2008 Jeep Commander Owners Manual - Dealer e

2008 Jeep Commander Owners Manual - Dealer e
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
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INTRODUCTION
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
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STARTING AND OPERATING
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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INDEX
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CONTENTS
m Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
m Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
m Rollover Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
m Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
m How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
m Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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INTRODUCTION
This is a specialized utility vehicle designed for both
on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform
tasks for which conventional two-wheel drive vehicles
were not intended. However, on-road ride and handling
will have a different feel from what drivers experience
with other vehicles, so take time to become familiar with
your vehicle.
The two-wheel drive utility vehicle was designed for
on-road use only. It is not intended for off-road driving
or use in other severe conditions suited for a four-wheel
drive vehicle.
Before you start to drive this vehicle, read this manual. Be
sure you are familiar with all vehicle controls, particularly those used for braking, steering and transmission
and transfer case shifting. Learn how your vehicle
handles on different road surfaces. Your driving skills
will improve with experience. When driving off-road or
working the vehicle, don’t overload it or expect it to
overcome the laws of nature. Always observe federal,
state, provincial, and local laws wherever you drive.
As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this
vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an
accident. Be sure to read “On-Road/Off-Road Driving
Tips” in Section 5 of this manual.
This manual has been prepared with the assistance of
service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with
the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is
supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and
various customer oriented documents. You are urged to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
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NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored
in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with
the vehicle when sold so that the new owner will be
aware of all safety warnings.
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained
technicians and genuine Mopart parts, and is interested
in your satisfaction.
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Do not attempt sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers or other
unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle
control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result
in an accident, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal
injury. Drive carefully.
ROLLOVER WARNING
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate
than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher
ground clearance, and a higher center of gravity than
many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in
a wide variety of off-road applications. Driven in an
unsafe manner, all vehicles can be caused to go out of
control. Because of the higher center of gravity, if this
vehicle is out of control it may rollover when some other
vehicles may not.
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Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided
is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the U.S.
government notes that the universal use of existing seat
belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more
each year, and could reduce disabling injuries by 2
million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person
is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing
a seat belt. Always buckle up.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the table of contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
The detailed index, at the rear of this manual, contains a
complete listing of all subjects.
Consult the following table for a description of the
symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this owner manual:
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
This manual contains WARNINGS against operating
procedures, which could result in an accident or bodily
injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures,
which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do
not read this entire manual, you may miss important
information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on a
label located on the left front corner of the instrument
panel pad, visible from outside of the vehicle through the
windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile
Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on
your vehicle. Save this label for a convenient record of
your vehicle identification number and optional equipment.
NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN label.
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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
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WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or
death.
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CONTENTS
m A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
m Security Alarm System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Set The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ FOB With Integrated Key (FOBIK) . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
m Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
m Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
m Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Customer Key (FOB) Programming . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ To Release The Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . .24
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
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▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . .25
▫ Power Liftgate — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
▫ Transmitter Battery Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
m Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
m Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . .26
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions . . . . .40
m Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . .44
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Automatic Locking Mode — If Equipped . . . . .44
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ Child Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
m Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
m Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .47
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint Systems (SRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
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▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
m Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .69
m Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
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▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
consists of a Fob with Integrated Key and a Wireless
Ignition Node (WIN) with integral ignition switch. You
can insert the double-sided integrated key into the ignition switch with either side up.
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three of
which are detented and one spring-loaded. The detented
positions are LOCK, ACC, and ON. The START position
is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the detented ON position.
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Fob with Integrated Key (FOBIK)
The Fob with Integrated Key operates the ignition switch.
It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a valet key, which stores in the rear of the Fob.
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The valet key allows for entry into the vehicle should the
battery in the vehicle or the Fob go dead. You can keep
the valet key with you when valet parking.
To remove the valet key from the Fob, slide the mechanical latch at the top of the Fob sideways with your thumb
and then pull the key out of the Fob with your other
hand.
3 Button FOBIK
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided valet key into
the lock cylinders with either side up.
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Ignition Key Removal
Place the selector lever in “P” (Park). Turn the key to the
LOCK position, and remove the key.
NOTE:
• If you try to remove the key before you place the
selector lever in “P” (Park), it may become trapped
temporarily in the ignition switch. If this occurs, rotate
the key to the right slightly, then remove the key as
described. If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap
the key in the ignition switch to warn you that this
safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started
and stopped, but the key cannot be removed until you
obtain service.
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power window
switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and
power outlets will remain active for up to 60 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
The time for this feature is programmable. For details,
refer to “Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit,”
under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable
Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in the
ignition. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
If you open the driver’s door and the key is in the
ignition, a chime will sound to remind you to remove the
key.
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds
when the ignition key is placed in the LOCK or ACC
position.
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SENTRY KEY
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.
The system uses the factory-mated Fob with Integrated
Key and Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only Fobs that are
programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and
operate the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in
two (2) seconds if someone uses an invalid Fob to start
the engine.
After turning the ignition switch to the ON position, the
Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will turn on for
three (3) 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
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flash after the bulb check, it indicates that someone used
an invalid Fob to start the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the engine being shut off after two (2)
seconds.
If the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator 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.
NOTE:
• The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible
with aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of these
systems may result in vehicle starting problems and
loss of security protection.
• Exxon/Mobil Speed Pass,™ additional Fobs, or any
other transponder-equipped components on the same
key chain will not cause a fault unless the additional
part is physically held against the Fob being used to
start the vehicle. Cell phones, pagers, or other RF
electronics will not cause interference with this system.
All of the Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only Fobs that are programmed to the vehicle
electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
Once a Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot be
programmed to any other vehicle.
CAUTION!
Always remove Sentry Keys from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit PIN number. Keep the PIN in a secure
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location. This number is required for dealer replacement
of Fobs. Duplication of Fobs may be performed at an
authorized dealer or by using the Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure consists of programming a blank Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank
Fob is one, which has never been programmed.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer
System serviced, bring all vehicle Fobs with you to the
dealer.
Customer Key (Fob) Programming
If you have two valid sentry keys, you can program new
sentry keys to the system by performing the following
procedure:
1. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch and
turn the ignition switch ON for at least 3 seconds but no
longer than 15 seconds. Turn the ignition switch OFF and
remove the first key.
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2. Insert the second valid key and turn the ignition
switch ON within 15 seconds. After ten seconds, a chime
will sound and the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator
Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch OFF
and remove the second key.
3. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch and
turn the ignition switch ON within 60 seconds. After 10
seconds, a single chime will sound and the Vehicle
Security Alarm Indicator Light will stop flashing, turn on
again for 3 seconds, and then turn off.
The new Sentry Key is programmed. The Keyless Entry
Transmitter will also be programmed during this procedure.
Repeat this procedure to program up to 8 keys. If you do
not have a programmed sentry key, contact your dealer
for details.
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NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your dealer to
have all remaining keys erased from the systems
memory. This will prevent the lost key from starting your
vehicle. The remaining keys must then be reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to the dealer at
the time of service to be reprogrammed.
General Information
The Sentry Key system complies with FCC rules part 15
and with 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 that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system monitors the vehicle doors, liftgate, liftgate
flipper glass, and ignition for unauthorized operation
and movement inside of the vehicle. When the alarm is
activated, the system provides both audible and visual
signals. The horn will sound repeatedly for three minutes
and the headlights and taillights will flash for an additional 15 minutes.
To Set the Alarm
The alarm will set when you use the remote keyless entry
transmitter to lock the doors and liftgate or when you use
the power door lock switch while the door is open. After
all the doors are locked and closed, a red light (located in
the instrument cluster) will flash rapidly for about 16
seconds to signal that the system is arming. During this
16 second pre-arm period, opening any door or the
liftgate will cancel the arming. If the system successfully
arms, the red light will flash at a slower rate to indicate
the alarm is set. A manual lock of the doors, either with
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the door lock plunger located on the inside of the doors
or with the driver’s door key lock cylinder, will not set
the alarm.
To Disarm the System
To disarm the system, use the remote keyless entry
transmitter. If something has triggered the system in your
absence, the horn will sound three times when you
unlock the doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.
The Security Alarm System is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
system will arm unexpectedly. If you remain in the
vehicle and lock the doors with the transmitter, once the
system is armed (after 16 seconds), when you pull the
door handle to exit the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
press the “Unlock” button on the remote keyless entry
transmitter to disarm the system. The Security Alarm
System will not disarm with a manual unlock, either
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through the lock plunger located on the inside of the
door, or through a key in the driver’s door key cylinder.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The interior lights come on when you open any door.
They will remain on for about 30 seconds after all doors
are closed then fade to off.
The lights also will fade to off if you turn on the ignition
after you close all the doors.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
liftgate, or activate the panic alarm from distances up to
about 23 feet (7 meters) using a hand held radio transmitter. The transmitter need not be pointed at the vehicle
to activate the system.
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NOTE: Inserting the Fob with Integrated Key into the
ignition switch disables all buttons on that transmitter;
however, the buttons on the remaining transmitters will
continue to work. Shifting the vehicle out of “P” (Park)
disables all transmitter buttons for all Fobs.
To Unlock the Doors
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the transmitter
once to unlock the driver’s door, or twice to unlock all
doors. The turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge
the unlock signal. The illuminated entry system will also
turn on.
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
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 transmitter. To change the current setting, proceed as follows:
3 Button FOBIK
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Remote Key
Unlock,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual
for details.
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Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the transmitter.
This feature can be turned on or off. To change the
current setting, proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Flash Lights with
Remote Key Lock,” under 9Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this
manual for details.
Turn Headlights On with Remote Key Unlock
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the transmitter. The
time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC). For details, refer to “Turn Headlights On with
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Remote Key Unlock,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this
manual.
To Lock the Doors
Press and release the LOCK button on the transmitter to
lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash and the
horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors are
locked with the transmitter. This feature can be turned on
or off. To change the current setting, proceed as follows:
• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Sound Horn with
Remote Key Lock,” under “Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),” under “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this
manual for details.
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To Release the Liftgate Flipper Glass
Press the “Flipper Glass/Trunk Release” button on the
transmitter two times to release the flipper glass.
WARNING!
Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the flipper glass closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
Using The Panic Alarm
To turn the panic alarm feature ON or OFF, press and
hold the PANIC button on the transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the panic alarm is on, the
headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse
on and off, and the interior lights will turn on.
The panic alarm will stay on for 3 minutes unless you
turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a second
time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h)
or greater.
NOTE:
• The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition
switch to the ACC or ON position while the panic
alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights and
horn will remain on.
• You may need to be less than 23 feet (7 meters) from
the vehicle when using the transmitter to turn off the
panic alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
by the system.
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Programming Additional Transmitters
Refer to SENTRY KEY “Customer Key (Fob) Programming.”
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If you do not have a programmed transmitter, contact
your dealer for details.
Transmitter Battery Service
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE: Perchlorate Material — special handling may
apply.
See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate
NOTE: Do not touch the battery terminals that are on
the back housing or the printed circuit board.
1. Battery access is through a door located on the rear of
the FOBIK. Insert a small, flat bladed screwdriver into the
slot and gently pry open the access door.
FOBIK Battery Replacement
2. Remove and replace the batteries. Avoid touching the
new batteries with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with
rubbing alcohol.
3. Reposition the access door panel over the battery
opening and snap into place.
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General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter fails to
operate from a normal distance, check for these two
conditions.
1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
the battery is a minimum of three years.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a remote starting
system, which will allow the vehicle to be started up to
300 feet (91 meters) away from the vehicle using the
remote keyless entry key fob which is part of your
ignition key.
In order to remote start your vehicle, the hood, liftgate,
and all of the doors must be closed.
To remote start your vehicle, press the “Remote Start”
button on the key fob twice within three seconds. To
indicate that the vehicle is about to start, the parking
lights will flash and the horn will sound briefly (if
programmed). To turn the horn on or off, refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center/Customer Programmable Features/Sound Horn With Lock?” in Section
4 of this manual.
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To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a
remote start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the
“Unlock” button on the key fob. After the vehicle is
unlocked, you have 15 minutes to enter the vehicle, insert
the key into the ignition, and move it to the RUN
position. Otherwise, the engine will cancel remote start
and automatically turn off.
Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur:
• If the engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500
• Any engine warning lamps come on
Remote Start Button
Once the vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15
minutes. To cancel remote start, press the “Remote Start”
button once.
The parking lamps will remain illuminated to indicate
that the vehicle has remote started and the engine is
running. The lamps will turn off when the ignition is
turned to RUN or the remote start is cancelled.
• The hood is opened
• The hazard switch is pressed
• The transmission is moved out of P (Park).
• The brake pedal is pressed.
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The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of
two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one
failed start, where the remote start sequence was initiated
but the engine stopped cranking without starting. After
either of these conditions, or if the Vehicle Theft Alarm is
alarming, or if the PANIC button was pressed, the vehicle
must be reset by inserting a valid key into the ignition
and moving it to the RUN position, then back to LOCK.
DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
Use the manual door lock plunger to lock the doors from
inside the vehicle. If the plunger is down when the door
is closed, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the
keys are not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle always remove the key
from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle. Do
not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised
use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.
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Power Door Locks
The power door lock switch is located on each front door
panel. Press the switch to lock or unlock the doors.
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If you press the door lock switch while the keys are in the
ignition switch, and the driver’s door is open, the doors
will not lock.
The rear doors cannot be opened from inside the vehicle
until you pull up the lock plungers.
Automatic Door Locks
If this feature is selected your door locks will lock
automatically if the vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24
km/h) and all doors are closed. It will reset whenever a
door is opened.
This feature is selectable and can be turned on or off.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) —
Customer Programmable Features” in Section 4 of this
manual or see your authorized dealer.
Power Door Lock Switch
If the plunger is down when the door is closed, the door
will lock. Therefore, make sure the keys are not inside the
vehicle before closing the door.
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Automatic Unlock on Exit Feature — Only
Available if Auto Lock is Enabled
This feature will unlock all the doors when the driver’s
door is opened if the vehicle is stopped and in P (Park) or
N (Neutral). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) — Customer Programmable Features” in
Section 4 of this manual or see your authorized dealer.
WARNING!
Avoid trapping anyone in the vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the child protection locks are
engaged.
Child Protection Door Lock
The rear doors of your vehicle are equipped with child
protection locks. If you push up on the lever on the open
edge of the door it cannot be opened from the inside of
the vehicle. Push the lever down to disengage the child
protection locks.
Child Protection Door Lock
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WINDOWS
Power Windows
The power window controls are located on the driver’s
door trim panel. There is a single switch on the front
passenger door/rear doors which operates the front
passenger/rear passenger door windows. The window
controls will operate only when the ignition switch is in
the ON or ACCESSORY position.
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Power Window Switches
The power window switches remain active for up to 10
minutes after the ignition switch has been turned off.
Opening a vehicle front door will cancel this feature.
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Auto Down
Both the driver and front passenger window switch has
an “Auto Down” feature. Press the window switch past
the first detent, release, and the window will go down
automatically. To cancel the “Auto Down” movement,
operate the switch in either the up or down direction and
release the switch.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the auto-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
To open the window part way, press to the first detent
and release it when you want the window to stop.
The power window switches remain active for 10 minutes after the ignition has been turned off. Opening either
front door will cancel this feature.
Auto Up Feature with Anti-Pinch Protection
(Driver’s and Front Passenger Door Only)
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 when you want the window to
stop.
NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during the
auto-closure it will reverse direction and then stop.
Remove the obstacle and use the window switch again to
close the window. Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger the auto reverse function unexpectedly
during auto closure. If this happens pull the switch
lightly to the first detent and hold to close the window
manually.
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WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
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Resetting the Auto-Up Feature
Should the Auto-Up feature stop working the window
probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto-Up:
Pull the window switch up and close the window completely, then pull and hold the switch for 1 second.
Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door allows
you to disable the window control on the other doors. To
disable the window controls on the other doors, press the
window lockout button. To enable the window controls,
press the window lockout button again.
Power Window Lock
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
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open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize
the buffeting.
LIFTGATE
To open the liftgate, pull up (squeeze) on the handle and
lift. Manually unlocking the vehicle doors with the
plunger or a key in the lock cylinder will not unlock the
liftgate.
Liftgate Release
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.
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Liftgate Flipper Glass
The liftgate flipper glass is also unlocked when the
liftgate is unlocked. To open the flipper glass, push up on
the window switch located on the liftgate.
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WARNING!
To avoid injury stand back when opening. Glass will
automatically rise.
Once the liftgate flipper glass has been opened, connection to the rear window wiper is interrupted, preventing
activation of the rear wiper blade while the flipper glass
is open.
WARNING!
Liftgate Glass Release
Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the flipper glass closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
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Power Liftgate — If Equipped
The power liftgate may be opened manually or by using
the button on the remote keyless entry transmitter. Press
the button on the remote keyless entry transmitter twice
within five seconds, to open the power liftgate. Once the
liftgate is fully open, pressing the button twice within
five seconds a second time will close the liftgate.
Also, the power liftgate may be closed by pressing a
button located in the upper left trim, in the liftgate
opening. Pressing once will close the liftgate only. This
button cannot be used to open the liftgate.
When the remote keyless entry transmitter button is
pressed two times and the “Lamp Flash” feature is
enabled, the turn signals will flash twice to signal that the
liftgate is opening or closing.
NOTE:
• In the event of a power malfunction to the liftgate, an
emergency liftgate latch release can be used to open
the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can be
accessed through a snap-in cover located on the liftgate trim panel.
WARNING!
During power operation, personal injury or cargo
damage may occur. Ensure the liftgate travel path is
clear. Make sure the liftgate is closed and latched
before driving away.
A beeping signal will sound two seconds before the
liftgate starts to open or close.
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NOTE:
• If anything obstructs the power liftgate while it is
closing or opening, the liftgate will automatically
reverse to the closed or open position, provided it
meets sufficient resistance.
• There are also pinch sensors attached to the side of the
liftgate. Light pressure anywhere along these strips
will cause the liftgate to return to the open position.
• The power liftgate must be in the full open position for
any of the buttons to operate. If the liftgate is not fully
open, press the remote keyless entry transmitter to
fully open the liftgate and then press again to close.
• If the liftgate handle is pulled while the power liftgate
is closing, the liftgate will reverse to the full open
position.
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• If the liftgate handle is pulled while the power liftgate
is opening, the liftgate motor will disengage to allow
manual operation.
• The power liftgate buttons will not operate if the
vehicle is in gear or the vehicle speed is above 0 mph
(0 km/h).
• The power liftgate will not operate in temperatures
below 222° F (230° C) or temperatures above 150° F
(65° C). Be sure to remove any buildup of snow or ice
from the liftgate before pressing any of the power
liftgate switches.
• If the power liftgate encounters multiple obstructions
within the same cycle, the system will automatically
stop and must be opened or closed manually.
• If your liftgate is power closing and you put the
vehicle in gear, the liftgate will continue to power
close. However, vehicle movement may result in a
detection of an obstruction.
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WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
However, because the gas pressure drops with temperature, it may be necessary to assist the props when
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front
and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, front
airbags for both the driver and right front passenger, and,
window bags for the driver and passengers seated next to
a window. If you will be carrying children too small for
adult-size belts, your seat belts also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems.
NOTE: The front airbags have a multi stage inflator
design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of
inflation that are based on collision severity.
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.
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WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
injuries, including fatalities, if you are not properly
buckled up. You can strike the interior of your
vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown out
of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision which includes you. This can
happen far away from home or on your own street.
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Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times to reduce or prevent injuries.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions in your vehicle have combination
lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions.
This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move
freely with you under normal conditions. But in a collision, the belt will lock and reduce the risk of you striking
the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
WARNING!
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to
wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat.
Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch
plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make the belt
go around your lap.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in an accident, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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Latch Plate
Latch Plate To Buckle
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WARNING!
A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not
protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too high
on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always
buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you.
A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well. In a
sudden stop you could move too far forward, increasing
the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt snugly.
A belt that is worn under your arm is very 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 will not protect you from
injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit your
head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt.
The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap portion, pull up a
bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too
tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug
belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a
collision.
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 can’t do its job as well. 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 and have it fixed.
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5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor
will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button marked PRESS
on the buckle. The belt will automatically retract 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 an accident if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
Removing Slack From Belt
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seating positions, the shoulder belt can be
adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away
from your neck. Press the release button to release the
anchorage, and then move it up or down to the position
that serves you best.
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average,
you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
Automatic Locking Mode — If Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt.
When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
Anytime a child safety seat is installed in a second or
third row seating position. Children 12 years old and
under should be properly restrained in a rear seat whenever possible.
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
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How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
now in the automatic locking mode.
How to Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow
it to retract completely to disengage the automatic locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
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Energy Management Feature
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an energy management feature in the front seating positions to help further
reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on collision.
This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced
if the seat belt assembly “automatic locking retractor” feature or any other seat belt function is not
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
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Seat Belt Pretensioners
The driver and front passenger seat belts are equipped
with a pretensioning device that is designed to remove
any slack from the seat belt systems in the event of a
collision. This device improves the performance of the
seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight around the
occupant early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all
size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt must still be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module. Like the front airbags, the
pretensioners are a single use item. After a collision that
is severe enough to deploy the airbags and pretensioners,
they must be replaced.
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert)
If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within 60
seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is
greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced Warning
System (BeltAlert) will alert the driver to buckle their seat
belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to
buckle their seat belts. Once the warning is triggered, the
Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will continue to
chime and flash the Seat Belt Warning Light for 96
seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled. The
Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will be reactivated
if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled for more than 10
seconds and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8
km/h).
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by
following these steps:
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NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first
60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON
or START position. The manufacturer does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert).
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and
buckle the driver’s seat belt.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY/RUN position (engine does not need to be running), and wait for
the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.
3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle
and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at least three
times with 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.
4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single
chime will sound to signify that you have successfully
completed the programming.
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The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
NOTE: Although the Enhanced Warning System
(BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning
Light will continue to illuminate while the driver’s seat
belt remains unfastened.
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.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
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Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint Systems (SRS)
WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the lap belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug, and in the recommended seating
positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
1 — Driver Airbag
2 — Passenger Airbag
3 — Knee Bolster
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This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and right
front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the
steering wheel. The passenger side airbag is mounted in
the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS/AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers.
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NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal
regulations that allow less forceful deployment.
The front airbags have a multistage inflator design. This
may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation
that are based on collision severity and occupant size.
This vehicle is equipped with window bags to protect the
driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next to a window. They are located above the side windows. Their
covers are also labeled SRS/AIRBAG.
Window Airbag Location
NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim; but they will open to allow airbag deployment.
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WARNING!
• Do not put anything on or around the front airbag
covers or attempt to manually open them. You may
damage the airbags and you could be injured because
the airbags are no longer functional. These protective
covers for the airbag cushions are designed to open
only when the airbags are inflating.
• Do not stack luggage or other cargo up high enough
to block the location of the window bag. The area
where the window bag is located should remain free
from any obstructions.
• Do not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent
attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on the
vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the vehicle
for any reason.
• Do not cover or place items on the airbag covers.
These items may cause serious injury during
inflation.
NOTE: Do not use a clothing bar mounted to the coat
hooks in this vehicle. A clothing bar will impede the
proper performance of the window bags.
The front airbags have a multi stage inflator design. This
allows the airbag to have different rates of inflation that
are based on collision severity. Along with the seat belts,
front airbags work with the instrument panel knee bolsters to provide improved protection for the driver and
front passenger. Window bags also work with seat belts
to improve occupant protection.
The seat belts are designed to protect you in many types
of collisions. The front airbags deploy in moderate to
severe frontal collisions.
The window bag on the crash side of the vehicle is
triggered in moderate to severe side collisions. In certain
types of collisions, both the front and side airbags may be
triggered. But even in collisions where the airbags work,
you need the seat belts to keep you in the right position
for the airbags to protect you properly.
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Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying airbag.
seat as far back as possible, and use the proper child
restraint. See “Child Restraint” in this section.
1. Children 12 years and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
Infants in rear facing child restraints should NEVER ride
in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger airbag. An
airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to
infants in that position.
2. All occupants should use their lap and shoulder belts
properly.
Children that are not big enough to properly wear the
vehicle seat belt should be secured in the rear seat, in a
child restraint or belt-positioning booster seat. Older
children who do not use child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats should ride properly buckled
up in the rear seat. Never allow children to slide the
shoulder belt behind them or under their arm.
If a child from 1 to 12 years old must ride in the front
passenger seat because the vehicle is crowded, move the
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the front airbags room to
inflate.
4. Do not lean against the door or window, airbags will
inflate forcefully into the space between you and the
door.
5. If the airbag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact the
Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided under “If
You Need Assistance” in Section 9 of this manual.
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WARNING!
• Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions the airbags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
airbags.
Airbag System Components
The airbag system consists of the following:
• Occupant Restraint Control Module
• Airbag Warning Light
• Driver Airbag
• Passenger Airbag
• Side Curtain Airbags above Side Windows
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during airbag deployment could cause serious injury. Airbags need room to inflate. Sit back,
comfortably extending your arms to reach the
steering wheel or instrument panel.
• Side Remote Acceleration Sensors
• Side curtain airbags need room to inflate. Do not
lean against the door or window. Sit upright in the
center of the seat.
• Interconnecting Wiring
• Driver Side Seat Track Position Sensor
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Front Acceleration Sensors
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners
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How The Airbag System Works
• The Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module determines if a frontal, side, or rollover collision is severe
enough to require the front and/or side airbags to
inflate. The front airbag inflators are designed to
provide different rates of airbag inflation from direction provided by the ORC. The ORC will detect roll
overs, not rear impacts.
The ORC also monitors the readiness of the electronic
parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in
the START or ON positions. These include all of the
items listed above except the knee bolster, the instrument panel, and the steering wheel and column. If the
key is in the LOCK position, in the ACC position, or
not in the ignition, the airbags are not on and will not
inflate.
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Also, the ORC turns on the “Airbag Warning
Light” for 2.5 to 8 seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the “Airbag Warning Light” will
turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part
of the system, it turns on the “Airbag Warning Light”
either momentarily or continuously. A single chime
will sound if the light comes on again after initial start
up.
WARNING!
Ignoring the “Airbag Warning Light” in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to
protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have the airbag system checked right
away.
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• The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are
located in the center of the steering wheel and the right
side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a
collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator
units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to
inflate the front airbags. Different airbag inflation rates
are possible, based on collision severity and occupant
size. The steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper
right side of the instrument panel separate and fold
out of the way as the bags inflate to their full size. The
bags fully inflate in about 50–70 milliseconds. This is
about half of the time it takes to blink your eyes. The
bags then quickly deflate while helping to restrain the
driver and front passenger.
The driver front airbag gas is vented through the vent
holes in the sides of the airbag. The passenger front
airbag gas is vented through the vent holes in the sides
of the airbag. In this way, the airbags do not interfere
with your control of the vehicle.
• The Side Impact SRS Side Curtain Airbags are designed to activate only in certain side or rollover
collisions. When the Occupant Restraint Control Module (ORC) detects a collision requiring the window
bags to inflate, it signals the inflators on the crash side
of the vehicle both sides of the vehicle if equipped
with rollover sensing. A quantity of nontoxic gas is
generated to inflate the window bag. The inflating
window bag pushes the outside edge of the headliner
out of the way and covers the window. The airbag
inflates in about 30 milliseconds (about one-quarter of
the time it takes to blink your eyes) with enough force
to injure you if you are not belted and seated properly,
or if items are positioned in the area where the
window bag inflates. This especially applies to children. The window bag is only about 3 inches (8 cm)
thick when it is inflated.
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• The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of
the driver and the front passenger, and position everyone for the best interaction with the front airbag.
If A Deployment Occurs
The airbag system is designed to deploy when the
Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module detects a
moderate-to-severe frontal collision, to help restrain the
driver and front passenger, and then to immediately
deflate.
NOTE: A frontal collision that is not severe enough to
need airbag protection will not activate the system. This
does not mean something is wrong with the airbag
system.
If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any
or all of the following may occur:
• The nylon airbag material may sometimes cause abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front
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passenger as the airbags deploy and unfold. The
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
• As the airbags deflate you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
process that generates the nontoxic gas used for airbag
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 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.
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• It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the
airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another
collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you.
WARNING!
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
seat belt pretensioners, and seat belt retractor assembly, replaced by an authorized dealer as soon as
possible.
Enhanced Accident Response Feature
If the airbags deploy after an impact and the electrical
system remains functional, vehicles equipped with
power door locks will unlock automatically. The hazard
lights will flash and the fuel will be cut off to the engine.
In addition, after the vehicle has stopped moving, the
interior lights will illuminate to aid visibility and remain
lit until the ignition switch is turned off.
NOTE: The interior lights can only be deactivated if the
key is removed from the ignition switch or the vehicle is
driven.
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NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may
apply,
See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate
Maintaining Your Airbag System
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the airbag system could
cause it to fail when you need it. You could be
injured if the airbag 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 or vehicle body structure.
Airbag Warning Light
You will want to have the airbag system ready to inflate
for your protection in an impact. The airbag system is
designed to be maintenance free. If any of the following
occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system
promptly:
• You need proper knee impact protection in a
collision. Do not mount or locate any aftermarket
equipment on or behind the knee bolsters.
• Remains on after the 2.5 to 8 second interval.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the
airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an airbag system.
• Does not come on during the 2.5 to 8 seconds after the
ignition switch is first turned on.
• Flickers, or comes on and remains on for any period of
time while driving.
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Event Data Recorder (EDR)
In the event of an accident, your vehicle is designed to
record up to 5-seconds of specific vehicle data parameters
(see the following list) in an event data recorder prior to
the moment of airbag deployment, or near deployment,
and up to a quarter second of high-speed deceleration
data during and/or after air bag deployment or neardeployment. EDR data are ONLY recorded if an airbag
deploys, or nearly deploys, and are otherwise unavailable.
NOTE:
• A near-deployment event occurs when the airbag
sensor detects severe vehicle deceleration usually indicative of a crash, but not severe enough to warrant
airbag deployment.
• Under certain circumstances, EDR data may not be
recorded (e.g., loss of battery power).
In conjunction with other data gathered during a complete accident investigation, the electronic data may be
used by DaimlerChrysler Corporation and others to learn
more about the possible causes of crashes and associated
injuries in order to assess and improve vehicle performance. In addition to crash investigations initiated by
DaimlerChrysler Corporation, such investigations may
be requested by customers, insurance carriers, government officials, and professional crash researchers, such as
those associated with universities, and with hospital and
insurance organizations.
In the event that an investigation is undertaken by
DaimlerChrysler Corporation (regardless of initiative),
the company or its designated representative will first
obtain permission of the appropriate custodial entity for
the vehicle (usually the vehicle owner or lessee) before
accessing the electronic data stored, unless ordered to
download data by a court with legal jurisdiction (i.e.,
pursuant to a warrant). A copy of the data will be
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provided to the custodial entity upon request. General
data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes
may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash
databases, such as those maintained by the US government and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive
nature, such as would identify a particular driver, vehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential
data will not be disclosed by DaimlerChrysler Corporation to any third party except when:
1. Used for research purposes, such as to match data
with a particular crash record in an aggregate database,
provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter
preserved
2. Used in defense of litigation
DaimlerChrysler Corporation product
involving
a
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Data Parameters that May Be Recorded:
• Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning lamp status
for electronically-controlled safety systems, including
the airbag system
• Airbag disable lamp status (if equipped)
• 9Time9 of airbag deployment (in terms of ignition
cycles and vehicle mileage)
• Airbag deployment level (if applicable)
• Impact acceleration and angle
• Seat belt status
• Brake status (service and parking brakes)
• Accelerator status (including vehicle speed)
3. Requested by police under a legal warrant
• Engine control status (including engine speed)
4. Otherwise required by law
• Transmission gear selection
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• Cruise control status
• Traction/stability control status
• Tire pressure monitoring system status
Child Restraint
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
time — babies and children, too. Every state in the United
States and all Canadian provinces require that small
children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the law,
and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years and under should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
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 right seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
child:
WARNING!
In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby,
can become a missile inside the vehicle. The force
required to hold even an infant on your lap can
become so great that you could not hold the child, no
matter how strong you are. The child and others
could be badly injured. Any child riding in your
vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s
size.
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Infants and Child Restraints
• Safety experts recommend that children ride
rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least
one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg). 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 who weigh up
to about 20 lbs (9 kg). “Convertible” child seats often
have a higher weight limit in the rearward-facing
direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used
rearward-facing by children who weigh more than 20
lbs (9 kg) but are less than one year old. Both types of
child restraints are held in the vehicle by the lap/
shoulder belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage
system (Refer to LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage
System in this section.)
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• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger
airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag
deployment could cause severe injury or death to
infants in this position.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• A rearward facing infant restraint should only be
used in a rear seat. A rearward facing infant
restraint in the front seat may be struck by a
deploying passenger airbag which may cause severe or fatal injury to the infant.
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Here are some tips for getting the most out of your child
restraint:
• Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. The manufacturer also recommends that
you try a child restraint in the vehicle seats where you
will use it before you buy it.
• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s
weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for
weight and height limits.
• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the
restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may
not work when you need it.
• The front passenger seat belt is equipped with a
cinching latch plate. The second and third row seating
positions have automatic locking retractors. Both types
of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion tight
around the child restraint so that it is not necessary to
use a locking clip. If the seat belt has a cinching latch
plate, pulling up on the shoulder portion of the
lap/shoulder belt will tighten the belt (the cinching
latch plate will keep the belt tight, however, any seat
belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt
occasionally and pull it tight if necessary). For the
second and third row seat belts with the automatic
locking retractor, pull the belt from the retractor until
there is enough to allow you to pass through the child
restraint and slide the latch plate into the buckle. Then,
pull the belt until it is fully extracted from the retractor. Allow the belt to return to the retractor, pulling on
the excess webbing to tighten the lap portion about the
child restraint. For additional information, refer to
9Automatic Locking Mode9 earlier in this section.
• In your vehicle’s 2nd row outboard seating positions,
you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt
on the child restraint because the buckle or latch plate
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is too close to the belt path opening on the restraint.
Disconnect the latch plate from the buckle and twist
the short buckle-end belt several times to shorten it.
Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the release
button facing out.
• If the belt still cannot be tightened, or if pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect
the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle
around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle
again. If you still cannot make the child restraint
secure, try a different seating position.
• Buckle the child into the restraint exactly as the
manufacturer’s instructions tell you.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the
vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the vehicle.
Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or
collision, it could strike the occupants or seat backs
and cause serious personal injury.
NOTE:
For additional information refer
www.seatcheck.org or call 1-866-SEATCHECK.
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to
Older Children and Child Restraints
Children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) and who are
older than one year can ride forward-facing in the
vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible child
seats used in the forward-facing direction, are for children who weigh 20 to 40 lbs (9 to 18 kg), and who are
older than one year. These child seats are also held in the
vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child
restraint anchorage system (Refer to LATCH — Child
Seat Anchorage System in this section.)
The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing
more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small to fit
the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child cannot sit
with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion while the
child’s back is against the seat back, they should use a
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belt-positioning booster seat. The child and beltpositioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the
lap/shoulder belt.
Children Too Large for Booster Seats
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
seat back, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
• If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a
child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind
their back.
LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
Your vehicle’s second row seat is equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH
system provides for the installation of the child restraint
without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing
the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
structure.
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems are now available. However, because the lower anchorages are to be
introduced over a period of years, child restraint systems
having attachments for those anchorages will continue to
also have features for installation using the vehicle’s seat
belts. Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for
connection to the top tether anchorages have been available for some time. For some older child restraints, many
child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap
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kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
the available attachments provided with your child restraint in any vehicle.
NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to
install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts
not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out
of reach of children. Remind all children in the vehicle
that the seat belts are not toys and should not be played
with, and never leave your child unattended in the
vehicle.
The second row outboard seating positions have lower
anchorages that are capable of accommodating LATCHcompatible child seats having flexible, webbing-mounted
lower attachments. Child seats with fixed lower attachments must be installed in the outboard positions only.
Regardless of the specific type of lower attachment,
NEVER install LATCH-compatible child seats such that
two seats share a common lower anchorage.
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If you are installing LATCH-compatible child restraints
in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the
LATCH anchors or the vehicle’s seat belt for the outboard
position, but you must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the
center position. If your child restraints are not LATCHcompatible, you can only install the child restraints using
the vehicle’s seat belts. Please refer to the next section for
typical installation instructions.
Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
System
We urge that you carefully follow the directions of the
manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all
child restraint systems will be installed as described here.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that
were provided with the child restraint system.
The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars, located at
the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seat back,
and are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to
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install the child restraint. You will easily feel them if you
run your finger along the intersection of the seatback and
seat cushion surfaces.
Tether Strap Mounting
Latch Anchorages
In addition, there are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear outboard seating position located on the back of the
seat.
Many, but not all restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
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hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
You will first loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and
on the tether strap so that you can more easily attach the
hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages. Next
attach the lower hooks or connectors over the top of the
anchorage bars, pushing aside the seat cover material.
Then, locate the tether anchorage directly behind the seat
where you are placing the child restraint and attach the
tether strap to the anchorage, being careful to route the
tether strap to provide the most direct path between the
anchor and the child restraint. Finally, tighten all three
straps as you push the child restraint rearward and
downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or
child restraint. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly
when installing an infant or child restraint.
Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belt
The passenger seat belts are equipped with either cinching latch plates or automatic locking retractors, which are
designed to keep the lap portion tight around the child
restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. If
the seat belt has a cinching latch plate, pulling up on the
shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt will tighten the
belt. The cinching latch plate will keep the belt tight,
however, any seat belt system will loosen with time, so
check the belt occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.
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If the seat belt has an automatic locking retractor, pull the
belt from the retractor until there is enough to allow you
to pass through the child restraint and slide the latch
plate into the buckle. Then, pull the belt until it is all
extracted from the retractor. Allow the belt to return to
the retractor, pulling on the excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion about the child restraint. Refer to “Automatic
Locking Mode” earlier in this section.
the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch
plate into the buckle again. If you still can’t make the
child restraint secure, try a different seating position.
To attach a child restraint tether strap:
In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the
lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the
buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening
on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate from the
buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times
to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into the buckle with the
release button facing out.
If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if by pulling and
pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, you may need
to do something more. Disconnect the latch plate from
Tether Strap Mounting
Route the tether strap over the seat back and attach the
hook to the tether anchor located on the back of the seat.
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For the outboard seating positions, route the tether over
the head rests, and attach the hook to the tether anchor
located on the back of the seat.
WARNING!
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor positions directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
Transporting Pets
Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in
pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
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ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine in
your new vehicle.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55
mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the
limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur.
The recommended viscosity and quality grades are
shown in Section 7 of this manual. NON-DETERGENT
OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS MUST NEVER BE
USED.
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A new engine may consume some oil during its first few
thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be
considered as a normal part of the break-in and not
interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
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 the safety tips below.
• 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 a extended period. If the vehicle is
stopped in an open area with engine running for more
than a short period, adjust the ventilation system to
force fresh, outside air into the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every time
the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions
repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive with all side
windows fully open.
• Always run the climate control in panel or floor mode
when driving with any windows open, even if only
slightly, to help keep fresh air circulating inside vehicle. Otherwise poisonous gases could be drawn into
the vehicle.
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Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after an accident if
they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.). If there is any question regarding belt or retractor
condition, replace the belt.
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Airbag Warning Light
The light should come on and remain on for 6 to 8
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned on. If the bulb is not lit during starting, have it
replaced. If the light stays on or comes on while driving,
have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Defrosters
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
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Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The
Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread. Inspect for tread cuts or sidewall
cracks. Check wheel nuts for tightness and tires (including spare) for proper pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of all exterior lights
while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high
beam indicator lights on the instrument panel.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
coolant, oil or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline fumes
are detected, the cause should be located and corrected
immediately.
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CONTENTS
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m Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . .78
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
▫ Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Driver’s And Front Passenger Outside
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . .80
▫ Power Remote Control Outside Mirrors —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Heated Remote Control Mirrors —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
▫ Lighted Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . .81
m Hands–Free Communication (UConnect™) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
▫ UConnect™ System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
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▫ Things You Should Know About Your
UConnect™ System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
▫ 50/50 Third Row Folding Seat —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
m Driver Memory Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 118
m Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Setting Memory Positions And Linking Remote
Keyless Entry Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . 119
▫ Front Manual Seat Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Front Seat Adjustment — Recline . . . . . . . . . . 108
▫ Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment . . . . . . . 109
▫ 8 - Way Driver’s Power Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ 4 - Way Passenger’s Power Seat —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ To Disable A Transmitter Linked To Memory . . 121
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
m To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
m Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
▫ Front Heated Seats—If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 111
▫ Battery Saver Feature—Exterior/Interior
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ 40/20/40 Second Row Folding Seat . . . . . . . . 113
▫ Headlights And Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . . 125
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▫ Automatic Headlight System — If Equipped . . 126
▫ Mist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
▫ SmartBeams — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
▫ Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wiper System . . . 132
▫ Instrument Panel And Interior Lights . . . . . . . 127
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers—If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 133
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . . 128
m Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . 134
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
m Adjustable Pedals — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
m Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped . . . . . . 136
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Electronic Speed Control Operation . . . . . . . . 136
▫ High Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ To Set At A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
m Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
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m Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Rear Park Assist Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Rear Park Assist Warning Display . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ TCS (Traction Control System) . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ Enable/Disable The Rear Park Assist System . . 156
▫ BAS (Brake Assist System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ Service The Rear Park Assist System . . . . . . . . 156
▫ ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation) . . . . . . . . . . 142
▫ Cleaning The Rear Park Assist System . . . . . . 157
▫ ESP (Electronic Stability Program) . . . . . . . . . 143
m Rear Camera — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
▫ TSC (Trailer Sway Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ Turning The Rear Camera On . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
▫ HSA (Hill Start Assist) (4WD Models With
NV245 Two–Speed Transfer Case Only) . . . . . . 148
▫ Turning The Rear Camera Off . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
▫ HDC (Hill Descent Control) (4WD Models
With NV245 Two–Speed Transfer Case Only) . . 150
▫ ESP/BAS Warning Lamp And ESP/TCS
Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
m Rear Park Assist System— If Equipped . . . . . . . 153
m Overhead Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 158
m Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 159
▫ Programming HomeLinkt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . . 163
▫ Using HomeLinkt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
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▫ Reprogramming a Single HomeLinkt Button . . 164
▫ Sunroof Fully Closed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
m Command-View™ Skylights — If Equipped . . . . 168
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
m Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
m Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
▫ Opening Sunroof - Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Closing Sunroof - Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Venting Sunroof - Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
▫ Front Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
▫ Rear Power Outlet — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 169
m Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
m Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
m Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
▫ Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
m Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
▫ Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped . . . . . . 177
m Roof Luggage Rack — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 177
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror
The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view
through the rear window.
A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and
vertical adjustment of the mirror.
Annoying headlight glare from vehicles behind you can
be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror
to the night position (toward rear of vehicle). The mirror
should be adjusted while set in the day position (toward
windshield).
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for annoying headlight
glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature
on or off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror.
A light next to the button will indicate when the dimming
feature is activated.
Adjusting Rear View Mirror
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Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
WARNING!
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
Some vehicles will not have a convex passenger side
mirror.
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Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature
All exterior mirrors are hinged and may be moved either
forward or rearward to resist damage. The hinges have
three detent positions; full forward, full rearward, and
normal.
After selecting a mirror move the knob in the same
direction you want the mirror to move. Use the center off
position to guard against accidentally moving a mirror
position.
Driver’s and Front Passenger Outside Automatic
Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
If your vehicle is equipped with outside automatic dimming mirrors, they will operate when the inside automatic dimming mirror is on. The outside mirrors operate
off the inside mirror switch and will automatically adjust
for annoying headlight glare when the inside mirror
does.
Power Remote Control Outside Mirrors — If
Equipped
The power mirror switch is located on the driver’s door
trim panel next to the power door lock switch. A rotary
knob selects the left mirror, right mirror, or off position.
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Power mirror preselected positions can be controlled by
the optional Memory Seat Feature. Refer to “Driver
Memory Seat” in this section for details.
Heated Remote Control Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear
window defrost.
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Lighted Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
To access a lighted vanity mirror, flip down one of the
visors.
Lift the cover to reveal the mirror. The light will turn on
automatically.
Lighted Vanity Mirror
Sun Visor Extension (If Equipped)
This feature has a pull out extension on the sun visor for
increased coverage.
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HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect™) —
IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code RER radio contains an integrated Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™) system. Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for
UConnect™ system operating instructions for this radio.
UConnect™ is a voice-activated, hands-free, in- vehicle
communications system. UConnect™ allows you to dial
a phone number with your cellular phone using simple
voice commands (e.g., 9Call” { “Mike” {”Work9 or 9Dial”
{ “248-555-12129). Your cellular phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehicle’s audio system; the system
will automatically mute your radio when using the
UConnect™ system.
NOTE: The UConnect™ system use requires a cellular
phone equipped with the Bluetooth 9Hands-Free Profile,9
version 0.96 or higher. See UConnect™ website for supported phones.
NOTE: For UConnect™ customer support, visit the
following web sites:
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
• www.jeep.com/uconnect
• or call 1–877–855–8400
UConnect™ allows you to transfer calls between the
system and your cellular phone as you enter or exit your
vehicle, and enables you to mute the system’s microphone for private conversation.
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The UConnect™ phone book enables you to store up to
32 names and four numbers per name. Each language has
a separate 32-name phone book accessible only in that
language. This system is driven through your Bluetooth™ Hands-Free profile cellular phone. UConnect™
features Bluetooth™ technology - the global standard
that enables different electronic devices to connect to
each other without wires or a docking station, so UConnect works no matter where you stow your cellular
phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long as
your phone is turned on and has been paired to the
vehicle’s UConnect™ system. The UConnect™ system
allows up to seven cellular phones to be linked to system.
Only one linked (or paired) cellular phone can be used
with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages (as equipped).
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Phone Button
The rearview mirror contains the microphone
for the system (depending on the type of
mirror and radio equipped), and either the
radio or the mirror has the two control buttons
(Phone Button and Voice Recognition Button)
that will enable you to access the system.
Voice Recognition Button
Actual button location may vary with radio.
The individual buttons are described in the
“Operation” section.
The UConnect™ system can be used with any HandsFree Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular phone. See
UConnect™ website for supported phones. If your cellular phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset
Profile) you may not be able to use any UConnect™
features. Refer to your cellular service provider or the
phone manufacturer for details.
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The UConnect™ system is fully integrated with the
vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the UConnect™
system can be adjusted either from the radio volume
control knob or from the steering wheel radio control
(right switch), if so equipped.
The radio display will be used for visual prompts from
the UConnect™ system such as 9CELL9 or caller ID on
certain radios.
Operation
Voice commands can be used to operate the UConnect™
system and to navigate through the UConnect™ menu
structure. Voice commands are required after most
UConnect™ system prompts. You will be prompted for a
specific command and then guided through the available
options.
• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for
the beep, which follows the 9Ready9 prompt or another
prompt.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying 9Setup9 and then
9Phone Pairing,9 the following compound command
can be said: 9Setup Phone Pairing.9
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the
combined form of the voice command is given. You
can also break the commands into parts and say each
part of the command, when you are asked for it. For
example, you can use the combined form voice command 9Phonebook New Entry,9 or you can break the
combined form command into two voice commands:
9Phonebook9 and 9New Entry.9 Please remember, the
UConnect™ system works best when you talk in a
normal conversational tone, as if speaking to some one
sitting eight feet away from you.
Voice Command Tree
Refer to “Voice Tree” at the end of this section.
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Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to
know your options at any prompt, say 9Help9 following
the beep. The UConnect™ system will play all the
options at any prompt if you ask for help.
To activate the UConnect™ system from idle, simply
press the “Phone” button and follow audible prompts for
directions. All UConnect™ system sessions begin with a
press of the “Phone” button on the radio control head.
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the beep, you can say 9Cancel9 and
you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a
few instances the system will take you back to the
previous menu.
Pair (Link) UConnect™ System to a Cellular Phone
To begin using your UConnect™ system, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth™ enabled cellular phone.
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To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference your cellular phone owner’s manual. The UConnect™ website may also provide detailed instructions for
pairing.
The following are general phone to UConnect™ System
pairing instructions:
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Phone Pairing.9
• When prompted, after the beep, say 9Pair a Phone9 and
follow the audible prompts.
• You will be asked to say a four-digit pin number,
which you will later need to enter into your cellular.
You can enter any four-digit pin number. You will not
need to remember this pin number after the initial
pairing process.
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• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to
give the UConnect™ system a name for your cellular
phone. Each cellular phone that is paired should be
given a unique phone name.
• You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a
priority level between 1 and 7, 1 being the highest
priority. You can pair up to seven cellular phones to
your UConnect™ system. However, at any given time,
only one cellular phone can be in use, connected to
your UConnect™ System. The priority allows the
UConnect™ system to know which cellular phone to
use if multiple cellular phones are in the vehicle at the
same time. For example, if priority 3 and priority 5
phones are present in the vehicle, the UConnect™
system will use the priority 3 cellular phone when you
make a call. You can select to use a lower priority
cellular phone at any time (refer to 9Advanced Phone
Connectivity9).
Dial by Saying a Number
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Dial.9
• System will prompt you to say the number you want
call.
• For example, you can say 9234-567-8901.9 The phone
number that you enter must be of valid length and
combination. Based on the country in which the vehicle was purchased, the UConnect™ limits the user
from dialing invalid combination of numbers. For
example, in USA, 234-567-890 is nine digits long,
which is not a valid USA phone number - the closest
valid phone number has ten digits.
• The UConnect™ system will confirm the phone number and then dial. The number will appear in the
display of certain radios.
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Call by Saying a Name
Add Names to Your UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
NOTE: Adding names to phone book is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
“Call.9
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• System will prompt you to say the name of the person
you want call.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook New Entry.9
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
you can say 9John Doe,9 where John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the UConnect™ phone
book. Refer to 9Add Names to Your UConnect™
Phonebook,9 to learn how to store a name in the phone
book.
• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the voice recognition and it is
recommended. For example, say 9Robert Smith9 or
9Robert9 instead of 9Bob.9
• The UConnect™ system will confirm the name and
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
may appear in the display of certain radios.
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.,
9Home,9 9Work,9 9Mobile,9 or 9Pager9). This will allow
you to store multiple numbers for each phone book
entry, if desired.
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phone book entry that you are adding.
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After you are finished adding an entry into the phone
book, you will be given the opportunity to add more
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
main menu.
The UConnect™ system will allow you to enter up to 32
names in the phone book with each name having up to
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
language has a separate 32-name phone book accessible
only in that language.
Phonebook Download
UConnect™ allows the user to download entries from
their phone via Bluetooth. To use this feature, press the
“Phone” button and say “Phonebook Download.” System prompts “Ready to accept vcard entry via Bluetooth…” The system is now ready to accept phonebook
entries from your phone using the Bluetooth Object
Exchange Profile (OBEX). Please see your phone owners’
manual for specific instructions on how to send these
entries from your phone.
NOTE:
• Phone handset must support Bluetooth OBEX transfers of phonebook entries to use this feature.
• Some phones cannot send phonebook entries if they
are already connected to any system via Bluetooth,
and you may see a message on the phone display that
the Bluetooth link is busy. In this case, the user must
first disconnect or drop the Bluetooth connection to
the UConnect™ and then send the address book entry
via Bluetooth. Please see your phone owners’ manual
for specific instructions on how to drop the Bluetooth
connection.
• If the phonebook entry is longer than 24 characters it
will be use only the first 24 characters.
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Edit Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
NOTE: Editing names in the phone book is recommended when vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook Edit.9
• You will then be asked for the name of the phone book
entry that you wish to edit.
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
mobile, or pager) that you wish to edit.
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
phone book entry that you are editing.
After you are finished editing an entry in the phone book,
you will be given the opportunities to edit another entry
in the phonebook, call the number you just edited, or
return to the main menu.
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9Phonebook Edit9 can be used to add another phone
number to a name entry that already exists in the
phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a
mobile and a home number, but you can add John Doe’s
work number later using the 9Phonebook Edit9 feature.
Delete Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
NOTE: Editing phone book entries is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook Delete.9
• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
to delete. You can either say the name of a phone book
entry that you wish to delete or you can say 9List
Names9 to hear a list of the entries in the phone book
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
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from the list, press the 9Voice Recognition9 button
while the UConnect™ system is playing the desired
entry and say 9Delete.9
• After you enter the name, the UConnect™ system will
ask you which designation you wish to delete, home,
work, mobile, pager, or all. Say the designation you
wish to delete.
• After confirmation, the phone book entries will be
deleted.
• Note that only the phone book in the current language
is deleted.
List All Names in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• Note that only the phone book entry in the current
language is deleted.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook List Names.9
Delete All Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• The UConnect™ system will play the names of all the
phone book entries.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Phonebook Erase All.9
• The UConnect™ system will ask you to verify that you
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
• To call one of the names in the list, press the 9Voice
Recognition’ button during the playing of the desired
name, and say 9Call.9
NOTE: The user can also exercise 9Edit9 or 9Delete9
operations at this point.
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• The UConnect™ system will then prompt you as to the
number designation you wish to call.
call, press and hold the ’Phone’ button until you hear a
single beep indicating that the incoming call was rejected.
• The selected number will be dialed.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - Call
Currently in Progress
If a call is currently in progress and you have another
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
call waiting that you normally hear when using your cell
phone. Press the ’Phone’ button to place the current call
on hold and answer the incoming call.
Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
UConnect™ system if the feature(s) are available on your
cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular service
plan provides three-way calling, this feature can be
accessed through the UConnect™ system. Check with
your cellular service provider for the features that you
have.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - No Call
Currently in Progress
When you receive a call on your cellular phone, the
UConnect™ system will interrupt the vehicle audio
system, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
call. Press ’Phone’ button to accept the call. To reject the
NOTE: The UConnect™ system compatible phones in
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can
only either answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Making a Second Call while Current Call in
Progress
To make a second call while you are currently in a call,
press the ’Voice Recognition’ button and say 9Dial9 or
9Call9 followed by the phone number or phone book
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entry you wish to call. The first call will be on hold while
the second call is in progress. To go back to the first call,
refer to 9Toggling Between Calls.9 To combine two calls,
refer to 9Conference Call.9
Place/Retrieve a Call from Hold
To put a call on hold, press the 8Phone’ button until you
hear a single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold.
To bring the call back from hold, press and hold the
“Phone” button until you hear a single beep.
Toggling Between Calls
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
press the “Phone” button until you hear a single beep
indicating that the active and hold status of the two calls
have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at one
time.
Conference Call
When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
hold), press and hold the “Phone” button until you hear
a double beep indicating that the two calls have been
joined into one conference call.
Three-Way Calling
To initiate three-way calling, press the “Voice Recognition” button while a call is in progress and make a second
phone call as described under 9Making a Second Call
while Current Call in Progress.9 After the second call has
established, press and hold the “Phone” button until you
hear a double beep indicating that the two calls have
been joined into one conference call.
Call Termination
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the “Phone”
button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if
there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call.
If the active call is terminated by the far end, a call on
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hold may not become active automatically. This is cell
phone dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press
and hold the “Phone” button until you hear a single
beep.
Redial
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Redial.9
• The UConnect™ system will call the last number that
was dialed on your cellular phone.
NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from the
UConnect™ system.
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Call Continuation
Call continuation is progression of a phone call on
UConnect™ system after the vehicle ignition key has
been switched to off. Call continuation functionality
available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
• After ignition key is switched off, a call can continue
on the UConnect™ system either until the call ends or
until the vehicle battery condition dictates cessation of
the call on the UConnect™ system and transfer of the
call to the mobile phone.
• After ignition key is switched to off, a call can continue
on the UConnect™ system for certain duration, after
which the call is automatically transferred from the
UConnect™ system to the mobile phone.
• An active call is automatically transferred to the
mobile phone after ignition key is switched to off.
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UConnect™ System Features
Language Selection
To change the language that the UConnect™ system is
using,
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the language you wish to switch to
(English, Espanol, or Francais, if so equipped).
• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete
language selection.
After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and
voice commands will be in that language.
NOTE: After every UConnect™ language change operation, only the language specific 32-name phone book
is usable. The paired phone name is not language specific
and usable across all languages.
Emergency Assistance
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
reachable:
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
If the phone is not reachable and the UConnect™ system
is operational, you may reach the emergency number as
follows:
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Emergency9 and the UConnect™ system will instruct
the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is only supported in the USA.
NOTE: The emergency number dialed is based on the
Country where the vehicle is purchased (911 for USA and
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may not
be applicable with the available cellular service and area.
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The UConnect™ system does slightly lower your chances
of successfully making a phone call as to that for the cell
phone directly.
Please refer to the 24-Hour “Towing Assistance” coverage details in the Warranty information booklet and on
the 24–Hour Towing Assistance Card.
Your phone must be turned on and paired to the UConnect™ system to allow use of this vehicle feature in
emergency situations when the cell phone has network
coverage and stays paired to the UConnect™ system.
Paging
To learn how to page refer to 9Working with Automated
Systems.9 Paging works properly except for pagers of
certain companies which time-out a little too soon to
work properly with the UConnect™ system.
Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance,
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Towing Assistance.9
NOTE: The Towing Assistance number dialed is based
on the Country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800528-2069 for USA, 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14-3454
for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico
City in Mexico).
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to 9Working
with Automated Systems.9
Working with Automated Systems
This method is designed to be used in instances where
one generally has to press numbers on the cellular phone
keypad while navigating through an automated telephone system.
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You can use your UConnect™ system to access a voicemail system or an automated service, such as, paging
service or automated customer service. Some services
require immediate response selection, in some instances,
that may be too quick for use of UConnect™ system.
When calling a number with your UConnect™ system
that normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone
sequence on your cellular phone keypad, you can push
the “Voice Recognition” button and say the sequence you
wish to enter followed by the word 9Send.9 For example,
if required to enter your pin number followed with a
pound 3 7 4 6 #, you can press the “Voice Recognition”
button and say 93 7 4 6 # Send.9 Saying a number, or
sequence of numbers, followed by 9Send9 is also to be
used to navigate through an automated customer service
center menu structure and to leave a number on a pager.
You can also send stored UConnect™ phonebook entries
as tones for fast and easy access to voicemail and pager
entries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to
call and then press the “Voice Recognition” button and
say “Send.” The system will prompt you to enter the
name or number, say the name of the phonebook entry
you wish to send. The UConnect™ will then send the
corresponding phone number associated with the phonebook entry as tones over the phone.
NOTE:
• You may not hear all of the tones due to cellular phone
network configurations, this is normal.
• Some paging and voicemail systems have system
timeout settings too short that may not allow the use
of this feature.
Barge In - Overriding Prompts
The “Voice Recognition” button can be used when you
wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice
recognition command immediately. For example, if a
prompt is playing 9Would you like to pair a phone, clear
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a{,9 you could press the “Voice Recognition” button and
say 9Pair a Phone9 to select that option without having to
listen to the rest of the voice prompt.
Turning Confirmation Prompts On/Off
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g., the UConnect™
system will not repeat a phone number before you dial
it).
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Confirmations.9 The UConnect™ system will
play the current confirmation prompt status and you
will be given the choice to change it.
Phone and Network Status Indicators
If available on the radio and/or on a premium display
such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by
your cell phone, the UConnect™ system will provide
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notification to inform you of your phone and network
status when you are attempting to make a phone call
using UConnect™. The status is given for roaming,
network signal strength, phone battery strength, etc.
Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad
You can dial a phone number with your cellular phone
keypad and still use the UConnect™ system (while
dialing via the cell phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth™ cellular
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
audio system. The UConnect™ system will work the
same as if you dial the number using voice recognition.
NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the UConnect™ system to play it on the
vehicle audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this
situation, after successfully dialing a number, the user
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may feel that the call did not go through even though the
call is in progress. Once your call is answered, you will
hear the audio.
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute Off)
When you mute the UConnect™ system, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In
order to mute the UConnect™ system:
• Press the “Voice Recognition” button.
• Following the beep, say 9Mute.9
In order to un-mute the UConnect™ system:
• Press the “Voice Recognition” button.
• Following the beep, say 9Mute-off.9
Advanced Phone Connectivity
Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone
The UConnect™ system allows on going calls to be
transferred from your cellular phone to the UConnect™
system without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call from your UConnect™ paired cellular phone to
the UConnect™ system or vice-versa, press the “Voice
Recognition” button and say 9Transfer Call.9
Connect or Disconnect Link Between the
UConnect™ System and Cellular Phone
Your cellular phone can be paired with many different
electronic devices, but can only be actively 9connected9
with one electronic device at a time.
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth™ connection between a UConnect™ paired cellular
phone and the UConnect™ system, then follow the
instruction described in your cellular phone user’s
manual.
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List Paired Cellular Phone Names
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Select Phone9 and follow the prompts.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Phone Pairing.”
• When prompted, say 9List Phones.9
• The UConnect™ system will play the phone names of
all paired cellular phones in order from the highest to
the lowest priority. To “select” or “delete” a paired
phone being announced, press the “Voice Recognition” button and say “Select” or “Delete.” Also, see the
next two sections for an alternate way to “select” or
“delete” a paired phone.
Select another Cellular Phone
This feature allows you to select and start using another
phone with the UConnect™ system. The phone must
have been previously paired to the UConnect™ system
that you want to use it with.
• You can also press the “Voice Recognition” button
anytime while the list is being played, and then choose
the phone that you wish to select.
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone
call. If the selected phone is not available, the UConnect™ system will return to using the highest priority
phone present in or near (approximately within 30
feet) the vehicle.
Delete UConnect™ Paired Cellular Phones
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the 9Ready9 prompt and the following beep, say
9Setup Phone Pairing.9
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• At the next prompt, say 9Delete9 and follow the
prompts.
From outside the UConnect™ mode (e.g. from radio
mode)
• You can also press the “Voice Recognition” button
anytime while the list is being played, and then choose
the phone you wish to delete.
• Press and hold the “Voice Recognition” button for 5
seconds until the session begins, or,
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect™
System
UConnect™ Tutorial
To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the
“Phone” button and say “UConnect™ Tutorial.”
Voice Training
For users experiencing difficulty with the system recognizing their voice commands or numbers, the UConnect™ system Voice Training feature may be used. To
enter this training mode, follow one of the two procedures:
• Press the “Voice Recognition” button and say 9Setup,
Voice Training9 command.
Repeat the words and phrases when prompted by the
UConnect™ system. For best results, the Voice Training
session should be completed when the vehicle is parked,
engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan
switched off.
This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The
system will adapt to the last trained voice only.
To restore the Voice Recognition system to factory default
settings, enter the Voice Training session via the above
procedure and follow the prompts.
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• fully closed windows,
• For best performance, adjust the rear view mirror to
provide at least 1⁄2 inch (1 cm) gap between the
overhead console (if equipped) and the mirror.
• dry weather condition.
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• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English, French, and Spanish accents, the system may not always work for some.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting approximately eight (8) feet
away from you.
• When navigating through an automated system, such
as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of
speaking the digit string, make sure to say 9Send.9
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
during a voice recognition period.
• Storing names in phone book when vehicle is not in
motion is recommended.
• Performance is maximized under:
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
names in the UConnect™ phone book.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• UConnect™ phone book nametag recognition rate is
optimized for the person who stored the name in the
phone book.
• smooth road surface,
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• You can say 9O9 (letter 9O9) for 909 (zero). 98009 must be
spoken 9eight-zero-zero.9
• Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
number combinations may not be supported.
• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
not the UConnect™ system.
• Echo at far end can sometime be reduced by lowering
the in-vehicle audio volume.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
Bluetooth Communication Link
Cellular phones have been found to lose connection to
the UConnect™ system. When this happens, the connection can generally be re-established by switching the
phone off/on. Your cell phone is recommended to remain
in Bluetooth 9on9 mode.
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows, and
• dry weather condition.
• operation from driver seat.
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either ON
or ACC position, or after a language change, you must
wait at least five (5) seconds prior to using the system.
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Primary
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
all
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate(s)
call
cancel
confirmation prompts.
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
help
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language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
pager
pair a phone
phone pairing
phonebook
previous
record again
redial
Voice Commands
Alternate(s)
pairing
phone book
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate(s)
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or phone
set up
towing assistance
transfer call
UConnect™ Tutorial
try again
voice training
work
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General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
SEATS
Front Manual Seat Adjustment
Move the seat forward or rearward using the adjustment
bar. Lift up on the bar located on the front of the seat near
the floor. Position the seat and be sure the latch engages
fully.
WARNING!
Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is
dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could
cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be
properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust
any seat only while the vehicle is parked.
Front Seat Adjustment — Recline
To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the
outboard side of the seat, lean back, and release the lever
at the desired position. To return the seatback, lift the
lever, lean forward, and release the lever.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the seat
belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a
collision you could slide under the seat belt and be
seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner
only when the vehicle is parked.
• 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.
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment
The manual lumbar support adjustment lever is located
on the right side of the driver’s seat and on the left side
of the passenger’s seat (if equipped). Moving the lumbar
control lever fore and aft increases or decreases the
lumbar support.
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8 - Way Driver’s Power Seat
The driver’s power seat switches are located on the
outboard side of the driver’s seat lower side trim. The
bottom switch controls up/down, forward/rearward,
and tilt adjustment. The top switch controls the seatback
recline adjustment.
4 - Way Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
The front passenger’s power seat switches are located on
the outboard side of the passenger seat lower side trim.
The bottom switch controls forward/rearward adjustment. The top switch controls the seatback recline adjustment.
NOTE: The 4 - way seat does not have an up/down
adjustment.
Head Restraints
Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in
the event of impact from the rear. Adjustable head
restraints should be adjusted so that the upper edge is as
high as practical. The head restraints have a locking
button which must be pushed in to lower the head
restraint to all positions. The restraints may be raised
without pushing in the button.
Power Seat Switches
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center of the instrument panel. After turning on the
ignition, you can choose from High, Low, or Off heat
settings. Amber LEDs on the side of each switch indicate
the level of heat in use. Two LEDs are illuminated for
high, one for low, and none for off. Pressing the switch
once will select high-level heating.
Adjustable Head Restraints
Front Heated Seats—If Equipped
Heated seats provide comfort and warmth on cold days
and can help soothe sore muscles and backs. The heaters
provide the same heat level for both cushion and back.
The front driver and passenger seats are heated. The
controls for each heater are located near the bottom
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Pressing the switch a second time will select low-level
heating. Pressing the switch a third time will shut the
heating elements off.
When high-temperature heating is selected, the heaters
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation after heating is activated. The heat output
then drops to the normal high-temperature level. If
high-level heating is selected, the system will automatically switch to the low level after 30 minutes of continuous operation. At that time, the number of illuminated
LEDs changes from two to one, indicating the change.
Operation on the low setting also turns off automatically
after 30 minutes.
WARNING!
Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns even
at low temperatures, especially if used for long
periods of time.
Do not place anything on the seat that insulates
against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This may
cause the seat heater to overheat.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
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40/20/40 Second Row Folding Seat
Fold and Tumble Second Row Seat
The left, center, or right side of the second row seat can be
lowered to allow for extended cargo space, and still
maintain some rear seating room.
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1. Pull up on the seatback lever located on the outboard
side of the seat.
NOTE: Also, pulling upward on this handle allows the
outboard seating positions to be reclined.
Seatback Release Lever
2. Fold the seatback down, and tumble the seat forward.
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WARNING!
Do not drive the vehicle with the outer second row
seats in the tumbled position. The outer second row
seats are only intended to be tumbled for entry and
exit to the third row seat. Failure to follow these
instructions could result in personal injury.
Fold and Tumble Seat
NOTE: If sitting in the third row seat, pull rearward on
the release strap located at the rear of the seat and tumble
the seat forward.
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Folding Middle Seatback (Second Row Seat)
1. Pull the release strap.
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Release Strap
Release Strap
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2. Lower the center seatback.
Center Seat Armrest (Second Row Seat) — If
Equipped
The second row center seat may be equipped with a
armrest. Pull strap to lower armrest.
Folding Center Seatback
Armrest (Second Row Seat)
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50/50 Third Row Folding Seat — If Equipped
To Lower Rear Seat
Either side of the third row seat can be lowered to allow
for extended cargo space, and still maintain some rear
seating room.
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1. Open the tailgate.
2. Push the seatback release handle (toward rear of
vehicle), and lower the seatback using the pull strap.
Seatback Release Handle
3. Close the tailgate.
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To Raise Rear Seat
WARNING!
1. Open the tailgate.
2. Detach pull strap from back of seat, and pull seatback
upward until it locks into place. Reattach strap.
Pull Strap
3. Close the tailgate.
The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the rear
seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down position)
should not be used as a play area by children when
the vehicle is in motion. They could be seriously
injured in an accident. Children should be seated
and using the proper restraint system.
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
Once programmed, the memory buttons 1 and 2 on the
driver’s door panel can be used to recall the driver’s seat,
driver’s outside mirror, adjustable brake and accelerator
pedals, and radio station preset settings. Your Remote
Keyless Entry transmitters can also be programmed to
recall the same positions when the “Unlock” button is
pressed.
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Setting Memory Positions and Linking Remote
Keyless Entry Transmitter to Memory
NOTE: Each time the SET (S) button and a numbered
button (1 or 2) are pressed, you erase the memory settings
for that button and store a new one.
1. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to
the ON position.
Driver Memory Switches
Your vehicle may have been delivered with two Remote
Keyless Entry transmitters. One or both transmitters can
be linked to either memory position. The memory system
can accommodate up to four transmitters, each one
linked to either of the two memory positions.
2. Press the driver door memory button number 1 if you
are setting the memory for driver 1, or button number 2
if you are setting the memory for driver 2. The system
will recall any stored settings. Wait for the system to
complete the memory recall before continuing to step 3.
3. Adjust the driver’s seat, recliner, and driver’s side
view mirror to the desired positions.
4. Adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to the desired
positions.
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5. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets (up
to 10 AM and 10 FM stations can be set).
6. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
remove the key.
7. Press and release the SET (S) button located on the
driver’s door.
8. Within 5 seconds, press and release memory button 1
or 2 on the driver’s door. The next step must be performed within 5 seconds if you desire to also use a
Remote Keyless Entry transmitter to recall memory positions.
9. Press and release the “Lock” button on one of the
transmitters.
10. Insert the ignition key and turn the ignition switch to
the ON position.
11. Select 9Remote Linked to Memory9 in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and enter 9Yes9 or
select 9Use Factory Settings9 from the EVIC and enter
9Yes9. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) — Customer Programmable Features” in Section
4 for more information.
12. Repeat the above steps to set the next memory
position using the other numbered memory button or to
link another Remote Keyless Entry transmitter to
memory.
Memory Position Recall
NOTE: The vehicle must be in Park to recall memory
positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not
in Park, a message will be displayed in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
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To recall the memory settings for driver one, press
memory button number 1 on the driver’s door or the
“Unlock” button on the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter linked to memory position 1.
To recall the memory setting for driver two, press
memory button number 2 on the driver’s door or the
“Unlock” button on the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter linked to memory position 2.
A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the memory
buttons on the drivers door during a recall (S, 1, or 2).
When a recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat, driver’s
mirror, and the pedals stop moving. A delay of one
second will occur before another recall can be selected.
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To Disable A Transmitter Linked to Memory
1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and
remove the key.
2. Press and release memory button number 1. The
system will recall any memory settings stored in position
1. Wait for the system to complete the memory recall
before continuing to step 3.
3. Press and release the memory SET (S) button located
on the driver’s door.
4. Within 5 seconds, press and release memory button 1
on the driver’s door.
5. Within 5 seconds, press and release the “Unlock”
button on the Remote Keyless Entry transmitter.
To disable another transmitter linked to either memory
position, repeat steps 1-5 for each transmitter.
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NOTE: Once programmed, all transmitters linked to
memory can be easily enabled or disabled at one time.
Refer to Remote Linked to Memory under 9Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — Customer Programmable Features9 in Section 4 for more information.
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
This feature provides automatic driver’s seat positioning
which will enhance driver mobility out of and into the
vehicle.
There are two possible Easy Exit and Easy Entry adjustments available:
• The seat cushion will move rearward approximately
2.5 inches (60 mm) if the starting position of the seat is
greater than or equal to 2.67 inches (68 mm) forward of
the rear seat stop when the key is removed from the
ignition switch. The seat will then move forward
approximately 2.5 inches (60 mm) when the key is
placed into the ignition and turned out of the LOCK
position.
• The seat shall move to the position located 0.3 inches
(8 mm) forward of the rear stop if the starting position
is between 0.9 inches to 2.67 inches (23 mm to 68 mm)
forward of the rear stop when the key is removed from
the ignition switch. The seat will move forward to the
memory/driving position when the key is placed into
the ignition, and turned out of the LOCK position
toward the RUN position.
The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature will be automatically
disabled if the seat is already positioned closer than 0.9
inches (23 mm) forward of the rear stop. At this position
there is no benefit to the driver by moving the seat for
Easy Exit or Easy Entry.
Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
Entry and Easy Exit position.
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NOTE: The Easy Entry Easy Exit feature is not enabled
when the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy
Entry Easy Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled)
through the programmable features in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to 9Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — Customer Programmable Features9 in Section 4 for more information.
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, pull the release lever inside your
vehicle located below the instrument panel and in front
of the driver’s door.
Hood Release Handle
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Then, reach under the hood, move safety latch to the left,
and lift the hood. To prevent possible damage, do not
slam the hood to close it. Use a firm downward push at
the center of the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
WARNING!
If the hood is not fully latched, it could fly up when
the vehicle is moving and block your forward vision.
Be sure all hood latches are fully latched before
driving.
LIGHTS
Multi-Function Control Lever
The multi-function control lever controls the operation of
the headlights, turn signals, headlight beam selection,
instrument panel light dimming, passing light, interior
courtesy/dome lights, and optional fog lights.
Underhood Safety Latch
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Battery Saver Feature—Exterior/Interior Lights
If the multi-function control lever is left in the interior
light position, parking light position, or the headlight
position when the ignition switch is moved to the OFF
position, the battery saver feature will automatically turn
off the exterior and interior lights after eight minutes.
Normal operation will resume when the ignition is
turned ON or when the headlight switch is turned to
another position.
Headlights and Parking Lights
Turn the end of the multi-function control lever to the
first detent for parking light operation. Turn to the
second detent for headlight operation. Turn to the third
detent for “Auto” headlight operation (if equipped).
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Automatic Headlight System — If Equipped
Turn the end of the multi-function control lever to the
third detent to activate the automatic headlight system.
approximately four minutes after the wipers completely
stop. Refer to “Windshield Wipers and Washers” in this
section for more information.
This system performs two functions. With the engine
running and the multi-function control lever in the A
(Auto) position, the headlights will turn on and off based
on the surrounding light levels.
NOTE: When your headlights come on during the
daytime, the instrument panel lights will automatically
dim to the lower nighttime intensity. Refer to “Instrument Panel and Interior Lights” below for setting the
instrument panel lights to full daytime intensity.
Headlights On Automatically With Wipers
If your vehicle is equipped with Automatic Headlights it
also has this customer programmable feature. When your
headlights are in the automatic mode, and the engine is
running, they will automatically turn on when the wiper
system is on.
If your vehicle is equipped with a “Rain Sensitive Wiper
System,” and it is activated, the headlights will automatically turn on after the wipers complete five wipe cycles
within approximately 1 minute, and they will turn off
SmartBeams — If Equipped
The SmartBeam system provides increased forward lighting at night by automating high beam control through
the use of a digital camera mounted on the inside
rearview mirror. This camera detects vehicle specific light
and automatically switches from high beams to low
beams until the approaching vehicle is out of view.
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NOTE: If the windshield or SmartBeam mirror is replaced, the SmartBeam mirror must be re-aimed to
ensure proper performance. See your local authorized
dealer.
To Activate
1. Select “Auto Headlamp Low/High Beams? — Low/
High Beam.” Refer to “EVIC — Customer Programmable
Features” in Section 4 of this manual.
2. Turn the end of the multi-function control lever to the
A (Auto) headlight position.
NOTE: This system will not activate until the vehicle is
at or above 20 mph (32 km/h).
To Deactivate
1. Pull back on the muti-function control lever to manually deactivate the system (normal operation of high
beams).
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2. Pull back on the multi-function control lever once
again to re-activate the system.
NOTE: Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and
taillights of vehicles in the field of view will cause
headlights to remain on longer (closer to the vehicle).
Also, dirt, film, and other obstructions (sticker, toll box,
etc.) on the windshield or camera lens will cause the
system to function improperly.
Instrument Panel and Interior Lights
When the multi-function control lever is in the parklight,
headlight, or A (Auto) position (if equipped), rotating the
center portion of the lever up and down will increase and
decrease the brightness (dimmer control) of the instrument panel lights. Full daytime brightness on all electronic displays (odometer, overhead console, radio, and
Automatic Climate Control (if equipped) is obtained by
rotating the center portion of the control to the first
detent above the dimmer range. Rotating the control to
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the second detent above the dimmer range turns the
interior lights on. Rotating the control to the “Off”
(extreme bottom) position disables all the interior lights,
even when the doors and liftgate are open. While in the
“Off” position the instrument panel lighting is at the
lowest light level and may not be suitable for night
driving.
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The high beam headlights come on at a low intensity
level whenever the engine is running, and the transmission is not in the P (Park) position. The lights remain on
until the ignition switch is turned OFF or the parking
brake is engaged. The headlight switch must be used for
normal night time driving.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is turned OFF, a chime will sound when the driver’s door
is opened.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The fog light switch is located in the multifunction control lever. To activate the fog lights,
turn on the park/turn lights, low beam headlights,
or “Auto” headlights and pull out the end of the multifunction control lever. A light in the instrument cluster
shows when the fog lights are on.
NOTE: Turning on the high beam headlights turns off
the fog lights.
A front fog light is a lighting device providing illumination forward of the vehicle under conditions of fog, rain,
snow, or dust. Principally, the front fog light supplements
the lower beam of a standard headlight system.
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NOTE: Proper aim and adjustments of the front fog
lights should be made to prevent excessive glare for other
drivers.
Turn Signals
Move the multi-function control lever up or down and
the arrows on each side of the instrument cluster will
flash to show proper operation of the front and rear turn
signal lights. You can signal a lane change by moving the
lever partially up or down.
Turn Signal Auto-Mode
Tap the multi-function control lever once and the turn
signal (left or right) will flash 3 times, and automatically
turn off.
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High Beam Switch
Push the multi-function control lever away from you to
switch the headlights to high beam. Pull the lever towards you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
Passing Light
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
lightly pulling the multi-function control lever toward
the steering wheel. This will cause the headlights to turn
on at high beam and remain on until the lever is released.
Headlight Time Delay
There is also a feature that delays turning off the vehicle
lights for 30, 60, or 90 seconds after the ignition switch is
turned OFF. To activate the headlight delay, the multifunction control lever must be rotated to the “Off”
position after the ignition switch is turned OFF. Only the
headlights will illuminate during this time. Refer to
“EVIC- Customer Programmable Features” in Section 4
to turn this feature “On/Off” or set the time interval.
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Interior Lights
The interior lighting consists of courtesy lights mounted
below the instrument panel, an overhead console light
assembly which contains both driver and passenger
reading lights, reading lights located above the rear
doors, and a rear cargo light. Opening a door or turning
the center of the multi-function control lever to the
extreme up position will activate all interior courtesy
lights.
Courtesy/Reading Lights
Each light can be turned on by pressing the recessed area
of the lens. To turn these lights off, press the recessed area
of the lens a second time. There are also reading lights
located above the rear doors. Each light can be turned on
by pressing the front recessed area of the lens. To turn
these lights off, press the recessed area of the lens a
second time.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The front and rear wipers and washers are operated by a
switch in the right side control lever. Turn the end of the
control lever to select “Lo,” “Hi,” or one of the five speed
sensitive intermittent windshield wiper speeds. Refer to
“Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wiper System” in this
section. For information on the rear wiper and washer
refer to “Rear Window Features” in this section.
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Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch
NOTE: Always remove any build-up of snow that
prevents the windshield wiper blades from returning to
the OFF position. If the windshield wiper switch is
turned off and the blades cannot return to the OFF
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
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To use the washer, pull the lever toward you and hold
while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in the
delay range, the wiper will operate for several seconds
after the lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
If the lever is pulled while in the OFF position, the wipers
will operate for several wipe cycles, then turn off.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to an accident. 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.
Mist
Use this feature when weather conditions make occasional usage of the wipers necessary. Pull down and
release the control lever for a single wiping cycle.
Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wiper System
Use one of the five intermittent wiper speeds when
weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a
variable pause between cycles, desirable. Turn the end of
the lever to one of the five delay positions for the desired
delay interval. The delay can be regulated from a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between cycles, to a
cycle every 1/2 second.
NOTE: The wiper delay times depend on vehicle speed.
If the vehicle is moving less than 10 mph (16 km/h),
delay times will be doubled.
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Rain Sensing Wipers—If Equipped
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
the end of the multi-function lever to one of five settings
to activate this feature.
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
multi-function lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least
sensitive, and wiper delay position 5 is the most sensitive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less
wiper sensitivity. Settings 4 and 5 can be used if the
driver desires more sensitivity. Place the wiper switch in
the OFF position when not using the system.
NOTE:
• The rain sensing feature will not operate when the
wiper switch is in the LOW or HIGH speed position.
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• The rain sensing feature may not function properly when
ice, or dried salt water is present on the windshield.
• Use of Rain-Xt or products containing wax or silicone
may reduce rain sensor performance.
• A customer programmable feature in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) allows the Rain
Sense feature to be turned off. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — Customer Programmable Features” in Section 4 of this manual.
The rain sensing system has protection features for the
wiper blades and arms, and will not operate under the
following conditions:
• Low Ambient Temperature — When the ignition is
first turned ON, the rain sensing system will not
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
is greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or the outside temperature is greater than 32°F (0°C).
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• Transmission in N (Neutral) Position — When the
ignition is ON, and the transmission is in the N
(Neutral) position, the rain sensing system will not
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), or the shift lever is
moved out of the N (Neutral) position.
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
the steering column.
Tilt Steering Column
To unlock the steering column, push the control handle
downward (toward the floor). To tilt the steering column,
move the steering wheel upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or shorten the steering column, pull
the steering wheel outward or push it inward as desired.
To lock the steering column in position, push the control
handle upward until fully engaged.
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. The
telescoping adjustment must be locked while driving. Adjusting the steering wheel while driving or
driving without the telescoping adjustment locked
could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows both the brake and accelerator pedals
to move toward the driver to provide improved position
with the steering wheel. The adjustable pedal system is
designed to allow a greater range of driver comfort for
steering wheel tilt and seat position. The position of the
brake and accelerator pedals can be adjusted without
compromising safety or comfort in actuating the pedals.
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Adjustable Pedal Switch
Press the bottom of the switch to move the pedals
rearward (toward the driver).
Press the top of the switch to move the pedals forward
(away from the driver).
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• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
• The pedals can be adjusted while driving.
• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in R
(Reverse) or when the Speed Control is ON. A message
will be displayed in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) if the pedals are attempted to be adjusted when the system is locked out (“Adjustable
Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or “Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”). Refer
to Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in
Section 4 for more information.
CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedal’s
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.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, this device takes over accelerator operations at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h) for 3.7L/
4.7L engines, and 25 mph (40 km/h) for 5.7L engines.
Electronic Speed Control Operation
The speed control lever is located on the right side of the
steering wheel.
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WARNING!
Leaving the Speed Control system on when not in
use is dangerous. You could accidentally set the
system or cause it to go faster than you want. You
could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Set At A Desired Speed
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
down on the lever and release. Release the accelerator
and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
Electronic Speed Control Switch
To Activate
Push the ON/OFF button. The CRUISE indicator in the
instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
OFF, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The
CRUISE indicator will turn off. The system should be
turned OFF when not in use.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady
speed and on level ground before pressing the SET lever.
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To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pulling the speed control
lever towards you “CANCEL”, or normal brake or clutch
pressure while slowing the vehicle will deactivate speed
control without erasing the set speed memory. Pressing
the ON/OFF button or turning off the ignition switch
erases the set speed memory.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, push the “RESUME
ACCEL” lever up and release. Resume can be used at any
speed above 30 mph (48 km/h) for 3.7L/4.7L engines,
and 25 mph (40 km/h) for 5.7L engines.
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the speed control is ON, speed can be increased by
pushing up and holding “RESUME ACCEL”. Release the
lever when the desired speed is reached, and the new
speed will be set.
Tapping “RESUME ACCEL” once will result in a 2 mph
(3 km/h) (3.7L/4.7L models) or a 1 mph (2 km/h) (5.7L
models) speed increase. Each time the lever is tapped,
speed increases so that tapping the lever three times will
increase speed by 6 mph (10 km/h) (3.7L/4.7L models) or
3 mph (5 km/h) (5.7L models).
To decrease speed while speed control is ON, push down
and hold “SET DECEL”. Release the lever when the
desired speed is reached, and the new speed will be set.
Tapping the “SET DECEL” button once will result in a 1
mph (2 km/h) speed decrease. Each time the button is
tapped, speed decreases.
NOTE: The Speed Control system has been designed to
shut down if multiple speed control switch functions are
operated simultaneously in order to ensure proper operation. If this occurs, the system can be reactivated by
pushing the speed control switch ON/OFF button and
re-setting the desired vehicle SET speed.
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To Accelerate For Passing
Depress the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Speed Control On Hills
The automatic transmission may downshift on hills to
maintain the vehicle set speed.
NOTE: The speed control system maintains speed up
and down hills. A slight speed change on moderate hills
is normal.
On steep hills a greater speed loss or gain may occur so
it may be preferable to drive without speed control.
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Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that includes ABS (Anti-Lock Brake
System), TCS (Traction Control System), BAS (Brake
Assist System), ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation), and
ESP (Electronic Stability Program). All five of these
systems work together to enhance vehicle stability and
control in various driving conditions.
Also, your vehicle is equipped with TSC (Trailer Sway
Control) and, if it has 4WD with the NV245 two-speed
transfer case, HSA (Hill Start Assist) and HDC (Hill
Descent Control).
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
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
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help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in Section 5 of this
manual for more information about ABS.
WARNING!
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ABSequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
TCS (Traction Control System)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to
a limited slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESP are in
either the “Partial Off” or “Full Off” modes. Refer to “ESP
(Electronic Stability Program)” in this section for more
information.
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BAS (Brake Assist System)
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
anti-lock brake system (ABS). Applying the brakes very
quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the
benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence (do not
“pump” the brakes). Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
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WARNING!
BAS (Brake Assist System) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase the traction afforded by prevailing road
conditions. BAS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving
on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a
safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle
must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
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ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)
This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by
monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the
speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate
of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicles speed
are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it then
applies the brake of the appropriate wheel and may also
reduce engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift
will occur. ERM will only intervene during very severe or
evasive driving maneuvers.
ERM can only reduce the chance of wheel lift occurring
during severe or evasive driving maneuvers. It cannot
prevent wheel lift due to other factors such as road
conditions, leaving the roadway or striking objects or
other vehicles.
NOTE: Anytime the ESP system is in the “Full Off”
mode, ERM is disabled. Refer to ESP (Electronic Stability
Program) for a complete explanation of the available ESP
modes.
WARNING!
Many factors, such as vehicle loading, road conditions and driving conditions, influence the chance
that wheel lift or rollover may occur. ERM cannot
prevent all wheel lift or rollovers, especially those
that involve leaving the roadway or striking objects
or other vehicles. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful
driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an
ERM-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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ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESP corrects for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle by
applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in
counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle
maintain the desired path.
ESP uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
the intended path, ESP applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
understeer condition.
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• 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.
The 9ESP/TCS Indicator Light9 located in the instrument
cluster, starts to flash as soon as the tires lose traction and
the ESP system becomes active. The 9ESP/TCS Indicator
Light9 also flashes when TCS is active. If the 9ESP/TCS
Indicator Light9 begins to flash during acceleration, ease
up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as
possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road conditions.
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High Range (4WD Models) or 2WD Models
WARNING!
ESP (Electronic Stability Program) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. ESP cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESPequipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
The ESP system has 3 available operating modes in 4WD
High Range, 2 available operating modes on 2WD vehicles, and 1 operating mode in 4WD Low Range.
On
This is the normal operating mode for ESP in 4WD high
range and in 2WD vehicles. Whenever the vehicle is
started or the transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from
4WD low range or neutral back to 4WD high range, the
ESP system will be in this “On” mode. This mode should
be used for most driving situations. ESP should only be
turned to “Partial Off” or “Full Off” mode for specific
reasons as noted below.
Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily depressing the
9ESP OFF” switch. When in 9Partial Off9 mode, the TCS
portion of ESP, except for the “limited slip” feature
described in the TCS section, has been disabled and the
9ESP/TCS Indicator Light9 will be illuminated. All other
stability features of ESP function normally. This mode is
intended to be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand,
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or gravel conditions and more wheel spin than ESP
would normally allow is required to gain traction. To
turn ESP on again, momentarily depress the 9ESP OFF”
switch. This will restore the normal “ESP On” mode of
operation.
ESP OFF Switch
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with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand, or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”
mode by pressing the ESP switch. Once the situation
requiring ESP to be switched to the “Partial Off” mode is
overcome, turn ESP back on by momentarily depressing
the “ESP OFF” switch. This may be done while the
vehicle is in motion.
Full Off (4WD Models Only)
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
when ESP stability features could inhibit vehicle maneuverability due to trail conditions. This mode is entered by
depressing and holding the “ESP OFF” switch for 5
seconds when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is
running. After 5 seconds, the “ESP/TCS Indicator Light”
will illuminate, and the 9ESP OFF9 message will appear in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in
Section 4 of this manual for more information.
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In this mode, ESP and TCS, except for the “limited slip”
feature described in the TCS section, are turned off until
the vehicle reaches a speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). At 40
mph (64 km/h) the system returns to “Partial Off” mode,
described above. When the vehicle speed drops below 35
mph (56 km/h) the ESP system shuts off. ESP is deactivated at low vehicle speeds so that it will not interfere
with off-road driving but ESP function returns to provide
the stability feature at speeds above 40 mph (64 km/h).
The “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” will always be illuminated when ESP is off. To turn ESP on again, momentarily depress the “ESP OFF” switch. This will restore the
normal “ESP On” mode of operation.
NOTE: The “ESP OFF” message will display and the
audible chime will sound when the gear selector is
placed into the “P” (Park) position from any other
position, and then moved out of the “P” (Park) position.
This will occur even if the message was previously
cleared.
WARNING!
With the ESP switched off, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESP and ERM are unavailable. In
an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESP and ERM
systems will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. The “Full Off” ESP mode is intended for
off-road use only.
4WD Low Range
Full Off
This is the normal operating mode for ESP in 4WD low
range. Whenever the vehicle is started in 4WD low range,
or the transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from 4WD
high range or neutral to 4WD low range, the ESP system
will be in this “Full Off” mode. In 4WD low range, ESP
and TCS, except for the “limited slip” feature described
in the TCS section, are turned off until the vehicle reaches
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a speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). At 40 mph (64 km/h), the
normal ESP stability function returns but TCS remains
off. When the vehicle speed drops below 35 mph (56
km/h), the ESP system shuts off. ESP is deactivated at
low vehicle speeds in 4WD low range so that it will not
interfere with off-road driving but ESP function returns
to provide the stability feature at speeds above 40 mph
(64 km/h). The 9ESP/TCS Indicator Light9 will always be
illuminated in 4WD low range when ESP is off.
NOTE: The “ESP OFF” message will display and the
audible chime will sound when the gear selector is
placed into the “P” (Park) position from any other
position, and then moved out of the “P” (Park) position.
This will occur even if the message was previously
cleared
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WARNING!
With the ESP switched off, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESP and ERM are unavailable. In
an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESP and ERM
systems will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. The “Full Off” mode is intended for offroad use only.
TSC (Trailer Sway Control)
TSC uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate
actions to attempt to stop the sway. The system may
reduce engine power and apply the brake of the appropriate wheel(s) to counteract the sway of the trailer. TSC
will become active automatically once an excessively
swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is required. Note that TSC cannot stop all trailers from
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swaying. Always use caution when towing a trailer and
follow the tongue weight recommendations. Refer to
“Trailer Towing” in Section 5 of this manual for more
information on towing a trailer with your vehicle. When
TSC is functioning, the “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” will
flash, the engine power may be reduced and you may
feel the brakes being applied to individual wheels to
attempt to stop the trailer from swaying. TSC is disabled
when the ESP system is in the Partial Off or Full Off
modes.
WARNING!
HSA (Hill Start Assist) (4WD Models with NV245
Two–Speed Transfer Case Only)
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
during this short period of time, the system will release
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
system will release brake pressure in proportion to
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
the intended direction of travel.
If TSC activates while driving, slow the vehicle
down, stop at the nearest safe location, and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate trailer sway.
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HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 8% grade or greater hill.
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backing uphill is in R (Reverse) gear).
HSA will work in R (Reverse) and all forward gears when
the activation criteria have been met. The system will not
activate if the vehicle is placed in N (Neutral) or P (Park).
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There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
when the system will not activate and slight rolling
may occur. This could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
Towing with HSA
HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
when pulling a trailer.
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WARNING!
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
brake pedal is released there may not be enough
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
rolling down the hill while resuming acceleration,
manually activate the trailer brake prior to releasing the brake pedal. Always remember the driver
is responsible for braking the vehicle.
• HSA is not a parking brake. If you stop the vehicle
on a hill without putting the transmission in P
(Park) and using the parking brake, it will roll
down the hill and could cause a collision with
another vehicle or object. Always remember to use
the parking brake while parking on a hill, and that
the driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
HSA Off
If you wish to turn off the HSA system, it can be done
using the Customer Programmable Features in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of
this manual.
HDC (Hill Descent Control) (4WD Models with
NV245 Two–Speed Transfer Case Only)
HDC maintains vehicle speed while descending hills
during off-road driving situations and is available in 4
LOW range only. To enable HDC (transfer case must be in
4 LOW range), press the HDC switch. If the HDC switch
is pressed when the vehicle is not in 4 LOW range, the
light in the switch will flash for 5 seconds and HDC will
not be enabled.
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and will only activate when the vehicle is descending a
hill. It will usually not activate on level ground.
The HDC speed may be adjusted by the driver to suit the
driving conditions. The speed corresponds to the transmission gear selected.
• 1st = 1 mph (1.6 km/h)
• 2nd = 2.5 mph (4 km/h)
• 3rd = 4 mph (6 km/h)
• 4th = 5.5 mph (9 km/h)
• 5th = 7.5 mph (12 km/h)
Hill Descent Switch
When HDC is enabled properly, the message “HILL
DESCENT CONTROL” will appear in the EVIC and the
light in the switch will be illuminated. HDC will automatically apply the brakes to control downhill speed
when necessary. HDC has the capability to sense terrain
• Reverse (R) = 1 mph (1.6 km/h)
• Neutral (N) = 2.5 mph (4 km/h)
• Park (P) — HDC will not function
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HDC also has the capability to sense rough terrain, and
will automatically adjust to a slightly slower set speed
(about.3 mph (.5 km/h) than normal.
HDC operation can be overridden with brake application
to slow the vehicle down below the HDC control speed.
Conversely, if more speed is desired during HDC control,
the accelerator pedal will increase vehicle speed in the
usual manner. When either the brake or the accelerator is
released, HDC will control the vehicle back to the original set speed.
HDC is intended for low speed off-road driving only.
At vehicle speeds above 30 mph (48 km/h), HDC will no
longer function. When the vehicle speed drops below 30
mph (48 km/h), HDC function will automatically resume
and the vehicle speed will return to the chosen set speed.
WARNING!
HDC is only intended to assist the driver in controlling vehicle speed when descending hills. The driver
must remain attentive to the driving conditions and
is responsible for maintaining a safe vehicle speed.
ESP/BAS Warning Lamp and ESP/TCS Indicator
Light
The malfunction indicator lamp for the ESP is
combined with the BAS indicator. The yellow
“ESP/BAS Warning Lamp” and the yellow
“ESP/TCS Indicator Light” in the instrument
cluster both come on when the ignition switch is turned
to the “ON” position. They should both go out with the
engine running.
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If the “ESP/BAS Warning Lamp” comes on
continuously with the engine running, a malfunction has been detected in either the ESP or
the BAS system, or both. If this light remains on
after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been
driven several miles at speeds greater than 30 mph (48
km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to
have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• 9The 9ESP/TCS Indicator Light9 and the 9ESP/BAS
Warning Lamp9 come on momentarily each time the
ignition switch is turned ON.
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESP System
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
• The ESP Control System will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
will stop when ESP becomes inactive following the
maneuver that caused the ESP activation.
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REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM— IF EQUIPPED
The Rear Park Assist System provides visual and audible
indications of the distance between the rear fascia and the
detected obstacle when backing up. Refer to the Warning
Section and Note Section for limitations of this system
and recommendations.
The Rear Park Assist System will remember the last
system state (enabled or disabled) from the last ignition
cycle when the ignition is changed to the RUN/ON
position.
The Rear Park Assist System can be active only when the
shifter is in R (Reverse). If the Rear Park Assist System is
enabled at this shifter position, the system will be active
until the vehicle speed is increased to approximately 11
mph (18 km/h) or above. The system will be active again
if the vehicle speed is decreased to speeds less than
approximately 10 mph (16 km/h).
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Rear Park Assist Sensors
The four Rear Park Assist Sensors, located in the rear
fascia, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is within
the sensors’ field of view. The monitored area seems oval
in shape.
The sensors can detect obstacles from approximately 11.8
inches (30 cm) up to 59 inches (150 cm) from the rear
fascia in the horizontal direction, depending on the
location and orientation of the obstacle and the type of
obstacle.
Rear Park Assist Warning Display
The Rear Park Assist Warning Display, located in the
headliner near the flipper glass, provides both visual and
audible warnings to indicate the distance between the
rear fascia and the detected obstacle.
Rear Park Assist Display
When the ignition is changed to the RUN/ON position,
the warning display will turn ON all of its LEDs for
about 1 second. Each side of the warning display has 6
yellow and 2 red LEDs. The vehicle is close to the obstacle
when the red LED is ON.
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The system dimly illuminates the two outer most yellow
LED’s when it is ON and detecting no obstacles. The
following chart shows the warning display operation
when the system is detecting an obstacle:
WARNING DISPLAY DISTANCES
DISPLAY LED
1st LED
2nd LED
3rd LED
4th LED
5th LED
6th LED
7th LED
8th LED
OBSTACLE DISTANCE FROM:
REAR CORNERS
REAR CENTER
59 in. (150 cm)
51 in. (130 cm)
45 in. (115 cm)
31.5 in. (80 cm)
39 in. (100 cm)
25.5 in. (65 cm)
33.5 in. (85 cm)
20 in. (50 cm)
28 in. (70 cm)
16 in. (40 cm)
20 in. (50 cm)
6 in. (15 cm)
12 in. (30 cm)
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AUDIBLE SIGNAL
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Red
Red
None
None
None
None
None
None
Yes, Intermittent
Yes, Continuous
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NOTE: The Rear Park Assist system will MUTE the
radio, if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
Enable/Disable the Rear Park Assist System
The Rear Park Assist System can be enabled and disabled
with a switch located on the upper switch bank of the
instrument panel.
When the switch is pressed to disable the system, the
instrument cluster will display the 9PARK ASSIST DISABLED9 message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual. When the
shifter is changed to R (Reverse) and the system is
disabled, the instrument cluster will actuate a single
chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display the
message.
The Rear Park Assist Switch LED will be ON when the
Rear Park Assist System is disabled or defective. The
Rear Park Assist Switch LED will be OFF when the
system is enabled.
Rear Park Assist Switch
Service the Rear Park Assist System
When the Rear Park Assist System is defective, the
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per
ignition cycle, and it will display the 9SERVICE PARK
ASSIST SYSTEM9 message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
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Cleaning the Rear Park Assist System
Clean the Rear Park Assist Sensors with water, car wash
soap and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do
not scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could
damage the sensors.
REAR CAMERA — IF EQUIPPED
Vehicles with a Navigation radio may be equipped with
a rear view camera (located on the rear liftgate) that
allows you to see an on-screen image (on the navigation
radio screen) of the rear of your vehicle whenever the
vehicle is put into R (Reverse).
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Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the rear camera system. Always check carefully
behind your vehicle, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind
spots before backing up. Failure to do so can result in
serious injury or death.
If snow, ice, mud, or anything else builds up on the
camera lens. Clean the lens, rinse with water, and dry
with a soft cloth.
Turning the Rear Camera On
1. To access the rear camera mode, select “Rear Camera”
at the Systems Settings screen and press ENTER. Refer to
your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed operating
instructions.
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2. Select “ON” at the “Rear Camera” screen. Highlight
“DONE” and press ENTER. The rear camera is now
enabled.
3. When the vehicle is shifted into R (Reverse), the
CAUTION screen will appear, followed by an image of
the rear of the vehicle.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
The overhead console contains an optional universal
garage door opener (HomeLinkt), storage for sunglasses,
and optional power sunroof switches.
4. When the vehicle is shifted out of R (Reverse), the rear
camera mode is exited and the Navigation or Audio
screen appears again.
Turning the Rear Camera Off
1. To turn the rear camera off, select “Rear Camera” at
the Systems Settings screen and press ENTER. Refer to
your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed operating
instructions.
2. Select “OFF” at the “Rear Camera” screen. Highlight
“DONE” and press ENTER. The rear camera is now
disabled.
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GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLinkt replaces up to three remote controls (hand
held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage
door openers, motorized gates, lighting, or home security
systems. The HomeLinkt unit operates off of your vehicle’s battery.
NOTE: HomeLinkt is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do
not train the transceiver if people or pets are in the
path of the door or gate. Only use this transceiver
with a garage door opener that has a “stop and
reverse” feature as required by federal safety standards. This includes most garage door opener models
manufactured after 1982. Do not use a garage door
opener without these safety features. Call toll-free
1–800–355–3515
or,
on
the
Internet
at
www.HomeLink.com for safety information or
assistance.
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WARNING!
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage while
training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can cause serious injury or death.
It is recommended that a new battery be placed in the
hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed
to HomeLinkt for more efficient training and accurate
transmission of the radio-frequency signal.
Your vehicle should be parked outside of the garage
while training.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
Programming HomeLinkT
Before You Begin
If you have not trained any of the HomeLinkt buttons,
erase all channels before you begin training.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20
seconds. The EVIC will display “CLEARING CHANNELS.” Release the buttons when the EVIC message
states “CHANNELS CLEARED.”
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1–3 inches (3–8 cm)
from the HomeLinkt buttons while keeping the EVIC
display in view.
For optimal training, point the battery end of the handheld transmitter away from the HomeLinkt.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the chosen
HomeLinkt button and the hand-held transmitter button
until the EVIC display changes from “CHANNEL #
TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # TRAINED.”
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Then release both the HomeLinkt and hand-held transmitter buttons.
If the EVIC display still states “CHANNEL # TRAINING” repeat Step 3.
If the EVIC display states “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat Step
3. If the signal is too weak, replace the battery in the
original hand-held transmitter.
NOTE: After training a HomeLinkt channel, if the
garage door does not operate with HomeLinkt and the
garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the
garage door opener may have rolling code. If so, proceed
to the heading “Programming A Rolling Code System.”
It may take up to 30 seconds, or longer in rare cases. The
garage door may open & close while you train.
NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers
may require you to replace Step #3 with procedures
noted in the “Gate Operator/Canadian Programming”
section.
5. PROGRAMMING A ROLLING CODE SYSTEM
At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), locate
the “learn” or “training” button.
4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLinkt button. If
the channel has been trained, the EVIC display will now
state “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT.”
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This can usually be found where the hanging antenna
wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is
NOT the button normally used to open & close the door).
6. Firmly press and release the “learn” or “training”
button. The name and color of the button may vary by
manufacturer.
NOTE: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
step after the “Learn” button has been pressed.
7. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
HomeLinkt button twice (holding the button for 2 seconds each time). If the device is plugged in and activates,
programming is complete.
If the device does not activate, press the button a third
time (for 2 seconds) to complete the training.
1 — Garage Door Opener
2 — Training Button
If you are 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.
To program the remaining two HomeLinkt buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
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Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of
transmission – which may not be long enough for
HomeLinkt to pick up the signal during programming.
Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are
designed to “time-out” in the same manner.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
door or gate motor.
If you are having difficulties programming a garage door
opener or a gate operator, replace “Programming
HomeLink” Step 3 with the following:
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLinkt button
while you press and release - every two seconds
(“cycle”) your hand-held transmitter until HomeLinkt
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has successfully accepted the frequency signal. The
EVIC display will change from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHANNEL # TRAINED.”
If you unplugged the device for training, plug it back in
at this time.
Then proceed with Step 4 under “Programming
HomeLink.” earlier in this section.
Using HomeLinkT
To operate, simply press and release the programmed
HomeLinkt button. Activation will now occur for the
trained device (i.e. garage door opener, gate operator,
security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,
etc. The hand-held transmitter of the device may also be
used at any time.
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Reprogramming a Single HomeLinkT Button
To re-program a channel that has been previously
trained, follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLinkt button for 20
seconds until the EVIC display states “CHANNEL #
TRAINING.” Do not release the button.
3. Without releasing the button, proceed with PROGRAMMING HOMELINK Step #2 and follow all remaining steps.
Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
The HomeLinkt Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLinkt, here
are some of the most common solutions:
• Replace the battery in the original transmitter.
• Press the Learn Button on the Garage Door Opener to
complete the training for Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for training, and remember
to plug it back in?
If you are 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.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20
seconds until the EVIC message states “CHANNELS
CLEARED.” Note that all channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be erased.
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General Information
This device complies with FCC rules part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located on the overhead
console.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference
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2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired
operation
NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies
with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
The term “IC:” before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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WARNING!
• Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in
the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the
power sunroof while operating the power sunroof
switch. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
• In an accident, there is a greater risk of being
thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You
could also be seriously injured or killed. Always
fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all
passengers are properly secured too.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow fingers or other body parts, or
any object to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
Opening Sunroof - Express
Press the switch rearward and release, and the sunroof
will open automatically from any position. The sunroof
will open fully, then stop automatically. This is called
Express Open. During Express Open operation, any
movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Closing Sunroof - Express
Press the switch forward and release, and the sunroof
will close automatically from any position. The sunroof
will close fully and stop automatically. This is called
Express Close. During Express Close operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Pinch Protect Feature
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
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sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
Sunshade Operation
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
Pinch Protect Override
If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing,
press the switch forward and hold for two seconds after
the reversal occurs. This allows the sunroof to move
towards the closed position.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
NOTE: Pinch protection is disabled while the switch is
pressed.
Venting Sunroof - Express
Press and release the 9V9 button, and the sunroof will
open to the vent position. This is called Express Vent, and
will occur regardless of sunroof position. During Express
Vent operation, any movement of the switch will stop the
sunroof.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
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Sunroof Maintenance
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
the glass panel.
NOTE: Hold onto shade handle until shade is completely open or closed.
Ignition Off Operation
The power sunroof switches remain active for 10 minutes
after the ignition switch has been turned off. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature.
Sunroof Fully Closed
Press the switch forward and release to ensure that the
sunroof is fully closed.
COMMAND-VIEW™ SKYLIGHTS — IF EQUIPPED
The two fixed skylights are above the second row seats.
The glass is tinted to shield the second row occupants
from the sun and glare. Each skylight includes a roller
shade that is concealed in the assembly to block out more
light when desired.
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POWER OUTLET
Front Power Outlet
To the left and right of the convenience tray (lower center
of instrument panel) is an outlet for electrically powered
accessories. Pull lightly on the tab of the plastic cover to
access the outlet.
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Rear Power Outlet — If Equipped
The rear power outlet (if equipped) is located in the left
rear cargo area.
Rear Power Outlet
All accessories connected to this outlet should be removed or turned off when the vehicle is not in use to
protect the battery against discharge.
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CAUTION!
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life
and/or prevent engine starting.
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
There is a 110–volt, 150–watt inverter outlet located on
the back of the center console to convert DC current to
AC current. This outlet can be used to power small
appliances and electronics.
• 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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Press the power inverter switch (located on the upper
switch bank) to turn the power on to the outlet. Press the
switch again to turn the power off.
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inverter status indicator turns ON. The status indicator of
the AC power inverter indicates whether the inverter is
producing AC power.
NOTE: Due to built in overload protection, the inverter
will shut down if the power rating is exceeded.
WARNING!
To Avoid Serious Injury or Death:
• Do not use a 3—Prong Adaptor.
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
Power Inverter Switch
NOTE: When the power inverter switch is pressed,
there will be a delay of approximately 1 second before the
• If this outlet is mishandled it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
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CUP HOLDERS
Front Cup Holders
In the center console, there are two cup holders for the
front seat passengers.
NOTE: The cup holder insert is removable, from the
console, for cleaning. It can be reinstalled with the larger
cup depression towards the passenger seat, but the top
surface will not be flush with the console surface.
Cup Holders (Second Row Seat)
The second row seat has two cup holders in the center
armrest. Lower the center armrest. Refer to “Seats” in this
section. Press the front of the cup holder, and the cup
holder will come out of the armrest.
Front Cup Holders
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Cup Holders (Third Row Seat)
The third row seat passengers have cup holders on the
left and right rear trim panels.
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Cup Holders (Second Row Seat)
Cup Holders (Third Row Seat)
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CARGO AREA FEATURES
Cargo Load Floor
The panel in the load floor is reversible for added utility.
One side is carpeted and the other side features a plastic
lined tray which holds a variety of items.
The cargo load floor is held by spring loaded latches. In
order to use the cargo load floor, use the following
procedure:
Rear Storage Cover
NOTE: The cargo load floor latches should not be
used as cargo tie-downs.
1. Flip up pull loop(s) so they are perpendicular (straight
up) to the top surface of the tray.
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2. Pull up on loop(s) and twist 90 degrees, so they are
parallel to the slotted hole in tray.
4. Pull up on loop(s) and twist 90 degrees, so they are
perpendicular (straight up) to the slotted hole in tray.
3. Lift tray over loop(s), and reposition tray.
5. Push loop(s) back down, so they are parallel to the top
of the tray.
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
A switch on the right side of the steering column controls
operation of the rear wiper/washer function. Rotating
the center of the switch up to the DEL (Delay) position or
the ON position will activate the wiper. Rotating the
center of the switch all the way up or down will turn on
the wash function. The wash pump will continue to
operate as long as the button is pressed. Upon release, the
wipers will cycle three times before returning to the set
position.
Rear Wiper/Washer Switch
If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “Park”
position.
If the liftgate flipper glass is open, connection to the rear
window wiper is interrupted preventing activation of the
rear wiper blade. When the liftgate flipper glass is closed,
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the rear wiper switch or the ignition switch needs to be
turned OFF and ON to restart the rear wiper.
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CAUTION!
Adding Washer Fluid
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
rear window washer is shared. It is located in the front of
the engine compartment on the passenger side and
should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill
the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds
to flush out the residual water.
To avoid damaging the electrical conductors of the
rear window defroster, do not use scrapers, sharp
instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the
interior surface of the window.
Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped
Press this button (located on the Climate Control
panel) to turn on the rear window defroster and
the heated side mirrors (if equipped). An LED in the
button will illuminate to indicate the rear window defroster is ON. The defroster automatically turns off after
about 10 minutes of operation.
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
External racks do not increase the total load carrying
capacity of the vehicle. Be sure that the total occupant
and luggage load inside the vehicle, plus the load on the
luggage rack, do not exceed the rated vehicle capacity.
Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm
water.
This vehicle is not equipped with roof rack cross rails as
built, unless ordered as optional equipment. Cross rails
must be installed prior to carrying loads on the roof rack.
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If not equipped, your authorized dealer can order and
install Mopart cross rails built specifically for this roof
rack system or a number of after market rails that are
tailored to your life-style or activities.
The optional cross rails have five specific locations identified by a feature on both the side rail and the cross rail.
Cross rails must be secured in one of the five detent
locations on the side rail to prevent movement with a
sudden stop. The cross rails must also be installed using
the correct orientation (the longer rail toward the front)
with the wind trip toward the front of the vehicle as
shown below. For improved windnoise performance
when cross rails are not in use, place them in detent
positions #1 (first detent from the front of the vehicle) and
#4 (second detent from the rear of the vehicle) as indicated with a unique feature on the side rails. The grab
handles (A) on the back of the vehicle (if equipped) are
not to be used as a towing feature.
NOTE: If the rear cross rail (or any metallic object) is
placed over the satellite radio antenna (if equipped), you
may experience interruption of satellite radio reception.
For improved satellite radio reception, place the rear
cross rail in detent position #4 when not in use.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
• To prevent damage to the roof of your vehicle, DO NOT
carry any loads on the roof rack without cross rails
installed. The load should be secured and placed on top
of the cross rails, not directly on the roof. If it is
necessary to place the load on the roof, place a blanket or
some other protection between the load and the roof
surface.
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof rack
“Cautions” when carrying cargo on your roof rack.
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do not
exceed the rated load capacity of your cross rail system
or the roof rack system maximum load capacity of 150
lbs (68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as evenly as
possible and secure the load appropriately.
• Long loads which extend over the windshield, such as
wood panels or surfboards, should be secured to both
the front and rear of the vehicle.
• Travel at reduced speeds and turn corners carefully
when carrying large or heavy loads on the roof rack.
Wind forces, due to natural causes or nearby truck
traffic, can add sudden upward loads. This is especially
true on large flat loads and may result in damage to the
cargo or your vehicle.
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CONTENTS
m Instrument Panel And Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
m Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
m Instrument Cluster Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
m Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . 195
▫ Personal Settings (Customer Programmable
Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
▫ System Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
m Radio General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
▫ Two Types Of Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ Engine Oil Change Indicator System . . . . . . . . 200
▫ Electrical Disturbances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
▫ AM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
▫ Compass Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
▫ FM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
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m Sales Code REQ — AM/FM Stereo Radio And
6–Disc CD/DVD Changer (MP3/WMA AUX
Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 212
▫ Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD
And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . . 220
▫ Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files . . . . . . . . 222
▫ List Button (Disc Mode For MP3/WMA
Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
▫ Info Button (Disc Mode For MP3/WMA
Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
m Sales Code RES — AM/FM Stereo Radio With
CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode . . . . . . . 227
▫ Operation Instructions - CD Mode For CD And
MP3 Audio Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
▫ List Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . . 238
▫ Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) . . . . . . . 238
m Sales Code REN — Multimedia System —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
▫ Operating Instructions — Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™) (If Equipped) . . 240
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
m Sales Code RER — AM/FM/CD/DVD Radio
With Navigation System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 242
▫ Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio . . . . . 243
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▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
m Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode . . . . . . 250
▫ Connecting The iPodt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Controlling The iPodt Using Radio Buttons . . . 245
▫ Play Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ List Or Browse Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
m Satellite Radio (RSC) — If Equipped (REQ And
RES Radios Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
▫ Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VESt) (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
m Video Entertainment System (Sales Code XRV) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
m Remote Sound System Controls — If Equipped . . 254
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ENS/SID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
m CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Selecting Satellite Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
m Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . . 256
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
m Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
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▫ Manual Air Conditioning And Heating System —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
▫ Automatic Temperature Control —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260
▫ Rear Climate Control — If Equipped . . . . . . . 267
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
▫ Operating Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272
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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
4
1
2
3
4
— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Radio
— Glove Box
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6
7
8
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Upper Switch Bank
Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter
Storage Bin
Power Outlet
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10 — Climate Controls
11 — Ignition Switch
12 — Storage Bin
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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3. Turn Signal Indicator Light
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
when the turn signal lever is operated.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
1. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
2. Brake Warning Light
The BRAKE warning light will come on when
the ignition is first turned on, and stay on
briefly as a bulb check. If the bulb does not
come on during starting, have the bulb repaired promptly. If the light stays on longer, it may be an
indication that the parking brake has not been released.
If the light remains on when the parking brake is off, it
indicates a possible brake hydraulic system malfunction
or low fluid level. In this case, the “Brake Warning Light”
will remain on until the cause is corrected. If a brake
malfunction is indicated, immediate repair is necessary
and continued operation of the vehicle in this condition is
dangerous.
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle has
traveled about one mile with the turn signals on, a chime
will sound to alert you to turn the signals off. If either
indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check for a defective
outside light bulb.
4. High Beam Indicator Light
Indicates that headlights are on high beam.
5. Malfunction Indicator Light
This light is part of an onboard diagnostic system
called OBD II that monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will
illuminate when the key is in the ON position before
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engine start. If the bulb does not come on when turning
the key from OFF to ON, have the condition checked
promptly.
during starting, stays on, or turns on while driving, have
the system inspected by an authorized dealer as soon as
possible.
Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor fuel quality, etc. may illuminate the light 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.
7. Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System.
The light will turn on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position and may stay on for as long as
four seconds.
The Malfunction Indicator Light flashes to alert you to
serious conditions that could lead to immediate loss of
power or severe catalytic converter damage. The vehicle
should be serviced as soon as possible if this occurs.
6. Airbag Warning Light
This light turns on and remains on for 6 to 8
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition
switch is first turned ON. If the light is not on
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
Ignition switch is turned to the ON position, have the
light inspected by an authorized dealer.
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8. Tachometer
The red segments indicate the maximum permissible
engine revolutions-per-minute (r.p.m. x 1000) for each
gear range. Before reaching the red area, ease up on the
accelerator.
9. Security Alarm System Indicator Light — If
Equipped
This light will flash rapidly for approximately 15 seconds
when the vehicle theft alarm is arming. The light will
flash at a slower speed continuously after the alarm is set.
The security light will also come on for about three
seconds when the ignition is first turned on.
10. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light shows low engine oil pressure. The light
should turn on momentarily when the engine is
started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle, and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
continuous chime will sound when this light turns on.
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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.
11. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator
Light/Traction Control System (TCS) Indicator Light
This indicator light starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESP system becomes
active. The “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” also
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESP/TCS
Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease
up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as
possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road conditions. The “ESP/TCS Indicator
Light” will flash any time the ESP or TCS is active and
helping to improve vehicle stability. If the “ESP/TCS
Indicator Light” is on solid, the ESP system has been
turned off by the driver or a temporary condition exists
that will not allow full ESP function.
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12. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or
more of your tires are significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates,
you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible,
and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a
significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
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of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to
continue to function properly.
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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. After-market 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.
13. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
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The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads (H),
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H”, and you hear continuous chimes, turn the
engine off immediately, and call for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. If you decide to look under the hood yourself, refer to Section 7 of this manual. Follow the
warnings under “Cooling System Pressure Cap.”
14. Electronic Vehicle Information Center Display
When the appropriate conditions exist, this display
shows the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
messages. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center” later in this section.
15. TOW/HAUL Indicator Light
This light will illuminate when the TOW/
HAUL button has been selected. The TOW/
HAUL button is located in the center of the
instrument panel (below the climate controls).
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16. Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Warning
Light/Brake Assist System (BAS) Warning Light
The ESP/BAS warning light in the instrument
cluster comes on when the ignition switch is
turned to the “ON” position. The light should
go out with the engine running. If the ESP/
BAS warning light comes on continuously with the
engine running, a malfunction has been detected in either
the ESP or the BAS system. If this light stays illuminated,
have the ESP and BAS checked at your authorized dealer
as soon as possible.
17. 4WD LOW Mode Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
the 4WD LOW mode. The front and rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing
the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same
speed.
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18. Seat Belt Reminder Light
When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this
light will turn on for 5 to 8 seconds as a bulb check.
During the bulb check, if the driver’s seat belt is
unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb check or
when driving, if the driver or front passenger seat belt
remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Warning Light will flash
or remain on continuously. Refer to 9Enhanced Driver
Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)9 in the Occupant
Restraints section for more information.
19. Cruise Indicator Light
This indicator lights when the speed control
system is turned ON.
20. Odometer
The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has
been driven.
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U.S. federal regulations require that upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. Therefore, if the odometer reading is changed during repair or
replacement, be sure to keep a record of the reading
before and after the service so that the correct mileage can
be determined.
21. Transmission Range Indicator
This display indicator shows the automatic transmission
gear selection.
22. Fuel Gauge
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON position.
23. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Warning Light —
If Equipped
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control system. If a problem
is detected the light will come on while the
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
vehicle has completely stopped and the gear selector is
placed in the P (Park) position. The light should turn off.
If the light remains lit with the engine running your
vehicle will usually be drivable, however, see your dealer
for service as soon as possible. If the light is flashing
when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may experience reduced performance, an
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing. The light will come on when the ignition
is first turned on and remain on briefly as a bulb check.
If the light does not come on during starting, have the
system checked by an authorized dealer.
24. Front Fog Light Indicator Light— If Equipped
This light shows the front fog lights are ON.
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25. Voltage Warning Light
This light monitors the electrical system voltage.
The light should turn on momentarily as the
engine is started. If the light stays on or turns on while
driving, it indicates a problem with the charging system.
Immediate service should be obtained.
26. Low Fuel Warning Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 2.3 U.S.
Gallons (8.7 Liters) this light will come on and
remain on until fuel is added. The Low Fuel
Warning Light may turn on and off again, especially
during and after hard braking, accelerations, or turns.
This occurs due to the shifting of the fuel in the tank.
Also, a single chime will sound.
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ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
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The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display. It is located on the
bottom of the tachometer in the instrument cluster. The
EVIC consists of the following:
• System Status
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• Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays
• Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)
• Compass Display
• Outside Temperature Display
• Trip Computer Functions
The system allows the driver to select information by
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
wheel:
MENU Button
Press and release the MENU button and the
mode displayed will change between Trip
Functions, Personal Settings, and System Status.
FUNCTION SELECT Button
Press the FUNCTION SELECT button to select
the displayed function (YES (Y) or NO (N).
SCROLL Button
Press the SCROLL button to scroll through Trip
Functions, Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features), and System Status Messages.
COMPASS/TEMPERATURE Button
Press
and
release
the
COMPASS/
TEMPERATURE button to display one of eight
compass readings and the outside temperature.
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Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
When the appropriate conditions exist, the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) displays the following
messages:
• TURN SIGNAL ON
• DRIVER/PASSENGER DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
• LEFT/RIGHT REAR DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
• X DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• LIFTGATE OPEN (with graphic)
• LIFTGATE/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
• PERFORM SERVICE
• LIFTGATE/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• KEY NOT PROGRAMMED — DAMAGED KEY
• LIFTGLASS OPEN (with graphic)
• KEY NOT PROGRAMMED — INVALID KEY
• KEY NOT PROGRAMMED — EXCEEDED KEY PROGRAM LIMIT
• PROGRAMMING ACTIVE — NEW KEY PROGRAMMED
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• HOOD OPEN (with graphic)
• HOOD/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
• HOOD/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• LIFTGATE/HOOD OPEN (with graphic)
• SERVICE SECURITY KEY
• HOOD/GLASS/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
• INVALID KEY — TRY ALTERNATE KEY
• HOOD/GLASS/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
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• HOOD/GATE/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
• SERVICE SUSPENSION
• HOOD/GATE/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM
• LIFTGLASS/DOOR OPEN (with graphic)
• TRANSMISSION OVER TEMP
• LIFTGLASS/DOORS OPEN (with graphic)
• CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURE
• LIFTGLASS/HOOD OPEN (with graphic)
• SERVICE 4WD SYSTEM
• WASHER FLUID LOW (with graphic)
• 4WD SYSTEM IN NEUTRAL
• COOLANT LOW (with graphic)
• LOW BRAKE FLUID LEVEL
• OIL CHANGE REQUIRED
• WARNING! LIMIT SPEED
• OIL CHANGE RESET
• CHECK GASCAP
• CHECK GAUGES
• ESP OFF
• AUTO HIGH BEAMS ON
• IOD FUSE OUT
• AUTO HIGH BEAMS OFF
• HILL DESCENT CONTROL
• PARK ASSIST DISABLED
• MEMORY #1 POSITIONS SET
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• MEMORY #2 POSITIONS SET
• MEMORY SYSTEM DISABLED — SEATBELT BUCKLED (with graphic)
• MEMORY SYSTEM DISABLED — VEHICLE NOT IN
PARK
• DRIVER 1 MEMORY
• DRIVER 2 MEMORY
• ADJ. PEDALS DISABLED — CRUISE CONTROL SET
• ADJ. PEDALS DISABLED — SHIFTER IN REVERSE
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• LEFT REAR LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM System
Only)
• RIGHT REAR LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM System Only)
• SPARE LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM System
Only)
• UNLOCK TO OPERATE (Power Liftgate Models
Only)
• TIRE LOW PRESSURE
• PUT IN PARK TO OPERATE (Power Liftgate Models
Only)
• CHECK TPM SYSTEM
• FUNCTION DISABLED (Power Liftgate Models Only)
• LEFT FRONT LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM System Only)
• CLOSE LIFTGLASS (Power Liftgate Models Only)
• RIGHT FRONT LOW PRESSURE (Premium TPM System Only)
• OBSTACLE DETECTED (Power Liftgate Models Only)
• MANUAL CLOSE TO OPERATE (Power Liftgate
Models Only)
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Engine Oil Change Indicator System
Oil Change Required
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10
seconds after a single chime has sounded to indicate the
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon
your personal driving style.
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary repeat this procedure.
Trip Functions
Press and release the MENU button until one of the
following Trip Functions displays in the EVIC:
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
release the MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance)
refer to the following procedure.
• Average Fuel Economy/Fuel Saver Mode (5.7L Engine
Only)
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not
start the engine).
• Elapsed Time
• Distance To Empty
• Trip A
• Trip B
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• Service Distance
• Display Units of Measure in
Press the SCROLL button to cycle through all the Trip
Computer functions.
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display above the average fuel economy in the EVIC
display. This message will appear whenever MDS allows
the engine to operate on four cylinders, which will vary
depending on driving habits and vehicle usage.
The Trip Functions mode displays the following information:
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• Average Fuel Economy / Fuel Saver Mode (5.7L
Engine Only)
Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
history information will be erased, and the averaging will
continue from the last fuel average reading before the
reset.
Vehicles with the 5.7L Multi-Displacement System (MDS)
are equipped with the FUEL SAVER MODE in the Trip
Functions of the EVIC. The FUEL SAVER message will
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This feature allows you to monitor when the MDS
switches off the fuel on four of the eight cylinders and it
can be used to modify driving habits in order to increase
the time in which the fuel saver mode is active.
• Distance To Empty (DTE)
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the FUNCTION
SELECT button.
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
8 Cylinder Operation - MDS Off
• When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will
change to a text display of 9LOW FUEL.9 This display
will continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding
a significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off
the 9LOW FUEL9 text and a new DTE value will
display.
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• Trip A
Shows the total distance traveled for trip A since the last
reset.
• Trip B
Shows the total distance traveled for trip B since the last
reset.
• Elapsed Time
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset
when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed
time will increment when the ignition switch is in the ON
or START position.
• Display Units of Measure in:
To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “US” or “METRIC” appears.
To Reset The Display
Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being
displayed. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT
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button once to clear the resettable function being displayed. To reset all resettable functions, press and release
the FUNCTION SELECT button a second time within 3
seconds of resetting the currently displayed function
(>Reset ALL will display during this 3 second window).
Compass Display
The compass readings indicate the direction
the vehicle is facing. Press and release the
compass button to display one of eight compass readings and the outside temperature.
Automatic Compass Calibration
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 completing one or more
360° turns (in an area free from large metal or metallic
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objects) until the “CAL” indicator displayed in the EVIC
turns off. The compass will now function normally.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” indicator
does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the
compass into the Calibration Mode manually as follows:
1. Turn on the ignition switch.
2. Press the MENU button until Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features) menu is reached.
3. Press the SCROLL button until “Calibrate Compass” is
displayed in the EVIC.
4. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button to
start the calibration. The “CAL” indicator will be displayed in the EVIC.
5. Complete one or more 360° turns (in an area free from
large metal or metallic objects) until the “CAL” indicator
turns off. The compass will now function normally.
Compass Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic
North and Geographic North. In some areas of the
country, the difference between magnetic and geographic
North is great enough to cause the compass to give false
readings. For the most accurate compass performance,
the compass variance must be set using the following
procedure:
NOTE: Magnetic materials should be kept away from
the top of the right rear quarter window. This is where
the compass sensor is located.
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1. Turn the ignition switch ON.
2. Press and hold the compass button for approximately
2 seconds.
3. Press the SCROLL button until “Compass Variance”
message and the last variance zone number displays in
the EVIC.
4. Press and release FUNCTION SELECT button until
the proper variance zone is selected according to the
map.
5. Press and release the compass button to exit.
Personal Settings (Customer Programmable
Features)
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
features when the transmission is in P (Park).
Press and release the MENU button until Personal Settings displays in the EVIC.
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Use the SCROLL button to display one of the following
choices:
Language
When in this display you may select one of three languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press
the FUNCTION SELECT button while in this display to
select English, Espanol, or Francais. Then, as you continue, the information will display in the selected language.
NOTE: The EVIC will not change the UConnect™
language selection. Please refer to “Language Selection”
in the HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect™)
section of this manual for details.
Auto Door Locks
When Y (YES) is selected, all of the doors will lock
automatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15
mph (24 km/h). To make your selection, press and
release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “Y (YES)”
or “N (NO)” appears.
Auto Unlock On Exit
When Y (YES) is selected, all of the doors will unlock
when the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
P (Park) or N (Neutral) position and the driver’s door is
opened. To make your selection, press and release the
FUNCTION SELECT button until “Y (YES)” or “N (NO)”
appears.
Remote Key Unlock
When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, only the driver’s
door will unlock on the first press of the remote keyless
entry unlock button. When Driver Door 1st Press is
selected, you must press of the remote keyless entry
unlock button twice to unlock the passenger’s doors.
When All Doors 1st Press is selected, all of the doors will
unlock on the first press of the remote keyless entry
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unlock button. To make your selection, press and release
the FUNCTION SELECT button until “Driver Door 1st
Press” or “All Doors 1st Press” appears.
Sound Horn with Lock
When Y (YES) is selected, a short horn sound will occur
when the remote keyless entry “Lock” button is pressed.
This feature may be selected with or without the flash
lights on lock/unlock feature. To make your selection,
press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until
“Y (YES)” or “N (NO)” appears.
Flash Lamps with Lock
When Y (YES) is selected, the front and rear turn signals
will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
remote keyless entry transmitter. This feature may be
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, press and release the
FUNCTION SELECT button until “Y (YES)” or “N (NO)”
appears.
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Headlamp Off Delay
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To make your selection, press
and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “0,”
“30,” “60,” or “90” appears.
Automatic High Beams (Available with SmartBeam
Only)
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION
SELECT button until “Y (YES)” or “N (NO)” appears.
Refer to “Lights/SmartBeams — If Equipped” in Section
3 of this manual for more information.
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Headlights On with Wipers (Available with Auto
Headlights Only)
When Y (YES) is selected, and the headlight switch is in
the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on. The
headlights will also turn off when the wipers are turned
off if they were turned on by this feature. To make your
selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT
button until “Y (YES)” or “N (NO)” appears.
NOTE: Turning the headlights on during the daytime
causes the instrument panel lights to dim. To increase the
brightness, refer to “Lights” in Section 3 of this manual.
Rain Sensing Intermittent Wipers — If Equipped
When Y (YES) is selected, the system will automatically
activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture on
the windshield. To make your selection, press and release
the FUNCTION SELECT button until “Y (YES)” or “N
(NO)” appears. When N (NO) is selected, the system
reverts to the standard intermittent wiper operation.
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available with Memory Seat
Only)
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, press and release the
FUNCTION SELECT button until “Y (YES)” or “N (NO)”
appears.
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the remote keyless entry transmitter is used
to unlock the door. Refer to “Easy Entry/Exit Seat” under
“Driver Memory Seat” in Section 3 of this manual for
more information.
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Key Off Power Delay
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, hands–free system (if equipped), DVD
video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if equipped),
and power outlets will remain active for up to 60 minutes
after the ignition switch is turned off. Opening a vehicle
door will cancel this feature. To make your selection,
press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until
“Off,” “45 sec.,” “5 min.,” or “10 min.” appears.
Illuminated Approach
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are
unlocked with the remote keyless entry transmitter. To
make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION
SELECT button until “OFF,” “30 sec.,” “60 sec.,” or “90
sec.” appears.
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Hill Start Assist
To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “Y (YES)” or “N (NO)”
appears.
Display Units of Measure in
The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system (if
equipped) can be changed between English and Metric
units of measure. To make your selection, press and
release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “US” or
“METRIC” appears.
System Status
Press and release the MENU button until one of the
following System Status messages displays in the EVIC:
• System OK
• System Warnings Displayed (Will display all currently
active System Warnings.)
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• Tire Pressure Monitor System (Shows the current
pressure of all 4 road tires.) For additional information,
refer to “Tire Pressure Monitor System” in Section 5 of
this manual.
NOTE: Tires heat up during normal driving conditions.
Heat will cause the tire pressure to increase from 2 to 6
psi (14 to 41 kPa) during normal driving conditions. Refer
to “Tire Inflation Pressures” in Section 5 for additional
information.
NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units
in PSI, kPa, or BAR.
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure Display
Radio Broadcast Signals
Your new radio will provide excellent reception under
most operating conditions. Like any system, however, car
radios have performance limitations, due to mobile operation and natural phenomena, which might lead you to
believe your sound system is malfunctioning. To help
you understand and save you concern about these “apparent” malfunctions, you must understand a point or
two about the transmission and reception of radio signals.
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Two Types of Signals
There are two basic types of radio signals... AM or
Amplitude Modulation, in which the transmitted sound
causes the amplitude, or height, of the radio waves to
vary... and FM or Frequency Modulation, in which the
frequency of the wave is varied to carry the sound.
Electrical Disturbances
Radio waves may pick up electrical disturbances during
transmission. They mainly affect the wave amplitude,
and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They
interfere very little with the frequency variations that
carry the FM signal.
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FM Reception
Because FM transmission is based on frequency variations, interference that consists of amplitude variations
can be filtered out, leaving the reception relatively clear,
which is the major feature of FM radio.
NOTE: The radio, steering wheel radio controls (if
equipped), and 6 disc CD/DVD changer (if equipped)
will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition
switch has been turned off. Opening a vehicle front door
will cancel this feature.
AM Reception
AM sound is based on wave amplitude, so AM reception
can be disrupted by such things as lightning, power lines
and neon signs.
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SALES CODE REQ — AM/FM STEREO RADIO
AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX
JACK)
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press
the ON/VOL a second time to turn OFF the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
volume control to the right increases the volume and to
the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
REQ Radio
SEEK Buttons (Radio Mode)
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
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will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station, in AM, FM or Satellite (if
equipped) frequencies, pausing for 5 seconds at each
listenable station before continuing to the next. To stop
the search, press the SCAN button a second time.
Voice Recognition Button (UConnect™ Hands Free
Phone) — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone (UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “UConnect™ System Not
Available” message will display on the radio screen.
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Phone Button (UConnect™ Hands Free Phone) —
If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone (UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “UConnect™ System Not
Available” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button and the time of day will display. In
AM or FM mode, pressing the TIME button will switch
between the time and frequency displays.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button, until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE
control knob.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE
control knob to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to
blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE control
knob. Press the TUNE control knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button
and selecting the “SET HOME CLOCK” entry. Once in
this display follow the above procedure, starting at step
2.
INFO Button (Radio Mode)
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
RW/FF (Radio Mode)
Pressing the rewind or fast forward button causes the
tuner to search for the next frequency in the direction of
the arrows. This feature operates in either AM, FM or
Satellite (if equipped) frequencies.
TUNE Control (Radio Mode)
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the frequency.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Press the rotary TUNE control knob and BASS will
display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Bass tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a second time and
MID will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Mid Range tones.
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Press the rotary TUNE control knob a third time and
TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Treble tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fourth time and
BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to
the right or left to adjust the sound level from the right or
left side speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fifth time and
FADE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
left or right to adjust the sound level between the front
and rear speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob again to exit setting
tone, balance, and fade.
MUSIC TYPE Button (Radio Mode)
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type mode
for 5 seconds. Pressing the Music Type button or turning
the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will allow the
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program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do
not currently broadcast Music Type information.
Toggle the Music Type button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
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None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
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Program Type
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
16 Digit-Character
Display
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
NOTE: Use the Tune Control Knob to scroll through the
entries. Push the Audio/Select button to select an entry
and make changes.
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• DVD Enter - When the disc is in DVD Menu mode,
selecting DVD Enter will allow you to play the current
highlighted selection. Use the remote control to scroll
up and down the menu (If Equipped).
• DISC Play/Pause - You can toggle between
playing the DVD and pausing the DVD by
pushing the SELECT button (If Equipped).
• DVD Play Options - Selecting the DVD Play Options
will display the following:
• Subtitle – Repeatedly Pressing SELECT will switch
subtitles to different subtitle languages that are
available on the disc (If Equipped).
• Audio Stream – Repeatedly Pressing SELECT will
switch to different audio languages (if supported on
the disc) (If Equipped).
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• Angle – Repeatedly Pressing SELECT will change
the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (If
Equipped).
NOTE: The available selections for each of the above
entries varies depending upon the disc.
NOTE: These selections can only be made while playing
a DVD.
• VES Power - Allows you to turn VES ON and OFF (If
Equipped).
• VES Lock - Locks out rear VES remote controls (If
Equipped).
• VES CH1/CH2 - Allows the user to change mode of
either the IR1 or IR2, wireless headphones, by pressing
the Audio/Select button (If Equipped).
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• Set Home Clock - Pressing the SELECT button will
allow user to set the clock. Turn the TUNE control
knob to adjust the hours and then press and turn the
TUNE control knob to adjust the minutes. Press the
TUNE control knob again to save changes.
• Player Defaults - Selecting this item will allow the
user to scroll through the following items, and set
defaults according to customer preference.
Menu Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose the
default startup DVD menu language (effective only if
language supported by disc). If customer wishes to select
a language not listed, then scroll down and select 9other.9
Enter the 4-digit country code using the TUNE control
knob to scroll up and down to select the # and then push
to select.
Audio Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose a default
audio language (effective only if language supported by
disc). If customer wishes to select a language not listed,
then scroll down and select 9other.9 Enter the country
code using the TUNE control knob to scroll up and down
to select the # and then push to select.
Subtitle Language — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose a default
subtitle language (effective only if language supported
by disc). If customer wishes to select a language not
listed, then scroll down and select 9other.9 Enter the
country code using the TUNE control knob to scroll up
and down to select the # and then push to select.
Subtitles — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose between
subtitle OFF or ON.
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Audio DRC — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to limit maximum
audio dynamic range - The default is set to 9High,9 and
under this setting, dialogues will play at 11 db higher
than if the setting is 9Normal.9
Aspect Ratio — If Equipped
Selecting this item will allow the user to choose between
wide screen, pan scan, and letter box.
AutoPlay — If Equipped
When this is set to ON and a DVD video is inserted, it
will bypass the DVD menu screen and automatically play
the movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not
auto play the main title. In such cases, use the menu
button on the remote control to select desired title to play.
NOTE: The user will have to set these defaults before
loading a disc. If changes are made to these settings after
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a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the
defaults are effective only if the disc supports the
customer-preferred settings.
AM and FM Buttons (Radio Mode)
Press the buttons to select AM or FM Modes.
SET Button (Radio Mode) — To Set the
Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button,
the station will continue to play but will not be stored
into push-button memory.
You may add a second station to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
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window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM, 12 FM,
and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into
push-button memory. The stations stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the push-button
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6 (Radio Mode)
These buttons tune the Radio to the stations that you
commit to push-button memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12
Satellite (if equipped) stations}.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and
MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
The radio DVD player and many DVD discs are coded by
geographic region. These region codes must match in
order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD
disc does not match the region code for the radio DVD
player, it will not play the disc. Customers may take their
vehicle to an authorized dealer to change the region code
of the player a maximum of 5 times.
CAUTION!
The radio may shut down during extremely hot
conditions. When this occurs, the radio will indicate
“Disc Hot” and shut off until a safe temperature is
reached. This shutdown is necessary to protect the
optics of the DVD player and other radio internal
components.
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NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
LOAD Button — Loading Compact Disc(s)
Press the LOAD button and the push-button with the
corresponding number (1-6) where the CD is being
loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and
prompt when to INSERT DISC. After the radio displays
9INSERT DISC,9 insert the CD into the player.
Radio display will show 9LOADING DISC9 when the disc
is loading and “READING DISC” when the radio is
reading the disc.
CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
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Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s)
Press the eject button and the push-button with
the corresponding number (1-6) where the CD
was loaded and the disc will unload and move
to the entrance for easy removal. Radio display
will show 9EJECTING DISC9 when the disc is being
ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
Press and hold the eject button for 5 seconds and all CDs
will be ejected from the radio.
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
SEEK Button (CD MODE)
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow to scroll through tracks faster in CD,
MP3/MWA modes.
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SCAN Button (CD MODE)
Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
TIME Button (CD MODE)
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
RW/FF (CD MODE)
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
works in a similar manner.
AM or FM Button (CD MODE)
Switches the Radio to the Radio mode.
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable
MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited.
When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the
following restrictions.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the
radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video,
DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
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• Maximum number of directory levels: 8
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If a disc contains multi formats, such as CD audio and
mp3/wma tracks, the radio will only play the mp3/wma
tracks on that disc.
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders: 100
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3/
WMA files). Discs created with an option such as 9keep
disc open after writing9 are most likely multisession
discs. The use of multisession for CD audio or MP3/
WMA playback may result in longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3/WMA File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3/WMA
extension as MP3/WMA files. Non-MP3/WMA files
named with the *.MP3/WMA extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file
as an invalid MP3/WMA and will not play the file.
When using the MP3/WMA encoder to compress audio
data to an MP3/WMA file, the bit rate and sampling
frequencies in the following table are supported. In
addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The
majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate
and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or VBR bit rates.
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Playback of MP3/WMA Files
When a medium containing MP3/WMA data is loaded,
the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3/WMA files.
MPEG
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
WMA
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
Bit Rate (kbps)
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
WMA
44.1 and 48
48, 64, 96, 128,
160, 192 VBR
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
Bit rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224, 192,
160, 128, 112, 96,
80, 64, 56, 48
160, 128, 144, 112,
96, 80, 64, 56, 48
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
Loading times for playback of MP3/WMA files may be
affected by the following:
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the Disc at Once option before
writing to the disc.
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LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE control knob. Selecting a folder by
pressing the TUNE control knob will begin playing the
files contained in that folder (or the next folder in
sequence if the selection does not contain playable files).
The folder list will time out after 5 seconds.
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
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Press and hold the INFO button again for 3 seconds to
return to 9elapsed time9 display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and
utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source
and play through the vehicle speakers.
Pushing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
Press the INFO button once more to return to 9elapsed
time9 priority mode.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
Press and hold the INFO button for 3 seconds or more
and radio will display song titles for each file.
SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
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SCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone
(UConnect™) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual.
EJECT Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Satellite Radio” in this section.
TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display from elapsed
playing time to time of day. The time of day will display
for 5 seconds.
RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
SET Button (Auxiliary Mode)
No function.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VESt) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VESt)
Guide.”
Dolby
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
9Dolby9 and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
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Macrovision
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited
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DTS
9DTS9 and 9DTS 2.09 are trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc.
RES Radio (Non-Satellite Model Shown - With Satellite
Similar)
SALES CODE RES — AM/FM STEREO RADIO
WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
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Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary)
Press the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the
radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second
time to turn off the radio.
Electronic Volume Control
The electronic volume control turns continuously (360
degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the
ON/VOLUME control knob to the right increases the
volume and to the left decreases it.
When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be
set at the same volume level as last played.
SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
listenable station in AM/FM mode. Press the right switch
to seek up and the left switch to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding either button will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next listenable station in AM or FM frequencies,
pausing for 5 seconds at each listenable station before
continuing to the next. To stop the search, press the
SCAN button a second time.
Voice Recognition Button (UConnect™ Hands Free
Phone) — If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone (UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With UConnect” message will display on the radio screen.
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Phone Button (UConnect™ Hands Free Phone) —
If Equipped
Press this button to operate the Hand Free Phone (UConnect™) feature (if equipped). Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in Section 3 for more information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not
available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With UConnect” message will display on the radio screen.
TIME Button
Press the TIME button and the time of day will display. In
AM or FM mode, pressing the TIME button will switch
between the time and frequency displays.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Press and hold the TIME button, until the hours blink.
2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side TUNE
control knob.
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3. After adjusting the hours, press the right side TUNE
control knob to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to
blink.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE control
knob. Press the TUNE control knob to save time change.
5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds.
The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button.
For vehicles equipped with satellite radio, press the
SETUP button, use the TUNE control to select SET
CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure, starting at
Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite radio,
press the SETUP button and then follow the above
procedure, starting at Step 2.
INFO Button
Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call
letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text
message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).
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RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the
direction of the arrows. This feature operates in either
AM or FM frequencies.
TUNE Control
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the frequency.
Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade
Press the rotary TUNE control knob and BASS will
display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the right or left to
increase or decrease the Bass tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a second time and
MID will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Mid Range tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a third time and
TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
right or left to increase or decrease the Treble tones.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fourth time and
BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to
the right or left to adjust the sound level from the right or
left side speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob a fifth time and
FADE will display. Turn the TUNE control knob to the
left or right to adjust the sound level between the front
and rear speakers.
Press the rotary TUNE control knob again to exit setting
tone, balance, and fade.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type mode
for 5 seconds. Pressing the Music Type button or turning
the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will allow the
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program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do
not currently broadcast Music Type information.
Toggle the Music Type button to select the following
format types:
Program Type
No program type or undefined
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Foreign Language
Information
Jazz
News
16 Digit-Character
Display
None
Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
Language
Inform
Jazz
News
Program Type
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon
is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected Music Type name. The
Music Type function only operates when in the FM
mode.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select between
the following items:
• Set Clock — Pressing the SELECT button will allow
user to set the clock. Turn the TUNE control knob to
adjust the hours and then press and turn the TUNE
control knob to adjust the minutes. Press the TUNE
control knob again to save changes.
AM and FM Buttons
Press the buttons to select AM or FM Modes.
SET Button — To Set the Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this station
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button,
the station will continue to play but will not be stored
into push-button memory.
You may add a second station to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in
both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM and 12 FM
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stations to be stored into push-button memory. The
stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the push-button twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you
commit to push-button memory {12 AM and 12 FM
stations}.
DISC Button
Pressing the DISC button will allow you to switch from
AM/FM modes to Disc modes.
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and
MP3 Audio Play
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
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NOTE: This Radio is capable of playing compact discs
(CD), recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact discs (CD-RW) compact discs with MP3 tracks and
multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
Inserting Compact Disc(s)
Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD
label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into
the CD player and the CD icon will illuminate on the
radio display. If a CD does not go into the slot more than
an inch, a disc may already be loaded and must be ejected
before a new disc can be loaded.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and
begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will
show the disc number, the track number, and index time
in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of
track 1.
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CAUTION!
• This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs
only. The use of other sized discs may damage the
CD player mechanism.
• Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel
away and jam the player mechanism.
• RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert
a second CD if one is already loaded.
• Dual-media disc types (one side is a DVD, the
other side is a CD) should not be used, and they
can cause damage to the player.
EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD
Press the EJECT button to eject the CD.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
NOTE: Ejecting with ignition OFF is not allowed on
convertible or soft-top models (if equipped).
SEEK Button
Press the right SEEK button for the next selection on the
CD. Press the left SEEK button to return to the beginning
of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the
previous selection if the CD is within the first second of
the current selection. Pressing and holding the SEEK
button will allow to scroll through tracks faster in CD,
MP3 modes.
SCAN Button
Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
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TIME Button
Press this button to change the display from a large CD
playing time display to a small CD playing time display.
RW/FF
Press the RW button to stop the CD at the beginning of
the current CD track/title.
Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will
begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or
another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button
works in a similar manner.
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Press the right SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
Press the RND button a second time to stop Random
Play.
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
The radio can play MP3 files; however, acceptable MP3
file recording media and formats are limited. When
writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions.
AM or FM Button
Switches the Radio to the Radio mode.
Supported Media (Disc Types)
The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are
CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3.
RND Button (Random Play Button)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the
compact disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Supported Medium Formats (File Systems)
The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660
Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension.
When reading discs recorded using formats other than
ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read
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files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported.
The radio uses the following limits for file systems:
• Maximum number of folder levels: 8
• Maximum number of files: 255
• Maximum number of folders (The radio display of file
names and folder names is limited. For large numbers
of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to
display the file name and folder name and will assign
a number instead. With a maximum number of files,
exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With
200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this
display.
• Maximum number of characters in file/folder names:
• Level 1: 12 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
• Level 2: 31 (including a separator 9.9 and a
3-character extension)
Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio.
Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal
CD audio tracks and computer files (including MP3 files).
Discs created with an option such as 9keep disc open after
writing9 are most likely multisession discs. The use of
multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in
longer disc loading times.
Supported MP3 File Formats
The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3 extension as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.MP3
extension may cause playback problems. The radio is
designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will
not play the file.
When using the MP3 encoder to compress audio data to
an MP3 file, the bit rate and sampling frequencies in the
following table are supported. In addition, variable bit
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rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files
use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160, 128, 96 or
VBR bit rates.
MPEG
Specification
Sampling Frequency (kHz)
MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3
48, 44.1, 32
MPEG-2 Audio
Layer 3
24, 22.05, 16
Bit Rate (kbps)
320, 256, 224,
192, 160, 128,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32
160, 128, 144,
112, 96, 80, 64,
56, 48, 40, 32, 24,
16, 8
ID3 Tag information for artist, song title, and album title
are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not
supported by the radios.
Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not
supported.
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Playback of MP3 Files
When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the
radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium
contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more
time to start playing the MP3 files.
Loading times for playback of MP3 files may be affected
by the following:
• Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load than
CD-R media
• Medium formats - Multisession discs may take longer
to load than non-multisession discs
• Number of files and folders - Loading times will
increase with more files and folders
To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended
to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a
single-session disc, enable the Disc at Once option before
writing to the disc.
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LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders
on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by
turning the TUNE control knob. Selecting a folder by
pressing the TUNE control knob will begin playing the
files contained in that folder (or the next folder in
sequence if the selection does not contain playable files).
The folder list will time out after 5 seconds.
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
Pressing the INFO button repeatedly will scroll through
the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File
Name, and Folder Name (if available).
Press the INFO button once more to return to 9elapsed
time9 priority mode.
Press and hold the INFO button again for 3 seconds to
return to 9elapsed time9 display.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which
allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an
MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s
audio system to amplify the source and play through the
vehicle speakers.
Pushing the AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected.
NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the
device’s volume set to proper level. If the AUX audio is
not loud enough, turn the device’s volume up. If the AUX
audio sounds distorted, turn the device’s volume down.
Press and hold the INFO button for 3 seconds or more
and radio will display song titles for each file.
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TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode)
Press this button to change the display to time of day. The
time of day will display for 5 seconds (when ignition is
off).
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone
(UConnect™) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Satellite Radio” in this section.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VESt) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VESt)
Guide.”
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SALES CODE REN — MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM — IF
EQUIPPED
NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side
of the unit’s faceplate.
The REN multimedia system contains a radio, CD/DVD
player, USB port, a 20 gigabyte Hard Drive (HDD), and a
“JukeBox” (virtual CD changer). Sirius Satellite Radio is
optional. The 6.5-inch touch screen allows for easy menu
selection.
A 20 gigabyte Hard Drive (HDD) allows uploads of
music and photos from CDs or through the USB port.
While the Gracenote database finds the artist, track, and
title for the music.
An auxiliary input jack permits passengers to listen to a
portable MP3 player through the vehicle’s speakers. For
vehicles equipped with the Vehicle Entertainment System
(VES), separate audio outputs allow passengers to listen
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to the car speakers while different audio tracks play
through the system’s wireless headphones. This means
rear seat passengers can watch a DVD on the optional
rear-seat entertainment system while the driver and front
seat passenger listen to the radio.
Operating Instructions — Hands-Free
Communication (UConnect™) (If Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual for detailed operating instructions.
Other special features include direct tune, music type
selections, easy store presets, backup camera display for
vehicles equipped with a backup camera, and on some
models a dual display screen operation. Refer to your
Radio Specific User’s Manual for detailed operating
instructions.
Clock Setting Procedure
Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio (If
Equipped)
Refer to your Radio Specific User’s Manual for detailed
operating instructions.
Setting the Clock
1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the
word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is displayed. To move the hour backward, touch the screen
where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing downward is displayed.
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4. To move the minute forward, touch the screen where
the word “Min” with the arrow pointing upward is
displayed. To move the minute backward, touch the
screen where the word “Min” with the arrow pointing
downward is displayed.
5. To save the new time setting, touch the screen where
the word “Save” is displayed.
Changing Daylight Savings Time
When selected, this feature will display the time of day in
daylight savings time. Proceed as follows to change the
current setting:
1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
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3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Daylight Savings.” Touch the
screen where the words “Daylight Savings” are displayed to change the current setting.
Show Time if Radio is Off
When selected, this feature will display the time of day
on the touch screen when the system is turned off.
Proceed as follows to change the current setting:
1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. When this feature is on, a check mark will appear in
the box next to the words “Show Time if Radio is Off.”
Touch the screen where the words “Show Time if Radio is
Off” are displayed to change the current setting.
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Changing the Time Zone
SALES CODE RER — AM/FM/CD/DVD RADIO
WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
1. Turn on the system.
2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The
clock setting menu will appear on the screen.
3. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are
displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on
the screen.
4. Select a time zone by touching the screen where your
selection appears. If you do not see a time zone that you
want to select, touch the screen where the word “Page” is
displayed to view additional time zones in the menu.
5. Touch the screen where the word “Save” is displayed.
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right
side of your radio faceplate.
Satellite Navigation Radio with CD Player with MP3
Capability (RER) - combines a Global-Positioning
System-based navigation system with an integrated color
screen to provide maps, turn identification, selection
menus, and instructions for selecting a variety of destinations and routes.
This radio has a hard drive. CD’s can be ripped to the
hard drive, and the map data comes loaded on the hard
drive. Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for
detailed operating instructions.
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Operating Instructions — Satellite Radio
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed
operating instructions.
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4. Press the HOUR or MIN soft keys on the face of the
radio.
5. The time setting will change each time you press the
HOUR or MIN soft key.
Clock Setting Procedure
The GPS receiver used in this system is synchronized to
the time data being transmitted by the GPS satellite. The
satellites’ clock is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). This is
the worldwide standard for time. This makes the system’s clock very accurate once the appropriate time zone
and daylight savings information is set.
Changing the Time Zone
To Manually Set the Clock
2. Press the Set Time Zone soft key on the face of the
radio.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON or ACC position.
2. If the radio is off, turn it on by pressing the ON/OFF
Volume radio knob.
3. Press the Time soft key on the lower left side of the
face of the radio.
6. Press the SAVE soft key on the face of the radio.
1. Press the Time soft key on the lower left side of the
face of the radio.
3. Select the appropriate time zone for your location, and
press the SAVE soft key to store your selection.
NOTE: When you are traveling and enter a new time
zone, the clock must be reset manually for the new zone.
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Changing Daylight Savings Time
1. Press the Time soft key on the lower left side of the
face of the radio.
2. Press the Daylight Savings soft key when Daylight
Savings Time is in effect.
3. Press the SAVE soft key on the face of the radio.
Press the CANCEL soft key to exit from the clock setting
mode.
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) — IF
EQUIPPED
NOTE: This section is for sales code RES and REQ
radios only with UConnect.™ For sales code REN touch
screen radio, refer to the separate User’s Manual.
This feature allows you to plug in an iPodt into the
vehicle’s sound system through a connector (UCI connector) using an optional connection cable (available
through Mopart). See your authorized dealer for details.
Using this feature,
• the iPodt audio can be played on the vehicle’s sound
system, providing metadata (Track Title, Artist, Album, etc.) information display on radio.
• the iPodt can be controlled using the radio buttons to
Play, Browse and List the iPodt contents.
• the iPodt battery charges when plugged into the UCI
connector.
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Connecting the iPodT
Use the optional connection cable to connect an iPodt to
the vehicle’s UCI connector (which is located in the glove
box on some vehicles. This location may vary with
vehicle). Once the iPodt is connected and synchronized
to the vehicle system (this may take a few seconds to
connect), the vehicle brand logo appears on the iPodt
display, and it starts charging and is ready for use by
pressing radio switches as described below.
Controlling the iPodT using Radio Buttons
To get into the UCI (iPodt) mode and access a connected
iPodt, press the “AUX” button on the radio faceplate.
Once in the UCI (iPodt) mode, the iPodt audio track (if
available from iPodt) will start playing over the vehicle
audio system.
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Play Mode
When switched to UCI mode the iPodt will be in Play
mode. In this Play mode , you may use the following
buttons on the radio faceplate to control the iPodt and
display data:
TUNE/SCROLL Knob
Use the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob to go to the next or
previous track.
The “TUNE/SCROLL” knob functions similar to the
scroll wheel on the iPodt.
Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click while playing
a track skips to the next track.
Turning it counterclockwise (backward) by one click
during the first 2 seconds of the track will jump to the
previous track in the list and turning this button at any
other time in the track will jump to the beginning of the
current track.
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RW (Rewind) Button
Press and hold the “RW” button to move backward in the
current track. Holding the “RW” button long enough will
take you back to the beginning of the current track.
Pressing and releasing the “RW” button will go back 5
seconds of the current track.
FF (Fast Forward) Button
Press and hold the “FF” button to move forward in the
current track.
Pressing and releasing the “FF” button will go forward 5
seconds of the current track.
SEEK Buttons
Use the “SEEK” buttons to move to the previous or the
next track.
If the left (down) button is pressed during the first 2
seconds of the current track, it will go back to the
previous track in the list, if you press this button at any
other time in the current track it will go back to the
beginning of the track.
If the right (up) button is pressed during Play mode, it
will go to the next track in the list.
INFO Button
Press the “INFO” button while a track is playing to see
the information (Track Title, Artist, Album, etc.) for that
track. Each press the “INFO” button will take you to the
next screen of data for that track. Once you have seen all
of the screens, the last press of the “INFO” button will
take you back to the play mode screen on the radio.
REPEAT Button
Press the “REPEAT” button to repeat the current playing
track
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SCAN Button
Pressing the “SCAN” button will play the first 5 seconds
of each track in the current list and then forward to the
next song. To stop the SCAN mode and start playing the
desired track, press the “SCAN” button again.
During the SCAN mode, you can also press the SEEK
button to the left or right to go to the previous or next
tracks.
RND (Random) Button (RES Radios Only)
Pressing the “RND” button will switch between the
shuffle on and shuffle off modes of the iPodt. If the
“RND” icon is showing on the radio display then the
shuffle mode is on.
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List or Browse Mode
During Play mode, pressing any of the following buttons
will take you to List mode. List mode enables you to
scroll through the list of menus and tracks on the iPodt.
TUNE/SCROLL Knob
In the List mode, the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob functions
in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the iPodt.
Turning the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob clockwise (forward)
and counter-clockwise (backward) scrolls through lists,
displaying the track detail on the radio display. Once you
have the track to be played highlighted on the radio
display, press the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob to select and
start playing the track. By turning the “TUNE/SCROLL”
knob fast, you can jump through the list faster. During
fast scroll, you may notice a slight delay in updating the
information on the radio display.
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During all List modes, the iPodt will display all lists in
“wrap-around” mode. So if the track you wish to select is
at the bottom of the list, you just turn the “TUNE/
SCROLL” knob backwards (counter-clockwise) to get to
the track faster.
Radio Preset Buttons
In the List mode, the radio preset buttons are used as
shortcuts to the following lists on the iPodt.
• 1 – Playlists
• 2 – Artists
• 3 – Albums
• 4 – Genres
• 5 - Audiobooks
• 6 – Podcasts
After pressing a preset button, you will see the list you
are in on the top line and the first item in that list on the
second line.
To exit the List mode without selecting a track, press the
same preset button again to go back to Play mode.
LIST Button
Pressing the “LIST” button will take to the top level
menu of the iPodt. This takes you to the same top level
menu as on your iPodt. Turn the “TUNE/SCROLL”
knob to list the top menu item you wish to select and
then press the “TUNE/SCROLL” knob. This will take
you to the next sub menu list item of the iPodt and you
can follow the same the same steps to go to the desired
track in that list. Not all iPodt sub menu levels are
available on this system.
MUSIC TYPE Button
The “MUSIC TYPE” button is another shortcut button to
the genre listing on your iPodt.
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SATELLITE RADIO (RSC) — IF EQUIPPED (REQ
AND RES RADIOS ONLY)
Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius™ Satellite Radio. This service offers up to 100 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
further information, call the toll-free number 888-5397474, or visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com.
Please have the following information available when
calling:
System Activation
Sirius Satellite Radio service is pre-activated, and you
may begin listening immediately to the one year of
SIRIUS audio service that is included with the factoryinstalled satellite radio system in your vehicle. Sirius will
contact you to supply a welcome kit and to confirm
subscription information, including the set up of your
on-line listening account at no additional charge. For
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ENS/SID)
The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number is needed to activate your Sirius Satellite Radio
system. To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following
steps:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
2. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
ESN/SID Access
With the ignition switch in the ON/RUN or ACCESSORY
position and the radio ON, press the SETUP button and
scroll using the TUNE control knob until Sirius ID is
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selected. Press the TUNE control knob and the Sirius ID
number will display. The Sirius ID number display will
time out in 2 minutes. Press any button on the radio to
exit this screen.
Selecting Satellite Mode
Press the SAT button until 9SAT9 appears in the display. A
CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio
mode.
Satellite Antenna
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location or strap items to
the trunk lid around the trunk lid antenna (if equipped).
Metal objects placed within the line of sight of the
antenna will cause decreased performance. Larger luggage items such as bikes should be placed as far rearward
as possible, within the loading design of the rack. Do not
place items directly on or above the antenna.
Reception Quality
Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the
following reasons:
• The vehicle is parked in an underground parking
structure or under a physical obstacle.
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the
form of short audio mutes.
• Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can
cause intermittent reception.
• Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can
cause signal blockage.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position to operate the radio.
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SEEK Buttons
Press and release the SEEK buttons to search for the next
channel in Satellite mode. Press the right switch to seek
up and the left switch to seek down. The radio will
remain tuned to the new channel until you make another
selection. Holding either button will bypass channels
without stopping until you release it.
SCAN Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next channel, pausing for 8 seconds before continuing
to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN button a
second time.
INFO Button
Pressing the INFO button will cycle between Artist, Song
Title, and Composer (if available) information. Also,
pressing and holding the INFO button for an additional
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3 seconds will make the radio display the Song Title all of
the time (press and hold again to return to normal
display).
RW/FF
Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons
causes the tuner to search for the next channel in the
direction of the arrows.
TUNE Control (Rotary)
Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or
counter-clockwise to decrease the channel.
MUSIC TYPE Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the Music Type
mode for 5 seconds. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button or
turning the TUNE control knob within 5 seconds will
allow the program format type to be selected.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button again to select the music
type.
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By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type
function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next
channel with the same selected Music Type name.
If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type
(Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be
exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
SETUP Button
Pressing the SETUP button allows you to select the
following items:
• Display Sirius ID number — Press the SELECT button
to display the Sirius ID number. This number is used
to activate, deactivate, or change the Sirius subscription.
SET Button — To Set the Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a channel that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
The symbol SET 1 will now show in the display window.
Select the button (1-6) you wish to lock onto this channel
and press and release that button. If a button is not
selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button,
the channel will continue to play but will not be stored
into push-button memory.
You may add a second channel to each push-button by
repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press
the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display
window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2. This
allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into
push-button memory. The channels stored in SET 2
memory can be selected by pressing the push-button
twice.
Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding
button number will display.
Buttons 1 - 6
These buttons tune the radio to the channels that you
commit to push-button memory {12 Satellite stations}.
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Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If
Equipped)
Refer to “Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™)” in
Section 3 of this manual.
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment
System (VEST) (If Equipped)
Refer to separate “Video Entertainment System (VESt)
Guide.”
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (SALES CODE
XRV) — IF EQUIPPED
The optional VES™ (Video Entertainment System) consists of a LCD (liquid crystal display) screen, a batterypowered remote control, and two headsets. Refer to your
VES™ User’s Manual for detailed operating instructions.
The LCD screen is located on the headliner behind the
front seats.
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REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
Remote Control Location
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The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a
push-button in the center and controls the volume and
mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
Pressing the center button will make the radio switch
between the various modes available (AM/FM/TAPE/
CD, Etc.).
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.
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Radio Operation
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
The button located in the center of the left hand control
will tune to the next preset station that you have programmed in the radio preset push-button.
CD Player
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
will go to the beginning of the current track or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
after the current track begins to play.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
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The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
function for a single disc CD player. However, when a
multiple disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
center button will select the next available CD in the
player.
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep the CD/DVD discs in good condition, take the
following precautions:
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
Under certain conditions, the cellular 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 cellular 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 cellular phone operation.
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
surface.
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper, paper CD labels, or tape to the
disc; avoid scratching the disc.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, cleaners,
or antistatic sprays.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System — If
Equipped
The controls for the heating/air conditioning and ventilation system in this vehicle consist of a series of rotary
knobs. These comfort controls can be set to obtain desired
interior conditions.
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Manual Air Conditioning and Heating Controls
The instrument panel features four dual-vane airflow
registers. Two registers are located on the outer ends of
the instrument panel and two are located in the center of
the instrument panel. These registers can be closed to
partially block airflow, and they can be adjusted to direct
airflow where the occupant desires.
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Blower Control
Mode Control
The rotary knob on the left controls the
blower and can be set in one of four
speeds and OFF. The blower fan motor will remain on until the system is
turned to the OFF position or the
ignition is turned OFF.
The mode selector (the right rotary
knob) can be placed in several positions. Dots between each of the mode
selections identify intermediate modes
that allow the occupants to fine tune
airflow distribution.
Temperature Control
The temperature of air can be selected
by rotating the center temperature
control knob. The coldest temperature
setting is on the extreme left and the
warmest setting on the extreme right
of the rotation. The knob can be positioned at any point on the dial.
Defrost
Air is directed to the windshield through the
outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also
directed to the front door windows through the side
window demister grilles. Some airflow is delivered to the
floor while in defrost so that comfort can be maintained.
Defrost/Floor
Air flows through the front and rear floor outlets
and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is
also directed to the front door windows through the
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side window demister grilles. Some airflow is delivered
to the floor while in defrost so that comfort can be
maintained.
Floor
Air flows through the floor outlets located under
the instrument panel and into the rear seating area
through vents under the front seats. Some airflow is
delivered to defrost while in the floor mode so that
comfort can be maintained.
Bi-Level
Air flows both through the outlets located in the
instrument panel and those located on the floor. Air
flows through the registers in the back of the center
console, and under the front seats to the rear seat
passengers. These registers can be closed to partially
block airflow. The center console outlets deliver conditioned air while the floor outlets deliver heated air.
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Panel
Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel. Air flows through the registers in the
back of the center console to the rear seat passengers.
These registers can be closed to block airflow.
Recirculation
The recirculation feature can be selected with
the mode control knob. You may choose between Bi-Level Recirculation and Panel Recirculation air outlets while in this mode. Normally, air enters from outside the vehicle. However, when
in Recirculation mode air inside the vehicle is re-used.
Use this mode to rapidly cool the inside of the vehicle.
The Recirculation mode can also be used to temporarily
block out outside odors, smoke, and dust.
Air Conditioning Operation
To turn on the Air Conditioning, set the fan control
at any speed and press the snowflake button
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located on the control panel. Conditioned air will be
directed through the outlets selected by the mode control.
A light in the snowflake button shows that the air
conditioning is on.
Slight changes in engine speed or power may be noticed
when the air conditioning compressor is on. This is a
normal occurrence as the compressor will cycle on and
off to maintain comfort and increase fuel economy.
temperature of the driver and passenger. Based on the
sensor input, the system automatically adjusts the air
flow temperature, the air flow volume, and amount of
outside air recirculation. This maintains a comfortable
temperature even under changing conditions.
Automatic Temperature Control — If Equipped
The Infrared Dual-Zone Climate Control System automatically maintains the interior comfort level desired by
the driver and passenger. This is accomplished by a dual
sun-sensor in the top of the instrument panel, and an
infrared sensor located in the face of the control unit.
There are also various sensors monitored by this system
which take account for vehicle speed, A/C pressure,
outside temperature, and engine cooling temperature.
The infrared sensor independently measures the surface
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NOTE: The numbers on the temperature dial represent
a comfort setting when the Mode knob is set to Auto, and
not the actual air temperature.
Operation of the system is quite simple. Begin by turning
the right mode knob to AUTO, and place the blower
control (left knob) to either LO AUTO or HI AUTO. The
LO AUTO position should be used for front seat occupants only. The HI AUTO position should be used when
more air flow is desired, or when rear seat occupants are
present. Dial in the comfort setting you would like the
system to maintain by rotating the driver’s or passenger’s
control knob. Once the comfort level is selected the
system will maintain that level automatically using the
heating system. Should the desired comfort level require
air conditioning, the system will automatically make the
adjustment.
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You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply
allowing the system to function automatically. Selecting
the OFF position on the fan control stops the system
completely.
NOTE: The temperature setting can be adjusted at any
time without affecting automatic control operation. However, if the driver and/or passenger temperature knobs
are set to the full hot or full cold positions, the air
temperature out of the ducts will be full hot or full cold
respectively. With the temperature setting in these positions, the system does not attempt automatic comfort
control.
The air conditioning in this system is automatic.
Pressing this button while in AUTO mode will
cause the LED to flash three times and remain off.
This indicates that the system is in AUTO and requesting
the air conditioning is not necessary.
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The system will automatically control recirculation. However, pressing this button will temporarily put the system in recirculation mode.
This can be used when outside conditions such
as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity are present. This
will cause the LED to illuminate.
NOTE:
• The surface of the climate control panel, and the top
center of the instrument panel should be kept free of
debris due to the climate control sensor’s location.
Mud on the windshield may also cause poor operation
of this system.
• To provide you with maximum comfort in the automatic mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will
remain off until the engine warms up. However, the
fan will engage immediately if the defrost mode is
selected or if you manually select a blower speed.
• Under certain conditions (after the vehicle is turned
off) the climate control system may recalibrate and a
noise may be heard for 20 seconds. This is part of
normal operation.
• Most of the time, when in Automatic operation, you
can temporarily put the system into recirculation
mode by pressing the Recirc button. However, under
certain conditions in automatic the system is blowing
air out of the defrost vents. When these conditions are
present and the Recirc button is pressed the indicator
will flash and remain off. This tells you that you are
unable to go into recirculation mode at this time. If you
would like to go to Recirculation mode, you must first
move your mode knob to panel, panel/floor or floor,
then hit the Recirc button. This feature will reduce the
possibility of window fogging.
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Manual Operation
This system offers a full complement of manual override
features which consist of Blower Preferred Automatic,
Mode Preferred Automatic with Manual Air Temperature
Control and Manual. This means the customer can override the blower, mode and disable automatic temperature
control completely.
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NOTE: Please read the Automatic Temperature Control
Operation Chart below for details.
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NOTE: Regardless of the type of operation, when a
temperature knob is set to the full clockwise or full
counterclockwise position, the system will deliver full
hot or full cold air out of the ducts, respectively.
The operator can override the AUTO mode setting and
select the direction of the air by rotating the right mode
knob to one of the following positions. When the Mode is
set to any position other than AUTO, The automatic
control of air temperature is disabled. The user must
adjust the temperature knobs to obtain the desired temperature.
• Defrost
Air is directed to the windshield through the
outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also
directed to the front door windows through the side
window demister grilles. Some airflow is delivered to
the floor while in defrost so that comfort can be
maintained.
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NOTE: The defrost mode is not automatically selected.
It must be manually selected, when desired.
• Defrost/Floor
Air flows through the front and rear floor outlets
and the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air
is also directed to the front door windows
through the side window demister grilles. Some airflow is delivered to the floor while in defrost so that
comfort can be maintained.
• Floor
Air flows through the floor outlets located under
the instrument panel and into the rear seating
area through vents under the front seats. Some airflow
is delivered to defrost while in floor mode, so that
comfort can be maintained.
• Bi-Level
Air flows both through the outlets located in the
instrument panel and those located on the floor.
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Air flows through the registers in the back of the
center console, and under the front seats to the rear
seat passengers. These registers can be closed to block
airflow. The center console outlets deliver conditioned
air while the floor outlets deliver heated air.
• Panel
Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel. Air flows through the registers in
the back of the center console to the rear seat passengers. These registers can be closed to block airflow.
Depress this button to turn on and off the air
conditioning during manual operation only. Conditioned outside air is then directed through the
outlets selected on the mode control dial. The button
includes an LED that illuminates when manual operation
is selected.
This button can be used to block out smoke,
odors, dust, high humidity, or if rapid cooling
is desired. The recirculation mode should only
be used temporarily. The button includes an
LED that illuminates, which indicates that the recirculation mode is active. You may use this feature separately.
NOTE: Extended use of recirculation may cause the
windows to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to
fog, press the “Recirculate” icon button to return to
outside air. Some temp./humidity conditions will cause
captured interior air to condense on windows and hamper visibility. For this reason, the system will not allow
“Recirculate” to be selected while in the defrost or
defrost/floor modes. Attempting to use the recirculation
while in these modes will cause the LED in the button to
blink and then turn off.
NOTE: To manually control the air conditioning the
mode selector must be moved out of the AUTO position.
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Rear Climate Control — If Equipped
The Manual Rear Climate Control system has one floor
air outlet (passenger side), and two panel outlets in the
rear quarter trim (on each side). The unit provides warm
or cool air through the floor and upper outlets.
If rear heating/cooling is desired, press the “Rear On/Off
Switch” (located in the upper switch bank above the
controls) and select “Floor” “Bi-Level” or “Panel” from
the Rear Control Panel (right knob located on the right
rear quarter trim panel).
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The rear temperature, blower speed, and mode control can
be adjusted as desired by the third row seat occupants.
Rear Blower Control
The left knob on the Rear Control Panel has four positions, “Off”, and a range of three blower speeds. This
allows the third row seat occupants to control the volume
of air circulated in the rear of the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Rear Control Panel
NOTE: The rear climate control system cannot be controlled from the front seat; it can only be turned on and
off. All control of the rear system must be performed by
the rear occupants.
Interior air enters the Manual Rear Zone Climate
Control system through an intake grille located in the
passenger side trim panel behind the third seat. The
heater outlets are located in the passenger side trim
panel just behind the sliding door. Do not block or
place objects directly in front of the inlet grille or
heater outlets. The electrical system could overload
causing damage to the blower motor.
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Rear Temperature Control
The center knob on the Rear Control Panel allows the
third row seat occupants to have control of the rear
temperature as follows:
• When the temperature knob is in the cold (Blue)
position, cold air will be delivered from the outlets. As
the temperature knob is turned towards the hot (Red)
position, the air will get warmer.
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• Panel
Air flows through the outlets located in the rear
quarter trim panels. These registers can be closed
to block airflow.
Operating Tips
Air flows through the floor outlet located on the
right side of the rear floor into the rear seating
Window Fogging
Windows will fog on the inside when the humidity inside
the vehicle is high. This often occurs in mild or cool
temperatures when it’s rainy or humid. In most cases
turning on the Air-conditioning (pressing the snowflake
button) will clear the fog. Adjust the temperature control,
air direction and blower speed to maintain comfort.
• Bi-Level
Air flows through both the outlets located in the
rear quarter trim panels, and the one located on
the floor. The rear quarter trim panel outlets can be
closed to block airflow.
As the temperature gets colder it may be necessary to
direct air onto the windshield. Adjust the temperature
control and blower speed to maintain comfort. Higher
blower speeds will reduce fogging. Interior fogging on
the windshield can be quickly removed by selecting the
defrost mode.
Rear Mode Control
• Floor
area.
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Regular cleaning of the inside of the windows with a
non-filming cleaning solution (vinegar and water works
very well) will help prevent contaminates (cigarette
smoke, perfumes, etc.) from sticking to the windows.
Contaminates increase the rate of window fogging.
Summer Operation
Air conditioned vehicles must be protected with a high
quality antifreeze coolant during summer to provide
proper corrosion protection and to raise the boiling point
of the coolant for protection against overheating. A 50 %
concentration is recommended. Refer to Recommended
Fluids and Genuine Parts for the proper coolant type.
When using the air conditioner in extremely heavy traffic
in hot weather especially when towing a trailer, additional engine cooling may be required. If this situation is
encountered, operate the transmission in a lower gear to
increase engine RPM, coolant flow and fan speed. When
stopped in heavy traffic, it may be necessary to shift into
N (Neutral) and depress the accelerator slightly for fast
idle operation to increase coolant flow and fan speed.
Your air conditioning system is also equipped with an
automatic recirculation system. When the system senses
a heavy load or high heat conditions, it may use partial
Recirculation A/C mode to provide additional comfort.
Winter Operation
When operating the system during the winter months,
make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow, or other obstructions.
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the fresh
air and high blower setting. This will insure adequate
system lubrication to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again.
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m Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
▫ Brake/Transmission Interlock System . . . . . . . 283
▫ Normal Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
▫ 5–Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . 283
▫ Extremely Cold Weather (Below 220°F Or
229°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
m Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 280
m Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
▫ Shift Lock Manual Override — If Equipped . . . 281
▫ Rocking The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
m Four-Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
▫ Quadra-Trac It Operating Instructions/
Precautions — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
▫ Quadra-Trac IIt Operating
Instructions/Precautions — If Equipped . . . . . 291
▫ Shift Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
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▫ Shifting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
m Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305
▫ Quadra-Drive IIt System — If Equipped . . . . . 295
m Multi Displacement System (MDS) — 5.7L Engine
Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
m On-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
m Off-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ When To Use 4WD Low Range —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
m Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . 310
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 311
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . . 298
m Tires — General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
▫ Traction Downhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . . 318
m Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
m Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
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▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Alignment And Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
m Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
m Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
m Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . 323
m Flexible Fuel (4.7L Engine Only) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Base System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
▫ Premium System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 328
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
m Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
▫ 3.7/4.7L Engines (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
▫ 5.7L Engines (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel
Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . . 340
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
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▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
m Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
m Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . 359
m Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
▫ Towing – 2WD Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
▫ Towing — Quadra-Trac I (Single-Speed Transfer
Case) 4WD Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
m Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
▫ Towing — Quadra–Trac II /Quadra–Drive II
4WD Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
m Snow Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
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Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
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WARNING!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the keys in
the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
• Do not leave animals or children inside parked
vehicles in hot weather; interior heat build up may
cause serious injury or death.
• Be sure to turn off the engine and remove the key
from the ignition switch if you want to rest or
sleep in your car. Accidents can be caused by
inadvertently moving the gear selection lever. Accidents can also be caused by pressing the accelerator pedal. This may cause excessive heat in the
exhaust system, resulting in overheating and vehicle fire, which may cause serious or fatal
injuries.
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Normal Starting
The gear selector must be in the “N” (Neutral) or “P”
(Park) position before you can start the engine. Apply the
brakes before shifting into any driving gear.
Extremely Cold Weather (below 220°F or 229°C)
To insure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of an
externally powered electric engine block heater (available
from your dealer) is recommended.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
engine is obtained without pumping or depressing the
accelerator pedal.
Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated
Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START
position and release it as soon as the starter engages. The
starter motor will continue to run, and it will disengage
automatically when the engine is running. If the engine
fails to start, the starter will disengage automatically in 10
seconds. If this occurs, turn the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
normal starting procedure.
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If Engine Fails to Start
WARNING!
• 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.
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get
it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic
transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned
fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once
the engine has started, ignite and damage the
converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to
obtain a start from a booster battery or the battery
in another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer to Section 6 of
this manual for proper jump starting procedures
and follow them carefully.
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If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather” procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel, push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it.
Then, turn the ignition switch to the START position and
release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor
will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this
occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then
repeat the normal starting procedure.
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, wait 10 to 15
seconds before trying again.
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After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms engine coolant and
permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the heater
cord to a ground-fault interrupter protected 110-115 volt
AC electrical outlet with a grounded, three-wire extension cord.
Use the heater when temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) are
expected to last for several days.
The engine block heater cord is located:
• 3.7L/4.7L Engine — coiled and strapped to the engine
oil dipstick tube.
• 5.7L Engine — bundled and fastened to the injector
harness.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 volt AC electrical cord could
cause electrocution.
The block heater must be plugged in at least one hour to
have an adequate warming effect on the coolant.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into P (Park) only after the vehicle has come
to a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of R (Reverse) only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine
is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from R (Reverse), P (Park), or N
(Neutral) into any forward gear when the engine is
above idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of P
(Park) or N (Neutral) if the engine speed is higher
than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly
forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
when your foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
Shift Lock Manual Override — If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with a shift lock manual
override. The manual override may be used in the event
that the shift lever should fail to move from Park with the
key in the ON position and the brake pedal depressed. To
operate the shift lock manual override, perform the
following steps:
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1. Firmly set the parking brake.
2. Using a flat blade screwdriver, carefully remove the
shift lock manual override cover which is located on the
PRNDL bezel.
3. Depress and maintain firm pressure on the brake
pedal.
4. Using the screwdriver, reach into the manual override
opening. Press and hold the shift lock lever down.
5. Move the shift lever into the N (Neutral) position.
6. The vehicle may then be started in N (Neutral).
Have your vehicle inspected by your local authorized
dealer, if the shift lock manual override has been used.
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Brake/Transmission Interlock System
This system prevents you from moving the gear shift out
of P (Park) and into any gear unless the brake pedal is
pressed. This system is active only while the ignition
switch is in the ON position. Always depress the brake
pedal first, before moving the gear selector out of P
(Park).
5–Speed Automatic Transmission
The electronically controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle, may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles.
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Gear Ranges
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold. If
there is a need to restart the engine be sure to cycle the
key to the LOCK position before restarting. Transmission
gear engagement may be delayed after restarting the
engine if the key is not cycled to the LOCK position first.
P (Park)
This gear position supplements the parking brake by
locking the transmission. The engine can be started in
this range. Never use P (Park) while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range. Always apply parking brake first,
then place the selector in P (Park) position.
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WARNING!
Never use P (Park) position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply parking brake fully
when parked to guard against vehicle movement and
possible injury or damage.
WARNING!
It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of P
(Park) or N (Neutral) if the engine speed is higher
than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly
forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the
vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift
into gear when the engine is idling normally and
when your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
R (Reverse)
Use this range only after the vehicle has come to a
complete stop.
N (Neutral)
Shift into N (Neutral) when the vehicle is standing for
prolonged periods with the engine running. The engine
may be started in this range. Set the parking brake if you
must leave the vehicle.
NOTE: Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any
other reason with selector lever in N (Neutral) can result
in severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in Section 5 and “Towing a Disabled Vehicle” in
Section 6 of this manual.
D (Drive)
Shift into D (Drive) only when the vehicle is at a complete
stop and the brakes are firmly applied. The transmission
automatically upshifts through fifth gear. The D (Drive)
position provides optimum driving characteristics under
all normal operating conditions.
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Electronic Range Select (ERS)Operation
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows
you to move the shifter left (-) or right (+) when the
shifter is in the D (Drive) position, allowing the selection
of the desired top gear. For example, if the driver shifts
the transmission into 3 (third gear), the transmission will
never shift above third gear, but can shift down to 2
(second) or 1 (first), when needed.
When in the D (Drive) position, the first tap to the left (-),
will show the current gear. For example, if you are in D
(Drive) and are in 3rd gear, when you tap the gear shift
one time to the left (-), the display will show 3. Another
tap to the left (-) will shift the transmission into 2nd gear.
If you are in D (Drive) and are in 5th gear, the first tap to
the left (-) will display 5. Another tap to the left (-) will
shift the transmission into 4th gear.
On vehicles equipped with 4.7L or 5.7L engines, use of
ERS (or Tow/Haul mode) also enables a additional
underdrive gear which is not normally used during
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through-gear accelerations. This additional gear improves vehicle performance and cooling capability when
towing a trailer on certain grades. In ERS mode (on all
transmissions), 1st through 3rd gear are underdrive gears
and 4th gear is direct drive. ERS 5th gear (Overdrive) is
the same as the normal 4th gear.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid.
Screen Display
Actual Gear(s)
Allowed
1
1
2
1-2
3
1-3
4
1-4
5*
1-5
D
1-5
* Applies to vehicles equipped with 4.7L/5.7L engines
only.
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NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), move the shift lever to the
left “D(-)” and hold it there. The transmission will shift to
the range from which the vehicle can best be slowed
down.
Overdrive Operation
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (5th gear for 3.7L engine, 4th and
5th gears for 4.7L and 5.7L engines). The transmission
will automatically shift from direct gear to Overdrive if
the following conditions are present:
• the transmission selector is in D (Drive);
• the engine coolant has reached normal operating temperature;
• vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph (48
km/h);
• the “TOW/HAUL” switch has not been activated;
• transmission has reached normal operating temperature.
NOTE: If the vehicle is started in extremely cold temperatures, the transmission may not shift into Overdrive
and will automatically select the most desirable gear for
operation at this temperature. Normal operation will
resume when the transmission fluid temperature has
risen to a suitable level. Refer also to the Note under
torque converter clutch, later in this section.
During cold temperature operation you may notice delayed upshifts depending on engine and transmission
temperature. This feature improves the warm up time of
the engine and transmission.
If the transmission temperature gets extremely hot, the
transmission will automatically select the most desirable
gear for operation at this temperature. If the transmission
temperature becomes hot enough, the “TRANSMISSION
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OVER TEMP” message may display and the transmission may downshift out of Overdrive until the transmission cools down. After cool down, the transmission will
resume normal operation.
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overheating or failure due to excessive shifting. When
operating in “TOW/HAUL” mode, the transmission will
shift to direct gear and Overdrive will be enabled under
steady cruise conditions.
In high ambient temperatures with sustained high engine
speed and load, an upshift followed shortly thereafter by
a downshift may occur. This is a normal part of the
overheat protection strategy when operating in the
“Tow/Haul” mode.
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The transmission will downshift from Overdrive to the
most desirable gear if the accelerator pedal is fully
depressed at vehicle speeds above approximately 35 mph
(56 km/h).
When To Use “TOW/HAUL” Mode — If Equipped
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the “TOW/HAUL” switch. This will improve
performance and reduce the potential for transmission
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL” light will illuminate in the instrument cluster to indicate when the switch has been
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activated. Pressing the switch a second time restores
normal operation. If the “TOW/HAUL” mode is desired,
the switch must be pressed each time the engine is
started.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored for abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could result in
transmission damage, the transmission limp home mode
will be engaged. In this mode, the transmission will
remain in the current gear (3.7L engine) or in direct gear
(4.7L and 5.7L engines) until the vehicle is brought to a
stop.
To reset the transmission, use the following procedure:
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Move the shift lever to the P (Park) position.
3. Turn off the engine, be sure to turn the key to the
LOCK position.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds, then restart the engine.
5. Move the shift lever to the desired gear range.
If the problem is no longer detected, the transmission will
return to normal operation. If the problem persists, P
(Park), R (Reverse), and N (Neutral) will continue to
operate. Only 2nd gear (3.7L engine) or 3rd gear (4.7L
and 5.7L engines) will be available in the D (Drive)
position. Have the transmission checked at your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
Torque Converter Clutch
A feature, designed to improve fuel economy, has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at a calibrated speed at light throttle. It engages at
higher speeds under heavier acceleration. This may result in a slightly different feeling or response during
normal operation in high gear. When the vehicle speed
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drops below a calibrated speed, or during acceleration,
the clutch automatically and smoothly disengages. The
feature is operational in Overdrive and in Drive.
cause damage to the transmission. The torque converter
will refill within five seconds of shifting from Park into
any other gear position.
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage
until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm
[usually after 1-3 miles (1.6 - 4.8 km) of driving]. Because
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission
is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is normal.
Manually shifting (using the ERS shift control) between 4
(direct gear) and 5/D (Overdrive gear) positions will
demonstrate that the transmission is able to shift into and
out of Overdrive.
Rocking the Vehicle
If the vehicle becomes stuck in snow, sand, or mud, it can
often be moved by a rocking motion. Move the gear
selector rhythmically between D (Drive) and R (Reverse),
while applying slight pressure to the accelerator.
NOTE: If the vehicle has not been driven in several
days, the first few seconds of operation after shifting the
transmission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to
the fluid partially draining from the torque converter into
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
NOTE: The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and
Traction Control (if equipped) should be turned OFF
before attempting to rock the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic
Brake Control System” in Section 3 of this manual.
The least amount of accelerator pedal pressure to maintain the rocking motion without spinning the wheels or
racing the engine is most effective. Racing the engine or
spinning the wheels, due to the frustration of not freeing
the vehicle, may lead to transmission overheating and
failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission
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selector in N (Neutral) for at least one minute after every
five rocking-motion cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce the risk of transmission failure during
prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
CAUTION!
When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between
“First” and R (Reverse), do not spin the wheels faster
than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may
result.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
Quadra-Trac IT Operating
Instructions/Precautions — If Equipped
The Quadra-Trac It is a single speed (HI range only)
transfer case which provides convenient full-time
4–wheel drive. No driver interaction is required. This
transfer case divides engine torque almost evenly with 48
percent of engine torque to the front axle and 52 percent
of engine torque to the rear axle. The Brake Traction
Control System (BTC), which combines standard ABS
and Traction Control, provides resistance to any wheel
that is slipping to allow additional torque transfer to
wheels with traction.
NOTE: The Quadra-Trac It system is not appropriate
for conditions where LOW range is recommended. Refer
to “Off-Road Driving Tips” in this section.
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Quadra-Trac IIT Operating
Instructions/Precautions — If Equipped
The Quadra-Trac IIt transfer case is fully automatic in the
normal driving 4 HI mode. The Quadra-Trac IIt transfer
case provides three mode positions — four wheel drive
high range, neutral, and four wheel drive low range.
This transfer case is fully automatic in the 4 HI mode.
This transfer case divides engine torque almost evenly
with 48 percent of engine torque to the front axle and 52
percent of engine torque to the rear axle. When speed
differences are increased between the front and rear drive
shafts, the transfer case can transmit up to 100 percent of
available engine torque to the front or rear drive shafts.
When additional traction is required, the 4 LOW position
can be used to lock the front and rear driveshafts together
and force the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same
speed. The 4 LOW position is intended for loose, slippery
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road surfaces only. Driving in the 4 LOW position on dry
hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and
damage to driveline components.
When operating your vehicle in 4 LOW, the engine speed
is approximately three times that of the 4 HI position at a
given road speed. Take care not to overspeed the engine
and do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
Proper operation of four wheel drive vehicles depends on
tires of equal size, type, and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and
cause damage to the transfer case.
Because four wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N
(Neutral) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
Shift Positions
For additional information on the appropriate use of each
transfer case mode position, see the information below:
4 HI
Four Wheel Drive High Range — All roads surfaces such
as ice, snow, gravel, sand, and dry hard pavement.
N (Neutral)
Neutral — Disengages both the front and rear driveshafts
from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind
another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in Section 5 of this manual.
4 LOW
Four Wheel Drive Low Range — Low speed 4 wheel
drive. Locks the front and rear driveshafts together.
Forces the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same
speed. Additional traction and maximum pulling power
for loose, slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25
mph (40 km/h).
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Shifting Procedures
4 HI to 4 LOW
With the vehicle at speeds of 0 to 3 mph (0 to 5 km/h),
key ON or engine running, shift the transmission into N
(Neutral), and raise the transfer case T-handle. “The 4WD
LOW Indicator Lamp” in the instrument cluster will
begin to flash and remain on solid when the shift is
complete. Release the T-handle.
NOTE: If shift conditions/interlocks are not met, or a
transfer case motor temperature protection condition
exists, a “CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURES” message will
flash from the EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
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4 LOW to 4 HI
With the vehicle at speeds of 0 to 3 mph (0 to 5 km/h),
key ON or engine running, shift the transmission into N
(Neutral), and raise the transfer case T-handle. The “4WD
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LOW Indicator Lamp” in the instrument cluster will flash
and go out when the shift is complete. Release the
T-handle.
NOTE: If shift conditions/interlocks are not met, or a
transfer case motor temperature protection condition
exists, a “CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURES” message will
flash from the EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
NOTE: Shifting into or out of 4WD LOW is possible
with the vehicle completely stopped, however difficulty
may occur due to the mating clutch teeth not being
properly aligned. Several attempts may be required for
clutch teeth alignment and shift completion to occur. The
preferred method is with the vehicle rolling 0 to 3 mph (0
to 5 km/h). If the vehicle is moving faster than 3 mph (5
km/h), the transfer case will not allow the shift.
Neutral (N) Shift Procedure
1. Key ON, engine off.
2. Vehicle stopped, with foot on brake.
3. Place transmission in N (Neutral).
4. Hold down N (Neutral) “pin” switch (with a pen, etc.)
for 4 seconds until the LED lamp by the switch starts to
blink indicating shift in progress. Lamp will stop blinking
(stay on solid) when Neutral shift is complete. A “4WD
SYSTEM IN NEUTRAL” message will display on the
EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
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Neutral Switch
5. Repeat Steps 1– 4 to shift out of Neutral.
NOTE: If shift conditions/interlocks are not met, a
“CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURES” message will flash from
the EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in
Section 4 of this manual.
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Quadra-Drive IIT System — If Equipped
The optional Quadra-Drive IIt System features three
torque transfer couplings. The couplings include ELSD
(Electronic Limited Slip Differential) front and rear axles
and Quadra-Trac IIt transfer case. The optional ELSD
axles are fully automatic and require no driver input to
operate. Under normal driving conditions the units function as standard axles balancing torque evenly between
left and right wheels. With a traction difference between
left and right wheels the coupling will sense a speed
difference. As one wheel begins to spin faster than the
other, torque will automatically transfer from the wheel
that has less traction to the wheel that has traction. While
the transfer case and axle couplings differ in design, their
operation is similar. Follow the Quadra-Trac IIt transfer
case shifting information, preceding this section, for
shifting this system.
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ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a
narrower track to make them capable of performing in a
wide variety of off-road applications. Specific design
characteristics give them a higher center of gravity than
ordinary cars.
An advantage of the higher ground clearance is a better
view of the road, allowing you to anticipate problems.
They are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as
conventional 2-wheel drive vehicles any more than lowslung sports cars are designed to perform satisfactorily in
off-road conditions. If at all possible, avoid sharp turns or
abrupt maneuvers. As with other vehicles of this type,
failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss
of control or vehicle rollover.
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
NOTE: Prior to off-road driving, remove the front air
dam to prevent damage. The front air dam is attached to
the lower front fascia with quarter turn fasteners, and can
be removed by hand.
When To Use 4WD LOW Range — If Equipped
When off-road driving, shift to 4WD LOW for additional
traction. This range should be limited to extreme situations such as deep snow, mud, or sand where additional
low speed pulling power is needed. Vehicle speeds in
excess of 25 mph (40 km/h) should be avoided when in
4WD LOW range.
Driving Through Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
water, there are a number of precautions that must be
considered before entering the water:
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When driving through water, do not exceed 5 mph (8
km/h). Always check water depth before entering as
a precaution, and check all fluids afterward. Driving
through water may cause damage that may not be
covered by the new vehicle limited warranty.
Driving through water more than a few inches deep will
require extra caution to ensure safety and prevent damage to your vehicle. If you must drive through water, try
to determine the depth and the bottom condition (and
location of any obstacles) prior to entering. Proceed with
caution and maintain a steady controlled speed less than
5 mph (8 km/h) in deep water to minimize wave effects.
Flowing Water
If the water is swift flowing and rising (as in storm
run-off) avoid crossing until the water level recedes
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and/or the flow rate is reduced. If you must cross
flowing water avoid depths in excess of 9 inches. The
flowing water can erode the streambed causing your
vehicle to sink into deeper water. Determine exit point(s)
that are downstream of your entry point to allow for
drifting.
Standing Water
Avoid driving in standing water deeper than 20 inches,
and reduce speed appropriately to minimize wave effects. Maximum speed in 20 inches of water is less than 5
mph (8 km/h).
Maintenance
After driving through deep water, inspect your vehicle
fluids and lubricants (engine oil, transmission oil, axle,
transfer case) to assure the fluids have not been contaminated. Contaminated fluid (milky, foamy in appearance)
should be flushed/changed as soon as possible to prevent component damage.
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Driving In Snow, Mud and Sand
In heavy snow, when pulling a load, or for additional
control at slower speeds, shift the transmission to a low
gear and shift the transfer case to 4WD LOW if necessary.
Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation” in this section.
Do not shift to a lower gear than necessary to maintain
forward motion. Over-revving the engine can spin the
wheels and traction will be lost.
Avoid abrupt downshifts on icy or slippery roads, because engine braking may cause skidding and loss of
control.
Hill Climbing
NOTE: Before attempting to climb a hill, determine the
conditions at the crest and/or on the other side.
Before climbing a steep hill, shift the transmission to a
lower gear and shift the transfer case to 4WD LOW. Use
first gear and 4WD LOW for very steep hills.
If you stall or begin to lose forward motion while
climbing a steep hill, allow your vehicle to come to a stop
and immediately apply the brakes. Restart the engine
and shift to R (Reverse). Back slowly down the hill
allowing the compression braking of the engine to help
regulate your speed. If the brakes are required to control
vehicle speed, apply them lightly and avoid locking or
skidding the tires.
WARNING!
If the engine stalls, you lose forward motion, or
cannot make it to the top of a steep hill or grade,
never attempt to turn around. To do so may result in
tipping and rolling the vehicle. Always back carefully straight down a hill in R (Reverse) gear. Never
back down a hill in N (Neutral) using only the brake.
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Remember, never drive diagonally across a hill-always
drive straight up or down.
If the wheels start to slip as you approach the crest of a
hill, ease off the accelerator and maintain forward motion
by turning the front wheels slowly. This may provide a
fresh “bite” into the surface and will usually provide
traction to complete the climb.
Traction Downhill
Shift the transmission into a low gear and the transfer
case to 4WD LOW range. Let the vehicle go slowly down
the hill with all four wheels turning against engine
compression drag. This will permit you to control the
vehicle speed and direction.
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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After Driving Off-Road
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
does most on-road driving. After going off-road it is
always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
can get any problems taken care of right away and have
your vehicle ready when you need it.
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
exhaust system for damage.
• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and suspension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the
values specified in the Service Manual.
• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
propeller shafts.
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• After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
similar dirty conditions, have brake rotors, wheels,
brake linings, and axle yokes inspected and cleaned as
soon as possible.
WARNING!
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause
excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might
not have full braking power when you need it to
prevent an accident. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
and cleaned as necessary.
PARKING BRAKE
To set the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
possible. When the parking brake is applied with the
ignition ON, the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument cluster will light. To release the parking brake, pull
up slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
completely.
NOTE: The instrument cluster “Brake Warning Light”
indicates only that the parking brake is applied. It does
not indicate the degree of brake application.
• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
correct the situation.
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WARNING!
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage
or injury. Also, be certain to leave the transmission
in P (Park). Failure to do so may allow the vehicle
to roll and cause damage or injury.
Parking Brake
Be sure the parking brake is firmly set when parked and
the gear shift lever is in the P (Park) position. When
parking on a hill, you should apply the parking brake
before placing the gear shift lever in P (Park), otherwise
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
make it difficult to move the selector out of P (Park).
• Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others
could be injured. Children should be warned not
to touch the parking brake or the gear selector
lever. Don’t leave the keys in the ignition. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving, failure to do so can lead to brake
problems due to excessive heating of the rear
brakes.
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When parking on a hill, turn the front wheels toward the
curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an
uphill grade.
The parking brake should always be applied whenever
the driver is not in the vehicle.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the
driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery
surfaces.
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce
accurate signals for the computer.
WARNING!
Significant over or under inflation of tires or mixing
sizes of tires or wheels on the vehicle can lead to loss
of braking effectiveness.
The Anti-Lock Brake System conducts a low-speed selftest at about 12 mph (20 km/h). If you have your foot
lightly on the brake while this test is occurring, you may
feel slight pedal movement. The movement can be more
apparent on ice and snow. This is normal.
The Anti-Lock Brake System pump motor runs during
the self-test at 12 mph (20 km/h) and during an ABS stop.
The pump motor makes a low humming noise during
operation, which is normal.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish their
effectiveness and may lead to an accident. 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 ABS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in turns,
following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver
can prevent accidents.
• 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.
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CAUTION!
The Anti-Lock Brake System is subject to possible
detrimental effects of electronic interference caused
by improperly installed after-market radios or
telephones.
NOTE: During severe braking conditions, a pulsing
sensation may occur and a clicking noise will be heard.
This is normal, indicating that the Anti-Lock Brake
System is functioning.
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 or locking out overdrive whenever possible.
• Engines may idle at higher speeds during warm-up,
which could cause rear wheels to spin and result in
loss of vehicle control. Be especially careful while
driving on slippery roads, in close quarter maneuvering, parking, or stopping.
• Do not drive too fast for road conditions, especially
when roads are wet or slushy. A wedge of water can
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build up between the tire tread and the road. This
hydroplaning action can cause loss of traction, braking
ability, and control.
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.
• 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.
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 does not in any
way damage the steering system.
POWER STEERING
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
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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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
CAUTION!
Tire Markings
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.
MULTI DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) — 5.7L
Engine Only
This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting
off four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load
and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no
driver inputs or additional driving skills required.
NOTE: The MDS system may take some time to return
to full functionality after a battery disconnect.
NOTE:
• P (Passenger)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
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• European Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter 9P9 is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H
• Temporary Spare tires are high-pressure compact
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
• 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.
• High Flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
(....blank....( = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T = Temporary Spare tire
31 = Overall Diameter in Inches (in)
215 = Section Width in Millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect Ratio in Percent (%)
—Ratio of section height to section width of tire.
10.5 = Section Width in Inches (in)
R = Construction Code
—9R9 means Radial Construction.
—9D9 means Diagonal or Bias Construction.
15 = Rim Diameter in Inches (in)
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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:
(....blank....( = Absence of any text on sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) Tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra Load (or Reinforced) Tire
Light Load = Light Load Tire
C,D,E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load — Maximum Load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry.
Maximum Pressure — Maximum Pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for this tire.
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Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire;
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires with
white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code
located on the white sidewall side of the tire. Look for the
TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as mounted
on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on the outboard side
then you will find it on the inboard side of the tire.
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
—This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards, and is approved for highway use.
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location. (2 digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size. (2 digits)
ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer. (1 to 4 digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured. (2 digits)
—03 means the 3rd week.
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured. (2 digits)
—01 means the year 2001.
—Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have 1 number to represent the year in
which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991.
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed
on either the face of the driver’s door or the driver’s side
“B” pillar.
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Tire Placard Location
This placard tells you important information about the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) the total weight your vehicle can carry
3) the tire size designed for your vehicle
4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear,
and spare tires.
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Loading
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.
combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWR’s) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWR’s, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to the
“Vehicle Loading” section of this manual.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX kg or XXX
lbs.” on the Tire and Loading Information placard. The
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX pounds” on
your vehicle’s placard.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX kilograms or XXX pounds.
4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX”
amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb.
passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs. (since 5 x 150 = 750,
and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs.)
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5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to
calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
NOTE: For the following example, the combined weight
of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs. (392
kg).
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1. Safety—
WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause
accidents.
• Under inflation increases tire flexing and can result in
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.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems.
You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Over inflated or under inflated tires can affect vehicle
handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of
vehicle control.
• 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.
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2. Economy—
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on either
the face of the driver’s door or the driver’s side “B” pillar.
3. 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.
Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response.
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Tire Placard Location
The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
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check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they are under inflated.
CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap (if equipped). This
will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the
valve stem, which could damage the valve stem.
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less than 1 mile
(1 km) after a 3 hour period. The cold tire inflation
pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
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Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12° F (7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68° F (20° C) and the
outside temperature = 32° F (0° C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
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.
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Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
and cold tire inflation pressures.
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle at or above
maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on
your tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious accident. Don’t drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above 75
mph (120 km/h).
Radial-Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Always use radial tires in sets of four. Never combine
them with other types of tires.
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
dealer for radial tire repairs.
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 35 mph (55 km/h).
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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 35
mph (55 km/h) when you are stuck, and do not let
anyone near a spinning wheel no matter what the
speed.
Tread Wear Indicators
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be
replaced.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm). When the indicators appear
in 2 or more adjacent grooves, the tire should be replaced.
Many states have laws requiring tire replacement at this
point.
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Life of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including but not limited to:
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
• Driving style
Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed (refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
The service description and load identification will be
found on the original equipment tire. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. We recommend
that you contact your original equipment or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may have on tire
specifications or capability.
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
WARNING!
Tires and 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 an accident resulting in
serious injury or death.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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 an accident 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 an accident.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden
tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer
readings.
Alignment and Balance
Poor suspension alignment may result in:
• Fast tire wear.
• Uneven tire wear, such as feathering and one-sided
wear.
• Vehicle pull to right or left.
Tires may also cause the vehicle to pull left or right.
Alignment will not correct this problem. See your authorized dealer for proper diagnosis.
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Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration.
Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-ofbalance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and
avoid tire cupping and spotty wear.
TIRE CHAINS
Only models fitted with 235/65R17XL (extra load) tires
have sufficient tire-to-body clearance to allow use of tire
chains. Install chains on rear tires only. Follow these
recommendations to guard against damage and excessive tire and chain wear:
• Do not install tire chains or traction devices on vehicles with larger than 235/65R17XL size tires. Tires
larger than this may not provide sufficient body
clearance with chains or other traction devices.
• Manufacturer recommends a cold inflation pressure of
38 psi (262 kPa) when using 235/65R17XL size tires for
this vehicle.
• Use SAE class “S” tire chains or traction devices only.
• Follow tire chain manufacturer’s instructions for
mounting chains.
• Install chains snugly and tighten after 1/2 mile (1 km)
of driving.
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h), unless otherwise
specified by the chain manufacturer.
• Drive cautiously, avoiding large bumps, potholes and
extreme driving maneuvers.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, handling,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates, and develop irregular wear patterns.
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
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aggressive tread designs such as those on On/Off Road
type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to
a smooth, quiet ride.
Follow the recommended tire rotation frequency for your
type of driving found in the “Maintenance Schedules”
Section of this manual. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual
wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
NOTE: The Premium Tire Pressure Monitor System will
automatically locate the pressure values displayed in the
correct vehicle position following a tire rotation.
The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross”
shown in the following diagram.
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) will warn
the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle
recommended cold tire pressure.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (–11°C). This means that when
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
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decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
3 hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1 km) after a 3 hour
period. Refer to the “Tires – General Information” in
this section for information on how to properly inflate
the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will also increase as
the vehicle is driven - this is normal and there should be
no adjustment for this increased pressure.
The TPM System will warn the driver of a low tire
pressure if the tire pressure falls below the low pressure
warning threshold for any reason, including low temperature effects, or natural pressure loss through the tire.
The TPM System will continue to warn the driver of low
tire pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not
turn off until the tire pressure is at or above recommended cold tire pressure. Once the low tire pressure
warning has been illuminated, the tire pressure must be
increased to the recommended cold tire pressure in order
for the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to be
turned off. The system will automatically update and the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will extinguish
once the updated tire pressures have been received. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information.
For example, your vehicle has a recommended cold
(parked for more than 3 hours) tire pressure of 35 psi (241
kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F (20°C) and the
measured tire pressure is 30 psi (207 kPa), a temperature
drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire pressure to
approximately 26 psi (179 kPa). This tire pressure is
sufficiently low enough to turn ON the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the vehicle may cause
the tire pressure to rise to approximately 30 psi (207 kPa),
but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will still
be ON. In this situation, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
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Telltale Light” will turn OFF only after the tires have been
inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure
value.
CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures have
been established for the tire size equipped on your
vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor
damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not
use aftermarket tire sealants or balance beads if your
vehicle is equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the
sensors may result.
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure always
reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which
could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.Underinflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life,
and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping
ability.
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• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire gauge, even
if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light.”
• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPM system will monitor the actual tire
pressure in the tire.
Base System — If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
readings to the Receiver Module.
NOTE: It is particularly important, for you to check the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
the proper pressure.
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) consists of the
following components:
• Receiver Module
• 4 Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
A tire pressure monitoring sensor is located in the spare
wheel if the vehicle is equipped with a matching full size
spare wheel and tire assembly. The matching full size
spare tire can be used in place of any of the four road
tires. A low spare tire will not cause the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” to illuminate or the chime to
sound.
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will be activated when one or more of
the four active road tire pressures are low. Should this
occur, you should stop as soon as possible, check the
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inflation pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate
each tire to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard
pressure value. The system will automatically update
and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
extinguish once the updated tire pressures have been
received. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10
minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information.
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash
on and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will
repeat, providing the system fault still exists. The Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Lamp will turn off when the
fault condition no longer exists. A system fault can occur
by any of the following scenarios:
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
housings.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a matching full
size spare wheel and tire assembly, it has a tire pressure
monitoring sensor, and can be monitored by the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). In the event that the
matching full size spare tire is swapped with a low
pressure road tire, the next ignition key cycle will still
show the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to be
ON, and a chime to sound. Driving the vehicle for up to
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10 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) will turn OFF the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” as long as none
of the road tires are below the low pressure warning
threshold.
NOTE: If your vehicle is not equipped with a matching
full size spare wheel and tire assembly, it does not have a
tire pressure monitoring sensor in the spare tire. The
TPMS will not be able to monitor the tire pressure. If you
install the spare tire in place of a road tire that has a
pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, upon the
next ignition key cycle, a chime will sound and the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn ON. After
driving the vehicle for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (25
km/h), the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will
sound and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on
solid. Once you repair or replace the original road tire,
and reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the spare tire, the
TPMS will update automatically and the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn OFF, as long as no
tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit in
any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may need to
be driven for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h)
in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
Premium System — If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure
readings to the Receiver Module.
NOTE: It is particularly important, for you to check the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
the proper pressure.
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The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) consists of the
following components:
• Receiver Module
• 4 Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
• 3 Trigger Modules (mounted in three of the four wheel
wells)
• Various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Messages,
which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC), and a graphic displaying tire pressures
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
A tire pressure monitoring sensor is located in the spare
wheel if the vehicle is equipped with a matching full size
spare wheel and tire assembly. The matching full size
spare tire can be used in place of any of the four road
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tires. A low spare tire will set the “SPARE LOW PRESSURE” textual message, but it will not cause the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to illuminate or the
chime to sound.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will be activated when one or more of
the four active road tire pressures are low. In addition, the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display
one or more Low Pressure messages (Left Front, Left
Rear, Right Front, Right Rear) for 3 seconds, and a
graphic display of the pressure value(s) with the low
tire(s) flashing. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
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NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units
in PSI, kPa, or BAR.
Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four
active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible,
and inflate the low tire(s) that is flashing on the graphic
display to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure.
The system will automatically update, the graphic display of the pressure value(s) will stop flashing, and the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will extinguish
once the updated tire pressure(s) have been received. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information.
Check TPM System Message
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash
on and off for 75 seconds, and remain on solid when a
system fault is detected. The system fault will also sound
a chime. The EVIC will display a “CHECK TPM SYSTEM” message for 3 seconds. This text message is then
followed by a graphic display, with “- -“ in place of the
pressure value(s) indicating which Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor(s) is not being received.
NOTE: Your system can be set to display pressure units
in PSI, kPa, or BAR.
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1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
facilities emitting the same Radio Frequencies as the TPM
sensors.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting
that affects radio wave signals.
3. Lots of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel
housings.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light will no longer flash, the 9CHECK TPM SYSTEM9
text message will not be present, and a pressure value
will be displayed instead of dashes. A system fault can
occur by any of the following scenarios:
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a matching full
size spare wheel and tire assembly, it has a tire pressure
monitoring sensor, and can be monitored by the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). In the event that the
matching full size spare tire is swapped with a low
pressure road tire, the next ignition key cycle will still
show the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to be
ON, a chime to sound, a Low Pressure message to appear
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in the EVIC, and the graphic display will still show the
low tire pressure value flashing. Driving the vehicle for
up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) will turn OFF
the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” as long as
none of road tires are below the low pressure warning
threshold. The EVIC will also display a “Spare Low
Pressure” text message, and the graphic display will
show a tire pressure value in place of the flashing low tire
pressure value.
NOTE: If your vehicle is not equipped with a matching
full size spare wheel and tire assembly, it does not have a
tire pressure monitoring sensor in the spare tire. The
TPMS will not be able to monitor the tire pressure. If you
install the spare tire in place of a road tire that has a
pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, upon the
next ignition key cycle, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will remain ON, a chime will sound, and
the EVIC will still display a flashing pressure value in the
graphic display. After driving the vehicle for up to 10
minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75
seconds and then remain on solid. In addition, the EVIC
will display a 9CHECK TPM SYSTEM9 message for 3
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
pressure value. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a
chime will sound, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then
remain on solid, and the EVIC will display a 9CHECK
TPM SYSTEM9 message for 3 seconds and then display
dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value. Once you
repair or replace the original road tire, and reinstall it on
the vehicle in place of the spare tire, the TPMS will
update automatically.
In addition, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”
will turn OFF and the graphic in the EVIC will display a
new pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as long as no
tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit in
any of the four active road tires. The vehicle may need to
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be driven for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h)
in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
General Information
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the
following licenses:
United States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KR5S120123
Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2671-S120123
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
3.7/4.7L Engines (If Equipped)
All engines (except 5.7L engines) are designed to meet all emissions regulations
and provide excellent fuel economy and
performance when using high quality unleaded “regular” gasoline having an octane rating of 87. The use of premium
gasoline is not recommended. Under normal conditions,
the use of premium gasoline will not provide a benefit
over high quality regular gasolines, and in some circumstances may result in poorer performance.
5.7L Engines (If Equipped)
The 5.7L engine is designed to meet all
emissions regulations and provide satisfactory fuel economy and performance when
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using high quality unleaded gasoline having an octane
range of 87 to 89. The manufacturer recommends the use
of 89 octane for optimum performance. The use of
premium gasoline is not recommended. Under normal
conditions, the use of premium gasoline will not provide
a benefit over high quality regular and mid-grade gasolines, and in some circumstances may result in poorer
performance.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required.
Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these
symptoms, try another brand of gasoline before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto manufacturer’s world wide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) to define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasoline that meets the WWFC specifications if they are available.
Reformulated Gasoline
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasoline contains oxygenates, and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasoline. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
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Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the
winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in
your vehicle.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or E85
Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting
and driveability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline
blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
While MTBE is an oxygenate made from Methanol, it
does not have the negative effects of Methanol.
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MMT In Gasoline
MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emission system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
or not his/her gasoline contains MMT.
It is even more important to look for gasolines without
MMT in Canada, because MMT can be used at levels
higher than those allowed in the United States.
MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformulated gasoline.
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Materials Added To Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
conditions and would result in additional cost. Therefore
you should not have to add anything to the fuel.
• An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or
malfunctioning and may require immediate service.
Contact your dealer for service assistance.
Fuel System Cautions
• 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.
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance,
damage the emission control system.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions
repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive with all side
windows fully open.
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.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every time
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle to
prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
FLEXIBLE FUEL (4.7L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
EQUIPPED
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique,
yellow fuel filler cap (gas cap) that states Ethanol (E-85)/
Unleaded Gasoline, and by the FLEXFUEL badge that
will be located on the body of your vehicle. This section
only covers those subjects that are unique to these
vehicles. Please refer to the other sections of this manual
for information on features that are common between
Flexible Fuel and gasoline only powered vehicles.
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E-85 Fuel Cap
E-85 Badge
CAUTION!
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler cap (gas cap)
can operate on E-85.
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and
15% unleaded gasoline.
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• you do not switch when the fuel gauge indicates less
than 1/4 full
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the
tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never
use it near an open flame.
Fuel Requirements
Your vehicle will operate on both unleaded gasoline with
an octane rating of 87, or E-85 fuel, or any mixture of
these two.
• you do not add less than 5 gallons when refueling
• you operate the vehicle immediately after refueling for
a period of at least 5 minutes
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or significant deterioration in drivability
during warm up.
NOTE: When the ambient temperature is above 90°F
(32°C), you may experience hard starting and rough idle
following start up even if the above recommendations are
followed.
For best results, a refueling pattern that alternates between E-85 and unleaded gasoline should be avoided.
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Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
Whether operating the vehicle on an E-85 ethanol fuel or
unleaded gasoline the engine oil requirements are the
same. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in Section 7 of
this manual for the proper quality and viscosity engine
oil.
Starting
The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), you may experience an
increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
a deterioration in drivability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up.
Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon than
gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel consumption. You can expect your MPG and your driving
range to decrease by about 30% compared to gasoline
operation.
Replacement Parts
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts.
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CAUTION!
• Replacing fuel system components with nonethanol compatible components can damage your
vehicle.
• Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in
your vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and may affect drivability.
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Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door, on the
driver’s side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or
damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this
vehicle.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel cap
(gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities
into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting aftermarket cap can cause the MIL (Malfunction Indicator
Light) to illuminate, due to fuel vapors escaping from
the system.
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
CAUTION!
A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the Malfunction
Indicator Light to turn on.
NOTE: When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the
fuel tank is full.
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the
tank filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and will cause the malfunction indicator
light to turn on.
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NOTE: Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you
hear one click. This is an indication that cap is properly
tightened.
If the gas cap is not tighten properly, the Malfunction
Indicator Light will come on. Be sure the gas cap is
tightened every time the vehicle is refueled.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“CHECK GASCAP” message will be displayed in the
EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center” in Section 4 of
this manual. Tighten the fuel filler cap until a “clicking”
sound is heard. This is an indication that the fuel filler
cap is properly tightened. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic
System — OBDII” in Section 7 of this manual for more
information.
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WARNING!
A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on the
ground while filling.
CAUTION!
Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel tank
filler cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let
impurities into the fuel system.
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Hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
bottom of the label is your Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN).
WARNING!
• Never add fuel when the engine is running.
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near
the vehicle when the fuel cap is removed or the
tank filled.
VEHICLE LOADING
Certification Label
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Regulations, your vehicle has a certification
label affixed to the driver’s side door or pillar.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
included on this label and indicates the Month, Day, and
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
including driver, passengers, vehicle, options, trailer
tongue weight, and cargo. The label also specifies maximum capacities of front and rear axle systems (GAWR).
Total load must be limited, so GVWR, and front and rear
GAWR are not exceeded.
Payload
The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
weight a truck can carry, including the weight of the
driver, all passengers, options and cargo.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
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Each axle GAWR is determined by the components in the
system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
springs, tires, or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension
components sometimes specified by purchasers for increased durability does not necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR.
Tire Size
The tire size on the Label represents the actual tire size on
your vehicle. Replacement tires must be equal to the load
capacity of this tire size.
Rim Size
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
listed.
Inflation Pressure
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
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Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo
loaded into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight
values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a
commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are
added.
Loading
The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commercial scale to insure that the GVWR has not been exceeded.
The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle should
then be determined separately to be sure that the load is
properly distributed over front and rear axle. Weighing
the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either the front
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or rear axles has been exceeded but the total load is
within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be shifted
from front to rear or rear to front as appropriate until the
specified weight limitations are met. Store the heavier
items down low and be sure that the weight is distributed
equally. Stow all loose items securely before driving.
TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer carefully review this information to tow your load as efficiently and
safely as possible.
Improper weight distributions can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
CAUTION!
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR
or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If you do,
parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the
way your vehicle handles. This could cause you to
lose control. Also overloading can shorten the life of
your vehicle.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR.
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Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The gross trailer weight (GTW) is the weight of the trailer
plus the weight of all cargo, consumables and equipment
(permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its
9loaded and ready for operation9 condition. The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your fully loaded
trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer
must be supported by the scale.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The gross combination weight rating (GCWR) is the total
permissible weight of your vehicle and trailer when
weighed in combination. (Note that GCWR ratings include a 150 lbs (68 kg) allowance for the presence of a
driver).
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Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR.
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
Tongue Weight (TW)
The downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the
trailer. In most cases it should not be less than 10% or
more than 15% of the trailer load. You must consider this
as part of the load on your vehicle.
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Frontal Area
The maximum height and maximum width of the front of
a trailer.
Weight-Carrying Hitch
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kind of
hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they’re commonly used to tow small- and medium-sized
trailers.
Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
for heavier loads, to distribute trailer tongue weight to
the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When
used in accordance with the manufacturers’ directions, it
provides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on Vehicle
and Trailer configuration/loading to comply with gross
axle weight rating (GAWR) requirements.
WARNING!
An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking performance, and could result in an accident.
Weight Distributing Systems may not be compatible
with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your hitch
and trailer manufacturer or a reputable Recreational
Vehicle dealer for additional information.
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Trailer Hitch Classification
Your vehicle may be factory equipped for safe towing of
trailers weighing over 3,500 lbs (1 587 kg) with the
optional Trailer Tow Prep Package. See your dealer for
package content.
The following chart provides the industry standard for
the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Refer to the Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings) chart for the Max. GTW towable for your
given drivetrain.
Trailer Hitch Classification
Class
Max. GTW
(Gross Trailer Wt.)
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Duty
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Heavy Duty
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer
weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
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Engine/
Transmission
3.7L/
Automatic
3.7L/
Automatic
4.7L/
Automatic
4.7L/
Automatic
5.7L/
Automatic
5.7L/
Automatic
Model
4x2
GCWR (Gross Combined Wt. Rating)
8,670 lbs (3 933 kg)
4x4
8,755 lbs (3 971 kg)
4x2
11,665 lbs (5 291 kg)
4x4
11,800 lbs (5 352 kg)
4x2
12,470 lbs (5 656 kg)
4x4
12,620 lbs (5 724 kg)
Refer to local laws for
Frontal Area
Max. GTW (Gross
Trailer Wt.)
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
40 Sq. Ft (3.72
square meters)
40 Sq. Ft (3.72
3,500 lbs (1
square meters)
60 Sq. Ft (5.57
6,500 lbs (2
square meters)
60 Sq. Ft (5.57
6,500 lbs (2
square meters)
60 Sq. Ft (5.57
7,200 lbs (3
square meters)
60 Sq. Ft (5.57
7,200 lbs (3
square meters)
maximum trailer towing speeds.
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire
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(See Note 1)
350 lbs (159 kg)
587 kg)
350 lbs (159 kg)
948 kg)
650 lbs (295 kg)
948 kg)
650 lbs (295 kg)
266 kg)
720 lbs (327 kg)
266 kg)
720 lbs (327 kg)
and Loading Information placard. Refer to the “Tire–
Safety Information” section in this manual.
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Trailer and Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer.
Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of
many trailer accidents.
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on
your trailer hitch.
Consider the following items when computing the
weight on the front/rear axles of the vehicle:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
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NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options,
must be considered as part of the total load on your
vehicle. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard in the “Tire—Safety Information” section of this
manual for the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo for your vehicle.
Towing Requirements
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
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CAUTION!
• Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 miles (805
km) of vehicle operation. Doing so may damage
your vehicle.
• During the first 500 miles (805 km) of trailer
towing, limit your speed to 50 mph (80 km/h).
Perform the maintenance listed in “Maintenance Schedule.” Refer to Section 8 of this manual. When towing a
trailer, never exceed the GAWR, or GCWR, ratings.
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Improper towing can lead to an injury accident.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to the
hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the chains
under the trailer tongue and allow enough slack for
turning corners.
Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have an accident.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a grade.
When parking, apply the parking brake on the tow
vehicle. Put the tow vehicle transmission in P (Park).
For four-wheel-drive vehicles, make sure the transfer
case is not in N (Neutral). Always, block or 9chock9 the
trailer wheels.
WARNING!
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can cause a
loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes,
axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
1. GVWR
2. GTW
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3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized
(This requirement may limit the ability to always
achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue weight as a
percentage of total trailer weight).
Towing Requirements — Tires
− Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
− Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to the
“Tires–General Information” section for proper tire
inflation procedures.
− Also, check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation
pressures before trailer usage.
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− Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to the “Tires–General
Information” section of this manual for the proper
inspection procedure.
− When replacing tires, refer to the “Tires–General Information” section of this manual for proper tire replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load
carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s GVWR
and GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
− Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
personal injury.
− An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
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actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
− Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over 1,000
lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of 2,000
lbs (907 kg).
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
WARNING!
Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake system and cause it to fail. You might not have brakes
when you need them and could have an accident.
Towing any trailer will increase your stopping distance. When towing you should allow for additional
space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front
of you. Failure to do so could result in an accident.
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights & Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
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The Trailer Tow Package may include a 4 and 7 pin
wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness
and connector.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy
traffic.
4 - Pin Connector
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Towing Tips — Automatic Transmission
The “D” range can be selected when towing. However, if
frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the ”Tow/
Haul” mode (if equipped) or a lower gear range should
be selected.
NOTE: Using the ”Tow/Haul” mode (if equipped) or a
lower gear range while operating the vehicle under
heavy operating conditions will improve performance
and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also provide better
engine braking.
The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be
changed if you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than
45 minutes of continuous operation. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 of this manual for transmission fluid change intervals.
NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level
before towing.
Towing Tips — Electronic Speed Control (If
Equipped)
− Don’t use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
− When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
you can get back to cruising speed.
− Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
Towing Tips — Cooling System
To reduce potential for engine and transmission overheating, take the following actions:
− City Driving
When stopped for short periods of time, put transmission
in N (Neutral) and increase engine idle speed.
− Highway Driving
Reduce speed.
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− Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
Towing — Quadra-Trac I (Single-Speed Transfer
Case) 4WD Models
− refer to Cooling System Operating information in the
Maintenance section of this manual for more information.
Recreational towing is not allowed. This model does not
have a N (Neutral) position in the transfer case.
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing — Quadra–Trac II /Quadra–Drive II 4WD
Models
CAUTION!
Towing – 2WD Models
Recreational towing is allowed ONLY if the driveshaft
is removed. Towing with the rear wheels on the ground
while the driveshaft is connected can result in severe
transmission damage.
Front or rear wheel lifts should not be used. Internal
damage to the transmission or transfer case will occur
if a front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
towing.
NOTE: The transfer case must be in the N (Neutral)
position, and the transmission must be in the P (Park)
position for recreational towing.
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Shifting Into Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
CAUTION!
on solid) when Neutral shift is complete. A “4WD
SYSTEM IN NEUTRAL” message will display on the
EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in N (Neutral) before recreational towing to prevent damage to internal parts.
1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Turn the ignition key ON, engine off.
3. Shift transmission into N (Neutral).
4. Shift transfer case into N (Neutral).
Hold down N (Neutral) “pin” switch (with a pen, etc.) for
4 seconds until the LED lamp by the switch starts to blink
indicating shift in progress. Lamp will stop blinking (stay
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6. Shift transmission into D (Drive).
7. Release brake pedal and ensure that there is no vehicle
movement.
8. Shut the engine off.
9. Shift transmission into P (Park).
10. Place the ignition key in the OFF position, and
remove key.
Transmission damage may occur if the transmission
is shifted into P (Park) with the transfer case in N
(Neutral) and the engine running. With the transfer
case in N (Neutral) ensure that the engine is OFF
prior to shifting the transmission into P (Park) (refer
to steps 7 – 8 above).
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Shifting Out Of Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
13. Release parking brake.
1. Depress brake pedal.
11. Apply parking brake.
2. Turn the ignition key ON, engine off.
3. Shift transmission into N (Neutral).
4. Shift transfer case out of N (Neutral).
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Hold down N (Neutral) “pin” switch (with a pen, etc.) for
4 seconds until the LED lamp by the switch starts to blink
indicating shift in progress. Lamp will stop blinking (go
out) when shift is complete. The “4WD SYSTEM IN
NEUTRAL” message will no longer be displayed on the
EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
Neutral Switch
5. Shift transmission into P (Park).
6. Start the engine.
7. Shift transmission into D (Drive).
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NOTE: When shifting out of transfer case N (Neutral),
turning the engine OFF may be required to avoid gear
clash.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N
(Neutral) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
regardless of the transmission position. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Do not use a bumper mounted clamp-on tow bar on
your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be damaged.
SNOW PLOW
Snow plows, winches, and other aftermarket equipment
should not be added to the front end of your vehicle. The
airbag crash sensors may be affected by the change in the
front end structure. The airbags could deploy unexpectedly or could fail to deploy during a collision.
WARNING!
Do not add a snow plow, winches, or any other
aftermarket equipment to the front of your vehicle.
This could adversely affect the functioning of the
airbag system and you could be injured.
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m Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
m If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
m Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
m Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
m Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 377
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
m Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
▫ 2WD Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Spare Tire Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
▫ 4WD Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
Your vehicle’s hazard warning flasher is an emergency
warning system. When you activate it, all front and rear
directional signals will flash intermittently. Use it when
your vehicle is disabled on or near the road. It warns
other drivers to steer clear of you and your vehicle. This
is an emergency warning system, not to be used when the
vehicle is in motion.
To activate the warning flashers, press the button on the
upper switch bank. To turn the warning flashers off,
press the button again.
Hazard Warning Switch
NOTE: With extended use, the flasher may run down
your battery.
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IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
• On the highways — Slow down.
• In city traffic — While stopped, put transmission in N
(Neutral), but do not increase engine idle speed.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition. If your air conditioner
is on, turn it off. The air conditioning system adds heat to
the engine cooling system and turning off the A/C
removes this heat. You can also turn the Temperature
Control to maximum heat, the Mode Control to floor, and
the Fan Control to High. This allows the heater core to act
as a supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
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CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H”,
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H”, and you hear continuous chimes, turn the
engine off immediately, and call for service.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
• Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous.
The vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you.
You could be crushed. Never get any part of your
body under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need
to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service
center where it can be raised on a lift.
Jack Location
The scissor-type jack and tire changing tools are located
in a compartment behind the third row seat. Refer to
“Cargo Area Features” in Section 3 of this manual.
• The jack is designed to use as a tool for changing
tires only. The jack should not be used to lift the
vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should
be jacked on a firm level surface only. Avoid ice or
slippery areas.
Jack Storage Location
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Spare Tire Stowage
The spare tire is stowed under the rear of the vehicle by
means of a cable winch mechanism. To remove or stow
the spare, use the jack handle to rotate the “spare tire
drive” nut. The nut is located under a plastic cover at the
center-rear of the cargo floor area, just inside the liftgate
opening.
CAUTION!
Do not use power tools to winch the tire up or down.
Impact type tools can damage the winch mechanism.
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Lowering/Raising Spare Tire
Spare Tire Removal
Fit the jack handle extension over the drive nut. Use the
Lug Wrench to rotate the nut counter clockwise until the
spare is on the ground with enough slack in the cable to
allow to pull the tire out from under the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
The winch mechanism is designed for use with the
jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or
other power tools is not recommended and can damage the winch.
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
When the spare is clear, tilt the retainer at the end of the
cable and pull it through the center of the wheel.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning Flasher.
• Block both the front and rear
of the wheel diagonally opposite of the jacking position.
For example, if changing the
right front tire, block the left
rear wheel.
Preparations For Jacking
Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoid ice or
slippery areas, set the parking brake and place the gear
selector in P (Park). Turn OFF the ignition.
• Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the
vehicle is being jacked.
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Jacking Instructions
1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and tools from storage.
2. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by
turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still
on the ground.
3. Assemble the jack and jacking tools as shown. Connect
jack handle driver (A) to two extensions (B), then to the
lug wrench (C).
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4. Locate the jack as shown. For the front axle, place it
under the front lower control arm as shown. For the rear
axle, place it under the axle near the wheel to be changed.
Ensure the jack is closest to the inside of the wheel when
jacking on the rear axle. Do not raise the vehicle until
you are sure the jack is fully engaged.
Rear Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw clockwise.
Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface
and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire.
Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability.
Front Jacking Location
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
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9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate
nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. Correct
wheel nut tightness is 130 N·m (95 ft. lbs). If in doubt
about the correct tightness, have them checked with a
torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service
station.
10. Lower the jack to it’s fully closed position.
6. Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
7. Position the spare wheel/tire on the vehicle and install
the lug nuts with the cone-shaped end toward the wheel.
Lightly tighten the nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the
vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the nuts fully until the
vehicle has been lowered.
8. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw counter
clockwise, and remove the jack and wheel blocks.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack, thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided.
11. Secure the tire, jack, and tools in their proper locations.
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NOTE: Tire should be stowed with the “beauty” side
up. Storing the tire upside down may result in scratching
or damage to the wheel face. Continue winching up the
tire until you hear the winch “ratchet” three times.
Double check to ensure the tire is snug against the
underbody of the vehicle. Damage to the winch cable
may result if the vehicle is driven with the tire loose.
JUMP STARTING
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.
WARNING!
Do not use power tools to winch the tire up or down.
Impact type tools may damage the winch mechanism.
12. Reinstall the rubber plug into the floor of the cargo
area.
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WARNING!
Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not allow
battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t
lean over battery when attaching clamps or allow the
clamps to touch each other. If acid splashes in eyes or
on skin, flush contaminated area immediately with
large quantities of water.
A battery generates hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or spark away from
the vent holes.
Do not use a booster battery or any other booster
source that has a greater than 12 volt system, i.e. Do
not use a 24 volt power source.
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2. Park the booster vehicle within cable reach but without letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake on
both vehicles, place the transmission in P (Park), and turn
the ignition OFF.
3. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical loads.
4. Connect one end of a jumper cable to the positive
terminal of the booster battery. Connect the other end of
the same cable to the positive terminal of the discharged
battery.
WARNING!
Do not permit vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
1. Remove all metal jewelry such as watch bands or
bracelets which might make an unintended electrical
contact.
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5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal
of the booster battery and then to the engine of the
vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you have
a good contact on the engine.
6. Start the engine in the vehicle which has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, then start the
engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above
sequence exactly. Be careful of the moving belts and fan.
WARNING!
Any procedure other than above could result in:
1. Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting out
the battery vent;
2. Personal injury or property damage due to battery
explosion;
3. Damage to charging system of booster vehicle or
of immobilized vehicle.
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WARNING!
• You should not try to start your vehicle by pushing
or towing.
• Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the
discharge battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode.
• During cold weather when temperatures are below freezing point, electrolyte in a discharged
battery may freeze. Do not attempt jump starting
because the battery could rupture or explode. The
battery temperature must be brought up above
freezing point before attempting jump start.
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EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
If your vehicle is equipped with tow hooks, there will be
one in the rear and two mounted on the front of the
vehicle. The rear hook will be located on the driver’s side
of the vehicle.
NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use
both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of
damage to the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Tow hooks are for emergency use only, to rescue a
vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle.
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WARNING!
Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks.
Tow straps and chains may break, causing serious
injury.
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
2WD Models Only
Provided the transmission is operable, tow only in N
(Neutral) at speeds not exceeding 30 mph (48 km/h), for
distances of not more than 15 miles (24 km). Towing at
more than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for more than 15 miles
(24 km) can cause severe transmission damage. If the
transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must be
towed faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or farther than 15
miles (24 km), remove the driveshaft or tow with all four
wheels OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow
the vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of the vehicle
raised and the other end on a towing dolly.
4WD Models Only
The manufacturer recommends towing with all four
wheels OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow
the vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of the vehicle
raised and the other end on a towing dolly.
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CONTENTS
m Engine Compartment – 3.7L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
m Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
m Engine Compartment – 4.7L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
m Engine Compartment – 5.7L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
▫ Drive Belts — Check Condition And Tension . . 392
m Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . . . 385
▫ Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
▫ Spark Plug Wires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
m Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
m Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
m Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
▫ Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
▫ Crankcase Emission Control System . . . . . . . . 395
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
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▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
▫ Maintenance After Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . 414
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
▫ Windshield Washers — Front And Rear . . . . . 400
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
m Fuse Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
▫ Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution
Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
▫ Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . 406
▫ Underhood Fuses (Integrated Power
Module) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
▫ Fuel System Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
m Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
m Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
▫ Front/Rear Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
m Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
▫ Head Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
▫ Front Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430
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▫ Front Fog Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
m Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . 436
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Back-Up
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436
▫ Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) . . . 434
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437
m Fluids And Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light.” It will
also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your dealer for service as soon as
possible.
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CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the “Malfunction Indicator Light” on could cause further damage to the
emission control system. It could also affect fuel
economy and driveability. The vehicle must be
serviced before any emissions tests can be performed.
• If the “Malfunction Indicator Light” is flashing
while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel is added, the vehicle diagnostic system can
determine if the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged. A “CHECK GASCAP” message
will be displayed in the EVIC (Refer to Section 4 of this
manual). Tighten the gas cap until a 9clicking9 sound is
heard. This is an indication that the gas cap is properly
tightened.
This message may be temporarily overridden by pressing
either the C/T, STEP, or MENU buttons. However, after
one minute of no customer interaction, the EVIC will
display again the “CHECK GASCAP” message. The
message will remain displayed until the vehicle diagnostic system can retest the fuel system. The test will
perform the next time the vehicle is started, if the vehicle
was keyed off above 40°F (4°C) outside temperature and
the following vehicle start is above 40°F (4°C) outside
temperature. It may be possible to have a message that
will not clear due to the test being disabled due to low
outside temperatures. If the test is performed and the
problem is gone, the message will disappear.
If the problem persists, the message will appear the next
time the vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged
cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system
will turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
Resolving the problem will turn the MIL light off. See
your authorized dealer for service.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
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Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the
following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)
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is functioning and is not on when the engine is running,
and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready
for testing.
4. As soon as you turn your key to the ON position, you
will see your MIL symbol come on as part of a normal
bulb check.
Normally, the OBD system will be ready. The OBD
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, if you recently had a dead battery, or a battery
replacement. If the OBD system should be determined
not ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
5. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
happen:
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key actuated test
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
check if your vehicle’s OBD system is ready, you must do
the following:
1. Insert your ignition key into the ignition switch.
2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank
or start the engine.
3. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start
this test over.
a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn off the
ignition key or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD system is not ready and you should not
proceed to the I/M station.
b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start
the engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD system
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
If your OBD 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,
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you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD system is
ready or not ready, if the MIL symbol 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 symbol is on
with the engine running.
DEALER SERVICE
Your 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 manuals before attempting any procedure
yourself.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine Mopart parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to insure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-Mopart parts for maintenance
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
warranty.
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These items should be inspected if a malfunction is
observed or suspected.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which
you have the knowledge and the proper equipment.
If you have any doubt about your ability to perform
a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides the maintenance items for which there are fixed
maintenance intervals, there are other items that should
operate satisfactorily without periodic maintenance.
However, if a malfunction of these items does occur, it
could adversely affect the engine or vehicle performance.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes after a fully
warmed engine is shut off or before starting the engine
after it has sat overnight.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
the oil level in the SAFE level range. Adding 1 U.S. Quart
(0.95L) of oil when the level is at the bottom of the SAFE
range will result in the level being at the top of the SAFE
range.
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CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
Change Engine Oil
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule for recommended
engine oil change intervals.
Engine Oil Selection
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
manufacturer only recommends engine oils that are API
Certified and meet the requirements of DaimlerChrysler
Material Standard MS-6395.
Engine Oil Viscosity (3.7L/4.7L/5.7L Engines)
SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy. The engine oil filler
cap also shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for
your vehicle. For information on engine oil filler cap
location, refer to the “Engine Compartment” illustration
in this section.
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NOTE: Vehicles equipped with a 5.7L engine must use
SAE 5W-20 oil. Failure to do so may result in improper
operation of the Multiple Displacement System (MDS).
Refer to “Multi Displacement System” in Section 5 for
more details.
Lubricants which do not have both, the engine oil certification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
Synthetic Engine Oils
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recommended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
Materials Added to Engine Oils
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
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engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and it’s
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
Disposing of Used Engine Oil and Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of the 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 local 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.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every oil change.
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Engine Oil Filter Selection
All of the manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type
disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure
most efficient service. Mopart engine oil filters are high
quality oil filters and are recommended.
Drive Belts — Check Condition and Tension
Belt tension is controlled by means of an automatic
tensioner. No belt tension adjustments are required.
However, belt and belt tensioner condition should be
inspected at the specified intervals, and replaced if required. See your authorized dealer for service.
At the mileage indicated in the Maintenance Schedule, all
belts and tensioner should be checked for condition.
Improper belt tension can cause belt slippage and failure.
of damage which could result in belt failure. Low generator belt tension can cause battery failure.
Also, check belt routing to make sure there is no interference between the belts and other engine components.
Spark Plugs
Spark plugs must fire properly to assure engine performance and emission control. New spark plugs should be
installed at the specified mileage. The entire set should be
replaced if there is any malfunction due to a faulty spark
plug. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
this section for spark plug information.
Spark Plug Wires
The spark plug wires should be kept clean and properly
connected. Terminals should be fully seated. Cracked,
damaged, or faulty wires should be replaced.
Belts should be inspected for evidence of cuts, cracks,
glazing, or frayed cords and replaced if there is indication
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule for recommended
Engine Air Cleaner Filter change 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.
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Catalytic Converter
The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel
only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the
converter as an emission control device.
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.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
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.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
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Crankcase Emission Control System
Proper operation of this system depends on freedom
from sticking or plugging due to deposits. As vehicle
mileage builds up, the PCV valve and passages may
accumulate deposits. If a valve is not working properly,
replace it with a new valve. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
CLEAN THE OLD PCV VALVE!
Check ventilation hose for indication of damage or
plugging deposits. Replace if necessary.
Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Don’t allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• 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 identified on the
battery case.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Don’t use a
booster battery or any other booster source with an
output greater than 12 volts. Don’t allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• If a “fast charger” is used while battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables
before connecting the charger to battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Always wash
hands after handling the battery.
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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 condition should also be checked at this
time.
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WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause
the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Section 3 of the Warranty Information Book for
additional warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced repairman.
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NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C System
Sealers, Stop Leak Products, Seal Conditioners, Compressor Oil, and Refrigerants.
Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by dealers or other service facilities
using recovery and recycling equipment.
Power Steering Fluid Check
The power steering system requires the use of Mopart
Hydraulic System Power Steering Fluid (P/N
05142893AA),
or
equivalent,
which
meets
DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-10838.
CAUTION!
Do not use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) or
other types of power steering fluids when servicing
the power steering system of this vehicle. Damage to
the power steering system can result from the use of
the wrong power steering fluid.
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through a certified
“DaimlerChrysler Dealership.”
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WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface with
the engine off to prevent injury from moving parts,
and to insure accurate fluid level reading. Do not
overfill. Use only the manufacturer’s recommended
fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
for correct fluid type.
NOTE: Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power
steering pump may make noise for a short period of time.
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering system.
This noise should be considered normal, and does not in
any way damage the steering system.
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Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, doors, tailgate and hood hinges, should be
lubricated periodically to assure quiet, easy operation
and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should be
wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating
excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular
attention should also be given to hood latching components to insure proper function. When performing other
underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism
and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the fall and spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant such as Mopart Lock
Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
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Windshield Wiper Blades
The rubber edges of the wiper blades and the windshield
should be cleaned periodically with a sponge or soft cloth
and a mild nonabrasive cleaner to remove accumulations
of salt or road film.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
Avoid using the wiper blades to wipe frost or ice from the
windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the
rear window washer is shared. The fluid reservoir is
located in the engine compartment, be sure to check the
fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with
windshield washer solvent only (not radiator antifreeze).
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, take some
washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or towel and wipe
clean the wiper blades, this will help blade performance.
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
Windshield Washers — Front and Rear
On vehicles equipped with a Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the low washer fluid level will be
indicated. When the sensor detects a low fluid level, the
windshield will light on the vehicle graphic outline and
the “Washer Fluid Low” message will be displayed.
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WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
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
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into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the
exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
Cooling System
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot antifreeze/
coolant or steam from your radiator. If you see or hear
steam coming from under the hood, don’t 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.
Engine Coolant Checks
Check antifreeze/coolant protection every 12 months
(before the onset of freezing weather, where applicable).
If antifreeze/coolant is dirty or rusty in appearance, the
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system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh
antifreeze/coolant. Check the front of the A/C condenser
for any accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by
gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically
down the face of the condenser.
Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection at
the coolant recovery bottle and radiator. Inspect the
entire system for leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
coolant from the radiator drain cock. If the cap is sealing
properly, the antifreeze/coolant will begin to drain from
the coolant recovery bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE
COOLANT PRESSURE CAP WHEN THE COOLING
SYSTEM IS HOT.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush, And Refill
At the intervals shown on the Maintenance Schedule, the
system should be drained, flushed and refilled.
If the solution is dirty and contains a considerable
amount of sediment, clean and flush with reliable cooling
system cleaner. Follow with a thorough rinsing to remove
all deposits and chemicals. Properly dispose of old
antifreeze/coolant solution.
Selection Of Coolant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended antifreeze/
coolant, refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for
correct antifreeze/coolant type.
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CAUTION!
Mixing of antifreeze/coolant other than the specified
HOAT antifreeze/coolant may result in decreased
corrosion protection and engine damage. If a nonHOAT antifreeze/coolant is introduced into the cooling system in an emergency, it should be replaced
with the specified antifreeze/coolant as soon as possible.
Do not use plain water alone or alcohol base
antifreeze/coolant products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the antifreeze/coolant and may
plug the radiator.
This vehicle has not been designed for use with
Propylene Glycol based antifreeze/coolant. Use of
Propylene Glycol base antifreeze/coolant is not
recommended.
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Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved antifreeze/
coolant that allows extended maintenance intervals. This
antifreeze/coolant can be used up to 5 Years or 100,000
miles (160 000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that
you use the same antifreeze/coolant throughout the life
of your vehicle. Please review these recommendations for
using Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT)
antifreeze/coolant.
When adding antifreeze/coolant:
• The manufacturer recommends using Mopart
Antifreeze/ Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula
HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology)
• • Mix a minimum solution of 50% HOAT engine
coolant and distilled water. Use higher concentrations
(not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below -34°F
(-37°C) are anticipated.
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• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/antifreeze (coolant) solution. The use of lower quality water will
reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing according to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
NOTE: Mixing antifreeze/coolant types will decrease
the life of the antifreeze/coolant and will require more
frequent antifreeze/coolant changes.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of
antifreeze/coolant, and to insure that antifreeze/coolant
will return to the radiator from the coolant recovery tank.
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 antifreeze/coolant 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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Disposal of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol-based antifreeze/coolant is a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check with
your local authorities to determine the disposal rules for
your community. To prevent ingestion by animals and
children, do not store ethylene glycol-based antifreeze/
coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child, contact a
physician immediately. Clean up any ground spills immediately.
Coolant Level
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the antifreeze/coolant level is adequate.
With the engine idling, and warm to normal operating
temperature, the level of the antifreeze/coolant in the
bottle should be between the ranges indicated on the
bottle.
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The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
not need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
antifreeze/coolant freeze point or replacing antifreeze/
coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as
the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the
coolant bottle need only be checked once a month.
When additional antifreeze/coolant is needed to maintain the proper level, it should be added to the coolant
bottle. Do not overfill.
Points To Remember
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles
(kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot antifreeze/
coolant to enter the radiator.
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If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle.
• Check antifreeze/coolant freeze point in the radiator
and in the coolant recovery bottle. If antifreeze/
coolant needs to be added, contents of coolant recovery bottle must also be protected against freezing.
• If frequent antifreeze/coolant additions are required,
or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle does not
drop when the engine cools, the cooling system should
be pressure tested for leaks.
• Maintain antifreeze/coolant concentration at 50%
HOAT antifreeze/coolant (minimum) and distilled
water for proper corrosion protection of your engine
which contains aluminum components.
• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean, also.
• Do not change the thermostat for summer or winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory cooling performance, poor gas
mileage, and increased emissions.
Hoses and Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
Inspect surfaces of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence
of heat and mechanical damage. Hard or soft spots,
brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, abrasions, and excessive swelling indicate deterioration of the rubber.
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Pay particular attention to the hoses nearest to high heat
sources such as the exhaust manifold. Inspect hose routing to be sure hoses do not touch any heat source or
moving component that may cause heat damage or
mechanical wear.
Insure nylon tubing in these areas has not melted or
collapsed. Inspect all hose connections such as clamps
and couplings to make sure they are secure and no leaks
are present. Components should be replaced immediately if there is any evidence of degradation that could
cause failure.
Fuel System Connections
Electronic Fuel Injection high pressure fuel systems are
designed with tubes and special connects, connections
and clamps which have unique material characteristics to
provide adequate sealing and resist attack by deteriorated gasoline.
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You are urged to use only the manufactures-specified
tubes, connections and clamps, or their equivalent in
material and specification, in any fuel system servicing.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedule in Section 8 for
suggested service intervals.
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 wouldn’t have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
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Brake and Power Steering System Hoses
When servicing the vehicle for scheduled maintenance,
inspect surface of hoses for evidence of heat and mechanical damage. Hard and brittle rubber, cracking, tears,
cuts, abrasion, and excessive swelling suggest deterioration of the rubber. Particular attention should be made to
examining those hose surfaces nearest to high heat
sources, such as the exhaust manifold.
Inspect all hose clamps and couplings to make sure they
are secure and no leaks are present.
NOTE: Often fluids such as oil, power steering fluid,
and brake fluid are used during assembly plant operations to ease the assembly of hoses to couplings. Therefore, oil wetness at the hose-coupling area is not necessarily an indication of leakage. Actual dripping of hot
fluid when systems are under pressure (during vehicle
operation) should be noted before hose is replaced based
on leakage.
NOTE: Inspection of brake hoses should be done whenever the brake system is serviced and every engine oil
change.
WARNING!
Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake failure.
You could have an accident. If you see any signs of
cracking, scuffing, or worn spots, have the brake
hoses replaced immediately.
Brake Master Cylinder — Brake Fluid Level Check
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under hood services, or immediately if
the brake system warning lamp shows system failure
Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before
removing the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the
fluid level up to the requirements described on the brake
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fluid reservoir. With disc brakes, fluid level can be
expected to fall as the brake pads wear. However, low
fluid level may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be
needed.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid, refer
to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid
type.
WARNING!
Use of a brake fluid that may have a lower initial
boiling point or unidentified as to specification, may
result in sudden brake failure during hard prolonged
braking. You could have an accident.
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WARNING!
Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the
brake fluid catching fire.
Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture.
CAUTION!
Do not allow petroleum base fluid to contaminate the
brake fluid as seal damage will result.
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Front/Rear Axle Fluid
Transfer Case
Front Axle Fluid Level Check
Lubricant should be to the bottom of the oil fill hole.
Fluid Level Check
Inspect the transfer case for fluid leaks. If a fluid leak is
found, the transfer case fluid level can be checked by
removing the filler plug located on the back side of the
transfer case. The fluid level should be at the bottom edge
of the filler plug hole when the vehicle is in a level
position.
Rear Axle Fluid Level Check
Lubricant should be 1/2” (1 cm) below the oil fill hole.
Adding Fluid
Add lubricant only at the fill hole and only to the level
specified above.
Selection of Lubricant
Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid, refer to
Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid
type.
Adding Fluid
Add fluid at the filler hole until it runs out of the hole
when the vehicle is in a level position.
Drain
First remove fill plug, then remove drain plug. Recommended tightening torque for drain and fill plugs is
15–25 ft. lbs (20–34 N·m).
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CAUTION!
When installing plugs, do not overtighten. You could
damage them and cause them to leak.
Selection of Lubricant
Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid, refer to
Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid
type.
Automatic Transmission
Selection of Lubricant
It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the
transmission to assure optimum transmission performance. Use only manufacturer’s recommended transmission fluid, refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
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for correct fluid type. It is important that the transmission
fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the
recommended fluid.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturer’s recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct
fluid type.
Fluid Level Check (3.7L Engine)
Regular automatic transmission fluid level checks are not
required. For this reason, the dipstick is omitted.
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If you notice fluid loss or gear shift malfunction, have
your authorized dealer check the transmission fluid level.
To check the automatic transmission fluid level properly,
the following procedure must be used:
CAUTION!
1. Operate the engine at idle speed and normal operating
temperature.
The fluid level is preset at the factory and it does not
require adjustment under normal operating conditions. If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your
authorized dealer immediately. Severe damage to the
transmission may occur. Your authorized dealer has
the proper tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid Level Check (4.7L and 5.7L Engine)
Check the fluid level while the transmission is at normal
operating temperature. This occurs after at least 15 miles
(25 km) of driving. At normal operating temperature the
fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips.
2. The vehicle must be on level ground.
3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake
pedal.
4. Place the gear selector momentarily in each gear
position ending with the lever in P (Park).
5. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until
seated.
6. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
both sides. The fluid level should be between the “HOT”
(upper) reference holes on the dipstick at normal operating temperature. The fluid level is only valid if there is a
solid coating of oil is seen on both sides of the dipstick. If
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the fluid is low, add as required into the dipstick tube. Do
not overfill. After adding any quantity of oil through the
oil fill tube, wait a minimum of two (2) minutes for the oil
to fully drain into the transmission before rechecking the
fluid level.
NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be
between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick
with the fluid at approximately 70°F (21°C) (room temperature). If the fluid level is correctly established at
room temperature, it should be between the “HOT”
(upper) reference holes when the transmission reaches
180°F (82°C). Remember it is best to check the level at the
normal operating temperature.
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CAUTION!
Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50°F
(10°C) it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add
fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to
produce an accurate reading.
7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake.
To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission
after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the
dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is normal for the
dipstick cap to spring back slightly from its fully seated
position, as long as its seal remains engaged in the
dipstick tube.
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Special Additives
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid
leaks. In addition, avoid using transmission sealers as
they may adversely affect seals.
Maintenance After Off-Road Driving
After extended operation in mud, sand or water, or
similar dirty conditions, have your brake discs, brake
linings, and axle joints inspected and cleaned as soon as
possible. This will prevent any abrasive material from
causing excessive wear or unpredictable braking action.
After off-road driving, completely inspect the underbody
of your vehicle. Check tires, body structure, steering,
suspension and exhaust system for damage. Check
threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on the
chassis, drivetrain components, steering and suspension.
Retighten, if required, to torque values specified in the
Service Manual. Also check for accumulations of vegetation or brush that could become a fire hazard, or conceal
damage to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
propeller shafts.
CAUTION!
Under frequent heavy-duty driving conditions,
change all lubricants and lubricate body components, all driveline joints and steering linkage more
often than in normal service to prevent excessive
wear.
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Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle.
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• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using Mopart Car Wash or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use Mopart Super Kleen Bug
and Tar Remover to remove.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
• Use Mopart Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains,
and to protect your paint finish. Take care never to
scratch the paint.
The most common causes are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
finish.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 274
kPa) can result in damage or removal of paint and
decals.
Special Care
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels and tailgate must be kept
clear and open.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or
similar cause which destroys the paint and protective
coating have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
The cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., assure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use Mopart Touch Up Paint on scratches or chips as
soon as possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up
paint to match the color of your vehicle.
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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, use Mopart Wheel Cleaner or select a nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring pads,
steel wool, a bristle brush or metal polishes. Only Mopart cleaners are recommended. Do not use oven cleaner.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or
harsh brushes that may damage the wheels’ protective
finish.
Interior Care
Use Mopart Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
carpeting.
Interior Trim should be cleaned starting with a damp
cloth, a damp cloth with Mopart Total Clean, then
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Mopart Spot & Stain Remover if absolutely necessary. Do
not use harsh cleaners or Armorall. Use Mopart Total
Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
Leather Seat Care & Cleaning
Mopart Total Clean is specifically recommended for
leather upholstery.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
and Mopart 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.
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Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with Mopart Glass Cleaner or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning inside rear windows
equipped with electric defrosters. Do not use scrapers or
other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements.
Cleaning Headlights
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
directly on the mirror.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
WARNING!
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed by rinsing.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
rag.
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2. Dry with a soft tissue.
FUSE PANEL
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage will also weaken the fabric.
Interior Fuses
The fuse panel is on the lower instrument panel just to
the left of the steering column.
If the belts need cleaning, use Mopart Total Clean, a mild
soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove the
belts from the vehicle to wash them.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
Dry with a soft tissue.
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Cavity
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Cartridge
Mini Fuse
Fuse
30 Amp
Green
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Spare (B+)
20 Amp
Yellow
15 Amp
Blue
Audio Amp (B+)
Cavity
9
Sunroof (B+)
10
Description
Htd Mirror (EBL)
Rr Pwr Out (B+)
Rr HVAC (R/O)
(Commander Only)
Door Locks (B+)
Steer Col Lock (B+)
(ELV)
11
12
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Mini Fuse
Description
Fuse
20 Amp
Pwr Outlet (B+)
Yellow
10 Amp
Final Drive Control
Red
Module (FDCM),
Heater Ventilation, Air
Conditioning (HVAC),
Switch Bank, Transfer
Case Switch, O/H,
Heater Ventilation, Air
Conditioning (HVAC)
Relay, Rear Park Assist
Spare (B+)
10 Amp
Door Mods, Mem. Sw,
Red
O/H Lamps, IP Courtesy Lamps, Glove
Box Lamp (B+)
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14
15
16
17
19
20
Cartridge
Mini Fuse
Fuse
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
Spare
(R/S)
10 Amp
Red
Cavity
21
Description
Autowipe (R/A)
Cigar Ltr (R/A)
22
Tire Pressure Transducers (R/O)
Steering Control Module (SCM), Diag. Connector, Cluster (B+)
Flipper Glass (B+)
24
25
Sentry Key Remote
Entry Module
(SKREEM), Cluster
(R/S)
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Cartridge
Mini Fuse
Description
Fuse
Spare
(Acc Delay)
15 Amp
Rear Wiper (B+)
Blue
10 Amp
Power Distribution
Red
Center (PDC) Relays,
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM),
Front Control Module
(FCM) (R/S), A580
(R/S)
10 Amp
Shifter Assy (BTSI),
Red
Trans. Case Switch,
ESP/ABS, Brake Supp
Rly Coil (R/S)
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Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
Power Distribution Center
Cav- Cartridge
Mini Fuse
Description
ity
Fuse
1
50 Amp
PTC Heater 1 (Diesel
Green
Only)
Cav- Cartridge
Mini Fuse
Description
ity
Fuse
2
40 Amp
HID Headlamps
Green
3
50 Amp
PTC Heater 2 (Diesel
Green
Only)
4
30 Amp
Power Outlets
Pink
5
50 Amp
PTC Heater 3 (Diesel
Red
Only)
6
30 Amp
Cig Lighter, Trail Tow
Pink
Batt
7
40 Amp
Power Liftgate (ComGreen
mander Only)
8
40 Amp
Starter, JB Power
Green
9
—
Spare
10
—
Spare
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Mini Fuse
Description
ity
Fuse
11
40 Amp
HVAC Blower
Green
12
30 Amp
Rear Wiper, Ign R/O
Pink
13
40 Amp
Rear Window DeGreen
froster (EBL)/Heated
Mirror
14
30 Amp
Rear HVAC (If
Pink
Equipped)
15
—
Spare
16
50 Amp
ASD
Red
17
30 Amp
ABS Pump
Pink
18
40 Amp
Accessory Delay, Seats
Green
Cav- Cartridge
Mini Fuse
ity
Fuse
19
40 Amp
Green
20
—
21
20 Amp
Yellow
22
20 Amp
Yellow
23
25 Amp
Natural
24
20 Amp
Yellow
25
20 Amp
Yellow
26
15 Amp
Blue
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Description
JB Power
Spare
Fuel Pump
TCM, A/C Clutch
Power Inverter
Rear Heated Seats
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM)
Brake Lamps
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Cavity
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28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
Cartridge
Mini Fuse
Fuse
20 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Green
20 Amp
Yellow
—
—
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
—
20 Amp
Yellow
Cavity
36
37
Description
HD Washer (If
Equipped)
ABS Valves
38
PCM Batt (Gasoline
Only)
Spare
Spare
Powertrain Control
Module (Diesel Only)
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM)
E-Diff
Spare
Trail-Tow Mod (BUX
Only)
39
40
41
42
43
44
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—
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
25 Amp
Natural
—
—
25 Amp
Natural
—
Description
Spare
Ignition Switch
HID Left
HID Right
Next Generation Controller (NGC), Injectors
Spare
Spare
Coils, Actuators
Spare
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Underhood Fuses (Integrated Power Module)
Cavity
9
10
12
13
14
Integrated Power Module
Cavity
8
Cartridge
Mini Fuse
Description
Fuse
10 Amp
Lt Park Lamps
Red
15
16
17
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Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
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Trailer-Tow Park
Lamps
Rt Park Lamps
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #4
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #2
Adjustable Pedal
Ft Fog Lamps
Horn
Rear Wiper
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Cavity
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19
20
21
22
23
27
28
Cartridge
Mini Fuse
Fuse
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Pink
50 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #1
Lt Trailer-Tow Stop/
Turn
Front Control Module
(FCM) Batt #3
Rt Trailer-Tow Stop/
Turn
Final Drive Control
Module (FDCM)
MOD
Radiator Fan
Cavity
29
30
Cartridge
Mini Fuse
Fuse
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Description
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) R/S
Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) R/O
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21
days you may want to take steps to protect your battery.
You may:
• Remove fuse #27 in the Intelligent Power Module
labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD#1).
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) #1
Ignition Off Draw
(IOD) #2
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• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
insure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
REPLACEMENT BULBS
Interior Lights
Bulb Type
Glove Box Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Grab Handle Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L002825W5W
Overhead Console Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . VT4976
Rear Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214–2
Visor Vanity Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V26377
Underpanel Courtesy Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 906
Instrument Cluster (General Illumination) . . . . . . . 103
Telltale/Hazard Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
427
Exterior Lights
Bulb Type
Backup Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057K
Front Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145
Front Park/Turn Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157A
Front Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W5W
Headlights (Low Beam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9006
Headlights (High Beam) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9005
Rear Turn/Stop/Tail Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3057K
NOTE: Numbers refer to commercial bulb types that
can be purchased from your authorized dealer.
If a bulb needs to be replaced, visit your authorized
dealer or refer to the applicable Service Manual.
* Available only from authorized dealers.
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BULB REPLACEMENT
Head Light
1. Open the hood.
2. Remove the headlamp cover.
Insert a finger into each hole of the headlamp cover, and
pull upward to unsnap the rear edge of the cover from
the two upper lamp mounting brackets. Slide the cover
rearward to disengage the front edge from beneath the
tab on the top near the front of the lamp housing.
3. Disconnect the electrical connector.
4. Turn the low or high beam bulb 1/4 turn counter
clockwise to unlock it from the housing.
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5. Pull the bulb and base straight out from the opening in
the reflector.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
1 — Low Beam Bulb
2 — High Beam Bulb
3 — Front Park/Turn Signal Bulb
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Front Turn Signal
1. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left or right.
3. Reach through the access hole to access the park/turn
signal bulb socket on the bottom of the front lamp unit
housing.
2. Reach into the front wheel house ahead of the front
wheel to unsnap and lift the cover over the access hole in
the front of the wheel house splash shield. Access to the
bulb can be gained through the wheel liner hole.
1 — Low Beam Bulb
2 — High Beam Bulb
3 — Front Park/Turn Signal Bulb
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4. Turn the socket on the bottom of the front lamp unit
housing 1/4 turn counter clockwise to unlock it.
5. Pull the socket and bulb straight out from the opening
in the housing.
6. Disconnect the electrical connector.
7. Pull the base of the bulb straight out of the socket.
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Front Fog Light
1. Turn the steering wheel all the way to the left or right.
2. Reach into the front wheel house ahead of the front
wheel to unsnap and lift the cover over the access hole in
the front of the wheel house splash shield. Access to the
bulb can be gained through the wheel liner hole.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
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3. Reach through the access hole to access the back of the
front fog light housing on the back of the front fascia.
4. Disconnect the electrical connector.
5. Turn the socket on the back of the housing 1/4 turn
counter clockwise to unlock it.
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Back-Up Lights
1. Raise the liftgate.
2. Remove the two push-pins that secure the rear lamp
unit to the side of the liftgate opening.
6. Pull the socket and bulb straight out from the opening
in the housing.
7. Pull the base of the bulb straight out of the socket.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
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3. Pull the outboard side of the rear lamp unit rearward
far enough to unsnap the two ball studs on the outboard
side of the lamp housing from the two plastic grommets
in the quarter outer panel. Pull the lamp unit rearward
far enough away to access the bulbs.
4. Firmly grasp the appropriate bulb socket on the back
of the rear lamp unit housing, and turn 1/4 turn counter
clockwise to unlock it.
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Rear
Rear
Rear
Rear
Backup Lamp Bulb
Park/Stop Lamp Bulb
Park/Turn Signal Bulb
Side Marker Lamp Bulb
5. Disconnect the electrical connector.
6. Pull the socket and bulb straight out from the opening
in the housing.
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7. Pull the base of the bulb straight out of the socket.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
1. Remove the two screws securing the CHMSL.
2. Twist the bulb socket to remove from the CHMSL
housing.
3. Pull the bulb out of the socket.
4. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket and reattach the
CHMSL.
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FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
3.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
4.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
5.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
Cooling System *
3.7 Liter Engine (Mopart Engine Coolant/Antifreeze 5 Year/
100,000 Mile Formula)
4.7 Liter Engine (Mopart Engine Coolant/Antifreeze 5 Year/
100,000 Mile Formula)
5.7 Liter Engine (Mopart Engine Coolant/Antifreeze 5 Year/
100,000 Mile Formula)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
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Metric
79 Liters
5 Qts
6 Qts
7 Qts
4.7 Liters
5.7 Liters
6.6 Liters
9 Qts
10 Liters
14.5 Qts
13.7 Liters
14.5 Qts
13.7 Liters
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil (3.7L/4.7L/5.7L Engines)
Oil Filter (All Engines)
Spark Plugs (3.7L Engine)
Spark Plugs (4.7L Engine)
Spark Plugs (5.7L Engine)
Fuel Selection (3.7L and 4.7L Engines)
Fuel Selection (5.7L Engines)
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
Mopart Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology)
Use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler
cap for correct SAE grade.
Mopart Oil Filter (P/N 05281090)
ZFR6F-11G (Gap 0.043”)
Upper Bank — FR8TE2 (Gap 0.040”) Lower Bank — FR8T1332 (Gap 0.050”)
REC14MCC4 (Gap 0.043”)
87 Octane
87 Octane Acceptable - 89 Octane Recommended
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Transfer Case (NV140 Single Speed
Only)
Transfer Case (NV245 Two Speed
Only)
Axle Differential (Front-Rear)
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
Mopart ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Mopart ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Mopart NV 247/245 Transfer Case Lubricant
Mopart Synthetic Gear & Axle Lubricant SAE 75W-140 (API-GL5) or
equivalent with friction modifier additive.
Mopart DOT 3 Brake Fluid, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE
J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
This system requires the use of Mopart Hydraulic System Power Steering
Fluid (P/N 05142893AA) or equivalent, which meets DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-10838.
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m Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . 440
▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . . 442
m Maintenance Schedule — Gasoline Engines . . . . 440
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold
type must be done at the times or mileages specified to
assure the continued proper functioning of the emission
control system. These, and all other maintenance services
included in this manual, should be done to provide best
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent mainS tenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
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NOTE: Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and systems on your vehicle may be
performed by any automotive repair establishment or
individual using any automotive part which has been
certified pursuant to U.S. EPA or, in the State of California, California Air Resources Board regulations.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE — GASOLINE
ENGINES
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be displayed in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
Based on engine operation condition the oil change
indicator message will illuminate, this means that service
is required for your vehicle. Have your vehicle serviced
as soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
NOTE:
• The oil change indicator message will not monitor the
time since the last oil change. Change your vehicles oil
if it has been 6 months since your last oil change even
if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated.
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exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or 6 months, whichever
comes first.
Once a Month
Your dealer will reset the oil change indicator message
after completing the scheduled oil change. If this scheduled oil change is performed by someone other than your
dealer the message can be reset by referring to the steps
described under “Oil Change Required” in “Use Factory
Settings” of the EVIC section in this manual.
• Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals
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At Each Stop for Fuel
• Check the engine oil level about 5 minutes after a fully
warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level while
the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when the
level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
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At Each Oil Change
Required Maintenance Intervals
• Change the engine oil filter.
NOTE: ** Vehicles built with the 4.7L engine are
equipped with sixteen spark plugs, one set is located on
the top of the engine under the coils and the second set is
located on the side of the engine.
• Inspect the brake hoses and lines.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
The spark plugs located under the coils are a standard
plug and must be change every 30,000 miles (50 000 km)
The spark plugs located on the side of the engine are a
premium plug and must be changed every 102,000 miles
(170 000 km).
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Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Maintenance Items
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty
or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner
filter, replace if necessary.
Inspect the brake linings, replace if necessary.
Inspect the front & rear axle fluid, change if using
your vehicle for police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent
trailer towing.
Inspect the CV joints. Perform the first inspection at
12,000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months.
Inspect exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at
12,000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months.
Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot
seals, replace if necessary.
Miles
6,000
6,000
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10 000
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Inspect the transfer case fluid.
Replace the top row of spark plugs (4.7L Only). **
Replace the spark plugs (3.7L/5.7L Engines).
Change the automatic transmission fluid & filter if
using your vehicle for any of the following: police,
taxi, fleet or frequent trailer towing.
Change the transfer case fluid if using your vehicle for
any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent trailer towing.
Flush and replace the engine coolant.
Replace the ignition cables (4.7L Only).
Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Miles
30,000
Kilometers
50 000
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Perform Maintenance Every (Where time and mileage
are listed, follow the interval that occurs first.)
Maintenance Items
Replace the side row of spark plugs (4.7L Only). **
Change the automatic transmission fluid & filter.
Replace accessory drive belt(s) (3.7L/4.7L/5.7L Engines).
Miles
102,000
120,000
Kilometers
170 000
200 000
or Months
102
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WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only that 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.
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CONTENTS
m Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
m Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
m Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
m Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire
Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
m If You Need Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
▫ Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
m Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) . . . . . 451
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
m Mopart Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
▫ Temperature Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
If you’re 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
current problem.
Prepare A List
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident,
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
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 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 NEED ASSISTANCE
The manufacturer and its dealers are vitally interested in
your satisfaction. We want you to be happy with our
products and services.
Warranty service must be done by an authorized
Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. We strongly recommend
that you take your vehicle to your selling dealer. They
know you and your vehicle best, and are most concerned
that you get prompt and high quality service. The
manufacturer’s dealers have the facilities, factory-trained
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technicians, special tools, and the latest information to
assure your vehicle is fixed correctly and in a timely
manner.
This is why you should always talk to your dealer’s
service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with
this process.
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the dealership. They
want to know if you need assistance.
• If your dealership is unable to resolve the concern, you
may contact the Manufacturer’s Customer Center.
Any communication to the Manufacturer’s Customer
Center should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
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• Vehicle identification number
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: (800) 992-1997
DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: (800) 465–2001
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico (915) 729–1248 or 729–1240
Outside Mexico (525) 729–1248 or 729–1240
• Dealership name
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Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer
Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Service Contract
You may have purchased a service contract for your
vehicle to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected repairs after your 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 your vehicle delivery
date. If you have any questions about your service
contract, call the manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800-521-9922.
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 your manufacturer’s new vehicle limited warranty expires, please refer to
your contract documents, and contact the person listed in
those documents.
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased your new vehicle. Your dealer has
also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
your ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
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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 (U.S. Vehicles Only)
See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and
provisions of DaimlerChrysler’s warranties applicable to
this vehicle.
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MOPART PARTS
Mopart fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from your dealer. They will help you keep your
vehicle operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In the 50 United States and Washington D.C.: If you
believe that your vehicle has a defect, which could cause
a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately
inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your dealer, and the
manufacturer.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information
about
motor
vehicle
safety
from
http://
www.safercar.gov.
In Canada:
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should write to
Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations
and Recalls, 2780 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1B
3V9.
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals. (No P.O. Boxes).
• Service Manuals.
These comprehensive service manuals provide the
information that students and professional technicians
need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving,
maintaining, servicing, and repairing DaimlerChrysler
Corporation vehicles. A complete working knowledge
of the vehicle, system, and/or components is written
in straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
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• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals.
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Call Toll Free at:
Filled with diagrams, charts and detailed illustrations,
these practical manuals make it easy for students and
technicians to find and fix problems on computercontrolled vehicle systems and features. They show
exactly how to find and correct problems the first time,
using step-by-step troubleshooting and driveability
procedures, proven diagnostic tests and a complete list
of all tools and equipment.
• Owner’s Manuals.
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
Visit us on the World Wide Web at:
• www.techauthority.daimlerchrysler.com
• www.daimlerchrysler.ca/manuals
These manuals have been prepared with the assistance
of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you
with specific Chrysler group vehicles. Included are
starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities and
safety tips.
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following describes the tire grading categories 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 car.
All Passenger Car Tires Must Conform to Federal Safety
Requirements in Addition to These Grades.
Treadwear
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 a half (1
1/2) 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.
Traction Grades
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
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Temperature Grades
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.
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WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . 188,302
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 393
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Air Conditioning, Rear Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57,71,188
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,189
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . 139,302
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Anti-Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,189
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Audio Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . 260
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283,411
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
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Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411,412
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 169
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . 25
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Belts, Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
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Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139,302
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 69
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427,428
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Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Cargo Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
CD (Compact Disc) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,72
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,61,65,67
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64,65
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213,229,240,243
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Command View Skylights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . . . 244
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Converter, Catalytic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401,405
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
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Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . 402,435
Courtesy Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Crankcase Emission Control System . . . . . . . . . . 395
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,258,265
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Digital Video Disc (DVD) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Dipsticks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 412
461
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Used Engine Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Drive Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Off-Pavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
DVD Player (Video Entertainment System) . . . . . . 253
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . 169
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Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Electronic Roll Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Electronic Stability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . 136
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . 194
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,195
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 386,440
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382,383,384
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . 382,383,384
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,70,337
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333,435
Multi-Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389,435
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Oil Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
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Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 56
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38,70,337
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401
Extender, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Exterior Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal
Finish Care . . . . . . .
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Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187,430,432
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337,339
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Flipper Glass, Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Fluid Level Checks
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411,412
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . 436
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128,194,431
Fold and Tumble Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113,117
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Four Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Front Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Front Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333,334
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
System Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . . . . . . . . . See Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336,342,343
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Garage Door Opener (HomeLinkt) . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . 341,343,386
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,26,108,333
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
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GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Hands-Free Phone (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Hard Drive (HDD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . 129
Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Hill Start Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HomeLinkt (Garage Door Opener) Transmitter
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Cables (Spark Plug Wires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,16
Wiring System (Spark Plug Wires) . . . . . . . . . . 392
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,61
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186,187
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Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418
Integrated Power Module (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . 425
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127,130
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Inverter, Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368,371
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374
Key, Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64,65
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Liftgate Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,124
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57,188
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
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Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152,193
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124,129
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152,189,193
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . . . . . 194
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128,194,431
Four-Wheel Drive Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
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High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125,127
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127,130
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Low Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . 187
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 428
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . 187
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
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Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Tow/Haul Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152,189
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124,129,430,432
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Load Floor, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64,65
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
Luggage Rack (Roof Rack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 187,386
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408
Memory Feature (Memory Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Memory Seats and Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
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Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 388,451
MP3 Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Multi-Displacement Engine System . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Navigation Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . 333,334
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,193
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Off-Pavement Driving (Off-Road) . . . . . . . . . . 296,414
Off-Road Driving (Off-Pavement) . . . . . . . . . . 296,414
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
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Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390,435
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390,435
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385,386
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLinkt) . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
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Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192,367
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . 452
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Paint Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Pedals, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Phone, Hands-Free (UConnect™) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 311
Polishing and Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Port
Universal Serial Bus (USB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
USB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Power
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Inverter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Lift Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . 169
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305,398
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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Quadra-Trac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290,291
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Radio, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240,256
Radio, Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239,240,243,249
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Rear Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Rear Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Rear Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Rear Seat, Fold and Tumble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113,117
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
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Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . 360
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . 361
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . 254
Remote Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Roof Type Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239,240,243,249
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 44
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60,67
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,419
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Fold and Tumble Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Lumbar Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
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Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113,117
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,189
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction
Indicator) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213,229,240,243
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Shift Lock Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
473
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129,187,430,432
Skylights, Command View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Snow Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363
Sound Systems (Radio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Spark Plug Wires (Ignition Cables/Wires) . . . . . . 392
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278,280
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
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Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305,398
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270,426
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 48
Sway Control, Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 391
System, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . 260
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 191
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . 311
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,315,454
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368
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Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311,312
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72,306
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377
Tow/Haul Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346,378
475
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Traction Control Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Trailer Towing Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283,411
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Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 411
Range Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLinkt) . . 159
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless
Entry) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . 21
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129,187,430,432
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
UConnect™ (Hands-Free Phone) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Underhood Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422,425
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . 244
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312,344
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270,426
Video Entertainment System (Rear Seat Video
System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366
Warning, Roll Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451
Washer, Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
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Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131,400
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Waxing and Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415
Wheel Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33,167
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
477
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71,258,265
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Wiring, Ignition (Spark Plug Wires) . . . . . . . . . . . 392
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INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION ROLLOVER WARNING HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD
ABOUT YOUR KEYS Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)Fob with Integrated Key (FOBIK)Ignition Key RemovalKey-In-Ignition ReminderSENTRY KEY Replacement KeysCustomer Key (Fob) ProgrammingGeneral InformationSECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED To Set
the AlarmTo Disarm the SystemILLUMINATED ENTRY REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY To Unlock the DoorsTo Lock the DoorsTo Release the Liftgate Flipper GlassUsing The Panic AlarmProgramming Additional TransmittersTransmitter Battery ServiceGeneral Information
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED DOOR LOCKS Manual Door LocksPower Door LocksChild Protection Door LockWINDOWS Power WindowsWind BuffetingLIFTGATE Liftgate Flipper GlassPower Liftgate - If EquippedOCCUPANT RESTRAINTS Lap/Shoulder
BeltsLap/Shoulder Belt Operating InstructionsAdjustable Upper Shoulder Belt AnchorageAutomatic Locking Mode - If EquippedEnergy Management FeatureSeat Belt PretensionersEnhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)Seat Belts and Pregnant WomenSeat
Belt ExtenderDriver And Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Child RestraintENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS SAFETY TIPS Exhaust GasSafety Checks You Should Make Inside The VehicleSafety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE MIRRORS Inside Day/Night MirrorAutomatic Dimming Mirror - If EquippedOutside MirrorsExterior Mirrors Folding FeatureDrivers and Front Passenger Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror - If EquippedPower Remote
Control Outside Mirrors - If EquippedHeated Remote Control Mirrors - If EquippedLighted Vanity Mirrors - If EquippedHANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED OperationPhone Call FeaturesUConnect System FeaturesAdvanced Phone Connectivity
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect SystemGeneral InformationSEATS Front Manual Seat AdjustmentFront Seat Adjustment - ReclineManual Lumbar Support Adjustment8 - Way Drivers Power Seat4 - Way Passengers Power Seat - If EquippedHead Restraints
Front Heated Seats-If Equipped40/20/40 Second Row Folding Seat50/50 Third Row Folding Seat - If EquippedDRIVER MEMORY SEAT - IF EQUIPPED Setting Memory Positions and Linking Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter to MemoryMemory Position RecallTo Disable
A Transmitter Linked to MemoryEasy Entry/Exit SeatTO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD LIGHTS Multi-Function Control LeverBattery Saver Feature-Exterior/Interior LightsHeadlights and Parking LightsAutomatic Headlight System - If EquippedSmartBeams - If Equipped
Instrument Panel and Interior LightsDaytime Running Lights - If EquippedLights-On ReminderFog Lights - If EquippedTurn SignalsHigh Beam SwitchPassing LightHeadlight Time DelayInterior LightsCourtesy/Reading LightsWINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS MistSpeed
Sensitive Intermittent Wiper SystemRain Sensing Wipers-If EquippedTILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED Electronic Speed Control OperationTo ActivateTo Set At A Desired
SpeedTo DeactivateTo Resume SpeedTo Vary The Speed SettingTo Accelerate For PassingELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)TCS (Traction Control System)BAS (Brake Assist System)ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)ESP (Electronic
Stability Program)TSC (Trailer Sway Control)HSA (Hill Start Assist) (4WD Models with NV245 Two-Speed Transfer Case Only)HDC (Hill Descent Control) (4WD Models with NV245 Two-Speed Transfer Case Only)ESP/BAS Warning Lamp and ESP/TCS Indicator LightREAR
PARK ASSIST SYSTEM- IF EQUIPPED Rear Park Assist SensorsRear Park Assist Warning DisplayEnable/Disable the Rear Park Assist SystemService the Rear Park Assist SystemCleaning the Rear Park Assist SystemREAR CAMERA - IF EQUIPPED Turning the Rear
Camera OnTurning the Rear Camera OffOVERHEAD CONSOLE - IF EQUIPPED GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED Programming HomeLinkGate Operator/Canadian ProgrammingUsing HomeLinkReprogramming a Single HomeLink ButtonSecurityTroubleshooting
TipsGeneral InformationPOWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED Opening Sunroof - ExpressClosing Sunroof - ExpressPinch Protect FeaturePinch Protect OverrideVenting Sunroof - ExpressSunshade OperationWind BuffetingSunroof MaintenanceIgnition Off OperationSunroof
Fully ClosedCOMMAND-VIEW SKYLIGHTS - IF EQUIPPED POWER OUTLET Front Power OutletRear Power Outlet - If EquippedPOWER INVERTER - IF EQUIPPED CUP HOLDERS CARGO AREA FEATURES Cargo Load FloorREAR WINDOW FEATURES Rear Window
Wiper/WasherRear Window Defroster - If EquippedROOF LUGGAGE RACK - IF EQUIPPED UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS INSTRUMENT CLUSTER INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION ELECTRONIC
VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) DisplaysEngine Oil Change Indicator SystemTrip FunctionsCompass DisplayPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)System StatusRADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
Radio Broadcast SignalsTwo Types of SignalsElectrical DisturbancesAM ReceptionFM ReceptionSALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK) Operating Instructions - Radio ModeOperation Instructions - (DISC
MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)Notes On Playing MP3/WMA FilesLIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) Operating
Instructions - Radio ModeOperation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio PlayNotes On Playing MP3 FilesLIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)SALES CODE REN - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED Operating Instructions
- Satellite Radio (If Equipped)Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)Clock Setting ProcedureSALES CODE RER - AM/FM/CD/DVD RADIO WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED Operating Instructions - Satellite RadioClock
Setting ProcedureUNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) - IF EQUIPPED Connecting the iPodControlling the iPod using Radio ButtonsPlay ModeList or Browse ModeSATELLITE RADIO (RSC) - IF EQUIPPED (REQ AND RES RADIOS ONLY) System Activation
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID)Selecting Satellite ModeSatellite AntennaReception QualityOperating Instructions - Satellite ModeOperating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If Equipped)Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System
(VES) (If Equipped)VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (SALES CODE XRV) - IF EQUIPPED REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED Radio OperationCD PlayerCD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES CLIMATE
CONTROLS Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System - If EquippedAutomatic Temperature Control - If EquippedRear Climate Control - If EquippedOperating TipsOperating Tips Chart STARTING AND OPERATING STARTING PROCEDURES Normal StartingExtremely
Cold Weather (below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)If Engine Fails to StartAfter StartingENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Shift Lock Manual Override - If EquippedBrake/Transmission Interlock System5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Gear RangesRocking the VehicleFOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION Quadra-Trac I Operating Instructions/Precautions - If EquippedQuadra-Trac II Operating Instructions/Precautions - If EquippedShift PositionsShifting ProceduresQuadra-Drive II System - If Equipped
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS When To Use 4WD LOW Range - If EquippedDriving Through WaterDriving In Snow, Mud and SandHill ClimbingTraction DownhillAfter Driving Off-RoadPARKING BRAKE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM POWER
STEERING MULTI DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) - 5.7L Engine Only TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Tire Markings Tire Identification Number (TIN)Tire Loading and Tire PressureTIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION Tire PressureTire Inflation PressuresTire Pressures
for High Speed OperationRadial-Ply TiresTire SpinningTread Wear IndicatorsLife of TireReplacement TiresAlignment and BalanceTIRE CHAINS TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) Base System - If EquippedPremium
System - If EquippedGeneral InformationFUEL REQUIREMENTS 3.7/4.7L Engines (If Equipped)5.7L Engines (If Equipped)Reformulated GasolineGasoline/Oxygenate BlendsMMT In GasolineMaterials Added To FuelFuel System CautionsCarbon Monoxide Warnings
FLEXIBLE FUEL (4.7L ENGINE ONLY) - IF EQUIPPED E-85 General InformationETHANOL FUEL (E-85)Fuel RequirementsSelection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline VehiclesStartingCruising RangeReplacement PartsADDING FUEL Fuel Filler
Cap (Gas Cap)VEHICLE LOADING Certification LabelTRAILER TOWING Common Towing DefinitionsTrailer Hitch ClassificationTrailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)Trailer and Tongue WeightTowing RequirementsTowing TipsRECREATIONAL TOWING
(BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) Towing - 2WD ModelsTowing - Quadra-Trac I (Single-Speed Transfer Case) 4WD ModelsTowing - Quadra-Trac II /Quadra-Drive II 4WD ModelsSNOW PLOW WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS IF YOUR
ENGINE OVERHEATS JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING Jack LocationSpare Tire StowageSpare Tire RemovalPreparations For JackingJacking InstructionsJUMP STARTING EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE 2WD Models Only
4WD Models OnlyMAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 4.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 5.7L ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II Loose Fuel Filler Cap MessageEMISSIONS INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS REPLACEMENT PARTS DEALER SERVICE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES Engine OilDrive Belts - Check Condition and TensionSpark PlugsSpark Plug WiresEngine Air Cleaner FilterCatalytic ConverterCrankcase Emission Control System
Maintenance-Free BatteryAir Conditioner MaintenancePower Steering Fluid CheckBody LubricationWindshield Wiper BladesWindshield Washers - Front and RearExhaust SystemCooling SystemHoses and Vacuum/Vapor HarnessesFuel System ConnectionsBrake System
Front/Rear Axle FluidTransfer CaseAutomatic TransmissionMaintenance After Off-Road DrivingAppearance Care And Protection From CorrosionFUSE PANEL Interior FusesUnderhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center) Underhood Fuses (Integrated Power Module) VEHICLE
STORAGE REPLACEMENT BULBS BULB REPLACEMENT Head LightFront Turn SignalFront Fog LightRear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Back-Up LightsCenter High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
EngineChassisMAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE - GASOLINE ENGINES Required Maintenance IntervalsIF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE
FOR YOUR VEHICLE Prepare For The AppointmentPrepare A ListBe Reasonable With RequestsIF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only) MOPAR PARTS REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS In CanadaPUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES TreadwearTraction GradesTemperature GradesINDEX
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