2014 Chrysler 300 Owner`s Manual - Dealer e

2014 Chrysler 300 Owner`s Manual - Dealer e
2014
300
300
2014
OWNER’S MANUAL
Chrysler Group LLC
14C481-126-AA
First Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
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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.
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.
This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features
and equipment that are either standard or optional on this
vehicle. This manual may also include a description of features
and equipment that are no longer available or were not ordered
on this vehicle. Please disregard any features and equipment
described in this manual that are not on this vehicle.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol
levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive.
Ride with a designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use
public transportation.
Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in
design and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself
to install them on products previously manufactured.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
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 © 2013 Chrysler Group LLC
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SECTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587
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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 techniCongratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group
cians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfaction.
LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision
workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assis- contains the information you desire.
tance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
read these publications carefully. Following the instruc- The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
tions and recommendations in this manual will help contains a complete listing of all subjects.
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
Consult the following table for a description of the
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it should symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
be stored in the vehicle for convenient referencing and this Owner’s Manual:
remain with the vehicle when sold.
INTRODUCTION
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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. The VIN is visible
from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This
VIN Location
number also appears on the Automobile Information The vehicle identification number (VIN) is also located
Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the on the right front strut tower inside the engine compartvehicle registration, and the title.
ment.
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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.
VIN Location
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Ignition Or Accessory On Message . . . . . . . . . .15 䡵 ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .21
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
▫ To Unlock The Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ To Unlatch The Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED . . .18
▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .24
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▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .24 䡵 TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 䡵 TRUNK SAFETY WARNING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . .27
▫ Trunk Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .55
▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .55
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System —
Rear Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ Seat Belt Pretensioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
▫ Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
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▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .59 䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Transporting Passengers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) —
Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .65
▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make
Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . . .97
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The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating
positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate
Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system
when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and
consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start
transmitter and a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN).
RUN will illuminate.
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature
NOTE: In case the ignition switch does not change with
This vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ the push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
feature, (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in ⬙Things To have a low or dead battery. In this situation a back up
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further informa- method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put
tion).
the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the
Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
push to operate the ignition switch.
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition
switch with the push of a button, as long as the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger
compartment.
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
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Key Fob
The Key Fob also contains the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in
the rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead.
The emergency key is also for locking the glove box.
You can keep the emergency key with you when valet
parking.
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
1 — OFF
2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
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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.
Emergency Key Removal
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
into the lock cylinders with either side up.
Mechanical Latch On The Back Of The Key Fob
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Ignition Or Accessory On Message
WARNING!
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, power sunroof (if equipped), and power
outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition is cycled to the OFF position. Opening either
front door will cancel this feature. The time for this
feature is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the Key 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.
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.
If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal
vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10
seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon
as possible by an authorized dealer.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatible with some aftermarket remote starting systems.
Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting
problems and loss of security protection.
• Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and
lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
always remember to place the ignition in the OFF
position.
All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle have
been programmed to the vehicle electronics.
At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided
with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN).
NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the required for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs.
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authocannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
rized 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.
Replacement Keys
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NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer Sys- VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
tem serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
authorized dealer.
for unauthorized entry and the Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Start/Stop button for unauthorized operation. While the
Customer Key Programming
Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, interior switches for
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
door locks and decklid release are disabled. If something
performed at an authorized dealer.
triggers the alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will proGeneral Information
vide the following audible and visible signals: the horn
The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules Part 15 will pulse, the park lamps and/or turn signals will flash,
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is and the Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster
will flash.
subject to the following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
Rearming Of The System
If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to
• This device must accept any interference that may be
disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn
received, including interference that may cause undeoff after three minutes, turn all of the visual signals off
sired operation.
after 15 additional minutes, and then the Vehicle Security
Alarm will rearm itself.
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To Arm The System
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
same exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in
⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for
further information).
1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to
• Press the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
(RKE) transmitter.
further information).
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, 3. If any doors are open, close them.
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙.
To Disarm The System
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ and the
the following methods:
key is physically removed from the ignition.
• Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
vehicle:
• Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle if
• Press LOCK on the interior power door lock switch
equipped, refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-N-Go™⬙ in ⬙Things
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further
information.
• Press the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the • Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
position.
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• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, viously described arming sequences has occurred, the
press the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
insert a valid key into the ignition switch and turn the
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
key to the ON position.
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
NOTE:
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
• The driver’s door key cylinder and the trunk button on exterior lights will flash, the horn will sound. If this
the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the Vehicle occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
Security Alarm.
Tamper Alert
• When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in
power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.
your absence, the horn will sound three times and the
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your exterior lights will blink three times when you disarm the
vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for tampering.
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the preI
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Security System Manual Override
NOTE:
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the • The front courtesy overhead console and door courdoors using the manual door lock plunger.
tesy lights will turn on if the dimmer control is in the
“Dome ON” position (extreme top position).
ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED
• The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the
dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the
(extreme bottom position).
doors or open any door.
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors,
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for fur- open the trunk, or activate the Panic Alarm from disther information.
tances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held
Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter does
The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds
not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition is
system.
cycled to the ON/RUN position from the OFF position.
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NOTE: Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above To Unlock The Doors
disables the system from responding to all RKE transmit- Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
ter buttons for all RKE transmitters.
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice
within five seconds to unlock all doors. The turn signal
lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The
illuminated entry system will also turn on.
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™ ” under “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
Key Fob With RKE Transmitter
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® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Flash Headlights With Lock
To Lock The Doors
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change
the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash and
the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
Headlight Illumination On Approach
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™” under “Things To Know Before
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds
when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter.
The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles
equipped through Uconnect®. To change the current
setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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To Unlatch The Trunk
NOTE:
Press the TRUNK button on the RKE transmitter two • The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the ignition
times within five seconds to unlatch the trunk.
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to
and horn will remain on.
“Keyless Enter-N-Go™ ” under “Things To Know Before
• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
Using The Panic Alarm
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
by the system.
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the Programming Additional Transmitters
Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.
headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will performed at an authorized dealer.
turn on.
Transmitter Battery Replacement
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph battery.
(24 km/h) or greater.
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NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
2
• 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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2. Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade 3. Remove the battery by turning the back cover over
screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves
(battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a
of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage
solid surface such as a table or similar, then replace the
the seal during removal.
battery. When replacing the battery, match the + sign
on the battery to the + sign on the inside of the battery
clip, located on the back cover. Avoid touching the
new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause
battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it
with rubbing alcohol.
4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two
halves together.
Separating The RKE Transmitter Case
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If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions:
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the 1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected
following conditions:
life of the battery is a minimum of three years.
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
• This device must accept any interference received,
radios.
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still
maintaining security. The system has a range of
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
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• Battery at an acceptable charge level
NOTE:
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic • RKE PANIC button not pressed
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• System not disabled from previous remote start event
• Obstructions between the vehicle and RKE transmitter
• Vehicle theft alarm not active
may reduce this range.
• Ignition in OFF position
How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
• Trunk closed
• HAZARD switch off
• BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
WARNING!
• Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or
confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon
Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
• Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters
away from children. Operation of the Remote Start
System, windows, door locks or other controls
could cause serious injury or death.
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Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped
The following messages will display in the EVIC if the
vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:
• Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Trunk Ajar
• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Press and release the REMOTE START button on
the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds.
The vehicle doors will lock, parking lights will
flash and the horn will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the engine will start and the vehicle will
remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.
NOTE:
• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Remote Start mode.
The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is cycled
• For security, power window and power sunroof opto the ON/RUN position.
eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is
in the Remote Start mode.
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• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However, equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle,
the ignition must be cycled to the RUN position before press and release the START/STOP button.
you can repeat the start sequence for a third cycle.
NOTE: The message “Push Start Button” will display in
the EVIC until you push the START button.
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle
DOOR LOCKS
Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or
Manual Door Locks
allow the engine to run for the entire 15 minute cycle.
NOTE: To avoid unintentional shutdowns, the system To lock each door, push the door lock knob on each door
will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START trim panel downward. To unlock the front doors, pull the
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote inside door handle to the first detent. To unlock the rear
doors, pull the door lock knob on the door trim panel
Start request.
upward.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
Before the end of 15 minute cycle, press and release the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the
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WARNING!
Door Lock Knob
If the door lock knob is down when you shut the door,
the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the Key Fob is
not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
• For personal security and safety in the event of a
collision, lock the vehicle doors before you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is
dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or
others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking
brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children. A child could
operate power windows, other controls, or move
the vehicle.
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The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the
A power door lock switch is on each front door trim Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry) system. For further
information, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™ ” in “Things
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
Power Door Locks
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
is open, and the ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN
position, a chime will sound as a reminder to remove the
Key Fob.
Power Door Lock Switch
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Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
3. The driver door is opened.
The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled.
When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically
when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The
auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your
authorized dealer. Please see your authorized dealer for
service.
4. The doors were not previously unlocked.
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming
To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature
The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with in accordance with local laws.
power door locks if:
Child-Protection Door Lock System —
1. The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature is en- Rear Doors
To provide a safer environment for small children riding
abled.
in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with
2. The vehicle was in motion, then speed returned to
Child-Protection Door Lock system.
0 mph (0 km/h) and the transmission shift lever is
placed in PARK.
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
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To Engage Or Disengage The Child-Protection
Door Lock System
WARNING!
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the tip of the emergency key into the lock and
rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position.
Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision.
Remember that the rear doors can only be opened
from the outside when the Child-Protection locks are
engaged (locked).
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.
NOTE: For emergency exit from the rear seats when the
Child-Protection Door Lock System is engaged, manually
raise the door lock knob to the unlocked position, roll
down the window, and open the door using the outside
door handle.
Child-Protection Door Lock Function
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KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
To Unlock From The Driver’s Side
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . This feature allows you
to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the front driver
door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
door is unlocked.
NOTE:
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.
• If the vehicle is unlocked by the Passive Entry Door
Handle and no door goes ajar within 60 seconds, the
vehicle will re-lock and if equipped will arm the theft
alarm.
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NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed
all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the front
driver’s door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver
Door 1st Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”, refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
To Unlock From The Passenger Side
Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE
Transmitter In Vehicle
To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a
Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the
Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door
unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch
is in the OFF position.
If one of the vehicle doors is open and the door panel
switch is used to lock the vehicle, once all open doors
have been closed the vehicle checks the inside and
outside of the vehicle for any valid Passive Entry RKE
transmitters. If one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE
transmitters is detected inside the vehicle, and no other
NOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger
valid Passive Entry RKE transmitters are detected outdoor handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door
side the vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically
unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st
unlocks all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times
Press” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).
(on the third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive
Entry RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
(1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front
passenger door handle to unlock all four doors automatically. The interior door panel lock knob will raise when
the door is unlocked.
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NOTE: The vehicle will only unlock the doors when the
doors are locked using the door panel switch, a valid
Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected inside the
vehicle, and no valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is
detected outside the vehicle. The vehicle will not unlock
the doors when any of the following conditions are true:
To Enter The Trunk
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft
(1.0 m) of the deck lid, press the button on the right side
of CHMSL, (Center High Mounted Stop Light) which is
located on the deck lid.
• The doors are locked using the RKE transmitter
• The doors are locked using the LOCK button on the
Passive Entry door handles
• The doors are manually locked using the door lock
knobs
• There is a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter outside
the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either Passive
Entry door handle
• Three attempts are made to lock the doors using the
door panel switch and then close the doors
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NOTE: If you inadvertently leave your vehicle’s Passive
Entry RKE transmitter in the trunk and try to close the
deck lid, the deck lid will automatically unlatch, unless
another one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters is outside the vehicle and within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the
deck lid.
To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door
handles, press the door handle LOCK button to lock all
four doors.
Press The Door Handle Button To Lock
Do NOT grab the door handle, when pressing the door
handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).
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NOTE:
• After pressing the door handle LOCK button, you
must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock
the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This
is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by
pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting
and unlocking.
• The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE
transmitter battery is dead.
DO NOT Grab The Door Handle When Locking
The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the RKE
transmitter lock button or the lock button located on the
vehicle’s interior door panel.
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There are single window controls on each passenger door
trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows.
Power Windows
The window controls will operate only when the ignition
The window controls on the driver’s door control all the is in the ACC or ON/RUN position.
door windows.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the Uconnect®, 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® Settings”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
WINDOWS
WARNING!
Power Window Switches
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
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WARNING! (Continued)
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become
entrapped by the windows while operating the
power window switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
To open the window part way, press the window switch
to the first detent and release it when you want the
window to stop.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the AUTO-down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
AUTO-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection —
If Equipped
Lift the window switch to the second detent, release, and
the window will go up automatically.
AUTO-Down Feature
The driver door power window switch and some model
passenger door power window switches have an AUTOdown feature. Press the window switch to the second
detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
AUTO-up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
the first detent and release it when you want the window
to stop.
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NOTE:
Reset Auto-Up
• If the window runs into any obstacle during auto- Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
closure, it will reverse direction and then go back probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window 1. Make sure the door is fully closed.
switch again to close the window.
2. Pull the window switch up to close the window
• Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
the auto-reverse function unexpectedly during autoadditional two seconds after the window is closed.
closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the 3. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
first detent and hold to close the window manually.
detent to open the window completely and continue
to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
after the window is fully open.
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
Window Lockout Switch
The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim panel
allows you to disable the window controls on the rear
passenger doors and the rear sunscreen (if equipped).
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To disable the window controls and the rear sunscreen,
press and release the window lockout button (setting it in
the DOWN position). To enable the window controls and
the rear sunscreen, press and release the window lockout
button again (setting it in the UP position).
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, then open the front and rear
windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the
buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.
Window Lockout Switch
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With the ignition in the ON/RUN position, the Trunk
Open symbol will display in the instrument cluster
The trunk lid can be released from inside the vehicle by
indicating that the trunk is open. The odometer display
pressing the TRUNK RELEASE button located on the
will reappear once the trunk is closed.
instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel.
With the ignition in the OFF position, the Trunk Open
NOTE: The transmission must be in PARK before the
symbol will display until the trunk is closed.
button will operate.
Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know
The trunk lid can be released from Before Starting Your Vehicle” for more information on
outside the vehicle by pressing the trunk operation with the Passive Entry feature.
TRUNK button on the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter TRUNK SAFETY WARNING
twice within five seconds or by
WARNING!
using the external release switch
located on the underside of the
Do not allow children to have access to the trunk,
decklid overhang. The release feaeither by climbing into the trunk from outside, or
ture will function only when the
Trunk Release
through the inside of the vehicle. Always close the
Button
vehicle is in the unlock condition.
TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE
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WARNING! (Continued)
trunk lid when your vehicle is unattended. Once in
the trunk, young children may not be able to escape,
even if they entered through the rear seat. If trapped
in the trunk, children can die from suffocation or
heat stroke.
2
Trunk Emergency Release
As a security measure, a Trunk Internal Emergency
Release lever is built into the trunk latching mechanism.
In the event of an individual being locked inside the
trunk, the trunk can be simply opened by pulling on the
glow-in-the-dark handle attached to the trunk latching
mechanism.
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OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
• Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants
Some of the most important safety features in your • Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may
vehicle are the restraint systems:
enhance occupant protection by managing occupant
energy during an impact event
• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and
all passengers
• All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the
• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenseat belt webbing into position by extending the belt
ger
all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large
item in a seat — if equipped
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
for the driver and passengers seated next to a window Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
• Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
• An energy-absorbing steering column and steering possible.
wheel
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If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized
seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether
for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold
infant and child restraint systems. For more information
on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for
CHildren (LATCH).
WARNING!
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
air bag. A deploying passenger Advanced Front
Air Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child
12 years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage
inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different
rates of inflation based on several factors, including the
severity and type of collision.
Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be
secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltrisk of harm from a deploying air bag:
positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should
buckled up in a rear seat.
ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow
children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under
their arm.
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If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child 5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact
seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided
as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
under ⴖIf You Need Assistanceⴖ.
(Refer to “Child Restraints”)
You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.
2. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
3. The driver and front passenger seats should be
moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced
Front Air Bags room to inflate.
4. Do not lean against the door or window. Your vehicle
has Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABIC) or Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air
Bags (SAB), and if deployment occurs, the SABIC
and SAB air bags will inflate forcefully into the
space between you and the door.
WARNING!
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work with
your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some
collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all. Always
wear your seat belts even though you have air bags.
• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument
panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment
could cause serious injury, including death. Air
bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably
extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or
instrument panel.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) also
need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or
window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.
• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer
much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or
other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the
vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your
vehicle are buckled up properly.
• Being too close to the Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) and/or Seat-Mounted
Side Air Bag (SAB) during deployment could cause
you to be severely injured or killed.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen
far away from home or on your own street.
Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of
ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the
inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should
be belted at all times.
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Lap/Shoulder Belts
WARNING! (Continued)
All seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with
lap/shoulder belts.
The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during
very sudden stops or impacts. This feature allows the
shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However, in an collision, the belt will
lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out.
WARNING!
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat
belts are designed to go around the large bones of
your body. These are the strongest parts of your
body and can take the forces of a collision best.
• Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make
your injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear
your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers
safe, too.
• Two people should never be belted into a single
seat belt. People belted together can crash into one
another in a 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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2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat.
Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make
adjust the seat.
the belt go around your lap.
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
Pulling Out The Lap/Shoulder Belt Latch Plate
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
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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.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your
abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull
up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if
it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap
belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the
belt in a collision.
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WARNING!
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
internal 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 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
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.
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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle.
The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the
webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
WARNING!
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the driver and front passenger seats, the shoulder belt
can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt
away from your neck. Push and fully depress the button
above the webbing to release the anchorage, then move it
up or down to the position that fits you best.
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 (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt
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As a guide, if you are shorter than average you will
prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average
you will prefer a higher position. When you release the
anchorage try to move it up and down to make sure that
it is locked in position.
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
which are used to secure a child restraint system. For
additional information, refer to “Installing Child ReLap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of
feature for each seating position.
shoulder belt.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the anchor
point.
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.
First Row
Second
Row
Driver
N/A
ALR
Center
N/A
ALR
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing. • N/A — Not Applicable
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of • ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor
the latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing.
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an child safety seat is installed in a seating position that has a
belt with this feature. Children 12 years old and under
ALR and is being used for normal usage:
should always be properly restrained in the rear seat.
Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a
1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing
to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull 2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortthe entire belt is extracted.
ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will
latch plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —
now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
If Equipped
How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked.
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
The belt will still retract to remove any slack in the
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is available on
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
all passenger-seating positions with a combination lap/
locking mode.
shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a
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WARNING!
• The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if
the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not
working properly when checked according to the
procedures in the Service Manual.
• Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly
could increase the risk of injury in collisions.
Energy Management Feature
This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions to help
further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on
collision.
Seat Belt Pretensioner
The seat belts for both front seating positions are
equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to
remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision.
These devices may improve the performance of the seat
belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant
early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.
NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat
belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be
worn snugly and positioned properly.
The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretensioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This
feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on
the occupant’s chest.
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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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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
WARNING!
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the
abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take
the force if there is a collision.
Seat Belt Extender
If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and
when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if
equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized
dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This
extender should be used only if the existing belt is not
long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.
Using a seat belt extender when not needed can
increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use
when the seat belt is not long enough when it is worn
low and snug and in the recommended seating positions. Remove and store the extender when not
needed.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the
driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat
belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air
Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The
passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers.
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In addition, the vehicle is equipped with a Supplemental NOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced Front
Driver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument Air Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations for
panel below the steering column.
Advanced Air Bags.
The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator
design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of
inflation based on several factors, including the severity
and type of collision.
This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front
passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the
inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon
seat position.
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
1 — Driver And Passenger
Advanced Front Air Bags
3 — Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag/Knee Bolster
2 — Knee Bolster
This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front
passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether
the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The
seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
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This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag
Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front,
and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC
air bags are located above the side windows and their
covers are labeled: SRS AIRBAG.
This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental SeatMounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced
protection for an occupant during a side impact. The
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are located in
the outboard side of the front seats.
NOTE:
Air Bag System Components
Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag
system components:
• Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
• Air Bag Warning Light
• Steering Wheel and Column
• Instrument Panel
• Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim, • Driver Advanced Front Air Bag
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
authorized dealer immediately.
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• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
• Front and Side Impact Sensors
• Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch,
and Seat Track Position Sensors
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistage
driver and front passenger air bags. This system provides
output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as
determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC),
which may receive information from the front impact
sensors.
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.
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.
• 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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When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag
provide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left
air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air
during a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag
bag only.
label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC)
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB)
SABIC air bags may offer side-impact protection to front
and rear seat outboard occupants in addition to that
provided by the body structure. Each air bag features
inflated chambers placed adjacent to the head of each
outboard occupant that reduce the potential for sideimpact head injuries. The curtains deploy downward,
covering both windows on the impact side.
Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that
require air bag occupant protection.
WARNING!
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC)
Label Location
NOTE:
• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
but they will open during air bag deployment.
• Being too close to the side air bags during deployment
could cause you to be severely injured or killed.
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the location of the SABIC.
The area where the SABIC is located should remain
free from any obstructions.
• Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects
between you and the side air bags; the performance
could be adversely affected and/or objects could be
pushed into you, causing serious injury.
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SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt
restraint system. Occupants, including children who are
up against or very close to SAB or SABIC air bags can be
seriously injured or killed. Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or sleep against the door, side
windows, or area where the SAB or SABIC air bags
inflate, even if they are in an infant or child restraint.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and front passenger, and position the front occupants for the best interaction with the Advanced Front
Air Bags.
Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front
Air Bags and the Supplemental Driver Knee Air Bag
Always sit upright as possible with your back against the work with the knee impact bolsters to provide improved
seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the protection for the driver and front passenger.
appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or
booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
child.
Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag
The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag provides required for this vehicle.
enhanced protection and works together with the Driver
The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or
Advanced Front Air Bag during a frontal impact.
side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required.
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Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic
ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air
bags, SAB, Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag, and
front seat belt pretensioners, as required, depending on
several factors, including the severity and type of impact.
underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other
hand, depending on the type and location of impact,
Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes with
little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe
initial deceleration.
Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side
Knee Air Bag are designed to provide additional protection
by supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal collisions
depending on several factors, including the severity and
type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag are not expected to reduce the
risk of injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions.
The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions.
Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and
type of collision.
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.
The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colliSide Knee Air Bag will not deploy in all frontal collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
sions, including some that may produce substantial veaway from an inflating air bag.
hicle damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck
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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 or in the ACC position, the air bag system is not
on and the air bags will not inflate.
The ORC contains a backup power supply system that
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning
Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check
when the ignition is first turned on. After the
self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. 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.
It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instrument 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.
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.
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Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units
The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag
Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering
wheel and on the right 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
Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates
are possible, based on several factors, including the
collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim
cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel
separate and fold out of the way as the air bags inflate to
their full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 50 to
70 milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to
blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the
vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air
bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.
Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator
Unit
The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag unit is
located in the instrument panel trim beneath the steering
column. 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 Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag. The trim
cover separates and folds out of the way allowing the air
bag to inflate to the full size. The air bag fully inflates in
about 15 to 20 milliseconds.
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Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB)
Inflator Units
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain
(SABIC) Inflator Units
The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are During collisions where the impact is confined to a
designed to activate only in certain side collisions.
particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may
deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on the severity
The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side
and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will
air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of
deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle.
collision.
A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side
Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air
curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes
bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be
the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and
triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The
covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30 milinflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space
liseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes to
between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully
blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you
inflates in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves
are not belted and seated properly, or if items are
at a very high speed and with such a high force that it
positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag
could injure you if you are not seated properly, or if items
inflates. This especially applies to children. The side
are positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates.
curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when
This especially applies to children.
it is inflated.
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Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, • Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power, until the ignition key is revehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of
moved or the ignition switch is changed to OFF using
whether or not an air bag should have deployed.
the Keyless Go Start/Stop button.
Front And Side Impact Sensors
• Unlock the doors automatically.
In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the ORC
in determining appropriate response to impact events.
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
Enhanced Accident Response System
changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.
In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if
the communication network remains intact, and the If A Deployment Occurs
power remains intact, depending on the nature of the The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
event the ORC will determine whether to have the immediately after deployment.
Enhanced Accident Response System perform the followNOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
ing functions:
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
the air bag system.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition key is turned off.
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If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
or all of the following may occur:
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning.
• 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
abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deyou might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals. bags will not be in place to protect you.
They are not permanent and normally heal quickly.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a
WARNING!
few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
immediately.
protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,
• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retracparticles. The particles are a normal by-product of the tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer
process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air immediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Conbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the troller (ORC) system serviced as well.
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
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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.
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
not function properly if modifications are made.
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for any
air bag system service. If your seat, including your
trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any
way (including removal or loosening/tightening of
seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your
authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved
seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to
modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized dealer.
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Air Bag Warning Light
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 “Fuses” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” 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
the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service Event Data Recorder (EDR)
the air bag system immediately.
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
the four to eight seconds when the ignition is first certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an
air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that
cycled to the ON/RUN.
will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to performed. The EDR is designed to record data related
eight-second interval.
to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period
• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
remains on while driving.
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of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type
vehicle is designed to record such data as:
of personally identifying data routinely acquired during
a crash investigation.
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
were buckled/fastened;
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
vehicle or the EDR.
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
Child Restraints
These data can help provide a better understanding of
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
times, including babies and children. Every state in the
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if United States, and every Canadian province, requires
a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This
by the EDR under normal driving conditions and no is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law
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Children 12 years or younger should ride properly NOTE:
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash • For
additional
information,
refer
to
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canathe rear seats rather than in the front.
dian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s
website for additional information:
There are different sizes and types of restraints for
children from newborn size to the child almost large • http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/roadsafety/safedriversenough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
childsafety-index-53.htm
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
seat for your child.
WARNING!
Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has
a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety
Standards. You should also make sure that you can install
it in the vehicle where you will use it.
In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a
projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to
hold even an infant on your lap could become so
great that you could not hold the child, no matter
how strong you are. The child and others could be
badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle
should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large for
Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight or Age
Children who are two years old or
younger and who have not reached
the height or weight limits of their
child restraint
Children who are at least two years old
or who have out-grown the height or
weight limit of their rear-facing
child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are
too small to properly fit the vehicle’s
seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who
have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their booster seat
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Recommended Type of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible
Child Restraint, facing rearward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a
five-point Harness, facing forward in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the
vehicle seat belt, seated in the
rear seat of the vehicle
Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat
of the vehicle
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their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years
old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they
Safety experts recommend that children ride rearwardreach the highest weight or height allowed by their
facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until
convertible child seat.
they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear
facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can
WARNING!
be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible
child seats.
• Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an
Infants And Child Restraints
The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the
vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until
they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier.
Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child
seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be
used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown
air bag. A deploying passenger Advanced Front
Air Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child
12 years or younger, including a child in a rearward
facing infant seat.
• Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a
vehicle with a rear seat.
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Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height
allowed by the child seat.
All children whose weight or height is above the
forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a
belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts
fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over
the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against
the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster
seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held
in the vehicle by the seat belt.
WARNING!
• Improper installation can lead to failure of an
infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a
collision. The child could be badly injured or
killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s
directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in
the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it
loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident,
it could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause
serious personal injury.
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4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend 5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit perivehicle’s seat belt alone:
odically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face
the vehicle seat?
or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle.
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the or behind their back.
Children Too Large For Booster Seats
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
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Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints
Restraint Type
Combined
Weight of the
Child + Child
Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Rear-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Forward-Facing
Child Restraint
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Up to 65 lbs
(29.5 kg)
More than
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below
LATCH –
LATCH –
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Seat Belt Only
+ Top Tether
Tether Anchor
Only
Anchor
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
Restraint System
Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower
Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system
has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages
located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the
seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the
seating position. These anchorages are used to install
LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s
seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether
anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating
positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether
anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the
following table for more information.
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LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In
This Vehicle
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating
position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight
+ weight of the child restraint) for using
the LATCH anchorage system to attach
the child restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat
belt be used together to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint?
No
Can a child seat be installed in the center
position using the inner LATCH lower
anchorages?
N/A
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Use the LATCH anchorage system until
the combined weight of the child and the
child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the
seat belt and tether anchor instead of the
LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you
use the LATCH anchorage system to
attach a rear-facing or forward-facing
child restraint.
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Can two child restraints be attached
using a common lower LATCH
anchorage?
No
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
the back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes, center position
only.
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Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with
two or more child restraints. If the center
position does not have dedicated LATCH
lower anchorages, use the seat belt to
install a child seat in the center position
next to a child seat using the LATCH
anchorages in an outboard position.
The child seat may touch the back of the
front passenger seat if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
See your child restraint owner’s manual
for more information.
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
You will easily feel them if you run your finger along gap
between the seatback and seat cushion.
2
LATCH Anchorages
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Locating The LATCH Anchorages
In addition, there are tether strap anchorages
behind each rear seating position located in the
panel between the rear seatback and the rear
window. These tether strap anchorages are under a plastic cover with the tether anchorage symbol on it.
LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be
equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side.
Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower
anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the
anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some
rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a
tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
Tether Strap Anchorages
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Center Seat LATCH
To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks 1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Autothe seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position,
matic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
do not use that outboard position. If a child seat in the
belt, following the instructions below. See the section
center position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat
seat belt, do not install a child seat in that outboard
Belt” to check what type of seat belt each seating
position.
position has.
WARNING!
Never use the same lower anchorage to attach more
than one child restraint. Please refer to “Installing
The LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System” for
typical installation instructions.
2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the
tether strap of the child seat so that you can more
easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle
anchorages.
3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for
that seating position. For some second row seats, you
may need to recline the seat and / or raise the head
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manurestraint to get a better fit.
facturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
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4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt
restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat- When using the LATCH attaching system to install a
ing position.
child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being
5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the used by other occupants or being used to secure child
top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play
Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direc- with it and accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before
installing a child restraint using the LATCH system,
tions to attach a tether anchor.
buckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of
6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with
rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it
in the straps according to the child restraint manufac- behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the
turer’s instructions.
child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock
7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by the seatbelt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) them.
in any direction.
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the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is
not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can
Improper installation of a child restraint to the be “switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the re- webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
straint. The child could be badly injured or killed. retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. For additional information on ALR,
exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints.” The cinching latch plate is
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
designed to hold the lap portion of the seatbelt tight
Belt
when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are child restraint’s belt path. Please see the table below and
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking the following sections for more information about both
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both types of seat belts.
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of
WARNING!
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child
Restraints in this Vehicle
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What is the weight limit (child’s weight
+ weight of the child restraint) for using
the Tether Anchor with the seat belt to
attach a forward facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint touch
the back of the front passenger seat?
Weight limit of the
Child Restraint
Can the head restraints be removed?
Yes, center position
only.
Yes
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to
tighten the seat belt against the belt path
of the child restraint?
Yes
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Always use the tether anchor when using
the seat belt to install a forward facing
child restraint, up to the recommended
weight limit of the child restraint.
Contact between the front passenger seat
and the child restraint is allowed, if the
child restraint manufacturer also allows
contact.
In positions with cinching latch plates
(CINCH), the buckle stalk may be
twisted up to 3 full turns. Do not twist
the buckle stalk in a seating position
with an ALR retractor.
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Installing A Child Restraint with a Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
position. For some second row seats, you may need to 6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webbetter fit.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor 7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
vehicle seat.
3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click.”
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
against the child seat.
strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chil5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
dren (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
attach a tether anchor.
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
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9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by 3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
“click.”
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
in any direction.
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
vehicle seat.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching
Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped
5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating
strap. Refer to “Installing Child Restraints Using The
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to attach a tether
recline the seat and / or raise the head restraint to get
anchor.
a better fit.
2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the 6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt
in any direction.
path.
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Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether
belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary.
Anchorage
If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the
belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have
trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short
buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert
the latch plate into the buckle with the release button
facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4
to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child
restraint.
1. Look behind the seating position where you
plan to install the child restraint to find the
tether anchorage. You may need to move the
seat forward to provide better access to the
tether anchorage. If there is no top tether anchorage for
that seating position (see the charts above), move the
child restraint to another position in the vehicle if one is
available.
2. Rotate or lift the cover to access the anchor directly
behind the seat where you are placing the child
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
restraint.
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
3. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
for the strap between the anchor and the child seat.
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
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If your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head
restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible,
route the tether strap under the head restraint and
between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head
restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard
side of the head restraint.
2
Adjustable Headrest Downward Position
Adjustable Headrest Release Push Button
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4. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to
the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram.
5. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child
restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Transporting Pets
Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet.
An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly
injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in
a collision.
Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses
or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
Tether Strap Mounting
1 — Cover
3 — Attaching Strap
A — Tether Strap Hook
B — Tether Anchor
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For the recommended viscosity and quality grades,
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”.
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in. NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detri- first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
mental and should be avoided.
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
not interpreted as an indication of difficulty.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur.
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SAFETY TIPS
Exhaust Gas
Transporting Passengers
NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO
AREA.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area,
inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people
riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously
injured or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
WARNING!
Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon
monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.
Breathing it can make you unconscious and can
eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO),
follow these safety tips:
• Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in
confined areas any longer than needed to move
your vehicle in or out of the area.
• If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate/
rear doors open, make sure that all windows are
closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is
set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation
mode.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 99
WARNING! (Continued)
• If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running, adjust your heating or cooling
controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the
blower at high speed.
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle
Seat Belts
Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced
immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
system.
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is or retractor condition, replace the belt.
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.
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Air Bag Warning Light
Floor Mat Safety Information
The light should come on and remain on for
four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the
ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is
not lit during starting, see your authorized
dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes on while
driving, have the system checked by an authorized
dealer.
Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your
vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area
unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they
cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals
or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways.
Defroster
Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place
the blower control on high speed. You should be able to
feel the air directed against the windshield. See your
authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
WARNING!
Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of
vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury.
• Always make sure that floor mats are properly
attached to the floor mat fasteners.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 101
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never place or install floor mats or other floor
coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly
secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the
vehicle.
• Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top
of already installed floor mats. Additional floor
mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the
pedal area and interfere with the pedals.
• Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always
properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have
been removed for cleaning.
• Always make sure that objects cannot fall into
the driver footwell while the vehicle is moving.
Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal
and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle
control.
• If required, mounting posts must be properly installed, if not equipped from the factory.
Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or
mounting can cause interference with the brake
pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of
control of the vehicle.
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102 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Door Latches
Tires
Fluid Leaks
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges.
Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid (if
equipped), or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause
should be located and corrected immediately.
Check for positive closing, latching, and locking.
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.
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CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Power Folding Outside Mirrors —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .114
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped . . .114
▫ “Slide-On-Rod” And Extender Features Of
Sun Visor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
▫ Driver’s Automatic Dimming Mirror —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 䡵 BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM) —
IF EQUIPPED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
▫ Outside Mirrors With Turn Signal And
Approach Lighting — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . .111
▫ Rear Cross Path. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
▫ Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped . . . . . . .112
▫ Modes Of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
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䡵 Uconnect® Phone (8.4/8.4N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .185
▫ Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
▫ Ventilated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .189
▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
▫ Uconnect® Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
▫ Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . .150 䡵 DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED . . . .195
▫ Things You Should Know About Your
Uconnect® Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
▫ Programming The Memory Feature . . . . . . . . .196
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless
Entry Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
䡵 VOICE COMMAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
▫ Uconnect® 8.4/8.4 Nav . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With
Memory Seat Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
▫ Uconnect® Voice Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .199
▫ Power Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
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䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .202
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Headlight Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
▫ Courtesy Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
▫ Ambient Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
▫ Adaptive Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge
Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .212
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) . . . . . . . . . . .205
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
▫ Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
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▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . .215
䡵 TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN . . .217
䡵 POWER TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING
COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED . .219
䡵 ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .221
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .226
▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
䡵 ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227
▫ Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operation . . . .230
▫ Activating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). . . .231
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
▫ To Set A Desired ACC Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
▫ To Cancel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ To Turn Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
▫ Setting The Following Distance In ACC . . . . . .237
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▫ Overtake Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense® . . . . . . . .261
▫ Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu . . . . . . .242
▫ Service The ParkSense® Park Assist System . . .262
▫ Display Warnings And Maintenance . . . . . . . .243
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .262
▫ Precautions While Driving With ACC . . . . . . .245
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .262
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 䡵 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode . . .250
▫ Turning ParkView® On Or Off —
▫ Forward Collision Warning — If Equipped . . .252
With Touch-Screen Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 PARKSENSE® FRONT AND REAR PARK
䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
▫ Front Map/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
▫ Courtesy Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
▫ Sunglasses Bin Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED. .
▫ Front Park Assist Audible Alerts . . . . . . . . . . .261
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® .
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▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . . .272
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .274
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . . .275
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ Using HomeLink®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277
▫ Ignition OFF Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278 䡵 COMMANDVIEW® SUNROOF WITH
POWER SHADE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . .
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . .
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .279
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . .
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . .
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . .
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280
▫ Opening Power Shade — Express . . . . .
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .281
▫ Opening Power Shade — Manual Mode
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109
▫ Closing Power Shade — Express . . . . . . . . . . .285
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
▫ Closing Power Shade — Manual Mode . . . . . .286
▫ Rear Seat Armrest Storage — If Equipped . . . .298
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
▫ Cargo Area — Vehicles Equipped with
60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .287
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
▫ Front Seat Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292
▫ Rear Seat Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .294
䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
▫ Glovebox Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
▫ Console Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
䡵 CARGO AREA FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ Trunk Mat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ Grocery Bag Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
▫ Cargo Net
(for versions/markets where provided) . . . . . .301
䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
▫ Power Sunshade — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .303
䡵 LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . . . .305
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MIRRORS
Automatic Dimming Mirror
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you. This feature will be defaulted
on, and only be disabled when the vehicle is moving in
reverse.
NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is
moving in reverse.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
CAUTION!
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the
mirror clean.
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Outside Mirrors
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature — If Equipped
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s) Some models have outside mirrors that are hinged. The
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic and a slight hinge allows the mirror to pivot forward and rearward to
overlap of the view obtained from the inside mirror.
resist damage. The hinge has three detent positions: full
forward, full rearward and normal.
NOTE: The passenger side convex outside mirror will
give a much wider view to the rear, and especially of the Driver’s Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
lane next to your vehicle.
This feature is controlled by the inside automatic dimming mirror and will automatically adjust for headlight
WARNING!
glare when the inside mirror adjusts.
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
NOTE: This feature is also available on the passenger’s
side when equipped with turn signal and approach
lighting.
Outside Mirrors With Turn Signal And Approach
Lighting — If Equipped
Driver and passenger outside mirrors with turn signal
and approach lighting contain four LEDs, which are
located in the upper outer corner of each mirror.
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Three of the LEDs are turn signal indicators, which flash
with the corresponding turn signal lights in the front and
rear of the vehicle. Turning on the Hazard Warning
flashers will also activate these LEDs.
The fourth LED supplies illuminated entry lighting,
which turns on in both mirrors when you use the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or open any door. This
LED shines outward to illuminate the front and rear door
handles. It also shines downward to illuminate the area
in front of the doors.
Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
Tilt Mirrors in Reverse provides automatic outside mirror
positioning which will aid the driver’s view of the
ground rearward of the front doors. The outside mirrors
will move slightly downward from the present position
when the vehicle is shifted into REVERSE. The outside
mirrors will then return to the original position when the
vehicle is shifted out of the REVERSE position. Each
stored memory setting will have an associated Tilt Mirrors in Reverse position.
The Illuminated Entry lighting fades to off after about NOTE: The Tilt Mirrors in Reverse feature is not turned
30 seconds or it will fade to off immediately once the on when delivered from the factory. The Tilt Mirrors in
ignition is placed into the RUN position.
Reverse feature can be turned on and off using the
Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
NOTE: The approach lighting will not function when the
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inshift lever is moved out of the PARK position.
formation.
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The power mirror controls consist of mirror select butThe power mirror controls are located on the driver’s tons and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a
mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right) button to select
door trim panel.
the mirror that you want to adjust.
Power Mirrors
NOTE: A light in the select button will illuminate indicating the mirror is activated and can be adjusted.
Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to
move.
Power mirror preselected positions can be controlled by
the optional Memory Seat Feature. Refer to “Driver
Memory Seat” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
Vehicle” for further information.
Power Mirror Control
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Power Folding Outside Mirrors — If Equipped
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
The switch for the power folding mirrors is located
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right).
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
Press the switch once and the mirrors will fold in, rear window defroster (if equipped). Some vehicles may
pressing the switch a second time will return the mirrors not be equipped with rear window defroster, in this case
to the normal driving position.
the heated mirrors will still function as intended. Refer to
“Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The FeaNOTE: If the vehicle speed is greater than 10 mph
tures Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
(16 km/h) the folding feature will be disabled.
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
If the mirrors are in the folded position, and vehicle
speed is equal or greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), they An illuminated vanity mirror is located on the sun visor.
To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor downward and
will automatically unfold.
swing the mirror cover upward. The light turns on
automatically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the light.
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rearwards until the sun visor is in the desired position.
To use the extender feature of the sun visor, grab the
extender which is located at the rear of the visor and pull
rearward.
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Illuminated Vanity Mirror
“Slide-On-Rod” And Extender Features Of Sun
Visor
To use the “Slide-On-Rod” feature of the sun visor, rotate
the sun visor downward and swing the sun visor so it is
parallel to the side window, grab the sun visor and pull
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BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM) —
IF EQUIPPED
The Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system uses two radarbased sensors, located inside the rear bumper fascia, to
detect highway licensable vehicles (automobiles, trucks,
motorcycles, etc.) that enter the blind spot zones from the
rear/front/side of the vehicle.
Rear Detection Zones
When the vehicle is started, the BSM warning light will
momentarily illuminate in both outside rear view mirrors
to let the driver know that the system is operational. The
BSM system sensors operate when the vehicle is in any
forward gear or REVERSE and enters stand by mode
when the vehicle is in PARK.
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vehicle when the vehicle speed reaches approximately
6 mph (10 km/h) or higher and will alert the driver of
vehicles in these areas.
NOTE:
• The BSM system does NOT alert the driver about
rapidly approaching vehicles that are outside the detection zones.
• The BSM system detection zone DOES NOT change if
your vehicle is towing a trailer. Therefore, visually
verify the adjacent lane is clear for both your vehicle
and trailer before making a lane change. If the trailer or
BSM Warning Light
other object (i.e., bicycle, sports equipment) extends
The BSM detection zone covers approximately one lane
beyond the side of your vehicle, this may result in the
on both sides of the vehicle (12 ft or 3.8 m). The zone
BSM warning light remaining illuminated the entire
starts at the outside rear view mirror and extends aptime the vehicle is in a forward gear.
proximately 23 ft (7 m) to the rear of the vehicle. The BSM
system monitors the detection zones on both sides of the
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The area on the rear fascia where the radar sensors are
located must remain free of snow, ice, and dirt/road
contamination so that the BSM system can function
properly. Do not block the area of the rear fascia where
the radar sensors are located with foreign objects (bumper stickers, bicycle racks, etc.).
The BSM system notifies the driver of objects in the
detection zones by illuminating the BSM warning light
located in the outside mirrors in addition to sounding an
audible (chime) alert and reducing the radio volume.
Refer to “Modes Of Operation” for further information.
The BSM system monitors the detection zone from three
different entry points (side, rear, front) while driving to
see if an alert is necessary. The BSM system will issue an
alert during these types of zone entries.
Sensor Location (Driver Side Shown)
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Entering From The Side
Entering From The Rear
Vehicles that move into your adjacent lanes from either Vehicles that come up from behind your vehicle on either
side of the vehicle.
side and enter the rear detection zone with a relative
speed of less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
3
Side Monitoring
Rear Monitoring
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Overtaking Traffic
If you pass another vehicle slowly (with a relative speed
of less than 15 mph (24 km/h) and the vehicle remains in
the blind spot for approximately 1.5 seconds, the warning
light will be illuminated. If the difference in speed
between the two vehicles is greater than 15 mph
(24 km/h), the warning light will not illuminate.
Overtaking/Approaching
The BSM system is designed not to issue an alert on
stationary objects such as guardrails, posts, walls, foliage,
berms, etc. However, occasionally the system may alert
on such objects. This is normal operation and your
vehicle does not require service.
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Overtaking/Passing
Stationary Objects
The BSM system will not alert you of objects that are
traveling in the opposite direction of the vehicle in
adjacent lanes.
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WARNING! (Continued)
system is not designed to detect pedestrians, bicyclists, or animals. Even if your vehicle is equipped
with the BSM system, always check your vehicle’s
mirrors, glance over your shoulder, and use your turn
signal before changing lanes. Failure to do so can
result in serious injury or death.
Rear Cross Path
Opposing Traffic
WARNING!
The Blind Spot Monitoring system is only an aid to
help detect objects in the blind spot zones. The BSM
The Rear Cross Path (RCP) feature is intended to aid the
drivers when backing out of parking spaces where their
vision of oncoming vehicles may be blocked. Proceed
slowly and cautiously out of the parking space until the
rear end of the vehicle is exposed. The RCP system will
then have a clear view of the cross traffic and if an
oncoming vehicle is detected, alert the driver.
(Continued)
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NOTE: In a parking lot situation, oncoming vehicles can
be obscured by vehicles parked on either side. If the
sensors are blocked by other structures or vehicles, the
system will not be able to alert the driver.
When RCP is on and the vehicle is in REVERSE, the
driver is alerted using both the visual and audible
alarms, including reducing the radio volume.
WARNING!
RCP Detection Zones
RCP monitors the rear detection zones on both sides of
the vehicle, for objects that are moving toward the side of
the vehicle with a minimum speed of approximately
3 mph (5 km/h), to objects moving a maximum of
approximately 20 mph (32 km/h), such as in parking lot
situations.
RCP is not a Back Up Aid system. It is intended to be
used to help a driver detect an oncoming vehicle in a
parking lot situation. Drivers must be careful when
backing up, even when using RCP. Always check
carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and
be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other
vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before backing up. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or
death.
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view mirror based on a detected object. However, when
the system is operating in RCP, the system will respond
Modes Of Operation With EVIC
with both visual and audible alerts when a detected
Three selectable modes of operation are available in the object is present. Whenever an audible alert is requested,
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to the radio volume is reduced.
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Under- Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime
Modes Of Operation
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When operating in Blind Spot Alert Lights/Chime mode,
the BSM system will provide a visual alert in the approModes Of Operation With Uconnect® System —
priate side view mirror based on a detected object. If the
If Equipped
turn signal is then activated, and it corresponds to an
Three selectable modes of operation are available in
alert present on that side of the vehicle, an audible chime
the Uconnect® system screen. Refer to “Customerwill also be sounded. Whenever a turn signal and deProgrammable Features — Uconnect® Access settings ”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further tected object are present on the same side at the same
time, both the visual and audio alerts will be issued. In
information.
addition to the audible alert the radio (if on) volume will
Blind Spot Alert Lights Only
be reduced.
When operating in Blind Spot Alert mode, the BSM
system will provide a visual alert in the appropriate side
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NOTE:
Uconnect® Phone (8.4/8.4N)
• Whenever an audible alert is requested by the BSM
system, the radio volume is reduced.
• If the hazard flashers are on, the system will request
the appropriate visual alert only.
Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4N
Uconnect® Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, invehicle communications system. Uconnect® Phone allows
you to dial a phone number with your mobile phone.
When the system is in RCP, the system shall respond with Uconnect® Phone supports the following features:
both visual and audible alerts when a detected object is
present. Whenever an audible alert is requested, the radio Voice Activated Features:
volume is reduced. Turn/hazard signal status is ignored; • Hands Free dialing via Voice (“Call John Smith
the RCP state always requests the chime.
Mobile” or, “Dial 248 555-1212”).
Blind Spot Alert Off
• Hands Free text to speech listening of your incoming
When the BSM system is turned off there will be no visual
or audible alerts from either the BSM or RCP systems.
SMS messages.
• Hands Free text messaging (“Send a message to John
NOTE: The BSM system will store the current operating
Smith Mobile”).
mode when the vehicle is shut off. Each time the vehicle
is started the previously stored mode will be recalled and • Redialing last dialed numbers (“Redial”).
used
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• Calling Back the last incoming call number (“Call •
Back”).
•
• View Call logs on screen (“Show incoming calls”,
“Show Outgoing calls”, “Show missed Calls”, “Show
•
Recent Calls”).
Sending a text message via the touch-screen.
Listen to Music on your Bluetooth® Device via the
touch-screen.
Pairing up to 10 phones/audio devices for easy access
to connect to them quickly.
• Searching Contacts phone number (“Search for John
NOTE: Your phone must be capable of SMS messaging
Smith Mobile”).
via Bluetooth® for messaging features to work properly.
Screen Activated Features
Your mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your
vehicles audio system; the system will automatically
• Dialing via Keypad using touch-screen.
mute your radio when using the Uconnect® Phone. For
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Phonebooks dis- Uconnect® customer support, visit the following webplayed on the touch-screen.
site:
• Setting Favorite Contact Phone numbers so they are • U.S. residents - visit www.UconnectPhone.com or call
1–877–855–8400
easily accessible on the Main Phone screen.
• Canadian residents - visit www.UconnectPhone.com
• Viewing and Calling contacts from Recent Call logs.
or call 1–800–465–2001 (English) or 1–800–387–9983
• Reviewing your recent Incoming SMS.
(French).
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Uconnect® Phone allows you to transfer calls between
the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit
your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s
microphone for private conversation.
WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws, including laws regarding phone use. Your attention should be focused on safely operating the
vehicle. Failure to do so may result in an accident
causing serious injury or death.
wires or a docking station, so Uconnect® Phone works no
matter where you stow your mobile phone (be it your
purse, pocket, or briefcase), as long as your phone is turned
on and has been paired to the vehicle’s Uconnect® Phone.
The Uconnect® Phone allows up to ten mobile phones or
audio devices to be linked to the system. Only one linked
(or paired) mobile phone and one audio device can be used
with the system at a time. The system is available in
English, Spanish, or French languages.
Uconnect® Phone Button
Button is used to get
The Uconnect® Phone
into the phone mode and make calls, show
recent, incoming, outgoing calls, view phoneThe Uconnect® Phone is driven through your Bluetooth®
book etc., When you press the button you will
“Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone. Uconnect® features hear a BEEP. The beep is your signal to give a command.
Bluetooth® technology - the global standard that enables
different electronic devices to connect to each other without
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Uconnect® Voice Command Button
Operation
Button is
The Uconnect® Voice Command
only used for “barge in” and when you are
already in a call and you want to send Tones or
make another call.
Voice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect®
Phone and to navigate through the Uconnect® Phone
menu structure. Voice commands are required after most
Uconnect® Phone prompts. There are two general methbutton is also used to access the Voice Com- ods for how Voice Command works:
The
mands for the Uconnect® Voice Command features if 1. Say compound commands like “Call John Smith
your vehicle is equipped. Please see the Uconnect® Voice
mobile.”
Command section for direction on how to use the
2. Say the individual commands and allow the system to
button.
guide you to complete the task.
The Uconnect® Phone is fully integrated with the vehicles audio system. The volume of the Uconnect® Phone You will be prompted for a specific command and then
can be adjusted either from the radio volume control guided through the available options.
knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right • Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the
switch), if so equipped.
beep, which follows the “Listen” prompt or another
prompt.
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• For certain operations, compound commands can be
used. For example, instead of saying “Call” and then
“John Smith” and then “mobile”, the following
compound command can be said: “Call John Smith
mobile.”
Natural Speech
Your Uconnect® Phone Voice system uses a Natural
Language Voice Recognition (VR) engine.
Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
• For each feature explanation in this section, only the certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
compound command form of the voice command is and “eh.” The system handles fill-in words such as “I
given. You can also break the commands into parts and would like to.”
say each part of the command when you are asked for
it. For example, you can use the compound command The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase
form voice command “Search for John Smith,” or you or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
can break the compound command form into two Smith.” For multiple inputs in the same phrase or senvoice commands: “Search Contact” and when asked tence, the system identifies the topic or context and
“John Smith.” Please remember, the Uconnect® Phone provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
works best when you talk in a normal conversational do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few feet/ requested but the specific name was not recognized.
meters away from you.
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The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system Cancel Command
requires more information from the user it will ask a At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and
question to which the user can respond without pressing you will be returned to the main menu.
button.
the Voice Command
or
buttons when the
You can also press the
Voice Command Tree
system is listening for a command and be returned to the
main or previous menu.
Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section.
Pair (Link) Uconnect® Phone To A Mobile Phone
Help Command
If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to To begin using your Uconnect® Phone, you must pair
know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following your compatible Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone.
the beep.
To complete the pairing process, you will need to reference
your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The Uconnect® webTo activate the Uconnect® Phone from idle, simply press
site may also provide detailed instructions for pairing.
button and say a command or say “help.” All
the
Uconnect® Phone sessions begin with a press of the NOTE:
button on the radio control head.
• You must have Bluetooth® enabled on your phone to
complete this procedure.
• The vehicle must be in PARK.
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1. Press the “Phone” soft-key on the screen to begin.
3. Select Yes to begin the pairing process. Then, search
for available devices on your Bluetooth® enabled
2. If there is no phone currently connected with the
mobile phone. When prompted on the phone, enter
system, a pop-up will appear.
the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect® screen.
• If No is selected, touch the “Settings” soft-key from
the Uconnect® Phone main screen,
• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key,
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth®
enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the
phone, enter the name and PIN shown on the
Uconnect® screen,
• See Step 4 to complete the process.
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4. Uconnect® Phone will display an in progress screen Pair Additional Mobile Phones
while the system is connecting.
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key from the Phone main
screen,
• Next, touch the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key,
• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key,
• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® enabled mobile phone. When prompted on the phone,
enter the name and PIN shown on the Uconnect®
screen,
• Uconnect® Phone will display an in process screen
while the system is connecting,
5. When the pairing process has successfully completed, • When the pairing process has successfully completed,
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
the system will prompt you to choose whether or not
this is your favorite phone. Selecting Yes will make this
this is your favorite phone. Selecting Yes will make
phone the highest priority. This phone will take prethis phone the highest priority. This phone will take
cedence over other paired phones within range.
precedence over other paired phones within range.
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You can also use the following VR commands to bring up
the Paired Phone screen from any screen on the radio:
• “Show Paired Phones” or
• “Connect My Phone”
Pair A Bluetooth® Streaming Audio Device
• Touch the “Media” soft-key to begin,
• Change the Source to Bluetooth®,
• Touch the “Bluetooth®” soft-key to display the Paired
Audio Devices screen,
NOTE: For phones which are not made a favorite, the
• Touch the “Add Device” soft-key,
phone priority is determined by the order in which it was
paired. The latest phone paired will have the higher NOTE: If there is no device currently connected with the
priority.
system, a pop-up will appear.
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• Search for available devices on your Bluetooth® en- You can also use the following VR command to bring up
abled audio device. When prompted on the device, a list of paired audio devices.
enter the PIN shown on the Uconnect® screen,
• “Show Paired Phones” or
• Uconnect® Phone will display an in process screen • “Connect My Phone”
while the system is connecting,
Connecting To A Particular Mobile Phone Or
• When the pairing process has successfully completed, Audio Device After Pairing
the system will prompt you to choose whether or
not this is your favorite device. Selecting Yes will Uconnect® Phone will automatically connect to the highmake this device the highest priority. This device will est priority paired phone and/or Audio Device within
take precedence over other paired devices within range. If you need to choose a particular phone or Audio
Device follow these steps:
range.
NOTE: For devices which are not made a favorite, the • Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
device priority is determined by the order in which it was • Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key,
paired. The latest device paired will have the higher
• Touch to select the particular Phone or the “Paired
priority.
Audio Sources” soft-key and then an Audio Device,
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
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Disconnecting A Phone or Audio Device
• The options pop-up will be displayed,
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• Touch the “Delete Device” soft-key,
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key,
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
• Touch the + soft-key located to the right of the device Making A Phone Or Audio Device A Favorite
name,
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• The options pop-up will be displayed,
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key,
• Touch the “Disconnect Device” soft-key,
• Touch the + soft-key located to the right of the device
name,
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
Deleting A Phone Or Audio Device
• The options pop-up will be displayed,
• Touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• Touch the “Make Favorite” soft-key; you will see the
chosen device move to the top of the list,
• Touch the “Phone/Bluetooth®” soft-key,
• Touch the + soft-key located to the right of the device
name for a different Phone or Audio Device than the
currently connected device,
• Touch the X to exit out of the Settings screen.
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Phonebook Download — Automatic Phonebook
Transfer From Mobile Phone – If Equipped
• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be downloaded and updated every time a phone is connected
to the Uconnect® Phone.
If equipped and specifically supported by your phone,
Uconnect® Phone automatically downloads names • Depending on the maximum number of entries down(text names) and number entries from the mobile phone’s
loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest
phonebook. Specific Bluetooth® Phones with Phone
downloaded names can be used. Until then, if availBook Access Profile may support this feature. See
able, the previously downloaded phonebook is availUconnect® website, www.UconnectPhone.com, for
able for use.
supported phones.
• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile
• To call a name from a downloaded mobile phone book,
phone is accessible.
follow the procedure in the Voice Recognition Quick
• This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or
Reference section.
deleted on the Uconnect® Phone. These can only be
• Automatic download and update of a phone book, if
edited on the mobile phone. The changes are transsupported, begins as soon as the Bluetooth® wireless
ferred and updated to Uconnect® Phone on the next
phone connection is made to the Uconnect® Phone, for
phone connection.
example, after you start the vehicle.
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Managing Your Favorite Phonebook
There are three ways you can add an entry to your
Favorite Phonebook.
1. During an active call of a number to make a favorite,
touch and hold a favorite button on the top of the
phone main screen.
2. After loading the mobile phonebook, select phonebook from the Phone main screen, then select the
appropriate number. Touch the + next to the selected
number to display the options pop-up. In the pop-up
select “Add to Favorites.”
3
NOTE: If the Favorites list is full, you will be asked to
remove an existing favorite.
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3. From the Phone main screen, select phonebook. From
the phonebook screen, select the “Favorites” soft-key
and then select the + soft-key located to the right of the
phonebook record. Select an empty entry and touch
the + on that selected entry. When the Options pop-up
appears, touch “Add from Mobile.” You will then be
asked which contact and number to choose from your
mobile phonebook. When complete the new favorite
will be shown.
To Remove A Favorite
• To remove a Favorite, select phonebook from the
Phone main screen.
• Next select Favorites on the left side of the screen and
then touch the + Options soft-key.
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• Touch the + next to the Favorite you would like to Emergency And Towing Assistance
remove.
The Emergency and Towing Assistance Favorite numbers
can only be altered. These cannot be deleted and the
names cannot be changed.
To change the Emergency or Towing Assistance numbers
follow these steps.
• Touch the “Phonebook” soft-key from the Phone main
screen.
• Touch the “Favorites” soft-key. Scroll to the bottom of
the list to locate the Emergency and Towing Assistance
Favorites.
• Touch the + Options soft-key.
• The Options pop-up will display, touch “Remove from
• Touch the + next to appropriate Favorite that is to be
Favs.”
altered.
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Phone Call Features
The following features can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone if the feature(s) are available and
supported by Bluetooth® on your mobile service plan.
For example, if your mobile service plan provides threeway calling, this feature can be accessed through the
Uconnect® Phone. Check with your mobile service provider for the features that you have.
Ways To Initiate A Phone Call
Listed below are all the ways you can initiate a phone call
with Uconnect® Phone.
• The Options pop-up will appear and you can choose
between Editing the number or resetting the number • Redial
to default.
• Dial by touching in the number
• Voice Commands (Dial by Saying a Name, Call by
Saying a Phonebook Name, Redial, or Call Back)
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• Favorites
• Mobile Phonebook
• Recent Call Log
• SMS Message Viewer
• The Uconnect® Phone will dial the number associated
with John Doe, or if there are multiple numbers it will
ask which number you want to call for John Doe.
Call Controls
Dial By Saying A Number
The touch-screen allows you to control the following call
features:
• Press the
• Answer
button to begin,
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep, •
say “Dial 248-555-1212”,
•
• The Uconnect® Phone will dial the number 248-555•
1212.
•
Call By Saying A Phonebook Name
•
• Press the
button to begin,
•
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
•
say “Call John Doe Mobile,”
End
Ignore
Hold/unhold
Mute/unmute
Transfer the call to/from the phone
Swap two active calls
Join two active calls together
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Touch-Tone Number Entry
Recent Calls
• Touch the “Phone” soft-key,
You may browse up to 34 of the most recent of each of the
following call types:
• Touch the “Dial” soft-key,
• The Touch-Tone screen will be displayed,
• Use the numbered soft-keys to enter the number and
touch “Call.”
To send a touch tone using Voice Recognition (VR), press
button while in a call and say “Send 1234#” or
the
you can say “Send Voicemail Password” if Voicemail
password is stored in your mobile phonebook.
• Incoming Calls
• Outgoing Calls
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• Missed Calls
• All Calls
Answer Or Ignore An Incoming Call — No Call
Currently In Progress
When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the
These can be accessed by touching the “recent calls” Uconnect® Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio syssoft-key on the Phone main screen.
tem, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer the
button to accept the call. To ignore the
button and say “Show my call. Press the
You can also press the
incoming calls” from any screen and the Incoming calls call, touch the “Ignore” soft-key on the touch-screen. You
can also touch the “answer” soft-key or touch the caller
will be displayed.
ID box.
button and say “Show my
You can also press the
recent calls” from any screen and the All calls screen will Answer Or Ignore An Incoming Call — Call
Currently In Progress
be displayed.
NOTE: Incoming can also be replaced with “Outgoing,” If a call is currently in progress and you have another
incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for
“Recent” or “Missed.”
call waiting that you normally hear when using your
button, answer softmobile phone. Press the phone
key or caller ID box to place the current call on hold and
answer the incoming call.
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NOTE: The Uconnect® Phone compatible phones in the Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold
market today do not support rejecting an incoming call During an active call, touch the “Hold” soft-key on the
when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can Phone main screen.
only answer an incoming call or ignore it.
Toggling Between Calls
Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In
If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold),
Progress
touch the “Swap” soft-key on the Phone main screen.
To make a second call while you are currently on a call,
Only one call can be placed on hold at a time.
button and say “Dial” or “Call” followed
press the
button to toggle between the
by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to You can also press the
call. The first call will be on hold while the second call is active and held phone call.
in progress. Or you can place a call on hold by touching Join Calls
the Hold soft-key on the Phone main screen, then dial a
number from the dialpad, recent calls, SMS Inbox or from When two calls are in progress (one active and one on
the phonebooks. To go back to the first call, refer to hold), touch the “Join Calls” soft-key on the Phone main
“Toggling Between Calls” in this section. To combine two screen to combine all calls into a Conference Call.
calls, refer to “Join Calls” in this section.
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Call Termination
Call Continuation
To end a call in progress, momentarily press the
button or the end soft-key. Only the active call(s) will be
terminated and if there is a call on hold, it will become
the new active call. If the active call is terminated by the
far end, a call on hold may not become active automatically. This is cell phone-dependent.
Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the
Uconnect® Phone after the vehicle ignition key has been
switched to OFF.
Redial
NOTE: The call will remain within the vehicle audio
system until the phone becomes out of range for the
Bluetooth® connection. It is recommended to press the
“transfer” soft-key when leaving the vehicle.
• Press the “Redial” soft-key,
Uconnect® Phone Features
and after the “Listening” prompt and Emergency Assistance
• or press the
the following beep, say “Redial”,
If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is
• The Uconnect® Phone will call the last number that reachable:
was dialed from your mobile phone.
• Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency
number for your area.
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If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect® Phone is • The Uconnect® Phone does slightly lower your chances
operational, you may reach the emergency number as
of successfully making a phone call as to that for the
follows:
mobile phone directly.
• Press the
button to begin.
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Call Emergency” or “Dial Emergency” and the
Uconnect® Phone will instruct the paired mobile
phone to call the emergency number. This feature is
supported in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
NOTE:
WARNING!
Your phone must be turned on and connected to the
Uconnect® Phone to allow use of this vehicle feature
in emergency situations, when the mobile phone has
network coverage and stays connected to the
Uconnect® Phone.
• The Emergency call may also be initiated by using the Roadside Assistance / Towing Assistance
touch-screen.
If you need roadside/towing assistance:
• The emergency number dialed is based on the country • Press the
button to begin,
where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and
Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may • After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Roadside Assistance” or say “Towing Assistance.”
not be applicable with the available mobile service and
area.
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NOTE: The roadside/towing assistance number dialed is
based on the country where the vehicle is purchased
(1-800-528-2069 for the U.S., 1-800-363-4869 for Canada,
55-14-3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the Chrysler
Group LLC 24-Hour “Roadside Assistance” coverage
details in the Warranty Information Booklet and on the
24-Hour Roadside Assistance Card.
You can use your Uconnect® Phone to access a voice mail
system or an automated service, such as a paging service
or automated customer service line. Some services require immediate response selection. In some instances,
that may be too quick for use of the Uconnect® Phone.
When calling a number with your Uconnect® Phone that
normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence
on your mobile phone keypad, you can utilize the
touch-screen or press the
Voice Mail Calling
button and say the word
“Send”
then
the
sequence
you
wish
to enter. For example,
To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working
if
required
to
enter
your
PIN
followed
with a pound, (3 7
with Automated Systems.”
button and say, “Send 3 7 4
4 6 #), you can press the
Working With Automated Systems
6 #.” Saying “Send” followed by a number, or sequence of
This method is used in instances where one generally has numbers, is also to be used for navigating through an
to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while automated customer service center menu structure, and
to leave a number on a pager.
navigating through an automated telephone system.
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You can also send stored mobile phonebook entries as • Some paging and voice mail systems have system time
out settings that are too short and may not allow the
tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager
use of this feature.
entries. For example, if you previously created a Phonebook entry with First and/or Last Name as “Voicemail
• Pauses, wait or other characters that are supported by
button and say
Password”, then if you press the
some phones are not supported over Bluetooth®.
“Send Voicemail Password” the Uconnect® Phone will
These additional symbols will be ignored in the dialing
then send the corresponding phone number associated
a numbered sequence.
with the phonebook entry, as tones over the phone.
Barge In — Overriding Prompts
NOTE:
The
button can be used when you wish to skip part
• The first number encountered for that contact will be of a prompt and issue your voice command immediately.
sent. All other numbers entered for that contact will be For example, if a prompt is asking “There are two
ignored.
numbers with the name John. Say the full name” you
button and say, “John Smith” to
• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone could press the
select
that
option
without
having to listen to the rest of
network configurations. This is normal.
the voice prompt.
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Voice Response Length
Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad
It is possible for you to choose between Brief and
Detailed Voice Response Length.
• Touch the “More” soft-key (where available), then
touch the “Settings” soft-key,
• Touch the “Display” soft-key, then scroll down to Voice
Response Length,
WARNING!
Your new vehicle has many features for the comfort
and convenience of you and your passengers. Only
use such features when it is safe to do so. Failure to
follow this Warning may result in an accident involving serious injury or death.
• Select either “Brief” or “Detailed” by touching the box
You can dial a phone number with your mobile phone
next to the selection. A check-mark will appear to
keypad and still use the Uconnect® Phone (while dialing
show your selection.
via the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise
caution and take precautionary safety measures). By
Phone And Network Status Indicators
dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth® mobile
Uconnect® Phone will provide notification to inform you
phone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s
of your phone and network status when you are attemptaudio system. The Uconnect® Phone will work the same
ing to make a phone call using Uconnect® Phone. The
as if you dial the number using voice a command.
status is given for network signal strength and phone
battery strength.
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NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the
dial ring to the Uconnect® Phone to play it on the vehicle
audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situation, after successfully dialing a number the user may feel
that the call did not go through even though the call is in
progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the
audio.
Mute/Un-Mute (Mute ON/OFF)
When you mute the Uconnect® Phone, you will still be
able to hear the conversation coming from the other
party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. To
mute the Uconnect® Phone simply touch the Mute
button on the Phone main screen.
Advanced Phone Connectivity
Transfer Call To And From Mobile Phone
The Uconnect® Phone allows ongoing calls to be transferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone
without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing call
from your paired mobile phone to the Uconnect® Phone
or vice versa, press the Transfer button on the Phone
main screen.
Connect Or Disconnect Link Between The
Uconnect® Phone And Mobile Phone
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth®
connection between a Uconnect® Phone paired mobile
phone and the Uconnect® Phone, follow the instructions
described in your mobile phone User’s Manual.
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Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect®
Phone
Voice Command
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather condition.
• For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to
provide at least ½ in (1 cm) gap between the overhead • Even though the system is designed for many lanconsole (if equipped) and the mirror.
guages and accents, the system may not always work
for some.
• Always wait for the beep before speaking.
• When navigating through an automated system such
• Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would
as voice mail, or when sending a page, before speaking
speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from
the digit string, make sure to say “Send.”
you.
• It is recommended that you do not store names in your
• Make sure that no one other than you is speaking
favorites phonebook while the vehicle is in motion.
during a voice command period.
• Phonebook (Mobile and Favorites) name recognition
• Performance is maximized under:
rate is optimized when the entries are not similar.
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
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• Even though international dialing for most number • Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness
to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and
combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing
not the Uconnect® Phone.
number combinations may not be supported.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • Echo at the far end can sometimes be reduced by
lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
compromised with the convertible top down.
Far End Audio Performance
• Audio quality is maximized under:
• low-to-medium blower setting,
• low-to-medium vehicle speed,
• low road noise,
• smooth road surface,
• fully closed windows,
• dry weather conditions, and
• operation from the driver’s seat.
• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be
compromised with the convertible top down.
Voice Text Reply
Uconnect® Phone can read or send new messages on
your phone.
Your phone must support SMS over Bluetooth® in order
to use this feature. If the Uconnect® Phone determines
your phone is not compatible with SMS messaging over
Bluetooth® the “Messaging” button will be grayed out
and the feature will not be available for use.
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NOTE: Uconnect® Phone SMS is only available when the
vehicle is not moving.
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Once a message is received and viewed or listened to,
you will have the following options:
Read Messages:
• Send a Reply
If you receive a new text message while your phone is • Forward
connected to Uconnect® Phone, an announcement will
be made to notify you that you have a new text message. • Call
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Send Messages Using Soft-Keys:
You can send messages using Uconnect® Phone. To send
a new message:
• Touch the “Phone” soft-key,
• Touch the “messaging” soft-key then “New Message,”
• Touch one of the 18 preset messages and the person
you wish to send the message to,
• If multiple numbers are available for the contact select
which number you would like to have the message
sent,
• Press “Send” or “Cancel.”
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Send Messages Using Voice Commands:
• Press the
button,
• After the “Listening” prompt and the following beep,
say “Send message to John Smith mobile,”
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• After the system prompts you for what message you
want to send, say the message you wish to send or say
“List.” There are 18 preset messages.
While the list of defined messages are being read, you can
button and
interrupt the system by pressing the
saying the message you want to send.
List of Preset Messages:
After the system confirms that you want to send your
1. Yes.
message to John Smith, your message will be sent.
2. No.
3. Okay.
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4. I can’t talk right now.
16. I need directions.
5. Call me.
17. I’m lost.
6. I’ll call you later.
18. See you later.
7. I’m on my way.
Bluetooth® Communication Link
8. Thanks.
Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the
Uconnect® Phone. When this happens, the connection
can generally be reestablished by switching the mobile
phone OFF/ON. Your mobile phone is recommended to
remain in Bluetooth® ON mode.
9. I’ll be late.
10. I will be <number> minutes late.
11. See you in <number> minutes.
12. Stuck in traffic.
13. Start without me.
14. Where are you?
15. Are you there yet?
Power-Up
After switching the ignition key from OFF to either the
ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you
must wait at least fifteen seconds prior to using the
system.
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
zero
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
star (*)
plus (+)
pound (#)
add location
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
all
call
cancel
confirmation prompts
continue
delete
dial
download
edit
emergency
English
erase all
Espanol
Francais
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Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
help
home
language
list names
list phones
mobile
mute
mute off
new entry
no
other
pair a phone
phone pairing
pairing
phonebook
phone book
Voice Commands
Primary
Alternate (s)
previous
record again
redial
return to main menu
return or main menu
select phone
select
send
set up
phone settings or
phone set up
towing assistance
transfer call
Uconnect® Tutorial
voice training
work
yes
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Voice Tree
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6. Send dial tones for automated systems is available
while a call is active. This is an example that uses a
You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
Phonebook Record named “Voicemail Password.”
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you 7. Storing Dial tones in contact names is possible but
only the first number encountered in a contact name
which phone number you want to send a message to
will be sent. For example if there is a number stored in
for John Smith.
the Home and Work numbers for the contact “VoiceYou can replace “Mobile” with “Home,” “Work” or
mail password” only the Home number will be sent
“Other.”
8. If your phone does not support phonebook download
or call log download over Bluetooth® then these
You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing
commands will return a response that the contact does
Calls” or “Missed Calls.”
not exist in the phonebook.
You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
9. Emergency and Towing assistance are contacts that
number supported by your Mobile phone.
have been pre-loaded in the phonebook. Commands
These commands can be used during a phone call after
such as “Call Emergency” and “Call Towing Assispushing the Uconnect® Voice Command button on
tance” will call the corresponding number stored with
the steering wheel. Please note the call will be muted
those contacts.
while the VR session is active.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
NOTE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
face and underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
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6. You can replace “4” with any message number shown
on the screen.
NOTE:
1. You can replace “John Smith” with any name in your
mobile or favorite phone book. You can also say “Send 7. If your phone does not support phonebook download
a message to John Smith” and the system will ask you
or call log download over Bluetooth® then these
which phone number you want to send a message to
commands will return a response that the contact does
for John Smith.
not exist in the phonebook.
2. You can replace “Mobile” with “Home,” “Work” or
“Other.”
3. You can replace “Incoming Calls” with “Outgoing
Calls” or “Missed Calls.”
4. Messaging commands only work if the Uconnect®
system is equipped with this feature and the mobile
phone supports messaging over Bluetooth®
5. You can replace “248 555 1212” with any phone
number supported by your Mobile phone.
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NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold VOICE COMMAND
face and underlined in the gray shaded boxes.
Uconnect® 8.4/8.4 Nav
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
The Uconnect® Voice Command system allows
you to control your AM, FM radio, satellite
radio, disc player, SD Card, USB/iPod and
SiriusXM Travel Link.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
the party responsible for compliance could void the NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice Command
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
system as calmly and normally as possible. The ability of
the Voice Command system to recognize user voice
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
commands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking
• This device must accept any interference received, or a raised voice level.
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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WARNING!
Any voice commanded system should be used only
in safe driving conditions following all applicable
laws. Your attention should be focused on safely
operating the vehicle. Failure to do so may result in a
collision causing serious injury or death.
If a command is not spoken a second time, the system
will respond with an error and give some direction as
what can be said based on the context you are in. After
three consecutive failures of a spoken command the VR
session will end.
Pressing the Uconnect® Voice Command
button
while the system is speaking is known as “barging in.”
When you press the Uconnect® Voice Command The system will be interrupted, and after the beep, you
button, you will hear a beep. The beep is your signal can say a command. This will become helpful once you
start to learn the options.
to give a command.
If no command is spoken the system will say one of two NOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel” or
“Help.”
responses:
• I didn’t understand
• I didn’t get that, etc.,
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These commands are universal and can be used from any Natural Speech
menu. All other commands can be used depending upon Natural speech allows the user to speak commands in
the active application.
phrases or complete sentences. The system filters out
When using this system, you should speak clearly and at certain non-word utterances and sounds such as “ah”
and “eh.” The system handles fill-in words such as “I
a normal speaking volume.
would like to.”
The system will best recognize your speech if the windows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan is The system handles multiple inputs in the same phrase
set to low.
or sentence such as “make a phone call” and “to Kelly
At any point, if the system does not recognize one of your Smith.” For multiple inputs in the same phrase or sentence, the system identifies the topic or context and
commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.
provides the associated follow-up prompt such as “Who
To hear available commands, press the Uconnect® Voice do you want to call?” in the case where a phone call was
button and say “Help.” You will hear requested but the specific name was not recognized.
Command
available commands for the screen displayed.
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The system utilizes continuous dialog; when the system Changing the Volume
requires more information from the user it will ask a
1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Command
question to which the user can respond without pressing
button.
button.
the Uconnect® Voice Command
2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
Uconnect® Voice Commands
The Uconnect® Voice Command system understands 3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the
volume to a comfortable level while the Voice Comtwo types of commands. Universal commands are availmand system is speaking. Please note the volume
able at all times. Local commands are available if the
setting for Voice Command is different than the audio
supported radio mode is active.
system.
Start a dialogue by pressing the Uconnect® Voice Combutton.
mand
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Starting Voice Recognition (VR) Session in
Radio/Player Modes
Disc
In this mode, you can say the following commands:
To switch to the disc mode, say “Change source to Disc.”
This command can be given in any mode or screen:
NOTE: The commands can be said on any screen when a • “Track” (#) (to change the track)
call is not active after pushing the Uconnect® Voice
button.
Command
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Voice Tree
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NOTE:
1. You can replace “950 AM” with any other AM or FM
frequency, such as “98.7 FM.”
2. You can replace “80’s on 8” with any other satellite
station name received by the radio.
3. You can replace “8” with any other satellite channel
number received by the radio.
4. You can replace “rock” with any of the satellite music
types.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. You can replace the album, artist, song, genre, playlist,
podcast and audio book names with any corresponding names on the current device that is playing.
2. You can replace “8” with any track on the CD that is
currently playing. Command is only available when
CD is playing.
3. Playlist, Podcast and audio book commands are only
available when the iPod is connected and playing.
4. VR commands, Albums, Artists, and Genre names are
based on the music metadata contained on the
loaded/connected device.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. You can replace “NFL” with any league shown on the
sports league screen. For example you can say “Show
MLB headlines” or “Show PGA headlines.”
2. You can replace “Headlines” with any menu items
shown on a league screen. For example you can say
“Show NFL Schedule and results” or “Show NCAA
Basketball AP top 25” or “Show Major League Baseball
Teams.”
3. You can also say “Show Current Weather” or “Show
extended weather” or “Show five day forecast” or
“Show ski info” to get other forecasts.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
1. Only available with Navigation equipped vehicles.
2. You can replace “Player” with “Radio,” “Navigation,”
“Phone,” “Climate,” “More” or “Settings.”
3. Navigation commands only work if equipped with
Navigation.
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
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NOTE:
SEATS
1. You can also say “Find City,” “Find Favorite,” “Find Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the
Play by Category,” “Find Play by Name,” “Find vehicle.
Recently Found,” “Where to?” or “Go Home.”
2. You can say “Find Nearest” then “Restaurant,” “Fuel,”
“Transit,” “Lodging,” “Shopping,” “Bank,” “Entertainment,” “Recreation,” “Attractions,” “Community,”
“Auto Services,” “Hospitals,” “Parking,” “Airport,”
“Police Stations,” “Fire Stations,” or “Auto Dealers.”
NOTE: Available Voice Commands are shown in bold
face and shaded grey.
WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat
belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are
more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
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Power Seats
On models equipped with power seats, the switch is
located on the outboard side of the seat near the floor.
Use this switch to move the driver’s seat up or down,
forward or rearward or to recline the seatback.
NOTE: The passenger’s seat will move up or down,
forward or rearward or if equipped, will recline.
Power Seat Switches
1 — Seat Control
2 — Seatback Control
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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.
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. Pull
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.
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Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
WARNING!
The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four
directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front
or rear of the seat switch, the front or rear of the seat
cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
Reclining The Seatback
The angle of the seatback can be adjusted forward or
rearward. Push the seatback switch forward or rearward,
the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
• 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.
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CAUTION!
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.
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Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats
may also be equipped with power lumbar. The power
lumbar switch is located on the outboard side of the
power seat. Push the switch forward or rearward to
increase or decrease the lumbar support. Push the switch
upward or downward to raise or lower the lumbar
support.
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Heated Seats — If Equipped
WARNING! (Continued)
On some models, the front and rear seats may be
equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions and
seatbacks.
The front driver and passenger heated seats are operated
using the Uconnect® System.
• Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion.
This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting
in a seat that has been overheated could cause
serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat.
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care
when using the seat heater. It may cause burns
even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time.
Front Heated Seat Operations — Uconnect® 8.4
and 8.4 Nav:
Press the “Controls” soft-key located on the bottom of the
Uconnect® display.
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Controls Soft-Key
Heated Seats Soft-Keys
Press the “Driver” or “Passenger” seat soft-key
once to select HI-level heating. Press the softkey a second time to select LO-level heating.
Press the soft-key a third time to shut the
heating elements OFF.
NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt
within two to five minutes.
When the HI-level setting is selected, the heater will
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
normal HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the
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system will automatically switch to LO-level after approximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the display will change from HI to LO, indicating
the change. The LO-level setting will turn OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
You can choose from HI, LO or OFF heat settings. Amber
indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of heat in
use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for HI, one for
LO and none for OFF.
Vehicle Equipped With Remote Start
Press the switch once to select HI-level heating.
Press the switch a second time to select LOlevel heating. Press the switch a third time to
shut the heating elements OFF.
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
driver’s heated seat can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting Sys- NOTE:
tem — If Equipped” in “Things To Know Before Starting
• Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt within
Your Vehicle” for further information.
two to five minutes.
Rear Heated Seats
• The engine must be running for the heated seats to
On some models, the two outboard seats are equipped
operate.
with heated seats. The heated seat switches for these
When the HI-level setting is selected, the heater will
seats are located on the rear of the center console. There
provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes
are two heated seat switches that allow the rear passenof operation. Then, the heat output will drop to the
gers to operate the seats independently.
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normal HI-level. If the HI-level setting is selected, the
system will automatically switch to LO-level after approximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
time, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from two
to one, indicating the change. The LO-level setting will
turn OFF automatically after approximately 45 minutes.
Front Ventilated Seat Operation — Uconnect®
8.4/8.4 Nav:
Press the “Controls” soft-key located on the bottom of the
Uconnect® display.
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Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
On some models, both the driver and passenger seats are
ventilated. Located in the seat cushion and seatback are
small fans that draw air from the seat surface through
fine perforations in the seat cover to help keep the driver
and front passenger cooler in higher ambient temperatures.
The ventilated seats can be operated using the Uconnect®
System.
Controls Soft-Key
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Press the “Driver” or “Passenger” seat soft-key once to NOTE: The engine must be running for the ventilated
select HI-level ventilation. Press the soft-key a second seats to operate.
time to select LO-level ventilation. Press the soft-key a
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
third time to shut off the seat ventilation.
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
driver’s ventilated seat can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Auto-On Comfort &
Remote Start” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
Ventilated Seats Soft-Keys
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Head Restraints
Active Head Restraints — Front Seats
Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury
by restricting head movement in the event of a rear
impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top
of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.
The front driver and passenger seats are equipped with
Active Head Restraints (AHR). In the event of a rear
impact the AHRs will automatically extend forward
minimizing the gap between the back of the occupants
head and the AHR.
WARNING!
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a
vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted
or removed could cause serious injury or death in the
event of a collision.
The AHRs will automatically return to their normal
position following a rear impact. If the AHRs do not
return to their normal position see your authorized
dealer immediately.
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To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push
button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push
downward on the head restraint.
NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by
qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either
of the head restraints require removal, see your authorized dealer.
WARNING!
Do not place items over the top of the Active Head
Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable DVD
players. These items may interfere with the operation
of the Active Head Restraint in the event of a
collision and could result in serious injury or death.
Rear Head Restraints
Push Button
The center head restraint has two adjustable positions, up
or down. When the center seat is being occupied the head
restraint should be in the raised position. When there are
no occupants in the center seat the head restraint can be
lowered for maximum visibility for the driver.
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To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the adjustment button, located at the base of the head restraint, and
push downward on the head restraint.
Folding Rear Seat
The rear seatbacks can be folded forward to provide an
additional storage area. To fold the rear seatback, pull on
the loops located on the upper seatback.
NOTE: These loops can be tucked away when not in use.
Adjustment Button
NOTE: The outboard head restraints are not adjustable.
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After releasing the seatback, it can be folded forward.
WARNING!
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in a collision. Children should
be seated and using the proper restraint system.
Folded Rear Seatback
When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
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The memory seat switch is located on the driver’s door
trim panel. The switch consists of three buttons: The (S)
This feature allows the driver to store up to two different
button, which is used to activate the memory save
memory profiles for easy recall through a memory
function and the (1) and (2) buttons which are used to
switch. Each memory profile contains desired position
recall either of two pre-programmed memory profiles.
settings for the driver seat, side mirrors, adjustable
pedals (if equipped), and power tilt and telescopic steering column (if equipped) and a set of desired radio
station presets. Your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter can also be programmed to recall the same positions when the UNLOCK button is pressed.
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
NOTE:
• Only one RKE transmitter can be linked to each of the
memory positions.
• Passive Entry door handles cannot be linked to the
memory function. Use either the memory recall switch
or the RKE transmitter (if linked to the memory
feature) to recall memory positions 1 or 2.
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196 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Programming The Memory Feature
To create a new memory profile, perform the following:
1. Place the ignition into the RUN position.
NOTE:
• Memory profiles can be set without the vehicle in
PARK, but the vehicle must be in PARK to recall a
memory profile.
2. Adjust all memory profile settings to desired prefer- Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
ences (i.e., seat, side mirror, adjustable pedals [if Transmitter To Memory
equipped], power tilt and telescopic steering column
Your RKE transmitters can be programmed to recall one
[if equipped], and radio station presets).
of two pre-programmed memory profiles by pressing the
3. Press and release the S (Set) button on the memory UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter.
switch.
NOTE: Before programming your RKE transmitters you
4. Within five seconds, press and release either of the must select the “Memory To FOB” feature through the
memory buttons (1) or (2). The Electronic Vehicle Infor- Uconnect® system screen. Refer to “Customer- Programmation Center (EVIC) will display which memory posi- mable Features — Uconnect® Access 8.4 Settings ” in
tion has been set.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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To program your RKE transmitters, perform the following: NOTE: Your RKE transmitters can be unlinked to your
memory settings by following steps 1-4 above and press1. Remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or change the
ing the UNLOCK button (instead of LOCK) on the RKE
ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with Keyless
transmitter in Step 4.
Enter-N-Go).
Memory Position Recall
2. Select desired memory profile (1) or (2). The system
will recall any stored settings for this profile. Wait for NOTE: The vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory
the system to complete the memory recall before positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not
in PARK, a message will display in the EVIC (if
continuing to Step 3.
equipped).
3. Once the profile has been recalled, press and release
the SET (S) button on the memory switch, then press To recall the memory settings for driver one, press
and release button (1) or (2) accordingly. “Memory MEMORY button number (1) on the driver’s door or the
Profile Set” (1 or 2) will display in the instrument UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to
memory position 1.
cluster on vehicles equipped with the EVIC.
4. Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE
transmitter within 10 seconds.
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To recall the memory setting for driver two, press
MEMORY button number (2) on the driver’s door or the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to
memory position 2.
The distance the driver seat moves depends on where
you have the driver seat positioned when you remove the
Key Fob from the ignition (or change the ignition to OFF,
for vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of the • When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition
MEMORY buttons (S, 1, or 2) on the driver’s door during
(or change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped
a recall. When a recall is cancelled, the driver seat, side
with Keyless Enter-N-Go™), the driver seat will move
mirror, adjustable pedals (if equipped), and power tilt
about 2.4 in (60 mm) rearward if the driver seat
and telescopic steering column (if equipped) stop movposition is greater than or equal to 2.7 in (67.7 mm)
ing. A delay of one second will occur before another recall
forward of the rear stop. The seat will return to its
can be selected.
previously set position when you place the ignition
into the ACC or RUN position.
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With Memory Seat
Only)
• When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or
change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
Keyless Enter-N-Go™), the driver seat will move to a
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
position 0.3 in (7.7 mm) forward of the rear stop if the
vehicle.
driver seat position is between 0.9 in and 2.7 in
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(22.7 mm and 67.7 mm) forward of the rear stop. The TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
seat will return to its previously set position when you Two latches must be released to open the hood.
place the ignition to the ACC or RUN position.
1. Pull the hood release lever located under the left side
• The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature is disabled when the
of the instrument panel.
driver seat position is less than 0.9 in (22.7 mm)
forward of the rear stop. At this position, there is no
benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy Exit
or Easy Entry.
Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
Entry and Easy Exit position.
NOTE: The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature can be enabled
or disabled using the Uconnect® System, refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Hood Release Lever
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2. Move to the outside of the vehicle and push the safety
catch to the left. The safety catch is located under the
center front edge of the hood.
CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Lower the hood until it is open approximately 6 in (15 cm), and then drop it. This should
secure both latches. Never drive your 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
when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.
Failure to follow this warning could result in serious
injury or death.
Hood Safety Latch
Use the hood prop rod (if equipped) to secure the hood in
the open position.
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LIGHTS
Headlight Switch
The headlight switch is located on the left side
of the instrument panel. This switch controls
the operation of the headlights, parking lights,
instrument panel lights, instrument panel light dimming,
interior lights and fog lights.
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Headlight Switch
Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent
for parking light and instrument panel light operation.
Rotate the headlight switch to the second detent for
headlight, parking light and instrument panel light operation.
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Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the
AUTO position. When the system is on, the headlight
time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights
will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you place the
ignition into the OFF position. To turn the automatic
system off, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO
position.
In addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers
are turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System, refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Headlight Time Delay
This feature provides the safety of headlight illumination
for up to 90 seconds (programmable) when leaving your
vehicle in an unlit area.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headTo activate the delay feature, place the ignition in the OFF
lights will come on in the automatic mode.
position while the headlights are still on. Then, turn off
Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
the headlights within 45 seconds. The delay interval
Automatic Headlights Only)
begins when the headlight switch is turned off.
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on If you turn the headlights or parking lights on, or place
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on the ignition in ACC or RUN, the system will cancel the
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. delay.
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If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will detects vehicle specific light and automatically switches
from high beams to low beams until the approaching
turn off in the normal manner.
vehicle is out of view.
NOTE:
• The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds of NOTE:
placing the ignition in the OFF position to activate this • Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System, refer to
feature.
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instru• The headlight delay time is programmable using the
ment Panel” for further information.
Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further • Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights
of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to
information.
remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). Also, dirt, film,
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control —
and other obstructions on the windshield or camera
If Equipped
lens will cause the system to function improperly.
The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control system If the windshield or Automatic High Beam Headlamp
provides increased forward lighting at night by automat- Control mirror is replaced, the mirror must be re-aimed
ing high beam control through the use of a digital camera to ensure proper performance. See your local authorized
mounted on the inside rearview mirror. This camera dealer.
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To Activate
Adaptive Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge
Headlights — If Equipped
1. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO headlight
This system automatically swivels the headlight beam
position.
pattern horizontally to provide increased illumination in
2. Push the multifunction lever away from you (toward the direction the vehicle is steering.
front of vehicle) to engage the high beam mode.
NOTE:
NOTE: This system will not activate until the vehicle is
• Each time the Adaptive Headlight System is turned on,
at or above 15 mph (30 km/h).
the headlights will initialize by performing a brief
To Deactivate
sequence of rotations.
1. Pull the multifunction lever toward you (or rearward
• The Adaptive Headlight System is active only when
in car) to manually deactivate the system (normal
the vehicle is moving forward.
operation of low beams).
The Adaptive Headlight System can be turned On or Off
2. Push back on the multifunction lever once again to using the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Setreactivate the system.
tings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The LED Daytime Running Lights will come on when- Front Fog Lights — If Equipped
ever the ignition is placed in the RUN position, the The front fog light switch is built into the headlight switch.
headlights are off, the transmission is moved out of
“Park” position, and the parking brake is off. The headlight switch must be used for normal nighttime driving.
NOTE: If allowed by law in the country in which the
vehicle was purchased the Daytime Running Lights can
be turned on and off using the Uconnect® System, refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Lights-On Reminder
If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition
is placed in the OFF position, a chime will sound to alert
the driver when the driver’s door is opened.
Fog Light Switch
To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking
lights or the low beam headlights and press the
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headlight switch. To turn off the front fog lights, either Multifunction Lever
press the headlight switch a second time or turn off the The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn
headlight switch.
signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The
multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
Rear Fog Lights — If Equipped
steering column.
The rear fog light switch is built into the headlight switch. To activate the rear fog lights, turn
the headlamp switch to the park lamp or headlamp position. Press the headlight switch once for front
fog lights, press the switch a second time for front and
rear fog lights. Pressing the switch a third time will
deactivate the rear fog lights, and a fourth time will
deactivate the front fog lights. Turning the headlight
switch off will also deactivate the fog lights.
An indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the fog lights are turned on.
NOTE: The fog lights will operate with the low beam
headlights or parking lights on. However, selecting the
high beam headlights will turn off the fog lights.
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Turn Signals
Lane Change Assist
Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. three times then automatically turn off.
NOTE:
High/Low Beam Switch
• If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch
a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever
bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam.
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is Flash-To-Pass
defective.
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
• A “Turn Signal On” message will appear in the EVIC lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. This
(if equipped) and a continuous chime will sound if the will turn on the high beams headlights until the lever is
vehicle is driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either released.
turn signal on.
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time visibility. To turn the lights off, press the switch a
second time. The lights will also turn on when the
The front map/reading lights are mounted in the overUNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) is
head console.
pressed.
Front Map/Reading Lights
Front Map/Reading Lights
Each light can be turned on by pressing a switch on either
side of the console. These buttons are backlit for night
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Courtesy Lights
Ambient Light
The courtesy lights can be turned on by pressing the top The overhead console is equipped with an ambient light
corner of the lens. To turn the lights off, press the lens a feature. This light casts illumination for improved visibilsecond time.
ity of the floor center console and PRNDL area.
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Courtesy Lights
Ambient Light
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Interior Lights
Dimmer Controls
The interior lights come on when a door is opened.
The dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is
located on the left side of the instrument panel.
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
dimmer control upward will increase the brightness of
the instrument panel lights and lighted cupholders (if
equipped).
Ambient Light Control
Rotate the right dimmer control upward or downward to
increase or decrease the brightness of the door handle
lights and ambient light located in the overhead console.
3
Instrument Panel Dimmer
Door Handle/Ambient Light Dimmer
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Dome Light Position
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
Rotate the left dimmer control completely upward to the
second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior
lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this
position.
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.
Interior Light Defeat (OFF)
Rotate the left dimmer control to the extreme bottom OFF
position. The interior lights will remain off when the
doors are open.
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature)
Rotate the instrument panel dimmer control upward to
the first detent. This feature brightens all text displays
such as the odometer, EVIC (if equipped), and radio
when the position lights or headlights are on.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Control
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Intermittent Wiper System
CAUTION!
Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions
make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent position, and then turn the
end of the lever to select the desired delay interval. There
are four delay settings, which allow you to regulate the
wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second
to a maximum of approximately 36 seconds between
cycles. The delay intervals will double in duration when
the vehicle speed is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first
detent, past the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper
operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent
settings for high-speed wiper operation.
• 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.
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If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper
control is in the delay range, the wipers will operate for
Rotate the end of the lever downward to the Mist
two wipe cycles after releasing the lever and then resume
position to activate a single wipe cycle to clear off road
the intermittent interval previously selected.
mist or spray from a passing vehicle. The wipers will
continue to operate until you release the multifunction If you activate the washer while the windshield wiper is
turned off, the wipers will operate for three wipe cycles
lever.
and then turn off.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
WARNING!
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
Windshield Washers
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
To use the washer, push the multifunction lever inward the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
(toward the steering column) and hold it for as long as windshield with the defroster before and during
washer spray is desired.
windshield washer use.
Mist Feature
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Headlights On With Wipers (Available with
Automatic Headlights Only)
When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on
approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on
if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position.
In addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers
are turned off if they were turned on by this feature.
NOTE: The Headlights On with Wipers feature can be
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System, refer to
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least
sensitive, and wiper delay position 4 is the most sensitive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less
wiper sensitivity. Settings 4 can be used if the driver
desires more sensitivity. The rain sense wipers will
automatically change between an intermittent wipe, slow
wipe and a fast wipe depending on the amount of
moisture that is sensed on the windshield. Place the
wiper switch in the OFF position when not using the
system.
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
The Rain Sensing feature can be turned on and off using
This feature senses moisture on the windshield and the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further infeature is especially useful for road splash or over spray formation.
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
the end of the multifunction lever to one of four settings
to activate this feature.
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NOTE:
• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
wiper speed is in the low or high position.
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
when ice or dried salt water is present on the windshield.
• Neutral Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing feature will
not operate when the ignition is placed in the RUN
position, the transmission shift lever is in the NEUTRAL position and the vehicle speed is less than 5 mph
(8 km/h), unless the wiper control on the multifunction lever is moved or the shift lever is moved out of
the NEUTRAL position.
• Use of Rain-X® or products containing wax or silicone
may reduce rain sensor performance.
•
The Rain Sensing system has protective features for the
wiper blades and arms. It will not operate under the
following conditions:
• Low Temperature Wipe Inhibit — The Rain Sensing
feature will not operate when the ignition is placed in
the RUN position, the vehicle is stationary and the
outside temperature is below 32°F (0°C), unless the
wiper control on the multifunction lever is moved, the
vehicle speed becomes greater than 0 mph (0 km/h) or
the outside temperature rises above freezing.
Remote Start Mode Inhibit — On vehicles equipped
with Remote Starting system, Rain Sensing wipers are
not operational when the vehicle is in the remote start
mode. Once the operator is in the vehicle and has
placed the ignition switch in the RUN position, rain
sensing wiper operation can resume, if it has been
selected, and no other inhibit conditions (mentioned
previously) exist.
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TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The tilt/telescoping control
handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of
the steering column.
To unlock the steering column, pull the control handle
down. To tilt the steering column, move the steering
wheel upward or downward as desired. To lengthen or
shorten the steering column, pull the steering wheel
outward or push it inward as desired. To lock the steering
column in position, push the control handle up until fully
engaged.
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.
Tilt/Telescoping Control Handle
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POWER TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING
COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
upward or downward. It also allows you to lengthen or
shorten the steering column. The power tilt/telescoping
steering column switch is located below the multifunction lever on the steering column.
Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Switch
To tilt the steering column, move the switch up or down
as desired. To lengthen or shorten the steering column,
pull the switch toward you or push the switch away from
you as desired.
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NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Driver Memory Seat,
you can use your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or the memory switch on the driver’s door trim panel
to return the tilt/telescopic steering column to preprogrammed positions. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat”
in this section.
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.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps
warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering
wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated
steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for up
to 80 minutes before automatically shutting off. The
heated steering wheel can shut off early or may not turn
on when the steering wheel is already warm.
The heated steering wheel can be turned on and off using
the Uconnect® System.
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Touch the “Controls” soft-key then touch the “Heated
Wheel” soft-key to turn on the heated steering wheel.
Press the “Heated Wheel” soft-key a second time to turn
the heated steering wheel off.
Heated Steering Wheel Soft-Key
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
steering wheel to operate.
Controls Soft-Key
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Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
WARNING! (Continued)
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
heated steering wheel can be programmed to come on
during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System — If Equipped” in “Things To Know Before Starting
Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Do not place anything on the steering wheel that
insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering
wheel covers of any type and material. This may
cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
WARNING!
• Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion, or other physical conditions must exercise
care when using the steering wheel heater. It may
cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if
used for long periods.
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 pedals (if equipped) to move toward or away
from the driver to provide improved position with the
steering wheel.
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The switch is located on the front side of the driver’s seat Press the switch rearward to move the pedals rearward
cushion side shield.
(toward the driver).
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
• The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is in
REVERSE or when the Electronic Speed Control System is on. The following messages will be displayed on
vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information System (EVIC) if the pedals are attempted to be
adjusted when the system is locked out (“Adjustable
Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or “Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”).
Adjustable Pedals Switch
Press the switch forward to move the pedals forward
(toward the front of the vehicle).
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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.
• For vehicles equipped with Driver Memory Seat, you
can use your Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
or the memory switch on the driver’s door trim panel
to return the adjustable pedals to pre-programmed
positions. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further
information.
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!
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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ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
Electronic Speed Control Buttons
1 — ON/OFF
4 — CANCEL
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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.
To Activate
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.
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 Set A Desired Speed
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button
and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will
operate at the selected speed.
NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed
and on level ground before pressing the SET (-) button.
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Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.0 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.0 km/h).
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
speed memory.
decrease until the button is released. Release the button
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 (+)
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph
(1.0 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 (1.0 km/h).
To Vary The Speed Setting
NOTE: Tap results of 1 mph or 1 km/h depends on
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can in- selection of US or METRIC units in the EVIC display
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button settings menu, or the RADIO settings menu (dependent
is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to on vehicle configuration).
increase until the button is released, then the new set
speed will be established.
To Deactivate
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To Accelerate For Passing
WARNING!
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) — IF
moderate hills is normal.
EQUIPPED
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) increases the driving
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed convenience provided by cruise control while traveling
Control.
on highways and major roadways. However, it is not a
safety system and not designed to prevent collisions.
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ACC will allow you to keep cruise control engaged in
light to moderate traffic conditions without the constant
need to reset your cruise control. ACC utilizes a radar
sensor designed to detect a vehicle directly ahead of you.
NOTE:
• If the sensor does not detect a vehicle ahead of you,
ACC will maintain a fixed set speed.
• If the ACC sensor detects a vehicle ahead, ACC will
apply limited braking or acceleration (not to exceed
the original set speed) automatically to maintain a
preset following distance, while matching the speed of
the vehicle ahead.
WARNING!
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a convenience
system. It is not a substitute for active driving
involvement. It is always the driver’s responsibility to be attentive of road, traffic, and weather
conditions, vehicle speed, distance to the vehicle
ahead; and, most importantly, brake operation to
ensure safe operation of the vehicle under all road
conditions. Your complete attention is always required while driving to maintain safe control of
your vehicle. Failure to follow these warnings can
result in a collision and death or serious personal
injury.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
The ACC system:
Does not react to pedestrians, oncoming vehicles, and
stationary objects (e.g., a stopped vehicle in a traffic
jam or a disabled vehicle).
Cannot take street, traffic, and weather conditions
into account, and may be limited upon adverse sight
distance conditions.
Does not always fully recognize complex driving
conditions, which can result in wrong or missing
distance warnings.
Can only apply a maximum of 40% of the vehicle’s
braking capability, and will not bring the vehicle to a
complete stop.
You should switch off the ACC system:
• When driving in fog, heavy rain, heavy snow, sleet,
heavy traffic, and complex driving situations (e.g.,
in highway construction zones).
• When entering a turn lane or highway off ramp;
when driving on roads that are winding, icy, snowcovered, slippery, or have steep uphill or downhill
slopes.
• When towing a trailer up or down steep slopes.
• When circumstances do not allow safe driving at a
constant speed.
Failure to follow these warnings can result in a
collision and death or serious personal injury.
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The Cruise Control system has two control modes:
• Adaptive Cruise Control mode for maintaining an
appropriate distance between vehicles.
• Normal (fixed speed) cruise control mode is for cruising at a constant preset speed. For additional information, refer to “Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control
Mode” in this section.
NOTE: The system will not react to preceding vehicles.
Always be aware of the mode selected.
You can change the mode by using the Cruise Control
Adaptive Cruise Control Buttons
buttons. The two control modes function differently.
Always confirm which mode is selected.
1 — DISTANCE SETTING
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operation
The speed control buttons (located on the right side of the
steering wheel) operates the ACC system.
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
RES +
SET CANCEL
ON/OFF
MODE
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NOTE: Any chassis/suspension modifications to the ve- NOTE: You cannot enable ACC under the following
hicle will effect the performance of the Adaptive Cruise conditions:
Control.
• When you apply the brakes.
Activating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
• When the parking brake is set.
You can only activate ACC if the vehicle speed is above
• When the automatic transmission is in PARK, RE20 mph (32 km/h).
VERSE or NEUTRAL.
When the system is turned on and in the READY state,
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) dis- • When pushing the RES + button without a previously
set speed in memory.
plays “Adaptive Cruise Ready.”
When the system is OFF, the EVIC displays “Adaptive
Cruise Control Off.”
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To turn the system OFF, push and release the ON/OFF
Push and release the ON/OFF button. The ACC menu in button again. At this time, the system will turn off and
the EVIC will display “Adaptive Cruise Control Off.”
the EVIC displays “Adaptive Cruise Control Ready.”
To Activate
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) OFF
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Ready
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To Set A Desired ACC Speed
WARNING!
Leaving the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) 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 a collision.
Always leave the system off when you are not using
it.
When the vehicle reaches the speed desired, push the
SET - button and release. The EVIC will display the set
speed.
3
ACC Set
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Remove your foot from the accelerator pedal. If you
do not, the vehicle may continue to accelerate beyond the
set speed. If this occurs:
• The message “DRIVER OVERRIDE” will display in
the EVIC.
• The system will not be controlling the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. The vehicle
speed will only be determined by the position of the
accelerator pedal.
Driver Override
To Cancel
The system will disable ACC without erasing the
memory if:
• You softly tap the brake pedal.
• You depress the brake pedal.
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• You press the CANCEL switch.
• The vehicle speed goes below 15 mph (25 km/h)
• An Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) event occurs.
• The transmission is shifted into NEUTRAL.
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• The Electronic Stability Control/Traction Control System (ESC/TCS) activates.
NOTE: If ACC is resumed or set with the ESC/TCS off,
ESC will automatically be re-engaged.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Cancelled
To Turn Off
The system will turn off and erase the set speed in
memory if:
• You push and release the ON/OFF button.
• You turn OFF the ignition.
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To Resume Speed
To Vary The Speed Setting
Press the RES + button and release. Then remove your While ACC is set, you can increase the set speed by
foot from the accelerator pedal. The EVIC will display the pressing and holding the RES + button. If the button is
last set speed.
continually pressed, the set speed will continue to increase in 5 mph (5 km/h) increments until the button is
NOTE: You can resume ACC from a minimum of
released. The increase in set speed is reflected in the EVIC
20 mph (32 km/h).
display.
WARNING!
The Resume function should only be used if traffic
and road conditions permit. Resuming a set speed
that is too high or too low for prevailing traffic and
road conditions could cause the vehicle to accelerate
or decelerate too sharply for safe operation. Failure to
follow these warnings can result in a collision and
death or serious personal injury.
Pressing the RES + button once will result in a 1 mph
(1 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1 km/h).
While ACC is set, the set speed can be decreased by
pressing and holding the SET - button. If the button is
continually pressed, the set speed will continue to decrease in 5 mph (5 km/h) increments until the button is
released. The decrease in set speed is reflected in the
EVIC display.
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Pressing the SET - button once will result in a 1 mph Setting The Following Distance In ACC
(1 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of The specified following distance for ACC can be set by
the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1 km/h).
varying the distance setting between 3 (long), 2 (medium), and 1 (short). Using this distance setting and the
NOTE:
vehicle speed, ACC calculates and sets the distance to the
• When you use the SET - button to decelerate, if the vehicle ahead. This distance setting displays in the EVIC.
engine’s braking power does not slow the vehicle
sufficiently to reach the set speed, the brake system
will automatically slow the vehicle.
• The ACC system can only apply a maximum of 25% of
the vehicle’s braking capability and will not bring the
vehicle to a complete stop.
• The ACC system maintains set speed when driving up
hill and down hill. However, a slight speed change on
moderate hills is normal. In addition, downshifting
may occur while climbing uphill or descending downhill. This is normal operation and necessary to maintain set speed.
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Distance Set 2 (medium)
Distance Set 1 (short)
To change the distance setting, press the Distance button
and release. Each time the button is pressed, the distance
setting adjusts between 3 (long), 2 (medium), and 1
(short).
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If there is no vehicle ahead, the vehicle will maintain the
set speed. If a slower moving vehicle is detected in the
same lane, the EVIC displays the “Sensed Vehicle Indicator” icon, and the system adjusts vehicle speed automatically to maintain the distance setting, regardless of
the set speed.
The vehicle will then maintain the set distance until:
• The distance setting is changed.
• The system disengages. (Refer to the information on
ACC Activation).
The maximum braking applied by ACC is limited; however, the driver can always apply the brakes manually, if
necessary.
NOTE: The brake lights will illuminate whenever the
• The vehicle ahead accelerates to a speed above the set ACC system applies the brakes.
speed.
A Proximity Warning will alert the driver if ACC predicts
• The vehicle ahead moves out of your lane or view of that its maximum braking level is not sufficient to
the sensor.
maintain the set distance. If this occurs, a visual alert
• The vehicle ahead slows to a speed below 15 mph “BRAKE” will flash in the EVIC and a chime will sound
(25 km/h) and the system automatically disengages while ACC continues to apply its maximum braking
capacity. When this occurs, you should immediately
itself.
apply the brakes as needed to maintain a safe distance
from the vehicle ahead.
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Brake Alert 3
Brake Alert 2
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Overtake Aid
When driving with ACC engaged and following a target
vehicle, the system will provide an additional acceleration to assist in passing vehicles in front. This additional
acceleration is triggered when the driver utilizes the left
turn signal. In locations with left hand drive traffic,
Overtake Aid is active only when passing on the left
hand side of the Target vehicles.
Brake Alert 1
When a vehicle goes from a location with left hand drive
traffic to a location with right hand drive traffic, the ACC
system will automatically detect traffic direction. In this
condition, Overtake Aid is active only when passing on
the right side of the Target vehicle. This additional
acceleration is triggered when the driver utilizes the right
turn signal. In this condition the ACC system will no
longer provide Overtake Aid on the left side until it
determines that the vehicle has moved back to a location
with left hand drive traffic.
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Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu
ACC SET
The EVIC displays the current ACC system settings. The • When ACC is set, the set speed will display.
EVIC is located in the upper part of the instrument
• The set speed will continue to display in place of the
cluster between the speedometer and the tachometer. The
odometer reading when changing the EVIC display
information it displays depends on ACC system status.
while ACC is set.
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “ACC”
or “Cruise” is highlighted in the EVIC. Status of the ACC The ACC screen will display once again if any ACC
activity occurs, which may include any of the following:
or Cruise is also displayed in the menu line.
Press and release the SELECT (right arrow) button to • Set Speed Change
display the following information:
• Distance Setting Change
Adaptive Cruise Control Off
• System Cancel
• When ACC is deactivated, the display will read
• Driver Override
“Adaptive Cruise Control Off.”
• System Off
Adaptive Cruise Control Ready
• When ACC is activated but the vehicle speed setting • ACC Proximity Warning
has not been selected, the display will read “Adaptive
Cruise Control Ready.”
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• ACC Unavailable Warning
reflective areas (i.e. tunnels with reflective tiles, or ice and
snow). The ACC system will recover after the vehicle has
• The EVIC will return to the last display selected after
left these areas. Under rare conditions, when the radar is
five seconds of no ACC display activity.
not tracking any vehicles or objects in its path this
warning may temporarily occur.
Display Warnings And Maintenance
“Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle” Warning
The ACC “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle”
warning will display when conditions temporarily limit
system performance. This most often occurs at times of
poor visibility, such as in snow or heavy rain. The ACC
system may also become temporarily blinded due to
obstructions, such as mud, dirt or ice. In these cases, the
EVIC will display “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of
Vehicle” and the system will deactivate.
NOTE: If the ACC “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of
Vehicle” warning is active Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise
Control is still available. For additional information refer
to “Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode” in this
section.
If weather conditions are not a factor, the driver should
examine the sensor. It may require cleaning or removal of
an obstruction. The sensor is located in the center of the
vehicle behind the lower grille.
The “Clean Radar Sensor In Front Of Vehicle” message
can sometimes be displayed while driving in highly
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To keep the ACC System operating properly, it is impor- When the condition that deactivated the system is no
tant to note the following maintenance items:
longer present, the system will return to the “Adaptive
Cruise Control Off” state and will resume function by
• Always keep the sensor clean. Carefully wipe the
simply reactivating it.
sensor lens with a soft cloth. Be cautious not to damage
the sensor lens.
NOTE: Installing a vehicle front-end protector or an
aftermarket grille or modifying the grille is not recom• Do not remove any screws from the sensor. Doing so
mended. Doing so may block the sensor and inhibit ACC
could cause an ACC system malfunction or failure and
operation.
require a sensor realignment.
ACC Unavailable Warning
• If the sensor is damaged due to a collision, see your
If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays “Adaptive
authorized dealer for service.
Cruise Control (ACC) Unavailable”, there may be a
• Do not attach or install any accessories near the sensor, temporary malfunction that limits ACC functionality.
including transparent material or aftermarket grilles.
Doing so could cause an ACC system failure or
malfunction.
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Although the vehicle is still drivable under normal
conditions, ACC will be temporarily unavailable. If this
occurs, try activating ACC again later, following a key
cycle. If the problem persists, see your authorized dealer.
Precautions While Driving With ACC
In certain driving situations, ACC may have detection
issues. In these cases, ACC may brake late or unexpectedly. The driver needs to stay alert and may need to
intervene.
Adding A Trailer Hitch
The weight of a trailer/hitch may affect the performance
of ACC. If there is a noticeable change in performance
following the installation of a trailer/hitch, or if the ACC
performance does not return to normal after removing
the trailer/hitch see your authorized dealer.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Unavailable Warning
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Offset Driving
Turns And Bends
ACC may not detect a vehicle in the same lane that is
offset from your direct line of travel, or a vehicle merging
in from a side lane. There may not be sufficient distance
to the vehicle ahead. The offset vehicle may move in and
out of the line of travel, which can cause your vehicle to
brake or accelerate unexpectedly.
In turns or bends, ACC may detect a vehicle ahead too
late or too early. This may cause your vehicle to brake late
or unexpectedly. Give extra attention in curves and be
ready to apply the brakes if necessary. Be sure to select an
appropriate speed while driving in curves.
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ACC may occasionally provide braking and/or a driver
alert that you consider unnecessary. This may be the
system’s response to signs, guardrails, and other stationary objects in a curve. This may also occur at the base of
steep hills. This is normal operation and your vehicle
does not require service.
Using ACC On Hills
When driving on hills, ACC may not detect a vehicle in
your lane. Depending on the speed, vehicle load, traffic
conditions, and the steepness of the hills, ACC performance may be limited.
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Lane Changing
ACC may not detect a vehicle until it is completely in the
lane in which you are traveling. In the illustration shown,
ACC has not yet detected the vehicle changing lanes and
it may not detect the vehicle until it’s too late for the ACC
system to take action. ACC may not detect a vehicle until
it is completely in the lane. There may not be sufficient
distance to the lane-changing vehicle. Always be attentive and ready to apply the brakes if necessary.
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Narrow Vehicles
Stationary Objects And Vehicles
Some narrow vehicles traveling near the outer edges of
the lane or edging into the lane are not detected until they
have moved fully into the lane. There may not be
sufficient distance to the vehicle ahead.
ACC does not react to stationary objects and stationary
vehicles. For example, ACC will not react in situations
where the vehicle you are following exits your lane and
the vehicle ahead is stopped in your lane. Always be
attentive and ready to apply the brakes if necessary.
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General Information
FCC Requirements For Vehicular Radar Systems
Classification Specifications:
47 C.F.R. Part 15
47 C.F.R Part 15.515
Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode
In addition to Adaptive Cruise Control mode, a normal
(fixed speed) Cruise Control mode is available for cruising at fixed speeds. The normal Cruise Control mode is
designed to maintain a set cruising speed without requiring the driver to operate the accelerator. Cruise Control
can only be operated if the vehicle speed is above 20 mph
(32 km/h).
To change modes, press the MODE button when the
system is in either the OFF, READY, or SET position.
While pressing the mode button, a chime alerts the driver
to the change of state from Adaptive Cruise Control to
normal Cruise Control. “Cruise Ready” will be displayed
if the system was in ACC READY or ACC SET position.
“Cruise Off” will be displayed if the system was in the
ACC OFF position. To switch back to Adaptive Cruise
Control mode, press the MODE button a second time.
WARNING!
In the normal Cruise Control mode, the system will
not react to vehicles ahead. In addition, the proximity
warning does not activate and no alarm will sound
even if you are too close to the vehicle ahead since
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To Vary The Speed Setting
WARNING! (Continued)
neither the presence of the vehicle ahead nor the
vehicle-to vehicle distance is detected. Be sure to
maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle ahead. Always be aware which mode is
selected.
To Set A Desired Speed
There are two ways to change the set speed:
• Use the accelerator pedal to adjust the vehicle to the
desired speed and press the SET - button.
• Tap the RES + or SET - button to increase or decrease
the set speed in 1 mph (1 km/h) increments respectively. Hold the RES + or SET - button for 5 mph
(5 km/h) increments.
When the vehicle reaches the speed desired, press the
To Cancel
SET - button and release. The EVIC will display the set
The system will disable normal Cruise Control without
speed.
erasing the memory if:
NOTE: You must observe the display when setting or
• You softly tap or depress the brake pedal.
changing speed, not the speedometer.
• You press the CANCEL button.
• The Electronic Stability Control/Traction Control System (ESC/TCS) activates.
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To Resume
Forward Collision Warning — If Equipped
Press the RES + button and then remove your foot from The Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system provides
the accelerator pedal. The EVIC will display the last set the driver with audible and visual warnings (within the
speed.
EVIC) when it detects a potential frontal collision. The
warnings are intended to provide the driver with enough
To Turn Off
time to react and avoid the potential collision.
The system will turn off and erase the set speed in
FCW monitors the information from the forward looking
memory if:
sensor as well as the Electronic Brake Controller (EBC),
• You push and release the ON/OFF button.
wheel speed sensors, i.e., to calculate a probable rear-end
collision. When the system determines that a rear-end
• You turn off the ignition.
collision is probable a warning message (both audible
• You switch off ESC.
and visual) will be displayed on the EVIC. When the
system determines a collision with the vehicle in front of
If the Cruise Control system is turned off and reactivated,
you is no longer probable, the warning message will be
the system will return to the last driver setting (ACC or
deactivated.
Normal Cruise Control).
NOTE: The minimum speed for FCW activation is
10 mph (16 km/h).
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WARNING!
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) is not intended to
avoid a collision on its own, nor can FCW detect
every type of potential collision. The driver has the
responsibility to avoid a collision by controlling the
vehicle via braking and steering. Failure to follow
this warning could lead to serious injury or death.
Changing FCW Status
The FCW feature can be set to far, set to near or turned off
using the Uconnect® System, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information. The FCW Status Off, Near or Far will
be displayed in the Uconnect® display.
The default status of FCW is the “Far” setting, this allows
the system to warn you of a possible collision with the
vehicle in front of you when you are farther away. This
gives you the most reaction time.
Changing the FCW status to the “Near” setting, allows
the system to warn you of a possible collision with the
vehicle in front of you when you are much closer. This
setting provides less reaction time than the “Far” setting,
which allows for a more dynamic driving experience.
Changing the FCW status to “Off” prevents the system
from warning you of a possible collision with the vehicle
in front of you.
NOTE:
• In the “Off” setting FCW OFF will be displayed on the
Uconnect® display.
• The system will retain the last setting selected by the
driver after ignition shut down.
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• FCW will not react to irrelevant objects such as overhead objects, ground reflections, objects not in the path
of the car, stationary objects that are far away, oncoming traffic, or leading vehicles with the same or higher
rate of speed.
• If the FCW becomes disabled then a warning will
display on the EVIC screen.
FCW Unavailable Warning
If the system turns off, and the EVIC displays “ACC/
FCW Unavailable, Service Required”, there may be a
temporary malfunction that limits FCW functionality.
Although the vehicle is still drivable under normal
conditions, FCW will be temporarily unavailable. If this
occurs, try activating FCW again later, following a key
cycle. If the problem persists, see your authorized dealer.
ACC/FCW Unavailable, Service Required Warning
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PARKSENSE® FRONT AND REAR PARK
ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
The ParkSense® Park Assist system provides visual and
audible indications of the distance between the rear
and/or front fascia and a detected obstacle when backing
up or moving forward, e.g. during a parking maneuver.
Refer to ParkSense® System Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and recommendations.
ParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever is in
REVERSE or DRIVE. If ParkSense® is enabled at one of
these shift lever positions, the system will remain active
until the vehicle speed is increased to approximately
7 mph (11 km/h) or above. The system will become
active again if the vehicle speed is decreased to speeds
less than approximately 6 mph (9 km/h).
ParkSense® will retain the last system state (enabled or
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
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ParkSense® Sensors
ParkSense® Warning Display
The four ParkSense® sensors, located in the rear fascia/
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 59 in
(150 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected from the Uconnect®
System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The ParkSense® Warning screen is located within the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). It provides
visual warnings to indicate the distance between the rear
The six ParkSense® sensors, located in the front fascia/ fascia/bumper and/or front fascia/bumper and the debumper, monitor the area in front of the vehicle that is tected obstacle.
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 47 in
(120 cm) from the front fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
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ParkSense® Display
The warning display will turn ON indicating the system
status when the vehicle is in REVERSE or when the
vehicle is in DRIVE and an obstacle has been detected.
3
Park Assist Display
Park Assist System ON
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Park Assist System OFF
Slow Tone
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
three solid arcs and will produce a one-half second tone.
As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle the EVIC
display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will
change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
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Fast Tone
Continuous Tone
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The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the EVIC display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous tone. The
following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle:
Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Front Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
(Chime)
Greater than
59 in (150 cm)
Greater than
47 in (120 cm)
None
Arc
None
WARNING ALERTS
59-39 in
39-25 in
(150-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
47-39 in
39-25 in
(120-100 cm)
(100-65 cm)
Single
Slow (for rear
1/2 second tone
only)
(for rear only)
3 Solid
3 Slow Flashing
(Continuous)
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(65-30 cm)
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than 12 in
(30 cm)
Less than 12 in
(30 cm)
Continuous
2 Slow Flashing
1 Slow Flashing
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Front Park Assist Audible Alerts
Enabling And Disabling ParkSense®
ParkSense® will turn off the Front Park Assist audible
alert (chime) after approximately 3 seconds when an
obstacle has been detected, the vehicle is stationary, and
brake pedal is applied.
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled using the
Uconnect® System. The available choices are: Off, Sound
Only, or Sound and Display. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
Adjustable Chime Volume Settings
Front and Rear chime volume settings can be selected When the ParkSense® soft-key is pressed to disable the
system, the EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYSfrom the Uconnect® System.
TEM OFF” message for approximately five seconds.
The chime volume settings include LOW, MEDIUM, and Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”
HIGH. The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM. in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
ParkSense® will retain its last known configuration state information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE
position and ParkSense® is turned off, the instrument
through ignition cycles.
cluster will display “PARK ASSIST OFF” message for as
long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
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Service The ParkSense® Park Assist System
Cleaning The ParkSense® System
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® Park
Assist system has detected a fault condition, the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will actuate a
single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display
the “CLEAN PARK ASSIST”, “SERVICE PARK ASSIST”
or the “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message. Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE
and the system has detected a fault condition, the EVIC
will display the ⬙CLEAN PARK ASSIST⬙, ⬙SERVICE
PARK ASSIST⬙, or ⬙SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM⬙
message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE. Under
this condition, ParkSense® will not operate.
Clean the ParkSense® sensors with water, car wash soap
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors.
ParkSense® System Usage Precautions
NOTE:
• Ensure that the front and rear bumper are free of snow,
ice, mud, dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense®
system operating properly.
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
affect the performance of ParkSense®.
• When you turn ParkSense® off, the EVIC will display
“PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” Furthermore, once you
turn ParkSense® off, it remains off until you turn it on
again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
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• ParkSense®, when on, will MUTE the radio when it is
sounding a tone.
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
properly. The ParkSense® system might not detect an
obstacle behind or in front of the fascia/bumper, or it
could provide a false indication that an obstacle is
behind or in front of the fascia/bumper.
• Obstacles such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc.,
must not be placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear
fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do
so can result in the system misinterpreting a close
obstacle as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE
PARK ASSIST” message to be displayed in the EVIC.
CAUTION!
• ParkSense® is only a parking aid and it is unable to
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
close proximity.
• The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
when an obstacle is detected. When backing up, it
is recommended that the driver looks over his/her
shoulder when using ParkSense®.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using the ParkSense® Park Assist system.
Always check carefully behind your vehicle, look
behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians,
animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and blind
spots before backing up. You are responsible for
safety and must continue to pay attention to your
surroundings. Failure to do so can result in serious
injury or death.
• Before using the ParkSense® Park Assist system, it
is strongly recommended that the ball mount and
hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for towing.
Failure to do so can result in injury or damage to
vehicles or obstacles because the hitch ball will be
much closer to the obstacle than the rear fascia
when the warning display turns on the single
flashing arc and sounds the continuous tone. Also,
the sensors could detect the ball mount and hitch
ball assembly, depending on its size and shape,
giving a false indication that an obstacle is behind
the vehicle.
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PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA —
IF EQUIPPED
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 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.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear
camera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen
appears again.
When displayed, static grid lines will illustrate the width
of the vehicle and will show separate zones that will help
indicate the distance to the rear of the vehicle. The
following table shows the approximate distances for each
zone:
Zone
Red
Yellow
Green
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.
• To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must be
driven slowly when using ParkView® to be able to
stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recommended that the driver look frequently over his/her
shoulder when using ParkView®.
NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance
builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with
water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
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Turning ParkView® On Or Off —
With Touch—Screen Radio
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights
and storage for sunglasses. Universal Garage Door
Opener (HomeLink®) and power sunroof switches may
also be included, if equipped.
1. Turn the Radio on.
2. Press the “More” soft-key.
3. Press the “Settings” soft-key.
4. Press the “Safety & Driving Assistance” soft-key.
5. Press the check box soft key next to “Parkview®
Backup Camera” to enable/disable.
Overhead Console
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To turn the lights off, press the switch a second time. The
Lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each light lights also turn on when a door is opened. The lights will
can be turned on by pressing the switch on either side of also turn on when the UNLOCK button on the RKE is
pressed.
the console. These buttons are backlit for night time
visibility.
Front Map/Reading Lights
Front Map/Reading Light Switches
Front Map/Reading Lights
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Courtesy Lights
Sunglasses Bin Door
The courtesy lights can be turned on by pressing the top At the front of the console a compartment is provided for
corner of the lens. To turn the lights off, press the lens a the storage of a pair of sunglasses. The storage compartsecond time.
ment access is a “push/push” design. Push the chrome
pad on the door to open. Push the chrome pad on the
door to close.
Courtesy Lights
Sunglasses Bin Door
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GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
HomeLink® replaces up to three hand-held transmitters
that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting or home security systems. The
HomeLink® unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt
battery.
The HomeLink® buttons, located on either the overhead
console, headliner or sunvisor, designate the three different HomeLink® channels.The HomeLink® indicator is
located above the center button.
HomeLink® Buttons/Overhead Consoles
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Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
before you begin programming.
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®
HomeLink® Buttons/Sunvisor/Headliner
buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds or until the red
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Secu- indicator flashes.
rity Alarm is active.
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NOTE:
• 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.
Programming A Rolling Code
For programming garage door openers that were manufactured after 1995. These garage door openers can be
Training The Garage Door Opener
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door 1 — Door Opener
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to 2 — Training Button
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
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1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light
in view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink®
button you want to program and the hand-held transmitter button.
5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage),
locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can
usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is
attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
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.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indi- step after the LEARN button has been pressed.
cator light. The HomeLink® indicator will flash slowly
6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmed
and then rapidly after HomeLink® has received the
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two
frequency signal from the hand-held transmitter. Reseconds each time). If the garage door opener/device
lease both buttons after the indicator light changes
activates, programming is complete.
from slow to rapid.
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to
complete the training.
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To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, Programming A Non-Rolling Code
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
erase the channels.
before 1995.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
follow these steps:
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to program
while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in view.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink®
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.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- 4. Continue to hold both buttons and observe the indicator light. The 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
from slow to rapid.
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5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
and observe the indicator light.
• If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage door/device should
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons,
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
erase the channels.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Non-Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all
remaining steps.
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after
several seconds of transmission.
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
follow these steps:
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
time-out in the same manner.
2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
not release the button.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
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It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling 4. Watch for the HomeLink® indicator to change flash
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take
door or gate motor.
up to 30 seconds or longer in rare cases. The garage
door may open and close while you are programming.
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button
2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm)
and observe the indicator light.
away from the HomeLink® button you wish to pro•
If the indicator light stays on constantly, programgram while keeping the HomeLink® indicator light in
ming is complete and the garage door/device should
view.
activate when the HomeLink® button is pressed.
3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink® button,
• To program the two remaining HomeLink® buttons,
while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand-held
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
transmitter every two seconds until HomeLink® has
erase the channels.
successfully accepted the frequency signal. The indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
programming, plug it back in at this time.
fully trained.
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Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
Using HomeLink®
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, To operate, press and release the programmed
follow these steps:
HomeLink® button. Activation will now occur for the
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate opera1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office light2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button until ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do also be used at any time.
not release the button.
Security
3. Without releasing the button proceed with It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and in your vehicle.
follow all remaining steps.
To do this, press and hold the two outside buttons for
20 seconds until the red indicator flashes. Note that all
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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Troubleshooting Tips
WARNING!
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
here are some of the most common solutions:
• 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
call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at
www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are programming the universal transceiver. Do not program the transceiver if people,
pets or other objects are in the path of the door or
gate. Only use this transceiver with a garage door
opener that has a “stop and reverse” feature as
required by Federal safety standards. This includes
most garage door opener models manufactured
after 1982. Do not 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.
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General Information
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry The power sunroof switch is located between the sun
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following visors on the overhead console.
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
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2. This device must accept any interference that may be
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE:
• The transmitter has been tested and it complies with
FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the
device.
• The term IC before the certification/registration number only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met.
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Opening Sunroof — Express
WARNING!
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and
do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle. Do
not leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/Run
mode. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof
while operating the power sunroof switch. Such
entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second. The sunroof and sunshade will open automatically from any position. The sunroof and sunshade will
open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express
Open”. During Express Open operation, any movement
of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a
partially opened condition until the switch is pushed and
held rearward again.
Closing Sunroof — Express
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
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position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automati- sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruccally. This is called “Express Close”. During Express tion if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop release to Express Close.
the sunroof.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
Press and release the Vent button within one half second
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
forward again.
and the sunroof will open to the vent position. This is
called “Express Vent”, and it will occur regardless of
sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any
movement of the switch will stop the sunroof.
Sunshade Operation
Pinch Protect Feature
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obNOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
open.
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Wind Buffeting
Ignition OFF Operation
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch
will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature.
Sunroof Maintenance
NOTE:
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power
sunroof switch will remain active for up to approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch is turned
to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will
cancel this feature.
Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean • The Ignition Off time is programmable using the
the glass panel.
Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
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COMMANDVIEW® SUNROOF WITH POWER
SHADE — IF EQUIPPED
The CommandView® sunroof switch is located to the left
between the sun visors on the overhead console.
The power shade switch is located to the right between
the sun visors on the overhead console.
WARNING!
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and
do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle. Do
not leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/Run
mode. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof
while operating the power sunroof switch. Such
entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
• In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown
from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could
also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten
your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are also properly secured.
• Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any
object, to project through the sunroof opening.
Injury may result.
CommandView® Sunroof and Power Shade Switches
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Opening Sunroof — Express
Closing Sunroof — Express
Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second. The sunroof and sunshade will open automatically from any position. The sunroof and sunshade will
open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express
Open”. During Express Open operation, any movement
of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To open the sunroof, press and hold the switch rearward
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a
partially opened condition until the switch is pushed and
held rearward again.
To close the sunroof, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held
forward again.
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the movement and the shade will remain in a partially
opened condition until the switch is pushed and held
Press the shade switch rearward and release it within
rearward again.
one-half second and the shade will automatically open to
the halfway position and stop automatically. Press the Closing Power Shade — Express
switch a second time from the halfway position and the
Press the switch forward and release it within one-half
shade will automatically open to the full open position
second and the shade will close automatically from any
and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”.
position. If the sunroof is completely closed the shade
During Express Open operation, any movement of the
will close fully and stop automatically. This is called
shade switch will stop the shade.
“Express Close”. During Express Close operation, any
Opening Power Shade — Manual Mode
movement of the switch will stop the shade.
Opening Power Shade — Express
To open the shade, press and hold the switch rearward.
The shade will open and stop automatically at the
half-open position. Press and hold the shade switch
rearward again and the shade will open automatically to
the full-open position. Any release of the switch will stop
NOTE: If the sunroof is open, the shade will close to the
half-open position. Pressing the shade close button again
will automatically close both the sunroof and shade
completely.
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Closing Power Shade — Manual Mode
Wind Buffeting
To close the shade, press and hold the switch in the
forward position. Any release of the switch will stop the
movement and the shade will remain in a partially closed
condition until the switch is pushed and held forward
again.
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
Pinch Protect Feature
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an ob- with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the minimize the buffeting or open any window.
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstrucSunroof Maintenance
tion if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and
Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
release to Express Close.
the glass panel.
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Ignition Off Operation
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch
will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front
door will cancel this feature.
There are three 12 Volt (13 Amp) electrical power outlets
on this vehicle. The power outlets are protected by a fuse.
NOTE:
• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power
sunroof switch will remain active for up to approximately ten minutes after the ignition switch is turned
to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will
cancel this feature.
• The Ignition Off time is programmable using the
Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
Insert cigar lighter or accessory plug into the power
outlets for use to ensure proper operation.
NOTE: To ensure proper operation, a MOPAR® knob
and element must be used.
CAUTION!
• 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! (Continued)
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
The front 12 Volt power outlet has power available only
when the ignition is placed in the ACC or RUN position.
Front Power Outlet
WARNING!
Do not place ashes inside the cubby bin located on
the center console on vehicle’s not equipped with the
ash receiver tray. A fire leading to bodily injury could
result.
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The center console outlet is powered directly from the
battery (power available at all times). Items plugged into
this outlet may discharge the battery and/or prevent the
engine from starting.
There is also a 12 volt power outlet located on the back of
the center console for rear passengers. This power outlet
has power available only when the ignition is placed in
the ACC or RUN position.
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Rear Center Console Power Outlet
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WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet
should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use and while driving the
vehicle.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
Power Outlet Fuse Locations
1 — #12 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel And
Power Outlet Console Rear
2 — #38 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Inside Arm Rest
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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
alternator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the
power outlet can cause damage.
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CUPHOLDERS
Front Seat Cupholders
The cupholders are located in the forward edge of the
center console.
Front Cupholders
Retractable Cover
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Press the “Cold” symbol once to turn on the cupholder;
Your vehicle may be equipped with heated and cooled press the symbol a second time to turn the cupholder off.
cupholders. The cupholders are designed to help keep Press the “Hot” symbol once to activate the cupholder;
press the symbol a second time to turn off the cupholder.
warm beverages warm and cold beverages cool.
Heated and Cooled Cupholders — If Equipped
WARNING!
Heated And Cooled Cupholder Switches
When using the cupholder in the “Hot” position,
avoid contact with the heated portion of the cupholder in order to reduce the possibility of burns.
Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin
because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes,
spinal cord injuries, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise particular care in order to prevent serious burn injury.
Keep the cupholder free of debris or stray objects
when operated in the Heat position.
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Rear Seat Cupholders
Lighted Cupholders — If Equipped
The rear seat cupholders are located in the center armrest
between the rear seats. The cupholders are positioned
forward in the armrest and side-by-side to provide convenient access to beverage cans or bottles while maintaining
a resting place for the rear occupant’s elbows.
On some vehicles the rear cupholders are equipped with a
light ring that illuminates the cupholders for the rear
passengers. The light ring is controlled by the Dimmer
Control. Refer to “Lights” in “Understanding The Features
Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
Rear Seat Cupholders
Light Ring In Rear Cupholder
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STORAGE
Glovebox Storage
The glovebox storage compartment is located on the
passenger side of the instrument panel.
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Opened Glovebox Storage Compartment
Glovebox Storage Compartment
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Console Features
There is a cubby bin located forward of the shift lever.
The cubby bin is covered with a push-push actuated
door. Push inward on the door to open it, push the door
a second time to close it.
Two separate storage compartments are also located
underneath the center console armrest.
Center Console
Inside the center console armrest, there is a removable
upper storage tray that can be slid forward/rearward on
rails for access to the lower storage area. This tray has an
integrated coin holder, along with additional area for
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small items like an ipod or phone. Below the upper tray,
the lower storage compartment is made for larger items,
like CDs and tissue boxes. In addition, the 12 volt power
outlet, USB and Aux jack are located here.
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.
Upper Storage Tray
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Door Storage
Rear Seat Armrest Storage — If Equipped
The door panels contain storage areas.
For rear passengers there is a storage bin located in the
armrest. Lift upward on the latch to open the storage
compartment.
Front Door Trim Storage
Rear Armrest Storage
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Cargo Area — Vehicles Equipped with 60/40
Split-Folding Rear Seat
WARNING!
The 60/40 split-folding rear seat provides cargo-carrying
versatility. The seatbacks fold down easily by pulling
nylon tabs between the seatbacks and the bolsters. When
the seats are folded down, they provide a continuous,
nearly-flat extension of the load floor.
When the seatback is folded to the upright position, make
sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the
seatback above the seat strap.
• Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into
position. If the seatback is not securely locked into
position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
• The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the
rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down
position) should not be used as a play area by
children when the vehicle is in motion. They could
be seriously injured in a collision. Children should
be seated and using the proper restraint system.
• To help protect against personal injury, passengers
should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear
cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes
only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats
and use seat belts.
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CARGO AREA FEATURES
WARNING!
The weight and position of cargo and passengers can
change the vehicle center of gravity and vehicle
handling. To avoid loss of control resulting in personal injury, follow these guidelines for loading your
vehicle:
• Always place cargo evenly on the cargo floor. Put
heavier objects as low and as far forward as possible.
• Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear
axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight
over or behind the rear axle can cause the rear of
the vehicle to sway.
• Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of
the seatback. This could impair visibility or become a dangerous projectile in a sudden stop or
collision.
Trunk Mat — If Equipped
A trunk mat covers the bottom of the cargo area. The
trunk mat is used to protect the interior of the trunk from
mud, snow, and debris.
Grocery Bag Hooks
The rear cargo area is equipped with grocery bag hooks,
located on either side of the rear cargo area.
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Cargo Net (for versions/markets where provided)
The rear cargo area is equipped with a cargo net.
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Grocery Bag Hooks
CAUTION!
Do not exceed the maximum weight limit 50 lbs
(22 kg) of the grocery bag hook. Damage may occur to
hook and mounting surface.
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REAR WINDOW FEATURES
CAUTION!
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control. Press this button to turn on the
rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if
equipped). 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.
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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NOTE: The rear sunshade control switch can be locked
out along with the rear passenger window controls from
Your vehicle may be equipped with a power sunshade
the driver switch window lockout switch.
that will reduce the amount of sunlight that will shine
through the rear windshield.
Power Sunshade — If Equipped
The power sunshade can be operated using the Uconnect®
System.
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Press the “Controls” soft-key and then press the “Rear
Sunshade” soft-key to raise the power sunscreen. Press the
“Sunshade” soft-key a second time to lower the sunshade.
If the sunshade is in the raised position and the vehicle is
placed in REVERSE, the sunshade will automatically
fully lower. When the transmission is shifted out of
REVERSE the sunshade will automatically return to the
fully raised position after approximately five seconds.
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Power Sunshade Soft-Key
Power Sunshade Switch
The power sunshade can also be operated by passengers
in the rears seats. The power sunshade switch is located
on the back of the center console between the heated seat
switches. Press the switch once to raise the sunshade.
Press the switch a second time to lower the sunshade.
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LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
The automatic load leveling system will provide a levelriding vehicle under most passenger and cargo loading
conditions.
A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers
raises the rear of the vehicle to the correct height. It takes
approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of driving for the leveling
to complete depending on road surface conditions.
If the leveled vehicle is not moved for approximately
15 hours, the leveling system will bleed itself down. The
vehicle must be driven to reset the system.
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CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .309
▫ EVIC Red Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .327
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .310
▫ Oil Change Due . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM . . . . . . .311
▫ Fuel Economy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .312
▫ ACC/Cruise Control — If Equipped . . . . . . . .332
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION
CENTER (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
▫ Vehicle Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323
▫ EVIC White Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325
▫ EVIC Amber Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
▫ Trip Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
▫ Tire PSI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .334
▫ Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features) . .335
▫ Messages # . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .335
▫ Turn Menu OFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
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䡵 Uconnect® SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336 䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . . .354
▫ Hard-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
▫ Soft-Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .355
▫ Customer Programmable Features —
䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . .
Uconnect® 8.4 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336
䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
䡵 SETTING THE ANALOG CLOCK . . . . . . . . . . .352
䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
▫ General Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 HARMAN KARDON® Logic7® HIGH
▫ Climate Control Functions . . . . . . . . . . . .
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . .
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . .353
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
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5
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— Air Outlet
— Instrument Cluster
— Hazard Switch
— Uconnect® System
— Climate Control Hard Controls
— Glove Compartment
7 — ESC Off Switch
8 — Uconnect® System Hard Controls
9 — SD Memory Card Slot
10 — Power Outlet
11 — CD/DVD Slot
12 — Storage Compartment
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— Engine Start/Stop Button
— Trunk Release Button
— Dimmer Controls
— Hood Release
— Headlight Switch
— Analog Clock
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
4. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
1. Tachometer
This indicator will illuminate when the front fog
lights are on.
This gauge measures engine revolutions-per-minute
(RPM x 1000).
5. High Beam Indicator
2. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator shows that the high beam headlights are on. Push the multifunction lever forThis indicator will illuminate when the park
ward to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull
lights or headlights are turned on.
toward yourself (normal position) to return to low beam.
6. Odometer Display / Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) Display
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal
• Odometer Display
when the turn signal lever is operated.
The odometer display shows the total distance the
If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle is driven
vehicle has been driven.
more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on, a
U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of
continuous chime will sound to alert you to turn the
vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser
signals off. If either indicator flashes at a rapid rate, check
the correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven.
for a defective outside light bulb.
If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the
3. Turn Signal Indicators
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repair technician should leave the odometer reading
the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he
cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero,
and a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating
what the mileage was before the repair or service. It is
a good idea for you to make a record of the odometer
reading before the repair/service, so that you can be
sure that it is properly reset, or that the door jamb
sticker is accurate if the odometer must be reset at
zero.
• Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Display
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
features a driver-interactive display that is located in
the instrument cluster. For further information, refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)”.
NOTE:
• You must apply the brakes before shifting from PARK.
• The highest available transmission gear is displayed in
the lower right corner of the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) whenever the Electronic Range
Select (ERS) feature is active. Use the +/- selector on
the shift lever to activate ERS. Refer to “Automatic
Transmission” in “Starting And Operating” for further
information.
7. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If Equipped
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by
the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard
or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle
EVIC display. It displays the gear position of the placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires.)
automatic transmission.
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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
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
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CAUTION!
The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or
balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
8. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that
monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in
the ON/RUN position, before engine start. If the bulb
does not come on when turning the key from OFF to
ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly.
Certain conditions, such as poor fuel quality, etc., may
illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should
be serviced if the light stays on through several of your
typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will
drive normally and will not require towing.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
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11. Fuel Gauge
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.
9. Speedometer
Indicates vehicle speed.
10. Fuel Door Reminder
The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when
the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position.
12. Air Bag Warning Light
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
during 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 “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
further information.
The arrow in this symbol is a reminder that the 13. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
Fuel Filler Door is located on the left side of the
This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System
vehicle.
(ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and
may stay on for as long as four seconds.
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If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it 15. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system
This light will flash at a fast rate for approxiis not functioning and that service is required. However,
mately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
until the vehicle is disarmed.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced 16. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock Light — If Equipped
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Conignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
trol (ESC) is off.
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
14. Sport Mode — If Equipped
This light will illuminate when the sport mode 17. Brake Warning Light
This light monitors various brake functions,
is selected. This mode provides performance
including brake fluid level and parking brake
based tuning. For further information, refer to
application. If the brake light turns on it may
”Sport Mode” in “Starting And Operating”.
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
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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.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level conditions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
the brake fluid level checked.
If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary.
WARNING!
Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System
(ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force
Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the
Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS
Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required.
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Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
inspected by an authorized dealer.
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 speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
problem diagnosed and corrected.
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position. NOTE:
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is • The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” come on momentarily each
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
time the ignition switch is turned to ON/RUN.
18. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
•
Each
time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
system will be ON, even if it was turned off previously.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when the ignition switch is turned to the
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
that caused the ESC activation.
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The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound.
CAUTION!
After the bulb check or when driving, if the driver’s seat
belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
will illuminate and the chime will sound. Refer to damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Start- “H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
ing Your Vehicle” for further information.
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
20. Temperature Gauge
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant tempera- turn the engine off immediately and call an authoture. Any reading within the normal range indicates that rized dealer for service.
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
19. Seat Belt Reminder Light
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ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
Vehicle”. Follow the warnings under the Cooling
System Pressure Cap paragraph.
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) features a driver-interactive display that is located in the
instrument cluster.
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This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful The system allows the driver to select information by
information by pressing the switches mounted on the pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering
steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following:
wheel:
• Radio Info
• Fuel Economy Info
• Cruise Control Info
• Digital Vehicle Speed
• Trip Info
• Tire Pressure
• Vehicle Info
• Stored Warning Messages
EVIC Steering Wheel Controls
• Turn Menu OFF
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a main menu item. Press and hold the SELECT button for
two seconds to reset displayed/selected features that can
Press and release the UP button to scroll upbe reset.
ward through the main menu and Vehicle Info
and Trip Info sub-menus (Fuel Economy, Ve- BACK Button
hicle Info, Tire PSI, Cruise, Messages, Trip Info,
Press the BACK button to return to the main
Vehicle Speed, and Turn Menu OFF) and sub-menus.
menu from an info screen or sub-menu item.
UP Button
DOWN Button
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Press and release the DOWN button to scroll
downward through the main menu and Vehicle
Info and Trip Info sub-menus (Fuel Economy,
Vehicle Info, Tire PSI, Cruise, Messages, Trip
Info, Vehicle Speed, and Turn Menu OFF) and sub-menus.
SELECT Button
Press and release the SELECT button to access
the information screens or sub-menu screens of
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays
The EVIC display consists of three sections:
1. The top line where compass direction and outside
temperature are displayed.
2. The main display area where the menus and pop up
messages are displayed.
3. The reconfigurable telltales section.
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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
into several categories:
• Five Second Stored Message
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
reviewed from the ⬙Messages⬙ main menu item. As long
as there is a stored message, an ⬙i⬙ will be displayed in the
EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
message type are ⬙Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out⬙
and ⬙Low Tire Pressure⬙.
• Unstored Messages
This message type is displayed indefinitely or until the
condition that activated the message is cleared. Examples
of this message type are ⬙Turn Signal On⬙ (if a turn signal
is left on) and ⬙Lights On⬙ (if driver leaves the vehicle).
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
⬙Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar⬙ and ⬙Press Brake
Pedal and Push Button to Start⬙.
• Five Second Unstored Messages
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Examples of this message type are ⬙Memory System Unavailable - Not in Park⬙ and ⬙Automatic High Beams On⬙.
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The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the • Electronic Speed Control ON
white telltales area on the right, amber telltales in the
This telltale will illuminate when the electronic
middle, and red telltales on the left.
speed control is ON. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “UnderEVIC White Telltales
standing The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
This area will show reconfigurable white caution telltales. These telltales include:
• Electronic Speed Control SET
• Shift Lever Status
This telltale will illuminate when the electronic
speed control is SET. For further information,
refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
The selected AutoStick® gear is displayed as ⬙1⬙, ⬙2⬙, ⬙3⬙,
⬙4⬙, or ⬙5⬙ for five-speed automatic transmissions, ⬙1⬙, ⬙2⬙,
⬙3⬙, ⬙4⬙, ⬙5⬙, “6”, “7”, or “8” for eight-speed automatic
transmission and indicate the AutoStick® feature has • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) ON
been engaged and the gear selected is displayed. For
This telltale will illuminate when the ACC is
further information on AutoStick®, refer to “Starting
ON. For further information, refer to “AdapAnd Operating”.
tive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding
The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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• Low Fuel Telltale
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) SET
This telltale will illuminate when the ACC is
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
SET. For further information, refer to “Adap(11.0 L) this light will turn on, and remain on until
tive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding fuel is added.
The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
EVIC Amber Telltales
This telltale will turn on to indicate the windThis area will show reconfigurable amber caution tellshield washer fluid is low.
tales. These telltales include:
• Forward Collision Warning (FCW) OFF
• Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Malfunction
This telltale informs the driver that the Forward Collision Warning feature is Off. The
telltale is On when the front radar sensor is
blocked and requires cleaning, the ACC/FCW
sensors require service, or the ACC/FCW system is
unavailable because of a system error. For further information, refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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This light will turn on when a ACC is not
operating and needs service. For further information, refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle.”
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• SERV AWD (Service All Wheel Drive) Indicator —
If Equipped
• Oil Pressure Warning Telltale
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If
This light will turn on when the All Wheel Drive the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut
feature requires service. For further information, off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound for
refer to “All Wheel Drive” in “Starting And four minutes when this light turns on.
Operating.”
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
EVIC Red Telltales
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
telltales include:
• Charging System Telltale
• Door Ajar
This telltale shows the status of the electrical
This telltale turns on when one or more doors
charging system. If the telltale stays on or comes
are ajar. The telltale will show which doors are on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s nonajar.
essential electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at
idle). If the charging system telltale remains on, it means
• Trunk Ajar
that the vehicle is experiencing a problem with the
This light will turn on to indicate that the trunk charging system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See
lid is ajar.
an authorized dealer.
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If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting • Engine Temperature Warning Telltale
Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”.
This telltale warns of an overheated engine con• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Telltale
dition. As temperatures rise and the gauge approaches
H, or 260°F, this telltale will illuminate and a
This telltale informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If the single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold.
telltale comes on while driving, have the sys- Further overheating will cause the temperature gauge to
pass H, or 260°F, a continuous chime will occur until the
tem checked by an authorized dealer.
engine is allowed to cool.
If a problem is detected, the telltale will come on while
the engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the If the telltale turns on while driving, safely pull over and
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
placed in the PARK position. The telltale should turn off. shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
If the telltale remains lit with the engine running, your normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an autho- service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
rized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the telltale Do In Emergencies” for more information.
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.
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• Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale
WARNING!
This telltale indicates that the transmission
fluid temperature is running hot. This may
occur with severe usage, such as trailer towing.
If this telltale turns on, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the light
turns off.
If the Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale is
illuminated and you continue operating the vehicle,
in some circumstances you could cause the fluid to
boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust
components and cause a fire.
• Electric Power Steering Malfunction
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale illuminated will eventually
cause severe transmission damage or transmission
failure.
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This telltale is on when the Electric Power
Steering is not operating and needs service.
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Oil Change Due
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The ⬙Oil Change Due⬙ message will
display in the EVIC for five seconds after a single chime
has sounded at the start of each ignition that an oil
change is due. The engine oil change indicator system is
duty cycle based, which means the engine oil change
interval may fluctuate dependent upon your personal
driving style.
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each
time you cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position. To
turn off the message temporarily, press and release the
MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system
(after performing the scheduled maintenance), perform
the following procedure:
2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times
within 10 seconds.
3. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button once to return the ignition to the
OFF/LOCK position.
NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
Fuel Economy
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Fuel
Economy” displays highlighted in the EVIC and press
the SELECT button. Press and release the UP/DOWN
buttons until one of the following Fuel Economy functions displays in the EVIC:
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE • Average Fuel Economy/Fuel Saver Mode
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the • Distance To Empty (DTE)
ON/RUN position (Do not start the engine.)
• Miles Per Gallon (MPG) or L/100km
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Press the UP/DOWN buttons to cycle through all the Average Fuel Economy / ECO Fuel Saver Mode —
Trip Computer functions.
If Equipped
The Trip Functions mode displays the following informa- Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset.
When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read
tion:
“RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the
history information will be erased, and the averaging will
continue from the last fuel average reading before the
reset.
There is an ECO icon between the Compass and Outside
Temperature info at the top of the EVIC display. This icon
will appear whenever the Multi-Displacement System
(MDS) (if equipped) allows the engine to operate on four
cylinders, or if you are driving in a fuel efficient manner.
Fuel Economy
This feature allows you to monitor when you are driving
in a fuel efficient manner, and it can be used to modify
driving habits in order to increase fuel economy.
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Distance To Empty (DTE)
Miles Per Gallon (MPG) / Liters Per 100 km
Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with (L/100km)
the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is The Miles Per Gallon (MPG) / Liters Per 100 km (L/100km)
determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous feature displays instantaneous fuel economy in a bar graph
and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel below the DTE, this function cannot be reset. Press the
tank level. DTE cannot be reset through the SELECT BACK button to return to the main menu.
button.
ACC/Cruise Control — If Equipped
NOTE: Significant changes in driving style or vehicle Press and release the UP or DOWN button until ⬙ACC⬙ (if
loading will greatly affect the actual drivable distance of equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control) or ⬙Cruise⬙ is
the vehicle, regardless of the DTE displayed value.
highlighted in the EVIC. Status of the ACC or Cruise is
When the DTE value is less than 30 miles (48 km)
estimated driving distance, the DTE display will change
to a “LOW FUEL” message. This display will continue
until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding a significant
amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the “LOW
FUEL” message and a new DTE value will display. Press
the BACK button to return to the main menu.
displayed in the menu line also. Press and release the
SELECT (right arrow) button to display the following
information:
• If equipped with ACC, one of several messages will be
displayed giving a dynamic status update of the
feature as the driver changes feature status or following conditions change. If ACC is active and a warning
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or other feature is in the EVIC main display, the ACC time will toggle the unit of measure between mph
status will be displayed in place of the EVIC odometer or km/h. Press the BACK button to return to the main
menu.
line.
• For vehicles with Cruise, one of several messages will
be displayed giving a dynamic status update of the
feature as the driver changes feature status or conditions change. If Cruise is active and a warning or other
feature is in the EVIC main display, the Cruise status
will be displayed in place of the EVIC odometer line.
NOTE: Changing the unit of measure in the Vehicle
Speed menu will not change the unit of measure in the
EVIC.
Trip Info
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until ⬙Trip
Info⬙ is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release the
Press and release the BACK button to return to the main
SELECT button to display the following three trip feamenu.
tures in the next screen:
Vehicle Speed
• Trip A
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until ⬙Vehicle
Speed⬙ is highlighted in the EVIC. Press the SELECT • Trip B
button to view a digital display of the current speed • Elapsed Time
in mph or km/h. Pressing the SELECT button a second
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Press the UP/DOWN buttons to cycle through all the Resetting A Trip Info Function
Trip Computer functions or press the BACK button to To Reset any of the three Trip Info functions, select the
return to the main menu.
function you want to reset using the UP or DOWN
The Trip Functions mode displays the following informa- buttons. Push the SELECT button until the feature displays zero.
tion:
Trip A
Tire PSI
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip A since the last Press and release the UP or DOWN button until ⬙Tire PSI⬙
reset.
is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release the SELECT
button and one of the following will be displayed:
Trip B
• If tire pressure is OK for all tires a vehicle ICON is
Shows the total distance traveled for Trip B since the last
displayed with tire pressure values in each corner of
reset.
the ICON.
Elapsed Time
• If one or more tires have low pressure, ⬙Tire Pressure
LOW⬙ is displayed with the vehicle ICON and the tire
Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset.
pressure values in each corner of the ICON.
Elapsed time will increment when the ignition is in the
ON or START position.
• If the Tire Pressure system requires service, ⬙Service
Tire Pressure System⬙ is displayed.
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Tire PSI is an information only function and cannot be • Oil Temperature
reset. Press and release the BACK button to return to the
Displays the actual oil temperature.
main menu.
• Oil Pressure
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
Displays the actual oil pressure.
Press and release the UP or DOWN button until ⬙Vehicle
Info⬙ is highlighted in the EVIC. Press and release the • Trans Temperature
SELECT button and Coolant Temp will be displayed.
Displays the actual transmission temperature.
Press the UP or DOWN button to scroll through the
• Engine Hours
following information displays.
• Coolant Temp
Displays the number of hours of engine operation.
Displays the actual coolant temperature.
Messages #
• AWD Status — If Equipped
Select from Main Menu using the UP or DOWN buttons.
This feature shows the number of stored warning mesDisplays a vehicle ICON with four wheels highlighted
sages (in the # place holder). Pressing the SELECT button
and ⬙AWD⬙ if All Wheel Drive is active. Displays a
will allow you to see what the stored messages are.
vehicle ICON with two wheels highlighted and ⬙RWD⬙ if
Pressing the BACK button takes you back to the Main
All Wheel Drive is inactive.
Menu.
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change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), press the center of the
control knob one or more times to select or change a
Select from Main Menu using the DOWN button. Presssetting (i.e., ON, OFF).
ing the SELECT button blanks the menu display. Pressing
any one of the four steering wheel buttons brings the Soft-Keys
menu back.
Soft-Keys are accessible on the Uconnect® Touch-Screen.
Uconnect® SETTINGS
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
The Uconnect® system uses a combination of soft and 8.4 Settings
hard keys located on the center of the instrument panel Press the More soft-key, then press the Settings soft-key
that allows you to access and change the customer to display the menu setting screen. In this mode the
programmable features.
Uconnect® system allows you to access programmable
features that may be equipped such as Display, Clock,
Hard-Keys
Safety/Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks, Auto-On
Hard-Keys are located below the Uconnect® system in Comfort & Remote Start, Engine Off Operation, Compass
the center of the instrument panel. In addition, there is a Settings, Audio, Phone/Bluetooth® and SIRIUS Setup.
Scroll/Enter control knob located on the right side of the
Climate Controls in the center of the instrument panel. NOTE: Only one touchscreen area may be selected at a
Turn the control knob to scroll through menus and time.
Turn Menu OFF
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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 between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
soft-key to return to the previous menu or press the X soft-key.
soft-key to close out of the settings screen. Pressing the
• Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
Up or Down Arrow soft-keys on the right side of the
screen will allow you to toggle up or down through the When in this display, you may select the brightness with
available settings.
the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
Display
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
After pressing the Display soft-key the following settings soft-key.
will be available.
• Set Language
• Display Mode
When in this display, you may select one of three
When in this display you may select one of the auto
languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip
display settings. To change Mode status, touch and
functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Touch
release the Day, Night or Auto soft-key. Then touch the
the Set Language soft-key and then touch the desired
arrow back soft-key.
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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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• Fuel Saver Display In Cluster — If Equipped
• Set Time Hours
The “ECO” message is located in the instrument cluster
display, this message can be turned on or off. To make
your selection, touch the Fuel Saver Display soft-key,
until a 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.
When in this display, you may adjust the hours. The Sync
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.
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 with GPS Time — If Equipped
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 with GPS Time close out of the settings screen.
setting touch the Sync with GPS Time soft-key until a
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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• Time Format
• Front Collision Sensitivity — If Equipped
When in this display, you may select the time format
display setting. Touch the Time Format soft-key until a
check-mark appears next to the 12hrs or 24hrs setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
The Front Collision Warning (FCW) feature can be set to
Far, set to Near or turned Off. The default status of FCW
is the Far setting. This means the system will warn you of
a possible collision with the vehicle in front of you when
you are farther away. This gives you the most reaction
time. To change the setting for more dynamic driving,
select the Near setting. This warns you of a possible
collision when you are much closer to the vehicle in front
of you. This allows for a more dynamic driving experience. To change the FCW status, touch and release the
OFF, Near or Far button. Then touch the arrow back
soft-key.
• Show Time In Status Bar — If Equipped
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
digital clock in the status bar. To change the Show Time
Status setting touch the Show Time in Status Bar 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.
For further information, refer to “Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)” in “Understanding The Features Of Your
After pressing the Safety / Assistance soft-key the fol- Vehicle”.
lowing settings will be available.
Safety / Assistance
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• ParkSense® — If Equipped
To make your selection, touch the ParkSense® Chime
Volume soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
The ParkSense® system will scan for objects behind the
setting, indicating that the setting had been selected.
vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in REVERSE
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous
and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph (18 km/h). It
menu. ParkSense® will retain its last known configurawill provide an alert (audible and/or visual) to indicate
tion state through ignition cycles.
the proximity to other objects. The system can be enabled
with Sound Only, or Sound and Display. To change the • Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
ParkSense® status, touch and release the Sound Only or
When this feature is selected, the outside sideview mirSounds and Display button. Then touch the arrow back rors will tilt downward when the ignition is in the RUN
soft-key. Refer to “ParkSense®” in “Understanding The position and the transmission shift lever is in the REFeatures Of Your Vehicle” for system function and operVERSE position. The mirrors will move back to their
ating information.
previous position when the transmission is shifted out of
• ParkSense® Chime Volume
REVERSE. To make your selection, touch the Tilt Mirrors
In Reverse soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
The ParkSense® Chime Volume settings can be selected
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
from the EVIC or Uconnect® System — if equipped. The
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
chime volume settings include LOW, MEDIUM, and
HIGH. The factory default volume setting is MEDIUM.
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• Blind Spot Alert — If Equipped
Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer to verify sensor
alignment. Having a sensor that is misaligned will result
When this feature is selected, the Blind Spot Alert feature
in the BSM not operating to specification.
can be set to Off, Lights or Lights and Chime. The Blind
Spot Alert feature can be activated in “Lights” mode. • ParkView® Backup Camera — If Equipped
When this mode is selected, the Blind Spot Monitor Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
(BSM) system is activated and will only show a visual Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
alert in the outside mirrors. When “Lights & Chime” image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
mode is activated, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) will the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
show a visual alert in the outside mirrors as well as an displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a
audible alert when the turn signal is on. When “Off” is caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the
selected, the Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) system is deacti- top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
vated. To change the Blind Spot Alert status, touch the disappear. The ParkView® camera is located on the rear
Off, Lights or Lights & Chime soft-key. Then touch the of the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your
arrow back soft-key.
selection, touch the ParkView® Backup Camera soft-key,
NOTE: If your vehicle has experienced any damage in until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
the area where the sensor is located, even if the fascia is setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
not damaged, the sensor may have become misaligned. to return to the previous menu.
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• Rain Sensing Auto Wipers — If Equipped
Lights
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
on the windshield. To make your selection, touch the
Rain Sensing 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.
After pressing the Lights soft-key the following settings
will be available.
• Headlight Illumination On Approach
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)
• Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status,
When this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist (HSA) touch the + or - soft-key to select your desired time
system is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the
System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function previous menu.
and operating information. To make your selection, touch • Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
the Hill Start Assist soft-key, until a check-mark appears
next to setting, showing that setting has been selected. When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
menu.
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The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make
your selection, touch the Headlights With Wipers softkey,
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.
• Auto Dim High Beams “SmartBeam™” —
If Equipped
• Daytime Running Lights – If Available
When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on
whenever the engine is running. To make your selection,
touch the Daytime Running Lights 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.
• Steering Directed Lights – If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, touch the Auto High Beams softkey,
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. Refer to “Lights/ SmartBeam™ — If Equipped” in “Understanding The Features
Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
When this feature is selected, the headlights turn relative
to a change in direction of the steering wheel. To make
your selection, touch the Steering Directed Lights softkey,
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
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• Flash Headlights With Lock
On Exit soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the
When this feature is selected, the headlights will flash
back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be • Flash Headlight With Lock
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature When this feature is selected, the front and headlights
selected. To make your selection, touch the Flash Head- will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the
lights with Lock soft-key, until a check-mark appears next Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. To make your
to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch selection, touch the Flash Lights With Lock soft-key, until
the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
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.
Doors & Locks
After pressing the Doors & Locks soft-key the following
• Sound Horn With Lock
settings will be available.
• Auto Unlock On Exit
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
opened. To make your selection, touch the Auto Unlock
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Lock soft-key, until a checkmark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to
the previous menu.
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• Sound Horn With Remote Start
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting
has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, only the
driver’s door will unlock on the first press of the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, you must press
the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the
passenger’s doors. When Unlock All Doors On 1st Press
is selected, all of the doors will unlock on the first press
of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button.
NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed 1st Press Of Key Fob
Unlocks, all doors will unlock no matter which Passive
Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If 1st Press Of
Key Fob Unlocks is programmed, only the driver’s door
will unlock when the driver’s door is grasped. With
Passive Entry, if 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is programmed touching the handle more than once will only
result in the driver’s door opening. If driver door first is
selected, once the driver door is opened, the interior door
lock/unlock switch can be used to unlock all doors (or
use RKE transmitter).
• Passive Entry
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s
door(s) without having to press the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. To make your
selection, touch the Passive Entry soft-key, until a checkmark appears next to setting, showing that setting has
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been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
the previous menu. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in After pressing the Auto-On Comfort & Remote Start
“Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
soft-key the following settings will be available.
• Memory To FOB — If Equipped
• Horn With Remote Start
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, touch the Memory
Linked To FOB 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 horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
touch the Sound Horn With Remote Start 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.
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set
to ON) when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
is used to unlock the door. Refer to “Driver Memory
Seat” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle”
for further information.
• Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering
Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat and
heated steering wheel will automatically turn on when
temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). When temperatures are above 80° F (26.7° C) the driver vented seat will
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turn on. To make your selection, touch the Auto Heated • Engine Off Power Delay
Seats soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to setting,
When this feature is selected, the power window
showing that setting has been selected. Touch the back
switches, radio, Uconnect® phone system (if equipped),
arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
Engine Off Options
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
After pressing the Engine Off Options soft-key the foleither front door will cancel this feature. To change the
lowing settings will be available.
Engine Off Power Delay status touch the 0 seconds,
• Easy Exit Seat
45 seconds, 5 minutes or 10 minutes soft-key. Then touch
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to the arrow back soft-key.
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, touch the Easy Exit Seats
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.
• 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
Delay status touch the + or - soft-key to select your
desired time interval. Touch the back arrow soft-key to
return to the previous menu.
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Compass Settings
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.
NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of the
instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Mobile Phones, Laptop
Computers 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.
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Compass Variance Map
• 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 it may need to be
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calibrated. You may also calibrate the compass by pressing the ON soft-key and completing one or more 360degree 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.
NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your
finger up or down to change the setting as well as touch
directly on the desired setting.
• Speed Adjusted Volume
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume
After pressing the Audio soft-key the following settings touch the Off, 1, 2 or 3 soft-key. Then touch the arrow
back soft-key.
will be available.
• Music Info Cleanup
• Balance/Fade
Audio
This feature helps organize music files for optimized
When in this display you may adjust the Balance and
music navigation. To make your selection, touch the
Fade settings.
Music Info Cleanup soft-key, select On or Off followed by
• Equalizer
pressing the arrow back soft-key.
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the + and –
setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale
between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back
soft-key.
• Surround Sound — If Equipped
This feature provides simulated surround sound mode.
To make your selection, touch the Surround Sound
soft-key, select On or Off followed by pressing the arrow
back soft-key.
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Phone/Bluetooth®
• Subscription Information
After pressing the Phone/Bluetooth® soft-key the fol- New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
lowing settings will be available.
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio with
your radio. Following the expiration of the free services,
• Paired Devices
it will be necessary to access the information on the
This feature shows which phones are paired to the Subscription Information screen in order to re-subscribe.
Phone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer
Touch the Subscription Info soft-key to access the Subto the Uconnect® Supplement.
scription Information screen.
SiriusXM Setup
Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To
After pressing the SIRIUS Setup soft-key the following
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on
settings will be available.
the screen or visit the provider online.
• Channel Skip
NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription.
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
your selection, touch the Channel Skip soft-key, select the
channels you would like to skip followed by pressing the
arrow back soft-key.
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SETTING THE ANALOG CLOCK
iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL
To set the analog clock at the top center of the instrument This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be
panel, press and hold the button until the setting is plugged into the USB port.
correct.
iPod® control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod®
and iPhone® devices. Some iPod® software versions
may not fully support the iPod® control features. Please
visit Apple’s website for software updates.
For further information, refer to the Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
Setting The Analog Clock
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The GreenEdge high-efficiency speaker designs ensure
the system has higher SPL and a dramatic increase in
dynamic sound quality. The speakers are tuned for
maximum efficiency and perfectly matched to the amplifier output stage ensuring state of the art multi-seat
Your vehicle is equipped with a Harman Kardon® audio
surround sound processing.
system with GreenEdge™ technology that offers superior
sound quality, higher Sound Pressure Levels (SPL) and Logic7® multichannel surround-sound technology delivreduced energy consumption. The new system utilizes ers an immersive, accurate sound-stage to every seating
proprietary amplifier and speaker technologies deliver- position. This surround effect is available for audio from
ing substantial increases in component and system effi- any source - AM/FM/CD/ Satellite Radio or dashboard
ciency levels.
AUX input; and is activated through the Uconnect®
System. Refer to “Surround Sound” under “Uconnect®
The 12 Channel Class D GreenEdge high efficiency
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.
amplifier is governed by a high voltage tracking power
supply and drives a 7.5-channel playback architecture.
The Harman Kardon® audio system offers the ability to
choose Logic 7® surround sound for any audio source.
HARMAN KARDON® Logic7® HIGH
PERFORMANCE MULTICHANNEL SURROUND
SOUND SYSTEM WITH DRIVER-SELECTABLE
SURROUND (DSS) — IF EQUIPPED
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The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
The remote sound system controls are located on the rear pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and
surface of the steering wheel at the three and nine o’clock mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker
switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom
positions.
of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
Pressing the center button will make the radio switch
between the various modes available (AM/FM/SAT/
CD/HDD/AUX/VES, etc.).
The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a
pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left-hand control operation in
each mode.
Radio Operation
Remote Sound System Controls
(Back View Of Steering Wheel)
Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next
listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch
will “Seek” down for the next listenable station.
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The button located in the center of the left-hand control CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
will tune to the next preset station that you have pro- To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
grammed in the radio preset pushbutton.
precautions:
CD Player
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the
Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next
surface.
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the
wiping from center to edge.
beginning of the previous track if it is within one second
after the current track begins to play.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
If you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the
second track; three times, it will play the third, etc.
4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
or anti-static sprays.
The center button on the left side rocker switch has no
function for a single-disc CD player. However, when a 5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
multiple-disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the
center button will select the next available CD in the 6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
player.
7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
too high.
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NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective coating
removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc) oversized,
or have protection encoding. Try a known good disc
before considering disc player service.
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is
not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
CLIMATE CONTROLS
The air conditioning and heating system is designed to
make you comfortable in all types of weather. This
system can be operated through either the controls on
the instrument panel or through the Uconnect® system
display.
When the Uconnect® system is in different modes (Radio,
Player, Settings, More, etc.) the driver and passenger
temperature settings will be indicated at the top of the
display.
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General Overview
Soft-Keys
Hard-Keys
Soft-keys are accessible on the Uconnect® system screen.
The hard-keys located below the Uconnect® screen.
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Automatic Climate Controls — Hard-keys
Uconnect® 8.4 Automatic Temperature Controls —
Soft-keys
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Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-keys And 4. AUTO Operation Button
Soft-keys)
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by
1. MAX A/C Button
adjusting airflow distribution and amount. Performing
Press and release to change the current setting, the this function will cause the ATC to switch between
indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic
this function again will cause the MAX A/C operation to Operation” for more information.
switch into manual mode and the MAX A/C indicator 5. Front Defrost Button
will turn off.
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
2. A/C Button
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Performing this function will cause the ATC
Press and release to change the current setting, the
to switch into manual mode. The blower speed may
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this
increase when Defrost mode is selected. If the front
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch
defrost mode is turned off the climate system will return
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.
the previous setting.
3. Recirculation Button
6. Rear Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
indicator illuminates when ON.
defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped).
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An indicator will illuminate when the rear window 7. Passenger Temperature Control Up Button
defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
turns off after 10 minutes.
control. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
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.
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
automatically exit Sync.
8. Passenger Temperature Control Down Button
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
automatically exit Sync.
9. SYNC
Press the Sync soft-key to toggle the Sync feature On/Off.
The Sync indicator is illuminated when this feature is
enabled. Sync is used to synchronize the passenger
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temperature setting with the driver temperature setting. Soft-key
Changing the passenger temperature setting while in Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
Sync will automatically exit this feature.
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
10. Blower Control
area between the icons.
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
forced through the climate system. There are seven 11. Modes
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
speeds can be selected using either hard-keys or soft-keys demist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are
as follows:
as follows:
Panel Mode
Hard-key
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
The blower speed increases as you turn the control
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
adjusted
to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of the
speed decreases as you turn the knob counter-clockwise.
center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved up and
down or side to side to regulate airflow direction. There
is a shut off wheel located below the air vanes to shut off
or adjust the amount of airflow from these outlets.
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Defrost Mode
Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets and
Air comes from the windshield and side window
demist outlets. Use Defrost mode with maximum
floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed
through the defrost and side window demister outlets.
temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting and defogging. When the defrost mode is
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conselected, the blower level may will increase.
ditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
12. Climate Control OFF Button
warmer air from the floor outlets.
Floor Mode
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount ON/OFF.
of air is directed through the defrost and side 13. Driver Temperature Control Down Button
window demister outlets.
Provides the driver with independent temperature conMix Mode
trol. Push the button for cooler temperature settings.
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window
demist outlets. This mode works best in cold or NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
snowy conditions.
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
time.
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NOTE:
14. Driver Temperature Control Up Button
Provides the driver with independent temperature con- • If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
select Defrost mode and increase blower speed.
trol. Push the button for warmer temperature settings.
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically • If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser (loadjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
cated in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of
time.
dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from
Climate Control Functions
behind the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric
front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
A/C (Air Conditioning)
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator
to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning
system. When the air conditioning system is turned on,
cool dehumidified air will flow through the outlets into
the cabin. For improved fuel economy, press the A/C
button to turn off the air conditioning and manually
adjust the blower and airflow mode settings. Also, make
sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or Floor modes.
MAX A/C
Max A/C sets the control for maximum cooling performance.Press and release to toggle between Max A/C and
the prior settings. The soft-key illuminates when Max
A/C is ON.
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In MAX A/C, the blower level and mode position can be
adjusted to desired user settings. Pressing other settings
will cause the MAX A/C operation to switch to the prior
settings and the MAX A/C indicator will turn off.
Recirculation
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. The
recirculation indicator will illuminate when this button is
selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the
Recirculation mode and allow outside air into the vehicle.
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
lead to excessive window fogging. The recirculation
feature may be unavailable (soft button greyed out) if
conditions exist that could create fogging on the inside
of the windshield. On systems with Manual Climate
Controls, the Recirculation mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled automatically if this mode is
selected. Attempting to use Recirculation while in this
mode will cause the LED in the control button to blink
and then turn off.
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
Automatic Operation
1. Press the AUTO hard-key or soft-key button (4) on the
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Panel.
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and passenger temperature hard or soft control buttons (7, 8,
13, 14). Once the desired temperature is displayed, the
system will 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.
Manual Operation
NOTE:
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for
cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts
the temperature, mode, and blower speed to provide
comfort as quickly as possible.
The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by
adjusting the blower control. The fan will now operate at
a fixed speed until additional speeds are selected. This
allows the front occupants to control the volume of air
circulated in the vehicle and cancel the Auto mode.
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable
feature. Refer to the “Uconnect® System Settings” in
this section of the manual.
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow
by selecting one of the available mode settings. A/C
operation and Recirculation control can also be manually
selected in Manual operation.
The system allows for manual selection of blower speed,
air distribution mode, A/C status and recirculation control.
To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
increase in speed and transition into Auto mode.
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Operating Tips
Vacation Storage
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service
suggested control settings for various weather condi- (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the
tions.
fresh air and high blower setting. This will ensure
Summer Operation
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
The engine cooling system must be protected with a of compressor damage when the system is started again.
high-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corroWindow Fogging
sion protection and to protect against engine overheating.
A solution of 50% OAT (Organic Additive Technology) Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly recoolant that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material moved by turning the mode selector to Defrost. The
Standard MS-12106 and 50% water is recommended. Defrost/Floor mode can be used to maintain a clear
Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your windshield and provide sufficient heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem increase blower speed.
Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside in mild but
Winter Operation
rainy or humid weather.
Use of the air Recirculation mode during Winter months is
not recommended because it may cause window fogging.
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NOTE:
A/C Air Filter
• Recirculate without A/C should not be used for long The climate control system filters outside air containing
dust, pollen and some odors. Strong odors cannot be
periods, as fogging may occur.
totally filtered out. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures”
• Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will automati- in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for filter replacement
cally adjust the climate control settings to reduce or instructions.
eliminate window fogging on the front windshield.
When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable.
Outside Air Intake
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, and if they
enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In
Winter months, make sure the air intake is clear of ice,
slush, and snow.
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▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .379
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
▫ Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission –
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –20°F Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER – IF EQUIPPED . . . .377
▫ Five-Speed Automatic Transmission –
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .389
䡵 AUTOSTICK® - IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
▫ Operation – Eight-Speed Transmission –
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
▫ Operation – Five-Speed Transmission . . . . . . .398
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䡵 ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED . .400
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .410
䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . . . .401
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .410
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .412
䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
▫ Ready Alert Braking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
▫ Rain Brake Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light
And ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . .416
䡵 FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L ENGINE
ONLY – IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
▫ Synchronizing ESC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405 䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
䡵 ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .410
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .422
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▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .424
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .425
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .429 䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .441
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429 䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .442
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430 䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .444
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .432
▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .446
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432
▫ Premium System – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . .450
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
▫ Run Flat Tires – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434 䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Spare Tires – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
▫ 3.6L Engine – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437
▫ 5.7L Engine – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
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▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .457
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .462
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458 䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .459
▫ Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release. . . . . . . . .465
䡵 FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) —
䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
▫ Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . .
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) . .
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
▫ Overloading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel
▫ Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . .461
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. . . . . . .466
. . . . . . .467
. . . . . . .467
. . . . . . .467
. . . . . . .468
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䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .469
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .479
▫ Trailer Hitch Classification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471 䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING
(BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . .481
▫ Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . .472
▫ Two-Wheel Drive And All-Wheel Drive . . . . . .481
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .472
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STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING! (Continued)
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the
inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if
present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat
belts.
WARNING!
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
Automatic Transmission
The shift lever must be in the NEUTRAL or PARK
position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes
before shifting into any driving gear.
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Keyless Enter-N-Go™
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push
of a button, as long as the Remote
Start/Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Key Fob
is in the passenger compartment.
Normal Starting
Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
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3. The system takes over and attempts to start the 3. If the shift lever/shift selector is not in PARK, the
ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for two
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
seconds and vehicle speed must be above 5 mph
disengage automatically after 10 seconds.
(8 km/h) before the engine will shut off. The ignition
4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
switch position will remain in the ACC position until
the engine starting, press the button again.
the shift lever/shift selector is in PARK and the button
is pressed twice to the OFF position. If the shift
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm
lever/shift selector is not in PARK and the ENGINE
engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the
START/STOP button is pressed once, the EVIC (if
accelerator pedal.
equipped) will display a “Vehicle Not In Park” mesTo Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
sage and the engine will remain running. Never leave
START/STOP Button
a vehicle out of the PARK position, or it could roll.
1. Place the shift lever/shift selector in PARK, then press
NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
and release the ENGINE START/STOP button.
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
PARK, the system will automatically time out after
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
30 minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
OFF position.
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ENGINE START/STOP Button Functions – With
Driver’s Foot OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or
NEUTRAL Position)
4. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time
to return the ignition to the OFF position (EVIC
displays “OFF”).
The ENGINE START/STOP button operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four positions, OFF, ACC, RUN
and START. To change the ignition switch positions
without starting the vehicle and use the accessories
follow these steps.
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or −29°C)
To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of
an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
If Engine Fails To Start
1. Starting with the ignition in the OFF position:
2. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to
change the ignition to the ACC position (EVIC displays “ACC”),
3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
to change the ignition to the RUN position (EVIC
displays “RUN”),
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WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the
throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start
the vehicle. This could result in flash fire causing
serious personal injury.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it
started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel
could enter the catalytic converter and once the
engine has started, ignite and damage the converter
and vehicle.
• If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster
cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster
battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type
of start can be dangerous if done improperly. Refer
to “Jump Starting” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
Clearing A Flooded Engine (Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button)
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
“Normal Starting” or “Extreme Cold Weather⬙ procedures, it may be flooded. To clear any excess fuel:
1. Press and hold the brake pedal.
2. Press the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and
hold it.
3. Press and release the ENGINE START/STOP button
once.
The starter motor will engage automatically, run for
10 seconds, and then disengage. Once this occurs, release
the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal, wait 10 to
15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
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After Starting
WARNING!
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER – IF EQUIPPED
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
CAUTION!
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one Damage to the transmission may occur if the followhour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine. ing precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
a complete stop.
the driver side of the vehicle. It has a removable cap that • Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle
is located on the driver side of the Integrated Power
has come to a complete stop and the engine is at
Module.
idle speed.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle
speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly pressing the brake pedal.
PARK, turn the engine OFF, and remove the key
fob. When the ignition is in the OFF position,
the transmission is locked in PARK, securing the
vehicle against unwanted movement.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob and lock your vehicle.
NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
WARNING!
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine
is running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply
the parking brake, shift the transmission into
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Key Ignition Park Interlock
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 the ignition (of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™) in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the transmission to be in PARK
before the engine can be turned off. This helps the driver
avoid inadvertently leaving the vehicle without placing
the transmission in PARK. This system also locks the
transmission in PARK whenever the ignition switch is in
the OFF position.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock system (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in PARK
unless the brakes are applied. To shift the transmission
out of PARK, the ignition switch must be cycled to the
ON/RUN position (engine running, for vehicles with
8-speed transmission) and the brake pedal must be
pressed.
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In 8-speed vehicles, the brake pedal must also be pressed PARK, or to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or REto shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or REVERSE when VERSE when the vehicle is stopped or moving at low
speeds (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock Systhe vehicle is stopped or moving at low speeds.
tem” in this section). To shift past multiple gear ranges at
Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission –
once (such as PARK to DRIVE), move the lever past the
If Equipped
first (or second) detent. Select the DRIVE range for
Your vehicle is equipped with a state of the art, fuel normal driving.
efficient eight-speed transmission. The electronic shift
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
lever in this vehicle does not slide like a conventional
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
shifter. Instead, the shift lever is spring loaded and moves
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
forward and rearward, always returning to the center
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
position after each gear is selected.
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
The transmission gear range (PRND) is displayed both hundred miles (kilometers).
on the shift lever and in the Electronic Vehicle InformaOnly shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
tion Center (EVIC).
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
To select a gear range, press the lock button on the shift Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
lever and move the lever rearward or forward. You must shifting between these gears.
also press the brake pedal to shift the transmission out of
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Standard Shifter
Optional Shifter With AutoStick®
The standard shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE, and LOW shift positions. Using the LOW
position manually downshifts the transmission to a
lower gear based on vehicle speed.
The optional shift lever (with AutoStick® shift paddles
mounted on the steering wheel) provides PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, DRIVE, and SPORT shift positions.
Once in the DRIVE range, tapping the shift lever rearward will toggle between SPORT mode and DRIVE
mode. You do not need to press the shift lever button
when toggling between DRIVE and SPORT modes.
Manual shifts can be made using the AutoStick® shift
control (refer to “AutoStick®” in this section). Pressing
the shift paddles (-/+) while in the DRIVE or SPORT
position will manually select the transmission gear, and
will display the current gear in the instrument cluster as
8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Shift Lever
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Shifting From NEUTRAL To DRIVE
Shifting From PARK To DRIVE
Firmly press the brake pedal, press the lock button on the Firmly press the brake pedal, press the lock button on the
shift lever, then pull and hold the shift lever fully shift lever, then pull the shift lever rearward and release.
“D” will display in the EVIC.
rearward until “D” is displayed in the EVIC.
To shift back into PARK from DRIVE, bring the vehicle to
a complete stop, fully press the brake pedal, press the
lock button on the shift lever, then push and hold the
shift lever fully forward until “P” is displayed in the
EVIC.
To shift back into NEUTRAL from DRIVE, push the shift
lever forward to the first detent and release. “N” will
display in the EVIC.
Shifting From REVERSE To DRIVE
Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, firmly press the
brake pedal, then pull the shift lever fully rearward and
Pull the shift lever rearward to the first detent and release when “D” is indicated in the EVIC.
release. “N” will display in the EVIC.
To shift back into REVERSE from DRIVE, bring the
To shift back into REVERSE from NEUTRAL, firmly vehicle to a complete stop, firmly press the brake pedal,
press the brake pedal, press the lock button on the shift press the lock button on the shift lever, then push the shift
lever, then push the shift lever forward to the first detent lever forward to the second detent and release when “R”
is indicated in the EVIC.
and release. “R” will display in the EVIC.
Shifting From REVERSE To NEUTRAL
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Shifting From DRIVE To SPORT/LOW
Vehicles Equipped With SPORT Mode
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
To shift from DRIVE to SPORT, pull the shift lever
PARK (P)
rearward until “S” is displayed in the EVIC.
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
To shift back into DRIVE from SPORT, pull the shift lever transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
rearward until “D” is displayed in the EVIC.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in motion.
Apply the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this
Vehicles Equipped With LOW Mode
range.
To shift from DRIVE to LOW, pull the shift lever rearWhen parking on a level surface, you may shift the transward until “L” is displayed in the EVIC.
mission into PARK first, and then apply the parking brake.
To shift back into DRIVE from LOW, pull the shift lever
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
rearward until “D” is displayed in the EVIC.
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
Gear Ranges
the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever out of PARK with the brake
pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in
PARK before leaving the vehicle.
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed.
If your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal,
the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in
reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and
hit someone or something. Only shift into gear
when the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is
running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the
parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK,
turn the engine OFF, and remove the key fob. When
the ignition is in the OFF position, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle
against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob and lock your vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number
of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or
fatally injured. Children should be warned not to
touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift
lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or in
a location accessible to children), and do not leave
the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the ON/RUN position, and also press the
brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift lever
could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
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The following indicators should be used to ensure that you
have engaged the transmission into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
CAUTION!
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
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on engine and transmission temperature as well as vehicle
speed. Normal operation will resume once the transmisThis range should be used for most city and highway
sion temperature has risen to a suitable level.
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission SPORT (S)– If Equipped
automatically upshifts through all forward gears. The
This mode alters the transmission’s automatic shift
DRIVE position provides optimum driving characterisschedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are intics under all normal operating conditions.
creased to make full use of available engine power. To
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as switch between DRIVE and SPORT modes, tap the shift
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading condi- lever rearward. SPORT mode is only accessible from
tions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or DRIVE.
while towing heavy trailers), use the AutoStick® shift
LOW (L)– If Equipped
control (if equipped) or the LOW range (if equipped) to
select a lower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower Use this range for engine braking when descending very
gear will improve performance and extend transmission steep grades. In this range, the transmission will downshift for increased engine braking. To switch between
life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
DRIVE and LOW modes, tap the shift lever rearward.
During extremely cold temperatures (-22°F [-30°C] or beLOW mode is only accessible from DRIVE.
low), transmission operation may be modified depending
DRIVE (D)
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NOTE: In cases where the instrument cluster message
indicates the transmission may not re-engage after enTransmission function is monitored electronically for
gine shutdown, perform this procedure only in a desired
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
location (preferably, at your authorized dealer).
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission may 1. Stop the vehicle.
operate only in certain gears, or may not shift at all.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK, if possible. If not,
Vehicle performance may be severely degraded and the
shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
engine may stall. In some situations, the transmission
may not re-engage if the engine is turned off and 3. Press and hold the ignition switch until the engine
restarted. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
turns OFF.
illuminated. A message in the instrument cluster will
4. Wait approximately 30 seconds.
inform the driver of the more serious conditions, and
indicate what actions may be necessary.
5. Restart the engine.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission 6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
following steps.
operation.
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NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
hundred miles (kilometers).
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
service is required.
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission –
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
If Equipped
shifting between these gears.
The transmission gear position display (located in the The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range.
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual shifts can
You must press the brake pedal to move the shift lever be made using the AutoStick® shift control (refer to
out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Inter“AutoStick®” in this section). Moving the shift lever to
lock System” in this section). To drive, move the shift the left or right (-/+) while in the DRIVE position, or
lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position.
tapping one of the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles
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(-/+) (if equipped), will manually select the transmission Gear Ranges
gear, and will display the current gear in the instrument DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
cluster as 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
NOTE:
• After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to allow
the selected gear to engage before accelerating. This is
especially important when the engine is cold.
• If there is a need to restart the engine, be sure to cycle
the ignition to the OFF position before restarting.
Transmission gear engagement may be delayed after
restarting the engine if the key is not cycled to the OFF
position first.
Shift Lever
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PARK (P)
WARNING!
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
vehicle in this range.
When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
brake.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added
precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
grade.
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• Your vehicle could move and injure you and others
if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to
move the shift lever out of PARK with the brake
pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in
PARK before leaving the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL
if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If
your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the
vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear when
the engine is idling normally and your foot is
firmly pressing the brake pedal.
• Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure
those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles,
you should never exit a vehicle while the engine
is running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply
the parking brake, shift the transmission into
PARK, turn the engine OFF, and remove the key
fob. When the ignition is in the OFF position, the
transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or in
a location accessible to children), and do not leave
the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless
Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that you
have engaged the transmission into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever
all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is
fully seated.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
REVERSE (R)
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the ON/RUN position, and also press the
brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift lever
could result.
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
NEUTRAL (N)
Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
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DRIVE (D)
WARNING!
Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the
ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe
practices that limit your response to changing traffic
or road conditions. You might lose control of the
vehicle and have a collision.
CAUTION!
Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other
reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause
severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A
Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
This range should be used for most city and highway
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission
automatically upshifts through underdrive first, second,
and third gears, direct fourth gear and overdrive fifth
gear. The DRIVE position provides optimum driving
characteristics under all normal operating conditions.
When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as
when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions, in hilly terrain, traveling into strong head winds, or
while towing heavy trailers), use the AutoStick® shift
control (refer to “AutoStick®” in this section for further
information) to select a lower gear. Under these conditions, using a lower gear will improve performance and
extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting
and heat buildup.
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may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle
to be driven to an authorized dealer for service without
This mode alters the transmission’s automatic shift
damaging the transmission.
schedule for sportier driving. Upshift speeds are increased to make full use of available engine power. To In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
toggle between DRIVE and SPORT modes, touch the can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
SPORT button (on the Controls screen in the center touch following steps:
panel).
1. Stop the vehicle.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home 4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in the current gear until the vehicle is brought to a stop. 5. Restart the engine.
After the vehicle has stopped, the transmission will 6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
remain in second gear regardless of which forward gear
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
is selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will conoperation.
tinue to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
SPORT (S) – IF EQUIPPED
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NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recommend that you visit your authorized dealer at your
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could
recur.
AUTOSTICK® - IF EQUIPPED
Overdrive Operation
passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain
driving, trailer towing, and many other situations.
AutoStick® is a driver-interactive transmission feature
providing manual shift control, giving you more control
of the vehicle. AutoStick® allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downIf the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer shifts, and improve overall vehicle performance.
service is required.
This system can also provide you with more control during
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fifth gear). The transmission will Operation – Eight-Speed Transmission –
automatically shift into Overdrive if the following con- If Equipped
ditions are present:
When the transmission is in DRIVE or SPORT mode, it
• The shift lever is in the DRIVE position.
will operate automatically, shifting between the eight
available gears. To engage AutoStick®, simply tap one of
• Vehicle speed is sufficiently high.
the steering wheel-mounted shift paddles (+/-) while in
• The driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
DRIVE or SPORT mode. Tapping (-) to enter AutoStick®
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mode will downshift the transmission to the next lower • If AutoStick® is engaged while in SPORT mode,
gear, while using (+) to enter AutoStick® mode will
manual gear selection will be maintained until either
SPORT mode is exited or as described below. The
retain the current gear. When AutoStick® is active, the
transmission will not upshift automatically at redline
current transmission gear is displayed in the instrument
in this mode, nor will downshifts be obtained if the
cluster. In AutoStick® mode, the transmission will shift
up or down when (+/-) is manually selected by the
accelerator pedal is pressed to the floor.
driver, unless an engine lugging or overspeed condition
• In either DRIVE or SPORT mode, the transmission will
would result. It will remain in the selected gear until
automatically downshift as the vehicle slows to a stop
another upshift or downshift is chosen, except as de(to prevent engine lugging) and will display the curscribed below.
rent gear. Tapping the (+) paddle (at a stop) will allow
starting in second gear. After a stop, the driver should
• If AutoStick® is engaged while in DRIVE mode, the
manually upshift (+) the transmission as the vehicle
transmission will automatically shift up when maxiaccelerates.
mum engine speed is reached. If the accelerator is fully
depressed, the transmission will downshift when pos- To disengage AutoStick® mode, press and hold the (+)
sible (based on current vehicle speed and gear). Lack shift paddle until “D” or “S” is once again indicated in
of accelerator pedal activity will cause the transmis- the instrument cluster. You can shift in or out of the
sion to revert to automatic operation.
AutoStick® mode at any time without taking your foot
off the accelerator pedal.
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WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
the transmission will shift up or down when (+/-) is
manually selected by the driver (using the shift lever, or
the shift paddles [if equipped]), unless an engine lugging
or overspeed condition would result. It will remain in the
selected gear until another upshift or downshift is chosen, except as described below.
• If AutoStick® is engaged while in DRIVE mode, the
Operation – Five-Speed Transmission
transmission will automatically shift up when maxiWhen the shift lever is in the DRIVE position, the
mum engine speed is reached. On some models, the
transmission will operate automatically, shifting between
transmission will downshift (when possible, based on
the five available gears. To engage AutoStick®, simply
vehicle speed and gear) if the accelerator is fully
tap the shift lever to the right or left (+/-) while in the
depressed.
DRIVE position, or tap one of the steering wheelmounted shift paddles (+/-), if equipped. Tapping (-) to • If AutoStick® is engaged while in SPORT mode,
manual gear selection will be maintained until either
enter AutoStick® mode will downshift the transmission
SPORT mode is exited or as described below. The
to the next lower gear, while using (+) to enter
transmission will not upshift automatically at redline
AutoStick® mode will retain the current gear. When
in this mode, nor will downshifts be obtained if the
AutoStick® is active, the current transmission gear is
accelerator pedal is pressed to the floor.
displayed in the instrument cluster. In AutoStick® mode,
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• The transmission will automatically downshift as the To disengage AutoStick® mode, hold the shift lever to the
vehicle slows (to prevent engine lugging) and will right or press and hold the (+) shift paddle (if equipped)
until “D” is once again indicated in the instrument
display the current gear.
cluster. You can shift in or out of the AutoStick® mode
• The transmission will automatically downshift to first
at any time without taking your foot off the accelerator
gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver
pedal.
should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the
vehicle is accelerated.
• You can start out, from a stop, in first or second gear.
Tapping (+) (at a stop) will allow starting in second
gear. Starting out in second gear is helpful in snowy or
icy conditions.
• The system will ignore attempts to upshift at too low
of a vehicle speed.
WARNING!
Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a
slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their
grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or
personal injury.
• Avoid using speed control when AutoStick® is engaged.
• Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when
AutoStick® is engaged.
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ALL-WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) — IF EQUIPPED
the windshield wipers for an extended period of time.
Drive mode, RWD or AWD, is displayed momentarily in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the
gauge area of the vehicle display when the transmission
is first shifted into gear, and if the drive mode changes
during vehicle operation.
This vehicle is equipped with an active on-demand
All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system which makes available
optimum traction for a wide variety of road surface and
driving conditions. The system minimizes wheel slip by
automatically redirecting torque to the front and rear
NOTE: If the “SERVICE AWD SYSTEM” warning meswheels as necessary.
sage appears after engine start up, or during driving, it
To maximize fuel economy, your AWD vehicle automati- means that the AWD system is not functioning properly
cally defaults to rear-wheel drive (RWD) when road and and that service is required. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
environmental conditions are such that wheel slip is Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your
unlikely to occur. When specific road and environmental Instrument Panel” for further information.
conditions require increased levels of road traction, the
vehicle automatically shifts into AWD mode. Automatic
CAUTION!
AWD operation could be activated by outside temperature, wheel slip, or other predetermined conditions (there All wheels must have the same size and type tires.
may be a slight delay for AWD engagement after a wheel Unequal tire sizes must not be used. Unequal tire
slip condition occurs). AWD can also be manually se- size may cause failure of the front differential and/or
lected by activating AutoStick® mode (+/-) or activating the transfer case.
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DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
Traction
Acceleration
When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a
wedge of water to build up between the tire and road
surface. This is known as hydroplaning and may cause
partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping
ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precautions should be observed:
Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull
erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs
when there is a difference in the surface traction under
the rear (driving) wheels.
1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
WARNING!
Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous.
Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the rear
wheels. 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.).
2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
4. Keep tires properly inflated.
5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and
the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a
sudden stop.
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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
CAUTION!
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.
• 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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POWER STEERING
If the “SERVICE POWER STEERING SYSTEM”
message and a flashing icon are displayed on
the EVIC screen, it indicates that the vehicle
needs to be taken to the dealer for service. It is
likely the vehicle has lost power steering assistance. Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Your vehicle is equipped with an electro-hydraulic power
steering system that will give you good vehicle response
and increased ease of maneuverability in tight spaces.
The system will vary its assist to provide light efforts
while parking and good feel while driving. If the electrohydraulic power steering system experiences a fault that
prevents it from providing power steering assist, then the If the “POWER STEERING SYSTEM OVER TEMP” messystem will provide mechanical steering capability.
sage and an icon are displayed on the EVIC screen, it
indicates that extreme steering maneuvers may have
CAUTION!
occurred, which caused an over temperature condition in
the power steering system. You will lose power steering
Extreme steering maneuvers may cause the electri- assistance momentarily until the over temperature concally driven pump to reduce or stop power steering dition no longer exists. Once driving conditions are safe,
assistance in order to prevent damage to the system. then pull over and let vehicle idle for a few moments
Normal operation will resume once the system is until the light turns off. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
allowed to cool.
Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
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NOTE:
PARKING BRAKE
• Even if power steering assistance is no longer operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle. Under
these conditions there will be a substantial increase in
steering effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds
and during parking maneuvers.
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied and place the shift lever in the
PARK position.
The foot operated parking brake is located below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
• If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To
service.
release the parking brake, press the park brake pedal a
second time and let your foot up as you feel the brake
FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L ENGINE ONLY –
disengage.
IF EQUIPPED
This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting
off four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load
and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no
driver inputs or additional driving skills required.
NOTE: This system may take some time to return to full
functionality after a battery disconnect.
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NOTE:
• When the parking brake is applied and the transmission is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will
flash. If vehicle speed is detected, a chime will sound
to alert the driver. Fully release the parking brake
before attempting to move the vehicle.
• This light only shows that the parking brake is applied.
It does not show the degree of brake application.
When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front
wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away
from the curb on an uphill grade. Apply the parking
Parking Brake
brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
switch in the ON position, the “Brake Warning Light” in
make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The
the instrument cluster will illuminate.
parking brake should always be applied whenever the
driver is not in the vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the
parking brake. Always apply the parking brake
fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage.
• When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key
fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to
be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a
number of reasons. A child or others could be
seriously or fatally injured. Children should be
warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal
or the shift lever.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN
mode. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
• Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged
before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake
failure and a collision.
• Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage or
injury. Also be certain to leave the transmission in
PARK. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to roll
and cause damage or injury.
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CAUTION!
If the “Brake Warning Light” remains on with the
parking brake released, a brake system malfunction
is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an
authorized dealer immediately.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
related motor noises. These noises are the system performing its self check cycle to ensure that the ABS is
working properly. This self check occurs each time the
vehicle is started and accelerated past 7 mph (11 km/h).
ABS is activated during braking under certain road or
stopping conditions. ABS-inducing conditions can include ice, snow, gravel, bumps, railroad tracks, loose
debris, or panic stops.
The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) provides increased
vehicle stability and brake performance under most You also may experience the following when the brake
braking conditions. The system automatically “pumps” system goes into Anti-Lock:
the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent • The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a
short time after the stop),
wheel lock-up.
The Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) prevents the • The clicking sound of solenoid valves,
rear wheels from over-braking and provides greater control • Brake pedal pulsations, and
of available braking forces applied to the rear axle.
• A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end
When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you
of the stop.
may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some
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These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
• The 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.
(Continued)
• The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded
by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or
the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an ABS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner that could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and
type and tires must be properly inflated to produce
accurate signals for the computer.
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ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
WARNING!
Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
brake control system that include Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist
System (BAS), and the Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
All four of these systems work together to enhance
vehicle stability and control in various driving conditions.
Also, your vehicle may be equipped with Hill Start Assist
(HSA), Ready Alert Braking, and Rain Brake Support.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions by controlling hydraulic brake pressure. This prevents wheel lock-up to help
avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking.
Refer to “Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
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 that could jeopardize
the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Traction Control System (TCS)
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.
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A feature of the TCS system, Brake Lock Differential
(BLD), controls the wheel spin across a driven axle. If one
wheel on a driven axle is spinning faster than the other,
the system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel.
This will allow more engine torque to be applied to the
wheel that is not spinning. This feature remains active
even if TCS and ESC are in the “Partial Off” mode. Refer
to “Electronic Stability Control (ESC)” in this section for
more information.
Brake Assist System (BAS)
This system complements the ABS by optimizing the
vehicle braking capability during emergency brake maneuvers. This system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application
and then applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This
can help reduce braking distances.
Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best BAS
assistance. To receive the benefits of this system, you
must apply continuous brake pedal pressure during the
stopping sequence. Do not reduce brake pedal pressure
unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal
is released, the BAS is deactivated.
WARNING!
The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics
from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the
traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The
BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very
slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. The capabilities of
a BAS-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a
reckless or dangerous manner that could jeopardize
the user’s safety or the safety of others.
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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ESC Operating Modes
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.
The ESC system has two or three 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
The ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the path conditions. The ESC should only be turned OFF for
specific reasons as noted in the following paragraphs.
that the driver intends to steer the vehicle and compares
it to the actual path of the vehicle. When the actual path Partial Off
does not match the intended path, the ESC applies the
The “Partial Off” mode is intended for times when a
brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting
more spirited driving experience is desired. It is also
the condition of oversteer or understeer.
intended for driving in deep snow, sand, or gravel. This
• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than mode disables the TCS portion of the ESC and raises the
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
threshold for ESC activation, which allows for more
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than wheel spin than what ESC normally allows.
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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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 Off Indicator Light” will
illuminate, and the ⬙ESC OFF⬙ message will display in the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). To turn
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
ESC ON again, momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch.
with snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow,
sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the
WARNING!
“Partial Off” mode by momentarily pressing the “ESC
Off” switch. Once the situation requiring “Partial Off” The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot premode is overcome, turn the ESC on again by momen- vent the natural laws of physics from acting on the
tarily pressing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by
while the vehicle is in motion.
prevailing road conditions. ESC cannot prevent all
accidents, including those resulting from excessive
Full Off – If Equipped
speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent collisions
only and should not be used on any public roadways.
The “ESC Off” switch is located on the switch bank in the
center of the instrument panel. To enter the “Partial Off”
mode, momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch and the
⬙ESC off indicator light⬙ will illuminate. To turn the ESC
on again, momentarily press the “ESC Off” switch and
the ⬙ESC off indicator light⬙ will turn off.
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
The system will release brake pressure in proportion to
the amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to
move in the intended direction of travel.
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
• Vehicle must be stopped.
• Vehicle must be on a 6% (approximate) grade or
greater hill.
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when
starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain
the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short
period of time after the driver takes their foot off of the
brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle
during this short period of time, the system will release
brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill.
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
HSA will work in REVERSE and all forward gears when
the activation criteria have been met. The system will not
activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUTRAL or PARK.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than
8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer,
when the system will not activate and slight rolling
may occur. This could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
brake pedal is released, there may not be enough
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
rolling down the hill while resuming acceleration,
manually activate the trailer brake prior to releasing the brake pedal. Always remember the driver is
responsible for braking the vehicle.
• HSA is not a parking brake. If you stop the vehicle
on a hill without putting the transmission in PARK
and using the parking brake, it will roll down the
hill and could cause a collision with another vehicle or object. Always remember to use the parking brake while parking on a hill, and that the
driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
Towing With HSA
HSA will provide assistance when starting on a grade
when pulling a trailer.
WARNING!
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
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HSA Off
Rain Brake Support
If you wish to turn off the HSA system, it can be done in
the Uconnect® settings. Refer to ⬙Uconnect® Settings⬙
in ⬙Understanding Your Instrument Panel⬙ for further
information.
Rain Brake Support may improve braking performance
in wet conditions. It will periodically apply a small
amount of brake pressure to remove any water buildup
on the front brake rotors. It only functions when the
windshield wipers are in the LO or HI mode, it does not
Ready Alert Braking
function in the intermittent mode. When Rain Brake
Ready Alert Braking may reduce the time required to Support is active, there is no notification to the driver and
reach full braking during emergency braking situations. no driver interaction is required.
It anticipates when an emergency braking situation may
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
occur by monitoring how fast the throttle is released by
ESC OFF Indicator Light
the driver. When the throttle is released very quickly,
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Ready Alert Braking applies a small amount of brake
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
pressure. This brake pressure will not be noticed by the
when the ignition switch is cycled to the ON
driver. The brake system uses this brake pressure to allow
position. It should go out with the engine
a fast brake response if the driver applies the brakes.
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
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Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a NOTE:
malfunction has been detected in the ESC system. If this
• Each time the ignition is cycled ON, the ESC system
light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the
will be ON even if it was cycled off previously.
vehicle has been driven several miles (kilometers) at
speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your autho- • The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds
rized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver
diagnosed and corrected.
that caused the ESC activation.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is partially
off or full off.
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
driving to the prevailing road conditions.
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Synchronizing ESC
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
If the power supply is interrupted (battery Tire Markings
disconnected or discharged), the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” may
illuminate with the engine running. If this
should occur, turn the steering wheel completely to the
left and then to the right. The “ESC Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light” should go out. However,
if the light remains on, have the ESC and BAS checked at
your authorized dealer as soon as possible.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
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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.
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designaExample: 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)
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EXAMPLE:
R = Construction code
— ⬙R⬙ means radial construction
— ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15 = Rim diameter in inches (in)
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)
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EXAMPLE:
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
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)
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EXAMPLE:
DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301
DOT = Department of Transportation
— This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire
safety standards and is approved for highway use
MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits)
L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits)
ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 03 means the 3rd week
01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits)
— 01 means the year 2001
— Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the
year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991
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Tire Terminology And Definitions
Term
B-Pillar
Cold Tire Inflation
Pressure
Maximum Inflation
Pressure
Recommended Cold Tire
Inflation Pressure
Tire Placard
Definition
The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located behind the front
door.
Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting
for a three hour period. Inflation pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per
square inch) or kPa (kilopascals).
The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible cold tire inflation
pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation pressure is molded into the sidewall.
Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure as shown on the
tire placard.
A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the vehicle’s loading
capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and the recommended cold tire inflation
pressures.
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
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
B-Pillar Location for 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.
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To determine the maximum loading conditions of your
vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
Loading
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You the weight referenced here.
will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire
inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
of this manual.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
3) Tire size designed for your vehicle.
4) Told tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasGAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
“Vehicle Loading” in this section.
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4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of NOTE:
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
• The following table shows examples on how to calcu“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities
be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
of your vehicle with varying seating configurations
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity
and number and size of occupants. This table is for
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750
illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for
= 650 lbs [295 kg]).
the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
• For the following example, the combined weight of
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
(392 kg).
capacity calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces the available
cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle.
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Safety
WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary
areas are affected by improper tire pressure:
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause 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 from side to side may 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.
At least once a month:
• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality
pocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual judgement when determining proper inflation. 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 • Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
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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.
Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
temperature changes.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always the winter.
“cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum infla- outside temperature condition.
tion pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
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Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
Radial Ply Tires
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
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 your authorized tire or original equipment combine them with other types of tires.
vehicle dealer for recommended safe operating speeds,
Tire Repair
loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it
WARNING!
meets the following criteria:
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
• The tire has not been driven on when flat,
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
(sidewall damage is not repairable) and
• The puncture is no greater than ¼⬙ (6 mm)
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Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped
additional information.
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced imme- on ice. Summer tires will not contain the all season
diately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire
sidewall. Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to
service description (Load Index and Speed Code).
do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of
Tire Types
your vehicle.
All Season Tires – If Equipped
Snow Tires
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring,
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary beduring the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
tween different all season tires. All season tires can be
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall.
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four; If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and
failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only
handling of your vehicle.
in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
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Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what
was originally equipped with your vehicle and should
not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph
(120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to
original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for
recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold
tire inflation pressures.
Run Flat mode. A Run Flat mode occurs when the tire
inflation pressure is of/or below 14 psi (96 kPa). Once a
Run Flat tire reaches the run flat mode it has limited
driving capabilities and needs to be replaced immediately. A Run Flat tire is not repairable.
It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full
capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat
While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid mode.
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be See the tire pressure monitoring section for more inforpoorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states pro- mation.
hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
Spare Tires – If Equipped
checked before using these tire types.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with TIREFIT instead of a
spare tire, please refer to “TIREFIT KIT” in “What To Do
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles
In Emergencies” for further information.
(80 km) at 50 mph (80 km/h) after a rapid loss of inflation
pressure. This rapid loss of inflation is referred to as the
Run Flat Tires – If Equipped
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Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact, full size or limited-use temporary spare
installed. Damage to the vehicle may result.
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
Wheel – If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle
of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire
rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option
refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended
tire rotation pattern.
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only.
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire.
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T”
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/
80D18 103M.
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
Since this tire has limited tread life the original equipment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled
on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a
conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the
wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare tire.
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Do not install more than one compact spare tire and tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size
spare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
WARNING!
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
Compact spares are for temporary emergency use first opportunity.
only. With these spares, do not drive more than
50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your
vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited-use spare
tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same as
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only. your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
This tire may look like the originally equipped tire on the original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare first opportunity.
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
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Tire Spinning
WARNING!
Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
your Tire and Loading Information Placard located
on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the
driver’s side door. Replace (or repair) the original
equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it
on your vehicle. Failure to do so could result in loss
of vehicle control.
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.
Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
WARNING!
Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than
30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near
a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread
Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
to help you in determining when your tires should be becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the
tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer
replaced.
to replacement tires in this section for further information.
Tread Wear Indicators
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style
• Tire pressure
• Distance driven
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
• Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
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WARNING!
Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six
years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to
follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
You could lose control and have a collision resulting
in serious injury or death.
“Tread Wear Indicators”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this
manual for more information relating to the Load Index
and Speed Symbol of a tire.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
Replacement Tires
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many those of the original wheels.
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire or
original equipment dealer with any questions you may
have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use
equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the
safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
approved for your vehicle.
• Never use a tire with a smaller load index or
capacity, other than what was originally equipped
on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load
index could result in tire overloading and failure.
You could lose control and have a collision.
• Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having
adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire
failure and loss of vehicle control.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
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• Due to limited clearance for an All Wheel Drive
(AWD) vehicle, P235/55R19 tire with the use of a
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body cleartraction device that meets the SAE type “Class S”
ance. Follow these recommendations to guard against
specification is recommended.
damage.
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as • No other tire sizes are recommended for use with a tire
chain or traction device.
recommended by the traction device manufacturer.
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
• Install on Rear Tires Only.
WARNING!
• Due to limited clearance for a Rear Wheel Drive
(RWD) vehicle, on 235/55R18 100V and P235/55R18
99V tires, reduced size snow chains or traction devices
with a maximum projection of 6 mm beyond the tire
profile is recommended.
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pavement.
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
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These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or
unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being
performed.
The suggested rotation method is the “forward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
reversed.
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also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and
there should be no adjustment for this increased presThe Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the
sure.
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1
limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will
decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warnthree hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must ing (Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM] Telltale Light) illunot exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into minates, you must increase the tire pressure to the
the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information” recommended cold placard pressure in order for the TPM
in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to Telltale Light to turn off. The system will automatically
properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will update and the TPM Telltale Light will turn off once the
system receives the updated tire pressures. The vehicle
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
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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.
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended
cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure
of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F
(20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa),
a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire
pressure to approximately 23 psi (158 kPa). This tire
pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn ON the TPM
Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle may cause the tire
pressure to rise to approximately 27 psi (186 kPa), but the
TPM Telltale Light will still be ON. In this situation, the
TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF only after the tires are
inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure value.
CAUTION!
• The TPMS has been optimized for the original
equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and
warning have been established for the tire size
equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using
replacement equipment that is not of the same size,
type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause
sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants
or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a
TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result.
• After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure,
always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will
prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve
stem, which could damage the TPM sensor.
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• Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure,
and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in
• The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care
the tire.
and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure
Base System
or condition.
NOTE:
• The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
while adjusting your tire pressure.
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
• Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. readings to the receiver module.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire
tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
stopping ability.
and to maintain the proper pressure.
• The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the TPM Telltale Light.
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The TPMS consists of the following components:
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
• Receiver module,
The TPM Telltale Light will illuminate in the
instrument cluster, a ⬙LOW TIRE⬙ message will be
displayed and a chime will sound when tire
pressure is low in one or more of the four active road
tires. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be displayed.
Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible,
check the inflation pressure of each tire on your vehicle,
and inflate each tire to the vehicle’s recommended cold
placard pressure value as shown in the ⬙Inflate to XX⬙
message. Once the system receives the updated tire
pressures, the system will automatically update and the
TPM Telltale Light and ⬙LOW TIRE⬙ message 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.
• Four TPM sensors, and
• TPM Telltale Light
The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
equipped) has a TPM sensor. The matching full size spare
can be used in place of any of the four road tires. The
TPMS will only monitor the pressure in the full size spare
when it is used in place of a road tire. Otherwise, a spare
with a pressure below the low-pressure limit will not
cause the TPM Telltale Light to illuminate or the chime to
sound.
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Service TPMS Warning
4. Using tire chains on the vehicle.
If a system fault is detected, the TPM Telltale Light will
flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
The system fault will also sound a chime. If the ignition
switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat, providing the
system fault still exists. The TPM Telltale Light will turn
off when the fault condition no longer exists. A system
fault can occur due to any of the following:
5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
Vehicles With Full Size Spare
1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly
has a TPM sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS.
2. If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime will
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
sound and the TPM Telltale Light and ⬙LOW TIRE⬙
the TPM sensors.
message will turn ON. The ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message
will also be displayed.
2. Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
materials that may block radio wave signals.
3. Driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(24 km/h) will turn off the TPM Telltale Light and
3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
⬙LOW TIRE⬙ message as long as no tire pressure is
wheel housings.
below the low-pressure warning limit in any of the
four active road tires.
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Vehicles With Compact Spare
4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound and the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off
for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
1. The compact spare tire does not have a TPM sensor.
Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in
the compact spare tire.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
the TPMS will update automatically and the TPM
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnTelltale Light will turn OFF, as long as no tire pressure
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime
is below the low-pressure warning limit in any of the
will sound and the TPM Telltale Light and ⬙LOW
four active road tires. The vehicle may need to be
TIRE⬙ message will turn ON. The ⬙Inflate to XX⬙
driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h)
message will also be displayed.
in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h), the ⬙LOW TIRE⬙ message will turn
off and the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid.
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Premium System – If Equipped
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) uses wireless
technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to
monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each
wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure
readings to the receiver module.
The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if
equipped) has a TPM sensor. The full size spare can be
used in place of any of the four road tires. The TPMS will
only monitor the pressure in the full size spare tire when
it is used in place of a road tire. Otherwise, a spare with
a pressure below the low-pressure limit will not cause the
TPM Telltale Light to illuminate or the chime to sound.
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly
The TPM Telltale Light will illuminate in the
and to maintain the proper pressure.
instrument cluster and a chime will sound when
The TPMS consists of the following components:
tire pressure is low in one or more of the four
• Receiver module
active road tires. In addition, the EVIC will display a
⬙LOW TIRE⬙ message and a graphic showing the pres• Four TPM sensors
sure values of each tire with the low tire pressure values
• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Elec- flashing or changing color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
will also be displayed.
• TPM Telltale Light
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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.
5
Tire Pressure Monitor Display
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 as shown in the ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message. Once the
system receives the updated tire pressures, the system
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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 5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
sensor 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
1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message is displayed.
the TPM sensors.
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Vehicles With Full Size Spare
Vehicles With Compact Spare
1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly 1. The compact spare tire does not have a TPM sensor.
Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in
has a TPM sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS.
the compact spare tire.
2. If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning 2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road
tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnlimit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime
ing limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, the TPM
will sound and the TPM Telltale Light will turn ON. In
Telltale Light will remain ON and a chime will sound.
addition, the EVIC will display a low pressure mesIn addition, the graphic in the EVIC will still display a
sage and a graphic showing the low tire pressure
flashing pressure value or a pressure value in a
value flashing or in a different color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙
different color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be
message will also be displayed.
displayed.
3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h) the TPM Telltale Light will turn 3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h), the TPM Telltale Light will flash
OFF, and the pressure value displayed will be updated
on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
and stop flashing or return to its original color as long
In addition, the EVIC will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five seconds and
limit in any of the four active road tires.
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
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4. For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
sound, the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC
will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a
minimum of five seconds and then display dashes (- -)
in place of the pressure value.
General Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and • This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired opreinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare,
eration.
the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the
TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF and the graphic in The TPM sensors are regulated under one of the followthe EVIC will display a new pressure value instead of ing licenses:
dashes (- -), as long as no tire pressure is below the
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low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active United States
road tires. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to Canada
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20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the
TPMS to receive this information.
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performance. The use of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will not provide any benefit over regular
gasoline in these engines.
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
3.6L Engine – If Equipped
This engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide excellent fuel
economy and performance when using
high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoline
having an octane rating of 87. The use of
premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will not
provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these engines.
5.7L Engine – If Equipped
This engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide satisfactory
fuel economy and performance when using high-quality unleaded gasoline having
an octane range of 87 to 89. The manufacturer recommends the use of 89 octane for optimum
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto manufacturers worldwide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) which define fuel properties
necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, performance,
and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they are available.
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Reformulated Gasoline
CAUTION!
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and
fuel system components.
DO NOT use gasoline containing Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol. Use of these
blends may result in starting and drivability problems, damage critical fuel system components, cause
emissions to exceed the applicable standard, and/or
cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light” to illuminate. Pump labels should clearly communicate if a
fuel contains greater than 10% Ethanol.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% Ethanol
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
genates such as Ethanol. Fuels blended with oxygenates not be covered under New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
may be used in your vehicle.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
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E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
• Change the engine oil and oil filter.
Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline contain- • Disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the
ing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol
engine controller memory.
content may void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 exposure to E-85 fuel.
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
MMT In Gasoline
• Operate in a lean mode.
MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl)
is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on.
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
• Poor engine performance.
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
• Poor cold start and cold drivability.
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
E-85 perform the following:
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
• Drain the fuel tank (see your authorized dealer.)
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therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
and California reformulated gasoline.
Materials Added To Fuel
All gasoline sold in the United States is required to contain
effective detergent additives. Use of additional detergents
or other additives is not needed under normal conditions
and they would result in additional cost. Therefore, you
should not have to add anything to the fuel.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law.
Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
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.
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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
WARNING! (Continued)
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
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FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) —
IF EQUIPPED
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% fuel ethanol and
15% unleaded gasoline.
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel vehicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique
fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Unleaded Gasoline Only. This section only covers those
subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to
the other sections of this manual for information on
features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
gasoline-only powered vehicles.
CAUTION!
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the
tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never
use it near an open flame.
Fuel Requirements
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can
operate on E-85.
If your vehicle is E-85 compatible, it will operate on
unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87, or E-85
fuel, or any mixture of these two fuels.
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For best results, a refueling pattern that avoids alternating • Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
compatible with E-85 and may form deposits in your
between E-85 and unleaded gasoline is recommended.
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be
When you do switch fuel types it is recommended that:
caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline
• you do not add less than 5 gallons (19 Liters) when
additive, such as MOPAR® Injector Cleanup or
refueling
Techron may be used.
• you drive the vehicle immediately after refueling for at Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
least 5 miles (8 km)
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard FFV vehicles operated on E-85 require specially formustarting and/or significant deterioration in driveability lated engine oils. These special requirements are included
during warm up.
in MOPAR® engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
Chrysler Specification MS-6395. The manufacturer only
NOTE:
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
• Use seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel (ASTM D5798). With the requirements of Material Standard MS-6395. MS-6395
non-seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel, you may experience contains additional requirements, developed during exhard starting and rough idle following start up even if tensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to
the above recommendations are followed, especially Chrysler Group LLC engines. Use MOPAR® or an
when the ambient temperature is below 32°F (0°C).
equivalent oil meeting the specification MS-6395.
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Starting
Replacement Parts
The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), you may experience an
increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up.
Many components in your Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) are
designed to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure
that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts.
NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) is
beneficial for E-85 startability when the ambient temperature is less than 32°F (0°C).
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Maintenance
Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
than gasoline, you will experience an increase in fuel
consumption. You can expect your miles per gallon
(mpg)/miles per liter and your driving range to decrease
by about 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect drivability.
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ADDING FUEL
1. Press the fuel filler door release switch (located in the
driver’s door map pocket).
5
Fuel Filler Door
Fuel Filler Door Release Switch
2. Open the fuel filler door.
NOTE: In certain cold conditions, ice may prevent the
fuel door from opening. If this occurs, lightly push on the
fuel door to break the ice buildup and re-release the fuel
door using the inside release button. Do not pry on the
door.
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3. There is no fuel filler cap. A flapper door inside the
pipe seals the system.
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
emergency refueling with a gas can.
Fuel Funnel
CAUTION!
To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling.
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Emergency Fuel Filler Door Release
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the fuel door is open or the tank is
being filled.
• Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is
in violation of most state and federal fire regulations and may cause the “Malfunction Indicator
Light” to turn on.
• A fire may result if fuel is pumped into a portable
container that is inside of a vehicle. You could be
burned. Always place fuel containers on the ground
while filling.
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 left side inner
trim panel).
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3. Pull the release cable.
VEHICLE LOADING
The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on
the “Vehicle Certification Label.” This information
should be used for passenger and luggage loading as
indicated.
Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
Vehicle Certification Label
Your vehicle has a Vehicle Certification Label affixed to
the drivers side “B” Pillar or the rear of the driver’s door.
Release Cable
The label contains the following information:
• Name of manufacturer
• Month and year of manufacture
• Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) front
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• Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear
WARNING!
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Type of Vehicle
• Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH)
The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the VIN.
Because the front wheels steer the vehicle, it is
important that you do not exceed the maximum front
or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can
result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Overloading
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires,
load must be limited so that you do not exceed the wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory
service as long as you do not exceed the GVWR and the
GVWR.
front and rear GAWR.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The best way to figure out the total weight of your
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear vehicle is to weigh it when it is fully loaded and ready for
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles operation. Weigh it on a commercial scale to ensure that
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or it is not over the GVWR.
rear GAWR.
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Figure out the weight on the front and rear of the vehicle NOTE:
separately. It is important that you distribute the load
• Refer to the “Vehicle Certification Label” affixed to the
evenly over the front and rear axles.
rear of the driver’s door for your vehicle’s GVWR and
Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and
GAWRs.
shorten useful service life. Heavier axles or suspension
• Refer to the “Tire Placard” for your vehicle’s proper
components do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s
tire pressure.
GVWR.
Loading
TRAILER TOWING
To load your vehicle properly, first figure out its empty
weight, axle-by-axle and side-by-side. Store heavier items
down low and be sure you distribute their weight as
evenly as possible. Stow all loose items securely before
driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you
have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within
the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight.
Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way
the brakes operate.
In this section you will find safety tips and information
on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do
with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer, carefully
review this information to tow your load as efficiently
and safely as possible.
To maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage,
follow the requirements and recommendations in this
manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
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Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
you in understanding the following information:
and trailer when weighed in combination.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue weight.
The total load must be limited so that you do not exceed
the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification
Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
ready for operation⬙ condition. The recommended way to
measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a
vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be
supported by the scale.
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have a collision.
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Tongue Weight (TW)
Weight-Carrying Hitch
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less
than 10% of the trailer load. You must consider this as
part of the load on your vehicle.
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
they are commonly used to tow small and medium sized
trailers.
Frontal Area
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the
Weight-Distributing Hitch
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverTrailer Sway Control
age through spring (load) bars. They are typically used
The trailer sway control is a telescoping link that can be for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the
installed between the hitch receiver and the trailer tongue tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used
that typically provides adjustable friction associated with in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it prothe telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer vides for a more level ride, offering more consistent
steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing
swaying motions while traveling.
safety. The addition of a friction / hydraulic sway control
also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and
contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
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Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load
equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue
Weights (TW) and may be required depending on vehicle
and trailer configuration / loading to comply with Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) requirements.
Trailer Hitch Classification
The following chart provides the industry standard for the
maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can tow
and should be used to assist you in selecting the correct
trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
WARNING!
Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions
Class
Max. Trailer Hitch
Industry Standards
Class I - Light Duty
2,000 lbs (907 kg)
Class II - Medium Duty
3,500 lbs (1 587 kg)
Class III - Heavy Duty
5,000 lbs (2 268 kg)
Class IV - Extra Heavy Duty
10,000 lbs (4 540 kg)
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer
Weight Ratings)” chart for the Maximum Gross Trailer
Weight (GTW) towable for your given drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed
on your vehicle.
• An improperly adjusted Weight Distributing Hitch
system may reduce handling, stability, braking
performance, and could result in a collision.
• Weight Distributing Systems may not be compatible
with Surge Brake Couplers. Consult with your hitch
and trailer manufacturer or a reputable Recreational
Vehicle dealer for additional information.
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Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain.
Engine/Transmission
3.6L Automatic
5.7L Automatic
Max. GTW (Gross
Trailer Weight)
22 sq ft (2.04 sq m)
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
32 sq ft (2.97 sq m)
1,000 lbs (454 kg)
Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
Frontal Area
NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as
part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and
it should never exceed the weight referenced on the “Tire
and Loading Information” placard. Refer to “Tire Safety
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for further
information.
Max. Tongue Weight
(See Note)
100 lbs (45 kg)
100 lbs (45 kg)
Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in
the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your
vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the
rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side
which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer.
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Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of Consider the following items when computing the
many trailer collisions.
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on • The tongue weight of the trailer.
your bumper or trailer hitch.
• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment
put in or on your vehicle.
• The weight of the driver and all passengers.
NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the
trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional
factory-installed options or dealer-installed options must
be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle.
Refer to the “Tire and Loading Information” placard for
the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo
for your vehicle.
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Towing Requirements
WARNING!
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components the following guidelines are recommended:
CAUTION!
• Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles
(805 km) the new vehicle is driven. The engine, axle
or other parts could be damaged.
• Then, during the first 500 miles (805 km) that a
trailer is towed, do not drive over 50 mph (80 km/h)
and do not make starts at full throttle. This helps
the engine and other parts of the vehicle wear in at
the heavier loads.
Improper towing can lead to an injury collision.
Follow these guidelines to make your trailer towing
as safe as possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and it will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have a collision.
• When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not
overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can
cause a loss of control, poor performance, or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering,
suspension, chassis structure, or tires.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow
enough slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic
transmission in PARK. Always, block or ⴖchockⴖ
the trailer wheels.
• GCWR must not be exceeded.
• Total weight must be distributed between the tow
vehicle and the trailer such that the following four
ratings are not exceeded:
(Continued)
1. Max loading as defined on the “Tire and Loading Information” placard.
2. GTW
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized. (This requirement may limit the ability to
always achieve the 10% to 15% range of tongue
weight as a percentage of total trailer weight.)
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– When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for information
Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
on replacement tires and for the proper tire replacespare tire.
ment procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load
Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s GVWR
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
and GAWR limits.
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for information on tire pressures and for proper Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes
tire inflation procedures.
• Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer.
Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pressures
This could cause inadequate braking and possible
before trailer usage.
personal injury.
Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
before towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General • An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
Information” in “Starting and Operating” for informaactuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
tion on tread wear indicators and for the proper
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
inspection procedure.
brake controller is not required.
Towing Requirements – Tires
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• Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
2,000 lbs (907 kg).
CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
WARNING!
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
system and cause it to fail. You might not have
brakes when you need them and could have a
collision.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
distance. When towing you should allow for additional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in a
collision.
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Towing Requirements – Trailer Lights And Wiring
Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size,
stoplights and turn signals on the trailer are required for
motoring safety.
The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and sevenpin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector.
NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
wiring harness.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
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4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
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Towing Tips
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping,
and backing up the trailer in an area located away from
heavy traffic.
Automatic Transmission
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. The
transmission controls include a drive strategy to avoid
frequent shifting when towing. However, if frequent
shifting does occur while in DRIVE, you can use the
AutoStick® shift control (if equipped) or the LOW range
(if equipped) to select a lower gear.
NOTE: Using a lower gear while operating the vehicle
under heavy loading conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
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If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45 AutoStick® – If Equipped
minutes of continuous operation, then change the trans- – When using the AutoStick® shift control, select the
mission fluid and filter as specified for “police, taxi, fleet,
highest gear that allows for adequate performance and
or frequent trailer towing⬙ (five-speed transmission
avoids frequent downshifts. For example, choose “4” if
only). Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the
the desired speed can be maintained. Choose “3” or
proper maintenance intervals.
“2” if needed to maintain the desired speed.
Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped
– To prevent excess heat generation, avoid continuous
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
you can get back to cruising speed.
driving at high RPM. Reduce vehicle speed as necessary to avoid extended driving at high RPM. Return to
a higher gear or vehicle speed when grade and road
conditions allow.
• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
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Cooling System
RECREATIONAL TOWING
To reduce potential for engine and transmission over- (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
heating, take the following actions:
Two-Wheel Drive And All-Wheel Drive
Recreational towing (with all four wheels on the ground,
or using a tow dolly) is NOT ALLOWED. The only
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transacceptable method for towing this vehicle (behind anmission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
other vehicle) is on a vehicle trailer with all four wheels
OFF the ground.
Highway Driving
City Driving
Reduce speed.
Air Conditioning
Turn off temporarily.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission and/or transfer
case damage. Damage from improper towing is not
covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .484 䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .496
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .484
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .497
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .499
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .486
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .487
䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE — 5 SPEED
TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
▫ Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . .488 䡵 MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED
TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .503
▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .506
▫ Jacking And Changing A Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
▫ Road Tire Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
may wear down your battery.
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the
center of the instrument panel between the center air IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
outlets.
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 acflashers. When the switch is activated, all direc- tion.
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
• On the highways — slow down.
traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to
• In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase the engine idle
This is an emergency warning system and it should not
speed.
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
an impending overheat condition:
other motorists.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the • If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
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• You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
from the engine cooling system.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,”
pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with
the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops
back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on
the “H,” turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
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.
WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
Proper lug nut/bolt torque is very important to ensure
that the wheel is properly mounted to the vehicle. Any
time a wheel has been removed and reinstalled on the
vehicle the lug nuts/bolts should be torqued using a
properly calibrated torque wrench.
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Torque Specifications
Lug Nut/Bolt Torque
**Lug Nut/
Bolt Size
130 Ft-Lbs (176 N·m)
M14 x 1.50
Lug Nut/
Bolt Socket
Size
22 mm
**Use only Chrysler recommended lug nuts/bolts and
clean or remove any dirt or oil before tightening.
Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
Wheel Mounting Surface
Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut/bolt torque to be
sure that all the lug nuts/bolts are properly seated
against the wheel.
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JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING!
Torque Patterns
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Jack Location/Spare Tire Stowage
The jack and spare tire are both stowed under an access
cover in the trunk. Follow these steps to access the jack
and spare tire.
Opening The Access Panel
NOTE: The spare tire must be removed in order to
3.
Remove
the
fastener securing the spare tire.
access the jack.
1. Open the trunk.
2. Lift the access cover using the pull strap.
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Spare Tire Fastener
4. Remove the spare tire.
5. Remove the fastener securing the jack.
Jack Fastener
6. Remove the scissors jack and lug wrench from the
spare wheel as an assembly. Turn the jack screw to the
left to loosen the lug wrench, and remove the wrench
from the jack assembly.
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2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK.
5. Turn OFF the ignition.
6.
Preparations For Jacking
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery
areas.
Block the front and rear of the wheel diagonally
opposite of the jacking position. For
example, if changing the right front
tire, block the left rear wheel.
WARNING!
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
the road to avoid being hit when operating the jack
or changing the wheel.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle
when the vehicle is being jacked.
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Jacking And Changing A Tire
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING!
Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to
help prevent personal injury or damage to your
vehicle:
• Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the
edge of the roadway as possible before raising the
vehicle.
• Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
• Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to
be raised.
• Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic
transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in
REVERSE.
• Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a
jack.
• Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a
jack.
• Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If
you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a
service center where it can be raised on a lift.
• Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for
lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
• If working on or near a roadway, be extremely
careful of motor traffic.
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Jack Warning Label
(Continued)
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1. Remove the spare tire, jack, and lug wrench.
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
2. If equipped with aluminum wheels where the center
cap covers the lug nuts, use the lug wrench to pry the
center cap off carefully before raising the vehicle.
3. Before raising the vehicle, use the lug wrench to
loosen, but not remove, the lug nuts on the wheel with
the flat tire. Turn the lug nuts counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
4. Place the jack underneath the lift area that is closest to
the flat tire. Turn the jack screw clockwise to firmly
engage the jack saddle with the lift area of the sill
flange.
NOTE: If the vehicle is too low for jack placement, slide
the jack on its side and rotate it up into position.
Jacking Locations
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Front Jacking Location
Rear Jacking Location
5. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire
and install the spare tire.
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WARNING!
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to remove the tire.
6. Remove the lug nuts and tire.
7. Mount the spare tire.
CAUTION!
Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem
facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the
spare tire is mounted incorrectly.
Mounting Spare Tire
NOTE:
• For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a
center cap or wheel cover on the compact spare.
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• Refer to “Compact Spare Tire” and to “Limited-Use
Spare” under “Tires—General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for additional warnings, cautions,
and information about the spare tire, its use, and
operation.
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
each nut has been tightened twice. For the correct lug
nut torque refer to Torque Specifications in this
section. If in doubt about the correct tightness, have
them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service station.
8. Install the lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the lug
11. Stow the jack, tools and flat tire. Make sure the base
nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
of the jack faces the front of the vehicle before
tightening down the fastener.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
9. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack
handle counterclockwise.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in
the places provided. Have the deflated (flat) tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
10. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
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4. Refer to Torque Table for proper lug nut torque.
Road Tire Installation
5. After 25 miles (40 km) check the lug nut torque with a
torque wrench to ensure that all lug nuts are properly
2. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped
seated against the wheel.
end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the
lug nuts.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
1. Mount the road tire on the axle.
WARNING!
To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack,
do not tighten the lug nuts fully until the vehicle has
been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may
result in personal injury.
If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in
another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster
pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly
so please follow the procedures in this section carefully.
NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
3. Lower the vehicle to the ground by turning the jack follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
precautions.
handle counterclockwise.
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CAUTION!
Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any
other booster source with a system voltage greater
than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor,
alternator or electrical system may occur.
WARNING!
Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen.
It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
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Preparations For Jump-Start
Remote Battery Post Locations
The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk. 1 — Remote Positive (+) Post
Remote battery posts are located on the right side of the 2 — Remote Negative (-) Post
engine compartment for jump-starting.
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Remote Battery Posts
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
WARNING!
• Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the
ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by
moving fan blades.
• Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch
bands and bracelets that could make an inadvertent
electrical contact. You could be seriously injured.
• Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your
skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is
flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or
sparks away from the battery.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park
the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the
parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF.
WARNING!
Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this
could establish a ground connection and personal
injury could result.
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3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these procedures could result in
damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle
or the discharged vehicle.
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
remote positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to the remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with
the discharged battery.
WARNING!
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.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start
the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
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Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in
the reverse sequence:
6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the
remote negative (-) post of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable
from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
8. Disconnect the positive (+) jumper cable from the
positive (+) post of the booster battery.
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.
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
from the remote positive (+) post of the discharged
can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the
vehicle.
steering wheel right and left to clear the area around
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle the front wheels. Then shift back and forth between
you should have the battery and charging system inspected at your authorized dealer.
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DRIVE and REVERSE while gently pressing the accelera- Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further infortor. Use the least amount of accelerator pedal pressure mation. Once the vehicle has been freed, press the ⬙ESC
that will maintain the rocking motion, without spinning Off⬙ switch again to restore ⬙ESC On⬙ mode.
the wheels or racing the engine.
CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to
transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at
least one minute after every five rocking-motion
cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce
the risk of transmission failure during prolonged
efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE and REVERSE, do not spin the
wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain
damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission overheating and failure.
It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels
above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring).
NOTE: Press the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch, to place the Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode,
before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake
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SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE — 5 SPEED
TRANSMISSION
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.
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever:
1. Turn the engine OFF.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Remove the rubber liner from the storage tray (located
next to the shifter on the center console).
4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
5. Insert a screwdriver or similar tool into the access port
(in the left side of the storage bin), and push and hold
the override release lever in.
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MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED
TRANSMISSION
WARNING!
Shift Lever Override
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the rubber storage bin liner.
Always secure your vehicle by fully applying the
parking brake, before activating the Manual Park
Release. Activating the Manual Park Release will
allow your vehicle to roll away if it is not secured by
the parking brake or by proper connection to a tow
vehicle. Activating the Manual Park Release on an
unsecured vehicle could lead to serious injury or
death for those in or around the vehicle.
In order to push or tow the vehicle in cases where the
transmission will not shift out of PARK (such as a dead
battery), a Manual Park Release is available.
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Follow these steps to use the Manual Park Release:
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, fish the tether
strap up through the opening in the console base.
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Remove the console storage bin to access the Manual
Park Release lever.
4. Insert the screwdriver into the slot in the center of the
lever, and disengage the lever locking tab by pushing
it to the right.
Console Storage Bin
Locking Tab
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5. While holding the locking tab in the disengaged To Reset The Manual Park Release:
position, pull the tether strap to rotate the lever up and
1. Push the latch (at the base of the lever, on the rear side)
rearward, until it locks in place in the vertical position.
rearward (away from the lever) to unlatch the lever.
The vehicle is now out of PARK and can be towed.
Release the parking brake only when the vehicle is 2. Rotate the Manual Park Release lever forward and
securely connected to a tow vehicle.
down, to its original position, until the locking tab
snaps into place to secure the lever.
3. Pull up gently on the tether strap to confirm that the
lever is locked in its stowed position.
4. Tuck the tether strap into the base of the console.
Reinstall the console storage bin.
Tether Strap
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TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled vehicle using a commercial wrecker service.
Towing
Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift
Wheels OFF the
Ground
NONE
Front
Flatbed
Rear
ALL
RWD MODELS
IF Transmission is operable:
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
• 30 mph (48 km/h) max speed
• 15 mi (24 km) max distance
(5-speed trans)
• 30 mi (48 km) max distance
(8-speed trans)
OK
BEST METHOD
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NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
Trans in NEUTRAL
BEST METHOD
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Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent
damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other
equipment designed for this purpose, following equipment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is
mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to
main structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers
or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding
vehicles under tow must be observed.
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.)
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN
position, not the ACC position.
CAUTION!
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
Damage to the fascia will occur.
• When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not
attach to the front or rear suspension components.
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
• Do not push or tow this vehicle with another
vehicle as damage to the bumper fascia and transmission may result.
• The manufacturer does not recommend towing this
vehicle using a tow dolly. Vehicle damage may
occur.
If the key fob is unavailable or the vehicle’s battery is
discharged, see “Manual Park Release” or “Shift Lever
Override” in this section for instructions on shifting the
Flatbed towing is recommended. DO NOT tow an AWD
transmission out of PARK for towing.
vehicle with the rear wheels on the ground.
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If the transmission is operable, vehicles WITHOUT AWD
may be towed (with rear wheels on the ground) under
the following conditions:
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
• The towing speed must not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
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.
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km) Vehicles equipped with AWD can be towed with the
for 5-speed transmission, or 30 miles (48 km) for transmission in NEUTRAL and the rear wheels OFF the
8-speed transmission.
ground with no limitation on speed or distance.
If the transmission is not operable, or the vehicle must be
towed faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or farther than
15 miles (24 km) for 5-speed transmission, or 30 miles
(48 km) for 8-speed transmission, tow with the rear
wheels OFF the ground (on a flatbed, or with the rear
wheels raised using a wheel lift and the transmission in
NEUTRAL).
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CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .511
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L . . . . . . . . . .512
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . . .513
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND
MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .516
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
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▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539 䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
▫ All Wheel Drive (AWD) – If Equipped . . . . . .541
▫ Low Beam And High Beam Headlamp . . . . . .560
▫ Rear Axle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541
▫ Front Turn Signal Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .561
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
▫ Rear Backup Lamp And Turn Signal Lamps . . .562
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .548
▫ Front Power Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . .549
▫ License Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
▫ Rear Power Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . .553
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
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1
2
3
4
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—
—
—
Power Distribution Module (Fuses)
Engine Oil Dipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
Engine Coolant Reservoir
5
6
7
8
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Engine Oil Fill
— Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
— Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
1
2
3
4
— Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
— Brake Fluid Reservoir Access Cover
— Engine Coolant Reservoir
— Air Cleaner Filter
5
6
7
8
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—
—
Engine Oil Fill
Engine Oil Dipstick
Remote Jump Start (Positive Battery Post)
Washer Fluid Reservoir
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ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
CAUTION!
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system
will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).” It
will also store diagnostic codes and other information to
assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emissions control system.
It could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
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For states that require an Inspection and Mainte- NOTE: If you crank or start the engine, you will have to
nance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction start this test over.
Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not 2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II
position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part
system is ready for testing.
of a normal bulb check.
Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II 3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will
system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
happen:
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replace• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test,
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
which you can use prior to going to the test station. To
not proceed to the I/M station.
check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
do the following:
illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do
engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system
not crank or start the engine.
is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station.
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If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your
authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement,
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is
ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal
vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced
before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail
your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine
running.
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 New Vehicle
Limited Warranty.
DEALER SERVICE
Your authorized dealer has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service
operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are
available which include detailed service information for
your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before
attempting any procedure yourself.
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NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil “Maintenance Schedule”, there are other components
penalties being assessed against you.
which may require servicing or replacement in the future.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you
have the knowledge and the proper equipment.
If you have any doubt about your ability to perform
a service job, take your vehicle to a competent
mechanic.
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform
repairs and service when necessary could result in
more costly repairs, damage to other components or
negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately
have potential malfunctions examined by an authorized dealer or qualified repair center.
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
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
dipstick. Adding 1.0 qt (1.0 L) of oil when the reading is
at the MIN mark will result in a MAX reading on these
engines.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
Checking Oil Level – 3.6L Engine
Checking Oil Level – 5.7L Engine
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off.
To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must
be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at
regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to
check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a
fully warmed engine is shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain
the oil level between the MIN and MAX markings on the the oil level in the “SAFE” range. Adding 1.0 qt (1.0 L) of
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oil when the reading is at the bottom of the “SAFE” range Engine Oil Selection
will result in an oil level at the top of the “SAFE” range For best performance and maximum protection under all
on these engines.
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
CAUTION!
the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
Overfilling or underfilling will cause oil aeration or
loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine.
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
Change Engine Oil
The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is
time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further information.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever occurs first.
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This symbol means that the oil
has been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
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Engine Oil Viscosity – 5.7L Engine
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.
MOPAR® SAE 5W-20 engine oil or equivalent Pennzoil®
or Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
Engine Oil Viscosity – 3.6L Engine
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
MOPAR® SAE 5W-20 engine oil or equivalent Pennzoil® engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
or Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating tem- engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compartperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature ment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
starting and vehicle fuel economy.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Compartment” illustration in this section.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with a 5.7L engine must use
SAE 5W-20 oil. Failure to do so may result in improper
operation of the Fuel Saver Technology. Refer to “Fuel
Saver Technology – If Equipped” in “Starting and Operating” for further information.
NOTE: SAE 5W-30 engine oil may be used when SAE
5W-20 engine oil meeting MS- 6395 is not available.
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Lubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certifi- Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
cation mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
should not be used.
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
Synthetic Engine Oils
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recomstation or governmental agency for advice on how and
mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recomwhere used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
your area.
are followed.
Engine Oil Filter
Materials Added To Engine Oil
The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
The manufacturer strongly recommends against the addiat every engine oil change.
tion of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to the
engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its Engine Oil Filter Selection
performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
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quality filters should be used to assure most efficient Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection
service. MOPAR® engine oil filters are a high quality oil The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters
filter and are recommended.
varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be
used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recomRefer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
mended.
maintenance intervals.
Maintenance-Free Battery
WARNING!
The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can
provide a measure of protection in the case of engine
backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air
cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary
for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is
near the engine compartment before starting the
vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner,
hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in
serious personal injury.
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
NOTE: The battery is stored under an access cover in
the trunk. Remote battery terminals are located in the
engine compartment for jump starting. Refer to “JumpStarting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”
for further information.
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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.
• The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that
should not be disconnected and should only be
replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).
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Air Conditioner Maintenance
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.
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning
system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling –
R134a – If Equipped
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.
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.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling –
HFO 1234yf – If Equipped
HFO 1234yf Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product.
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However, the manufacturer recommends that air condi- 1. Remove the access door in the cowl screen by pressing
the retaining clips.
tioning 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.
A/C Air Filter
The filter is located in the fresh air inlet under the hood,
behind a removable panel in the cowl on the passenger
side of the vehicle, next to the windshield wipers. When
installing a new filter, ensure its proper orientation.
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2. Unsnap both ends and lift the filter access cover.
A/C Air Filter
Filter Access Cover
5. Close the filter access cover.
3. Remove the used filter.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
4. Install the new filter with arrows pointing in the maintenance intervals.
direction of airflow, which is toward the rear of the
vehicle (text and arrows on the filter will indicate this).
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Body Lubrication
Windshield Wiper Blades
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as
MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the
application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should
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.
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt
from a dry windshield.
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending
on
geographical area and frequency of use. Poor perforThe external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
mance
of blades may be present with chattering, marks,
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
water
lines
or wet spots. If any of these conditions are
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR®
present,
clean
the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
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Adding Washer Fluid
WARNING!
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the
front of the engine compartment. Be sure to check the
fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with
windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze) and
operate the system for a few seconds to flush out the
residual water.
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.
When refilling the washer fluid reservoir, apply some Exhaust System
washer fluid to a cloth or towel and wipe the wiper The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
blades clean. This will help blade performance.
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system in system.
cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This rating or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
information can be found on most washer fluid containers. or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
The fluid reservoir will hold nearly 1 gal (4 L) of washer
fluid when the message “Low Washer Fluid” appears in
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if
equipped).
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
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into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
WARNING!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further
information.
• A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park
over materials that can burn. Such materials might
be grass or leaves coming into contact with your
exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
CAUTION!
• The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the
effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control
device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine.
• Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your
vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition.
In the event of engine malfunction, particularly
involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of
performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly.
Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe
malfunction could cause the converter to overheat,
resulting in possible damage to the converter and
vehicle.
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Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
verter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst
motion.
damage.
• Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
vehicle.
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
against you.
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
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Coolant Checks
Cooling System
WARNING!
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or cycle the ignition
switch to the LOCK position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position.
• You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had
time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system
pressure cap when the radiator is hot.
Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every
12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty, the
system should be drained, flushed, and refilled with
fresh OAT coolant (conforming to MS-12106) only according to Chrysler Service Manual procedure or by an
authorized dealer. Check the front of the 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.
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.
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With the engine at normal operating temperature (but Selection Of Coolant
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
CAUTION!
If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant recovery • Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) enCAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
gine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine damage and may decrease corrosion protection. Organic
Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is differIf the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains visible
ent and should not be mixed with Hybrid Organic
sediment, have an authorized dealer clean and flush with
Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antiOAT coolant (antifreeze) (conforming to MS-12106).
freeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine coolant (antifreeze) is
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
introduced into the cooling system in an emergency,
the cooling system will need to be drained, flushed,
and refilled with fresh OAT coolant (conforming
to MS-12106), by an authorized dealer as soon as
possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
Adding Coolant
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS-12106) that allows
extended maintenance intervals. This engine coolant (antifreeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000 miles
(240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this
extended maintenance period, it is important that 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.
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• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106 and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below
−34° F (−37° C) are anticipated.
Cooling System Pressure Cap
The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that engine coolant
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
recovery tank.
• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
WARNING!
engine cooling system.
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to main- • The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the
cooling 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 presNOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not
sure to build up in the cooling system. To prevent
recommended and can result in cooling system damage.
scalding or injury, do not remove the pressure cap
If HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
while the system is hot or under pressure.
have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with OAT
coolant (conforming to MS-12106) as soon as possible.
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Coolant Level
WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine
damage may result.
Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant
Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is
a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check
with your local authorities to determine the disposal
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based
engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in
puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child or pet, seek
emergency assistance immediately. Clean up any ground
spills immediately.
The coolant bottle provides a quick visual method for
determining that the coolant level is adequate. With the
engine OFF and cold, the level of the engine coolant
(antifreeze) in the bottle should be between the ranges
indicated on the bottle.
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for
engine coolant (antifreeze) freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the
engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant
bottle need only be checked once a month.
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
maintain the proper level, only OAT coolant that meets the
requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106
should be added to the coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
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• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
for leaks.
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
from the front of the engine compartment. This is nor- • Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to MSmally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
12106) and distilled water for proper corrosion protechumidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaportion of your engine which contains aluminum compoized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
nents.
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no • Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
• Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
condenser clean.
• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the
• Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antifreeze)
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install ONLY
needs to be added, the contents of the coolant expansion
the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result in
bottle must also be protected against freezing.
unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze) performance,
poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
Points To Remember
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Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when perIn order to assure brake system performance, all brake forming underhood services.
system components should be inspected periodically. Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper the cap. Add fluid to bring the level up to the top of the
maintenance intervals.
“FULL” mark on the side of the master cylinder reservoir.
Brake System
WARNING!
Overfilling of fluid is not recommended because it may
cause leaking in the system.
Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and
possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or
riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally
high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and
possible brake damage. You would not have your full
braking capacity in an emergency.
Add enough fluid to bring the level up to the requirements described on the brake fluid reservoir. With disc
brakes, fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake
pads wear. However, low fluid level may be caused by a
leak and a checkup may be needed.
Master Cylinder – Brake Fluid Level Check
Check the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately if
the brake system warning light indicates system failure.
Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Using the wrong type of brake fluid can severely
damage your brake system and/or impair its performance. The proper type of brake fluid for your
vehicle is also identified on the original factory
installed hydraulic master cylinder reservoir.
• To avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has
been in a tightly closed container. Keep the master
cylinder reservoir cap secured at all times. Brake
fluid in a open container absorbs moisture from the
air resulting in a lower boiling point. This may
cause it to boil unexpectedly during hard or prolonged braking, resulting in sudden brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
• Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in
spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts, causing
the brake fluid to catch fire. Brake fluid can also
damage painted and vinyl surfaces, care should be
taken to avoid its contact with these surfaces.
• Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate
the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be
damaged, causing partial or complete brake failure.
This could result in a collision.
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Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed
container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or
moisture.
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Automatic Transmission
CAUTION! (Continued)
Selection Of Lubricant
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
only the manufacturer’s specified transmission fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in this
section for fluid specifications. It is important to maintain
the transmission fluid at the correct level using the
recommended fluid. No chemical flushes should be used
in any transmission; only the approved lubricant should
be used.
CAUTION!
Using a transmission fluid other than the manufacturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration in
transmission shift quality and/or torque converter
shudder, and will require more frequent fluid and
filter changes. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in this section for fluid specifications.
Special Additives
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using
any special additives in the transmission.
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered
product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the transmission. The only exception to this
policy is the use of special dyes for diagnosing fluid
leaks. Avoid using transmission sealers as they may
adversely affect seals.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION!
Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as
the chemicals can damage your transmission components. Such damage is not covered by the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
• If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe transmission
damage may occur. Your authorized dealer has the
proper tools to adjust the fluid level accurately.
Fluid Level Check
Fluid And Filter Changes – 5-Speed Transmission
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not require
adjustment under normal operating conditions. Routine
fluid level checks are not required, therefore the transmission has no dipstick. Your authorized dealer can check your
transmission fluid level using special service tools.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
In addition, change the fluid and filter if the fluid becomes
contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is
disassembled for any reason.
If you notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction,
Fluid And Filter Changes – 8-Speed Transmission
visit your authorized dealer immediately to have the
transmission fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at
with an improper fluid level can cause severe transmis- the factory will provide satisfactory lubrication for the
sion damage.
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life of the vehicle. Routine fluid and filter changes are not
required. However, change the fluid and filter if the fluid
becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is disassembled for any reason.
All Wheel Drive (AWD) – If Equipped
The front differential fill plug is located on the outer
cover near the halfshaft attachment. To inspect the differential fluid level, remove the fill plug. The fluid level
should be even with or slightly below the bottom of the
hole.
The all wheel drive system consists of a transfer case and Fluid Changes
front differential. The exterior surface of these compo- Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
nents should be inspected for evidence of fluid leaks. maintenance intervals.
Confirmed leaks should be repaired as soon as possible.
Rear Axle
The transfer case fluid fill/inspection plug is located in
For normal service, periodic fluid level checks are not
the middle of the rear housing. To inspect the transfer
required. When the vehicle is serviced for other reasons the
case fluid level, remove the fill/inspection plug. The
exterior surfaces of the axle assembly should be inspected.
fluid level should be even with the bottom of the hole.
If gear oil leakage is suspected inspect the fluid level. Refer
Use this plug to add fluid as required.
to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining
Your Vehicle” for further information.
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parking, which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants, road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated,
Check the fluid level by removing the fill plug on the
extreme hot or cold weather and other extreme condiaxle. The fluid level should be at the bottom of the fill
tions will have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and
hole. Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level.
underbody protection.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
The following maintenance recommendations will enable
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion
Change Axle Fluid
resistance built into your vehicle.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
What Causes Corrosion?
maintenance intervals.
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
paint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
The most common causes are:
Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geo• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
graphic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
passable in snow and ice, and chemicals that are sprayed • Stone and gravel impact.
on trees and road surfaces during other seasons, are • Insects, tree sap and tar.
highly corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside
Fluid Level Check
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• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
CAUTION!
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
Washing
• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
clear water.
• 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.
Special Care
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumu• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
and Tar Remover to remove.
a month.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR®
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
open.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
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• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint, Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
considered the responsibility of the owner.
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner.
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
packaged and sealed.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• Use MOPAR® Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
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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Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure –
If Equipped
Interior Care
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following man- carpeting.
ner:
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
MOPAR® Total Clean is specifically recommended for
with a clean, dry towel.
leather upholstery.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean, or a cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
and MOPAR® Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, deter• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of gents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather
protectants on Stain Repel products.
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not
required to maintain the original condition.
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WARNING!
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
CAUTION!
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth.
To remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution
followed by rinsing.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
Glass Surfaces
Do not use Alcohol and Alcohol-based and/or Keton
based cleaning products to clean leather seats, as
damage to the seat may result.
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear winCleaning Headlights
dow equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do
lights (if equipped) that are lighter and less susceptible to not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may
stone breakage than glass headlights.
scratch the elements.
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
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When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the Seat Belt Maintenance
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner Do not bleach, dye, or clean the belts with chemical
directly on the mirror.
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are If the belts need cleaning, use MOPAR® Total Clean, a
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care mild soap solution, or lukewarm water. Do not remove
must be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
the belts from the vehicle to wash them. Dry with a soft
cloth.
1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp buckles do not work properly.
rag.
Cleaning The Center Console Cupholders
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Clean with a damp cloth or towel using a mild detergent
with the cupholder in the center console.
NOTE: The cupholder cannot be removed.
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FUSES
WARNING!
WARNING!
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an appropriate replacement fuse with the same amp
rating as the original fuse. Never replace a fuse
with another fuse of higher amp rating. Never
replace a blown fuse with metal wires or any other
material. Failure to use proper fuses may result in
serious personal injury, fire and/or property damage.
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition
is off and that all the other services are switched off
and/or disengaged.
If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
WARNING!
If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air bag
system, braking system), power unit systems (engine
system, gearbox system) or steering system blows,
contact an authorized Dealer.
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Front Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
CAUTION!
The Front Power Distribution Center is located in the
engine compartment. This module contains fuses and
relays.
• 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.
Front Power Distribution Center
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Cavity
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Cartridge
Fuse
—
40 Amp
Green
50 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
25 Amp
Natural
—
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
—
—
Fuse – Spare
Radiator Fan #1
9
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
Power Steering #1
10
—
—
Starter
11
—
—
Anti-Lock Brakes
12
—
—
Anti-Lock Brakes
—
—
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
13
14
15
—
—
—
16
—
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20 Amp
Yellow
All-Wheel Drive
Module – If
Equipped
Security
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
—
—
25 Amp
Natural
—
Horns
Air Conditioning
Clutch
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
Transmission
Fuse – Spare
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Cavity
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
28
Cartridge
Fuse
50 Amp
Red
50 Amp
Red
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
—
—
—
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
—
Radiator Fan #2
29
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
Power Steering #2
30
31
—
—
—
Wiper Motor
—
Headlamp Washers
—
—
—
25 Amp
Natural
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
Fuel Pump
32
33
34
—
—
—
35
—
36
—
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15 Amp
Blue
—
25 Amp
Natural
—
—
25 Amp
Natural
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
Transmission
Shifter
Fuse – Spare
Engine Module
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
Powertrain #1
Powertrain #2
Anti-Lock Brake
Module
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Cavity
37
Cartridge
Fuse
—
38
—
39
—
48
—
MiniFuse
Description
Cavity
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
Engine Controller/
Rad Fan Relays
Airbag Module
49
50
51
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
—
Power Steering
Module/AC Clutch
Relay
AWD Module/
Front Axle
Disconnect
52
53
—
—
10 Amp
Red
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—
—
20 Amp
Yellow
—
—
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
Vacuum Pump
Fuse – Spare
Fuse – Spare
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Rear Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
There is also a power distribution center located in the
trunk under the spare tire access panel. This center contains
fuses and relays.
Rear Power Distribution Center
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Opening The Access Cover
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CAUTION!
Cavity
• 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.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Fuse
60 Amp
Yellow
—
60 Amp
Yellow
30 Amp
Pink
40 Amp
Green
40 Amp
Green
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Description
Front PDC
Feed #1
Fuse – Spare
Front PDC
Feed #2
Sunroof
Exterior
Lighting #1
Exterior
Lighting #2
Interior Lighting/
Washer Pump
Power Locks
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Cavity
10
11
12
15
16
17
18
19
20
Cartridge
Fuse
30 Amp
Pink
30 Amp
Pink
—
40 Amp
Green
—
—
—
—
—
MiniFuse
—
—
20 Amp
Yellow
Description
Driver Door
Passenger Door
—
Cigar Lighters,
Instrument Panel
& Power Outlet
Console Rear
HVAC Blower
—
—
—
—
—
Fuse
Fuse
Fuse
Fuse
Fuse
—
—
—
—
—
Spare
Spare
Spare
Spare
Spare
21
22
23
Cartridge
Fuse
—
—
—
24
—
25
—
26
27
—
—
31
—
32
—
Cavity
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—
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
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25 Amp
Natural
25 Amp
Natural
15 Amp
Blue
Description
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuel Door/
Diagnostic Port
Radio Screen
Tire Pressure
Monitor
Fuse — Spare
Amplifier
Power Seats
HVAC Module/
Cluster
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Cavity
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30 Amp
Pink
MiniFuse
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
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15 Amp
Blue
20 Amp
Yellow
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—
—
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Cartridge
Fuse
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MiniFuse
25 Amp
Natural
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47
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48
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50
—
—
10 Amp
Red
15 Amp
Blue
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
20 Amp
Yellow
—
—
Description
Cavity
Ignition Switch/
Wireless Module
Steering Column
Module/Clock
Battery Sensor
Fuse — Spare
Radio
Power Outlet
Inside Arm Rest
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Rear Defrost
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Rear Heated
Seats/Steering
Wheel
Park Assist/Blind
Spot/Camera
Cluster/Rearview
Mirror/Compass
Adaptive Cruise
Control
Adaptive Front
Lighting
Active
Suspension
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
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Fuse
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Cavity
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MiniFuse
20 Amp
Yellow
10 Amp
Red
10 Amp
Red
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10 Amp
Red
Description
Front Heated
Seats
Heated
Cupholders/
Rear Heated
Seat Switches
HVAC Module/
In Car Temperature Sensor
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Airbag Module
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Fuse
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Cavity
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10 Amp
Red
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15 Amp
Blue
15 Amp
Blue
Description
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
Rear Windows
Airbag Module
Fuse — Spare
Run Sense
Illumination/
Rear Sunshade
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Cartridge
Fuse
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MiniFuse
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REPLACEMENT BULBS
Description
Fuse — Spare
Fuse — Spare
All of the interior bulbs are glass wedge base or glass
cartridge types. Aluminum base bulbs are not approved
and should not be used for replacement.
Interior Bulbs
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than
21 days, you may want to take these steps to protect your
battery.
• Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
Rear Courtesy/Reading
Lamps
Rear Compartment
(Trunk) Lamp
Overhead Console
Reading Lamps
Visor Vanity Lamps
Glove Box Lamp –
If Equipped
Door Courtesy
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A6220
194
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Bulb Number
Shift Indicator Lamp
JKLE14140
Optional Door Map
LED (Serviced at
Pocket/Cupholder
Authorized Dealer)
For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for
replacement instructions.
Exterior Bulbs
Low Beam/High Beam
(Bi-Halogen Headlamp)
Low Beam/High Beam
(Bi-Xenon Headlamp)
Front Turn Signal Lamp
Front Park Lamp
Daytime Running Lamp
Front Fog Lamp –
If Equipped
Front Sidemarker Lamp
Rear Tail/Stop/Turn
Lamp
Rear Sidemarker Lamp
Bulb Number
HIR2LL
D3S (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
PSY24WSV
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
Backup Lamp
Center High Mount
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
License
Rear Fog Lamp –
If Equipped
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H11
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
W21W
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
W5W
LED (Serviced at
Authorized Dealer)
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BULB REPLACEMENT
WARNING!
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
accelerate the clearing process.
A transient high voltage occurs at the bulb sockets of
HID headlamps when the headlamp switch is turned
ON. It may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if not serviced properly. See your authorized
dealer for service.
Low Beam And High Beam Headlamp
NOTE: On vehicles equipped with HID headlamps,
when the headlamps are turned on, there is a blue hue to
the lights. This diminishes and becomes more white after
The headlamps are a type of high voltage discharge tube. approximately 10 seconds, as the system charges.
High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the
Standard Low Beam And High Beam Headlamp
headlamp switch off and the ignition turned to the OFF
position. Because of this, you should not attempt to 1. Open the hood.
service a headlamp bulb yourself. If a headlamp bulb NOTE: Removal of the air cleaner filter housing may be
fails, take your vehicle to an authorized dealer for necessary prior to replacing bulbs in the headlamp
service.
assembly on the driver side of the vehicle.
High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID) —
If Equipped
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2. Reach behind the headlamp housing to access the
headlamp (outboard) bulb cap.
3. Firmly grasp the cap and rotate it counterclockwise to
unlock it.
4. Twist the headlamp bulb assembly counterclockwise,
and then pull it out of the headlamp assembly.
CAUTION!
Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil
contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the
bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the
bulb with rubbing alcohol.
Front Turn Signal Lamps
5. Disconnect the bulb from the wiring assembly and
1. Open the hood.
install the replacement bulb.
6. Reinstall the bulb and wiring assembly into the head- NOTE: Removal of the air cleaner filter housing may be
necessary prior to replacing bulbs in the headlamp
lamp assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
assembly on the driver side of the vehicle.
7. Install the headlamp bulb cap in the headlamp hous2. Reach behind the headlamp housing to access the turn
ing and rotate it clockwise to lock it.
signal (inboard) bulb cap.
3. Firmly grasp the cap and rotate it counterclockwise to
unlock it.
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4. Squeeze the two tabs on the side of the bulb socket and 4. Remove the three wing nuts from the back of the tail
lamp assembly.
pull straight out from the lamp assembly.
5. Disconnect the bulb from the wiring connector and 5. Pull the tail lamp assembly away from the vehicle
enough to access the electrical connector.
install the replacement bulb.
6. Install the bulb and connector assembly straight into 6. Push the electrical connector locking tab to the side.
the lamp until it locks in place.
7. Disconnect the electrical connector.
7. Install the turn signal bulb cap in the headlamp
8. Continue removing lamp from vehicle in order to
housing and rotate clockwise to lock in place.
access the bulb(s).
Rear Backup Lamp And Turn Signal Lamps
9. Turn the appropriate bulb and socket assembly coun1. Open the trunk.
terclockwise to remove it from the tail lamp assembly.
2. Remove the trunk trim by removing the grocery hook 10. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
(using a T-20 torque driver or similar tool), remove the
fastener, and pull back the weather strip.
11. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the tail
3. Pull back the trunk liner to gain access to the tail lamp
lamp assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
wing nuts.
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12. Reinstall the tail lamp assembly, fasteners, electrical
connector, and trunk trim.
13. Close the trunk.
License Lamp
1. Remove the screws securing the lamp to the rear fascia.
2. Remove the bulb and socket assembly.
3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and
install the replacement bulb.
1 — License Lamp Bulb
2 — Socket
4. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly.
5. Reattach the lamp to the rear fascia, and then install
the screws.
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FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Metric
19 Gallons
72 Liters
6 Quarts
7 Quarts
5.6 Liters
6.6 Liters
10 Quarts
9.5 Liters
14.5 Quarts
13.9 Liters
15 Quarts
14.3 Liters
Fuel (Approximate)
All Engines
Engine Oil With Filter
3.6 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
5.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
Cooling System *
3.6 Liter Engine – We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/
Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula or equivalent.
5.7 Liter Engine without Severe Duty II Cooling System –
We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant
10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula.
5.7 Liter Engine with Severe Duty II Cooling System – We recommend
you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Engine Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile
Formula.
* Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled
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FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 3.6L Engine
Engine Oil – 5.7L Engine
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs – 3.6L Engine
Spark Plugs – 5.7L Engine
Fuel Selection – 3.6L Engine
Fuel Selection – 5.7L Engine
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 API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR®, Pennzoil®,
and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade.
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR®, Pennzoil®,
and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade.
MOPAR® Engine Oil Filter or equivalent.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm]).
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs (Gap 0.043 in [1.1 mm]).
87 Octane
87 Octane Acceptable – 89 Octane Recommended
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Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission –
8-Speed Transmission
Automatic Transmission –
5-Speed Transmission
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir
Front Axle
Rear Axle
Transfer Case
Fluid, Lubricant, Or Genuine Part
Use only MOPAR® ZF 8&9 Speed ATF™ Automatic Transmission Fluid, or
equivalent. Failure to use the correct fluid may affect the function or performance of your transmission.
Use only ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid. Failure to use ATF+4® fluid
may affect the function or performance of your transmission. We recommend
MOPAR® ATF+4® fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR® DOT 3 and SAE J1703. If DOT 3 brake
fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Hydraulic Fluid or equivalent meeting
MS-11655, such as Fuchs EG ZH 3044 or Pentosin CHF 11s.
We recommend you use API GL-5 SAE 75W90 Synthetic Gear Lubricant.
We recommend you use API GL-5 SAE 75W140 Synthetic Gear Lubricant.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Transfer Case Lubricant for BorgWarner 44–40.
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On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
equipped vehicles, “Oil Change Required” will be disYour vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
played in the EVIC and a single chime will sound,
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
indicating that an oil change is necessary.
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
On Non-EVIC equipped vehicles, “Change Oil” will flash
in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change
will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary.
indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
influence when the “Change Oil” or “Oil Change Re- than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
quired” message is displayed. Severe Operating Condi- referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
tions can cause the change oil message to illuminate as Information Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in
early as 3,500 miles (5,600 km) since last reset. Have your “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or under “Invehicle serviced as soon as possible, within the next 500 strument Cluster Description/Odometer/Trip Odommiles (805 km).
eter” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months,
whichever comes first.
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level
• Check windshield washer fluid level
• Check the tire inflation pressures and look for unusual
wear or damage
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, and power steering and fill as needed.
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights
Required Maintenance Intervals.
Refer to the maintenance schedules on the following
page for the required maintenance intervals.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change oil and filter
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required
• Inspect automatic transmission fluid if equipped
with dipstick
• Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses
and park brake
• Inspect engine cooling system protection and hoses
• Inspect exhaust system
• Inspect engine air cleaner if using in dusty or
off-road conditions
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Inspect the CV joints.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, boot seals,
and replace if necessary.
Inspect the rear axle fluid. Inspect the front axle
fluid (All Wheel Drive Only).
Inspect the brake linings, replace as necessary.
Adjust park brake on vehicles equipped with four
wheel disc brakes.
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Inspect transfer case fluid (All Wheel Drive Only).
Inspect the transfer case fluid. Change the transfer
case fluid; if using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or frequent
trailer towing. (All Wheel Drive Only).
Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air filter.
Replace cabin/air conditioning filter.
Replace spark plugs (3.6L engine).**
Replace spark plugs (5.7L engine).**
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Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 571 M
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Flush and replace the engine coolant at 10 years
or 150,000 miles (240,000 km) whichever comes
first.
Change automatic transmission fluid and filter if
using your vehicle for any of the following: police,
taxi, fleet, off-road, or frequent trailer towing
(five-speed only).
Change automatic transmission fluid and filter
(five-speed only).
Change transfer case fluid if using your vehicle for
any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or
frequent trailer towing (All Wheel Drive Only).
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160,000
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192,000
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Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first)
32,000
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 573 M
Change the rear axle fluid and on models
equipped with All Wheel Drive (AWD) change the
front axle fluid if using your vehicle for any of the
following: police, taxi, fleet, off-road, or frequent
trailer towing.
Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
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** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
yearly intervals do not apply.
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effect vehicle handling and performance. This
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CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE
FOR YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or
Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) . . . . . . . . . . . . .579
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .577
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .577 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .581
▫ Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center. . . . . . .578
▫ Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . .579
▫ In Mexico contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .579
▫ In The 50 United States And
Washington, D.C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .582
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䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . .583
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .584
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SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealer, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have the
right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All work
to be performed may not be covered by the warranty.
Discuss additional charges with the service manager. Keep
a maintenance log of your vehicle’s service history. This
can often provide a clue to the current problem.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
Prepare A List
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident with our products and services.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the
service advisor know.
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Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
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
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
correctly and in a timely manner.
Any communication to the manufacturer’s customer center should include the following information:
• Owner’s name and address
• Owner’s telephone number (home and office)
• Authorized dealer name
• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
• Vehicle delivery date and mileage
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be re- Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
solved with this process.
P.O. Box 21–8004
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer.
Phone: (800) 247–9753
They want to know if you need assistance.
• If an authorized dealer is unable to resolve the concern,
you may contact the manufacturer’s customer center.
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Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
P.O. Box 1621
Windsor, Ontario N9A 4H6
Phone: (800) 465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French
In Mexico contact:
Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240
Sante Fe C.P. 05109
Mexico, D. F.
In Mexico City: 5081-7568
Outside Mexico City: 1-800-505-1300
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.
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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and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
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
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only We appreciate that you have made a major investment
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
have any questions about the service contract, call the sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer concerns.
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465–2001 English / (800) 387–9983 French).
WARNING!
Service Contract
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,
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain
vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 581
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
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.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
DVD, for the terms and provisions of Chrysler Group a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
MOPAR® PARTS
dealer, and the manufacturer.
MOPAR® fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety
available from an authorized dealer. They are recom- Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424–
mended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle 9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
operating at its best.
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
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West Building, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
http://www.safercar.gov.
Service Manuals
In Canada
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the inforIf you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you mation that students and professional technicians need in
should contact the Customer Service Department imme- diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaindiately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety ing, servicing, and repairing Chrysler Group LLC vedefect to the Canadian government should contact Trans- hicles. A complete working knowledge of the vehicle,
port Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and system, and/or components is written in straightforward
Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/ language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
roadsafety/
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
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.
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
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problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshoot- DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
ing and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests TIRE QUALITY GRADES
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The
Owner’s Manuals
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acyour vehicle.
quaint you with specific Chrysler Group LLC vehicles.
Included are starting, operating, emergency and mainte- All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety
nance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities requirements in addition to these grades.
and safety tips.
Treadwear
Call toll free at:
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
• 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.)
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
• 1–800–387–1143 (Canada)
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
Or
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
• www.techauthority.com
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significantly from the norm due to variations in driving Temperature Grades
habits, service practices, and differences in road charac- The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
teristics and climate.
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
Traction Grades
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforpassenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
mance.
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
WARNING!
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
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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WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
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About Your Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) (Cruise Control) . . .227
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .533
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .463
Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Additives, Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .458
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Airbag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Airbag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Airbag Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Airbag, Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Airbag, Window (Side Curtain) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .521
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
Air Conditioning Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .366
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
Air Pressure, Tires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
All Wheel Drive (AWD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
Anti-Lock Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Anti-Theft Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . .18
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Arming Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . .18
Assist, Hill Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Automatic Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
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Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .363
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Automatic Transmission Limp Home Mode . . . . . . .388
Autostick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
Auto Unlock, Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Auto Up Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . .
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake Assist System. . . . . . . . . .
Brake Control System, Electronic
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake, Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . .
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . .
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . .
Brightness, Interior Lights . . . . .
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .
Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.527
.425
.411
.410
.566
.405
.537
.408
.537
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.405
.317
.379
.210
.558
.102
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .24 Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521 Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Belts, Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
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Caps, Filler
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Cargo Area Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Cargo Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Cargo (Vehicle Loading) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Chains, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
Changing A Flat Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420
Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) . . .315
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Checks, Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Child Safety Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coin Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . .
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . .
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Computer, Trip/Travel. . . . . . . . . . . .
Connector
UCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Conserving Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Console, Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) .
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . .
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INDEX 591
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Diagnostic System, Onboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
Dimmer Switch, Headlight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Dipsticks
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Driving
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
Daytime Brightness, Interior Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205 Driving to Achieve Maximum Fuel Economy. . . . . .331
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
Deck Lid, Emergency Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460
Deck Lid, Power Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . .
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . .
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . .
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) .
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . .
Cruise Control (Speed Control). . . .
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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592 INDEX
Electric Rear Window Defrost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .513
Electric Remote Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Checking Oil Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .410
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Electronic Power Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . .549
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .224
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
Cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . . . .265
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Emergency Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
Emergency, In Case of
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
Oil Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
Emergency Trunk Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
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Air Conditioning . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil Disposal .
Flashers
Hazard Warning . . . .
Turn Signal . . . . . . .
Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . .
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . .
Fuel Requirements . .
Maintenance . . . . . . .
Replacement Parts . . .
Starting . . . . . . . . . .
Flooded Engine Starting
Floor Console . . . . . . . .
Filler Location Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316 Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . .
Filters
Fluid Capacities . . . . . .
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521 Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . .
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Temperature Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Exhaust Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Exterior Folding Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Exterior Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Exterior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
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.375
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.564
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594 INDEX
Fluid Level Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . .
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts
Fog Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Folding Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Collision Warning . . . . . . .
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conserving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Filler Door (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . .
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.537
.531
.517
.541
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.205
.193
.252
.500
.455
.458
.456
.331
.456
.316
.455
.316
Light . . . . . . . .
Materials Added
Methanol . . . . .
Octane Rating . .
Requirements . .
Saver Mode . . .
Specifications . .
Tank Capacity . .
Fuel, Flexible . . . .
Fuel Optimizer . . .
Fuel Saver . . . . . .
Fuses . . . . . . . . . .
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.456
.455
.455
.331
.565
.564
.460
.331
.331
.548
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Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . .
Conserving . . . . . . . .
Gasoline, Reformulated .
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INDEX 595
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . .
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
Time Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .546
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467 Headlight Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467 Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .467 Head Rests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Heated Seats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hazard
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402 High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch .
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484 Hill Start Assist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560 Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .546 Holder, Coin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202 Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.205
.202
.207
.201
.202
.528
.528
.191
.191
.114
.186
.377
.207
.414
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10
596 INDEX
Ignition
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Infant Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .488
Jack Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .496
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . .
Keyless Entry System . . .
Keyless Go. . . . . . . . . . .
Key, Programming . . . . .
Key, Replacement . . . . . .
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer)
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.16
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Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Latch Plate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
Light Bulbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
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Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .560
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Dimmer Switch, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . . .416
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Headlights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Headlights On With Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Headlight Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Intensity Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563
Lights On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Low Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326
Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) . . . . . . . . .315
Map Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) . . . . . . . . . . .212
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator) . . . .315
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
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Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .317
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Vanity Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .312
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466
Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .468
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
Load Leveling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Auto Unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .485
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine). . . . . . .315
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Master Cylinder (Brakes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .537
Memory Feature (Memory Seat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Memory Seats and Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Mini-Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Electric Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Exterior Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Vanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
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Fuel Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .331
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .444
Mopar Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Occupant Restraints (Sedan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Odometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Oil Change Indicator, Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .564
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .330
Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .517
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
Materials Added to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Overdrive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
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Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .542
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Park Sense System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Pedals, Adjustable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Pets, Transporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .425
Power
Deck Lid Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .553
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . . . . .287
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .566
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Preparation for Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .21
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap)
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio Remote Controls . . . . . . . . . .
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . .
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Cupholder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Park Sense System . . . . . . . . . .
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Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .481
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .456
Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Release, Hood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Reminder, Lights On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .354
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Remote Trunk Release. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .439
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
Resetting Oil Change Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Rocking Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
Safety, Exhaust Gas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .568
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
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Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Anchorage . . . . . . . . .54
And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Seatback Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Tilting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182
Security Alarm (Theft Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Sentry Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .580
Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator). . .315
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .582
Setting the Clock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .502
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Shoulder Belt Upper Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Side Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
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Side View Mirror Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
SmartBeams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433
Spare Tire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Specifications
Fuel (Gasoline) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .565
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Sport Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Starting and Operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Starting Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Steering
Column Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Column Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404
Tilt Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .354
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .354
Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Storage, Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .558
Stuck, Freeing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .500
Sunglasses Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . . . . .59
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .520
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
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Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telescoping Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .363
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)
Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . .320
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . .
Theft Alarm (Security Alarm). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . .
Theft System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .217
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Delay, Headlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . . . . . . . . .425
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .441
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . .
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .435
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429 Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . .
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432 Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . .
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430 To Open Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . .
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recreational . . . . . . . . . .
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Traction Control . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . .
Cooling System Tips . . . .
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Minimum Requirements .
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer and Tongue Weight
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . .
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . .
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . .
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Transmission
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .539
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .24
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .21
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .21
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
Trip Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Trunk Lid (Deck Lid) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Trunk Release, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Trunk Release Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
UCI Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .583
Universal Consumer Interface (UCI)
Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
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Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455 Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .543
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
Vanity Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544
Vehicle Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .466 Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Wind Buffeting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426 Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .365
Vehicle Theft Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Windshield Defroster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519 Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Warning Flasher, Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484 Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .312 Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581 Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215
Washer
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .528
Washers, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
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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.
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OWNER’S MANUAL
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