2014 FIAT 500 Abarth (Includes Cabrio) Owner`s Manual

2014 FIAT 500 Abarth (Includes Cabrio) Owner`s Manual
2014 FIAT 500 ABARTH
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
14FX24-126-AC
Third Edition Rev 1
Printed in U.S.A.
FIAT 500 ABARTH
INCLUDES CABRIO
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the
name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated nondrinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident.
Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are
slower, and your judgment is impaired when you
have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of
features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a
description of features and equipment that are no longer
available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please
disregard any features and equipment described in this
manual that are not on this vehicle.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes
in design and specifications, and/or make additions to or
improvements to its products without imposing any
obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
FIAT is a registered trademark of Fiat Group Marketing &
Corporate Communication S.p.A., used under license
by Chrysler Group LLC.
Copyright © 2014 Chrysler Group LLC
SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
! INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 ! VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .7
! HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 ! VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .8
! WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
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4 INTRODUCTION
The enclosed Warranty Information lists the services that
Congratulations on selecting your new vehicle. Be as- FIAT Group Automobiles offers to its customers:
sured that it represents precision workmanship, distinc- • the Warranty Certificate with terms and conditions for
tive styling, and high quality - all essentials that are
maintaining its validity
traditional to our vehicles.
• the range of additional services available to FIAT
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assisGroup Automobiles customers
tance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenccustomer-oriented documents. Please take the time to ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
read these publications carefully. Following the instruc- When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
tions and recommendations in this manual will help dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techassure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
nicians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfaction.
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION 5
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
Consult the following table for a description of the
symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this Owner’s Manual:
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6 INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION 7
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
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This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or
bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you
do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
the windshield. This number also appears engraved on
the right front door sill under the sill scuff plate, on an
adhesive label applied to the right door opening on the
B-Pillar, on the vehicle registration and title.
Vehicle Identification Number
8 INTRODUCTION
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
Stamped VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
! A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
▫ Locking Doors With A Key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
! SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
! REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st
Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Opening Power Top Remote Function . . . . . . .16
▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .18
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
! DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
! POWER WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Power Window Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
! LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . .42
! OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .46
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .34
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .34
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
! ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 ! SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
▫ Transporting Passengers. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioning And Load Limitation . . .37
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air
Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
. . . .78
. . . .79
. . . .79
. . . .80
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11
The vehicle is supplied with a code card containing key
The key fob contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) code numbers to order duplicate keys, and the authotransmitter with an integrated key. To use the mechanical rized dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key
code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can
key simply press the mechanical key release button.
be used to order duplicate keys.
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Ignition Key Removal
1. Press the clutch pedal to the floor.
2. Bring the vehicle to a stop.
3. Apply the parking brake fully.
4. Place the shift lever into REVERSE gear.
5. Turn the key to place the ignition switch in the
OFF/LOCK position.
Mechanical Key Release Button
6. Remove the key from the ignition switch lock cylinder.
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7. Release the clutch pedal.
WARNING!
Ignition Switch Positions
1 — STOP (OFF/LOCK)
2 — MAR (ACC/ON/RUN)
3 — AVV (START)
• Before exiting a vehicle, always turn the ignition to
the OFF/LOCK position, apply the parking brake,
shift the transmission into REVERSE gear, and
remove the key fob from the ignition. When leaving the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the key from the ignition and lock all the
doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Locking Doors With A Key
You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the
door, turn the key to the left. To unlock the door, turn the
key to the right. Refer to “Body Lubrication” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for maintenance procedures.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition
and the ignition switch position is OFF/LOCK, sounds a
signal to remove the key.
SENTRY KEY®
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
The system uses ignition keys which have an embedded
electronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized
vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate
the vehicle.
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NOTE: A key which has not been programmed is also Replacement Keys
considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the
NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed to the
ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.
vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once
If the Vehicle Security Light is on after the key is turned a Sentry Key® has been programmed to a vehicle, it
to the ON/RUN position, it indicates that there is a cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
problem with the electronics.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
CAUTION!
• Always remove the Sentry Key® from the vehicle
and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
• The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatible with some aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle
starting problems and loss of security protection.
All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
This PIN is required for authorized dealer replacement of
keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an
authorized dealer. This procedure consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key
is one which has never been programmed.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer
System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an
authorized dealer.
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General Information
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
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• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED
This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and
liftgate from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m)
using a hand-held Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not need to be pointed at
the vehicle to activate the system.
Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter With Mechanical Key
Release Button
NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked
with metal objects.
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice,
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within five seconds, to unlock all doors and the liftgate.
The turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the
unlock signal. The illuminated entry system will also
turn on.
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st
Press
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first push of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, refer to “Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Opening Power Top Remote Function
Key Fob
NOTE: The remote keyless power top function can be
used to open the power top to the spoiler position.
The remote keyless power top function can only be used
Opening Power Top Remote Function:
with the engine off.
1. OPEN — Push and hold the unlock button down on
the key fob for a minimum of three seconds to initiate
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Power Top Open. The roof will stop opening whenever the unlock button on the key fob is released, or
when it reaches the spoiler position
NOTE: If your power convertible top does not open with
the remote, please refer to the #Power Convertible Top
Relearn Procedure” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle” for additional information.
WARNING!
Failure to follow these warnings can result in injuries
that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and
others around you:
• Before operating the power top, make sure that no
moving parts of the convertible top can injure a
person or animal.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never place any extremities (hands, feet, etc.) near
the convertible top components, the upper windshield area, the shelf area behind the rear seats, or
the convertible top stowage area while raising or
lowering the convertible top.
• When using the power top button on RKE transmitter, if potential danger exists while lowering the
top, release the button immediately to interrupt the
operation.
• Only drive the vehicle with the convertible top
completely closed and latched or fully lowered into
its stowage compartment.
• Do not operate the power top when the vehicle is in
motion.
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1. Press the mechanical key release button and release
the mechanical key to access the battery case screw
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitlocated on the side of the Key Fob.
ter to lock all doors and the liftgate. The turn signal lights
will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the
signal.
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
Programming Additional Transmitters
Refer to Sentry Key® “Customer Key Programming.”
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
contact your authorized dealer for details.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.
Mechanical Key Release Button
2. Rotate the screw located on the side of the Key Fob
using a small screwdriver.
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Key Fob Screw Location
Battery Case Removed
3. Take out the battery case. Remove and replace the 4. Refit the battery case inside the Key Fob and turn the
battery observing its polarity.
screw to lock it into place.
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If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and distance, check for these two conditions:
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the 1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
following conditions:
the battery is a minimum of three years.
General Information
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
• This device must accept any interference received,
radios.
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
DOOR LOCKS
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved The door locks can be manually locked or unlocked from
by the party responsible for compliance could void the inside the vehicle by using the door handle. If the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
driver’s door handle is pushed a red lock indicator will
show on the driver’s door handle (indicating locked)
when the driver’s door is closed, the door’s will lock.
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WARNING! (Continued)
Driver’s Door Lock Handle
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
(Continued)
• For personal security and safety in the event of a
collision, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking
brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the Key Fob from the ignition. When leaving
the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
CAUTION!
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.
Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is incorporated into the driver
door handle. Push or pull the handle to lock or unlock the
doors and liftgate. If the driver’s door handle is pushed
a red lock indicator will show on the driver’s door handle
(indicating locked) when the door is closed, the door will
lock.
NOTE: To prevent the key from being locked in the
vehicle, the doors will automatically unlock if the driver’s door handle is pushed when the key is in the ignition
and either front door is open.
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To change the Autoclose setting in the EVIC, proceed as
follows:
1. Briefly press the MENU button “On” or “Off” will
flash on the display (according to the previous setting).
2. Press the + or – button for setting.
3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen
without storing the settings.
Driver’s Power Door Lock Handle
Autoclose
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
in “Understanding Your Vehicle” for further information.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically POWER WINDOWS
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled using Power Window Switches
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
There are single window controls located on the shifter
bezel, below the climate controls, which operate the
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driver and passenger door windows. The window controls will operate when the ignition switch is in the
ON/RUN position.
WARNING!
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and do
not let children play with power windows. Do not
leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, or in a
location accessible to children. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by
the windows while operating the power window
switches. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
Power Window Switches
Auto-Down
The driver’s door window switch have an Auto-Down
feature. Press the window switch for approximately one
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second, release, and the window will go down automati- To open the liftgate, squeeze the liftgate release handle
cally. To cancel the Auto-Down movement, operate the and pull the liftgate open with one fluid motion.
switch in either the up or down direction and release the
switch.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize
the buffeting or open any window.
LIFTGATE
To unlock the liftgate, use the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter or activate the power door lock
switches located on the front door handles.
Liftgate Handle
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WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
Do not use the recirculation mode.
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating
positions
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window
Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
However, because the gas pressure drops with tempera- • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
• Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant
energy during an impact event
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• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
buckled up in a rear seat.
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
item in a seat — if equipped
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!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for Children (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to “LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
System (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children).”
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
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ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow 5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
their arm.
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided in
#If You Need Consumer Assistance.#
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front
Air Bags room to inflate.
4. Do not lean against the door or window. Your vehicle
has Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABIC) or Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags
(SAB), and when deployment occurs, the SABIC and
SAB air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
air bags.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment
could cause serious injury, including death. Air
bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably
extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or
instrument panel.
• Side air bags also need room to inflate. Do not lean
against the door or window. Sit upright in the
center of the seat.
• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All the seating positions in your vehicle are equipped
with combination lap/shoulder belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However in a collision, the belt will
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lock and reduce the risk of you striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear
your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is along side the pillar near the
back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out
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the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as 3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap.
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
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Pulling Out The Latch Plate
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt buckled into the wrong buckle will not
protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too
high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
• A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous.
Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the
vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck
injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder
bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that
your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.
• A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect
you from injury during a collision. You are more
likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not
wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt
are meant to be used together.
(Continued)
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is
too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A
snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in
a collision.
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WARNING!
Positioning Lap Belt
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the
strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat belt as
low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt may not protect you properly. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt
is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in your
vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer immediately and have it fixed.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. 1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed posianchor point.
tion. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create
a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing,
etc.).
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
the latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
additional information, refer to “Installing Child ReUse the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child
shoulder belt.
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Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortfeature for each seating position.
ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a #click.#
Driver
Passenger
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
First Row
N/A
ALR
Equipped
Second Row
ALR
ALR
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre• N/A — Not Applicable
locked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is avail• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
able on all passenger-seating positions with a combinaIf the passenger seating position is equipped with an tion lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably position that has a belt with this feature. Children 12
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not years old and under should always be properly reactivate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a strained in a vehicle with a rear seat.
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull
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How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
the entire belt is extracted.
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
WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if
the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
Energy Management Feature
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
locking mode.
collision.
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This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®)
BeltAlert® is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert®) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
Seat Belt Pretensioning And Load Limitation
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
The passenger front seating positions are equipped with
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
seat belt systems that may incorporate retractor pretenturn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
sioning devices, anchor/buckle pretensioning devices,
fastened.
and load limiting devices. These devices are designed to
remove any slack from the seat belt systems in the event The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle
of a collision. These devices may improve the perfor- speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt
mance of the seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
around the occupant early in a collision. Pretensioners Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire
work for all size occupants, including those in child duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
restraints.
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occupants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
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unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph Seat Belt Extender
(8 km/h), BeltAlert® will provide both audio and visual If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
notification.
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
The front passenger seat BeltAlert® is not active when equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
the front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert® may dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
be triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
front passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if long enough. When it is not required, remove the exequipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in tender and store it.
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are
secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
WARNING!
BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer. FIAT Group Automobiles S.p.A. does not
recommend deactivating BeltAlert®.
NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
BeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug and in the recommended seating positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
the best way to keep the baby safe.
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental
the force if there is a collision.
Driver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument
panel below the steering column.
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NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front
Air Bags are certified to the Federal regulations for
Advanced Air Bags.
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to allow the
air bags to have different inflation levels based on several
factors, including the severity and type of collision.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation level of the Advanced Front Air Bags based
upon seat position.
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Knee Bolster
3 — Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag/Knee Bolster
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation level of
the Advanced Front Air Bags.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
• Air Bag Warning Light
and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC
are located above the side windows. The trim covering • Steering Wheel and Column
the SABIC is labeled SRS AIRBAG.
• Instrument Panel
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB). The SAB are marked with
an air bag label sewn into the outboard side of the front • Knee Impact Bolsters
seats.
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
NOTE:
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
authorized dealer immediately.
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
Air Bag System Components
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
system components:
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Advanced Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system provides output
appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel, because any such
objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a
collision severe enough to cause the air bag to
inflate.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not put anything on or around the air bag
covers or attempt to open them manually. You may
damage the air bags and you could be injured
because the air bags may no longer be functional.
The protective covers for the air bag cushions are
designed to open only when the air bags are
inflating.
• Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in
any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster
such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios,
etc.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43
When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) provide front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
enhanced protection to help protect an occupant during a deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
side impact. The SAB are marked with an air bag label
bag only.
sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
may offer side-impact protection to front and rear seat
outboard occupants in addition to that provided by the
body structure. Each air bag features inflated chambers,
placed adjacent to the head of each outboard occupant,
that reduce the potential for side-impact head injuries.
The SABIC deploy downward, covering both windows
on the impact side.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB) Label
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The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
and SABIC during impacts that require air bag occupant
protection.
SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt
restraint system. Occupants, including children who are
up against or very close to SAB or SABIC air bags can be
seriously injured or killed. Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or sleep against the door, side
windows, or area where the SAB or SABIC air bags
inflate, even if they are in an infant or child restraint.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC)
Label Location
Always sit upright as possible with your back against the
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the
NOTE: Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or
trim, but they will open during air bag deployment.
booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the SABIC is located should remain
free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side air bags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, do
not have any accessory items installed which will
alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
• Do not allow occupants to extend any part of their
body outside of the window.
(Continued)
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag provides
enhanced protection and works together with the Driver
Advanced Front Air Bag during a frontal impact.
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ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag, Supplemental Side Air Bag
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
Inflatable Curtain (SABIC), Supplemental Seat-Mounted
driver and front passenger, and position the front occuSide Air Bags (SAB), and front seat belt pretensioners, as
pants for the best interaction with the Advanced Front
required, depending on several factors, including the
Air Bags.
severity and type of impact.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side
Air Bags and the Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
Knee Air Bag are designed to provide additional protecwork with the knee impact bolsters to provide improved
tion by supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal
protection for the driver and front passenger.
collisions depending on several factors, including the
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
severity and type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags
are not expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear or side
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
collisions.
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver
required for this vehicle.
Side Knee Air Bag will not deploy in all frontal collisions,
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or including some that may produce substantial vehicle
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required. damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck
Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other
Knee Impact Bolsters
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47
hand, depending on the type and location of impact, ON/RUN or START position. If the key is in the OFF/
Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes with LOCK position, or not in the ignition, the air bag system
little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
initial deceleration.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions. may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
type of collision.
Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
Light in the instrument panel for approxiover time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
mately four to eight seconds for a self-check
not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
have deployed.
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the
ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colliturns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light
away from an inflating air bag.
comes on again after initial startup.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruthe air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
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noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnos- quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
tics also record the nature of the malfunction.
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on several factors, including the
collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim
WARNING!
cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instru- separate and fold out of the way as the air bags inflate to
ment panel could mean you won’t have the air bags their full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 50 to 70
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
air bag system immediately.
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Inflator Units
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag Unit
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag unit is
wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
located in the instrument panel trim beneath the steering
When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Adcolumn. When the ORC detects a collision requiring the
vanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 49
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate
in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very
high speed and with such a high force that it could injure
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
you if you are not seated properly, or if items are
Inflator Units
positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are especially applies to children.
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A
large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag. The trim cover
separates and folds out of the way allowing the air bag to
inflate to the full size. The air bag fully inflates in about
15 to 20 milliseconds.
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
air bags to inflate based on the severity and type of
collision.
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Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30
milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes
to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
curtain air bag is about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when it is
inflated.
During collisions where the impact is confined to a
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), depending on several factors, including the
severity and type of collision. In these events, the ORC
will deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the
vehicle.
Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time,
vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
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Front And Side Impact Sensors
• Unlock the doors automatically.
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the After the event occurs, when the system is active, the
ORC in determining appropriate response to impact message #Fuel Cutoff See Handbook# is displayed.
events.
Carefully check the vehicle for fuel leaks in the engine
Enhanced Accident Response System
compartment and on the ground near the engine comIn the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if partment and fuel tank before resetting the system and
the communication network remains intact, and the starting the engine.
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the System Reset Procedure
event, the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the follow- After an impact causing air bag deployment, the left and
right turn signal lights, located in the instrument panel
ing functions:
cluster, will both be blinking, until the ignition is turned
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
off. In order to move your vehicle to the side of the road
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or you must follow the system reset procedure.
until the ignition key is turned off.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or until the ignition key is
removed.
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Customer Action
1. Turn ignition OFF. (Turn Signal Switch Must be
placed in Neutral State).
2. Turn ignition ON.
3. Turn Right Turn Signal Switch ON.
4. Turn Left Turn Signal Switch ON.
5. Turn Right Turn Signal Switch ON.
6. Turn Left Turn Signal Switch ON.
7. Turn Left Turn Signal Switch OFF. (Turn Signal
Switch Must be placed in Neutral State).
8. Turn ignition OFF.
9. Turn Hazard Flashers OFF (Manually).
Customer Will See
Left Turn Light is OFF. Right Turn Light BLINKS.
Right Turn Light is ON SOLID. Left Turn Light
BLINKS.
Left Turn Light is ON SOLID. Right Turn Light
BLINKS.
Right Turn Light is ON SOLID. Left Turn Light
BLINKS.
Left Turn Light is ON SOLID. Right Turn Light is ON
SOLID.
Left Turn Light is OFF. Right Turn Light is OFF.
System is now reset and the engine may be started.
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If a reset procedure step is not completed within 45
seconds, then the turn signal lights will turn off and the
reset procedure must be performed again in order to be
successful.
If A Deployment Occurs
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
immediately.
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate • As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the
immediately after deployment.
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
the air bag system.
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
or all of the following may occur:
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause
structions for cleaning.
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium bags will not be in place to protect you.
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WARNING!
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retractor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer immediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well.
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
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Air Bag Warning Light
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
(Continued)
You will want to have the air bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components. While the air
bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
the air bag system immediately.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
first turned to the ON/RUN position.
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
eight-second interval.
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly
check the Body Control Module (BCM) fuse block inside
the vehicle for blown fuses. Refer to the label located on
the inside of the fuse block cover for the proper air bag
fuses. See your authorized dealer if the fuse is good.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
is designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
crash investigation.
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To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
vehicle or the EDR.
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
Child Restraints
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
seat for your child.
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
United States, and every Canadian province, requires Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has
that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
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NOTE:
• For
additional
information,
refer
to
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s
website for additional information:
• http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/
safedrivers-childsafety-index-53.htm
WARNING!
• “Extreme Hazard! Do not use a rearward-facing
child restraint on a seat protected by an air bag in
front of it!” Refer to visor and door shut face
mounted labels for information.
• In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny
baby, can become a projectile inside the vehicle.
The force required to hold even an infant on your
lap could become so great that you could not hold
the child, no matter how strong you are. The child
and others could be badly injured. Any child
riding in your vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and
Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight or Age
Children who are two years old or
younger and who have not reached the
height or weight limits of their child
restraint
Children who are at least two years old or
who have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their rear-facing child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are too
small to properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who
have out-grown the height or weight limit
of their booster seat
Recommended Type of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the rear
seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a
five-point Harness, facing forward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the vehicle seat belt, seated in the rear seat of the
vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat of
the vehicle
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60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
reach the highest weight or height allowed by their
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearward- convertible child seat.
facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
WARNING!
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can • Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
air bag. A deploying Passenger Advanced Front Air
child seats.
Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12
Infants And Child Restraints
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 61
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it
loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it
could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause
serious personal inury.
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4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend 5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit perivehicle’s seat belt alone:
odically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face
the vehicle seat?
or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle.
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the or behind their back.
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
LATCH –
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt Only
+ Top Tether
Tether Anchor
Only
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
This Vehicle
2
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per
seating position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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What is the weight limit (child’s
weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage system to attach the child
restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and
the seat belt be used together to
attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the
center position using the inner
LATCH lower anchorages?
No
N/A
Use the LATCH anchorage system
until the combined weight of the
child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
and tether anchor instead of the
LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs
(29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you
use the LATCH anchorage system
to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
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Can two child restraints be attached using a common lower
LATCH anchorage?
No
Can the rear-facing child restraint
touch the back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes, all.
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage
with two or more child restraints.
If the center position does not have
dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install a
child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the
LATCH anchorages in an outboard
position.
The child seat may touch the back
of the front passenger seat if the
child restraint manufacturer also
allows contact. See your child restraint owner’s manual for more
information.
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
You will easily feel them if you run your finger along the
gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
LATCH Anchorages
Locating The LATCH Anchorages
In addition, there are tether strap anchorages
behind each rear seating position located on
the back of the seat.
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LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side.
Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a
tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
Center Seat LATCH
WARNING!
This vehicle does not have a center seating position.
Do not use the center lower LATCH anchorages to
install a child seat in the center of the back seat.
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
belt following the instructions below. See the section
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
Belt” to check what type of seat belt each seating
position has.
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
anchorages.
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3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for 6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack
may need to recline the seat and / or raise the head
in the straps according to the child restraint manufacrestraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
turer’s instructions.
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
move it to its rear-most position to make room for the
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
to allow more room for the car seat.
in any direction.
4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seating position.
5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether anchor.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 71
WARNING!
Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand
only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted child
restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be
used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for attaching
other items or equipment to the vehicle.
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being
used by other occupants or being used to secure child
restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play
with it and accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before
installing a child restraint using the LATCH system,
buckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of
the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with
the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it
behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock
the seatbelt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
them.
WARNING!
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant
or child restraint. The child could be badly injured
or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to
be used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for
attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.
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Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
child restraint’s belt path. Please see the following
table(s) and the following sections for more information
about both types of seat belts.
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both Restraints in this Vehicle
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of
the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is
not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can
be “switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints.” The cinching latch plate is
designed to hold the lap portion of the seatbelt tight
when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
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What is the weight limit (child’s
weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
with the seat belt to attach a forward
facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint
touch the back of the front passenger
seat?
Weight limit of the Child Restraint
Can the head restraints be removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to
tighten the seat belt against the belt
path of the child restraint?
Yes, all.
Yes
Yes
Always use the tether anchor when
using the seat belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up to the
recommended weight limit of the
child restraint.
Contact between the front passenger
seat and the child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint manufacturer also allows contact.
In positions with cinching latch
plates (CINCH), the buckle stalk
may be twisted up to 3 full turns. Do
not twist the buckle stalk in a seating
position with an ALR retractor.
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5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its 6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webYou may also move the front seat forward to allow
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
more room for the car seat.
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
vehicle seat.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a 8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
“click.”
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
against the child seat.
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strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
rear-most position to make room for the child seat.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
more room for the car seat.
9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by 2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
path.
in any direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the 3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
“click.”
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
vehicle seat.
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
recline the seat and / or raise the head restraint to get 5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
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strap. Refer to “Installing Child Restraints Using The If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
anchor.
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25 mm) in Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
Anchorage
any direction.
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the 1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage.
You may need to move the seat forward to provide
If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the
better access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
tether anchorage for that seating position, move the
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconchild restraint to another position in the vehicle if one
nect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short
is available.
buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert
the latch plate into the buckle with the release button 2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child
your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraint.
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 77
route the tether strap under the head restraint and 4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
WARNING!
3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove
slack in the strap.
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While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detriAn unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
mental and should be avoided.
injured, or could injure a passenger during panic braking
or in a collision.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your VeA long break-in period is not required for the engine and
hicle”.
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
Transporting Pets
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
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NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
SAFETY TIPS
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Exhaust Gas
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate/
rear doors open, make sure that all windows are
closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is
set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation
mode.
(Continued)
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling
controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 81
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes on while
driving, have the system checked by an authorized
dealer.
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, Defroster
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inopercollision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
able.
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt Floor Mat Safety Information
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
The light should come on and remain on for
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
not lit during starting, see your authorized
Air Bag Warning Light
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82 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top
of already installed floor mats. Additional floor
mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the
pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always
properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have
been removed for cleaning.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the
driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
(Continued)
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 83
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Door Latches
Tires
Fluid Leaks
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel bolts for tightness. Check the tires for
proper cold inflation pressure.
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid (if
equipped), or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause
should be located and corrected immediately.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of brake lights and
exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
panel.
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
! POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP — IF EQUIPPED . .88
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ Lowering The Power Top. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
▫ Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ Raising The Power Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 ! BLUE&ME™ HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
▫ Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure . . . . .90
▫ Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
▫ Wind Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
▫ The Hands-Free Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
! MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
! SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
▫ Front Seats Forward/Rearward Adjustment . . .103
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .92
▫ Recline Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
▫ Seat Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105
▫ Folding Mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
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86 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
▫ EZ Entry Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Memory Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
▫ Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
▫ Front Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .115
! TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .108 ! WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .116
! LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Front Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . .116
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Rear Windshield Wiper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 ! TILT STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED . . .119
▫ High Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 ! ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . .120
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
▫ Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . .112
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
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▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
▫ Emergency Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
! REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .123
▫ Sun Shade — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
▫ Rear Park Assist Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 ! ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .131
▫ Rear Park Assist Alerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 ! CIGAR LIGHTER — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . .134
▫ Failure Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 ! CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
▫ Cleaning The Rear Park Assist System . . . . . . .126 ! STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
▫ Park Assist System Usage Precautions . . . . . . .127
▫ Glove Box Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
! POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .129 ! CARGO AREA FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
▫ To Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 ! REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
▫ To Close . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
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POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE:
On vehicles equipped with a power convertible top, the • The power top buttons will operate when the ignition
power convertible top switch is located on the overhead
switch is turned to the ACC/ON/RUN position.
console. The switch contains two buttons. The passenger
side button, is used to open the power top, and the driver • The power top can be remotely operated with the key
fob. Refer to “Opening Power Top Remote Function”
side button, is used to close the power top.
in “Things To Know Before Starting” for more information.
Lowering The Power Top
Auto Open
Push the top open button approximately one second for
the three-quarter open/spoiler position. Push the top
open button for approximately one second a second time
to fully open the convertible top.
Manual Open
Power Convertible Top Switch
For manual open, push and hold the open button until
desired roof position or until spoiler position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 89
NOTE: Vertical movement only operates in auto open/ NOTE: Rail lubrication is recommended every 2000
cycles, or if scratching noises due to dust are present.
close mode.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubes, and Genuine Part” in “MaintainRaising The Power Top
ing Your Vehicle” for information.
Auto Close
From the convertible top fully open position, push the
top close button for approximately one second for the
three-quarter open/spoiler position. Push the top close
button for approximately one second a second time for
the one-quarter open position. Push and hold close
button to fully close convertible top.
Manual Close
For manual close, push and hold the close button until
desired position until one-quarter open position. Push
and hold again for full close position.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions may cause interior
water damage, stains or mildew on the top material:
• Avoid high-pressure car washes, as they can damage the top material. Also, increased water pressure
may force water past the weather strips.
• Remove any standing water from the top and dry
the surface before opening it. Operating the top,
opening a door or lowering a window while the top
is wet may allow water to drip into the vehicle’s
interior.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Use care when washing the vehicle, water pressure
directed at the weather strip seals may cause water
to leak into the vehicle’s interior.
WARNING!
The convertible top does not provide the structural
protection that a reinforced metal roof does and the
fabric top cannot be expected to prevent the ejection
of the occupants in a collision. Therefore, it is important that all occupants wear their seat belts at all
times. Death or serious injuries could occur if you are
ejected from the vehicle during a collision.
Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure
If your power convertible top does not operate in the
Auto Opening/Closing mode (automatically opening/
closing to the one-quarter open and three-quarter open
comfort stops), or if the remote keyless power top
function is inoperable, or if the trunk lid does not open the following relearn procedure may be necessary.
1. Confirm that the door/trunk lid are closed.
2. Begin with the top in the fully closed position (using
manual mode).
3. Hold the OPEN button to move the top to the fully
open position.
4. CONTINUE to hold the OPEN button for an additional three seconds.
5. Release the OPEN button.
6. Hold the CLOSED button to move the top to the fully
closed position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91
7. CONTINUE to hold the CLOSED button until the top NOTE: DO NOT interrupt this activity.
begins to cycle fully open, then release the CLOSED If the power convertible top does not relearn repeat the
button.
procedure a second time.
At the end of step 7 the top will automatically cycle to the
Wind Stop
fully open position, and then close to the 1/4 open
The Wind Stop installs in the backseat area of the vehicle.
position.
The Wind Stop will not interfere with power top operaThis will confirm that the relearn procedure was successtion. Therefore, it can remain installed when the top is up.
ful.
Auto Open/Close will now be functional. Trunk lid MIRRORS
operation will be functional. Remote Keyless Power Top Inside Day/Night Mirror
Function will be functional.
The mirror can be adjusted up, down, left, and right for
various drivers. The mirror should be adjusted to center
on the view through the rear window.
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Headlight glare from vehicles behind you can be reduced
by moving the small control under the mirror to the night
position (toward the rear of the vehicle). The mirror
should be adjusted while set in the day position (toward
the windshield).
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or
off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
to the left of the button will illuminate to indicate when
the dimming feature is activated. The sensor to the right
of the button does not illuminate.
NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is
moving in reverse.
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 93
Power Mirrors
The power mirror controls are located on the driver’s
door trim panel.
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Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Power Mirror Switches
The power mirror controls consist of a mirror select
switch and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
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mirror, press the mirror select switch to either the L (left) Spotter Mirror — If Equipped
or R (right) to select the mirror you need to adjust.
Some models are equipped with a driver’s side spotter
Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four mirror. The spotter mirror allows for a greater range of
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to visibility on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
move.
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
Spotter Mirror
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 95
Folding Mirrors
The exterior mirrors are hinged to allow the mirror to
pivot forward or rearward to help avoid damage. The
mirror has three detent positions: full forward, normal
and full rearward.
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Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
rear window defroster (if equipped). Refer to “Rear
Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle” for further information.
Sun Visors
The driver and passenger sun visors are located on the
headliner, near the front windshield. The sun visor can be
rotated downward or up against the door glass. Both sun
visors are equipped with courtesy mirrors.
Sun Visor (Passenger Side Shown)
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you are not required to train the voice recognition system
to recognize your voice. This implies that the system is
nearly equally performing with different persons, i.e.: the
Overview
voice recognition system is of the “speaker independent”
Windows Mobile™-based FIAT BLUE&ME™ is a per- type.
sonal telematic system enabling you to use communicaWith this system you can also play your favorite music
tion and entertainment applications expressly designed
stored on USB device and select tracks and playback
for use in the car.
modes with both voice commands or buttons on the
The BLUE&ME™ system installed on your car is steering wheel.
equipped with a hands-free kit, message reader and
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules
media player, and it is preset for future installation of
subject to the following two conditions:
additional services.
The BLUE&ME™ system, fully integrated with voice • This device may not cause harmful interference.
BLUE&ME™ HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION —
IF EQUIPPED
commands, buttons on the steering wheel and multifunc- • This device must accept all interference received, intion display messages, gives you the possibility of intercluding interference that may cause undesired operaacting with your Bluetooth® wireless technology mobile
tion.
phone (even if you keep it in your pocket or bag) without
having to take your eyes off the road or remove your
hands from the steering wheel. To use voice commands
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 97
your mobile phone manually and visually using the
The basic characteristic of this hands-free kit is voice steering wheel controls and the instrument panel multirecognition with Bluetooth® wireless technology. With function display.
this system you can make and receive calls safely and
securely by using either voice commands or buttons on
the steering wheel. This can be done under any driving
condition without ever having to take your eyes off the
road or remove your hands from the steering wheel, as
required by current laws.
The Hands-Free Kit
Bluetooth® wireless technology enables wireless connection between your mobile phone and the hands-free kit
installed on your car.
To use the hands-free kit, you need a Bluetooth® wireless
technology enabled mobile phone. This hands-free kit
gives you the possibility of interacting vocally with your 1 — Mute/ESC
mobile phone while driving, even if your mobile device 4 — Voice Recognition (VR)
does not feature this capability. You can also interact with
2 — Phone/Menu
3 — Phone Hang Up
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To get started with BLUE&ME™ hands-free kit with • To interact with BLUE&ME™ you can use either the
voice recognition, you have to simply pair your
buttons on the steering wheel or voice commands.
Bluetooth® wireless technology enabled mobile phone
With voice recognition, you can perform system funcwith the system.
tions by speaking voice commands, also identified as
“keywords”. When the system recognizes a keyword,
Pairing is an operation that has to be made only once.
it will respond with the appropriate action. Voice
NOTE:
recognition is an easy and convenient way to use
BLUE&ME™.
• During the mobile phone pairing procedure,
BLUE&ME™ attempts to detect a phone equipped
with Bluetooth® wireless technology within range and
then establishes the connection using a Personal Identification Number (PIN).
• Once your phone is paired, you have the option to
transfer your mobile phone contacts to the hands-free
kit, to make a phone call either by using the contacts
list or directly pronouncing the phone number, to
answer a call and also to answer another incoming
phone call.
All the system functions are available within the
BLUE&ME™ Main Menu. When the car is not moving,
you can scroll through the complete menu by using either
the buttons on the steering wheel or the voice commands.
When you are travelling, you can interact with
BLUE&ME™ by using the buttons on the steering wheel
or voice commands relevant only to phone functions
(LAST CALLS and PHONEBOOK) and the media player.
To activate settings when travelling you can only use
voice commands.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 99
The hands-free kit enables the following operations:
•
•
•
•
• Conference Call — you can call another contact while
you are engaged in a phone conversation (with
Contact Calling By Voice — you can call a contact in
Bluetooth® phones supporting this option).
your mobile phone phonebook using your voice. You
can also call a contact in your phonebook by scanning • Call Waiting — while engaged in a phone conversathrough the entries on the multifunction display. (To
tion, you can receive notification of another incoming
use this option you have to transfer your mobile phone
phone call, answer the other incoming phone call, and
contacts to the hands-free kit phonebook).
switch between two ongoing phone conversations.
(Call waiting is only supported by a subset of compatDigit Dialing By Voice — you can dial a phone
ible mobile phones).
number by pressing the VR button on the steering
wheel and speaking the digits to be dialed.
• Refusing Incoming Call Or Ending A Call — you can
refuse an incoming call or end a current call by
To Call The SMS Text Sender — call directly the last
pressing the Phone Hang-up button on the steering
SMS text sender or the sender of a message received
wheel.
and stored in the BLUE&ME™ inbox.
After pairing and connecting your phone with the
To Answer A Call — you can answer an incoming call
BLUE&ME™ system, you can make phone calls by
by pressing the MENU/Phone button on the steering speaking keywords or pressing buttons on the steering
wheel.
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wheel. When using the hands-free phone, the audio NOTE: Not all mobile phones support the SMS text
output of a phone conversation is heard through your car message reader function or automatic phonebook transfer via Bluetooth®. For further information on the list of
sound speakers.
compatible
mobile
phones
go
to
http://
Message Reader
www.fiatusa.com, find the SUPPORT section near the
The BLUE&ME™ message reader enables automatic bottom of web page and click on the Bluetooth® logo.
reading, through the car sound system, of the SMS texts
Message reader functions are managed by the control
you receive on your Bluetooth® wireless technology
buttons on the steering wheel or by the BLUE&ME™
mobile phone that are received when the phone is paired
and connected to the BLUE&ME™ system. It does not voice commands.
provide access to messages that were received before the The BLUE&ME™ message reader enables the following
device was connected with the BLUE&ME™ system. The operations:
message reader will also interpret any abbreviation and
• To display an indicator on the instrument panel that
emoticon contained in the SMS text.
indicates you have received a new SMS text. It will
display the sender’s number/name and will ask you
whether to read the text of the message to you.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101
• To manage the list of SMS texts received on your Media Player
BLUE&ME™ paired mobile phone.
With the BLUE&ME™ media player you can play, the
• To read the messages received and stored. Messages digital audio files stored on a USB device by simply
connecting it to the USB port located in the glove box of
can be read multiple times.
the car.
• To call the SMS text sender using the buttons on the
In this way, while you are driving you can play your
steering wheel or voice commands.
favorite music collections.
• To delete individual messages or the entire inbox using
the buttons on the steering wheel or voice commands. • iPod® Player — see dedicated paragraph under Media Player Functions.
The BLUE&ME™ system can also recognize and read The media player enables the following operations:
abbreviations, if any (e.g. “ILUVU” will be read like “I • Digital Audio Playback — you can play all your
love you”) and interpret the most usual emoticons (e.g. :-)
digital audio files (.mp3, .wma, .wav, .aac) or play a
will be read like “Smile”), that are currently used to write
customized playlist (.m3u or .wpl format).
SMS texts.
• Audio File Selection By Category — you can play all
audio files of a certain category, e.g.: album, artist or
genre.
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• Playback Options — while playing tracks you can
select the following options: Play, Stop, Next track,
Previous track, Shuffle and Loop track.
NOTE:
• The media player does not support audio files compressed with other formats and DRM (Digital Rights
Management) protected audio files. Non-supported
audio files that may be present on the USB device will
be ignored.
• To use the media player, you have to simply connect
(directly or by an extension lead) your USB device to
the car USB port. After turning the ignition key to ON,
BLUE&ME™ will start building your media library. At
the end of this operation you can surf the complete
library and scroll its categories as required using the
buttons on the steering wheel or voice commands.
BLUE&ME™ will then play your selection via the car
sound system.
WARNING!
• Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. It is strongly
recommended that you use extreme caution when
using any device or feature that may take your
focus off the road or your hands off the steering
wheel. Your primary responsibility is the safe operation of your vehicle.
• Read and Follow Instructions: before using your
system, read and follow all instructions and safety
information provided in this “Owner’s Manual”.
Not following precautions found in this Owner’s
Manual can lead to an accident or other serious
consequences.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Keep the Owner’s Manual in the car: when kept in
the car, the Owner’s Manual will be a ready reference for you and other users unfamiliar with the
system. Please make certain that before using the
system for the first time, all persons have access to
the Owner’s Manual and read its instructions and
safety information carefully.
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
SEATS
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
vehicle.
Front Seats Forward/Rearward Adjustment
The adjusting bar is located at the front of the seats, near
the floor.
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WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
Recline Adjustment
Adjusting Bar
The recline adjustment lever is located on the inboard
While sitting in the seat, lift up on the bar and move the side of the seat. To recline the seatback, lift up the recline
seat forward or rearward. Release the bar once the lever, lean back until the desired position has been
desired position is reached. Then, using body pressure, reached, and release the lever.
move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure that
the seat adjusters have latched.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105
Seat Height Adjustment
The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by
using a lever, located on the outboard side of the seat.
Pump the lever upward to raise the seat height, or pump
the lever downward to lower the seat height.
Recline Lever
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
Height Adjuster
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Lift the seatback upright and push the seat rearward to
The driver and front passenger seats have an EZ entry its locked position once the rear passengers are seated.
feature for rear seat passengers. Pull upward on the Memory Feature
release tether, located on the outboard side of the seatBoth front seats have a memory feature, which can
back, dump the seatback forward, then slide the seat
operate in two ways:
forward to allow access in and out of the rear seat.
Memory Function Option 1 — Full Seat Back And
Track Fore/Aft Position Memory:
EZ Entry Feature
After using the EZ entry function, the seatback angle and
the Track fore/aft adjuster can both re-lock into the
position they were most recently adjusted to. This is
accomplished if the seat is moved fully rearward to its
last fore/aft position on the tracks before the seat back is
returned upright.
Memory Function Option 2 — Seat Back Only
Memory:
EZ Entry Lever
After using the EZ entry function, the seat back may first
be returned upright prior to going back to the last
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fore/aft (memory) position on the tracks. This results in
the seat back memory being set only – The track will then
be locked forward of its last set fore/aft memory position. To then reset the fore/aft track memory feature (to
reestablish Memory Function Option 1), the seat has to be
returned fully rearward to its last fore/aft memory track
position as described in Memory Function Option 1.
Heated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, the front driver and passenger seats
may be equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions
and seatbacks. The controls for the front heated seats are
located on the center instrument panel area.
Press the switch once to turn on the heated
seats. Press the switch a second time to shut the
heating elements off.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting
in a seat that has been overheated could cause
serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat.
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108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint. Refer to “Occupant
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
by restricting head movement in the event of a rearVehicle” for information on tether routing.
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
Head Restraints
WARNING!
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
event of a collision.
Rear Head Restraints
Push Button
To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push To open the hood, two latches must be released.
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1. Pull the bottom of the RED hood release lever, located
on the left kick panel, rearward.
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Hood Safety Latch Location
Lift the hood prop rod that clips to the right side (left side
when standing in front of the hood) of the engine
Hood Release Lever
2. Rotate the safety catch under the front edge of the compartment. Place the hood prop rod in the hole of
hood hinge to secure the hood in the open position.
hood, near the center, and raise the hood.
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WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
CAUTION!
Hood Prop Rod
In hot climates, the prop rod may be hot. Pick up the prop
rod at the foam on the end of the prop rod.
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open 8 in (20 cm)
approximately and then drop it. This should secure
both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless the
hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged.
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LIGHTS
Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever, located on the left side of the
steering wheel, controls the operation of the headlights,
headlight beam selection, passing light and turn signals.
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NOTE: The external lights can only be turned on with
the ignition in the ON/RUN position.
Headlights
Rotate the end of the multifunction lever upward to the first detent for headlight operation.
Headlight Operation
NOTE: When the headlights are turned on, the Daytime
Running Lights will be deactivated.
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High Beams
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
To activate the Daytime Running Lights (DRL), rotate the
With the low beams activated, push the multi- end of the multifunction lever to the O symbol.
function lever towards the instrument panel to
NOTE: The low beams and side/taillights will not be on
turn on the high beams. Pull the multifunction lever
with DRL.
toward the steering wheel to turn off the high beams.
If allowed by law in the country in which the vehicle was
Flash-To-Pass
purchased the DRL function can be turned on or off using
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by the display menus. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Informalightly pulling the multifunction lever toward the steer- tion Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
ing wheel. This will turn on the high beams until the Panel” for further information.
lever is released.
Turn Signals
Parking Lights
Push the multifunction lever upward to signal a right
turn or downward to signal a left turn. The correspondTo turn on the parking lights, remove the key ing indicator in the instrument cluster will blink to
or turn the ignition to OFF/LOCK position and indicate the operation of the turn signal.
turn on the headlights.
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Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay
When this feature is selected the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for a preset period of time.
Activation
Remove the key or turn the ignition to the OFF/LOCK
position, and pull the multifunction lever toward the
Turn Signal Operation
steering wheel, within two minutes. Each time the lever
NOTE: The indicators will automatically turn off when is pulled, the activation of the lights will be extended by
the turn has been completed and the steering wheel is 30 seconds. The activation of the lights can be extended to
returned to a straight position.
a maximum of 210 seconds.
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Deactivation
Pull the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel
and hold it for more than two seconds.
Interior Lights
on the right light and press the switch to the left to turn
on the left light.
CAUTION!
Before getting out of the vehicle be sure that the
The interior light switches are located in the overhead switch is in the center position or that the lights are
console. The interior lights can be set to three different off to avoid draining the battery.
positions (Off/Left Position, Center Position, On/Right
Position).
Interior Light Timing (Center Position)
Using the switch on the left overhead, press the switch to
the right from its center position and the lights are always
on. Press the switch to the left from its center position and
the lights are always off. Leave the switch in the center
position, and the lights are turned on and off when the
doors are opened or closed. The switch on the right side
of the overhead console controls the map or reading
function of the lights. Press the switch to the right to turn
There are four different modes of operation that can be
activated in this position:
• When one door is opened a three minute timer is
activated.
• When the key is removed from the ignition (within
two minutes of the ignition being turned off), a 10
second timer is activated.
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• When the doors are unlocked with the Key Fob a 10
second timer is activated.
• When the doors are locked with the Key Fob the lights
will turn off.
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Interior Light Timing (On/Right Position)
• When all doors are closed a 15 minute timer is
activated.
NOTE: The timer is deactivated when the key is moved
into the ON/RUN position.
Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
Fog Light Switch
Press the switch once to turn the front fog lights on. Press
The fog light switch is located on the center stack of the the switch a second time to turn the front fog lights off.
instrument panel, just below the radio.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
The windshield wiper/washer lever is located on the
right side of the steering column.
NOTE: The windshield wipers/washers will only operate with the ignition in the ON/RUN position.
Front Windshield Wiper Operation
There are five different modes of operation for the front
windshield wipers. The windshield wiper lever can be
raised or lowered to access these modes:
Windshield Wiper Operation
Windshield Wiper Off
This is the normal position of the wiper lever.
Intermittent Wiper Operation
Push the lever downward to the first detent. The wipers
will operate intermittently.
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NOTE: The Intermittent function only has one detent Front Windshield Washer Operation
but wiper delay will vary with changes in vehicle speed. Pull the windshield wiper/washer lever toward the
As vehicle speed increases the delay time will decrease. steering wheel to activate the washers. The wipers will
activate automatically for three cycles after the lever is
Low Speed
released.
Push the lever downward to the second detent. The
wipers will operate at low speed.
High Speed
Push the lever downward to the third detent. The wipers
will operate at high speed.
Manual High Speed/Mist
Push the lever upward from the off position. The wipers
will operate at high speed to clear off road mist or spray
from a passing vehicle. This operation will continue until
the lever is released. When the lever is released, the
wipers will return to the off position and automatically
shut off.
CAUTION!
• Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than off.
• In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the “Park” position before turning off the engine. If the wiper
switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the
windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur
when the vehicle is restarted.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
off position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned off and the blades cannot return to the off
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
Rear Windshield Wiper
Rotate the end of the windshield wiper/washer lever
upward to the first detent past the intermittent settings
for intermittent wipe operation. With the front windRear Wiper Operation
shield wiper active, rotate the end of the windshield
wiper/washer lever upward. The rear wiper will operate NOTE: The windshield wipers/washers will only operin the same mode as the front windshield wipers, but at ate with the ignition in the ON/RUN position.
half the frequency. When the transmission is shifted into
REVERSE, the rear wiper will automatically operate at
Low Speed and return to normal operation when the
transmission is shifted out of REVERSE.
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Rear Windshield Washer Operation
Push the windshield wiper/washer lever toward the
instrument panel to activate the rear washer. Push and
hold the lever for more than a half second and the wipers
will activate automatically for three cycles after the lever
is released.
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TILT STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. The tilt control lever is located on
the left-side of the steering column, below the turn signal
controls.
Tilt Control Lever
Push down on the lever to unlock the column. With one
hand firmly on the steering wheel, move the steering
column up or down as desired. Push the lever up to lock
the column firmly in place.
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WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control system has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
system can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Activate
To Set A Desired Speed
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned off when not in use.
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
and on level ground before pressing the SET (-) button.
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Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.0 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANC button,
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.0 km/h).
or normal brake pressure while slowing the vehicle will
deactivate Electronic Speed Control without erasing the To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF button or set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set speed held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
decrease until the button is released. Release the button
memory.
when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed
To Resume Speed
will be established.
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed
(1.0 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
above 25 mph (40 km/h).
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.0 km/h).
To Vary The Speed Setting
NOTE: Tap results of 1 mph or 1 km/h depends on
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can in- selection of US or METRIC units in the EVIC display
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button settings menu, or the RADIO settings menu (dependent
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to on vehicle configuration).
increase until the button is released, then the new set
speed will be established.
To Deactivate
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To Accelerate For Passing
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
moderate hills is normal.
The Rear Park Assist system provides an audible indicaOn steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so tion of the distance between the rear fascia/bumper and
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g. during a
Control.
parking maneuver. Refer to the “Park Assist System
Usage Precautions” for the limitations of this system and
recommendations.
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Rear Park Assist is automatically activated when the
transmission is placed into REVERSE. As the distance
from an obstacle behind the vehicle decreases, the audible alert becomes more frequent.
The minimum height of a detectable obstacle corresponds to the maximum height of an obstacle that would
clear the underside of the car during the parking maneuver.
Rear Park Assist Sensors
Rear Park Assist Alerts
The four Rear Park Assist sensors, located in the rear
fascia/bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that
is within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles, in the horizontal direction, from approximately
12 in (30 cm) up to 55 in (140 cm) from the center of the
rear fascia/bumper and up to 24 in (60 cm) from the
corners of the rear fascia/bumper, depending on the
location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
If an obstacle is behind the vehicle when REVERSE gear
is engaged, an audible alert is activated.
The tones emitted by the loudspeaker inform the driver
that the vehicle is approaching an obstacle. The pauses
between the tones are directly proportional to the distance from the obstacle. Pulses emitted in quick succession indicate the presence of a very close obstacle. A
continuous tone indicates that the obstacle is less than 12
If several obstacles are detected, the Rear Park Assist in (30 cm) away.
system indicates the nearest obstacle.
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Audible And Visual Signals Supplied By The Rear Park Assist System
SIGNAL
Obstacle Distance
Failure
MEANING
An obstacle is present within the
sensors’ field of view
Sensor or System failures
INDICATION
Audible signal (dashboard loudspeaker)
• Sound pulses emitted at a rate
that increases as the distance decreases.
• Emits continuous tone at 12 in
(30 cm).
• Adjustable volume level. (Refer
to “Menu Functions” for further
information).
Visual Signal (instrument panel)
• Icon appears on display.
• Message is displayed on multifunction display (where provided).
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While audible signals are emitted, the audio system is not The sensors and wiring are tested continuously when the
ignition is in the ON/RUN position. Failures are indimuted.
cated immediately if they occur when the system is ON.
The audible signal is turned off immediately if the
distance increases. The tone cycle remains constant if the Even if the system is able to identify that a specific sensor
distance measured by the inner sensors is constant. If this is in failure condition, the instrument cluster display
condition occurs for the external sensors, the signal is shall indicate that the Rear Park Assist system is unavailturned off after 3 seconds (stopping warnings during able, without reference to the sensor in failure condition.
If even a single sensor fails, the entire system must be
maneuvers parallel to walls).
disabled. The system is turned off automatically.
Failure Indications
A malfunction of the Rear Park Assist sensors or system Cleaning The Rear Park Assist System
is indicated, during REVERSE gear engagement, by the Clean the Rear Park Assist sensors with water, car wash
soap and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. In
instrument panel warning icon.
washing stations, clean sensors quickly keeping the vaThe warning icon is illuminated and a message
por jet/high pressure washing nozzles at least 4 in (10
is displayed on the multifunction display (if
cm) from the sensors. Do not scratch or poke the sensors.
equipped). Refer to “Instrument Cluster DeOtherwise, you could damage the sensors.
scriptions” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
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• Objects such as bicycle carriers, etc., must not be
placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear fascia/
NOTE:
bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do so can
• Ensure that the outer surface and the underside of the
result in the system misinterpreting a close object as a
rear bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt
sensor problem, causing a failure indication to be
or other obstruction to keep the Rear Park Assist
displayed in the instrument cluster.
system operating properly.
Park Assist System Usage Precautions
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of Rear Park Assist.
• Clean the Rear Park Assist sensors regularly, taking
care not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must
not be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or
debris. Failure to do so can result in the system not
working properly. The Rear Park Assist system might
not detect an obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it
could provide a false indication that an obstacle is
behind the fascia/bumper.
CAUTION!
• Rear Park Assist is only a parking aid and it is
unable to recognize every obstacle, including small
obstacles. Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not detected at all. Obstacles located
above or below the sensors will not be detected
when they are in close proximity.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
Rear Park Assist in order to be able to stop in time
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using Rear Park Assist.
• Before using ParkSense®, it is strongly recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the
vehicle is not used for towing. Failure to do so can
result in injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles
because the hitch ball will be much closer to the
obstacle than the rear fascia when the loudspeaker
sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors
could detect the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false
indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using ParkSense®. Always check carefully
behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure
to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles,
obstructions, and blind spots before backing up.
You are responsible for safety and must continue to
pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so
can result in serious injury or death.
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POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof roof switch is located in the overhead
console.
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Never leave the key
fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible
to children. Occupants, particularly unattended
children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch.
Such entrapment may result in serious injury or
death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
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To Open
Pinch Protect Feature
Press and hold the power sunroof switch rearward for
approximately one second and the sunroof will stop at
the vented position. Press the switch a second time and
hold for approximately one second and release, the
sunroof will open fully, then stop automatically. This is
called “Express Open”. During Express Open operation,
any movement of the sunroof switch will stop the
sunroof.
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
With the sunroof in the full open position, pull the power ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
sunroof button and hold it for approximately one second, windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
the sunroof will return to the vented position. Pull the open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurswitch a second time and hold for approximately one rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
second to completely close the sunroof.
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
To Close
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Emergency Operation
In case of electrical failure the sunroof can be operated
with the hex wrench that is located in the glove box.
There is a plug located in the rear of the sunroof opening
at the center of the vehicle. Removing the plug reveals a
hex opening in the motor assembly of the sunroof. Insert
the hex wrench and turn, moving the sunroof to the
desired location.
Sun Shade — If Equipped
For vehicles equipped with either a power sunroof or a
fixed glass roof, there is a sun shade that can be open or
Manual Sun Shade
closed. To open the sun shade press the tab and move the
ELECTRICAL
POWER
OUTLETS
shade to a full open position.
There is a standard 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlet,
located in the floor console, for added convenience. This
power outlet can power mobile phones, electronics and
other low power devices.
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CAUTION!
Power Outlet
Power is available when the ignition switch is in the
ON/RUN or START position. Insert the cigar lighter or
accessory plug into the outlet for use. To preserve the
heating element, do not hold the lighter in the heating
position.
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watts (13 Amps) power
rating is exceeded, the fuse protecting the system
will need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet
should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving the
vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
Power Outlet Fuse Location Underhood
F15 Fuse 15 A Blue Cigar Lighter Front Console
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CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with great caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
CIGAR LIGHTER — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
When the cigar lighter is in use it becomes very hot.
To avoid serious injury, handle the cigar lighter with
care. Always check that the cigar lighter has turned
off.
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For rear passengers, there are cupholders located on the
For the driver and front passenger, cupholders are lo- floor between the front driver and passenger seats.
cated on the floor console between the front seats.
CUPHOLDERS
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Rear Cupholders
Front Cupholders
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STORAGE
CARGO AREA FEATURES
Glove Box Compartment
The rear seatbacks have a fold down feature to allow
increased cargo capacity.
The glove box is located on the right side of the instrument panel. Pull outward on the door latch to open the Push down the release button, located at the outboard
glove box. Push the glove box door upward to close it. top of the seatback and move the seatback to its foldeddown position to provide a flat load floor cargo area.
When returning the seatback to its upright position, push
rearward until the seatback is properly latched.
Glove Box Compartment
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Rear Seat Release Buttons
Folded Rear Seats
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located in the
center of the instrument panel, below the radio.
Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster.
An indicator in the instrument cluster will illuminate
when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window
defroster automatically turns off after approximately 20
minutes. To manually shut the defroster off, push the
button a second time.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
! INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .141
▫ Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
! TURBO BOOST GAUGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
▫ Trip Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
! INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
! INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .144
▫ Values Displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
! ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
▫ Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
▫ EVIC Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 ! SALES CODE (RAB) RADIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157
▫ Change Engine Oil Indicator System . . . . . . . .159
▫ Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Suggestions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
▫ Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
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▫ Quick Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
▫ CD Player Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone (If
Equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Functions And Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
▫ SiriusXM Satellite Radio — If Equipped. . . . . .190
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ CD MP3 Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
▫ Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
! iPod®/USB/MEDIA PLAYER CONTROL — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
! STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . . .200
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
! CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .202
! RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .203
! CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning . . . . . .203
▫ Operating Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
▫ Operating Tips Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Side Vent
Multifunction Lever – Light Control
Instrument Cluster And Warning Lights
Windshield Wiper, Washer, Trip Computer
Central Air Vents
Storage Compartment/Radio
7 — Passenger Air Bag
8 — Glove Compartment
9 — Rear Defrost Button
10 — Hazard Button
11 — Climate Controls
12 — Power Windows Control
13
14
15
16
17
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—
—
—
—
Storage Compartment
Shift Lever
Sport Button
Horn/Driver Airbag
Boost Gauge
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TURBO BOOST GAUGE
Your vehicle is equipped with a boost gauge and integrated shift light indicator located to the left of the
instrument cluster. The boost gauge indicates the intake
manifold pressure relative to barometric pressure. The
engine management system in your vehicle intelligently
regulates intake manifold pressure based on environmental (ambient) and engine operating conditions.
Turbo Boost Gauge
1 — Turbo Boost Gauge
2 — Shift Light Indicator
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
2. Rear Defrost Button
1. Glow Plug Light — If Equipped
Press and release this button to turn on the rear
window defroster. This indicator will illuminate
The Glow Plug light will flash during engine oil
when
the
rear window defroster is on. The rear window
viscosity sensor measurement in cold weather.
defroster
automatically
turns off after 20 minutes.
During this measurement (up to 10 seconds), the starter
will be disabled. If the measured oil viscosity is OK, the
CAUTION!
light will turn off and the engine will be allowed to crank.
If the measured oil viscosity is too high, engine cranking Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
will be disabled and the light will blink repeatedly until the heating elements:
the oil temperature is raised, preferably by an externally- • Use care when washing the inside of the rear
powered electric engine block heater (available from
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
your authorized dealer).
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
The message #Plug In Engine Heater#, will be displayed
in the instrument cluster when the ambient temperature
is below 5°F (-15°C) at the time the engine is shut off as
a reminder to avoid possible crank delays at the next cold
start.
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
(Continued)
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 145
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
6. Park/Headlight ON Indicator / Follow Me Home
(Headlight Delay) Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the park
lights or headlights are turned on. If the Follow
Me Home feature is activated this indicator
will illuminate and the EVIC will show how
3. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
long the function remains active. For further information,
refer to “Follow Me Home” in “Understanding The
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog
Features of Your Vehicle”.
lights are on.
7. Turn Signal Indicators
4. Low Fuel Light
The arrows will flash in unison with the exteWhen the fuel level reaches approximately 1.0
rior turn signal, when using the turn signal
gallon (3.8L) this light will turn on, and remain on
lever.
until fuel is added.
8. Generic Warning Light
5. High Beam Indicator
This light indicates that the headlights are on high
beam. Pull the turn signal lever toward the steering wheel to switch the headlights to low beam.
The Generic Warning Light will illuminate if
any of the following conditions occur: Oil
Change Request, Engine Oil Pressure Sensor
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Failure, External Light Failure, Fuel Cut-Off Intervention, 11. Seat Belt Reminder Light
Fuel Cut-Off Not Available, Parking Sensor Failure.
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
9. Air Bag Warning Light
RUN, this light will turn on if the driver’s seat belt
is unbuckled, a chime will sound. When driving,
This light will turn on for four seconds as a
if
the
driver’s
seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt
bulb check when the ignition switch is first
Reminder
Light
will illuminate and the chime will sound.
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized
dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” 12. Charging System Light
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
This light shows the status of the electrical chargfurther information.
ing system. The light should come on when the
10. Cruise Indicator — If Equipped
ignition switch is first turned to ON/RUN and remain on
briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on
This indicator shows that the Speed Control
while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
system is on.
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
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vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an autho- running, your vehicle will usually be drivable; however,
rized dealer.
see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting the light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may experience reduced
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and
13. Power Steering System Warning
your vehicle may require towing. The light will come on
This light is used to manage the electrical when the ignition is first turned to ON/RUN and remain
warning of the EPS (Power Steering System). on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on
Refer to “Power Steering” in “Starting and during starting, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Operating” for further information.
15. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
14. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
This light informs you of a problem with the
should be checked monthly when cold and
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
problem is detected, the light will come on
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition
placard
or
tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the
has
tires
of
a different size than the size indicated on the
shift lever is placed in the NEUTRAL position. The light
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vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
tires.)
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when approximately one minute and then remain continuously
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subseAccordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illumi- quent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
nates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the syspossible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving tem may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has to continue to function properly.
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
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CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
17. Oil Pressure Warning Light
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
light should turn on momentarily when the engine is
started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
chime will sound when this light turns on.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
18. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBDII, that
16. Automatic Gearbox Fault
monitors engine and automatic transmission conThis light will illuminate when there is an
trol systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
automatic transmission fault.
the ON/RUN position before engine start. If the bulb
does not come on when turning the key from OFF/LOCK
to ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
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Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap,
poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after
engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light
stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In
most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will
not require towing.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you
drive slowly or park over flammable substances such
as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result
in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or
others.
19. Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condition. The engine coolant temperature indicator
will illuminate and a single chime will sound after
reaching a set threshold.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
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normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To (ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD fault, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
20. Brake Warning Light
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
This light monitors various brake functions,
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the Brake Warning Light turns turning the ignition switch from the OFF/LOCK position
on it may indicate that the parking brake is to the ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for
applied, that the brake fluid level is low, or that there is approximately two seconds. The light should then turn
off unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
a problem with the brake system reservoir.
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
inspected by an authorized dealer.
If brake fault is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN posiWARNING!
tion.
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. You could have a collision. Have the
vehicle checked immediately.
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NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is been detected in the ESC system. If this light remains on,
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
21. Electronic Stability Control OFF (ESC OFF) Indica- problem diagnosed and corrected.
tor Light
NOTE:
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control system (ESC) has been turned off by the
driver.
• The ESC Off Indicator Light and the ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light come on momentarily
each time the ignition switch is turned to ON/RUN.
22. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation / Malfunction Indicator Light
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the
ESC system will be on, even if it was turned off
previously.
The ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light in the instrument cluster will come on for 23. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
four seconds when the ignition switch is
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
turned to the ON/RUN position. If the ESC
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light comes on conswitch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
tinuously with the engine running, a malfunction has
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
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If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it 25. Vehicle Security Light
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
If during starting, the key code is not correctly
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
recognized, the Vehicle Security Light comes
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
on in the instrument panel. In this case, turn
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
the key to OFF and then to ON/RUN; if it is
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced still locked, try again with the other keys that come with
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock the vehicle. Contact a Fiat dealer if you still cannot start
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the the engine.
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have If with the engine running the warning light flashes, this
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
means that the car is not protected by the engine inhibitor
24. Door Ajar
device. Contact Fiat dealer to have all the keys
programmed.
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
26. Temperature Gauge
more doors or the trunk may be ajar.
The temperature digital scale shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates
that the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
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The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“260“, 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 “260”, and you hear continuous
chimes, turn the engine off immediately and call an
authorized dealer for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
Vehicle.” Follow the warnings under the “Cooling
System Pressure Cap” paragraph.
27. Odometer / Trip Odometer / Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display Area
This display indicates the total distance the vehicle has
been driven.
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the
correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your
odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair
technician should leave the odometer reading the same
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as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so,
then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must
be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was
before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to
make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/
service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or
that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer
must be reset at zero.
NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the instrument
cluster, all warnings including “door” and “gate” and
“Change Engine Oil” will only be displayed in the EVIC
display. For additional information, refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).”
Refer to the “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” for further information.
28. Fuel Gauge / Fuel Door Reminder
The fuel door reminder indicates that the fuel filler door
is located on the right side of the vehicle. When the
ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position, the digital
scale will show the level of fuel remaining in the fuel
tank.
NOTE: The fuel gauge and range will not immediately
update accurately when refueling with the engine on.
29. Tachometer
The white area of the scale shows the permissible engine
revolutions-per-minute (RPM x 1000) for each gear range.
Before reaching the red area, ease up on the accelerator to
prevent engine damage.
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30. Speedometer
The Speedometer shows the vehicle speed in miles per
hour (mph) and/or kilometers per hour (km/h).
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display
The EVIC consists of the following:
• System Status
• Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays
• Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
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• Outside Temperature Display
• To increase or decrease values during settings.
NOTE: When opening one of the front doors, the EVIC
display will turn on the clock and the miles or kilometers
EVIC Control Buttons
covered (for versions/markets, where provided) for a
Press the MENU button briefly to access the menu few seconds.
and/or go to next screen or to confirm the required menu
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
option. Press and hold the MENU button (approximately
Setup Menu
one second) to return to the main screen.
button to scroll upward through the The menu comprises a series of functions arranged in a
Press the UP
and DOWN
buttons to access
cycle. Press the UP
displayed menu and the related options or to increase
the different options and settings (setup).
the displayed value.
The setup menu can be activated by pressing the MENU
Press the DOWN
button to scroll downward
or DOWN
butbutton. Single presses on the UP
through the displayed menu and the related options
tons will scroll through the setup menu options. The
or to decrease the value displayed.
menu includes the following functions:
and DOWN
buttons activate differNOTE: UP
• Speed Beep
ent functions according to the following situations:
• Trip B Data
• To scroll the menu options upwards or downwards.
• Trip Computer Functions
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• Set Time
1. Selecting An Option Of The Main Menu Without
Submenu
• See Radio
1. Briefly press the MENU button to select the main
menu option to set.
• Set Date
• Speed Display
• Autoclose
• Units
• Language
or DOWN
button (by single
2. Press the UP
presses) to select the new setting.
3. Briefly press the MENU button to store the new
setting and go back to the main menu option previously selected.
• Buzzer Volume
1. Selecting An Option Of The Main Menu With Submenu
• Hill Start
1. Briefly press the MENU button to display the first
submenu option.
• GSI Shift Up
or DOWN
button (by single
2. Press the UP
presses) to scroll through all the submenu options.
• Button Volume
• Tire Pressure
• Daylights (D.R.L.)
• Exit Menu
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3. Briefly press the MENU button to select the displayed scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
submenu option and to open the relevant setup menu. indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
or DOWN
button (by single
4. Press the UP
upon your personal driving style.
presses) to select the new setting for this submenu
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
option.
time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN
5. Briefly press the MENU button to store the new
position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and
setting and go back to the previously selected subrelease the MENU button. To reset the oil change indicamenu option.
tor system (after performing the scheduled maintenance),
6. Press and hold the MENU button to return to the main refer to the following procedure.
menu (short hold) or the main screen (longer hold).
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. (do not
start the engine.)
Change Engine Oil Indicator System
Change Engine Oil
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Change Engine Oil” message will 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.
flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds
after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next
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NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you New Trip
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not To reset:
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
• Press and hold the TRIP button to reset the system
Trip Computer
manually.
The Trip Computer is located in the instrument cluster. It
• When the “Trip distance” reaches 99999.9 miles or
features a driver-interactive display (displays informakilometers or when the “Travel time” reaches 999.59
tion such as; trip information, range, fuel consumption,
(999 hours and 59 minutes), the system is reset autoaverage speed and travel time).
matically.
Trip Button
• Disconnecting/Reconnecting the battery resets the
The TRIP button, located on the right steering column
system.
stalk, can be used to display and to reset the previously
NOTE: If the reset operation occurs in the presence of
described values.
the screens concerning Trip A or Trip B, only the infor• A short button press displays the different values.
mation associated with Trip A or Trip B functions will be
• A long button press resets the system and then starts a reset.
new trip.
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Start Of Trip Procedure
“Trip A” can be used to display the figures relating to:
With the ignition on, press and hold the TRIP button for • Range
over one second to reset.
• Trip distance A
Exit Trip
• Average consumption A
To exit the Trip function, wait until all the values have • Instantaneous consumption
been displayed or hold the MENU button for longer than
• Average speed A
one second.
Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu • Travel time A (driving time)
screen or press and hold the MENU (approximately one “Trip B” can be used to display the figures relating to:
second) to go back to the main screen without storing • Trip distance B
settings.
• Average consumption B
Trip Functions
• Average speed B
Both trip functions are resettable (reset — start of new
• Travel time B (driving time)
trip).
NOTE: “Trip B” functions may be excluded (see “Trip B
Data”). “Range” and “Instantaneous consumption” cannot be reset.
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Values Displayed
Average Consumption
Range
This value shows the approximate average consumption
since the last reset.
This indicates the distance which may be traveled with
the fuel remaining in the tank, assuming that driving Instant Consumption
conditions will not change. The message “----” will This indicates the fuel consumption. The value is conappear on the display in the following cases:
stantly updated. The message “----” will appear on the
• Distance less than 30 miles (or 50 km).
display if the car is parked with the engine running.
• The vehicle is parked for a long time with the engine Average Speed
running.
This value shows the vehicle’s average speed as a funcNOTE: The range depends on several factors: driving tion of the overall time elapsed since the last reset.
style, type of route (freeway, residential, mountain roads,
Travel Time
etc.), conditions of use of the car (load, tire pressure, etc.).
This value shows the time elapsed since the last reset.
Trip planning must take into account the above notes.
Distance Traveled
This value shows the distance covered since the last reset.
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Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)
Dimmer
2. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
screen or press and hold the MENU (approximately
one second) to go back to the main screen without
storing settings.
The EVIC display is provided with a light sensor capable
of detecting environmental light conditions and adjust- Speed Beep (Speed Limit)
With this function, it is possible to set the car speed limit
ing the brightness of the instruments accordingly.
(mph or km/h) to immediately alert the driver when the
NOTE: The brightness of the instrument panel may
set limit is exceeded.
change while travelling following an event that causes
switching from “day” to “night” conditions (or vice To set the speed limit, proceed as follows:
versa) in the passenger compartment (e.g. in a tunnel, on
1. Briefly press the MENU button. The display will show
avenues in shadows, under bridges, etc.).
the message (Speed Beep).
To adjust the brightness, proceed as follows:
or DOWN
button to select speed
2. Press the UP
or DOWN
button to set the
limit activation (On) or deactivation (Off).
1. Press the UP
required brightness level.
3. When the function is activated (On), briefly press the
MENU button to display the presently set activation
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or DOWN
buttons 2. Press the DOWN
button. “Off” will flash on the
speed. Pressing the UP
selects the speed limit. Press MENU to confirm
display.
selection.
3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approxiNOTE: The setting can be increased or decreased by
mately one second) to go back to the main screen
5 mph or km/h each time the UP/DOWN button is
without storing the settings.
pressed for speed settings above 20 mph (32 km/h). To
increase or decrease the set speed rapidly, press and hold
Trip B Data (Trip B On)
the UP/DOWN button. Save the setting by briefly pressing the button when you approach the required setting. Through this option, it is possible to activate (On) or
deactivate (Off) the Trip B (partial trip) display.
• Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approxi- For further information see “Trip Computer.”
mately one second) to go back to the main screen For activation / deactivation, proceed as follows:
without storing the settings.
1. Briefly press the MENU button. “On” or “Off” will
To cancel the setting, proceed as follows:
flash on the display (according to previous setting).
1. Briefly press the MENU button. “On” will flash on the 2. Press the UP
or DOWN
button to select the
display.
setting.
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3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu 4. When accessing the “Time” sub-menu item, briefly
press the MENU button and “hours” will flash on the
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approxidisplay.
mately one second) to go back to the main screen
without storing the settings.
5. Press the UP
or DOWN
button for setting.
Set Time (Clock)
6. Briefly press the MENU button and “minutes” will
This function may be used to set the clock through two
flash on the display.
sub-menu items: “Time” and “Mode.”
or DOWN
button for setting.
7. Press the UP
Proceed as follows:
NOTE:
1. Briefly press the MENU button. The display will show
• The setting will increase or decrease by one unit each
the two sub-menu items “Time” and “Mode.”
or DOWN
button is pressed.
time the UP
or DOWN
2. Press the UP
the two sub-menu items.
button to navigate
3. Select the required option and then press the MENU
button.
Press and hold the button to increase/decrease the
setting rapidly. Save the setting by briefly pressing
the button when you approach the required setting.
• Briefly press the MENU button to return to the
“Time” sub-function.
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or DOWN
button for setting.
• When accessing the “Mode” submenu, briefly press 2. Press the UP
the MENU button. The previously set display format
3. Briefly press the MENU button and “month” will flash
will flash on the display.
on the display.
or DOWN
button to select
• Press the UP
or DOWN
button for setting.
4. Press the UP
“24h” or “12h.”
When you have selected the required settings, briefly 5. Briefly press the MENU button and “day” will flash
on the display.
press the MENU button to go back to the Time, Mode
sub-menu screen, or press and hold the MENU button 6. Press the UP
or DOWN
button for setting.
(approximately one second) to go back to the main screen
NOTE: The setting will increase or decrease by one unit
without storing the settings.
or DOWN
button is pressed.
each time the UP
Set Date
Press and hold the UP
or DOWN
button to
increase/decrease
the
setting
rapidly.
Save
the
setting
This function may be used to set the date (day - month by
briefly
pressing
the
button
when
you
approach
the
year).
required setting.
To change the date proceed as follows:
1. Briefly press the MENU button and “year” will flash
on the display.
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• Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu 3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approxiscreen, or press and hold the MENU button (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen
mately one second) to go back to the main screen
without storing the settings.
without storing the settings.
If the radio has BLUE&ME™, refer to the appropriate
With this function active, the EVIC display shows infor- “BLUE&ME™ User’s Manual” for further information.
mation relevant to the sound system.
Speed Display
See Radio (Repeat Audio Information)
• Radio: tuned radio station frequency, automatic tuning When this function is activated the cluster will display
the vehicle speed (MPH or km/h).
activation or AutoSTore.
• CD audio, CD MP3: track number.
To activate (On) or to deactivate (Off) the speed display
feature, proceed as follows:
To activate (On) or to deactivate (Off) the sound system
1. Briefly press the MENU button. “MPH”, “km/h”,
info displaying proceed as follows:
then “Off” will flash on the display (according to
1. Briefly press the MENU button “On” or “Off” will
previous setting).
flash on the display (according to the previous setor DOWN
button to select
2. Press the UP
ting).
display deactivation “Off”, “MPH” or “km/h”.
or DOWN
button for setting.
2. Press the UP
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3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu Units (Set Units)
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approxi- This function may be used to set the measurement unit in
mately one second) to go back to the main screen.
three submenus: “Distance,” “Temperature” and “Fuel
Economy.”
Autoclose
With this function active, the doors will automatically To set the required unit, proceed as follows:
lock at when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph
1. Briefly press the MENU button to display the three
(24 km/h).
sub-menus.
To change the setting proceed as follows:
or DOWN
button to navigate
2. Press the UP
the three sub-menus.
1. Briefly press the MENU button “On” or “Off” will
flash on the display (according to the previous set3. Select the required sub-menu and then briefly press
ting).
the MENU button.
or DOWN
button for setting.
2. Press the UP
4. When accessing the “Distance” submenu: briefly press
3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
the MENU button. Either “mi” or “km” will appear on
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approxithe display (according to the previous setting).
mately one second) to go back to the main screen
or DOWN
button for setting.
5. Press the UP
without storing the settings.
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6. Briefly press the MENU button to return to the 3. When accessing the “Temperature” submenu: briefly
press the MENU button. Either “°F” or “°C” will
sub-menu.
appear on the display (according to the previous
7. When accessing the “Fuel Economy” submenu, briefly
setting).
press the MENU button. Either “mpg,” “km/l ” or
or DOWN
button for setting.
“l/100km” will appear on the display (according to 4. Press the UP
the previous setting).
5. Briefly press the MENU button to return to the
sub-menu.
If the distance unit set is “mi,” the fuel economy unit will
be displayed in “mpg.”
When you have made the required settings, briefly press
If the distance unit set is “km,” the fuel economy unit will the MENU button to go back to the sub-menu screen, or
press and hold the MENU button (approximately one
be displayed in either km/l or l/100km.
second) to go back to the main screen without storing the
or DOWN
button for setting.
1. Press the UP
settings.
2. Briefly press the MENU button to return to the
sub-menu.
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Language (Selecting The Language)
Buzzer Volume (Adjusting The Failure/Warning
The messages can be displayed in the following lan- Buzzer Volume)
guages: Italian, English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, With this function the volume of the buzzer accompanying any failure/warning indication can be adjusted to
French, Dutch, Polish.
one of eight volume levels.
To set the required language, proceed as follows:
To adjust the volume proceed as follows:
1. Briefly press the MENU button. The previously set
1. Briefly press the MENU button. The previously set
“language” will flash on the display.
volume “level” will flash on the display.
or DOWN
button for setting.
2. Press the UP
or DOWN
button for setting.
2. Press the UP
3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approxi- 3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen
mately one second) to go back to the main screen
without storing the settings.
without storing the settings.
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Button Volume (Button Volume Adjustment)
Belt Buzzer (Buzzer Activation For S.B.R.
This function may be used to adjust the volume of the Indication)
or This function will only be displayed after a FIAT Group
beep accompanying the buttons. MENU, UP
DOWN
buttons can be adjusted according to 8 Automobiles dealer has deactivated the S.B.R. system.
levels.
Hill Start Assist
To adjust the volume, proceed as follows:
This function is used when starting a vehicle from a stop
1. Briefly press the MENU button. The previously set on a hill. Hill Start Assist maintains the same level of
brake pressure the driver applied for a short period of
volume “level” will flash on the display.
time after the foot has been removed from the brake
or DOWN
button for setting.
2. Press the UP
pedal.
3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
Proceed as follows to switch this function on or off:
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen 1. Briefly press the MENU button. “On” or “Off” will
flash on the display (according to previous setting).
without storing the settings.
2. Press the UP
or DOWN
button for setting.
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3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
screen, or press and hold the button (approximately
one second) to go back to the main screen without
storing the settings.
GSI Shift Up
With this function active, the boost gauge will display a
shift up message and up arrow at the appropriate time of
shift.
Tire Pressure
To change the setting proceed as follows:
This function will be used to display the tire pressures
1. Briefly press the MENU button “Normal/Sport” or
individually for all four tires by location.
“Sport” will flash on the display (according to the
Proceed as follows:
previous setting).
1. Briefly press the MENU button.
2. Press the UP
or DOWN
button for setting.
2. Press the UP or DOWN button to scroll through all 3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
screen, or press and hold the MENU button (approxifour tire pressure value locations.
mately one second) to go back to the main screen
3. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
without storing the settings.
screen, or press and hold the button (approximately
one second) to go back to the main screen.
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Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
Exit Menu
This function may be used to activate / deactivate the This function closes the initial menu screen.
Daytime Running Lamps.
Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the main
Proceed as follows to switch this function on or off:
screen.
button to return to the first menu option
1. Briefly press the MENU button to display the three Press the
(Speed Beep).
sub-menus.
button to return to the last menu option
2. Briefly press the MENU button. “On” or “Off” will Press the
(Daylights).
flash on the display (according to previous setting).
3. Press the UP
or DOWN
button for setting.
4. Briefly press the MENU button to go back to the menu
screen, or press and hold the button (approximately
one second) to go back to the main screen without
storing the settings.
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SALES CODE (RAB) RADIO
If the radio has BLUE&ME™, refer to the appropriate
“BLUE&ME™ User’s Manual” for further information.
The instructions for use are given below and we recommend you to read them carefully.
Suggestions
Road Safety
Please, learn how to use all different radio functions (e.g.
store stations) before beginning to drive.
Reception Conditions
RAB Radio
Introduction
The radio has been designed according to the specifications of the passenger compartment, with a personalized
design to match the style of the dashboard.
Reception conditions change constantly while driving.
Reception may be interfered with by the presence of
mountains, buildings or bridges, or when you are far
away from the broadcaster.
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WARNING!
Having the volume turned up high can cause the
driver to not be able to hear important traffic sounds,
i.e. sirens, horns, etc. This could cause an accident.
Always adjust the volume so that you can still hear
background noises.
Care And Maintenance
• Clean every CD thoroughly removing any finger
marks or dust using a soft cloth. Hold CDs by the
outside and clean them from the middle outwards.
• Never use chemicals (e.g. antistatics or thinners or
sprays) for cleaning as they could damage the surface
of the CDs.
• After listening to them place CDs back in their boxes to
prevent them from being damaged.
Clean the cover with a soft antistatic cloth only. Cleaning • Do not expose CDs to direct sunlight, high temperaand polishing products could damage the surface.
tures or moisture for long periods.
CDs
• Do not stick labels on the CD surface or write on the
recorded surface with pencils or pens.
The presence of dirt, scratches or distortions on the CDs
could cause skipping and poor sound quality while it is • Do not use CDs that are very scratched, flawed,
playing. For optimal playback conditions, follow these
distorted, etc. Using discs like these will result in
guidelines:
malfunctions or damage to the player.
• Only use branded CDs.
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• The use of original CD media is required for the best • The CD player is capable of reading most compression
quality audio production. Correct operation is not
systems currently in use, following the development of
guaranteed when CD-R/RW media are used that were
these systems, the reading of all compression formats
not correctly burned and/or with a maximum capacity
is not guaranteed.
above 650 Mb.
Technical Specifications
• Do not use commercially available protective sheets The complete system consists of:
for CDs or discs, with stabilizers, etc. as they could get
stuck in the internal mechanism and damage the disc. • Two 165 mm diameter midwoofer speakers, one
speaker in each of the front doors.
• If a copy-protected CD is used, it may take a few
seconds before the system starts to play it. The CD • Two 22 mm diameter tweeter speakers, one speaker in
each of the front pillars.
player cannot be guaranteed to play all protected
discs. The fact that the CD is protected from being • Two 100 mm diameter full range speakers, one speaker
copied is often shown in very small letters or is
in each of the rear side panels.
difficult to read on the actual CD cover where it may
be, for example, “COPY CONTROL”, “COPY PRO- • Antenna on the car roof.
TECTED”, “THIS CD CANNOT BE PLAYED ON A • Radio with CD/MP3 player.
PC/MAC”.
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With Alpine Premium Audio system (if equipped):
• Two 165 mm diameter midwoofer speakers.
• Two 11 mm tweeter speakers in the front pillars.
• An amplifier in the trunk on the right-hand side panel.
• Antenna on the car roof.
• Radio with CD/MP3 player.
• Two 100 mm full range speakers, one speaker in each With BEATS Premium Audio system (if equipped):
of the rear side panels.
• A subwoofer in the trunk on the left-hand side panel.
Quick Guide
Radio Controls
BUTTON
TUNER
A-B-C
GENERAL FUNCTIONS
On
Off
AM, FM, SAT (if equipped) source
selection
Cycles A, B, C presets for AM, FM,
SAT (if equipped)
MODE
Short button press
Short button press
Short repeated button press
Short repeated button press
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BUTTON
MEDIA
BUTTON
(Mute/Pause Button)
AUDIO
(Information Button)
GENERAL FUNCTIONS
CD/AUX/Media Player (if
equipped and present) source
selection
GENERAL FUNCTIONS
Volume activation/deactivation
(Mute/Pause)
Audio adjustments: low tones
(BASS), high tones (TREBLE),
left/right balance (BALANCE),
front/rear balance (FADER)
Song, Artist, Album, Genre, Playlist, Folder information (if available) in CD, Media Player and
Satellite (if so equipped); Toggles
RBDS information in FM
MODE
Short repeated button press
MODE
Short button press
Menu activation: short button press
or
Adjustment type selection: press
Adjustment of values: press
or
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BUTTON
MENU
GENERAL FUNCTIONS
Advanced functions adjustment
+Vol/–Vol
Volume adjustment
MODE
Menu activation: short button press
or
Adjustment type selection: press
Adjustment of values: press
or
Press + button: volume increase
Press – button: volume decrease
BUTTON
RADIO FUNCTIONS
Radio Station Search:
• Automatic Search
• Manual Search
12345
Current radio station storing
Stored station recall
MODE
Automatic search: press buttons
or
(long press for fast forward)
Manual search: press buttons
or
(long press for fast forward)
Long button press for memory preset 1 to 5 respectively
Short button press for memory preset 1 to 5 respectively
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BUTTON
CD FUNCTIONS
CD ejection
Previous/next track play
CD track fast forward/rewind
Previous/next folder play (for CDMP3)
General Information
The radio offers the following functions:
Radio Section
• PLL tuning with FM/AM bands
• RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data System)
• Automatic/manual station tuning
• FM Multipath detector
MODE
Short button press
Short button press
Long button press
Short button press
or
or
or
• Manual storing of 25 stations (base radio) and 40
stations (if equipped with Satellite): 15 on FM band (5
on FMA, 5 on FMB, 5 on FMC), 10 on AM band (5 on
AMA, 5 on AMB), 15 on Satellite Band - if equipped (5
on SATA, 5 on SATB, 5 on SATC)
• SPEED VOLUME function: Customer selectable automatic volume adjustment depending on the car speed
• Automatic Stereo/Mono selection
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 181
CD Section
CD/MP3 Section
• Track selection (forward/backward)
• MP3-Info function (ID3-TAG)
• Fast forward/rewind through tracks
• Folder selection (previous/next)
• CD Display function: display of track number and on • Track selection (forward/backward)
mp3 discs (song title, artist) and time elapsed since
• Fast forward/rewind through tracks
start of the track
• MP3 Display function: display of folder name, ID3• Playing Audio CD, CD-R and CD-RW
TAG information, time elapsed since the start of the
track, name of the file
WARNING!
On multimedia CDs, besides audio tracks, there are
data tracks too. Playing this type of CD could cause
hissing at a volume that could jeopardize road safety
as well as causing damage to the speakers.
• Playing audio or data CD, CD-R and CD-RW
Audio Section
• Mute/pause function
• Soft mute function
• Loudness function
• Graphic 7 band equalizer (if equipped)
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• Separate bass/treble tone adjustment
• Right/left channel balancing
Selecting The CD Function
By briefly pressing the MEDIA button, the CD audio
source can be selected (only if a CD is loaded).
• Front/rear fader
Functions And Adjustments
Volume Adjustment
Turning The Car Radio On
The car radio comes on when the
is pressed briefly.
• AM, FM and Satellite Bands (if equipped)
(ON/OFF) button
To adjust the volume, press the buttons +Vol or –Vol to
increase/decrease the volume.
Mute/Pause Function
When the car radio is turned on and the on volume limit
button briefly to activate the MUTE funcis on, the volume is limited to a setting of five even if it Press the
tion.
The
volume
will gradually decrease and the
had been set higher when previously used.
wording “TUNER Mute” will be shown on the display
Turning The Car Radio Off
(in radio mode) or “CD Pause” (in CD mode).
Press the
(ON/OFF) button to turn the radio off.
Press the
button again to deactivate the MUTE
Selecting The Radio Functions
By pressing the TUNER button briefly and repeatedly,
the following audio sources can be selected cyclically:
function. The volume will gradually increase until it
reaches the previously set level.
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When the volume level is changed using the dedicated The functions managed by the Audio Menu are:
controls, the Mute function is deactivated and the vol• BASS (Bass adjustment)
ume is adjusted to the new level selected.
• MIDRANGE (Midrange adjustment)
Audio Adjustment
• TREBLE (Treble adjustment)
The functions that can be selected from the audio menu
change depending on the context: AM/FM/MEDIA/ • BALANCE (right/left Balance adjustment)
SATELLITE.
• FADER (front/rear Balance adjustment)
Press the AUDIO button briefly to change the Audio
• LOUDNESS — if equipped (Loudness function
functions. After the AUDIO button is first pressed, the
activation/deactivation)
display will show the Bass level value for the source
activated at that time (e.g. in FM mode the display will • EQUALIZER — if equipped (activation and selection
show the wording “FM Bass +2”).
of factory equalization adjustments)
or
to scroll through the Menu • USER EQUALIZER — if equipped (customized equalUse the buttons
functions. To change the setting of the selected funcization adjustment)
or
buttons.
tion, use the
The current status of the selected function appears on the
display.
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Tone Adjustment
Proceed as follows:
1. Press AUDIO button.
button to increase the sound from the
3. Press the
left speakers or the
button to increase the sound
from the right speakers.
By pressing the
or
buttons briefly, the levels will
or
button to select “Bass,” “Mid- change progressively. By pressing them down longer,
2. Press the
range” or “Treble” in the AUDIO menu.
the levels will change quickly.
3. Press the
or
button or to increase/decrease Select the value “0” to set the right and left audio outputs
the bass or treble adjustments.
at the same level.
By pressing the
or
buttons briefly, the levels will Fader Adjustment
change progressively. By pressing them down longer,
Proceed as follows:
the levels will change quickly.
1. Press AUDIO button.
Balance Adjustment
or
button to set “Fader” in the
2. Press the
Proceed as follows:
AUDIO menu.
1. Press AUDIO button.
3. Press the
button to increase the sound coming
or
button to set “Balance” in the
2. Press the
button to increase
from the rear speakers or the
AUDIO menu.
the sound coming from the front speakers.
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By pressing the
or
buttons briefly, the levels will Preset/User/Classic/Rock/Jazz Functions — If
change progressively. By pressing them down longer, Equipped
the levels will change quickly.
The built-in equalizer can be activated/deactivated.
Select the value “0” to set the right and left audio outputs When the equalizer function is off, the audio settings can
only be changed by adjusting the “Bass” and “Treble”
at the same level.
settings, whereas when the function is on, the acoustic
Loudness Function — If Equipped
curves can be adjusted. To deactivate the equalizer, select
The Loudness function improves the volume of the the “EQ Preset” function in the audio menu.
sound while listening at low volumes, increasing the bass
To activate the equalizer, use the AUDIO button or to
and treble.
select one of the adjustments:
To activate/deactivate this function, select the “Loud• “EQ User” (adjustment of 7 equalizer bands that can
ness” setting in the AUDIO menu. The condition of the
be changed by the user)
function (on or off) is shown on the display for a few
seconds by the wording “Loudness On” or “Loudness • “Classic” (equalizer preset for optimal classic music
Off”.
sound)
• “Rock” (equalizer preset for optimal rock and pop
music sound)
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• “Jazz” (equalizer preset for optimal jazz music sound) 6. To store the setting, press the MENU or AUDIO
buttons.
When one of the equalizer adjustments is activated the Menu
wording “EQ” lights up.
MENU Button Functions
User EQ Settings Function — If Equipped
Press the MENU button briefly to activate the Menu
To set a personalized equalizer adjustment:
function.
1. Press AUDIO button.
or
2. Use the
3. Use
or
buttons to set EQ function.
buttons to select #EQ User.#
4. Press MENU button to start adjusting equalizer.
or
buttons to scroll through the menu
Use the
functions. To change the setting of the selected funcor
buttons.
tion, use the
The current status of the selected function appears on the
display.
5. On the display a seven bar graph will appear, in which The functions managed by the Menu are:
each bar represents a frequency. Select the bar to be
• Speech Volume
or
buttons. The selected
adjusted by using the
bar will start to flash and it can be adjusted using • Aux Audio Offset
or
buttons.
• Radio Off
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• Sat ID
• Low: function activated (low sensitivity)
• System Reset
On Volume Limit
• SiriusXM Telephone Number
• Speed Volume
• On Volume Limit
Press the MENU button again to exit the Menu function.
Speed Volume Function — If Equipped
This function automatically adapts the volume level to
the speed of the car, turning up the volume when the
speed increases to maintain the ratio with the noise level
inside the passenger compartment. To activate/
deactivate the function, use the buttons. The wording
“Speed volume” appears on the display, followed by the
current status of the function:
• Off: function deactivated
• High: function activated (high sensitivity)
This function makes it possible to activate/deactivate the
maximum volume limit when turning the radio on.
The display shows the function status:
• “On volume limit: on” – when the radio is turned on
the volume level will be:
– If the volume level is equal to or higher than the
maximum value, the radio will come on at the
maximum volume.
– If the volume level is between the minimum and
maximum values, the radio will come on at the
same volume as before it was switched off.
– If the volume level is equal to or lower than the
minimum value, the radio will come on at the
minimum volume.
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• “On volume limit: off” – The radio will come on at the The chosen mode appears on the display:
same volume as before it was switched off. The
• “Radio off: 00 min” — The radio turns off in connection
volume level can be between 0 and 40.
with the ignition key; the radio is turned automatically off
or
to change the setting.
as soon as the key is turned to the STOP position.
Use the buttons
• “Radio off: 20 min” — The radio turns off independently from the ignition key; the radio remains on for
• Using the Menu it is only possible to adjust the
a maximum period of 20 minutes after the key has
activation/deactivation of the function and not the
been turned to the STOP position.
minimum or maximum volume value.
System Reset Function
• If the battery charge is too low, the volume cannot be
adjusted between the minimum and the maximum This function is used to restore all settings to the factory
values. The options are:
level.
NOTE:
Radio Off Function
• NO — No restore intervention.
This function makes it possible to set the radio switching • YES — The default parameters will be restored. During such operation, the wording “Resetting” appears
off mode by choosing between two methods.
on the display. At the end of the operation, the source
does not change and the previous situation will be
displayed.
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Radio
(Tuner) Introduction
Each time the button is pressed the following bands are
selected cyclically:
• AM, FM or SAT (if equipped)
When the car radio is turned on, the last function that
was selected before turning it off (Radio, CD, CD MP3, Each band is highlighted by the corresponding wordings
AUX) is activated.
on the display. The radio will be tuned to last station
selected on the respective frequency band.
To select the Radio function when another audio source is
being listened to, briefly press the TUNER button.
Preset Buttons
Once the Radio mode has been activated, the display will The buttons numbered from 1 to 5 are used to set the
show the name (RBDS stations only) or the frequency of following pre-selections:
the selected radio station, the frequency band selected
• 15 in the FM band (5 in FMA, 5 in FMB, 5 in FMC
(e.g. FMA) and the preset button number (e.g. P1).
• 10 in the AM band (5 in AMA, 5 in AMB)
Frequency Band Selection
With the Radio mode active, press the FM or AM tuner • 15 in SAT (if so equipped) (5 SATA, 5 SATB, 5 SATC)
button briefly and repeatedly to select the desired recep- To listen to a preset station, select the desired frequency
tion band.
band and then briefly press the corresponding preset
button (from 1 to 5).
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or
button is pressed
By pressing the preset button for more than 2 seconds, the desired direction. If the
the tuned station will be stored. Pressing the A-B-C longer, the fast search starts and then stops when the
button will change between the preset memory group in button is released.
the current frequency band.
Stereophonic Broadcasters
Automatic Tuning
If the incoming signal is weak, the reproduction is
Briefly press the
or
button to start the automatic automatically switched from Stereo to Mono.
tuning search for the next station that can be received
SiriusXM Satellite Radio — If Equipped
in the selected direction.
Satellite Radio Antenna — If Equipped
If the
or
button is pressed for longer, the rapid
search is started. When the button is released, the The antenna for the satellite radio is mounted on the roof
tuner will stop on the next station that can be received. of the vehicle. Do not place items on the roof around the
roof top antenna location. Objects placed within the line
Manual Tuning
of sight of the antenna will cause decreased performance.
This is used to manually search for stations in the Larger luggage items should be placed as far from the
preselected band.
antenna as possible. Do not place items directly on or
above the antenna.
Select the desired frequency band and then press briefly
or
button to start the search in
and repeatedly the
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SiriusXM Satellite Radio
With over 130 channels, SiriusXM Satellite Radio brings
you more of what you love. Get 69 channels of 100%
commercial-free music, plus all of your favorite sports,
news, talk and entertainment. Hear every NFL game,
every NASCAR race, college sports and more. The biggest and most compelling names in talk with Howard
Stern and Martha Stewart, laugh-out-loud comedy with
Jamie Foxx’s The Foxxhole and Blue Collar Comedy, plus
kids’ programming, world-class news, local traffic and
weather. All of this with crystal clear, coast-to-coast
coverage. Everything worth listening to is now on SiriusXM. A one-year SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription
is included. SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are
trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.
SiriusXM Radio requires a subscription, sold separately
after trial subscription included with vehicle purchase.
Prices and programming are provided by SiriusXM and
are subject to change. Subscriptions governed by Terms &
Conditions available at sirius.com/service terms. SiriusXM Radio U.S. service only available to those at least
18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States, D.C.,
and PR. Service available in Canada; see
www.siriuscanada.ca.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Program Types
Program Types can be selected by pressing the
or
buttons. The Program Type will change to the next
category and the radio will then tune to first station in
or
buttons will tune
that program type. Pressing
to only the stations in that program type.
or
buttons until #All# is displayed
Pressing the
will allow normal tuning to all stations.
The Program Types available are: All, Pop, Rock,
Electronic/Dance, Hip-Hop/R&B, Country, Christian,
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Jazz/Standards, Classical, Latin/World, Sports, Enter- Make sure that when the order is placed, the ESN are
tainment, Talk, News, NPR, Comedy, Family & Health, correct. If any of the ESN numbers are not entered
correctly, then the SiriusXM subscription will not be able
Religion, Traffic/Weather.
to be transferred to the new radio and will not be active
You can find the SiriusXM current terms and conditions
when installed in the customer’s vehicle. To reactivate
at http://www.sirius.com.
your service, either call the number listed on the display
or visit the provider online.
Re-Subscribe To SiriusXM Satellite Radio
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
CAUTION!
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio
with their radio. Following expiration of the free services, Neither SIRIUS nor FIAT is responsible for any
it will be necessary to access the information on the errors in accuracies in the SIRIUS data services or its
Subscription Information screen in order to re-subscribe. use in vehicles.
Press the UP/DOWN button to scroll through the Menu SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks
Functions, and the Left/Right button to change the of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. SiriusXM
selected Set-up Menu function.
Radio requires a subscription, sold separately after trial
Write down the Electronic Serial Number (ESN) for your subscription included with vehicle purchase. Prices and
receiver. To retrieve the Electronic Serial Number of programming are provided by SiriusXM and are subject
SiriusXM Satellite Receiver Module tune to Channel 0. to change. Subscriptions governed by Terms & Conditions available at sirius.com/service terms. SiriusXM
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 193
Radio U.S. service only available to those at least 18 years CD Player
of age in the 48 contiguous United States, D.C., & PR.
Introduction
Visit www.sirius.com
This chapter describes the operation of the CD player
Sirius Subscription Issues When Replacing A Sirius
only. To operate the radio, refer to the description in the
Radio
“Functions and Adjustments” chapter.
When a radio needs to be replaced, the dealer will need
CD Player Selection
the SIRIUS information to order a new radio (even if the
SIRIUS subscription has lapsed). The ESN number con- To activate the CD player built into the equipment,
tains 12 digits.
proceed as follows:
The following are instructions for retrieving the Electronic • Load a CD with the equipment switched on. The first
Serial Number (ESN) from FIAT 500 NAFTA model radios:
track will start to play.
To retrieve the ESN of SIRIUS Satellite Receiver Module or
tune to Channel 0. Make sure that when the order is placed,
• If a CD has already been loaded, turn on the radio and
the ESN are correct. If any of the ESN numbers are not
then briefly press the MEDIA button to select the “CD”
entered correctly, then the SIRIUS subscription will not be
function mode. The last track listened to will start to play.
able to be transferred to the new radio and will not be
active when installed in the customer’s vehicle.
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It is advisable to use original CDs to ensure optimal
playing. If CD-R/RWs are used, we recommend using
good quality media that are burned at the slowest speed
possible.
Press the
button with the radio turned on, to
activate the motorized CD ejection system. After ejection, the last audio source listened to before playing
the CD will be heard.
If the CD is not removed from the radio, it will automatiTo load the CD, insert it gently into the slot to activate the cally be reloaded about 20 seconds later but will not
motorized loading system, which will position it cor- resume playing until the #MEDIA# button is pressed to
select the CD mode. The radio will switch to the last
rectly.
source prior to CD mode.
The CD can be loaded with the radio off and the ignition
key turned to ON/RUN. In this case, the radio will The CD cannot be ejected if the radio is off.
remain off. When the radio is turned on, the last source Possible Error Messages
listened to before being switched off, will be activated.
If the loaded CD cannot be read (e.g. a CD ROM has been
When a CD is inserted, the display will show the symbol inserted or the CD is inserted the wrong way or there is
“CD” and the wording “CD Reading.” They will remain a reading error) the display shows the wording “CD Disc
displayed for the whole time required for the radio to error.”
read the CD. When this time has elapsed the radio
The CD will then be ejected and the audio source
automatically starts playing the first track.
activated before the CD mode selection will be heard.
CD Loading/Ejecting
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A CD which cannot be read will not be ejected until these
functions are over. At the end, with the CD mode
activated, the display will show the wording “CD Disc
error” for a few seconds and then the CD will be ejected.
Display Information
If the track has been played for more than 3 seconds,
button, starts the track again from the
pressing the
beginning. In this case, if you want to play the
button twice consecuprevious track, press the
tively.
When the CD player is operating, information will ap- Track Fast Forward/Rewind
pear on the display with the following meaning:
Keep the
button pressed down to fast forward the
button pressed down to
selected track and keep the
• “Track 5” indicates the CD track number.
fast rewind the track. The fast forward/rewind will
• “03:42” indicates the time elapsed since the start of the stop once the button is released.
track (if the relevant Menu function is activated).
Pause Function
Track Selection
To pause the CD player, press the
button. The word-
Briefly press the
button to play the previous CD ing “CD Pause” appears on the display.
button to play the next track. The
track and the
To resume listening to the track, press the
tracks are selected cyclically: the first track is selected
again.
after the last track and vice versa.
button
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CD MP3 Player
Introduction
This chapter describes the operation of the CD MP3
player.
NOTE: Layer-3 audio decoding technology is licensed
from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.
MP3 Mode
In addition to playing regular audio CDs, the radio is also
enabled to play CDROMs on which compressed audio
files have been recorded in an MP3 format.
The specifications and operating conditions for playing
MP3 files are the following:
• The CD-ROMs used should be burned in accordance
with ISO standard 9660.
• The music files should have the extension “.mp3” or
“.wma” files with a different extension will not be
reproduced.
• The sampling frequencies that can be reproduced are:
44.1 kHz, stereo (from 96 to 320 kbit/s) – 22.05 kHz,
mono or stereo (from 32 to 80 kbit/s).
• Tracks with a variable bit-rate can be reproduced.
To guarantee optimal reproduction, it is advisable to use
good quality CDs burned at the lowest speed possible. NOTE: The track names must not include the following
characters: spaces, ‘ (apostrophes), ( and ) (open and close
The files on an MP3 CD are structured in folders that brackets). During the burning of a MP3 CD, make sure
create lists of all the folders containing MP3 tracks that the names of the files do not contain these characters;
(folders or subfolders are all on the same level). The if not, the radio will not be able to play the tracks
folders that do not contain MP3 tracks cannot be selected. involved.
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When one of the ID3-TAG pieces of information is chosen
to be displayed (Title, Artist, Album) and this informaIf a hybrid disc is inserted (Mixed Mode, Enhanced,
tion has not been recorded for the track played, the text
CD-Extra) also containing MP3 files, the radio automati#UNKNOWN# will be displayed for that field.
cally starts playing the audio session. It is possible to
move to the MP3 session while playing by keeping the Selection Of Next/Previous Folder
CD button pressed for more than two seconds.
Press the
button to select a next folder or the
button to select the previous folder. The display
NOTE: When the function is activated the radio may take
a few seconds to start playing. While checking the disc will show the number of the folder.
the display will show “CD Reading.” If no MP3 files are
The folders are selected cyclically. The first folder is
detected, the radio will resume playing the audio session
selected after the last folder and vice versa.
from the point where it was interrupted.
If no other folder/track is selected in the next two
Display Information
seconds, the first track on the new folder will be played.
ID3–Tag Information Display
After the last track in a folder is played, the next folder
In addition to the information relating to the time will be played.
elapsed, folder name and file name, the radio is also
capable of displaying ID3–TAG information relating to
Title Track, Artist and Author.
Selecting MP3 Sessions With Hybrid Discs
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Structure Of The Folders
Source Can Not Be Selected
The radio with MP3 player:
Nothing has been loaded. Load the CD or the MP3 CD to
be listened to.
• Recognizes only the folders that effectively contain
MP3 format files.
CD Player
• If the MP3 files on a CD-ROM are structured in The CD Does Not Play:
sub-folders their structure is compressed to a single
The CD is dirty. Clean the CD.
level structure, where the sub-folders are taken to the
The CD is scratched. Try using another CD.
level of the main folders.
Troubleshooting
The CD Can Not Be Loaded:
General
A CD is already loaded. Press the
the CD.
Sound Volume Low
The Fader function should be adjusted to the values “F”
(front) only to prevent the reduction in radio output
power and the cancelling of the volume if the Fader level
adjustment is equal to R+9.
button and remove
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MP3 File Reading
Track Skips While Playing Mp3 Files:
Personal/Portable Navigation Device (PND) — If
Equipped
A Personal/Portable Navigation Device (PND) is available as optional equipment for this vehicle, refer to the
The Duration Of The Mp3 Tracks Is Not Correctly Navigation User Guide for further information.
Displayed:
iPod®/USB/MEDIA PLAYER CONTROL — IF
In some cases (due to the recording mode) the duration of EQUIPPED
the MP3 tracks can be displayed incorrectly.
This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port, located in the glove compartOperating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone (If
ment.
Equipped)
The CD is scratched or dirty.
Refer to the appropriate “BLUE&ME™ User’s Manual”
for further information.
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STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to
access the switches.
1 — iPod® Or External USB Device Holder
2 — Cable Jack
3 — USB Connector
Refer to the appropriate Blue&Me™ radio User’s Manual
for iPod® or external USB device support capability.
Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering
Wheel)
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The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
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
Pressing the center button will make the radio switch will tune to the next preset station that you have probetween the various modes available (AM/FM/SAT/ grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
CD/AUX/Media Player, etc.) and can also be used to
CD Player Operation
select/enter an item while scrolling through menu.
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
control is different depending on which mode you are in. will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
The following describes the left-hand control operation in after the current track begins to play.
each mode.
If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
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Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone (If
Equipped)
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
or anti-static sprays.
Refer to the appropriate Blue&Me™ User’s Manual for 5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
further information.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
precautions:
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the disc, it may be damaged (e.g., scratched, reflective coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
surface.
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
good disc before considering disc player service.
wiping from center to edge.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 203
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during mobile phone operation.
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CLIMATE CONTROLS
The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather.
Manual Temperature Control (MTC)
The Manual Climate controls consist of a series of rotary
dials and one inner push knob.
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1. Temperature Control
Rotate this control to regulate the temperature of the air
inside the passenger compartment. Rotating the dial to
the left into the blue area of the scale indicates cooler
temperatures, while rotating to the right into the red area
indicates warmer temperatures.
2. Blower Control
Rotate this control to regulate the amount of air forced
through the ventilation system in any mode. The blower
speed increases as you move the control to the right from
the “0” (OFF) position. There are four blower speeds.
3. Recirculation Control
Rotate this control to change the system between recirculation mode and outside air mode. Recirculation can be
used when outside conditions such as smoke, odors,
dust, or high humidity are present.
NOTE:
• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur.
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
• The use of the Recirculation mode in cold or damp
weather could cause windows to fog on the inside,
because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Select the outside air position for maximum defogging.
• Recirculation can be used in all modes except for
Defrost.
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbing the mode control selection.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 205
4. Mode Control
Rotate this control to change the system between Modes
(Panel, Bi-Level, Floor, Mix, Defrost).
• Panel
Air is directed through the outlets in the
instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be aimed
so that they are directed toward the rear seat passengers
for maximum airflow to the rear.
• Bi-Level
Air is directed through the panel and floor
outlets.
• Floor
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a
small amount flowing through the defrost and
side window demister outlets.
• Mix
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and
side window demister outlets. This setting
works best in cold or snowy conditions that
require extra heat to the windshield. This setting is
good for maintaining comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield.
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• Defrost
Air is directed through the windshield and
side window demister outlets. Use this mode
with maximum blower and temperature settings for
best windshield and side window defrosting.
5. A/C Button
Press this button to engage the Air Conditioning. A light
will illuminate when the Air Conditioning system is
engaged.
MAX A/C
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in Mix
or Defrost, even if the Air Conditioning (A/C) button is For maximum cooling, use the A/C and recirculation
not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the modes at the same time.
windshield. To improve fuel economy, use these modes ECONOMY MODE
only when necessary.
If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn
OFF the indicator light and the A/C compressor. Then,
move the temperature control to the desired temperature.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 207
Operating Tips Chart
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Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If
Equipped
• The Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) allows the
driver to select individual comfort settings.
• The system provides set-and-forget operation for optimum comfort and convenience.
• The system can be controlled manually, if desired.
The ATC system automatically maintains the interior
comfort level desired by the driver and passenger.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
1. AUTO Temperature Control (ATC) Button
Controls airflow, temperature, distribution, and air recirculation automatically. Press and release to select. Performing this function will cause the ATC to switch
between manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to
“Automatic Operation” for more information.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 209
2. A/C Button
reducing moisture on the windshield. Performing this
function will cause the ATC to switch into manual mode.
Press and release to change the current Air Conditioning
(A/C) setting. Performing this function will cause the 6. Front Defrost
ATC to switch into manual mode.
Press and release to change the current setting. The
3. Temperature Control Up Button
indicator illuminates when ON. The blower will automatically default to medium-high if the Defrost mode is
Provides temperature up control. Push the button for
selected. Performing this function will cause the ATC to
warmer temperature settings.
switch into manual mode.
4. Blower Control Up Button
7. Floor Mode
There are 12 blower speeds. The blower speed increases
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a small
as you press this button. Performing this function will
amount flowing through the defrost and side window
cause the ATC to switch into manual mode.
demister outlets.
5. Mix Mode
8. Panel Mode
Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side winAir is directed through the outlets in the instrument
dow demister outlets. This setting works best in cold or
panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow.
snowy conditions that require extra heat to the windPerforming this function will cause the ATC to switch
shield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort while
into manual mode.
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NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be aimed NOTE:
so that they are directed toward the rear seat passengers
• When in Defrost mode, the Recirculation button will
for maximum airflow to the rear.
flash if pressed. This indicates that you can not
proceed to this mode due to fogging risk.
9. Blower Control Down Button
There are 12 blower speeds. The blower speed decreases
as you press this button. Performing this function will
cause the ATC to switch into manual mode.
10. Temperature Control Down Button
• When the Auto indicator is on and the Recirculation
indicator is off, the Recirculation is in AUTO mode. If
the Recirculation indicator is on, the Recirculation
setting is manual and Recirculation is on.
Automatic Operation
Provides temperature down control. Push the button for
1. Press the AUTO button on the Automatic Temperature
cooler temperature settings.
Control (ATC) Panel, the indicator will illuminate
11. Climate Control ON/OFF Button
when on.
Press and release to turn the Climate Control ON or OFF.
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
12. Recirculation Control Button
system to maintain by adjusting the temperature control buttons. Once the desired temperature is disPress and release to change the current setting. The
played, the system will achieve and automatically
indicator illuminates when ON.
maintain that comfort level.
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3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
not necessary to change the settings. You will experi- increase in speed and transition into AUTO mode.
ence the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
Manual Operation
system to function automatically.
This system offers a full complement of manual override
NOTE:
features.
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for NOTE: Each of these features operates independently
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts from each other. If any feature is controlled manually,
the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide temperature control will continue to operate automaticomfort as quickly as possible.
cally.
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric Blower Control
units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable
feature. Refer to the “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) — Customer-Programmable Features”
in this section of the manual.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
mode during cold start-ups, the blower fan will remain
There are 12 fixed blower speeds. Use
the blower control up or down buttons
to regulate the amount of air forced
through the system in any mode you
select. The blower speed increases as
you press or hold the blower control
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up button and decreases when you press or hold the Floor Mode
blower control down button.
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
of air is directed through the defrost and side
pressing the blower control up or down buttons. The fan window demister outlets.
will now operate at a fixed speed until additional speeds Bi-Level
are selected. This allows the front occupants to control
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
the volume of air circulated in the vehicle and cancel the
Press and release the Panel mode button and Floor
AUTO mode.
mode button to enter Bi-Level mode, the indicators
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow illuminate when ON. Performing this function will cause
by selecting one of the following positions.
the ATC to switch into manual mode.
Panel Mode
Mix Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually
demister outlets. This mode works best in cold or
adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of the
snowy conditions. It allows you to stay comfortable
center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved up and
while keeping the windshield clear.
down or side to side to regulate airflow direction. There
is a shut off wheel located below the air vanes to shut off
or adjust the amount of airflow from these outlets.
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Defrost Mode
Air Conditioning (A/C)
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning
system. When in A/C mode with the ATC set to a cool
temperature, dehumidified air flows through the air
outlets. If Economy mode is desired, press the A/C
button to turn off the A/C mode in the ATC display and
NOTE: While operating in the other modes, the system deactivate the A/C system.
will not automatically sense the presence of fog, mist or
ice on the windshield. Defrost mode must be manually NOTE:
selected to clear the windshield and side glass.
• If the system is in Mix or Defrost Mode, the A/C can
Air comes from the windshield and side window
demister outlets. Use Defrost mode with maximum temperature settings for best windshield and side
window defrosting. When the defrost mode is selected,
the blower will automatically default to medium-high.
be turned off, but the A/C system shall remain active
to prevent fogging of the windows.
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
select Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
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Recirculation Control
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the RECIRCULATION control button.
Recirculation mode should only be used temporarily. The
recirculation LED will illuminate when this button is
selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the
Recirculation mode LED and allow outside air into the
vehicle.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The recirculation
feature may be unavailable (indicator light shall blink) if
conditions exist that could create fogging on the inside of
the windshield. On systems with Manual Climate Controls, the Recirculation mode is not allowed in Defrost
mode to improve window clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if this mode is selected. Attempting to use Recirculation while in this
mode will cause the LED in the control button to blink
and then turn off.
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Operating Tips Chart
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216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Regular cleaning of the inside of the windows with a
Windows will fog on the inside when the humidity inside non-filming cleaning solution (vinegar and water works
the vehicle is high. This often occurs in mild or cool very well) will help prevent contaminates (cigarette
smoke, perfumes, etc.) from sticking to the windows.
temperatures when it’s rainy or humid. In most cases,
turning the air conditioning (pressing the A/C button) on Contaminates increase the rate of window fogging.
will clear the fog. Adjust the temperature control, air NOTE: Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will audirection, and blower speed to maintain comfort.
tomatically adjust the climate control settings to reduce
or eliminate window fogging on the front windshield.
As the temperature gets colder, it may be necessary to
direct air onto the windshield. Adjust the temperature When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable.
Window Fogging
control and blower speed to maintain comfort. Higher
blower speeds will reduce fogging. Interior fogging on
the windshield can be quickly removed by selecting the
Defrost mode.
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Summer Operation
Vacation Storage
Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
fresh air using the high blower setting. This will ensure
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
Your air conditioning system is also equipped with an
of compressor damage when the air conditioning system
automatic recirculation system. When the system senses
is started again.
a heavy load or high heat conditions, it may use Recirculation A/C mode to provide additional comfort while
in automatic mode.
NOTE: In some cases during high temperature operation, the air conditioning system performance may be
reduced. This is to help protect the engine from overheating during the high load condition.
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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STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
! STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Recommended Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222 ! DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Extended Park Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 ! DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Turbocharger “Cool Down” . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
! MANUAL TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225 ! POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
▫ Five-Speed Manual Transmission. . . . . . . . . . .225 ! PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
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! SPORT MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .247
! BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .249
▫ Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . .235
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .250
! ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .236 ! TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .254
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .237
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .238
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .256
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .239
▫ All Season Tires — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . .258
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
▫ Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
! TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
▫ Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped . .258
▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
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▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .271
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
! TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .262
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
! TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .263 ! ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
! TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
(TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .276
! TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
! FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
! RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .277
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Manual Transmission
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both Apply the parking brake, place the shift lever in NEUinside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts.
TRAL, and press the clutch pedal before starting the
vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with a clutch interlocking ignition system. It will not start unless the clutch
WARNING!
pedal is pressed to the floor.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
Normal Starting
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Chil- accelerator pedal.
dren should be warned not to touch the parking
Turn the ignition switch to the AVV (START) position and
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or release it when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start
in a location accessible to children). A child could within 10 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the STOP
operate power windows, other controls, or move (OFF/LOCK) position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat
the “Normal Starting” procedure.
the vehicle.
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Cold Weather Operation
CAUTION!
To prevent possible engine damage while starting at low
temperatures, this vehicle will inhibit engine cranking Use of the recommended SAE 5W-40 synthetic enwhen the ambient temperature is less than –22° F (–30° C) gine oil and adhering to the prescribed oil change
and the oil temperature sensor reading indicates an intervals is important to prevent engine damage and
engine block heater has not been used. An externally- ensure satisfactory starting in cold conditions.
powered electric engine block heater is available as
Extended Park Starting
optional equipment or from your authorized dealer.
NOTE: Extended Park condition occurs when the veThe message “plug in engine heater” will be displayed in
hicle has not been started or driven for at least 35 days.
the instrument cluster when the ambient temperature is
below 5° F (–15° C) at the time the engine is shut off as a 1. Install a battery charger or jumper cables to the battery
reminder to avoid possible crank delays at the next cold
to ensure a full battery charge during the crank cycle.
start.
2. Place the ignition in the START position and release it
when the engine starts.
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3. If the engine fails to start within 10 seconds, place the
ignition to the STOP (OFF/LOCK) position, wait 5
seconds to allow the starter to cool, then repeat the
Extended Park Starting procedure.
4. If the engine fails to start after 8 attempts, allow the
starter to cool for at least 10 minutes, then repeat the
procedure.
If Engine Fails To Start
WARNING!
Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
CAUTION!
• 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.
• To prevent damage to the starter, do not continuously crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at
a time. Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again.
After Starting
The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine
warms up.
Turbocharger “Cool Down”
This vehicle is equipped with an after-run pump to cool
the turbocharger after the engine is shut off. Depending
on the type of driving and the amount of cargo, the pump
will run for up to 10 minutes after the engine has been
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shut off to circulate coolant through the turbocharger.
Although the pump is rubber-mounted for quiet operation, it is normal to hear it running during this time.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Five-Speed Manual Transmission
WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended without having the parking
brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle,
especially on an incline.
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Shift Lever
Fully press the clutch pedal before you shift gears. As you
release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator
pedal.
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Use each gear in numerical order; do not skip a gear. Be
sure the transmission is in first gear, not third, when
starting from a standing position. Damage to the clutch
can result from starting in third gear.
For most city driving, you will find it easier to use only
the lower gears. For steady highway driving with light
accelerations, fifth gear is recommended.
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal,
and never try to hold the vehicle on a hill with the clutch
pedal partially engaged. This will cause abnormal wear
on the clutch.
Never shift into REVERSE until the vehicle has come to a
complete stop.
NOTE: During cold weather, until the transmission lubricant is warm, you may experience slightly higher shift
efforts. This is normal and not harmful to the transmission.
Recommended Shift Speeds
To use your manual transmission for optimal fuel
economy, it should be upshifted as listed in the following
table.
Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Speeds
Units In mph (km/h)
Engine Accel- 1 to 2 2 to 3
3 to 4
4 to 5
Size
eration
Rate
1.4L
Accel
14
23
29
38
Turbo
(23)
(37)
(47)
(61)
Cruise
12
18
25
32
(19)
(29)
(40)
(52)
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When turning a corner or driving up a steep grade,
Proper downshifting will improve fuel economy and downshift early so that the engine will not be overburdened.
prolong engine life.
Downshifting
CAUTION!
If you skip a gear while downshifting or downshift
at too high of a vehicle speed, these conditions may
cause the engine to overspeed if too low of a gear is
selected and the clutch pedal is released. Damage to
the clutch and the transmission can result from
skipping a gear while downshifting or downshifting
at too high of a vehicle speed even if the clutch pedal
is held pressed (i.e., not released).
To maintain a safe speed and prolong brake life, shift
down to second or first gear when descending a steep
grade.
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Acceleration
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
the front (driving) wheels.
WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the
front wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle
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WARNING! (Continued)
and possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and
carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction
(ice, snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.).
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
sudden stop.
Traction
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or
complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
be observed:
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first
become visible.
Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
• Driving through standing water may cause damage
to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always
inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e.,
fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after
driving through standing water. Do not continue to
operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
(Continued)
(Continued)
Shallow Standing Water
Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions
and Warnings before doing so.
CAUTION!
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
POWER STEERING
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
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The electric power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will vary its assist to provide
light efforts while parking and good feel while driving. If
the electric steering system experiences a fault that
prevents it from providing assist, you will still have the
ability to steer the vehicle manually.
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WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced or no power steering assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and
others. Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If the Steering icon is displayed and the “SERVICE
POWER STEERING – ASSIST OFF” message is displayed
on the EVIC screen, they indicate the vehicle needs to be
If the Steering icon is flashing, it indicates that the vehicle taken to an authorized dealer for service. Refer to “Elecneeds to be taken to an authorized dealer for service. It is tronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
likely the vehicle has lost power steering assistance.
If the Steering icon is displayed and the “POWER STEER- NOTE:
ING SYSTEM OVER TEMP” message is displayed on the • Even if the power steering assistance is no longer
EVIC screen, they indicate that extreme steering maneuoperational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle.
vers may have occurred which caused an over temperaUnder these conditions there will be a substantial
ture condition in the power steering system. Once drivincrease in steering effort, especially at low speeds and
ing conditions are safe, pull over and let the vehicle idle
during parking maneuvers.
for a few moments until the icon and message turn off.
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for
service.
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PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave manual
transmission in REVERSE or first gear.
The parking brake lever is located in the center console.
To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as
possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up
slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever
completely.
Parking Brake
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch in the MAR (ACC/ON/RUN) position, the Brake
Warning Light in the instrument cluster will illuminate.
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When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. The parking brake
should always be applied whenever the driver is not in
the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle or in
a location accessible to children. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and a collision.
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also be certain to leave a manual transmission in REVERSE or first gear. Failure to do so may
allow the vehicle to roll and cause damage or
injury.
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CAUTION!
If the Brake Warning Light remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
SPORT MODE
In Sport mode, the engine is more responsive to the
throttle pedal, and provides more maximum torque by
increasing turbo boost pressure. Steering feedback is
improved, and steering effort is slightly higher. This
driving mode is useful for spirited driving.
1. To activate the Sport mode, press the SPORT button.
SPORT Button
Once activated, a SPORT message will be displayed in
the instrument cluster.
2. Momentarily release the accelerator pedal.
3. Press the accelerator pedal again to activate.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (for
example; repeated brake applications with the engine
off), the brakes will still function. The effort required to
brake the vehicle will be significantly more than that
required with the power system operating.
The Four-Wheel ABS is designed to aid the driver in
maintaining vehicle control under adverse braking conditions. The system operates with a separate computer to
modulate hydraulic pressure, to prevent wheel lock-up
and to help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces.
If either of the two hydraulic systems loses normal
capability, the remaining system will still function with
some loss of braking effectiveness. This will be evident by
increased pedal travel during application, greater pedal
force required to slow or stop, and activation of the Brake
Warning Light and the ABS Warning Light during brake
use.
The system’s pump motor runs during an ABS stop to
provide regulated hydraulic pressure. The pump motor
makes a low humming noise during operation, which is
normal.
The ABS includes an amber ABS Warning Light. When
the light is illuminated, the ABS is not functioning. The
system reverts to standard non-anti-lock brakes. Turning
the ignition Off and On again may reset the ABS if the
fault detected was only momentary.
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WARNING!
• Pumping the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish their
effectiveness and may lead to a collision. Pumping
makes the stopping distance longer. Just press
firmly on your brake pedal when you need to slow
down or stop.
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering
efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of
the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
When you are in a severe braking condition involving the
use of the ABS, you will experience some pedal drop as
the vehicle comes to a stop. This is the result of the
system reverting to the base brake system.
Engagement of the ABS may be accompanied by a
pulsing sensation. You may also hear a clicking noise.
These occurrences are normal and indicate that the
system is functioning properly.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with a advanced electronic
brake control system that includes the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), and Electronic
Stability Control (ESC). All systems work together to
enhance vehicle stability and control in various driving
conditions and are commonly referred to as ESC.
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“pump” the brakes). Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lockup and
WARNING!
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Start- • The Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the
ing and Operating” for further information.
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
Brake Assist System (BAS)
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then
applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help
reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). Applying the brakes very
quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the
benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence (do not
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing road conditions.
• The BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on
very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
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Traction Control System (TCS)
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to
a limited-slip differential and controls the wheel spin
across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is
spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the
brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine
torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning.
This feature remains active even if TCS and ESC are in
the Partial Off mode or Full Off mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability Control (ESC)” in this section for further
information.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
period of time after the driver takes his foot off the brake
pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle during this
short period of time, the system will release brake
pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The
system will release brake pressure in proportion to the
amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in
the intended direction of travel.
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 2.5% (manual transmission)
grade hill.
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle in NEUTRAL (manual transmission), vehicle
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facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backing uphill Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
is in REVERSE gear).
This system enhances directional control and stability of
the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corWARNING!
rects for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle by
There may be situations on minor hills with a loaded applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in
vehicle, or while pulling a trailer, when the system counteracting the oversteering or understeering condiwill not activate and slight rolling may occur. This tion. Engine power may also be reduced to help the
could cause a collision with another vehicle or object. vehicle maintain the desired path. ESC uses sensors in
Always remember the driver is responsible for brak- the vehicle to determine the vehicle path intended by the
driver and compares it to the actual path of the vehicle.
ing the vehicle.
When the actual path does not match the intended path,
ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist
Disabling/Enabling HSA
in counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition.
If you wish to turn the HSA system on or off, it can be
done using the Customer Programmable Features in the • Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Un• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informaappropriate for the steering wheel position.
tion.
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WARNING!
ESC Off Switch (Manual Transmission)
NOTE: The ESC Off switch is located left of the steering
column.
The Electronic Stability Control System (ESC) cannot
prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on
the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded
by prevailing road conditions. ESC cannot prevent
all accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces,
or hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent accidents
resulting from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Only a safe,
attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents.
The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner
which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety
of others.
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ESC Operating Modes
The ESC system has three available operating modes.
Full On
This is the normal operating mode for ESC. Whenever
the vehicle is started, the ESC system will be in On mode.
This mode should be used for most driving situations.
ESC should only be turned to Partial Off for specific
reasons as noted below.
Partial Off
To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the switch
again. This will restore the normal ESC On mode of
operation.
WARNING!
When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality of
ESC (except for the limited slip feature described in
the TCS section) has been disabled and the “ESC Off
Indicator Light” will be illuminated. When in “Partial Off” mode, the engine power reduction of TCS is
disabled, and the enhanced vehicle stability offered
by the ESC system is reduced.
This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the ESC
Off switch. This mode is intended for times when a more
spirited driving experience is desired. It is also intended Full Off
for driving in deep snow, sand or gravel conditions,
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
when more wheel spin than ESC would normally allow is
only and should not be used on public roadways. In this
required to gain traction.
mode, all TCS and ESC stability features are turned OFF,
except for the limited slip feature described in the TCS
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section. To enter the “Full Off” mode, depress and hold ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
the ESC OFF switch for five seconds. After five seconds, ESC OFF Indicator Light
the ESC OFF Indicator Light will illuminate, and the
“ESC OFF” message will display in the EVIC. To turn
The ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
ESC ON again, momentarily press the ESC OFF switch.
Light in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the MAR
WARNING!
(ACC/ON/RUN) position for four seconds. If
In the ESC “Full Off” mode, the engine torque the ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light comes
reduction and stability features are cancelled. There- on continuously with the engine running, a malfunction
fore, the enhanced vehicle stability offered by ESC is has been detected in the ESC system. If this light remains
unavailable. The “Full Off” ESC mode is intended on after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been
driven several miles (kilometers) at speeds greater than
for off-highway or offroad use only.
30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as
possible to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
The ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light (located
in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as the
tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light also
flashes when TCS is active. If the ESC Activation/
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Malfunction Indicator Light begins to flash during accel- TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
eration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
Tire Markings
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
NOTE:
• The ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light and
the ESC OFF Indicator Light come on momentarily
each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
5
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system
will be ON even if it was turned off previously.
The ESC OFF Indicator Light indicates the
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is partially
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards 4 — Maximum Load
off.
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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• Temporary spare tires are high-pressure compact
spares designed for temporary emergency use only.
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
Tires designed to this standard have the letter “T” or
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
“S”molded into the sidewall preceding the size desigmolded into the sidewall preceding the size designanation. Example: T145/80D18 103M.
tion. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
• European-Metric tire sizing is based on European
standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter #P# is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
NOTE:
• LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric
tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the
letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16.
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Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Size Designation:
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards
$....blank....$ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— #R# means radial construction
— #D# means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
$....blank....$ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
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EXAMPLE:
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
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire,
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation Pressure
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located
behind the front door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after
the vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less
than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation
pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or
kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard
Tire Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar.
Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1. Number of people that can be carried in the vehicle.
Tire Placard Location
2. Total weight your vehicle can carry.
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
4. Cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
spare tires.
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
Loading
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasGAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
3. Tire size designed for your vehicle.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
• If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The followbe five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
ing table shows examples on how to calculate total
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 lbs (68 kg) = 750 lbs
vehicle with varying seating configurations and num(340 kg), and 1400 lbs (635 kg) – 750 lbs (340 kg) =
ber and size of occupants. This table is for illustration
650 lbs [295 kg]).
purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
• For the following example, the combined weight of
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
capacity calculated in step 4.
(392 kg).
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure.
• Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion
shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can
cause damage that result in tire failure.
• Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in
loss of vehicle control.
• Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle
to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the
right or left.
• Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.
Tire Inflation Pressures
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side B-Pillar.
The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as
inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage, at least
once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement
Economy
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
CAUTION!
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, altire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel consumpways reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
tion.
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
which could damage the valve stem.
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride. Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable cold tire inflation pressure. Cold tire inflation pressure is
ride.
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defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been
driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 mile
(1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire inflation
pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. Do not reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or condiof outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
tions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
temperature changes.
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle
12° F (7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operawhen checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in tion. Refer to your authorized tire dealer or original
the winter.
equipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operatExample: If garage temperature = 68° F (20° C) and the ing speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
outside temperature = 32° F (0° C) then the cold tire
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12° F (7° C) for this
outside temperature condition.
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WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
Radial Ply Tires
WARNING!
Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
combine them with other types of tires.
Tire Repair
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it
meets the following criteria:
• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
(sidewall damage is not repairable).
• The puncture is no greater than ¼# (6 mm).
Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and
additional information.
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced immediately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and
service description (Load Index and Speed Code).
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All Season Tires — If Equipped
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
tire inflation pressures.
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary between different all season tires. All season tires can be
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four;
failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
handling of your vehicle.
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
Snow Tires
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states proSome areas of the country require the use of snow tires hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
during the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a checked before using these tire types.
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
on ice. If your vehicle is equipped with summer tires, be
safety and handling of your vehicle.
aware these tires are not designed for winter or cold
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driving conditions. For more information, contact a authorized dealer. Summer tires do not contain the all
season designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on
the tire sidewall.
Tire Spinning
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel — If Equipped
Emergencies” for further information.
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopUse summer tires only in sets of four; failure to do so may ping.
adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle. Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option,
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
tire rotation pattern.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
to help you in determining when your tires should be becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer
replaced.
to “Replacement Tires” in this section for further information.
Tread Wear Indicators
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
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WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
Replacement Tires
those of the original wheels.
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicators”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire
dealer or original equipment dealer with any questions
you may have on tire specifications or capability. Failure
to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect
the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
Due to limited clearance, tire chains or traction devices
are not recommended.
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TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
CAUTION!
Damage to the vehicle may result if tire chains are
used.
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The suggested rotation method is the “rearward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
reversed.
Tire Rotation
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold tire pressure.
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12° F (6.5° C). This means that
when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure
will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based
on cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a
three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must
not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information”
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will
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also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in
there should be no adjustment for this increased pres- order for the TPMS to receive this information.
sure.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended cold
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if (parked for more than three hours) tire pressure of 30 psi
the tire pressure falls below the low pressure warning (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68° F (20° C) and
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects, or the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa), a temperature drop to 20° F (-7° C) will decrease the tire pressure to
natural pressure loss through the tire.
approximately 23 psi (158 kPa). This tire pressure is suffiThe TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
ciently low enough to turn on the Tire Pressure Monitoring
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle may cause the tire
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
pressure to rise to approximately 27 psi (186 kPa), but the
cold tire pressure on the placard. Once the low tire
Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will still be on. In
pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
this situation, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
Light) illuminates, you must increase the tire pressure to
will turn off only after the tires are inflated to the vehicle’s
the recommended cold tire pressure in order for the Tire
recommended cold tire pressure value.
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light to turn off. The system
will automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off once the system receives
the updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be
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CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warnings have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using
replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants
or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
NOTE:
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire
failure or condition.
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge
while adjusting your tire pressure.
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire gauge, even
if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger
illumination of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light.
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, The TPMS consists of the following components:
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
• Receiver Module
the tire.
• Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors
Base System
• Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
This is the TPMS warning indicator located in the Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
instrument cluster.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illumiThe TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim nate in the instrument cluster, an audible chime will be
mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure lev- activated, and the “Check left or right front/rear tire
els. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve xxx.x psi” text message will display when one or more of
stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver the four active road tire pressures are low. Should this
Module.
occur, you should stop as soon as possible, check the
inflation pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
each tire to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle regularly
pressure value. The system will automatically update
and to maintain the proper pressure.
and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light will extinguish
once the updated tire pressures have been received. The
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268 STARTING AND OPERATING
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings.
15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information.
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
Check TPMS Warnings
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on
and off for 75 seconds and remain on solid when a system NOTE: Your vehicle may be equipped with a compact
fault is detected, and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring spare wheel and tire assembly.
Unavailable” text message will display. If the ignition key 1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure
is cycled, this sequence will repeat providing the system
monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monifault still exists. The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
tor the tire pressure in the compact spare tire.
Light will turn off when the fault condition no longer
exists. A system fault can occur with any of the following 2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnscenarios:
ing limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will
1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light
facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the
and the “Check Tire Pressure” message will still turn
TPM sensors.
ON due to the low tire.
2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting 3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 minthat affects radio wave signals.
utes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the Tire Pressure
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Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75
seconds and then remain on solid and the #Tire
Pressure Monitoring Unavailable# message will be
displayed.
Enhanced TPM System
When the vehicle is equipped with an enhanced TPM
system, the driver can view text messages showing the
actual tire pressure value by position by selecting the tire
4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will pressure menu command in the instrument cluster. Refer
sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light to ”Instrument Panel Features” in “Understanding Your
will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on Instrument Panel” for further information.
solid and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Unavailable” General Information
message will be displayed.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare following conditions:
tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as • This device may not cause harmful interference.
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure • This device must accept any interference received,
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The
including interference that may cause undesired opvehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes
eration.
above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to
receive this information.
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270 STARTING AND OPERATING
The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
following licenses:
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
United States
MRXC4W4MA4
required.
Canada
2546A-C4W4MA4
Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard
(Single)
starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these
symptoms, try another brand of gasoline (with the apFUEL REQUIREMENTS
propriate octane rating for your engine) before considering service for the vehicle.
This engine is designed to meet all emission regulations and provide satisfactory Reformulated Gasoline
fuel economy and performance when us- Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
ing high-quality unleaded “regular” gaso- burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
line with a minimum octane rating of 87. Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are speFor optimum performance and fuel economy the use of cifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and im91 octane or higher is recommended.
prove air quality.
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The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline
blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
While MTBE is an oxygenate made from Methanol, it
does not have the negative effects of Methanol.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
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.
Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) are compatible with gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher
ethanol content may void the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
CAUTION!
Do not use gasoline containing Methanol or E-85
Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting
and drivability problems and may damage critical
fuel system components.
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
• Operate in a lean mode.
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on.
• Poor engine performance.
• Poor cold start and cold drivability.
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
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272 STARTING AND OPERATING
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
E-85 perform the following:
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
• Drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer.)
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
and California reformulated gasoline.
• Change the engine oil and oil filter.
• Disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the Materials Added To Fuel
engine controller memory.
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional
detergents or other additives is not needed under normal
exposure to E-85 fuel.
conditions and they would result in additional cost.
MMT In Gasoline
Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the
MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl) fuel.
is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
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Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION! (Continued)
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
(Continued)
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
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274 STARTING AND OPERATING
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
(Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the liftgate closed when driving your vehicle
to prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous
exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
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ADDING FUEL
CAUTION!
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
The gas cap is located on the passenger side of the
vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the
replacement cap is the correct one for this vehicle.
• Damage to the fuel system or emission control
system could result from using an improper fuel
cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting
aftermarket cap can cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to illuminate, due to fuel vapors
escaping from the system.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
Fuel Filler Cap
(Continued)
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276 STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING! (Continued)
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
After fuel has been added, the vehicle diagnostic system
can determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose,
improperly installed, or damaged. If the system detects a
malfunction, the “gASCAP” message will display in the
odometer display. Tighten the gas cap until a #clicking#
sound is heard. This is an indication that the gas cap is
properly tightened. Press the odometer reset button to
turn the message off. If the problem persists, the message
NOTE:
will appear the next time the vehicle is started. This
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank might indicate a damaged cap. If the problem is detected
is full.
twice in a row, the system will turn on the MIL. Resolving
• Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you hear one the problem will turn the MIL off.
click. This is an indication that the cap is properly
TRAILER TOWING
tightened.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. It may
cause the MIL to turn on and could cause a fire.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
• If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the MIL will
come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time
the vehicle is refueled.
Trailer towing with this vehicle is not recommended.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheels OFF the Ground
NONE
Front
Rear
ALL
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions
may be recreationally towed (flat towed) at any legal
highway speed, for any distance, if the manual transmission is in NEUTRAL.
NOTE: This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or
vehicle trailer provided all four wheels are OFF the
ground.
Manual Transmission
Transmission in NEUTRAL
OK
NOT ALLOWED
OK
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
! HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .280 ! JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
! IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
! TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . .
▫ TIREFIT Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation . . . . .282
! JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE . . . . . .
▫ TIREFIT Usage Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . .
▫ Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . .
! WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
! FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . .
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291
! TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . .
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . .293
. . . . . .294
. . . . . .295
. . . . . .296
. . . . . .300
. . . . . .301
. . . . . .302
. . . . . .304
. . . . . .306
. . . . . .307
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280 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
instrument panel below the radio.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning
flashers. When the switch is activated, all direc- • On the highways — slow down.
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming • In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
Do not use this emergency warning system when the an impending overheat condition:
vehicle is in motion. Use it when your vehicle is disabled
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
and it is creating a safety hazard for other motorists.
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
If it is necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate with
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
the ignition key removed and the vehicle locked.
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning flashers
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
may wear down your battery.
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 281
CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the pointer rises to the H (red) mark,
the instrument cluster will sound a chime. When
safe, pull over and stop the vehicle with the engine at
idle. Turn off the air conditioning and wait until the
pointer drops back into the normal range. If the
pointer remains on the H (red) mark for more than a
minute, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
(Continued)
TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED
Small punctures up to ¼” (6 mm) in the tire tread can be
sealed with TIREFIT. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or
nails) should not be removed from the tire. TIREFIT can
be used in outside temperatures down to approximately
-4°F (-20°C).
This kit will provide a temporary tire seal, allowing you
to drive your vehicle up to 100 miles (160 km) with a
maximum speed of 55 mph (90 km/h).
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TIREFIT Storage
TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
The TIREFIT kit is located under the front driver’s seat.
TIREFIT Kit Location
TIREFIT Components
1. Sealant Bottle
2. Deflation Button
3. Pressure Gauge
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 283
4. Power Button
5. Mode Select Knob
6. Sealant Hose (Clear)
7. Air Pump Hose (Black)
8. Power Plug (located on bottom side of TIREFIT Kit)
Using The Mode Select Knob And Hoses
Your TIREFIT kit is equipped with the following symbols
to indicate the air or sealant mode.
Selecting Air Mode
Selecting Sealant Mode
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and
turn to this position to inject the TIREFIT Sealant and to inflate the tire. Use
the Sealant Hose (clear hose) (6) when
selecting this mode.
Using The Power Button
Push and release the Power Button (4) once to
turn On the TIREFIT kit. Push and release the
Power Button (4) again to turn Off the TIREFIT
kit.
Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to
this position for air pump operation only. Use Using The Deflation Button
the Black Air Pump Hose (7) when selecting
Press the Deflation Button (2) to reduce the air
this mode.
pressure in the tire if it becomes over-inflated.
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TIREFIT Usage Precautions
the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the
sealant dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly
discarded.
• Using the TIREFIT sealant may cause the Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS) to become inoperable. It is
recommended that you take your vehicle to an autho- • For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem
rized dealer to have the sensor function checked.
on the wheel is free of debris before connecting the
TIREFIT kit.
• Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant
Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed at the • You can use the TIREFIT air pump to inflate bicycle
lower right hand corner on the bottle label) to assure
tires. The kit also comes with two needles, located in
optimum operation of the system. Refer to “Sealing a
the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of
Tire with TIREFIT” section (F) “Sealant Bottle and
the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar
Hose Replacement.”
inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump Hose
(7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in the
• The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one
Air Mode when inflating such items to avoid injecting
tire application use and need to be replaced after each
sealant into them. The TIREFIT Sealant is only inuse. Always replace these components immediately at
tended to seal punctures less than ¼” (6 mm) diameter
your original equipment vehicle dealer.
in the tread of your vehicle.
• When the TIREFIT sealant is in a liquid form, clean
• Do not lift or carry the TIREFIT kit by the hoses.
water, and a damp cloth will remove the material from
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to seal a tire on the side of the
vehicle closest to traffic. Pull far enough off the
road to avoid the danger of being hit when using
the TIREFIT kit.
• Do not use TIREFIT or drive the vehicle under the
following circumstances:
– If the puncture in the tire tread is approximately
1/4” (6 mm) or larger.
– If the tire has any sidewall damage.
– If the tire has any damage from driving with
extremely low tire pressure.
– If the tire has any damage from driving on a flat
tire.
– If the wheel has any damage.
– If you are unsure of the condition of the tire or
the wheel.
• Keep TIREFIT away from open flames or heat
source.
• A loose TIREFIT kit thrown forward in a collision
or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the
vehicle. Always stow the TIREFIT kit in the place
provided. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you,
your passengers, and others around you.
• Take care not to allow the contents of TIREFIT to
come in contact with hair, eyes, or clothing. TIREFIT is harmful if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed
through the skin. It causes skin, eye, and respiratory irritation. Flush immediately with plenty of
water if there is any contact with eyes or skin.
Change clothing as soon as possible, if there is any
contact with clothing.
(Continued)
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• TIREFIT Sealant solution contains latex. In case of
an allergic reaction or rash, consult a physician
immediately. Keep TIREFIT out of reach of children. If swallowed, rinse mouth immediately with
plenty of water and drink plenty of water. Do not
induce vomiting! Consult a physician immediately.
Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT
(A) Whenever You Stop To Use TIREFIT:
1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s
Hazard Warning flashers.
kit when injecting the sealant into the deflated tire and
running the air pump. Move the vehicle as necessary
to place the valve stem in this position before proceeding.
3. Place the transmission in PARK (auto transmission) or
in Gear (manual transmission) and turn Off the ignition.
4. Set the parking brake.
(B) Setting Up To Use TIREFIT:
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the
Sealant Mode position.
2. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) and then remove the cap
2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the
from the fitting at the end of the hose.
deflated tire) is in a position that is near to the ground.
This will allow the TIREFIT Hoses (6) and (7) to reach 3. Place the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground next to the
deflated tire.
the valve stem and keep the TIREFIT kit flat on the
ground. This will provide the best positioning of the
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 287
4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in the
the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) onto the tire.
valve stem.
If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 – 10
5. Uncoil the Power Plug (8) and insert the plug into the seconds through the Sealant Hose (6):
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn Off the TIREFIT kit.
NOTE: Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or
nails) from the tire.
(C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated
Tire:
Disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the valve stem.
Make sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect
the Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the
Mode Select Knob (5) is in the Sealant Mode position
and not Air Mode. Press the Power Button (4) to turn
On the TIREFIT kit.
• Always start the engine before turning ON the TIREFIT kit.
2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt
power outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if
NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the
available. Make sure the engine is running before
parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL.
turning ON the TIREFIT kit.
• After pressing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white
fluid) will flow from the Sealant Bottle (1) through the 3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous
use. Call for assistance.
Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire.
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NOTE: If the Mode Select Knob (5) is on Air Mode and If the tire does not inflate to at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar)
the pump is operating, air will dispense from the Air pressure within 15 minutes:
Pump Hose (7) only, not the Sealant Hose (6).
• The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
Sealant Hose (6):
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Defla1. Continue to operate the pump until sealant is no tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recomlonger flowing through hose (typically takes 30 - 70 mended inflation pressure before continuing.
seconds). As the sealant flows through the Sealant If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at
Hose (6), the Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as 70 least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
psi (5 Bar). The Pressure Gauge (3) will decrease
quickly from approximately 70 psi (5 Bar) to the actual 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn off the TIREFIT kit.
tire pressure when the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty.
2. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the top of the
Sealant Bottle (1) and place the sticker on the instru2. The pump will start to inject air into the tire immediment panel.
ately after the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty. Continue to
operate the pump and inflate the tire to the pressure 3. Immediately disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the
indicated on the tire pressure label on the driver-side
valve stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of the
latch pillar (recommended pressure). Check the tire
hose, and place the TIREFIT kit in the vehicle storage
pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3).
location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vehicle.”
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 289
CAUTION!
WARNING!
• The metal end fitting from Power Plug (8) may get
hot after use, so it should be handled carefully.
• Failure to reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) can result in sealant contacting your skin, clothing, and the vehicle’s interior. It can also result in sealant contacting internal
TIREFIT kit components which may cause permanent damage to the kit.
TIREFIT is not a permanent flat tire repair. Have the
tire inspected and repaired or replaced after using
TIREFIT. Do not exceed 55 mph (90 km/h) until the
tire is repaired or replaced. Failure to follow this
warning can result in injuries that are serious or fatal
to you, your passengers, and others around you.
(D) Drive Vehicle:
(E) After Driving:
Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop
to Use TIREFIT” before continuing.
Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire,
1. Push in the Mode Select Knob (5) and turn to the Air
drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or 10 minutes to ensure
Mode position.
distribution of the TIREFIT Sealant within the tire. Do not
2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the
exceed 55 mph (90 km/h).
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
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3. Uncoil the Air Pump Hose (7) (black in color) and 2. Disconnect the TIREFIT kit from the valve stem,
screw the fitting at the end of hose (7) onto the valve
reinstall the cap on the valve stem and unplug from 12
stem.
Volt outlet.
4. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the Pressure 3. Place the TIREFIT kit in its proper storage area in the
Gauge (3).
vehicle.
4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the
earliest opportunity at an authorized dealer or tire
The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive
service center.
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
5. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6)
If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 Bar) or higher:
assembly at your authorized dealer as soon as pos1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn on TIREFIT and
sible. Refer to (F) “Sealant Bottle and Hose Replaceinflate the tire to the pressure indicated on the tire and
ment.”
loading information label on the driver-side door
NOTE: When having the tire serviced, advise the authoopening.
rized dealer or service center that the tire has been sealed
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Defla- using the TIREFIT service kit.
tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing.
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar):
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(F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement:
1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) (clear in color).
6. Verify that the cap is installed on the fitting at the end
of the Sealant Hose (6) and return the hose to its
storage area (located on the bottom of the air pump).
2. Locate the round Sealant Bottle release button in the
7. Return the TIREFIT kit to its storage location in the
recessed area under the sealant bottle.
vehicle.
3. Press the Sealant Bottle release button. The Sealant
Bottle (1) will pop up. Remove the bottle and dispose WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
of it accordingly.
Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure
4. Clean any remaining sealant from the TIREFIT hous- that the wheel is properly mounted to the vehicle. Any
time a wheel has been removed and reinstalled on the
ing.
vehicle the lug nuts/bolts should be torqued using a
5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so properly calibrated torque wrench.
that the Sealant Hose (6) aligns with the hose slot in
the front of the housing. Press the bottle into the
housing. An audible click will be heard indicating the
bottle is locked into place.
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Torque Specifications
Lug Nut/Bolt Torque
**Lug Nut/
Bolt Size
66 Ft-Lbs (90 N·m)
Steel Wheels Only
75 Ft-Lbs (100 N·m)
Aluminum Wheels
Only
M12 x 1.25
Lug Nut/
Bolt Socket
Size
17 mm
Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
**Use only Chrysler recommended lug nuts/bolts and
clean or remove any dirt or oil before tightening.
Wheel Mounting Surface
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Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
Torque Patterns
After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut/bolt torque to be
sure that all the lug nuts/bolts are properly seated
against the wheel.
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• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location
The jack and jack wrench tool are stowed in a bag under
the front driver’s seat.
Jack And Jack-Handle Location
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Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoiding ice or
slippery areas.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flashers.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever in REVERSE.
5. Turn Off the ignition.
Block both the front and rear of the
wheel diagonally opposite the jacking
position. For example, if changing the
right front tire, block the left rear
wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
while the vehicle is being jacked.
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Jacking Instructions
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flashers.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
(Continued)
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
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NOTE: There are front and rear jacking locations on each
side of the body (as indicated by the triangular lift point
symbol on the sill molding).
Jack Warning Label
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
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1. Remove the scissors jack and tool bag from under the
driver’s seat.
2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel bolts by turning
them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the
ground.
Front Jacking Location
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3. Turn the jack screw to the left until the jack can be
placed under the jacking location. Once the jack is
positioned, turn the jack screw to the right until the
jack head is properly engaged with the lift area closest
to the wheel to be changed.
Rear Jacking Location
Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is
securely engaged.
Jack Location
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 299
WARNING!
WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not fully tighten the wheel bolts until the vehicle
has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
4. Using the swivel wrench, raise the vehicle by turning 6. Install the wheel and wheel bolts with the cone shaped
the jack screw to the right. Raise the vehicle only until
end of the bolts toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is
bolts. To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the
obtained. Minimum tire lift provides maximum stabiljack, do not tighten the bolts fully until the vehicle has
ity.
been lowered.
5. Remove the wheel bolts and pull the wheel off the 7. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left.
hub. For vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels,
8. Finish tightening the bolts. Push down on the wrench
the center caps must be removed to remove the wheel
while tightening the wheel bolts. Alternate bolts until
bolts.
each bolt has been tightened twice. Refer to “Torque
Specifications” in this section for proper lug bolt
torque. If you doubt that you have tightened the bolts
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300 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
correctly, have them checked with a torque wrench by NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack,
follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
your authorized dealer or service station.
precautions.
9. Disassemble the jack and tools and place them in the
bag. Stow it under the driver’s seat and secure the bag
WARNING!
to the floor with the straps attached to the floor of the
vehicle.
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
10. Check the tire pressure as soon as possible. Correct It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
the tire pressure as required.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE
If your vehicle has a discharged battery, it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 301
Preparations For Jump-Start
The battery in your vehicle is located on the left side of
the engine compartment.
Battery Posts
1 — Positive Battery (+) Post (Covered With Protective
Cap)
2 — Negative Battery Post (-)
WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch
bands and bracelets that could make an inadvertent
electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
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302 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
1. Set the parking brake, shift the transmission into gear Jump-Starting Procedure
and turn the ignition to OFF/LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
3. Remove the protective cover over the positive (+)
battery post. To remove the cover pull upward on the
cover.
4. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 303
3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the 5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
battery.
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of
the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
the reverse sequence:
and the fuel injection system.
WARNING!
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-)
post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and
could result in personal injury. Only use the specific
ground point, do not use any other exposed metal
parts.
1. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
engine ground (-) of the vehicle with the discharged
battery.
2. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
3. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
4. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
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If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle, FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
you should have the battery and charging system in- If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it
spected at your authorized dealer.
can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
CAUTION!
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between 2nd gear
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets and REVERSE while gently pressing the accelerator. Use
draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not the least amount of accelerator pedal pressure that will
in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if maintain the rocking motion, without spinning the
plugged in long enough without engine operation, wheels or racing the engine.
the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to
degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from
starting.
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of clutch or transmission failure during
prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 305
NOTE: Press the #ESC Off# switch, to place the Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system in #Partial Off# mode,
before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake
Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further information. Once the vehicle has been freed, press the #ESC
Off# switch again to restore #ESC On# mode.
CAUTION!
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between 2nd gear and REVERSE, do not spin the
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission or clutch overheating and
failure. It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the
wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no
transmission shifting occurring).
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or
even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could
explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for
longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled
vehicle using a commercial wrecker service.
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheels OFF The Ground
NONE
Wheel Lift
Rear
Front
ALL
Flatbed
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
If transmission is operable:
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
• 65 mph (104 km/h) max speed
NOT ALLOWED
OK
BEST METHOD
Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
equipment designed for this purpose, following equip- vehicles under tow must be observed.
ment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 307
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) Manual Transmission
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
• Vehicle can be flat towed (all four wheels on the
position, not the ACC position.
ground) with the transmission in NEUTRAL.
CAUTION!
• DO NOT flat tow any disabled vehicle if condition
is related to a clutch, transmission or driveline
component. Damage to the drivetrain could result.
• Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage.
Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Vehicle can be towed with the front wheels elevated.
• Vehicle can be towed on a flatbed truck (all wheels off
the ground).
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe engine and/or transmission
damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
! ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO . . . .311
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
! ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . .312
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
! EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
! REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
! DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
! MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .315
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
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310 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
▫ Front Turn Signal, Parking And Daytime Running
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353
! FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
▫ Front Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
▫ Front/Rear Side Marker Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . .354
▫ Underhood Fuses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .348
▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Backup And Turn Signal
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
! VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
! REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
! BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
▫ Headlamps Low Beam and High Beam . . . . . .353
▫ Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL). . .355
! FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
! FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS . . .356
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 311
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO
7
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Engine Coolant Reservoir
Engine Oil Dipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Front Distribution Unit (Fuses)
5 — Battery
6 — Engine Oil Fill
7 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).” It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
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NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to
For states that require an Inspection and Maintestart this test over.
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not 2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
system is ready for testing.
of a normal bulb check.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II 3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
happen:
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replace• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
not proceed to the I/M station.
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
do the following:
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
not crank or start the engine.
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
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If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
use of parts which are not quality-equivalent to genuine
parts for maintenance and repairs will not be covered by
the manufacturer’s warranty.
DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
running.
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine parts for normal/scheduled maintenance
and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures caused by the
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 315
WARNING!
CAUTION!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized dealer or qualified
repair center.
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, or air conditioning. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
If a flush is needed because of component malfunction, use only the specified fluid for the flushing
procedure.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
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Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level
before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.
Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will
give you an incorrect reading.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground, and
about five minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut
off, will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
Maintain the oil level between the range markings on the
dipstick. The safe range is indicated by a crosshatch zone.
Adding 1 qt (1L) of oil when the reading is at the low end
of the indicated range will result in the oil level at the full
end of the indicator range.
CAUTION!
Do not overfill the engine with oil. Overfilling the
engine with oil will cause oil aeration, which can
lead to loss of oil pressure and an increase in oil
temperature. This loss of oil pressure and increased
oil temperature could damage your engine.
Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve
months, whichever occurs first.
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engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informaFor best performance and maximum protection for turtion.
bocharged engines under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer recommends synthetic engine Materials Added To Engine Oil
oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of
Do not add any supplemental materials, other than leak
Chrysler Material Standard MS-12991.
detection dyes, to the engine oil. Engine oil is an engiEngine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
neered product and its performance may be impaired by
SAE 5W-40 full synthetic engine oil is recommended for supplemental additives.
Engine Oil Selection
all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy.
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certi- oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade num- indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
ber should not be used.
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
your area.
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Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
at every engine oil change.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The
quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only
high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
service. MOPAR® engine oil filters are high quality oil
filters and are recommended.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
maintenance intervals.
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recommended.
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Maintenance-Free Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that
should not be disconnected and should only be
replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).
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CAUTION!
• It is essential when replacing the cables on the
battery that the positive cable is attached to the
positive post and the negative cable is attached to
the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive
(+) and negative (-) and are identified on the
battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the
terminal posts and free of corrosion.
• If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the
vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not
use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage.
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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WARNING!
• Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants
approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are
flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other
unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the
system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to
Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD,
for further warranty information.
• The air conditioning system contains refrigerant
under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal
injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant
or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected
should be done by an experienced technician.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealer or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
PAG compressor oil and refrigerants.
A/C Air Filter
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WARNING!
Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is
operating or personal injury may result.
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The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet on the 2. Pull the console closeout cover rearward to disengage
lower right of center console. Perform the following
the front retaining tab and remove the cover.
procedure to replace the filter:
1. Remove the T20 Torx® screw that secures the passenger side console closeout cover.
Console Closeout panel
3. Remove the two 5.5mm screws (1 and 2) that secure
the particulate air filter cover to the HVAC housing.
T20 Torx® screw
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Air Filter Cover Screw Locations
A/C Air Filter
4. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of 5. Install the A/C air filter with the air filter position
the housing. Take note of the air filter position indicaindicators pointing in the same direction as removal.
tors.
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CAUTION!
The A/C air filter is identified with an arrow to
indicate airflow direction through the filter. Failure
to properly install the filter will result in the need to
replace it more often.
be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating
excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular
attention should also be given to hood latching components to ensure proper function. When performing other
underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism
and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR®
maintenance intervals.
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
6. Install the passenger side console closeout.
Body Lubrication
Windshield Wiper Blades
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the
application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
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Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as neces- 1 — Wiper Arm
sary.
2 — Pivot Cap
Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
NOTE: The rear wiper arm cannot be raised fully up1. Lift the pivot cap on the rear wiper arm upward, this ward unless the pivot cap is raised first.
will allow the rear wiper blade to be raised off of the
2. Lift the rear wiper arm upward to raise the wiper
liftgate glass.
blade off of the liftgate glass.
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3. Grab the bottom of the wiper blade and rotate it 4. Install the wiper blade pivot pin into the wiper blade
forward to unsnap the blade pivot pin from the wiper
holder at the end of the wiper arm, and firmly press
blade holder.
the wiper blade until it snaps into place.
5. Lower the wiper blade and snap the pivot cap into
place.
Adding Washer Fluid
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the
engine compartment, and the fluid level should be
checked at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not engine coolant/ antifreeze).
Refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for further information.
1
2
3
4
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Wiper Blade
Blade Pivot Pin
Wiper Arm
Wiper Blade Holder
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
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WARNING! (Continued)
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
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CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
damage.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
against you.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter dam- Cooling System
age:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at any time the ignition
switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had
time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system
pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
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Coolant Checks
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the condenser.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush, And Refill
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains
visible sediment, have an authorized dealer clean and
flush with OAT coolant (antifreeze) (conforming to MS12106).
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
NOTE: Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
needed to be added to the system please contact your
local authorized dealer.
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, the cooling system will
need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with fresh
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106), by an
authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
(Continued)
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) that
allows extended maintenance intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000
miles (240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that
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you use the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) throughout the life of your vehicle.
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
engine cooling system.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to mainthat meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Stan- tain the proper level of protection against freezing acdard MS-12106. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze): cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
the vehicle is operated.
• We recommend using MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive NOTE:
Technology) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
Material Standard MS-12106.
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Stanneeded to be added to the system please contact your
dard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concenlocal authorized dealer.
trations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
• Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recom−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
mended and can result in cooling system damage. If
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionHOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
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have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with
OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) as soon as
possible.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze) and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) remains pressurized.
The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
WARNING!
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution.
Never add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the
engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the
cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes
pressure to build up in the cooling system. To
prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
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As long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once a
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
month.
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by ani- maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
mals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
Points To Remember
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
spills immediately.
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is norCoolant Level
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
The coolant expansion bottle provides a quick visual humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vapormethod for determining that the coolant level is ad- ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
equate. With the engine off and cold, the level of the coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
engine coolant (antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the bottom and top lines marked “COLD FILL If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
RANGE”.
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
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• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in
condenser clean.
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
expansion bottle must also be protected against freezoperation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ing.
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emisrequired, the cooling system should be pressure tested
sions.
for leaks.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to MS12106) and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of your engine which contains aluminum components.
• Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
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WARNING!
when the pads are replaced. However, low fluid level
may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be needed.
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. Riding the brakes may also
reduce braking capacity in an emergency.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission, the brake fluid reservoir supplies fluid to both
the brake system and the clutch release system. The two
systems are separated in the reservoir, and a leak in one
system will not affect the other system. The manual
transmission clutch release system should not require
fluid replacement during the life of the vehicle. If the
Brake Master Cylinder
brake fluid reservoir is low and the brake system does
The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked not indicate any leaks or other problems, it may be a
when performing under hood services, or immediately if result of a leak in the hydraulic clutch release system. See
the “Brake Warning Light” is on.
your local authorized dealer for service.
Be sure to clean the top of the master cylinder area before Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Reremoving the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the fer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Mainfluid level up to the requirements described on the brake taining Your Vehicle” for further information.
fluid reservoir. Fluid level can be expected to fall as the
brake pads wear. The brake fluid level should be checked
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also identified on the
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has
been in a tightly closed container. Keep the master
cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
• Do not allow petroleum-based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
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CAUTION!
Use of improper brake fluids will affect overall
clutch system performance. Improper brake fluids
may damage the clutch system resulting in loss of
clutch function and the ability to shift the transmission.
Manual Transmission
Lubricant Selection
Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
Frequency Of Fluid Change
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of
the vehicle. Fluid changes are not necessary unless lubricant has become contaminated with water.
NOTE: If contaminated with water, the fluid should be
changed immediately.
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Use only the manufacturers recommended transmission
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
Fluid Level Check
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug. The fluid trees and road surfaces during other seasons are highly
level should be between the bottom of the fill hole and a corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
point not more than 3/16 in (4.7 mm) below the bottom which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
of the hole.
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
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hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will Washing
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and under- • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vebody protection.
hicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
clear water.
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
resistance built into your vehicle.
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug
What Causes Corrosion?
and Tar Remover to remove.
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR®
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
The most common causes are:
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
• Stone and gravel impact.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder that will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 274
kPa) can result in damage or removal of paint and
decals.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
packaged and sealed.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and • Use MOPAR® Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as
open.
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
Special Care
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Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor
Chrome wheels DO NOT USE wheel cleaners, abrasives
or polishing compounds. They will permanently damage
this finish and such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty. USE ONLY MILD SOAP AND
WATER WITH A SOFT CLOTH. Used on a regular basis
this is all that is required to maintain this finish.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If
Equipped
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner:
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
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• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean, or a Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
and MOPAR® Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather
protectants on Stain Repel products.
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not
Interior Care
required to maintain the original condition.
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
carpeting.
WARNING!
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
MOPAR® Total Clean is specifically recommended for
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.
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CAUTION!
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
Cleaning Headlights
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may
less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights. scratch the elements.
Do not use Alcohol and Alcohol-based and/or Keton
based cleaning products to clean leather seats, as
damage to the seat may result.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and directly on the mirror.
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To Instrument Panel Cover
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution folThe instrument panel cover has a low glare surface which
lowed by rinsing.
minimizes reflections on the windshield. Do not use
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel protectants or other products which may cause undesirwool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
able reflections. Use soap and warm water to restore the
low glare surface.
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Instrument Panel Bezels
CAUTION!
When installing hanging air fresheners in your vehicle, read the installation instructions carefully.
Some air fresheners will damage the finish of
painted or decorated parts if allowed to directly
contact any surface.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
rag.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
buckles do not work properly.
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FUSES
Interior Fuses
WARNING!
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an appropriate replacement fuse with the same amp rating as
the original fuse. Never replace a fuse with another
fuse of higher amp rating. Never replace a blown
fuse with metal wires or any other material. Failure
to use proper fuses may result in serious personal
injury, fire and/or property damage.
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition
is off and that all the other services are switched off
and/or disengaged.
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air
bag system, braking system), power unit systems
(engine system, gearbox system) or steering system
blows, contact an authorized dealer.
The interior fuse panel is part of the Body Control
Module (BCM) and is located on the driver’s side under
the instrument panel.
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Fuse Panel
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1
2
Vehicle Fuse
Number
F12
F32
7.5 Amp Brown
5 Amp Tan
3
4
5
F53
F38
F36
5 Amp Tan
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
6
7
8
9
F43
F48
F13
F50
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
7.5 Amp Brown
7.5 Amp Brown
Cavity
Mini Fuse
Description
Right Low Beam
Front and Rear Ceiling Lights Trunk and
Door Courtesy Lights
Instrument Panel Node
Central Door Locking
Diagnostic Socket, Car Radio, Climate Control System
Bi-Directional Washer
Passenger Power Window
Left Low Beam, Headlamp Leveling
Airbag
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Mini Fuse
Description
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Vehicle Fuse
Number
F51
5 Amp Tan
11
12
F37
F49
5 Amp Tan
5 Amp Tan
13
14
F31
F47
5 Amp Tan
20 Amp Yellow
Car Radio Switch, Climate Control System,
Stop Light, Clutch
Stop Light Switch, Instrument Panel Node
Exterior Mirror, GPS, Electric Mirror, Parking
Sensor
Ignition, Climate Control
Driver Power Window
Cavity
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Underhood Fuses
The Front Distribution Unit is located on the right side of
the engine compartment, next to the battery. To access the
fuses, press the release tabs and remove the cover.
Front Distribution Unit
The ID number of the electrical component corresponding to each fuse can be found on the back of the cover.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 349
Cavity
F01
F02
F03
F04
F05
F06
F06
F07
F08
F09
F10
F11
F11
F14
F15
Maxi Fuse
60 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
40 Amp Orange
70 Amp Tan
20 Amp Yellow
30 Amp Green
40 Amp Orange
30 Amp Green
Mini Fuse
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
5 Amp Tan
15 Amp Blue
Description
Body Controller
Audio Amplifier
Ignition Switch
Anti-Lock Brake Pump
Electric Power Steering
Radiator Fan - Single Speed
Radiator Fan - Low Speed
Radiator Fan - High Speed
Blower Motor
Powertrain
Horn
Powertrain
Powertrain (Multiair – If Equipped)
High beam (Shutter)
Cigar Lighter
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Cavity
F16
F17
F17
F18
F18
F19
F20
F21
F22
F23
F24
F30
F82
F83
F84
Maxi Fuse
Mini Fuse
7.5 Amp Brown
25 Amp White
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
5 Amp Tan
7.5 Amp Brown
15 Amp Blue
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
7.5 Amp Brown
15 Amp Blue
30 Amp Green
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
Description
Transmission
Powertrain (Multiair – If Equipped)
Powertrain
Powertrain
Powertrain (Multiair – If Equipped)
Air Conditioning
Heated Seats – If Equipped
Fuel Pump
Powertrain
Anti-Lock Brake Valves
Stability Control System
Fog Lamps
Sunroof/Convertible Top
Cooling Pump – If Equipped
Transmission
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Cavity
F85
F87
F90
Maxi Fuse
30 Amp Blue (ATO)
Mini Fuse
5 Amp Tan
5 Amp Tan
VEHICLE STORAGE
Description
Rear Defroster
Rear Defroster
Heated Mirrors – If Equipped
REPLACEMENT BULBS
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21
days, you may want to take these steps to protect your Interior Bulbs
battery.
Overhead Lamp
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of Courtesy Lamp
service (e.g., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
Bulb Number
C5W
W5W
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Exterior Bulbs
Front Low and High
Beam Headlamp
Front Parking/Daytime
Running Lamps
Front Fog Lamps
Front Side Marker Lamps
Front Turn Signal Lamps
Side Direction Lamps
Rear Turn Signal Lamps
Rear Side Marker Lamps
Rear Tail and Stop
Lamps
Rear Backup Lamps
Bulb Number
HIR2
W21/5W
H11
W3W
WY21W
W5W
PY21W
W3W
PY21W/5W
W16W
Center High Mounted
Stop Lamp
License Plate Lamps
Bulb Number
W5W
LED (See Authorized
dealer)
NOTE: Numbers refer to commercial bulb types that
can be purchased from your authorized dealer.
If a bulb needs to be replaced, visit your authorized
dealer or refer to the applicable Service Manual.
BULB REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
accelerate the clearing process.
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Headlamps Low Beam and High Beam
1. Remove the plastic cap from the back of the headlamp
housing.
2. Rotate the bulb counter-clockwise.
3. Remove the bulb and replace as needed.
4. Install the bulb and rotate clockwise to lock in place.
5. Reinstall the plastic cap.
Front Turn Signal, Parking And Daytime Running
Lamps
1. Turn the steering wheel completely to the left or right.
2. Open the wheel housing access door.
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Wheel Housing Access Door
3. Remove the plastic cap from the back of the lamp
housing.
4. Rotate bulb/socket counter-clockwise.
5. Remove the bulb and replace as needed.
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6. Install the bulb into socket, and rotate bulb/socket Rear Tail, Stop, Backup And Turn Signal Lamps
clockwise into lamp locking it in place.
1. Open the liftgate.
7. Reinstall the plastic cap.
2. Remove the two screws and remove the tail lamp
Front Fog Lamps
assembly.
To replace the front fog lights, see your authorized dealer.
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamps
1. Remove portion of the wheel liner to allow hand
access to side marker lamp.
2. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise, and remove
the bulb and socket assembly from the housing.
3. Pull the bulb from the socket and insert the replacement bulb.
4. Install the bulb and socket assembly into the housing,
and rotate the socket clockwise to lock it in place.
5. Reinstall the wheel liner.
Tail Lamp Assembly Screws
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3. Remove the four screws (using a T20 driver) and 2.
separate the backplate from the lamp housing.
3.
4. Remove the tail, stop, or turn signal bulbs by pushing
4.
them slightly and turning counter-clockwise.
5.
5. Remove the backup lamp bulb by pulling straight out.
6. Replace lamps as required and reinstall lamp.
Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
1. Remove the two guard caps and the two fastening
screws.
Remove the center high mounted stop lamp assembly.
Disconnect the electric connector.
Press the retaining device and open the bulb holder.
Remove the snap-fitted bulb to be replaced and replace it.
6. Close the back cap locking it properly.
7. Reinstall the two fastening screws and reinstall the
guard caps.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
Fuel (Approximate)
Engine Oil with Filter
1.4 Liter Turbo Engine
Cooling System
1.4 Liter Turbo Engine (MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula)
U.S.
10.5 Gallons
Metric
40 Liters
4 Quarts
3.8 Liters
4.6 Quarts
4.4 Liters
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000
Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology) meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106.
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Component
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-40 Full Synthetic Engine
Oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12991.
Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade.
We recommend you use a MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.026 in [0.65mm]).
87 Octane Acceptable – 91 Octane Recommended.
Chassis
Component
Manual Transmission
Brake Master Cylinder
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® C635 DDCT/MTX Transmission Fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR® DOT 3, SAE J1703. If DOT 3, SAE
J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
! MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . .360
▫ Maintenance Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362
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360 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Severe Duty All Models
Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change Change Engine Oil at 4000 miles (6,500 km) if the vehicle
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will is operated in a dusty and off road environment. This
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty
scheduled maintenance.
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
• Check engine oil level
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions • Check windshield washer fluid level
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will • Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage
influence when the “Change Oil” message is displayed.
Severe Operating Conditions can cause the change oil • Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km)
master cylinder, and transmission as needed
since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights
possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever comes first.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 361
Required Maintenance Intervals.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for required maintenance.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change oil and filter.
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required.
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and
hoses.
• Inspect exhaust system.
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions.
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362 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
Or Years:
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Or Kilometers:
32,000
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Maintenance Chart
Additional Inspections
Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, boot seals,
and replace if necessary.
Inspect brake linings, replace if needed.
Inspect parking brake function, adjust as necessary.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
20,000
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
Or Years:
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Or Kilometers:
32,000
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 363
Additional Maintenance
Replace cabin/air conditioning filter.
Clean and lube sun roof tracks.
Replace engine air filter.
Replace the spark plugs. **
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 10 years or
150,000 miles (240,000 km) whichever comes first.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
Replace the timing belt.
X
X
X
X
X
X
** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
yearly intervals do not apply.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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364 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and
effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
! SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
! WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . .
YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
! REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .366
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C. .
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
.369
.369
.369
.370
! PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .370
! IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366 ! DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
▫ FIAT CUSTOMER CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
▫ FIAT CANADA CUSTOMER CENTER . . . . . .367
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
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366 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 367
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and • Authorized dealer name
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
correctly and in a timely manner.
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- FIAT CUSTOMER CENTER
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004 Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004 Phone:
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the 1–800–423–6343
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer. FIAT CANADA CUSTOMER CENTER
They want to know if you need assistance.
P.O. Box 1621 Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6 Phone: 1–800–
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the con- 465–2001 (English) Phone: 1–800–387–9983 (French)
cern, you may contact the manufacturer’s customer
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
center.
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenTo assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
ter should include the following information:
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommuni• Owner’s name and address
cation Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
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368 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Service Contract
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle contract documents, and contact the person listed in
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected those documents.
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
have any questions about the service contract, call the
concerns.
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1-800-855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 369
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.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
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
WARRANTY INFORMATION
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the individual problems between you, your authorized
DVD, for the terms and provisions of FIAT Group dealer, and the manufacturer.
Automobiles warranties applicable to this vehicle and
market.
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To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153),
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building,
Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://
www.safercar.gov.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should contact Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
roadsafety/
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are accepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
Service Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in
diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing FIAT Group Automobiles
vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 371
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshooting and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
Owner’s Manuals
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with specific FIAT Group Automobiles vehicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency and
maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities and safety tips.
• Call toll free at:
1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
Or
• Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
www.techauthority.com
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
your vehicle.
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
requirements in addition to these grades.
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Treadwear
Traction Grades
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 373
Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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376 INDEX
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .331
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .318
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Air Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Automatic Dimming Mirror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .208
Automatic Transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .18
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
INDEX 377
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . .356
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Caps, Filler
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
CD (Compact Disc) Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .149
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) . . . . . . . . . .199
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
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Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . .
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) .
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . .
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.356
.329
.331
.330
.334
.330
.334
.333
.333
.330
.338
.146
.135
.366
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Electric Remote Mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .120
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .156
Emergency, In Case of
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
INDEX 379
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .312
Engine
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Flashers
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
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Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . .356
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Cutoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Filler Door (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Fueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Gauges
Coolant Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
General Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
Hazard
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
INDEX 381
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Heated Mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Heated Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Instrument Panel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .343
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342
Interior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
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Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
Key-In Reminder . . . . . .
Key, Replacement . . . . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
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Jacking Instructions .
Jack Location . . . . .
Jack Operation . . . .
Jump Starting . . . . .
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Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
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382 INDEX
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .149
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Liftgate (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .149
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .147
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152
Voltage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Wait to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .144
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352 Loading Vehicle
Engine Temperature Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Locks
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
INDEX 383
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291 Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Maintenance, General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine). . . . . . .149 Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370 Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225 Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Frequency of Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338 Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338 Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336 Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Media Hub. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Automatic Dimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
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Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .250
Power
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .131
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .357
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Radio Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Rear Liftgate (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Release, Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
INDEX 385
Power Convertible Top Function . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .200
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .314
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263 Seat Belts (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369 Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Safety, Exhaust Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243 Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .360 Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . .149
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344 Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Shift Speeds, Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
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Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Specifications
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156
Sport Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .200
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .39
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .155
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .208
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . . .250
TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
INDEX 387
General Information . . . . . . . . .
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . .
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . .
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . .
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . .
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.243
.108
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276
Transaxle
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .18
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) Connector . . . .199
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Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270 Water
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .341
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251 Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Wait to Start Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144 Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .144 Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Washer
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .324
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING
EQUIPMENT
Special design considerations are incorporated into this
vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio
frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone
equipment must be installed properly by trained personnel. The following must be observed during installation.
The positive power connection should be made directly
to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
The negative power connection should be made to body
sheet metal adjacent to the negative battery connection.
This connection should not be fused.
Antennas for two-way radios should be mounted on the
roof or the rear area of the vehicle. Care should be used
in mounting antennas with magnet bases. Magnets may
affect the accuracy or operation of the compass on
vehicles so equipped.
The antenna cable should be as short as practical and
routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use
only fully shielded coaxial cable.
Carefully match the antenna and cable to the radio to
ensure a low Standing Wave Ratio (SWR).
Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than
normal may require special precautions.
All installations should be checked for possible interference between the communications equipment and the
vehicle’s electronic systems.
2014 FIAT 500 ABARTH
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
14FX24-126-AC
Third Edition Rev 1
Printed in U.S.A.
FIAT 500 ABARTH
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