Owners Manual - Dealer e

Owners Manual - Dealer e
SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
▫ Roll Over Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
䡵 Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
䡵 Vehicle Modifications / Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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4 INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for selecting a Jeep威 Liberty and welcome to
our worldwide family.
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 to 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.
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INTRODUCTION 5
Roll Over Warning
Utility vehicles have a significantly higher roll over rate
than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher
ground clearance, higher center of gravity, and narrower
track 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
and the narrower track, if this vehicle is out of control it
may roll over when some other vehicles may not.
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, roll over of the vehicle, and severe or fatal
injury. Drive carefully.
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Roll Over Warning Label
6 INTRODUCTION
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 roll over crash an unbelted person
is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing
a seat belt. Always buckle up.
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 the manufacturer knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained
technicians and genuine Mopar威 parts, and is interested
in your satisfaction.
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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INTRODUCTION 7
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.
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 the manual, contains a
complete listing of all subjects.
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.
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8 INTRODUCTION
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is located on a
stamped plate on the bottom of the left front A-Pillar,
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.
Vehicle Identification Number
NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN plate.
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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
䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel . . . . . . .19
▫ Ignition Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Release The Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
䡵 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
䡵 Sentry Key Immobilizer System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
䡵 Doors And Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Important Note About Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . .23
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Child Protection Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
䡵 Steering Wheel Lock — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .19
䡵 Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
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▫ To Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
▫ To Unlatch The Swing Gate Flip-Up Window . .26
䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ To Use The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions . . . . .39
▫ To Program Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . .43
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Automatic Locking Mode — If Equipped . . . . .44
▫ Transmitter Battery Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
䡵 Security Alarm System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
▫ To Set The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
䡵 Rear Swing Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
䡵 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
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▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .47
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
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▫ Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental
Restraint Systems (SRS) — Airbags . . . . . . . . . .48
▫ Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .73
䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
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▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
The keys for your new vehicle are enclosed in a plastic
bag with the key code number on it. If you received your
keys without the bag, ask your dealer to give you the
number. The key code can also be obtained by the dealer
from your vehicle invoice.
Ignition Key
Insert the key fully, then turn the switch to one of the four
illustrated positions. The key can be inserted or withdrawn only in the LOCK position. The automatic transmission gear selector must be in the P (Park) position.
To remove the ignition key on models with an automatic
transmission, place the gearshift lever in P (Park), turn
the ignition key to LOCK and remove the key.
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Ignition Key Positions
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To remove the ignition key on models with a manual
transmission, depress and hold the key release button,
turn the ignition key to LOCK and remove the key.
WARNING!
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, brake pedal, or the gear selector
lever. Do not leave the keys in the ignition. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
CAUTION!
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves.
Always remove the key from the ignition, and lock
all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Ignition Key Release Button
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Key-In-Ignition Reminder
If you open the driver’s door and the key is fully inserted
in the ignition switch, a chime will sound to remind you
to remove the key.
SENTRY KEY IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM
The Sentry Key Immobilizer System (SKIS) prevents
unauthorized operation of the vehicle by disabling the
engine. The system will shut the engine down after 2
seconds of running if an invalid key is used to start the
vehicle. This system utilizes ignition keys which have an
electronic chip (transponder) embedded into them. Only
keys that have been programmed to the vehicle can be
used to start and operate the vehicle for longer than the
2 second validation time period.
The Sentry Key Immobilizer System does not need to be
armed or activated. Operation of the system is automatic
regardless of whether or not the vehicle is locked or
unlocked. During normal operation, the “Sentry Key/
Security Alarm Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) will come on for 3 seconds immediately
after the ignition switch is turned on for a bulb check.
Afterwards, if the bulb remains on, this indicates a
malfunction in the electronics. If the bulb begins to flash
immediately after the ignition switch is turned on, this
indicates that an invalid key is being used to start the
vehicle. Both of these conditions will result in the engine
being shut down after 2 seconds of running. Keep in
mind that a key which has not been programmed is also
considered an invalid key even if it is cut to fit the
ignition for that vehicle.
If the “Sentry Key/Security Alarm Indicator Light”
comes on during normal vehicle operation (it has been
running for longer than 10 seconds) a fault has been
detected in the electronics and the vehicle should be
serviced as soon as possible.
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NOTE:
• The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible
with remote starting systems. Use of these systems
may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of
security protection.
• Mobil Speedpass™, additional Sentry Keys, or any
other transponder equipped components on the same
keychain will not cause a key-related (Transponder)
fault unless the additional part is physically held
against the ignition key being used when starting the
vehicle. Also, cell phones, pagers, or other RF electronics will not cause interference with this system.
All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
Important Note About Service
A four digit PIN number is needed to service the Sentry
Key Immobilizer System. This number can be obtained
from your authorized dealer. However, this number can
also be found on your customer invoice that you were
given upon receipt of your vehicle.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed to the
vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once
a Sentry Key has been programmed to a vehicle, it cannot
be programmed to any other vehicle.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four digit PIN number. This number is required
for dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may
be performed at an authorized dealer or by using the
Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure
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consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle
electronics. A blank key is one which has never been
programmed.
will sound and the “Sentry Key/Security Alarm Indicator Light” will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch
OFF and remove the second key.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key System serviced,
bring all vehicle keys to the dealer.
4. 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. The “Sentry Key/
Security Alarm Indicator Light” will stop flashing, turn
on for 3 seconds; then turn off.
Customer Key Programming
You can program new keys to the system if you have two
valid keys by doing the following:
1. Cut the additional Sentry Key Transponder blank(s) to
match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.
2. 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.
The new Sentry Key has been programmed. Repeat this
process to program up to a total of 8 keys.
General Information
The Sentry Key Immobilizer System complies with FCC
rules part 15 and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
3. Insert the second valid key and turn the ignition
switch ON within 15 seconds. After ten seconds, a chime
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2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
Insert the key in the ignition and turn the wheel slightly
to the right or left to disengage the lock.
STEERING WHEEL LOCK — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with a passive steering
wheel lock (manual transmission only). This lock prevents steering the vehicle without the ignition key. If the
steering wheel is moved a half turn in either direction
and the key is not in the ignition, the steering wheel will
lock.
NOTE: If you turned the wheel to the right to engage
the lock, you must turn the wheel slightly to the right to
disengage it. If you turned the wheel to the left to engage
the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it.
To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
With the engine running, rotate the steering wheel 1/2
revolution from straight ahead position, turn off the
engine and remove the key. Rotate the steering wheel
slightly in both directions until the lock engages.
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, unless, the dome inhibit
feature was selected on the multi-function control lever.
Refer to LIGHTS in Section 3 of this manual.
The lights also will fade to off if you turn on the ignition
after you close all the doors.
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DOORS AND DOOR LOCKS
The vacuum fluorescent (VF) display located in the
odometer area displays the word “door” as an indication
of a door ajar or door not completely closed. When the
vehicle is not moving and the door is ajar or not
completely closed, the VF display will show the word
“door” and then show the odometer/trip odometer
mileage (each for 2 seconds). The display will continue to
cycle.
NOTE: If vehicle is equipped with the optional Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the overhead
console, all warnings including “door”, “GATE”,
“GLASS”, and “LOWASH” will only be displayed in the
EVIC display (not in the instrument cluster). For additional information, refer to “Overhead Console — If
Equipped” in Section 3.
Door Open Display
If any other active warnings including “GATE”,
“GLASS”, or “LOWASH” are present, they will be shown
in the VF display and will also continue to cycle. If the
vehicle is moving, three single chimes will occur (One
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chime for each complete display cycle (three cycles total).
After this, the display will continue to cycle only (no
chimes).
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If the trip/reset button is pressed while the VF warnings
are being displayed, the VF display will revert back to
only displaying the odometer/trip odometer mileage.
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.
Door Lock Plunger
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• For personal security, and safety in the event of an
accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle always remove the key
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.
An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves.
Always remove the key from the ignition and lock
all of the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
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Power Door Locks — If Equipped
A door lock switch is on each front door panel. Press this
switch to lock or unlock the doors.
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 Equipped
The doors will lock automatically if:
1. all doors are closed,
2. vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24 km/h),
3. and the accelerator pedal is depressed.
This will occur only once, will not reoccur until a door is
opened.
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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Child Protection Locks
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.
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.
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Child Lock Control
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors or
open the swing gate flip-up window from distances of
23–50 feet (7–15 meters) using a transmitter. You don’t
have to point the transmitter at the vehicle to activate the
system. Each vehicle comes with two transmitters.
To Unlock the Doors
Press and release the “Unlock” button once to unlock the
driver’s door. Press the button again within 5 seconds to
unlock all the doors. If your vehicle is equipped with
Illuminated Entry, the interior lights also come on and
remain on for about 30 seconds, when you unlock the
doors. The park lights will flash twice to acknowledge
the unlock signal.
NOTE: The transmitter can be programmed to unlock
all the doors upon the first press of the ⬙Unlock⬙ button
(within 23–50 feet (7–15 meters) of the vehicle) by performing the following procedure:
1. Press and hold the ⬙Unlock⬙ button on the transmitter.
2. Continue to hold the ⬙Unlock⬙ button, wait at least 4
but no longer than 10 seconds, then press the “Lock”
button.
Four Button Transmitter
3. Release both buttons.
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4. Repeating steps 1–3 will restore original operation.
NOTE: The Light Flash can be enabled or disabled
(within 23–50 feet (7–15 meters) of the vehicle) by performing the following procedure:
1. Press and hold the ⬙Lock⬙ button on the transmitter.
2. Continue to hold the ⬙Lock⬙ button, wait at least 4 but
no longer than 10 seconds, then press the “Rear Release”
button.
3. Release both buttons.
4. Repeating steps 1–3 will restore original transmitter
operation.
To Lock the Doors
Press and release the “Lock” button once to lock the
doors, swing gate flip-up window, and swing gate.
NOTE: The horn chirp can be enabled or disabled
(within 23–50 feet (7–15 meters) of the vehicle) by the
following procedure:
1. Press and hold the ⬙Lock⬙ button on the transmitter.
2. Continue to hold the ⬙Lock⬙ button, wait at least 4 but
no longer than 10 seconds, then press the ⬙Unlock⬙
button.
3. Release both buttons.
4. Repeating steps 1–3 will restore original transmitter
operation.
To Unlatch the Swing Gate Flip-Up Window
Press the “Rear Release” button twice to unlatch the
swing gate flip-up window.
The horn will chirp and the park lights will flash once to
acknowledge the lock signal.
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WARNING!
To avoid injury stand back when opening. Glass will
automatically rise.
NOTE: The transmitter can be programmed to unlatch
the flip-up window immediately upon activation of the
“Rear Release” button (without pressing and holding)
(within 23–50 feet (7–15 meters) of the vehicle) by performing the following procedure:
1. Press and hold the “Unlock” button on the transmitter.
2. Continue to hold the “Unlock” button, wait at least 4
but no longer than 10 seconds, then press the “Rear
Release” button.
3. Release both buttons.
4. Repeating steps 1–3 will restore original transmitter
operation.
NOTE: Unlatching the flip-up window will unlock the
swing gate. After closing the flip-up window, press the
“Lock” button on the transmitter to lock the swing gate.
Panic Alarm
The panic mode flashes the park lights, and sounds the
horn for about 3 minutes or until the alarm is turned off.
To Use the Panic Alarm
Press and hold the PANIC button for at least 1 second to
activate the panic alarm. Press and hold the PANIC
button a second time to deactivate the alarm. The alarm
will also shut itself off after starting the vehicle and
accelerating to 15 mph (24 km/h).
NOTE: The “Panic” and “Security” alarms are quite
different. Please take a moment to activate the “Panic”
and the “Security” modes to hear the differences in the
horn. In case one should go off in the future, you will
need to know which mode has been activated in order to
deactivate it.
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To Program Additional Transmitters
NOTE: If vehicle is equipped with the optional Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the overhead
console, the transmitters may also be programmed
through the EVIC display. For additional information,
refer to “Overhead Console — If Equipped” in Section 3.
Continue to hold the “Unlock” button, wait at least 4 but
no longer than 10 seconds, then press and hold the
PANIC button for at least 1 second. Release both buttons
simultaneously.
3. Program Each Transmitter: All transmitters to be used
with your vehicle must be programmed as follows:
Up to 4 transmitters can be programmed to your vehicle.
To obtain additional transmitters, contact your authorized dealer. To program a transmitter (within 23–50 feet
(7–15 meters) of the vehicle), perform the following
procedure:
Press and release the ⬙Lock⬙ and ⬙Unlock⬙ buttons simultaneously, followed by a press and release of ANY button
on each transmitter to be programmed. You will hear a
chime when a transmitter has been successfully programmed.
1. Gather every transmitter that is to be used with the
vehicle including any transmitters that are currently
programmed.
General Information
This transmitter complies with FCC rules part 15 and
with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
2. Enter Program Mode: Turn the ignition to the ON
position, and using a currently programmed transmitter;
press and hold the ⬙Unlock⬙ button on the transmitter.
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.
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If your Remote Keyless Entry fails to operate from a
normal distance, check for these two conditions:
1. Weak batteries in transmitter. The expected life of
batteries is from one to two years
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.
Transmitter Battery Service
The recommended replacement battery is the Panasonic
CR2032 or equivalent.
1. Pry the transmitter halves apart with a dime or similar
object. Make sure not to damage the rubber gasket
material during removal.
Separating Transmitter Halves
2. Remove and replace the batteries. Avoid touching the
new batteries with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch the battery, clean it
with rubbing alcohol.
3. Reassemble the transmitter case. Snap the halves
together and test transmitter operation.
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SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
This system monitors the vehicle doors, swing gate,
swing gate flip-up window, and ignition for unauthorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the system
provides both audible and visual signals. The horn,
headlights, and tail lights will sound/flash repeatedly for
three minutes. If disturbance is still present (driver’s
door, passenger door, other doors, ignition) after three
minutes, the headlights and tail lights will flash for an
additional 15 minutes.
NOTE: The “Panic” and “Security” alarms are quite
different. Please take a moment to activate the “Panic”
and the “Security” modes to hear the differences in the
horn. In case one should go off in the future, you will
need to know which mode has been activated in order to
deactivate it.
To Set the Alarm
The alarm will set when you use the remote keyless entry
transmitter to lock the doors and swing gate or when you
use the power door lock switch while the door is open.
After all the doors are locked and closed, the “Sentry
Key/Security Alarm Indicator Light” (located in the
instrument cluster) will flash rapidly for about 16 seconds to signal that the system is arming. During this 16
second arming period, opening any door or the swing
gate will cancel the arming. If the system successfully
arms, the “Sentry Key/Security Alarm Indicator Light”
will flash at a slower rate to indicate the alarm is set.
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To Disarm the System
To disarm the system, you will need to press the “Unlock” button on the remote keyless entry transmitter or
turn the ignition key to the RUN position. 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.
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE), there will not be a door lock cylinder on the
front passenger door, rear doors, or rear swing gate.
Therefore, you will be unable to disarm the system with
a manual unlock of the passenger or rear doors.
press the “Unlock” button on the remote keyless entry
transmitter to disarm the system. You may also accidentally disarm the system by unlocking the driver’s door
with the key and then locking it. The door will be locked
but the Security Alarm will not arm.
REAR SWING GATE
The swing gate can be unlocked using the remote keyless
entry, or by activating the power door lock switches
located on the front doors.
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,
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To avoid injury stand back when opening. Glass will
automatically rise.
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To open the swing gate, pull the gate handle to its first
detent to open just the flip-up window. Pull the handle to
its second detent (all the way) to open both the flip-up
window and swing gate.
WARNING!
To avoid injury stand back when opening. Glass will
automatically rise.
The vacuum fluorescent (VF) display located in the
odometer area displays the words “GATE” and/or
“GLASS” as an indication of when the swing gate and/or
flip-up window, is not completely closed. When the
vehicle is not moving and the swing gate and/or flip-up
window is not completely closed, the VF display will
show the word “GATE” and/or “GLASS” and then show
the odometer/trip odometer mileage (each for 2 seconds). The display will continue to cycle.
Swing Gate Release
NOTE: If vehicle is equipped with the optional Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the overhead
console, all warnings including “door”, “GATE”,
“GLASS”, and “LOWASH” will only be displayed in the
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EVIC display (not in the instrument cluster). For additional information, refer to “Overhead Console — If
Equipped” in Section 3.
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Glass Open Display
Gate Open Display
If any other active warnings including “door” or “LOWASH” are present, they will be shown in the VF display
and will also continue to cycle. If the vehicle is moving,
two single chimes will occur if the rear glass is open or
three single chimes will occur if the rear swing gate is
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open (one chime for each complete display cycle). After
this, the VF display will continue to sequence only (no
chimes).
WARNING!
Driving with the flip-up window open can allow
poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and
your passengers could be injured by these fumes.
Keep the flip-up window closed when you are
operating the vehicle.
If the trip/reset button is pressed while the VF warnings
are being displayed, the VF display will revert back to
only displaying the odometer/trip odometer mileage.
NOTE: Close swing gate before flip-up window.
CAUTION!
Do not press on rear wiper blade when closing
swing gate, as damage to the blade will result.
NOTE: The rear swing gate will lock while the rear
wiper is operating. The gate will stay locked until the
wiper is turned off and the gate is unlocked (by key,
lock switch, or key fob).
NOTE: The swing gate will lock automatically when the
vehicle begins moving.
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WINDOWS
Power Windows — If Equipped
The power window switches are located on the center
floor console. The top left switch controls the left front
window and the top right switch controls the right front
window. The lower left switch controls the left rear
passenger window, and the lower right switch controls
the right rear passenger window. The switches will
continue to function for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition key has been removed, or until a door is opened.
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Power Window Switches
The window lock switch located next to the window
switches allows you to disable the rear passenger window switches that are located on the back of the center
floor console.
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Auto Down Feature — If Equipped
The driver’s and passenger’s front window switches
have an auto down feature. Press the window switch past
the detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.
To open the window part way, press the window switch
part way and release it when you want the window to
stop.
Rear Passenger Window Switches
The rear passenger window switches are located on the
back of the center floor console.
Rear Power Window Switches
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
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windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize
the buffeting.
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 front passenger and, if
equipped, 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.
WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
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.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All the seats in your vehicle are equipped with 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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• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the
best. Wearing your belt in the wrong place could
make your injuries in a collision much worse. You
might suffer internal injuries, or you could even
slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep
your passengers safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in 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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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
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2. The seat belt latch plate is 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.
Latch Plate
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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.”
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.
Latch Plate To Buckle
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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.
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NOTE: The “Seat Belt Indicator Light” will remain on
until the driver’s seat belt is buckled.
Removing Slack From Belt
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WARNING!
A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the
strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat belt as
low as possible and keep it snug.
A twisted belt cannot do its job as well. In a collision
it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight.
If you cannot straighten a belt in your vehicle, take it
to your authorized dealer and have it fixed.
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.
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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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,
pretensioner, etc.).
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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the front seat positions, the shoulder belt can be
adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away
from your neck. To lower the shoulder belt height, push
the button and slide the height adjuster down. To raise
the height of the shoulder belt, slide the height adjuster
up. Pull down on the height adjuster to make sure it is
locked in place.
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Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
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WARNING!
Position the shoulder belt height adjusters so that
the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder.
Failure to adjust the safety belt properly could
reduce the effectiveness of the seat belt and increase
the risk of injury in a collision.
When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
Anytime a child safety seat is installed in a passenger
front or outboard rear seating position (if equipped).
Children 12 years old and under should be properly
restrained in the rear seat whenever possible.
How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
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.
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 at the driver and front passenger
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 pay out webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
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• After a vehicle collision, the driver and front
passenger outboard seat belt system must be
checked by a qualified technician to verify that
the “automatic locking retractor” feature for child
seats is still functioning properly. In addition, all
seat belts should be checked for proper function.
• 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 front Airbag
Control 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 Driver 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).
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The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by
following these steps:
4. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single
chime will sound to signify that you have successfully
completed the programming.
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).
The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.
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 within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt
buckled.
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) — Airbags
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.
Front Airbag Components
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
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the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS/AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers.
NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal
regulations that allow less forceful deployment.
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The front airbags have a multi stage inflator design. This
may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation
that are based on collision severity and occupant size.
Also, the front passenger airbag is certified to the Federal
regulations that define Occupant Classification (Refer to
“Occupant Classification System” in this section).
This vehicle may also be equipped with window bags to
protect the driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next
to a window. If the vehicle is equipped with window
bags, 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 not there to protect you. These
protective covers for the airbag cushions are designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
• If your vehicle is equipped with window bags, 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.
• If your vehicle is equipped with window bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of
the vehicle for any reason.
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.
NOTE: The passenger front airbag may not deploy even
when the driver front airbag has if the Occupant Classification System (refer to “Occupant Classification System” in this section) has determined the seat is empty or
is occupied by someone that is classified in the “child”
category. This could be a child, a teenager, or even a small
adult.
If your vehicle is so equipped, the window bag on the
crash side of the vehicle is triggered in moderate to
severe side collisions. But even in collisions where the
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airbags work, you need the seat belts to keep you in the
right position for the airbags to protect you properly.
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying airbag.
2. All occupants should use their lap and shoulder belts
properly.
1. Children 12 years and under should always ride
buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child restraint.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the airbag room to inflate.
Infants in rear-facing child restraints should NEVER ride
in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag.
An airbag deployment can cause severe injury or death to
infants in that position.
4. If your vehicle has window bags, do not lean against
the door or window, airbags will inflate forcefully into
the space between you and the door.
If a child from 1 to 12 years old must ride in the front
passenger seat because the vehicle is crowded, move the
seat as far back as possible, and use the proper child
restraint. See “Child Restraint” in this section.
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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Airbag System Components
The airbag system consists of the following:
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.
• 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.
• If the vehicle has window bags, they also need
room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or
window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
• Occupant Restraint Controller
• Remote Acceleration Sensors
• Airbag Warning Light
• Driver Airbag
• Passenger Airbag
• Window Bags above Side Windows (If Equipped)
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Interconnecting Wiring
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Front Acceleration Sensors
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• Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners
modify the rate of inflation based on the occupant size
provided by the Occupant Classification Module. The
ORC will not detect roll over, or rear impacts.
• Front Passenger Seat Occupant Classification System
(OCS)
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts
of the system whenever the ignition switch is in the
START or RUN positions. These include all of the
items listed above except the steering wheel and
column, and knee bolsters. If the key is in the OFF
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition,
the airbags are not on and will not inflate.
− Occupant Classification Module
− Passenger Airbag Disabled (PAD) Indicator Light
− Interconnecting Wiring
− Pressure Sensor, Bladder Assembly, and Belt Tension
Sensor
How The Airbag System Works
• The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines
if a frontal collision is severe enough to require the
airbags to inflate. Based on the level of collision
severity, the front control module determines the
proper rate of inflation. The front airbag inflators are
designed to provide different rates of airbag inflation
from direction provided by the ORC. The ORC may
Also, the ORC turns on the AIRBAG warning light
(located in the instrument cluster) and PAD indicator
light (located in the front passenger grab handle) for 6 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. The PAD indicator light will function normally
(Refer to “Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator
Light” in this section). If the ORC detects a malfunction
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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.
• 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
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inflate the front airbags. Different airbag inflation rates
may be 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’s front airbag gas is vented through vent
holes in the sides of the airbag. The passenger’s front
airbag gas is vented through vent holes in the sides of
the airbag. In this way the airbags do not interfere with
your control of the vehicle.
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• The Side Impact SRS Window Bags are designed to
activate only in certain side collisions. When the ORC
(with side impact option) detects a collision requiring
the window bags to inflate, it signals the inflators on
the crash side of the vehicle. 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 31⁄2 inches (9 cm)
thick when it is inflated.
• 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.
• The Occupant Classification System (OCS) will classify an occupant in the front passenger seat into a size
category based on sensor readings from within the
seat cushion. Occupants should try to remain in a
normally seated position. If the occupant’s weight is
transferred to another object in the vehicle (i.e. feet on
the dashboard), the OCS may not be able to properly
approximate occupant size. Furthermore, the occupant
size may appear to increase or decrease due to objects
hanging on the seat, other passengers pushing on the
seat, or objects lodged underneath the seat. If there is
a rapid change in temperature or humidity, the OCS
may not be able to properly approximate occupant
size. If your seat including your trim cover and
cushion needs to be serviced in any way, take the
vehicle to your authorized dealer. Only manufacturer
approved seat accessories may be used.
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If there is a fault present in the system, the AIRBAG
warning light will light indicating that you should
take the vehicle to an authorized dealer. In the presence of an occupant in the passenger seat, if both the
PAD indicator light (located in the front passenger
grab handle) and AIRBAG warning light (located in
the instrument cluster) are illuminated the airbag will
be disabled.
The ORC will not allow front airbag deployment in the
event of a collision for occupants classified into the
empty or child size categories. The PAD indicator light
will illuminate indicating that the Passenger Airbag is
OFF when the OCS has determined that the occupant size
category is a child. Also, when the seat is empty or an
object that weighs less than a predetermined threshold is
placed on the seat, the light will remain OFF. (The PAD
indicator light is an amber light located on the grab
handle in front of the passenger seat.)
Indicator Light Location
For almost all sizes of properly seated adults, the passenger frontal airbag will be enabled in the event of a
collision. For small teenagers and some small adults,
depending on size, the airbag may or may not be enabled
in the event of a collision. Both drivers and passengers
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should always use the PAD indicator light as an indication if the front passenger is properly positioned or not. If
the PAD indicator light comes on when an adult is in the
passenger seat, have the passenger re-position themselves in the seat until the light goes out. Remember, if
the PAD indicator light is illuminated the passenger front
airbag will not inflate. For properly installed child restraint systems and children properly seated on the front
passenger seat, the airbag will be disabled. If at all
possible, place children 12 years and younger in a back
seat.
• The Occupant Classification Module (OCM) is located beneath the front passenger seat. The OCM
classifies the occupant into one of three size categories
based on the input from the Bladder Assembly and a
Belt Tension Sensor. The size categories include empty,
child, and adult. The OCM sends the Occupant Classification to the ORC to determine if a front passenger
airbag is allowed. If a fault is present, the AIRBAG
warning light is illuminated.
• The Passenger Airbag Disabled (PAD) Indicator
Light indicates to the driver and passenger when the
airbag is turned OFF. In the presence of a properly
seated occupant, when the PAD indicator light is
illuminated, the airbag is OFF. Also, when the Occupant Classification System detects either an empty seat
or a weight less than the predetermined threshold, the
ORC will not illuminate the PAD indicator light even
though the airbag is turned OFF.
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• The Belt Tension Sensor (BTS) is located at the
outboard passenger lap belt anchor. The BTS creates a
signal based on outboard lap belt tension. This signal
is sent to the OCM to ensure that the resultant bladder
pressure increase due to applied lap belt tension does
not cause a small occupant to be classified as a larger
occupant.
WARNING!
Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the front passenger seat assembly, its related components, or seat cover may inadvertently change the
airbag deployment in case of a frontal crash. This
could result in death or serious injury to the front
seat passenger if the vehicle is involved in an accident. A modified vehicle may not comply with
required Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(FMVSS).
• The Bladder Mat and Pressure Sensor are located
beneath the seat cushion foam. The pressure sensor
sends a signal to the OCM.
The front passenger seat assembly contains critical components that affect the front passenger airbag deployment. Correctly functioning front passenger seat components are critical for the Occupant Classification System
(OCS) to properly classify the front passenger and calculate the proper airbag deployment. Do not make any
modifications to the front passenger seat components,
assembly, or to the seat cover.
The following requirements must be strictly adhered to:
• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
components in any way.
• Do not modify the front seat center console or center
position seat in any way.
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• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers not
designated for the specific model being repaired. Always use the correct seat cover specified for the
vehicle.
• Do not replace the seat cover with an aftermarket seat
cover.
• Do not add a secondary seat cover other than those
approved by DaimlerChrysler/Mopar.
• At no time should any supplemental restraint system
(SRS) component or SRS related component or fastener be modified or replaced with any part except
those which are approved by DaimlerChrysler/
Mopar.
If A Deployment Occurs
The airbag system is designed to deploy the airbags
when the impact sensors detect a moderate-to-severe
frontal collision, to help restrain the driver and front
passenger, and then 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
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.
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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 byproduct 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.
• 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.
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WARNING!
Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the airbags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front passenger seat
belt retractor assembly, replaced by an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Also, have the Occupant
Classification System serviced as well.
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Enhanced Accident Response System (E.A.R.S.)
If the airbags deploy after an impact and the electrical
system remains functional, the interior lights will turn on
and the power door locks (if equipped) will unlock 5
seconds after airbag deployment.
Also, the fuel system will shut off immediately upon
airbag deployment (gasoline models only). The ignition
switch will need to be cycled (i.e. turn the ignition key
from the ON position to the LOCK position) after approximately 5 seconds in order to restart the vehicle.
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Maintaining Your Airbag System
WARNING!
• You need proper knee impact protection in a collision. Do not mount or locate any aftermarket equipment on or behind the knee bolsters.
• 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.
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, vehicle body structure, or add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your advanced airbag
system. The airbag may inflate accidentally or may not
function properly if modifications are made. Take your
vehicle to an authorized dealer for any advanced airbag
system service. If your seat including your trim cover and
cushion needs to be serviced in any way, take the vehicle to
your authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved seat
accessories may be used. If it is necessary to modify an
advanced airbag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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:
• Does not come on during the 6 to 8 seconds after the
ignition switch is first turned on.
• Remains on after the 6 to 8 second interval.
• Comes on for any period of time while driving.
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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.
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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 Small Children
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult seat 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:
• This vehicle is not capable of accommodating the
installation of a car bed used for carrying newborn
babies at the right front passenger seat position. If a car
bed must be used to transport a newborn baby, the car
bed must be installed in the second seating row only.
• 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 can be
used either rearward-facing or forward-facing in the
vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher
weight limit in the rearward-facing direction than
infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing
by children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) but are
less than one year old.
• Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in
the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger
airbag. An airbag deployment could cause severe
injury or death to infants in this position.
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• 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 are
older than one year old. These child seats are also held
in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.
• 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 seat cushion while
the child’s back is against the seatback, they need a
belt-positioning booster seat. The child and booster
seat are held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.
(Some booster seats are equipped with a front shield
and are held in the vehicle by the lap portion.)
• For additional information refer to www.seatcheck.org
or call 1-866-SEATCHECK.
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 injuries to the infant.
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
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belt system will loosen with time, so check the belt
occasionally and pull it tight if necessary.
Standards. The manufacturer recommends that you
try a child restraint in the vehicle seats where you will
use it before you buy it.
If the seat belt has a automatic locking retractor, it will
have a distinctive label. 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 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 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
• 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.
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LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower
Anchors and Tether for CH ildren)
Your vehicle’s rear seat is equipped with the child
restraint anchorage system called LATCH. The LATCH
system provides for the installation of the child restraint
without using the vehicle’s seat belts, instead securing
the child restraint using lower anchorages and upper
tether straps from the child restraint to the vehicle
structure.
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
kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all
the available attachments provided with your child restraint in any vehicle.
All three rear seating positions have lower anchorages
that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible
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. If installing child seats
in adjacent rear-seating positions or if your child restraints are not LATCH-compatible, install the restraints
using the vehicle’s seat belts.
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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
install the child restraint. You will easily feel them if you
run your finger along the intersection of the seatback and
seat cushion surfaces.
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In addition, there are tether strap anchorages behind each
rear seating position located on the back of the seat.
Tether Strap Mounting
Many, but not all restraint systems will be equipped with
separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or
connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forwardfacing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant
restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a
hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a
means of adjusting the tension of the strap.
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 lift the tether anchorage cover 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. If your vehicle is
equipped with adjustable rear head restraints, raise the
head restraint and, route the tether strap under the head
restraint and between the two posts. Finally, tighten all
three straps as you push the child restraint rearward and
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downward into the seat, removing slack in the straps
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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.
WARNING!
If the seat belt has a automatic locking retractor, it will
have a distinctive label. 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.
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
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
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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.
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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
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:
Route the tether strap over the seat back and attach the
hook to the tether anchor located on the back of the seat.
For the outboard seating positions, route the tether under
the head restraint between the head restraint posts.
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• Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or
slouching can move the belt out of position.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
• Make sure that the child is upright in the seat.
• The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug
as possible.
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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.
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
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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.
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,
pretensioners, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
NOTE: The “Seat Belt Indicator Light” will remain on
until the driver’s seat belt is buckled.
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 the
system checked by an authorized dealer.
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Defrosters
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should feel the air
directed against the windshield.
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.
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The
Vehicle
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.
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.
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CONTENTS
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䡵 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
䡵 Hands–Free Communication (UConnect™) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
▫ Inside Automatic Dimming Mirror —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
▫ UConnect™ System Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
▫ Power Remote Control Outside Mirrors —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
▫ Heated Remote Control Mirrors —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . . .84
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
UConnect™ System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
䡵 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
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▫ Front Seat (Manual) Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . 108
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▫ Front Seat Adjustment — Recline . . . . . . . . . . 109
▫ Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Power Seat Adjuster — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 111
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
▫ Battery Saver Feature — Exterior Lights . . . . . 120
▫ 65/35 Split Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
䡵 To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . . 120
䡵 Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
▫ Light Bar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
䡵 Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
▫ Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights, And
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
▫ High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . 119
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
䡵 Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
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䡵 Electronic Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ When Your Vehicle Is New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
▫ Programming Homelink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
▫ To Set At A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Gate Operator/Canadian Programming . . . . . 144
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Using Homelink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
䡵 Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
▫ Express Open Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
䡵 Overhead Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 129
䡵 Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
▫ Dome/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
䡵 Cup Holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center . . . . . . . 131
▫ Smoker’s Package — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 150
▫ Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . 132
䡵 Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
▫ Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
▫ Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
䡵 Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 139
▫ Retractable Cargo Area Cover — If Equipped . 151
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▫ Cargo Tie-Down Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
▫ Rear Window Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
▫ Cargo Organizer — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 154
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
䡵 Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
䡵 Roof Luggage Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
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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. The mirror should be adjusted while set in the
day position (toward windshield).
3
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).
Adjusting Rear View Mirror
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Inside 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 in the button will indicate when the dimming
feature is activated.
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning,
never spray any cleaning solution directly onto the
mirror. Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and
wipe the mirror clean.
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
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WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your right
side mirror could cause you to collide with another
vehicle or other objects. Use your inside mirror when
judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in the
right side mirror.
accidentally moving a mirror when you are finished
adjusting the mirror. Press one of the four arrows for the
direction you want the mirror to move.
3
Power Remote Control Outside Mirrors — If
Equipped
The controls for the power mirrors are located on the
driver’s door trim panel below the door lock switch.
Set the top switch to the left or right for the left or right
mirror, and set it to the center off position to prevent
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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.
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
An illuminated vanity mirror is on the sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the
mirror cover upward. The lights turn on automatically.
Closing the mirror cover turns off the lights.
When the ignition is turned off, the light will turn off
automatically (after approximately 8 minutes).
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
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., ⬙Call ѧ Mike ѧWork⬙ or ⬙Dial ѧ
248-555-1212⬙). 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 ⬙Hands-Free Profile,⬙
version 0.96 or higher.
For UConnect Customer Support call 1-877-855-8400 or
visit the UConnect website (www.chrysler.com/
uconnect).
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.
The UConnect™ phonebook enables you to store up to 32
names and four numbers per name. Each language has a
separate 32 name phonebook 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
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with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages (as equipped).
The rearview mirror contains the microphone for the
system and the control buttons that will enable you to
access the system. The diagram below shows the mirror
with the appropriate buttons. Individual button behavior
is discussed in the ⬙Operation⬙ section.
UConnect™ Switches
The UConnect™ system can be used with any HandsFree Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular phone. If your
cellular phone supports a different profile (eg., 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 either be adjusted 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 ⬙CELL⬙ 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 voice on beep, which follows the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt
or another prompt.
• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying ⬙Setup⬙ and then
⬙Phone Pairing,⬙ the following compound command
can be said: ⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
• For each of the 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 either use the combined form
voice command ⬙Phonebook New Entry,⬙ or you can
break the combined form command into two voice
commands: ⬙Phonebook⬙ and ⬙New Entry.⬙ 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 what your options are at any prompt, say ⬙Help⬙
following the voice on beep. The UConnect™ system will
play all the options at any prompt if you ask for help.
type). To complete the pairing process, you will need to
reference your cellular phone owner’s manual. One of the
following vehicle specific websites may also provide
detailed instructions for pairing with the brand of phone
that you have:
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 mirror.
NOTE:
• www.chrysler.com/uconnect
Cancel Command
At any prompt, after the voice on beep, you can say
⬙Cancel⬙ and you will be returned to the main menu.
However, in a few instances the system will take you
back to the previous menu.
Pair (Link) UConnect™ System to a Cellular Phone
To begin using your UConnect™ system, you must pair
your compatible Bluetooth™ enabled cellular phone (refer to ⬙Introduction⬙ section to learn about the phone
• www.dodge.com/uconnect
• www.jeep.com/uconnect
The following are general phone to UConnect™ System
pairing instructions:
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
• When prompted, after the voice on beep, say ⬙Pair a
Phone.⬙
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• 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.
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 ⬙Advanced Phone
Connectivity⬙ section).
• The UConnect™ system will then prompt you to begin
the cellular phone pairing process on your cellular
phone. Before attempting to pair phone, please see
your cellular phone’s user manual (Bluetooth section)
for instructions on how to complete this step.
• 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,
Dial by Saying a Number
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Dial.⬙
• System will prompt you to say the number you want
call.
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• For example, you can say ⬙234-567-8901.⬙ The phone
number that you enter must be of valid length and
combination. The UConnect™ limits the user from
dialing invalid combination of numbers. For example,
234-567-890 is nine digits long, which is not a valid
phone number - the closest valid phone number has
ten digits.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
the name of the person you want to call. For example,
you can say ⬙John Doe,⬙ where John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the UConnect™ phonebook. Refer to section ⬙Add Names to Your UConnect™ Phonebook,⬙ to learn how to store a name in the
phonebook.
• The UConnect™ system will confirm the phone number and then dial. The number will appear in the
display of certain radios.
• The UConnect™ system will confirm the name and
then dial the corresponding phone number, which
may appear in the display of certain radios.
Call by Saying a Name
Add Names to Your UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
NOTE: Adding names to phonebook is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Call.⬙
• System will prompt you to say the name of the person
you want call.
• Press the “Phone” button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook New Entry.⬙
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• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of
long names helps the voice recognition and is recommended. For example, say ⬙Robert Smith⬙ or ⬙Robert⬙
instead of ⬙Bob.⬙
• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g.:
⬙Home,⬙ ⬙Work,⬙ ⬙Mobile,⬙ or ⬙Pager⬙). This will allow
you to store multiple numbers for each phonebook
entry, if desired.
four associated phone numbers and designations. Each
language has a separate 32 name phonebook accessible
only in that language.
Edit Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
NOTE: Adding names to phonebook is recommended
when vehicle is not in motion.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• When prompted, recite the phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are adding.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook Edit.⬙
After you are finished adding an entry into the phonebook, you will be given the opportunity to add more
phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the
main menu.
• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook
entry that you wish to edit.
The UConnect™ system will allow you to enter up to 32
names in the phonebook with each name having up to
• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the
phonebook entry that you are editing.
• Next, choose the number designation (home, work,
mobile, or pager) that you wish to edit.
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Names⬙ to hear a list of the entries in the phonebook
from which you choose. To select one of the entries
from the list, press the ⬙Voice Recognition⬙ button
while the UConnect™ system is playing the desired
entry and say ⬙Delete.⬙
After you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook,
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.
⬙Phonebook Edit⬙ 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 ⬙Phonebook Edit⬙ feature.
Delete Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook Delete.⬙
• After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will
then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish
to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook
entry that you wish to delete or you can say ⬙List
• After you enter the name, the UConnect™ system will
ask you which designation you wish to delete: home,
work, mobile or pager. Say the designation you wish
to delete.
After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be deleted. Note that only the phonebook in the current
language is deleted.
Delete All Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook Erase All.⬙
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• The UConnect™ system will ask you to verify that you
wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook.
• After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be
deleted.
List All Names in the UConnect™ Phonebook
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Phonebook List Names.⬙
• The UConnect™ system will play the names of all the
phonebook entries.
• To call one of the names in the list, press the ⬙Voice
Recognition’ button during the playing of the desired
name and say ⬙Call⬙. NOTE: the user can also exercise
⬙Edit⬙ or ⬙Delete⬙ operations at this point.
• The UConnect™ system will then prompt you as to
number designation you wish to call.
• The selected number will be dialed.
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. To reject the call, press and hold the ’Phone’ button
until you hear a single beep indicating that the incoming
call was rejected.
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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. 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 ⬙Dial⬙ or
⬙Call⬙ followed by the phone number or phonebook entry
you wish to call. The first call will be on hold while the
second call is in progress. To go back to the first call, refer
to section ⬙Toggling Between Two Calls.⬙ To combine two
calls, refer to section ⬙Conference Call.⬙
Place/Retrieve a Call from Hold
To put a call on hold, press the ⬘Phone’ button until you
hear a single beep which will indicate that the call has
been placed 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.
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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.
Redial
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 in section ⬙Making a Second Call
while Current Call in Progress.⬙ 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.
• 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.
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.
• 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.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Redial.⬙
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:
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• 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.
UConnect™ System Features
Language Selection
To change the language that the UConnect™ system is
using,
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ 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 phonebook is
usable. The phone pairing 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.
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• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Emergency⬙ 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/
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number called may not
be applicable with the available cellular service and area.
The UConnect™ system does slightly lower your chances
of successfully making a phone call as to that for the cell
phone directly.
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.
Towing Assistance
If you need towing assistance,
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Towing Assistance.⬙
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).
Please refer to the 24-Hour Towing Assistance coverage
details in the DaimlerChrysler Corporation 24-Hour
Towing Assistance Program Guide.
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Paging
To learn how to page, refer to section ⬙Working with
Automated Systems.⬙ Paging works properly except for
pagers of certain companies which time-out a little too
soon to work properly with the UConnect™ system.
Voice Mail Calling
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to section
⬙Working with Automated Systems.⬙
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.
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 ⬙Send.⬙ 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 ⬙3 7 4 6 # Send.⬙ Saying a number, or
sequence of numbers, followed by ⬙Send⬙ is also to be
used to navigate through an automated customer service
center menu structure and to leave a number on a pager.
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 ⬙Would you like to pair a phone, clear
aѧ,⬙ you could press the ’Voice Recognition’ button and
say ⬙Pair a Phone⬙ to select that option without having to
listen to the rest of the voice prompt.
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Turning Confirmation Prompts On/Off
Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system
from confirming your choices (e.g. the UConnect™ system will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Confirmations.⬙ 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
The UConnect™ system will provide notification to
inform you if your cellular phone is in roaming status,
has low signal strength, or has a low battery when you
are trying to place a phone call.
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
may feel that the call did not go through even though the
call is in progress. Once your call is answered, you will
hear the audio.
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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:
Information Service
When using AT&T Wireless Service, dialing to phone
number ⬙#121,⬙ you can access voice activated automated
system to receive news, weather, stocks, traffic, etc.
related information.
• Press the ’Voice Recognition’ button.
Advanced Phone Connectivity
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Mute.⬙
Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone
The UConnect™ system allows on going calls to be
transferred to 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 ⬙Transfer Call.⬙
In order to un-mute the UConnect™ system:
• Press the ’Voice Recognition’ button.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Mute-off.⬙
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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 ⬙connected⬙
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, follow the instruction
described in your cellular phone user’s manual.
List Paired Cellular Phone Names
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say
“Setup Phone pairing”.
• When prompted, say ⬙List Phones⬙.
• 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 next two
sections for alternate way of doing this.
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.
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Select Phone.⬙
• The phone names (along with priority numbers) will
be played.
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• When prompted say the priority number of the cellular phone you wish to select. You can also press the
⬘Voice Recognition’ button anytime while the list is
being played and say the priority number.
• 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 with in 30
feet) the vehicle.
Delete UConnect™ Paired Cellular Phones
• Press the ’Phone’ button to begin.
• After the ⬙Ready⬙ prompt and the following beep, say
⬙Setup Phone Pairing.⬙
• At the next prompt, say ⬙Delete.⬙
• When prompted say the priority number of the cellular phone (or “All” to delete all phones) you wish to
delete. You can also press the ⬘Voice Recognition’
button anytime while the list is being played and say
the priority number.
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect™
System
Voice Recognition (VR)
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
speak to a person sitting approximately eight (8) feet
away from you.
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
during a voice recognition period.
• The phone names (along with priority numbers) will
be played.
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• Performance is maximized under:
• It is not recommended to store similar sounding
names in the UConnect™ phonebook.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• UConnect™ phonebook name tag recognition rate is
optimized for the person who stored the name in the
phonebook.
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• You can say ⬙O⬙ (letter ⬙O⬙) for ⬙0⬙ (zero). ⬙800⬙ must be
spoken ⬙eight-zero-zero.⬙
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• Even though the system is designed for users speaking
in North American English and Spanish accents, the
system may not always work for some.
• 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 ⬙send.⬙
• Even though international dialing for most number
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
number combinations may not be supported.
Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• Storing names in phonebook when vehicle is not in
motion is recommended.
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• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
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• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows, and
• dry weather condition.
• Operation from driver seat.
• 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.
Reset
In rare instances, it may be necessary to reset the UConnect™ system. The reset feature is exercised by pressing
and holding the ’UConnect™ ’ and ’Voice Recognition’
buttons simultaneously for 15 seconds. Normally, you do
not need to exercise this feature.
Power-Up
After switching ignition key from off to either On or ACC
position, or after a reset, you must wait at least five (5)
seconds prior to using the system.
Bluetooth Communication Link
Cellular phones have been found to occasionally loose
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 ⬙on⬙ mode.
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North American English
Primary
Alternate(s)
Zero
Oh
Add location
Add new
All
All of them
Confirmation prompts
Confirmations prompts
Delete a name
Delete
Language
Select language
List names
List all
List paired phones
List phones
Pager
Beeper
Phone pairing
Pairing
Phonebook
Phone book
Return to main menu
Return. Main menu
Select phone
select
Set up
Phone settings phone set
up
SEATS
Front Seat (Manual) 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.
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Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the
seat to be sure the seat adjusters have latched.
WARNING!
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.
• 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.
• 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.
Recline Control Lever
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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 that must be pushed inward to lower the head
restraint. The restraints may be raised without pushing in
the button.
Adjustable Head Restraints
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6–Way Power Seat with Manual Recliner
The seat switch is on the outboard side of the seat near
the floor. Use this switch to move the seat up or down,
forward or rearward, or to tilt the seat.
Power Seat Adjuster — If Equipped
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.
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This seat also has a manual recline lever located just to
the rear of the power seat switch. Pull up on the lever to
recline the seat.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
The heated seat switch is located on the outboard side of
the front seats. Pressing this switch to its desired setting
(HI or LO) will activate the respective heating element for
the heated seat.
Recline Control Lever
Heated Seat Switches
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Once the heated seat switch is activated, depressing it a
second time will de-activate it.
65/35 Split Folding Rear Seat
To provide additional storage area, each rear seat can be
folded flat to allow for extended cargo space and still
maintain some rear seating room.
NOTE: Prior to folding the rear seat, it may be necessary
to reposition the front seat to it’s mid-track position.
Also, be sure that the front seats are fully upright and
positioned forward. This will allow the rear seat to fold
down easily.
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• 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.
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To fold the 65/35 rear seat, perform the following
steps:
1. Locate the seatback release handle on the outboard top
side of each rear seatback; lift up on the handle, and
rotate the lever forward until the seatback releases. Fold
the seatback completely forward.
Folding Rear Seat
NOTE: When lifting up on the release handle, the
seatback will release easier if you do not pull forward on
the seatback; only lift up on the release handle until the
seatback disengages, then fold the seat forward.
Rear Seat Release
When the seatback is folded completely forward, the
head restraints should be flush against the seat cushion.
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To restore the 65/35 rear seat to the upright
position perform the following steps:
Raise the seatback and lock it into place. If interference
from the cargo area prevents the seatback from fully
locking, you will have difficulty returning the seat to its
proper position. The seat release handle will be flush
with the seatback when the seat is fully latched.
NOTE: If the rear seatback is not fully latched, the
center shoulder belt will not be able to be extended for
use. If you cannot extend the center shoulder belt, please
make sure your seatback is fully latched.
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Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback in not securely locked into
position the seat will not provide the proper stability
for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly
latched seat could cause serious injury.
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released. First pull
the hood release lever inside your vehicle located under
the left side of the instrument panel.
Then, reach under the hood and slide the safety latch to
the right and lift the hood.
Underhood Safety Latch
Hood Release Lever
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 12
inches (30 cm) and then push hood closed. This should
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secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless the
hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
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 latched fully before
driving.
LIGHTS
Interior Lights
The overhead lights will come on when a door is opened,
and when the rotating ring on the multi-function control
lever is in a position other than OFF. They may also be
turned on by rotating the control for the dimmer switch
on the multi-function control lever fully upward or by
pressing the “Unlock” button on the keyfob.
The overhead lights will automatically turn off in about 8
minutes if a door is left open or the dimmer control is left
in the dome light position. Turn the ignition switch ON to
restore the overhead light operation.
Rear Cargo Light
The rear cargo light includes an independent “On/Off”
switch, which when “off” will not allow the illumination
of any interior lighting when the rear swing gate or
flipper glass is opened. All other methods of turning the
interior lighting on/off will function normally regardless
of the rear cargo light switch position.
Dimmer Control
With the park lights or headlights on, rotating the control
for the dimmer switch on the multi-function control lever
upward will increase the brightness of the instrument
panel lights. Rotating the control completely upward
turns on the dome light.
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Daytime Brightness Feature
Certain components (odometer, radio, etc.) can be illuminated at full brightness during the daytime. This can be
helpful when driving with your headlights on during the
daytime such as in a parade or a funeral procession. To
activate this feature, rotate the multi-function control
lever one detent lower than the dome light.
Multi-Function Control Lever
The multi-function control lever controls the operation of
the park lights, headlights, headlight beam selection,
passing light, fog lights, instrument panel light dimming,
and turn signals.
Front Map/Reading Lights
These lights are mounted in the overhead console. 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.
Multi-Function Control Lever
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Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights, and
Headlights
Turn the end cap of the multi-function control lever to the
first detent for parking lights and instrument panel
lights. Turn to the second detent for headlight operation.
To change the brightness of the instrument panel lights,
rotate the center portion of the multi-function control
lever up or down.
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch
Pull the multi-function control lever towards you to
switch the headlights to HIGH beam. Pull the multifunction control lever a second time to switch the headlights to LOW beam. The “High Beam Indicator Light”
will illuminate when the high beams are on.
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.
The “High Beam Indicator Light” will illuminate when
the high beams are on.
Turn Signals
Move the multi-function control lever up or down and
the arrows on each side of the instrument cluster flash to
show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal
lights. You can signal a lane change by moving the lever
partially up or down without moving beyond the detent.
If either light flashes at a very fast rate, check for a
defective outside light bulb. If an indicator fails to light
when the lever is moved, it would suggest that the fuse
or indicator is defective.
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NOTE: A tone will chime if the turn signals are left on
for more than 2 miles (3.2 km).
Lights-On Reminder
A chime will sound if the driver’s door is left open, and
the headlights or parking lights are left on.
Battery Saver Feature — Exterior Lights
If the park lights, headlights, fog lights, or high beams are
left on when the ignition switch is in the OFF position,
the battery saver feature will automatically turn off the
exterior lights after eight minutes. Normal operation will
resume when the ignition is turned ON or when the
switch is turned to another position.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The front fog light switch is in the multi-function
control lever. To activate the front fog lights, turn
on the park or low beam headlights and pull out
the end of the lever. The “Fog Light Indicator Light” will
illuminate when the fog lights are on.
NOTE: The fog lights will only operate with the park
lights or the headlights on low beam. Selecting high
beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
The headlights come on at a low intensity level after the
engine has started. They will turn off when the vehicle is
turned off, when the headlights are switched on, or when
the parking brake is set.
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Light Bar — If Equipped
CAUTION!
1. Remove lamp covers by pressing the thumb tab upwards, and pulling the cover off.
Light Bar
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The auxiliary lights mounted on the off road light
bar should be illuminated during ⴖOFF-ROAD USE
ONLY.ⴖ Having them illuminated on public streets,
highways, roads, etc. may be illegal in your state.
Your state may also require auxiliary lights be covered when operating your vehicle on the public
streets, highways, roads, etc. Further, illuminating
these lights with the supplied covers installed could
cause permanent damage to the light bar. Before
using these auxiliary lights, contact your State Authorities for proper operation and use of these lights.
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2. With the ignition in the ON position, press the button
to turn on the light bar (located on the instrument panel
to the left of the steering column). Press the button again
to turn off the light bar.
An indicator light in the instrument cluster will illuminate when the light bar has been activated.
To reinstall lamp covers, insert the tab under the top
center lip of the lamp housing. Rotate the cover until
snap fit is aligned with notch in the bottom center of the
housing. Push cover until it is securely snapped (flush) in
the housing.
Light Bar Switch
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The wipers and washers are operated by a switch on the
control lever. This control lever is located on the right
side of the steering column. For front wiper operation,
turn the control lever end cap upward to select the
desired wiper speed.
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Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch
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Windshield Washers
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 two wipe cycles
after the lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval previously selected.
NOTE: If vehicle is equipped with the optional Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the overhead
console, all warnings including “door”, “GATE”,
“GLASS”, and “LOWASH” will only be displayed in the
EVIC display (not in the instrument cluster). For additional information, refer to “Overhead Console — If
Equipped” in Section 3.
The vacuum fluorescent (VF) display located in the
odometer area displays the word “LOWASH” when the
washer solvent needs to be refilled. If the vehicle is not
moving, when a low washer fluid condition is detected,
the VF display will show the word “LOWASH” and then
show the odometer/trip odometer mileage (each for 2
seconds). The display will continue to cycle.
If any other active warnings including “door”, “GATE”,
or “GLASS” are present, they will be shown in the VF
display and will continue to cycle. If the vehicle starts
moving, two single chimes will occur (one chime for each
complete display cycle). After this, the display will
continue to sequence. After fifteen “LOWASH” sequences, the VF display will no longer provide this
warning.
If the trip/reset button is pressed while the VF warnings
are being displayed, the VF display will revert back to
only displaying the odometer/trip odometer mileage.
Once the warning is removed from the display, it will not
return for the duration of the ignition cycle.
If the lever is pulled while in the OFF position, the wipers
will operate for several wipe cycles, then turn off.
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Mist Feature
Push down on the wiper lever to activate a single wipe to
clear off road mist or spray from a passing vehicle. As
long as the lever is held down, the wipers will continue
to operate.
Windshield Wiper Operation
Turn the control lever end cap upward to the middle
mark (sixth detent) for Low speed wiper operation, or to
the upper mark (seventh detent) for High speed operation.
Intermittent Wiper System
CAUTION!
In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the park position
before turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is
left on and the wipers freeze to the windshield,
damage to the wiper motor may occur when the
vehicle is restarted.
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. Move the control lever to any of
the first five wiper switch positions by turning the end
cap of the control lever. The delay can be regulated from
a maximum of approximately 18 seconds between cycles,
to a cycle every second.
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TILT STEERING COLUMN
To tilt the column, push down on the lever below the turn
signal control and move the wheel up or down, as
desired. Pull the lever back towards you and firmly push
the lever until it is above the lower surface of the shroud
to lock the column in place.
Tilt Steering Column
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WARNING!
Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is
moving is dangerous. Without a stable steering column, you could lose control of the vehicle and have
an accident. Adjust the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
When engaged, this device takes over accelerator operations beginning at speeds of approximately 30 mph (48
km/h). The controls are mounted on the steering wheel
and consist of ON·OFF, SET, RES·ACCEL, CANCEL, and
DECEL controls.
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To Activate
Press and release the ON·OFF button to turn the system
on. To turn the system off, press the ON·OFF button
again. The system should be turned off when not in use.
The CRUISE indicator light in the instrument cluster
illuminates when the system is on.
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To Set At A Desired Speed
When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press
and release the SET button. Release the accelerator and
the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.
To Deactivate
A soft tap on the brake pedal, normal braking, or pressing
the CANCEL button will deactivate the Speed Control
without erasing the memory. Pressing the ON·OFF button or turning off the ignition erases the memory.
To Resume Speed
To resume a previously set speed, press and release the
RES·ACCEL button. Resume can be used at any speed
beginning at approximately 30 mph (48 km/h).
To Vary The Speed Setting
When the Speed Control is on and set, speed can be
increased by pressing and holding the RES·ACCEL button. When the button is released, a new set speed will be
established.
Tapping the RES·ACCEL button once will result in a 2
mph (3 km/h) speed increase. Each time the button is
tapped, speed increases, so tapping the button three
times will increase speed by 6 mph (9 km/h), etc.
To decrease speed while speed control is on and set, press
and hold the DECEL button. Release the button when the
desired speed is reached, and the new speed will be set.
Tapping the DECEL button once will result in a 1 mph (2
km/h) speed decrease. Each time the button is tapped,
speed decreases.
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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.
NOTE: When driving uphill, at elevations above 2,000
ft. (610 meters), or when the vehicle is heavily loaded
(especially when towing) the vehicle may slow below the
SET speed. (If the vehicle speed drops below 35 mph (56
km/h), the Speed Control will automatically disengage).
If this happens, you can push down on the accelerator
pedal to maintain the desired speed.
A full throttle (high RPM) acceleration, while the system
is engaged, will cause the system to disengage.
Vehicles may exhibit several 4-3 downshifts under the
above conditions. To reduce the frequency of the downshifts and to improve vehicle performance, it is advisable
to lock out overdrive. Press the O/D OFF button on the
right side of the shift lever.
WARNING!
Leaving the Speed Control 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 turn the system
off when you are not using it.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
The overhead console contains dome/reading lights, an
optional universal garage door opener (HomeLink威), an
optional sunroof switch, and an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) that consists of the following:
• Compass/temperature display
• Trip information displays
• Vehicle information warning message displays
• Customer programmable features
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Pressing the MENU button will change the displayed
programming features. Pressing the STEP button will
select the available choices. Pressing the C/T (Compass/
Temperature) button will return the display to the normal
compass/temperature display.
NOTE: Temperature accuracy can be effected from heat
soak. For best accuracy, the vehicle should be driven at a
speed greater than 20 mph (32 km/h) for several minutes.
Dome/Reading Lights
Located in the overhead console are two dome/reading
lights.
Dome Reading Lamps
The dome/reading lights illuminate when a door or the
swing gate is opened or when the interior lights are
turned on by rotating the dimmer control located on the
multi-function lever.
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The reading lights are activated by pressing on the
recessed area of the corresponding lens.
• LEFT REAR DOOR OPEN
NOTE: The dome/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pressed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle.
• TURN SIGNAL ON (with graphic)
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
The electronic vehicle information center (EVIC), when
the appropriate conditions exist, displays the following
messages and symbols. Each message is accompanied by
a series of beeps:
• WASHER FLUID LOW
• DRIVER DOOR OPEN
• PASSENGER DOOR OPEN
• N DOORS OPEN (N = 2, 3, 4)
• RIGHT REAR DOOR OPEN
• REARGATE OPEN
• LIFTGLASS OPEN
• PERFORM SERVICE
• REMOTE KEY BATTERY LOW
• NO J1850 BUS MSGS RECEIVED
• LEFT FRONT LOW PRESSURE
• RIGHT FRONT LOW PRESSURE
• LEFT REAR LOW PRESSURE
• RIGHT REAR LOW PRESSURE
• SPARE LOW PRESSURE
• CHECK TPM SYSTEM
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Customer Programmable Features
Press the MENU button until one of the display choices
following appears:
Language?
When in this display you may select one of five languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
computer functions. Press the STEP button while in this
display to select English, Francais, Deutsch, Italiana, or
Espanol. As you continue the displayed information will
be shown in the selected language.
Display U.S. or Metric?
Pressing the STEP button when in this display selects US
or Metric. The overhead console and instrument panel
displays will be in the selected units.
Auto Door Locks?
When this feature is selected, all doors and the swing
gate will lock automatically when the speed of the
vehicle reaches 15 mph (25 km/h). Pressing the STEP
button when in this display will select “Yes” or “No.”
Auto Unlock On Exit? (Available Only When the
AUTO DOOR LOCKS Feature is Turned On )
When this feature is selected all the vehicle’s doors will
unlock when the driver’s door is opened if the vehicle is
stopped and the transmission is in P (Park) or N (Neutral) position. Pressing the STEP button when in this
display will select “Yes” or “No.”
Remote Unlock Driver’s Door 1st?
When this feature is selected only the driver’s door will
unlock on the first press of the remote keyless entry
unlock button and require a second press to unlock the
remaining locked doors and swing gate. When REMOTE
UNLOCK ALL DOORS is selected all of the doors and
the swing gate will unlock at the first press of the remote
keyless entry unlock button. Pressing the STEP button
when in this display will select DRIVER’S DOOR 1ST or
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ALL DOORS. This can also be programmed using the key
fob, refer to “Remote Keyless Entry” earlier in this
section.
Train Remote?
Pressing the STEP button when in this display will select
“Yes” or “No.”
NOTE: Any time you perform this procedure, it is
necessary to retrain all currently trained key fobs.
To Train Additional Key Fobs (using the EVIC module)
1. Press the MENU button until TRAIN REMOTE? NO is
displayed. Press the STEP button to change to YES. Then,
PRESS A VALID FOB KEY will be displayed. Press either
the “Lock” or “Unlock” button on the current key fob.
2. The next display will say PRESS FOB 2 LOCK &
UNLOCK. Press both key fob buttons simultaneously.
3. The next display will say PRESS FOB 2 UNLOCK.
Press the unlock button on the second key fob.
4. The next display will say FOB 2 TRAINED. At this
point, the procedure can be exited by pressing the STEP,
RESET, or C/T button.
5. Repeat step 2 — 4 to train additional key fobs. A total
of four key fobs can be programmed.
Can also be programmed using the key fob, refer to
“Remote Keyless Entry” earlier in this section.
Sound Horn On Lock?
When this feature 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. Pressing the STEP
button when in this display will select “Yes” or “No.”
Can also be programmed using the key fob, refer to
“Remote Keyless Entry” earlier in this section.
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Flash Lights With Locks?
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
signals will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked
using the remote keyless entry transmitter. This feature
may be selected with or without the sound horn on lock
feature selected. Pressing the STEP button when in this
display will select “Yes” or “No.” Can also be programmed using the key fob, refer to “Remote Keyless
Entry” earlier in this section.
Headlamp Delay
When this feature is selected the driver can choose, when
exiting the vehicle, to have the headlamps remain on for
30, 60, or 90 seconds, or not remain on. Pressing the STEP
button when in this display will select 30, 60, 90, or OFF.
STEP button when in this display will select distances
between 2,000 miles (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles (10 000
km) in 500 mile (800 km) increments.
Reset Service Distance (Displays Only if Service
Interval was Changed)
When this feature is selected the current accumulated
service distance can be reset to the newly selected service
interval. Pressing the STEP button when in this display
will select “Yes” or “No.”
Low Fuel Chime?
When this feature is selected a chime will sound when
the “Low Fuel Indicator Light” is displayed in the
instrument panel cluster. Pressing the STEP button when
in this display will select “Yes” or “No.”
Service Interval
When this feature is selected a service interval between
2,000 miles (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles (10 000 km) in 500
mile (800 km) increments may be selected. Pressing the
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Mini-Trip Computer
This feature, located in the overhead console, displays
information on outside temperature, compass direction,
and trip information.
Reset Button
Use this button to reset the Average Economy, Trip Miles,
and Time Elapsed displays to zero. This will occur only if
a resettable function is currently being displayed (Average Economy, Trip Miles, and Time Elapsed). A single
chime will sound to indicate that a reset has occurred.
Global Reset
If the RESET button is pressed twice within 3 seconds
while in any of the three resettable displays, the RESET
button will reset all three displays.
Menu Button
Press the Menu button to scroll through the following
screens: LANGUAGE, DISPLAY U.S. OR METRIC,
AUTO DOOR LOCKS, AUTO UNLOCK ON EXIT, REMOTE UNLOCK DRIV DOOR 1ST, SOUND HORN
WITH LOCK, FLASH LIGHTS WITH LOCKS, HEADLAMP DELAY, SERVICE INTV, LOW FUEL CHIME, and
TRAIN REMOTE.
C/T Button
Press the C/T button to display the outside temperature
and one of eight compass readings to indicate the direction the vehicle is facing.
A chime (two beeps) will sound to indicate that a reset
has occurred.
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WARNING!
Even if the display still reads a few degrees above
32°F (0°C), the road surface may be icy, particularly
in woods or on bridges. Drive carefully under such
conditions to prevent an accident and possible personal injury or property damage.
Step Button
Press the STEP button to cycle through all of the displays.
The displays are: Average Miles/GAL, Miles To Empty,
Trip Miles, Time Elapsed, Miles To Service, Tire PSI, and
Blank Screen.
Average Miles/GAL
Shows the average fuel economy in miles per gallon
(MPG), or liters per 100 km (L/100 km) since the last
reset.
Miles To Empty
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled before
the fuel gauge shows E (Empty). The distance is calculated by multiplying the amount of fuel remaining by the
projected fuel economy. The distance predicted will
change every few seconds to a higher or lower number as
these factors change. This display cannot be reset.
Trip Miles
Shows the distance traveled since the last reset.
Time Elapsed
Shows the accumulated ignition ON time since the last
reset.
Miles To Service
Shows the amount of miles remaining until service is
required (owner selected).
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Tire PSI
Shows the pressure and location of each tire, except for
the spare tire. The tire location will blink when under
pressure.
Manual Compass Calibration
If the compass appears erratic and the CAL symbol does
not appear, you must manually put the compass into the
“Calibration” mode.
Blank Screen
Shows a blank screen. Pressing the C/T button returns to
the Compass and Temperature display. Pressing the STEP
button returns you to the Average Miles per Gallon
display.
To Put Into a Calibration Mode
Turn on the ignition and set the display to “Compass/
Temperature.” Press and hold the RESET button (more
than 10 seconds) to change the display between VARIANCE (compass variance) and CAL (compass calibration) modes. When the CAL symbol is displayed complete three 360 degree turns in an area free from large
metal objects or power lines. The CAL symbol will turn
off and the compass will function normally.
Automatic Compass Calibration
This compass is self-calibrating which eliminates the
need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is
new, the compass may appear erratic and the CAL
symbol will be displayed.
After completing three 360 degree turns in an area free
from large metal or metallic objects, the CAL symbol will
turn off and the compass will function normally.
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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.
If this occurs, the compass variance must be set according
to the Compass Variance Map.
To set the variance: Turn the ignition ON and set the
display to “Compass/Temperature.” Press and hold the
RESET button five seconds (no more than 10 seconds).
The last variance zone number will be displayed. Press
the STEP button to select the new variance zone and
press the RESET button to resume normal operation.
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General Information
This transmitter complies with FCC rules part 15 and
with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
Equipped in vehicles that have the optional Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
The HomeLink威 Wireless Control System provides a
convenient way to replace up to three hand-held radiofrequency (RF) transmitters used to activate devices such
as gate operators, garage door openers, entry door locks,
security systems, even home lighting. Additional
HomeLink
information
can
be
found
at:
www.homelink.com or by calling 1-800-355-3515.
CAUTION!
Changes or modifications not expressively approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void
the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
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WARNING!
Before programming HomeLink to a garage door
opener or gate operator, make sure that people and
objects are out of the way of the device to prevent
potential harm or damage. When programming a
garage door opener, it is advised to park outside of
the garage. Do not use HomeLink with any garage
door opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features as required by U.S. federal safety standards
(this includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982). A garage door that
cannot detect an object - signaling the door to stop
and reverse - does not meet current U.S. federal
safety standards. For more information, contact
HomeLink at: www.homelink.com or by calling:
1-800-355-3515.
Retain the original transmitter of the RF device you are
programming for use in other vehicles as well as for
future HomeLink programming. It is also suggested that
upon the sale of the vehicle, the programmed HomeLink
buttons be erased for security purposes. To erase the
programmed buttons, perform the procedure shown
below under ⬙When Your Vehicle Is New⬙, or, for assistance, contact HomeLink at: www.homelink.com or by
calling: 1-800-355-3515.
When Your Vehicle Is New
Prior to programming HomeLink for the first time the
factory test codes must be erased. To erase HomeLink
memory, press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons
(buttons one and three). The message CLEARING
CHANNELS will appear on the HomeLink display. After
approximately 20 seconds, the message CHANNELS
CLEARED will appear on the EVIC display. Do not hold
the buttons for longer than 30 seconds.
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Programming HomeLink
WARNING!
NOTE: It is recommended that a new battery be placed
in the hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink for quicker training and accurate
transmission of the radio frequency signal.
WARNING!
Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming HomeLink. Do not
program HomeLink if people or pets are in the path
of the door or gate. A moving door or gate can cause
serious injury or death to people and pets or damage
to objects.
Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run the vehicle’s engine while
programming HomeLink. Exhaust gas can cause serious injury or death.
1. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter 1-3
inches (5-14 cm) away from the lower left corner of the
EVIC display while keeping the display in view.
NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers
may require you to replace the next step with procedures
noted in the ⬙Gate Operator/Canadian Programming⬙
section.
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2. Simultaneously press and hold both the desired
HomeLink button and the hand-held transmitter button.
After a short time, the message TRAINING will show on
HomeLink display. Do not release the buttons until the
next step has been completed.
3. When the message TRAINED appears on the
HomeLink display, release both the HomeLink and handheld transmitter buttons.
NOTE: If the HomeLink display does not change to
TRAINED, contact HomeLink at www.homelink.com or
call 1-800-355-3515 for assistance.
4. Press and hold the just-trained HomeLink button.
TRANSMIT should appear on the display.
If your device activates when the HomeLink button is
depressed and released, programming is complete.
NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, simply repeat the ⬙Programming HomeLink⬙ process.
HomeLink Buttons
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If the message TRANSMIT appears on the HomeLink
display but your device does not activate, the device may
be equipped with a ⬙rolling code⬙ system. Continue with
steps five through seven below to complete the programming of a rolling code equipped device (most commonly
a garage door opener).
5. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit)
in the garage, locate the ⬙learn⬙ or ⬙smart⬙ button. This
can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the motor-head unit.
6. Firmly press and release the ⬙learn⬙ or ⬙smart⬙ button.
(The name and color of the button may vary by manufacturer.)
7. Return to the vehicle and firmly press, hold for two
seconds and release the programmed HomeLink button.
Repeat the ⬙press/hold/release⬙ sequence a second time,
and, depending on the brand of the garage door opener
(or other rolling code equipped device), repeat this
sequence a third time to complete the programming
process.
HomeLink should now activate your rolling code
equipped device.
NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink buttons, simply repeat the ⬙Programming Homelink⬙ process.
NOTE: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
step.
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If, after programming the HomeLink Wireless Control
System, the hand-held transmitter and/or other
HomeLink units in other vehicles fail to activate the
rolling code equipped device, you may need to clear (or
ⴖeraseⴖ) the device’s receiver memory. Refer to your
garage door opener’s Owner’s Manual for the procedure or contact HomeLink at 1-800-355-3515 or on the
Internet at www.homelink.com. After clearing the receiver, you must reprogram the original hand-held
transmitter(s) to the receiver using the procedure in the
garage door opener’s Owner’s Manual. Finally, reprogram the hand-held transmitter(s) to HomeLink using
the steps under ⴖProgramming HomeLinkⴖ.
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
HomeLink 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.
If you live in Canada or you are having difficulties
programming a gate operator by using the ⬙Programming HomeLink⬙ procedures (regardless of where you
live), replace step two with the following:
NOTE: If programming a garage door opener or gate
operator, it is advised to unplug the device during the
⬙cycling⬙ process to prevent possible overheating.
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Press and hold the HomeLink button while you press
and release - every two seconds (ⴖcycleⴖ) your hand-held
transmitter button until the radio signal has successfully been accepted by HomeLink. (The message
TRAINED will appear on the HomeLink display.)
Proceed with the remaining steps under ⬙Programming
HomeLink⬙ to complete.
Using HomeLink
To operate, simply press and release the programmed
HomeLink 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.). For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of the
device may also be used at any time. In the event that there
are still programming difficulties or questions, contact
HomeLink at: www.homelink.com or 1-800-355-3515.
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The sunroof control is located on the headliner between
the sun visors.
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Press and hold the switch rearward to fully open the
sunroof. The sunroof can be stopped at any position
between closed and full open. Momentarily pressing the
switch rearward will activate the Express Open Feature,
causing the sunroof to open automatically.
Power Sunroof Switch
Power Sunroof Switch
Press and hold the “V” button in the center of the sunroof
switch to open the vent. The sunroof can be stopped at
any position between closed and full vent. To close the
sunroof from the vent position, press and hold the switch
forward. Releasing the switch will stop the movement of
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the sunroof and the sunroof will remain in the partial
vent position until the switch is pushed forward again.
WARNING!
• 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.
Express Open Feature
During the Express Open operation, any movement of
the switch will stop the sunroof and it will remain in a
partial open position. Again, momentarily pressing the
switch rearward will activate the Express Open Feature.
To close the sunroof, hold the switch in the forward
position. Again, any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partial open
condition until the switch is pushed forward again. The
sunroof is not completely closed until the rear of the
sunroof glass moves upward at the end of it’s travel.
The sunshade can be opened manually. It will also open
as the sunroof opens. The sunshade cannot be closed if
the sunroof is open.
Sunroof Maintenance
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
the glass panel.
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POWER OUTLET
To the right of the convenience tray (lower center of
instrument panel) is an outlet for electrically powered
accessories. Pull lightly on the top of the plastic cover to
open the outlet.
There is a rear power outlet located in the right rear cargo
area above the storage cargo net/CD changer (if
equipped).
Rear Power Outlet
Front Power Outlet
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The rear power outlet is a direct feed from the battery so
it receives power whether the ignition is in the ON or
OFF position.
All accessories connected to this outlet should be removed or turned off when the vehicle is not in use.
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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.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
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CUP HOLDERS
In the center console there are two cup holders for the
front seat passengers.
Smoker’s Package — If Equipped
With the optional Smoker’s package, a removable ash
tray is inserted into the front cup holder location.
The rear passengers have access to a cup holder on each
rear door trim panel.
Front Cup Holders
NOTE: The front cup holder insert is removable from
the console, for cleaning.
Rear Cup Holders
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CARGO AREA FEATURES
Cargo Light
The cargo area light is activated by opening the swing
gate, opening any door, or by rotating the dimmer control
on the multi-function control lever to the extreme top
position. If all doors are closed and only the swing gate is
open, pushing on the cargo light lens surface will turn off
all interior lights. Push on the lens surface a second time
to restore the interior lights to normal operation.
3. The swing gate may be opened or closed with the
cargo cover in place.
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Retractable Cargo Area Cover — If Equipped
To cover the cargo area:
1. Grasp the center portion of the cover flap. Pull it over
the cargo area.
2. Insert the pins on the ends of the cover into the slots in
the pillar trim cover.
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WARNING!
In an accident a cargo cover loose in the vehicle could
cause injury. It could fly around in a sudden stop and
strike someone in the vehicle. Do not store the cargo
cover on the cargo floor or in the passenger compartment. Remove the cover from the vehicle when taken
from its mounting. Do not store in the vehicle.
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
The tie-downs located on cargo area floor should be used
to safely secure loads when vehicle is moving.
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
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WARNING!
• Cargo tie-down hooks are not safe anchors for a
child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision a hook could pull loose and allow the child
seat to come loose. A child could be badly injured.
Use only the anchors provided for child seat
tethers.
• The weight and position of cargo and passengers
can change the vehicle center of gravity and
vehicle handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for
loading your vehicle:
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight
over or behind the rear axle can cause the rear of the
vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of the
seatback. This could impair visibility or become a
dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or collision.
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as possible.
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WARNING!
To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear
cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes
only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats and
use seat belts.
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Cargo Organizer — If Equipped
This vehicle may be equipped with a cargo organizer that
mounts on the floor behind the rear seat. Items may be
placed on the flat surface or stored in the three storage
compartments.
1. To raise the cargo organizer pull up on the handle and
pull towards the rear of the vehicle.
WARNING!
• To avoid tipping, lock the shelf securely in all
positions.
• Do not drive this vehicle with the liftgate open, or
use the shelf as a seat.
• Failure to follow these warnings could result in
serious or fatal injury.
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2. Place the rear corners of the cargo organizer into the
supports located on the rear trim panel. Press down on
the back of the cargo organizer to lock it into place.
WARNING!
Do not load objects over 30 lbs (13.5 kg) in the upper
position. Failure to follow this warning could cause
the cargo organizer to collapse resulting in personal
injury.
CAUTION!
Do not load objects over 100 lbs (45 kg) in the lower
position. Failure to follow this could cause damage
to the cargo organizer.
Cargo Organizer Mounting
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To Open Storage Compartments
1. Pull up on the center opening of the cargo organizer.
Cargo Organizer Removal
Loosen screw, then lift lever from each mount located on
the floor of the rear cargo area, and remove the cargo
organizer from the vehicle.
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Using Cargo Organizer
2. Lift up on the storage compartment dividers and lock
into place.
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
A rotary ring switch on the control lever, located 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 switch ring
beyond the ON or OFF position will activate the rear
washer. The wash pump will continue to operate as long
as the lever or ring is engaged. Upon release, the wipers
will cycle three times before returning to the set position.
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If the rear wiper is operating when the ignition is turned
OFF, the wiper will automatically return to the “Park”
position. When the vehicle is restarted, the wiper will
resume function at whichever position the switch is set
at.
If the swing gate flip-up window is open or the swing
gate is open, connection to the rear window wiper is
interrupted preventing activation of the rear wiper blade.
When the swing gate flip-up window or the swing gate is
closed, the rear wiper switch or the ignition switch needs
to be turned OFF, and then to ON to restart the rear
wiper.
NOTE: The rear swing gate will lock while the rear
wiper is operating. The gate will stay locked until the
wiper is turned off and the gate is unlocked (by key,
lock switch, or key fob).
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.
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Rear Window Defroster
On the top of the climate control panel is a push
button for rear window defrosting. An amber
indicator in the push button will light when the defroster
is turned on. Push again to turn off the defroster prior to
an automatic time-out.
The defroster will automatically turn off after about ten
minutes. For about five more minutes of operation, push
the button again. To prevent excessive battery drain, use
the defroster only when the engine is operating. The push
button also activates the heated exterior mirrors, if so
equipped.
CAUTION!
Use care when washing the inside of the rear window to prevent damage to heating elements. Use a
soft cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping
parallel to the heating elements. Also, keep all
objects a safe distance from the window to prevent
damaging the heating elements.
Rear Defroster Switch
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ROOF LUGGAGE RACK
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 as
shown on the label attached to the drivers door shut face.
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CAUTION!
• To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do
not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity
of 150 lbs (68 kg) or 65 lbs (29.5 kg) on Renegade
models. 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.
• Place a blanket or other protection between the
surface of the roof and the load.
• 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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WARNING!
Cargo must be securely tied before driving your
vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the
vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in
personal injury or property damage. Follow the roof
rack “Cautions” when carrying cargo on your roof
rack.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Instrument Panel And Interior Controls . . . . . . . 165
▫ Two Types Of Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
䡵 Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ Electrical Disturbances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
▫ 2.4L/3.7L Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
▫ AM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
▫ 2.8L Diesel Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
▫ FM Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
䡵 Instrument Cluster Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
䡵 Sales Code RAZ—AM/ FM Stereo Radio With
Cassette Tape Player, CD Player And CD Changer
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
䡵 Electronic Digital Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
▫ Clock Setting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
䡵 Radio General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
▫ Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
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▫ Operating Instructions — Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ Power Switch, Volume Control . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
▫ Seek Button (Radio Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
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▫ Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
▫ Rewind (RW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Radio Data System (RDS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
▫ Tape Eject . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ PTY (Program Type) Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
▫ Scan Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Changing Tape Direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Fade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Metal Tape Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Tone Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Pinch Roller Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ AM/FM Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Noise Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ Scan Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
▫ Operating Instructions — CD Player . . . . . . . . 184
▫ To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory . . . . . . 182
▫ Inserting The Compact Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
▫ To Change From Clock To Radio Mode . . . . . . 182
▫ Seek Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
▫ Operating Instructions — Tape Player . . . . . . . 182
▫ EJT CD (Eject) Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
▫ Seek Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
▫ FF/Tune/RW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
▫ Fast Forward (FF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
▫ Program Button 4 (Random Play) . . . . . . . . . . 186
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▫ Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
▫ Tape CD Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
▫ CD Player Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
▫ Time Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
䡵 Sales Code RB1—AM/FM Stereo Radio With
DVD/GPS Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
▫ Scan Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
▫ CD Changer Control Capability —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
䡵 Satellite Radio — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
▫ System Activation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
䡵 Sales Code RBK—AM/ FM Stereo Radio With
CD Player And CD Changer Controls . . . . . . . . 189
▫ Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ENS/SID) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
▫ Selecting Satellite Mode In RBB, RAH And
RBK Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
▫ CD Player Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
▫ CD Changer Control Capability —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
䡵 Sales Code RBQ—AM/FM Stereo Radio With
6 - Disc CD Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
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▫ Selecting Satellite Mode In RBP, RBU, RAZ,
RB1 And RBQ Radios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
▫ Selecting a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ Storing And Selecting Pre-Set Channels . . . . . . 206
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▫ Using The PTY (Program Type) Button
(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ PTY Button ⬙Scan⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
▫ PTY Button ⬙Seek⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
▫ Satellite Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
▫ Reception Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
▫ CD Player — 6 Disc In Cargo Area . . . . . . . . . 209
䡵 Cassette Tape And Player Maintenance . . . . . . . 210
䡵 CD/DVD Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
䡵 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones . . . . . . . . 211
䡵 Climate Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
䡵 Remote Sound System Controls — If Equipped . . 208
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ Tape Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
▫ CD Player — Single Disc In Radio . . . . . . . . . 209
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▫ Blower Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Temperature Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Mode Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 165
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND INTERIOR CONTROLS
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
2.4L/3.7L ENGINES
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2.8L DIESEL ENGINES
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
1. Tachometer
Indicates the permissible engine revolutions-per-minute
for each gear range. Before reaching the red area, ease up
on the accelerator to prevent engine damage.
2. Turn Signal Indicator Light
The arrows will flash in unison with the exterior
turn signals, when using the multi-function control
lever. A chime will sound if the turn signals are left on
continuously for 2 miles (3 km) until they are deactivated.
3. High Beam Indicator Light
This light shows that the headlights are on high
beam. Pull the multi-function control lever towards the steering wheel to switch the headlights from
high to low beam.
4. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
5. Tire Pressure Monitor Warning Light — If Equipped
This light will turn on when there is a low tire
pressure condition. The light will also turn on
if a problem exist with any tire sensor. The light
will remain on until the tire pressure is properly set or the problem with the sensor is corrected.
This light will turn on momentarily as a bulb check when
the engine is started.
When the “Tire Pressure Monitor Warning Light” is lit,
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
You should stop and check your tires as soon as possible,
and inflate them to the proper pressure as indicated on
the vehicle’s tire information placard. 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
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the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. Each tire,
including the spare, should be checked monthly when
cold and set to the recommended inflation pressure as
specified on the vehicle placard. (See page 268 for more
information.)
6. 4LO Mode Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
the 4 LO four–wheel drive mode. The front and
rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing the front and rear wheels to
rotate at the same speed. (See page 236 for more information.)
7. Fog Light Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light shows when the front fog lights are on.
8. Malfunction Indicator Light
This light is part of an onboard diagnostic system
called OBD II which monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. This light
will illuminate when the ignition is in the ON position
before engine start. If the bulb does not come on when
turning the ignition key from OFF to ON, have the
condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions such has 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 typical driving cycles. In most
situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will not
require towing.
When the engine is running, the “Malfunction Indicator
Light” may flash to alert of serious conditions that could
lead to immediate loss of power or severe catalytic
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converter damage. The vehicle should be serviced as
soon as possible if this occurs. (See page 309 for more
information.)
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefit of Anti-Lock
Brakes.
9. Anti-Lock Warning Light (ABS) — If Equipped
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS) described elsewhere in this manual. This
light will come on when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position and may stay on for as long as three
seconds.
The operation of the ABS light can be checked by turning
the ignition switch from the OFF position to the ON
position. The light should illuminate for approximately
two seconds. The light should then turn off unless the
parking brake is applied or a brake fault is detected. If the
light does not illuminate, have the light inspected by an
authorized dealer.
If the light comes back on immediately or comes on
during 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 provided that the BRAKE
warning light is not on. Also, a chime will sound if the
light comes back on.
10. Charging System Warning Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. The light should come on for three
seconds when the ignition is first turned ON. If the light
comes back on immediately or comes on while driving, it
means that there is a problem with the charging system
or the battery is low. Also, a chime will sound if the light
comes back on. See your authorized dealer immediately.
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11. Temperature Gage
Indicates engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that the
cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
The gage pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature
(above center scale) when driving in hot weather, up
mountain grades, in heavy stop and go traffic, or when
towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to exceed the
upper limits of the normal operating range.
If the pointer rises to the red zone (five chimes will
occur), pull over and stop the vehicle. Do not turn the
engine off. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioning
turned off, until the pointer drops back into the normal
range. If the engine remains in the high range, turn the
engine off and call for service.
12. Reset Button
Press this button to toggle between the odometer and trip
odometer display. When in the trip odometer mode,
holding the button in resets the trip odometer. Also,
pressing the “Reset” button will clear out any warning
messages in the odometer display.
13. Odometer/Trip Odometer
A vacuum fluorescent display indicates the total distance
the vehicle has been driven. Also, the cluster will display,
replacing the odometer/trip odometer, vehicle warning
messages such as: door/gate/glass ajar and low washer
fluid. See appropriate sections for more information.
NOTE: If vehicle is equipped with the optional Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the overhead
console, all warnings including “door”, “GATE”,
“GLASS”, and “LOWASH” will only be displayed in the
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EVIC display (not in the instrument cluster). For additional information, refer to “Overhead Console — If
Equipped” in Section 3.
will turn off after the engine is started. If the bulb does
not come on, have the system checked by your authorized dealer.
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.
If the warning light comes on and remains on while
driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine. DO
NOT OPERATE THE VEHICLE UNTIL THE CAUSE IS
CORRECTED. Also, a single chime will sound.
14. Cruise Indicator Light
This indicator lights when the speed control
system is turned ON.
15. Oil Pressure Warning Light
Shows low engine oil pressure. The light will come
on and remain on when the ignition switch is
turned from the OFF to the ON position, and the light
16. Transmission Temperature Warning Light
This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that might occur with
severe usage such as trailer towing or snow plowing. If
this light comes on, stop the vehicle and run the engine at
idle or faster, with the transmission in N (Neutral) until
the light goes off.
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17. Part Time Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
the PART TIME four–wheel drive high range
mode, and the front and rear driveshafts are
mechanically locked together forcing the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. (See page 236 for
more information.)
18. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the light comes on, it may indicate that the parking brake is applied, or there
is a low brake fluid level. On vehicles equipped with
Anti-Lock brakes (ABS), it may also indicate an ABS
malfunction that could lead to reduced braking performance.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the BRAKE warning light on
is dangerous. A significant decrease in braking performance or vehicle stability during braking may
occur. It will take you longer to stop the vehicle or
will make your vehicle harder to control. You could
have an accident. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
The operation of the BRAKE warning light can be
checked by turning the ignition switch from the OFF
position to the ON position. The light should illuminate
for approximately two seconds. The light should then
turn off unless the parking brake is applied or a brake
fault is detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the
light inspected by an authorized dealer.
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Also, the light will come on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON position.
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
If the parking brake is off and the light remains on, have
the brake system inspected as soon as possible.
21. Fuel Gage
When the ignition key is in the ON position, the pointer
will show the level of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. A
small arrow indicates the side of the vehicle where the
filler cap (gas cap) is located.
19. Full Time Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
the FULL TIME four–wheel drive mode, and
employs the inter-axle differential which allows the front and rear wheels to rotate at
different speeds. (See page 236 for more information.)
22. 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.
20. Sentry Key/Security Alarm Indicator Light — If
Equipped
Refer to “Sentry Key Immobilizer System” or “Vehicle
Security Alarm” in Section 2 of this manual for more
information.
23. Airbag Warning Light
This indicator lights and remains lit for 6 to 8
seconds when the ignition is first turned on. If the
light doesn’t come on, stays on, or comes on while driving,
have the airbag system checked by an authorized dealer.
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24. O/D (Overdrive) Off Indicator Light
This light will illuminate when the O/D OFF
button has been selected. The O/D OFF button is
located on the gear shift lever.
25. Seat Belt Indicator 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 seat belt remains unbuckled,
the Seat Belt Warning Light will flash or remain on
continuously. Refer to ⬙Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)⬙ in the Occupant Restraints
section for more information.
26. Light Bar Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light indicates when the light bar lamps
are on.
27. Water In Fuel Warning Light — If Equipped
This light indicates water has collected in the
fuel filter and should be drained immediately.
See your authorized dealer for service. (See
page 220 for more information.)
28. Low Coolant Warning Light — If Equipped
This light comes on if the coolant level is low.
This light will come on for 3 seconds as a bulb
check when the ignition switch is first turned
to the ON position.
29. 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
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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.
30. Glow Plug Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light will illuminate when the ignition
switch is first turned to the ON position. Wait
until the light turns off before starting the
vehicle. Refer to “Starting Procedures” in Section 5 of this manual. (See page 220 for more
information.)
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
The clock and radio each use the display panel built into
the radio. A digital readout shows the time in hours and
minutes whenever the ignition switch is in the ON or
ACC position and the time button is pressed.
When the ignition switch is in the OFF position, or when
the radio frequency is being displayed, time keeping is
accurately maintained.
Clock Setting Procedure
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON or ACC position
and press the time button. Using the tip of a ballpoint pen
or similar object, press either the hour (H) or minute (M)
buttons on the radio.
2. Press the H button to set hours or the M button to set
minutes. The time setting will increase each time you
press a button.
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RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
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.
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.
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.
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: On vehicles so equipped the radio, steering
wheel radio controls and 6 disc CD/DVD changer will
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remain active for up to 45 seconds after the ignition
switch has been turned off. Opening a vehicle front door
will cancel this feature.
SALES CODE RAZ—AM/ FM STEREO RADIO
WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, CD PLAYER
AND CD CHANGER CONTROLS
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower left
side of your radio faceplate.
Operating Instructions — Radio
NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the
ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to
operate the radio.
Power Switch, Volume Control
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the
volume control clockwise to increase the volume. The
volume will be displayed and continuously updated
while the button is pressed.
Seek Button (Radio Mode)
Press and release the Seek button to search for the next
station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the
button to seek up and the bottom to seek down. Holding
the button will by pass stations until you release the
button.
RAZ Radio
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Tuning
Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or
decrease the frequency. If you press and hold the button,
the radio will continue to tune until you release the
button. The frequency will be displayed and continuously updated while the button is pressed.
Radio Data System (RDS)
The Radio Data System allows radio broadcasting stations to send data signals on a subcarrier frequency
which is added to the stereo signal. RDS was developed
to give FM receivers user-friendly features, such as
Program Service name (PS) and Program Type (PTY).
Program Service name is typically used by the broadcaster to display the station’s name or call letters, for
example ⬙WNIC⬙. Typically these are 8 characters in
length and are displayed by the radio for those stations
which are broadcasting this information. PTY (Program
Type) is used to characterize the station’s program material, for example ⬙Rock Music⬙.
PTY (Program Type) Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for
5 seconds. If no action is taken during the 5 second time
out the PTY icon will turn off. Pressing the PTY button
within 5 seconds will allow the program format type to
be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast PTY information.
Toggle the PTY button to select the following format
types:
Program Type
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
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Program Type
Country
Information
Jazz
Foreign Language
News
Nostalgia
Oldies
Personality
Public
Rhythm and Blues
Religious Music
Religious Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rock
Soft Rhythm and Blues
Radio Display
Country
Inform
Jazz
Language
News
Nostalga
Oldies
Persnlty
Public
R&B
Rel Musc
Rel Talk
Rock
Soft
Soft Rck
Soft R&B
Program Type
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
Radio Display
Sports
Talk
Top 40
Weather
By pressing the SEEK button when the PTY icon is
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected PTY name. The PTY
function only operates when in the FM mode.
The radio display will flash “SEEK” and the selected PTY
program type when searching for the next PTY station. If
no station is found with the selected PTY program type,
the radio will return to the last preset station.
If a preset button is activated while in the PTY (Program
Type) mode, the PTY mode will be exited and the radio
will tune to the preset station.
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Pressing PTY, then SCAN will scan the FM Band and stop
at all RDS stations. Each RDS station will be played for a
5 second scan once around the FM Band and stop at the
last station. The PTY icon will then turn off.
Balance
The Balance control adjusts the left-to-right speaker balance. Push in the button and it will pop out. Adjust the
balance and push the button back in. The balance will be
displayed and continuously updated while the button is
turned.
Fade
The Fade control provides for balance between the front
and rear speakers. Push in the button and it will pop out.
Adjust the balance and push the button back in. The fade
will be displayed and continuously updated while the
button is turned.
Tone Control
Slide the Bass and/or Treble controls up or down to
adjust the sound for the desired tone. The treble, and bass
will be displayed and continuously updated while the
slide is moved.
AM/FM Selection
Press the AM/FM button to change from AM to FM. The
operating mode will be displayed next to the station
frequency. The display will show ST when a stereo
station is received.
Scan Button
Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for
the next station, in either AM or FM, pausing for 5 seconds
at each listenable station before continuing to the next.
Pressing the AM/FM button continues the search in the
alternate frequency band.
To stop the search, press SCAN a second time.
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To Set The Radio Push-button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
SET 1 will show in the display window. Select the
push-button you wish to lock onto this station and press
and release that button. If a station is not selected within
5 seconds after pressing the SET button, the station will
continue to play but will not be locked 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 10 AM and 10 FM
stations to be locked into memory. You can recall the
stations stored in SET 2 memory by pressing the pushbutton twice.
To Change From Clock To Radio Mode
Press the Time button to change the display between
radio frequency and time.
Operating Instructions — Tape Player
Insert the cassette with the exposed tape side toward the
right and the mechanical action of the player will gently
pull the cassette into the play position.
NOTE: When subjected to extremely cold temperatures,
the tape mechanism may require a few minutes to warm
up for proper operation. Sometimes poor playback may
be experienced due to a defective cassette tape. Clean and
demagnetize the tape heads at least twice a year.
Seek Button
Press the SEEK button up for the next selection on the
tape and down to return to the beginning of the current
selection.
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Press the SEEK button up or down to move the track
number to skip forward or backward 1 to 6 selections.
Press the SEEK button once to move 1 selection, twice to
move 2 selections, etc.
Fast Forward (FF)
Press the FF button up momentarily to advance the tape
in the direction that it is playing. The tape will advance
until the button is pressed again or the end of the tape is
reached. At the end of the tape, the tape will play in the
opposite direction.
Rewind (RW)
Press the RW button momentarily to reverse the tape
direction. The tape will reverse until the button is pressed
again or until the end of the tape is reached. At the end of
the tape, the tape will play in the opposite direction.
Tape Eject
Press the EJT Tape button and the cassette will disengage
and eject from the radio.
Scan Button
Press this button to play 10 seconds of each selection.
Press the scan button a second time to cancel the feature.
Changing Tape Direction
If you wish to change the direction of tape travel (side
being played), press the PTY button. The lighted arrow in
the display window will show the new direction.
Metal Tape Selection
If a standard metal tape is inserted into the player, the
player will automatically select the correct equalization
and the 70 symbol will appear in the display window.
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Pinch Roller Release
If ignition power or the radio ON/OFF switch are turned
off, the pinch roller will automatically retract to protect
the tape from any damage. When power is restored to the
tape player, the pinch roller will automatically reengage
and the tape will resume play.
Operating Instructions — CD Player
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position and the volume control ON before the CD player
will operate.
CAUTION!
Noise Reduction
The Dolby Noise Reduction System* is on whenever the
tape player is on, but may be switched off.
To turn off the Dolby Noise reduction System: Press the
Dolby button (button 2) after you insert the tape. The NR
light in the display will go off when the Dolby System is
off. The Dolby System is automatically reactivated each
time a tape is inserted.
* ”Dolby” noise reduction manufactured under license
from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Dolby
and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
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.
Inserting The Compact Disc
The CD player contained within the radio is not a
multi-disc changer, and will only accept one CD. Gently
insert one CD into the CD player with the CD label facing
up. The CD will automatically be pulled into the CD
Player.
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If the volume control is ON, the unit will switch from
radio to CD mode and begin to play. The display will
show the track number and index time in minutes and
seconds. Play will begin at the start of track one.
NOTE:
• You may eject a disc with the radio OFF. The ignition
switch must be in the ON or ACC position to insert a
disc with the radio OFF.
• If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
OFF, the CD will automatically be pulled into the CD
Player and the display will show the time of day. If
you insert a disc with the ignition OFF, the display will
show the time of day for about 5 seconds, then go out.
Seek Button
Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on
the CD. Press the bottom of the 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 10 seconds of the current selection.
EJT CD (Eject) Button
Press this button and the disc will unload and move to
the entrance for easy removal. The unit will switch to the
radio mode.
If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it will be
reloaded. The radio mode will continue to appear.
The disc can be ejected with the radio OFF.
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FF/TUNE/RW
Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to
fast forward until FF is released. The RW ( Reverse)
button works in a similar manner.
Program Button 4 (Random Play)
Press this button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the tracks on the selected disc in random order to provide an interesting
change of pace.
Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly
selected track.
Press TUNE FF to fast forward through the tracks. Press
the FF button a second time to stop the fast forward
feature. If TUNE RW is pressed, the current track will
reverse to the beginning of the track and begin playing.
MODE
Press the MODE button to select between the tape player,
CD player, or satellite radio (if equipped).
To select Satellite Radio (if equipped), press the MODE
button until the word SIRIUS appears. The following will
be displayed in this order: After three seconds, the
current channel name and number will be displayed for
five seconds. The current program type and channel
number will then be displayed for five seconds. The
current channel name and number will then be displayed
until an action occurs. A CD or tape may remain in the
player while in the Satellite Radio mode.
Tape CD Button
Press this button to select between CD player and Tape
player.
Press button 4 a second time to stop Random Play.
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Time Button
Press this button to change the display from elapsed CD
playing time to time of day.
Disc Up/Program Button 1
Press the DISC up (button 1) button to play the next
available disc.
Scan Button
Press this button to play the first 10 seconds of each track.
To stop the scan function, press the button a second time.
Disc Down/Program Button 5
Press the DISC down (button 5) button to play the
previous disc.
CD Changer Control Capability — If Equipped
This radio is compatible with a remote mounted CD
changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate
this CD changer.
Seek Button
Press the SEEK up or down to select another track on the
same disc. A SEEK symbol will appear on the display.
Mode Button
To activate the CD changer, press the MODE button until
CD information appears on the display.
Fast Forward And Rewind Buttons
Press and hold the FF button for fast forward. Press and
hold the RW button for fast reverse.
The audio output can be heard when fast forward and
fast reverse are activated.
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Random Play (RND)
Press the Random button to play the tracks on the
selected disc in random order for an interesting change of
pace.
Random can be cancelled by pressing the button a second
time or by ejecting the CD from the changer.
CD Diagnostic Indicators
When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may
skip momentarily. Skipping will not damage the disc or
the player, and play will resume automatically.
CD HOT will pause the operation. Play can be resumed
when the operating temperature is corrected or another
MODE is selected.
An ERR symbol will appear on the display if the laser is
unable to read the Disc data for the following reasons:
• Excessive vibration
• Disc inserted upside down
• Damaged disc
• Water condensation on optics
As a safeguard and to protect your CD player, one of the
following warning symbols may appear on your display.
A CD HOT symbol indicates the player is too hot.
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SALES CODE RBK—AM/ FM STEREO RADIO
WITH CD PLAYER AND CD CHANGER
CONTROLS
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower left
side of your radio faceplate.
Radio Operation
Power/Volume Control
Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the
volume control clockwise to increase the volume.
NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through
the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position
to operate the radio.
Seek
Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next
station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the
button to seek up or the bottom to seek down. The radio
will remain tuned to the new station until you make
another selection. Holding the button in will bypass
stations without stopping until you release it.
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Tune
Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or
decrease the frequency. If you press and hold the button,
the radio will continue to tune until you release the
button. The frequency will be displayed and continuously updated while the button is pressed.
To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET button.
SET 1 will show in the display window. Select the “1–5”
button 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 locked 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 10 AM and 10 FM
stations to be locked 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 be
displayed.
Audio
The audio button controls the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADE.
Press the AUDIO button and BASS will be displayed.
Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to increase or decrease the
Bass tones.
Press the AUDIO button a second time and TREB will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to increase or
decrease the Treble tones.
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Press the AUDIO button a third time and BAL will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Press the AUDIO button a fourth time and FADE will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to adjust the
sound level between the front and rear speakers.
Press the AUDIO button again or wait 5 seconds to exit
setting tone, balance, and fade.
AM/FM Selection
Press the AM/FM button to change from AM to FM. The
operating mode will be displayed next to the station
frequency. The display will show ST when a stereo
station is received.
Time
Press the TIME button to change the display between
radio frequency and time.
General Information
This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with
RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference,
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
CD Player Operation
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position and the volume control ON before the CD player
will operate.
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Inserting The Compact 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.
You may either insert or eject a disc with the radio OFF.
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
OFF, the display will show the time of day.
If the power is ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD
mode and begin to play when you insert the disc. The
display will show the track number and index time in
minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track
one.
Seek
Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on
the CD. Press the bottom of the 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.
EJT — Eject
Press the EJT button and the disc will unload and move
to the entrance for easy removal. The unit will switch to
the radio mode.
If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it will be
reloaded. The unit will continue in radio mode.
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF
(except on convertibles).
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FF/TUNE/RW
Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to
fast forward until FF is released. The RW ( Reverse)
button works in a similar manner.
Random Play — RND/Program Button 4
Press the RND (button 4) button while the CD is playing
to activate Random Play. This feature plays the tracks on
the selected disc in random order to provide an interesting change of pace.
Satellite Radio (if equipped). When Satellite Radio (if
equipped) is selected “SAT” will appear in your radio
display.
A CD or tape may remain in the player while in the
Satellite mode.
Time
Press the TIME button to change the display from
elapsed CD playing time to time of day.
Press the RND (button 4) button a second time to stop
Random Play.
CD Changer Control Capability — If Equipped
This radio is compatible with a remote mounted CD
changer available through Mopar Accessories. The following instructions are for the radio controls that operate
this CD changer.
Mode
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select between the
CD player, the optional remote CD changer and the
Mode Button
To activate the CD changer, press the MODE button until
CD information appears on the display.
Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly
selected track.
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Disc Up/Program Button 1
Press the DISC up (button 1) button to play the next
available disc.
Disc Down/Program Button 5
Press the DISC down (button 5) button to play the
previous disc.
Seek Button
Press the SEEK up or down to select another track on the
same disc. A SEEK symbol will appear on the display.
Fast Forward And Rewind Buttons
Press and hold the FF button for fast forward. Press and
hold the RW button for fast reverse.
The audio output can be heard when fast forward and
fast reverse are activated.
Random Play (RND)
Press the Random button to play the tracks on the
selected disc in random order for an interesting change of
pace.
Random can be cancelled by pressing the button a second
time or by ejecting the CD from the changer.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner’s
Manual.
CD Diagnostic Indicators
When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may
skip momentarily. Skipping will not damage the disc or
the player, and play will resume automatically.
As a safeguard and to protect your CD player, one of the
following warning symbols may appear on your display.
A CD HOT symbol indicates the player is too hot.
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CD HOT will pause the operation. Play can be resumed
when the operating temperature is corrected or another
MODE is selected.
An ERR symbol will appear on the display if the laser is
unable to read the Disc data for the following reasons:
• Excessive vibration
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• Disc inserted upside down
• Damaged disc
• Water condensation on optics
RBQ Radio
SALES CODE RBQ—AM/FM STEREO RADIO
WITH 6 - DISC CD CHANGER
Radio Operation
NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower left
side of your radio faceplate.
Power/Volume Control
Press the PWR/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn
the volume control clockwise to increase the volume.
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NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the
ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to
operate the radio.
Mode
Press the MODE button repeatedly to select between AM,
FM, the CD changer and Sirius Satellite Radio™ (if
equipped). The display will show ST when a stereo
station is received.
To select Sirius Satellite Radio™ (if equipped), press the
MODE button until the word SIRIUS appears. The following will be displayed in this order: After three seconds, the current channel name and number will be
displayed for five seconds. The current program type and
channel number will then be displayed for five seconds.
The current channel name and number will then be
displayed until an action occurs. CD’s may remain in the
player while in the Satellite Radio mode.
Seek
Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next
station in either the AM or FM mode. Press the top of the
button to seek up and the bottom to seek down. The
radio will remain tuned to the new station until you
make another selection. Holding the button in will bypass stations without stopping until you release it.
Tune
Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or
decrease the frequency. If the button is pressed and held,
the radio will continue to tune until the button is
released. The frequency will be displayed and continuously updated while the button is pressed.
To Set The Radio Push-Button Memory
When you are receiving a station that you wish to
commit to push-button memory, press the SET RND
button. SET 1 will show in the display window. Select the
“1–6” button you wish to lock onto this station and press
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and release that button. If a button is not selected within
5 seconds after pressing the SET RND button, the station
will continue to play but will not be locked into pushbutton 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
stations to be locked into push-button memory. The
stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by
pressing the corresponding push-button twice. Every
time a preset button is used, a corresponding button
number will be displayed.
Audio
The audio button controls the BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE, and FADE.
Press the AUDIO button and BASS will be displayed.
Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to increase or decrease the
Bass tones.
Press the AUDIO button a second time and TREB will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to increase or
decrease the Treble tones.
Press the AUDIO button a third time and BAL will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to adjust the
sound level from the right or left side speakers.
Press the AUDIO button a fourth time and FADE will be
displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to adjust the
sound level between the front and rear speakers.
Press the AUDIO button again or wait 5 seconds to exit
setting tone, balance, and fade.
Time Button
Press the TIME button to change the display between
radio frequency and time.
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General Information
This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with
RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
Inserting The Compact 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.
1. This device may not cause harmful interference,
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressively approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
You may either insert or eject a disc with the radio OFF.
CD Player Operation
If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio
OFF, the display will show the time of day. If you insert
a disc with the ignition OFF, the display will show the
time of day for about 5 seconds, then go out.
NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC
position and the Power / Volume control pushed ON
before the CD player will operate.
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
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show the disc number, the track number, and index time
in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of
track 1.
LOAD/ EJT — Load
Press the LOAD/ EJT button and the button with the
corresponding number where the CD is being loaded.
After the radio displays “load” insert the CD into the
player.
Radio display will show “loading” when it is being
loaded.
LOAD / EJT — Eject
Press the LOAD/ EJT button and the button with the
corresponding number where the CD was loaded and the
disc will unload and move to the entrance for easy
removal.
Radio display will show “ejecting” when it is being
ejected.
If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within
15 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed,
the radio will continue to play the non-removed CD. If
the CD is removed and there are other CD’s in the radio,
the radio will play the next CD. If the CD is removed and
there are no other CD’s in the radio, the radio will return
to the last selected AM or FM mode.
The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF.
Seek
Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on
the CD. Press the bottom of the 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.
Scan
Press the Scan button to scan through each track on the
CD currently playing.
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FF/TUNE/RW
Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to
fast forward until FF is released. The RW ( Reverse)
button works in a similar manner.
Random Play — SET / RND
Press the RND button while the CD is playing to activate
Random Play. This feature plays the tracks on the disc in
random order to provide an interesting change of pace.
Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly
selected track.
Press the SET / RND button a second time to stop
Random Play.
PTY (Program Type) Button
Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for
5 seconds. If no action is taken during the 5 second time
out the PTY icon will turn off. Pressing the PTY button
repeatedly within 5 seconds will allow the program
format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not
currently broadcast PTY information.
Toggle the PTY button to select the following format
types:
Program Type
Adult Hits
Classical
Classic Rock
College
Country
Emergency
Emergency Test
Information
Jazz
Foreign Language
News
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Adlt Hit
Classicl
Cls Rock
College
Country
ALERT!
Test
Inform
Jazz
Language
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
Radio 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 PTY icon is
displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency
station with the same selected PTY name. The PTY
function only operates when in the FM mode.
The radio display will flash “SEEK” and the selected PTY
program type when searching for the next PTY station. If
no station is found with the selected PTY program type,
the radio will return to the last station.
If a preset button is activated while in the PTY (Program
Type) mode, the PTY mode will be exited and the radio
will tune to the preset station.
By pressing the SCAN button when the PTY icon is
displayed, the radio will stop at every PTY station on the
band and list each corresponding program type in the
radio display.
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Time
Press the TIME button to change the display from
elapsed CD playing time to time of day.
CD HOT will pause the operation. Play can be resumed
when the operating temperature is corrected or another
MODE is selected.
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If
Equipped)
Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner’s
Manual.
CD ERROR will appear on the display if the laser is
unable to read the Disc data for the following reasons:
CD Diagnostic Indicators
When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may
skip momentarily. Skipping will not damage the disc or
the player, and play will resume automatically.
As a safeguard and to protect your CD player, one of the
following warning symbols may appear on your display.
• Warped disc
• Excessive vibration
• Disc inserted upside down
• Damaged disc
• Water condensation on optics
A CD HOT symbol indicates the player is too hot.
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SALES CODE RB1—AM/FM STEREO RADIO
WITH DVD/GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM
variety of destinations and routes. Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed operating instructions.
NOTE: If your vehicle is not equipped with the CD
Changer option, you will not be able to use the Navigation system and the CD Player simultaneously. Always
remove the Navigation DVD before inserting another
disc.
RB1 Radio
The navigation system provides maps, turn identification, selection menus and instructions for selecting a
SATELLITE RADIO — IF EQUIPPED
Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to
coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius™ Satellite Radio. This service offers up to 100 channels of music,
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios.
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System Activation
To activate your Sirius Satellite Radio service, call the
toll-free number 888-539-7474, or visit the Sirius web site
at www.sirius.com. Please have the following information available when activating your system:
1. The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification
Number (ESN/SID).
2. Credit card information.
3. Your Vehicle Identification Number.
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:
ESN/SID Access With RBB, RAH and RBK Radios
With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and
the radio OFF, press the Tape Eject or CD Eject (depending on the radio type) and Time buttons simultaneously
for 3 seconds. The first four digits of the twelve-digit
ESN/SID number will be displayed. Press the SEEK UP
button to display the next four digits. Continue to press
the SEEK UP button until all twelve ESN/SID digits have
been displayed. The SEEK DOWN will page down until
the first four digits are displayed. The radio will exit the
ESN/SID mode when any other button is pushed, the
ignition is turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since any
button was pushed.
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ESN/SID Access With RBP, RBU, RAZ, RB1 and
RBQ Radios
With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and
the radio OFF, press the CD Eject and TIME buttons
simultaneously for 3 seconds. All twelve ESN/SID numbers will be displayed. The radio will exit the ESN/SID
mode when any other button is pushed, the ignition is
turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since any button
was pushed.
Selecting Satellite Mode in RBB, RAH and RBK
Radios
Press the MODE button repeatedly until ⬙S A⬙ appears in
the display. A CD or tape may remain in the radio while
in the Satellite radio mode.
Selecting Satellite Mode in RBP, RBU, RAZ, RB1
and RBQ Radios
Press the MODE button repeatedly until the word
⬙SIRIUS⬙ appears in the display. These radios will also
display the following:
• After 3 seconds, the current channel name and channel
number will be displayed for 5 seconds.
• The current program type and channel number will
then be displayed for 5 seconds.
• The current channel number will then be displayed
until an action occurs.
A CD or tape may remain in the radio while in the
Satellite radio mode.
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Selecting a Channel
Press and release the SEEK or TUNE buttons to search for
the next channel. Press the top of the button to search up
and the bottom of the button to search down. Holding the
TUNE button causes the radio to bypass channels until
the button is released.
Storing and Selecting Pre-Set Channels
In addition to the 10 AM and 10 FM pre-set stations, you
may also commit 10 satellite stations to push button
memory. These satellite channel pre-set stations will not
erase any AM or FM pre-set memory stations. Follow the
memory pre-set procedures that apply to your radio.
Press and release the SCAN button (if equipped) to
automatically change channels every 7 seconds. The
radio will pause on each channel for 7 seconds before
moving on to the next channel. The word ⬙SCAN⬙ will
appear in the display between each channel change. Press
the SCAN button a second time to stop the search.
Using the PTY (Program Type) Button (if
equipped)
Follow the PTY button instructions that apply to your
radio.
NOTE: Channels that may contain objectionable content
can be blocked. Contact Sirius Customer Care at 888-5397474 to discuss options for channel blocking or unblocking. Please have your ESN/SID information available.
PTY Button ⴖSCANⴖ
When the desired program type is obtained, press the
⬙SCAN⬙ button within five seconds. The radio will play 7
seconds of the selected channel before moving to the next
channel of the selected program type. Press the ⬙SCAN⬙
button a second time to stop the search.
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NOTE: Pressing the ⬙SEEK⬙ or ⬙SCAN⬙ button while
performing a music type scan will change the channel by
one and stop the search. Pressing a pre-set memory
button during a music type scan, will call up the memory
channel and stop the search.
PTY Button ⴖSEEKⴖ
When the desired program is obtained, press the ⬙SEEK⬙
button within five seconds. The channel will change to
the next channel that matches the program type selected.
Satellite Antenna
To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the
roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects
placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause
decreased performance. Larger luggage items should be
placed as far forward as possible. 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.
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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.
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.
Tape Player
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
selection on the cassette. Pressing the bottom of the
switch once will go to the beginning of the current
selection or to the beginning of the previous selection if it
is within the first 5 seconds of the current selection.
If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
second selection, three times, it will play the third, etc.
The button in the center of the left hand switch switches
the side of the tape to be played.
CD Player — Single Disc in Radio
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.
The button in the center of the left hand switch has no
function in this mode.
CD Player — 6 Disc in Cargo Area
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.
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If you press the switch up or down twice it plays the
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
4. Before inserting a tape, make sure that the label is
adhering flat to the cassette.
The button in the center of the left hand switch will cause
the CD changer to play the next available disc in the
6–disc magazine.
5. A loose tape should be corrected before use. To rewind
a loose tape, insert the eraser end of a pencil into the tape
drive gear and twist the pencil in the required directions.
CASSETTE TAPE AND PLAYER MAINTENANCE
To keep the cassette tapes and player in good condition,
take the following precautions:
Maintain your cassette tape player. The head and capstan
shaft in the cassette player can pick up dirt or tape
deposits each time a cassette is played. The result of
deposits on the capstan shaft may cause the tape to wrap
around and become lodged in the tape transport. The
other adverse condition is low or “muddy” sound from
one or both channels, as if the treble tone control were
turned all the way down. To prevent this, you should
periodically clean the head with a commercially available
WET cleaning cassette.
1. Do not use cassette tapes longer than C-90; otherwise,
sound quality and tape durability will be greatly diminished.
2. Keep the cassette tape in its case to protect from
slackness and dust when it is not in use.
3. Keep the cassette tape away from direct sunlight, heat
and magnetic fields such as the radio speakers.
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As preventive maintenance, clean the head about every
30 hours of use. If you wait until the head becomes very
dirty (noticeably poor sound), it may not be possible to
remove all deposits with a simple WET cleaning cassette.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
To keep the CD/DVD discs in good condition, take the
following precautions:
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.
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, cleaners,
or antistatic sprays.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
The controls for the heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system in this vehicle consist of a series of rotary
knobs, and a push-button. These comfort controls can be
set to obtain desired interior conditions.
Manual Climate Control
Blower Control
The rotary knob on the left controls the blower and can be
set in one of four positions from Low to High.
Temperature Control
The degree of comfort can be selected by rotating the
temperature control knob on the right. The coldest temperature setting is fully counterclockwise and the warmest setting fully clockwise. The knob can be positioned at
any detent.
Mode Selection
The mode selector (the center rotary knob and the
push-button above it) can be set in any of the following
positions:
Press this button to turn on and off the air conditioning. Conditioned outside air is then directed
through the outlets selected on the mode control
dial. The button includes an LED that illuminates when
pressed.
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OFF
This position turns off the blower motor and outside
air will not pass through any outlets.
Recirculate (Max A/C)
Air flows through the outlets located in the
instrument panel. Allows for circulation of
interior air only which will cool the cabin
faster. This setting can be used in very hot
weather to maximize the effect of the air conditioner. This
mode can also be used to temporarily block out outside
odors, smoke, and dust. Slight airflow from the floor
outlets and the defrost outlets, located at the base of the
windshield, may be noticed.
Panel
Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel. Slight airflow from the defrost outlet,
located at the base of the windshield, may be noticed.
Bi-Level
Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel, on the floor, and in the rear of the center
console. Slight airflow from the defrost outlet, located at
the base of the windshield, may be noticed.
Floor
Air flows through the floor outlets located under
the instrument panel and through the outlets located in the rear of the center console. Slight airflow from
the defrost outlet, located at the base of the windshield,
may be noticed. The air conditioning system has been
enabled in Floor mode to provide less humid air, especially when heat is used. This will help you reduce or
prevent window fogging in high humidity conditions.
This function cannot be disabled. You may still select the
desired amount of heat using the temperature control
dial. The heated air will simply be drier and less prone to
condensing on cold window surfaces.
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Mix
Air flows through the floor outlets, the outlets at
the base of the windshield, and the side window
demisters outlets.
Defrost
Air flows through the outlets at the base of the
windshield and through the side window demister
outlets.
Operating Tips
Fast Cool Down
For a fast cool down, turn the blower fan rotary knob to
the extreme clockwise position, turn the mode selector to
the panel position and drive with the windows open for
the first few minutes. Once the hot air has been expelled,
close the windows and turn the mode selector to Max
A/C-Recirculation. When a comfortable condition has
been reached, choose a mode position and adjust the
temperature control knob and blower speed as necessary
to maintain comfort. For high humidity conditions it may
be necessary to remain in the Max A/C-Recirculation
mode to maintain comfort.
Window Fogging
In mild but rainy or humid weather, windows will fog on
the inside. To rapidly clear the fog off all the windows,
select the defrost mode, turn the temperature control
knob fully clockwise, and position the blower control to
its highest speed. Once the windshield has been cleared,
adjust the controls for your comfort.
On air conditioned vehicles, the compressor will operate
when in the Mix or Defrost modes and when the outside
temperature is approximately 30°F (-1°C) to provide
additional defrost/defog.
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Summer Operation
Air conditioned equipped vehicle’s cooling systems must
be protected with a high quality engine 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.
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.
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CONTENTS
䡵 Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
▫ 6-Speed Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
▫ Rocking The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
▫ Normal Starting — Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . 221
䡵 Four-Wheel Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
▫ Normal Starting — Diesel Engines . . . . . . . . . 223
▫ Command-Trac威 Operating
Information/Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
▫ Diesel Fuel-Water Separator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
▫ Re-Priming The Diesel Fuel System . . . . . . . . 225
䡵 Engine Block Heater — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 226
䡵 Transmission Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
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▫ Shift Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
▫ Shifting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
▫ Selec-Trac威 Operating Information/Precautions —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
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▫ Shift Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
䡵 Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
▫ Shifting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
䡵 Trac-Lok™ Rear Axle — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . 257
䡵 Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . 258
䡵 Anti-Lock Brake System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 247
䡵 Tires — General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
䡵 On-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
䡵 Off-Road Driving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
▫ High Speed Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
▫ When To Use 4L Or 4LO (Low) Range . . . . . . 249
▫ Radial-Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . . 251
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
▫ Traction Downhill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252
▫ Alignment And Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
䡵 Tire Pressure Monitor System — If Equipped . . . 268
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▫ Tire Pressure Monitoring — Base System . . . . . 268
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
▫ Tire Pressure Monitoring — Premium System . 270
䡵 Fuel Requirements (Diesel Engines) . . . . . . . . . . 280
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
䡵 Fuel Tank Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
䡵 Tire Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
䡵 Tire Rotation Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
䡵 Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
䡵 Fuel Requirements (Gasoline Engines) . . . . . . . . 276
▫ Warranty Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
䡵 Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . 287
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
▫ Towing – 2WD Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
▫ Towing — 4WD Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
䡵 Snow Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
▫ Fuel System Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
WARNING!
Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build up may
cause serious injury or death.
Manual Transmission
Apply the parking brake, place the gearshift control lever
in N (Neutral) and depress the clutch pedal before
starting vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with a clutch
interlocking ignition system, which requires the clutch to
be fully depressed before starting the vehicle.
4WD Models Only
In 4L mode, this vehicle will start regardless of whether
or not the clutch pedal is pressed to the floor. This feature
enhances off-road performance by allowing the vehicle to
start when in 4L without having to depress the clutch
pedal. The 4 LO MODE indicator light will illuminate
when the transfer case has been shifted into this mode.
Automatic Transmission
Start the engine with the selector lever in the N (Neutral)
or P (Park) position. Apply the brake before shifting to
any driving range.
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Normal Starting — Gasoline Engines
Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine is
obtained without pumping or depressing the accelerator
pedal. Turn the key to the START position and release
when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start within
10 seconds, turn the key to the OFF position, wait 5
seconds, then repeat the normal starting procedure.
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Ignition Key Positions
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
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.
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
If Engine Fails to Start
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” procedure, it may be flooded. Push
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it
there while cranking the engine. This should clear any
excess fuel in case the engine is flooded.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the key is
released. If this occurs, continue cranking with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to the floor. Release the
accelerator pedal and the key once the engine is running
smoothly.
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If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15
second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal
held to the floor, the “Normal Starting” procedure should
be repeated.
After Starting
The idle speed is automatically controlled and will decrease as the engine warms up.
Normal Starting — Diesel Engines
1. Turn the ignition key to the ON/RUN position.
2. Watch the “Glow Plug Indicator Light.” It will stay on
for a maximum of 2 seconds, depending on engine
temperature. When the “Glow Plug Indicator Light” goes
out, the engine is ready to start.
3. Do not press the accelerator. Turn the ignition key to
START and hold it in this position until the engine starts.
Starting and Operating Cautions — Diesel Engines
• Under normal conditions, do not operate the starter
for longer than 20 seconds at one time. At temperatures below 5°F (⫺15°C), you may operate the starter
for up to 25 seconds at one time. Longer periods of
operation may result in starter or battery damage. If
the engine does not start at once, repeat Steps 1
through 4.
• Cold engine speeds higher than necessary for driving
or higher than specified for idling may damage engine
components.
• Before turning off your Diesel engine, always allow
the engine to return to normal idle speed and then run
for several seconds. This assures proper lubrication of
the turbocharger. This is particularly necessary after
periods of high speed driving.
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Turbocharger “Cool Down”
NOTE: Letting the engine idle after extended operation
allows the turbine housing to cool to normal operating
temperature.
sufficiently cool down the turbocharger before shut
down, depending upon the type of driving and the
amount of cargo.
The following chart should be used as a guide in determining the amount of engine idle time required to
Driving Conditions
Stop & Go
Stop & Go
Highway Speeds
City Traffic
Highway Speeds
Uphill Grade
TURBOCHARGER ⬙COOL DOWN⬙ CHART
Load
Turbocharger Temperature
Empty
Medium
Medium
Max. GCWR
Max. GCWR
Max. GCWR
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Warm
Warm
Warm
Warm
Hot
Idle Time (in minutes)
Before Shut Down
Less than 1
1
2
3
4
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Diesel Fuel-Water Separator
A diesel fuel-water separator separates the water normally found in diesel fuel. A manual hand prime pump is
located on the filter head for re-priming the fuel system.
The fuel-water separator is located on the driver side
cowl in the engine compartment. Refer to “2.8L Turbo
Diesel Engine Compartment” in Section 7 for location.
NOTE: If the “Water-In-Fuel Warning Light” (located in
the instrument cluster) comes on, this indicates that
water has collected in the fuel filter and should be
drained immediately. See your authorized dealer for
service.
Should your vehicle run out of fuel, the fuel system must
be re-primed in order to start the engine. Factors such as
temperature, which affects the viscosity of the fuel, how
long the vehicle has been sitting and other factors will
influence how quickly the engine starts.
Re-Priming the Diesel Fuel System
The following procedure must be followed after completely running out of fuel.
1. Add a minimum of 2 gallons (7.57L) of diesel fuel to
the fuel tank.
2. Open the hood.
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3. Depress the fuel-water separator knob 20 consecutive
times.
NOTE: The engine will typically start within 10 seconds; the engine will idle then stall, purging air from the
fuel lines and filter.
5. Depress the fuel-water separator knob 20 consecutive
times.
6. Turn the ignition to START and crank the engine a
maximum of 10 seconds. The engine should start and
remain running.
NOTE: If the engine does not start, repeat the cycle as
many times as necessary.
Hand Prime Pump
4. Turn the ignition to START and crank the engine a
maximum of 10 seconds. If the engine does not start,
repeat Step 3.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
The engine block heater warms engine coolant and
permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord
to a standard 110-115 volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three wire extension cord. The engine block
heater cord is found under the hood clipped to the heater
line on the left side of the engine (3.7L only).
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WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the cord before driving.
Damage to the 110-115 volt AC electrical cord could
cause electrocution.
Use the heater when temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) are
expected to last for several days.
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TRANSMISSION SHIFTING
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Follow the shift pattern on the gearshift knob.
Manual Shift Controls
NOTE: The backup lights will come on when your
vehicle is in R (Reverse) gear and the ignition is in the ON
position.
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• Do not operate at sustained high engine or road
speeds in lower gears. Engine damage may result.
WARNING!
When parking your vehicle, always leave a manual
transmission in first gear and apply the parking
brake fully to guard against vehicle movement and
possible injury or damage. Never use any gear as a
substitute for the parking brake.
• Do not downshift into a low gear while traveling at too
high a speed for that gear. Engine, clutch, or transmission damage may result.
• Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal. This causes
heat buildup and damages the clutch.
CAUTION!
• When you slow down or go up a grade, downshift as
speed requires or the engine may overheat.
To drive as safely as possible and to prolong the life
of your manual transmission, follow these tips:
• Never hold the vehicle stopped on a hill by using the
clutch pedal. The clutch may be damaged.
• Before shifting from a forward gear into reverse, or
from reverse to a forward gear, stop vehicle completely. Otherwise, accelerated transmission wear may
result.
• During cold weather, you may experience increased
effort in shifting until the transmission fluid warms
up. This is normal.
• Push in the clutch pedal completely when shifting.
Otherwise, transmission or clutch damage may result.
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• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between a
forward gear and reverse, do not spin wheels faster than
15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result.
Recommended Manual Transmission Shifting
Speeds
The manufacturer recommends that you use the shift
speeds listed in the chart below.
Manual Transmission Shift Speeds in MPH (KM/H)
EnSpeeds 1 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5 5 to 6
gine
24
34
46
57
2.4L
Accel. 14 (23)
(39)
(55)
(74)
(92)
19
27
38
45
Cruise 11 (18)
(31)
(43)
(61)
(72)
3.7L
Accel. 15 (24)
24
34
47
56
(39)
(55)
(76)
(90)
Cruise 10 (16)
19
27
37
41
(31)
(43)
(60)
(66)
Clutch Interlocking Ignition System
2WD Models Only — Manual transmission vehicles are
equipped with a clutch interlock safety feature. The
clutch pedal must be fully depressed to allow cranking of
the engine.
4WD Models Only — The exception to this clutch interlock is 4WD models equipped with a manual transmission. For these models, the clutch interlock feature is
overridden when the vehicle is operated in 4L to enhance
off-road capability. Refer to “Starting Procedures —
Manual Transmission (4WD Models Only)” in this section.
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Automatic Transmission
Shifting from D (Drive) to P (Park) or R (Reverse) (or
from P or R to D) should be done only after the
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake when moving the
shift lever between these gears.
Automatic Shift Controls
WARNING!
It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of “P” or
“N” 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.
Brake Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a brake transmission shift
interlock system (BTSI), which holds the gearshift lever
in the P (Park) position when the ignition switch is in the
OFF position. To move the gear selector lever out of the
P (Park) position, turn the ignition switch to the ON
position, and press the brake pedal and the button on the
front of the shifter handle.
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Gear Ranges
WARNING!
P (Park)
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
place the gear selector in the P (Park) position first, and
then apply the parking brake.
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Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, you should always
shift the vehicle into P (Park), remove the key from
the ignition, and apply the parking brake. Once the
key is removed from the ignition, the transmission
shift lever is locked in the P (Park) position, securing
the vehicle against unwanted movement. Furthermore, you should never leave children unattended
inside a vehicle.
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The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the transmission shift lever into the P
(Park) position:
• When shifting into P (Park), depress the button on the
shift lever and firmly move the lever all the way
forward until it stops.
• Look at the shift indicator window on the console to
ensure it is in the P (Park) position.
• When engaged in P (Park), you will not be able to
move the shifter rearward without depressing the shift
lever button.
R (Reverse)
For moving the vehicle rearward. Always stop before
moving the lever to R (Reverse), except when rocking the
vehicle.
CAUTION!
Do not coast in N (Neutral) and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle.
N (Neutral)
Engine may be started in this position.
NOTE: Towing the vehicle, coasting, or otherwise driving with the transmission in N (Neutral) can cause severe
damage to the transmission.
Before moving the shift lever out of P (Park), you must
turn the ignition from LOCK to ON so the steering
wheel and shift lever are released. Otherwise, damage
to the steering column or shifter could result.
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Overdrive (O/D)
For most city and highway driving. The transmission
contains an electronically controlled Overdrive, and will
automatically shift from D (Drive) to O/D (Overdrive) if
the following conditions are present:
• The transmission selector is in D (Drive).
• The O/D OFF button has not been activated.
• Vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph (48
km/h).
• Transmission has reached normal operating temperature.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs while using
Overdrive, such as when operating the vehicle under
heavy load conditions (for example, in hilly terrain,
strong head winds, or trailer towing), turning off overdrive will improve performance and extend transmission
life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
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O/D Off Button
Overdrive can be locked out by pressing the O/D OFF
button located on side of the gearshift lever. The O/D
OFF indicator light will illuminate to show that the
switch has been activated. When the indicator light is on,
Overdrive is locked out. Pressing the switch a second
time restores the Overdrive function. The lockout feature
is useful when towing a trailer or carrying a heavy load.
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NOTE: If the vehicle is started in cold outside temperatures, shifts into Overdrive may be delayed. Normal
Overdrive and shifting operation will resume when the
temperature of the transmission reaches the appropriate
temperature. Refer to the “Note” under “Torque Converter Clutch” later in this section.
1 (First)
For hard pulling at low speeds in mud, sand, snow, or on
steep grades. Begins and stays in low gear with no upshift.
Provides engine compression braking at low speeds.
If the transmission temperature gets too hot, the transmission may downshift out of Overdrive or engage
overdrive at higher vehicle speeds until the transmission
cools down. After cooldown, Overdrive will resume
normal operation.
2 (Second)
For moderate grades and to assist braking on dry pavement or in mud and snow. Begins at a stop in low gear
with automatic upshift to 2nd gear. Will not shift to 3rd.
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CAUTION!
• Never press on the accelerator pedal with the
engine running, vehicle in gear, and the brakes
applied. Always apply the brakes when stopped
on a incline. Failure to follow these instructions
can cause overheating and damage to the transmission.
• 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.
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Over Temperature Mode
The transmission electronics constantly monitor the
transmission oil temperature. If the transmission gets too
hot, the transmission will change the way it shifts to help
control the condition. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
D (Drive) position. If the transmission becomes hot
enough the TRANS TEMP warning light in the instrument cluster will come on. After the transmission cools
down, it will return to normal operation.
Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
added to the automatic transmission of this vehicle. A
clutch within the torque converter engages automatically
at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly different feeling or response during normal operation in high
gear. When the vehicle speed drops or during acceleration, the clutch automatically and smoothly disengages.
NOTE:
• The torque converter clutch (TCC) will not engage
until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are
warm (usually after 1–3 miles (1.6–4.8 km) of driving)
and the vehicle speed is above approximately 30 mph
(48 km/h). To understand the difference in operation,
drive the vehicle so that TCC engagement conditions
are correct, and then press and release the “O/D OFF”
button once to disengage the TCC. Wait a few seconds,
and then press and release the “O/D OFF” button
again to engage the TCC. You will notice that the
engine runs at a higher RPM when driving at vehicle
speeds above approximately 30 mph (48 km/h) with
the TCC not engaged. This is a normal condition.
• If the vehicle has not been driven for several days, the
first few seconds of operation after shifting the transmission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the
transmission fluid partially draining from the torque
converter into the transmission. This is considered a
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normal condition and will not cause damage to the
transmission. The torque converter will refill within 5
seconds of shifting from P (Park) into any other gear
position.
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 “First” and R (Reverse),
while applying slight pressure to the accelerator.
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
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
Command-Trac姞 Operating
Information/Precautions
The Command-Trac威 transfer case provides 4 mode
positions - 2 (rear) wheel drive high range, 4-wheel drive
high range, neutral, and 4-wheel drive low range.
This transfer case is intended to be driven in the 2-wheel
drive position (2H) for normal street and highway conditions such as dry hard surfaced roads.
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When additional traction is required the transfer case 4H
and 4L positions can be used to lock the front and rear
driveshafts together and force the front and rear wheels
to rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by
simply moving the shift lever to these positions. The 4H
and 4L positions are intended for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4H and 4L positions on dry
hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and
damage to the driveline components.
The PART TIME indicator light, located in the instrument
cluster, illuminates when the transfer case is shifted to the
4H position.
The 4 LO MODE indicator light, located in the instrument cluster, illuminates when the transfer case is shifted
to the 4L position. There is no light for the 2H or N
(Neutral) positions.
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• Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. The CommandTrac transfer case is not equipped with a synchronizer and therefore the front and rear driveshaft
speeds must be equal for the shift to take place.
Shifting while only the front or rear wheels are
spinning can cause damage to the transfer case.
• When operating your vehicle in 4L, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2H
or 4H positions at a given road speed. Take care
not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed 25
mph (40 km/h).
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Proper operation of 4-wheel drive vehicles depends on
tires of equal size, type and circumference on each wheel.
Any difference will adversely affect shifting and can
cause damage to the transfer case.
WARNING!
• Because 4-wheel drive provides improved traction, there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and
stopping speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
• You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
Neutral (N) position without first fully engaging
the parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N)
position disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and will allow the
vehicle to move despite 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:
2H
Rear Wheel Drive High Range - Normal street and
highway driving. Dry hard surfaced roads.
4H
4-Wheel-Drive High Range - Locks the front and rear
driveshafts together. Forces the front and rear wheels to
rotate at the same speed. Additional traction for loose,
slippery road surfaces only.
N
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 for more information.
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4L
4-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). (Allows engine starting without depressing
the clutch pedal on vehicles equipped with manual
transmission. Refer to “Starting Procedures — Manual
Transmission (4WD Models Only)” in this section.
Shifting Procedure
2H to 4H or 4H to 2H
Shifting between 2H and 4H can be made with the
vehicle in motion up to 55 mph (88 km/h). The transfer
case will engage/disengage faster if you momentarily
release the accelerator pedal after completing the shift.
Apply a constant force when shifting the transfer case
lever.
4H to 4L or 4L to 4H
With the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift
an automatic transmission to N (Neutral) or depress the
clutch on a manual transmission. While the vehicle is
coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the transfer
case lever firmly to the desired position. Do not pause in
transfer case N (Neutral).
NOTE: To shift from 4H to 4L, the shift lever should
pushed away from the driver, and then rearward into 4L.
In 4H, there is a neutral stop to prevent shifting into N
(Neutral) by accident.
NOTE: Pausing in transfer case N (Neutral) in vehicles
equipped with an automatic transmission may require
shutting the engine OFF to avoid gear clash while
completing the shift. If difficulty occurs, shift automatic
transmission to N (Neutral), hold foot on brake, and turn
engine OFF. Make shift to the desired mode.
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NOTE: Shifting into or out of 4L 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 2 to 3 mph (3 to
5 km/h). Avoid attempting to engage or disengage 4L
with the vehicle moving faster than 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5
km/h).
Selec-Trac姞 Operating Information/Precautions —
If Equipped
The Selec-Trac威 transfer case provides 5 mode positions normal 2-wheel drive mode, part-time 4-wheel drive
high range, full-time 4-wheel drive high range, neutral,
and 4-wheel drive low range.
This transfer case is equipped with an inter-axle differential which allows driving the vehicle in the 4 FULL
TIME position at all times on any given road surface
including dry hard surfaced roads. The 4 FULL TIME
mode allows the front and rear wheels to rotate at
different speeds which eliminates driveline binding and
component wear that is normally associated with driving
the vehicle in the 4 PART TIME position on dry hard
surfaced roads. This feature provides the safety, security,
and convenience of operating in 4–wheel drive at all
times regardless of road conditions.
When additional traction is required the 4 PART TIME
and 4LO positions can be used to lock the front and rear
driveshafts together through the transfer case inter-axle
differential and force the front and rear driveshafts to
rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by simply
moving the shift lever to these positions. The 4 PART
TIME and 4LO positions are intended for loose, slippery
road surfaces only. Driving in the 4 PART TIME and 4LO
positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to driveline components.
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The PART TIME indicator light, located on the instrument cluster, illuminates when the transfer case is shifted
to the 4 PART TIME position.
The FULL TIME indicator light, located on the instrument cluster, illuminates when the transfer case is shifted
to the 4 FULL TIME position.
The 4LO MODE indicator light, located on the instrument cluster, illuminates when the transfer case is shifted
to the 4LO position. There is no light for the 2WD, or N
(Neutral) positions.
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• Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. The Selec-Trac
transfer case is not equipped with a synchronizer
and therefore the front and rear driveshaft speeds
must be equal for the shift to take place. Shifting
while only the front or rear wheels are spinning
can cause damage to the transfer case.
• When operating your vehicle in 4LO, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the
2WD, 4 PART TIME, or 4 FULL TIME positions at
a given road speed. Take care not to overspeed the
engine and do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
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Proper operation of 4-wheel drive vehicles depends on
tires of equal size, type, and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and
can cause damage to the transfer case.
WARNING!
• Because 4-wheel drive provides improved traction, there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and
stopping speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
• You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
Neutral (N) position without first fully engaging
the parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N)
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:
2WD
Rear Wheel Drive High Range - Normal street and
highway driving. Dry hard surfaced roads.
4 PART TIME
Part Time 4–Wheel Drive High Range - Locks the transfer
case inter-axle differential. Forces the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction
for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
4 FULL TIME
Full Time 4-Wheel Drive High Range - Employs an
inter-axle differential. This allows front and rear wheels
to rotate at different speeds, on all road surfaces.
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N
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 for more information.
4LO
Part Time 4–Wheel Drive Low Range - Low speed
4–wheel drive. Locks the transfer case inter-axle differential. 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).
Shifting Procedure
2WD to 4 PART TIME or 4 PART TIME to 2WD
Shifting between 2WD and 4 PART TIME can be made
with the vehicle stopped or in motion. If the vehicle is in
motion, shifts can be made up to 55 mph (88 km/h). With
the vehicle in motion two momentary releases of the
accelerator pedal may be required after shifting. This will
induce a torque interrupt and allow full engagement of
the newly selected position. With the vehicle stationary it
may be necessary to shift the automatic transmission
from D (Drive) to R (Reverse) and back to D (Drive) after
shifting. This will allow full engagement of the newly
selected position. Apply a constant force when shifting
the transfer case lever.
4 PART TIME to 4 FULL TIME or 4 FULL TIME to
4 PART TIME
Shifting between 4 PART TIME and 4 FULL TIME can be
made with the vehicle stopped or in motion. If the vehicle
is in motion shifts can be made up to 55 mph (88 km/h).
With the vehicle in motion two momentary releases of the
accelerator pedal may be required after shifting. This will
induce a torque interrupt and allow full engagement of
the newly selected position. With the vehicle stationary it
may be necessary to shift the automatic transmission
from D (Drive) to R (Reverse) and back to D (Drive) after
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shifting. This will allow full engagement of the newly
selected position. Apply a constant force when shifting
the transfer case lever.
completing the shift. If difficulty occurs, shift transmission to N (Neutral), hold foot on brake, and turn engine
OFF. Make shift to desired mode.
4 FULL TIME to 4 LO or 4 LO to 4 FULL TIME
With the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift
an automatic transmission to N (Neutral). While the
vehicle is coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the
transfer case lever firmly to the desired position. Do not
pause in transfer case N (Neutral).
NOTE: Shifting into or out of 4LO 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 2 to 3 mph (3 to
5 km/h). Avoid attempting to engage or disengage 4LO
with the vehicle moving faster than 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5
km/h).
NOTE: To shift from 4 FULL TIME to 4LO, the shift
lever should be pushed away from the driver, and then
rearward into 4LO. In 4 FULL TIME, there is a neutral
stop to prevent shifting into N (Neutral) by accident.
NOTE: Pausing in transfer case N (Neutral) in vehicles
equipped with an automatic transmission may require
shutting the engine OFF to avoid gear clash while
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TRAC-LOK™ REAR AXLE — IF EQUIPPED
The optional Trac-Lok™ rear axle provides a constant
driving force to both rear wheels and reduces wheel spin
caused by the loss of traction at one driving wheel. If
traction differs between the two rear wheels, the differential automatically proportions the usable torque by
providing more torque to the wheel that has traction.
Trac-Lok™ is especially helpful during slippery driving
conditions. With both rear wheels on a slippery surface, a
slight application of the accelerator will supply maximum traction. When starting with only one rear wheel on
an excessively slippery surface, slight application of the
parking brake may be necessary to gain maximum traction.
WARNING!
On vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differential, never run the engine with one rear wheel off the
ground. The vehicle may drive through the rear
wheel remaining on the ground and cause you to
lose control of your vehicle.
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.
NOTE: The instrument cluster “Brake Warning Light”
indicates only that the parking brake is applied. You must
be sure the parking brake is fully applied before leaving
the vehicle.
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To release the parking brake, pull up slightly, press the
center button, then lower the lever completely.
WARNING!
• Leaving children unattended in a vehicle 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.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build up
may cause serious injury or death.
Before leaving the vehicle parked on a hill, you must
make sure the parking brake is fully applied and place
the gear selector in the P (Park) position. Make certain the
transfer case is in gear. Failure to do so may cause the
vehicle to roll and cause damage or injury.
When parking on a hill, it is important to set the parking
brake before placing the gear selector in P (Park), otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism
may make it difficult to move the selector out of P (Park).
Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged before
driving. Failure to do so can lead to brake failure.
NOTE: Parking brake adjustment and maintenance
should be performed by your authorized dealer.
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ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
The Anti-Lock Brake System 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 self-test
at about 12 mph (20 km/h). If for any reason, your foot is
on the brake when the vehicle reaches 12 mph (20 km/h),
this check will be delayed until 25 mph (40 km/h).
The Anti-Lock Brake System pump motor runs during
the self-test and during an ABS stop to provide the
regulated hydraulic pressure. The motor pump makes a
low humming noise during operation, this is normal.
During off-road use, loss of traction can temporarily
defeat the system and cause the warning light to illuminate. Turn the ignition OFF and ON again to restore
Anti-Lock Brake System function.
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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.
• Anti-lock 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 aftermarket 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.
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
When To Use 4L or 4LO (Low) Range
When off-road driving, shift to 4L or 4LO for additional
traction and control on slippery or difficult terrain,
ascending or descending steep hills, and to increase
low-speed pulling power. This range should be limited to
extreme situations such as deep snow, mud, or sand
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where additional low speed pulling power is needed.
Vehicle speeds in excess of 25 mph (40 km/h) should be
avoided when in 4L or 4LO 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:
CAUTION!
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
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.
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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.
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 4L or 4LO if necessary.
Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation” in this section.
Do not shift to a lower gear than necessary to maintain
headway. 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 4L or 4LO. Use
first gear and 4L or 4LO for very steep hills.
If you stall or begin to lose headway 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
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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 or you lose headway 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.
Remember, never drive diagonally across a hill-always
drive straight up or down.
turning the front wheels slowly left and right. 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 4L or 4LO 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.
If the wheels start to slip as you approach the crest of a
hill, ease off the accelerator and maintain headway by
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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.
• 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!
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
exhaust system for damage.
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.
• 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.
• 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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• European Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
• 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.
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.
• 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.
• High Flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
standards and 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
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = 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 Milimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect Ratio in Percent (%)
—Ratio of section height to section width of tire.
10.5 = Section Width in Inches (in)
R = Construction Code
—⬙R⬙ means Radial Construction.
—⬙D⬙ means Diagonal or Bias Construction.
15 = Rim Diameter in Inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
—A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry.
H = Speed Symbol
—A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding
to its load index under certain operating conditions.
—The maximum speed corresponding to the Speed Symbol should only be achieved under specified operating conditions. (ie. tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions and
posted speed limits).
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = 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 Loading and Tire Pressure
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure for passenger cars is listed on either the face of the driver’s door
or the driver’s side “B” pillar. For vehicles other than
passenger cars, the cold tire inflation pressures are listed
on either the shutface of the driver’s door, the “B” pillar,
the Certification Label or in the Tire Inflation Pressures
brochure in the glove compartment.
Tire Placard Location
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Tire and Loading Information Placard
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 the Vehicle Loading section of
this manual.
Tire and Loading Information
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.
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, see the
Vehicle Loading section of this manual.
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
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combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
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.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and passengers from XXX 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 lb. (since 5 x 150 = 750,
and 1400 – 750 = 650 lb.)
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.
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
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 chuck holes can cause
damage that results in tire failure.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
• Overinflated or under inflated tires can affect
vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
Always drive with each tire properly inflated.
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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.
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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 “Cold Inflation Pressure” of each tire should be
checked and adjusted at least once every month. Check
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more often if subject to a wide range of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with temperature changes.
High Speed Operation
WARNING!
Inflation pressures specified on the label are always
“Cold Inflation Pressure.” Cold inflation pressure is
defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has been idle
for at least 3 hours, or driven less than a mile after a 3
hour period. The cold inflation pressure of each tire
should be set according to the manufacturers recommended pressure, and must not exceed the maximum
values molded into the tire sidewall.
High speed driving with your vehicle under 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 maximum capacity at
continuous speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h).
Tire pressures may increase from 13 to 40 kPa (2 to 6 psi)
[0.138 to 0.414 bar] during operation. DO NOT reduce
this normal pressure buildup.
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, correct tire inflation pressure is very important.
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Radial-Ply Tires
Tire Spinning
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 35 mph (55 km/h).
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.
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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.
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Tread Wear Indicators
These indicators are narrow strips 1/16 inch (1.6 mm)
thick and are found in the tread pattern grooves.
When the tread pattern is worn down to these treadwear
indicators, the tires should be replaced.
Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct inflation pressure. The manufacturer
strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the
originals in quality and performance when replacement
is needed (see section on tread wear indicators). Failure
to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect
the safety, handling, ride and fuel economy of your
vehicle. We recommend that you contact your original
equipment tire dealer on any questions you may have on
tire specifications or capability.
Overloading your vehicle, long trips in very hot weather,
and driving on bad roads may result in greater wear.
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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 smaller than the minimum tire size
listed on your vehicle’s tire label. Using a smaller tire
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.
• Overloading your tires is dangerous. Overloading can
cause tire failure. Use tires of the recommended load
capacity for your vehicle - never overload them.
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings. Check with your dealer before replacing tires
with a different size.
Alignment and Balance
The suspension components of your vehicle should be
inspected and aligned when needed, to obtain maximum
tire tread life.
Poor suspension alignment may result in:
• reduced tread life;
• uneven tire wear, such as feathering and one-sided
wear;
• vehicle pull to the right or to the left.
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Tires may also cause the vehicle to pull left or right.
Alignment will not correct this problem. See your dealer
for proper diagnosis of the problem.
NOTE: It is particularly important, for you to check the
tire pressure in all of your tires regularly and to maintain
the proper pressure.
Improper alignment will not normally cause vehicle
vibration, which may be a result of tire and wheel
out-of-balance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration
and avoid tire cupping and spotty wear.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator Lamp will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will be activated when one or more
tire pressures is low. The Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator Lamp will flash on and off for ten seconds when a
system fault is detected. The flash cycle will repeat every
ten minutes or until the fault condition is removed and
reset.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM — IF
EQUIPPED
Tire Pressure Monitoring — Base System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPM) system uses
wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic
sensors to monitor tire pressure levels (EXCLUDING
THE SPARE TIRE). Sensors, mounted to each wheel as
part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure readings to
the Receiver Module.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System consists of the
following components:
• Receiver Module
• 4/5 Wheel Sensors
• Amber Colored Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator
Lamp
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The system will consist of tire pressure monitoring
sensors attached to each wheel through the valve stem
mounting hole, a central receiver module and an amber
colored Indicator Lamp. A sensor is located in the spare
wheel if the vehicle is equipped with a matching full size
spare wheel and tire assembly.
NOTE: For vehicles with optional wheel/tire sizes and
significantly different tire placard pressures, the placard
pressure value and the low-pressure threshold value is
re-programmable at your authorized dealer to accommodate the customer selected wheel/tire combinations recommended by DaimlerChrysler.
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CAUTION!
The TPM system has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPM system 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. After-market wheels can cause sensor damage.
Do not use tire sealant from a can, or balance beads
if your vehicle is equipped with a TPM system, 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 wheel rim sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPM system can inform the driver of a low tire
pressure condition.
• The TPM system is not intended to replace normal tire
care and maintenance, nor to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPM system should not be used as a tire pressure
gauge while adjusting your tire pressure.
Tire Pressure Monitoring — Premium System
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPM) system 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. The wheel
sensors monitor tire pressure, and status for all four
active road tires and the spare tire. The spare tire pressure
is monitored, but not displayed.
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 Monitoring Indicator Lamp will
illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an audible chime will be activated when one or more
tire pressures is low. The Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator Lamp will flash on and off for ten seconds when a
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system fault is detected. The flash cycle will repeat every
ten minutes or until the fault condition is removed and
reset.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System consists of the
following components:
• Receiver Module
• 4/5 Wheel Sensors
• 4 Wheel Sensor Trigger Modules
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System Display Messages in
the EVIC
• Amber Colored Tire Pressure Monitoring Indicator
Lamp
The system consists of tire pressure monitoring sensors
attached to each wheel through the valve stem mounting
hole, a central receiver module, Wheel Sensor Trigger
Modules mounted in three of the four wheel wells,
various Tire Pressure Monitoring System Display Messages in the EVIC, and an amber colored Indicator Lamp.
A sensor shall be installed in the spare wheel if the
vehicle is equipped with a matching full size spare wheel
and tire assembly.
NOTE: For vehicles with optional wheel/tire sizes and
significantly different tire placard pressures, the placard
pressure value and the low-pressure threshold value is
re-programmable at your authorized dealer to accommodate the customer selected wheel/tire combinations recommended by DaimlerChrysler.
The following ⬙warnings⬙ will cause a text message to be
displayed, an audible chime to sound and the tire pressure Indicator Lamp to illuminate. The audible chime
will occur once every ignition cycle for each ⬙warning⬙
detected. The tire pressure Indicator Lamp will illuminate continuously (solid) and shall remain illuminated
until the warning condition is removed/reset.
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NOTE: The Indicator Lamp will only illuminate for the
four active road tires. A low spare tire pressure will not
cause the Indicator Lamp to illuminate
When the appropriate conditions exist, the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) displays the following
messages.
CHECK TPM SYSTEM
See your authorized dealer when this message appears in
the EVIC. This message indicates that a system fault
condition has been detected.
LEFT FRONT, LEFT REAR, RIGHT FRONT,
RIGHT REAR LOW PRESSURE, SPARE LOW
PRESSURE
One or more of these messages will be displayed in the
EVIC if a low tire pressure condition exists in one or more
tires.
Inspect all tires for proper inflation pressure, once the
proper tire pressure has been set, the TPM system
warning will reset automatically when the vehicle has
been driven for at least 2 minutes at or above 15 mph (24
km/h).
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CAUTION!
The TPM system has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPM system 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. After-market wheels can cause sensor damage.
Do not use tire sealant from a can, or balance beads
if your vehicle is equipped with a TPM system, 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 wheel rim sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPM system can inform the driver of a low tire
pressure condition.
• The TPM system is not intended to replace normal tire
care and maintenance, nor to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPM system should not be used as a tire pressure
gauge while adjusting your tire pressure.
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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Tire chains that are recommended for this vehicle are
listed below:
TIRE CHAINS
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the following
precautions:
• Because of restricted chain clearance between tires and other
suspension components, it is important that only chains in
good condition are used. Broken chains can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise occurs that could
indicate chain breakage. Remove the damaged parts of the
chain before further use.
• Install chains on the rear wheels as tightly as possible and then
retighten after driving about 1⁄2 mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large bumps,
especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pavement.
• Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions on the
• Mopar威 P/N 82206828 with P235/70R16 and P235/
65R17 tires.
• Mopar威 P/N 82207074 with P215/75R16 tires.
NOTE: In order to avoid damage to tires, chains, and
your vehicle do not drive for a prolonged period of time
on dry pavement. Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s
instructions on method of installation, operating speed,
and conditions for usage.
Always use the lower suggested operating speed if both
the chain manufacturer and vehicle manufacturer suggest a maximum speed. This notice applies to all chain
traction devices, including link and cable (radial) chains.
method of installation, operating speed, and conditions for use.
Always use the lower suggested operating speed of the chain
manufacturer if different than the speed recommended by the
manufacture.
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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
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.
2.4L/3.7L Engines
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.
2.8L Turbo Diesel Engines
Rotate the tires every 6,000 miles (10 000 km).
NOTE: The Premium Tire Pressure Monitor System will
automatically locate the pressure values displayed in the
correct vehicle position following a tire rotation.
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The suggested rotation method is the “forward-cross”
shown in the following diagram.
FUEL REQUIREMENTS (GASOLINE ENGINES)
Your engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide excellent
fuel economy and performance when using high quality unleaded gasoline having
an octane rating of 87. The use of premium
gasoline is not recommended. The use of
premium gasoline will provide no benefit over high
quality regular gasoline, and in some circumstances may
result in poorer performance.
Mid-grade gasoline (89 octane) will enhance engine performance during the following conditions (3.7L Only):
• Hot weather
• Towing
• Hard accelerations
• Hilly terrain
• Low humidity
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Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required.
Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these
symptoms, try another brand of gasoline before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto 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 is specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
The manufacturer strongly supports the use of reformulated gasoline. Properly blended reformulated gasoline
will provide excellent performance and durability for the
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.
Gasoline containing methanol may damage critical
fuel system components.
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 gasoline without
MMT in Canada because MMT can be used at levels
higher than 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.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance,
damage the emission control system.
• An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or
malfunctioning and may require immediate service.
Contact your dealer for service assistance.
• The use of fuel additives which are now being sold as
octane enhancers is not recommended. Most of these
products contain high concentrations of methanol.
Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems
resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not
the responsibility of the manufacturer.
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 swing gate closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
FUEL REQUIREMENTS (DIESEL ENGINES)
Use good quality diesel fuel from a reputable supplier.
For most year-round service, No. 2 diesel fuel meeting
ASTM specification D-975 will provide good performance. If the vehicle is exposed to extreme cold (below
20°F or -7°C), or is required to operate at colder-thannormal conditions for prolonged periods, use climatized
No. 2 diesel fuel or dilute the No. 2 diesel fuel with 50%
No. 1 diesel fuel. This will provide better protection from
fuel gelling or wax-plugging of the fuel filters.
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NOTE: DaimlerChrysler Corporation recommends that
this vehicle should be operated using Diesel fuel with 15
ppm Sulfur or less, where it is available.
FUEL TANK FILLER CAP (GAS CAP)
WARNING!
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
WARNING!
Do not use alcohol or gasoline as a fuel blending
agent. They can be unstable under certain conditions
and hazardous or explosive when mixed with diesel
fuel.
Diesel fuel is seldom completely free of water. To prevent
fuel system trouble, drain the accumulated water from
the fuel/water separator using the fuel/water separator
drain provided. If you buy good quality fuel and follow
the cold weather advice above, fuel conditioners should
not be required in your vehicle. If available in your area,
a high cetane “premium” diesel fuel may offer improved
cold-starting and warm-up performance.
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CAUTION!
DO NOT put gasoline in your diesel vehicle (if
equipped). If you accidentally put gasoline in your
vehicle, DO NOT start the engine. This will cause
damage to the fuel system. Have the fuel system
flushed.
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The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door, on the
left side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged,
be sure the replacement cap has been designed for use
with this vehicle.
When tightening the gas cap, tighten until 2 or 3 clicks
are heard to insure that the cap is properly seated.
NOTE: A loose gas cap may cause the “Malfunction
Indicator Light” to illuminate.
Fuel Filler Cap
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Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel
filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, a
“CHECK GAS CAP” message will be displayed in the
EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer to
“Overhead Console” in Section 3 of this manual. Tighten
the fuel filler cap properly and press the odometer reset
button to turn the message off. If the problem continues,
the message will appear the next time the vehicle is
started. Refer to “Onboard Diagnostic System — OBDII”
in Section 7 of this manual for more information.
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.
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.
TRAILER TOWING
In this section you will find 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.
To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements
and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
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Perform maintenance services as prescribed in the
“Maintenance Schedules” section. When your vehicle is
used for trailer towing, never exceed the gross axle
weight rating (GAWR) by the addition of:
Warranty Requirements
The manufacturer’s warranty will apply to vehicles used
to tow trailers for noncommercial use, however the
following conditions must be met:
• The tongue weight of the trailer.
• The “D” Overdrive range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs select the
“O/D Off” function or move the shift lever to the next
lower position to eliminate excessive automatic transmission shifting. This action will also reduce the
possibility of transmission overheating and provide
better engine braking. Refer to “Transmission Shifting” in this section for additional information.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
Remember that everything put in or on the trailer adds to
the load on your vehicle.
• A load equalizing hitch is recommended for loaded
trailer weights above 1,000 lbs (454 kg).
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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.
• Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer
size, stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are
mandatory for motoring safety.
• Follow the maintenance intervals in schedule “B” for
changing the automatic transmission fluid and filter, if
you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45
minutes of continuous operation.
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WARNING!
Connecting trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic
brake lines can overload your brake system and
cause it to fail. You might not have brakes when you
need them and could have an accident.
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Minimum Vehicle Requirements for Trailer Towing
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
(for automatic transmission) or into any forward gear (for
manual transmission) for recreational towing.
Towing – 2WD Models
Shifting Into Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
Recreational towing is not allowed. Towing with the
rear wheels on the ground can result in severe transmission damage.
CAUTION!
Towing — 4WD Models
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.
CAUTION!
Internal damage to the transfer case will occur if a
front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational
towing.
NOTE: The transfer case must be shifted into N (Neutral), and the transmission must be shifted into P (Park)
1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Shift transmission into N (Neutral).
3. Shift transfer case lever into N (Neutral).
4. Start engine.
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5. Shift automatic transmission into D (Drive) or manual
transmission into any forward gear.
CAUTION!
6. Release brake pedal and ensure that there is no vehicle
movement.
Transmission damage may occur if the automatic
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).
7. Shut the engine OFF and place the ignition key into
the unlocked OFF position.
8. Shift automatic transmission into P (Park) or ensure
manual transmission is in any forward gear.
10. Attach vehicle to the tow vehicle with tow bar.
Shifting Out Of Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
11. Release parking brake.
1. Shift transmission into N (Neutral).
9. Apply parking brake.
2. Turn engine off.
3. Shift transfer case lever to desired position.
4. Shift automatic transmission into P (Park).
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5. Start engine.
CAUTION!
6. Shift automatic transmission into D (Drive) or manual
transmission into any forward gear.
Do not use a bumper mounted clamp-on tow bar on
your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be damaged.
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.
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.
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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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CONTENTS
䡵 Hazard Warning Flashers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
䡵 If Your Engine Overheats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
䡵 Jump Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
䡵 Jacking And Tire Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
䡵 Emergency Tow Hooks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 301
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
䡵 Towing A Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
▫ 2WD Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
▫ 4WD Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
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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
instrument panel (between center air outlets). To turn the
warning flashers off, press the button again.
Hazard Warning Switch
NOTE: With extended use, the flashers 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.
If the pointer rises to the “H” (hot mark) on a vehicle
equipped with a gasoline engine , pull over and stop the
vehicle. Do not turn the engine off. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioning turned off, until the pointer drops
back into the normal range.
• 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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If the coolant temperature of a vehicle equipped with a
diesel engine approaches the “H” (hot mark) a warning
chime will sound to alert the driver. The air conditioning
system will turn off automatically and power loss will
occur until the engine temperature returns to the normal
range.
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
If the overheating condition persists a continuous chime
will sound to alert the driver. Reduce the vehicle speed
and or stop the vehicle while allowing the engine to idle
and cool the engine.
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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.
• 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.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 295
Jack Location
The scissor-type jack, and tire changing tools are stored
beneath the right rear seat. To remove the jack from its
stowage position, turn the thumb screw counterclockwise to loosen jack assembly and then remove it.
Spare Tire Stowage
To remove the spare tire from the carrier, remove the tire
cover, if equipped, and remove the lug nuts with the lug
wrench turning them counterclockwise.
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Spare Tire Mounting
Jack Storage Location
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• 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.
NOTE: If you have added aftermarket accessories to the
spare tire mounted carrier, it cannot exceed a gross
weight of 50 lbs (23 kg) including the weight of the spare
tire.
Preparations For Jacking
Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoid ice or
slippery areas, set the parking brake and place automatic transmission in P (Park), or manual transmission in
R (Reverse). Turn OFF the ignition.
Jacking Instructions
1. Remove spare tire.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning Flasher.
• Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the
vehicle is being jacked.
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. Remove jack and tools from mounting bracket. Assemble the tools by connecting the driver to the extension, and then to the lug wrench.
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4. Locate the jack as shown. For the front tires, place it in
the notch on the body weld seam behind wheel to be
changed. For the rear tires, place it under the axle by the
wheel to be changed. Position the jack handle on the jack.
Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is
fully engaged.
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Rear Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right.
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 and cause an accident. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
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.
WARNING!
7. Position the spare wheel/tire on the vehicle and install
lug nuts with cone-shaped end toward 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 to the left,
and remove the jack and wheel blocks.
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.
9. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate
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JUMP STARTING PROCEDURE
NOTE: Check the charge indicator on the battery. If the
indicator is light or yellow, replace the battery.
1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry
such as watch bands or bracelets that might make an
unintended electrical contact.
2. When boost is provided by a battery in another
vehicle, park that vehicle within booster cable reach but
without letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake,
place the automatic transmission in P (Park), or manual
transmission in N (Neutral), and turn the ignition to OFF
for both vehicles.
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 discharged battery. Connect the other end
of the same cable to the positive terminal of the booster
battery.
5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal
of the booster battery and then connect the other end to
a non-paint metal surface on 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.
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NOTE: To start the vehicle following connection of a
booster battery, the Security Alarm System must first be
disabled by cycling a front door key cylinder or by using
the keyless entry transmitter.
WARNING!
Jump starting can be dangerous. To avoid personal
injury or damage to electrical components in vehicle,
observe the following warnings:
• 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.
• 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.
• Never attempt to jump start a discharged battery that
is frozen, because it could rupture or explode during
jump starting.
• Be sure your vehicle is not touching the jump start
vehicle.
• Observe all Battery Warnings in Section 7 of this
manual, while jump starting your vehicle.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic
converter and, once the engine has started, ignite and
damage the converter and vehicle.
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. Tow straps are recommended
when towing the vehicle, chains may cause vehicle
damage.
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
If your vehicle is equipped with tow hooks, they are
mounted in the front and the rear.
WARNING!
Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow
hooks. Tow straps and chains may break, causing
serious injury.
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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), 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. Removing the driveshaft for towing is not
recommended since this can allow fluid to drain from the
transmission.
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
䡵 2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
䡵 Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
䡵 3.7L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
䡵 2.8L Turbo Diesel Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308
▫ Drive Belts — Check Condition And Tension . . 316
䡵 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II . . . . . . . . 309
▫ Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
▫ Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
䡵 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance
Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310
▫ Engine Timing Belt — 2.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . 319
䡵 Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
䡵 Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
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▫ Crankcase Emission Control System . . . . . . . . 319
▫ Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
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▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
▫ Hydraulic Clutch Fluid —
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
▫ Driveline And Steering Component
Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
▫ Front/Rear Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
䡵 Fuse Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
▫ Underhood Fuses
(Power Distribution Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
▫ Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses . . . . . . . 330
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
䡵 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
䡵 Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
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䡵 Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
▫ Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) . . . 355
▫ Head Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
䡵 Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
▫ Front Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
䡵 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants And
Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Front Fog Light (Front Fascia Mounted) . . . . . 353
▫ Light Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Back-Up
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
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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.
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.
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 loose fuel filler cap message will
be displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the gas
cap until a ⬙clicking⬙ sound is heard. This is an indication
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that the gas cap is properly tightened. Press the odometer
reset button to turn the message off. If the problem
persists, the message will appear the next time the
vehicle is started. This might indicate a damaged cap. If
the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will
turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL). Resolving
the problem will turn the MIL light off.
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.
For states which have an I/M (Inspection and
Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the
following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)
is functioning and is not on when the engine is running,
and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready
for testing.
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.
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.
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.
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5. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
happen:
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,
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.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine Mopar威 parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to insure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-Mopar威 parts for maintenance
and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s
warranty.
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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.
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.
These items should be inspected if a malfunction is
observed or suspected.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check
the oil level at regular intervals, such as every fuel stop.
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The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5
minutes after a fully warmed engine has been shut off, or
before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
the oil level between the ADD and SAFE markings on the
dipstick. Adding 1 U.S. Quart (0.95L) of oil when the
reading is at the ADD mark will result in a SAFE reading
on these engines.
Change Engine Oil
Road conditions as well as your kind of driving affect the
interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the
following to determine if any apply to you:
• Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C)
• Stop and go driving
• Extensive engine idling
• Driving in dusty conditions
• Short trip driving of less than 10 miles (16.2 km)
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C)
• Taxi, Police, or delivery service (commercial service)
• Trailer towing
• Off-road or desert driving
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If ANY of these apply to you, then change your engine oil
at every interval shown in schedule “B” of the “Maintenance Schedules” section of this manual.
If none of these apply to you, then change your engine oil
at every interval shown on schedule “A” of the “Maintenance Schedules” section of this manual
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.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months
whichever comes first.
Engine Oil Selection (Gasoline Engines)
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of DaimlerChrysler
Material Standard MS-6395.
Engine Oil Viscosity (2.4L and 3.7L Engines)
SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended for all operating
temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy. Refer to your
engine oil filler cap for the recommended engine oil
viscosity for your vehicle.
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Engine Oil Selection (Diesel Engines)
For best performance and maximum protection for all
engines under all types of operating conditions, the
manufacturer recommends using synthetic engine oils
that are API Certified (SL/CF), and meet the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-10725.
Engine Oil Viscosity (2.8L Diesel Engines)
Use SAE 0W-40 Mobil 1威 Synthetic Engine Oil that
meets API categories CF or better and the requirements
of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-10725. If you
cannot find SAE 0W-40, then SAE 5W-40 Mobil 1威
Synthetic Engine Oil is acceptable. Any engine oil that
does not meet the manufacturer’s requirements should
not be used.
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 — All Engines
There are a number of engine oils being promoted as
either synthetic or semi-synthetic. If you chose to use
such a product, use only those oils that are certified by
the American Petroleum Institute (API) to display the
symbol on the front of the container or the proper ACEA
category and show the recommended SAE viscosity
grade. Follow the service schedule that describes your
driving type.
Materials Added To Engine Oils
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and it’s
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives.
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Disposing of Used Engine Oil
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil from
your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, indiscriminately
discarded, can present a problem to the environment.
Contact your authorized dealer, service station, or governmental agency for advice on how and where used oil
can be safely discarded in your area.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine
oil change.
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. Mopar威 engine oil filters are high
quality oil filters and are recommended.
Drive Belts — Check Condition and Tension
At the mileage shown in the appropriate “Maintenance
Schedule,” check all drive belts for condition and proper
tension. Improper belt tension can cause belt slippage
and failure.
Inspect the drive belt for evidence of cuts, cracks, or
glazing and replace them if there is any sign of damage
which could result in belt failure. If adjustment is required, adjust the belts according to the specifications
and procedures shown in the Service Manual.
Special tools are required to properly measure tension
and to restore belt tension to factory specifications. Also,
check belt routing to make sure there is no interference
between the belts and other engine components.
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Spark Plugs
Spark plugs must fire properly to assure engine performance and emission control. New plugs should be installed at the mileage specified in the appropriate maintenance chart. The entire set should be replaced if there is
any malfunction due to a faulty spark plug.
Refer to the “Vehicle Emission Control Information” label
in the engine compartment for spark plug information.
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!
Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In
the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
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To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
WARNING!
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.
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.
• 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.
• Do not idle the engine for prolonged periods during
very rough idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
• Do not allow vehicle to run out of fuel.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
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Engine Timing Belt — 2.4L Engine
Replace the engine timing belt at the intervals described
in the appropriate maintenance schedule.
Ignition Wiring System — 2.4L Engine
Replace the ignition cables at the intervals described in
the appropriate maintenance schedule.
Air Cleaner Filter
Under normal driving conditions, replace the air filter at
the intervals shown on “Maintenance Schedule A.” If,
however, you drive the vehicle frequently under dusty or
severe conditions, the filter element should be inspected
periodically and replaced if necessary at the intervals
shown on “Maintenance Schedule B.”
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.
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The air cleaner can provide protection in the case of
engine backfire. Do not remove the air cleaner
unless it is necessary for repair or maintenance.
Make sure that no one is near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air cleaner
removed. Failure to do so can result in serious
personal injury.
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Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
WARNING!
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Always wash hands
after handling the battery.
To determine the battery charge, check the battery test
indicator (if equipped) on top of the battery. Refer to the
illustration.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
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.
Also, 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.
• 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.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an Authorized Dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
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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
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.”
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 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
Driveline And Steering Component Lubrication
U-joints (cardan joints) are sealed and do not require
lubrication. Prop shafts, yokes, ball joints and other
driveline and steering components may be provided with
grease fittings for lubrication. Lubrication of these components at the intervals specified in the appropriate
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“Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 is very important,
particularly if your vehicle is subjected to off-road or
other heavy-duty use. See your authorized dealer for
complete service information.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the fall and spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant such as Mopar威 Lock
Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, doors, swing gate 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.
Windshield Wiper Blades
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild non-abrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield. Avoid using the wiper blades to
remove frost or ice from the windshield. Keep the blade
rubber out of contact with petroleum products such as
engine oil, gasoline, etc.
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the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not
antifreeze/coolant) and operate the system for a few
seconds to flush out the residual water.
Windshield Washers
WARNING!
Commercial windshield washer solvents are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care must
be exercised when filling or working around the
washer solution.
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
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;
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have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the
exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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
system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh
antifreeze/coolant. Check the front of the A/C condenser
(if equipped) or radiator for any accumulation of bugs,
leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently spraying water from a
garden hose vertically down the face of the A/C condenser (if equipped) or the radiator core.
Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of connection at the
coolant recovery bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire
system for leaks.
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Cooling System — Drain, Flush, And Refill
At the intervals shown on the appropriate “Maintenance
Schedule” the system should be drained, flushed, and
refilled.
If the coolant solution is dirty or contains a considerable
amount of sediment, clean and flush with a reliable
cooling system cleaner (see your authorized dealer for
recommendations). Follow with a thorough rinsing to
remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly dispose of
old antifreeze/coolant solution.
Selection Of Engine Coolant
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended antifreeze/
coolant, refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts for correct antifreeze/coolant type.
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• Mixing of antifreeze/coolant other than the specified HOAT antifreeze/coolant may result in decreased corrosion protection and engine damage.
If a non-HOAT 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 Engine 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 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) coolant.
When adding antifreeze/coolant, a minimum solution of
50% recommended Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/
100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive
Technology), or equivalent, in water should be used. Use
higher concentrations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures
below -34°F (-37°C) are anticipated.
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
bottle.
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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.
Disposal of Used Engine Coolant
Used Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT)
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 or children, do not store
HOAT 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 ground
spills immediately.
Engine Coolant Level
The coolant recovery 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
should be between the ranges indicated on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
antifreeze/coolant freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the engine
operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant bottle
need only be checked once a month.
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When additional antifreeze/coolant is needed to maintain the proper level, it should be added to the coolant
recovery bottle. Do not overfill.
a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high humidity
accumulating on the radiator and being vaporized when
the thermostat opens, allowing hot water to enter the
radiator.
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 system.
• If frequent antifreeze/coolant additions are required,
or if the level in the recovery bottle does not drop
when the engine cools, the cooling system should be
pressure tested for leaks.
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
• Maintain engine coolant/anti-freeze concentration to
50% HOAT engine coolant/anti-freeze (minimum)
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
your engine which contains aluminum components.
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• Make sure that the radiator and coolant recovery
bottle hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. Also, if your
vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, keep the
front of the condenser clean.
• Do not change the thermostat for summer or winter
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory 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.
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.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to the appropriate “Maintenance Schedule” in
Section 8 for suggested service intervals.
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WARNING!
Inspect all hose clamps and couplings to make sure they
are secure and no leaks are present.
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.
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.
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.
NOTE: Inspection of brake hoses should be done whenever the brake system is serviced and every engine oil
change.
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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
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under hood services, or immediately if
the “Brake Warning Light” 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
fluid reservoir. With disc brakes, fluid level can be
expected to fall as the brake pads wear. However, low
fluid level may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be
needed.
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Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid, refer
to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts
for correct fluid type.
WARNING!
Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter. Do
not allow petroleum base fluid to contaminate the brake
fluid as seal damage will result.
Automatic Transmission
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.
WARNING!
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 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. It is important that
the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed
level using the recommended fluid.
Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the
brake fluid catching fire.
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To check the automatic transmission fluid level properly,
the following procedure must be used:
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
in transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder. Using a transmission fluid other than the
manufacturer’s recommended fluid will result in
more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts for correct fluid type.
Fluid Level Check – 3.7L Gasoline Engine (42RLE)
and 2.8L Diesel Engine (545RFE)
This fluid level should be checked when the engine is
fully warmed up and the fluid in the transmission is
heated to its normal operating temperature. Operation of
the transmission with an improper fluid level will greatly
reduce the life of the transmission and of the fluid.
1. The vehicle must be on level ground.
2. The engine should be running at curb idle speed for a
minimum of 60 seconds.
3. Fully apply parking brake.
4. Apply the brakes and shift the transmission into P
(Park).
5. The fluid MUST be checked with the transmission in
P (Park) to be sure that the fluid level is accurate.
6. Wipe the dipstick clean and reinsert until seated.
Remove dipstick and note reading.
At normal operating temperature (approximately 180° F
(82° C), the fluid level is correct if it is in the HOT region
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(cross-hatched area) on the oil level indicator. The fluid
level indicator should be in the COLD region at 70° F (21°
C) fluid temperature.
If the fluid level is low, add sufficient fluid to bring to the
proper level. Refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants
and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
Fluid is added through the dipstick tube.
NOTE: To prevent dirt and water from entering the
transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make
certain that the dipstick cap is properly reseated.
Special Additives
The manufacturer recommends against the addition of
any additives to the transmission. Exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid
leaks.
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid — Manual Transmission
The clutch hydraulic system is a sealed maintenance free
system. In the event of leakage or other malfunction, the
system must be replaced.
Manual Transmission
Selection of Lubricant
Use only manufacturer’s recommended manual transmission fluid, refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants,
and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug. The fluid
level should be between the bottom of the fill hole and a
point not more than 3/16” (4.76 mm) below the bottom of
the hole.
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
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Frequency of Fluid Change
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of
the vehicle. Fluid changes are not necessary unless the
lubricant has become contaminated with water. If contaminated with water, the fluid should be changed immediately.
Transfer Case
Fluid Level Check
Inspect the transfer case for fluid leaks. If a fluid leak is
evident, the transfer case fluid level can be checked by
removing the fill plug (B) located at the back of the
transfer case.
The fluid level should be to the bottom edge of the fill
hole (A) when the vehicle is in a level position.
Adding Fluid
Only at filler hole until fluid runs out of the hole, when
the vehicle is in a level position.
Drain
First remove fill plug (B), then drain plug (C). 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
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for
correct fluid type.
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
The front axle has a threaded “fill plug” on the cover
plate, and a threaded “drain plug” on the bottom side of
the carrier.
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
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for
correct fluid type.
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and those that are sprayed on
trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are highly
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
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hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using a mild car wash soap and rinse
the panels completely with clear water.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, wash it as soon as possible.
What Causes Corrosion?
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
• Use Mopar威 Auto Polish to remove road film and
stains and to polish your vehicle. Take care never to
scratch the paint.
The most common causes are:
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint
finish.
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near sea-coast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
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CAUTION!
Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
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.
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels should be cleaned regularly
with mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To
remove heavy soil, select a non-abrasive, non-acidic
cleaner. Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle
brush, or metal polishes. Only Mopar威 Cleaners are
recommended. Do not use oven cleaner. Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions or harsh
brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
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• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use Mopar威 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.
be removed easily with a soft cloth and Mopar威 Total
Clean. Care should be taken to avoid soaking the leather
with any liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning
fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia based cleaners
to clean the leather. Application of a leather conditioner is
not required to maintain the original condition.
Interior Care
Use Mopar威 Fabric Cleaner to clean fabric upholstery
and carpeting.
WARNING!
Use Mopar威 Vinyl Cleaner to clean vinyl or leather
upholstery.
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
Mopar威 Vinyl Cleaner is specifically recommended for
interior vinyl trim.
Leather Seat Care & Cleaning
Leather is best preserved by regular cleaning with a
damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt can act as an
abrasive and damage the leather surface and should be
removed promptly with a damp cloth. Stubborn soils can
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with any commercial household-type glass cleaner.
Never use an abrasive type cleaner. Use caution when
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cleaning inside rear windows equipped with electric
defrosters. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements.
If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the
vehicle to wash them.
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.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
Carpet
Vacuum your carpet regularly to prevent a soil build-up.
Shampoo soiled carpet with a reliable upholstery cleaner,
using a natural sponge or soft bristle brush. After carpet
dries, vacuum it thoroughly.
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.
Maintenance After Off-Pavement Driving
After extended operation in mud, sand or water, or
similar dirty conditions, have your brake drums, 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.
Following off-pavement usage, 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
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vegetation or brush that could become a fire hazard, or
conceal damage to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion
seals, and propeller shafts.
CAUTION!
FUSE PANEL
Interior Fuses
The fuse panel is on the left side of the instrument panel.
A label is attached to the fuse panel cover to identify each
fuse for ease of replacement.
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.
Fuse Panel
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Cavity
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Fuse
Description
15 Amp Blue Horn Relay, Power Sunroof
Relay, Power Window Relay
10 Amp Red Rear Fog Lights (Export
Only)
20 Amp Yel- Cigar Lighter
low
10 Amp Red Headlight Low Beam Right
10 Amp Red Headlight Low Beam Left
20 Amp Yel- Body Control Module/Power
low
Door Locks
10 Amp Red Left Park Light/Left Tail
Lamp/License Plate Lamp
Spare
10 Amp Red Right Park Light/RightTail
Lamp/License Plate Lamp/
Cluster
Spare
Cavity
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
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Description
15 Amp Blue Flasher
15 Amp Blue Stop Lights
10 Amp Red Body Control Module/
CMTC/Cluster/Pass. Airbag
On,Off Indicator, Auto Daylight Mirror/Light Bar
Switch (Renegade Only)
10 Amp Red PDC Fuel Pump/AC Clutch,
Starter Relay/Engine
Controller/Transmission
Controller (Diesel Only)
Spare
20 Amp Yel- Power Outlet (Rear)
low
15 Amp Blue Rear Wiper
20 Amp Yel- Radio Choke & Relay
low
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Cavity
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
Spare
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
Spare
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
Spare
10 Amp Red
Description
Frt Fog Lights/Trailer Tow
Stop and Turn Lights
Radio
Power Sunroof Relay/
Antenna Module (Export
Only)
PDC Blower Motor
Heated Seat Switches/HVAC
Control Head/Trailer Tow
Battery Charge
Headlight High Beam Right
Headlight High Beam Left
Heated Mirrors/Rear Window Defroster Indicator
Cavity
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
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Description
15 Amp Blue Heated Seat Module
Spare
10 Amp Red Wiper Switch/Front and
Rear Wipers
10 Amp Red SKIM Module/Data Link
Connector
15 Amp Blue Body Control Module/
Cluster/Interior Lights,
Hands Free Module/Radio/
CMTC/ITM Module & Siren
(Export Only)
Spare
10 Amp Red Airbag Control Module/
Occupation Classification
Module (Right Front Seat)
10 Amp Red Airbag Control Module
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Cavity
38
Fuse
10 Amp Red
39
10 Amp Red
Description
ABS Controller/Shifter Assembly
Hazard Flasher (Turn
Signals)/Backup Lamp
Switch (Manual Transmission
Only)/Transmission Range
Switch (Automatic Transmission Only)
Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
Your vehicle is equipped with an electrical power distribution center located in the engine compartment near the
battery. This power center houses plug-in “Cartridge”
fuses which replace in-line fusible links. The power
center also contains “Mini” fuses and plug-in full and
micro ISO relays. A label inside the latching cover of the
center identifies each component for ease of replacement,
if necessary. “Cartridge” fuses and relays can be obtained
from your authorized dealer.
Power Distribution Center
Power Distribution Center (Gasoline Engines)
Cavity
F1
F2
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Green
40 Amp
Green
Description
Blower Motor
Radiator Fan
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Cavity
F3
F4
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
F10
F11
F12
F13
F14
Fuse
50 Amp Red
40 Amp
Green
20 Amp Yellow
30 Amp Pink
50 Amp Red
40 Amp
Green
50 Amp Red
30 Amp Pink
Description
JB Power
ABS Pump
NGC Trans
ASD
JB Power
Ign/Start
JB Power
Trailer Tow
Open
30 Amp Pink Light Bar
40 Amp
Windows
Green
40 Amp
Ignition Switch
Green
Cavity
F15
F16
F17
F18
F19
F20
F21
F22
F23
F24
F25
F26
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Description
JB Power
Open
Open
Open
30 Amp Pink Rear Window Defogger
(HBL)
Open
20 Amp Yel- A/C Clutch
low
Open
Open
20 Amp Yel- Fuel Pump
low
20 Amp Yel- ABS Valves
low
25 Amp
Injectors
Natural
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Cavity
F27
F28
R29
R30
R31
R32
R33
R34
R35
R36
Fuse
Description
Open
15 Amp Blue Starter
Half ISO Re- Fuel Pump
lay
Half ISO Re- Starter
lay
Half ISO Re- Wiper On/Off
lay
Half ISO Re- Wiper Hi/Lo
lay
Full ISO Re- H. Blower
lay
Full ISO Re- Rad. Fan Hi
lay
Half ISO Re- A/C Clutch
lay
Open
Cavity
R37
R38
R39
R40
Fuse
Half ISO Relay
Full ISO Relay
Full ISO Relay
Description
NGC Trans
Open
ASD
Rad. Fan Lo
Power Distribution Center (Diesel Engines)
Cavity
F1
F2
F3
F4
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Green
40 Amp
Green
50 Amp Red
40 Amp
Green
Description
Blower Motor
Radiator Fan
JB Power
ABS Pump
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Cavity
F5
F6
F7
F8
F9
F10
F11
F12
F13
F14
F15
F16
F17
Fuse
Description
Open
30 Amp Pink ASD
50 Amp Red JB Power
40 Amp
Ign/Start
Green
50 Amp Red JB Power
30 Amp Pink Trailer Tow
20 Amp Yel- Fuel Heater
low
30 Amp Pink Light Bar
40 Amp
Windows
Green
40 Amp
Ignition Switch
Green
50 Amp Red JB Power
15 Amp Blue ASD Feed
Open
Cavity
F18
F19
F20
F21
F22
F23
F24
F25
F26
F27
F28
R29
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Open
30 Amp Pink Rear Window Defogger
(HBL)
Open
20 Amp Yel- A/C Clutch
low
Open
Open
Open
20 Amp Yel- ABS Valves
low
25 Amp
Injectors
Natural
Open
15 Amp Blue Starter
Half ISO Re- Fuel Heater
lay
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Cavity
R30
R31
R32
R33
R34
R35
R36
R37
R38
Fuse
Half ISO Relay
Half ISO Relay
Half ISO Relay
Full ISO Relay
Full ISO Relay
Half ISO Relay
Half ISO Relay
Description
Starter
Cavity
R39
Wiper On/Off
R40
Wiper Hi/Lo
H. Blower
Rad. Fan Hi
Fuse
Full ISO Relay
Full ISO Relay
Description
ASD
Rad. Fan Lo
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:
A/C Clutch
• Remove Cartridge fuse #15 in the Power Distribution
Center labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD).
Viscous Heat
• Store the removed IOD fuse in the Power Distribution
Center location #11 labeled “IOD Storage.”
Open
Open
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e. vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
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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
A/C Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Not Serviceable
Ashtray Receiver Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Climate Control (Manual A/C). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Front Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Rear Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214–2
Lighted Vanity Mirror *. . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 6501966
Underpanel Courtesy Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 906
Instrument Cluster (General Illumination) . . . . . . . 103
Telltale/Hazard Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Exterior Lights
Bulb Type
Backup Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157 P27/7W
Center High-Mounted Stoplight . . . . . . . . . 921/W16W
Fog Lights (Sport/Limited Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9145
Fog Lights (Renegade) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H3
Front Park/Turn Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157 P27/7W
Front Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9007QL
Rear License Plate Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Rear Stop/Tail Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3157 P27/7W
Rear Turn Signal Lights (2) . . . . . . . . . 3757 APY27/7W
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.
* Available only from authorized dealers.
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BULB REPLACEMENT
CAUTION!
Head Light
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. Open the hood.
2. Reach behind the headlamp unit in the engine compartment to access the headlamp bulb lock ring.
3. Firmly grasp the lock ring on the back of the headlamp
unit housing.
4. Rotate the lock ring on the back of the headlamp
housing counter-clockwise to unlock it.
5. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
bulb.
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Front Turn Signal
1. Remove the screw from the turn signal/park lamp
unit.
2. Pull the inboard side of the lamp away enough to
disengage the tab that secures the outboard side of the
lamp from the slot in the front bumper fascia.
3. Rotate the bulb socket counter-clockwise to unlock it.
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.
4. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the
bulb.
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Front Fog Light (Front Fascia Mounted)
1. Remove the three screws from the backside of the
lamp housing.
3. Pinch together the two hooked ends of the bulb
retainer clip and disengage them from the slots in the
mounting flange on the back of the lens reflector.
4. Pivot the retainer clip up off of the bulb flange and out
of the way.
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.
2. Pull the bezel and lens away from the lamp housing
far enough to access and disconnect the wiring connector
from the bulb pigtail wire.
5. Pull the bulb straight out of the mounting flange and
replace the bulb.
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Light Bar
3. Disconnect wiring harness from bulb socket.
1. Remove the screws from the light bar cover.
4. Rotate the socket on the back of the lamp housing
counter-clockwise to unlock it.
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.
5. Replace the bulb.
2. Remove the light bar cover.
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Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Back-Up Lights
1. Open the swing gate.
2. Remove the two Torx fasteners.
Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
1. Remove the two screws securing the CHMSL.
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2. Twist the bulb socket to remove from the CHMSL
housing.
3. Remove rear lamp assembly.
4. Rotate the socket on the back of the lamp housing
counter-clockwise to unlock it.
5. Replace the bulb.
3. Pull the bulb out of the socket.
4. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket and reattach the
CHMSL.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
2.4/3.7 Liter Engines (SAE 5W-30, API Certified Engine Oil)
2.8 Liter Diesel Engine (SAE 0W-40 Mobil 1威 Synthetic, API
Certified Engine Oil)
Cooling System *
2.4 Liter Engine (Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000
Mile Formula)
3.7 Liter Engine (Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000
Mile Formula)
2.8 Liter Diesel Engine (Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/
100,000 Mile Formula)
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
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20.5 Gallons
Metric
78 Liters
5 Qts
6.4 Qts
4.7 Liters
6.1 Liters
10 Qts
9.5 Liters
14 Qts
13.2 Liters
11.8 Qts
12.5 Liters
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RECOMMENDED FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
Mopar威 Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology)
Engine Oil (2.4L and 3.7L Engines) Use API Certified SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of
DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
Engine Oil (2.8L Diesel Engines)
Use API Certified SAE 0W-40 Mobil 1威 Synthetic Engine Oil that meets API
Categories SL/CF, and the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-10725. If SAE 0W-40 is not available, SAE 5W-40 Mobil 1威 Synthetic
Engine Oil is acceptable.
Oil Filter (2.4L Engine)
Mopar威 Oil Filter (P/N 4105409 or 4105409AB)
Oil Filter (3.7L Engine)
Mopar威 Oil Filter (P/N 4781452AA or 4781452BB)
Oil Filter (2.8L Diesel Engine)
Mopar威 Oil Filter (P/N 05072720AA)
Spark Plugs
Refer to the Vehicle Emission Control Information label in the engine compartment.
Fuel Selection (Gasoline Engines
87 Octane (89 Octane should be used for trailer towing purposes - 3.7L
Only)
Only).
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358 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission
Manual Transmission
Transfer Case
Axle Differential (Front)
Axle Differential (Rear)
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
Mopar威 ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Mopar威 Manual Transmission Lubricant or equivalent (meeting the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-9224)
Mopar威 ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
Mopar威 Gear & Axle Lubricant (SAE 80W-90) or equivalent.
Mopar威 Synthetic Gear Lubricant (SAE 75W-90) or equivalent. For trailer
towing, the lubricant should be replaced with Mopar威 Synthetic Gear &
Axle Lubricant (SAE 75W-140) or equivalent. Models equipped with TracLok™ require a limited-slip additive.
Mopar威 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.
Mopar威 ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
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CONTENTS
䡵 Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . 360
䡵 Maintenance Schedules — Diesel Engines . . . . . 378
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䡵 Maintenance Schedules — Gasoline Engines . . . . 360
▫ Schedule “B” — Diesel Engines . . . . . . . . . . . 380 C
▫ Schedule “B” — Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . . . 363
▫ Schedule “A” — Diesel Engines . . . . . . . . . . . 385 E
▫ Schedule “A” — Gasoline Engines . . . . . . . . . 373
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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
C conditions such as dusty areas and very short trip
H driving.
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Inspection and service also should be done any time a
malfunction is suspected.
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 SCHEDULES — GASOLINE
ENGINES
There are two maintenance schedules that show the
required service for your vehicle.
First is Schedule ⴖBⴖ. It is for vehicles that are operated
under the conditions that are listed below and at the
beginning of the schedule.
• Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C).
• Stop and go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16.2 km).
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
• Trailer towing.
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• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service).
• Off-road or desert driving.
• If equipped for and operated with E-85 (ethanol) fuel.
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months,
whichever comes first and follow “Schedule B” of the
“Maintenance Schedules” section of this manual.
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N
Use the schedule that best describes your driving condi- A
tions. Where time and mileage are listed, follow the N
C
interval that occurs first.
E
Second is Schedule “A”. It is for vehicles that are not
operated under any of the conditions listed under Schedule “B.”
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then flush and
replace your engine coolant/anti-freeze every 102,000
miles (163 000 km) or 60 months, whichever comes first,
and follow “Schedule B” of the “Maintenance Schedules”
section of this manual.
NOTE: Most vehicles are operated under the conditions
listed for Schedule “B.”
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Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
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M 362 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
A
I At Each Stop for Fuel
N
T • Check the engine oil level about 5 minutes after a fully
E
warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level while
N
A
the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuN
racy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when the
C
level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
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• Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct
operation.
At Each Oil Change
• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the exhaust system.
• Check the windshield washer solvent, add as required.
• Inspect brake hoses.
Once a Month
• Check the engine coolant/anti-freeze level, hoses, and
clamps.
• Check the tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
• Inspect the battery, and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
• Check the fluid levels of the engine coolant/antifreeze reservoir, brake master cylinder, and transmission, and add as needed.
• Inspect manual transmission fluid level, and for leaks
(if equipped).
• After completion of off-road operation, the underside
of the vehicle should be thoroughly inspected. Examine threaded fasteners for looseness.
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Schedule “B” — Gasoline Engines
Follow schedule “B” if you usually operate your vehicle
under one or more of the following conditions.
• Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C).
• Stop and go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
whichever comes first and follow “Schedule B” of the
S
“Maintenance Schedules” section of this manual.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16.2 km).
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
• Trailer towing.
A
I
N
T
• Off-road or desert driving.
E
• If equipped for and operated with E-85 (ethanol) fuel. N
A
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your N
C
engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months, E
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service).
NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then flush and
replace your engine coolant/anti-freeze every 102,000
miles (163 000 km) or 60 months, whichever comes first,
and follow “Schedule B” of the “Maintenance Schedules”
section of this manual.
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A
I
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not
A replaced at 3 months.
N
C Rotate the tires.
E Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if
S
C
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3,000
(5 000)
X
necessary.
Inspect the brake linings.
Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid‡
6,000
(10 000)
X
X
9,000
(14 000)
X
12,000
(19 000)
X
X
X
X
X
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X
SCHEDULE “B” — GASOLINE ENGINES 365 M
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not
replaced at 3 months.
Rotate the tires.
Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if
necessary.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect and replace the PCV valve, if necessary.〫
Inspect the brake linings.
Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid‡
Inspect the transfer case fluid, add if necessary.
18,000
(29 000)
X
X
21,000
(34 000)
X
24,000
(38 000)
X
X
27,000
(43 000)
X
30,000
(48 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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I
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N
A
N
C
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A
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N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not
A replaced at 3 months.
N
C Rotate the tires.
E Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
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33,000
(53 000)
X
necessary.
Inspect the brake linings.
Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid‡
Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed.
36,000
(58 000)
X
X
39,000
(62 000)
X
42,000
(67 000)
X
45,000
(72 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Miles
(Kilometers)
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at
3 months.
Rotate the tires.
Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if necessary.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect and replace the PCV valve, if necessary.〫
Replace the ignition cables (2.4L Only).
Inspect the brake linings.
Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid‡
Drain and refill the automatic transmission fluid, and replace
main sump filter.†
Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not required if
belt was previously
Drain and refill the transfer case fluid.
Flush and replace the engine coolant/anti-freeze at 60
months, if not done at 102,000 miles (163 000 km).
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48,000
(77 000)
X
X
X
X
51,000
(82 000)
X
54,000
(86 000)
X
X
57,000
(91 000)
X
60,000
(96 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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M 368 SCHEDULE “B” — GASOLINE ENGINES
A
I
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not
A replaced at 3 months.
N
C Rotate the tires.
E Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if
S
C
H
E
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63,000
(101 000)
X
necessary.
Inspect the brake linings.
Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid‡
Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not
required if belt was previously replaced.
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(106 000)
X
X
69,000
(110 000)
X
72,000
(115 000)
X
75,000
(120 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “B” — GASOLINE ENGINES 369 M
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not
replaced at 3 months.
Rotate the tires.
Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if
necessary.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect and replace the PCV valve, if necessary.〫
Inspect the brake linings.
Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid‡
Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not
required if belt was previously replaced.
Replace the timing belt (2.4L Only).〫
Inspect the transfer case fluid, add if necessary.
78,000
(125 000)
X
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(130 000)
X
84,000
(134 000)
X
X
87,000
(139 000)
X
90,000
(144 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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M 370 SCHEDULE “B” — GASOLINE ENGINES
A
I
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not
A replaced at 3 months.
N
C Rotate the tires.
E Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if
S
C
H
E
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E
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93,000
(149 000)
X
necessary.
Inspect the brake linings.
Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid‡
Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not
required if belt was previously replaced.
Flush and replace the engine coolant/anti-freeze, if
not done at 60 months.
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(154 000)
X
X
99,000
(158 000)
X
102,000
(163 000)
X
105,000
(168 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “B” — GASOLINE ENGINES 371 M
Miles
108,000 111,000 114,000 117,000 120,000
(Kilometers)
(173 000) (178 000) (182 000) (187 000) (192 000)
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at
X
X
X
X
X
3 months.
Rotate the tires.
X
X
X
Inspect the engine air filter element, replace if necessary.
X
Replace the spark plugs.
X
Inspect and replace the PCV valve, if necessary.〫
X
Replace the ignition cables (2.4L Only).
X
Inspect the brake linings.
X
X
Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid‡
X
X
Drain and refill the automatic transmission fluid, and replace
X
main sump filter.†
A
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N
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E
N
A
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A
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N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not required if
A belt was previously replaced.
N
C Drain and refill the transfer case fluid.
E Flush and replace the engine coolant/anti-freeze at 120
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108,000 111,000 114,000 117,000 120,000
(173 000) (178 000) (182 000) (187 000) (192 000)
X
X
X
months, if not replaced at 102,000 miles (163 000 km).
Inspection and service should be performed anytime a
malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all receipts.
† Applies only if vehicle is used for frequent trailer
towing, or fleet/commercial service.
〫 This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner, but it is not required to maintain
emissions warranty.
‡Off-highway operation, trailer towing, taxi, limousine,
bus, snow plowing, or other types of commercial service
or prolonged operation with heavy loading, especially in
hot weather, require front and rear axle service indicated
with a ‡ in Schedule “B”. Perform these services if the
vehicle is usually operated under these conditions.
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Schedule “A” — Gasoline Engines
Miles
(Kilometers)
[Months]
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate the tires.
Inspect the engine air filter element, and replace
if necessary.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the transfer case fluid.
6,000
(10 000)
[6]
X
X
12,000
(19 000)
[12]
X
X
18,000
(29 000)
[18]
X
X
24,000
(38 000)
[24]
X
X
30,000
(48 000)
[30]
X
X
X
X
X
X
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A
I
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N [Months]
A Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
N
C Rotate the tires.
E Inspect the brake linings.
36,000
(58 000)
[36]
X
X
X
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[42]
X
X
48,000
(77 000)
[48]
X
X
54,000
(86 000)
[54]
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “A” — GASOLINE ENGINES 375 M
Miles
(Kilometers)
[Months]
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate the tires.
Inspect the engine air filter element, and replace if necessary.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect the ignition cables, and replace if necessary
(2.4L Only).
Inspect and replace the PCV valve, if necessary.〫
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the drive belt and replace, if needed.
Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not required if previously replaced.
Flush and replace the engine coolant/anti-freeze at 60
months, if not done at 102,000 miles (163 000 km).
Inspect the transfer case fluid.
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(96 000)
[60]
X
X
X
66,000
(106 000)
[66]
X
X
72,000
(115 000)
[72]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
78,000
(125 000)
[78]
X
X
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M 376 SCHEDULE “A” — GASOLINE ENGINES
A
I
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N [Months]
A Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
N
C Rotate the tires.
E Inspect the engine air filter element, and replace if necS
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E
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essary.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect and replace the PCV valve, if necessary.〫
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not required
if previously replaced.
Flush and replace the engine coolant/anti-freeze if not
done at 60 months.
Inspect the transfer case fluid.
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(134 000)
[84]
X
X
90,000
(144 000)
[90]
X
X
X
96,000
(154 000)
[96]
X
X
102,000
(163 000)
[102]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “A” — GASOLINE ENGINES 377 M
Miles
(Kilometers)
[Months]
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate the tires.
Inspect the engine air filter element, and replace if necessary.
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect and replace the PCV valve, if necessary.〫
Inspect the ignition cables, and replace if necessary (2.4L Only).
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the drive belt and replace as needed. Not required if previously replaced.
Flush and replace the engine coolant/anti-freeze if not done at
102,000 miles (163 000 km).
Replace the timing belt (2.4L Only).〫
Drain and refill the transfer case fluid.
Inspection and service should be performed anytime a
malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all receipts.
108,000
(173 000)
[108]
X
X
X
X
114,000
(182 000)
[114]
X
X
120,000
(192 000)
[120]
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
〫 This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner, but it is not required to maintain
emissions warranty.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES — DIESEL ENGINES
There are two maintenance schedules that show the
required service for your vehicle.
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service).
First is Schedule ⴖBⴖ. It is for vehicles that are operated
under the conditions that are listed below and at the
beginning of the schedule.
NOTE: Most vehicles are operated under the conditions
listed for Schedule “B.”
• Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C).
• Stop and go driving.
• Off-road or desert driving.
Second is Schedule “A”. It is for vehicles that are not
operated under any of the conditions listed under Schedule “B.”
Use the schedule that best describes your driving conditions. Where time and mileage are listed, follow the
interval that occurs first.
• Extensive engine idling.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16.2 km).
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
• Trailer towing.
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SCHEDULE “A” — GASOLINE ENGINES 379 M
A
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.
• Check the windshield washer solvent, add as required.
Once a Month
• Check the tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage.
• Inspect the battery, clean and tighten the terminals as
required.
• Check the fluid levels of engine coolant/anti-freeze
deaeration bottle, brake master cylinder, and transmission, and add as needed.
• Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct I
N
operation.
T
At Each Oil Change
• Change the engine oil filter.
• Inspect the exhaust system.
E
N
A
N
C
E
• Inspect brake hoses.
S
C
• Check the engine coolant/anti-freeze level, hoses, and H
E
clamps.
D
• Inspect engine accessory drive belts. Replace as neces- U
L
sary.
E
• Inspect for the presence of water in the fuel filter/ S
water separator unit.
Tire Rotation
• Rotate the tires every 6,000 miles (10 000 km).
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Schedule “B” — Diesel Engines
Follow schedule “B” if you usually operate your vehicle
under one or more of the following conditions.
• Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C).
• Stop and go driving.
• Extensive engine idling.
• Driving in dusty conditions.
• Short trips of less than 10 miles (16.2 km).
• More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high
speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C).
• Trailer towing.
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service).
• Off-road or desert driving.
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Miles
(Kilometers)
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Inspect the engine air filter element. Replace as
necessary.
Replace the engine air filter element.
Inspect the boost pressure solenoid filter. Replace
as necessary.
Replace the fuel filter/water separator unit.
Inspect the brake linings.
Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid.
6,250
(10 000)
X
X
12,500
(20 000)
X
X
18,750
(30 000)
X
X
25,000
(40 000)
X
X
31,250
(50 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
A
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E
N
A
N
C
E
S
C
H
E
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U
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S
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A
I
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
A Inspect the engine air filter element. Replace as
N
C necessary.
E Replace the engine air filter element.
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
8
Inspect the boost pressure solenoid filter. Replace
as necessary.
Replace the boost pressure solenoid filter, if not
previously replaced.
Replace the fuel filter/water separator unit.
Replace the engine accessory drive belt.
Inspect the brake linings.
Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid.
Drain and refill the transfer case fluid.
Drain and refill the automatic transmission fluid,
and replace sump filter.〫
37,500
(60 000)
X
X
43,750
(70 000)
X
X
50,000
(80 000)
X
X
56,250
(90 000)
X
X
62,500
(100 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “B” — DIESEL ENGINES 383 M
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Inspect the engine air filter element. Replace as necessary.
Replace the engine air filter element.
Inspect the boost pressure solenoid filter. Replace as necessary.
Replace the boost pressure solenoid filter, if
not previously replaced.
Replace the engine accessory drive belt.
Replace the engine timing belt and idler pulleys.
Inspect the engine timing belt tensioner, replace if necessary.†
Replace the fuel filter/water separator unit.
Flush and replace the engine coolant/antifreeze.
68,750
(110 000)
X
X
75,000
(120 000)
X
X
81,250
(130 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
87,500
93,750
100,000
(140 000) (150 000) (160 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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C
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S
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A
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68,750
75,000
81,250
87,500
93,750
100,000
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
(110 000) (120 000) (130 000) (140 000) (150 000) (160 000)
E
X
X
N Inspect the brake linings.
A Drain and refill the front and rear axle fluid.
X
X
N
C 〫 Applies only if vehicle is used for frequent trailer
Inspection and service should be performed anytime a
E
towing, or fleet/commercial service.
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all receipts.
† The replacement of such component is requested if
there is superficial wear, bearing clearance, or evident
grease leak.
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Schedule “A” — Diesel Engines
Miles
(Kilometers)
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Inspect the engine air filter element. Replace as necessary.
Replace the engine air filter element.
Inspect the boost pressure solenoid filter. Replace as necessary.
Replace the boost pressure solenoid filter, if not previously replaced.
Replace the fuel filter/water separator unit.
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the transfer case fluid.
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12,500
(20 000)
X
X
25,000
(40 000)
X
X
X
X
X
37,500
(60 000)
X
X
50,000
(80 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
A
I
N
T
E
N
A
N
C
E
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
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M 386 SCHEDULE “A” — DIESEL ENGINES
A
I
N Miles
T (Kilometers)
E
N Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
A Inspect the engine air filter element. Replace as necesN
C sary.
E Replace the engine air filter element.
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
8
Inspect the boost pressure solenoid filter. Replace as necessary.
Replace the boost pressure solenoid filter, if not previously replaced.
Replace the fuel filter/water separator unit.
Replace the engine timing belt, and idler pulleys.
Inspect the engine timing belt tensioner, replace if necessary.†
Flush and replace the engine coolant.
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62,500
(100 000)
X
X
75,000
(120 000)
X
X
87,500
(140 000)
X
X
100,000
(160 000)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SCHEDULE “A” — DIESEL ENGINES 387 M
Miles
(Kilometers)
Replace the engine accessory drive belt.
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect the transfer case fluid.
62,500
(100 000)
X
75,000
(120 000)
X
X
† The replacement of such component is requested if
there is superficial wear, bearing clearance, or evident
grease leak.
Inspection and service should be performed anytime a
malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all receipts.
87,500
(140 000)
100,000
(160 000)
X
A
I
N
T
E
N
A
N
C
E
S
C
H
E
D
U
L
E
S
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
▫ Prepare For The Appointment . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
䡵 If You Need Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
䡵 Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
䡵 Mopar威 Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
䡵 Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
䡵 Publication Order Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
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390 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 you 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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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 391
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)
• 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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392 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer
Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
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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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 393
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See your manufacturer’s Warranty Information Booklet
for information on warranty coverage and transfer of
warranty.
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394 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
U.S. ONLY
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MOPAR姞 PARTS
Mopar威 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.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1-800-424-9393 (or 366-0123 in Washington DC area) or write to: NHTSA, U.S. Dept. of
Transportation, Washington DC 20590. You can also
obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
the Hotline.
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.
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396 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
• Diagnostic Procedure Manuals.
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.
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.
• Owner’s Manuals.
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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.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 397
Call Toll Free at:
• 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
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400 INDEX
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake) System . . . . . . . . . . . . 170,247
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . 319
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53,62,174
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Airbag, Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Antenna, Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Arming Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230,333
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Torque Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
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Bar, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121,354
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Keyless Transmitter Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Belts, Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170,247
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . 73
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350,351
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350
Calibration, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141,280
Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Cargo Compartment
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,151
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,151
Cargo Organizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Cargo Tie-Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Carpeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Cassette Tape and Player Maintenance . . . . . . . . . 210
Cassette Tape Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Catalytic Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
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Caution, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,141
CD Changer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187,193
CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184,189,191,195,198
CD Player Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85,211
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Charging System Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . 310
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,68,70
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,68
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Clutch Interlocking Ignition System . . . . . . . . 220,229
Command-Trac Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Compact Disc Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Compact Disc Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178,184
Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Compass Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Compass Variance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Computer, Trip/Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Converter, Catalytic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Cool Down, Turbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
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Selection of Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326,356
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Crankcase Emission Control System . . . . . . . . . . 319
Cruise Control (Speed Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Cup Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Cylinder, Retest Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Daytime Running Lights . . . . .
Dealer Service . . . . . . . . . . . .
Defroster, Rear Window . . . . .
Diagnostic System, Onboard . .
Diesel Engine Maintenance . . .
Diesel Fuel System, Re-Priming
Diesel Fuel Water Separator . .
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . .
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Disarming, Theft System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Disposal
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Used Engine Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Door Opener, Garage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Drive Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Off-Pavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Electronic Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
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Electronic Throttle Control Warning Light . . . . . . 175
Electronic Vehicle Information Center . . . . . . . . . 131
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . 310,360
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306,307
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . 306,307
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276,356
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312,356
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Oil Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315,356
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Timing Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . 61
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
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Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73,280
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Exterior Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Finish Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168,352,355
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Fluid Level Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Fog Light Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,353
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239,243
Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236,240
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Front Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276,280
Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280
Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Filler Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
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Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276,280,356
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Fuel System Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279,283
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Gas Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281,309
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229,231
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Hands-Free Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Heated Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Homelink Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Hoses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
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Identifying Your Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306,307
Ignition
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Wiring System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Intermittent Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294,296
Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Key, Programming . .
Key Release Button .
Key, Replacement . .
Key, Sentry . . . . . . .
Key-In Reminder . . .
Keyless Entry System
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Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) . . . . . 67,68
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Light Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121,354
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,350
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62,174
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Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Back-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,151
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117,119
Dome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Electronic Throttle Control Warning . . . . . . . . . 175
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120,353
Four-Wheel Drive Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,351
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
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High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Malfunction Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Rear Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Rear Tail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173,174
INDEX 409
Transmission Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,168,352,355
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . 168
Loading Vehicle
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258
Locks
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Steering Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren
(LATCH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67,68
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Luggage Carrier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Luggage Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Maintenance Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360,378
Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378
Light Duty Schedule ⬙A⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373,385
Light Duty Schedule ⬙B⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363,380
Schedule ⬙A⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373,385
Schedule ⬙B⬙ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363,380
Maintenance, Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Malfunction Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169,310
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227,335
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
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Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311,395
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Navigation System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Occupant Classification System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Octane Rating, Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Off-Pavement Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249,341
Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249,341
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 356
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315,356
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315,356
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316
Oil Pressure Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309,310
Opener, Garage Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Organizer, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Overhead Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293
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Owner’s Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Paint Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Parking Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
PCV Valve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Phone, Cellular . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Phone, Hands-Free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . 259
Polishing and Waxing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Power
Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Programming Transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Radio Broadcast Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189,211
Radio, Satellite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178,189,195
Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245,337
Rear Swing Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
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Rear Wiper/Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine
Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . 287
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . 288
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Reminder, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Remote Sound System Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Re-Priming Diesel Fuel System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Restraint, Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Restraints, Infant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Retractable Cargo Area Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Roof Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Satellite Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Satellite Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360,378
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Seat Belts
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . 43
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,70
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Security Against Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22,30
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315
Selec-Trac Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240
Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 392
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 396
Setting the Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Shift Speeds, Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239,243
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,168,352,355
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
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Snow Plow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
Specifications
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315
Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Emergency (Jump Starting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
Engine Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322
Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System
Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Sun Visor Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . 48
Swing Gate, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
System, Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . 171
Tether Anchor, Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Theft System Arming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Theft System Disarming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Tie Down Hooks, Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
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Timing Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . 258,259
Tire Identification Number (TIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258,259
Pressure Monitor System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75,254
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283,302
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Trailering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Trac-Lok Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236,336
Four-Wheel-Drive Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336
Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230,333
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Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333,335
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Transmitter Battery Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Transmitter, Garage Door Opener . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Transmitter Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Turbo Cool Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119,168,352,355
Underhood Fuses . . .
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Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Variance, Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349
Vinyl Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314,315
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . 168
Warnings and Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Washer, Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124,324
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Waxing and Polishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Wheel Alignment and Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Wheel Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298
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Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
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