2013 SRT Viper Owner`s Manual

2013 SRT Viper Owner`s Manual
2013 Viper
2013
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
13ZD-126-AA
First Edition Rev 1
Printed in U.S.A.
Viper
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name
Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the
name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking
driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
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.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your
perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower,
and your judgment is impaired when you have been
drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2012 Chrysler Group LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327
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INTRODUCTION
CONTENTS
䡵 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .6
䡵 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 䡵 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .7
䡵 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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4 INTRODUCTION
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techCongratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
nicians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfacLLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
tion.
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
INTRODUCTION
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
contains a complete listing of all subjects.
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of the
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
this Owner’s Manual:
INTRODUCTION 5
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
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 on the left
front corner of the instrument panel and is visible from
Vehicle Identification Number
outside the vehicle through the windshield. This number NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
also appears on the Automobile Information Disclosure
Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the vehicle
registration, and the title.
INTRODUCTION 7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
WARNING!
Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could
seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and
may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or
death.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Ignition Or Accessory On Message . . . . . . . . . .14 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .20
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
▫ To Unlock The Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ To Unlatch The Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM . . . . . . .18
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .23
▫ Rearming of the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .23
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▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
▫ Auto-Down Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ AUTO-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Reset Auto-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
䡵 LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .39
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped . . . . . . .42
▫ Seat Belts and Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Driver And Passenger Supplemental Restraint
System (SRS) — Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .48
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
䡵 BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . . . . . . . .67
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䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
▫ Transporting Passengers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition with
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) the push of a button, as long as the Remote Keyless Entry
transmitter and a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN).
(RKE) transmitter is in the passenger compartment.
The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating
positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate
This vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™
when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and
feature, (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go⬙ in ⬙Things To ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further informa- RUN will illuminate.
tion).
NOTE: In case the ignition does not change with the
push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
have a low or dead battery.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature
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Key Fob
The Key Fob also contains the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in
the rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle hatch
should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
on the back of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb
and then pull the key out with your other hand.
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
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Ignition Or Accessory On Message
Opening the driver’s door when the ignition is in ACC or
ON (engine not running), a chime will sound to remind
you to cycle the ignition to OFF. In addition to the chime,
the ignition or accessory on message will display in the
cluster.
NOTE: With the Uconnect® system, the power window
switches, radio and power outlets will remain active for
up to 10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF
position. Opening either front door will cancel this
feature. The time for this feature is programmable. Refer
Emergency Key Removal
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your InstruNOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key ment Panel” for further information.
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the Key Fob from vehicle, cycle the ignition
OFF and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle
unattended.
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.
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The system uses a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter, a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) and a
RF receiver to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.
Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle.
After cycling the ignition to the ON/RUN position, the
Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a
bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it
indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In
addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check,
it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start
the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the
engine being shut off after two seconds.
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
Replacement Keys
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible by an authorized dealer.
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CAUTION!
• Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
always remember to place the ignition in the OFF
position.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authorized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a
blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob
is one that has never been programmed.
NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an
authorized dealer.
Customer Key Programming
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
performed at an authorized dealer.
General Information
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules Part 15
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is
subject to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
• This device must accept any interference that may be
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM
The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the doors, liftgate,
and hood for unauthorized entry and the ignition for
unauthorized operation. If something triggers the alarm,
the Vehicle Security Alarm will prevent the vehicle from
starting. It will also sound the horn and flash the park
lights, and taillights.
Rearming of the System
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
vehicle:
Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch with
the driver and/or passenger door open.
Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
3. If any doors are open, close them.
Entering The Liftgate With The System Armed
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn off the NOTE: Using the key to open the liftgate while the
horn after three minutes, turn off all of the visual signals Vehicle Security Alarm is armed will trigger the alarm.
(flashing lights) after 15 minutes, and then rearm itself. Press the LIFTGATE release button on the RKE transmitter twice to allow access without triggering the alarm or
To Arm The System
having to disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. Then,
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
within 30 seconds, open the liftgate by using the key
1. Make sure the vehicle ignition system is the ⬙OFF⬙ cylinder or the LIFTGATE release switch located in the
exterior liftgate handle.
position.
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system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
the following methods:
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
To Disarm The System
• Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
position:
• Press the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
NOTE:
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
Tamper Alert
• The liftgate key cylinder cannot arm or disarm the
If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
Vehicle Security Alarm.
your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior exterior lights will blink three times when you disarm the
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for tampering.
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the
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The interior lights will turn on and remain on for about
four seconds and then fade to off if a door is opened
The Electronic Immobilization system prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The using the inside door handle.
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation NOTE: None of the courtesy lights will operate if the
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked dimmer control is in the “defeat” position (extreme
or unlocked.
downward position), unless the overhead map/reading
lights are turned on manually.
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
The interior lights will turn on whenever a door is REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
opened or the liftgate is opened and the dimmer switch is The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors
not in the defeat position.
and liftgate, or activate the Panic Alarm from distances
The interior lights will turn on, remain on for approxi- up to approximately 200 ft (60 m) using a hand-held Key
mately 30 seconds, and then fade to off if any of the Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not
need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
following occur:
Electronic Immobilization System
• A door is opened using the outside door handle and
then closed.
• A door is unlocked using the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
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“Uconnect® Access Programmable Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/Both Doors First
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Access Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Access Settings” in
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice to
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inunlock both doors and the liftgate. The park lights and
formation.
turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the signal
and the illuminated entry system will turn on. refer to
Key Fob With RKE Transmitter
To Unlock The Doors
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To Lock The Doors
Using The Panic Alarm
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock the doors. The horn will chirp once and the
park lights and turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the signal.
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will
turn on.
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
turned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
refer to “Uconnect® Access Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph
(24 km/h) or greater.
NOTE: The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the
ignition switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while
Press the LIFTGATE button on the RKE transmitter two the Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
times within five seconds to unlatch the liftgate.
and horn will remain on.
To Unlatch The Liftgate
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2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade
screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
performed at an authorized dealer.
the seal during removal.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
Programming Additional Transmitters
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch on the back of the RKE transmitter sideways
with your thumb and then pull the key out with your
other hand.
Emergency Key Removal
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3. Remove the battery by turning the back cover over If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
(battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a distance, check for these two conditions:
solid surface such as a table or similar, then replace the
1. Closeness to a radio transmitter, such as a radio station
battery. When replacing the battery, match the + sign on
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
the battery to the + sign on the inside of the battery clip,
radios can affect transmitter operation. To verify if this
located on the back cover. Avoid touching the new battery
is the cause, move the vehicle to another area and test
with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioraRKE transmitter operation.
tion. If you touch a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
2. The RKE transmitter may become “out of sync” and
4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
will no longer function if operated more than 255
halves together.
times while out of range of the vehicle (23 ft or 7 m) or
if operated while the vehicle battery is dead or disconGeneral Information
nected. To “synchronize” the RKE transmitter, cycle
This RKE transmitter complies with FCC rules Part 15.
the ignition to the OFF position. Close the hood and all
Operation is subject to the following conditions:
doors. Press both buttons on the RKE transmitter for
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
about 10 seconds. The horn will chirp once to acknowledge the signal. Normal RKE transmitter opera2. This device must accept any interference that may be
tion should resume.
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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3. The RKE transmitter battery may be weak or dead.
The expected life of the battery is a minimum of three
years.
DOOR LOCKS
WARNING!
• Do not touch the exhaust pipe sill covers when
entering or exiting your vehicle. They can be hot
enough to burn you. Observe the warning labels on
each door closure panel.
• For personal security in the event of an collision,
lock the vehicle doors as you drive as well as when
you park and leave the vehicle.
• When leaving the vehicle, always cycle the ignition
to the OFF position lock, and lock your vehicle.
Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause
severe personal injuries and death.
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
injured seriously or fatally. Don’t leave the ignition
in the ON position. A child could operate power
windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
Power Door Locks
A power door lock switch is on each door trim panel. Use
this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
WARNING!
• For personal security and safety in the event of a
collision, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/
RUN mode. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
Power Door Lock Switch
If you press the power door lock switch while the
ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN position, and any
front door is open, the power locks will not operate. This
prevents you from accidentally locking the Key Fob in
the vehicle. Cycling the ignition to the OFF position or
closing the door will allow the locks to operate. If a door
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is open, and the ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN 2. The driver door is opened.
position, a chime will sound as a reminder to remove the
3. The doors were not previously unlocked.
Key Fob.
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
Automatic Door Locks
To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® SetThe auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
tings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
further information.
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 5 mph (8 km/h). The
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
in accordance with local laws.
authorized dealer for service.
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with
power door locks if:
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is enabled.
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There are single window controls on the passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door window.
Power Windows
The window controls will operate only when the ignition
The window controls on the driver’s door control both of is in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
the door windows.
The power window switches will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF position.
Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The
time is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Access Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
WINDOWS
WARNING!
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and do
not let children play with power windows. Do not
leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and do not
leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Power Window Switches
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WARNING! (Continued)
in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by
the windows while operating the power window
switches. Such entrapment may result in serious
injury or death.
AUTO-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection — If
Equipped
Lift the window switch to the second detent, release, and
the window will go up automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
AUTO-up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
the first detent and release it when you want the window
Both power window switches have an AUTO-down to stop.
feature. Press the window switch to the second detent,
NOTE:
release, and the window will go down automatically.
Auto-Down Feature
To open the window part way, press the window switch • If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back
to the first detent and release it when you want the
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window
window to stop.
switch again to close the window.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the AUTO-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
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• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger 2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
detent to open the window completely and continue
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autoto hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the
after the window is fully open.
first detent and hold to close the window manually.
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
Reset Auto-Up
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
1. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
LIFTGATE
The liftgate can be unlocked or locked by the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, the manual lock cylinder located on the rear panel or by activating either of the
power door lock switches located on the door trim
panels.
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Once unlocked, the liftgate can be opened or closed. To
open the liftgate, press the LIFTGATE RELEASE switch
located under the right side of the tail panel, which is
located below the liftgate, then pull the liftgate open with
one fluid motion.
Rear Panel Manual Lock Cylinder
To unlock the liftgate with the RKE transmitter, press the
LIFTGATE button on the RKE transmitter two times.
Pull Up On The Liftgate
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NOTE: The liftgate release switch will be ignored under
the following conditions:
• When the ignition is in ON/RUN and the parking
brake is not set.
• When vehicle speed is not 0 mph (0 km/h).
• When all doors are locked (except for RKE transmitter
liftgate access). Refer to “Entering the Liftgate with the
System Armed — Coupe” under “Security Alarm
System” for additional information.
WARNING!
• Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous
exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your
passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep
the liftgate closed when you are operating the
vehicle.
• If you are required to drive with the liftgate open,
make sure that all windows are closed, and the
climate control blower switch is set at high speed.
Do not use the recirculation mode.
The liftgate ajar icon will illuminate in the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) when the liftgate is Gas props support the liftgate in the open position.
However, because the gas pressure drops with temperaopen.
ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when
opening the liftgate in cold weather.
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OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
out and then adjusting the belt to the desired length to
restrain a child seat or secure a large item in a seat —
if equipped
If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating
seat belts, the seat belts or tether anchor feature also can
positions
be used to hold infant and child restraint systems. For
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passen- more information on the tether anchor, refer to Child
ger
Restraint Tether Anchor.
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering NOTE: The Advanced Front Air bags have a multistage
wheel
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
severity and type of collision.
• Seat belts incorporate pretensioners to enhance occuPlease pay close attention to the information in this
pant protection by managing occupant energy during
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
an impact event — if equipped
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
• Passenger side seatbelt incorporates an Automatic possible.
Locking Retractor (ALR), which locks the seat belt
webbing into position by extending the belt all the way
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WARNING!
In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled
up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other
passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle.
Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are
buckled up properly.
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
Each seat belt is a combined lap/shoulder belt system.
The belt webbing retractor will lock only during very
sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the shoulder
portion of the belt to move freely with you under normal
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even conditions. However, in an collision, the belt will lock
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the vehicle
and cause an collision that includes you. This can happen or being thrown out of the vehicle.
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 an collision.
Some of the worst injuries happen when people are
thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the force of a collision they best.
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place can make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions wear
you seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in an collision, hurting one another badly.
Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more
than one person, no matter what their size.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
3. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary
to make the belt go around your lap.
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
4. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
2. The seat belt latch plate is located at the side of your
seat back. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt.
Latch Plate To Buckle
Latch Plate
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will
not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride
too high on your body, possibly causing internal
injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle
nearest you.
• A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop, you could move too far
forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear
your seat belt snugly.
• 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)
5. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up a little on the shoulder belt, as shown.
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the
strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat belt as
low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted belt may not protect you properly. In a
collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt
is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in your
vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer immediately and have it fixed.
Removing Slack From Belt
6. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, lift up on the 7. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retracshoulder belt and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt
tor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in an
collision.
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8. To release the belt, push the red button in the buckle. Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
The belt will retract automatically to its stowed posi- Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/
tion. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the shoulder belt.
webbing to allow it to retract fully.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
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.).
2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate,
grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create
a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.
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.
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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®)
BeltAlert® is a feature intended to remind the driver and
front passenger (if equipped with front passenger
BeltAlert®) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active
whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat
passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will
turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are
fastened.
unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph
(8 km/h), BeltAlert® will provide both audio and visual
notification.
The front passenger seat BeltAlert® is not active when
the front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert® may
be triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the
front passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if
equipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in
the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are
The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your authoReminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime. rized dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend
Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire deactivating BeltAlert®.
duration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened.
NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the
After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder
Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with
are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occuBeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
pants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is
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Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If
Equipped
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically prelocked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in
the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode
anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating
position that has a belt with this feature. Children 12
years old and under should always be properly restrained in the rear seat.
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
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
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.
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Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
The seat belts for both front seating positions may be
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of an
collision. These devices may improve the performance of
the seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the
occupant early in an collision. Pretensioners work for all
size occupants, including those in child restraints.
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap portion of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat the force if there is an collision.
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be Seat Belt Extender
worn snugly and positioned properly.
If a seat belt is too short, even when extended fully, your
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Re- authorized dealer can provide you with a seat belt
straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the preten- extender. This extender should only be used if the
sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or existing belt is not long enough. When it is not required,
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
remove the extender, and store it.
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WARNING!
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use the
seat belt extender when the lap belt is not long
enough when it is worn low and snug, and in the
recommended seating positions. Remove and store
the extender when not needed.
Driver And Passenger Supplemental Restraint
System (SRS) — Air Bags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for the driver
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
and passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint
systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air Bag is 1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
mounted in the steering wheel. The passenger’s Ad- 2 — Knee Bolster
vanced Front Air Bag is mounted underneath a cover in
the passenger’s side of the instrument panel. The words
SRS/AIRBAG is embossed on the Air Bag covers.
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NOTE: These Air Bags are certified to the new Federal
regulations for Advanced Air Bags. The passenger’s
Advanced Front Air Bag is certified to the Federal
regulations that define Occupant Classification (Refer to
“Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls”).
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.
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.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45
WARNING! (Continued)
• Relying on the Air Bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The Air Bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, Air Bags won’t deploy at all.
Always wear your seat belts even though you have
Air Bags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Air Bag deployment could cause
serious injury. Air Bags need room to inflate. Sit
back, extending your arms comfortably to reach the
steering wheel or instrument panel.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. This low output
is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is
used for more severe collisions.
The Air Bags have a multistage inflator design. This
allows the air bag to have different rates of inflation that
are based on several factors, including collision severity
and occupant size.
While the seat belts are designed to protect the driver and
passenger in many types of collisions, the Air Bags will
deploy in certain frontal collisions depending on several
factors, including the severity and type of collision.
However, even in collisions where the Air Bags deploy,
all occupants need the seat belts to keep them in the right
position for the Air Bags to protect properly.
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NOTE:
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize
the risk of harm from a deploying Air Bag:
• The passenger Advanced Front Air Bag may not
deploy if the Occupant Classification System (refer to 1. An infant up to one year or approximately 20 lbs (9 kg)
“Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls”) detershould never ride in the vehicle because in the event of
mines the seat is empty or is occupied by someone that
a crash, the rear-facing child seat places them too close
is classified in the “child” category. This could be a
to the passenger Air Bag.
child, a teenager, or even a small adult. Therefore, even
2. An infant in a rear-facing child safety seat, designed
if the driver’s Advanced Front Air Bag deploys, the
for a child up to one year or approximately 20 lbs
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag may not deploy.
(9 kg), should never ride in the front seat of a vehicle
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim;
equipped with a passenger Air Bag, unless the Air Bag
but they will open during Air Bag deployment.
is shut OFF. An Air Bag deployment can cause severe
injury or death to an infant in this position. Refer to
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
“Passenger Air Bag Disabled (PAD) Indicator Light”.
authorized dealer immediately.
3. A child who is not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
belt properly should be secured in a child safety seat
or booster seat. (Refer to “Child Restraints”)
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47
4. An older child who does not use a child safety seat or 8. Read the instructions provided with your child rebooster seat should ride buckled properly in their seat.
straint to make sure that you are using it properly.
5. Never allow a child to place the shoulder belt behind 9. Read the instructions provided with your child safety
them or under the arm.
seat or booster seat to make sure that you are using it
properly.
6. Never allow a child to lean forward toward the
instrument panel as a passenger Air Bag deployment 10. All occupants should always wear their lap and
could cause severe injury or death to a child in this
shoulder belts properly.
position.
11. Position the driver seat and passenger seat as far
7. For a child from 1 to 12 years old: Move the passenger
away from the instrument panel as practical to allow
seat as far back as possible. For a child from 20 to
the Air Bags room to inflate. Note that the power
60 lbs (9 kg to 27 kg): Secure them in the appropriate
adjustable pedals allow for more driver’s seat adjustchild safety seat or booster seat. If too large for a
ment options. Refer to “Adjustable Pedals” in “Unbooster seat, the child should wear the lap/shoulder
derstanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for debelt properly.
tails.
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Air Bag System Components
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following Air Bag
system components:
• Occupant Classification Module (OCM)
• Passenger Air Bag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light
• Flex Mat
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Knee Impact Bolsters
• Air Bag Warning Light
• Instrument Panel
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and the passenger, and position front occupants
for the best interaction with the Advanced Front Air
Bags.
• Knee Impact Bolster
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
• Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
The following requirements must be strictly adhered to:
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• Do not modify the passenger seat assembly or components in any way.
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Front Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
• Occupant Classification System (OCS)
• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers not
designated for the specific model being repaired. Always use the correct seat cover specified for the
vehicle.
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• Do not replace the seat cover with an aftermarket seat required, depending on several factors, including the severity and type of impact. The Air Bag inflators are
cover.
designed to provide different rates of inflation. The ORC
• Do not add a secondary seat cover other than those
may prevent passenger Air Bag deployment based on
approved by Chrysler Group LLC/Mopar®.
input from the Occupant Classification System (OCS).
• At no time should any Supplemental Restraint System
Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide addi(SRS) component or SRS related component or fastener
tional protection by supplementing the seat belts in
be modified or replaced with any part except those
certain frontal collisions depending on the severity and
which are approved by Chrysler Group LLC/Mopar®.
type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags are not
expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear, side, or
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
rollover collisions.
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all
required for this vehicle.
frontal collisions, including some that may produce subThe ORC determines if deployment of the front Air Bags in stantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole collia frontal collision is required. Based on the impact sensors sions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On
signals, a central electronic ORC deploys the Advanced the other hand, depending on the type and location of
Front Air Bags, and seat belt pretentioners, if equipped, as
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impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a may deploy the Air Bags even if the battery loses power
or it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
severe initial deceleration.
Because Air Bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration
over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are
not good indicators of whether or not an Air Bag should
have deployed.
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
away from an inflating Air Bag.
The ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning Light
and Passenger Air Bag Disable (PAD) Indicator
Light for four to eight seconds as a self-check
when the ignition is first turned to ON/RUN.
After the self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn
off and the PAD Indicator Light will function normally
(Refer to “Passenger Air Bag Disable (PAD) Indicator
Light”). If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part of
the system, it turns on the Air Bag Warning Light either
momentarily or continuously. A single chime will sound
if the light comes on again after initial startup.
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
the Air Bag system whenever the ignition is in the START
or ON/RUN position. If the ignition is in the OFF
position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instruAir Bag system is not on and the Air Bags will not inflate.
ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is
noted that could affect the Air Bag system. The diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction.
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WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned
on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes
on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the
air bag system immediately.
Driver Air Bag/Passenger Air Bag Inflator Units
The Driver Air Bag Inflator Unit is mounted in the
steering wheel. The Passenger Air Bag Inflator Unit is
mounted underneath a cover in the passenger side of the
instrument panel. When the ORC detects a collision
requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the
inflator units. A large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the Air Bags. Different Air Bag inflation
rates may be possible based on several factors, including
collision type, severity and occupant size. The steering
wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side of the
instrument panel separate and then fold out of the way,
as the Air Bags inflate to their full size. The Air Bags
inflate fully in about 50 to 70 ms. This is about half of the
time it takes to blink your eyes. The Air Bags then deflate
quickly while helping to restrain the driver and passenger. The Air Bag gas is vented toward the instrument
panel through vent holes in the Air Bag material. In this
way, the Air Bags do not interfere with your control of the
vehicle.
Occupant Classification Module (OCM)
The OCS is part of a Federally regulated safety system for
this vehicle.
The Occupant Classification Module (OCM) is located
underneath the passenger seat. The OCM uses input
from the Flex Mat to classify the occupant in the passenger seat into a size category. The OCM communicates this
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information to the ORC. The ORC may modify the rate of
passenger Air Bag inflation or prevent passenger Advanced Front Air Bag deployment based on occupant
classification.
Passenger Air Bag Disabled (PAD) Indicator Light
The Passenger Air Bag Disabled (PAD) Indicator Light
indicates to the driver and passenger when the passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag is turned OFF. In the presence of
If there is a fault present in the OCS, the Air Bag Warning an occupant seated properly in the passenger seat, when
Light will turn on. This indicates that you should take the the PAD Indicator Light is illuminated, the passenger
vehicle to an authorized dealer for service immediately. Advanced Front Air Bag is turned OFF.
The Air Bag Warning Light will turn on whenever there The passenger Advanced Front Air Bag will be enabled
is a fault present, which can affect the operation of the Air for most any size adult who is seated properly in the
Bag system. If there is a fault present in the OCS, both the passenger seat. The passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
PAD Indicator Light and the Air Bag Warning Light will may or may not be enabled for (depending on size) a
illuminate to show that the passenger Air Bag is turned small teenager or a small adult who is seated properly in
off. Should this occur the passenger Air Bag would the passenger seat. The driver and passenger should
remain off until the fault is cleared. If an object is lodged always use the PAD Indicator Light as an indication that
under the seat and interferes with operation of the Flex the passenger is positioned properly in their seat. If the
Mat, a fault will occur which turns on both the PAD PAD Indicator Light comes on when an adult or teenager
Indicator Light and the Air Bag Warning Light. Once the is in the passenger seat, have the passenger reposition
lodged object is removed, the fault will be cleared auto- their self in the seat until the light goes out. Remember, if
matically after a short period.
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the PAD Indicator Light is illuminated the passenger
Advanced Front Air Bag will not inflate in the event of a
collision.
The passenger Advanced Front Air Bag will not be
enabled for most any size child who is seated properly in
the passenger seat and for most properly installed child
restraint systems. However, under certain conditions,
even with a properly installed child restraint system, the
PAD Indicator Light may not be on, even though the
Advanced Front Air Bag is disabled. This can occur if the
child restraint is lighter than the threshold weight necessary to turn the PAD Indicator Light on. In any case, DO
NOT assume the passenger Advanced Front Air Bag is
turned off if the PAD Indicator Light is not illuminated.
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 rear
seat.
Flex Mat
The Flex Mat is located beneath the passenger seat
cushion foam. The Flex Mat sends signals to the OCM for
classifying the occupant in the passenger seat.
Any weight on the seat will be sensed by the Flex Mat. In
order for the OCS to operate as designed, it is important
for the front passenger to be seated properly and properly wearing the seat belt. Properly seated passengers are:
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• Sitting upright
• Facing forward
• Sitting in the center of the seat with their feet comfortably on or near the floor
• Sitting with their back against the seat back and the
seat back in an upright position
The OCS may not classify the front passenger properly if:
• The front passenger’s weight is transferred to another
part of the vehicle (like the door, arm rest or instrument panel)
• The front passenger leans forward, sideways or turns
around
• The front passenger seatback is not in the full upright
position
• The front passenger carries or holds an object while
seated (e.g., backpack, box, etc.)
WARNING!
Occupants in the front passenger seat sitting improperly may cause the OCS to not classify the passenger’s weight accurately. This may result in serious
injury or death in a collision. Always wear your seat
belt and sit properly, with the seat back in an upright
position, your back against the seat back, sitting
upright, facing forward, in the center of the seat, with
your feet comfortably on or near the floor. Do not
carry or hold any objects (e.g., backpacks, boxes, etc.)
while seated in the front passenger seat. Holding an
object may cause the OCS to not classify the passenger’s weight accurately, which may result in serious
injury or death in a collision.
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Furthermore, objects lodged under the seat can prevent any reason, take the vehicle to your authorized dealer.
the occupant’s weight from being measured properly and Only Chrysler Group LLC approved seat accessories may
may result in the occupant being classified improperly. be used
WARNING!
• Placing an object on the floor under the front
passenger seat may prevent the OCS from working
properly, which may result in serious injury or
death in a collision.
• Do not place any objects on the floor under the
front passenger seat.
The following requirements must be strictly followed:
• Do not modify the front passenger seat assembly or
components in any way.
• Do not use prior or future model year seat covers or
cushions not designated by Chrysler Group LLC for
the specific model being repaired. Always use the
correct seat cover and cushion specified for the vehicle.
• Do not replace the seat cover or cushion with an
The passenger seat assembly contains critical compoaftermarket seat cover or cushion.
nents that affect passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
deployment. In order for the OCS to properly classify a • Do not add a secondary seat cover or mat.
front seat passenger, the OCS components must function
• At no time should any supplemental restraint system
as designed. Do not make any modifications to the front
(SRS) component or SRS related component or fastener
passenger seat components, assembly, or to the seat
be modified or replaced with any part except those
cover. If the seat, trim cover, or cushion needs service for
which are approved by Chrysler Group LLC .
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WARNING!
Unapproved modifications or service procedures to
the passenger seat assembly, its related components,
seat cover or cushion may inadvertently change the
Air Bag deployment in case of a frontal collision.
This could result in death or serious injury to the
front passenger if the vehicle is involved in a collision. A modified vehicle may not comply with required Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and/or Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards (CMVSS).
Enhanced Accident Response System
event the ORC will determine whether to have the
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the following functions:
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition is cycled to OFF.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or until the ignition is cycled to
OFF.
• Unlock the doors automatically.
If A Deployment Occurs
In the event of an impact causing Air Bag deployment, if The front Air Bags are designed to deflate immediately
the communication network remains intact, and the after deployment.
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the NOTE: Front Air Bags will not deploy in all collisions.
This does not mean something is wrong with the Air Bag
system.
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If you do have a collision, which deploys the Air Bags,
any or all of the following may occur:
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• The nylon Air Bag material may sometimes cause
abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and
front passenger as the Air Bags deploy and unfold. The Do not drive your vehicle after the Air Bags have
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those deployed. If you are involved in another collision, the Air
you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium Bags will not be in place to protect you.
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
WARNING!
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners can not
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
immediately.
seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retrac• As the Air Bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer imparticles. The particles are a normal by-product of the mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Conprocess that generates the non-toxic gas used for Air troller (ORC) system serviced as well.
Bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
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Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
(Continued)
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 59
Air Bag Warning Light
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The Air Bags may
not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly check
the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label located on
the inside of the fuse block cover for the proper Air Bag
fuses. See your authorized dealer if the fuse is good.
You will want to have the Air Bags ready to
inflate for your protection in a collision. The
Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with Air Bag system electrical components. While the Air
Bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of Event Data Recorder (EDR)
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
the Air Bag system immediately.
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
the four to eight seconds when the ignition is first bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
cycled to the ON/RUN position.
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems per• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to formed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
eight-second interval.
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or is designed to record such data as:
remains on while driving.
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
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• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
were buckled/fastened;
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
vehicle or the EDR.
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
Child Restraints
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the
These data can help provide a better understanding of
time, including babies and children. Every state in the
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
United States and all Canadian provinces require small
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a children ride in proper restraint systems. This is the law,
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
WARNING!
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
hold even an infant on your lap could become so
crash investigation.
great that you could not hold the child, no matter
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
seat Owner’s Manual to ensure you have the correct seat
for your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your
child.
Infant and Child Restraints
• Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardfacing in the vehicle until they are two years old or
until they reach either the height or weight limit of
their rear facing child safety seat. Two types of child
restraints can be used rearward-facing: infant carriers
and convertible child seats.
• The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth
until they reach the weight or height limit of the infant
carrier. Convertible child seats can be used either
rearward-facing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher weight limit in
the rearward-facing direction than infant carriers do,
so they can be used rearward-facing by children who
have outgrown their infant carrier but are still less than
at least two years old. Children should remain
rearward-facing until they reach the highest weight or
height allowed by their convertible child seat.
WARNING!
Rearward-facing infant restraints must never be secured in the passenger seat of a vehicle with a
passenger Air Bag. In a collision, a passenger Air Bag
may deploy causing severe injury or death to infants
riding in rearward-facing infant restraints.
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Older Children and Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or tether anchorage, or
remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it loose in
the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it could
strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause serious
personal injury.
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Children Too Large for Booster Seats
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in the seat. Use this
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
• Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the
belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face
or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle.
• Can the child sit all the way back against the back of Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm
or behind their back.
the vehicle seat?
additional
information,
refer
to
• Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front of NOTE: For
www.seatcheck.org
or
call
1–866–SEATCHECK.
Canathe vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the way
dian residents, should refer to Transport Canada’s webback?
site for additional information. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/
• Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder roadsafety/safedrivers-childsafety-index-53.htm
between their neck and arm?
• Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
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WARNING!
Improper installation of a child restraint to the tether
anchorage can lead to failure of an infant or child
restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed.
Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when
installing an infant or child restraint.
To attach a child restraint tether strap:
1. Move the seat forward.
2. Move the seatback to its full forward position.
3. Remove the child tether access cover by prying either
side with a screwdriver or similar tool, as shown.
Child Restraint Tether Anchor
Child restraints having tether straps and hooks
for connection to tether anchors have been
available for some time. In fact, many child
restraint manufacturers will provide add-on
tether-strap kits for some of their older products. There is
a tether strap anchor located behind the child tether
access cover behind the passenger seat.
Child Tether Access Cover
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Child Tether
Tether Hook
NOTE: While the child tether is in use, keep the access 6. Move the seat to its farthest rearward position. Apply
cover in a safe place so that it can be replaced after use of
body pressure to the seat to be sure the seat adjusters
the child tether.
have latched.
4. Pass the child restraint tether hook through either 7. Return the seatback to an upright position.
opening in the seatback underneath the head restraint.
5. Attach the tether hook to the anchor loop.
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8. Install the child restraint according to the manufactur- To restrain the child seat:
er’s directions.
1. Pull enough webbing from the retractor to allow the
9. Remove slack from the tether strap according to the
belt to pass through the child restraint and insert the
child restraint manufacturer’s directions.
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
WARNING!
2. Grasp the shoulder portion of the belt and pull all of
the webbing out of the retractor.
An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchor position directly behind
the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether
strap.
3. Allow some of the webbing to retract back into the
retractor. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking
sound indicating that the belt is now in Automatic
Locking Mode.
4. Tighten the lap portion of the belt and allow the excess
webbing to retract back to the retractor. If it still does
not make the child restraint secure, then secure the
child restraint with the Child Restraint Tether Anchor.
The passenger seat belt is equipped with an automatic
locking retractor for child restraint system installation. It is
designed to keep the lap portion of the restraint held tightly
to the passenger seat (Refer to “Automatic Locking Mode”).
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
belt
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 67
NOTE: Once the belt is in Automatic Locking Mode, you For the first 500 miles (800 km):
will not be able to pull any more of the webbing out of
• Keep your vehicle speed below the legal, posted speed
the retractor. In this mode, you will only be able to retract
limit and your engine speed below 4,000 RPM.
excess webbing into the retractor to secure the child
• Avoid driving at a constant speed, either fast or slow,
restraint.
for long periods.
Transporting Pets
• Do not make any full throttle starts and avoid full
Deploying Air Bags could harm your pet. An unrethrottle acceleration.
strained pet will be thrown about and possibly injured, or
injure a passenger during panic braking or in an collision. • Use the proper gear for your speed range.
Pets should be restrained in pet harnesses or pet carriers • Wait until the engine has reached normal operating
that are secured by seat belts.
temperature before driving at the recommended maximum break-in speed.
BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
• Avoid excessive idling.
A long break-in period is not required for the drivetrain
(engine, transmission, and rear axle) in your new vehicle. • Check the engine oil level at every fuel fill.
Following these few simple guidelines is all that is
necessary for a good break-in.
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NOTE: A new engine will consume some oil during the
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
not interpreted as a sign 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.
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Exhaust Gas
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 69
WARNING! (Continued)
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate
open, make sure that all windows are closed and
the climate control BLOWER switch is set at high
speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode.
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling
controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken,
damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open
seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes
to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition,
inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
system.
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Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
or retractor condition, replace the belt.
Air Bag Warning Light
The light should come on and remain on for four to eight
seconds as a bulb check when the ignition is first cycled
to ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your
authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes
on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Floor Mat Safety Information
Always use floor mats designed to fit the foot well of
your vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal
area unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that
they cannot slip out of position and interfere with the
pedals or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other
ways.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
Defroster
lodged in the tread. Inspect the tread and sidewall for
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place cuts and cracks. Check the wheel nuts for tightness.
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to Check the tires for proper pressure.
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 71
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.
Door Latches
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or
brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be
located and corrected immediately.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
▫ Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
▫ Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Manual Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
▫ Power Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .85
䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . . .90
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
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74 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .95
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
▫ Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
䡵 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
䡵 TILT STEERING COLUMN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
䡵 ADJUSTABLE PEDALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
▫ Adjustable Foot Rest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . .101
▫ Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
Touch—Screen Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .106
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® . .107
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .110
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 75
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .111 䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Using HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Glovebox Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .115
䡵 CUPHOLDERS — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
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76 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
MIRRORS
Automatic Dimming Mirror
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. This feature will be defaulted
on, and only be disabled when the vehicle is moving in
reverse.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
NOTE: The mirror contains an Assist button and a 9–1–1
button located on the bottom of the mirror.
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Assist Call
9-1-1 Call
The rear view mirror contains an ASSIST push button Report an accident without taking your eyes off the road.
which automatically connects the vehicle occupants to Just press 9-1-1 on your mirror and connect.
one of several predefined locations for immediate support:
CAUTION!
• Roadside Assistance – If you get a flat tire, or need a
tow, just press the Assist button and you’ll be connected to someone who can help. Roadside Assistance
will know what vehicle you’re driving and its location.
Additional fees may apply for roadside Assistance.
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
Outside Mirrors
• Uconnect® Access Customer Care – In-vehicle support
for Uconnect® Access and Uconnect® Access via Mo- To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight
bile features.
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
• Vehicle Customer Care – Total support for all other
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
vehicle issues.
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the
lane next to your vehicle.
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78 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING!
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side mirror could cause you to collide with
another vehicle or other object. Use your inside
mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle
seen in the passenger side mirror.
Power Mirrors
The power mirror controls are located on the driver-side
door trim panel.
Power Mirror Controls
The power mirror controls consist of mirror select buttons and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right) to select the
mirror that you want to adjust.
NOTE: A light in the selected button will illuminate
indicating the mirror is activated and can be adjusted.
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Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to
move.
Vanity Mirror
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A vanity mirror is on the passenger side sun visor. To use
the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and swing the
mirror cover upward.
Vanity Mirror
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SEATS
Manual Seats
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the Forward and Rearward Adjustment
vehicle.
The adjusting bar is at the front of the seat, near the floor.
Pull the bar upward to move the seat forward or rearWARNING!
ward. Release the bar once the seat is in the desired
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or position. Then, using body pressure, move forward and
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured have latched.
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Seat Height Adjustment
The seat height adjustment lever is located on the outboard side of the seat. Pull upward on the lever to raise
the seat height or push downward on the lever to lower
the seat height.
Seat Adjustment Bar
Height Adjustment Lever
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82 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Recliner Adjustment
The recliner lever is located on the outboard side of the
seat. To recline the seat, lean forward slightly, pull the
recliner lever upward, lean backward until the seat is in
the desired position, and release the lever. To return the
seat to its full upright position, lean forward, pull the
recliner lever upward and hold it until the seat returns to
its full upright position.
Recline Lever
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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.
• 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.
Power Seats
On models equipped with power seats, the power seat
switch is located on the outboard side of the seat near the
floor.
Power Seat Switch
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84 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.
Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will
move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch
when the desired position has been reached.
Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down
The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Push
upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat
will move in the direction of the switch. Release the
switch when the desired position is reached.
Reclining The Seatback Forward Or Rearward
The seatback can be reclined both forward and rearward.
Push the power seat recliner switch forward or rearward,
the seatback will move in the direction of the switch.
Release the switch when the desired position has been
reached.
Power Seat Recliner Switch
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt, which could result in serious injury or death.
Do not place any article under a power seat or
impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to
the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if
movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s
path.
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
1. Reach into the back side area of the drivers front
fender to gain access to the hood release lever.
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Hood Release Lever Location
Hood Release Lever
2. Pull the hood release lever rearward to release the 3. Lift the hood upward to the full forward position.
hood latches.
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CAUTION!
Opened Hood
NOTE: The recommended lift point is to place the lifting
hand forward of one of the wiper arms and pull up. The
assist props will help raise and hold the hood to a normal
usage position.
• Do not leave the hood open in areas where strong
gust of wind are likely. Such a place might be by
the side of the road where large trucks pass by.
Strong gusts of wind may damage the hood. Always close the hood in such situations.
• To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood
to close it. Simply lower the hood until it is open
approximately 6 in (15 cm) and then drop it. This
should secure both latches. Never drive the vehicle
unless the hood is fully closed with both latches
engaged.
WARNING!
Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your
vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open
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88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
WARNING! (Continued)
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side of
the instrument panel. This switch controls the
operation of the headlights, parking lights, instruHeadlight Switch
ment panel lights, instrument panel light dimming and Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
interior lights.
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
headlight, parking light and instrument panel light operation.
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NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System, refer to
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instruaccording to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
ment Panel” for further information.
rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the A
(AUTO) position. When the system is on, the headlight Headlight Time Delay
time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after placing the ignition
for up to 90 seconds (programmable) when leaving your
in the OFF position. To turn the Automatic system off,
vehicle in an unlit area.
move the headlight switch out of the AUTO position.
To activate the delay feature, place the ignition in the OFF
NOTE: The engine must be running before the head- position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off
lights will come on in the automatic mode.
the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval
begins when the headlight switch is turned off.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only)
If you turn the headlights or parking lights on, or place
Automatic Headlights
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
the ignition in ACC or RUN, the system will cancel the
delay.
If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will
turn off in the normal manner.
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90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: If allowed by law in the country in which the
vehicle was purchased the Daytime Running Lights can
• The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds of
be turned on and off using the Uconnect® System, refer
placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrufeature.
ment Panel” for further information.
• The headlight delay time is programmable using the
Lights-On Reminder
Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is placed in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert
information.
the driver when the driver’s door is opened.
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Multifunction Lever
The LED Daytime Running Lights will come on whenever the ignition is placed in the RUN position, the The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn
headlights are off and the parking brake is off. The signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The
headlight switch must be used for normal nighttime multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
driving.
NOTE:
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NOTE:
• If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the EVIC
(if equipped) and a continuous chime will sound if the
vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either
turn signal on.
Multifunction Lever
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
Turn Signals
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Flash-To-Pass
Dimmer Controls
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by The dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is
lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This located on the left side of the instrument panel.
will turn on the high beams headlights until the lever is
released.
Interior Lights
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off
automatically 10 minutes after the ignition is moved to
the LOCK position. This will occur if the interior lights
were switched on manually or are on because a door is
open. This includes the glove box light, but not the trunk
light. To restore interior light operation, either turn the
ignition switch ON or cycle the light switch.
Dimmer Controls
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With the parking lights or headlights on, rotating the left The right dimmer control adjusts the ambient light for
dimmer control upward will increase the brightness of the the interior door release handles.
instrument panel lights and turn on the courtesy lights.
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Right Dimmer Control
Left Dimmer Control
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Interior Light Control
Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the Rotate the left dimmer control to the extreme bottom OFF
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior position. The interior lights will remain off when the
lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this doors are open.
position.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the dimmer control upward to the first detent.
This feature brightens all text displays such as the
odometer, EVIC (if equipped), and radio when the parking lights or headlights are on.
Interior Lights
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
Intermittent Wiper System
The multifunction lever operates the windshield wipers
and washer when the ignition is placed in the ON/RUN
or ACC position. The multifunction lever is located on
the left side of the steering column.
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent position, and then turn the
end of the lever to select the desired delay interval. There
are five delay settings, which allow you to regulate the
wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second
to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds between
cycles. The delay intervals will double in duration when
the vehicle speed is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first
detent, past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper
operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent
settings for high-speed wiper operation.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Control
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CAUTION!
• Turn the windshield wipers off when driving
through an automatic car wash. Damage to the
windshield wipers may result if the wiper control
is left in any position other than off.
• In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch
and allow the wipers to return to the “Park” position before turning off the engine. If the wiper
switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the
windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur
when the vehicle is restarted.
• Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents
the windshield wiper blades from returning to the
off position. If the windshield wiper control is
turned off and the blades cannot return to the off
position, damage to the wiper motor may occur.
Mist Feature
When a single wipe to clear off road mist or spray from
a passing vehicle is needed, push the washer knob,
located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
the first detent and release. The wipers will cycle one
time and automatically shut off.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
Windshield Washers
To use the windshield washer, push the washer knob,
located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
the second detent. Washer fluid will be sprayed and the
wiper will operate for two to three cycles after the washer
knob is released from this position. If the washer knob is
depressed while in the delay range, the wiper will
operate for several seconds after the washer knob is
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released. It will then resume the intermittent interval
previously selected. If the washer knob is pushed while
in the off position, the wiper will turn on and cycle
approximately three times after the wash knob is released.
Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System, refer to
containers.
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
TILT STEERING COLUMN
The tilt release lever is located below the multifunction
lever on the left side of the steering column. To tilt the
column, simply pull the release lever rearward toward
you and then move the steering wheel upward or downward as desired. When the column is in the desired
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position, push the release lever forward to lock the
column firmly in place.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS
Tilt Steering Column Lever
The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a
greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and
seat position. This feature allows the brake, accelerator,
and clutch pedal to move toward or away from the driver
to provide improved position with the steering wheel.
The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
The adjustable pedal switch is located to the left side of
the steering column.
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CAUTION!
Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals
or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage
to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the
adjustable pedal’s path.
WARNING!
Adjustable Pedals Switch
NOTE:
• Always adjust the pedals to a position that allows full
pedal travel.
• Further small adjustments may be necessary to find
the best possible seat/pedal position.
Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked.
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Adjustable Foot Rest
To adjust the pedal:
This feature allows the driver to adjust the foot rest 1. Adjust the seat and steering column to a comfortable
forward or backward and to rotate it upward or downposition.
ward to allow for greater driving comfort.
2. Using a 13 mm socket wrench, loosen the nut on the
pedal.
3. Slide the pedal either forward or backward and rotate
it upward or downward as desired.
4. Tighten the nut, being careful not to over tighten it.
Adjustable Foot Rest
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ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
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The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
4 — CANCEL
2 — RES +
3 — SET -
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Activate
To Set A Desired Speed
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will
illuminate. To turn the system off, push the ON/OFF
button a second time. The Cruise Indicator Light will
turn off. The system should be turned off when not in
use.
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
(1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is
erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually
button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
decrease until the button is released. Release the button
speed 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
(1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
To Vary The Speed Setting
To Accelerate For Passing
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inPress the accelerator as you would normally. When the
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to
increase until the button is released, then the new set
speed will be established.
To Deactivate
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Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
vehicle set speed.
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
moderate hills is normal.
displayed on the touchscreen display along with a cauOn steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so tion note to “check entire surroundings” across the top of
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed the screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
The ParkView® camera is located on the rear of the
Control.
vehicle above the rear License plate.
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.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
When displayed, static grid lines will illustrate the width
of the vehicle and will show separate zones that will help
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indicate the distance to the rear of the vehicle.The following table shows the approximate distances for each zone:
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)
3 ft or greater (1 m or greater)
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
Drivers must be careful when backing up even when
using the ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera. Always
check carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to
check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, or blind spots before backing up. You are
responsible for the safety of your surroundings and
must continue to pay attention while backing up.
Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView® should only
be used as a parking aid. The ParkView® camera is
unable to view every obstacle or object in your
drive path.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView® to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/her
shoulder when using ParkView®.
4. Press the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key.
5. Press the check box soft key next to “Parkview®
Backup Camera” to enable/disable.
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink® replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorNOTE:If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds ized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water, HomeLink® unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
battery.
Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With
Touch—Screen Radio
1. Turn the Radio on.
2. Press the “More” soft-key.
3. Press the “Settings” soft-key.
The HomeLink® buttons, located on the sunvisor, designate the three different HomeLink® channels. The
HomeLink® indicator is located above the center button.
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For more efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that
a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of
the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink®
system.
Erase all channels before you begin programming. To
erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and press and hold the two outside HomeLink®
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red
indicator flashes.
NOTE:
HomeLink® Buttons Sunvisor
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
before you begin programming.
• Erasing all channels should only be performed when
programming HomeLink® for the first time. Do not
erase channels when programming additional buttons.
• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
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Programming A Rolling Code
For programming garage door openers that were manufactured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in
view.
Firmly press and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. On some garage door openers/devices
there may be a light that blinks when the garage door
opener/device is in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink® NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
button you want to program and the hand-held trans- step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
mitter button.
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indiseconds each time). If the garage door opener/device
cator light. The HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly
activates, programming is complete.
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. ReNOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not actilease both buttons after the indicator light changes
vate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
from slow to rapid.
complete the training.
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is erase the channels.
attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to proTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
gram while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in
follow these steps:
view.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink®
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
button you want to program and the hand-held transthe indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
mitter button.
not release the button.
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indi3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programcator light. HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly
ming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remaining
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
steps.
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Release both buttons after the indicator light changes
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
from slow to rapid.
For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
before 1995.
and observe the indicator light.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device should
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
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• To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
erase the channels.
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
several seconds of transmission.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transfollow these steps:
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do time-out in the same manner.
not release the button.
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
ming A Non-Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all door or gate motor.
remaining steps.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
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2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink® button,
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink® has
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when
fully trained.
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
programming, plug it back in at this time.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
4. Watch for the HomeLink® indicator to change flash 1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
door may open and close while you are programming.
not release the button.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button 3. Without releasing the button proceed with
and observe the indicator light.
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programfollow all remaining steps.
ming is complete and the garage door/device should
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
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Using HomeLink®
Troubleshooting Tips
To operate, press and release the programmed
HomeLink® button. Activation will now occur for the
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
also be used at any time.
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
here are some of the most common solutions:
Security
It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
• Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener
to complete the training for a Rolling Code.
• Did you unplug the device for programming and
remember to plug it back in?
If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for 20 call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
channels will be erased. Individual channels cannot be
erased.
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people,
pets or other objects are in the path of the door or
gate. Only use this transceiver with a garage door
opener that has a “stop and reverse” feature as
required by Federal safety standards. This includes
most garage door opener models manufactured
after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener without
these safety features. Call toll-free 1–800–355–3515
or, on the Internet at www.HomeLink.com for
safety information or assistance.
• Vehicle exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run your vehicle in the garage
while programming the transceiver. Exhaust gas
can cause serious injury or death.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with FCC
and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
Your vehicle is equipped with two 12 Volt (13 Amp)
power outlet that can be used to power cellular phones,
small electronics and other low powered electrical accessories.
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One power outlet is located on the center console to the
right of the shifter. Push down on the power outlet to
access the opening. Push down on it again to close. This
power outlet is powered when the ignition is in the ON
or ACC position.
The second power outlet is located between the seat
backs above the cup holders. This power outlet is connected directly by the battery and powered at all times.
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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.
NOTE: Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts
(13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power
rating is exceeded the fuse protecting the system will
need to be replaced.
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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 greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
CUPHOLDERS — If Equipped
There are two cupholders located in the rear of the center
console.
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STORAGE
Glovebox Storage
An electronic glovebox storage compartment is located
on the passenger side of the instrument panel. Push in
the button to open the glovebox.
Opened Glove Box Storage Compartment
NOTE: The glovebox storage compartment will lock
with the door locks.
Glove Box Storage Compartment
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Console Features
Cargo Net Storage— If Equipped
There is a cargo net storage area located between the
An open storage area, or cubby bin, is located in the driver and passengers seat.
center console rearward of the shift lever.
Console Cubby Bin — If Equipped
Cargo Net Storage Location
Center Console Cubby Bin Location
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Storage Bin — If Equipped
There is a storage bin located between the driver and
passengers seat. Pull up on the release lever to open the
storage bin.
Storage Bin Location
WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Cellular phones, music
players, and other handheld electronic devices
should be stowed while driving. Use of these devices
while driving can cause an accident due to distraction, resulting in death or injury.
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Door Storage
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
The door panels contain storage areas located in the Rear Window Defroster
lower center area of the door panel.
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control panel. Press this button to turn
on the rear window defroster. An indicator in the button
will illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The
rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 10 minutes. For an additional five minutes of
operation, press the button a second time.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
Door Panel Storage
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .125
▫ EVIC Green Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
▫ EVIC Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .127
▫ Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items . . . . . . . .152
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
䡵 Uconnect® ACCESS SETTINGS . . . . . .
CENTER (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
▫ Hard-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
▫ Soft-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Uconnect® Access System Settings . .
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
䡵 Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED .
▫ EVIC Amber Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
▫ EVIC Red Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
. . . . . . .153
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䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . . .164
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
䡵 RADIO ANTENNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .165
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC). . . . . . .165
▫ Summer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Winter Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Vacation/Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Window Fogging and Frosting . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Outside Air Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather
Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
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1
2
3
4
5
— Air Outlet
— Sound System Speaker
— Instrument Cluster
— Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop Button
— Glove Compartment Lock
6 — Passenger Air Bag
7 — Glove Compartment
8 — Uconnect® System
9 — Uconnect® System Hard Controls
10 — Switch Bank (Screen Off, Hazard
Switch, Back Button)
11 — Climate Controls
12 — Dimmer Controls
13 — Headlight Switch
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
2. Air Bag Warning Light
check or when driving, if the driver’s seat belt remains
unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will illuminate
and the chime will sound. Refer to “Occupant Restraints”
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds 4. Turn Signal Indicators
as a bulb check when the ignition is first cycled
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn
to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on during
signal when the turn signal lever is operated.
starting, stays on, or turns on while driving,
have the system inspected at an authorized dealer as
soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle is driven
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on, a
further information.
continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the
3. Seat Belt Reminder Light
signals off. If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check
for a defective outside light bulb.
When the ignition is first cycled to ON/RUN, this
• Both turn signal arrows will flash in unison with the
light will turn on for four to eight seconds as a
front and rear turn signals when the HAZARD
bulb check. During the bulb check, if the driver’s
WARNING button is operated.
seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb
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NOTE: Leaving the hazard flashers on for extended
periods will wear down the battery.
• Selectable Information (Compass, Temp, Range, to
Empty, Trip A, Trip B, Average MPG)
5. High Beam Indicator
• Menu Titles / Odometer
This indicator shows that the high beam headlights are on. Push the multifunction lever forward to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull
toward yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
• Menu Set (Selectable Icons)
• Shift Lever Status (PRNDL)
• Reconfigurable Telltales
6. EVIC Menu Set (Selectable ICONS)
• Audio / Phone Information
The EVIC displays are located In the center portion of the
cluster and consists of eight section:
• Sub-menu Current Position — Whenever there are
sub-menus available, the position within the submenus is here
• Speedometer (Digital or Analog) (km/h or mph)
Refer to Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) for
• Main Screen — The inner ring of the display will further information.
illuminate in gray under normal conditions, yellow
for non critical warning, red for critical warnings and 7. Brake Warning Light
white for on demand information.
This light monitors various brake functions,
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
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indicate that the parking brake is applied, that the brake The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with the
anti-lock brake system reservoir.
WARNING!
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the
Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop.
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capacity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has
dropped below a specified level.
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
cycling the ignition from the OFF position to the ON/
RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off unless
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the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is detected. Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
If the light does not illuminate, have the light inspected This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
by an authorized dealer.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is 10. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
applied with the ignition in the ON/RUN position.
This light will flash at a fast rate for approximately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
until the vehicle is disarmed.
8. Tachometer
11. Fuel Gauge
This gauge measures engine revolutions-per-minute
(RPM x 1000)
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition is in the ON/RUN position.
9. Oil Pressure Warning Light
12. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If
This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The
Equipped
light should turn on momentarily when the engine is
started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended
chime will sound when this light turns on.
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle
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placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those
tires.)
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving
on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
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replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS monitors engine control systems. The light will illumito continue to function properly.
nate when the ignition is in the ON/RUN position,
before engine start. If the bulb does not come on when
cycling the ignition from OFF to ON/RUN, have the
CAUTION!
condition checked promptly.
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and Certain conditions, such as poor fuel quality, etc., may
warning have been established for the tire size illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system opera- be serviced if the light stays on through several of your
tion or sensor damage may result when using re- typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will
drive normally and will not require towing.
placement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
CAUTION!
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
13. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
drivability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
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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.
• Electronic Speed Control SET Indicator
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
15. Cruise Speed Set Value
Speed value shown when set.
16. EVIC Amber Telltale Lights
14. Electronic Speed Control Indicator Lights
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
EVIC Amber Telltale Lights will display:
• Electronic Speed Control ON Indicator
This light will turn on when the electronic speed
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator — If
control is ON. For further information, refer to
Equipped
“Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding
This light will turn on to indicate the windThe Features Of Your Vehicle.”
shield washer fluid is low
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• Low Fuel Light
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
fuel is added.
17. EVIC Red Telltale Lights
When the appropriate conditions exist, the following
EVIC Red Telltale Lights will display:
• Engine Temperature
This telltale warns of an overheated engine condition. As temperatures rise and the gauge approaches H, or 260°F, this telltale will illuminate
and a single chime will sound after reaching a set
threshold. Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H, or 260°F, a continuous chime will
occur until the engine is allowed to cool.
If the telltale turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for more information.
• Charging System
This telltale shows the status of the electrical
charging system. If the telltale stays on or comes
on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s nonessential electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at
idle). If the charging system telltale remains on, it means
that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the
charging system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See
an authorized dealer.
If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
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• Oil Pressure Warning
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If
the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle
and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will
sound for four minutes when this light turns on.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
This telltale informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If the
telltale comes on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
If a problem is detected, the telltale will come on while
the engine is running. Cycle the ignition when the vehicle
has completely stopped and the shift lever is placed in
the NEUTRAL position and the parking brake applied.
The telltale should turn off.
If the telltale remains lit with the engine running, your
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the telltale
is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service
is required. You may experience reduced performance, an
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
• Oil Temperature Warning Light
This telltale indicates high engine oil temperature. If the light turns on while driving, stop
the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as
possible. A chime will sound for four minutes
when this light turns on.
• Door Ajar
This telltale turns on when one or more doors
are ajar. The telltale will show which doors are
ajar.
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18. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authoLight — If Equipped
rized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
diagnosed and corrected.
This light indicates the Electronic Stability ConNOTE:
trol (ESC) is off.
19. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition is cycled to the ON/RUN
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on
momentarily each time the ignition is cycled to
ON/RUN.
• Each time the ignition is cycled to ON/RUN, the
ESC system will be ON, even if it was turned off
previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
will stop when ESC becomes inactive following the
maneuver that caused the ESC activation.
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If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System ignition is cycled to the ON/RUN position, have the light
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition inspected by an authorized dealer.
is cycled to the ON/RUN position and may
21. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
stay on for as long as four seconds.
This indicator will illuminate when the park
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
lights or headlights are turned on.
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
20. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
is not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
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ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful
information by pressing the switches mounted on the
steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following:
• Digital Speedometer
• SRT Performance Info
• Vehicle Info
• Fuel Economy Info
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Radio Info
• Stored Messages
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea• Screen Setup
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
• Diagnostic Codes
instrument cluster.
• Vehicle Hibernation Settings
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• Vehicle Settings
The system allows the driver to select information by
pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
wheel:
• UP Arrow Button
Press and release the UP arrow button to scroll
upward through the main menu and submenus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B, Audio,
Stored Messages, Screen Set Up).
• DOWN Arrow Button
Press and release the DOWN arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu and
sub-menus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B,
Audio, Stored Messages, Screen Set Up).
• RIGHT Arrow Button
EVIC Steering Wheels Buttons
Press and release the RIGHT arrow button to
access/select the information screens or submenu screens of a main menu item. Press and
hold the RIGHT arrow button for two seconds
to reset displayed/selected features that can be reset.
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• LEFT Arrow Button
Press the LEFT arrow button to return to the
main menu from an info screen or sub-menu
item.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the
cluster and consists of the following sections:
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1. Main Screen — The inner ring of the display will
illuminate in grey under normal conditions, yellow for
non critical warnings, red for critical warnings and
white for on demand information.
The main display area will normally display the main
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
menu. The main display area also displays “pop up”
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warning or information messages. These pop up messages fall
2. Audio / Phone Information and Sub-menu Informainto several categories:
tion — Whenever there are sub-menus available, the
• Five Second Stored Messages
position within the sub-menus is shown here.
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for five
Telltales/Indicators
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
Selectable Information (Vehicle Info, SRT, Fuel the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
Economy, Stored Messages, Audio, Trip A, Trip B, condition that activated it remains active) and can be
reviewed from the “Messages” main menu item. As long
Average MPG)
as there is a stored message, an “i” will be displayed in
Suspension Status
the EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
message type are “Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out”
ESC Status
and “Low Tire Pressure”.
Launch Control status when launch control mode is
entered.
3. Reconfigurable Telltales/Information
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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• Unstored Messages
• Key Fob Battery Low
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until the • Service Airbag System
condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples
• ESC Status
of this message type are “Turn Signal On” (if a turn signal
is left on) and “Lights On” (if driver leaves the vehicle). • Oil Pressure Low
• Five Second Unstored Messages
• Fuel Low
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of • Service Antilock Brake System
message takes control of the main display area for five
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. An
example of this message type is “Automatic High Beams • Cruise Off
On”.
• Cruise Ready
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
Messages
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire Pressure Warnings
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Parking Brake Engaged
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• Brake Fluid Low
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Service Electronic Braking System
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Engine Temperature Hot
• Door Open
• Battery Voltage Low
• Doors Open
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Engage Park Brake to Prevent Rolling
• Lights On
EVIC Amber Telltales
• Right Turn Signal Light Out
This area will show amber caution telltales. These telltales include:
• Left Turn Signal Light Out
• Turn Signal On
• Service Airbag System
• Service Airbag Warning Light
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Low Fuel Telltale
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
fuel is added.
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• Electronic Speed Control Ready
• Oil Pressure Warning Light
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is ON. For further information, the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Under- off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound for
four minutes when this light turns on.
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
EVIC Red Telltales
This area will show red telltales. These telltales include:
• Door Ajar
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
more doors may be ajar.
• Trunk Ajar
This telltale is on when the trunk is not closed.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
• Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. If the light stays on or comes on while
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
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If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting required. You may experience reduced performance, an
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
This light warns of an overheated engine condiElectronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge aplight will come on when the ignition is first
cycled ON and remain on briefly as a bulb proaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. Further
overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H,
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
the indicator will continuously flash and a continuous
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
chime will occur until the engine is allowed to cool.
engine is running. Cycle the ignition when the vehicle
has completely stopped and the shift lever is in Neutral, If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
with the Parking Brake applied. The light should turn off. stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the veIf the light remains lit with the engine running, your
hicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authonormal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
rized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
Do In Emergencies” for more information.
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EVIC Green Telltales
Tachometer
• Electronic Speed Control SET
This telltale will illuminate green when the electronic speed control is SET. For further information, refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
EVIC Selectable Menu Items
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Tachometer icon is highlighted
in the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT
arrow button to change the display between
full tachometer or with digital speedometer.
MPH — km/h
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow buttons until
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the desired Selectable Menu icon is highlighted in the
the MPH-km/h icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Press
EVIC.
and release the RIGHT arrow button to change the
display between MPH or km/h
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• If one or more tires have low pressure, The tire
pressure values in each corner of the ICON with the
pressure value of the low tire displayed in a different
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
color than the other tire pressure value.
button until the Vehicle Info icon is highlighted
in the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT • If the Tire Pressure system requires service, “Service
arrow button and Coolant Temp will be disTire Pressure System” is displayed.
played. Press the UP or DOWN arrow button to scroll
Tire PSI is an information only function and cannot be
through the following information sub-menus:
reset. Press and release the LEFT arrow button to return
Tire Pressure
to the main menu.
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until Refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)”
“Tire Pressure” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and under “Starting and Operating” for further information.
release the RIGHT arrow button and one of the following
Coolant Temperature
will be displayed:
• If tire pressure is OK for all tires a vehicle ICON is Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Coolant Temperature” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press
displayed with tire pressure values in each corner of
and release the RIGHT arrow button and the coolant
the ICON.
temperature will be displayed.
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Oil Temperature
Current Torque
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Oil Temperature” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the oil temperature
will be displayed.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Current Torque” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the current torque
will be displayed.
Battery Voltage
Current Power
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Battery Voltage” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the battery voltage
will be displayed.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Current Power” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the current power
will be displayed.
Intake Air Temp.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
“Intake Air Temp.” is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the intake air
temperature will be displayed.
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SRT Performance Info
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the SRT icon is highlighted in the
EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT arrow
button and 0–60 MPH Duration will be displayed. Press the UP or DOWN arrow button to scroll
through the following information sub-menus:
Current G-Forces
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Current G-Forces are displayed.
Peak G-Forces
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Peak G-Forces are displayed.
0–60 MPH
Braking Distance
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until the last 0–60 MPH information is displayed.
the last Braking Distance information is displayed.
Fuel Economy
1/8 Mile Top Speed & Duration
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the last 1/8 Mile Top Speed & Duration information is
displayed.
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Fuel Economy icon is highlighted. Press the RIGHT arrow button and the
next screen will display the following:
Average Fuel Economy/Miles Per Gallon (MPG Bargraph)
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Range To Empty (RTE)
Trip B
Current Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
Press and release the Left or Right arrow button until the Trip B icon is highlighted in the
EVIC (Toggle left or right to select Trip A or
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
Trip B). The Trip B information will display the
button until the Trip A icon is highlighted in following:
the EVIC (Toggle left or right to select Trip A or
• Distance
Trip B). (Toggle left or right to select Trip A or
Trip B) The Trip A information will display the following: • Average Fuel Economy
Trip A
• Distance
• Average Speed
• Average Fuel Economy
• Elapsed Time
• Average Speed
Hold the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to reset all the
information.
• Elapsed Time
Hold the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to reset all the
information.
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Audio
Diagnostic Codes
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Audio display icon is highbutton until the Diagnostic Code icon is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release the
lighted in the EVIC. Press and release the
SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to display the
RIGHT arrow button to display any present
active source.
diagnostic trouble codes along with a brief definition.
Stored Messages
Vehicle Hibernation
Press and release the UP arrow button until the
Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow
Messages display icon is highlighted in the
button until the Hibernation icon is highlighted
EVIC. This feature shows the number of stored
in the EVIC. Press and release the RIGHT
warning messages. Pressing the RIGHT arrow
arrow button to activate the Vehicle Hibernabutton will allow you to see what the stored messages tion Mode, which minimizes vehicle battery drain while
are.
the vehicle is being stored.
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Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items
Upper Right
Upper Left
• None
• None
• Compass (default setting)
• Compass
• Outside Temp (default setting)
• ime
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Average MPG
• Current MPG
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Coolant Temp.
• Oil Temp.
• Battery Voltage
• Outside Temp
• Time
• Range To Empty (RTE)
• Average MPG
• Current MPG
• Trip A
• Trip B
• Coolant Temp.
• Oil Temp.
• Battery Voltage
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Restore To Defaults (Restores All Settings To Default menus and change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), press the
center of the control knob one or more times to select or
Settings)
change a setting (i.e., ON, OFF).
• Cancel
Soft-Keys
• Okay
Soft-Keys are accessible on the Uconnect® Access disUconnect® ACCESS SETTINGS
play.
The Uconnect® Access system uses a combination of soft Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
and hard keys located on the center of the instrument Access System Settings
panel that allows you to access and change the customer
Press the Apps soft-key, then press the Settings soft-key
programmable features.
to display the menu setting screen. In this mode the
Hard-Keys
Uconnect® Access system allows you to access programHard-Keys are located below the Uconnect® Access mable features that may be equipped such as Display,
system in the center of the instrument panel. In addition, Clock, Safety/Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks,
there is a Scroll/Enter control knob located on the right Auto-On Comfort, Engine Off Operation, Compass Setside of the Climate Controls in the center of the instru- tings, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth and SiriusXM Setup.
ment panel. Turn the control knob to scroll through NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
time.
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When making a selection, press the soft-key to enter the • Display Brightness With Headlights ON
desired mode. Once in the desired mode press and release
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the preferred setting until a check-mark appears next to the
the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
setting, showing that setting has been selected.
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
Once the setting is complete press the Back Arrow soft-key between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
to return to the previous menu or press the X soft-key to soft-key.
close out of the settings screen. Pressing the Up or Down
• Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
Arrow soft-keys on the right side of the screen will allow
you to toggle up or down through the available settings. When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
Display
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
After pressing the Display soft-key the following settings between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
will be available.
soft-key.
• Display Mode
• Set Language
When in this display you may select one of the auto
display settings. To change Mode status, touch and
release the Day, Night or Auto soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
When in this display, you may select one of three
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch
the Set Language soft-key and then touch the desired
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language soft-key until a check-mark appears next to the • Touchscreen Beep
language, showing that setting has been selected. Touch
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
sound heard when a touch screen button (soft-key) is
• Units
pressed. Touch the Touchscreen Beep soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
When in this display, you may select to have the EVIC,
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
odometer, and navigation system (if equipped) changed
between US and Metric units of measure. Touch US or to return to the previous menu.
Metric until a check-mark appears next to the setting, • Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster — If Equipped
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a
• Voice Response Length
designated turn within a programmed route. To make
your selection, touch the Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
When in this display, you may change the Voice ReCluster soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to the
sponse Length settings. To change the Voice Response
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
Length, touch the Brief or Detailed soft-key until a
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
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Clock
• Set Time Minutes
After pressing the Clock soft-key the following settings When in this display, you may adjust the minutes. The
will be available.
Sync with GPS Time soft-key must be unchecked. To
make your selection touch the + or - soft-keys to adjust
• Sync Time With GPS
the minutes up or down. Touch the back arrow soft-key
When in this display, you may automatically have the to return to the previous menu or touch the X soft-key to
radio set the time. To change the Sync Time setting touch close out of the settings screen.
the Sync with GPS Time soft-key until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been • Time Format
selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the When in this display, you may select the time format
previous menu.
display setting. Touch the Time Format soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the 12hrs or 24hrs setting,
• Set Time Hours
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
When in this display, you may adjust the hours. The Sync arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
with GPS Time soft-key must be unchecked. To make
your selection touch the + or - soft-keys to adjust the
hours up or down. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu or touch the X soft-key to
close out of the settings screen.
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Safety / Assistance
Lights
After pressing the Safety / Assistance soft-key the fol- After pressing the Lights soft-key the following settings
lowing settings will be available.
will be available.
• ParkView® Backup Camera
• Headlight Illumination On Approach
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a
caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the
top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
disappear. The ParkView® camera is located on the rear
of the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your
selection, touch the ParkView® Backup Camera soft-key,
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate
and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors
are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status,
touch the + or - soft-key to select your desired time
interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
previous menu.
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make
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your selection, touch the Headlights With Wipers softkey, next to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key menu.
to return to the previous menu.
Doors & Locks
• Daytime Running Lights – If Equipped
After pressing the Doors & Locks soft-key the following
When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on settings will be available.
whenever the engine is running. To make your selection, • Auto Unlock On Exit
touch the Daytime Running Lights soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
return to the previous menu.
opened. To make your selection, touch the Auto Unlock
• Flash Headlights With Lock
On Exit soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
When this feature is selected, the headlights will flash setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be • Flash Headlight With Lock
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, touch the Flash Head- When this feature is selected, the front and headlights
lights with Lock soft-key, until a check-mark appears will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
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Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make your
selection, touch the Flash Lights With Lock soft-key, until
a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, you must press
the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
passenger’s doors. When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press
is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press
of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button.
• Sound Horn With Lock
NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed 1st Press Of Key
Fob Unlocks, all doors will unlock no matter which
Passive Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If 1st
Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is programmed, only the
driver’s door will unlock when the driver’s door is
grasped. With Passive Entry, if 1st Press Of Key Fob
Unlocks is programmed touching the handle more than
once will only result in the driver’s door opening. If
driver door first is selected, once the driver door is
opened, the interior door lock/unlock switch can be used
to unlock all doors (or use RKE transmitter).
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the Key Fob Lock button is pressed. To make your
selection, touch the Sound Horn With Lock soft-key, until
a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, only the
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When
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Delay status touch the + or - soft-key to select your
desired time interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
After pressing the Engine Off Options soft-key the folreturn to the previous menu.
lowing settings will be available.
Compass Settings – If Equipped
• Engine Off Power Delay
Engine Off Options
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect® phone system (if equipped),
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. To change the
Engine Off Power Delay status touch the 0 seconds, 45
seconds, 5 minutes or 10 minutes soft-key. Then touch the
arrow back soft-key.
• Headlight Off Delay
When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
when exiting the vehicle. To change the Headlight Off
After pressing the Compass Settings soft-key the following settings will be available.
• Variance
Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic
North and Geographic North. To compensate for the
differences the variance should be set for the zone where
the vehicle is driven, per the zone map. Once properly
set, the compass will automatically compensate for the
differences, and provide the most accurate compass
heading.
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NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of
the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones,
Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
• Perform Compass Calibration
Touch the Calibration soft-key to change this setting. This
compass is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to
manually reset the compass. When the vehicle is new, the
compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will display
CAL until the compass is calibrated. You may also
calibrate the compass by pressing the ON soft-key and
completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area free
from large metal or metallic objects) until the CAL
indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass
will now function normally.
Audio
After pressing the Audio soft-key the following settings
will be available.
• Balance/Fade
Compass Variance Map
When in this display you may adjust the Balance and
Fade settings.
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• Equalizer
Phone/Bluetooth
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and After pressing the Phone/Bluetooth soft-key the followTreble settings. Adjust the settings with the + and – setting ing settings will be available.
soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale between the
• Paired Devices
+ and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back soft-key.
This feature shows which phones are paired to the
NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your
Phone/Bluetooth system. For further information, refer
finger up or down to change the setting as well as touch
to the Uconnect® Access User’s Manual.
directly on the desired setting.
SiriusXM Setup
• Speed Adjusted Volume
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume
touch the Off, 1, 2 or 3 soft-key. Then touch the arrow
back soft-key.
• Surround Sound
After pressing the SIRIUS Setup soft-key the following
settings will be available.
• Channel Skip
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to
This feature provides simulated surround sound mode. exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
To make your selection, touch the Surround Sound your selection, touch the Channel Skip soft-key, select the
soft-key, select On or Off followed by pressing the arrow channels you would like to skip followed by pressing the
back soft-key.
arrow back soft-key.
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• Subscription Information
Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED
New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free For detailed information about your Uconnect® radio
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio refer to your Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free
services, it will be necessary to access the information on iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
the Subscription Information screen in order to resubscribe.
Touch the Subscription Info soft-key to access the Subscription Information screen.
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
the screen or visit the provider online.
NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription
and is available for U.S. residents only.
This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be
plugged into the USB port.
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iPod® control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod® The left hand control is a rocker type switch with a
and iPhone® devices. Some iPod® software versions pushbutton in the center. The function of the left hand
may not fully support the iPod® control features. Please control is different depending on which mode you are in.
visit Apple’s website for software updates.
The following describes the left hand control operation in
For further information, refer to the Uconnect® Access each mode.
User’s Manual.
Radio Operation
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to will SEEK down for the next listenable station.
access the switches.
The button located in the center of the left hand control
The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a will tune to the next pre-set station that you have
pushbutton in the center. Pressing the top of the switch programmed in the radio pre-set pushbuttons.
will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom of the RADIO ANTENNA
switch will decrease the volume.
The radio antenna is located in the windshield.
The button located in the center of the right hand control
will switch modes to Radio or other valid audio source.
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RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in Hard-Keys
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from The hard-keys located below the Uconnect® Access screen.
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
CLIMATE CONTROLS
The Climate Control System allows you to regulate the
temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating
throughout the vehicle. The controls are located on the
instrument panel below the radio.
Automatic Climate Controls — Hard-keys
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Soft-Keys
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-keys And
Soft-keys)
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect® Access system
1. A/C Button
screen.
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.
2. Recirculation Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
3. AUTO Temperature Control
Uconnect® Access Temperature Controls — Soft-keys
Controls airflow temperature, distribution, volume, and
the amount of air recirculation automatically. Press and
release to select. Refer to “Automatic Operation” for more
information. Performing this function will cause the ATC to
switch between manual mode and automatic modes.
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4. Front Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Performing this function will cause the ATC
to switch into manual mode. The blower speed may
increase when Defrost mode is selected. If the front
defrost mode is turned off the climate system will return
the previous setting.
5. Rear Defrost Button
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).
An indicator will illuminate when the rear window
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after 10 minutes.
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.
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• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets and
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
through the defrost and side window demister
demist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
outlets.
as follows:
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort con• Panel Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument ditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually warmer air from the floor outlets.
adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount
the center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved up
of air is directed through the defrost and side
and down or side to side to regulate airflow direction.
There is a shut off wheel located below the air vanes to
window demister outlets.
shut off or adjust the amount of airflow from these
• Mix Mode
outlets.
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or
snowy conditions.
6. Modes
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7. Blower Control
8. Climate Control OFF Button
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
forced through the climate system. There are seven
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
speeds can be selected using either hard-heys or soft-keys
as follows:
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
ON/OFF.
9. Temperature Control Down Button
Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
10. Temperature Control Up Button
Hard-key
Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
The blower speed increases as you turn the control
Automatic Operation
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
speed decreases as you turn the knob counter-clockwise. 1. Press the AUTO hard-key or soft-key button on the
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
Soft-key
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting 2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and pasand the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
senger temperature hard or soft control buttons. Once
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
the desired temperature is displayed, the system will
area between the icons.
achieve and automatically maintain that comfort level.
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3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is
not necessary to change the settings. You will experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the
system to function automatically.
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
NOTE:
temporarily. The recirculation LED will illuminate on the
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for blower control knob when this button is selected. Push
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts the button a second time to turn off the Recirculation
the temperature, mode, and blower speed to provide mode LED and allow outside air into the vehicle.
comfort as quickly as possible.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window
feature. Refer to the “Uconnect® Access System Set- clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled autotings” in this section of the manual.
matically if these modes are selected.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
Summer Operation
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
on low until the engine warms up. The blower will The engine cooling system in air conditioned vehicles
must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze coolant
increase in speed and transition into Auto mode.
to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect
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against engine overheating. A solution of 50% ethylene adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
glycol antifreeze coolant and 50% water is recommended. of compressor damage when the system is started again.
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Window Fogging and Frosting
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside of the glass in
Winter Operation
mild, rainy and/or humid weather. Windows may frost
To ensure the best possible heater and defroster perfor- on the inside of the glass in very cold weather. To clear
mance, make sure the engine cooling system is function- the windows, select Defrost or Mix mode and increase
ing properly and the proper amount, type, and concen- the front blower speed. Do not use the Recirculation
tration of coolant is used. Refer to “Maintenance mode without A/C for long periods, as fogging may
Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for proper occur.
coolant selection. Use of the air Recirculation mode
Outside Air Intake
during Winter months is not recommended because it
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
may cause window fogging.
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
Vacation/Storage
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, can cause
Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service odor, and if they enter the plenum they could plug the
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air water drains. In Winter months make sure the air intake
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in is clear of ice, slush and snow.
fresh air with the blower setting in high. This will ensure
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Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .186
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
䡵 MANUAL TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
▫ Shifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
▫ Recommended Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
▫ Skip Shift Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
▫ Power Steering Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
䡵 STREET/RACE MODE – IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . .183 䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
䡵 LAUNCH MODE – IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . .184 䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
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▫ Brake Pad Break-In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .197
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .217
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .198
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .198
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
▫ Electronic Stability Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ Tire Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . .221
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .209 䡵 SNOW TIRES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .214 䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .221
STARTING AND OPERATING 175
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .223
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .228
▫ Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release.
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ 8.4L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .226
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
. . . . . . . .229
. . . . . . . .230
. . . . . . . .230
. . . . . . . .231
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
(Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The
Ground) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
䡵 GROUND CLEARANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
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STARTING PROCEDURES
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct any other occupant to buckle their seat
belt.
WARNING!
Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key fob in
or near the vehicle (or in a location accessible to
children), and do not leave a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode.
A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Long periods of engine idling, especially at high
engine speeds, can cause excessive exhaust temperatures, which can damage your vehicle. Do not leave
your vehicle unattended with the engine running.
Normal Starting
CAUTION!
Long periods of engine idling, especially at high
engine speeds, can cause excessive exhaust temperatures, which can damage your vehicle. Do not leave
your vehicle unattended with the engine running.
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NOTE:
3. Place the shift lever in NEUTRAL.
• You must disarm the security system in order to start 4. Press the red ENGINE START/STOP button located
on the instrument panel. Release the button when the
the engine. Refer to “Security Alarm System” in
engine starts.
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
• Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine does
not require pumping or pressing the accelerator pedal.
However, if the engine has not started within three
seconds, slightly press the accelerator pedal while
continuing to crank. If the engine fails to start within
15 seconds, wait five seconds, then repeat the “Normal
Starting” procedure.
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To Start The Engine:
1. Fully apply the parking brake.
2. Press the clutch pedal to the floor.
NOTE: The engine will not start unless the clutch pedal
is pressed to the floor.
Engine START/STOP Button
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If Engine Fails To Start
WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
(Continued)
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and
damage the converter and vehicle. If the vehicle has
a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to
obtain a start from a booster battery or the battery in
another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous
if done improperly, so follow this procedure carefully. Refer to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
If the engine is flooded, it may start to run, but not have
enough power to continue running when the ENGINE
START button is released. If this occurs, continue cranking up to 15 seconds with the accelerator pedal pushed
all the way to the floor. Release the accelerator pedal and
the ENGINE START button once the engine is running
smoothly.
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If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15
second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal
held to the floor, the “Normal Starting” procedure should
be repeated.
After Starting
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
NOTE: The parking brake should be engaged and the
shift lever placed into REVERSE before leaving the
vehicle, especially when parked on an incline.
CAUTION!
• Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch
pedal, or try to hold the vehicle on a hill with the
clutch pedal partially engaged, as this will cause
abnormal wear on the clutch.
• Failure to press the clutch pedal fully to the floor
may cause increased shift efforts, and may result in
damage to the clutch and transmission.
• Do not rest your hand on the shift lever while
driving, as this may result in transmission damage.
• Do not attempt to shift the transmission if the rear
wheels are spinning due to loss of traction. Damage to the transmission may occur.
Your vehicle is equipped with a high torque capacity dual
disc clutch. The clutch pedal must be fully pressed to the Be sure the transmission is in first gear when moving
floor during each shift. As you release the clutch pedal, forward from a standing position.
lightly press the accelerator pedal.
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CAUTION!
Failure to start out in first gear when moving forward
from a starting position may result in damage to the
clutch.
The spring will try to pull the shift lever toward third and
fourth gear. Make sure you move the shift lever into
second or fifth gear. If you let the shift lever move in the
direction of the pulling, you may end shifting from first
to fourth or from sixth to third gear.
You will find it easier to use only the lower gears for most
city driving. For steady highway driving with light
Fully press the clutch pedal and lift your foot off the accelerations, sixth gear is recommended.
accelerator pedal before shifting gears. As you release the
Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal, or
clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator pedal. Damage
try to hold the vehicle on a hill with the clutch pedal
to the transmission or clutch may occur if you do not
partially engaged. This will cause abnormal wear on the
fully press the clutch pedal and lift off of the accelerator
clutch.
pedal when shifting.
Never shift into REVERSE until the vehicle has come to a
The six-speed manual transmission has a spring that
complete stop.
centers the shift lever near third and fourth gear. This
spring helps you know which gear you are in when you
are shifting. Be careful when shifting from first to second
or downshifting from sixth to fifth.
Shifting
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NOTE:
• Due to the high performance nature of your drivetrain,
a certain amount of noise from the transmission is
normal. This noise can be most noticeable when the
vehicle is idling in NEUTRAL with the clutch engaged
(clutch pedal released), but it may also be heard when
driving. The noise may also be more noticeable when
the transmission is warm. This noise is normal and is
not an indication of a problem with your clutch or
transmission.
• Your vehicle is equipped with a transmission reverse
inhibitor system. When vehicle speed is greater than
3 mph (5 km/h), the reverse inhibitor activates to help
prevent shifts into REVERSE. When at a complete stop,
you may notice light shift efforts into REVERSE with
the ignition in the ON position, and increased shift
efforts into REVERSE with the ignition in the OFF
position. This is normal operation of the transmission
reverse inhibitor system.
• You must always use first gear (or Reverse) when
starting from a standing position.
• Shifting gears during cold weather may require an
increased effort until the transmission lubricant is
CAUTION!
warm. This is normal and not harmful to the transmission.
Always make sure the vehicle comes to a complete
stop before shifting into REVERSE. Failure to do so
may result in transmission damage.
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Recommended Shift Speeds
Skip Shift Indicator Light
To use your manual transmission for fuel economy it
should be upshifted as listed below. Shift at the vehicle
speeds listed for acceleration. Earlier upshifts during
cruise conditions (relatively steady speeds) will result in
increased fuel economy, and may be used as indicated.
mph
(km/h)
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
RECOMMENDED SHIFT SPEEDS
1-2
2-3
3-4
4-5
15
25
40
45
(24)
(40)
(64)
(72)
5-6
50
(80)
There are times when you must shift the transmission directly from first gear into fourth gear
instead of from first gear into second gear. This
is to help you get the best possible fuel
economy from your vehicle. This occurs when engine
coolant is higher than 107°F (42°C), and vehicle speed is
greater than 16 mph (26 km/h) but less than 18 mph
(29 km/h), and engine speed is less than 1,650 RPM, and
the transmission is in first gear, and the accelerator is at
20% throttle or less. The “Skip Shift Indicator Light”
located in the tachometer will illuminate during these
times.
Higher upshift speeds may be used to obtain a desired When the “Skip Shift Indicator Light” illuminates, the
acceleration rate.
shift mechanism will only allow shifts from first gear to
fourth gear. After you shift the transmission into fourth
gear, you can press the clutch in and shift to another
forward gear.
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Downshifting - Proper downshifting will improve fuel STREET/RACE MODE – IF EQUIPPED
economy and prolong engine life.
This vehicle is equipped with an electronic controlled
To maintain a safe speed and prolong brake life, down- damping system. This system allows for a street suspenshift to maintain a safe speed when descending a steep sion damping setting or a firmer race suspension damping setting. When in street mode the system automatigrade.
cally shifts the suspension dampers to the firmer Race
damping setting during some hard acceleration and
CAUTION!
braking situations. The system also reduces body roll and
If you skip more than one gear while downshifting pitch in many driving situations including acceleration
or downshift at too high a vehicle speed, you could and braking. There are two modes of operation:
damage the engine, transmission, or clutch.
NOTE: With the ignition in the ON/RUN position, the
suspension damping system will be in the last mode the
WARNING!
system was in when the vehicle was turned off. The
Skipping more than one gear while downshifting, driver can select either Street or Race damping mode at
could cause you to lose control of your vehicle. You any time.
could have a collision.
• Street Mode — This mode will give a sporty, but
comfortable ride. Within this mode, the suspension
will adapt to the vehicle inputs, including vehicle
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speed, braking and acceleration. This mode is driver
selectable when the vehicle is placed in STREET mode
(press the “STREET” button on the Instrument Panel).
This mode will set suspension for maximum performance handling and is intended for a smoother ride on
the various types of pavement and road conditions
while still providing damping levels appropriate extreme capabilities.
LAUNCH MODE – IF EQUIPPED
This system maximizes acceleration traction for straight
line racing.
1. Bring vehicle to complete stop on a level track surface
with the engine running.
2. Set the steering wheel for straight ahead driving.
3. Fully depress the clutch and select the first gear
• Race Mode — This mode is driver selectable when the
position.
vehicle is placed in RACE mode (press the “RACE”
button on the Instrument Panel). This mode is for track 4. Press and release the “LAUNCH” Button (Located on
the steering wheel controls).
use only and will supply maximum grip to the tires.
NOTE: The RACE setting will provide a firmer ride.
• When RACE mode is enabled, a Shock symbol with
“RACE” next to it will light up in the instrument
cluster.
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6. Release the clutch.
Pressing the launch control button when launch control is
active will deactivate launch control also shifting the
vehicle into second gear will disable the system..
NOTE:
• Launch Mode brings the engine to optimum launch
RPM and waits for the driver to release the clutch.
Launch Mode then uses engine throttle only to achieve
controlled wheelslip for maximum acceleration
through first gear.
LAUNCH Button
5. Press the accelerator pedal to the floor.
NOTE: If the cluster launch EVIC message indicates all
conditions are correct for launch and the throttle is
pressed to the floor quickly (within approximately 1/2
second) the system will hold the engine speed to a preset
speed (below the engine rev limiter speed).
• Launch Mode can be used in any of the Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) Modes.
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DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when roads are slushy.
Acceleration
2. Slow down if road has standing water or puddles.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
You could lose control of the vehicle and possibly
have a collision. Accelerate slowly and carefully
whenever there is likely to be poor traction (ice,
snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.).
Driving your vehicle through deep puddles at speeds
over 5 mph (8 km/h), may cause water to be ingested
into the engine. This can cause severe engine damage.
Traction
3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a 4. Keep tires properly inflated.
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or 5. Maintain enough distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front to avoid a collision in a sudden
complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To
stop.
reduce this possibility, the following precautions should
be observed:
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DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Shallow Standing Water
Driving through water more than a few inches/ Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure shallow standing water, consider the following Caution
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
and Warning before doing so.
Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
Do not drive on or across a road or path where water
is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface
and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water.
Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry
your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this
warning may result in injuries that are serious or
fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING!
• Driving through standing water may cause damage
to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always
inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e.,
fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after
driving through standing water. Do not continue to
operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious
internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not
covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph
(8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
• Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can
cause it to lock up and stall out, and leave you
stranded.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
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• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
The standard power steering system will give you good
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
does not in any way damage the steering system.
steering capability if power assist is lost.
POWER STEERING
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
NOTE:
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that
there is a problem with the power steering system.
WARNING!
Continued operation with reduced power steering
assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
Service should be obtained as soon as possible.
CAUTION!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and it should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
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Power Steering Fluid Check
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an authorized dealer.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
WARNING!
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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PARKING BRAKE
WARNING!
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure you fully apply
the parking brake and shift the transmission into
REVERSE. Failure to do so may cause the vehicle to
roll and cause damage or injury.
As an added precaution when parking the vehicle, turn
the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade
and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
To apply the parking brake, grasp the handle and pull it
rearward until you feel resistance. To release the parking
brake, grasp the handle and pull it slightly while pressing
the button on the end of the handle. When the button
The parking brake should always be applied when the drops into the handle (releasing the lock), guide the
driver is not in the vehicle.
handle downward to its stop and then release the button
and the handle.
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The “Brake System Warning Light” in the instrument
cluster will turn on when the ignition is in the ON/RUN
position and the parking brake is applied.
NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is
applied or a brake/ABS system fault. It does not show
the degree of brake application. If the “Brake System
Warning Light” is illuminated when the parking brake is
not applied please see your authorized dealer.
WARNING!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving
children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
injured seriously or fatally. Do not leave the key
fob in or near the vehicle (or in a location accessible
to children), and do not leave a vehicle equipped
with Keyless Enter-N-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving. Failure to do so can lead to brake
failure, and an accident.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
Your vehicle is equipped with dual hydraulic
brake systems. If either of the two hydraulic
systems loses normal capability, the remaining
system will still function. However, there will
be some loss of overall braking effectiveness. You may
notice increased pedal travel during application, greater
pedal force required to slow or stop, and potential
activation of the “Brake System Warning Light.”
In the event power assist is lost for any reason (i.e.,
repeated brake applications with the engine off) the
brakes will still function. However, the effort required to
brake the vehicle will be much greater than that required
with the power system operating.
Brake Pad Break-In
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a high performance braking system. The brake pads are a semimetallic compound, which offer superior fade resistance
for consistent operation. A compromise to using this type
of brake pad is that the brakes may squeal slightly under
certain weather and operating conditions (.i.e., during
light brake applications).
The brakes on your new vehicle do not require a long
break-in period. However, you should avoid repeated
hard brake applications from high speeds during initial
break-in. In addition, you should avoid severe brake
loading, such as may be encountered when descending
long mountain grades.
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Safe Operating Tips
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
To use your brakes and accelerator more safely,
follow these tips:
• Do not “ride” the brakes by resting your foot on the
pedal. This could overheat the brakes and result in
unpredictable braking action, longer stopping distances, or brake damage.
• When descending mountains or hills, repeated
braking can cause brake fade with loss of braking
control. Avoid repeated heavy braking by downshifting the transmission whenever possible.
(Continued)
• Do not drive too fast for road conditions, especially
when roads are wet or slushy. A wedge of water can
build up between the tire tread and the road. This
hydroplaning action can cause loss of traction,
braking ability, and control.
• After going through deep water or a car wash,
brakes may become wet, resulting in decreased
performance and unpredictable braking action.
Dry the brakes by gentle, intermittent pedal action
while driving at very slow speeds.
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The ABS pump motor runs during the self-test at 12 mph
(20 km/h) and during an ABS stop. The pump motor
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the
makes a low humming noise during operation, which is
driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse
normal.
braking conditions. The system operates with a separate
computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent
CAUTION!
wheel lock-up and help avoid skidding on slippery
surfaces.
The Anti-Lock Brake System is subject to possible
Anti-Lock Brake System
NOTE: During severe braking conditions, a pulsing sensation may occur and a clicking noise will be heard. This
is normal, indicating that the ABS is functioning.
The ABS conducts a low-speed self-test at about 12 mph
(20 km/h). If you have your foot lightly on the brake
while this test is occurring, you may feel slight pedal
movement. The movement can be more apparent on ice
and snow. This is normal.
detrimental effects of electronic interference caused
by improperly installed aftermarket radios or telephones.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) contains sophisticated electronic equipment that may be susceptible to interference caused by improperly installed or high output radio transmitting
equipment. This interference can cause possible
loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of
such equipment should be performed by qualified
professionals.
• Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering
efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of
the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
collisions, including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, following another vehicle too
closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS) equipped vehicle must never be exploited in
a reckless or dangerous manner, that could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
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All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type as the original equipment and the tires must be
properly inflated to produce accurate signals for the
computer.
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WARNING!
Significant over or under-inflation of tires, or mixing
sizes of tires or wheels on the vehicle can lead to loss
of braking effectiveness.
Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light
the vehicle to a complete stop as soon as possible and
cycle the ignition to attempt to reset the ABS. If the light
remains on, see your authorized dealer immediately to
have the system serviced. Also, if the “BRAKE Warning
Light” and the “ABS Warning Light” are on, and the
parking brake is fully released, see your authorized
dealer immediately.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
The “Anti-Lock Brake Warning Light” will turn
on and stay on briefly as a bulb check when the Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
ignition is first turned on. If the light does not brake control system that includes the Anti-Lock Brake
turn on during starting, have it repaired System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake
Assist System (BAS), and Electronic Stability Control
promptly.
(ESC). All of these systems work together to enhance
This light also illuminates at vehicle start-up to indicate vehicle stability and control in various driving condithat the ABS self-check is in process. If the light remains tions.
on after start-up, or turns on and remains on at road
speeds, it may indicate a system malfunction or that the
system is inoperative. In this case, the system reverts to
standard non-anti-lock brakes. If this occurs, safely bring
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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system controls
hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-up and
help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each
driven wheel. If wheel spin is detected, brake pressure is
applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine power is
reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and stability.
WARNING!
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very
slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of
an ABS-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a
reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize
the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Electronic Stability Control
In full on mode this system enhances directional control
and stability of the vehicle under various driving conditions. The ESC corrects for oversteering and understeering the vehicle by applying the brake of the appropriate
wheel. Engine power may also be reduced to assist in
counteracting the condition of oversteer or understeer
and help the vehicle maintain the desired path.
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In full on mode ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to
determine the path that the driver intends to steer the
vehicle and compares it to the actual path of the vehicle.
When the actual path does not match the intended path,
the ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to
assist in counteracting the condition of oversteer or
understeer.
• Oversteer – when the vehicle is turning more than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer – when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
WARNING!
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
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WARNING! (Continued)
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 four available operating modes:
ESC On
This is the normal operating mode for the ESC. Whenever the vehicle is started, the ESC system will be in this
mode. This mode should be used for most driving
situations. The ESC should only be turned OFF for
specific reasons as noted in the following paragraphs.
Full Off
ESC Button
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
only and should not be used on any public roadways. In
this mode, all TCS and ESC stability features are turned
OFF. To enter the “Full Off” mode, press and hold the
“ESC Off” switch for five seconds while the vehicle is
stopped with the engine running. After five seconds, a
chime will sound, the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will illuminate, and the ⬙ESC OFF⬙ message will display in the vehicle odometer. The “ESC OFF”
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message may appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information. To turn ESC ON again,
momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch.
WARNING!
With the ESC switched OFF, the enhanced vehicle
stability offered by ESC is unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver, the ESC system will not
engage to assist in maintaining stability. The “Full
Off” ESC mode is intended for off-highway or offroad only.
Sport Mode
Sport mode has reduced traction control and reduced
stability control. To enter the “Sport Mode” mode, press
the “ESC” switch once (located on the steering wheel).
The “ESC Sport Light” will illuminate, and the ⬙ESC
SPORT⬙ message will display in the vehicle odometer.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
Track Mode
Track Mode has no traction control and has reduced
stability control. To enter the “Track Mode” mode, press
the “ESC” switch twice. The “ESC Track Light” will
illuminate, and the ⬙ESC TRACK⬙ message will display in
the vehicle odometer. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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WARNING!
In the ESC “Full Off” mode, the engine torque
reduction and stability features are disabled. Therefore, the enhanced vehicle stability offered by ESC is
unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver, the
ESC system will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. ⴖESC Offⴖ mode is intended for off-highway
or off-road use only.
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
Tire Markings
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
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• Temporary spare tires are spares designed for temporary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure
• P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Exmolded into the sidewall preceding the size designaample: 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
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards
T or S = Temporary spare tire
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
— Ratio of section height to section width of tire
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
— ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
Service Description:
95 = Load Index
— A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry
H = Speed Symbol
— A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to
its load index under certain operating conditions
— The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under
specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and
posted speed limits)
Load Identification:
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire
Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire
Light Load (LL) = Light load tire
C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure
Maximum Load— Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry
Maximum Pressure— Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for
this tire
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Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall
The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on
however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard
side of the tire.
with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the
date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 03 means the 3rd week
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
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
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).
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Term
Maximum Inflation Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible
cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation
pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure
as shown on the tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the
vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door.
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
3) tire size designed for your vehicle
4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
of this manual.
Tire and Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle
2) total weight your vehicle can carry
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750
the weight referenced here.
= 650 lbs [295 kg]).
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occusafely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
capacity calculated in Step 4.
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
manual to determine how this reduces the available
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pascargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
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NOTE:
• The following table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
• For the following example, the combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
(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.
stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of
sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Unequal tire pressures can cause erratic and unpredictable steering response.
Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the
vehicle to drift left or right.
Economy
Tire Inflation Pressures
Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear
patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal
wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for
earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases
tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption.
The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
driver’s side “B” Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side
door.
The tire 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
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
properly inflated even when they are under-inflated.
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the
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CAUTION!
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
which could damage the valve stem.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
the winter.
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
“cold tire inflation pressure.” Cold tire inflation pressure which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not outside temperature condition.
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds
WARNING!
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Alloading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- ways use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire combine them with other types of tires.
dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading
Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in
and cold tire inflation pressures.
the tread area because of sidewall flexing. Consult your
authorized tire dealer for radial tire repairs.
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).
Tire Spinning
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 stopping when you are stuck.
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Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
Tread Wear Indicators
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
to help you in determining when your tires should be These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
replaced.
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced.
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Life Of Tire
WARNING! (Continued)
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
Replacement Tires
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires, typically have a reduced The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle main- characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manutenance schedule is highly recommended.
facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
WARNING!
when replacement is needed. (Refer to the paragraph on
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
“Tread Wear Indicators”). Refer to the “Tire and Loading
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to Information” placard for the size designation of your tire.
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure. The Load Index and Speed Symbol for your tire will be
found on the original equipment tire sidewall. See the
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Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety
Information section of this manual for more information
relating to the Load Index and Speed Symbol of a tire.
It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
those of the original wheels.
It is recommended you contact your original equipment
or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may
have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
WARNING!
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
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WARNING! (Continued)
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
Due to limited clearance, tire chains or traction devices
are not recommended.
CAUTION!
Damage to the vehicle may result if tire chains are
used.
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
Tire Storage
CAUTION!
SNOW TIRES
There are no snow tires that are compatible with the
wheels on this vehicle.
Tire storage is addressed in the Pirelli Limited Tire TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Warranty Booklet.
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
Specific recommendations on guidelines for long term different loads and perform different steering, driving,
tire storage for this vehicle should be requested of the and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
Pirelli Tire Corporation 1-800-747-3554.
unequal rates.
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These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires. The front and rear tires are different sizes and cannot be
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with used in place of each other. Rotate the tires “side-to-side”
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type as shown in the diagram.
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow, and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance interval. Remember, more frequent rotation
is permissible if desired. Also, correct for anything causing rapid or unusual wear prior to performing the tire
rotation.
NOTE: Each wheel on your vehicle contains a tire pressure sensor. The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
learns the location of each sensor though system programming. Although not required, the manufacturer
recommends reprogramming the TPMS after rotating the
tires so that the system can relearn each sensor’s location.
See your authorized dealer for system reprogramming.
Tire Rotation
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TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
readings to the receiver module. It is particularly important for you to check the tire pressure in all of the tires on
your vehicle monthly and to maintain the proper pressure. The TPMS consists of the following components: •
Receiver module, • Four TPM sensors, • Various TPMS
messages, which display in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), and • TPM Telltale Light The
matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
equipped) has a TPM sensor.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The TPM Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime will sound when tire
pressure is low in one or more of the four active road tires.
In addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙LOW TIRE⬙ message
and a graphic showing the pressure values of each tire with
the low tire pressure values flashing or changing color.
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible
and inflate the tires with a low pressure condition (those
flashing or in a different color in the EVIC graphic) to the
vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure inflation
value. Once the system receives the updated tire pressures, the system will automatically update, the graphic
display in the EVIC will stop flashing or change color
back to the original color, and the TPM Telltale Light will
turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20
minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS
to receive this information.
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Service TPMS Warning
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
materials that may block radio wave signals.
If a system fault is detected, the TPM Telltale Light will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. 3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
The system fault will also sound a chime. In addition, the
wheel housings.
EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
for a minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (-) in place of the pressure value to indicate which sensor 5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
is not being received.
The EVIC will also display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat, message for a minimum of five seconds when a system
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault fault related to an incorrect sensor location fault is
no longer exists, the TPM Telltale Light will no longer detected. In this case, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙
flash, and the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message will no message is then followed with a graphic display with
longer display, and a pressure value will display in place pressure values still shown. This indicates that the presof the dashes. A system fault can occur due to any of the sure values are still being received from the TPM sensors
following:
but they may not be located in the correct vehicle
position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is displayed.
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
the TPM sensors.
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
8.4L Engine
The 8.4L engine is designed to meet all
emissions regulations and provide excellent
fuel economy and performance when using
high-quality premium unleaded gasoline
with an octane rating of 91 or higher.
Over 40 automobile manufacturers around the world
have issued and endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the World Wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which
define fuel properties necessary to deliver enhanced
emissions, engine performance, and durability for your
vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they are
available.
Reformulated Gasoline
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are sperequired.
cifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and imPoor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard prove air quality.
starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasosymptoms, try another brand of “premium” gasoline
lines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will probefore considering service for the vehicle.
vide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
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Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containgenates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates ing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
may be used in your vehicle.
content may void the vehicle’s warranty.
CAUTION!
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and driveability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
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
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with
Problems that result from using gasoline containing E-85 perform the following:
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
• drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer)
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
• change the engine oil and oil filter
not be covered under warranty.
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• 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 is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is fuel.
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
Fuel System Cautions
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
CAUTION!
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
life and reduces emissions system performance in some Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline performance:
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content • The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine perfortherefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
mance and damage the emissions control system.
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
and California reformulated gasoline.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
• Keep the trunk closed when driving your vehicle to
prevent carbon monoxide and other poisonous exhaust gases from entering the vehicle.
4. Insert the fuel nozzle fully into the filler pipe – the
nozzle opens and holds the flapper door while refueling.
NOTE: Only the correct size nozzle opens the latches
allowing the flapper door to open.
5. Fill the vehicle with fuel – when the fuel nozzle
“clicks” or shuts off the fuel tank is full.
6. Remove the fuel nozzle and close the fuel door.
NOTE: A funnel is provided (located in the trunk in the
spare tire area) to open the flapper door to allow for
1. Press the fuel filler door release switch (located in the emergency refueling with a gas can.
driver’s door map pocket).
ADDING FUEL
2. Open the fuel filler door.
3. There is no fuel filler cap. A flapper door inside the
pipe seals the system.
CAUTION!
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
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WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the fuel door is open or the tank is
being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and may cause the “Malfunction Indicator
Light” to turn on.
• A fire may result if 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.
Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release
If you are unable to open the fuel filler door, use the fuel
filler door emergency release.
1. Open the trunk.
2. Remove the access cover (located on the right side
inner trim panel).
3. Pull the release cable.
TRAILER TOWING
Trailer towing with this vehicle is not recommended.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The Ground)
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Dolly Tow
On Trailer
Wheels OFF The Ground
None
Front
Rear
All
NOTE: If the vehicle requires towing, make sure all four
wheels are off the ground.
Manual Transmission
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
NOT RECOMMENDED
OK
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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GROUND CLEARANCE
The front and rear fascias and side sills ride low and
ground clearance is limited.
CAUTION!
Damage to the front and rear fascias and side sills can
occur if you disregard the low ground clearance in
these areas of your vehicle. Pay close attention when
parking to avoid running into parking curbs. Exercise caution when entering or exiting steep driveways, or when pulling off the road onto soft shoulders.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHER . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ TIREFIT Usage Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
䡵 TIREFIT KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235 䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .245
▫ TIREFIT Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236 䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
▫ TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation . . . . .236 䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .250
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flasher
may wear down your battery.
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the
center of the instrument panel above the climate controls. IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning potential for overheating by taking the appropriate acflasher. When the switch is activated, all direc- tion.
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• On the highways — Slow down and use the highest
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
gear possible.
turn off the Hazard Warning flasher.
• In city traffic — While stopped, put the transmission
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed.
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for • In city traffic — While moving, shift into the highest
gear possible to reduce engine RPM.
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning flasher will continue to operate even
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
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NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down TIREFIT KIT
an impending overheat condition:
Small punctures up to ¼” (6 mm) in the tire tread can be
• If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C sealed with TIREFIT. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and nails) should not be removed from the tire. TIREFIT can
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
be used in outside temperatures down to approximately
• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum -4°F (-20°C).
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control This kit will provide a temporary tire seal, allowing you
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a to drive your vehicle up to 100 miles (160 km) with a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat maximum speed of 55 mph (88 km/hr).
from the engine cooling system.
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot.
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TIREFIT Storage
TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation
The TIREFIT kit is located in left side of the trunk.
TIREFIT Location
TIREFIT Components
1. Sealant Bottle
2. Deflation Button
3. Pressure Gauge
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4. Power Button
5. Mode Select Knob
6. Sealant Hose (Clear)
7. Air Pump Hose (Black)
8. Power Plug
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
Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) 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.
Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to this position
for air pump operation only. Use the Black Air Using The Deflation Button
Pump Hose (7) when selecting this mode.
Press the Deflation Button (2) to reduce the air
pressure in the tire if it becomes over-inflated.
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• For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem
on the wheel is free of debris before connecting the
• Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant
TIREFIT kit.
Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed on the
bottle label) to assure optimum operation of the sys- • You can use the TIREFIT air pump to inflate bicycle
tires. The kit also comes with two needles, located in
tem. Refer to “Sealing a Tire with TIREFIT” section (F)
the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of
“Sealant Bottle and Hose Replacement”.
the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar
• The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one
inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump Hose
tire application use. After each use, always replace
(7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in the
these components immediately at an authorized
Air Mode when inflating such items to avoid injecting
dealer.
sealant into them. The TIREFIT Sealant is only intended to seal punctures less than ¼ in (6 mm)
• When the TIREFIT sealant is in a liquid form, clean
water, and a damp cloth will remove the material from
diameter in the tread of your vehicle.
the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the
• Do not lift or carry the TIREFIT kit by the hoses.
sealant dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly
discarded.
TIREFIT Usage Precautions
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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 in. (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.
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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:
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 Gear and place the ignition
in the OFF position.
4. Set the parking brake.
(B) Setting Up To Use TIREFIT:
1. Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to the Sealant Mode
position.
1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s 2. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) and then remove the cap
from the fitting at the end of the hose.
Hazard Warning flashers.
2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the 3. Place the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground next to the
deflated tire.
deflated tire) is in a position that is near to the ground.
This will allow the TIREFIT Hoses (6) and (7) to reach
4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw
the valve stem and keep the TIREFIT kit flat on the
the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) onto the
ground. This will provide the best positioning of the kit
valve stem.
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5. Uncoil the Power Plug (8) and insert the plug into the If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 – 10
seconds through the Sealant Hose (6):
vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet.
NOTE: Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn Off the TIREFIT kit.
Disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the valve stem.
nails) from the tire.
Make sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect
(C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated
the Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the
Tire:
Mode Select Knob (5) is in the Sealant Mode position
• Always start the engine before turning ON the TIREand not Air Mode. Press the Power Button (4) to turn
FIT kit.
On the TIREFIT kit.
NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the 2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt
parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL.
power outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if
available. Make sure the engine is running before
• After pressing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white
turning ON the TIREFIT kit.
fluid) will flow from the Sealant Bottle (1) through the
Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire.
3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous
use. Call for assistance.
NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in 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
the vehicle further. Call for assistance.
If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the
Sealant Hose (6):
NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Defla1. Continue to operate the pump until sealant is no
longer flowing through hose (typically takes 30 - 70
seconds). As the sealant flows through the Sealant
Hose (6), the Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as 70
psi (5 Bar). The Pressure Gauge (3) will decrease
quickly from approximately 70 psi (5 Bar) to the actual
tire pressure when the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty.
tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing.
If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at
least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes:
1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn off the TIREFIT kit.
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
valve stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of
indicated on the tire pressure label on the driver-side
the hose, and place the TIREFIT kit in the vehicle storage
latch pillar (recommended pressure). Check the tire
location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vehicle”.
pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3).
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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 (88 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. Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to the Air Mode
drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or 10 minutes to ensure
position.
distribution of the TIREFIT Sealant within the tire. Do not
exceed 55 mph (88 km/h).
2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the
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.
If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar), the tire is too 4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the
badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle
earliest opportunity at an authorized dealer or tire
further. Call for assistance.
service center.
5. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6)
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 Deflausing the TIREFIT service kit.
tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing.
If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 Bar) or higher:
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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 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
of it accordingly.
4. Clean any remaining sealant from the TIREFIT housing.
5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so
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.
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 hurt by the fan.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transaxle cannot be started this way and may be damaged. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and
damage the converter and vehicle. If the vehicle
has a discharged battery, booster cables may be
used to obtain a start from another vehicle. This
type of start can be dangerous if done improperly,
so follow this procedure carefully.
• Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry
such as watch bands or bracelets that might make
an inadvertent electrical contact. You could be
seriously injured.
NOTE: The battery is located underneath an access
panel inside the rear compartment on the left side of the
vehicle. A remote battery terminal is located in the engine
compartment for jump-starting.
Battery Location
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1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry
such as watchbands or bracelets that might make an
inadvertent electrical contact.
2. When boost is provided by a battery in another
vehicle, park that vehicle within booster cable reach,
but without allowing the vehicles touch one another.
3. Set the parking brake, place the transmission in NEUTRAL, and turn the ignition OFF on both vehicles.
4. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical loads.
Remote Jump Start Connections
5. Remove the plastic fuse cover to gain access to the
remote jump-start positive post (+) in the engine 1 — Positive Battery Post (+)
compartment. Refer to the following illustration for 2 — Negative Battery Post (-)
remote jump-starting connections.
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CAUTION!
WARNING!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the
discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark
could cause the battery to explode and could result in
personal injury.
6. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
remote positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
10. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
7. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
battery.
8. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
the reverse sequence:
9. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper 11. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the
the discharged battery.
discharged battery.
12. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
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13. Disconnect the positive (+) jumper cable from the FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
positive (+) post of the booster battery.
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
14. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn your
from the remote positive (+) post of the discharged steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
front wheels. Then shift back and forth between 2nd gear
vehicle.
and REVERSE, while gently pressing the accelerator. Use
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle
the least amount of pressure to maintain the rocking
you should have the battery and charging system inmotion, without spinning the wheels, or racing the
spected at your authorized dealer.
engine.
CAUTION!
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets
draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough without engine operation,
the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to
degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from
starting.
CAUTION!
• 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.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Only use flatbed
equipment. Always comply with applicable state or local
towing ordinances.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 8.4L . . . . . . . . . .253
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II) . . .254
▫ Hibernation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274
▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
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▫ Hydraulic Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
▫ Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
▫ Taillamp, Tail/Stop Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
▫ Rear Turn Signal Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
▫ Power Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
▫ Backup Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
▫ Front Headlamp, Front Park/Turn Signal
Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 8.4L
7
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Coolant Pressure Cap
Engine Oil Dipstick
Power Distribution Center
Remote Jump Start Positive Battery Post
6
7
8
9
— Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir
— Engine Oil Fill
— Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
— Air Cleaner Filter
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II)
CAUTION!
To meet new government regulations and promote
cleaner air, your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated Prolonged driving with the light on could cause
onboard diagnostic system called OBD II. This system further damage to the emission control system. It
monitors the performance of the emissions and engine could also affect fuel economy and driveability. The
control systems. When these systems are operating prop- vehicle must be serviced before any state emissions
erly, your vehicle will provide excellent performance and tests can be performed.
fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within
If the light is flashing, severe catalytic converter damage
current government regulations.
and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system required.
will turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light. It will also
store diagnostic codes and other information to assist EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
your service technician in making repairs. Although your PROGRAMS
vehicle will usually be drivable and not need towing, see In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
your authorized dealer for service as soon as possible.
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
For states that require an Inspection and Maintenance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction
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Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not on when 3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON
the engine is running, and that the OBD II system is
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
ready for testing.
of a normal bulb check.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II 4. 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. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
crank or start the engine.
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
this test over.
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
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you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
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
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is available which include detailed service information for
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced attempting any procedure yourself.
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
running.
penalties being assessed against you.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Use of genuine MOPAR® parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures
caused by the use of non-MOPAR® parts for maintenance and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
WARNING!
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.
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MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
CAUTION! (Continued)
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
maintenance schedule, there are other components which
may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized dealer or qualified
repair center.
(Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of
component malfunction, use only the specified
fluid for the flushing procedure.
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
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check the oil level is approximately five minutes after a Engine Oil Selection
fully warmed engine is turned off or before starting the For best performance and maximum protection under all
engine after it has sat overnight.
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground also recommends full synthetic engine oils that meet the
will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Add requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-10725.
oil only when the level is below the SAFE mark.
The manufacturer recommends the use of a full synthetic
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
Change Engine Oil
0W-40 or equivalent engine oil.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the
chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is
not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade)
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change inter- SAE 0W-40 engine oil is preferred for use in all operating
vals exceed 6,000 miles (10,000 km) or six months, temperatures.
whichever occurs first.
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The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended engine Engine Oil Filter
oil viscosity for your engine. For information on engine oil The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Main- at every engine oil change.
taining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
Materials Added To Engine Oil
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the adfilter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its
quality filters should be used to assure most efficient
performance may be impaired by supplemental addiservice. MOPAR® engine oil filters are a high quality oil
tives.
filter and are recommended.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
maintenance intervals.
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
your area.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
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.
Some aftermarket air cleaners and filters can cause
mass air flow sensor issues which can lead to a
driveability problem or a limp home condition.
Maintenance-Free Battery
The top of the maintenance-free battery is vented, and
must be replaced with a vented battery.
The battery is located underneath an access panel inside
the rear compartment on the left side of the vehicle. A
remote battery terminal is located in the engine compartEngine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
ment for jump-starting. Refer to “Jump-Starting ProceThe quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
dures” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
information.
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recom- To gain access to the battery, remove the floor portion of
the rear compartment carpet.
mended.
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WARNING!
Battery Location
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
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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.
Hibernation Mode
The Hibernation mode feature conserves battery power
when storing the vehicle. It allows for up to three months
of storage time without losing radio and engine controller memory. Using this feature is an alternative to disconnecting the battery.
NOTE: This vehicle is designed to sit in storage with a
fully charged battery for up to 30 days. If you plan to
store the vehicle longer than 30 days, we recommend
doing one of the following:
• Disconnect the battery.
• Use the battery charger.
• Put the vehicle into Battery Save mode (3-month
charge).
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To Activate Hibernation Mode
Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
2. Select Hibernation mode within the Electronic Vehicle
at the start of each warm season. This service should
Information Center (EVIC).
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
3. Press and hold the right arrow button on the steering test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
wheel controls for 1 second. Vehicle will countdown time.
from ten seconds and enter Hibernation Mode.
1. Cycle the ignition switch to (ACCY).
NOTE: You may press the right arrow button on the
steering wheel controls during the countdown to abort
Hibernation Mode.
To Deactivate Hibernation Mode
1. Press the RKE UNLOCK button to unlock the vehicle.
2. Press the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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
sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor
oil, and refrigerants.
Body Lubrication
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
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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.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield or rear window.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield or rear window. Make sure that they are
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a not frozen to the glass before turning them on to avoid
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small damaging the blade. Keep the blade rubber out of contact
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR® with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
Wiper Blades
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
windshield and rear window periodically with a sponge
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necesor soft cloth and a mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will
sary.
remove accumulations of salt, waxes, or road film, and
help reduce streaking and smearing.
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Adding Washer Fluid
Exhaust System
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the
front of the engine compartment on the passenger side of
the vehicle. Be sure to check the fluid level in the
reservoir at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with
windshield washer solvent (not engine coolant (antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to flush
out the residual water.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
WARNING!
Commercially available windshield washer solvents
are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
must be exercised when filling or working around
the washer solution.
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
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268 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damverter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- age:
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
damage.
motion.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
vehicle.
against you.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 269
Coolant Checks
Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan,
disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition
switch to the LOCK position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had
time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system
pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
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/radiator
for any accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by
gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically
down the face of the condenser/radiator.
Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection
at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for
leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
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If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains
visible sediment, clean and flush with OAT coolant
(antifreeze) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-12106.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, it should be flushed with
OAT coolant and replaced with the specified OAT
engine coolant (antifreeze) as soon as possible.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
you use the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze)
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106. When adding engine coolant (antifreeze):
• We recommend using MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology) that meets the requirements of Chrysler
Material Standard MS-12106.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material StanYour vehicle has been built with an improved engine
dard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concencoolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) that
trations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
allows extended maintenance intervals. This engine cool−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
ant (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
Adding Coolant
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272 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deion- The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
ized water when mixing the water/engine coolant accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
WARNING!
engine cooling system.
• The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maincooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution.
tain the proper level of protection against freezing acNever add engine coolant (antifreeze) when the
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where
engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the
the vehicle is operated.
cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes
pressure to build up in the cooling system. To
NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not
prevent scalding or injury, do not remove the
recommended and can result in cooling system damage.
pressure cap while the system is hot or under
Drain, flush, and refill as soon as possible to avoid
pressure.
damage if coolant types are mixed in an emergency.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
Cooling System Pressure Cap
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to insure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery bottle.
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engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
bottle need only be checked once a month.
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by ani- When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
mals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based maintain the proper level, only OAT coolant that meets the
engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106
to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child should be added to the coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
or pet, seek emergency assistance immediately. Clean up
Points To Remember
any ground spills immediately.
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
Coolant Level
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for from the front of the engine compartment. This is nordetermining that the coolant level is adequate. With the mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
engine OFF and cold, the level of the engine coolant humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vapor(antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the ranges ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
indicated on the bottle.
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
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274 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the
coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze) • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
needs to be added, the contents of the coolant expansion
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install ONLY
bottle must also be protected against freezing.
the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result in
unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze) performance,
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
for leaks.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106)
and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of
your engine which contains aluminum components.
Brake System
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
system components should be inspected periodically.
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 275
WARNING!
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting
or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
With disc brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the
brake pads wear. However, low fluid level may be caused
by a leak and a checkup may be needed.
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. Use
Master Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
of a brake fluid that may have a lower initial boiling
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately if point or unidentified as to specification, may result in
sudden brake failure during hard prolonged braking.
the brake system warning light indicates system failure.
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when performing underhood services.
Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
the cap. If necessary, add fluid to bring the fluid level up
to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake
fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further
information. Using the wrong type of brake fluid
can severely damage your brake system and/or
impair its performance. The proper type of brake
fluid for your vehicle is also identified on the
original factory installed hydraulic master cylinder
reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has
been in a tightly closed container. Keep the master
cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a accident.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in an accident.
Manual Transmission
Transmission Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid in the transmission when performing
other underbody services.
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug located on
the left side of the transmission. The fluid level should be
approximately 1/4 in (6.4 mm) below the bottom of the
Brake fluid will tend to absorb moisture from the atmofill hole. Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper
sphere over time. If the fluid becomes contaminated with
level. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
water, brake performance will deteriorate. Therefore, the
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
brake fluid must be changed at the intervals specified in
the “Maintenance Schedule.” Refer to “Maintenance NOTE: DO NOT overfill transmission, damage can occur.
Schedule” for further information. See your authorized
dealer for service.
CAUTION!
Change Brake Fluid
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration
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CAUTION! (Continued)
in transmission shift quality and/or damage to the
transmission. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and
Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for
fluid specifications.
Change Transmission Fluid
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. If contaminated with water, change the
fluid immediately. See your authorized dealer for service.
Hydraulic Clutch
Master Cylinder – Clutch Fluid Level Check
The clutch hydraulic system is fed by a segregated
volume of fluid within the brake system master cylinder
reservoir. In the event of leakage or wear, use only the
manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Rear Axle
Axle Lubricant Level Check
Check the exterior of the axle for evidence of gear oil
leakage every 12 months or 6,000 miles (10 000 km). This
check should be made with the vehicle level and on the
ground or raised on an axle and wheel type hoist. The
axle lubricant level should be between the bottom of the
filler plug and a point approximately 3/8 inch (9.5 mm)
below the filler plug. If adding axle lubricant, use only
the manufacturer’s recommended axle lubricant. Refer to
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining
Your Vehicle” for further information.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 279
CAUTION!
Using axle fluid other than the manufactured recommended fluid may cause a shudder/noise issue. refer
to “Fluids Lubes and Genuine Parts” in “ Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
highly corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside
parking, which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants, road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated,
extreme hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and
underbody protection.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
Refer to “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper mainte- resistance built into your vehicle.
nance intervals. Change the lubricant immediately if
contaminated with water. See your authorized dealer for Washing
service.
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
clear water.
Change Axle Lubricant
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geo- • If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumugraphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug
passable in snow and ice, and chemicals that are sprayed
and Tar Remover to remove.
on trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are
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• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR® Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner.
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.
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.
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Interior Care
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
carpeting.
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
MOPAR® Total Clean is specifically recommended for
Leather or Vinyl Seat/Trim Care and Cleaning
leather upholstery.
Leather is best preserved by regular cleaning with a
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt can act as an
cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt abrasive and damage the leather surface and should be
can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery removed immediately with a damp cloth. Stubborn soils
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth. can be removed easily with a soft cloth and MOPAR®
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth Total Clean or equivalent. Care should be taken to avoid
and MOPAR® Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid soaking the leather with any liquid. Please do not use
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or
do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, deter- ammonia-based cleaners to clean the leather. Application
gents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not original condition.
required to maintain the original condition.
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1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
rag.
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear win- 2. Dry with a soft cloth.
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
Seat Belt Maintenance
quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
scratch the elements.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to
directly on the mirror.
wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care buckles do not work properly.
Glass Surfaces
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
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Aero Group — If Equipped
Please review all of the precautionary notes regarding the
Aero Group option.
Front Splitter
The front splitter will not flex or compress against
impacts from the front. If an impact does occur, have the
splitter inspected. A cracked or delaminated splitter
should be replaced.
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Front Splitter
Always leave ample room and be sure to educate anyone
you allow to operate the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
Use care when approaching parking blocks, tall
speed bumps and garage curbs. These surfaces can
damage your splitter.
FUSES
Power Distribution Center
The Power Distribution Center is located in the engine
compartment on the driver’s side of the vehicle. This
center contains fuses and relays.
Use caution when driving up to sloped surfaces or over
speed bumps. Approaching a speed bump or a slope at a
slight angle may improve your clearance.
CAUTION!
• Hard contact with steep ramps may cause damage
to your splitter.
• Replace rub strips when they are worn down to 3/8
inch (10 mm) on the front edge. This will avoid
damage to the carbon fiber panel
Power Distribution Center
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Cavity
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Relay
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Cartridge Fuse
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
Jumper Black
25 Amp Natural
—
14
15
16
—
—
—
—
—
—
Mini-Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
Description
Rad Fan
Rad Fan Rly High
ABS/ESP Pump Feed
Starter
CBC (Ext. Lighting #1)
CBC (Ext. Lighting #2)
CBC (Int. Lighting, washer)
CBC (Power Lock)
B+ Jumper
ABS/ESP Valve Feed
Horn
A/C Clutch
Diagnostic, Mirror, Fuel Door, Stop Switch
KIN, RF Hub
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Cavity
17
Relay
—
Cartridge Fuse
—
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Blue
—
Jumper Black
—
—
—
27
28
29
—
—
—
—
—
40 Amp Green
Mini-Fuse
25 Amp circuit
breaker
—
—
—
—
—
—
25 Amp Natural
25 Amp Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
—
—
Description
Power Seats
Driver Door Mod
Passenger Door Mod
EBL
Wiper
B+ Jumper
B+ Jumper
PCM- Powertrain Control Module
Fuel Pump
ASD #1
ASD #2
Spare
HVAC Blower
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Cavity
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
Relay
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
G8VA
G8VA
Cartridge Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
—
Jumper Black
20 Amp Yellow
—
Jumper Black
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Mini-Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
—
—
Description
RR Power Outlet, Adj. Pedals, UCI
B+ Jumper
B+ Jumper
Spare
B+ Jumper
Spare
ORC Mod Run
Cluster, Mirror, Camera
Active Damping Suspension
HVAC Module, In Car Temp
Radio
Run/Start
Fuel Door
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Cavity
43AC
(Forward
Fuse)
43BE
(Rearward
Fuse)
44BE
(Rearward
Fuse)
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
Relay
—
Cartridge Fuse
—
Mini-Fuse
10 Amp Red
Description
SCCM
—
—
10 Amp Red
Corax
—
—
10 Amp Red
IBS
—
—
—
—
—
HC Micro
HC Micro
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
10 Amp
10 Amp
10 Amp
10 Amp
25 Amp
—
—
PCM- Powertrain Control Module
ESP Module
ORC Module
SCCM
Amplifier
Rad Fan
Rad Fan Relay SER/PAR
Red
Red
Red
Red
Natural
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Cavity
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
Relay
HC Micro
HC Micro
HC Relay
HC Micro
HC Micro
G8VA
G8VA
HC Micro
HC Micro
G8VA
G8VA
HC Micro
HC Micro
G8VA
Cartridge Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Mini-Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Description
Starter Relay
EBL Relay
Rad Fan Relay High
Wiper ON/OFF
Wiper LO/HI
Horn Relay
A/C Clutch Relay
HVAC Blower
Fuel Pump
Run Relay #1
Run Relay #2
ASD #1
ASD #2
Run Accy #1, Pop Up
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CAUTION!
• When installing the power distribution center
cover, it is important to ensure the cover is properly
positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may
allow water to get into the power distribution
center and possibly result in an electrical system
failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If
a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates
a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
VEHICLE STORAGE
We recommend that you follow these guidelines for
storing your vehicle for extended periods.
• Fill the fuel tank. This will prevent water condensation
inside the tank. If you plan to store your vehicle more
than two months, add an anti-oxidant fuel stabilizer to
the fuel tank.
• Change the oil to remove any corrosive combustion
related acids in the crankcase.
• Check that the radiator coolant level of protection is to
at least -20°F (-29°C).
• Make sure that all tires are inflated to the optimum
pressure.
• Wash and wax the vehicle to protect the finish.
• Store the vehicle in a dry, well-ventilated location.
• Move the wiper blades away from the windshield.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 291
• Block the wheels. Do not apply the parking brake.
• Cut blocks of plywood about the same size of the tires.
Cover each block with indoor/outdoor carpeting and
place them between the tires and concrete. This will
prevent tire flat spotting.
Then, either disconnect the battery at the negative
terminal or use the “Battery Save Feature” to conserve
battery power. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures/
Battery Save Feature” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”
for further information.
• For long-term storage, remove the tires and put the NOTE: Disconnecting the battery causes the engine convehicle up on blocks. Stack the tires on plywood and trol system to lose memory of some “learned” functions.
After reconnecting the battery, the engine may run rough
cover with a tarp to prevent flat spotting.
until the control module “relearns” these functions. Us• If the vehicle will be subjected to freezing tempera- ing the Battery Save Feature will prevent the engine
tures, either remove the battery and store it in a dry, controller from loosing its memory.
well ventilated area or connect a trickle charger (1.5
Amp) with automatic shutdown / overcharge protecCAUTION!
tion to the battery. However, do not leave the trickle
charger hooked up to the battery without being Use care when disconnecting the remote positive
plugged in to a 110 Volt AC outlet, as this will result in cable. It is connected to the battery and can short out
further drain on the vehicle’s battery. If the vehicle is to any metal on the vehicle. Always tape or wrap the
not going to be driven in the next three weeks, perform exposed cable end to prevent electrical shorts.
the battery recharge procedure in the Service Manual.
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292 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
flashes, the system is operating properly. If not, there
• Check the battery every four to six weeks to ensure
is a problem with a switch or the system. See your
that the voltage is above 12.40 Volts. The voltage will
authorized dealer for service.
drop more rapidly in hot temperatures. If battery
voltage drops below 12.40 Volts, follow the battery • Cover the vehicle whenever possible to prevent accirecharge procedure in the Service Manual.
dental damage to the finish.
NOTE: To help prevent the battery from discharging
during shorter periods of inactivity, perform the following: REPLACEMENT BULBS
1. Make sure that the liftgate, hood, doors, windows Interior Bulbs
are completely closed.
2. Make sure that Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is operating and that the battery is good.
3. Make sure that the HOOD, LIFTGATE, and DOOR
switches are in adjustment. Perform the quick system
check, which follows: Use the remote transmitter to
set the alarm. If the alarm SET light comes on and
Message Center Indicators
Cluster
Gauge Pack
Heater Control
Interior Lamp
Bulb Number
103
103
103
37
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 293
Courtesy Foot Well
Lights
Cargo Lamp (Coupe Liftgate)
Bulb Number
194
168
BULB REPLACEMENT
Exterior Bulbs
Low/High Beam Headlamp
Front Park/Turn Signal
Lamp
Front Side Marker Lamp
Center High Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Tail/Stop/Turn Signal
Lamp
Rear Marker Lamp
Backup Lamp
License Lamp
Bulb Number
194
3157
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
Bulb Number
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
2886X
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
Front Headlamp, Front Park/Turn Signal Lamp
For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.
Front/Rear Side Marker Lamp
1. Remove the front/rear side marker. Use a fiber stick or
similar tool to gently pry the lamp on the outboard
side to disengage the clip.
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294 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE:
Backup Lamps
• If a screwdriver is used, make sure a soft material is 1. Reach behind the rear bumper and press the release
placed between the vehicle body and tool so not to
tabs on the backup lamp housing.
scratch the paint.
2. Separate the backup lamp housing from the rear
2. Rotate the bulb’s socket counterclockwise, and remove
bumper fascia.
the bulb and socket assembly from the housing.
3. Disconnect the electrical harness connector.
3. Pull the bulb out of the socket and insert the replace4. Turn the bulb and socket assembly counterclockwise,
ment bulb.
and then pull it out of the backup lamp assembly.
4. Install the bulb and socket assembly into the housing,
5. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install
and rotate the socket clockwise to lock it in place.
the replacement bulb.
5. Reinstall the front/rear side marker.
6. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the backup
Taillamp, Tail/Stop Lamp
lamp assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.
7. Reinstall the backup lamp housing into the rear bumRear Turn Signal Lamp
For bulb replacement, see your authorized dealer.
per fascia.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 295
FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
16 Gallons
Engine Oil With Filter
8.4 Liter Engine – We recommend you use SAE 0W-40,
11 Quarts
API Certified.
Transmission
8.4 Liter Engine – We recommend you use MOPAR®
3.4 Quarts
ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid.
Rear Axle
We recommend you use Castrol SAF-XJ/SAE 75W-140
1.5 Quarts
Synthetic Gear and Axle Lubricant.
Cooling System *
8.4 Liter Engine – We recommend you use MOPAR®
16 Quarts
Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent.
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
Metric
60.6 Liters
10.4 Liters
3.2 Liters
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1.4 Liters
15 Liters
296 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive
Technology).
We recommend you use a full synthetic 0W-40 or
equivalent engine oil.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Engine Oil Filters.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs, see
your authorized dealer.
We recommend you use Premium Unleaded 91 Octane
Only or Higher
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 297
Chassis
Component
Transmission
Rear Axle
Brake/Clutch Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic
Transmission Fluid.
We recommend you use Castrol SAF-XJ/SAE 75W-140
Synthetic Gear and Axle Lubricant.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Brake and Clutch
Fluid DOT 4 Motor Vehicle.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Power Steering Fluid
+ 4, MOPAR® or ATF+4® Automatic Transmission
Fluid.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
䡵 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ Required Maintenance Intervals . . . . . . . . . . .301
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300 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
At Each Stop For Fuel
The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in this • Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a
manual must be done at the times or mileages specified
fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level
to protect your vehicle warranty and ensure the best
while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the
vehicle performance and reliability. More frequent mainaccuracy of the oil level reading. Add oil only when
tenance may be needed for vehicles in severe operating
the level is at or below the ADD or MIN mark.
conditions, such as dusty areas and very short trip
driving. Inspection and service should also be done • Check the windshield washer solvent and add if
required.
anytime a malfunction is suspected.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change in- Once A Month
tervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months, • Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
whichever comes first.
damage.
CAUTION!
Failure to perform the required maintenance items
may result in damage to the vehicle.
• Inspect the battery, and clean and tighten the terminals
as required.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 301
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake • Lubricate door hinges and check springs.
master cylinder, power steering, and transmission, and
• Check the engine coolant level, hoses, and clamps.
add as needed.
• Check power steering fluid level.
• Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct
Required Maintenance Intervals
operation.
At Each Oil Change
• Change the engine oil filter.
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for the required maintenance intervals.
• Inspect the exhaust system.
NOTE: Also, inspect the exhaust system if you notice a
change in the sound of the exhaust system, or if the
exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle.
• Inspect the brake hoses.
• Inspect the suspension components.
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302 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or
6 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
12,000 Miles (20,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the exhaust system. Perform the first inspection at 12,000 miles (20 000 km)
or 12 months.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
❏ Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 303
18,000 Miles (30,000 km) or
18 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
24,000 Miles (40,000 km) or 24 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
304 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
30,000 Miles (50,000 km) or
30 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
36,000 Miles (60,000 km) or 36 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc
brakes.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Change the rear axle fluid.
Change the manual transmission fluid.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 305
42,000 Miles (70,000 km) or
42 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
48,000 Miles (80,000 km) or 48 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
306 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
54,000 Miles (90,000 km) or
54 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
60,000 Miles (100,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 307
66,000 Miles (110,000 km) or
66 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
72,000 Miles (120,000 km) or 72 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Change the rear axle fluid.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Change the manual transmission fluid.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
308 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
78,000 Miles (130,000 km) or
78 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
84,000 Miles (140,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 309
90,000 Miles (150,000 km) or
90 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
96,000 Miles (160,000 km) or 96 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Inspect and replace the PCV Valve if
necessary.*
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc
brakes.
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Replace the spark plugs.
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
310 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
102,000 Miles (170,000 km) or
102 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
108,000 Miles (180,000 km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Change the rear axle fluid.
Change the manual transmission fluid.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 311
114,000 Miles (190,000 km) or
114 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
312 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
120,000 Miles (200,000 km) or 120 Months Maintenance Service Schedule
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Flush and replace the engine coolant at 120 months or 150,000 miles (250 000 km) whichever comes first.
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end
play; replace if necessary.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 313
126,000 Miles (210,000 km) or
126 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
132,000 Miles (220,000 km) or 132 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the manual transmission fluid, add as necessary.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
314 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
138,000 Miles (230,000 km) or
138 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
144,000 Miles (240,000 km) or 144 Months Maintenance Service
Schedule
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
Rotate tires.
Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped).
Inspect the brake linings, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the exhaust system.
Inspect the front suspension and tie rod ends for cracks or leaks and all parts for
damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.
❏ Change the manual transmission fluid.
❏ Change the rear axle fluid.
Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 315
150,000 Miles (250,000 km) or
150 Months Maintenance
Service Schedule
❏ Change the engine oil and engine oil
filter.
❏ Rotate tires.
❏ Replace the engine air cleaner filter.
❏ Flush and replace the engine coolant
at 150,000 miles (250 000 km) or 120
months whichever comes first.
❏ Adjust parking brake on vehicles
equipped with four-wheel disc
brakes.
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Odometer Reading
Repair Order #
Signature, Authorized Service Center
Date
Dealer Code
316 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
* This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer
to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions
warranty.
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and
effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE
FOR YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .319
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .319 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .320
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .320
▫ In Mexico contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .323
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318 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 319
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealer, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
Prepare For The Appointment
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have the for an appointment.
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All work
to be performed may not be covered by the warranty. IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
Discuss additional charges with the service manager. Keep The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
a maintenance log of your vehicle’s service history. This interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
can often provide a clue to the current problem.
with our products and services.
Prepare A List
Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and
Be Reasonable With Requests
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
If you list a number of items and you must have your correctly and in a timely manner.
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
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320 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
This is why you should always talk to an authorized Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- P.O. Box 21–8004
solved with this process.
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer. Phone: (855) SRT–TEAM
They want to know if you need assistance.
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the concern, P.O. Box 1621
you may contact the manufacturer’s customer center.
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer cenPhone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
ter should include the following information:
In Mexico contact:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
• Authorized dealer name
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Mexico, D. F.
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 321
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
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
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1 800 855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
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322 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects, or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain
products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
MOPAR® PARTS
MOPAR® fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 323
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
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 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.
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.
In Canada
Service Manuals
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the inforshould contact the Customer Service Department imme- mation that students and professional technicians need in
diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
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324 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
system, and/or components is written in straightforward
language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
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 Chrysler Group LLC 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
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 325
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Traction Grades
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
your vehicle.
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and 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
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
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Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
INDEX
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328 INDEX
About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .271
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .259
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .18
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Auxiliary Electrical Outlet (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . .115
Auxiliary Power Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Emergency Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
INDEX 329
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .23
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Saving Feature (Protection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Storing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Break-In Recommendations, New Vehicle . . . . . . . . .67
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Capacities, Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . .295
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Caps, Filler
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . .132
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Child Restraint Tether Anchors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
10
330 INDEX
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . .
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap)
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . .
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . .
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.280
.265
.165
.278
.321
.272
.269
.271
.295
.269
.273
.270
.273
.273
.272
.272
.270
.279
Cruise Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Cupholders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Dipsticks
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
INDEX 331
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .254
Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Driving
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Electrical Outlet, Auxiliary (Power Outlet) . . . . . . . .115
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
Electric Remote Mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .101
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .104
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Emergency Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Emergency, In Case of
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234 Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
10
332 INDEX
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Fluid Level Checks
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . .
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259 Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259 Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Materials Added . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
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.275
.295
.278
.269
.257
.277
.190
.296
.234
.249
.225
.227
.225
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.225 Hazard
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Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
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.284 Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Headlights
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . . .91
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Gauges
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . . .91
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282 Holder, Cup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Ground Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232 HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener) . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Octane Rating .
Requirements .
Tank Capacity .
Fuses . . . . . . . . .
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Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Key Fob. . . . . . . . . .
Key-In Reminder . . .
Keyless Entry System
Keyless Go. . . . . . . .
Key, Programming . .
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Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Knee Bolster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Lane Change and Turn Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Latch Plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
INDEX 335
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .132
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . . .94
Cruise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .132
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .127
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Loading Vehicle
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
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Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Low Tire Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260 Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine). . . . . . .132
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277 Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
INDEX 337
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .210
Power
Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .115
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279 Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .23
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191 Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Parking On Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191 Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .272
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Radio Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Pedals, Adjustable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98 Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Pets, Transporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Rear Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Opener, Garage Door (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
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Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
Reclining Front Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .231
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
Reminder, Lights On. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .164
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Restraints, Infant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Safety, Exhaust Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
INDEX 339
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Reclining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Selection of Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator) . .132
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
Shift Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Sport Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Emergency (Jump Starting) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .245
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .164
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .43
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Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Time Delay, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . . .209
TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130
Quality Grading . . . .
Radial . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacement . . . . . . .
Rotation . . . . . . . . . .
Safety . . . . . . . . . . .
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . .
Snow Tires . . . . . . . .
Spinning . . . . . . . . .
Storage . . . . . . . . . .
Tread Wear Indicators
Tire Safety Information .
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled Vehicle . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . .
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . .
Transmission . . . . . . . .
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.217
.219
.221
.202
.204
.221
.217
.221
.218
.202
.230
.250
.231
.186
.198
.230
.277
.297
INDEX 341
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .23
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .23
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .20
Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Turn Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
Universal Transmitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Upholstery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Vinyl Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .258
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .127
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Washers, Windshield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
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Windshield Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95
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.
2013 Viper
2013
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
13ZD-126-AA
First Edition Rev 1
Printed in U.S.A.
Viper
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