TIRE⬙
message and a graphic showing the pressure values of
each tire with the low tire pressure values changing color.
An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be displayed.
Service TPMS Warning
If a system fault is detected, the TPM Telltale Light will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
The system fault will also sound a chime. In addition, the
EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message
for a minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (-) in place of the pressure value to indicate which sensor
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible is not being received.
and inflate the tires with a low pressure condition (those
in a different color in the EVIC graphic) to the vehicle’s
recommended cold placard pressure inflation value as
shown in the ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message. Once the system
receives the updated tire pressures, the system will
automatically update, the graphic display in the EVIC
will change color back to the original color, and the TPM
Telltale Light will turn off. The vehicle may need to be
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If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the TPM Telltale Light will no longer
flash, and the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message will no
longer display, and a pressure value will display in place
of the dashes. A system fault can occur due to any of the
following:
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
The EVIC will also display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
detected. In this case, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
message is then followed with a graphic display with
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
pressure values still shown. This indicates that the presnext to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
sure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
the TPM sensors.
but they may not be located in the correct vehicle
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as
materials that may block radio wave signals.
the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is displayed.
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
wheel housings.
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General Information
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and 8.4L Engine
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The 8.4L engine is designed to meet all
emissions regulations and provide excellent fuel economy and performance when
using high-quality premium unleaded
gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or
higher.
The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the follow- Light 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.
Canada
C4W4MA4
Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these
symptoms, try another brand of “premium” gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
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Over 40 automobile manufacturers around the world
have issued and endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the World Wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which
define fuel properties necessary to deliver enhanced
emissions, engine 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 drivability 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 gasoProblems that result from using gasoline containing
lines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will proMethanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
vide excellent performance and durability of engine and
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
fuel system components.
not be covered under New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) are compatible with gaso- E-85 perform the following:
line containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher • Drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer).
ethanol content may void the New Vehicle Limited
• Change the engine oil and oil filter.
Warranty.
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 • Disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
engine controller memory.
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
• Operate in a lean mode.
exposure to E-85 fuel.
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on.
MMT In Gasoline
• Poor engine performance.
MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl)
is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
• Poor cold start and cold drivability.
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
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without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content Fuel System Cautions
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
CAUTION!
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
and California reformulated gasoline.
performance:
Materials Added To Fuel
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine perforAll gasoline sold in the United States is required to
mance and damage the emissions control system.
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
•
An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
fuel.
or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
(Continued)
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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.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the trunk closed when driving your vehicle to
prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
4. Insert the fuel nozzle fully into the filler pipe – the
nozzle opens and holds the flapper door while refueling.
NOTE: Only the correct size nozzle opens the latches
allowing the flapper door to open.
5. Fill the vehicle with fuel – when the fuel nozzle
“clicks” or shuts off the fuel tank is full.
6. Remove the fuel nozzle and close the fuel door.
NOTE: A funnel is provided (located in the trunk in the
spare tire area) to open the flapper door to allow for
1. Press the fuel filler door release switch (located in the emergency refueling with a gas can.
driver’s door map pocket).
ADDING FUEL
2. Open the fuel filler door.
3. There is no fuel filler cap. A flapper door inside the
pipe seals the system.
CAUTION!
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the fuel door is open or the tank is
being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and may cause the “Malfunction Indicator
Light” to turn on.
• A fire may result if fuel is pumped into a portable
container that is inside of a vehicle. You could be
burned. Always place fuel containers on the
ground while filling.
1. Open the liftgate.
2. Locate the carpet access door (on the right side inner
trim panel of the trunk).
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Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release
If you are unable to open the fuel filler door, use the fuel
filler door emergency release procedure by following the
proceeding steps.
Carpet Access Door
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3. Pull the edge of the access door on the right side inner 4. Pull the release cable to release the fuel door.
trim panel to expose the emergency release cable.
Release Cable
Edge Of Access Door
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Fuel Door Open
5. Return the release cable to the original position (inside
the inner trim panel) and push the carpet back into the
original position.
Carpet Into Original Position
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TRAILER TOWING
Trailer towing with this vehicle is not recommended.
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The Ground)
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheels OFF The Ground
None
Front
Rear
All
NOTE: If the vehicle requires towing, make sure all four
wheels are off the ground.
Manual Transmission
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT RECOMMENDED
OK
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CAUTION!
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.
Damage to the front and rear fascias and side sills can
occur if you disregard the low ground clearance in
these areas of your vehicle. Pay close attention when
parking to avoid running into parking curbs. Exercise caution when entering or exiting steep driveways, or when pulling off the road onto soft shoulders.
GROUND CLEARANCE
The front and rear fascias and side sills ride low and
ground clearance is limited.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHER . . . . . . . . . . .266
▫ TIREFIT Usage Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .266
▫ Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .279
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .284
䡵 TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
▫ TIREFIT Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
▫ TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation . . . . .270
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266 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flasher
may wear down your battery.
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the
center of the instrument panel above the climate controls. IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning potential for overheating by taking the appropriate acflasher. When the switch is activated, all direc- tion.
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• On the highways — Slow down and use the highest
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
gear possible.
turn off the Hazard Warning flasher.
• In city traffic — While stopped, put the transmission
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for • In city traffic — While moving, shift into the highest
gear possible to reduce engine RPM.
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
Hazard Warning flasher will continue to operate even an impending overheat condition:
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
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• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
that the wheel is properly mounted to the vehicle. Any
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum time a wheel has been removed and reinstalled on the
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control vehicle the lug nuts/bolts should be torqued using a
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a properly calibrated torque wrench.
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat Torque Specifications
from the engine cooling system.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
Lug Nut/Bolt Torque
**Lug Nut/
Bolt Size
100 Ft-Lbs (135 N·m)
1/2” x 20
Lug Nut/
Bolt Socket
Size
19 mm
**Use only Chrysler recommended lug nuts/bolts and
clean or remove any dirt or oil before tightening.
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Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
Torque Patterns
After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut/bolt torque to be
sure that all the lug nuts/bolts are properly seated
Wheel Mounting Surface
Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each against the wheel.
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
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WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
TIREFIT Storage
The TIREFIT kit is located in left side of the trunk.
TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED
Small punctures up to ¼” (6 mm) in the tire tread can be
sealed with TIREFIT. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or
nails) should not be removed from the tire. TIREFIT can
be used in outside temperatures down to approximately
-4°F (-20°C).
This kit will provide a temporary tire seal, allowing you
to drive your vehicle up to 100 miles (160 km) with a
maximum speed of 55 mph (90 km/h).
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270 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
4. Power Button
5. Mode Select Knob
6. Sealant Hose (Clear)
7. Air Pump Hose (Black)
8. Power Plug (located on bottom side of TIREFIT Kit)
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
Your TIREFIT kit is equipped with the following symbols
to indicate the air or sealant mode.
Selecting Air Mode
TIREFIT Components
1. Sealant Bottle
2. Deflation Button
3. Pressure Gauge
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to
this position for air pump operation only. Use
the Black Air Pump Hose (7) when selecting
this mode.
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Selecting Sealant Mode
TIREFIT Usage Precautions
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and • Using the TIREFIT sealant may cause the Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) to become inoperable. It is
turn to this position to inject the TIRErecommended that you take your vehicle to an authoFIT Sealant and to inflate the tire. Use
rized dealer to have the sensor function checked.
the Sealant Hose (clear hose) (6) when
selecting this mode.
• Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant
Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed at the
lower right hand corner on the bottle label) to assure
Using The Power Button
optimum operation of the system. Refer to “Sealing a
Push and release the Power Button (4) once to
Tire with TIREFIT” section (F) “Sealant Bottle and
turn On the TIREFIT kit. Push and release the
Hose Replacement.”
Power Button (4) again to turn Off the TIREFIT
• The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one
kit.
tire application use and need to be replaced after each
Using The Deflation Button
use. Always replace these components immediately at
Press the Deflation Button (2) to reduce the air
your original equipment vehicle dealer.
pressure in the tire if it becomes over-inflated.
• When the TIREFIT sealant is in a liquid form, clean
water, and a damp cloth will remove the material from
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272 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the
sealant dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly
discarded.
• For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem
on the wheel is free of debris before connecting the
TIREFIT kit.
• You can use the TIREFIT air pump to inflate bicycle
tires. The kit also comes with two needles, located in
the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of
the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar
inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump Hose
(7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in the
Air Mode when inflating such items to avoid injecting
sealant into them. The TIREFIT Sealant is only intended to seal punctures less than ¼” (6 mm) diameter
in the tread of your vehicle.
• Do not lift or carry the TIREFIT kit by the hoses.
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to seal a tire on the side of the
vehicle closest to traffic. Pull far enough off the
road to avoid the danger of being hit when using
the TIREFIT kit.
• Do not use TIREFIT or drive the vehicle under the
following circumstances:
– If the puncture in the tire tread is approximately
1/4” (6 mm) or larger.
– If the tire has any sidewall damage.
– If the tire has any damage from driving with
extremely low tire pressure.
– If the tire has any damage from driving on a flat
tire.
– If the wheel has any damage.
– If you are unsure of the condition of the tire or
the wheel.
(Continued)
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 273
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Keep TIREFIT away from open flames or heat
source.
• A loose TIREFIT kit thrown forward in a collision
or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the
vehicle. Always stow the TIREFIT kit in the place
provided. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you,
your passengers, and others around you.
• Take care not to allow the contents of TIREFIT to
come in contact with hair, eyes, or clothing. TIREFIT is harmful if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed
through the skin. It causes skin, eye, and respiratory irritation. Flush immediately with plenty of
water if there is any contact with eyes or skin.
Change clothing as soon as possible, if there is any
contact with clothing.
• TIREFIT Sealant solution contains latex. In case of
an allergic reaction or rash, consult a physician
immediately. Keep TIREFIT out of reach of children. If swallowed, rinse mouth immediately with
plenty of water and drink plenty of water. Do not
induce vomiting! Consult a physician immediately.
(Continued)
Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use TIREFIT:
1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s
Hazard Warning flashers.
2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the
deflated tire) is in a position that is near to the ground.
This will allow the TIREFIT Hoses (6) and (7) to reach
the valve stem and keep the TIREFIT kit flat on the
ground. This will provide the best positioning of the
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kit when injecting the sealant into the deflated tire and 4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw
the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) onto the
running the air pump. Move the vehicle as necessary
valve stem.
to place the valve stem in this position before proceeding.
5. Uncoil the Power Plug (8) and insert the plug into the
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
3. Place the transmission in PARK (auto transmission) or
in Gear (manual transmission) and turn Off the igniNOTE: Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or
tion.
nails) from the tire.
4. Set the parking brake.
(C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated
(B) Setting Up To Use TIREFIT:
Tire:
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the • Always start the engine before turning ON the TIRESealant Mode position.
FIT kit.
2. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) and then remove the cap NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the
from the fitting at the end of the hose.
parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL.
3. Place the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground next to the • After pressing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white
deflated tire.
fluid) will flow from the Sealant Bottle (1) through the
Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire.
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NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in the NOTE: If the Mode Select Knob (5) is on Air Mode and
tire.
the pump is operating, air will dispense from the Air
Pump Hose (7) only, not the Sealant Hose (6).
If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 – 10
seconds through the Sealant Hose (6):
If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the
Sealant Hose (6):
1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn Off the TIREFIT kit.
Disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the valve stem. 1. Continue to operate the pump until sealant is no
Make sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect
longer flowing through hose (typically takes 30 - 70
the Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the
seconds). As the sealant flows through the Sealant
Mode Select Knob (5) is in the Sealant Mode position
Hose (6), the Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as 70
and not Air Mode. Press the Power Button (4) to turn
psi (5 Bar). The Pressure Gauge (3) will decrease
On the TIREFIT kit.
quickly from approximately 70 psi (5 Bar) to the actual
tire pressure when the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty.
2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt
power outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if 2. The pump will start to inject air into the tire immediavailable. Make sure the engine is running before
ately after the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty. Continue to
turning ON the TIREFIT kit.
operate the pump and inflate the tire to the pressure
indicated on the tire pressure label on the driver-side
3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous
latch pillar (recommended pressure). Check the tire
use. Call for assistance.
pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3).
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If the tire does not inflate to at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar)
pressure within 15 minutes:
• The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing.
If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at
least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn off the TIREFIT kit.
the hose, and place the TIREFIT kit in the vehicle storage
location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vehicle.”
CAUTION!
• The metal end fitting from Power Plug (8) may get
hot after use, so it should be handled carefully.
• Failure to reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) can result in sealant contacting your skin, clothing, and the vehicle’s interior. It can also result in sealant contacting internal
TIREFIT kit components which may cause permanent damage to the kit.
2. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the top of the
Sealant Bottle (1) and place the sticker on the instru- (D) Drive Vehicle:
ment panel.
Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire,
3. Immediately disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or 10 minutes to ensure
valve stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of distribution of the TIREFIT Sealant within the tire. Do not
exceed 55 mph (90 km/h).
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WARNING!
TIREFIT is not a permanent flat tire repair. Have the
tire inspected and repaired or replaced after using
TIREFIT. Do not exceed 55 mph (90 km/h) until the
tire is repaired or replaced. Failure to follow this
warning can result in injuries that are serious or fatal
to you, your passengers, and others around you.
(E) After Driving:
3. Uncoil the Air Pump Hose (7) (black in color) and
screw the fitting at the end of hose (7) onto the valve
stem.
4. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the Pressure
Gauge (3).
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar):
The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 Bar) or higher:
to Use TIREFIT” before continuing.
1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn on TIREFIT and
inflate the tire to the pressure indicated on the tire and
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the Air
loading information label on the driver-side door
Mode position.
opening.
2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflavehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing.
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2. Disconnect the TIREFIT kit from the valve stem, NOTE: When having the tire serviced, advise the authoreinstall the cap on the valve stem and unplug from 12 rized dealer or service center that the tire has been sealed
Volt outlet.
using the TIREFIT service kit.
3. Place the TIREFIT kit in its proper storage area in the (F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
vehicle.
1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) (clear in color).
4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the
2. Locate the round Sealant Bottle release button in the
earliest opportunity at an authorized dealer or tire
recessed area under the sealant bottle.
service center.
3. Press the Sealant Bottle release button. The Sealant
5. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6)
Bottle (1) will pop up. Remove the bottle and dispose
assembly at your authorized dealer as soon as posof it accordingly.
sible. Refer to (F) “Sealant Bottle and Hose Replace4. Clean any remaining sealant from the TIREFIT housment.”
ing.
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5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
that the Sealant Hose (6) aligns with the hose slot in
the front of the housing. Press the bottle into the
WARNING!
housing. An audible click will be heard indicating the
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenbottle is locked into place.
ever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
6. Verify that the cap is installed on the fitting at the end
ignition switch is ON. You can be hurt by the fan.
of the Sealant Hose (6) and return the hose to its • Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
storage area (located on the bottom of the air pump).
started. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic
converter and once the engine has started, ignite
7. Return the TIREFIT kit to its storage location in the
and damage the converter and vehicle. If the vevehicle.
hicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may
be used to obtain a start from another vehicle. This
type of start can be dangerous if done improperly,
so follow this procedure carefully.
• Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry
such as watch bands or bracelets that might make
an inadvertent electrical contact. You could be
seriously injured.
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NOTE: The battery is located underneath an access Connecting The Jumper Cables
panel inside the rear compartment on the left side of the
1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry
vehicle. A remote battery terminal is located in the engine
such as watchbands or bracelets that might make an
compartment for jump-starting.
inadvertent electrical contact.
2. When boost is provided by a battery in another
vehicle, park that vehicle within booster cable reach,
but without allowing the vehicles to touch one another.
3. Set the parking brake, place the transmission in NEUTRAL, and turn the ignition OFF on both vehicles.
4. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical loads.
Battery Location
5. Remove the plastic fuse cover to gain access to the
remote jump-start positive post (+) in the engine
compartment. Refer to the following illustration for
remote jump-starting connections.
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
6. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
remote positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
7. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
Remote Jump Start Connections
1 — Positive Battery Post (+)
2 — Negative Battery Post (-)
8. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
9. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
the discharged battery.
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WARNING!
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-)
post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and
could result in personal injury. Only use the specific
ground point, do not use any other exposed metal
parts.
11. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables
in the reverse sequence:
Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
1. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
2. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
10. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then 3. Disconnect the positive (+) jumper cable from the
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
positive (+) post of the booster battery.
battery.
4. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
from the remote positive (+) post of the discharged
vehicle.
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
you should have the battery and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
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CAUTION!
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.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between 1st gear and REVERSE, do not spin the
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn your
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between 1st gear
and REVERSE, while gently pressing the accelerator. Use
the least amount of pressure to maintain the rocking
motion, without spinning the wheels, or racing the
engine.
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WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck. And do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Only use flatbed
equipment. Always comply with applicable state or local
towing ordinances.
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.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 8.4L . . . . . . . . . .287
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II) . . .288
▫ Hibernation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .291
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
▫ Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
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▫ Hydraulic Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
▫ Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
▫ Front Headlamp, Front Park/Turn Signal
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
▫ Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . .332
▫ Taillamp, Tail/Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
▫ Rear Turn Signal Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
▫ Power Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
▫ Backup Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328 䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331 䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS . .334
䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 287
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 8.4L
7
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Coolant Pressure Cap
Engine Oil Dipstick
Power Distribution Center
Remote Jump Start Positive Battery Post
6
7
8
9
— Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir
— Engine Oil Fill
— Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
— Air Cleaner Filter
288 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II)
CAUTION!
To meet new government regulations and promote
cleaner air, your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated Prolonged driving with the light on could cause
onboard diagnostic system called OBD II. This system further damage to the emission control system. It
monitors the performance of the emissions and engine could also affect fuel economy and driveability. The
control systems. When these systems are operating prop- vehicle must be serviced before any state emissions
erly, your vehicle will provide excellent performance and tests can be performed.
fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within
If the light is flashing, severe catalytic converter damage
current government regulations.
and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system required.
will turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light. It will also
store diagnostic codes and other information to assist EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
your service technician in making repairs. Although your PROGRAMS
vehicle will usually be drivable and not need towing, see In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
your authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 289
For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction start this test over.
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not 2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
system is ready for testing.
of a normal bulb check.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II 3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
happen:
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacement. If the OBD II system should be determined not • The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
not proceed to the I/M station.
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
do the following:
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
not crank or start the engine.
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
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If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
caused by the use of non-MOPAR® parts for maintenance and repairs will not be covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
running.
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine MOPAR® parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 291
WARNING!
CAUTION!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• 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.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
“Maintenance Schedule”, there are other components
which may require servicing or replacement in the future.
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Engine Oil
Change Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the oil level is approximately five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level
before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will
give you an incorrect reading.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or six months,
whichever occurs first.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends full synthetic engine oils that meet the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12633.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground also
will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Add
The manufacturer recommends the use of a full synthetic
oil only when the level is below the SAFE mark.
0W-40 or equivalent engine oil.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
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CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
SAE 0W-40 engine oil such as MOPAR® or Pennzoil
Ultra® is preferred for use in all operating temperatures.
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
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,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
your area.
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 “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informa- Engine Oil Filter
tion.
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every engine oil change.
Materials Added To Engine Oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the ad- Engine Oil Filter Selection
dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
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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.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recommended.
CAUTION!
Some aftermarket air cleaners and filters can cause
mass air flow sensor issues which can lead to a
driveability problem or a limp home condition.
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Maintenance-Free Battery
The top of the maintenance-free battery is vented, and
must be replaced with a vented battery.
The battery is located underneath an access panel inside
the rear compartment on the left side of the vehicle. A
remote battery terminal is located in the engine compartment for jump-starting. Refer to “Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further
information.
To gain access to the battery, remove the floor portion of
the rear compartment carpet.
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Battery Location
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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.
• 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.
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive
(+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
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Hibernation Mode
To Activate Hibernation Mode
The Hibernation mode feature conserves battery power 1. Cycle the ignition switch to (ACC).
when storing the vehicle. It allows for up to three months
2. Select Hibernation mode within the Electronic Vehicle
of storage time without losing radio and engine controlInformation Center (EVIC).
ler adaptive memory. Using this feature is an alternative
to disconnecting the battery.
3. Press and hold the right arrow button on the steering
wheel controls for one second. Vehicle will countdown
NOTE: This vehicle is designed to sit in storage with a
from ten seconds and enter Hibernation Mode.
fully charged battery for up to 30 days. If you plan to
store the vehicle longer than 30 days, we recommend NOTE: You may press the right arrow button on the
doing one of the following:
steering wheel controls during the countdown to abort
Hibernation Mode.
• Disconnect the battery.
To Deactivate Hibernation Mode
• Use the battery charger.
• Put the vehicle into Hibernation mode (3-month 1. Press the RKE UNLOCK button to unlock the vehicle.
charge).
2. Press the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a 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.
WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the
system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced technician.
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excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular
attention should also be given to hood latching compoR-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluoronents to ensure proper function. When performing other
carbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. Howand safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
ever, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealer or other The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment. year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR®
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
PAG compressor oil and refrigerants.
Wiper Blades
Body Lubrication
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
windshield and rear window periodically with a sponge
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
or soft cloth and a mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubriremove accumulations of salt, waxes, or road film, and
cated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
help reduce streaking and smearing.
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
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
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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 or rear window.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield or rear window. Make sure that they are
not frozen to the glass before turning them on to avoid
damaging the blade. Keep the blade rubber out of contact
with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
Adding Washer Fluid
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the
front of the engine compartment on the passenger side of
the vehicle. Be sure to check the fluid level in the
reservoir at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with
windshield washer solvent (not engine coolant (antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to flush
out the residual water.
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.
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Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
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CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter dam- Cooling System
age:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or cycle the ignition
switch to the LOCK position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had
time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system
pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
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If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty, the
system should be drained, flushed, and refilled with Cooling System — Drain, Flush, And Refill
fresh OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) by an
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains
authorized dealer. Check the front of the A/C
visible sediment, have an authorized dealer clean and
condenser/radiator for any accumulation of bugs, leaves,
flush with OAT coolant (antifreeze) (conforming to MSetc. If dirty, clean by gently spraying water from a garden
12106).
hose vertically down the face of the condenser/radiator.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubmaintenance intervals.
ber, cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for NOTE: Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could
leaks.
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
needed to be added to the system please contact your
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
local authorized dealer.
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
Coolant Checks
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Selection Of Coolant
CAUTION! (Continued)
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, the cooling system will
need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with fresh
(Continued)
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106), by an
authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) that
allows extended maintenance intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000
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miles (240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reduc- • Use only high purity water such as distilled or deioning this extended maintenance period, it is important that
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
you use the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conformwill reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
ing to MS-12106) throughout the life of your vehicle.
engine cooling system.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to mainthat meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Stan- tain the proper level of protection against freezing acdard MS-12106. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze): cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
• We recommend using MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive NOTE:
Technology) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
Material Standard MS-12106.
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Stanneeded to be added to the system please contact your
local authorized dealer.
dard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
• Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recom−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
mended and can result in cooling system damage. If
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HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) as soon as
possible.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to insure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery bottle.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
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.
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engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
bottle need only be checked once a month.
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by ani- When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
mals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based maintain the proper level, only OAT coolant that meets
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MSto remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child 12106 should be added to the coolant bottle. Do not
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up overfill.
any ground spills immediately.
Points To Remember
Coolant Level
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the from the front of the engine compartment. This is norengine OFF and cold, the level of the engine coolant mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
(antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the ranges humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporindicated on the bottle.
ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
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If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
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 (anti- • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
expansion bottle must also be protected against freezONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
ing.
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emis• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
sions.
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
for leaks.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to MS12106) and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your engine which contains aluminum components.
Brake System
To ensure brake system performance, all brake system
components should be inspected periodically. Refer to
“Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance
intervals.
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WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly an accident. 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.
Master Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the fluid level up
to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir.
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
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.
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately Use only the manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
if the brake system warning light indicates system fail- Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
ure.
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. Use
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when per- of a brake fluid that may have a lower initial boiling
point or unidentified as to specification, may result in
forming underhood services.
sudden brake failure during hard prolonged braking.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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
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 accident.
• 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 an accident.
(Continued)
Change Brake Fluid
Brake fluid will tend to absorb moisture from the atmosphere over time. If the fluid becomes contaminated with
water, brake performance will deteriorate. Therefore, the
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brake fluid must be changed at the intervals specified in
the “Maintenance Schedule.” Refer to “Maintenance
Schedule” for further information. See your authorized
dealer for service.
Manual Transmission
Transmission Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid in the transmission when performing
other underbody services.
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug located on
the left side of the transmission. The fluid level should be
approximately 1/4 in (6.4 mm) below the bottom of the
fill hole. Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper
level. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or damage to the
transmission. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts” in this section for fluid specifications.
Change Transmission Fluid
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. If contaminated with water, change the
fluid immediately. See your authorized dealer for service.
Hydraulic Clutch
Master Cylinder – Clutch Fluid Level Check
NOTE: DO NOT overfill transmission, damage can The clutch hydraulic system is fed by a segregated
occur.
volume of fluid within the brake system master cylinder
reservoir. In the event of leakage or wear, use only the
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manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Rear Axle
Axle Lubricant Level Check
Check the exterior of the axle for evidence of gear oil
leakage every 12 months or 6,000 miles (10 000 km). This
check should be made with the vehicle level and on the
ground or raised on an axle and wheel type hoist. The
axle lubricant level should be between the bottom of the
filler plug and a point approximately 3/8 inch (9.5 mm)
below the filler plug. If adding axle lubricant, use only
the manufacturer’s recommended axle lubricant. Refer to
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining
Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
Using axle fluid other than the manufactured recommended fluid may cause a shudder/noise issue. refer
to “Fluids Lubes and Genuine Parts” in “ Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Change Axle Lubricant
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. Change the lubricant immediately if
contaminated with water. See your authorized dealer for
service.
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and chemicals that are sprayed
on trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are
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highly corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside • Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR®
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
parking, which exposes your vehicle to airborne contamiyour paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
nants, road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated,
extreme hot or cold weather and other extreme condi- • Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
tions will have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
underbody protection.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover to remove.
CAUTION!
• 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.
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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.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor
Chrome wheels DO NOT USE wheel cleaners, abrasives
or polishing compounds. They will permanently damage
this finish and such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. USE ONLY MILD SOAP AND
WATER WITH A SOFT CLOTH. Used on a regular basis
this is all that is required to maintain this finish.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
Interior Care
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
carpeting.
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
MOPAR® Total Clean is specifically recommended for
leather upholstery.
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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. 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.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
CAUTION!
Do not use Alcohol and Alcohol-based and/or Keton
based cleaning products to clean leather seats, as
damage to the seat may result.
Leather or Vinyl Seat/Trim Care and Cleaning
Leather is best preserved by regular cleaning with a
damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt can act as an
abrasive and damage the leather surface and should be
removed immediately 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 the leather with any liquid. Please do not use
polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or
ammonia-based cleaners to clean the leather. Application
of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the
original condition.
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1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
rag.
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear win- 2. Dry with a soft cloth.
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
Seat Belt Maintenance
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
scratch the elements.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
directly on the mirror.
wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care buckles do not work properly.
Glass Surfaces
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
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Aero Group — If Equipped
Please review all of the precautionary notes regarding the
Aero Group option.
Front Splitter
The front splitter will not flex or compress against
impacts from the front. If an impact does occur, have the
splitter inspected. A cracked or delaminated splitter
should be replaced.
Front Splitter
Always leave ample room and be sure to educate anyone
you allow to operate the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Use care when approaching parking blocks, tall
speed bumps and garage curbs. These surfaces can
damage your splitter.
Use caution when driving up to sloped surfaces or over
speed bumps. Approaching a speed bump or a slope at a
slight angle may improve your clearance.
CAUTION!
• Hard contact with steep ramps may cause damage
to your splitter.
• Replace rub strips when they are worn down to 1/8
inch (3 mm) on the front edge. This will avoid
damage to the carbon fiber panel
FUSES
WARNING!
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an appropriate replacement fuse with the same amp
rating as the original fuse. Never replace a fuse
with another fuse of higher amp rating. Never
replace a blown fuse with metal wires or any other
material. Failure to use proper fuses may result in
serious personal injury, fire and/or property damage.
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition
is off and that all the other services are switched off
and/or disengaged.
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air
bag system, braking system), power unit systems
(engine system, gearbox system) or steering system
blows, contact an authorized dealer.
Power Distribution Center
The Power Distribution Center is located in the engine
compartment on the driver’s side of the vehicle. This
center contains fuses and relays.
Power Distribution Center
Cavity
Relay
3
—
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
Mini-Fuse
Description
—
Rad Fan
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Cavity
Relay
4
—
5
—
6
—
7
—
8
—
9
10
11
12
—
—
—
—
Cartridge
Fuse
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
Jumper Black
25 Amp
Natural
Mini-Fuse
Description
—
Rad Fan Rly High
—
ABS/ESP Pump Feed
—
Starter
—
CBC (Ext. Lighting #1)
—
CBC (Ext. Lighting #2)
—
—
—
—
Washer Pump
CBC (Power Lock)
B+ Jumper
ABS/ESP Valve Feed
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322 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Cavity
Relay
13
—
Cartridge
Fuse
—
14
15
16
17
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
18
19
20
21
22
23
—
—
—
—
—
—
30 Amp
30 Amp
30 Amp
20 Amp
—
—
Pink
Pink
Pink
Blue
Mini-Fuse
Description
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
25 Amp circuit breaker
—
—
—
—
—
15 Amp Blue
Horn
A/C Clutch
Diagnostic, Fuel Door, Stop Switch
KIN, RF Hub
Power Seats
Driver Door Mod
Passenger Door Mod
Rear Window Defroster
Wiper
B+ Jumper
HVAC MOD, Cluster, ICS-Switch Bank
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 323
Cavity
Relay
24
—
Cartridge
Fuse
—
25
—
—
26
—
—
27
—
—
28
29
—
—
30
—
31
32
—
—
—
40 Amp
Green
20 Amp Yellow
—
Jumper Black
Mini-Fuse
Description
25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
—
—
PCM- Powertrain Control Module
—
RR Power Outlet, Adj. Pedals, UCI
—
—
B+ Jumper
B+ Jumper
Fuel Pump
ASD #1
ASD #2
Spare
HVAC Blower
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324 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Cavity
Relay
33
—
34
35
36
37
38
—
—
—
—
—
Cartridge
Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
—
—
—
—
—
39
40
41
42
43AC (Forward Fuse)
—
—
G8VA
G8VA
—
—
—
—
—
—
Mini-Fuse
Description
—
Run Acc relay
—
—
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
—
—
—
10 Amp Red
B+ Jumper
Spare
ORC Mod Run
Cluster, Camera
Active Damping Suspension
HVAC Module, In Car Temp, Blower Relay
Spare
Run/Start
Fuel Door
SCCM
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 325
Cavity
Relay
Mini-Fuse
Description
—
Cartridge
Fuse
—
43BE (Rearward Fuse)
44AC (Forward Fuse)
44BE (Rearward Fuse)
45
10 Amp Red
Corax
—
—
10 Amp Red
Rear View Mirror, Aux Port Jumper.
—
—
10 Amp Red
IBS
—
—
10 Amp Red
46
47
48
49
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
50
HC Micro
—
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
25 Amp
Natural
—
PCM- Powertrain Control Module, Fuel Pump
Relay.
ESC Module, Stop Lamp Switch
ORC Module, Passenger Seat OCM
SCCM
Amplifier
Rad Fan
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326 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Cavity
Relay
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
HC Micro
HC Micro
HC Micro
HC Relay
HC Micro
HC Micro
G8VA
G8VA
HC Micro
HC Micro
G8VA
G8VA
HC Micro
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Mini-Fuse
Description
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Rad Fan Relay SER/PAR
Starter Relay
Rear Window Defroster Relay
Rad Fan Relay High
Wiper ON/OFF
Wiper LO/HI
Horn Relay
A/C Clutch Relay
HVAC Blower
Fuel Pump
Run Relay #1
Run Relay #2
ASD #1
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 327
Cavity
Relay
64
65
HC Micro
G8VA
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
Mini-Fuse
Description
—
—
ASD #2
Run Accy #1, Pop Up, Driver Door Window
Switch
NOTE: A 15 Amp fuse for the radio system is located
in-line at the battery positive terminal.
CAUTION!
• When installing the power distribution center
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 power distribution
center and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
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328 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
VEHICLE STORAGE
• Make sure that all tires are inflated to the optimum
pressure.
We recommend that you follow these guidelines for
storing your vehicle for extended periods.
• Wash and wax the vehicle to protect the finish.
• Fill the fuel tank. This will prevent water condensation • Store the vehicle in a dry, well-ventilated location.
inside the tank. If you plan to store your vehicle more
• Move the wiper blades away from the windshield.
than two months, add an anti-oxidant fuel stabilizer to
• Block the wheels. Do not apply the parking brake.
the fuel tank.
• Change the oil to remove any corrosive combustion • Cut blocks of plywood about the same size of the tires.
Cover each block with indoor/outdoor carpeting and
related acids in the crankcase.
place them between the tires and concrete. This will
• Check that the radiator coolant level of protection is to
prevent tire flat spotting.
at least -20°F (-29°C).
• For long-term storage, remove the tires and put the
vehicle up on blocks. Stack the tires on plywood and
cover with a tarp to prevent flat spotting.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 329
• If the vehicle will be subjected to freezing temperatures, either remove the battery and store it in a dry,
well ventilated area or connect a trickle charger (1.5
Amp) with automatic shutdown / overcharge protection to the battery. However, do not leave the trickle
charger hooked up to the battery without being
plugged in to a 110 Volt AC outlet, as this will result in
further drain on the vehicle’s battery. If the vehicle is
not going to be driven in the next three weeks, perform
the battery recharge procedure in the Service Manual.
Then, either disconnect the battery at the negative
terminal or use the “Battery Save Feature” to conserve
battery power. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures/
Battery Save Feature” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”
for further information.
• Cover the vehicle whenever possible to prevent accidental damage to the finish.
NOTE: Disconnecting the battery causes the engine control system to lose memory of some “learned” functions.
After reconnecting the battery, the engine may run rough
until the control module “relearns” these functions. Using the Battery Save Feature will prevent the engine
controller from loosing its memory.
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330 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CAUTION!
2. Make sure that Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is operating and that the battery is good.
Use care when disconnecting the remote positive
cable. It is connected to the battery and can short out
to any metal on the vehicle. Always tape or wrap the
exposed cable end to prevent electrical shorts.
3. Make sure that the HOOD, LIFTGATE, and DOOR
switches are in adjustment. Perform the quick system
check, which follows:
Check the battery every four to six weeks to ensure that
the voltage is above 12.10 Volts. The voltage will drop
more rapidly in hot temperatures. If battery voltage
drops below 12.10 Volts, follow the battery recharge
procedure in the Service Manual.
Use the remote transmitter to set the alarm. If the alarm
SET light comes on and flashes, the system is operating
properly. If not, there is a problem with a switch or the
system. See your authorized dealer for service.
If you plan to store the vehicle longer than 30 days, we
recommend using Hibernation Mode to conserve batNOTE: To help prevent the battery from discharging tery power. Refer to “Hibernation Mode” in Mainteduring shorter periods of inactivity, perform the follow- nance Procedures for further information.
ing:
1. Make sure that the liftgate, hood, doors, windows are
completely closed.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 331
REPLACEMENT BULBS
Exterior Bulbs
Interior Bulbs
Message Center Indicators
Cluster
Gauge Pack
Heater Control
Interior Lamp
Courtesy Foot Well
Lights
Cargo Lamp (Coupe Liftgate)
Bulb Number
103
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
103
37
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
168
Low/High Beam Headlamp
Front Park/Turn Signal
Lamp
Daytime Running Lamp
(DRL)
Front Side Marker Lamp
Center High Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal
Lamp
Rear Marker Lamp
Bulb Number
HID (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
2821M
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
2821M
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332 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Backup Lamp
License Lamp
BULB REPLACEMENT
Bulb Number
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
Front Headlamp, Front Park/Turn Signal Lamp
For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp
For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.
Taillamp, Tail/Stop Lamp
For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric Rear Turn Signal Lamp
conditions change to allow the condensation to change For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
Backup Lamps
accelerate the clearing process.
For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 333
FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
16 Gallons
Engine Oil With Filter
We recommend you use SAE 0W-40, API Certified.
11 Quarts
Transmission
We recommend you use MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic
3.4 Quarts
Transmission Fluid.
Rear Axle
We recommend you use Castrol SAF-XJ/SAE 75W-140
1.5 Quarts
Synthetic Gear and Axle Lubricant.
Cooling System *
We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine
16 Quarts
Coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) 10
Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent).
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
Metric
60.6 Liters
10.4 Liters
3.2 Liters
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1.4 Liters
15 Liters
334 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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 coolant conforming
to MS-12106).
We recommend you use a full synthetic 0W-40 engine oil
such as MOPAR® or Pennzoil Ultra or equivalent
engine oil.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Engine Oil Filters.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs, see
your authorized dealer.
We recommend you use Premium Unleaded 91 Octane
Only or Higher.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 335
Chassis
Component
Transmission
Rear Axle
Brake/Clutch Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic
Transmission Fluid.
We recommend you use Castrol SAF-XJ/SAE 75W-140
Synthetic Gear and Axle Lubricant.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Brake and Clutch
Fluid DOT 4 Motor Vehicle.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Power Steering Fluid
+ 4, MOPAR® or ATF+4® Automatic Transmission
Fluid.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
䡵 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . .339
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338 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
At Each Stop For Fuel
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this • Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a
manual must be done at the times or mileages specified
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
to protect your vehicle warranty and ensure the best
while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent mainaccuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when
tenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
conditions, such as dusty areas and very short trip
driving. Inspection and service should also be done • Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
required.
anytime a malfunction is suspected.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change in- Once A Month
tervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months, • Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
whichever comes first.
damage. Rotate tires at the first sign of irregular wear,
even if it occurs before your next scheduled service.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
• Inspect the battery, and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 339
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake • Inspect the brake hoses.
master cylinder, power steering, and transmission, and
• Inspect the suspension components.
add as needed.
• Lubricate door hinges and check springs.
• Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct
operation.
• Check the engine coolant level, hoses, and clamps.
At Each Oil Change
• Check power steering fluid level.
• Change the engine oil filter.
Required Maintenance Intervals
• Inspect the exhaust system.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
NOTE: Also, inspect the 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.
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340 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or
6 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
12,000 Miles (20,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km)
or 12 months.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 341
18,000 Miles (30,000 km) or
18 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
24,000 Miles (40,000 km) or 24 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change brake fluid
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
342 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
30,000 Miles (50,000 km) or
30 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
36,000 Miles (60,000 km) or 36 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc
brakes.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Change the rear axle fluid.
Change the manual transmission fluid.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 343
42,000 Miles (70,000 km) or
42 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
48,000 Miles (80,000 km) or 48 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
❏ Change brake fluid
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
344 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
54,000 Miles (90,000 km) or
54 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
60,000 Miles (100,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 345
66,000 Miles (110,000 km) or
66 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
72,000 Miles (120,000 km) or 72 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Change the rear axle fluid.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Change the manual transmission fluid.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change brake fluid
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
346 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
78,000 Miles (130,000 km) or
78 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
84,000 Miles (140,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Change brake fluid
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 347
90,000 Miles (150,000 km) or
90 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
96,000 Miles (160,000 km) or 96 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Inspect and replace the PCV Valve if
necessary.*
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc
brakes.
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
❏ Change brake fluid
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
348 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
102,000 Miles (170,000 km) or
102 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
108,000 Miles (180,000 km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Change the rear axle fluid.
Change the manual transmission fluid.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 349
114,000 Miles (190,000 km) or
114 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
350 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
120,000 Miles (200,000 km) or 120 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 120 months or 150,000 miles (240 000 km) whichever comes first.
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end
play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change brake fluid
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 351
126,000 Miles (210,000 km) or
126 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
132,000 Miles (220,000 km) or 132 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the exhaust system.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
352 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
138,000 Miles (230,000 km) or
138 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
144,000 Miles (240,000 km) or 144 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
❏ Change brake fluid
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 353
150,000 Miles (250,000 km) or
150 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant
at 150,000 miles (240 000 km) or 120
months whichever comes first.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc
brakes.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
354 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
* This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer
to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions
warranty.
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and
effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .357
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .357 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .361
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .358
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C. . .361
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .358
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
▫ In Mexico Contact:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359 䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .362
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .364
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 357
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 dealers, 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 Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
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
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facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and • Authorized dealer name
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
correctly and in a timely manner.
• 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: (855) SRT–TEAM
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the con- Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
cern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer P.O. Box 1621
center.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenPhone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
ter should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 359
Mexico, D. F.
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.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Service Contract
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
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).
In Mexico Contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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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.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 361
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
MOPAR® fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
dealer, and the manufacturer.
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153),
operating at its best.
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: AdministraREPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
tor, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other inforIn The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
mation about motor vehicle safety from http://
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could www.safercar.gov.
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety In Canada
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
manufacturer.
should contact the Customer Service Department immeIf NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in defect to the Canadian government should contact Transa group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy port Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/
MOPAR® PARTS
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PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshootNOTE: A street address is required when ordering
ing and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
Service Manuals
Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the inforThese Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
mation that students and professional technicians need in
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acdiagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintainquaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
ing, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC veIncluded are starting, operating, emergency and maintehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward nance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities
and safety tips.
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 363
Call toll free at:
Treadwear
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
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.
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
Traction Grades
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
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WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
INDEX
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366 INDEX
About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .294
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . .125
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
INDEX 367
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .23
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Storing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Bladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . .79
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . .333
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Caps, Filler
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .143
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
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Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . .
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap)
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) . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
. . .315 Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
. . .299 Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
. . .184 Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
. . .312
. . .240 Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
. . .359 Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . .105
. . .307 Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
. . .303 Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
. . .305 Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
. . .333 Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
. . .304 Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
. . .308 Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
. . .304 Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
. . .308 Dipsticks
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
. . .308
. . .307 Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
. . .307
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INDEX 369
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .288
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Driving
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . .125
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Electric Remote Mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .111
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .114
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Emergency Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Emergency, In Case of
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
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370 INDEX
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Fluid Level Checks
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . .334
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294 Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Flashers
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Filler Door (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
INDEX 371
Gasoline . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . .
Materials Added
Methanol . . . . .
Octane Rating . .
Requirements . .
Tank Capacity . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . .
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.142
.256
.254
.253
.253
.333
.319
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®). . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Gauges
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Ground Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Headlights
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . .103
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . .103
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener). . . . . . . . . . . . .117
10
372 INDEX
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312 Keyless Go. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Knee Bolster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317 Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Latch Plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279 Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Key Fob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
INDEX 373
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .143
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . . .105
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .143
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .137
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141 Loading Vehicle
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
10
374 INDEX
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Low Tire Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247 Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299 Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267 Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295 Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338 New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine). . . . . . .143
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199 Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312 Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
INDEX 375
Pedals, Adjustable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Pets, Transporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .230
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .125
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313 Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . .23
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Parking On Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .307
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
10
376 INDEX
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Rear Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Rear Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .182
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Restraints, Infant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Safety, Exhaust Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
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Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . .143
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
Shift Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Sport Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Emergency (Jump Starting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .182
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Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .45
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . . .229
TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . .
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 379
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .23
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .23
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .21
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Security Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .18
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Vinyl Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .137
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
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Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
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.
Chrysler Group LLC
14ZD-126-AB
Second Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
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