2015 RAM Truck 1500/2500/3500 Owner`s Manual

2015 RAM Truck 1500/2500/3500 Owner`s Manual
2015 RAM TRUCK 1500/2500/3500
2015
FCA US LLC
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OWNER’S MANUAL
Fourth Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
RAM TRUCK
1500/2500/3500
VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name FCA
US LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name FCA
Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore.
DRIVING AND ALCOHOL
Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of
accidents.
Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood
alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are
drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated nondrinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.
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.
FCA US LLC reserves the right to make changes in design
and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation
upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.
WARNING!
Driving after drinking can lead to an accident.
Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are
slower, and your judgment is impaired when you
have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.
Copyright © 2015 FCA US LLC
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279
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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 677
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 741
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 823
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 831
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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 841
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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
䡵 VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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4 INTRODUCTION
When it comes to service, remember that your authorized
dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techCongratulations on selecting your new FCA US LLC
nicians and genuine MOPAR® parts, and cares about
vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision workmanyour satisfaction.
ship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all essentials
that are traditional to our vehicles.
RAM is a registered trademark of FCA US LLC.
INTRODUCTION
This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint
you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.
It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various
customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to
read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help
assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section
contains the information you desire.
Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the
items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and
illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.
The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual
NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it contains a complete listing of all subjects.
should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referencConsult the following table for a description of the
ing and remain with the vehicle when sold.
symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout
this Owner’s Manual:
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
Operating instructions for the special equipment installed by the conversion/camper manufacturer should
also be supplied with your vehicle. If these instructions
are missing, please contact your authorized dealer for
assistance in obtaining replacement documents from the
applicable manufacturer.
This Owner’s 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 Owner’s Manual, you may miss
important information. Observe all Warnings and Cau- For information on the Body Builders Guide refer to:
tions.
www.rambodybuilder.com. This website contains dimensional and technical specifications for your vehicle. It
VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS
is intended for Second Stage Manufacturer’s technical
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty does not apply to support. For service issues, contact your authorized
body modifications or special equipment installed by van dealer.
conversion/camper manufacturers/body builders. Refer
to the Warranty Information book, Section 2.1.C. Such VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
equipment includes video monitors, VCRs, heaters, The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the
stoves, refrigerators, etc. For warranty coverage and left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through
service on these items, contact the applicable manufac- the windshield. This number also appears on the vehicle
turer.
INTRODUCTION 7
frame and underbody as well as the Automobile Infor- VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
mation Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your
vehicle, the vehicle registration and title.
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.
Vehicle Identification Number
NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
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CONTENTS
䡵 A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 䡵 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Ignition Node Module (IGNM) . . . . . . . . . . . .12
▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Keyless Push Button Ignition — If Equipped . . .13
▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
▫ Removing Key Fob From Ignition . . . . . . . . . .16
▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .24
▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 䡵 ILLUMINATED APPROACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
䡵 SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 䡵 REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .25
▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
▫ Remote Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
▫ Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock . . . . . . . . .27
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▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 䡵 WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
▫ RKE Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The
Vehicle) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .29
▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .30
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
䡵 REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
䡵 DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .39
▫ Child-Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
䡵 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
▫ Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .46
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
䡵 OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . .49
▫ Important Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
▫ Seat Belt Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) . . . . . . . .67
▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
䡵 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . . .113
䡵 SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
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▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The
Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
Your vehicle uses either a key start ignition system or
keyless ignition system. The key start ignition system
consists of a either a bladed key with an immobilizer chip
in it, or a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an Ignition Node Module (IGNM). The
keyless ignition system consists of a Key Fob with
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a Keyless
Push Button Ignition.
Ignition Node Module (IGNM)
The Ignition Node Module (IGNM) operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three with
detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START position
is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When
released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the ON/RUN position.
Ignition Module
1
2
3
4
— OFF
— ACC (ACCESSORY)
— ON/RUN
— START
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Keyless Push Button Ignition — If Equipped
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.
The Keyless Push Button Ignition has four operating
positions; three of which are labeled and will illuminate
when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and
ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start
RUN will illuminate.
NOTE: In case the ignition switch does not change with
the push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may
Keyless Push Button Ignition
have a low or dead battery. In this situation, a back up
method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put 1 — OFF
the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the 2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)
3 — ON/RUN
Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and
push to operate the ignition switch and with your foot
applied on the brake pedal.
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NOTE: When using the emergency key to gain access to
your vehicle, be aware that the security alarm may be
Key Fob — If Equipped
triggered. Insert the Key Fob into the ignition and place
The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. Insert the the ignition in the ON/RUN mode to disarm the security
square end of the key fob into the ignition switch located system.
on the instrument panel and rotate to the desired position. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the
rear of the Key Fob.
Key Fob
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter
go dead. You can keep the emergency key with you when
valet parking.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and
then pull the key out with your other hand.
Emergency Key Removal
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To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch
on the backside of the Key Fob sideways with your
This Keyless Push Button Ignition Key Fob allows the
thumb and then pull the key out with your other hand.
driver to operate the ignition switch with the push of a
button, as long as the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) NOTE: When using the emergency key to gain access to
transmitter is in the passenger compartment. The Keyless your vehicle, be aware that the security alarm may be
Push Button Ignition has four operating positions, three triggered. Insert the Key Fob into the ignition and place
of which are labeled and will illuminate when in posi- the ignition in the ON/RUN mode to disarm the security
tion. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. system.
The fourth position is START, during start RUN will
illuminate. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in
the rear of the Key Fob.
Keyless Push Button Ignition Key Fob — If Equipped
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle
should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter
go dead. You can keep the emergency key with you when
valet parking.
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Removing Key Fob From Ignition
Place the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with an
automatic transmission). Turn the Key Fob to the OFF
position and then remove the Key Fob.
NOTE:
Emergency Key Removal Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Fob
• The power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up
to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the
OFF position. Opening either front door will cancel
this feature. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key
• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
into the door lock cylinder with either side up.
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/ Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
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• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
CAUTION!
• If your vehicle battery becomes low or dead, your
Key Fob will become locked in the ignition.
• Do not attempt to remove the Key Fob while in this
condition, damage could occur to the Key Fob or
ignition module. Only remove the emergency key
for locking and unlocking the doors.
• Leave the Key Fob in the ignition and either:
• Jump Start the vehicle.
• Charge the battery.
WARNING!
• 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. If equipped
with Keyless Enter-N-Go, always make sure the keyless ignition node is in “OFF” mode, remove the Key
Fob from the vehicle and lock 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 gear selector.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, 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.
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always
remove the key from the ignition and lock all doors
when leaving the vehicle unattended.
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the
ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC,
a chime will sound to remind you to remove the Key Fob.
NOTE:
• ⬙Keyed⬙ Ignition systems will chime in OFF or ACC
when the driver door is open.
• “Keyless⬙ Ignition systems will chime in ACC or RUN
when the driver door is open.
• If equipped with Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID), the EVIC or
DID will display “Key In Ignition.”
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SENTRY KEY®
The Sentry Key® Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The
system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation
is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked
or unlocked.
The system uses a Key Fob with a factory-mated Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, an Ignition Node Module, Keyless Push Button Ignition 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. The system will not allow
the engine to crank if an invalid Key Fob is used to start
and operate the vehicle. The system will shut the engine
off in two seconds if an invalid Key Fob is used to start
the engine.
NOTE: A Key Fob that has not been programmed is also
considered an invalid key.
During normal operation, after turning on the ignition
switch, 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 try 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.
NOTE: Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an
authorized dealer. This procedure consists of programNOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to the ming a blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank
vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the Key Fob is one that has never been programmed.
vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, it
When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer System sercannot be programmed to any other vehicle.
viced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an authorized
dealer.
Replacement Keys
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Customer Key Programming
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM
Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors
performed at an authorized dealer.
and ignition for unauthorized operation. When the Vehicle Security Alarm is activated, interior switches for
General Information
door locks are disabled. The system provides both auThe Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules part 15 dible and visible signals for the first three minutes the
and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is horn will sound and the headlights will turn on, the park
subject to the following conditions:
lamps and/or turn signals will flash and Vehicle Security
Light will flash repeatedly. For an additional 15 minutes
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
only, the headlights will turn on, the park lamps and/or
• This device must accept any interference that may be turn signals, and Vehicle Security Light will flash.
received, including interference that may cause undeRearming Of The System
sired operation.
The Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself after the 15
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
additional minutes of headlights and Vehicle Security
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
Light flashing, if the system has not been disabled. If the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
condition which initiated the alarm is still present, the
system will ignore that condition and monitor the remaining doors and ignition.
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To Arm The System
Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:
• Push the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry
Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the
same exterior zone (refer to ⬙Keyless Enter- N-Go™⬙
in ⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for
further information).
• Push the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter.
1. Remove the key from the ignition system (refer to
⬙Starting Procedures⬙ in ⬙Starting And Operating⬙ for
further information).
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF.⬙
3. If any doors are open, close them.
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™, make sure the vehicle ignition system is ⬙OFF⬙ The Vehicle Security Alarm will set when you use the
and the key is physically removed from the ignition. power door locks, or use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter to lock the doors. After all the doors are
2. Perform one of the following methods to lock the locked and closed, the Vehicle Security Light, in the
vehicle:
instrument panel cluster, will flash rapidly for about 16
• Push LOCK on the interior power door lock switch seconds to indicate that the alarm is being set. After the
with the driver and/or passenger door open.
alarm is set, the Vehicle Security Light will flash at a
slower rate to indicate that the system is armed.
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To Disarm The System
The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of
the following methods:
• For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™, insert a valid key into the ignition switch and
turn the key to the ON position.
2. Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle with a
valid Key Fob within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the passive entry
door handle (if equipped, refer to ⬙Keyless Enter-NGo™⬙ in ⬙Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle⬙ for further information).
The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your
vehicle. However, you can create conditions where the
system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the
Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether
you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle
and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,
disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
3. Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF
position.
• For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
push the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/ Stop button
(requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).
If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery
becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will
remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the
exterior lights will flash, and the horn will sound. If this
occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.
1. Push the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless
Entry (RKE) transmitter.
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The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy
lights will not turn off if the dimmer control is in the
The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the
“Dome ON” position (rotate horizontal thumb wheel on
doors using the manual door lock plunger.
the bottom of the switch to the far right detent position).
ILLUMINATED APPROACH
The illuminated entry system will not operate if the
Security System Manual Override
The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the dimmer control is in the “Dome OFF” position (rotate
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the horizontal thumb wheel on the bottom of the switch to
the far left detent position).
doors or open any door.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with illuminated
approach lights under the outside mirrors, they can be
turned off by using the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID) controls (if NOT equipped with a touchscreen radio) or the
The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds, Uconnect® radio (if equipped with a touchscreen radio).
or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition For further information, refer to “EVIC/DID” or
switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel.”
This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the
outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in
“Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock all doors,
tailgate, and the RamBox® (if equipped) as well as
activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held radio transmitter
with integrated key. The transmitter does not need to be
pointed at the vehicle to activate the system. Push and
release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock
all doors, the tailgate and the RamBox® (if equipped).
The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to
acknowledge the signal.
NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into
the ignition switch disables the system from responding
to any button pushes from that RKE transmitter. Driving
at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system
from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all
RKE transmitters.
2
Key Fob With Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Transmitter
(IGNM)
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turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock
signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
NOTE: The EVIC/DID or Uconnect® Settings are setup
for driver door first, otherwise this will unlock all doors.
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First
This feature lets you program the system to unlock either
the driver’s door or all doors on the first push of the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the
current setting, proceed as follows:
• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/ Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
Remote Unlock The Doors
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
Push and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE
transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door. Push the • For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
unlock button twice within five seconds to unlock all
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Indoors, the tailgate and the RamBox® (if equipped). The
strument Panel” for further information.
Key Fob With RKE Transmitter Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Fob (KIN)
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NOTE: Pushing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter
while you are inside the vehicle will activate the Vehicle
Security Alarm System. Opening a door with the Vehicle
Security Alarm System activated will cause the alarm to
sound. Push the UNLOCK button to deactivate the
Vehicle Security Alarm System.
Flash Lamps With Remote Key Lock
To Lock The Doors
Push and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors, the tailgate and the RamBox® (if
equipped). The turn signal lights will flash and the horn
will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors
This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be
the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmitturned on or turned off. To change the current setting,
ter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change proceed as follows:
the current setting, proceed as follows:
• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
(EVIC)/Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Underin “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
information.
• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your In- you turn it off by either pushing the PANIC button a
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 5 mph
strument Panel” for further information.
(8 km/h) or greater.
NOTE: Pushing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter
while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle NOTE:
Security Alarm System. Opening a door with the Vehicle
• The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition
Security Alarm System activated will cause the alarm to
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
sound. Push the UNLOCK button to deactivate the
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
Vehicle Security Alarm System.
and horn will remain on.
Using The Panic Alarm
• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, push and
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on,
by the system.
the headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will
turn on.
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RKE Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The
Vehicle) — If Equipped
Cancelling Remote Lowering
Vehicle lowering can be cancelled at anytime. When
vehicle lowering is cancelled, the vehicle will raise up to
For easy entry and loading, your vehicle can be the next defined level and lock out the remote lowering
lowered by pushing the Key Fob air suspension feature until the ignition has been cycled ON/OFF.
lowering button two times. When Remote key To cancel vehicle lowering, push the Key Fob air suspenFOB lowering is requested, the vehicle will
sion lowering button one time during the lowering
send a series of chirps and flashes to alert the customer process. When vehicle lowering is cancelled, the horn
that the operation has begun and will continue these will chirp two times and the hazard lights will flash four
alerts until it successfully lowers.
times. Once raising is completed, the horn will chirp one
The following conditions must be met for the vehicle to time.
lower remotely:
NOTE: Refer to “Air Suspension System” in “Starting
• The vehicle must not already be in Entry/Exit (Park) And Operating” for further information.
ride height.
Programming Additional Transmitters
• The vehicle battery must be fully charged.
If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter,
• All doors must be closed.
• The ignition key must be out of the vehicle.
contact your authorized dealer for details.
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Transmitter Battery Replacement
The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032
battery.
NOTE:
• Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate
• Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back
housing or the printed circuit board.
1. Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical
latch on the back of the RKE transmitter sideways
with your thumb and then pull the key out with your
other hand.
Emergency Key Removal
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2. Separating RKE halves requires screw removal – if
equipped, and gently prying the two halves of the
RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the
seal during removal.
Emergency Key Removal
Remove Screw From Transmitter Case
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Separating Transmitter Case
Separating Transmitter Case
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3. Remove the battery by turning the back cover over
(battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a
solid surface such as a table or similar, then replace the
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.
• This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal
distance, check for these two conditions:
4. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two 1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of
the battery is a minimum of three years with normal
halves together, reposition and secure the screw as
usage.
shown in step #2 for removal.
2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station
tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
radios.
RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the
following conditions:
General Information
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
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REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
• Doors closed
• Hood closed
This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry
• HAZARD switch off
(RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still • BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pushed)
maintaining security. The system has a range of
• Ignition key removed from ignition switch
approximately 300 ft (91 m).
• Battery at an acceptable charge level
NOTE:
• RKE PANIC button not pushed
• The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic
transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.
• Fuel meets minimum requirement
• Obstructions between the vehicle and the RKE trans- • System not disabled from previous remote start event
mitter may reduce this range.
• Vehicle security alarm not active
How To Use Remote Start
All of the following conditions must be met before the
engine will remote start:
• Shift lever in PARK
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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.
• Remote Start Cancelled — Fuel Low
• Remote Start Cancelled — System Fault
• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset
The EVIC/DID message stays active until the ignition is
turned to the ON/RUN position.
To Enter Remote Start Mode
Push and release the REMOTE START button
on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The parking lights will flash, vehicle
Remote Start Abort Message
doors will lock, and the horn will chirp twice (if
The following messages will display in the EVIC/DID if programmed). Once the vehicle has started, the engine
the vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start will run for 15 minutes.
prematurely:
NOTE:
• Remote Start Cancelled — Door Open
• If your power door locks were unlocked, Remote Start
• Remote Start Cancelled — Hood Ajar
will automatically lock the doors.
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• If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system
vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds. will disable the one time push of the REMOTE START
button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote
• The park lamps will turn on and remain on during
Start request.
Remote Start mode.
To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle
• For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, push and release
the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock
in the Remote Start mode.
the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm System
• The engine can be started two consecutive times (two (if equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute
15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However, cycle, cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN
position before you can repeat the start sequence for a Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped
third cycle.
When Remote Start is activated, the heated steering
wheel and driver heated seat features will automatically
turn on in cold weather. In warm weather, the driver
vented seat feature will automatically turn on when the
Push and release the REMOTE START button one time or
remote start is activated. These features will stay on
allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
through the duration of Remote Start or until the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN position.
To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The
Vehicle
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The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and
deactivated through the Uconnect® System. Refer to
”Customer Programmable Features” in “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information on Remote Start Comfort System
operation.
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DOOR LOCKS
Manual Door Locks
Front and rear doors may be locked by moving the lock
knob down or unlocked by moving the lock knob up.
Door Lock Knob
Front doors may be opened with the inside door handle
without lifting the lock knob.
Doors locked before closing will remain locked when
closed.
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The emergency key will unlock the driver door lock on
your vehicle.
WARNING!
• Do not leave children or animals inside parked
vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may
cause serious injury or death.
• For personal security and safety in the event of an
collision, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as
well as when you park and leave the vehicle.
• Before exiting a vehicle, always turn the vehicle
OFF, apply the parking brake, shift the automatic
transmission into PARK or the manual transmission into REVERSE,and push ignition button to
place ignition in OFF mode.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 gear selector.
• 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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39
accidentally locking your Key Fob in the vehicle. Removing the Key Fob or closing the door will allow the locks to
A power door LOCK switch is on each front door trim
operate. A chime will sound if the Key Fob is in the
panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors.
ignition switch and a door is open, as a reminder to
remove the Key Fob.
Power Door Locks — If Equipped
Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped
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 or through the Uconnect® Settings in
your radio.
Automatic Doors Unlock — If Equipped
This feature unlocks all of the doors of the vehicle when
either front door is opened. This will occur only after the
If you push the power door LOCK switch while the Key vehicle has been shifted into the PARK position after the
Fob is in the ignition, and any front door is open, the vehicle has been driven (shifted out of PARK and all
power locks will not operate. This prevents you from doors closed).
Power Door Lock Switch Location
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Automatic Doors Unlock Programming — If
Equipped
Child-Protection Door Lock
To provide a safer environment for children riding in the
The Automatic Doors Unlock feature can be enabled or rear seat, the rear doors (if equipped) of your vehicle
disabled as follows:
have the Child-Protection Door Lock system.
• For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio,
refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)”
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
• For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer
to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: Use the Auto Unlock Doors feature in accordance
with local laws.
Child-Protection Door Lock Location
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To use the system, open each rear door, use a flat blade
screwdriver (or emergency key) and rotate the dial to
engage and disengage the Child-Protection locks. When
the system on a door is engaged, that door can only be
opened by using the outside door handle even if the
inside door lock is in the unlocked position.
WARNING!
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.
NOTE:
• After setting the Child-Protection Door Lock system,
always test the door from the inside to make certain it
is in the desired position.
• For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the
door lock switch to the UNLOCK position, roll down
the window and open the door with the outside door
handle.
Child Lock Control
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• If the vehicle is unlocked by the Passive Entry Door
Handle, and no door goes ajar within 60 seconds, the
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle will re-lock and if equipped will arm the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
security alarm.
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. Refer to “Keyless EnterN-Go™” in “Starting And Operating” for further infor- • The vehicles security alarm can be armed/disarmed
mation. This feature allows you to lock and unlock the
by pushing the passive entry key fob lock/unlock
vehicle’s door(s) without having to push the RKE transbuttons (if equipped).
mitter lock or unlock buttons.
To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:
NOTE:
With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft
• Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF. Refer to (1.5 m) of the driver door handle, grab the front driver
“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instru- door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.
ment Panel” for further information.
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
door is unlocked.
• 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.
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™
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To Unlock From The Passenger Side:
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 doors automatically.
The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the
door is unlocked.
NOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger
door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door
unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st
Press” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).
Grab The Door Handle To Unlock
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.
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.
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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
valid Passive Entry RKE transmitters are detected outside the vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically
unlocks all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times
(on the third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive
Entry RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).
To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors:
Push The Door Handle Button To Lock
With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters Do NOT grab the door handle when pushing the door
within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door handle lock button. This could unlock the door(s).
handles, push the door handle LOCK button to lock all
doors.
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NOTE:
• After pushing 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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WINDOWS
Power Windows — If Equipped
and on the rear doors of the Quad Cab and Crew Cab
models. The windows will operate when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON/RUN or ACC position, and
for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is turned OFF or
until a front door is opened.
NOTE: The Key Off Power Delay feature will allow the
power windows to operate for up to 10 minutes after the
ignition is turned OFF. This feature is cancelled when
either front door is opened.
WARNING!
Power Window Switches
The control on the left front door panel has UP-DOWN
switches that give you fingertip control of all power
windows. There is a single opening and closing switch on
the front passenger door for passenger window control
Never leave children unattended in a vehicle. 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 EnterN-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. Occupants,
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WARNING! (Continued)
particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power
window switches. Such entrapment may result in
serious injury or death.
Auto-Down
Auto-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection
(4-Door Models Driver And Front Passenger Door
Only) — If Equipped
Lift the window switch fully upward to the second
detent, release, and the window will go up automatically.
To stop the window from going all the way up during the
Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.
Both the driver and front passenger window switch have
To close the window part way, lift the window switch to
an Auto-Down feature. Push the window switch past the
the first detent and release when you want the window to
first detent, release, and the window will go down
stop.
automatically. To cancel the Auto-Down movement, operate the switch in either the up or down direction and
release the switch.
To stop the window from going all the way down during
the Auto-Down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
To open the window part way, push to the first detent
and release it when you want the window to stop.
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NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during the 2. Pull the window switch up to close the window
completely and continue to hold the switch up for an
auto-closure, it will reverse direction and then go back
additional two seconds after the window is closed.
down. Remove the obstacle and use the window switch
again to close the window. Any impact due to rough road
3. Push the window switch down firmly to the second
conditions may trigger the auto reverse function unexdetent to open the window completely and continue
pectedly during auto closure. If this happens, pull the
to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds
switch lightly to the first detent and hold to close the
after the window is fully open.
window manually.
Window LOCKOUT Switch (4–Door Models Only)
WARNING!
There is no anti-pinch protection when the window
is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the
window before closing.
Reset Auto-Up
Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window
may need to be reset. To reset Auto Up:
1. Make sure the door is fully closed.
The window LOCKOUT switch on the driver’s door
allows you to disable the window control on the rear
passenger doors. To disable the window controls on the
rear passenger doors, push the window LOCK button
into the latched or down position. To enable the window
controls, push the window LOCK button again and
return the switch to the released or up position.
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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.
OCCUPANT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
Some of the most important safety features in your
vehicle are the restraint systems:
• Seat Belt Systems
Window Lockout Switch
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
• Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Air Bags
• Child Restraints
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Important Safety Precautions
restraints or belt-positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats should ride properly buckled
up in a vehicle with a rear seat.
Please pay close attention to the information in this
section. It tells you how to use your restraint system
properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as
possible.
4. Never allow children to slide the shoulder belt behind
them or under their arm.
Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the
risk of harm from a deploying air bag:
5. You should read the instructions provided with your
child restraint to make sure that you are using it
1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride
properly.
buckled up in a vehicle with a rear seat.
2. If a child from 2 to 12 years old (not in a rear-facing 6. All occupants should always wear their lap and
shoulder belts properly.
child restraint) must ride in the front passenger seat,
move the seat as far back as possible and use the
proper child restraint. (Refer to “Child Restraints”)
7. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved
back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front
Air Bags room to inflate.
3. Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle
seat belt properly (Refer to ⬙Child Restraints⬙) should
be secured in a vehicle with a rear seat in child
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8. Do not lean against the door or window. If your
vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the
side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space
between you and the door and you could be injured.
Seat Belt Systems
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even
on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver
and could cause a collision that includes you. This can
9. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be happen far away from home or on your own street.
modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they
the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some
under ⬙If You Need Consumer Assistance.⬙
of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown
WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
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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are buckled. The driver should instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts. If an outboard front seat
belt is unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than
BeltAlert is a feature intended to remind the driver
5 mph (8 km/h), BeltAlert will provide both audio and
and outboard front passenger (if equipped with outvisual notification.
board front passenger BeltAlert) to buckle their seat
belts. The feature is active whenever the ignition The outboard front passenger seat BeltAlert is not active
switch is in the START or ON/RUN position. If the when the outboard front passenger seat is unoccupied.
driver or outboard front seat passenger is unbelted, BeltAlert may be triggered when an animal or heavy
the Seat Belt Reminder Light will turn on and remain object is on the outboard front passenger seat or when the
on until both outboard front seat belts are buckled.
seat is folded flat (if equipped). It is recommended that
pets be restrained in the rear seat (if equipped) in pet
The BeltAlert warning sequence begins after the vehicle
harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts,
speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h) by blinking the Seat Belt
and cargo is properly stowed.
Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime.
Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire BeltAlert can be activated or deactivated by your authoduration or until the respective seat belts are buckled. rized dealer. FCA US LLC does not recommend deactiAfter the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder vating BeltAlert.
Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System
(BeltAlert)
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NOTE: If BeltAlert has been deactivated, the Seat Belt
Reminder Light will continue to illuminate while the
driver’s or outboard front passenger’s (if equipped with
BeltAlert) seat belt remains unbuckled.
Lap/Shoulder Belts
All seating positions except the Quad Cab®, Mega Cab®
and Crew Cab front center seating position have combination lap/shoulder belts.
The seat belt webbing retractor will lock only during very
sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the shoulder part of the seat belt to move freely with you under
normal conditions. However, in a collision the seat belt
will lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the
vehicle or being thrown out of the vehicle.
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 belt even though you have
air bags.
• 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.
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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 your seat belt incorrectly could make your
injuries in a collision much worse. You might
suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out
of the seat 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.
• A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of
injury in a collision. The seat belt forces won’t be at
the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your
abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat
belt as low as possible and keep it snug.
• A twisted seat belt may not protect you properly. In
a collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the
seat belt is flat against your body, without twists. If
you can’t straighten a seat belt in your vehicle, take
it to your authorized dealer immediately and have
it fixed.
• A seat 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 seat belt into the
buckle nearest you.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• A seat 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 seat 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 seat belt worn under the arm can cause internal
injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder bones. Wear
the seat 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.
• A frayed or torn seat belt could rip apart in a
collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect
the seat belt system periodically, checking for cuts,
frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify
the seat belt system. Seat belt assemblies must be
replaced after a collision.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and
adjust the seat.
2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front
seat, and next to your arm in the rear seat (for vehicles
equipped with a rear seat). Grasp the latch plate and
pull out the seat belt. Slide the latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the seat belt to go
around your lap.
Pulling Out The Latch Plate
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3. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch 4. Position the lap belt so that it is snug and lies low
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
across your hips, below your abdomen. To remove
slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder
belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch
plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug seat belt reduces
the risk of sliding under the seat belt in a collision.
Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle
Positioning The Lap Belt
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5. Position the shoulder belt across the shoulder and 1. Remove the mini-latch and regular latch from its
stowed position on the seat.
chest with minimal, if any slack so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will
withdraw any slack in the shoulder belt.
6. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the
buckle. The seat belt will automatically retract to its
stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate
down the webbing to allow the seat belt to retract
fully.
First Row Center Seat Belt Operating Instructions
(Regular Cab Only)
The first row center seat belt features a seat belt with a
mini-latch and mini-buckle, which allows the seat belt to
detach from the lower anchor when the seat is folded.
The mini-buckle and seat belt can then be stored out of
the way in the seat for added convenience.
Detaching Buckle With Seat Belt Tongue
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2
Inserting Latch Plate
In Use Position
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2. Grasp the mini-latch plate and pull the seat belt over
the seat.
belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, pull on the
lap belt. A snug seat belt reduces the risk of sliding
under the seat belt in a collision.
3. Route the shoulder belt to the inside of the [right/ left]
8. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is
head restraint.
comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retrac4. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the
tor will withdraw any slack in the seat belt.
mini-latch plate into the mini-buckle until you hear a
9. To release the seat belt, push the red button on the
“click.”
buckle.
5. Sit back in seat. Slide the regular latch plate up the
webbing as far as necessary to allow the seat belt to go 10. To disengage the mini-latch from the mini-buckle for
storage, insert the regular latch plate into the center
around your lap.
red slot on the mini-buckle. The seat belt will auto6. When the seat belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch
matically retract to its stowed position. If necessary,
plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”
slide the latch plate down the webbing to allow the
7. Position the lap belt so that it is snug and lies low
seat belt to retract fully. Insert the mini-latch plate
and regular latch plate into its stowed position.
across your hips, below your abdomen. To remove
slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder
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WARNING!
• If the mini-latch and mini-buckle are not properly
connected when the seat belt is used by an occupant, the seat belt will not be able to provide
proper restraint and will increase the risk of injury
in a collision.
• When reattaching the mini-latch and mini-buckle,
ensure the seat belt webbing is not twisted. If the
webbing is twisted, follow the preceding procedure to detach the mini-latch and mini-buckle,
untwist the webbing, and reattach the mini-latch
and mini-buckle.
2. At about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) above the latch
plate, grasp and twist the seat belt webbing 180
degrees to create a fold that begins immediately above
the latch plate.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing.
The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of
the latch plate.
4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the
folded webbing and the seat belt is no longer twisted.
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
In the driver and front passenger seats, the top of the
shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
position the seat belt away from your neck. Push or
Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ squeeze the anchorage button to release the anchorage,
and move it up or down to the position that serves you
shoulder belt.
best.
1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the
anchor point.
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NOTE: The adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage is
equipped with an Easy Up feature. This feature allows
the shoulder belt anchorage to be adjusted in the upward
position without pushing or squeezing the release button. To verify the shoulder belt anchorage is latched, pull
downward on the shoulder belt anchorage until it is
locked into position.
Seat Belt Extender
Adjustable Anchorage
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will
prefer the shoulder belt anchorage in a lower position,
and if you are taller than average, you will prefer the
shoulder belt anchorage in a higher position. After you
release the anchorage button, try to move it up or down
to make sure that it is locked in position.
If a seat belt is not long enough to fit properly, even when
the webbing is fully extended and the adjustable upper
shoulder belt anchorage (if equipped) is in its lowest
position, your authorized dealer can provide you with a
Seat Belt Extender. The Seat Belt Extender should be used
only if the existing seat belt is not long enough. When the
Seat Belt Extender is not required for a different occupant, it must be removed.
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WARNING!
• ONLY use a Seat Belt Extender if it is physically
required in order to properly fit the original seat
belt system. DO NOT USE the Seat Belt Extender
if, when worn, the distance between the front edge
of the Seat Belt Extender buckle and the center of
the occupant’s body is LESS than 6 inches.
• Using a Seat Belt Extender when not needed can
increase the risk of serious injury or death in a
collision. Only use the Seat Belt Extender when the
lap belt is not long enough and only use in the
recommended seating positions. Remove and store
the Seat Belt Extender when not needed.
Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the seat belt
across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.
Keep the seat 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 Pretensioner
The front seat belt system is 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 removing
slack from the seat belt 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
We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts worn snugly and positioned properly.
throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is
the best way to keep the baby safe.
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The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretensioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or
a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately.
To remove slack, pull the loose end of the webbing. Wear
the lap belt snug against the hips. Sit back and upright in
the seat, then adjust the seat belt as tightly as is comfortable.
Energy Management Feature — If Equipped
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) – If Equipped
This vehicle has a seat belt system with an Energy
Management feature in the front seating positions that
may help further reduce the risk of injury in the event of
a collision. This seat belt system has a retractor assembly
that is designed to release webbing in a controlled
manner.
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions may be
equipped with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
(ALR) which is used to secure a child restraint system.
For additional information, refer to “Installing Child
Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child
Restraints” section of this manual. The table below
defines the type of feature for each seating position.
Front Center Lap Belts
The front center seating position for the Quad Cab®,
Mega Cab® and Crew Cab has a lap belt only. To buckle
the lap belt, slide the latch plate into the buckle until you
hear a ⬙click.⬙ To lengthen the lap belt, tilt the latch plate
and pull.
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2
Regular Cab
Quad Cab®/Mega Cab®/Crew Cab
• ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
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If the passenger seating position is equipped with an
ALR and is being used for normal usage, only pull the
seat belt webbing out far enough to comfortably wrap
around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not activate
the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a clicking
sound as the seat belt retracts. Allow the webbing to
retract completely in this case and then carefully pull out
only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortably
wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the latch
plate into the buckle until you hear a ⬙click.⬙
WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode
In Automatic Locking Mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-locked. The seat belt will still retract to 1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.
remove any slack in the shoulder belt. Use the Automatic 2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until
Locking Mode anytime a child restraint is installed in a
the entire seat belt is extracted.
seating position that has a seat belt with this feature.
Children 12 years old and under should always be 3. Allow the seat belt to retract. As the seat belt retracts,
you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the seat
properly restrained in a vehicle with a rear seat.
belt is now in the Automatic Locking Mode.
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How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode
Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it
to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking
Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency)
locking mode.
WARNING! (Continued)
only used to install rear-facing or forward-facing
child restraints that have a harness for restraining
the child.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
WARNING!
Air Bag System Components
• The seat belt assembly must be replaced if the
switchable 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 seat belt assembly could
increase the risk of injury in collisions.
• Do not use the Automatic Locking Mode to restrain
occupants who are wearing the seat belt or children
who are using booster seats. The locked mode is
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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
• Knee Impact Bolsters
• Advanced Front Air Bags
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• Supplemental Side Air Bags
• Front And Side Impact Sensors — If Equipped
• Seat Belt Pretenioners
• Seat Belt Buckle Switch
Advanced Front 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
Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations
instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The
words “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG” are embossed on 1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags
2 — Driver/Passenger Knee Impact Bolsters
the air bag covers.
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WARNING!
• 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.
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
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 (if equipped) or other system components.
The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an
impact that requires air bag deployment. A low energy
output is used in less severe collisions. A higher energy
output is used for more severe collisions.
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 buckled. The seat
belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the
Advanced Front Air Bags.
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WARNING!
• No objects should be placed over or near the air
bag on the instrument panel or steering wheel,
because any such objects could cause harm if the
vehicle is in a collision severe enough to cause the
air bags 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.
• Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more
severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work
with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In
some collisions, air bags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have air
bags.
Advanced Front Air Bag Operation
Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide additional protection by supplementing the seat belts. Advanced Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk
of injury in rear, side, or rollover collisions. The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all frontal
collisions, including some that may produce substantial
vehicle damage — for example, some pole collisions,
truck 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.
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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.
Knee Impact Bolsters
The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the
driver and front passenger, and position the front occupants for improved interaction with the Advanced Front
Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all colli- Air Bags.
sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,
WARNING!
away from an inflating air bag.
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.
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 Advanced
Front Air Bags fully inflate in less time than it takes to
blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while
helping to restrain the driver and front passenger.
• Do not drill, cut, or tamper with the knee impact
bolsters in any way.
• Do not mount any accessories to the knee impact
bolsters such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band
radios, etc.
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The SABs may help to reduce the risk of occupant injury
Your vehicle is equipped with two types of side air bags: during certain side impact and certain rollover events, in
addition to the injury reduction potential provided by the
1. Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SABs): seat belts and body structure.
Located in the outboard side of the front seats. The
SABs are marked with a “SRS AIRBAG” or “AIRBAG” When the SAB deploys, it opens the seam on the outboard side of the seatback’s trim cover. The inflating SAB
label sewn into the outboard side of the seats.
deploys through the seat seam into the space between the
occupant and the door. The SAB moves at a very high
speed and with such a high force that it could injure you
if you are not seated properly, or if items are positioned
in the area where the SAB inflates. Children are at an
even greater risk of injury from a deploying air bag.
Supplemental Side Air Bags
WARNING!
Front Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
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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2. Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABICs): Located above the side windows. The trim
covering the SABICs is labeled “SRS AIRBAG” or
“AIRBAG.”
SABICs may help reduce the risk of head injury to front
and rear seat outboard occupants. SABICs may reduce
the risk of injuries in certain side impact and vehicle
rollover events, in addition to the injury reduction potential provided by the seat belts and body structure.
The SABICs deploy downward, covering the side windows. An inflating SABIC pushes the outside edge of the
trim out of the way and covers the window. The SABICs
inflate with enough force to injure you if you are not
belted and seated properly, or if items are positioned in
the area where the SABICs inflate. Children are at an
even greater risk of injury from a deploying air bag.
The SABICs may help reduce the risk of partial or
complete ejection of vehicle occupants through side
windows in certain rollover or side impact events.
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC)
Label Location
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WARNING!
• Your vehicle is equipped with left and right
Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains
(SABICs). Do not stack luggage or other cargo up
high enough to block the deployment of the
SABICs. The trim covering above the side windows where the SABIC and its deployment path
are located should remain free from any obstructions.
• Your vehicle is equipped with SABICs. In order for
the SABICs to work as intended, do not install any
accessory items in your vehicle which could alter
the roof. Do not add an aftermarket sunroof to your
vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation
on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the
vehicle for any reason.
The SABICs and SABs (“Side Air Bags”) are designed to
activate in certain side impacts and certain rollover
events. The Occupant Restraint Controller (“ORC”) determines whether the deployment of the Side Air Bags in
a particular side impact or rollover event is appropriate,
based on the severity and type of collision. Vehicle
damage by itself is not a good indicator of whether or not
Side Air Bags should have deployed.
Side Air Bags are a supplement to the seat belt restraint
system. Side Air Bags deploy in less time than it takes to
blink your eyes. Occupants, including children, who are
up against or very close to Side Air Bags can be seriously
injured or killed. Occupants, including children, should
never lean on or sleep against the door, side windows, or
area where the Side Air Bags inflate, even if they are in an
infant or child restraint.
Seat belts (and child restraints where appropriate) are
necessary for your protection in all collisions. They also
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help keep you in position, away from inflating Side Air
Bags. To get the best protection from the Side Air Bags,
occupants must wear their seat belts properly and sit
upright with their backs against the seats. Children must
be properly restrained in a child restraint or booster seat
that is appropriate for the size of the child.
WARNING!
• Side Air Bags need room to inflate. Do not lean
against the door or window. Sit upright in the
center of the seat.
• Being too close to the Side Air Bags during deployment could cause you to be severely injured or
killed.
• Relying on the Side Air Bags alone could lead to
more severe injuries in a collision. The Side Air
Bags work with your seat belt to restrain you
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WARNING! (Continued)
properly. In some collisions, Side Air Bags won’t
deploy at all. Always wear your seat belt even
though you have Side Air Bags.
NOTE: Air bag covers may not be obvious in the interior
trim, but they will open during air bag deployment.
Side Impacts
In side impacts, the side impact sensors aid the ORC in
determining the appropriate response to impact events.
The system is calibrated to deploy the Side Air Bags on
the impact side of the vehicle during impacts that require
Side Air Bag occupant protection. In side impacts, the
Side Air Bags deploy independently; a left side impact
deploys the left Side Air Bags only and a right side
impact deploys the right Side Air Bags only.
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The Side Air Bags will not deploy in all side collisions,
including some collisions at certain angles, or some side
collisions that do not impact the area of the passenger
compartment. The Side Air Bags may deploy during
angled or offset frontal collisions where the Advanced
Front Air Bags deploy.
faster-developing event may deploy the seat belt pretensioners as well as the SABs and SABICs on both sides of
the vehicle. The rollover sensing-system may also deploy
the seat belt pretensioners, with or without the SABs and
SABICs, on both sides of the vehicle if the vehicle
experiences a near rollover event.
Rollover Events
If A Deployment Occurs
Side Air Bags are designed to activate in certain rollover
events. The ORC determines whether the deployment of
the Side Air Bags in a particular rollover event is appropriate, based on the severity and type of collision. Vehicle
damage by itself is not a good indicator of whether or not
Side Air Bags should have deployed.
The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate
immediately after deployment.
NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in all
collisions. This does not mean something is wrong with
the air bag system.
If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any
The Side Air Bags will not deploy in all rollover events. or all of the following may occur:
The rollover sensing-system determines if a rollover
event may be in progress and whether deployment is • The air bag material may sometimes cause abrasions
and/or skin reddening to the occupants as the air bags
appropriate. A slower-developing event may deploy the
seat belt pretensioners on both sides of the vehicle. A
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deploy and unfold. The abrasions are similar to fric- Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have detion rope burns or those you might get sliding along a ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air
carpet or gymnasium floor. They are not caused by bags will not be in place to protect you.
contact with chemicals. They are not permanent and
normally heal quickly. However, if you haven’t healed
WARNING!
significantly within a few days, or if you have any
Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot
blistering, see your doctor 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 seat belt retractor
particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer immeprocess that generates the non-toxic gas used for air diately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller
bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the System serviced as well.
skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye
irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or NOTE:
throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
• Air bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim,
continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on
but they will open during air bag deployment.
your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in• After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an
structions for cleaning.
authorized dealer immediately.
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Enhanced Accident Response System
System Reset Procedure
In the event of an impact, if the communication network
remains intact, and the power remains intact, depending
on the nature of the event, the ORC will determine
whether to have the Enhanced Accident Response System perform the following functions:
In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System
functions after an event, the ignition switch must be
changed from ignition START or ON/RUN to ignition
OFF.
• Cut off fuel to the engine.
• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or
until the ignition switch is turned to the “OFF” position.
Air Bag Warning Light
The air bags must be ready to inflate for your
protection in a collision. The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) monitors the internal
circuits and interconnecting wiring associated
with air bag system electrical components.
• Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as
the battery has power or until the ignition switch is
The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of
turned to the “OFF” position.
the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the
• Unlock the doors automatically.
START or ON/RUN position. If the ignition switch is in
the OFF position or in the ACC position, the air bag
system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.
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The ORC contains a backup power supply system that free, if any of the following occurs, have an authorized
may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or dealer service the air bag system immediately.
it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.
• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during
the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is
The ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning Light in the
instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds
first turned to the ON/RUN position.
for a self-check when the ignition switch is first turned to
• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to
the ON/RUN position. After the self-check, the Air Bag
eight-second interval.
Warning Light will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the Air Bag • The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or
Warning Light, either momentarily or continuously. A
remains on while driving.
single chime will sound to alert you if the light comes on
NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine
again after initial startup.
related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint
The ORC also includes diagnostics that will illuminate Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. In this condition
the instrument panel Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunc- the air bags may not be ready to inflate for your protection is detected that could affect the air bag system. The tion. Have an authorized dealer service the air bag
diagnostics also record the nature of the malfunction. system immediately.
While the air bag system is designed to be maintenance
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WARNING!
Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags
to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come
on as a bulb check when the ignition is first placed in
the on position, and 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.
Maintaining Your Air Bag System
WARNING!
• Modifications to any part of the air bag system
could cause it to fail when you need it. You could
be injured if the air bag system is not there to
protect you. Do not modify the components or
wiring, including adding any kind of badges or
stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the
upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not
modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or
add aftermarket side steps or running boards.
• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air
bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who
works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system.
• Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag
system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may
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WARNING! (Continued)
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.
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of
time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle
is designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts
were buckled/fastened
• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the
accelerator and/or brake pedal
• How fast the vehicle was traveling
These data can help provide a better understanding of
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder
the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
(EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in
certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
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NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a
non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)
are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely acquired during a
crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is
required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed.
In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,
such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the
vehicle or the EDR.
Child Restraints
Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all
times, including babies and children.
Every state in the United States, and every Canadian
province, requires that small children ride in proper
restraint systems. This is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.
Children 12 years or younger should ride properly
buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash
statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in
the rear seats rather than in the front.
WARNING!
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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There are different sizes and types of restraints for NOTE:
children from newborn size to the child almost large
• For
additional
information,
refer
to
enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child
www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–732–8243.
seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct
seat for your child. Carefully read and follow all the • Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canainstructions and warnings in the child restraint Owner’s
da’s website for additional information: www.tc.gc.ca/
Manual and on all the labels attached to the child
eng/motorvehiclesafety/safedrivers-childsafetyrestraint.
index-53.htm
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.
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Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles
Infants and
Toddlers
Small Children
Larger Children
Children Too Large
for Child Restraints
Child Size, Height, Weight Or Age
Children who are two years old or
younger and who have not reached
the height or weight limits of their
child restraint
Children who are at least two years
old or who have out-grown the height
or weight limit of their rear-facing
child restraint
Children who have out-grown their
forward-facing child restraint, but are
too small to properly fit the vehicle’s
seat belt
Children 12 years old or younger, who
have out-grown the height or weight
limit of their booster seat
Recommended Type Of Child Restraint
Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible Child
Restraint, facing rearward in the rear seat of the
vehicle
Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a fivepoint 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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Infants And Child Restraints
Safety experts recommend that children ride rear-facing
in the vehicle until they are two years old or until they
reach either the height or weight limit of their rear-facing
child restraint. Two types of child restraints can be used
rear-facing: infant carriers and convertible child seats.
The infant carrier is only used rear-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 rear-facing or
forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child seats
often have a higher weight limit in the rear-facing
direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used
rear-facing by children who have outgrown their infant
carrier but are still less than at least two years old.
Children should remain rear-facing until they reach the
highest weight or height allowed by their convertible
child seat.
WARNING!
• Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rearfacing child restraint.
• Only use a rear-facing child restraint in a vehicle
with a rear seat.
Older Children And Child Restraints
Children who are two years old or who have outgrown
their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and
convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who
have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of
their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should
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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
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directions exactly when installing an infant or
child restraint.
• After a child restraint is installed in the vehicle, do
not move the vehicle seat forward or rearward
because it can loosen the child restraint attachments. Remove the child restraint before adjusting
the vehicle seat position. When the vehicle seat has
been adjusted, reinstall the 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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Children Too Large For Booster Seats
5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip?
Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt
comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend
over the front of the seat when their back is against the
seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this
simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the
vehicle’s seat belt alone:
If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the
child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the
child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check seat belt fit
periodically and make sure the seat belt buckle is latched.
A child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of
position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck,
move the child closer to the center of the vehicle, or use
a booster seat to position the seat belt on the child
correctly.
1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of
the vehicle seat?
2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front
of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the
way back?
3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder
between their neck and arm?
4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching
the child’s thighs and not their stomach?
WARNING!
Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an
arm or behind their back. In a crash, the shoulder belt
will not protect a child properly, which may result in
serious injury or death. A child must always wear
both the lap and shoulder portions of the seat belt
correctly.
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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 –
Seat Belt Only
LATCH –
Seat Belt + Top
Lower Anchors
Lower Anchors
Tether Anchor
Only
+ Top Tether
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
Quad Cab/Crew Cab Split Bench
Regular Cab
•
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol – 2 anchorages per
seating position
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Lower Anchorage Symbol - 2 anchorages per
seating position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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2
Quad Cab/Mega Cab/Crew Cab Full Bench
•
•
Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per
seating position
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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What is the weight limit (child’s
weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage system to attach the child
restraint?
65 lbs (29.5 kg)
Can the LATCH anchorages and
the seat belt be used together to
attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint?
Can a child seat be installed in the
center position using the inner
LATCH lower anchorages?
No
Can two child restraints be attached using a common lower
No
No
Use the LATCH anchorage system
until the combined weight of the
child and the child restraint is
65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt
and tether anchor instead of the
LATCH system once the combined
weight is more than 65 lbs
(29.5 kg).
Do not use the seat belt when you
use the LATCH anchorage system
to attach a rear-facing or forwardfacing child restraint.
Full bench rear seat only: Use the
seat belt and tether anchor to install a child seat in the center seating position.
Never “share” a LATCH anchorage
with two or more child restraints.
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LATCH anchorage?
Can the rear-facing child restraint
touch the back of the front passenger seat?
Yes
Can the head restraints be removed?
No
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 LATCH Anchorages
The lower anchorages are round bars that are
found at the rear of the seat cushion where it
meets the seatback. They are just visible when
you lean into the rear seat to install the child
restraint. You will easily feel them if you run your finger
along the gap between the seatback and seat cushion.
Quad Cab/Mega Cab/Crew Cab Rear Outboard Seats
Driver Side
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Locating Tether Anchorages
Regular Cab models have tether strap anchorages behind the front center and right seats.
Quad Cab, Mega Cab and Crew Cab models
have tether strap anchorages located behind
each of the rear seats.
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Standard Cab Tether Anchorages
1 — Tether Strap Hook
2 — Tether Strap To Child Restraint
3 — Tether Anchor
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tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end
to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten
the strap after it is attached to the anchorage.
Center Seat LATCH — Regular Cab/Quad
Cab®/Crew Cab Full Bench
WARNING!
Mega Cab® Tether Anchorages (Behind Covers)
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 child restraints will also be equipped with a
• Do not install a child restraint in the center position using the LATCH system. This position is not
approved for installing child seats using the
LATCH attachments. You must use the seat belt
and tether anchor to install a child seat in the center
seating position.
• 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.
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Center Seat LATCH — Quad Cab®/Mega
Cab®/Crew Cab Split Bench
If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks
the seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position,
do not use that outboard position. If a child seat in the
center position blocks the outboard LATCH anchors or
seat belt, do not install a child seat in that outboard
position.
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.
To Install A LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint
If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat
belt, following the instructions below. See the section
“Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt”
to check what type of seat belt each seating position has.
1. 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.
2. 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
restraint to get a better fit. If the rear seat can be moved
forward and rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to
Always follow the directions of the child restraint manumove it to its rear-most position to make room for the
facturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child
child seat. You may also move the front seat forward
restraint systems will be installed as described here.
to allow more room for the child seat.
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3. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt:
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
4. 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 seat belt 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
5. 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
6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by the seat belt. 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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WARNING!
• Improper installation of a child restraint to the
LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed.
Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions
exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
• Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly-fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to
be used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for
attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt
The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are
equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking
Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both
types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of
the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is
not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can
be “switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the
webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing
retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will
make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back
into the retractor. Refer to the “Automatic Locking
Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints” for additional information on ALR. The cinching latch plate is
designed to hold the lap portion of the seat belt tight
when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a
child restraint’s belt path.
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems For Installing Child
Restraints In This Vehicle
Quad Cab®/Mega Cab®/Crew Cab
Regular Cab
• ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• ALR = Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor
• Cinch = Cinching Latch Plate
• Cinch = Cinching Latch Plate
•
•
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
Top Tether Anchorage Symbol
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Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems
What is the weight limit (child’s
weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor
with the seat belt to attach a forward
facing child restraint?
Can the rear-facing child restraint
touch the back of the front passenger seat?
Weight limit of the Child Restraint
Can the head restraints be removed?
Can the buckle stalk be twisted to
tighten the seat belt against the belt
path of the child restraint?
No
Yes
Yes
Always use the tether anchor when
using the seat belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up to
the recommended weight limit of
the child restraint.
Contact between the front passenger seat and the child restraint is
allowed, if the child restraint
manufacturer also allows contact.
Head restraints may not be removed.
In positions with cinching latch
plates (CINCH), the buckle stalk
may be twisted up to 3 full turns.
Do not twist the buckle stalk in a
seating position with an ALR retractor.
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5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of
the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing
out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract
Place the child seat in the center of the seating
back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you
position. For some second row seats, you may need to
will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is
recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a
now in the Automatic Locking mode.
better fit. If the rear seat can be moved forward and
rearward in the vehicle, you may wish to move it to its 6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is
locked, you should not be able to pull out any webrear-most position to make room for the child seat.
bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5.
You may also move the front seat forward to allow
7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the
more room for the child seat.
lap portion around the child restraint while you push
Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor
the child restraint rearward and downward into the
to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint.
vehicle seat.
Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path.
8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the
Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a
seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect
“click.”
the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
against the child seat.
attach a tether anchor.
Installing A Child Restraint With A Switchable
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR)
1.
2.
3.
4.
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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
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
“click.”
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
strap. See the section “Installing Child Restraints
Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for directions to
attach a tether anchor.
1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating position.
For some second row seats, you may need to recline the
seat and / or raise the head restraint to get a better fit. If
the rear seat can be moved forward and rearward in the
vehicle, you may wish to move it to its rear-most position 6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by
to make room for the child seat. You may also move the
pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt
front seat forward to allow more room for the child seat.
path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm)
in any direction.
2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the
retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child
restraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt 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.
If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the
buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn
the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate
into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child
restraint installation tight, try a different seating position.
WARNING!
Do not attach a tether strap for a rear-facing car seat
to any location in front of the car seat, including the
seat frame or a tether anchorage. Only attach the
tether strap of a rear-facing car seat to the tether
anchorage that is approved for that seating position,
located behind the top of the vehicle seat. See the
section “Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren
(LATCH) Restraint System” for the location of approved tether anchorages in your vehicle.
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Regular and Mega Cab® Trucks:
In the regular cab truck, the top tether anchorages are
located behind the center and right passenger seats. In
the mega cab truck, the top tether anchorages are located
behind each rear seating position. There is a plastic cover
over each anchorage. To attach the tether strap of the
child restraint:
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1. Place the child restraint on the seat and adjust the
tether strap so that it will reach over the seat back,
under the head restraint and to the tether anchor
directly behind the seat.
Regular Cab Tether Anchorages
1 — Tether Strap Hook
2 — Tether Strap to Child Restraint
3 — Tether Anchor
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2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path
between the anchorage and the child seat. The tether
strap should go between the head restraint posts
underneath the head restraint. You may need to adjust
the head restraint to the upward position to pass the
tether strap underneath the head restraint and between its posts.
3. Lift the cover (if so equipped), and attach the hook to
the square opening in the sheet metal. Tighten the
tether strap according to the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions.
Mega Cab® Tether Anchorages
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WARNING!
Never place a rear-facing child restraint 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 rear-facing
child restraint.
Right or Left Outboard Seats:
1. Raise the head restraint and reach between the rear
seat and rear glass to access the tether strap loop.
Quad Cab® or Crew Cab Trucks:
The top tether anchorages in this vehicle are tether strap
loops located between the rear glass and the back of the
rear seat. There is a tether strap loop located behind each
seating position. Follow the steps below to attach the
tether strap of the child restraint.
Head Restraint In Raised Position
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3. Pass the tether strap hook under the head restraint
behind the child seat, though the tether strap loop
behind the seat and over to the center tether strap
loop.
Tether Strap Loop With Center Head Restraint In Raised
Position
2. Place a child restraint on the seat and adjust the tether
strap so that it will reach over the seat back, under the
head restraint, through the tether strap loop behind
the seat and over to the tether strap loop behind the
center seat.
Tether Strap Through Outboard Tether Strap Loop
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4. Attach the hook to the center tether strap loop (see NOTE: If there are child seats in both of the outboard (left
diagram). Tighten the tether strap according to the and right) seating positions, the tether strap hooks of
child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
both child seats should be connected to the center tether
strap loop. This is the correct way to tether two outboard
child seats.
Center Seat:
1. Raise the head restraint and reach between the rear
seat and rear glass to access the tether strap loop.
Tether Strap Through Outboard Tether Strap Loop And
Attached To Center Tether Strap Loop
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3. Pass the tether strap hook under the head restraint
behind the child seat, though the tether strap loop
behind the seat and over to the right or left outboard
tether strap loop.
Tether Strap Loop With Head Restraint In Raised
Position
2. Place a child restraint on the seat and adjust the tether
strap so that it will reach over the seat back, under the
head restraint, through the tether strap loop behind
the seat and over to the tether strap loop behind either
the right or left outboard seat.
Tether Strap Through Center Tether Strap Loop
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4. Attach the hook to the outboard tether strap loop (see Installing Three Child Restraints:
diagram). Tighten the tether strap according to the
1. Place a child restraint on each outboard rear seat.
child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Route the tether straps following the directions for
right and left seating positions, above.
2. Attach both hooks to the center tether strap loop, but
do not tighten the straps yet.
3. Place a child restraint on the center rear seat. Route the
tether strap following the directions for the center
seating position, above.
4. Attach the hook to the outboard tether strap loop.
5. Tighten the tether straps according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions, tightening the right and
left tether straps before the center tether strap.
Tether Strap Through Center Tether Strap Loop And
Attached To Outboard Tether Strap Loop
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WARNING! (Continued)
behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top
tether strap.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat,
make sure the tether strap does not slip into the
opening between the seatbacks as you remove
slack in the strap.
Transporting Pets
Left Outboard And Center Seating Position Shown
WARNING!
• An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to
increased head motion and possible injury to the
child. Use only the anchorage position directly
(Continued)
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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 113
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
A long break-in period is not required for the engine and
drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle.
CAUTION!
Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil
in the engine or damage may result.
Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its
first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This
55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable.
should be considered a normal part of the break-in and
While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the
not interpreted as a problem.
limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in.
Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided.
The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a
high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil
changes should be consistent with anticipated climate
conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For
the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to
“Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle.”
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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 115
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 seat belt system periodically, checking for
cuts, frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be
replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
system.
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a
system.
collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after
Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust
a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,
system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the
torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding seat
vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is
belt or retractor condition, replace the seat 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
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.
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.
Floor Mat Safety Information
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.
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.
• 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.
(Continued)
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 117
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside
The Vehicle
Tires
Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear
patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts
and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks, and bulges.
Check the wheel bolts for tightness. Check the tires
(including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure.
Lights
Have someone observe the operation of brake lights and
exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn
signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument
panel.
Door Latches
Check for proper closing, latching, and locking.
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Fluid Leaks
Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,
engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline
fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid (if
equipped), or brake fluid leaks are suspected. The cause
should be located and corrected immediately.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
▫ Power Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .138
▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped . . . .126
▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .139
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .126
▫ Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View
Camera Display — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .133
▫ Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . .140
▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped . . . .141
▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . . .135
▫ “Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141
▫ Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped . . . . . . .135
▫ Power Folding Outside Mirrors For Standard And
Trailer Tow — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .136
䡵 SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
▫ Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . .142
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▫ Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . .144
▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .145 䡵 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .163
▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145 䡵 LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
▫ Ventilated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .148
▫ Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
▫ Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped. . . . . . . .149
▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . .166
▫ 40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped . . . .150
▫ Headlights On With Wipers (Available With
Automatic Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
▫ Mega Cab® Rear Seat Features . . . . . . . . . . . .151
▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
䡵 DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED . . . .158
▫ Programming The Memory Feature . . . . . . . . .158
▫ Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Headlight Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
▫ Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
▫ Parking Lights And Panel Lights. . . . . . . . . . .170
▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 121
▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ Battery Saver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
▫ Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped . . . . . . . .179
▫ Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174 䡵 TILT STEERING COLUMN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175 䡵 HEATED STEERING WHEEL —
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
䡵 DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS —
▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
䡵 ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL .
▫ High/Low Beam Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .177
▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . .181
. . . . . . . . . .183
. . . . . . . . . .185
. . . . . . . . . .186
. . . . . . . . . .186
. . . . . . . . . .187
. . . . . . . . . .187
. . . . . . . . . .187
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▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
䡵 PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
▫ Enabling And Disabling Front And/Or Rear
ParkSense® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .202
▫ ParkSense® Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
▫ Service The ParkSense® Park Assist System . . .203
▫ ParkSense® Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .191
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .204
▫ Enabling And Disabling ParkSense® . . . . . . .194
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .204
▫ Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
䡵 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
▫ Cleaning The ParkSense® System . . . . . . . . . .196 䡵 OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED . . . . .209
▫ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions. . . . . . .196
▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
䡵 PARKSENSE® FRONT AND REAR PARK ASSIST
䡵 GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED . . .211
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
▫ Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® . .212
▫ ParkSense® Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . .213
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123
▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . .215
▫ Sunshade Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . .217
▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Using HomeLink® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219 䡵 ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .224
▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 䡵 CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
䡵 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .220
䡵 POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .
▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . .222
䡵 AUXILIARY SWITCHES — IF EQUIPPED . . .
▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . . .222
䡵 CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Opening Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Front Seat Cupholders (40–20–40 Seats) . . . .
▫ Closing Sunroof — Express. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
▫ Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor
▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .222
Mounted Shifter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
▫ Rear Cupholders — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .
. .229
. .230
. .231
. .232
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. .233
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䡵 STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped . .243
▫ Glove Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234
▫ Manual Sliding Rear Window —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .236
▫ Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped . .237
▫ Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239
▫ Seatback Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
▫ Storage (Regular Cab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240
▫ Storage and Seats (Crew Cab) . . . . . . . . . . . . .241
▫ Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Regular Cab
Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
䡵 FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR — IF EQUIPPED . .244
䡵 PICKUP BOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248
▫ Cargo Camera — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
▫ Turning Cargo Camera On Or Off — With
Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
䡵 RAMBOX® — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
▫ RamBox® Integrated Box Side Storage Bins . . .251
▫ Locking And Unlocking RamBox® . . . . . . . . .254
䡵 REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
▫ RamBox® Safety Warning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .255
▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
▫ Bed Extender — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
▫ Bed Rail Tie-Down System . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125
䡵 SLIDE-IN CAMPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
▫ Locking Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
▫ Camper Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264 䡵 TRI-FOLD TONNEAU COVER —
IF EQUIPPED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
䡵 EASY-OFF TAILGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
▫ Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Removal . . . . . . . . . .268
▫ Disconnecting The Rear Camera Or Remote
Keyless Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
▫ Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Installation. . . . . . . . .272
▫ Removing The Tailgate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
▫ Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Cleaning . . . . . . . . . .278
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MIRRORS
Inside Day/Night Mirror — If Equipped
A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is
a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the windshield. The mirror installs on the windshield button with
a counterclockwise rotation and requires no tools for
mounting. The mirror head can be adjusted up, down,
left, and right for various drivers. The mirror should be
adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
Headlight glare from vehicles behind you can be reduced
by moving the small control under the mirror to the night
Adjusting Rearview Mirror
position (toward the rear of the vehicle). The mirror
Automatic
Dimming
Mirror — If Equipped
should be adjusted while the small control under the
mirror is set in the day position (toward the windshield). A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is
a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the windshield. The mirror installs on the windshield button with
a counterclockwise rotation and requires no tools for
mounting. The mirror head can be adjusted up, down,
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127
left, and right for various drivers. The mirror should be
adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you.
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NOTE: The Automatic Dimming Mirror feature is disabled when the vehicle is in reverse gear to improve rear
view viewing.
The Automatic Dimming Mirror feature can be turned
On or Off through the touchscreen.
• Push the Mirror Dimmer button once to turn the
feature On.
Automatic Dimming Mirror
• Push the Mirror Dimmer button a second time to turn If equipped, the rearview mirror contains an ASSIST and
a 9-1-1 button.
the feature Off.
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NOTE: The ASSIST and 9–1–1 features operate through • Vehicle Customer Care – Total support for all other
the Uconnect® Access service. These buttons will only
vehicle issues.
operate as long as your Uconnect® Access service is 9-1-1 Call
active. Refer to your “Uconnect® System supplement
1. Push the 9-1-1 Call button on the Rearview Mirror.
manual” for further information.
ASSIST Call
The ASSIST Button is used to automatically connect you
to any one of the following support centers:
NOTE: In case the 9-1-1 Call button is pushed in error,
there will be a 10 second delay before the 9-1-1 Call
system initiates a call to a 9-1-1 operator. To cancel the
9-1-1 Call connection, push the 9-1-1 Call button on the
Rearview Mirror or press the cancellation button on the
Phone Screen. Termination of the 9-1-1 Call will turn off
the green LED light on the Rearview Mirror.
• Roadside Assistance – If you get a flat tire, or need a
tow, just push the Assist button and you’ll be connected to someone who can help. Roadside Assistance
will know what vehicle you’re driving and its location.
2. The LED light located between the Assist and 9-1-1
Additional fees may apply for roadside Assistance.
buttons on the Rearview Mirror will turn green once a
• Uconnect® Access Customer Care – In-vehicle support
connection to a 9-1-1 operator has been made.
for Uconnect® Access and Uconnect® Access Via
Mobile features.
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3. Once a connection between the vehicle and a 9-1-1
operator is made, the 9-1-1 Call system may transmit
the following important vehicle information to a 9-1-1
operator:
NOTE: Once a connection is made between the vehicle’s
9-1-1 Call system and the 9-1-1 operator, the 9-1-1 operator may be able to open a voice connection with the
vehicle to determine if additional help is needed. Once
the 9-1-1 operator opens a voice connection with the
• Indication that the occupant placed a 9-1-1 Call.
vehicle’s 9-1-1 Call system, the operator should be able to
• The vehicle brand.
speak with you or other vehicle occupants and hear
sounds occurring in the vehicle. The vehicle’s 9-1-1 Call
• The last known GPS coordinates of the vehicle.
system will attempt to remain connected with the 9-1-1
4. You should be able to speak with the 9-1-1 operator operator until the 9-1-1 operator terminates the connecthrough the vehicle audio system to determine if tion.
additional help is needed.
5. The 9-1-1 operator may attempt to contact appropriate
emergency responders and provide them with important vehicle information and GPS coordinates.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• If anyone in the vehicle could be in danger (e.g.,
fire or smoke is visible, dangerous road conditions
or location), do not wait for voice contact from a
9-1-1 operator. All occupants should exit the vehicle
immediately and move to a safe location.
• Never place anything on or near the vehicle’s
wireless and GPS antennas. You could prevent
wireless and GPS signal reception, which can prevent your vehicle from placing an emergency call.
Wireless and GPS signal reception is required for
the 9-1-1 Call system to function properly.
• The 9-1-1 Call system is embedded into the vehicle’s electrical system. Do not add aftermarket
electrical equipment to the vehicle’s electrical system. This may prevent your vehicle from sending a
signal to initiate an emergency call. To avoid interference that can cause the 9-1-1 Call system to fail,
never add aftermarket equipment (e.g., two-way
mobile radio, CB radio, data recorder, etc.) to your
vehicle’s electrical system or modify the antennas
on your vehicle. IF YOUR VEHICLE LOSES BATTERY POWER FOR ANY REASON (INCLUDING
DURING OR AFTER AN ACCIDENT), THE
UCONNECT FEATURES, APPS AND SERVICES,
AMONG OTHERS, WILL NOT OPERATE.
• Modifications to any part of the 9-1-1 Call system
could cause the air bag system to fail when you
need it. You could be injured if the air bag system
is not there to help protect you.
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9-1-1 Call System Limitations
Vehicles sold in Canada and Mexico DO NOT have 9-1-1
Call system capabilities.
9-1-1 or other emergency line operators in Canada and
Mexico may not answer or respond to 9-1-1 system calls.
If the 9-1-1 Call system detects a malfunction, any of the
following may occur at the time the malfunction is
detected, and at the beginning of each ignition cycle:
• The Rearview Mirror light located between the Assist
and 9-1-1 buttons will continuously be illuminated
red.
• The Phone Screen will display the following message
“Vehicle phone requires service. Please contact your
dealer.”
• An In-Vehicle Audio message will state “Vehicle phone
requires service. Please contact your dealer.”
WARNING!
• Ignoring the Rearview Mirror light could mean you
will not have 9-1-1 Call services. If the Rearview
Mirror light is illuminated, have an authorized
dealer service the 9-1-1 Call system immediately.
• The Occupant Restraint Control module turns on
the Air Bag Warning Light on the instrument panel
if a malfunction in any part of the system is
detected. If the Air Bag Warning Light is illuminated, the air bag system may not be working
properly and the 9-1-1 system may not be able to
send a signal to a 9-1-1 operator. If the Air Bag
Warning Light is illuminated, have an authorized
dealer service the ORC system immediately.
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Even if the 9-1-1 Call system is fully functional, factors • Wireless network congestion.
beyond FCA US LLC’s control may prevent or stop the
• Weather.
9-1-1 Call system operation. These include, but are not
limited to, the following factors:
• Buildings, structures, geographic terrain, or tunnels.
• Delayed accessories mode is active.
•
•
•
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•
•
NOTE: Never place anything on or near the vehicle’s
wireless and GPS antennas. You could prevent wireless
The ignition is in the OFF position.
and GPS signal reception, which can prevent your vehicle
The vehicle’s electrical systems are not intact.
from placing an emergency call. Wireless and GPS signal
reception is required for the 9-1-1 Call system to function
The 9-1-1 Call system software and/or hardware are
properly.
damaged during a crash.
General Information
The vehicle battery loses power or becomes disconThis device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
nected during a vehicle crash.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
Wireless and/or Global Positioning Satellite signals This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
are unavailable or obstructed.
this device must accept any interference received, includEquipment malfunction at the 9-1-1 operator facility. ing interference that may cause undesired operation.
• Operator error by the 9-1-1 operator.
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NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View
by the party responsible for compliance could void the Camera Display — If Equipped
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is
a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the windCAUTION!
shield. The mirror installs on the windshield button with
To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never a counterclockwise rotation and requires no tools for
spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror. mounting. The mirror head can be adjusted up, down,
Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the left, and right for various drivers. The mirror should be
adjusted to center on the view through the rear window.
mirror clean.
This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare
from vehicles behind you.
When the vehicle is placed into reverse gear a video
display illuminates to display the image generated by the
rear view camera located on the tailgate handle. The auto
dimming feature is also disabled to improve rear view
viewing.
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NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with illuminated
approach lights under the outside mirrors they can be
turned off through the instrument cluster or the
Uconnect® radio. For further information refer to “EVIC”
or ”DID” and “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel”.
WARNING!
Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View Camera
Outside Mirrors
To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors
to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight
overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror.
Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side
convex mirror will look smaller and farther away
than they really are. Relying too much on your
passenger side convex mirror could cause you to
collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your
inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a
vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror.
Some vehicles will not have a convex passenger side
mirror.
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Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
All outside mirrors are designed to be able to be manually folded both forward and rearward to prevent damage.
CAUTION!
It is recommended to fold the mirrors into the full
rearward position to resist damage when entering a
car wash or a narrow location.
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.
Folding Mirror
NOTE: The Tilt Mirrors in Reverse feature is not turned
on when delivered from the factory.
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If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Power Folding Outside Mirrors For Standard And
Trailer Tow — If Equipped
If equipped with power folding mirrors, they can be
electrically folded rearward and unfolded into the drive
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this position.
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Ve- The switch for the power folding mirrors is located
hicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right).
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Push the switch once and the mirrors will fold in, push
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in the switch a second time and the mirrors will return to
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- the normal driving position.
formation.
If the mirror is manually folded after electrically cycled,
a potential extra button push is required to get the
mirrors back to the home position. If the mirror does not
electrically fold check for ice or dirt build up at the pivot
area which can cause excessive drag.
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• The mirrors come out of the unfolded position.
• The mirrors shake and vibrate at normal driving
speeds.
To reset the power folding mirrors: Fold and unfold them
by pushing the button (this may require multiple button
pushes). This resets them to their normal position.
NOTE:
Power Folding Mirror Switch
Resetting the Power Folding Outside Mirrors
• The power fold mirrors are designed to operate while
the vehicle is stationary or traveling at moderate
speeds. If you attempt to power fold the mirrors at
high speeds they may not fully open or close. You
should slow down to a moderate speed and complete
the operation.
You may need to reset the power folding mirrors if the
following occurs:
• When pushing the power fold button 10 or more times
in one minute the system shuts down for one minute
• The mirrors are accidentally blocked while folding.
to protect the motors from over heating.
• The mirrors are accidentally manually folded/unfolded.
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Power Mirrors — If Equipped
The controls for the power mirrors are located on the
driver’s door trim panel.
Power Mirror Controls
1 — Mirror Select Buttons
2 — Four-Way Mirror Control Switch
Power Mirror Controls Location
The power mirror controls consist of mirror select but- To adjust a mirror, push either the L (left) or R (right)
button to select the mirror that you want to adjust.
tons and a four-way mirror control switch.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139
Using the mirror control switch, push on any of the four Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to
move.
These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This
feature can be activated whenever you turn on the
rear window defroster (if equipped). Refer to “Rear
Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle” for further information.
Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If
Equipped
Power Mirror Movement
The driver’s outside mirror will automatically adjust for
glare from vehicles behind you. This feature is controlled
by the inside automatic dimming mirror and will automatically adjust for headlight glare when the inside
mirror adjusts.
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NOTE: Fold the trailer towing mirrors rearward prior to
These mirrors are designed with an adjustable mirror entering an automated car wash.
head to provide a greater vision range when towing A small blindspot mirror is located next to main mirror
extra-wide loads. To change position inboard or out- and can be adjusted separately.
board, the mirror head should be rotated (flipped in or
out).
Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped
Blindspot Mirror
Trailer Towing Position
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Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped
“Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If
Illuminated vanity mirrors are located on each sun visor. Equipped
To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing The sun visor “Slide-On-Rod” feature allows for additional
the mirror cover upward. The lights will turn on auto- flexibility in positioning the visor to block out the sun.
To use the “Slide-On-Rod” feature, rotate the sun visor
matically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the light.
downward and unclip it. Pull the sun visor along the
“Slide-On-Rod” until the sun visor is in the desired position.
Illuminated Vanity Mirror
“Slide-On-Rod” Extender
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SEATS
Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped
Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the Some models may be equipped with an eight-way power
vehicle.
driver’s seat. The power seat switches are located on the
outboard side of the driver’s seat cushion. There are two
power seat switches that are used to control the moveWARNING!
ment of the seat cushion and the seatback.
• 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.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 143
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.
Tilting The Seat Up Or Down
Power Seat Switches
1 — Power Seat Switch
2 — Power Seatback Switch
Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward
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
The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward. rearward. Push the seatback switch forward or rearward,
Push the seat switch forward or rearward. The seat will
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the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release
the switch when the desired position is reached.
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your
chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat
belt, which could result in serious injury or death.
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.
Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped
Some models are equipped with a six-way power passenger seat. The power seat switch is located on the
outboard side of the seat. The switch is used to control
the movement of the seat and seat cushion.
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.
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Power Lumbar — If Equipped
Heated Seats — If Equipped
Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats may On some models, the front and rear seats may be
be also be equipped with power lumbar. The power lumbar equipped with heaters located in the seat cushions and
switch is located on the outboard side of the power seat. Push seat backs.
the switch forward to increase the lumbar support. Push the
switch rearward to decrease the lumbar support.
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.
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Lumbar Control Switch
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• Press the heated seat button
the LO setting On.
a second time to turn
• Press the heated seat button
the heating elements OFF.
a third time to turn
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
Front Heated Seats
system will automatically switch to LO-level after apThe front heated seats control buttons are located on the proximately 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that
center instrument panel below the climate controls.
time, the display will change from HI to LO, indicating
the change. The LO-level setting will turn OFF automatiIf your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the front
cally after approximately 45 minutes.
heated seats control buttons are also located within the
climate or controls screen of the touchscreen.
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated seats
to operate.
once to turn the HI
• Press the heated seat button
setting On.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 147
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
Rear Heated Seats
On models that are equipped with remote start, the On some models, the two outboard seats are equipped
heated seats can be programed to come on during a with heated seats. The heated seat switches for these
seats are located on the rear of the center console.
remote start.
There are two heated seat switches that allow the rear
passengers to operate the seats independently. 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
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this and none for OFF.
feature can be programmed through the Electronic VePush the switch once to select HI-level heating.
hicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Push the switch a second time to select LODisplay (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
level heating. Push the switch a third time to
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
shut the heating elements OFF.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE:
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt within
two to five minutes.
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• The engine must be running for the heated seats to The front ventilated seats control buttons are located on
the center instrument panel below the climate controls.
operate.
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
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.
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
Located in the seat cushion are small fans that draw the
air from the passenger compartment and move air
through fine perforations in the seat cover to help keep
the driver and front passenger cooler in higher ambient
temperatures. The fans operate at two speeds, HI and LO.
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the front
ventilated seats control buttons are also located within
the climate or controls screen of the touchscreen.
• Press the ventilated seat button
once to choose HI.
• Press the ventilated seat button
choose LO.
a second time to
• Press the ventilated seat button
turn the ventilated seat OFF.
a third time to
NOTE: The engine must be running for the ventilated
seats to operate.
Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
ventilated seats can be programed to come on during a
remote start.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 149
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped
Manual Seat Adjuster
While sitting in the seat, pull up on the handle and slide
Both front seats are adjustable forward or rearward. The
the seat forward or backward. Release the bar once you
manual seat adjustment handle is located under the seat
have reached the desired position. Then, using body
cushion at the front edge of each seat.
pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be
sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
• Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.
Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of
control which could cause a collision and serious
injury or death.
• Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat
belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious
injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted
seat belt.
• Do not stand or lean in front of the seat while
actuating the handle. The seatback may swing
forward and hit you causing injury.
• To avoid injury, place your hand on the seatback
and actuate the handle, then position the seatback
in the desired position.
40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped
The seat is divided into three segments. The outboard
seat portions are each 40% of the total width of the seat.
On some models the back of the center portion (20%)
Actuating the recliner handle will allow the seatback to easily folds down to provide an armrest/center storage
swing (dump) forward on manual recliner seats. This compartment.
“dump” feature allows access to the storage bin behind
the seat.
Dump Feature (Manual Recline Seat Only) —
Standard Cab
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Mega Cab® Rear Seat Features
Reclining Rear Seats — If Equipped
The recliner handle is located on the outside of the seat
cushion. To adjust the seatback, lift upward on the
handle, lean back on the seatback and when you reach
the desired position, release the handle.
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Rear Seat Recliner Handle
WARNING!
Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the
shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.
In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,
which could result in serious injury or death.
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Folding Rear Seat (Table Mode) — If Equipped
2. Fold the seatback forward.
Both the left and right rear seatbacks can be folded down
and used as a table.
To fold down either rear seatback:
1. Lift the handle, located next to the head restraint.
Table Mode
3. Lift the seatback, to return the seat to the upright
position. Be sure the seatback is locked in place.
Table Mode Handle
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Folding Rear Seat — If Equipped
To fold either rear seat flat:
Both the outboard rear seats will drop and move forward 1. Lift the handle, located on the outboard side of either
when the seatback is folded flat.
of the rear seats.
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WARNING!
• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or
outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in
these areas are more likely to be seriously injured
or killed.
• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your
vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.
• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and
using a seat belt properly.
• Cargo must be securely tied down before driving
your vehicle. Improperly secured cargo can fly
around in a sudden stop or collision and strike
someone in the vehicle, causing serious injury or
death.
Folding Rear Seat Handle
2. Fold the seatback down and push the seat forward.
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WARNING!
An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury or death. Make sure that the seatback is securely
locked into position. If the seatback in not securely
locked into position the seat will not provide the
proper stability for child seats and/or passengers.
Head Restraints
Rear Passenger Fold-Flat Seats
3. Lift the seatback, to return the seat to the upright
position. Be sure the seat is locked in place.
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.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 155
WARNING!
posts into the holes then adjust it to the appropriate
height.
The head restraints for all occupants must be properly installed and 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.
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Front Head Restraints
To raise the head restraint pull upward on the head
restraint. To lower the head restraint, push the adjustment button located on the base of the head restraint and
push downward on the head restraint.
Adjustment Buttons
1 — Release Button
To remove the head restraint, raise it up as far as it can go 2 — Adjustment Button
then push the adjustment button and the release button
at the base of each post while pulling the head restraint
up. To reinstall the head restraint, put the head restraint
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WARNING!
• A loose head restraint thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could cause serious injury or
death to occupants of the vehicle. Always securely
stow removed head restraints in a location outside
the occupant compartment.
• ALL the head restraints MUST be reinstalled in the
vehicle to properly protect the occupants. Follow
the re-installation instructions above prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat.
NOTE: Do not reposition the head restraint 180 degrees
to the incorrect position in an attempt to gain additional
clearance to the back of the head.
Rear Head Restraints
The rear seats are equipped with adjustable and removable head restraints. To raise the head restraint, pull
upward on the head restraint. To lower the head restraint,
push the adjustment button located on the base of the
head restraint and push downward on the head restraint.
To remove the head restraint, push the adjustment button
and the release button while pulling upward on the
whole assembly. To reinstall the head restraint, put the
head restraint posts into the holes and adjust it to the
appropriate height.
NOTE: To remove outboard restraints, the rear seat
bottom must be folded up.
WARNING!
A loose head restraint thrown forward in a collision
or hard stop could cause serious injury or death to
occupants of the vehicle. Always securely stow removed head restraints in a location outside the occupant compartment.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 157
NOTE:
• The rear center head restraint (Crew Cab and Quad
Cab) has only one adjustment position that is used to
aid in the routing of a tether. Refer to “Occupant
Restraints” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
• Do not reposition the head restraint 180 degrees to the
incorrect position in an attempt to gain additional
clearance to the back of the head.
WARNING!
Release/Adjustment Buttons
1 — Release Button
2 — Adjustment Button
ALL the head restraints MUST be reinstalled in the
vehicle to properly protect the occupants. Follow the
re-installation instructions above prior to operating
the vehicle or occupying a seat.
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DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
This feature allows the driver to store up to two different
memory profiles for easy recall through a memory
switch. Each memory profile contains desired position
settings for the driver seat, side mirrors, adjustable
pedals (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 pushed.
NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with two RKE transmitters, one RKE transmitter can be linked to memory
Memory Seat Buttons
position 1 and the other transmitter can be linked to
memory position 2.
Programming The Memory Feature
The memory seat buttons are located on the outboard NOTE: To create a new memory profile, perform the
side of the drivers seat cushion.
following:
1. Cycle the vehicles ignition to the ON/RUN position
(do not start the engine).
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2. Adjust all memory profile settings to desired prefer- Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
ences (seat, side mirrors, adjustable pedals and radio Transmitter To Memory
station presets).
Your RKE transmitters can be programmed to recall one
3. Push and release the S (Set) button on the memory of two pre-programmed memory profiles by pushing the
UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter.
switch.
4. Within five seconds, push and release either of the NOTE: Before programming your RKE transmitters to
memory buttons (1) or (2). The Electronic Vehicle memory the feature has to be selected.
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Dis- • If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, you
play (DID) will display which memory position has
must select the “Memory To FOB” feature through the
been set.
Uconnect® system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings ” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
NOTE:
information.
• Memory profiles can be set without the vehicle in
PARK, but the vehicle must be in PARK to recall a • If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, you
must select the “Key Fob Linked To Memory” feature
memory profile.
through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
• To set a memory profile to your RKE transmitter, refer
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID). Refer to
to “Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” or
Transmitter To Memory” in this section.
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160 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
“Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understand- NOTE: Your RKE transmitters can be unlinked to your
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
memory settings by pushing the SET (S) button, and
within 10 seconds, followed by pushing the UNLOCK
To program your RKE transmitters, perform the followbutton on the RKE transmitter.
ing:
Memory Position Recall
1. Cycle the vehicles ignition to the Off position.
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with an automatic trans2. Select desired memory profile (1) or (2).
mission, the vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory
NOTE: If a memory profile has not already been set, refer positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not
to ⬙Programming The Memory Feature⬙ for instructions in PARK, a message will be displayed in the Electronic
on how to set a memory profile.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID).
3. Once the profile has been recalled, push and release
the SET (S) button on the memory switch, then push For vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, the
and release button (1) or (2) accordingly. “Memory vehicle speed must be at 0 mph (0 km/h) to recall
Profile Set” (1 or 2) will display in the instrument memory positions. If a recall is attempted with the
cluster on vehicles equipped with the EVIC/DID.
vehicle speed above 0 mph (0 km/h), a message will
display in the EVIC/DID.
4. Push and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter within 10 seconds.
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A recall can be cancelled by pushing any of the MEMORY
buttons during a recall (S, 1, or 2). When a recall is
• To recall the memory settings for driver one using the
cancelled, the driver’s seat, and the power pedals (if
memory switch, push MEMORY button number 1 on
equipped) stop moving. A delay of one second will occur
the memory switch.
before another recall can be selected.
• To recall the memory settings for driver one using the
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
RKE transmitter, push the UNLOCK button on the
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
RKE transmitter linked to memory position 1.
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
Driver Two Memory Position Recall
vehicle.
• To recall the memory setting for driver two using the The distance the driver seat moves depends on where
memory switch, push MEMORY button number 2 on you have the driver seat positioned when you remove the
the memory switch.
Key Fob from the ignition (or change the ignition to OFF,
Driver One Memory Position Recall
• To recall the memory settings for driver two using the for vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™).
RKE transmitter, push the UNLOCK button on the • When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or
RKE transmitter linked to memory position 2.
change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™), the driver seat will move
about 2.4 in (60 mm) rearward if the driver seat
position is greater than or equal to 2.7 in (67.7 mm)
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forward of the rear stop. The seat will return to its Each stored memory setting will have an associated Easy
previously set position when you place the ignition Entry and Easy Exit position.
into the ACC or RUN position.
NOTE: The Easy Entry/Exit feature is not enabled when
• When you remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy
change the ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with Entry/Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) through
Keyless Enter-N-Go™), the driver seat will move to a the programmable features in the Uconnect® system.
position 0.3 in (7.7 mm) forward of the rear stop if the Refer to “Uconnect® Settings/Customer Programmable
driver seat position is between 0.9 in and 2.7 in (22.7 Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
mm and 67.7 mm) forward of the rear stop. The seat further information.
will return to its previously set position when you
place the ignition to the ACC or RUN position.
• The Easy Entry/Easy Exit feature is disabled when the
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.
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TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
To open the hood, two latches must be released.
2. Reach into the opening beneath the center of the hood
and push the safety latch lever to the left to release it,
before raising the hood.
1. Pull the hood release lever located below the steering
wheel at the base of the instrument panel.
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Safety Latch Location (1500 Series Shown)
Hood Release
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CAUTION!
To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to
close it. Use a firm downward push at the front center
of the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
LIGHTS
The headlight switch is located on the left side of the
instrument panel, next to the steering wheel. The headlight switch controls the operation of the headlights,
parking lights, instrument panel lights, cargo lights and
fog lights (if equipped).
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.
Headlight Switch Location
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Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlight and fog
light (if equipped) lenses that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakage than glass lights. Plastic is not as
scratch resistant as glass and therefore different lens
cleaning procedures must be followed.
CAUTION!
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents,
steel wool or other abrasive materials to clean the
lenses.
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and Headlights
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution folTo turn on the headlights, rotate the headlight
lowed by rinsing.
switch clockwise to the headlight position.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with illuminated
When the headlight switch is on, the parking
approach lights under the outside mirrors they can be
lights, taillights, license plate light and instruturned off through the instrument cluster or the ment panel lights are also turned on. To turn off the
Uconnect® radio. For further information refer to “EVIC” headlights, rotate the headlight switch back to the O (Off)
or ”DID” and “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding position.
Your Instrument Panel”.
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166 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
90 seconds after you turn the ignition switch to the OFF
position. To turn the automatic headlights off, turn the
This system automatically turns the headlights on or off
headlight switch out of the AUTO position.
according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,
rotate the headlight switch to the AUTO position.
NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will turn on in the Automatic Mode.
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
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.
Automatic Headlight Position
When the system is on, the Headlight Delay feature is
also on. This means the headlights will stay on for up to
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 167
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped
The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when the
engine is started and the transmission is in any gear
except PARK. This provides a constant ⬙Lights ON⬙
condition until the ignition is turned OFF. The lights
illuminate at less than 50% of normal intensity. If the
parking brake is applied, the Daytime Running Lights
(DRL) will turn OFF. Also, if a turn signal is activated, the
DRL lamp on the same side of the vehicle may turn off for
the duration of the turn signal activation. Once the turn
signal is no longer active, the DRL lamp will illuminate.
Headlight Delay
To aid in your exit, your vehicle is equipped with a
headlight delay that will leave the headlights on for
approximately up to 90 seconds. This delay is initiated
when the ignition is turned OFF while the headlight switch
is on, and then the headlight switch is cycled off. Headlight
delay can be cancelled by either turning the headlight
switch on then off, or by turning the ignition ON.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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168 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control — If
Equipped
turned on or off using the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
information.
The Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control system
provides increased forward lighting at night by automating high beam control through the use of a digital camera
mounted on the inside rearview mirror. This camera
detects vehicle specific light and automatically switches • Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights
from high beams to low beams until the approaching
of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to
vehicle is out of view.
remain on longer (closer to the vehicle). Also, dirt, film,
and other obstructions on the windshield or camera
NOTE:
lens will cause the system to function improperly.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen the
• To opt out of the Advanced Auto High-Beam SensitivAutomatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be
ity Control (default) and enter Reduced High-Beam
turned on or off using the Uconnect® System. Refer to
Sensitivity Control (not recommended), toggle high“Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrubeam lever 6 full on/off cycles within 10 seconds of
ment Panel” for further information.
ignition ON. System will return to default setting upon
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen the
ignition off.
Automatic High Beam Headlamp Control can be
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 169
If the windshield or Automatic High Beam Headlamp 2. Turn the headlight switch to the AUTO headlight
position.
Control mirror is replaced, the mirror must be re-aimed
to ensure proper performance. See your local authorized
3. Push the multifunction lever away from you (toward
dealer.
front of vehicle) to engage the high beam mode.
To Activate
NOTE: This system will not activate until the vehicle is
1. If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the at or above 20 mph (32 km/h).
Automatic High Beams are enabled through the
To Deactivate
Uconnect® system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further 1. Pull the multifunction lever toward you (or rearward
in car) to manually deactivate the system (normal
information.
operation of low beams).
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, the
Automatic High Beams are enabled through the Elec- 2. Push back on the multifunction lever to reactivate the
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Inforsystem.
mation Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display
(DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
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Parking Lights And Panel Lights
To turn on the parking lights and instrument
panel lights, rotate the headlight switch clockwise.
To turn off the parking lights, rotate the headlight switch
back to the O (Off) position.
Fog Lights — If Equipped
The fog lights are turned on by rotating the headlight
switch to the parking light or headlight position and
pushing in the headlight rotary control.
Fog Light Switch
The fog lights will operate only when the parking lights
are on or when the vehicle headlights are on low beam.
An indicator light located in the instrument cluster will
illuminate when the fog lights are on. The fog lights will
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 171
turn off when the switch is pushed a second time, when If the headlights remain on while the ignition is cycled
the headlight switch is rotated to the off position, or the OFF, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after
eight minutes. If the headlights are turned on and left on
high beam is selected.
for eight minutes while the ignition is OFF, the exterior
Lights-On Reminder
lights will automatically turn off.
If the headlights, parking lights, or cargo lights are left on
after the ignition is turned OFF, a chime will sound when Interior Lights
Courtesy and dome lights are turned on when the front
the driver’s door is opened.
doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating
Battery Saver
wheel on the bottom of the switch) is rotated to the far
To protect the life of your vehicle’s battery, load shedding right detent position. If your vehicle is equipped with
is provided for both the interior and exterior lights.
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) and the UNLOCK button is
If the ignition is OFF and any door is left ajar for 10 pushed on the RKE transmitter the courtesy and dome
minutes or the dimmer control is rotated all the way up lights will turn on. When a door is open and the interior
to the dome ON position for 10 minutes, the interior lights are on, rotating the dimmer control all the way left,
to the OFF detent, will cause all the interior lights to go
lights will automatically turn off.
out. This is also known as the ⬙Party⬙ mode because it
NOTE: Battery saver mode is cancelled if the ignition is allows the doors to stay open for extended periods of
ON.
time without discharging the vehicle’s battery.
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The brightness of the instrument panel as well as the
ambient lighting can be regulated by rotating the dimmer
control right (brighter) or left (dimmer). When the headlights are on you can supplement the brightness of the
odometer, trip odometer, radio and overhead console by
rotating the control to the right until you hear a click. This
feature is termed the “Parade” mode and is useful when
headlights are required during the day.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
the dimming of the touchscreen is programmable
through the Uconnect® system. Refer to “Uconnect®
Settings ” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further details.
Dimmer Control
Courtesy/Reading Lights
Both lights in the overhead console and rear passenger
compartment will illuminate as courtesy lights when a
door is opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the
courtesy light position (full right position), or when the
UNLOCK button is pushed on the Remote Keyless Entry
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(RKE) transmitter, if equipped. These lights are also
operated individually as reading lights by pushing on the
corresponding lens.
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Rear Passenger Courtesy/Reading Light
Front Courtesy/Reading Lights
NOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pushed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interior
lights are left on after the ignition is turned OFF, they will
automatically turn off after 15 minutes.
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Ambient Light
Cargo Light
The overhead console is equipped with an ambient light The cargo light is turned on by pushing on the cargo light
feature. This light casts illumination for improved visibil- button.
ity of the floor console area.
Cargo Light Button
Ambient Light
The cargo light will also turn on for approximately 30
seconds when a RKE transmitter UNLOCK button is
pushed, as part of the Illuminated Entry feature.
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Multifunction Lever
The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the
steering column.
Turn Signals
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Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows
on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show
proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
Turn Signal Lever
NOTE: If either light remains on and does not flash, or
there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside
light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is
moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is
defective.
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Lane Change Assist
Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond
the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash
three times then automatically turn off.
Flash-To-Pass
You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by
partially pulling the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will cause the high beam headlights to
turn on until the lever is released.
High/Low Beam Switch
Push the multifunction lever toward the instrument
panel to switch the headlights to high beam. Pulling the
multifunction lever back toward the steering wheel will
turn the low beams back on, or shut the high beams off.
High/Low Beam Switch
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
Windshield Wiper Operation
Rotate the end of the lever upward, to the first detent past
the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation.
The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the
Rotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent
multifunction lever. Turn the end of the handle to select
past the intermittent settings for high-speed wiper operathe desired wiper speed.
tion.
Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Wiper System
The intermittent feature of this system was designed for
use when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle,
with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. For
maximum delay between cycles, rotate the control knob
into the upper end of the delay range.
Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch
The delay interval decreases as you rotate the knob until
it enters the low continual speed position. The delay can
be regulated from a maximum of about 18 seconds
between cycles, to a cycle every one second. The delay
intervals will double in duration when the vehicle speed
is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
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Windshield Washers
To use the windshield washer, push the washer knob,
located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
the second detent. Washer fluid will be sprayed and the
wiper will operate for two to three cycles after the washer
knob is released from this position.
rating information can be found on most washer fluid
containers.
WARNING!
Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield
could lead to a collision. You might not see other
vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of
the windshield during freezing weather, warm the
windshield with the defroster before and during
windshield washer use.
If the washer knob is depressed while in the delay range,
the wiper will operate for several seconds after the
washer knob is released. It will then resume the intermittent interval previously selected. If the washer knob is
pushed while in the off position, the wiper will turn on
and cycle approximately three times after the wash knob Mist Feature
is released.
When a single wipe to clear off road mist or spray from
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system a passing vehicle is needed, push the washer knob,
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward to
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This the first detent and release. The wipers will cycle one
time and automatically shut off.
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If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inThis feature senses moisture on the windshield and formation.
automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The
The sensitivity of the system can be adjusted with the
feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray
multifunction lever. Wiper delay position 1 is the least
from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate
sensitive, and wiper delay position 5 is the most sensithe end of the multifunction lever to one of five settings
tive. Setting 3 should be used for normal rain conditions.
to activate this feature.
Settings 1 and 2 can be used if the driver desires less
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, wiper sensitivity. Setting 4 and 5 can be used if the driver
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect® desires more sensitivity. Place the wiper switch in the
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understand- OFF position when not using the system.
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer
pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the
windshield. The wash function must be used in order to
spray the windshield with washer fluid.
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• Transmission In NEUTRAL Position — When the
ignition is ON, and the transmission is in the NEU• The Rain Sensing feature will not operate when the
TRAL position, the Rain Sensing system will not
wiper switch is in the low or high-speed position.
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed
is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), or the shift lever is
• The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly
when ice, or dried salt water is present on the windmoved out of the NEUTRAL position.
shield.
Remote Start Mode Inhibit — On vehicles equipped
NOTE:
• Use of Rain-X® or products containing wax or silicone with Remote Starting system, Rain Sensing wipers are
not operational when the vehicle is in the remote start
may reduce Rain Sensing performance.
mode. Once the operator is in the vehicle and has placed
The Rain Sensing system has protection features for the
the ignition switch in the RUN position, rain sensing
wiper blades and arms, and will not operate under the
wiper operation can resume, if it has been selected, and
following conditions:
no other inhibit conditions (mentioned previously) exist.
• Low Ambient Temperature — When the ignition is
first turned ON, the Rain Sensing system will not TILT STEERING COLUMN
operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed This feature allows you to tilt the steering column
is greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or the outside tem- upward or downward. The tilt lever is located on the
perature is greater than 32°F (0°C).
steering column, below the multifunction lever.
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Pull the lever toward the steering wheel to unlock the
steering column. With one hand firmly on the steering
wheel, move the steering column up or down, as desired.
Release the lever to lock the steering column firmly in
place.
WARNING!
Do not adjust the steering column while driving.
Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to
follow this warning may result in serious injury or
death.
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
Tilt Steering Lever
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
approximately 30 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.
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The heated steering wheel control button is located on Vehicles Equipped With Remote Start
the center of the instrument panel below the climate
On models that are equipped with remote start, the
controls.
heated steering wheel can be programmed to come on
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the heated during a remote start.
steering wheel control button is located within the cliIf your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
mate or controls screen of the touchscreen.
feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
once to system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understand• Press the heated steering wheel button
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
turn the heating element On.
• Press the heated steering wheel button
time to turn the heating element Off.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
steering wheel to operate.
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
a second
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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.
• 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.
and clutch pedals (if equipped) to move toward or away
from the driver to provide improved position with the
steering wheel.
The adjustable pedal switch is located to the left side of
the steering column.
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED
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,
Adjustable Pedals Switch
• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
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• 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) or Driver Information Display
(DID) 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”.
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
When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over
accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph
(40 km/h).
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The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the
right side of the steering wheel.
Electronic Speed Control Switches
1 — ON/OFF
2 — RES +
3 — SET 4 — CANCEL
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NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut
down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at
the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic
Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired
vehicle set speed.
WARNING!
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on
when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally
set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.
You could lose control and have an accident. Always
leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
To Activate
To Set A Desired Speed
Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in
the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system
off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise
Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be
turned off when not in use.
Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle
has reached the desired speed, push 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 pushing the SET (-) button.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 187
The drivers preferred units can be selected through the
instrument panel settings if equipped. Refer to “UnderA soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL
standing Your Instrument Panel” for more information.
button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the
The speed increment shown is dependant on the chosen
vehicle will deactivate the Electronic Speed Control withspeed unit of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h):
out erasing the set speed from memory.
Pushing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition U.S. Speed (mph)
To Deactivate
switch OFF erases the set speed from memory.
To Resume Speed
• Pushing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph
increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in an increase of 1 mph.
To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+)
button and release. Resume can be used at any speed • If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will
continue to increase until the button is released, then
above 20 mph (32 km/h).
the new set speed will be established.
To Vary The Speed Setting
Metric Speed (km/h)
To Increase Speed
• Pushing the RES (+) button once will result in a
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can in1 km/h increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of
crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button.
the button results in an increase of 1 km/h.
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• If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will • If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will
continue to increase until the button is released, then
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
the new set speed will be established.
the new set speed will be established.
To Decrease Speed
Metric Speed (km/h)
When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can de- • Pushing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 km/h
crease speed by pushing the SET (-) button.
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
button results in a decrease of 1 km/h.
The drivers preferred units can be selected through the
instrument panel settings if equipped. Refer to “Under- • If the button is continually pushed, the set speed will
standing Your Instrument Panel” for more information.
continue to decrease until the button is released, then
The speed increment shown is dependant on the chosen
the new set speed will be established.
speed unit of U.S. (mph) or Metric (km/h):
To Accelerate For Passing
U.S. Speed (mph)
Press the accelerator as you would normally. When the
• Pushing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.
decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the
Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills
button results in a decrease of 1 mph.
The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the
vehicle set speed.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 189
NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF
speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on EQUIPPED
moderate hills is normal.
The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system provides visual
On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so and audible indications of the distance between the rear
it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed fascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g.
during a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense® System
Control.
Usage Precautions for limitations of this system and
recommendations.
WARNING!
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the
system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you
could lose control and have an accident. Do not use
Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads
that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery.
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.
ParkSense® can be active only when the shift lever/gear
selector is in REVERSE. If ParkSense® is enabled at this
shift lever/gear selector position, the system will remain
active until the vehicle speed is increased to approximately 7 mph (11 km/h) or above. When in REVERSE
and above the system’s operating speed, a warning will
appear within the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
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190 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID) indicating
the vehicle speed is too fast. The system will become
active again if the vehicle speed is decreased to speeds
less than approximately 6 mph (9 km/h).
ParkSense® Sensors
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 18 in (45 cm) up to 79 in
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID) Settings” in Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if
Sound and Display is selected.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
ParkSense® Warning Display
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in
The ParkSense® Warning screen is located within the
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver
formation.
Information Display (DID). It provides visual warnings
to indicate the distance between the rear fascia/bumper
and the detected obstacle. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 191
ParkSense® Display
When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display
will turn ON indicating the system status.
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
a single arc in the left and/or right rear regions based on
the object’s distance and location relative to the vehicle.
If an object is detected in the left and/or right rear region,
the display will show a single solid arc in the left and/or
right rear region and the system will produce a tone. As
the vehicle moves closer to the object, the display will
show the single arc moving closer to the vehicle and the
tone will change from a single 1/2 second tone to slow, to
fast, to continuous.
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Single 1/2 Second Tone
192 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Slow Tone
Fast Tone
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 193
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning
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:
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Continuous Tone
Rear Distance
(in/cm)
Audible Alert
Greater than
79 in (200 cm)
None
WARNING ALERTS
79-45 in
45-31 in
(200-115 cm)
(115-80 cm)
Single 1/2
Slow
31-18 in
(80-45 cm)
Fast
Less than
18 in (45 cm)
Continuous
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Chime
Arc
Radio Volume
Reduced
None
Second Tone
4th Solid
No
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense® will reduce the volume of the radio,
if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
Adjustable Chime Volume Settings
The Rear chime volume settings are programmable.
3rd
Solid
Yes
2nd
Flashing
Yes
1st
Flashing
Yes
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display
(DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the Enabling And Disabling ParkSense®
settings may be programmed through the Uconnect®
ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with the
System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings ” in “UnderParkSense® switch.
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further informaWhen the ParkSense switch is pushed to distion.
able the system, the instrument cluster will
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, the
display the “PARKSENSE OFF” message for
settings may be programmed through the Electronic
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 195
approximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information. When the shift lever is moved to
REVERSE and the system is disabled, the EVIC/DID will
display the “PARKSENSE OFF” message for as long as
the vehicle is in REVERSE.
NOTE: The ParkSense® system will automatically disable when the system detects that a trailer with trailer
brakes has been connected to the Integrated Trailer Brake
Module. The EVIC/DID will display “PARKSENSE OFF”
message for as long as the vehicle is in reverse.
The ParkSense® switch LED will be ON when
ParkSense® is disabled or defective. The ParkSense®
switch LED will be OFF when the system is enabled.
If the ParkSense switch is pushed, and the system is
disabled or requires service, the ParkSense switch LED
will blink momentarily, and then the LED will be ON.
Service The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
System
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® Rear Park
Assist System has detected a faulted condition, the
instrument cluster will actuate a single chime, once per
ignition cycle, and it will display the ⬙PARKSENSE
UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙ or the
⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the
system has detected a faulted condition, the EVIC/DID
will display the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE
REAR SENSORS⬙ or the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message for as long as the vehicle
is in REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense® will
not operate.
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196 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
If ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙ ParkSense® System Usage Precautions
appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
NOTE:
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID) make sure
the outer surface and the underside of the rear fascia/ • Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud,
dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense® system operbumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other
ating properly.
obstruction, and then cycle the ignition. If the message
continues to appear, see an authorized dealer.
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
If ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
affect the performance of ParkSense® .
appears in the EVIC/DID, see your authorized dealer.
• When you turn ParkSense® off, the instrument cluster
Cleaning The ParkSense® System
will display ⬙PARKSENSE OFF⬙. Furthermore, once
you turn ParkSense® off, it remains off until you turn
Clean the ParkSense® sensors with water, car wash soap
it on again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not
scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could dam- • When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
age the sensors.
position and ParkSense® is turned off, the instrument
cluster will display ⬙PARKSENSE OFF⬙ message for as
long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 197
• ParkSense®, when on, will reduce the volume of the • On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense®
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
radio when it is sounding a tone.
or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE. A
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care
lowered tailgate could provide a false indication that
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
Failure to do so can result in the system not working
CAUTION!
properly. The ParkSense® system might not detect an
obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide • ParkSense® is only a parking aid and it is unable to
a false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/
recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles.
bumper.
Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not
detected at all. Obstacles located above or below
• Ensure the ParkSense® system is OFF if objects such as
the sensors will not be detected when they are in
bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc., are placed within
close proximity.
18 in (45 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper while
•
The vehicle must be driven slowly when using
driving the vehicle. Failure to do so can result in the
ParkSense® in order to be able to stop in time
system misinterpreting a close obstacle as a sensor
when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended
problem, causing the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message to be displayed in the
using ParkSense®.
instrument cluster.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using ParkSense®. Always check carefully
behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure
to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles,
obstructions, and blind spots before backing up.
You are responsible for safety and must continue to
pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so
can result in serious injury or death.
• Before using ParkSense®, it is strongly recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the
vehicle is not used for towing. Failure to do so can
result in injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles
because the hitch ball will be much closer to the
obstacle than the rear fascia when the loudspeaker
sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors
(Continued)
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.
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® will retain the last system state (enabled or
disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is
changed to the ON/RUN position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 199
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. A display warning will
appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID) indicating
the vehicle is above ParkSense® operating speed. The
system will become active again if the vehicle speed is
decreased to speeds less than approximately 6 mph
(9 km/h).
ParkSense® Sensors
(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontal
direction, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle.
The six ParkSense® sensors, located in the front fascia/
bumper, monitor the area in front of the vehicle that is
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.
ParkSense® Warning Display
The ParkSense® Warning screen is located within the
The four ParkSense® sensors, located in the rear fascia/
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver
bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is
Information Display (DID). It provides visual warnings
within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect
to indicate the distance between the rear fascia/bumper
obstacles from approximately 18 in (45 cm) up to 79 in
and/or front fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
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200 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
Driver Information Display (DID) Settings” in Under- ParkSense® Display
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information. The warning display will turn ON indicating the system
The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if status when the vehicle is in REVERSE or when the
vehicle is in DRIVE and an obstacle has been detected.
Sound and Display is selected.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen,
this feature can be programmed through the Uconnect®
system. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be programmed through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing
a single arc in the left and/or right rear regions based on
the obstacle’s distance and location relative to the vehicle.
If an obstacle is detected in the left and/or right rear
region, the display will show a single arc in the left
and/or right rear region and the system will produce a
tone. As the vehicle moves closer to the obstacle, the
display will show the single arc moving closer to the
vehicle and the tone will change from a single 1/2 second
tone to slow, to fast, to continuous.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 201
The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the 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 79
in (200 cm)
Greater than 47
in (120 cm)
None
Arcs
Radio Volume
Reduced
None
No
WARNING
79-45 in
(200-115 cm)
47-39 in
(120-100 cm)
Single 1/2
Second Tone
(for rear only)
4th Solid
Yes
NOTE: ParkSense® will reduce the volume of the radio,
if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone.
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ALERTS
45-31 in
(115-80 cm)
39-25 in
(100-65 cm)
Slow (for rear
only)
31-18 in
(80-45 cm)
25-12 in
(65-30 cm)
Fast
Less than 18 in
(45 cm)
Less than 12 in
(30 cm)
Continuous
3rd Solid
Yes
2nd Flashing
Yes
1st Flashing
Yes
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Front Park Assist Audible Alerts
Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
ParkSense® will turn off the Front Park Assist audible
alert (chime) after approximately three seconds when an
obstacle has been detected, the vehicle is stationary, and Enabling And Disabling Front And/Or Rear
brake pedal is applied.
ParkSense®
Adjustable Chime Volume Settings
Front ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with the
The Front and Rear chime volume settings are program- Front ParkSense® switch.
mable.
Rear ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with the
Rear ParkSense® switch.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, the
settings may be programmed through the Uconnect®
When the Front or Rear ParkSense® switch is
System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings ” in “Understandpushed to disable the system, the Electronic
ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver
Information Display (DID) will display the
• If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, the
“PARKSENSE OFF” message for approximately five secsettings may be programmed through the Electronic
onds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “UnderDisplay (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 203
When the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the Front
or Rear system is disabled, the EVIC/DID will display the
⬙FRONT PARKSENSE OFF⬙ or ⬙REAR PARKSENSE OFF⬙
message for five seconds, followed by a car graphic with
⬙OFF⬙ in the corresponding side. This car graphic will be
displayed for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
NOTE: Arc alerts from the enabled ParkSense® system,
will interrupt the five second messages, and the EVIC/
DID will display the car graphic with the corresponding
arcs and ⬙OFF⬙ message.
The Front or Rear ParkSense® switch LED will be ON
when Front or Rear ParkSense® is disabled or requires
service. The Front or Rear ParkSense® switch LED will
be OFF when the Front or Rear system is enabled. If the
Front or Rear ParkSense® switch is pushed, and the
system requires service, the Front or Rear ParkSense®
switch LED will blink momentarily, and then the LED
will be ON.
Service The ParkSense® Park Assist System
During vehicle start up, when the ParkSense® System
has detected a faulted condition, the instrument cluster
will actuate a single chime, once per ignition cycle, and it
will display the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE
REAR SENSORS⬙, ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE
FRONT SENSORS⬙, or the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message for five seconds.
When the shift lever/gear selector is moved to Reverse
and the system has detected a faulted condition, the
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver
Information Display (DID) will display a ⬙PARKSENSE
UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙, ⬙PARKSENSE
UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙ or
⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙
pop up message for five seconds. After five seconds, a car
graphic will be displayed with ⬙UNAVAILABLE⬙ at either the front or rear sensor location depending on where
the fault is detected. The system will continue to provide
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arc alerts for the side that is functioning properly. These
arc alerts will interrupt the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙, ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙, or ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ messages if an object
is detected within the five second pop-up duration. The
car graphic will remain displayed for as long as the
vehicle is in REVERSE. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) or ⬙ Driver Information Display (DID)” for further information.
If the ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE REQUIRED⬙ message appears in the EVIC/DID, see an
authorized dealer.
Cleaning The ParkSense® System
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
If ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE REAR SENSORS⬙
NOTE:
or ⬙PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE WIPE FRONT SENSORS⬙ appears in the Electronic Vehicle Information • Ensure that the front and rear bumper are free of snow,
ice, mud, dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense®
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID) make
system operating properly.
sure the outer surface and the underside of the rear
fascia/bumper and/or front fascia/bumper is clean and
• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could
clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt or other obstruction and then
affect the performance of ParkSense®.
cycle the ignition. If the message continues to appear see
an authorized dealer.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 205
• When you turn Front or Rear ParkSense® off, the
instrument cluster will display “FRONT PARKSENSE
OFF” or “REAR PARKSENSE OFF.” Furthermore,
once you turn Front or Rear ParkSense® off, it remains
off until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the
ignition key.
• When you move the shift lever to the REVERSE
position and Front or Rear ParkSense® is turned off,
the instrument cluster will display ⬙FRONT
PARKSENSE OFF⬙ or ⬙REAR PARKSENSE OFF⬙ message for five seconds, followed by a car graphic with
⬙OFF⬙ in the corresponding side. This car graphic will
be displayed for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.
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.
• Use the ParkSense® switch to turn the ParkSense®
system off if obstacles such as bicycle carriers, trailer
hitches, etc. are placed within 18 in (45 cm) from the
rear fascia/bumper. Failure to do so can result in the
system misinterpreting a close obstacle as a sensor
problem, causing the “PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE
SERVICE REQUIRED” message to be displayed in the
instrument cluster.
• ParkSense®, when on, will reduce the volume of the • On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense®
should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered
radio when it is sounding a tone.
or open position. A lowered tailgate could provide a
• Clean the ParkSense® sensors regularly, taking care
false indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not
be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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. It is recommended
that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when
using ParkSense®.
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 ParkSense®, it is strongly recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the
vehicle is not used for towing. Failure to do so can
result in injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles
because the hitch ball will be much closer to the
obstacle than the rear fascia when the loudspeaker
sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors
could detect the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false
indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
WARNING!
• Drivers must be careful when backing up even
when using ParkSense®. Always check carefully
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 207
PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF
EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see a image of the
rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever the shift
lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be displayed
in the rearview mirror display (if equipped) or
Uconnect® screen (if equipped) along with a caution note
to “check entire surroundings” across the top of the
screen. After five seconds this note will disappear.
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera
delay turned ON), The rear camera image will be displayed for up to 10 seconds after shifting out of ⬙REVERSE⬙ unless the forward vehicle speed exceeds 8 mph
(13 km/h), the transmission is shifted into ⬙PARK⬙ or the
ignition is switched to the OFF position.
When enabled, active guide lines are overlaid on the
image to illustrate the width of the vehicle and its
projected backup path based on the steering wheel
position. The active guide lines will show separate zones
The ParkView® camera is located to the left of the that will help indicate the distance to the rear of the
vehicle.
tailgate handle.
NOTE: For further information about how to access and
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera
delay turned OFF), the rear camera mode is exited and change the programmable features of the ParkView®
Rear Backup Camera, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
the navigation or audio screen appears again.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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The following table shows the approximate distances for
each zone:
Zones
Red
Yellow
Green
Distance to the rear of the vehicle
0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)
1 ft - 6.5 ft (30 cm - 2m)
6.5 ft or greater (2 m or greater)
WARNING!
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.
CAUTION!
• 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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OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED
The overhead console is located on the headliner above
the review mirror. The overhead console contains the
following features:
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• Courtesy/Reading Lights
• Power Sunroof Switch — If Equipped
• Power Sliding Rear Window Switch — If Equipped
• Universal Garage Door Opener — If Equipped
Overhead Console
Courtesy/Reading Lights
Both lights in the overhead console and rear passenger
compartment will illuminate as courtesy lights when a
door is opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the
courtesy light position (full right position), or when the
UNLOCK button is pushed on the Remote Keyless Entry
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(RKE) transmitter, if equipped. These lights are also
operated individually as reading lights by pushing on the
corresponding lens.
Rear Passenger Courtesy/Reading Light
Front Courtesy/Reading Lights
NOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on until
the switch is pushed a second time, so be sure they have
been turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interior
lights are left on after the ignition is turned OFF, they will
automatically turn off after 15 minutes.
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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.
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The HomeLink® buttons that are located in the overhead
console designate the three different HomeLink® channels.
HomeLink® Buttons
NOTE: HomeLink® is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
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WARNING!
• Your motorized door or gate will open and close
while you are training the universal transceiver. Do
not train 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 training the transceiver. Exhaust gas can
cause serious injury or death.
NOTE: 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 HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
Before You Begin Programming HomeLink®
Ensure your vehicle is parked outside of the garage
before you begin programming.
For 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.
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To erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN
position and push and hold the two outside HomeLink®
buttons (I and III) for up to 20 seconds. The Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), or Driver Interactive
Display (DID) will display “CLEARING CHANNELS.”
Release the buttons when the EVIC/DID displays
“CHANNELS CLEARED.”
NOTE:
• For vehicle’s equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™,
place the ignition in the RUN position with the Engine
ON.
• 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
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
identified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button located
where the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door
opener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to
open and close the door. The name and color of the
button may vary by manufacturer.
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2. Place the hand - held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8
cm) away from the HomeLink® button you wish to
program.
3. Push and hold the Homelink® button you want to
program while you push and hold the hand - held
transmitter button.
4. Continue to hold both buttons until the EVIC/DID
display changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to
“CHANNEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons.
NOTE:
Training The Garage Door Opener
1 — Door Opener
2 — Training Button
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
For vehicle’s equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, place
the ignition in the RUN position with the Engine ON.
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
for the channel to train.
• If the EVIC/DID displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat
from Step 2.
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
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attached to the garage door opener/device motor.
Firmly push 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.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
(Rolling Code)
To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the next
For vehicle’s equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, place
step after the LEARN button has been pushed.
the ignition in the RUN position with the Engine ON.
6. Return to the vehicle and push the programmed
HomeLink® button twice (holding the button for two 2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
seconds each time). The EVIC/DID will display
not release the button.
“CHANNEL # TRANSMIT.” If the garage door
opener/device activates, programming is complete.
3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Programming A Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all remaining
NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not actisteps.
vate, push the button a third time (for two seconds) to
complete the training.
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, For programming Garage Door Openers manufactured
repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT before 1995.
erase the channels.
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5. Push and hold the programmed HomeLink® button.
The EVIC/DID will display “CHANNEL # TRANS2. Place the hand - held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8
MIT.” If the garage door opener/device activates,
cm) away from the HomeLink® button you wish to
programming is complete.
program.
To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons,
3. Push and hold the Homelink® button you want to repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT
program while you push and hold the hand - held erase the channels.
transmitter button.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
4. Continue to hold both buttons until the EVIC/DID (Non — Rolling Code)
display changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to
“CHANNEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons. To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,
follow these steps:
NOTE:
1. Cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
For vehicle’s equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, place
for the channel to train.
the ignition in the RUN position with the Engine ON.
• If the EVIC/DID displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat
2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
from Step 2.
the indicator light begins to flash after 20 seconds. Do
not release the button.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- For vehicle’s equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, place
ming A Non-Rolling Code” step 2 and follow all the ignition in the RUN position with the Engine ON.
remaining steps.
2. Place the hand - held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8
cm) away from the HomeLink® button you wish to
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
program.
For programming transmitters in Canada/United States
that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after 3. Push and hold the Homelink® button while you push
several seconds of transmission.
and release (“cycle”), your hand - held transmitter
every two seconds.
Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of trans- 4. Continue to hold both buttons until the EVIC/DID
mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink®
display changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to
to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this
“CHANNEL # TRAINED,” then release both buttons.
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to
NOTE:
time-out in the same manner.
• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cases
It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling
for the channel to train.
process to prevent possible overheating of the garage
door or gate motor.
• If the EVIC/DID displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat
from Step 2.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
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5. Push and hold the programmed HomeLink® button. 3. Without releasing the button proceed with
“Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and
The EVIC/DID will display “CHANNEL # TRANSfollow all remaining steps.
MIT.” If the device is plugged in and activates, programming is complete.
Using HomeLink®
If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for
To operate, push and release the programmed
programming, plug it back in at this time.
HomeLink® button. Activation will now occur for the
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink® Button
programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate opera(Canadian/Gate Operator)
tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office lightTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may
also be used at any time.
follow these steps:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
Security
For vehicle’s equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, place It is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn
in your vehicle.
the ignition in the RUN position with the Engine ON.
To erase the channels press and hold the two outside
2. Push and hold the desired HomeLink® button until
HomeLink® buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds. The
the EVIC/DID displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING”
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver
Do not release the button.
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Interactive Display (DID) will display “CLEARING If you have any problems, or require assistance, please
CHANNELS.” Release the buttons when the EVIC/DID call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 or, on the Internet at
HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
displays “CHANNELS CLEARED.”
The HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is disabled when
the Vehicle Security Alarm is active.
Troubleshooting Tips
If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®,
here are some of the most common solutions:
• Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmitter.
• Push 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?
WARNING!
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• 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.
• 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener without
these safety features. Call toll-free 800-355-3515 or,
on the Internet at HomeLink.com for safety information or assistance.
General Information
This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry
Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
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.
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
The power sunroof switch is located on the overhead
2. This device must accept any interference that may be console between the courtesy/reading lights.
received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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WARNING! (Continued)
Power Sunroof Switch
WARNING!
• Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Never leave the
Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location
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accessible to children. 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.
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position. The sunroof will open fully and stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express
To open the sunroof, push and hold the switch rearward
Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch
to full open. Any release of the switch will stop the
will stop the sunroof.
movement. The sunroof and sunshade will remain in a
partially opened condition until the switch is pushed and Closing Sunroof — Express
held rearward again.
Push the switch forward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will close automatically from any
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
To close the sunroof, push and hold the switch in the position. The sunroof will close fully and stop automatiforward position. Any release of the switch will stop the cally. This is called “Express Close”. During Express
movement and the sunroof will remain in a partially Close operation, any movement of the switch will stop
closed condition until the switch is pushed and held the sunroof.
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
forward again.
Pinch Protect Feature
This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of
the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obPush the switch rearward and release it within one-half
second and the sunroof will open automatically from any struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the
sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, push the switch forward and
release to Express Close.
Opening Sunroof — Express
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NOTE: If three consecutive sunroof close attempts result
in Pinch Protect reversals, the fourth close attempt will be
a Manual Close movement with Pinch Protect disabled.
Push and hold close switch to fully close sunroof.
Venting Sunroof — Express
Push and release the Vent button within one half second
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
Wind Buffeting
Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of
pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the
ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the
windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain
open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with
the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows
together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs
with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to
minimize the buffeting or open any window.
Sunroof Maintenance
The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the
Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean
sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens.
the glass panel.
NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is
open.
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Ignition Off Operation
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
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 auxiliary 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlets can provide
power for in-cab accessories designed for use with the
standard “cigar lighter” plug. The 12 Volt power outlets
have a cap attached to the outlet indicating “12V DC,”
together with either a key symbol or a battery symbol.
NOTE: Ignition Off time is programmable through the
Uconnect® System. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings/ A key symbol indicates that the key must be in the
Customer Programmable Features” in “Understanding ON/RUN or ACC positions for the outlet to provide
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
power. The battery symbol indicates that the outlet is
connected to the battery, and can provide power at all
times.
NOTE: To ensure proper operation, a MOPAR® knob
and element must be used.
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The auxiliary power outlets can be found in the following • Lower left and lower right of the center stack when
locations:
equipped with a bench seat.
CAUTION!
• Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13
Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watts (13 Amps) power
rating is exceeded, the fuse protecting the system
will need to be replaced.
• Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs
only. Do not insert any other object in the power
outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the
fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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Power Outlets — Center Stack
1 — Power Outlet
2 — USB Port (Charge Only)
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• Center console when equipped with bucket seats.
• Inside the upper lid of the center storage compartment
— if equipped.
Power Outlet — Center Console
Power Outlet — Upper Lid
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• Rear of the center console storage compartment —
Quad Cab® or Crew Cab.
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Power Outlet — Rear Center Console Fuse
Power Outlet — Rear Center Console
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The key symbol indicates that this outlet can supply
power when the key is in the ON/RUN or ACC positions.
All accessories connected to the outlet(s) should be
removed or turned off when the vehicle is not in use to
protect the battery against discharge.
WARNING!
Power Outlet Fuse Locations
1 — F104 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Console Bin
2 — F90–F91 Fuse 20 A Yellow Power Outlet Rear Center Console
3 — F93 Fuse 20 A Yellow Cigar Lighter Instrument Panel
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.
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CAUTION!
• Many accessories that can be plugged in draw
power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in
use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if
plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will
discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or
prevent the engine from starting.
• Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers,
vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will discharge the
battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution.
• After the use of high power draw accessories, or
long periods of the vehicle not being started (with
accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be
driven a sufficient length of time to allow the
generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery.
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF
EQUIPPED
A removable cigar lighter and ash receiver are available.
For vehicles with a bench seat the cupholder tray can be
used to hold the ash receiver.
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POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
A 115 Volt (150 Watts Maximum) outlet is located on the
center stack of the instrument panel, to the right of the
radio. This outlet can power cellular phones, electronics
and other low power devices requiring power up to 150
Watts. Certain high-end video games, such as Playstation3 and XBox360 will exceed this power limit, as will
most power tools.
Cigar Lighter And Ash Receiver
1 — Cigar Lighter
2 — Ash Receiver
The power inverter is designed with built-in overload
protection. If the power rating of 150 Watts is exceeded,
the power inverter will automatically shut down. Once
the electrical device has been removed from the outlet the
inverter should automatically reset.
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WARNING!
To avoid serious injury or death:
• Do not insert any objects into the receptacles.
• Do not touch with wet hands.
• Close the lid when not in use.
• If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric
shock and failure.
AUXILIARY SWITCHES — IF EQUIPPED
Power Inverter Outlet
To turn on the power outlet, simply plug in the device.
The outlet automatically turns off when the device is
unplugged.
NOTE: Due to built-in overload protection, the power
inverter will shut down if the power rating is exceeded.
There can be up to five auxiliary switches located in the
lower switch bank of the instrument panel which can be
used to power various electronic devices and PTO
(Power Take Off) – If Equipped. If Power Take Off is
equipped, it will take the place of the fifth Auxiliary
switch. Connections to the switches are found under the
hood in the connectors attached to the auxiliary Power
Distribution Center.
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You have the ability to configure the functionality of the
auxiliary switches via the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID). All
switches can now be configured for setting the switch
type operation to latching or momentary, power source of
either battery or ignition, and ability to hold last state
across key cycles.
NOTE: Holding last state conditions are met when
switch type is set to latching and power source is set to
ignition.
For further information on using the auxiliary switches,
please refer to the Ram Body Builders Guide by accessing
www.rambodybuilder.com and choosing the appropriate
links.
CUPHOLDERS
Front Seat Cupholders (40–20–40 Seats)
The cupholders are located on the backside of the center
portion of the front seat (20). Fold down the center
section of the front seat to gain access to the cupholders.
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Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor
Mounted Shifter
Rear Cupholders — If Equipped
Some vehicles are equipped with rear cupholders located
For vehicles equipped with bucket seats there are two in the center armrest.
cupholders located in the floor console.
Rear Armrest Cupholder
Cupholders
Some vehicles may be equipped with a rear cupholder
that consists of two cup wells for rear passenger convenience.
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Rear Cup Wells
STORAGE
Glove Compartment
The glove compartment is located on the passenger side
of the instrument panel and features both an upper and
lower storage area.
Glove Compartment
1 — Upper Glove Compartment
2 — Lower Glove Compartment
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To open the upper glove compartment push upward on To open the lower glove compartment, pull on the handle
the handle release. The glove compartment door will to release the latch and lower the glove compartment
automatically open.
door.
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Upper Glove Compartment
Lower Glove Compartment
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Door Storage
Rear Door Storage — If Equipped
Front Door Storage — If Equipped
Storage compartments are located in both the driver and
passenger rear door trim panels.
Storage areas and bottle holders (drivers side only) are
located in the door trim panels.
Rear Door Storage
Front Door Storage
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Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped
The center storage compartment is located between the
driver and passenger seats. The storage compartment
provides an armrest and contains both and upper and
lower storage area.
WARNING!
• This armrest is not a seat. Anyone seated on the
armrest could be seriously injured during vehicle
operation, or a collision. Only use the center seating position when the armrest is fully upright.
• In a collision, the latch may open if the total weight
of the items stored exceeds about 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
These items could be thrown about endangering
occupants of the vehicle. Items stored should not
exceed a total of 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
Pull on the upper handle on the front of the armrest to
raise the cover. The upper storage area contains a 12 Volt
power outlet that can be used to power small electrical
devices, refer to “Electrical Power Outlets” for further
information.
Center Storage Compartment
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Upper Storage Compartment
Lower Storage Bin
With the upper lid closed, pull on the lower handle to
open the lower storage bin.
WARNING!
Do not operate this vehicle with a console compartment lid in the open position. Driving with the
console compartment lid open may result in injury in
a collision.
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To open in-floor storage bin, lift upward on the handle of
In-floor storage bins are located in front of the second the latch and open the lid.
row seats and can be used for extra storage. The storage NOTE: The front seat may have to be moved forward to
bins have removable liners that can be easily removed for fully open the lid.
cleaning.
Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin — If Equipped
In-Floor Storage Bin And Latch
Opened Storage Bin
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Seatback Storage
Storage (Regular Cab)
Located in the back of both the driver and passenger The storage bin is located behind the front seats and runs
front seats are pockets that can be used for storage.
the length of the cab.
Drivers Side Seatback Storage
Storage Bin
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Storage and Seats (Crew Cab)
The Crew Cab models provide additional storage under
the rear seats. Lift the seats to access the storage compartment.
To open the storage compartments, lift upward on the
handle of the latch and open the lid.
Crew Cab Storage
CAUTION!
Always lift the storage compartment lids by using
the handle. Failure to lift the lids by using the handle
can result in damage to the lids.
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Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Regular Cab
Models)
Retainer hooks which will hold plastic grocery bag
handles are built into the back panel of the cab, behind
the rear seat.
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
Rear Window Defroster
The rear window defroster button is located on
the climate control panel. Push 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, push the button a second time.
NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear
window defroster only when the engine is operating.
Grocery Bag Hooks
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
The switch for the power sliding rear window is located
on the overhead console.
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Rear Window Switch
Push the switch to the right to open the glass. Pull the
switch to the left to close the glass.
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Manual Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped
Unfolding The Load Floor/Quad Cab®
A locking device in the center of the window helps to 1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position.
prevent entry from the rear of the vehicle. Squeeze the
lock to release the window.
FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR — IF EQUIPPED
Quad Cab® and Crew Cab models with a 60/40 rear seat
may be equipped with a folding load floor.
WARNING!
Do not operate the vehicle with loose items stored on
the load floor. While driving or in an accident you
may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration,
or sharp turns. Loose objects stored on the load floor
may move around with force and strike occupants,
resulting in serious or fatal injury.
Unfolding The Load Floor
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2. Grasp the knob on the load floor and lift the knob until Unfolding The Load Floor/Crew Cab®
the load floor unfolds into position.
1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position.
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Load Floor In Open Position
3. Reverse the procedure to store the load floor.
Load Floor Legs In Stowed Position
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2. Unfold both the legs using the straps.
3. Lift the front panel until the load floor unfolds into
position.
Load Floor Legs In Opened Position
Load Floor In Open Position
4. Reverse the procedure to store the load floor.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 247
Positioning The Load Floor For Storage Access Under Quad Cab® — If Equipped
The Seat
1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position.
2. Unsnap the securing snap located at either side of the
load floor.
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3. Lift the load floor up to access storage under the load
floor.
WARNING!
Do not drive with the load floor in the up position.
When stopping fast or in an accident, the load floor
could move to the down position causing serious
injury.
Load Floor Securing Straps/Quad Cab®
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Crew Cab® — If Equipped
PICKUP BOX
The pickup box has many features designed for utility
and convenience.
Load Floor Securing Straps/Crew Cab®
4. Reverse the procedure to put the load floor back in the
secured down position before you operate the vehicle.
Pick Up Box Features
1 — Upper Load Floor Indents
2 — Bulk Head Dividers
3 — Cleats
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 249
NOTE: If you are installing a Toolbox, Ladder Rack or
Headache Rack at the front of the Pickup Box, you must
use Mopar Box Reinforcement Brackets that are available
from your authorized dealer.
You can carry wide building materials (sheets of plywood, etc.) by building a raised load floor. Place lumber
across the box in the indentations provided above the
wheel housings and in the bulkhead dividers to form the
floor.
WARNING!
• The pickup box is intended for load carrying purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit in
seats and use seat belts.
• Care should always be exercised when operating a
vehicle with unrestrained cargo. Vehicle speeds
may need to be reduced. Severe turns or rough
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WARNING! (Continued)
roads may cause shifting or bouncing of the cargo
that may result in vehicle damage. If wide building
materials are to be frequently carried, the installation of a support is recommended. This will restrain the cargo and transfer the load to the pickup
box floor.
• If you wish to carry more than 600 lbs (272 kg) of
material suspended above the wheelhouse, supports must be installed to transfer the weight of the
load to the pickup box floor or vehicle damage may
result. The use of proper supports will permit
loading up to the rated payload.
• Unrestrained cargo may be thrown forward in an
accident causing serious or fatal injury.
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There are stampings in the sheet metal on the inner side
bulkheads of the box in front of and behind both wheel
housings. Place wooden boards across the box from side
to side to create separate load compartments in the
pickup box.
NOTE: If the vehicle speed remains below 8 mph
(13 km/h), the cargo camera image will be displayed
continuously until deactivated by touching the
Uconnect® display.
The Cargo Camera is located in the bottom center area of
There are four tie-down cleats bolted to the lower sides of the center high-mounted stoplamp (CHMSL).
the pickup box that can sustain loads up to 1000 lbs NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substance builds
(450 kg) total.
up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water,
and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens.
Cargo Camera — If Equipped
Your vehicle may be equipped with the Cargo Camera Turning Cargo Camera On Or Off — With
that allows you to see an image of the inside of the Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN
pickup box. The image will be displayed in the
1. Press the “Controls” button located on the bottom of
Uconnect® screen.
the Uconnect® display.
A display timer is initiated when the cargo camera image
to turn the
2. Press the “Cargo Camera” button
is displayed. The image will continue to be displayed
Cargo Camera system ON.
until the display timer exceeds 10 seconds and the vehicle
speed is above 8 mph (13 km/h) or the image is deactivated by touching the Uconnect® display.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 251
NOTE: The Cargo Camera image may be deactivated by
pressing the Uconnect® display. The previous selected
screen will appear.
RAMBOX® — IF EQUIPPED
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The RamBox® system is an integrated pickup box storage and cargo management system consisting of three
features:
• Integrated box side storage bins
• Cargo extender/divider
• Bed rail tie-down system
RamBox® Integrated Box Side Storage Bins
Cargo storage bins are located on both sides of the pickup
box. The cargo storage bins provide watertight, lockable,
illuminated storage for up to 150 lbs (68 kg) for 1500
series vehicles or 300 lbs (136 kg) for 2500 and 3500 series
vehicles of evenly distributed cargo.
RamBox® Cargo Storage Bins
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CAUTION!
Failure to follow the following items could cause
damage to the vehicle:
• Assure that all cargo inside the storage bins is
properly secured.
• Do not exceed cargo weight rating of 150 lb (68 kg)
1500 series vehicles or 300 lbs (136 kg) for 2500 and
3500 series vehicles per bin.
To open a storage bin with the RamBox® unlocked, push
and release the button located on the lid. The RamBox®
lid will open upward to allow hand access. Lift the lid to
fully open.
NOTE: RamBox® will not open when the pushbutton is
pushed if the RamBox® is locked.
RamBox® Pushbutton And Lock
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The interior of the RamBox® will automatically illuminate when the lid is opened. In addition to the automatic
illumination switch, there is a manual on/off switch
located at the rear of each storage bin. Pushing the switch
once will turn off the bin lights, pushing the switch again
will turn the lights back on.
CAUTION!
Leaving the lid open for extended periods of time
could cause the vehicle battery to discharge. If the lid
is required to stay open for extended periods of time,
it is recommended that the bin lights be turned off
manually using the on/off switch.
Cargo bins feature two removable drain plugs (to allow
water to drain from bins). To remove plug, pull up on the
edge. To install push plug downward into drain hole.
NOTE: Provisions are provided in the bins for cargo
dividers and shelf supports. These accessories (in addition to other RamBox® accessories) are available from
MOPAR®.
RamBox® Light Switch
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Locking And Unlocking RamBox®
Push and release the LOCK or UNLOCK button on the
RKE transmitter to lock and unlock all doors, the tailgate
and the RamBox® (if equipped). Refer to “Remote Keyless Entry” for further details. The RamBox® storage bins
can be locked using the vehicle key. To lock and unlock
the storage bin, insert the key into the keyhole on the
pushbutton and turn clockwise to lock or counterclockwise to unlock. Always return the key to the upright
(vertical) position before removing the key from the
pushbutton.
CAUTION!
• Ensure cargo bin lids are closed and latched before
moving or driving vehicle.
• Loads applied to the top of the bin lid should be
minimized to prevent damage to the lid and
latching/hinging mechanisms.
• Damage to the RamBox® bin may occur due to
heavy/sharp objects placed in bin that shift due to
vehicle motion. In order to minimize potential for
damage, secure all cargo to prevent movement and
protect inside surfaces of bin from heavy/sharp
objects with appropriate padding.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 255
RamBox® Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release
Carefully follow these warnings to help prevent personal Lever — If Equipped
As a security measure, a Storage Bin Cover Emergency
injury or damage to your vehicle:
Release is built into the storage bin cover latching mechanism.
WARNING!
RamBox® Safety Warning
• Always close the storage bin covers when your
vehicle is unattended.
• Do not allow children to have access to the storage
bins. Once in the storage bin, young children may
not be able to escape. If trapped in the storage bin,
children can die from suffocation or heat stroke.
• In an accident, serious injury could result if the
storage bin covers are not properly latched.
• Do not drive the vehicle with the storage bin covers
open.
• Keep the storage bin covers closed and latched
while the vehicle is in motion.
• Do not use a storage bin latch as a tie down.
Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release Lever
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256 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: In the event of an individual being locked inside 1. Make sure the center handle is unlocked using the
vehicle key and rotate the center handle vertically to
the storage bin, the storage bin cover can be opened from
release the extender side gates.
inside of the bin by pulling on the glow-in-the-dark lever
attached to the storage bin cover latching mechanism.
Bed Extender — If Equipped
The bed extender has three functional positions:
• Storage Position
• Divider Position
• Extender Position
Storage Position
The storage position for the bed extender is at the front of
the truck bed which maximizes the bed cargo area when
not in use.
Center Handle And Lock
1 — Center Handle Lock
To install the bed extender into the storage position, 2 — Handle
perform the following:
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 257
2. With the side gates open, position the extender fully 3. Rotate the side gates closed allowing the outboard
forward in the bed against the front panel.
ends to be positioned in front of the cargo tie down
loops.
3
Storage Position
Cargo Tie Down Loop
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4. Rotate the center handle horizontally to secure the side Divider Position
gates in the closed position.
The divider position is intended for managing your cargo
and assisting in keeping cargo from moving around the
bed. There are 11 divider slots along the bed inner panels
which allow for various positions to assist in managing
your cargo.
To install the bed extender into a divider position perform the following:
1. Make sure the center handle is unlocked using the
vehicle key and rotate the center handle vertically to
release the extender side gates.
Side Gates Closed
5. Lock the center handle using the vehicle key to secure
the panel into place.
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3
Center Handle And Lock
1 — Center Handle Lock
2 — Handle
2. With the side gates open, position the extender so the
outboard ends align with the intended slots in the
sides of the bed.
Aligning Gate To Slots
3. Rotate the side gates closed so that the outboard ends
are secured into the intended slots of the bed.
4. Rotate the center handle horizontally to secure the side
gates in the closed position.
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additional cargo room is needed. The extender position
utilizes a locating pin and rotating handle located on both
sides of the truck bed near the tailgate.
Side Gates Closed
5. Lock the center handle to secure the panel into place.
Extender Position
Extender Position
The extender position allows you to load the bed of the To install the bed extender into the extender position
truck beyond the tail gate. The bed extender will add an perform the following:
additional 15 in (38 cm) in the back of the truck when
1. Lower the tailgate.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 261
2. Make sure the center handle is unlocked and rotate the 4. Rotate the handles to the horizontal position to secure
center handle vertically in order to release the exinto place.
tender side gates.
3. Fit the end of the side gate ends onto the pin and
handle.
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Locking Tab
Extender Installation
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WARNING!
To reduce the risk of potential injury or property
damage:
• Cargo must be secured.
• Do not exceed cargo load rating of your vehicle.
• Secure all loads to truck utilizing cargo tie downs.
• Extender should not be used as cargo tie down.
• When vehicle is in motion do not exceed 150 lbs
(68 kg) load on the tailgate.
• The bed extender is not intended for off road use.
• When not in use, the extender/divider should be in
stowed or divider position with the tailgate closed.
• When in use all handles are to be in the locked
position.
Bed Rail Tie-Down System
CAUTION!
The maximum load per cleat should not exceed
250 lbs (113 kg) and the angle of the load on each cleat
should not exceed 45 degrees above horizontal, or
damage to the cleat or cleat rail may occur.
There are two adjustable cleats on each side of the bed
that can be used to assist in securing cargo.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 263
out on the cleat and slide it to the detent nearest the
desired location. Make sure the cleat is seated in the
detent and tighten the nut.
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Adjustable Cleats
Each cleat must be located and tightened down in one of
the detents, along either rail, in order to keep cargo
properly secure.
1 — Utility Rail Detent
To move the cleat to any position on the rail, turn the nut 2 — Cleat Retainer Nut
3 — Utility Rail Cleat
counterclockwise, approximately three turns. Then pull
264 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
To remove the cleats from the utility rail, remove the end SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
cap screw located in the center of the end cap, using a
Camper Applications
#T30 Torx® head driver. Remove the end cap and slide
Certain truck models are not recommended for slide-in
the cleat off the end of the rail.
campers. To determine if your vehicle is excluded, please
refer to the “Consumer Information Truck-Camper Loading” document available from your authorized dealer.
For safety reasons, follow all instructions in this important document.
NOTE: When a cap or pickup camper is installed on a
vehicle, an alternate Center High-Mounted Stop Light
(CHMSL) must be provided.
Utility Rail End Cap
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 265
EASY-OFF TAILGATE
To simplify mounting of a camper unit with an overhang,
the tailgate can be removed.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a rear camera or
RKE the electrical connector must be disconnected prior
to removing the tailgate.
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Disconnecting The Rear Camera Or Remote
Keyless Entry — If Equipped
1. Open the tailgate to access the rear camera or RKE
(Remote Keyless Entry) connector bracket located on
the rear sill.
Connector Bracket
2. Remove the connector bracket from the sill by pushing
inward in the locking tab.
266 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
5. Connect the tailgate plug (provided in the glove box)
to the tailgate wiring harness to ensure that the
terminals do not corrode.
6. Tape the tailgate harness and bracket against the
forward-facing surface of the tailgate. This will prevent damaging the connector and bracket when storing or reinstalling the tailgate.
Removing The Tailgate
Locking Tab
1. Disconnect the wiring harness for the rear camera and
or power locks (if equipped), refer to “Disconnecting
the Rear Camera — If Equipped” in this section.
3. Disconnect the chassis wiring harness, ensuring the 2. Unlatch the tailgate and remove the support cables by
connector bracket does not fall into the sill.
releasing the lock tang from the pivot.
4. Connect the chassis plug and bracket (provided in the NOTE: Make sure tailgate is supported when removing
glove box) to the chassis wiring harness and insert the support cables.
bracket back into the sill.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 267
6. Remove the tailgate from the vehicle.
NOTE: Do not carry the tailgate loose in the truck
pickup box.
WARNING!
To avoid inhaling carbon monoxide, which is deadly,
the exhaust system on vehicles equipped with “Cap
or Slide-In Campers” should extend beyond the
overhanging camper compartment and be free of
leaks.
Locking Tang
3. Raise the tailgate to a 45 degree angle.
Locking Tailgate
The lock is located next to the tailgate handle. The
4. Raise the right side of the tailgate until the right side tailgate can be locked using the vehicle key or by locking
the truck with the key-fob if equipped with remote
pivot clears the hanger bracket.
keyless entry.
5. Slide the entire tailgate to the right to free the left side
pivot.
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268 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
TRI-FOLD TONNEAU COVER — IF EQUIPPED
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Removal
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Tri-Fold Tonneau To remove the Tonneau Cover follow the following steps:
1. Lower the tailgate to gain access to the first set of two
Cover which consists of different features:
tonneau cover clamps located on the driver and pas• Easy Tri-Fold cover
sengers under side of the tonneau cover.
• Tonneau fore aft locator
• Crosscar inside bed locator
• Front and rear clamps
• Stowage strap
• Locking Capability
NOTE: The Tonneau Cover can be folded up and secured
at the front of the box without removing completely.
Clamped Position
NOTE: If clamp wire is damaged replace immediately.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 269
2. Pull down on the first set of clamps on both driver and
passenger sides to the semi clamped position.
3. Pull down on the clamp wire and push the clamp up
into the proper released position.
3
Semi Clamped Position
Proper Released Position
NOTE: Be sure the clamp and clamp wire is in the
proper released position.
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4. Pick up on the tonneau cover and fold it back onto the
second panel.
5. Pick up on the cover and fold it back onto the third
panel.
6. Once in the third panel position pull down on the
second set of clamps on both driver and passenger
sides to the semi clamped position.
Improper Clamp Wire Released Position
CAUTION!
Make sure the tonneau cover clamp and clamp wire
is in the proper released position. If the clamp and
clamp wire is not properly released, damage to the
tonneau cover material will result.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 271
3
Semi Clamped Position
Proper Released Position
7. Pull down on the clamp wire and push the clamp up 8. Be sure to clip both stowage straps together to insure
into the proper released position.
the cover stays together.
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1. Position the folded Tonneau Cover on the truck bed
and push the Cover forward against the front of the
truck bed. The Tonneau Cover centers itself when
placed on the vehicle.
2. Pull down on the first set of clamp handles to release
the clamps from the stowed position.
Stowage Strap
9. With two people remove the cover.
NOTE: Be sure the Tonneau Cover has been folded
completely before removing.
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Installation
To install the Tonneau Cover follow the following steps:
Stowed Position
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 273
3. Push clamp wires up and under the flange of box (or
flange of Ram Box rail, if equipped) to the semi
clamped position.
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Clamped Position
NOTE: Once clamped, be sure the clamps are not partially clamped to the truck bed flange.
Semi Clamped Position
4. Push clamp handles upward to the clamped position
to properly engage the clamps.
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NOTE: The vehicle cannot be driven when the Tonneau
Cover is in this position.
Improper Clamp Position
5. Disengage the stowage straps.
6. Unfold Tonneau Cover to the intermediate position.
Intermediate Position (Vehicle Cannot Be Driven)
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 275
7. Completely unfold the Tonneau Cover.
8. Pull down on the second set of clamp handles to
release the clamps from the stowed position.
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Fully Unfolded Position
Stowed Position
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9. Push clamp wires up and under the flange of box (or
flange of Ram Box rail, if equipped) to the semi
clamped position.
Clamped Position
NOTE: Once clamped, be sure the clamps are not partially clamped to the truck bed flange.
Semi Clamped Position
10. Push clamp handles upward to the clamped position
to properly engage the clamps.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 277
3
Improper Clamp Position
The Tonneau Cover clamps can be locked when in the
clamped position by placing a lock through the locking
hole.
Locking Hole
278 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
CAUTION!
It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure the Tonneau
Cover is properly installed on the vehicle. Failure to
follow this procedure can result in detachment of the
Tonneau Cover from the vehicle and/or damage to
the vehicle/Tonneau Cover.
Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Cleaning
For proper cleaning of the Tonneau Cover use MOPAR®
Whitewall & Vinyl Top Cleaner and MOPAR® Leather &
Vinyl Conditioner/Protectant.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
CONTENTS
䡵 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .282
▫ EVIC Red Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — MIDLINE (EVIC) . .283
▫ EVIC Yellow Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM (DID) . .284
▫ EVIC White Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .311
䡵 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .285
▫ EVIC Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
䡵 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER 䡵 DRIVER INFORMATION DISPLAY (DID) . .
(EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
▫ Driver Information Display (DID) Displays
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
▫ Oil Life Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Displays — 3.5” Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
▫ DID Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Oil Life Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
▫ DID Red Telltales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ EVIC Messages Menu Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
▫ DID Yellow Telltales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . .325
. . .327
. . .329
. . .330
. . .335
. . .338
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280 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
▫ DID White Telltales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339
▫ CD Player — If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
▫ DID Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340 䡵 CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .392
䡵 Uconnect® SETTINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351 䡵 RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .393
▫ Buttons On The Faceplate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .352
▫ Regulatory And Safety Information . . . . . . . . .393
▫ Buttons On The Touchscreen. . . . . . . . . . . . . .353 䡵 CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
▫ Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
5.0 Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353
▫ Manual Climate Controls Without Touchscreen —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395
▫ Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
8.4A/8.4AN Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . .370
▫ Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400
䡵 Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .390
▫ Automatic Climate Controls With Touchscreen —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
䡵 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED . .390
䡵 STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
▫ Climate Control Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . .413
▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 281
䡵 Uconnect® VOICE RECOGNITION . . . . . . . . . .417
▫ Voice Text Reply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427
▫ Introducing Uconnect® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
▫ Uconnect® Access (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . .428
▫ Get Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418
▫ Register (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429
▫ Basic Voice Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .419
▫ Mobile App (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .430
▫ Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .421
▫ Voice Texting (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
▫ Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422
▫ Yelp® (8.4A/8.4AN). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .431
▫ Climate (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .424
▫ SiriusXM Travel Link™ (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . .433
▫ Navigation (8.4A/8.4AN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .425
▫ Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434
▫ Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .426
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282 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
1 — Headlight Switch
7 — 115v Power Inverter Outlet
2
3
4
5
6
8 — Power Outlet — If Equipped
9 — Lower Switch Bank
10 — Instrument Panel Drawer
11 — Climate Controls
12 — Power Outlet/Cigar Lighter — If
Equipped
—
—
—
—
—
Instrument Cluster
Radio
Hazard Switch
Upper Glove Compartment
Lower Glove Compartment
13 — Gear Selector/Transfer Case Position
Switch — If Equipped
14 — Ignition Switch
15 — Hood Release
16 — Parking Brake Release
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — MIDLINE (EVIC)
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM (DID)
Driver Information Display (DID)
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
1. Tachometer
The tachometer indicates engine speed in Revolutions
Per Minute (RPM x 1000).
CAUTION!
Do not operate the engine with the tachometer
pointer at high RPM for extended periods. Engine
operation over 3200 RPM (Redline) can result in
significant damage that will not be covered under the
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
2. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light
This light monitors the Anti-lock Brake System
(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.
If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it
indicates that the anti-lock portion of the brake system is
not functioning and that service is required. However,
the conventional brake system will continue to operate
normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on.
If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced
as soon as possible to restore the benefits of anti-lock
brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have
the light inspected by an authorized dealer.
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3. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)
The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of
an onboard diagnostic (OBDII) system which
monitors the emissions and engine control system. If the vehicle is ready for emissions testing,
the light will come on when the ignition is first turned on
and remain on, as a bulb check, until the engine is started.
If the vehicle is not ready for emissions testing the light will
come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain on
for 15 seconds, then blink for 5 seconds, and remain on
until the vehicle is started. If the bulb does not come on
during starting, have the condition investigated promptly.
If this light comes on and remains on while driving, it
suggests a potential engine control problem and the need
for system service.
Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
soon as possible.
CAUTION!
Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator
Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine
control system. It also could affect fuel economy and
driveability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic
converter damage and power loss will soon occur.
Immediate service is required.
WARNING!
A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced
above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal
operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you drive
slowly or park over flammable substances such as dry
plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result in death
or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others.
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NOTE: The voltmeter may show a gauge fluctuation at
various engine temperatures. This cycling operation is
The arrow will flash with the exterior turn
caused by the post-heat cycle of the intake manifold
signal when the turn signal lever is operated.
heater system. The number of cycles and the length of the
cycling operation is controlled by the engine control
NOTE:
• A continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is module. Post-heat operation can run for several minutes,
driven more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn and then the electrical system and voltmeter needle will
stabilize.
signal on.
4. Turn Signal Indicators
• Check for an inoperative outside light bulb if either 6. Brake Warning Light
indicator remains on and does not flash, or flashes at
This light monitors various brake functions,
a rapid rate.
including brake fluid level and parking brake
application. If the brake light turns on it may
5. Voltmeter — If Equipped
indicate that the parking brake is applied, that
When the engine is running, the gauge indicates the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with
the electrical system voltage. The pointer should the Anti-lock Brake System reservoir.
stay within the normal range if the battery is charged. If
If the light remains on when the parking brake has been
the pointer moves to either extreme left or right and
remains there during normal driving, the electrical sys- disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the
master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake
tem should be serviced.
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hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necesBrake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake sary.
System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.
In this case, the light will remain on until the condition
WARNING!
has been corrected. If the problem is related to the brake
booster, the ABS pump will run when applying the brake Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is
and a brake pedal pulsation may be felt during each stop. dangerous. Part of the brake system may have failed.
It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have
The dual brake system provides a reserve braking capac- a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately.
ity in the event of a failure to a portion of the hydraulic
system. A leak in either half of the dual brake system is Vehicles equipped with the ABS, are also equipped with
indicated by the Brake Warning Light, which will turn on Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). In the event of
when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder has an EBD failure, the Brake Warning Light will turn on
along with the ABS Light. Immediate repair to the ABS
dropped below a specified level.
system is required.
The light will remain on until the cause is corrected.
Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by
NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp
turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the
cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level condiON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for aptions. The vehicle should have service performed, and
proximately two seconds. The light should then turn off
the brake fluid level checked.
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unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is 8. Seat Belt Reminder Light
detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light
When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/
inspected by an authorized dealer.
RUN, this light will turn on for four to eight
The light also will turn on when the parking brake is
seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if
applied with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN posi- the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound.
tion.
After the bulb check or when driving, if the driver’s seat
belt remains unbuckled, the seat belt reminder light will
NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is
flash or remain on continuously. Refer to “Occupant
applied. It does not show the degree of brake application.
Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
7. High Beam Indicator
Vehicle” for further information.
This light shows that the high beam headlights are 9. Air Bag Warning Light
on. Push the multifunction control lever away
This light will turn on for four to eight seconds
from you to switch the headlights to high beam. Pull the
as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first
lever toward you to switch the headlights back to low
turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on
beam. If the driver’s door is open, and the headlights or
during starting, stays on, or turns on while
park lights are left on, the high beam indicator light will
driving, have the system inspected at an authorized
remain illuminated and a chime will sound.
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dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” 13. Cargo Light — If Equipped
in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for
The cargo light will illuminate when the cargo
further information.
light is activated by pressing the cargo light
10. Oil Pressure Gauge — If Equipped
button on the headlight switch.
The pointer should always indicate some oil pressure when the engine is running. A continuous high or
low reading under normal driving conditions may indicate a lubrication system malfunction. Immediate service
should be obtained from an authorized dealer.
11. Speedometer
The speedometer shows the vehicle speed in miles per
hour and/or kilometers per hour (mph/km/h).
12. Park/Headlight ON Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the park
lights or headlights are turned on.
14. Fuel Gauge
Shows level of fuel in tank when ignition switch is in the
ON/RUN position.
15. Vehicle Security Light — If Equipped
This light will flash at a fast rate for approximately 15 seconds, when the vehicle security
alarm is arming, and then will flash slowly
until the vehicle is disarmed.
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16. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light — If overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
Equipped
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to
by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has
placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS
has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the low tire pressure telltale.
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS
determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not
tires).
operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been
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
combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the
system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for
approximately one minute and then remain continuously
illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists.
When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
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of reasons, including the installation of replacement or
alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the
TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more
tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the
replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS
to continue to function properly.
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. Using aftermarket tire sealants may
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CAUTION! (Continued)
cause the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
sensor to become inoperable. After using an aftermarket tire sealant it is recommended that you take
your vehicle to an authorized dealership to have your
sensor function checked.
NOTE: The TPMS telltale is also accompanied by a “Low
Tire” message in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) screen indicating “Low Tire” for EVIC enabled
clusters.
17. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped
This indicator will illuminate when the front
fog lights are on.
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18. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Driver 20. Driver Information Display (DID) Menu
Information Display (DID)
The Driver Information Display (DID) features a driverThe EVIC/DID features a driver-interactive display that interactive display that is located in the instrument
is located in the instrument cluster. Refer to “Electronic cluster. Refer to “Driver Information Display (DID)” in
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Informa- “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
tion Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument information.
Panel” for further information.
21. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator
19. Shift Lever Indicator
The Shift Lever Indicator is self-contained within the
instrument cluster. It displays the gear position of the
automatic transmission.
Light — If Equipped
This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off.
When the “Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
OFF”
indicator
illuminates in the instrument cluster it
NOTE: The highest available transmission gear is disindicates
that
the
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) has
played in the lower right corner of the EVIC/DID
been
turned
off
by
the driver.
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.
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22. TOW/HAUL
The TOW HAUL button is located on the center
stack upper switch bank. This light will illuminate when TOW HAUL mode is selected.
23. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation/
Malfunction Indicator Light — If Equipped
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on
when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON/RUN position. It should go out with the
engine running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” comes on continuously with the engine
running, a malfunction has been detected in the ESC
system. If this light remains on after several ignition
cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles
(kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see
your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the
problem diagnosed and corrected.
NOTE:
• The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC
Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” come on
momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned
to ON/RUN.
• Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the
ESC system will be ON, even if it was turned off
previously.
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking
sounds when it is active. This is normal; the sounds
will stop when ESC becomes inactive following the
maneuver that caused the ESC activation.
24. Temperature Gauge
The temperature gauge shows engine coolant temperature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that
the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily.
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The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades,
or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to
exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range.
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot engine cooling system could
damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads
“H” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle
with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer
drops back into the normal range. If the pointer
remains on the “H” and you hear continuous chimes,
turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealer for service.
WARNING!
A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or
others could be badly burned by steam or boiling
coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer
for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to
look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your
Vehicle.” Follow the warnings under the “Cooling
System Pressure Cap” paragraph.
25. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
light will come on when the ignition is first
turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
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If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
rotate at the same speed. Low range provides a greater
gear reduction ratio to provide increased torque at the
wheels.
Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation — If Equipped” in
If the light remains lit with the engine running, your “Starting And Operating” for further information on
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an autho- four-wheel drive operation and proper use.
rized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is 27. 4WD AUTO Indicator Light — If Equipped
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
required. You may experience reduced performance, an
the four-wheel drive auto mode, and the front
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
axle is engaged, but the vehicle’s power is sent
require towing.
to the rear wheels. Four-wheel drive will be
26. 4 LOW — If Equipped
automatically engaged when the vehicle senses a loss of
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in traction.
the four-wheel drive LOW mode. The front and Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation — If Equipped” in
rear driveshafts are mechanically locked to- “Starting And Operating” for further information on
gether forcing the front and rear wheels to four-wheel drive operation and proper use.
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28. 4WD Indicator Light — If Equipped
This light alerts the driver that the vehicle is in
the four-wheel drive mode, and the front and
rear driveshafts are mechanically locked together forcing the front and rear wheels to
rotate at the same speed.
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Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation — If Equipped” in
“Starting And Operating” for further information on
four-wheel drive operation and proper use.
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER
(EVIC)
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- The EVIC Menu items consists of the following:
tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the
• Speedometer
instrument cluster.
• Vehicle Info
• Fuel Economy Info
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• Trip A
• Trip B
• Stop/Start Info (If Equipped)
• Air Suspension (If Equipped)
• Trailer Tow
• Messages
• Screen Setup
• Vehicle Settings (Not Equipped with a Uconnect 5.0 &
8.4 radio)
EVIC Control Buttons
The system allows the driver to select information by • UP Arrow Button
pushing the following EVIC Control buttons located on
Push and release the UP arrow button to scroll
the left side of the steering wheel:
upward through the main menu items.
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• DOWN Arrow Button
Push and release the DOWN arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu
items.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
Displays — 3.5” Display
• RIGHT Arrow Button
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Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to
access/select the information screens or submenu screens of a main menu item. Push and
hold the RIGHT arrow button for two seconds
to reset displayed/selected features that can be reset.
• LEFT Arrow Button
Push and release the LEFT arrow button to
return to the main menu, to exit the main menu
push and release the UP or DOWN arrow to
highlight Turn Menu Off, then push and release the RIGHT arrow.
The EVIC displays are located in the center portion of the
cluster and consists of seven sections:
1. Compass Display
Displays the current direction. Refer to “Compass Settings” under “Customer Programmable Features —
Uconnect® 5.0/8.4 Settings” for further information.
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The main display area will normally display the main
menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
Displays the temperature in degrees Celsius or degrees
menu. The main display area also displays “pop up”
Fahrenheit.
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warn3. Main Screen
ing or information messages. These pop up messages fall
into several categories:
Displays main menu, sub-menus, settings.
• Five Second Stored Messages
4. EVIC White Telltales
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
5. EVIC Amber Telltales
message takes control of the main display area for five
6. EVIC Red Telltales
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
7. Audio/Phone Information And Sub-menu Information the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
Whenever there are sub-menus available, the position reviewed from the “Messages” main menu item. As long
within the sub-menu is shown here.
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.”
2. Temperature Display
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• Unstored Messages
Oil Life Reset
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will display in the EVIC after a single chime has sounded,
to indicate the next scheduled oil change interval. The
engine oil change indicator system is duty cycle based,
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
which means the engine oil change interval may fluctuThese messages deal primarily with the Remote Start ate, dependent upon your personal driving style.
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition
NOTE: Use the steering wheel EVIC controls for the
is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
following procedure(s).
“Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar” and “Press Brake
Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry
Pedal and Push Button to Start.”
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).
• Five Second Unstored Messages
1. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
START/STOP button and place the ignition to the
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. An 2. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info.”
example of this message type is “Automatic High Beams
On.”
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3. Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to access 4. Push and hold the RIGHT arrow button to select
the ”Vehicle Info” screen, then scroll UP or DOWN to
“Reset,” then select “NO” or “YES” by pushing the
select “Oil Life.”
RIGHT arrow then push the RIGHT arrow button to
select reset of the Oil Life to 100%.
4. Push and hold the RIGHT arrow button to select
“Reset,” then push and release the Right arrow button 5. Push and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC
to select “NO” or “YES” to reset the Oil Life to 100%.
screen.
5. Push and release the Up arrow button to exit the EVIC NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
screen.
start the vehicle, the Oil Life indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry
EVIC Messages Menu Item
1. Without depressing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition
to the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
• Front Seat Belts Unbuckled
2. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll •
downward through the main menu to “Vehicle Info.”
•
3. Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
•
the “Vehicle Info” screen then scroll UP or DOWN to
select “Oil Life.”
•
Driver Seat Belt Unbuckled
Passenger Seat Belt Unbuckled
Service Air Bag System
Traction Control Off
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• Washer Fluid Low
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Oil Pressure Low
• Parking Brake Engaged
• Oil Change Due
• Brake Fluid Low
• Fuel Low
• Service Electronic Braking System
• Service Anti-lock Brake System
• Engine Temperature Hot
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Battery Voltage Low
• Service Power Steering
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Cruise Off
• Lights On
• Cruise Ready
• Right Turn Signal Light Out
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
• Left Turn Signal Light Out
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate Tire to • Turn Signal On
XX”
• Sound Horn with Remote Lock: Off; 1st Push; 2nd
• Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS)
Push
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• Vehicle Not In Park
• Service Airbag Warning Light
• Key in Ignition
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Key in Ignition Lights On
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Remote Start Active Key To Run
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Remote Start Active Push Start Button
• Door Open
• Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low
• Doors Open
• Remote Start Aborted Too Cold
• Gear Not Available
• Remote Start Aborted Door Open
• Shift Not Allowed
• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
• Shift To Neutral Then Drive Or Reverse
• Remote Start Aborted Trunk Open
• Autostick Unavailable Service Required
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
• Automatic Unavailable Use Autostick Service Req.
• Remote Start Disabled Start To Reset
• Transmission Getting Hot Push Brake
• Service Airbag System
• Trans. Hot Stop Safely Shift To Park Wait To Cool
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• Transmission Cool Ready To Drive
• Normal Ride Height Achieved
• Trailer Brake Disconnected
• Aerodynamic Ride Height Achieved
• Service Transmission
• Off Road 1 Ride Height Achieved
• Service Shifter
• Off Road 2 Ride Height Achieved
• Engage Park Brake To Prevent Rolling
• Entry/Exit Ride Height Achieved
• Transmission Too Cold Idle With Engine On
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted
• Washer Fluid Low
• Service Air Suspension System Immediately
• Service Air Suspension System
• Reduce Speed To Maintain Selected Ride Height
• Heavy Duty Air Suspension System Disabled
• Air Suspension System Cooling Down Please Wait
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted Due To Speed
• Vehicle Cannot Be Lowered Door Open
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted Due To Payload
• Off Road 2 Watch For Clearance
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted - Payload Too • Entry/Exit Watch For Clearance
Light
• Air Suspension Temporarily Disabled For Jacking And
Tire Change
• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
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• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
• Stop/Start Ready – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Hood Open – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Battery Charging – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Trailer Tow/Haul Selected – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready 4WD/Low Range Selected – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Fuel Level Low – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Steep Incline – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too Low –
If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Door Open – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Cabin Cooling Or Heating – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Not Ready Max Cooling Or
Heating – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Max Cooling Or Heating Selected – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Front Defrost Selected – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Extreme Outside Temperature –
If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Steering Wheel Turned – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too High –
If Equipped
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• Stop/Start Autostop Active – If Equipped
EVIC Red Telltales
• Stop/Start To Restart Push Clutch Or Shift To Neutral This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
telltales include:
– If Equipped
• Door Ajar
• Stop/Start Req’d Fault Detected – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Cannot Autostart Hood Open – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Unavailable Service Battery – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Unavailable Service Stop/Start System – If
Equipped
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
more doors may be ajar.
• Oil Pressure Warning Light
This telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If
the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut
• Stop/Start To Restart Shift Out Of Park – If Equipped off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound
when this light turns on.
• Stop/Start Off – If Equipped
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected.
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
white telltales area on the right, yellow telltales in the
middle, and red telltales on the left.
• Autostop Duration – If Equipped
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• Oil Temperature Warning Light
This telltale indicates engine oil temperature is
high. If the light turns on while driving, stop
the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as
possible.
• Charging System Light
This light shows the status of the electrical charging system. If the light stays on or comes on while
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential
electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If
the charging system light remains on, it means that the
vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging
system. OBTAIN SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
• Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light.
This light informs you of a problem with the
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
light will come on when the ignition is first
turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is
flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is
Refer to “Jump Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
required. You may experience reduced performance, an
Emergencies” if jump starting is required.
elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may
require towing.
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• Engine Temperature Warning Light
• Electric Power Steering Malfunction Warning Light
This light warns of an overheated engine condiThis telltale is on when the Electric Power
Steering is not operating and needs service.
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge approaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single
chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. Further
• Trailer Brake Disconnected Warning Light
overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H,
a continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed
This telltale is on when the Trailer Brake has
to cool.
been disconnected.
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
EVIC Yellow Telltales
This area will show reconfigurable yellow caution telltales. These telltales include:
• Low Fuel Telltale
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal
(11.0 L), this light will turn on, and remain on until
NOTE: When the transmission is shifted to Neutral, fuel is added.
activate the parking brake to prevent the vehicle from
rolling away.
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• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the windshield washer fluid is low.
• Low Coolant Level Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the vehicle
coolant level is low.
• Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale
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.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
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• Air Suspension Payload Protection Telltale — If
EVIC White Telltales
Equipped
• Electronic Speed Control ON
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the
This light will turn on when the electronic
maximum payload may have been exceeded or
speed control is ON. Refer to “Electronic Speed
load leveling cannot be achieved at its current
Control” in “Understanding The Features Of
ride height.
Your Vehicle” for further information.
Protection Mode will automatically be selected in order
to “protect” the air suspension system, air suspension • Electronic Speed Control SET
adjustment is limited due to payload.
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. Refer to “Electronic Speed
• Service Stop/Start System Telltale — If Equipped
Control” in “Understanding The Features Of
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the
Your Vehicle” for further information.
Stop/Start is Unavailable, service Stop/Start
• Hill Descent Control – If equipped
system.
This indicator will illuminate when Hill Descent Control (HDC) has been selected using
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the fuel
the Hill Descent Control Switch. Refer to “Elecfiller cap may be loose.
tronic Brake Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
• Loose Fuel Filler Cap
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EVIC Selectable Menu Items
• Coolant Temp
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow buttons until • Transmission Temp (Automatic only)
the desired Selectable Menu item is highlighted in the
• Oil Temp
EVIC.
• Oil Pressure
Speedometer Menu Item
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until • Oil Life
the speedometer menu item is highlighted in the EVIC. • Battery Voltage
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to cycle the
• Gauge Summary
display between MPH and km/h.
• Engine Hours
Vehicle Info Menu Item
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button(s) until
the Vehicle Info menu item is highlighted in the EVIC.
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to enter the
submenus items of Vehicle Info. follow the directional
prompts to access or reset any of the following Vehicle
Info submenu items:
• Tire Pressure
Fuel Economy Menu Item
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
the Fuel Economy menu item is highlighted. Push and
Hold the RIGHT arrow button to reset Average Fuel
Economy.
• Current Fuel
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• Economy gauge
Trip B
• Average Fuel Economy value
Push and release Up & Down arrow button until the Trip
B menu item is highlighted in the EVIC. The Trip B
information will display the following:
• Range to Empty
Trip Menu Item
• Distance
Trip A
• Average MPG
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
• Elapsed Time
the Trip A menu item is highlighted in the EVIC. The Trip
A information will display the following:
Push and hold the RIGHT arrow button to reset all the
information.
• Distance
Stop/Start Menu Item – If Equipped
• Average MPG
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
• Elapsed Time
the Stop/Start menu item is highlighted in the EVIC.
Push and hold RIGHT arrow button to reset all informa- Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to display the
Stop/Start status.
tion.
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Air Suspension Menu Item — If Equipped
EVIC Messages Menu Item
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until • Front Seat Belts Unbuckled
the Air Suspension menu item is highlighted in the EVIC.
• Driver Seat Belt Unbuckled
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to display the
Air Suspension status.
• Passenger Seat Belt Unbuckled
Trailer Tow Menu Item
• Service Air Bag System
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until • Traction Control Off
the Trailer Tow menu item is highlighted. Push and
release the RIGHT arrow button and the next screen will • Washer Fluid Low
display the following trailer trip information:
• Oil Pressure Low
• Trip (trailer specific) Distance: Push and hold the •
RIGHT arrow button to reset the distance.
•
• Trailer Brake
•
• Output
•
• Type
• Gain
Oil Change Due
Fuel Low
Service Anti-lock Brake System
Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Service Power Steering
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• Cruise Off
• Lights On
• Cruise Ready
• Right Turn Signal Light Out
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
• Left Turn Signal Light Out
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate Tire to • Turn Signal On
XX”
• Sound Horn with Remote Lock: Off; 1st Push; 2nd
• Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS)
Push
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Vehicle Not In Park
• Parking Brake Engaged
• Key in Ignition
• Brake Fluid Low
• Key in Ignition Lights On
• Service Electronic Braking System
• Remote Start Active Key To Run
• Engine Temperature Hot
• Remote Start Active Push Start Button
• Battery Voltage Low
• Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Remote Start Aborted Too Cold
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• Remote Start Aborted Door Open
• Shift Not Allowed
• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
• Shift To Neutral Then Drive Or Reverse
• Remote Start Aborted Trunk Open
• Autostick Unavailable Service Required
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
• Automatic Unavailable Use Autostick Service Req.
• Remote Start Disabled Start To Reset
• Transmission Getting Hot Push Brake
• Service Airbag System
• Trans. Hot Stop Safely Shift To Park Wait To Cool
• Service Airbag Warning Light
• Transmission Cool Ready To Drive
• Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Trailer Brake Disconnected
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
• Service Transmission
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
• Service Shifter
• Door Open
• Engage Park Brake To Prevent Rolling
• Doors Open
• Transmission Too Cold Idle With Engine On
• Gear Not Available
• Washer Fluid Low
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• Service Air Suspension System
• Service Air Suspension System Immediately
• Heavy Duty Air Suspension System Disabled
• Reduce Speed To Maintain Selected Ride Height
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted Due To Speed
• Air Suspension System Cooling Down Please Wait
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted Due To Payload
• Vehicle Cannot Be Lowered Door Open
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted - Payload Too •
Light
•
• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
•
• Normal Ride Height Achieved
Off Road 2 Watch For Clearance
Entry/Exit Watch For Clearance
Air Suspension Temporarily Disabled For Jacking And
Tire Change
• Aerodynamic Ride Height Achieved
• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
• Off Road 1 Ride Height Achieved
• Stop/Start Ready – If Equipped
• Off Road 2 Ride Height Achieved
• Stop/Start Not Ready – If Equipped
• Entry/Exit Ride Height Achieved
• Stop/Start Not Ready Hood Open – If Equipped
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted
• Stop/Start Not Ready Battery Charging – If Equipped
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• Stop/Start Not Ready Trailer Tow/Haul Selected – If • Stop/Start Not Ready Cabin Cooling Or Heating – If
Equipped
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready 4WD/Low Range Selected – If • Stop/Start Not Ready Not Ready Max Cooling Or
Equipped
Heating – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Fuel Level Low – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Steep Incline – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Extreme Outside Temperature –
If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too High –
If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Max Cooling Or Heating Selected – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Front Defrost Selected – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Steering Wheel Turned – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Autostop Active – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too Low –
If Equipped
• Stop/Start To Restart Push Clutch Or Shift To Neutral
– If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Req’d Fault Detected – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Door Open – If Equipped
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• Stop/Start Cannot Autostart Hood Open – If you to change what information is displayed in the
instrument cluster as well as the location that information
Equipped
is displayed.
• Stop/Start Unavailable Service Battery – If Equipped
Vehicle Settings Menu Item
• Stop/Start Unavailable Service Stop/Start System – If
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and recall
Equipped
features when the transmission is in PARK.
• Stop/Start To Restart Shift Out Of Park – If Equipped
Push and release the UP and DOWN button until Set• Stop/Start Off – If Equipped
tings displays in the EVIC.
• Autostop Duration – If Equipped
Follow the prompts to display and set any of the followThe Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the ing Vehicle Settings.
white telltales area on the right, yellow telltales in the
NOTE: Your vehicle may or may not be equipped with
middle, and red telltales on the left.
all the following settings.
Screen Setup Menu Item
• If equipped with a base radio (Non-Touchscreen)
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until
Vehicle Settings will be included in the EVIC.
the Screen Setup menu item is highlighted in the EVIC.
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to enter the • If equipped with a Touchscreen radio, the Vehicle
Settings will be included in the radio head unit.
Screen Setup submenu. The Screen Setup feature allows
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Setting Names
1
2
3
Language Select
Units
ParkSense
4
Tilt Mirror in Reverse
Rain Sensing Wipers
Hill Start Assist
Headlights Off Delay
Illuminated Approach
Headlights On with
Wipers
5
6
7
8
9
Setting Names
Abbreviated (Left
Submenu Layer)
Language
Units
ParkSense
Tilt Mirror in R
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu Layer)
English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch
U.S.; Metric
• Notification — Sound Only; Sound & Display
• Front Volume — Low; Medium; High
• Rear Volume — Low; Medium; High
On; Off
Auto Wipers
Hill Start Assist
Lights Off Delay
Lights w/ Unlock
On; Off
On; Off
0 seconds; 30 seconds; 60 seconds; 90 seconds
0 seconds; 30 seconds; 60 seconds; 90 seconds
Lights w/ Wipers
On; Off
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Setting Names
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Automatic Highbeams
Daytime Running
Lights — If
Equipped
Flash Lights with Lock
Auto Lock Doors
Auto Unlock Doors
Sound Horn with
Remote Start
Sound Horn with
Remote Lock
Remote Unlock
Sequence
Setting Names
Abbreviated (Left
Submenu Layer)
Auto Highbeams
Daytime Lights
Lights w/ Lock
Auto Lock Doors
Auto Unlock Doors
Horn w/ Rmt Start
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu Layer)
On; Off
On; Off
On;
On;
On;
On;
Off
Off
Off
Off
Horn w/ Rmt Lock
Off; 1st Press; 2nd Press
Remote Unlock
Driver Door; All Doors
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Setting Names
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
27
28
Key Fob Linked to
Memory
Passive Entry
Remote Start Comfort System
Easy Exit Seat
Key-off Power Delay
Air Suspension Display Alerts
Aero Ride Height
Mode
Tire/Jack Mode
Transport Mode
Setting Names
Abbreviated (Left
Submenu Layer)
Key in Memory
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu Layer)
On; Off
Passive Entry
Rmt Start Comfort
On; Off
Off; Remoter Start; All starts
Easy Exit Seat
Power Off Delay
Air Susp. Alerts
On; Off
Off; 45 seconds; 5 minutes; 10 minutes
All; Warnings Only
Aero Mode
On; Off
Tire/Jack Mode
Transport Mode
On; Off
On; Off
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Setting Names
29
32
33
Wheel Alignment
Mode
Horn w/ Remote
Lower
Lights w/ Remote
Lower
Trailer Select
Brake Type
34
Trailer Name
30
31
Setting Names
Abbreviated (Left
Submenu Layer)
Wheel Alignment
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu Layer)
On; Off
Horn w/ Rmt Lwr
On; Off
Lights w/ Rmt Lwr
On; Off
Trailer Select
Brake Type
Trailer 1; Trailer 2; Trailer 3; Trailer 4
Light Electric; Heavy Electric; Light EOH; Heavy
EOH
Trailer # (# is equal to slot position)
Boat
Car
Cargo
Dump
Trailer Name
•
•
•
•
•
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Setting Names
Setting Names
Abbreviated (Left
Submenu Layer)
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu Layer)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
35
36
37
Compass Variance
Calibrate Compass
Fuel Saver Display
Compass Var
Compass Cal
Fuel Saver
Equipment
Flatbed
Gooseneck
Horse
Livestock
Motorcycle
Snowmobile
Travel
Utility
5th Wheel
1-15 increments of 1
Cancel; Calibrate
On; Off
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Turn Menu OFF
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to exit the
main menu.
Push and release any EVIC control button to enter the
EVIC main menu again.
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DRIVER INFORMATION DISPLAY (DID)
The Driver Information Display (DID) features a driverinteractive display that is located in the instrument
cluster.
Driver Information Display (DID)
The DID Menu items consists of the following:
• Digital Speedometer
• Vehicle Info
• Fuel Economy Info
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• Trip A
• Trip B
• Stop/Start Info (If Equipped)
• Trailer Tow
• Audio
• Stored Messages
• Screen Setup
• Vehicle Settings (Not Equipped with a Uconnect 5.0 &
8.4 radio)
DID Controls
The system allows the driver to select information by • UP Arrow Button
pushing the following buttons mounted on the steering
Push and release the UP arrow button to scroll
wheel:
upward through the main menu and
submenus.
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• DOWN Arrow Button
Driver Information Display (DID) Displays
Push and release the DOWN arrow button to
scroll downward through the main menu and
submenus.
• RIGHT Arrow Button
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to
access/select the information screens or submenu screens of a main menu item. Push and
hold the RIGHT arrow button for two seconds
to reset displayed/selected features that can be reset.
• LEFT Arrow Button
Push and release the LEFT arrow button to The DID displays are located in the center portion of the
return to the main menu from an info screen or cluster and consists of eight sections:
submenu item.
1. Main Screen — The inner ring of the display will
illuminate in grey under normal conditions, yellow for
non critical warnings, red for critical warnings, and
white for on demand information.
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2. Audio / Phone Information and Sub-menu Informa- The main display area will normally display the main
tion — Whenever there are sub-menus available, the menu or the screens of a selected feature of the main
position within the sub-menus is shown here.
menu. The main display area also displays “pop up”
messages that consist of approximately 60 possible warn3. Selectable Information (Compass, Temp, Range to
ing or information messages. These pop up messages fall
Empty, Trip A, Trip B, Average MPG, Trailer Trip
into several categories:
(distance only), Trailer Brake Gain, Time)
• Five Second Stored Messages
4. Telltales/Indicators
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
5. Shift Lever Status (PRNDL)
message takes control of the main display area for five
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. Most of
6. Selectable Menu Icons
the messages of this type are then stored (as long as the
7. Air Suspension Status – If Equipped
condition that activated it remains active) and can be
reviewed from the “Messages” main menu item. As long
8. 4WD Status
as there is a stored message, an “i” will be displayed in
9. Selectable Gauge 2 (Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Life, the DID’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this
Trailer Brake, Current MPG)
message type are “Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out”
10. Selectable Gauge 1 (Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Oil Life, and “Low Tire Pressure.”
Trailer Brake, Current MPG)
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• Unstored Messages
Oil Life Reset
Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change
indicator system. The “Oil Change Required” message
will flash in the DID display for approximately 10
seconds after a single chime has sounded, to indicate the
next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change
• Unstored Messages Until RUN
indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the
These messages deal primarily with the Remote Start engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent
feature. This message type is displayed until the ignition upon your personal driving style.
is in the RUN state. Examples of this message type are
NOTE: Use the steering wheel DID controls for the
“Remote Start Aborted - Door Ajar” and “Press Brake
following procedure(s).
Pedal and Push Button to Start.”
Vehicles Equipped With Passive Entry
• Five Second Unstored Messages
1. Without pushing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE
When the appropriate conditions occur, this type of
START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the
message takes control of the main display area for five
ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
seconds and then returns to the previous screen. An
example of this message type is “Automatic High Beams 2. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll
downward through the main menu to “ Vehicle Info.”
On.”
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).
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3. Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to access 4. Push and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one
the “ Oil Life” screen.
second to access the “ Oil Life Reset” screen.
4. Push and hold the RIGHT arrow button for one 5. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to select “
second to access the “ Oil Life Reset” screen.
Yes,” then push and release the RIGHT arrow button
to select reset of the Oil Life.
5. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to select “
Yes,” then push and release the RIGHT arrow button 6. Push and release the Up arrow button to exit the DID
to select reset of the Oil Life.
screen.
6. Push and release the Up arrow button to exit the DID NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you
screen.
start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not
reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure.
Vehicles Not Equipped With Passive Entry
DID Messages
1. Without pushing the brake pedal, cycle the ignition to
the ON/RUN position (do not start the engine).
• Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
2. Push and release the DOWN arrow button to scroll • Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
downward through the main menu to “ Vehicle Info.”
• Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
3. Push and release the RIGHT arrow button to access
• Service Airbag System
the “ Oil Life” screen.
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• Traction Control Off
• Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS)
• Washer Fluid Low
• Service Tire Pressure System
• Oil Pressure Low
• Parking Brake Engaged
• Oil Change Due
• Brake Fluid Low
• Fuel Low
• Service Electronic Braking System
• Service Antilock Brake System
• Engine Temperature Hot
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Battery Voltage Low
• Service Power Steering
• Service Electronic Throttle Control
• Cruise Off
• Lights On
• Cruise Ready
• Right Turn Signal Light Out
• Cruise Set To XXX MPH
• Left Turn Signal Light Out
• Tire Pressure Screen With Low Tire(s) “Inflate Tire to • Turn Signal On
XX”
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• Sound Horn with Remote Lock: Off; 1st Push; 2nd •
Push
•
• Vehicle Not in Park
•
• Key in Ignition
•
• Key in Ignition Lights On
•
• Remote Start Active Key to Run
•
• Remote Start Active Push Start Button
•
• Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low
•
• Remote Start Aborted Too Cold
•
• Remote Start Aborted Door Open
•
• Remote Start Aborted Hood Open
•
• Remote Start Aborted Trunk Open
•
• Remote Start Aborted Time Expired
•
Remote Start Disabled Start to Reset
Service Airbag System
Service Airbag Warning Light
Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled
Passenger Seatbelt Unbuckled
Front Seatbelts Unbuckled
Door Open
Doors Open
Gear Not Available
Shift Not Allowed
Shift to Neutral then Drive or Reverse
Autostick Unavailable Service Required
Automatic Unavailable Use Autostick Service Req.
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• Transmission Getting Hot Push Brake
• Trans. Hot Stop Safely Shift to Park Wait to Cool
• Transmission Cool Ready to Drive
• Trailer Brake Disconnected
• Service Transmission
• Service Shifter
• Engage Park Brake to Prevent Rolling
• Transmission Too cold Idle with Engine On
• Washer Fluid Low
• Service Air Suspension System
• Heavy Duty Air Suspension System Disabled
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted Due To Speed
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted Due To Payload
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted - Payload Too
Light
• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
• Normal Ride Height Achieved
• Aerodynamic Ride Height Achieved
• Off Road 1 Ride Height Achieved
• Off Road 2 Ride Height Achieved
• Entry/Exit Ride Height Achieved
• Selected Ride Height Not Permitted
• Service Air Suspension System Immediately
• Reduce Speed To Maintain Selected Ride Height
• Air Suspension System Cooling Down Please Wait
• Vehicle Cannot Be Lowered Door Open
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• Off Road 2 Watch For Clearance
• Stop/Start Not Ready Steep Incline – If Equipped
• Entry/Exit Watch For Clearance
• Stop/Start Not Ready Extreme Outside Temperature –
If Equipped
• Air Suspension Temporarily Disabled For Jacking And
Tire Change
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too High –
If Equipped
• Battery Low Start Engine To Change Ride Height
• Stop/Start Not Ready Engine Temperature Too Low –
• Stop/Start Ready – If Equipped
If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Seatbelt Unbuckled – If
• Stop/Start Not Ready Hood Open – If Equipped
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Battery Charging – If Equipped • Stop/Start Not Ready Driver Door Open – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Trailer Tow/Haul Selected – If • Stop/Start Not Ready Cabin Cooling Or Heating – If
Equipped
Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready 4WD/Low Range Selected – If • Stop/Start Not Ready Not Ready Max Cooling Or
Equipped
Heating – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Fuel Level Low – If Equipped
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• Stop/Start Not Ready Max Cooling Or Heating Se- • Stop/Start To Restart Shift Out Of Park – If Equipped
lected – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Off – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Not Ready Front Defrost Selected – If
• Autostop Duration – If Equipped
Equipped
The Reconfigurable Telltales section is divided into the
• Stop/Start Not Ready Steering Wheel Turned – If
white telltales area on the right, yellow telltales in the
Equipped
middle, and red telltales on the left.
• Stop/Start Autostop Active – If Equipped
DID Red Telltales
• Stop/Start To Restart Push Clutch Or Shift To Neutral This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These
– If Equipped
telltales include:
• Stop/Start Req’d Fault Detected – If Equipped
• Door Ajar
• Stop/Start Cannot Autostart Hood Open – If
Equipped
• Stop/Start Unavailable Service Battery – If Equipped
• Stop/Start Unavailable Service Stop/Start System – If
Equipped
This light will turn on to indicate that one or
more doors may be ajar.
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• Oil Pressure Warning Light
charging system light remains on, it means that the vehicle
is experiencing a problem with the charging system. OBThis telltale indicates low engine oil pressure. If
TAIN SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an authorized dealer.
the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut
off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound Refer to “Jump Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” if jump starting is required.
when this light turns on.
Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected. • Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light
This light does not show how much oil is in the engine.
This light informs you of a problem with the
The engine oil level must be checked under the hood.
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. The
light will come on when the ignition is first
• Oil Temperature Warning Light
turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb
This telltale indicates engine oil temperature is check. If the light does not come on during starting, have
high. If the light turns on while driving, stop the the system checked by an authorized dealer.
vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible.
If a problem is detected, the light will come on while the
• Charging System Light
engine is running. Cycle the ignition key when the
This light shows the status of the electrical charging vehicle has completely stopped and the shift lever is
system. If the light stays on or comes on while placed in the PARK position. The light should turn off.
driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If the
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If the light remains lit with the engine running, your
vehicle will usually be drivable. However, see an authorized dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light 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.
• Engine Temperature Warning Light
shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to
normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To
Do In Emergencies” for further information.
NOTE: When the transmission is shifted to Neutral,
activate the parking brake to prevent the vehicle from
rolling away.
This light warns of an overheated engine condi- • Electric Power Steering Malfunction Warning Light
tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge apThis telltale is on when the Electric Power
proaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single
Steering is not operating and needs service.
chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. Further
overheating will cause the temperature gauge to pass H,
a continuous chime will occur until the engine is allowed • Trailer Brake Disconnected Warning Light
to cool.
This telltale is on when the Trailer Brake has
If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and
been disconnected.
stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also,
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DID Yellow Telltales
• Transmission Temperature Warning Telltale
This area will show reconfigurable yellow caution telltales. These telltales include:
This telltale indicates that the transmission
fluid temperature is running hot. This may
occur with severe usage, such as trailer towing.
• Low Fuel Telltale
If this telltale turns on, safely pull over and
When the fuel level reaches approximately 3.0 gal stop the vehicle. Then, shift the transmission into NEU(11.0 L), this light will turn on, and remain on until TRAL and run the engine at idle or faster until the light
fuel is added.
turns off.
• Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the windshield washer fluid is low.
• Low Coolant Level Indicator
This telltale will turn on to indicate the vehicle
coolant level is low.
CAUTION!
Continuous driving with the Transmission Temperature Warning Light illuminated will eventually cause
severe transmission damage or transmission failure.
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WARNING!
If you continue operating the vehicle when the
Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illuminated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in
contact with hot engine or exhaust components and
cause a fire.
• Air Suspension Payload Protection Telltale — If
Equipped
• Service Stop/Start System Telltale — If Equipped
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the
Stop/Start is Unavailable, service Stop/Start
system.
• Loose Fuel Filler Cap
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the fuel
filler cap may be loose.
This telltale will turn on to indicate that the DID White Telltales
maximum payload may have been exceeded or • Electronic Speed Control Ready
load leveling cannot be achieved at its current
This light will turn on when the electronic
ride height.
speed control is ON. Refer to “Electronic Speed
Protection Mode will automatically be selected in order
Control” in “Understanding The Features Of
to “protect” the air suspension system, air suspension
Your Vehicle” for further information.
adjustment is limited due to payload.
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• Electronic Speed Control SET
This light will turn on when the electronic
speed control is SET. Refer to “Electronic Speed
Control” in “Understanding The Features Of
Your Vehicle” for further information.
• Hill Descent Control – If equipped
Digital Speedometer
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Digital display icon is highlighted in the DID. Push and release the
RIGHT arrow button to change the display
between mph and km/h.
This indicator will illuminate when Hill DeVehicle Info
scent Control (HDC) has been selected using
the Hill Descent Control Switch. Refer to “ElecPush and release the UP or DOWN arrow
tronic Brake Control” in “Starting And Operatbutton until the Vehicle Info icon is highlighted
ing” for further information.
in the DID. Push and release the RIGHT arrow
DID Selectable Menu Items
button to enter the submenus items of Vehicle
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow buttons until Info. follow the directional prompts to access or reset any
the desired Selectable Menu icon/title is highlighted in of the following Vehicle Info submenu items:
the DID.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (1500 & 2500 Series)
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A vehicle ICON is displayed with tire pressure values in • Oil Life
each corner of the ICON.
• Battery Voltage — If Equipped
• Tire Pressure:
• Gauge Summary:
– Tire Pressure Information System (3500 Series
– Coolant Temperature
Heavy Duty Ram Trucks)
– Transmission Temperature (automatic only)
– A vehicle ICON is displayed with the tire pressure
– Oil Temperature
values in each corner of the ICON.
– Oil Pressure
– If the Tire Pressure system requires service, “Service
Tire Pressure System” is displayed.
• Engine Hours
– Tire Pressure is an information only function and Fuel Economy
cannot be reset.
– Refer to the ⬙Tire Pressure Information System
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
(TPIS)” under ⬙Starting and Operating⬙ for further
button
until the Fuel Economy Menu icon/title
information.
is highlighted. Push and hold the OK button to
• Transmission Temperature – Automatic Transmission
reset feature.
Only
• Range
• Oil Temperature
• Current MPG or L/100 km
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• Average MPG or L/100 km
Trip B
Trip A
The Trip B information will display the
following:
•
•
•
•
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Trip A icon/title is highlighted
in the DID. The Trip A information will display • Distance MI or km
the following:
• Average MPG or L/100 km
Distance MI or km
• Average MPH or km/h
Average MPG or L/100 km
• Elapsed Time
Average MPH or km/h
Hold the RIGHT arrow button to reset all the informaElapsed Time
tion.
Hold the RIGHT arrow button to reset all the information.
Push the DOWN arrow button to enter Trip B.
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Stop/Start – If Equipped
Audio
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Stop/Start icon is highlighted
in the DID. Push and release the RIGHT arrow
button to display the Stop/Start status.
Trailer Tow
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Audio display icon is highlighted in the DID. Push and release the
RIGHT arrow button to display the active
source.
Stored Messages
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Trailer Tow icon is highlighted.
Push and release the RIGHT arrow button and
the next screen will display the following
trailer trip information:
• Trailer Trip
• Trailer Brake
Push and release the UP arrow button until the
Messages display icon is highlighted in the
DID. This feature shows the number of stored
warning messages. Pushing the RIGHT arrow
button will allow you to see what the stored messages
are.
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Screen Setup
Settings
Push and release the UP or DOWN arrow
button until the Screen Setup display icon is
highlighted in the DID. Push and release the
RIGHT arrow button to enter the Screen Setup
submenu. The Screen Setup feature allows you to change
what information is displayed in the instrument cluster
as well as the location that information is displayed.
1
Settings
Upper Left
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Options
None
Compass
Outside Temp.
Time
Range
Average MPG
Current MPG
Trip A
Trip B
2
Upper Right
3
Lower Left
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Options
Trailer Trip
Trailer Brake Gain
None
Compass
Outside Temp.
Time
Range
Average MPG
Current MPG
Trip A
Trip B
Trailer Trip
Trailer Brake Gain
None
Compass
Outside Temp.
Time
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Settings
4
Lower Right
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Options
Range
Average MPG
Current MPG
Trip A
Trip B
Trailer Trip
Trailer Brake Gain
None
Compass
Outside Temp.
Time
Range
Average MPG
Current MPG
Trip A
Trip B
Trailer Trip
Settings
5
Upper Gauge
6
Lower Gauge
7
Odometer
8
Restore Defaults
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Options
Trailer Brake Gain
None
Trans Temp.
Oil Temp.
Oil Life
Current MPG
Trailer Brake Gain
None
Trans Temp.
Oil Temp.
Oil Life
Current MPG
Trailer Brake Gain
000
000.0
Cancel
OK
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Push and release the UP and DOWN button until Personal Settings displays in the DID.
Vehicles Settings (Customer-Programmable
Features)
NOTE: This feature is only available on 5.0 and
8.4 Uconnect® Radios
Follow the prompts to display and set any of the following Personal Settings.
Personal Settings allows the driver to set and NOTE: Your vehicle may or may not be equipped with
recall features when the transmission is in PARK.
all the following settings.
1
Language Select
Setting Names Abbreviated
(Left Submenu Layer)
Language
2
3
Units
ParkSense
Units
ParkSense
Setting Names
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu
Layer)
English, Spanish, French, Italian,
German, Dutch
U.S.; Metric
• Notification — Sound Only;
Sound & Display
• Front Volume — Low; Medium; High
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Setting Names
Setting Names Abbreviated
(Left Submenu Layer)
4
5
6
7
Tilt Mirror in Reverse
Rain Sensing Wipers
Hill Start Assist
Headlights Off Delay
Tilt Mirror in R
Auto Wipers
Hill Start Assist
Lights Off Delay
8
Illuminated Approach
Lights w/ Unlock
9
10
11
12
13
Headlights On with Wipers
Automatic Highbeams
Flash Lights with Lock
Auto Lock Doors
Auto Unlock Doors
Lights w/ Wipers
Auto Highbeams
Lights w/ Lock
Auto Lock Doors
Auto Unlock Doors
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu
Layer)
• Rear Volume — Low; Medium; High
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
0 seconds; 30 seconds; 60 seconds; 90 seconds
0 seconds; 30 seconds; 60 seconds; 90 seconds
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
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14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Sound Horn with Remote Start
Sound Horn with Remote Lock
Remote Unlock Sequence
Key Fob Linked to Memory
Passive Entry
Remote Start Comfort System
Easy Exit Seat
Key-off Power Delay
Setting Names Abbreviated
(Left Submenu Layer)
Horn w/ Rmt Start
Horn w/ Rmt Lock
Remote Unlock
Key in Memory
Passive Entry
Rmt Start Comfort
Easy Exit Seat
Power Off Delay
22
Commercial Settings
Commercial
23
24
Air Suspension Display Alerts
Aero Ride Height Mode
Air Susp. Alerts
Aero Mode
Setting Names
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu
Layer)
On; Off
On; Off
Driver Door; All Doors
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
Off; 45 seconds; 5 minutes; 10
minutes
• Aux Switches
• Power Take-Off
• PIN Setup
All; Warnings Only
On; Off
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25
26
27
28
29
30
Tire/Jack Mode
Transport Mode
Wheel Alignment Mode
Horn w/ Remote Lower
Lights w/ Remote Lower
Trailer Select
Setting Names Abbreviated
(Left Submenu Layer)
Tire/Jack Mode
Transport Mode
Wheel Alignment
Horn w/ Rmt Lwr
Lights w/ Rmt Lwr
Trailer Select
31
Brake Type
Brake Type
32
Trailer Name
Trailer Name
Setting Names
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu
Layer)
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
Trailer 1; Trailer 2; Trailer 3;
Trailer 4
Light Electric; Heavy Electric;
Light EOH; Heavy EOH
• Trailer # (# is equal to slot
position)
• Boat
• Car
• Cargo
• Dump
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33
34
35
36
37
Setting Names
Setting Names Abbreviated
(Left Submenu Layer)
Compass Variance
Calibrate Compass
Fuel Saver Display
Park Assist Front Chime Volume
Park Assist Rear Chime Volume
Compass Var
Compass Cal
Fuel Saver
Park Assist Front Chime Volume
Park Assist Rear Chime Volume
Sub-Menus (Right Submenu
Layer)
• Equipment
• Flatbed
• Gooseneck
• Horse
• Tag
• Motorcycle
• Snowmobile
• Travel
• Utility
• 5th Wheel
1-15 increments of 1
Cancel; Calibrate
On; Off
On; Off
On; Off
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Uconnect® SETTINGS
The Uconnect® system uses a combination of buttons on
the touchscreen and buttons on the faceplate located on
the center of the instrument panel that allows you to
access and change the customer programmable features.
Many features can vary by vehicle.
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Uconnect® 5.0 Buttons On The Touchscreen And Buttons
On The Faceplate
1 — Uconnect® Buttons On The Touchscreen
2 — Uconnect® Buttons On The Faceplate
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Buttons On The Faceplate
Buttons on the faceplate are located below the Uconnect®
system in the center of the instrument panel. In addition,
there is a Scroll/Enter control knob located on the right
side of the Climate Controls in the center of the instrument panel. Turn the control knob to scroll through
menus and change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), push the
center of the control knob one or more times to select or
change a setting (i.e., ON, OFF).
Your Uconnect® system may also have Screen Off and
Back buttons located below the Uconnect® system.
Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN Buttons On The Touchscreen And
Buttons On The Faceplate
1 — Uconnect® Buttons On The Touchscreen
2 — Uconnect® Buttons On The Faceplate
Push the Screen Off button to turn off the Uconnect®
touchscreen. Push the Screen Off button a second time to
turn the touchscreen on.
Push the Back button to exit out of a Menu or certain
option on the Uconnect® system.
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Buttons On The Touchscreen
Buttons on the touchscreen are accessible on the
Uconnect® display.
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
5.0 Personal Settings
Push the Settings button on the faceplate to display the
settings menu screen. In this mode the Uconnect® system
allows you to access programmable features that may be
equipped such as Display, Voice, Clock, Safety & Assistance, Lights, Doors & Locks, Auto-On Comfort (if
equipped), Engine Off Options, Suspension, Trailer
Brake, Audio, Compass Settings, Phone/Bluetooth®,
SiriusXM Setup (if equipped), Restore Settings, Clear
Personal Data and System Information.
NOTE: Only one category may be selected at a time.
When making a selection, press the button on the touchscreen to enter the desired mode. Once in the desired
mode, press and release the preferred setting until the
button is highlighted. Once the setting is complete, either
press the back arrow or Done button on the touchscreen
or the Back button on the faceplate to return to the
previous menu. Pressing the Up or Down Arrow buttons
on the touchscreen on the right side of the screen will
allow you to toggle up or down through the list of
available settings.
NOTE: All settings should be changed with the ignition
in the “Run” position.
Display
After pressing the “Display” button on the touchscreen
the following settings will be available.
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• Display Mode
changed between US and Metric units of measure. Press
“US” or “Metric” to make your selection. Press the back
When in this display you may select the Auto or Manual
arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to the
display settings. To change Mode status, press and reprevious menu.
lease the “Auto” or “Manual” button on the touchscreen.
Press the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to • Touchscreen Beep
return to the previous menu.
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
• Set Language
sound heard when a touchscreen button is pressed. To
change the Mode status, press and release the “On” or
When in this display, you may select one of multiple
“Off” button on the touchscreen. Press the back arrow/
languages (English/Français/Español) for all display noDone button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
menclature, including the trip functions and the navigamenu
tion system (if equipped). Press the “Language” button
on the touchscreen and select from “English,” “Français,” • Fuel Saver Display — If Equipped
or “Español.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the This feature will allow you to enable fuel saver mode and
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
will be displayed in the EVIC/DID. Press the “Fuel Saver
• Units
Display” button on the touchscreen select from “On” or
“Off.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the touchWhen in this display, you may select to have the EVIC/
screen to return to the previous menu.
DID, odometer, and navigation system (if equipped)
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Voice
Clock & Date
After pressing the “Voice” button on the touchscreen the After pressing the “Clock & Date” button on the touchfollowing settings will be available:
screen the following settings will be available:
• Voice Response Length
• Set Time
When in this display, you may change the Voice Response Length settings. To change the Voice Response
Length, press the “Voice Response Length” button on the
touchscreen and select from “Brief” or “Detailed.” Press
the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return
to the previous menu.
When in this display, you may set the time and format
manually. Press the “Set Time” button then choose from
a “12 hour” or “24 hour format.” Press the corresponding
arrow above and below the current time to adjust, then
select “AM” or “PM.” Press the back arrow/Done button
on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
• Show Command List
• Set Date
When in this display, you may change the Show Command List settings. To change the Show Command List
settings, press the “Show Command List” button on the
touchscreen and select from “Always,” “With Help” or
“Never.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
When in this display, you may set the date manually.
Press the “Set Date” button then press the corresponding
arrows above and below the current date to adjust. Press
the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return
to the previous menu.
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Safety/Assistance
• Tilt Mirrors In Reverse — If Equipped
After pressing the “Safety/Assistance” button on the When this feature is selected, the exterior sideview
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
mirrors will tilt downward when the ignition is in the
RUN position and the transmission shift lever/gear
• ParkSense®
selector is in the REVERSE position. The mirrors will
The ParkSense® system will scan for objects behind the move back to their previous position when the transmisvehicle when the transmission shift lever/gear selector is sion is shifted out of REVERSE. To make your selection,
in REVERSE and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph (18 press the “Tilt Mirrors In Reverse” button on the touchkm/h). It will provide an alert (audible and/or visual) to screen and make your selection. Press the back arrow/
indicate the proximity to other objects. The system can be Done button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
enabled with Sound Only, or Sound and Display. To menu.
change the ParkSense® status, press and release the
“Sound Only” or “Sounds and Display” button. Then • ParkView® Backup Camera Active Guidelines
press the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen. Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Refer to “ParkSense®” in “Understanding The Features Back Up Camera Active Guidelines that allows you to see
Of Your Vehicle” for system function and operating active guidelines over the ParkView Back up camera
information.
display whenever the shift lever/gear selector is put into
REVERSE. The image will be displayed on the radio
touchscreen display along with a caution note to “check
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entire surroundings” across the top of the screen. After
five seconds, this note will disappear. To make your
selection, press the “ParkView® Backup Camera Active
Guidelines” button on the touchscreen and make your
selection. Press arrow button on the touchscreen to return
to the previous menu.
Assistance” button on the touchscreen. Press the
“Parkview Backup camera Delay” button on the touchscreen to turn the ParkView® Delay ON or OFF.
• Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
• ParkView® Backup Camera Delay
on the windshield. To make your selection, press the
When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera “Rain Sensing” button on the touchscreen and make your
delay turned OFF), the rear camera mode is exited and selection. Press the back arrow/Done button on the
the navigation or audio screen appears again. When the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE (with camera delay • Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
turned ON), the rear view image with dynamic grid lines
will be displayed for up to 10 seconds after shifting out of When this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist (HSA)
“REVERSE” unless the forward vehicle speed exceeds system is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control
8 mph (12 km/h), the transmission is shifted into PARK System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function
or the ignition is switched to the OFF position. To set the and operating information. To make your selection, press
ParkView® Backup Camera Delay push the SETTINGS the “Hill Start Assist” button on the touchscreen and
button on the faceplate, then the “Safety & Driving make your selection. Press the back arrow/Done button
on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
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press the “Illuminated Approach” button on the touchscreen and choose either “0,” “30,” “60,” or “90” buttons
After pressing the “Lights” button on the touchscreen,
on the touchscreen to select your desired time interval.
the following settings will be available:
Press the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to
• Headlight Off Delay
return to the previous menu.
Lights
When this feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of
the amount of time the headlights remain on after the
engine is shut off. To change the Headlight Off Delay
setting, press the “Headlight Off Delay” button on the
touchscreen and choose either “0,” “30,” “60,” or “90”
buttons on the touchscreen to select your desired time
interval. Press the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
turned off, if they were turned on by this feature. To
make your selection, press the “Lights w/Wipers” button
and select from “On” or “Off.” Press the back arrow/
• Headlight Illumination On Approach
Done button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
When this feature is selected, it allows the adjustment of menu.
the amount of time the headlights remain on when the
doors are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
transmitter. To change the Illuminated Approach status,
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• Auto Dim High Beams — If Equipped
• Flash Lights With Lock
When this feature is selected, the exterior lights will flash
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, press the “Flash Lights
w/Lock” button on the touchscreen, and select from
“On” or “Off.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
will activate/deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To make your selection, press the “Auto High
Beams” button on the touchscreen, and select from “On”
or “Off.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the
touchscreen to return to the previous menu. Refer to
”Automatic High Beam — If Equipped” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further informaDoors & Locks
tion.
After pressing the “Doors & Locks” button on the touch• Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
screen, the following settings will be available:
When this feature is selected, the headlights will turn on • Auto Door Locks
whenever the engine is running. To make your selection,
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock autopress the “Daytime Running Lights” button on the touchmatically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
screen, and select from “On” or “Off.” Press the back
(24 km/h). To make your selection, press the “Auto Door
arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to the
Locks” button on the touchscreen and select from “On”
previous menu.
or “Off.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
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• Auto Unlock On Exit
press the “Horn w/Remote Start” button on the touchscreen and select from “On” or “Off.” Press the back
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to the
the vehicle is stopped, the transmission is in the PARK or
previous menu.
NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is opened. To
make your selection, press the “Auto Unlock On Exit” • Remote Door Unlock
button on the touchscreen and select from “On” or “Off.” This feature will allow you to program your remote door
Press the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to locks to open “All doors” or only the “Driver door” with
return to the previous menu.
the first push of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) trans• Sound Horn With Lock
mitter or grabbing the Passive Entry door handle. To
make your selection, press the “Remote Door Unlock”
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
button on the touchscreen and choose from “All” or
the door locks are activated. To make your selection,
“Driver.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the
press the “Horn w/Lock” Button and choose “Off,” “1st
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
Press” or “2nd Press.” Press the back arrow/Done button
NOTE: If “Driver Door” is selected, the (RKE) transmitter
on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
will have to be pushed two times in order to unlock all
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
doors.
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the remote start is activated. To make your selection,
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• Memory Linked to Fob — If Equipped
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, press the “Memory
Linked to Fob” button on the touchscreen and select from
“On” or “Off.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location if “Memory Linked to Fob” 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.
unlocks the doors when the outside door handle is
grabbed. To make your selection, press the “Passive
Entry” button on the touchscreen and select from “On” or
“Off.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu. Refer to “Keyless
Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
• Flash Lights With Lock
When this feature is selected, the exterior lights will flash
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, press the “Flash Lights
w/Lock” button on the touchscreen, and select from
• Passive Entry
“On” or “Off.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
door(s) without having to push the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. It automatically
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Auto Comfort Systems — If Equipped
• Easy Exit Seats — If Equipped
After pressing the “Auto-On Comfort” button on the When this feature is selected, the Driver’s seat will
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
automatically move rearward once the engine is shut off.
To make your selection, press the “Easy Exit Seats”
• Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering
button on the touchscreen and make your selection. Press
Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return
When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat and to the previous menu.
heated steering wheel will automatically turn ON when
temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). When tempera- • Headlight Off Delay
tures are above 80° F (26.7° C) the driver vented seat will When this feature is selected, the driver can choose to
turn ON. To make your selection, press the “Auto Heated have the headlights remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds
Seats” button on the touchscreen, then select either “On” when exiting the vehicle. Press the “Headlight Off Delay”
or “Off.” Press the back arrow/Done button on the button on the touchscreen and choose from “0,” “30,”
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
“60,” or “90” seconds to select your desired time interval.
Press the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to
Engine Off Options
return to the previous menu.
After pressing the “Engine Off Options” button on the
touchscreen the following settings will be available.
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• Engine Off Power Delay
Suspension — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect® phone system (if equipped),
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. Press the “Engine Off Power Delay” button on the touchscreen and
choose from “0 sec,” “45 sec,” “5 min” or “10 min” to
select your desired time interval. Then press the back
arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to the
previous menu.
After pressing the “Suspension” button on the touchscreen the following settings will be available:
• Auto Entry/Exit — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, it automatically lowers the
vehicle ride height position when shifted into park. Press
the “Auto Entry/Exit” button on the touchscreen and
choose from “On” or “Off.” Press the back arrow/Done
button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
• Sound Horn With Lower
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE LOWER button is pressed. To make your selection, press the “Horn
w/lower” button on the touchscreen, select “On” or
“Off” followed by pressing the back arrow/Done button
on the touchscreen.
• Flash Lights With Lower
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
signals will flash when the RKE transmitter REMOTE
LOWER button is pressed twice. To make your selection,
press the “Light w/Lower” button on the touchscreen,
select “On” or “Off” followed by pressing the back
arrow/Done button on the touchscreen.
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• Auto Entry/Exit Suspension
• Tire Jack Mode
When this feature is selected, the vehicle automatically
lowers from ride height position when vehicle shifted to
park for easy entry/exit. To make your selection, press
the “Auto Entry/Exit” button on the touchscreen, select
“On” or “Off” followed by pressing the back arrow/
Done button on the touchscreen.
When this feature is selected the air suspension system is
disabled to prevent auto leveling of the suspension, while
the vehicle is on a jack changing a tire. To make your
selection, press the “Tire Jack Mode” button on the
touchscreen, select “On” or “Off” followed by pressing
the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen.
• Display Suspension Messages
• Transport Mode
When “All” is selected, all the Air Suspension Alerts will When this feature is selected the air suspension system is
be displayed. When “Warning Only” is selected only the disabled to assist with flat bed towing. To make your
selection, press the “Transport Mode” button on the
Air Suspension Warnings will be displayed.
touchscreen, select “On” or “Off” followed by pressing
• Automatic Aero Mode (1500 Model Only)
the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen.
When this feature is selected the Ride Height will auto• Wheel Alignment Mode
matically be adjusted depending on the vehicle speed. To
make your selection, press the “Aero Mode” button on This feature prevents auto leveling of the air suspension
the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off” followed by press- while performing a wheel alignment service. Before
ing the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen.
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performing a wheel alignment this mode must be en- Audio
abled. Refer to your authorized dealer for further infor- After pressing the “Audio” button on the touchscreen the
mation.
following settings will be available:
Trailer Brake
• Balance/Fade
After pressing the “Trailer Brake” button on the touch- This feature allows you to adjust the Balance and Fade
screen the following settings will be available:
settings. Press and drag the speaker icon or use the
• Trailer Select
arrows to adjust, tap the “C” icon to readjust to the center.
Press the back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Type can be
return to the previous menu.
selected between “Trailer 1,” “Trailer 2,” “Trailer 3” and
• Equalizer
“Trailer 4.”
• Trailer Brake Type
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the “+” and “–”
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Brake Type can
buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any point on
be changed between “Light Electric,” “Heavy Electric,”
the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
“Light EOH” and “Heavy EOH.” Refer to “Integrated
touchscreen. Press the back arrow/Done button on the
Trailer Brake Module” in “Starting And Operating.”
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
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• Speed Adjusted Volume
• AUX Volume Offset — If Equipped
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume
press the “Speed Adjusted Volume” button on the touchscreen and select from “Off,” “1,” “2” or “3” buttons on
the touchscreen. Press the back arrow/Done button on
the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
This feature provides the ability to tune the audio level
for portable devices connected through the AUX input.
To make your selection, press the “AUX Volume Offset”
button on the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.” Press the
back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to
the previous menu.
• Surround Sound — If Equipped
• Loudness — If Equipped
This feature provides simulated surround sound mode.
To make your selection, press the “Surround Sound”
button on the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.” Press the
back arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to
the previous menu.
This feature improves sound quality at lower volumes.
To make your selection, press the “Loudness” button on
the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.” Press the back
arrow/Done button on the touchscreen to return to the
previous menu.
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Compass Settings — If Equipped
After pressing the “Compass Settings” button on the
touchscreen 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, Laptops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass
module is located, and it can cause interference with the
compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
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Compass Variance Map
• Perform Compass Calibration
Press the “Calibration” button on the touchscreen 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
until it is calibrated. You may also calibrate the compass
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by pressing the “ON” button on the touchscreen and • Channel Skip
completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area free
SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of
from large metal or metallic objects). The compass will
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to
now function normally.
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
your selection, press the “Channel Skip” button on the
Phone/Bluetooth®
touchscreen, select the channels you would like to skip
After pressing the “Phone/Bluetooth” button on the
followed by pressing the back arrow/Done button on the
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
touchscreen.
• Paired Devices
• Subscription Information
This feature shows which phones are paired to the
Phone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio
to your Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
services, it will be necessary to access the information on
After pressing the “SiriusXM Setup” button on the touch- the Subscription Information screen to re-subscribe.
screen, the following settings will be available:
Press the “Subscription Info” button on the touchscreen
to access the Subscription Information screen.
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Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To “Yes” to restore, or “Cancel” to exit. Press back arrow/
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on Done button to return to the previous menu.
the screen or visit the provider online.
Clear Personal Data
NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription After pressing the “Clear Personal Data Settings” button
and is available for U.S. residents only.
on the touchscreen the following settings will be available:
Restore Settings
• Clear Personal Data
After pressing the “Restore Settings” button on the When this feature is selected it will remove all personal
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
data including Bluetooth® devices and presets. To re• Restore Settings
move all personal information, press the “Clear Personal
Data” button and select from “Yes” or “No.” If “Yes” is
When this feature is selected it will reset the Display,
selected a pop-up will appear asking ⬙Are you sure you
Clock, Audio, and Radio Settings to their default settings.
want to clear all personal data?” select “Yes” to Clear, or
To restore the settings to their default setting, press the
“Cancel” to exit. Press the back arrow/Done button on
“Restore Settings” button and select from “Yes” or “No.”
the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
If “Yes” is selected a pop-up will appear asking ⬙Are you
sure you want to reset your settings to default?” select
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System Information
Bluetooth®, SiriusXM Setup (if equipped), Restore Settings, Clear Personal Data and System Information.
After pressing the “System Information” button on the
touchscreen the following information will be available: NOTE: Only one category may be selected at a time.
• System Information
When System Information is selected, a System Information
screen will appear displaying the system software version.
Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect®
8.4A/8.4AN Personal Settings
When making a selection, press the button on the touchscreen to enter the desired mode. Once in the desired
mode, press and release the preferred setting until a
check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Once the setting is complete,
either press the back arrow button on the touchscreen or
the Back button on the faceplate to return to the previous
menu or press the “X” button on the touchscreen to close
out of the settings screen. Pressing the Up or Down
Arrow buttons on the touchscreen on the right side of the
screen will allow you to toggle up or down through the
list of available settings.
Press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen (if
equipped) or press the “Apps” button on the touchscreen
then press the “Settings” button on the touchscreen to
display the settings menu screen. In this mode the
Uconnect® system allows you to access programmable
features that may be equipped such as Display, Voice,
Clock, Safety & Driving Assistance, Lights, Doors & NOTE: All settings should be changed with the ignition
Locks, Auto-On Comfort (if equipped), Engine Off Op- in the “Run” position.
tions, Suspension, Trailer Brake, Audio, Phone/
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point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
touchscreen. Then press the arrow back button on the
After pressing the “Display” button on the touchscreen
touchscreen.
the following settings will be available.
NOTE: To make changes to the ⬙Display Brightness with
• Display Mode
Headlights ON⬙ setting, the headlights must be on and
When in this display you may select one of the auto display the interior dimmer switch must not be in the ⬙party⬙ or
settings. To change Mode status, select from “Day,” ⬙parade⬙ positions.
“Night” or “Auto” until a check-mark appears next to the
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Then press • Display Brightness With Headlights OFF
the arrow back button on the touchscreen.
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
NOTE: When Day or Night is selected for the Display the headlights off. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and
Mode, the usage of the Parade Mode feature will cause “–”setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any
the radio to activate the Display Brightness Day control point on the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the
touchscreen. Then press the arrow back button on the
even though the headlights are on.
touchscreen.
• Display Brightness With Headlights ON
Display
When in this display, you may select the brightness with
the headlights on. Adjust the brightness with the “+” and
“–” setting buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any
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NOTE: To make changes to the ⬙Display Brightness with
Headlights OFF⬙ setting, the headlights must be off and
the interior dimmer switch must not be in the ⬙party⬙ or
⬙parade⬙ positions.
• Set Theme
This feature will allow you to choose a background theme
for the display screen. The theme will change the background color, highlight color, and button color of the display
screen. Press the “Set Theme” button on the touchscreen and
select one of the pre-configured themes available.
• Set Language
When in this display, you may select one of multiple
languages (English / Français / Español) for all display
nomenclature, including the trip functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press the Set Language
button on the touchscreen, then press the desired language button on the touchscreen until a check-mark
appears next to the language, showing that setting has
been selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
• Units
When in this display, you may select to have the Driver
Information Display (DID), odometer, and navigation
system (if equipped) changed between US and Metric
units of measure. Press “US” or “Metric” until a checkmark appears next to the setting, showing that setting has
been selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
• Touchscreen Beep
When in this display, you may turn on or shut off the
sound heard when a touchscreen button (button on the
touchscreen) is pressed. Press the “Touchscreen Beep”
button on the touchscreen until a check-mark appears
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next to the setting, showing that setting has been se- • Controls Screen Time-Out — If Equipped
lected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to
When this feature is selected, the Controls Screen will
return to the previous menu.
stay open for five seconds before the screen times out.
• Navigation Turn-By-Turn In Cluster — If Equipped
With the feature deselected, the screen will stay open
until it is manually closed. Press the “Controls Screen
When this feature is selected, the turn-by-turn directions
Time-Out” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been
designated turn within a programmed route. To make
selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
your selection, press the “Navigation Turn-By-Turn In
to return to the previous menu.
Cluster” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been • Fuel Saver Display — If Equipped
selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
This feature will allow you to enable fuel saver mode and
to return to the previous menu.
will be displayed in the DID. Press the “Fuel Saver
Display” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been
selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
to return to the previous menu.
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Voice
Clock
After pressing the “Voice” button on the touchscreen the After pressing the “Clock” button on the touchscreen the
following settings will be available:
following settings will be available:
• Voice Response Length
• Sync Time With GPS — If Equipped
When in this display, you may change the Voice Response
Length settings. To change the Voice Response Length, select
from the “Brief” or “Detailed” buttons on the touchscreen
until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that
setting has been selected. Press the back arrow button on the
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
This feature will allow you to automatically have the
radio set the time. To change the Sync Time setting, press
the “Sync with GPS Time” button on the touchscreen to
turn the feature on or off. Press the back arrow button on
the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
• Show Command List
When in this display, you may change the Show Command List settings. To change the Show Command List
settings, select from the “Always,” “With Help” or
“Never” buttons on the touchscreen until a check-mark
appears next to the setting, showing that setting has been
selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
to return to the previous menu.
• Set Time Hours
This feature will allow you to adjust the hours. The “Sync
with GPS Time” button on the touchscreen must not be
selected. To make your selection, press the “+” or “–”
buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the hours up or
down. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to
return to the previous menu or press the” X” button on
the touchscreen to close out of the settings screen.
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• Set Time Minutes
Status setting press the “Show Time in Status Bar” button
on the touchscreen to turn the feature on or off. Press the
This feature will allow you to adjust the minutes. The
back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
“Sync with GPS Time” button on the touchscreen must be
previous menu.
unchecked. To make your selection, press the “+” or “–”
buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the minutes up or Safety & Driving Assistance
down. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to After pressing the “Safety & Driving Assistance” button
return to the previous menu or press the “X” button on on the touchscreen the following settings will be availthe touchscreen to close out of the settings screen.
able.
• Time Format
This feature will allow you to select the time format
display setting. Press the “Time Format” button on the
touchscreen and select from “12hrs” or “24hrs.” Press the
back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
previous menu.
• ParkSense®
The Rear Park Assist system will scan for objects behind
the vehicle when the transmission shift lever is in REVERSE and the vehicle speed is less than 11 mph
(18 km/h). The system can be enabled with Sound Only
or Sound and Display. To change the Park Assist status,
select the “Sound Only” or the “Sound and Display”
• Show Time In Status Bar — If Equipped
button on the touchscreen. Press the back arrow button
This feature will allow you to turn on or shut off the on the touchscreen. Refer to “ParkSense® Rear Park
digital clock in the status bar. To change the Show Time
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Assist” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” is MEDIUM. To change the mode status, press the “Rear
ParkSense® Volume” button and select the “Low” “Med”
for system function and operating information.
or “High” buttons on the touchscreen. Press the back
• Front ParkSense® Chime Volume
arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
The Front ParkSense® Chime Volume settings can be menu. ParkSense® will retain its last known configuraselected from the EVIC/DID or Uconnect® System — if tion state through ignition cycles.
equipped. The chime volume settings include LOW,
• Tilt Side Mirrors In Reverse
MEDIUM, and HIGH. The factory default volume setting
is MEDIUM. To change the mode status, press the “Front When this feature is selected, the outside sideview mirParkSense® Volume” button and select the “Low” “Med” rors will tilt downward when the ignition is in the RUN
or “High” buttons on the touchscreen. Press the back position and the transmission shift lever is in the REarrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous VERSE position. The mirrors will move back to their
menu. ParkSense® will retain its last known configura- previous position when the transmission is shifted out of
REVERSE. To make your selection, press the “Tilt Side
tion state through ignition cycles.
Mirrors In Reverse” button on the touchscreen to select
• Rear ParkSense® Chime Volume
from on or off. Press the back arrow button on the
The Rear ParkSense® Chime Volume settings can be touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
selected from the EVIC/DID or Uconnect® System — if
equipped. The chime volume settings include LOW,
MEDIUM, and HIGH. The factory default volume setting
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• ParkView® Backup Camera
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen
image of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever
the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be
displayed on the radio touchscreen display along with a
caution note to “check entire surroundings” across the
top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
disappear. The ParkView® camera is located on the rear
of the vehicle above the rear License plate. To make your
selection, press the “ParkView® Backup Camera” button
on the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next to
the setting, indicating that the setting had been selected.
Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return
to the previous menu.
Active (Dynamic) Guidelines which deflect with steering
wheel angle over the ParkView Back up Camera display
whenever the shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image
will be displayed on the radio touchscreen display along
with a caution note to “check entire surroundings” across
the top of the screen. After five seconds, this note will
disappear. To make your selection, press the “ParkView®
Backup Camera Active Guidelines” and select from on or
off. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to
return to the previous menu.
• ParkView® Backup Camera Delay
When this feature is enabled, it will allow the ParkView
Backup Camera display to remain on while in drive for
up to 10 seconds, or 8 mph. To make your selection, press
the “ParkView® Backup Camera Delay” button on the
• ParkView® Backup Camera Active Guidelines
touchscreen to select from on or off. Press the back arrow
button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear
menu.
Back Up Camera Active Guidelines that allows you to see
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• Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
When this feature is selected, the system will automatically activate the windshield wipers if it senses moisture
on the windshield. To make your selection, press the
“Rain Sensing” button on the touchscreen to select from
on or off. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
to return to the previous menu.
• Two Or Four Corner Air Suspension Modes — If
Equipped
There are four air suspension modes designed to protect
the system in unique situations. Tire Jack Mode is selected to assist in changing a spare tire. Transport Mode
is selected to assist when the vehicle is being flat bed
towed. Wheel Alignment Mode is selected before performing a wheel alignment, refer to your authorized
• Hill Start Assist — If Equipped
dealer for information. Protection Mode will automatiWhen this feature is selected, the Hill Start Assist (HSA) cally be selected to “protect” the air suspension system
system is active. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control when the payload has been exceeded or load leveling
System” in “Starting And Operating” for system function cannot be achieved.
and operating information. To make your selection, press
Lights
the “Hill Start Assist” button on the touchscreen to select
from on or off. Press the back arrow button on the After pressing the “Lights” button on the touchscreen the
following settings will be available.
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
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• 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 make your selection, press
the “+” or “–” buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the
seconds up or down. Press the back arrow button on the
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
• Headlights With Wipers — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, and the headlight switch is
in the AUTO position, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on.
The headlights will also turn off when the wipers are
turned off if they were turned on by this feature. To make
your selection, press the “Headlights With Wipers” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears next
• Headlight Illumination On Approach
to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Press
When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors previous menu.
are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)
• Auto Dim High Beams — If Equipped
transmitter. To make your selection, press the “+” or “–”
buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the seconds up or When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights
down. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to will deactivate automatically under certain conditions. To
make your selection, press the “Auto Dim High Beams”
return to the previous menu.
button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark appears
next to setting, showing that setting has been selected.
Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return
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to the previous menu. Refer to “Lights/ Automatic High • Auto Door Locks
Beam — If Equipped” in “Understanding The Features
When this feature is selected, all doors will lock autoOf Your Vehicle” for further information.
matically when the vehicle reaches a speed of 15 mph
• Flash Lights With Lock
(24 km/h). To make your selection, press the “Auto Door
Lock” button on the touchscreen until a check-mark
When this feature is selected, the exterior lamps will flash
appears next to setting, showing that setting has been
when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote
selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. This feature may be
to return to the previous menu.
selected with or without the sound horn on lock feature
selected. To make your selection, press the “Flash Lights • Auto Unlock On Exit
with Lock” button on the touchscreen, until a check-mark
When this feature is selected, all doors will unlock when
appears next to setting, showing that setting has been
the vehicle is stopped and the transmission is in the
selected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
PARK or NEUTRAL position and the driver’s door is
to return to the previous menu.
opened. To make your selection, press the “Auto Unlock
Doors & Locks
On Exit” button on the touchscreen until a check-mark
appears next to setting, showing that setting has been
After pressing the “Doors & Locks” button on the touchselected. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen
screen the following settings will be available:
to return to the previous menu.
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• Flash Lights With Lock
• Sound Horn With Remote Start
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
signals will flash when the doors are locked or unlocked
with the RKE transmitter. This feature may be selected
with or without the sound horn on lock feature selected.
To make your selection, press the “Flash Lights With
Lock” button on the touchscreen until a check-mark
appears next to setting, showing that setting has been
selected. Press the back arrow on the touchscreen 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,
press the “Sound Horn With Remote Start” button on the
touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to setting,
showing that setting has been selected. Press the back
arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
menu.
• Sound Horn With Lock
When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks “Driver Door” is
selected, only the driver’s door will unlock on the first
press of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
UNLOCK button you must push 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 push of the RKE
transmitter UNLOCK button.
When this feature is selected, the horn will sound when
the door locks are activated. To make your selection,
press the “Sound Horn With Lock” button on the touchscreen and select from “Off”, “1st Press” or “2nd Press”.
Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return
to the previous menu.
• 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks
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NOTE: If the vehicle is programmed 1st Press Of Key Fob
Unlocks “All Doors”, all doors will unlock no matter
which Passive Entry equipped door handle is grasped. If
1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks “Driver Door” 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 “Driver Door” is programmed
pushing the handle more than once will only result in the
driver’s door opening. If driver door 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).
selection, press the “Passive Entry” button on the touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that setting has been selected. Press the back arrow
button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
menu. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To
Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”.
• Personal Settings Linked To Key Fob — If Equipped
This feature provides automatic driver seat positioning to
enhance driver mobility when entering and exiting the
vehicle. To make your selection, press the “Personal
Settings Linked To Key Fob” button on the touchscreen
until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that
• Passive Entry
setting has been selected. Press the back arrow button on
This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicles the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
door(s) without having to push the Remote Keyless Entry
(RKE) transmitter lock or unlock buttons. To make your
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NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat
location (if Personal Settings Linked To Key Fob 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 Comfort Systems — If Equipped
button on the touchscreen, then select either “Off,” “Remote Start” or “All Starts”. Press the back arrow button on
the touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
Engine Off Options
After pressing the “Engine Off Options” button on the
touchscreen the following settings will be available.
• Easy Exit Seat
After pressing the “Auto-On Comfort” button on the When this feature is selected, the Driver’s seat will
automatically move rearward once the engine is shut off.
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
To make your selection, press the “Easy Exit Seat” button
• Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering
on the touchscreen until a check-mark appears next to
Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped
setting, showing that setting has been selected. Press the
When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat and back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
heated steering wheel will automatically turn ON when previous menu.
temperatures are below 40° F (4.4° C). When temperatures
are above 80° F (26.7° C) the driver vented seat will turn
ON. To make your selection, press the “Auto Heated Seats”
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• Engine Off Power Delay
Air Suspension — If Equipped
When this feature is selected, the power window
switches, radio, Uconnect® phone system (if equipped),
DVD video system (if equipped), power sunroof (if
equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to
10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening
either front door will cancel this feature. To change the
Engine Off Power Delay status press the “+” or “–”
buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the time delay up or
down. Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to
return to the previous menu.
After pressing the “Suspension” button on the touchscreen the following settings will be available.
• 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 make your selection press
the “+” or “–” buttons on the touchscreen to adjust the
seconds up or down. Press the back arrow button on the
touchscreen to return to the previous menu
• Sound Horn With Lower
When this feature is selected, a short horn sound will
occur when the RKE transmitter REMOTE LOWER button is pressed. Press the box next to your selection and a
check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
system has been activated or the check-mark is removed
showing the system has been deactivated.
• Flash Lights With Lower
When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn
signals will flash when the RKE transmitter REMOTE
LOWER button is pressed twice. This feature may be
selected with or without the Sound Horn on Lower
feature selected. Press the box next to your selection and
a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the
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system has been activated or the check-mark is removed the feature showing the system has been activated or the
showing the system has been deactivated.
check-mark is removed showing the system has been
deactivated.
• Suspension Display Messages
• Transport Mode
When “All” is selected, all the Air Suspension Alerts will
be displayed. When “Warning” is selected only the Air When this feature is selected the air suspension system
lowers and then disables to assist with flat bed towing.
Suspension Warnings will be displayed.
Press the box next to your selection and a check-mark
• Automatic Aero Mode (1500 Model Only)
appears next to the feature showing the system has been
When this feature is selected the Ride Height will auto- activated or the check-mark is removed showing the
matically be adjusted depending on the vehicle speed. system has been deactivated.
Press the box next to your selection and a check-mark
• Wheel Alignment Mode
appears next to the feature showing the system has been
activated or the check-mark is removed showing the Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be
enabled. Refer to your authorized dealer for further
system has been deactivated.
information.
• Tire Jack Mode
When this feature is selected the air suspension system is
disabled to assist with changing a spare tire. Press the box
next to your selection and a check-mark appears next to
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check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that the
setting has been selected. Refer to “Integrated Trailer
After pressing the “Trailer Brake” button on the touchBrake Module” in “Starting And Operating.”
screen the following settings will be available:
Audio
• Trailer Select
Trailer Brake
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Type can be
selected between “Trailer 1,” “Trailer 2,” “Trailer 3” and
“Trailer 4.” To make your selection, scroll up or down
until the preferred setting is highlighted, then press and
release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears
next to the setting, showing that the setting has been
selected.
• Trailer Brake Type
When this feature is selected, the Trailer Brake Type can
be changed between “Light Electric,” “Heavy Electric,”
“Light EOH” and “Heavy EOH.” To make your selection,
scroll up or down until the preferred setting is highlighted, then press and release the SELECT button until a
After pressing the “Audio” button on the touchscreen the
following settings will be available:
• Balance/Fade
This feature allows you to adjust the Balance and Fade
settings. Press and drag the speaker icon or use the
arrows to adjust, tap the “C” icon to readjust to the center.
Press the back arrow button on the touchscreen to return
to the previous menu.
• Equalizer
When in this display you may adjust the Bass, Mid and
Treble settings. Adjust the settings with the “+” and “–”
buttons on the touchscreen or by selecting any point on
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the scale between the “+” and “–” buttons on the • AUX Volume Offset — If Equipped
touchscreen. Press the back arrow button on the touchThis feature provides the ability to tune the audio level
screen to return to the previous menu.
for portable devices connected through the AUX input.
• Speed Adjusted Volume
To make your selection, press the “AUX Volume Offset”
button on the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.” Press the
This feature increases or decreases volume relative to
back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
vehicle speed. To change the Speed Adjusted Volume
press the “Speed Adjusted Volume” button on the touch- previous menu.
screen and select from “Off,” “1,” “2” or “3” buttons on • Loudness — If Equipped
the touchscreen. Press the back arrow button on the
This feature improves sound quality at lower volumes.
touchscreen to return to the previous menu.
To make your selection, press the “Loudness” button on
• Surround Sound — If Equipped
the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.” Press the back
arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the previous
This feature provides simulated surround sound mode.
menu.
To make your selection, press the “Surround Sound”
button on the touchscreen, select “On” or “Off.” Press the
back arrow button on the touchscreen to return to the
previous menu.
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Phone/Bluetooth®
• Channel Skip
After pressing the “Phone/Bluetooth®” button on the SiriusXM can be programmed to designate a group of
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
channels that are the most desirable to listen to or to
exclude undesirable channels while scanning. To make
• Paired Phones
your selection, press the “Channel Skip” button on the
This feature shows which phones are paired to the touchscreen, select the channels you would like to skip
Phone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer followed by pressing the back arrow button on the
to the Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
touchscreen.
• Paired Audio Sources
• Subscription Information
This feature shows which audio devices are paired to the New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free
Phone/Bluetooth® system. For further information, refer limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio
to the Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
with your radio. Following the expiration of the free
services, it will be necessary to access the information on
SiriusXM Setup — If Equipped
the Subscription Information screen to re-subscribe.
After pressing the “SiriusXM Setup” button on the touchPress the “Subscription Info” button on the touchscreen
screen, the following settings will be available:
to access the Subscription Information screen.
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Write down the SIRIUS ID numbers for your receiver. To settings to default?” select “OK” to restore, or “Cancel” to
reactivate your service, either call the number listed on exit. Once the settings are restored, a pop-up appears
stating ⬙settings reset to default.⬙
the screen or visit the provider online.
NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link is a separate subscription Clear Personal Data
and is available for U.S. residents only.
After pressing the “Clear Personal Data Settings” button
on the touchscreen the following settings will be available:
Restore Settings
After pressing the “Restore Settings” button on the • Clear Personal Data
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
When this feature is selected it will remove personal data
• Restore Settings
including Bluetooth® devices and presets. To remove
personal information, press the “Clear Personal Data”
When this feature is selected it will reset the Display,
button and a pop-up will appear asking ⬙Are you sure
Clock, Audio, and Radio Settings to their default settings.
you want to clear all personal data?” select “OK” to
To restore the settings to their default setting, press the
Clear, or “Cancel” to exit. Once the data has been cleared,
“Restore Settings” button on the touchscreen and pop-up
a pop up appears stating ⬙Personal data cleared.”
will appear asking ⬙Are you sure you want to reset your
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iPod® control supports Mini, 4G, Photo, Nano, 5G iPod®
and iPhone® devices. Some iPod® software versions
After pressing the “System Information” button on the
may not fully support the iPod® control features. Please
touchscreen the following settings will be available:
visit Apple’s website for software updates.
• System Information
System Information
When System Information is selected, a System Information screen will appear displaying the system software
version.
Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED
For detailed information about your Uconnect® radio,
refer to your Uconnect® Supplement Manual.
iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
Located inside the center console upper lid, this feature
allows an iPod® or external USB device to be plugged
into the USB port.
Center Console USB/AUX SD Card Media Hub
For further information, refer to the Uconnect® Supplement Manual or visit UconnectPhone.com.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 391
The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a
push-button in the center. Pushing the top of the switch
The remote sound system controls are located on the back will increase the volume, and pushing the bottom of the
surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to switch will decrease the volume.
access the switches.
The button located in the center of the right hand control
will switch modes to Radio, CD or other valid audio
sources.
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF
EQUIPPED
The left hand control is a rocker type switch with a
push-button in the center. The function of the left hand
control is different depending on which mode you are in.
The following describes the left hand control operation in
each mode.
Radio Operation
Remote Sound System Controls (Rearview Of Steering
Wheel)
Pushing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next
listenable station and pushing 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 2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth,
wiping from center to edge.
will tune to the next pre-set station that you have
programmed in the radio pre-set buttons.
3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratching the disc.
CD Player — If Equipped
Pushing the top of the switch once will go to the next 4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners,
track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once
or anti-static sprays.
will go to the beginning of the current track or to the
5. Store the disc in its case after playing.
beginning of the previous track if it is within eight
seconds after the current track begins to play.
6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight.
If you push the switch up or down twice it plays the 7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become
second track, three times, it will play the third, etc.
too high.
NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular
disc, it may be damaged (e.g., scratched, reflective coatTo keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following
ing removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc)
precautions:
oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known
1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the good disc before considering disc player service.
surface.
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
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Nevertheless, the wireless radio will be used in such a
manner that the radio is 20 cm or further from the human
Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in
body.
your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from
your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated The internal wireless radio operates within guidelines
by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is found in radio frequency safety standards and recomnot harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does mendations, which reflect the consensus of the scientific
not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the community.
antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be The radio manufacturer believes the internal wireless
turned down or off during mobile phone operation when radio is safe for use by consumers. The level of energy
not using Uconnect® (if equipped).
emitted is far less than the electromagnetic energy emitRADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
ted by wireless devices such as mobile phones. However,
the use of wireless radios may be restricted in some
USA/CANADA
situations or environments, such as aboard airplanes. If
Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation
you are unsure of restrictions, you are encouraged to ask
The radiated output power of the internal wireless radio for authorization before turning on the wireless radio.
is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits.
Regulatory And Safety Information
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and NOTE:
with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).
• This equipment has been tested and found to comply
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
provide reasonable protection against harmful inter2. This device must accept any interference received,
ference in a residential installation. This equipment
including interference that may cause undesired opgenerates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
eration.
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licommunications. However, there is no guarantee that
cence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
suivantes: (1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouil• If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
lage, et (2) l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout
radio or television reception, which can be determined
brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
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• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio technician
for help.
CLIMATE CONTROLS
The Climate Control System allows you to regulate the
temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating
throughout the vehicle. The controls are located on the
instrument panel below the radio.
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Manual Climate Controls Without Touchscreen —
If Equipped
The controls for the manual heating and air conditioning
Manual Climate Controls
system in this vehicle consist of a series of outer rotary
dials and inner push knobs. These comfort controls can 1 — Front Blower
5 — MAX A/C
2 — Temperature Control
6 — Air Conditioning (A/C)
be set to obtain desired interior conditions.
3 — MODE Control
4 — RECIRCULATION Control
7 — DEFROST Mode
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Front Blower Control
Air Conditioning Operation
There are four blower speeds. Use this
control to regulate the amount of air
forced through the system in any
mode you select. The blower speed
increases as you move the control
clockwise from the OFF position.
Temperature Control
Push the A/C button to engage the Air
Conditioning (A/C). A LED will illuminate when the A/C system is
engaged.
MAX A/C
For maximum cooling, when MAX A/C is selected the
Use this control to regulate the tem- A/C is turned on automatically and the air is
perature of the air inside the passenger recirculated.
compartment. Rotating the knob counterclockwise, from top center into the
blue area of the scale, indicates cooler
temperatures. Rotating the knob clockwise, into the red area, indicates
warmer temperatures.
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NOTE: A/C cannot be deselected when in MAX A/C
position. The LED will blink three times if the A/C
button is pushed. If your air conditioning performance
seems lower than expected, check the front of the A/C
condenser (located in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water
spray from behind the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow
to the condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
closer the control is to a particular mode, the more air
distribution you receive from that mode.
Panel Mode
Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct
airflow.
Bi-Level Mode
Mode Control (Air Direction)
Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets.
Mode control allows you to choose
from several patterns of air distribution. You can select either a primary
mode, as identified by the symbols, or
a blend of two of these modes. The
NOTE: There is a difference in temperature (in
any conditions other than full cold or full hot), between
the upper and lower outlets for added comfort. The
warmer air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives
improved comfort during sunny but cool conditions.
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Floor Mode
with maximum blower and warm temperature settings
for best windshield and side window defrosting.
Air is directed through the floor outlets with a NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in MIX
small amount through the defrost and side win- and DEFROST, or a blend of these modes even if the A/C
dow demist outlets.
button is not pushed. This dehumidifies the air to help
dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, use these
Mix Mode
modes only when necessary.
Air is directed through the floor, defrost and side Recirculation Control
window demist outlets. This setting works best in
cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat at the
Push the Recirculation Control button to
windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort,
choose between outside air intake or recirculawhile reducing moisture on the windshield.
tion of the air inside the vehicle. A LED will
illuminate when you are in Recirculation
Defrost Mode
mode. Only use the Recirculation mode to temporarily
block out any outside odors, smoke, or dust, and to cool
Air is directed through the windshield and side the interior rapidly upon initial start-up in very hot or
window demist outlets. Use the DEFROST mode humid weather.
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NOTE:
Air Outlets
• If the RECIRCULATION button is pushed when the
system is in Defrost mode, the Recirculation LED
indicator will flash three times and then turn off to
indicate Recirculation mode is not allowed.
The airflow from each of the instrument panel outlets can be
adjusted for direction, and turned on or off to control airflow.
NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear, the center
instrument panel outlets can be directed toward the rear
• Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make seat passengers.
the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur. Economy Mode
Extended use of this mode is not recommended.
If ECONOMY mode is desired, push the A/C button to
• In cold or damp weather, the use of the Recirculation turn off the LED indicator and the A/C compressor.
mode will cause windows to fog on the inside because Rotate the temperature control knob to the desired temof moisture buildup inside the vehicle. For maximum perature. Also, make sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or
defogging, select the outside air position.
Floor modes.
• The A/C can be deselected manually without disturb- Stop/Start System — If Equipped
ing the mode control selection by pushing the A/C
While in an Autostop, the Climate Controls system may
button.
automatically adjust airflow to maintain cabin comfort.
Customer settings will be maintained upon return to an
engine running condition.
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Manual Climate Controls With Touchscreen — If
Equipped
Buttons On The Touchscreen
Buttons on the touchscreen are accessible on the radio.
Buttons On The Faceplate
The buttons on the faceplate are located below the radio
touchscreen.
Temperature Controls — Buttons On The Touchscreen
Climate Controls — Buttons On The Faceplate
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Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Buttons On The 3. Recirculation Button
Faceplate and Buttons On The Touchscreen)
Press and release to change the current setting; the
1. MAX A/C Button
indicator illuminates when ON.
Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and the
prior settings. The button on the touchscreen illuminates
when MAX A/C is ON. 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.
4. Front Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Air comes from the windshield and side
window demist outlets. When the defrost button is
selected, the blower level will increase. Use Defrost mode
with maximum temperature settings for best windshield
2. A/C Button
and side window defrosting and defogging. Performing
Press and release to change the current setting, the this function will cause the ATC to switch into manual
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this mode. If the front defrost mode is turned off the climate
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch system will return the previous setting.
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.
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5. Defrost Button
CAUTION! (Continued)
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster (if equipped) and the heated outside mirrors (if
equipped). An indicator will illuminate when the rear
window defroster is on. The rear window defroster
automatically turns off after 10 minutes.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
6. Modes
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.
(Continued)
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
and demist outlets. The Mode settings are as follows:
• Panel Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air
vanes of the 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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• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets
and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
directed through the defrost and side window
demister outlets.
NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
warmer air from the floor outlets.
• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight
amount of air is directed through the defrost
and side window demister outlets.
• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side
window demister outlets. This mode works
best in cold or snowy conditions.
NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in MIX
and DEFROST modes even if the A/C button is not
pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. To improve fuel economy, utilize these modes
only when required.
7. Blower Control
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
forced through the climate system. There are seven
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
speeds can be selected using either buttons on the
faceplate or buttons on the touchscreen as follows:
Blower Control Knob On The Faceplate
The blower speed increases as you turn the control
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
speed decreases as you turn the blower control knob
counterclockwise.
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Buttons On The Touchscreen
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
area between the icons.
Recirculation Control
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired,
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the RECIRCULATION control button.
8. Climate Control OFF Button
Recirculation mode should only be used temporarily. The
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control recirculation LED will illuminate on the blower control
ON/OFF.
knob when this button is selected. Push the button a
second time to turn off the Recirculation mode LED and
9. Temperature Control Down Button
allow outside air into the vehicle.
Push the button on the faceplate for cooler temperature
settings. On the touchscreen, slide the temperature bar to- NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
wards the blue arrow button for cooler temperature settings. lead to excessive window fogging. The Recirculation
mode is not allowed in Defrost mode to improve window
10. Temperature Control Up Button
clearing operation. Recirculation will be disabled autoPush the button on the faceplate for warmer temperature matically if these modes are selected.
settings. On the touchscreen, slide the temperature bar towards the blue arrow button for cooler temperature settings.
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Automatic Climate Controls With Touchscreen —
If Equipped
Buttons On The Faceplate
Buttons On The Touchscreen
Buttons on the touchscreen are accessible on the
Uconnect® system screen.
The buttons on the faceplate are located below the
Uconnect® screen.
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Uconnect® 5.0 Automatic Temperature Controls —
Buttons On The Touchscreen
Automatic Climate Controls — Buttons On The
Faceplate
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this function again will cause the MAX A/C operation to
switch into manual mode and the MAX A/C indicator
will turn off.
2. A/C Button
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this
function again will cause the A/C operation to switch
into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.
3. Recirculation Button
Uconnect® 8.4 Automatic Temperature Controls —
Buttons On The Touchscreen
Press and release to change the current setting, the
indicator illuminates when ON.
4. AUTO Operation Button
Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Buttons On The
Automatically controls the interior cabin temperature by
Faceplate And Buttons On The Touchscreen)
adjusting airflow distribution and amount. Performing
1. MAX A/C Button
this function will cause the ATC to switch between
Press and release to change the current setting, the manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic
indicator illuminates when MAX A/C is ON. Performing Operation” for more information.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 407
5. Front Defrost Button
Press and release to change the current airflow setting to
Defrost mode. The indicator illuminates when this feature is ON. Air comes from the windshield and side
window demist outlets. When the defrost button is
selected, the blower level will increase. Use Defrost mode
with maximum temperature settings for best windshield
and side window defrosting and defogging. Performing
this function will cause the ATC to switch into manual
mode. If the front defrost mode is turned off the climate
system will return the previous setting.
6. Defrost Button
Press and release this button to turn on the rear window
defroster (if equipped) and the heated outside mirrors (if
equipped). An indicator will illuminate when the rear
window defroster is on. The rear window defroster
automatically turns off after 10 minutes.
CAUTION!
Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to
the heating elements:
• Use care when washing the inside of the rear
window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on
the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth
and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the
heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after
soaking with warm water.
• Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive
window cleaners on the interior surface of the
window.
• Keep all objects a safe distance from the window.
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7. Passenger Temperature
(Uconnect® 8.4)
Control
Up
Button NOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will
automatically exit Sync.
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the button on the faceplate for warmer
temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and
slide the temperature bar towards the red arrow for
warmer temperature settings.
9. SYNC
Press the Sync button on the touchscreen to toggle the
Sync feature On/Off. The Sync indicator is illuminated
when this feature is enabled. Sync is used to synchronize
the passenger temperature setting with the driver temNOTE: Pressing this button while in Sync mode will perature setting. Changing the passenger temperature
setting while in Sync will automatically exit this feature.
automatically exit Sync.
8. Passenger Temperature
(Uconnect® 8.4)
Control
Down
Button 10. Blower Control
Provides the passenger with independent temperature
control. Push the button on the faceplate for cooler
temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and
slide the temperature bar towards the blue arrow for
cooler temperature settings.
Blower control is used to regulate the amount of air
forced through the climate system. There are seven
blower speeds available. Adjusting the blower will cause
automatic mode to switch to manual operation. The
speeds can be selected using either Buttons on the
faceplate or buttons on the touchscreen as follows:
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Blower Control Knob On The Faceplate
The blower speed increases as you turn the control
clockwise from the lowest blower setting. The blower
speed decreases as you turn the blower control knob
counterclockwise.
Button On The Touchscreen
Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting
and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting.
Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar
area between the icons.
11. Modes
• Panel Mode
Air comes from the outlets in the instrument
panel. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of
the 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.
• Bi-Level Mode
Air comes from the instrument panel outlets
and floor outlets. A slight amount of air is
directed through the defrost and side window demister outlets.
The airflow distribution mode can be adjusted so air
comes from the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets,
demist outlets and defrost outlets. The Mode settings are NOTE: BI-LEVEL mode is designed under comfort conas follows:
ditions to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and
warmer air from the floor outlets.
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• Floor Mode
Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight
amount of air is directed through the defrost
and side window demister outlets.
• Mix Mode
Air comes from the floor, defrost and side
window demist outlets. This mode works best
in cold or snowy conditions.
12. Climate Control OFF Button
13. Driver Temperature
(Uconnect® 8.4)
Control
Down
Button
Provides the driver with independent temperature control. Push the button on the faceplate for cooler temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and slide the
temperature bar towards the blue arrow for cooler temperature settings.
NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same
time.
Press and release this button to turn the Climate Control
14. Driver Temperature Control Up Button (Uconnect®
ON/OFF.
8.4)
Provides the driver with independent temperature control. Push the button on the faceplate button for warmer
temperature settings or on the touchscreen, press and
slide the temperature bar towards the red arrow for
warmer temperature settings.
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NOTE: In Sync mode, this button will also automatically adjust the blower and airflow mode settings. Also, make
adjust the passenger temperature setting at the same sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or Floor modes.
time.
NOTE:
15. Temperature Control (Uconnect® 5.0)
• For Manual Climate Controls, if the system is in Mix,
Press the temperature button on the touchscreen to reguFloor or Defrost Mode, the A/C can be turned off, but
late the temperature of the air inside the passenger comthe A/C system shall remain active to prevent fogging
partment. Moving the temperature bar into the red area,
of the windows.
indicates warmer temperatures. Moving the temperature
• If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass,
bar into the blue area indicates cooler temperatures.
select Defrost mode and adjust blower speed if
Climate Control Functions
needed.
A/C (Air Conditioning)
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
• If your air conditioning performance seems lower than
expected, check the front of the A/C condenser (located in front of the radiator), for an accumulation of
dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from
behind the radiator and through the condenser. Fabric
front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the
condenser, reducing air conditioning performance.
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should only be used temporarily. The recirculation LED
button on the faceplate will illuminate when either
MAX A/C sets the control for maximum cooling perforbutton is selected. Push either button a second time to
mance.
turn off the Recirculation mode LED and allow outside
Press and release to toggle between MAX A/C and the air into the vehicle.
prior settings. The button on the touchscreen illuminates
NOTE: In cold weather, use of Recirculation mode may
when MAX A/C is ON.
lead to excessive window fogging. The recirculation
In MAX A/C, the blower level and mode position can be feature may be unavailable (button on the touchscreen
adjusted to desired user settings. Pressing other settings greyed out) if conditions exist that could create fogging
will cause the MAX A/C operation to switch to the prior on the inside of the windshield. On systems with Manual
Climate Controls, the recirculation mode is not allowed
settings and the MAX A/C indicator will turn off.
in Defrost mode to improve window clearing operation.
Recirculation Control
Recirculation will be disabled automatically if this mode
is selected. Attempting to use Recirculation while in this
When outside air contains smoke, odors, or mode will cause the LED in the control button on the
high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired, faceplate to blink and then turn off.
you may wish to recirculate interior air by
pressing the RECIRCULATION control button
on the touchscreen or faceplate. Recirculation mode
MAX A/C
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Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
NOTE:
• It is not necessary to move the temperature settings.
The system automatically adjusts the temperature,
1. Push the AUTO button on the faceplate or press the
mode, and blower speed to provide comfort as quickly
“AUTO” button on the touchscreen.
as possible.
2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric
system to maintain by adjusting the driver and pasunits by selecting the Uconnect® customersenger temperature buttons on the faceplate or butprogrammable feature. Refer to the “Uconnect® Systons on the touchscreen. Once the desired temperature
tem Settings” in this section of the manual.
is displayed, the system will achieve and automatiTo provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic
cally maintain that comfort level.
mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain
3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is on low until the engine warms up. The blower will
not necessary to change the temperature. You will increase in speed and transition into Auto mode.
experience the greatest efficiency by simply allowing
Manual Operation Override
the system to function automatically.
Automatic Operation
The system allows for manual selection of blower speed,
air distribution mode, A/C status and recirculation control.
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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.
Summer Operation
The engine cooling system must be protected with a
high-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect against engine overheating.
OAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032) is recommended.
The operator can also select the direction of the airflow Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your
by selecting one of the available mode settings. A/C Vehicle” for proper coolant selection.
operation and Recirculation control can also be manually Winter Operation
selected in Manual operation.
To ensure the best possible heater and defroster perforNOTE: Each of these features operates independently mance, make sure the engine cooling system is functionfrom each other. If any feature is controlled manually, ing properly and the proper amount, type, and concentemperature control will continue to operate automati- tration of coolant is used. Refer to “Maintenance
cally.
Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for proper
coolant selection. Use of the air Recirculation mode
Operating Tips
during Winter months is not recommended because it
NOTE: Refer to the chart at the end of this section for may cause window fogging.
suggested control settings for various weather conditions.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 415
NOTE: Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will automatically adjust the climate control settings to reduce
Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service
or eliminate window fogging on the front windshield.
(i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air
When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable.
conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in
fresh air with the blower setting in high. This will ensure Outside Air Intake
adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility
Make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the
of compressor damage when the system is started again.
windshield, is free of obstructions such as leaves. Leaves
Window Fogging and Frosting
collected in the air intake may reduce airflow, can cause
Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside of the glass in odor, and if they enter the plenum they could plug the
mild, rainy and/or humid weather. Windows may frost water drains. In winter months, ensure the air intake is
on the inside of the glass in very cold weather. To clear clear of ice, slush and snow.
Vacation/Storage
the windows, select Defrost or Mix mode and increase
the front blower speed. Do not use the Recirculation
mode without A/C for long periods, as fogging may
occur.
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Control Setting Suggestions For Various Weather Conditions
Operating Tips Chart
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 417
Uconnect® VOICE RECOGNITION
Introducing Uconnect®
Start using Uconnect® Voice Recognition with these
helpful quick tips. It provides the key Voice Commands
and tips you need to know to control your Uconnect® 5.0
or 8.4A/8.4AN system.
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Uconnect® 5.0
Key Features:
• 5” touchscreen
• Three buttons on either side of the display
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Get Started
1. Visit UconnectPhone.com to check mobile device and
feature compatibility and to find phone pairing instructions.
2. Reduce background noise. Wind and passenger conversations are examples of noise that may impact
recognition.
3. Speak clearly at a normal pace and volume while
facing straight ahead. The microphone is positioned
on the rearview mirror and aimed at the driver.
Uconnect® 8.4AN
If you see the
icon on your touchscreen, you have
the Uconnect® 8.4AN system. If not, you have a
Uconnect® 8.4A system.
4. Each time you give a Voice Command, you must first
push either the VR or Phone button, wait until after
the beep, then say your Voice Command.
5. You can interrupt the help message or system prompts
by pushing the VR or Phone button and saying a Voice
Command from current category.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 419
Two buttons are all you need to control your Uconnect® Basic Voice Commands
system with your voice.
The basic Voice Commands below can be given at any
point while using your Uconnect® system.
Push the VR button
. After the beep, sayѧ
• Cancel to stop a current voice session
• Help to hear a list of suggested Voice Commands
• Repeat to listen to the system prompts again
Notice the visual cues that inform you of your voice
recognition system’s status. Cues appear on the touchscreen.
Voice Recognition (VR)/Phone Buttons
1 — Push To Begin Radio, Media, Navigation, Apps And Climate
Functions
2 — Push To Initiate Or To Answer A Phone Call, Send Or Receive A Text
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Uconnect® 5.0
Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 421
Radio
Use your voice to quickly get to the AM, FM or SiriusXM
Satellite Radio® stations you would like to hear. (Subscription or included SiriusXM Satellite Radio® trial
required.)
Push the VR button
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. After the beep, sayѧ
• Tune to ninety-five-point-five FM
• Tune to Satellite Channel Hits 1
TIP: At any time, if you are not sure of what to say or
want to learn a Voice Command, press the VR button
and say “Help.” The system will provide you
with a list of commands.
Uconnect® 5.0 Radio
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Media
Uconnect® offers connections via USB, SD, Bluetooth®
and auxiliary ports (If Equipped). Voice operation is only
available for connected USB and iPod® devices. (Remote
CD player optional and not available on all vehicles.)
. After the beep, say one of the
Push the VR button
following commands and follow the prompts to
switch your media source or choose an artist.
• Change source to Bluetooth®
• Change source to iPod®
Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN Radio
• Change source to USB
• Play artist Beethoven; Play album Greatest Hits; Play
song Moonlight Sonata; Play genre Classical
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 423
TIP: Press the Browse button on the touchscreen to see all
of the music on your iPod® or USB device. Your Voice
Command must match exactly how the artist, album,
song and genre information is displayed.
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Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN Media
Uconnect® 5.0 Media
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Climate (8.4A/8.4AN)
Too hot? Too cold? Adjust vehicle temperatures handsfree and keep everyone comfortable while you keep
moving ahead. (If vehicle is equipped with climate
control.)
. After the beep, say one of the
Push the VR button
following commands:
• Set driver temperature to 70 degrees
• Set passenger temperature to 70 degrees
TIP: Voice Command for Climate may only be used to
adjust the interior temperature of your vehicle. Voice
Command will not work to adjust the heated seats or
steering wheel if equipped.
Uconnect 8.4A/8.4AN Climate
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Navigation (8.4A/8.4AN)
The Uconnect® navigation feature helps you save time
and become more productive when you know exactly
how to get to where you want to go. (Navigation is
optional on the Uconnect® 8.4A system. See your dealer
to activate navigation at any time.)
1. To enter a destination, push the VR button
the beep, say:
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. After
• For the 8.4A Uconnect® System, say: “Enter state.”
• For the 8.4AN Uconnect® System, say: “Navigate to
800 Chrysler Drive Auburn Hills, Michigan.”
2. Then follow the system prompts.
TIP: To start a POI search, push the VR button
After the beep, say: “ Find nearest coffee shop.”
.
Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN Navigation
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Phone
Making and answering hands-free phone calls is easy
with Uconnect®. When the Phonebook button is illuminated on your touchscreen, your system is ready. Check
UconnectPhone.com for mobile phone compatibility and
pairing instructions.
TIP: When providing a Voice Command, push the Phone
button
and say “Call,” then pronounce the name
exactly as it appears in your phone book. When a
contact has multiple phone numbers, you can say
“Call John Smith work.”
. After the beep, say one of
Push the Phone button
the following commandsѧ
• Call John Smith
• Dial 123-456-7890 and follow the system prompts
• Redial (call previous outgoing phone number)
• Call back (call previous incoming phone number)
Uconnect® 5.0 Phone
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 427
1. Once an incoming text message is read to you, push
. After the beep, say: “Reply.”
the Phone button
2. Listen to the Uconnect® prompts. After the beep,
repeat one of the pre-defined messages and follow the
system prompts.
Uconnect® 8.4A/8.4AN Phone
Voice Text Reply
Uconnect® will announce incoming text messages. Push
and say Listen. (Must have comthe Phone button
patible mobile phone paired to Uconnect® system.)
PRE-DEFINED VOICE TEXT REPLY RESPONSES
Yes.
Stuck in Traffic.
See you later.
Start without
No.
I’ll be Late.
me.
Okay.
Where are you? I will be <number> minutes
Are you there
Call me.
late.
yet?
I’ll call you
I need
See you in
later.
directions.
<number> of
minutes.
I’m on my way. Can’t talk right
now.
I’m lost.
Thanks.
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TIP: Your mobile phone must have the full implementation of the Message Access Profile (MAP) to take advantage of this feature. For details about MAP, visit
UconnectPhone.com. Apple iPhone® iOS6 or later supports reading incoming text messages only.
9-1-1 Call
Uconnect® Access (8.4A/8.4AN)
Remote Vehicle Start**
An included trial and/or subscription is required to take
advantage of the Uconnect® Access services in the next
section of this guide. To register with Uconnect® Access,
press the Apps button on the 8.4-inch touchscreen to get
started. Detailed registration instructions can be found
on the next page.
Remote Horn and Lights
Security Alarm Notification
Remote Door Lock/Unlock
Stolen Vehicle Assistance
Yelp® Search
Voice Texting
Roadside Assistance Call
Wi-Fi Hotspot***
NOTE: Uconnect® Access is available only on equipped
vehicles purchased within the continental United States **If vehicle is equipped.
and Alaska. Services can only be used where coverage is ***Extra charges apply.
available; see coverage map for details.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 429
Register (8.4A/8.4AN)
1. Press the Apps button on the bottom of the 8.4-inch
touchscreen.
2. If a pop-up message appears, press Register or go to
the Favorite Apps menu and press Uconnect® Registration.
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3. Read through the registration instructions. Enter and
confirm your personal email address. Then press
Send.
4. Check your personal inbox for an email from
Uconnect® Access.
5. Click on the link inside the email within 72 hours and
complete the easy online registration process to create
a personal Mopar® Owner Connect account linked to
your vehicle.
Uconnect® Registration 8.4A/8.4AN
430 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
Download the Uconnect® Access App to a compatible
Securely link your mobile device to your vehicle with the Apple® or Android® mobile devices. All you need to do
Uconnect® Access App. Once you have downloaded the is:
App, you may start your vehicle or lock it from virtually 1. After registering with Uconnect® Access, log on to
any distance. (Vehicle must be properly equipped with
your Mopar® Owner Connect account at mopfactory-installed Remote Start.)
arownerconnect.com.
Mobile App (8.4A/8.4AN)
2. On the Dashboard page, enter your mobile phone
number to receive a link to download the App on your
mobile device. Or go to iTunes®, or Google Play, and
search for the Uconnect® Access App.
3. To activate the App, enter your Mopar Owner Connect
user name and password and log in. Your vehicle is
then connected to your mobile device.
Mobile App
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 431
Voice Texting (8.4A/8.4AN)
TIP:
1. To send a message, push the Phone button
. After • Not compatible with iPhone®.
the beep, say the following command: “Send mes• Messages are limited to 140 characters.
sage to John Smith.”
• The Messaging button on the touchscreen must be
2. Listen to the prompt. After the beep, dictate the
illuminated to use the feature.
message you would like to send. Wait for Uconnect®
Yelp® (8.4A/8.4AN)
to process your message.
3. The Uconnect® system will repeat your message and
provide a variety of options to add to, delete, send or
hear the message again. After the beep, tell Uconnect®
what you’d like to do. For instance, if you’re happy
with your message, after the beep, say: “Send.”
Once registered with Uconnect® Access, you can use
your voice to search for the most popular places or things
around you.
1. Press the “Apps” button on the touchscreen.
2. Press the “All Apps” button on the touchscreen.
You must be registered with Uconnect® Access and have
a compatible MAP – enabled smartphone to use your 3. Press the “Yelp” button on the touchscreen.
voice to send a personalized text message.
4. Once the YELP® home screen appears on the touch, then say: “YELP
screen, push the VR button
search.”
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5. Listen to the system prompts and after the beep, tell
Uconnect® the place or business that you’d like
Uconnect® to find.
TIP: Once you perform a search, you can reorganize the
results by selecting either the Best Match, Rating or
Distance tab on the top of the touchscreen display.
Yelp®
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 433
SiriusXM Travel Link™ (8.4A/8.4AN)
Need to find a gas station, view local movie listings,
check a sports score or the 5 - day weather forecast?
SiriusXM Travel Link™ is a suite of services that brings a
wealth of information right to your Uconnect® 8.4AN
system. (Not available for 8.4A system.)
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. After the beep, say one of the
Push the VR button
following commands:
• Show fuel prices
• Show 5 - day weather forecast
• Show extended weather
TIP: Traffic alerts are not accessible with Voice Command.
SiriusXM Travel Link™
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Additional Information
Mon. – Fri., 7:00 am – 12:00 am, ET
© 2015 FCA US LLC. All rights reserved. Mopar and
Uconnect are registered trademarks and Mopar Owner
Connect is a trademark of FCA US LLC. Android is a
trademark of Google Inc. SiriusXM and all related marks
and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. Yelp,
Yelp logo, Yelp burst and related marks are registered
trademarks of Yelp.
Sat., 8:00 am – 10:00 pm, ET
Uconnect® System Support:
• U.S. residents call
DriveUconnect.com
1-877-855-8400
or
visit
• Canadian residents call 1-800-465-2001 (English) or
1-800-387-9983 (French) or visit DriveUconnect.ca
Sun., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, ET
Uconnect® Access Services Support 1-855-792-4241.
Please have your Uconnect® Security PIN ready when
you call.
STARTING AND OPERATING
CONTENTS
䡵 STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
▫ Automatic Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
▫ Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not
Autostop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
▫ Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
▫ Extreme Cold Weather
(Below –20°F Or −29°C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
▫ To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode. .449
▫ To Manually Turn Off The Stop Start System . .450
▫ To Manually Turn On The Stop Start System . .451
▫ System Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445 䡵 ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED . . .451
▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .447 䡵 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . .452
䡵 STOP/START SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .447
▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
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436 STARTING AND OPERATING
▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .454
▫ Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission — If
Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 1500 Models
Only (If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464
▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 2500/3500
Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .476
䡵 FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
▫ Manually Shifted Transfer Case —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
▫ Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Four-Position Switch) — If Equipped . . . . . . .491
▫ Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Five-Position Switch) — If Equipped . . . . . . .498
▫ Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Five-Position Switch) — If Equipped . . . . . . .503
䡵 AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (1500 MODELS) — IF
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
▫ Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
▫ Air Suspension Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .514
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) Display
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .516
䡵 AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (2500/3500 MODELS)
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
▫ Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518
▫ Air Suspension Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519
STARTING AND OPERATING 437
▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) Display
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .521
䡵 AXLE LOCKER SYSTEM — POWER WAGON
MODELS ONLY (IF EQUIPPED) . . . . . . . . . . . .522
▫ Hill Climbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534
▫ Driving Through Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536
▫ Airing Down For Off-Road Driving . . . . . . . . .539
▫ Vehicle Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544
䡵 STABILIZER/SWAY BAR SYSTEM — POWER
䡵 LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL . . . .
WAGON ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
䡵 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
䡵 SAFE OFF-ROAD DRIVING — POWER WAGON
▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ONLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Off-Road Driving Tips And Vehicle
Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526 䡵 DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . .
. . . . . . . . .545
. . . . . . . . .546
. . . . . . . . .546
. . . . . . . . .546
. . . . . . . . .547
▫ Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand . . . . . . . . . .529
▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
▫ Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High
Points) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .531
▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
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438 STARTING AND OPERATING
䡵 OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549 䡵 FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L/6.4L ENGINES
ONLY — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .572
▫ After Driving Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549
䡵 PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .572
䡵 WINCH USAGE — POWER WAGON ONLY —
(IF EQUIPPED) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550 䡵 BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
▫ Things To Know Before Using Your Winch. . . .550
▫ Understanding The Features Of Your Winch. . .552
▫ Winch Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
▫ Operating Your Winch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
▫ Rigging Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
䡵 POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569
▫ Electric Power Steering — 1500 Models . . . . .569
▫ Hydraulic Power Steering —
2500/3500 Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
▫ Hydraulic Brake Assist — 2500/3500 Models Only
(Except Power Wagon) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
䡵 ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .575
▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .576
▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .577
▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .578
▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .581
▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
STARTING AND OPERATING 439
▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
▫ Tire Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605
▫ Hill Descent Control (HDC) — If Equipped . . .587
▫ Run Flat Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
䡵 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
▫ Spare Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .607
▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .594
▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .596
▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .597
▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
䡵 TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .601 䡵 SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION
— IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .601
䡵 TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES) . . . . . . .613
▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
䡵 TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .616
▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .604
▫ Directional Tires — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .617
▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
▫ Dual Rear Wheels — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .617
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440 STARTING AND OPERATING
䡵 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) . .619
▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .631
▫ Premium System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .621
▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .632
▫ Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) 3500
䡵 FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
Series Trucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .626
EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .633
▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
▫ E-85 General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .633
䡵 FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
▫ Ethanol Fuel (E-85) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .633
▫ 3.6L Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
▫ Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634
▫ 5.7L/6.4L Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .628
▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . .634
▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .630
▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630
▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .631
▫ Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635
▫ Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635
▫ Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635
▫ Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636
STARTING AND OPERATING 441
䡵 ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636
▫ Towing Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .661
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .638 䡵 SNOWPLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .663
䡵 VEHICLE LOADING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .639
▫ 1500 Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .663
▫ Certification Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .639
▫ 2500/3500 Models Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .663
䡵 TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .641 䡵 RECREATIONAL TOWING
(BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Common Towing Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . .641
▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
▫ Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .648
▫ Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Trailer Towing Weights
(Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) . . . . . . . . .649
▫ Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive
Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650
▫ Towing Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651
. .667
. .667
. .668
. .669
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442 STARTING AND OPERATING
STARTING PROCEDURES
WARNING! (Continued)
Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both
inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belt.
The starter should not be operated for more than 10second intervals. Waiting a few seconds between such
intervals will protect the starter from overheating.
WARNING!
• 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.
Normal Starting
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Leaving children 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 gear
selector.
(Continued)
Normal starting of either a warm or cold engine is
obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal. Cycle the ignition to the START position and
release when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start
within 10 seconds, cycle the ignition to the OFF position,
wait five seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting”
procedure.
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Automatic Transmission
Keyless Enter-N-Go™
Start the engine with the transmission in PARK position.
Apply the brake before shifting into any driving range.
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.
NOTE:
• This vehicle is equipped with a transmission shift
interlocking system. The brake pedal must be pressed
to shift out of PARK.
Normal Starting
• If equipped with an 8 speed transmission starting the
vehicle in NEUTRAL is not possible unless the Manual Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button
Park Release has been activated. For the Manual Park 1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL.
Release operation refer to Manual Park Release in
2. Press and hold the brake pedal while pushing the
“What To Do In Emergencies”.
ENGINE START/STOP button once.
Tip Start Feature
3. The system takes over and attempts to start the
Do not press the accelerator. Cycle the ignition switch
vehicle. If the vehicle fails to start, the starter will
briefly to the START position and release it. The starter
disengage automatically after 10 seconds.
motor will continue to run but will automatically disengage when the engine is running.
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444 STARTING AND OPERATING
4. If you wish to stop the cranking of the engine prior to
the engine starting, push the button again.
NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine
is obtained without pumping or pressing the accelerator
pedal.
To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE
START/STOP Button
shut off. The ignition switch position will remain in
the ACC position until the shift lever/gear selector is
in PARK and the button is pushed twice to the OFF
position. If the shift lever/gear selector is not in PARK
and the ENGINE START/STOP button is pushed
once, the EVIC/DID will display a “Vehicle Not In
Park” message and the engine will remain running.
Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK position, or it
could roll.
1. Place the shift lever/gear selector in PARK, then push
and release the ENGINE START/STOP button.
NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN
(engine not running) position and the transmission is in
2. The ignition switch will return to the OFF position.
PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30
3. If the shift lever/gear selector is not in PARK, the minutes of inactivity and the ignition will switch to the
ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for two OFF position.
seconds or three short pushes in a row with the vehicle
speed above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine will
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ENGINE START/STOP Button Functions — With
Driver’s Foot OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or
NEUTRAL Position)
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 (availThe ENGINE START/STOP button operates similar to an able from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
ignition switch. It has three positions, OFF, ACC, RUN.
If Engine Fails To Start
To change the ignition switch positions without starting
If the engine fails to start after you have followed the
the vehicle and use the accessories follow these steps:
“Normal Starting” procedure, it may be flooded. Push
1. Starting with the ignition in the OFF position:
the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and hold it
2. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button once to there while the engine is cranking. This should clear any
excess fuel in case the engine is flooded.
change the ignition to the ACC position.
3. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time The starter motor will engage automatically, run for 10
seconds, and then disengage. Once this occurs, release
to change the ignition to the RUN position.
the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal, wait 10 to 15
4. Push the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time to seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure.
return the ignition to the OFF position.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the
engine for more than 10 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to
15 seconds before trying again.
WARNING!
• Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into
the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to
start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire
causing serious personal injury.
• 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.
(Continued)
• 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.
If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not
have enough power to continue running when the ignition button/key is released. If this occurs, continue
cranking with the accelerator pedal pushed all the way to
the floor. Release the accelerator pedal and the ignition
button/key once the engine is running smoothly.
If the engine shows no sign of starting after a 10 second
period of engine cranking with the accelerator pedal held
to the floor, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the
“Normal Starting” procedure.
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After Starting
To Activate The Autostop Mode, The Following Must
Occur:
The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will
decrease as the engine warms up.
1. The system must be in STOP/START READY state. A
STOP/START READY message will be displayed in
STOP/START SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/
Driver Information Display (DID) within the Stop/
The Stop/Start function is developed to save fuel and
Start section. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
reduce emissions. The system will stop the engine autoCenter (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)”
matically during a vehicle stop if the required conditions
in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further
are met. Releasing the brake pedal will automatically
information.
re-start the vehicle.
Automatic Mode
2. The vehicle must be completely stopped.
The Stop/Start feature is enabled after every normal
customer engine start. It will remain in STOP/START
NOT READY until you drive forward with a vehicle
speed greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). At that time, the
system will go into STOP/START READY and if all other
conditions are met, can go into an STOP/START AUTO
STOP ACTIVE “Autostop” mode.
3. The transmission Gear Selector must be in DRIVE and
the brake pedal depressed.
The engine will shut down, the tachometer will move to
the zero position and the stop/start telltale will illuminate indicating you are in an Autostop. While in an
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448 STARTING AND OPERATING
Autostop, the Climate Controls system may automati- • Cabin heating or cooling is in process and an acceptable cabin temperature has not been achieved
cally adjust airflow to maintain cabin comfort. Customer
settings will be maintained upon return to an engine
• HVAC is set to full defrost mode at a high blower
running condition.
speed
Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not Autostop
• Engine has not reached normal operating temperature
Prior to engine shut down, the system will check many
safety and comfort conditions to see if they are fulfilled. • Battery discharged
In following situations the engine will not stop:
• The transmission is not in DRIVE
• Driver’s seat belt is not buckled
• Hood is open
• Driver’s door is not closed
• Vehicle is in 4LO transfer case mode
• Outside temperature is less than 1°F (–17°C) or greater Other factors which can inhibit AutoStop include: fuel
than 104°F (40°C)
level, accelerator pedal input, engine temp too high and
steering angle.
• Battery temperature too warm or cold
It may be possible for the vehicle to be driven several
• The vehicle is on a steep grade
times without the STOP/START system going into a
STOP/START READY state under more extreme conditions of the items listed above.
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• Low brake vacuum (e.g. after several brake pedal
applications)
While in DRIVE the engine will start when the brake
pedal is released or the throttle pedal is depressed. The • STOP/START OFF switch is pressed
transmission will automatically reengage upon engine
restart. During this transition the brakes will hold the • 4WD system is put into 4LO mode
vehicle to avoid undesired vehicle movement.
• The emissions system requires it
To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode
Conditions that will cause the engine to start automati- • A STOP/START system error occurs
cally while in Autostop mode.
Conditions that force an automatic shift to PARK while
The Engine Will Start Automatically When:
in Autostop mode.
• The transmission selector is moved from DRIVE to The Engine Will Not Start Automatically and the TransREVERSE or NEUTRAL
mission will be placed in PARK if:
• To maintain cabin temperature near the HVAC settings • The driver door is open and brake pedal released
• HVAC is set to full defrost mode
• Autostop time exceeds 5 minutes
• Battery voltage drops too low
• The driver door is open and the driver seat belt is
unbuckled
• The engine hood has been opened
• A STOP/START system error occurs
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450 STARTING AND OPERATING
The engine may then be restarted by moving the transmission shift selector out of PARK (e.g. to DRIVE) or, in
some cases, only by a KEY START. The Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)/Driver Information Display
(DID) will display a SHIFT OUT OF PARK message, or a
STOP/START KEY START REQUIRED message, to indicate which action is required. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
To Manually Turn Off The Stop Start System
STOP/START OFF Switch
1. Press the STOP/START Off switch (located on the
switch bank). The light on the switch will illuminate. 2. The STOP/START OFF message will appear in Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
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3. At the next vehicle stop (after turning off the STOP/ System Malfunction
START system) the engine will not be stopped.
If there is a malfunction in the STOP/START system, the
4. If the STOP/START system is manually turned off, the system will not shut down the engine. A SERVICE
engine can only be started and stopped by cycling the STOP/START SYSTEM message will appear in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Driver Inforignition switch.
mation Display (DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Infor5. The STOP/START system will reset itself back to an mation Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
ON condition every time the key is turned off and (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
back on.
further information.
To Manually Turn On The Stop Start System
The system will need to be checked by your authorized
1. Press the STOP/START Off switch (located on the dealer.
switch bank).
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
2. The light on the switch will turn off.
The engine block heater warms the engine, and permits
quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a
standard 110-115 Volt AC electrical outlet with a
grounded, three-wire extension cord.
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1500 Models
The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on
the passenger side of the vehicle near the right head lamp
assembly. It is located between the front grill and the
radiator, but underneath the black upper seal.
2500/3500 Models
The engine block heater cord is routed through the grille
by the right front tow hook.
It includes a removable cap that is secured by a tethered
strap. It also has a c-clip that is used for storage when not
in use for the winter months. During winter months,
remove the heater cord wiring assembly from itself on
the c-clip.
The engine block heater must be plugged in at least one
hour to have an adequate warming effect on the engine.
WARNING!
Remember to disconnect the engine block heater
cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt
electrical cord could cause electrocution.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed:
• Shift into or out of PARK or REVERSE only after
the vehicle has come to a complete stop.
• 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.
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NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while
shifting out of PARK.
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 LOCK/OFF (key removal) position, the transmission is locked in
PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement.
• 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.
• 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 transmission gear selector.
(Continued)
(Continued)
WARNING!
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454 STARTING AND OPERATING
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 (in a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go) in the ACC or ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, other
controls, or move the vehicle.
• 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 ON/RUN mode. A child
could operate power windows, other controls, or
move the vehicle.
OFF (key removal) position. The Key Fob can only be
removed from the ignition when the ignition is in the
LOCK/OFF position, and the transmission is locked in
PARK whenever the ignition switch is in the LOCK/OFF
position.
NOTE: If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the
Key Fob in the ignition switch to warn you that this
safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started
and stopped but the Key Fob cannot be removed until
you obtain service.
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift
Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the transmission gear
selector in PARK unless the brakes are applied. To shift
Key Ignition Park Interlock
the transmission out of PARK, the ignition switch must
This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interbe turned to the ON/RUN position (engine running, for
lock which requires the transmission to be in PARK
vehicles with eight-speed transmission) and the brake
before the ignition switch can be turned to the LOCK/
pedal must be pressed.
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In 8-speed vehicles, the brake pedal must also be pressed once (such as Park to Drive), simply rotate the gear
to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or REVERSE when selector to the appropriate detent. Select the DRIVE range
for normal driving.
the vehicle is stopped or moving at low speeds.
The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
The transmission is controlled using a rotary electronic
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
gear selector located on the instrument panel. The transcondition, and precision shifts will develop within a few
mission gear range (PRND) is displayed both above the
hundred miles (kilometers).
gear selector and in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID). To Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
select a gear range, simply rotate the gear selector. You accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
must press the brake pedal to shift the transmission out Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
of PARK, or to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or shifting between these gears.
REVERSE, when the vehicle is stopped or moving at low
speeds (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in this section). To shift past multiple gear ranges at
Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission — If
Equipped
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The transmission gear selector has only PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, and DRIVE positions. Manual downshifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select
(ERS) shift control (refer to ⬙Electronic Range Select (ERS)
Operation⬙ in this section for further information). Pressing the GEAR-/GEAR+ switches (on the steering wheel)
while in the DRIVE position will select the highest
available transmission gear, and will display that gear
limit in the instrument cluster as 1, 2, 3, etc. Models with
the Driver Information Display (DID) will display both
the selected gear limit, and the actual current gear, while
in ERS mode.
Electronic Transmission Gear Selector
Gear Ranges
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
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NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to NOTE: On four-wheel drive vehicles be sure that the
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. transfer case is in a drive position.
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
PARK (P)
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. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill
grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
WARNING!
• 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 in PARK. 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
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458 STARTING AND OPERATING
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
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 LOCK/OFF (key removal)
position, the transmission is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition is in the OFF position, remove the key fob
from the vehicle, and lock 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 transmission gear selector.
• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or
in a location accessible to children), and do not
leave the ignition (in a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™) in the ACC or ON/ RUN
position. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
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CAUTION!
• DO NOT race the engine when shifting from
PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this
can damage the drivetrain.
• Before moving the transmission gear selector out of
PARK, you must start the engine, and also press the
brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the gear selector
could result.
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. Apply the parking
brake and shift the transmission into PARK if you must
The following indicator should be used to ensure that leave the vehicle.
you have engaged the transmission into PARK:
• With brake pedal released, look at the transmission
gear position display and verify that it indicates the
PARK position (P).
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.
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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.
DRIVE (D)
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 all forward gears. 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), select TOW/HAUL mode
or use the Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control
(refer to ⬙Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation⬙ in this
section for further information) to select a lower gear
range. Under these conditions, using a lower gear range
will improve performance and extend transmission life
by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
During extremely cold temperatures (-22°F [-30°C] or
below), transmission operation may be modified depending on engine and transmission temperature as well as
vehicle speed. Normal operation will resume once the
transmission temperature has risen to a suitable level.
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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. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. On
restarted. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
vehicles with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, push and hold
illuminated. A message in the instrument cluster will
the ignition switch until the engine turns OFF.
inform the driver of the more serious conditions, and
4. Wait approximately 30 seconds.
indicate what actions may be necessary.
5. Restart the engine.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the 6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no
following steps:
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
operation.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
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You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
vehicle speed. When the transmission gear selector is in
DRIVE, the transmission will operate automatically, shifting between all available gears. Tapping the GEARswitch (on the steering wheel) will activate ERS mode,
display the current gear in the instrument cluster, and set
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
that gear as the top available gear. Once in ERS mode,
service is required.
tapping the GEAR- or GEAR+ switch will change the top
available gear.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation —
Eight-Speed Transmission
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 Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
driver to limit the highest available gear when the
transmission is in DRIVE. For example, if you set the
transmission gear limit to 4 (fourth gear), the transmission will not shift above fourth gear (except to prevent
engine overspeed), but will shift through the lower gears
normally.
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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.
When to Use TOW/HAUL Mode
1 — ERS (-) Switch
2 — ERS (+) Switch
To exit ERS mode, simply push and hold the GEAR+
switch until the gear limit display disappears from the
instrument cluster.
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/
HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce
the potential for transmission overheating or failure due
to excessive shifting.
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Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 1500
Models Only (If Equipped)
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode has
been activated. Pushing the switch a second time restores
normal operation. Normal operation is always the default
at engine start-up. If TOW/HAUL mode is desired, the
switch must be pushed each time the engine is started.
The transmission gear position display (located in the
instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range.
The shift lever is mounted either on the right side of the
steering column (if equipped) or on the console (if
equipped). You must press the brake pedal to move the
shift lever out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission
Shift Interlock System” in this section). To drive, move
the shift lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE
position. Pull the shift lever toward you when shifting
into REVERSE or PARK, or when shifting out of PARK
(column shift only).
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).
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Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped. allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when This is especially important when the engine is cold.
shifting between these gears.
PARK (P)
The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual downtransmission. The engine can be started in this range.
shifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select
Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
(ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range Select (ERS)
motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
Operation” in this section for further information). Pressvehicle in this range.
ing the ERS (-/+) switches (column shift) or moving the
shift lever to the left or right (-/+) (console shift) while in When parking on a level surface, you may shift the
the DRIVE position will select the highest available transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
transmission gear, and will display that gear in the brake.
instrument cluster as 1, 2, 3, etc.
When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before
Gear Ranges
shifting the transmission to PARK, otherwise the load on
DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
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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.
WARNING!
• 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
WARNING! (Continued)
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 LOCK/OFF (key removal) position, the transmission is locked in
PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement.
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION!
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition is in the OFF position, remove the Key Fob
from the vehicle, and lock 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), and do not
leave the ignition (in a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™) in the ACC or ON/RUN
position. 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 LOCK/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.
The following indicators should be used to ensure that
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK position:
• When shifting into PARK, pull the column-mounted
shift lever toward you and move it all the way
counterclockwise until it stops. For console-mounted
shifter, firmly move the shift lever all the way forward
and to the left until it stops.
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• Release the shift lever and make sure it is fully seated REVERSE (R)
in the PARK gate.
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
• Look at the transmission gear position display and Reverse only after the vehicle has come to a complete
verify that it indicates the PARK position (P).
stop.
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever NEUTRAL (N)
will not move out of PARK.
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.
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.
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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.
To access all six available gears, you must use the
Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control, described
below.
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 Electronic Range
Select (ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range
Select (ERS) Operation” in this section for further inforDRIVE (D)
mation) to select a lower gear range. Under these condiThis range should be used for most city and highway tions, using a lower gear range will improve performance
driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and down- and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shiftshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission ing and heat buildup.
automatically upshifts through underdrive first and second gears, direct third gear and overdrive fourth and If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operatfifth gears. The DRIVE position provides optimum driv- ing limits, the powertrain controller will modify the
ing characteristics under all normal operating conditions. transmission shift schedule and expand the range of
torque converter clutch engagement. This is done to
prevent transmission damage due to overheating.
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torque converter clutch and the top overdrive gear are
inhibited until the transmission fluid is warm (refer to the
“Note” under “Torque Converter Clutch” in this section).
During extremely cold temperatures (-16°F [-27°C] or
below), operation may briefly be limited to first and
NOTE: Use caution when operating a heavily loaded
direct gears only. Normal operation will resume once the
vehicle at low speeds (such as towing a trailer up a steep
transmission temperature has risen to a suitable level.
grade, or in stop-and-go traffic) during hot weather. In
these conditions, torque converter slip can impose a Transmission Limp Home Mode
significant additional heat load on the cooling system. Transmission function is monitored electronically for
Downshifting the transmission to the lowest possible abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
gear (when climbing a grade), or shifting to NEUTRAL result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
(when stopped in heavy traffic) can help to reduce this Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
excess heat generation.
in direct gear regardless of which forward gear is seIf the transmission becomes extremely hot or is in danger
of overheating, the “Transmission Temperature Warning
Light” may illuminate and the transmission may operate
differently until the transmission cools down.
During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
be modified depending on engine and transmission
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of both the
lected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to
operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
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In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the service is required.
following steps:
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation —
Six-Speed Transmission (1500 Models Only)
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
5. Restart the engine.
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
driver to limit the highest available gear when the
transmission is in DRIVE. For example, if you set the
transmission gear limit to 4 (fourth gear), the transmission will not shift above fourth gear, but will shift
through the lower gears normally.
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no Use of ERS (or TOW/HAUL mode) also enables an
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal additional underdrive gear which is not normally used
operation.
during through-gear accelerations. This additional gear
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- can improve vehicle performance and cooling capability
mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your when towing a trailer on certain grades. In ERS mode,
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has gears 1 though 3 are underdrive gears, and ERS 4 is direct
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could drive. ERS 5 and 6 (Overdrive gears) are the same as the
normal fourth and fifth gears.
recur.
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You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
position, the transmission will operate automatically,
shifting between all available gears. Tapping the ERS (-)
switch (column shift) or tapping the shift lever to the left
(-) (console shift) will activate ERS mode, display the
current gear in the instrument cluster, and set that gear as
the top available gear. For example, if you are in DRIVE
and are in third (direct) gear, when you tap the shift
lever/switch one time in the (-) direction, the display will
show 4 (ERS 4 is direct gear). Another tap down (-) will
shift the transmission down to ERS 3 (the added underdrive gear). Once in ERS mode, tapping (-) or (+) will
change the top available gear.
Column Shift Lever
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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.
Console Shift Lever
To exit ERS mode, simply hold the shift lever to the right
(+) (console shift) or press and hold the ERS (+) switch
(column shift) until the gear limit display disappears
from the instrument cluster.
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), simply press and hold the
shift lever to the left (-) (console shift) or the ERS (-)
switch down (column shift). The transmission will shift
to the range from which the vehicle can best be slowed
down.
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CAUTION!
When using ERS for engine braking while descending steep grades, be careful not to overspeed the
engine. Apply the brakes as needed to prevent engine overspeed.
• the TOW/HAUL switch has not been activated, and
• the driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, push the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/
Overdrive Operation
HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce
The automatic transmission includes an electronically the potential for transmission overheating or failure due
controlled Overdrive (fourth and fifth gears). The trans- to excessive shifting. When operating in TOW/HAUL
mission will automatically shift into Overdrive if the mode, transmission upshifts are delayed, and the transfollowing conditions are present:
mission will automatically downshift (for engine braking) when the throttle is closed and/or during steady
• the shift lever is in the DRIVE position,
braking maneuvers.
• the transmission fluid has reached an adequate temperature,
• the engine coolant (antifreeze) has reached an adequate temperature,
• vehicle speed is sufficiently high,
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WARNING!
Do not use the “TOW/HAUL” feature when driving
in icy or slippery conditions. The increased engine
braking can cause the rear wheels to slide, and the
vehicle to swing around with the possible loss of
vehicle control, which may cause an accident possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
Torque Converter Clutch
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode has
been activated. Pushing the switch a second time restores
normal operation. Normal operation is always the default
at engine start-up. If TOW/HAUL mode is desired, the
switch must be pushed each time the engine is started.
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
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NOTE:
• The torque converter clutch will not engage, and the
transmission will not shift into the top overdrive gear,
until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are
warm [usually after 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 km) of driving].
Because top gear is disabled, and the engine speed is
higher when the torque converter clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission is not shifting
properly when cold. This is normal. Using the Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control, when the
transmission is sufficiently warm, will demonstrate
that the transmission is able to shift into and out of
Overdrive.
cause damage to the transmission. The torque converter will refill within five seconds after starting the
engine.
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission — 2500/3500
Models Only
The transmission gear position display (located in the
instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range.
The shift lever is mounted on the right side of the steering
column. You must press the brake pedal to move the shift
lever out of PARK (refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift
Interlock System” in this section for further information).
To drive, move the shift lever from PARK or NEUTRAL
to the DRIVE position. Pull the shift lever toward you
• If the vehicle has not been driven for several days, the when shifting into REVERSE or PARK, or when shifting
first few seconds of operation after shifting the trans- out of PARK.
mission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the The electronically-controlled transmission provides a
fluid partially draining from the torque converter into precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new
STARTING AND OPERATING 477
vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal Gear Ranges
condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or
hundred miles (kilometers).
NEUTRAL into another gear range.
Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the
NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to
accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped.
allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating.
Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when
This is especially important when the engine is cold.
shifting between these gears.
PARK (P)
The transmission shift lever has only PARK, REVERSE,
NEUTRAL, and DRIVE shift positions. Manual down- This range supplements the parking brake by locking the
shifts can be made using the Electronic Range Select transmission. The engine can be started in this range.
(ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range Select (ERS) Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in
Operation” in this section for further information). Press- motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the
ing the ERS (-/+) switches (on the shift lever) while in the vehicle in this range.
DRIVE position will select the highest available transmisWhen parking on a level surface, you may shift the
sion gear, and will display that gear in the instrument
transmission into PARK first, and then apply the parking
cluster as 1, 2, 3, etc.
brake.
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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.
On four-wheel drive vehicles be sure that the transfer
case is in a drive position.
WARNING!
• 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
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,
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
turn the engine OFF, and remove the Key Fob.
When the ignition is in the LOCK/OFF (key removal) position, the transmission is locked in
PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted
movement.
• When leaving the vehicle, always make sure the
ignition is in the OFF position, remove the Key Fob
from the vehicle, and lock 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), and do not
leave the ignition (in a vehicle equipped with
Keyless Enter-N-Go™) in the ACC or ON/RUN
position. A child could operate power windows,
other controls, or move the vehicle.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
• Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you
must turn the ignition switch from the LOCK/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 NEUTRAL (N)
you have engaged the transmission into the PARK posiUse this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged
tion:
periods with the engine running. The engine may be
• When shifting into PARK, pull the shift lever toward started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift
you and move it all the way counterclockwise until it the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle.
stops.
• Release the shift lever and make sure it is fully seated
in the PARK gate.
• Look at the transmission gear position display and
verify that it indicates the PARK position (P).
• With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever
will not move out of PARK.
REVERSE (R)
This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into
REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete
stop.
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.
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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.
DRIVE (D)
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 and
sixth gears. 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 Electronic Range Select
(ERS) shift control (refer to “Electronic Range Select (ERS)
Operation” in this section for further information) to select
a lower gear range. Under these conditions, using a lower
gear range will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operating limits, the powertrain controller will modify the
transmission shift schedule and expand the range of
torque converter clutch engagement. This is done to
prevent transmission damage due to overheating.
If the transmission becomes extremely hot or is in danger
of overheating, the “Transmission Temperature Warning
Light” may illuminate and the transmission may operate
differently until the transmission cools down.
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NOTE: Use caution when operating a heavily loaded
vehicle at low speeds (such as towing a trailer up a steep
grade, or in stop-and-go traffic) during hot weather. In
these conditions, torque converter slip can impose a
significant additional heat load on the cooling system.
Downshifting the transmission to the lowest possible
gear (when climbing a grade), or shifting to NEUTRAL
(when stopped in heavy traffic) can help to reduce this
excess heat generation.
During cold temperatures, transmission operation may
be modified depending on engine and transmission
temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature improves warm up time of the engine and transmission to
achieve maximum efficiency. Engagement of both the
torque converter clutch and the top overdrive gear are
inhibited until the transmission fluid is warm (refer to the
“Note” under “Torque Converter Clutch” in this section).
During extremely cold temperatures (-16°F [-27°C] or
below), operation may briefly be limited to first and
direct gears only. Normal operation will resume once the
transmission temperature has risen to a suitable level.
Transmission Limp Home Mode
Transmission function is monitored electronically for
abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could
result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home
Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains
in fourth gear regardless of which forward gear is
selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue
to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be
illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be
driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transmission.
In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission
can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the
following steps:
1. Stop the vehicle.
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2. Shift the transmission into PARK.
Electronic Range Select (ERS) Operation
The Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift control allows the
driver to limit the highest available gear when the
4. Wait approximately 10 seconds.
transmission is in DRIVE. For example, if you set the
transmission gear limit to 4 (fourth gear), the transmis5. Restart the engine.
sion will not shift above fourth gear, but will shift
6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no through the lower gears normally.
longer detected, the transmission will return to normal
You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any
operation.
vehicle speed. When the shift lever is in the DRIVE
NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- position, the transmission will operate automatically,
mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your shifting between all available gears. Tapping the ERS (-)
earliest possible convenience. Your authorized dealer has switch will activate ERS mode, display the current gear in
diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could the instrument cluster, and set that gear as the top
recur.
available gear. Once in ERS mode, tapping (-) or (+) will
If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized dealer change the top available gear.
service is required.
3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
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484 STARTING AND OPERATING
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.
NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum
deceleration (engine braking), simply push and hold the
ERS (-) switch. The transmission will shift to the range
from which the vehicle can best be slowed down.
Column Shift Lever
To exit ERS mode, simply push and hold the ERS (+)
switch until the gear limit display disappears from the
instrument cluster.
CAUTION!
When using ERS for engine braking while descending steep grades, be careful not to overspeed the
engine. Apply the brakes as needed to prevent engine overspeed.
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Overdrive Operation
When To Use TOW/HAUL Mode
The automatic transmission includes an electronically
controlled Overdrive (fifth and sixth gears). The transmission will automatically shift into Overdrive if the
following conditions are present:
When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, push the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/
HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce
the potential for transmission overheating or failure due
• The shift lever is in the DRIVE position.
to excessive shifting. When operating in TOW/HAUL
• The transmission fluid has reached an adequate tem- mode, transmission upshifts are delayed, and the transperature.
mission will automatically downshift (for engine brak• The engine coolant has reached an adequate tempera- ing) during steady braking maneuvers.
ture.
• Vehicle speed is sufficiently high.
• The TOW/HAUL switch has not been activated.
• The driver is not heavily pressing the accelerator.
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486 STARTING AND OPERATING
desired, the switch must be pushed each time the engine
is started.
WARNING!
Do not use the “TOW/HAUL” feature when driving
in icy or slippery conditions. The increased engine
braking can cause the rear wheels to slide, and the
vehicle to swing around with the possible loss of
vehicle control, which may cause an accident possibly resulting in personal injury or death.
TOW/HAUL Switch
The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode
has been activated. Pushing the switch a second time
restores normal operation. Normal operation is always
the default at engine start-up. If TOW/HAUL mode is
Torque Converter Clutch
A feature designed to improve fuel economy has been
included in the automatic transmission on your vehicle.
A clutch within the torque converter engages automatically at calibrated speeds. This may result in a slightly
different feeling or response during normal operation in
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the upper gears. When the vehicle speed drops or during
some accelerations, the clutch automatically disengages.
NOTE:
• The torque converter clutch will not engage, until the
transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm [usually after 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 km) of driving]. Because
the engine speed is higher when the torque converter
clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission is not shifting into Overdrive when cold. This is
normal. Using the Electronic Range Select (ERS) shift
control, when the transmission is sufficiently warm,
will demonstrate that the transmission is able to shift
into and out of Overdrive.
cause damage to the transmission. The torque converter will refill within five seconds after starting the
engine.
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF
EQUIPPED
Four-wheel drive trucks are equipped with either a
manually shifted transfer case or an electronically shifted
transfer case. Refer to the operating instructions for your
transfer case, located in this section for further information.
Manually Shifted Transfer Case — If Equipped
The transfer case provides four mode positions.
• If the vehicle has not been driven for several days, the • Two-wheel drive high range (2H)
first few seconds of operation after shifting the trans• Four-wheel drive high range (4H)
mission into gear may seem sluggish. This is due to the
fluid partially draining from the torque converter into • Neutral (N)
the transmission. This condition is normal and will not
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• Four-wheel drive low range (4L)
in four-wheel drive and that the front and rear driveshafts are locked together. This light will illuminate when
This transfer case is intended to be driven in the 2H
the transfer case is shifted into either the 4H or 4L
position for normal street and highway conditions such
position. There is no light for the 2H or NEUTRAL
as dry, hard surfaced roads.
positions on some models.
When additional traction is required, the 4H and 4L
When operating your vehicle in 4L, the engine speed is
positions can be used to lock the front and rear driveapproximately three times that of the 2H or 4H positions
shafts together and force the front and rear wheels to
at a given road speed. Take care not to overspeed the
rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by simply
engine and do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
moving the shift lever to the desired positions once the
appropriate speed and gear requirements are met refer to Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
“Shifting Procedure – Manually Shifted Transfer Case” in on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
this section for further information. The 4H and 4L wheel. Any difference will adversely affect shifting and
positions are intended for loose, slippery road surfaces can cause damage to the drivetrain.
only. Driving in the 4H and 4L positions on dry, hard
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damfront or rear wheels are spinning. The front and rear
age to the driveline components.
driveshaft speeds must be equal for the shift to take
The “Transfer Case Position Indicator Light” in the place. Shifting while only the front or rear wheels are
instrument cluster will alert the driver that the vehicle is spinning can cause damage to the transfer case.
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Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction, For additional information on the appropriate use of each
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping transfer case mode position, see the information below:
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
2H
NOTE: Delayed shifts out of four-wheel drive may be Rear-Wheel Drive High Range — This range is for
experienced due to uneven tire wear, low or uneven tire normal street and highway driving on dry hard surfaced
pressures, excessive vehicle loading, or cold tempera- roads.
tures.
4H
WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to roll,
even if the transmission is in PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
Four-Wheel Drive High Range — This range locks the
front and rear driveshafts together forcing the front and
rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional
traction for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
Neutral (N)
Neutral — This range disengages the front and rear
driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
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490 STARTING AND OPERATING
vehicle in motion, the transfer case will engage/
Four-Wheel Drive Low Range — This range locks the disengage faster if you momentarily release the accelerafront and rear driveshafts together forcing the front and tor pedal after completing the shift. Apply a constant
rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional force when shifting the transfer case lever.
traction and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery 2H Or 4H To 4L
road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
With the vehicle rolling at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift
the transmission into NEUTRAL. While the vehicle is
CAUTION!
coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the transfer
Do not use 4L (Low) range when operating the case lever firmly to the desired position. Do not pause in
vehicle on dry pavement. Driveline hardware dam- transfer case NEUTRAL.
age can result.
NOTE:
4L
• Pausing in transfer case NEUTRAL in vehicles
equipped with an automatic transmission may require
shutting the engine OFF to avoid gear clash while
2H To 4H
completing the shift. If difficulty occurs, shift the
Shifting between 2H and 4H can be made with the
transmission into NEUTRAL, hold foot on brake, and
vehicle stopped or in motion. If the vehicle is in motion,
turn the engine OFF. Make shift to the desired mode.
shifts can be made up to 55 mph (88 km/h). With the
Shifting Procedure — Manually Shifted Transfer
Case
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• Shifting into or out of 4L is possible with the vehicle
completely stopped, however difficulty may occur due
to the mating clutch teeth not being properly aligned.
Several attempts may be required for clutch teeth
alignment and shift completion to occur. The preferred
method is with the vehicle rolling 2 to 3 mph (3 to
5 km/h). Avoid attempting to engage or disengage 4L
with the vehicle moving faster than 2 to 3 mph (3 to
5 km/h).
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Four-Position Switch) — If Equipped
This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by
the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is
located on the instrument panel.
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• Do not attempt to shift into or from 4L while the
transmission is in gear.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Light
The “Transfer Case Position Indicator Light” in the
instrument cluster is used to alert the driver that the front
axle is fully engaged and all four wheels are driving.
Transfer Case Switch (Four-Position)
492 STARTING AND OPERATING
This electronically shifted transfer case provides four only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions
on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear
mode positions:
and damage to the driveline components.
• Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL position is selected
• Four-wheel drive lock range (4WD LOCK)
by pushing the button located on the lower left hand
corner of the 4WD Control Switch. The transfer case
• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD LOW)
NEUTRAL position is to be used for recreational towing
• Neutral (NEUTRAL)
only. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And
This electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be Operating” for further information.
driven in the two-wheel drive position (2WD) for normal
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
street and highway conditions on dry, hard surfaced roads.
The Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights (4WD and
When additional traction is required, the transfer case 4WD
4LOW) are located in the instrument cluster and indicate
LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to maximize
the current and desired transfer case selection. When you
torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front and rear
select a different transfer case position, the indicator
wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by
lights will do the following:
rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the desired position.
Refer to “Shifting Procedure” in this section for specific If All Shift Conditions Are Met:
shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF.
positions are designed for loose, slippery road surfaces
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2. The selected position indicator light will flash until the NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
transfer case completes the shift.
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
3. When the shift is complete, the indicator light for the
the control knob back to the current position, wait five
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift requireIf One Or More Shift Conditions Are Not Met:
ments, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer
1. The indicator light for the current position will remain case, located in this section.
ON.
2. The newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash.
3. The transfer case will not shift.
The “SVC 4WD Warning Light” monitors the electronic
shift four-wheel drive system. If this light remains on
after engine start up or illuminates during driving, it
means that the four-wheel drive system is not functioning properly and that service is required.
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WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the “SVC 4WD Warning Light” is
illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may
allow the vehicle to roll, which may cause personal
injury.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning, as this can cause
damage to driveline components.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2WD or
4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed. Take care
not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed 25 mph
(40 km/h).
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
drivetrain.
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to roll,
even if the transmission is in PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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For additional information on the appropriate use of each 4WD LOW
transfer case mode position, see the information below:
Four-Wheel Drive Low Range — This range provides low
2WD
speed four-wheel drive. It maximizes torque to the front
driveshaft, forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
Rear Wheel Drive High Range — This range is for normal
the same speed. This range provides additional traction
street and highway driving on dry, hard surfaced roads.
and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road
4WD LOCK
surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
Four-Wheel Drive Lock Range — This range maximizes NEUTRAL (N)
torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front and rear
Neutral — This range disengages both the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. This range provides
additional traction for loose, slippery road surfaces only. driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
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496 STARTING AND OPERATING
Shifting Procedure
2WD To 4WD LOCK
NOTE:
Rotate the 4WD control switch to the desired position.
Shifts between 2WD and 4WD LOCK can be done with
the vehicle stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in
motion, the transfer case will engage/disengage faster if
you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after turning the control switch. If the vehicle is stopped, the
ignition switch must be in the ON position with the
engine either running or off. This shift cannot be completed if the ignition switch is in the ACC position.
• If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have not been met, the transfer case will not
shift. The position indicator light for the previous position will remain ON and the newly selected position
indicator light will continue to flash until all the requirements for the selected position have been met. To retry a
shift: return the control knob back to the original position, make certain all shift requirements have been met,
NOTE: The four-wheel drive system will not allow shifts
wait five seconds and try the shift again.
between 2WD/4WD LOCK if the front and/or rear
• If all the requirements to select a new transfer case wheels are spinning (no traction). In this situation, the
position have been met, the current position indicator selected position indicator light will flash and the origilight will turn OFF, the selected position indicator light nal position indicator light will remain ON. At this time,
will flash until the transfer case completes the shift. reduce speed and stop spinning the wheels to complete
When the shift is complete, the position indicator light the shift.
for the selected position will stop flashing and remain
ON.
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2WD Or 4WD LOCK To 4WD LOW
Alternate Procedure
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW some 1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
gear noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
2. With the ignition switch in the ON position and the
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
engine running, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2 to
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h) or completely stopped. You can use 3. Rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired
position.
either of the following procedures:
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
Preferred Procedure
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
1. With the engine running, slow the vehicle to 2 to
NOTE:
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
• If Steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the
3. While still rolling, rotate the transfer case control
shift, then the desired position indicator light will flash
switch to the desired position.
continuously while the original position indicator light
is ON, until all requirements have been met.
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
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498 STARTING AND OPERATING
• The ignition switch must be in the ON position for a
shift to take place and for the position indicator lights
to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the ON
position, the shift will not take place and no position
indicator lights will be on or flashing.
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Five-Position Switch) — If Equipped
This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by
the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is
located on the instrument panel.
Transfer Case Switch (Five–Position)
This electronically shifted transfer case provides five
mode positions:
• Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
• Four-wheel drive automatic range (4WD AUTO)
• Four-wheel drive lock range (4WD LOCK)
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• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD LOW)
• Neutral (NEUTRAL)
This electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be
driven in the two–wheel drive position (2WD) or four wheel drive position (4WD AUTO) for normal street and
highway conditions on dry hard surfaced roads). Driving
the vehicle in 2WD will have greater fuel economy
benefits as the front axle is not engaged in 2WD.
For variable driving conditions, the 4WD AUTO mode
can be used. In this mode, the front axle is engaged, but
the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. Four wheel drive will be automatically engaged when the
vehicle senses a loss of traction. Because the front axle is
engaged, this mode will result in lower fuel economy
than the 2WD mode.
When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to
maximize torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is
accomplished by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the
desired position. Refer to “Shifting Procedure” for specific shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL position is selected
by pushing the button located on the lower left hand
corner of the 4WD Control Switch. The transfer case
NEUTRAL position is to be used for recreational towing
only. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And
Operating” for further information.
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2. The newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash.
The Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights (4WD,
4LOW, and 4WD AUTO) are located in the instrument 3. The transfer case will not shift.
cluster and indicate the current and desired transfer case
selection. When you select a different transfer case posi- NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
tion, the indicator lights will do the following:
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
If All Shift Conditions Are Met:
the control knob back to the current position, wait five
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift require1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF.
ments, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer
2. The selected position indicator light will flash until the case, located in this section.
transfer case completes the shift.
The “SVC 4WD Warning Light” monitors the electronic
3. When the shift is complete, the indicator light for the shift four-wheel drive system. If this light remains on
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
after engine start up or illuminates during driving, it
means that the four-wheel drive system is not functionIf One Or More Shift Conditions Are Not Met:
ing properly and that service is required.
1. The indicator light for the current position will remain
ON.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
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WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the “SVC 4WD Warning Light” is
illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may
allow the vehicle to roll which may cause personal
injury or death.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. This could cause
damage to driveline components.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2WD, 4WD
AUTO or 4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed.
Take care not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed
25 mph (40 km/h).
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
drivetrain.
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to roll,
even if the transmission is in PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
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For additional information on the appropriate use of each 4WD LOW
transfer case mode position, see the information below: Four - Wheel Drive Low Range - This range provides low
2WD
speed four-wheel drive. It maximizes torque to the front
driveshaft , forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
Rear-Wheel Drive High Range - This range is for normal
the same speed. This range provides additional traction
street and highway driving on dry hard surfaced roads.
and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road
4WD AUTO
surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
Four-Wheel Drive Auto Range - This range sends power NEUTRAL (N)
to the rear wheels. The four – wheel drive system will be
Neutral - This range disengages both the front and rear
automatically engaged when the vehicle senses a loss of
traction. Additional traction for varying road conditions. driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
4WD LOCK
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further inforFour-Wheel Drive Lock Range - This range maximizes mation.
torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction
for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
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Shifting Procedure
NOTE:
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
(Five-Position Switch) — If Equipped
This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by
• If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is
position have not been met, the transfer case will not
located on the instrument panel.
shift. The position indicator light for the previous position will remain ON and the newly selected position
indicator light will continue to flash until all the requirements for the selected position have been met. To retry a
shift: return the control knob back to the original position, make certain all shift requirements have been met,
wait five seconds and try the shift again.
• If all the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have been met, the current position indicator
light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator light
will flash until the transfer case completes the shift.
When the shift is complete, the position indicator light
for the selected position will stop flashing and remain
ON.
Transfer Case Switch (Five–Position)
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This electronically shifted transfer case provides five drive will be automatically engaged when the vehicle
mode positions:
senses a loss of traction. Because the front axle is engaged, this mode will result in lower fuel economy than
• Two-wheel drive high range (2WD)
the 2WD mode.
• Four-wheel drive automatic range (4WD AUTO)
When additional traction is required, the transfer case
• Four-wheel drive lock range (4WD LOCK)
• Four-wheel drive low range (4WD LOW)
• Neutral (NEUTRAL)
This electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be
driven in the two–wheel drive position (2WD) or fourwheel drive position (4WD AUTO) for normal street and
highway conditions on dry hard surfaced roads). Driving
the vehicle in 2WD will have greater fuel economy
benefits as the front axle is not engaged in 2WD.
For variable driving conditions, the 4WD AUTO mode
can be used. In this mode, the front axle is engaged, but
the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. Four-wheel
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to
maximize torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is
accomplished by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the
desired position. Refer to “Shifting Procedure” for specific shifting instructions. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components.
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NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL position is selected
by pushing the recessed button (with a ballpoint pen or
similar object) located in the center of the 4WD Control
Switch. The transfer case NEUTRAL position is to be
used for recreational towing only. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights
The Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights (4WD,
4LOW, and 4WD AUTO) are located in the instrument
cluster and indicate the current and desired transfer case
selection. When you select a different transfer case position, the indicator lights will do the following:
If All Shift Conditions Are Met:
1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF.
2. The selected position indicator light will flash until the
transfer case completes the shift.
3. When the shift is complete, the indicator light for the
selected position will stop flashing and remain ON.
If One Or More Shift Conditions Are Not Met:
1. The indicator light for the current position will remain
ON.
2. The newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash.
3. The transfer case will not shift.
NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all
the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer
case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn
the control knob back to the current position, wait five
seconds, and retry selection. To find the shift requirements, refer to the ⬙Shifting Procedure⬙ for your transfer
case, located in this section.
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The “SVC 4WD Warning Light” monitors the electronic
shift four-wheel drive system. If this light remains on
after engine start up or illuminates during driving, it
means that the four-wheel drive system is not functioning properly and that service is required.
WARNING!
Always engage the parking brake when powering
down the vehicle if the “SVC 4WD Warning Light” is
illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may
allow the vehicle to roll which may cause personal
injury or death.
NOTE: Do not attempt to make a shift while only the
front or rear wheels are spinning. This could cause
damage to driveline components.
When operating your vehicle in 4WD LOW, the engine
speed is approximately three times that of the 2WD, 4WD
AUTO or 4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed.
Take care not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed
25 mph (40 km/h).
Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends
on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each
wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the
drivetrain.
Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction,
there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping
speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL position
disengages both the front and rear drive shafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to roll,
even if the transmission is in PARK. The parking
brake should always be applied when the driver is
not in the vehicle.
4WD AUTO
Four-Wheel Drive Auto Range - This range sends power
to the rear wheels. The four–wheel drive system will be
automatically engaged when the vehicle senses a loss of
traction. Additional traction for varying road conditions.
4WD LOCK
Four-Wheel Drive Lock Range - This range maximizes
torque to the front driveshaft, forcing the front and rear
wheels to rotate at the same speed. Additional traction
for loose, slippery road surfaces only.
For additional information on the appropriate use of each 4WD LOW
transfer case mode position, see the information below: Four-Wheel Drive Low Range - This range provides low
speed four-wheel drive. It maximizes torque to the front
2WD
driveshaft, forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at
Rear-Wheel Drive High Range - This range is for normal
the same speed. This range provides additional traction
street and highway driving on dry hard surfaced roads.
and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
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NEUTRAL (N)
Neutral - This range disengages both the front and rear
driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat
towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational
Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.
Shifting Procedure
NOTE:
• If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have not been met, the transfer case will not
shift. The position indicator light for the previous
position will remain ON and the newly selected position indicator light will continue to flash until all the
requirements for the selected position have been met.
• If all the requirements to select a new transfer case
position have been met, the current position indicator
light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator light
will flash until the transfer case completes the shift.
When the shift is complete, the position indicator light
for the selected position will stop flashing and remain
ON.
2WD To 4WD AUTO Or 4WD LOCK
Push the desired position on the 4WD Control Switch to
shift the transfer case. Shifts between 2WD and 4WD
AUTO and 4WD LOCK can be done with the vehicle
stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in motion, the
transfer case will engage/disengage faster if you momentarily release the accelerator pedal after turning the
control switch. If the vehicle is stopped, the ignition
switch must be in the ON position with the engine either
running or OFF. This shift cannot be completed if the
ignition switch is in the ACC position.
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2WD Or 4WD AUTO Or 4WD LOCK To 4WD LOW
Alternate Procedure
NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW some 1. Bring the vehicle to complete stop.
gear noise may be heard. This noise is normal and is not
2. With the ignition switch in the ON position and the
detrimental to the vehicle or occupants.
engine running, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
Shifting can be performed with the vehicle rolling 2 to
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h) or completely stopped. Use either of 3. Push the desired position on the transfer case control
switch.
the following procedures:
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
Preferred Procedure
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
1. With the engine running, slow the vehicle to 2 to
NOTE:
3 mph (3 to 5 km/h).
• If Steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate
2. Shift the transmission into NEUTRAL.
Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the shift
3. While still rolling, push the desired position on the
or if they no longer are being met while the shift
transfer case control switch.
attempt is in process, the desired position indicator
light will flash continuously while the original position
4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not
indicator light is ON, until all requirements have been
flashing), shift the transmission back into gear.
met.
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• The ignition switch must be in the ON position for a
shift to take place and for the position indicator lights
to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the ON
position, then the shift will not take place and no
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (1500 MODELS) — IF
EQUIPPED
Description
The air suspension system provides full time load leveling capability along with the benefit of being able to
adjust vehicle height by the push of a button.
Air Suspension Switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Up Button
Down Button
Entry/Exit Mode Indicator (Customer selectable)
Normal Ride Height Indicator (Customer selectable)
Off-Road 1 Indicator (Customer selectable)
Off-Road 2 Indicator (Customer selectable)
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NOTE: The vehicle will automatically enter Aero Mode
when the vehicle speed remains between 62 mph
(100 km/h) and 66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20
seconds or if the vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph
(106 km/h).
will be automatically lowered to NRH. Off-Road 1
may not be available due to vehicle payload, an
EVIC/DID message will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Normal Ride Height (NRH) – This is the standard
position of the suspension and is meant for normal
• Off-Road 2 (OR2) (Raises the vehicle approximately
driving.
2 in [51 mm]) – This position is intended for off• Off-Road 1 (OR1) (Raises the vehicle approximately
roading use only where maximum ground clearance is
1 in [26 mm]) – This position should be the primary
required. To enter OR2, push the “Up” button twice
position for all off-road driving until Off Road 2 (OR2)
from the NRH position or once from the OR1 position
is needed. A smoother and more comfortable ride will
while vehicle speed is below 20 mph (32 km/h). While
result. To enter OR1, push the “Up” button once from
in OR2, if the vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph (40 km/h)
the NRH position while the vehicle speed is below
the vehicle height will be automatically lowered to
35 mph (56 km/h). When in the OR1 position, if the
OR1. Off-Road 2 may not be available due to vehicle
vehicle speed remains between 40 mph (64 km/h) and
payload, an EVIC/DID message will be displayed
50 mph (80 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the
vehicle speed exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h), the vehicle
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when this occurs. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for
further information.
• If the vehicle is in OFFROAD1 or OFFROAD2 setting,
be aware of your surroundings, you may not have the
clearance required for certain areas and vehicle damage may occur.
speed remains between 30 mph (48 km/h) and 35 mph
(56 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the vehicle
speed falls below 30 mph (48 km/h).
NOTE: Automatic Aero Mode may be disabled through
vehicle settings in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) when
equipped with Uconnect 3.0, or your Uconnect® Radio
when equipped with UConnect® 5.0, 8.4A, or 8.4AN.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• Aero Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately .6 in
[15 mm]) – This position provides improved aerodynamics by lowering the vehicle. The vehicle will
automatically enter Aero Mode when the vehicle
speed remains between 62 mph (100 km/h) and
66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or if the • Entry/Exit Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately 2
in [51 mm]) – This position lowers the vehicle for
vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph (106 km/h). The vehicle
easier passenger entry and exit as well as lowering the
will return to NRH from Aero Mode if the vehicle
rear of the vehicle for easier loading and unloading of
cargo. To enter Entry/Exit Mode, push the “Down”
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button once from the NRH while the vehicle speed is
below 33 mph (53 km/h). Once the vehicle speed goes
below 15 mph (24 km/h) the vehicle height will begin
to lower. If the vehicle speed remains between 15 mph
(24 km/h) and 25 mph (40 km/h) for greater than 60
seconds, or the vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph
(40 km/h) the Entry/Exit change will be cancelled. To
return to Normal Height Mode, push the “Up” button
once while in Entry/Exit or drive the vehicle over
15 mph (24 km/h). Entry/Exit mode may not be
available due to vehicle payload, an EVIC/DID message will be displayed when this occurs. Refer to
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding
Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
• When in ENTRY/EXIT setting, be aware of your
surroundings, you may not have the clearance required for certain areas and vehicle damage may
occur.
The system requires that the ignition be in ON/RUN
position or the engine running for all user requested
changes. When lowering the vehicle all of the doors,
must be closed. If a door is opened at any time while the
vehicle is lowering the change will not be completed
until the open door(s) is closed.
This system uses a lifting and lowering pattern which
keeps the headlights from incorrectly shining into oncoming traffic. When raising the vehicle, the rear of the
vehicle will move up first and then the front. When
lowering the vehicle, the front will move down first and
NOTE: Entry/Exit mode may be achieved using your then the rear.
key fob for easier entry/loading. Refer to “A Word About
Your Keys” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your
Vehicle” for further information.
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After the engine is turned off, it may be noticed that the
air suspension system operates briefly, this is normal. The
system is correcting the position of the vehicle to ensure
a proper appearance.
WARNING!
The air suspension system uses a high pressure
volume of air to operate the system. To avoid personal injury or damage to the system, see your
authorized dealer for service.
To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension
system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling
to be disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Air Suspension Modes
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- The Air Suspension system has multiple modes to protect
the system in unique situations:
formation.
NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Tire/Jack Mode
To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension
system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling
to be disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect®
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Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if Wheel Alignment Mode
equipped with a touch screen radio for further informa- Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be
tion.
enabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect® Setrunning.
tings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if
Transport Mode
equipped with a touch screen radio for further informaTo assist with flat bed towing, the air suspension system tion.
has a feature which will put the vehicle into Entry/Exit
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
height and disable the automatic load leveling system.
running.
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Protection Mode
Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect® Settings” in “UnIn order to “protect” the air suspension system, the
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” if equipped with a
vehicle will enter Protection Mode when load leveling
touch screen radio for further information.
cannot be achieved. Some driving may be required to
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine clear the protection mode telltale in the EVIC/DID. Refer
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or
running.
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding
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Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect® Settings” in “Un- Operation
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” if equipped with a
touch screen radio for further information.
NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) Display
Messages
When the appropriate conditions exist, a message will
appear in the EVIC/DID display. Refer to “Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Panel” for further information.
An audible chime will be heard whenever a system error
has been detected.
Air Suspension Switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
Up Button
Down Button
Entry/Exit Mode Indicator (Customer selectable)
Normal Ride Height Indicator (Customer selectable)
Off-Road 1 Indicator (Customer selectable)
Off-Road 2 Indicator (Customer selectable)
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The indicator lamps 3 through 6 will illuminate to show
the current position of the vehicle. Flashing indicator
lamps will show a position which the system is working
to achieve. When raising, if multiple indicator lamps are
flashing, the highest flashing indicator lamp is the position the system is working to achieve. When lowering, if
multiple indicators are flashing, the lowest solid indicator lamp is the position the system is working to achieve.
engine running, doors closed, speed below threshold,
etc). The “DOWN” button can be pushed multiple times,
each push will lower the requested level by one position
down to a minimum of Entry/Exit Mode or the lowest
position allowed based on current conditions (i.e. vehicle
speed, etc.)
Automatic height changes will occur based on vehicle
speed and the current vehicle height. The indicator lamps
Pushing the “UP” button once will move the suspension and EVIC/DID messages will operate the same for
one position higher from the current position, assuming automatic changes and user requested changes.
all conditions are met (i.e. key in ON/RUN position,
• Off-Road 2 (OR2) – Indicator lamps 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be
engine running, speed below threshold, etc). The “UP”
illuminated when the vehicle is in OR2.
button can be pushed multiple times, each push will raise
the requested level by one position up to a maximum • Off-Road 1 (OR1) – Indicator lamps 3, 4 and 5 will be
illuminated when the vehicle is in OR1.
position of OR2 or the highest position allowed based on
current conditions (i.e. vehicle speed, etc).
• Normal Ride Height (NRH)/Aero Mode – Indicator
Pushing the “DOWN” button once will move the suspenlamps 3 and 4 will be illuminated when the vehicle is
sion one position lower from the current level, assuming
in this position.
all conditions are met (i.e. key in ON/RUN position,
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• Entry/Exit Mode – Indicator lamp 3 will be illuminated when the vehicle is in Entry Exit Mode. Entry/
Exit mode can be requested up to 33 mph (53 km/h).
If vehicle speed is reduced to, and kept below, 15 mph
(24 km/h) indicator lamp 4 will flash and indicator
lamp 3 will remain solid until Entry/Exit Mode is
achieved at which point indicator lamp 4 will turn off.
AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM (2500/3500 MODELS)
— IF EQUIPPED
Description
The air suspension system is a rear leveling ride height
system. The main purpose of this system is to maintain
the truck’s rear ride height level.
• Transport Mode – No indicator lamps will be illuminated. Transport Mode is disabled by driving the
vehicle.
• Tire/Jack Mode – Indicator lamps 3 and 6 will be
illuminated. Tire/Jack Mode is disabled by driving the
vehicle.
• Wheel Alignment Mode – Indicator lamps 3 and 4 will
be illuminated. Wheel Alignment Mode is disabled by
driving the vehicle.
Rear Leveling Ride Height Switch
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Normal Ride Height (NRH) – This is the standard NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
position of the suspension and is meant for normal enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
driving.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further inTrailer Mode (Lowers the vehicle approximately 1 in (25
formation.
mm) – This position will lower the rear suspension and
provide load leveling for all loading conditions including
WARNING!
towing a trailer. After the “ALT TRAILER HEIGHT”
button has been pushed, it will blink continuously until The air suspension system uses a high pressure
the trailer height has been achieved.
volume of air to operate the system. To avoid perThe system requires that the ignition be in ON/RUN sonal injury or damage to the system, see your
position or the engine running with zero vehicle speed authorized dealer for service.
for all user requested changes.
Air Suspension Modes
After the engine is turned off, it may be noticed that the
air suspension system operates briefly, this is normal. The The Air Suspension system has multiple modes to protect
system is correcting the position of the vehicle to ensure the system in unique situations:
a proper appearance.
Tire/Jack Mode
To assist with changing a spare tire, the air suspension
system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling
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to be disabled. This mode is intended to be used with
engine running. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect®
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if
equipped with a touch screen radio for further information.
Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if
equipped with a touch screen radio for further information.
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
running.
Wheel Alignment Mode
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be
enabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
running.
(EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in “UnderTransport Mode
standing Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect® SetTo assist with flat bed towing, the air suspension system tings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” if
has a feature which will put the vehicle below Normal equipped with a touch screen radio for further informaRide Height (NRH) and disable the automatic load tion.
leveling system. This mode is intended to be used with
NOTE: This mode is intended to be enabled with engine
engine running. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
running.
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect®
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Protection Mode
Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) Display
In order to “protect” the air suspension system, the
vehicle will enter Protection Mode when load leveling Messages
cannot be achieved. Some driving may be required to When the appropriate conditions exist, a message will
clear the protection mode telltale in the EVIC/DID. Refer appear in the EVIC/DID display. Refer to “Electronic
to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
Your Instrument Panel” or “Uconnect® Settings” in “Un- Panel” for further information.
derstanding Your Instrument Panel” if equipped with a An audible chime will be heard whenever a system error
touch screen radio for further information.
has been detected.
NOTE: If equipped with a touch screen radio all
enabling/disabling of air suspension features must be
done through the radio. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Operation
Pushing the Trailer Mode button once, while at Normal
Ride Height (NRH) will lower the vehicle to trailer level.
NOTE: The LED will continuously blink until vehicle
trailer level that been achieved.
Pushing the Trailer Mode again will raise the vehicle to
Normal Ride Height (NRH).
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NOTE: The LED will continuously blink until Normal maintain its momentum and prevents it from becoming
stuck. The locking front and rear differentials should only
Ride Height (NRH) has been achieved.
be engaged during low-speed, extreme off-road situa• Transport Mode – No indicator lamps will be illumitions where one wheel is likely to not be in contact with
nated. Transport Mode is disabled by driving the
the ground. It is not recommended to drive the vehicle
vehicle.
with the differentials locked on pavement due to the
• Tire/Jack Mode – No indicator lamps will be illumi- reduced ability to turn and speed limitations.
nated. Tire/Jack Mode is disabled by driving the
vehicle.
CAUTION!
• Wheel Alignment Mode – No indicator lamps will be
illuminated. Wheel Alignment Mode is disabled by
driving the vehicle.
AXLE LOCKER SYSTEM — POWER WAGON
MODELS ONLY (IF EQUIPPED)
This vehicle is equipped with electronically locking front
and rear differentials. These differentials, when engaged,
mechanically lock together the axle shafts forcing the
wheels to spin at an equal rate. This allows the vehicle to
• Do not lock the front or rear axle on hard surfaced
roads. The ability to steer the vehicle is reduced
and damage to the drivetrain may occur when the
axles are locked on hard surfaced roads.
• Do not try to lock the rear axle if the vehicle is
stuck and the tires are spinning. You can damage
drivetrain components. Lock the rear axle before
attempting situations or navigating terrain, which
could possibly cause the vehicle to become stuck.
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The locking axles are controlled by the axle locker switch. To lock the rear axle, place the vehicle in 4LO. Refer to
“Four Wheel Drive Operation” in “Starting And OperatThe switch has three positions, AXLE UNLOCK, REAR
ing” for further information. Move the axle locker switch
LOCK, and FRONT/REAR LOCK. Under normal drivposition to REAR LOCK while traveling less than 3 mph
ing conditions, the switch should be left in the AXLE
(5 km/h). The RR indicator light will remain on when the
UNLOCK position. In the AXLE UNLOCK position, the
rear axle is locked.
front and rear axles are unlocked. In the REAR LOCK
position, the rear axle is locked. In the FRONT/REAR NOTE: Left to right wheel speed difference may be
LOCK position, the front and rear axles are locked.
necessary to allow the axle to fully lock. If the indicator
light is flashing after placing the switch in the REAR
NOTE: Even when the axles are in the AXLE UNLOCK
LOCK or FRONT/REAR LOCK position, drive the veposition, the limited slip differential in the rear axle still
hicle in a turn or on loose gravel to expedite the locking
provides torque biasing capability for moderate low
action.
traction environments.
During the command to lock the axle, the indicator light
will flash until the axle is locked. After the lock command
has been successfully executed, the light will remain on
solid.
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WARNING!
Do not use the locked axle position for normal
driving. A locked front axle is intended for off-road
driving only. Locking the front axle during on-road
driving will reduce the steering ability. This could
cause a collision and you may be seriously injured.
NOTE: The axle lockers could be torque locked due to
side to side loads on the axle. Driving slowly while
turning the steering wheel from a left hand turn to a right
hand turn or driving in REVERSE for a short distance
may be required to release the torque lock and unlock the
axles.
To unlock the rear axle; move the axle locker switch to
To lock the front axle; move the axle locker switch to AXLE UNLOCK. The REAR LOCK indicator light will go
FRONT/REAR LOCK while traveling less than 3 mph out when the rear axle is unlocked.
(5 km/h). The indicator light will be solid when the front STABILIZER/SWAY BAR SYSTEM — POWER
axle is locked.
WAGON ONLY
NOTE: The rear axle must be locked before the front axle Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic disconnecting
will lock.
stabilizer/sway bar. This system allows greater front
To unlock the front axle; move the axle locker switch to suspension travel in off-road situations.
REAR LOCK. The FRONT/REAR LOCK indicator light Due to the use of taller springs, this vehicle has an
will go out when the axle is unlocked.
increased ride height of approximately 1.9 in (48.3 mm)
in the front and 1.5 in (38.1 mm) in the rear. A major
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advantage to increasing ride height is the positive effect The switch has two positions; On-Road and Off-Road. The
it has on approach/departure and break over angles.
system is normally in the On-Road mode, indicated by a
solid green light. The stabilizer/sway bar should remain in
This system is controlled by the electronic control sway
the On-Road mode during normal driving conditions.
bar switch located on the instrument panel.
WARNING!
1 — On Road
2 — Off Road
Do not disconnect the stabilizer bar and drive on
hard surfaced roads or at speeds above 18 mph
(29 km/h), you may lose control of the vehicle, which
could result in serious injury or death. The front
stabilizer bar enhances vehicle stability and is necessary for maintaining control of the vehicle. The
system monitors vehicle speed and will attempt to
reconnect the stabilizer bar at speeds over 18 mph
(29 km/h). This is indicated by a flashing off road
light and solid on road light. Once vehicle speed is
reduced below 14 mph (22 km/h), the system will
attempt to return to the Off-Road mode.
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To disconnect the stabilizer/sway bar, shift to either 4HI
or 4LO as shown in “Four Wheel Drive Operation” and
press the right hand Off Road stabilizer/sway bar button
to obtain the Off-Road position. The amber indicator
light will flash until the stabilizer/sway bar has been
fully disconnected.
WARNING!
If the stabilizer/sway bar will not return to On-Road
mode, vehicle stability is greatly reduced. Do not
attempt to drive the vehicle over 18 mph (29 km/h).
Driving faster than 18 mph (29 km/h) may cause loss
of control of the vehicle, which could result in
serious injury or death. Contact your local service
center for assistance.
NOTE: The stabilizer/sway bar may be torque locked
due to left and right suspension height differences. This
condition is due to driving surface differences or vehicle
loading. In order for the stabilizer/sway bar to
disconnect/reconnect, the right and left halves of the bar SAFE OFF-ROAD DRIVING — POWER WAGON
must be aligned. This alignment may require that the ONLY
vehicle be driven onto level ground or rocked from side Off-Road Driving Tips And Vehicle Characteristics
to side.
Your vehicle has excellent on and off-road capabilities.
To return to the On-Road mode; press the left hand On These off-road capabilities will allow you to explore
Road stabilizer/sway bar button.
those wilderness trails where few travel, providing a
source of exciting and satisfying recreation. Before you
venture out, you should contact your local governmental
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agency to determine the designated off-road vehicle
(ORV) trails or recreation areas. You should always tread
lightly and only use established roads, trails or ORV
recreational areas. The National Forest Service, Bureau of
Land Management or local Department of Natural Resources are a wealth of information and usually have
maps with marked trails.
Skid Plates And Underbody Protection
Steel skid plates protect the major driveline components
of the truck including the fuel tank, transfer case and
steering damper. In addition, this vehicle is equipped
with boxed cross members and fore/aft rails. This additional protection allows the vehicle to be utilized in
severe off-road situations that would be considered impassable by a normal truck.
Ramp Travel Index (RTI)
The ramp travel index is the distance, in inches, that you
can drive your vehicle with one wheel on a 20-degree
ramp without lifting any other wheel off the ground. This
distance up the ramp divided by the wheelbase of the
vehicle and multiplied by 1,000 is the RTI. This vehicle
has an RTI of 510, which means you can articulate one
front wheel 26 inches (66 cm) in the air while the other
three wheels remain in contact with the ground.
Water Fording Characteristics
Water fording characteristic is the vehicle’s ability to cross
a body of still water, where the powertrain and drivetrain
are safe from water ingestion. This vehicle has high water
fording characteristics with the ability to cross a pool of
water, without stopping, 24 inches (60 cm) deep at a
maximum speed of 10 mph (16 km/h) and a pool of water
30 inches (76 cm) deep at a maximum speed of 5 mph
(8 km/h), both with an entrance ramp angle of 1.3 degrees.
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CAUTION!
The door sill height is 25 inches. Water may intrude
into the interior of the vehicle at greater depths.
Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation
Many off-road driving conditions require the simultaneous use of the brake and throttle (two footed driving).
When climbing rocks, logs, or other stepped objects,
using light brake pressure with light throttle will keep the
vehicle from jerking or lurching. This technique is also
used when you need to stop and restart a vehicle on a
steep incline.
The Basics Of Off-Road Driving
You will encounter many types of terrain driving offroad. You should be familiar with the terrain and area
before proceeding. There are many types of surface
conditions: hard packed dirt, gravel, rocks, grass, sand,
mud, snow and ice. Every surface has a different effect on
your vehicle’s steering, handling and traction. Controlling your vehicle is one of the keys to successful off-road
driving, so always keep a firm grip on the steering wheel
and maintain a good driving posture. Avoid sudden
accelerations, turns or braking. In most cases there are no
road signs, posted speed limits or signal lights. Therefore
you will need to use your own good judgment on what is
safe and what isn’t. When on a trail you should always be
looking ahead for surface obstacles and changes in
terrain. The key is to plan your future driving route while
remembering what you are currently driving over.
CAUTION!
Never park your vehicle over dry grass or other
combustible materials. The heat from your vehicle
exhaust system could cause a fire.
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WARNING!
Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
There is a drastic reduction in traction when driving in
snow, mud or sand. The vehicle will be less responsive to
steering, acceleration and braking inputs. Therefore you
should accelerate slowly, leave greater stopping distances
and avoid abrupt vehicle maneuvers. You want to keep a
When To Use Low Range
slow constant steady pace. The key is to maintain the
When driving off-road, shift into 4L (Low Range) for vehicle’s momentum.
additional traction or to improve handling and control on
slippery or difficult terrain. Due to the lower gearing, low • Snow – In heavy snow or for additional control and
traction at slower speeds, shift the transmission to a
range will allow the engine to operate in a higher power
low gear and shift the transfer case to 4L (Low Range)
range. This will allow you to idle over obstacles and
if necessary. Do not shift to a lower gear than necessary
down hills, with improved control and less effort. Also,
to maintain headway. Over-revving the engine can
use 4L (Low Range) in rain, ice, snow, mud, sand, to get
spin the wheels and traction will be lost. If you start to
heavy loads rolling, improve traction, or whenever 4H
slow to a stop, try turning your steering wheel no more
(High Range) traction will not do the job.
than a ¼ turn quickly back and forth, while still
applying throttle. This will allow the tires to get a fresh
⬙bite⬙ and help maintain your momentum.
Always wear your seat belt and firmly tie down
cargo. Unsecured cargo can become projectiles in an
off-road situation.
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CAUTION!
On icy or slippery roads, do not downshift at high
engine RPMs or vehicle speeds because engine braking may cause skidding and loss of control.
• Mud – Deep mud creates a great deal of suction
around the tires and is very difficult to get through.
You should use 4L (Low Range) with a gear low
enough to maintain your momentum without shifting.
If you start to slow to a stop, try turning your steering
wheel no more than a ¼ turn quickly back and forth
for additional traction. Mud holes pose an increased
threat of vehicle damage and getting stuck. They are
normally full of debris from previous vehicles getting
stuck. As a good practice before entering any mud
hole, get out and determine how deep it is, if there are
any hidden obstacles and if the vehicle can be safely
recovered if stuck.
• Sand – Soft sand is very difficult to travel through with
full tire pressure. When crossing soft sandy spots in a
trail maintain your vehicle’s momentum and do not
stop. The key to driving in soft sand using the appropriate tire pressure, accelerating slowly, avoiding
abrupt maneuvers and maintaining the vehicle’s momentum. If you are going to be driving on large soft
sandy areas or dunes, reduce your tire pressure to a
minimum of 15 psi (103 kPa) to allow for a greater tire
surface area. Reduced tire pressure will drastically
improve your traction and handling, while driving on
the soft sand, but you must return the tires to normal
air pressure before driving on pavement or other hard
surfaces. Be sure you have a way to air the tires back
up prior to reducing the pressure.
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CAUTION!
Reduced tire pressures may cause tire unseating and
total loss of air pressure. To reduce the risk of tire
unseating, while at a reduced tire pressure, reduce your
speed and avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers.
throttle lightly while holding a light brake pressure and
ease the vehicle up and over the object.
WARNING!
Crossing obstacles can cause abrupt steering system
loading which could cause you to loose control of
your vehicle.
Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High
Points)
Using A Spotter
While driving off road, you will encounter many types of
terrain. These varying types of terrain bring different
types of obstacles. Before proceeding review the path
ahead to determine the correct approach and your ability
to safely recover the vehicle if something goes wrong.
Keeping a firm grip on the steering wheel, bring the
vehicle to a complete stop and then inch the vehicle
forward until it makes contact with the object. Apply the
There are many times where it is hard to see the obstacle
or determine the correct path. Determining the correct
path can be extremely difficult when you are confronting
many obstacles. In these cases have someone guide you
over, through, or around the obstacle. Have the person
stand a safe distance in front of you where they can see
the obstacle, watch your tires and undercarriage, and
guide you through.
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Crossing Large Rocks
When approaching large rocks, choose a path which
ensures you drive over the largest with your tires. This
will lift your undercarriage over the obstacle. The tread of
the tire is tougher and thicker than the side wall and is
designed to take the abuse. Always look ahead and make
every effort to cross the large rocks with your tires.
CAUTION!
• Never attempt to straddle a rock that is large
enough to strike your axles or undercarriage.
• Never attempt to drive over a rock which is large
enough to contact the door sills.
Crossing A Ravine, Gully, Ditch, Washout Or Rut
When crossing a ravine, gully, ditch, washout or a large
rut, the angled approach is the key to maintaining your
vehicle’s mobility. Approach these obstacles at a 45degree angle and let each tire go through the obstacle
independently. You need to use caution when crossing
large obstacles with steep sides. Do not attempt to cross
any large obstacle with steep sides at an angle great
enough to put the vehicle at risk of a rollover. If you get
caught in a rut, dig a small trench to the right or left at a
45-degree angle ahead of the front tires. Use the removed
dirt to fill the rut ahead of the turnout you just created.
You should now be able to drive out following the trench
you just created at a 45-degree angle.
WARNING!
There is an increased risk of rollover when crossing
an obstacle, at any angle, with steep sides.
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Crossing Logs
Getting High Centered
To cross a log, approach it at a slight angle (approximately 10 to 15 degrees). This allows one front tire to be
on top of the log while the other just starts to climb the
log. While climbing the log, modulate your brake and
accelerator to avoid spinning the log out from under your
tires. Then ease the vehicle off the log using your brakes.
If you get hung up or high centered on an object, get out
of the vehicle and try to determine what the vehicle is
hung up on, where it is contacting the underbody and
what is the best direction to recover the vehicle. Depending on what you are in contact with, jack the vehicle up
and place a few rocks under the tires so the weight is off
of the high point when you let the vehicle down. You can
also try rocking the vehicle or winching the vehicle off
the object.
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to cross a log with a greater diameter
than the running ground clearance or the vehicle will
become high centered.
CAUTION!
Winching or rocking the vehicle off hard objects
increases the risk of underbody damage.
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Hill Climbing
Hill climbing requires good judgment and a good understanding of your abilities and your vehicle’s limitations.
Hills can cause serious problems. Some are just too steep
to climb and should not be attempted. You should always
feel confident with the vehicle and your abilities. You
should always climb hills straight up and down. Never
attempt to climb a hill on an angle.
• Before Climbing A Steep Hill – As you approach a
hill consider its grade or steepness. Determine if it is
too steep. Look to see what the traction is on the hill
side trail. Is the trail straight up and down? What is on
top and the other side? Are there ruts, rocks, branches
or other obstacles on the path? Can you safely recover
the vehicle if something goes wrong? If everything
looks good and you feel confident, then change transmission into a lower gear, shift the transfer case into 4L
(Low) and proceed with caution. You should use first
gear and 4L (Low Range) for very steep hills.
• Driving Up Hill – Once you have determined your
ability to proceed and have shifted into the appropriate gear, line your vehicle up for the straightest possible run. Accelerate with an easy constant throttle and
apply more power as you start up the hill. Do not race
forward into a steep grade, the abrupt change of grade
could cause you to lose control. If the front end begins
to bounce, ease off the throttle slightly to bring all four
tires back on the ground. As you approach the crest of
the hill ease off the throttle and slowly proceed over
the top. If the wheels start to slip as you approach the
crest of a hill, ease off the accelerator and maintain
headway by turning the steering wheel no more than
a ¼ turn quickly back and forth. This will provide a
fresh ⬙bite⬙ into the surface and will usually provide
enough traction to complete the climb. If you do not
make it to the top, place the vehicle in REVERSE and
back straight down the grade using engine resistance
along with the vehicle brakes.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Never attempt to climb a hill at an angle or turn
around on a steep grade. Driving across an incline
increases the risk of a roll over, which may result in
severe injury or death.
Do not descend a steep grade in NEUTRAL. Use
vehicle brakes in conjunction with engine braking.
Descending a grade too fast could cause you to lose
control and be seriously injured or killed.
• Driving Down Hill – Before driving down a steep hill • Driving Across An Incline – If at all possible avoid
you need to determine if it is too steep for a safe
driving across an incline. If it is necessary, know your
descent. What is the surface traction? Is the grade too
vehicle’s abilities. Driving across an incline places
steep to maintain a slow controlled descent? Are there
more weight on the down hill wheels, which increases
obstacles? Is it a straight descent? Is there plenty of
the possibilities of a down hill slide or rollover. Make
distance at the base of the hill to regain control if the
sure the surface has good traction with firm and stable
vehicle descends too fast? If you feel confident in your
soils. If possible transverse the incline at an angle
ability to proceed then make sure you are in 4L (Low
heading slightly up or down.
Range) with the transmission in first gear (manually
select first gear on automatic transmissions) and proceed with caution. Allow engine braking to control the
descent and apply your brakes if necessary, but do not
allow the tires to lock.
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WARNING!
WARNING!
Driving across an incline increases the risk of a
rollover, which may result in severe injury.
If the engine stalls or you lose headway or cannot
make it to the top of a steep hill or grade, never attempt
to turn around. To do so may result in tipping and
rolling the vehicle, which may result in severe injury.
Always back carefully straight down a hill in REVERSE. Never back down a hill in NEUTRAL using
only the vehicle brakes. Never drive diagonally across
a hill, always drive straight up or down.
• If You Stall Or Begin To Lose Headway – If you stall
or begin to lose headway while climbing a steep hill,
allow your vehicle to come to a stop and immediately
apply the brake. Restart the engine and shift into
REVERSE. Back slowly down the hill allowing the
compression braking of the engine and transmission to
help regulate your speed. If the brakes are required to
control vehicle speed, apply them lightly and avoid Driving Through Water
locking or skidding the tires.
Extreme care should be taken crossing any type of water.
Water crossings should be avoided if possible and only
be attempted when necessary, in a safe responsible
manner. You should only drive through areas which are
designated and approved. You should tread lightly and
avoid damage to the environment. You should know
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your vehicle’s abilities and be able to recover it if
CAUTION!
something goes wrong. You should never stop or shut a
vehicle off when crossing deep water unless you ingested Water ingestion into the axles, transmission, transfer
water into the engine air intake. If the engine stalls do not case, engine or vehicle interior can occur if you drive
attempt to restart it. Determine if it has ingested water too fast or through too deep of water. Water can cause
first. The key to any crossing is low and slow. You want permanent damage to engine, driveline or other
to use first gear in 4L (Low Range) and proceed very vehicle components and your brakes will be less
slowly with a constant slow speed (3-5 mph [5–8 km/h]
effective once wet and/or muddy.
maximum) and light throttle. Keep the vehicle moving;
do not try to accelerate through the crossing. After • Before You Cross Any Type Of Water – As you
approach any type of water you need to determine if
crossing any water higher than the bottom of the axle
you can cross it safely and responsibly. If necessary, get
differentials, you should inspect all of the vehicle fluids
out and walk through the water or probe it with a
for signs of water ingestion.
stick. You need to be sure of its depth, approach angle,
current and bottom condition. Be careful of murky or
muddy waters, check for hidden obstacles. Make sure
you will not be intruding on any wildlife and you can
recover the vehicle if necessary. The key to a safe
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crossing is the water depth, current and bottom conditions. On soft bottoms the vehicle will sink in,
effectively increasing the water level on the vehicle. Be
sure to consider this when determining the depth and
the ability to safely cross.
• Crossing Puddles, Pools, Flooded Areas Or Other
Standing Water – Puddles, pools, flooded or other
standing water areas normally contain murky or
muddy waters. These water types normally contain
hidden obstacles and make it difficult to determine an
accurate water depth, approach angle, and bottom
condition. Murky or muddy water holes are where
you want to hook up tow straps prior to entering. This
makes for a faster, cleaner and easier vehicle recovery.
If you are able to determine you can safely cross, than
proceed using the low and slow method.
CAUTION!
Muddy waters can reduce the cooling system effectiveness by depositing debris onto the radiator.
• Crossing Ditches, Streams, Shallow Rivers Or Other
Flowing Water – Flowing water can be extremely
dangerous. Never attempt to cross a fast running stream
or river even in shallow water. Fast moving water can
easily push your vehicle downstream sweeping it out of
control. Even in very shallow water, a high current can
still wash the dirt out from around your tires putting
you and your vehicle in jeopardy. There is still a high
risk of personal injury and vehicle damage with slower
water currents in depths greater than the vehicle’s
running ground clearance. You should never attempt to
cross flowing water which is deeper than the vehicle’s
running ground clearance. Even the slowest current can
push the heaviest vehicle downstream out of control if
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the water is deep enough to push on the large surface
area of the vehicle’s body. Before you proceed determine
the speed of the current, the water’s depth, approach
angle, bottom condition and if there are any obstacles,
then cross at an angle heading slightly upstream using
the low and slow technique.
WARNING!
Never drive through fast moving deep water. It can
push your vehicle downstream, sweeping it out of
control. This could put you and your passengers at
risk of injury or drowning.
Airing Down For Off-Road Driving
Running lower tire pressure off-road can improve your
ride comfort and vehicle traction. Reducing the tire air
pressure allows the tire to bulge slightly, improving its
surface area for better flotation and ability to mold or form
to the ground contour. Different terrain, tires, and vehicles
require different tire pressure. Hard surfaces like rock and
heavier vehicles require higher pressures than softer surfaces such as sand and lighter vehicles. You will need to
experiment to determine what is right for your situation. It
is easier and faster to let air out than it is to replace it so,
start high and lower it as required. Remember you must
return the tires to normal air pressure before driving on
road or at highway conditions. Be sure you have a way to
return the tires to their normal on road air pressure.
CAUTION!
Reduced tire pressure increases the risk of tire damage and may cause tire unseating with total loss of air
pressure. To reduce the risk of tire unseating, while at
a reduced tire pressure, drive at slower speeds and
avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers.
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Vehicle Recovery
If you drive off-road, you may encounter a situation
where you will need to recover your vehicle. Vehicle
recovery should always be given consideration before
attempting a questionable obstacle. You should never go
off-road driving without the ability to recover your
vehicle from a situation. Having another vehicle with
you usually works best for most situations. The first
thing to do is assess the situation. Why are you stuck?
Are you hung up on something? Would it be easier to go
forward or to go backward? Can you still move the
vehicle? Is there an anchor point to winch to? Are you
alone or do you have another vehicle to help? Is there
high risk of vehicle damage during the recovery process?
Answering these questions will help you determine the
best method of recovery. If you can still move the vehicle
slightly and the only issue is slick ground, then rock
cycling your vehicle would be the first choice. If you have
ample room, an additional vehicle and there is low risk of
vehicle impingement on the surroundings, then using a
tow strap to the vehicle tow hooks would be fast and
easy. If the vehicle is severely hung up or in a situation
where great care needs to be taken during the recovery,
then nothing can do the job better than a winch. If you are
severely hung up on something you should jack the
vehicle up and stack something under the wheels to
allow the vehicle to roll off the object without causing
further damage. This should be tried before attempting
any recovery method.
CAUTION!
Pulling the vehicle off an obstacle, without first
clearing the object, may result in additional underbody damage.
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• Rock Cycling Your Vehicle – Rock cycling your veCAUTION!
hicle is one of the easiest, fastest and most commonly
used methods. This simply involves shifting your Damage can occur when spinning your tires at an
vehicle from DRIVE to REVERSE, while applying excessive high speed. Do not spin your tires faster
throttle after each shift. During this process, for addi- than an indicated 30 mph (48 km/h).
tional traction, try turning your steering wheel quickly
left and right no more than a ¼ turn. If you are stuck • Using The Tow Hooks With A Tow Strap – Tow straps
are a quick and easy way to recover your vehicle from
in mud, sand, or snow try spinning your tires during
minor situations if you have a secondary vehicle which
this process to clean the debris from the tread and
is not stuck. The tow hooks on your vehicle are
improve the traction. You want to create a rocking
designed to take the abusive force generated during
motion with the vehicle. This helps build vehicle
vehicle recovery. Do not use the bumper or any other
momentum, which hopefully gets you out. Remember
vehicle component as an attachment point. Using tow
to ease off and on the accelerator before and after the
straps requires coordination between the two drivers.
shift. If after a few rock cycles your vehicle is not free,
Good communication and line of sight are required for
stop and try another method of recovery. Continuous
a safe recovery. First connect the tow strap to the
rock cycling will only cause unnecessary damage to
correct attachment points on both vehicles. There
your vehicle and the environment.
should be a least 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) between
the vehicles to allow for a safe recovery. If necessary
join two tow straps together using a 1 ½ inch hard
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wood dowel. This will keep the straps from becoming
WARNING!
knotted and is safer than using a clevis pin if the strap
breaks. Next have the tow vehicle backup, leaving two Never use tow straps with end hooks or link two
to three feet worth of slack in the strap. Then the tow straps with a clevis pin. These heavy metal objects
vehicle, using light throttle, should accelerate tighten- could become projectiles if a strap breaks, which
ing the strap providing the pulling force needed to free could cause severe injury. Never leave more than two
the vehicle. The vehicle being recovered should assist or three feet of slack in the strap. More slack than this
in the recovery, at the time of the snap, by slowly greatly increases the risk of injury and vehicle damspinning the tires in the same direction as the pulling age. Always keep everyone at least 30 feet away from
vehicle. After the vehicle becomes free, the driver of a strapping or winching situation.
the previously stuck vehicle should signal they are free
and should hit their brakes stopping both vehicles. The • Winching (Refer To “Winch Operation” For Additional Information) – Winching is most commonly
driver of the pulling vehicle should let off the throttle
used in the following situations: there is no support
without using the brakes, once signaled by the other
vehicle available, a high controlled force is required to
driver. This sequence is important to avoid having the
recover the vehicle, there is a high risk of environmenrecovered vehicle hit the pulling vehicle.
tal or vehicle damage, or where nothing else seems to
work. A winch can deliver a high pulling force with a
great deal of control. It allows you to walk the vehicle
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out of the situation in a slow controlled manner. This
control works well for avoiding further vehicle damage. Once you decide it is time to use the winch look
for a good anchor point. It needs to be strong enough
to hold more than the vehicle’s weight and provide a
direction of pull as straight as possible. Use block and
tackle if necessary to improve the angle of pull or
increase the winch’s pulling force. If the anchor point
is a tree use a strap around its base and hook the cable
to the strap. If it is another vehicle, then place that
vehicle in PARK and block the front tires. If you cannot
find an anchor point within reach try using your spare
tire by burying it. Once you have determined an
anchor point hook up the cable, ensuring there are a
least five wraps of cable left on the drum, and place a
floor mat or something else over the strung out cable.
Placing something over the strung out cable helps
keep the cable on the ground if it breaks. Next, place
the vehicle in first gear and apply a very light throttle
as you power the winch in. Be careful not to allow
slack in the cable as you recover the vehicle. Do not try
to guide the cable into the drum. If it starts to bunch up
on one end, let it. You can re-spool the cable afterwards. Never use a winch cable as a tow strap and
always stand back while winching.
WARNING!
Winch cables are under high tension when in use and
can become a projectile if they fail. Never stand over
or straddle the winch cable. Never jerk or overload
the winch cable. Never stand in front of the vehicle
while winching. Failure to follow these instructions
can result in serious or fatal injury.
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• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is
propeller shafts.
always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
can get any problems taken care of right away and have • After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or
your vehicle ready when you need it.
similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake
rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected
• Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
and cleaned as soon as possible.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
exhaust system for damage.
After Driving Off-Road
• Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as
required.
• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and suspension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the
values specified in the Service Manual.
WARNING!
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause
excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might
not have full braking power when you need it to
prevent a collision. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
and cleaned as necessary.
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• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
correct the situation.
LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
The limited-slip differential provides additional traction
on snow, ice, mud, sand and gravel, particularly when
there is a difference between the traction characteristics
of the surface under the right and left rear wheels. During
normal driving and cornering, the limited-slip unit performs similarly to a conventional differential. On slippery surfaces, however, the differential delivers more of
the driving effort to the rear wheel having the better
traction.
will supply maximum traction. When starting with only
one rear wheel on an excessively slippery surface, slight
momentary application of the parking brake may be
necessary to gain maximum traction.
WARNING!
On vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differential
never run the engine with one rear wheel off the
ground since the vehicle may drive through the rear
wheel remaining on the ground. You could lose
control of the vehicle.
Care should be taken to avoid sudden accelerations when
both rear wheels are on a slippery surface. This could
cause both rear wheels to spin, and allow the vehicle to
slide sideways on the crowned surface of a road or in a
The limited-slip differential is especially helpful during turn.
slippery driving conditions. With both rear wheels on a
slippery surface, a slight application of the accelerator
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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.
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.).
• Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are
slushy.
• Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles.
• Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become
visible.
• Keep tires properly inflated.
• 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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Your vehicle may be equipped with a Limited Slip
Differential (LSD) that reduces, but does not eliminate,
the amount of wheel slip across a given axle for improved handling.
WARNING! (Continued)
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.
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
Shallow Standing Water
Driving through water more than a few inches/
centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure Although your vehicle is capable of driving through
shallow standing water, consider the following Cautions
safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
and Warnings before doing so.
Flowing/Rising Water
WARNING!
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
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• 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
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WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the
brake pedal several times to dry the brakes.
• Failure to follow these warnings may result in
injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you.
• Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving
through standing water. This will minimize wave
effects.
• Driving through standing water may cause damage
to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always
inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e.,
fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after
driving through standing water. Do not continue to
operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such
damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
• 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.
CAUTION!
• Always check the depth of the standing water
before driving through it. Never drive through
standing water that is deeper than the bottom of
the tire rims mounted on the vehicle.
• Determine the condition of the road or the path
that is under water and if there are any obstacles in
the way before driving through the standing water.
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always a good idea to check for damage. That way you
can get any problems taken care of right away and have
Care should be taken when attempting to climb steep
your vehicle ready when you need it.
hills or driving diagonally across a hill or slope. If natural
obstacles force you to travel diagonally up or down a hill, • Completely inspect the underbody of your vehicle.
choose a mild angle and keep as little side tilt as possible.
Check tires, body structure, steering, suspension, and
Keep the vehicle moving and make turns slowly and
exhaust system for damage.
cautiously.
• Inspect the radiator for mud and debris and clean as
If you must back down a hill, back straight down using
required.
REVERSE gear. Never back down in NEUTRAL or diago• Check threaded fasteners for looseness, particularly on
nally across the hill.
the chassis, drivetrain components, steering, and susWhen driving over sand, mud, and other soft terrain,
pension. Retighten them, if required, and torque to the
shift to low gear and drive steadily. Apply the accelerator
values specified in the Service Manual.
slowly to avoid spinning the wheels.
• Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These
Do not reduce the tire pressures for this type of driving.
things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage
to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and
After Driving Off-Road
propeller shafts.
Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than
does most on-road driving. After going off-road, it is
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
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• After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or WINCH USAGE — POWER WAGON ONLY — (IF
similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake EQUIPPED)
rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected
Things To Know Before Using Your Winch
and cleaned as soon as possible.
General Winch Information
WARNING!
Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause
excessive wear or unpredictable braking. You might
not have full braking power when you need it to
prevent a collision. If you have been operating your
vehicle in dirty conditions, get your brakes checked
and cleaned as necessary.
• If you experience unusual vibration after driving in
mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for
impacted material. Impacted material can cause a
wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will
correct the situation.
Your vehicle is equipped with an electric vehicle recovery
winch. This winch uses the electrical power from the
vehicle charging system to power a motor that winds
wire rope into the winch drum via planetary gear reduction. By nature, a winch is capable of generating very
high forces and should be used with care. Do not operate
the winch without reading and understanding the complete winch owner’s manual.
Tensioning The Wire Rope
The winch rope must be properly tensioned before use.
Follow the instructions below to tension the rope:
1. Un-spool the wire rope leaving five wraps of rope on
the winch drum.
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2. Attach the hook to a suitable anchor point.
Low Voltage Interrupt
Your winch is equipped with a device that will interrupt
winch function if the vehicle charging system voltage
Be certain the anchor will withstand the load re- drops to a low level. The winch will not power-in or out
for 30 seconds if this device is tripped. If the interrupt is
quired to tension the wire rope.
tripped, the vehicle should be operated at high idle for a
3. Apply at least 500 lbs (227 kg) of tension to the rope few minutes to allow the vehicle charging system to
while winding the rope. Always use care to ensure the recover before continuing to winch.
rope does not pile up on one side of the drum and is
Winch Motor Thermal Protection
neatly wound onto the drum.
Your winch is equipped with a thermal protection device
in the motor. If the winch is operated for an excessive
CAUTION!
duration, the device may interrupt motor function to
Wire rope must spool on the winch drum in the
protect the winch motor. During this time the winch will
direction indicated on the drum rotation decal on the power-out but will not power-in. Allow the winch motor
winch.
to cool for a few minutes before continuing to winch. The
winch will resume normal function once the motor cools.
CAUTION!
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Understanding The Features Of Your Winch
Winch Components
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1. Motor: The winch motor is powered by the vehicle 6. Clutch Lever: The clutch lever allows the winch drum
charging system and features a thermal protection
to be disconnected from the winch motor to allow the
wire rope to be pulled from the winch by hand.
switch that automatically stops motor function in the
power-in direction if the motor gets too hot.
7. Remote Control: The remote control provides the
2. Remote Socket: The remote socket allows the remote
interface between the winch operator and the winch.
The remote control provides the ability to power the
control to be attached to the control pack to allow the
winch to function.
winch in, out, and stop the winch. To operate the
winch, the toggle switch is pressed down to power the
3. Winch Drum With Integral Brake: The winch drum
winch in and up to power the winch out. The winch
allows the wire rope to be stored on the winch and
will stop if the switch is left in the neutral (center)
transmits force to the wire rope. The winch is
position.
equipped with an integral brake that will stop rotation
of the winch drum if the winch motor is stopped.
CAUTION!
4. 3-Stage Planetary Gear Set: Provides balance between
speed and pulling power.
If not installed, the hook strap must be placed on the
hook.
5. Wire Rope: The wire rope allows the winch to be
Fairlead: The fairlead acts as a guide for the wire rope
connected to an anchor to provide a pulling force.
and minimizes damage to the rope.
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Winch Accessories
The following accessories are necessary to attach the
winch to anchors, change direction of pull, and for safe
winching.
Gloves: Wire rope, through
use, will develop ⬙barbs⬙
which can slice skin. It is extremely important to wear protective gloves while operating
the winch or handling the wire
rope. Avoid loose fitting
clothes or anything that could
become entangled in the wire
rope and other moving parts.
Snatch/Block Pulley: Used
properly, the multi-purpose
snatch block allows you to (1)
increase the winch’s pulling
power; and (2) change your
pulling direction without
damaging the wire rope.
Proper use of the snatch block
is covered in ⬙Before You
Pull.⬙
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Clevis/D-Shackles:
The Operating Your Winch
D-Shackle is a safe means of
WARNING!
connecting the looped ends of
cables, straps and snatch Failure to observe any of these warnings regarding
blocks. The shackle’s pin is proper winch usage may result in severe injury.
threaded to allow easy • Always use supplied hook strap to hold the hook
removal.
when spooling wire rope in or out.
• Never use as a hoist.
• Never use to move persons.
Tree Trunk Protector: Typi- • Never exceed winch or wire rope rated capacity.
cally made of tough, high- • Always wear heavy leather gloves when handling
the wire rope.
quality nylon, it provides the
•
Never touch wire rope or hook while in tension or
operator an attachment point
under load.
for the winch rope to a wide
•
Never engage or disengage clutch if winch is under
variety of anchor points and
load, wire rope is in tension, or wire rope drum is
objects, as well as protect livmoving.
ing trees.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• Always stand clear of wire rope and load and keep
others away during winching.
• Always keep hands and clothing clear of the wire
rope, hook and fairlead opening during operation
and when spooling.
• Never wrap wire rope back onto itself. Always use
a choker chain, wire choker rope or tree trunk
protector on the anchor.
• Never attach a recovery strap to the winch hook to
increase the length of a pull.
• Never attempt to tow a vehicle with the recovery
strap attached directly to the winch hook.
• Never use ⴖbungeeⴖ straps that develop tremendous
and potentially dangerous amounts of force when
stretched.
• Always disconnect the remote control when not in
use.
• Never winch when there are less than five wraps of
wire rope around the winch drum.
• Always pass remote control through a window to
avoid pinching lead in door, when using remote
inside a vehicle.
• Never leave the remote control plugged into the
winch while free spooling, rigging or sitting idle.
(Continued)
General Information
Practice using your winch before you get stuck. Some key
points to remember when using your winch are:
• Always take your time to assess the situation and plan
your pull carefully.
• Always take your time when using a winch.
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• Use the right equipment for the situation.
• Always wear leather gloves and do not allow the wire
rope to slip through your hands when handling the
rope.
• Only the operator should handle the wire rope and
remote control.
• Think safety at all times.
Vehicle Recovery Using The Winch
CAUTION!
• Always Know Your Winch: Take the time to fully
read and understand the included Installation and
Operations Guide, and Basic Guide to Winching
Techniques, in order to understand your winch and
the winching operation.
(Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Always inspect winch installation and wire rope
condition before operating the winch. Frayed,
kinked or damaged wire rope must be replaced
immediately. Loose or damaged winch installation
must be corrected immediately.
• Always be sure any element which can interfere
with safe winching operations is removed prior to
initiating winching.
• Always keep remote control lead clear of the drum,
wire rope and rigging.
• Inspect for cracks, pinches, frayed wires, or loose
connections. Replace if damaged.
• Be careful not to pull the Winch Cable Collar
through the rollers. Watch and listen to Winch for
proper snugness.
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1. Inspect the winch, winch mount, and wire rope for 2. Put on gloves.
damage. Do not use the winch if the mount is loose or
3. Disengage the clutch to allow free spooling of the
rope shows excessive wear or damage.
winch drum, rotate the clutch lever on the winch to
disengage. Freespooling conserves battery power.
Winch Rope
Free Spool
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4. Free the winch hook and attach the hook strap. Free
the winch hook from its anchor point. Attach the hook
strap to the hook (if not attached).
twisted and over-wrapped when slackened, leading to
wire rope damage. To prevent losing the end, hold the
hook strap while you work.
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Hook Strap
Pulling Wire Rope
5. Pull the wire to the anchor point. Pull out enough wire 6. Secure to the anchor point. Once you have established
your anchor point, secure the tree-trunk protector or
rope to reach your anchor point. Be sure to keep a
choker-chain around the object.
certain amount of tension on the wire as it can become
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Tree Trunk Protector
CAUTION!
Always be certain the anchor you select will withstand the load.
NOTE: How to choose an anchor point: A secure anchor
is critical to winching operations. An anchor must be
strong enough to hold while winching. Natural anchors
include trees, stumps and rocks. Hook the cable as low as
possible. If no natural anchors are available when recovering another vehicle, your vehicle becomes the anchor
point. In this case, be sure to put the transmission in
NEUTRAL, apply the hand brake and block its wheels to
prevent your vehicle from moving. Ideally, you’ll want
an anchor point that will enable you to pull straight in the
direction the vehicle will move. This allows the wire rope
to wind tightly and evenly onto the spooling drum. An
anchor point as far away as possible will provide the
winch with its greatest pulling power.
7. Attach the Clevis/D-shackle and Tree Trunk Protector.
Attach the shackle to the two ends of the strap or chain
and through the hook loop, being careful not to over
tighten (tighten and back-off 1/2 turn).
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9. Connect the remote control to the winch control box,
located behind the front bumper. Be careful not to let
the remote control cord dangle in front of the winch. If
you choose to control the winch from inside your
vehicle, always pass the remote through a window to
avoid pinching the cord in the door. Always disconnect the remote control when not in use.
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Clevis/D-Shackles
8. Lock the clutch. Lock the winch drum by rotating the
clutch lever on the winch to engage.
NOTE: Always ensure the clutch is fully engaged or
disengaged.
Winch Box Remote Control Connector
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10. Put wire rope under tension. Using the remote con- 11. Check your anchor. Make sure all connections are
trol switch, slowly wind the wire rope until no slack
secured and free of debris before continuing with the
remains. Once the wire rope is under tension, stand
winching procedure.
well clear of it and never step over it.
12. Check wire rope. The wire rope should be neatly
wound around the spooling drum. Improper winding can cause damage to the wire rope.
Pulling Wire Rope Under Tension
Wire Neatly Wound Around The Spooling Drum
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In certain situations you may
decide to throw a heavy blanket or similar object over the
wire rope. A heavy blanket
can absorb energy should the
wire rope break. Place it on
the wire rope midway between the winch and the anchor point. Do this before the
wire rope is put under tension. Do not approach or move the blanket once tension
is applied. Do not allow it to get pulled into the fairlead.
If it is necessary to move or remove the blanket, slack the
tension on the wire rope first.
13. Establish ⴖno peopleⴖ zones: Make your intentions
clear. Be sure that everyone in the immediate vicinity
surrounding the winching operation is completely
aware of your intentions before you pull. Declare
where the spectators should not stand - never
behind or in front of the vehicle and never near the
wire rope or snatch block. Your situation may have
other ⴖno peopleⴖ zones.
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14. Begin winching. With the winching vehicles engine
on and light tension already on the wire rope, begin
winching slowly and steadily. Be sure that the wire
rope is winding evenly and tightly around the spooling drum. For additional assistance, the winched
vehicle can be slowly driven while being pulled by
the winch. Continue pulling until the vehicle is on
stable ground. If you are able to drive the vehicle, the
winching operation is complete.
Using The Remote Control
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NOTE:
an uneven stack, spool out that section of the rope
and reposition it to the opposite end of the drum,
which will free up space for continued winching.
• Avoid overheating the winch motor. For extended
winching, stop at reasonable intervals to allow the
winch motor to cool down.
15. Secure vehicle. Once recovery of the vehicle is complete, be sure to secure the vehicle’s brakes and shift
• What to look for under load: The wire rope must
the transmission to PARK. Release tension in the wire
always spool onto the drum as indicated by the
rope.
drum rotation decal on the winch. As you power-in,
make sure the wire rope winds evenly and tightly on 16. Disconnect the wire rope, and disconnect from the
the drum. This prevents the outer wire wraps from
anchor.
drawing into the inner wraps, binding and damaging the wire rope. Avoid shock loads by using the 17. Rewind the wire rope. The person handling the wire
rope should walk the rope in and not let it slide
control switch intermittently to take up wire rope
through the hand, control the winch at all times.
slack. Shock loads can momentarily far exceed the
winch and wire rope ratings. During side pulls the
wire rope tends to stack up at one end of the drum.
This stack can become large enough to cause serious
damage to the winch. So, line up pulls as straight
ahead as possible and stop winching if the wire rope
comes close to the tie rods or mounting plate. To fix
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Rewinding The Wire Rope
WARNING!
To prevent serious injury, NEVER put your fingers
inside the hook area as you are powering-in.
NOTE: How to spool under no load: Arrange the remote control lead so it cannot be caught in the winch.
Arrange the wire rope so it will not kink or tangle when
spooled. Be sure any wire rope already on the spooling
drum is wound tightly and evenly layered. Tighten and
straighten the layer if necessary. Keep the wire rope
under light tension and spool the wire rope back and
onto the winch drum in even layers. Stop frequently to
tighten and straighten the layers as necessary. Repeat this
process until the winch hook is the same distance as the
full length of the remote control from the winch. Pinch
the hook between your thumb and forefinger and attach
the hook strap. Hold the hook strap between the thumb
and forefinger to keep tension on the wire rope. Walk the
wire rope towards the fairlead, carefully spooling in the
remaining wire rope. By pulsing the remote control
switch.
18. Store the hook on the most outboard loop of the tow
hook.
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Rigging Techniques
Various winching situations will require application of
other winching techniques. These could range from too
little distance to achieve maximum pull using straight
line rigging, simply increasing pulling power, or maintaining a straight-line pulling situation. You will have to
assess what technique is correct for your situation. Think
⬙safety⬙ at all times.
Hook In Stored Position
19. Disconnect the remote control. Disconnect the remote
control cord from the control box and store in a clean
and dry place. Winching operations are now complete. Put the cap on the solenoid plug-in.
NOTE: Always store the remote control in a protected,
clean, dry area.
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How To Change The Pulling Direction
All winching operations should have a straight line from
the winch to the object being pulled. This minimizes the
wire rope collecting on one side of the drum affecting
pulling efficiency and damaging wire rope. A snatch
block, secured to a point directly in front of the vehicle
will enable you to change your pulling direction while
still allowing the wire rope to be at 90° to wind properly
onto the spooling drum.
Increasing Pulling Power
In some cases, you may find yourself needing more
pulling power. The use of snatch blocks increases mechanical advantage and that increases your pulling
power.
Change Pulling Directions
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and increases pulling power. Start by feeding out enough
wire rope to free the winch hook. Attach the hook to your
vehicle’s frame/tow hook and run the wire rope through
a snatch block. Disengage the clutch and, using the
snatch block, pull out enough wire to reach your anchor
point. Do not attach the hook to the mounting kit. Secure
to the anchor point with a tree trunk protector or choker
chain. Attach the clevis/shackle. Attach the shackle to the
two ends of the strap/chain, being careful not to over
tighten (tighten and back-off 1/2 turn).
Double Line
POWER STEERING
Electric Power Steering — 1500 Models
The electric power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
Because pulling power decreases with the number of
in tight spaces. The system will vary its assist to provide
layers of wire rope on the winch drum, you can use a
light efforts while parking and good feel while driving. If
snatch block to double line out more wire rope. This
decreases the number of layers of wire rope on the drum,
Wire Rope Routing
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the electric steering system experiences a fault that If the Steering icon is displayed and the “SERVICE
prevents it from providing assist, you will still have the POWER STEERING – ASSIST OFF” message is displayed
the EVIC/DID screen, they indicate the vehicle needs to
ability to steer the vehicle manually.
be taken to the dealer for service. Refer to “Electronic
If the Steering icon is flashing, it indicates that the vehicle
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
needs to be taken to the dealer for service. It is likely the
Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument
vehicle has lost power steering assistance.
Panel” for further information.
If the Steering icon is displayed and the “POWER STEERING SYSTEM OVER TEMP” message is displayed on the NOTE:
EVIC/DID screen, they indicate that extreme steering • Even if the power steering assistance is no longer
maneuvers may have occurred which caused an over
operational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle.
temperature condition in the power steering system.
Under these conditions there will be a substantial
Once driving conditions are safe, pull over and let the
increase in steering effort, especially at low speeds and
vehicle idle for a few moments until the icon and
during parking maneuvers.
message turn off. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display (DID)” in • If the condition persists, see your authorized dealer for
service.
“Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
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Hydraulic Power Steering — 2500/3500 Models
The standard power steering system will give you good
vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability
in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical
steering capability if power assist is lost.
If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will
still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering
effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during
parking maneuvers.
NOTE:
system. This noise should be considered normal, and it
does not in any way damage the steering system.
CAUTION!
Prolonged operation of the steering system at the end
of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering
fluid temperature and it should be avoided when
possible. Damage to the power steering pump may
occur.
Power Steering Fluid Check — 2500/3500 Models
Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined
• Increased noise levels at the end of the steering wheel service interval is not required. The fluid should only be
travel are considered normal and do not indicate that checked if a leak is suspected, abnormal noises are
there is a problem with the power steering system.
apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as anticipated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an autho• Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steerrized dealer.
ing pump may make noise for a short amount of time.
This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering
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CAUTION!
FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L/6.4L ENGINES
ONLY — IF EQUIPPED
Do not use chemical flushes in your power steering
system as the chemicals can damage your power
steering components. Such damage is not covered by
the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
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.
WARNING!
NOTE: This system may take some time to return to full
functionality after a battery disconnect.
Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and
with the engine off to prevent injury from moving
parts and to ensure accurate fluid level reading. Do
not overfill. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
power steering fluid.
If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated
level. With a clean cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all
surfaces. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
PARKING BRAKE
Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking
brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave the
transmission in PARK.
The foot operated parking brake is located below the
lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the
park brake, firmly push the park brake pedal fully. To
release the parking brake, pull the parking brake release
handle.
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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
Parking Brake Release
from the curb on an uphill grade. Apply the parking
When the parking brake is applied with the ignition
brake before placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise
switch ON, the “Brake Warning Light” in the instrument
the load on the transmission locking mechanism may
cluster will illuminate.
make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. The
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.
• Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Leaving unattended
children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of
reasons. A child or others could be seriously or
fatally injured.
• Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or
in a location accessible to children, and do not
leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-NGo™ 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 cause the vehicle to roll
and cause damage or injury.
(Continued)
CAUTION!
If the Brake System 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.
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system. You may experience some clicking or hissing
noises from the hydro-boost system during hard braking
If power assist is lost for any reason (for example,
conditions.
repeated brake applications with the engine off), the
brakes will still function. However, you will experience a NOTE: Under cold temperatures, pedal effort will be
substantial increase in braking effort to stop the vehicle. higher than normal until the power steering fluid reaches
operating temperature.
If either the front or rear hydraulic system loses normal
braking capability, the remaining system will still func- ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
tion with some loss of overall braking effectiveness. This
will be evident by increased pedal travel during applica- Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced electronic
tion, greater pedal force required to slow or stop, and brake control system that includes Anti-Lock Brake Sysactivation of the “Brake Warning Light” and the “ABS tem (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Brake Assist
System (BAS), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), Hill
Warning Light” (if equipped) during brake use.
Start Assist (HSA), Electronic Stability Control (ESC),
Hydraulic Brake Assist — 2500/3500 Models Only Trailer Sway Control (TSC) and Hill Decent Control
(Except Power Wagon)
(HDC [Power Wagon only]). All of the systems work
The brake system power assist is provided by a hydro- together to enhance vehicle stability and control in variboost unit which shares fluid with the power steering ous driving conditions, and are commonly referred to as
ESC.
BRAKE SYSTEM
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the vehicle comes to a complete stop. This is the result of
the system reverting to the base brake system and is
The Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is denormal.
signed to aid the driver in maintaining vehicle control
under adverse braking conditions. The system operates Engagement of the ABS may be accompanied by a
with a separate computer to modulate hydraulic pressure pulsing sensation. You may also hear a clicking noise.
to prevent wheel lockup and help avoid skidding on These occurrences are normal, and indicate that the
slippery surfaces.
system is functioning.
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
The system’s pump motor runs during an ABS stop to
provide regulated hydraulic pressure. The pump motor
makes a low humming noise during operation. This is
normal.
The ABS conducts a low-speed selftest at about 10 mph
(16 km/h). If you have your foot lightly on the brake
while this test is occurring, you may feel slight pedal
movement. The movement can be more apparent on ice
and snow. This is normal.
When you are in a severe braking condition involving
use of the ABS, you will experience some pedal drop as
WARNING!
• Pumping of the anti-lock brakes will diminish
their effectiveness and may lead to a collision.
Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just
press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to
slow down or stop.
• The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent
the natural laws of physics from acting on the
vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering
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WARNING! (Continued)
efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of
the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
• The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
ABS Warning Light
pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s), and engine
power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and
stability. A feature of the TCS system, Brake Limited
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 of this manual. This brake pressure
modulation transfers drive torque from slipping to nonslipping wheels to provide optimal forward traction.
The ABS includes an amber warning light. When the light
Brake Assist System (BAS)
is illuminated, the ABS is not functioning. The system
The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking
reverts to standard, non-anti-lock brakes.
capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The
Traction Control System (TCS)
BAS detects an emergency braking situation by sensing
The TCS monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of the rate and amount of brake application and then
the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake
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applies optimum pressure to the brakes. The system
applies optimum pressure to the brakes in emergency
braking conditions. This can help reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the ABS. Applying the
brakes very quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To
receive the benefit of BAS, you must apply continuous
braking pressure during the stopping sequence. Do not
reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer
desired.
WARNING! (Continued)
• The BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following
another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning.
• The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or
the safety of others.
Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is deactivated. Hill Start Assist (HSA)
WARNING!
• The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase
braking efficiency beyond that afforded by the
condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the
traction afforded.
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The HSA system is designed to assist the driver in
launching a vehicle on an incline. HSA will maintain the
level of brake pressure the driver inputs for a short
duration once the driver takes his foot off of the brake
pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle during this
short duration, the system will release brake pressure
and the vehicle will roll down the incline. The system will
release brake pressure in proportion to the amount of
throttle applied.
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During operation, HSA will activate the brake control
system and a clicking noise may occur. If your foot is on
the brake pedal during operation you may feel a slight
pedal movement. The clicking and pedal movement is
normal and both will stop when HSA becomes inactive.
HSA Activation Criteria
The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to
activate:
WARNING!
There may be situations on minor hills with a loaded
vehicle or while pulling a trailer where the system
will not activate and slight rolling may occur, which
could cause a collision with another vehicle or object.
Always remember the driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
The system will only work if the intended direction of the
vehicle and vehicle gear match. For example, if the
• Vehicle must be on an approximate 7% or greater intended direction is forward up a hill and the vehicle is
in DRIVE and the activation criteria are met, HSA will
incline
activate.
• Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e.,
vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle back- The system will work in REVERSE and all forward gears,
and will not activate if the vehicle is placed in NEUing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
TRAL.
• Vehicle must be stopped
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Towing And Hauling With HSA
The HSA system does not know if your vehicle is loaded
or towing a trailer unless the TOW/HAUL switch, located on the center stack, is selected. When activated, the
“TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the
instrument cluster. Refer to “Automatic Transmission” in
“Starting And Operating” for further information. In
order to accommodate the extra weight entailed under
towing and hauling conditions and to increase driver
comfort while launching on a hill, the system recognizes
when the TOW/HAUL switch is activated and compensates by releasing brake pressure at a slower rate while
throttle is applied in order to prevent the vehicle from
rolling down the hill.
WARNING!
• If you use a trailer brake controller with your
trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and
deactivated with the brake switch. If so, when the
brake pedal is released, there may not be enough
brake pressure to hold the vehicle and trailer on a
hill and this could cause a collision with another
vehicle or object behind you. In order to avoid
rolling down the incline while resuming acceleration, manually activate the trailer brake or apply
more vehicle brake pressure prior to releasing the
brake pedal. Always remember the driver is responsible for braking the vehicle.
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WARNING! (Continued)
• HSA is not a parking brake. If you stop the vehicle
on a hill without putting the transmission in PARK
or using the parking brake, it will roll down the
incline and could collide with another vehicle,
object or person, and cause serious or fatal injury.
Always remember to use the parking brake while
parking on a hill and that the driver is responsible
for braking the vehicle.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
The ESC system enhances directional control and stability of the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC
corrects for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle
by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist
in counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition.
Engine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle
maintain the desired path.
ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle
path intended by the driver and compares it to the actual
HSA Off
path of the vehicle. When the actual path does not match
HSA is a Customer Programmable Feature in the EVIC/ the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the approDID. If you wish to turn off the HSA feature, refer to priate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or
“Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Driver understeer condition.
Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your • Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than
Instrument Panel” for further information.
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
• Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than
appropriate for the steering wheel position.
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WARNING!
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the
natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle,
nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing
road conditions. ESC cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent accidents resulting
from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate
driver input for the conditions. Only a safe, attentive,
and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must never be
exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
All Two-Wheel Drive Vehicles And Four-Wheel
Drive Vehicles In 2WD, 4WD AUTO, Or 4WD
LOCK Modes Can Choose The Following ESC
Operating Modes:
ESC On
This is the normal operating mode for ESC in 2WD/4WD
AUTO/4WD LOCK modes and in 2WD vehicles. Whenever the vehicle is started or the transfer case (if equipped)
is shifted from 4WD LOW or Neutral, back to 4WD LOCK
or 4WD AUTO, the ESC system will be in this mode. This
mode should be used for almost all driving situations. ESC
should only be turned to ⬙ESC Partial Off⬙ or “ESC Full
Off” for specific reasons as noted below.
ESC Partial Off
This mode is entered by momentarily pushing the “ESC
Partial Off” switch. When in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode, the TCS
portion of ESC, except for the “limited slip” feature
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described in the TCS section, has been disabled and the
⬙ESC Off Indicator Light⬙ will be illuminated. All other
stability features of ESC function normally. This mode is
intended to be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand,
or gravel conditions and more wheel spin than TCS
would normally allow is required to gain traction. To
turn ESC on again, momentarily push the “ESC Off”
switch. This will restore the normal “ESC On” mode of
operation.
NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving
with snow chains or starting off in deep snow, sand or
gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “ESC Partial
Off” mode by pushing the “ESC Off” switch. Once the
situation requiring ESC to be switched to the “ESC Partial
Off” mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily pushing the “ESC Off” switch. This may be done
while the vehicle is in motion.
WARNING!
• When in “ESC Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature
described in the TCS section), has been disabled
and the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will be illuminated. When in “ESC Partial Off” mode, the engine
power reduction feature of TCS is disabled, and
the enhanced vehicle stability offered by the ESC
system is reduced.
• Trailer Sway Control (TSC) is disabled when the
ESC system is in the ⴖESC Partial Offⴖ mode.
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This mode is intended for off-road use when ESC stability features could inhibit vehicle maneuverability due to
trail conditions. This mode is entered by pushing and
holding the “ESC Off” switch for five seconds when the
vehicle is stopped and the engine is running. After five
seconds, the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will illuminate.
Push and release the trip odometer button located on the
instrument cluster to clear this message.
In this mode, ESC and TCS except for the “limited slip”
feature described in the TCS section are turned off until
the vehicle reaches a speed of 40 mph (64 km/h). At
40 mph (64 km/h) the system returns to “ESC Partial
Off” mode, described above. When the vehicle speed
drops below 35 mph (56 km/h) the ESC system reverts
back to ⬙ESC Full Off⬙. ESC is off at low vehicle speeds so
that it will not interfere with off-road driving but ESC
function returns to provide the stability feature at speeds
above 40 mph (64 km/h). The “ESC Off Indicator Light”
will always be illuminated when ESC is in ⬙ESC Partial
Off⬙ and ⬙ESC Full Off⬙. To turn ESC on again, momentarily push the “ESC Off” switch. This will restore the
normal “ESC On” mode of operation.
NOTE: The “ESC OFF” message will display and the
audible chime will sound when the shift lever is placed
into the PARK position from any other position and then
moved out of the PARK position. This will occur even if
the message was previously cleared.
“ESC Full Off” is the only operating mode for ESC in
4WD LOW. Whenever the vehicle is started in 4WD LOW
or the transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from 4WD
LOCK or NEUTRAL, to 4WD LOW, the ESC system will
be in this mode.
All Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles In 4WD AUTO And
4WD LOCK Modes Can Also Choose The
Following ESC Operating Mode. This Is The Only
Selectable ESC Operating Mode in 4WD LOW:
ESC Full Off
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WARNING!
In the ⴖESC Full Offⴖ mode, the engine torque reduction and stability features are disabled. Therefore,
the enhanced vehicle stability offered by ESC is
unavailable. In an emergency evasive maneuver the
ESC system will not engage to assist in maintaining
stability. “ESC Full Off” mode is intended for offhighway or off-road use only.
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 “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as
the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active.
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” also
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And
flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/
ESC OFF Indicator Light
Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little
The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and
Light” in the instrument cluster will come on driving to the prevailing road conditions.
when the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position. It should go out with the engine
running. If the “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator
Light” comes on continuously with the engine running, a
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NOTE:
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
• The “ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” The TSC system uses sensors in the vehicle to recognize
and the “ESC OFF Indicator Light” come on momen- an excessively swaying trailer and will take the appropriate actions to attempt to stop the sway. The system
tarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON.
may reduce engine power and apply the brake of the
• Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system appropriate wheel(s) to counteract the sway of the trailer.
will be ON even if it was turned off previously. Except TSC will become active automatically once an excessively
for when the vehicle is started while in 4WD Low swaying trailer is recognized. No driver action is reRange.
quired to activate. Note that TSC cannot stop all trailers
• The ESC system will make buzzing or clicking sounds from swaying. Always use caution when towing a trailer
when it is active. This is normal; the sounds will stop and follow the trailer tongue weight recommendations.
when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver Refer to “Trailer Towing” in “Starting And Operating”
for further information. When TSC is functioning, the
that caused the ESC activation.
“ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light” will flash,
the engine power may be reduced and you may feel the
The “ESC OFF Indicator Light” indicates the
brakes being applied to individual wheels to attempt to
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is in ⬙ESC
stop the trailer from swaying. TSC is disabled when the
Partial Off⬙ or ⬙ESC Full Off⬙.
ESC system is in the “ESC Partial Off” or “ESC Full Off”
modes.
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TSC is only active in the default “ESC On” mode. TSC HDC has three states:
can be disabled by pushing the “ESC Off” switch and
1. Off (feature is not enabled and will not activate).
entering “ESC Partial Off” mode. It is not active in the
“ESC Partial Off” or “ESC Full Off” modes. Refer to the 2. Enabled (feature is enabled and ready but activation
conditions are not met, or driver is actively overriding
ESC portion of this section for an explanation of the
with brake or throttle application).
different ESC operating modes.
WARNING!
If TSC activates while driving, slow the vehicle
down, stop at the nearest safe location, and adjust the
trailer load to eliminate trailer sway.
Hill Descent Control (HDC) — If Equipped
3. Active (feature is enabled and actively controlling
vehicle speed).
Enabling HDC
HDC is enabled by pressing the HDC switch, but the
following conditions must also be met to enable HDC:
• Driveline is in 4WD Low Range.
HDC is intended for low speed off road driving while in
• Vehicle speed is below 5 mph (8 Km/h).
4WD Low Range. HDC maintains vehicle speed while
descending hills, during various driving situations. HDC • Parking brake is released.
controls vehicle speed by actively controlling the brakes.
• Driver door is closed.
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Activating HDC
Once HDC is enabled it will activate automatically if
driven down a grade of sufficient magnitude (greater
than approximately 8%). The set speed for HDC is
selectable by the driver, and can be adjusted by using the
Electronic range switches located on steering column
shifter. The following summarizes the HDC set speed:
Gear
P
R
N
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Approximate HDC Set Speed
No set speed. HDC may be
enabled but will not activate
0.6 mph (1 km/h)
1.2 mph (2 km/h)
0.6 mph (1 km/h)
1.2 mph (2 km/h)
1.8 mph (3 km/h)
2.5 mph (4 km/h)
Gear
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Approximate HDC Set Speed
3.1 mph (5 km/h)
3.7 mph (6 km/h)
4.3 mph (7 km/h)
5.0 mph (8 km/h)
5.6 mph (9 km/h)
NOTE: During HDC the ERS +/- shifter input is used for
HDC target speed selection but will not affect the gear
chosen by the transmission. During HDC the transmission will shift appropriately for the driver-selected set
speed and corresponding driving conditions.
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Driver Override:
Disabling HDC
The driver may override HDC activation with throttle or HDC will deactivate and be disabled if any of the
brake application at anytime.
following conditions occur:
Deactivating HDC
• The driver presses the HDC switch.
HDC will be deactivated but remain available if any of •
the following conditions occur:
•
• Driver overrides HDC set speed with throttle or brake
•
application.
• Vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph (32 km/h) but remains •
below 40 mph (64 km/h).
The driveline is shifted out of 4WD Low Range.
The parking brake is applied.
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Driver door opens.
The vehicle is driven greater than
(32 km/h)for greater than 70 seconds.
20
mph
• Vehicle is on a downhill grade of insufficient magni- • The vehicle is drive greater than 40 mph (64 km/h)
(HDC exits immediately).
tude (less than approximately 8%), is on level ground,
or is on an uphill grade.
• Vehicle is shifted to park.
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• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash when HDC
deactivates due to overheated brakes. The flashing will
The instrument cluster has a HDC icon and a HDC
stop and HDC will activate again once the brakes have
switch which has an LED which offers feedback to the
cooled sufficiently.
driver about the state HDC is in.
Feedback to the driver:
• While HDC is Enabled or Active the gear position
typically associated with ERS manual mode will indicate target set speed not the top gear limit which is
typical of ERS manual mode.
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will illuminate and
remain on solid when HDC is enabled or activated.
This is the normal operating condition for HDC.
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash for several
seconds then extinguish when the driver presses the
HDC switch but enable conditions are not met.
• The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash for several
seconds then extinguish when HDC deactivates due to
excess speed.
WARNING!
HDC is only intended to assist the driver in controlling vehicle speed when descending hills. The driver
must remain attentive to the driving conditions and
is responsible for maintaining a safe vehicle speed.
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TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
NOTE:
Tire Markings
• P (Passenger) — Metric tire sizing is based on U.S.
design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P”
molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H.
• European — Metric tire sizing is based on European
design standards. Tires designed to this standard have
the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with
the section width. The letter ⬙P⬙ is absent from this tire
size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H.
1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards
Code (TIN)
2 — Size Designation
3 — Service Description
4 — Maximum Load
5 — Maximum Pressure
6 — Treadwear, Traction and
Temperature Grades
• 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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• Temporary spare tires are designed for temporary • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design
emergency use only. Temporary high pressure comstandards and it begins with the tire diameter molded
pact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into
into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT.
the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example:
T145/80D18 103M.
Tire Sizing Chart
EXAMPLE:
Example Size Designation: P215/65R15XL 95H, 215/65R15 96H, LT235/85R16C, T145/80D18 103M, 31x10.5 R15 LT
P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards, or
ⴖ....blank....ⴖ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards, or
LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards, or
T or S = Temporary spare tire or
31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)
215, 235, 145 = Section width in millimeters (mm)
65, 85, 80 = Aspect ratio in percent (%)
– Ratio of section height to section width of tire, or
10.5 = Section width in inches (in)
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EXAMPLE:
R = Construction code
– ⬙R⬙ means radial construction, or
– ⬙D⬙ means diagonal or bias construction
15, 16, 18 = 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:
Absence of the following load identification symbols on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL)
tire:
• XL = Extra load (or reinforced) tire, or
• LL = Light load tire or
• 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 three hours, or
driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a minimum of
three hours. 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 label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and
the recommended cold tire inflation pressures.
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Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
Tire And Loading Information Placard Location
NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on
the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s
side door.
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Example Tire Placard Location (B-Pillar)
Example Tire Placard Location (Door)
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Tire And Loading Information Placard
4. Cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and
spare tires.
Loading
The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the
load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You will
not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you adhere to
the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire inflation
pressures specified on the Tire and Loading Information
placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section of this manual.
Tire And Loading Information Placard
This placard tells you important information about the:
1. Number of people that can be carried in the vehicle.
2. Total weight your vehicle can carry.
3. Tire size designed for your vehicle.
NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition,
gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on
GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to
“Vehicle Loading” in this manual.
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
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XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and
trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed
the weight referenced here.
is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 lbs (68 kg) = 750 lbs
(340 kg), and 1400 lbs (635 kg) – 750 lbs (340 kg) =
650 lbs [295 kg]).
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo
being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not
safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load
Locate the statement “The combined weight of occucapacity calculated in step 4.
pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or
XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard.
NOTE:
Determine the combined weight of the driver and • If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. The following table shows examples on how to calculate total
Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pasload, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your
sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg.
vehicle with varying seating configurations and numThe resulting figure equals the available amount of
ber and size of occupants. This table is for illustration
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating
“XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there will
and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, the
amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity • For the following example, the combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs (392 kg).
Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit
1.
2.
3.
4.
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WARNING!
Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading
can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and
increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the
recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never
overload them.
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
Tire Pressure
Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and
satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Four primary areas
are affected by improper tire pressure:
• Safety and Vehicle Stability
• Economy
• Tread Wear
• Ride Comfort
Safety
WARNING!
• Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can
cause collisions.
• Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in overheating 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.
• Overinflated 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.
Fuel Economy
Underinflated tires will increase tire rolling resistance
resulting in higher fuel consumption.
Tread Wear
Improper cold tire inflation pressures can cause abnormal wear patterns and reduced tread life, resulting in the
Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the stability need for earlier tire replacement.
of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of sluggish Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability
response or over responsiveness in the steering.
Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride.
NOTE:
Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable
• Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause ride.
erratic and unpredictable steering response.
Tire Inflation Pressures
• Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the
vehicle to drift left or right.
driver’s side B-Pillar or rear edge of the driver’s side
door.
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At least once a month:
mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a minimum of three hours.
The cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed the
• Check and adjust tire pressure with a good quality
maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidepocket-type pressure gauge. Do not make a visual
wall.
judgement when determining proper inflation. Tires
may look properly inflated even when they are under- Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range
of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with
inflated.
temperature changes.
• Inspect tires for signs of tire wear or visible damage.
Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per
12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind
CAUTION!
when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in
After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, althe Winter.
ways reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent
Example: If garage temperature = 68°F (20°C) and the
moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem,
outside temperature = 32°F (0°C) then the cold tire
which could damage the valve stem.
inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa),
Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12°F (7°C) for this
“cold tire inflation pressure”. Cold tire inflation pressure outside temperature condition.
is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not
been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1
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Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa)
during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure
build up or your tire pressure will be too low.
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
WARNING!
High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your
tires could cause them to fail. You could have a
serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the
maximum capacity at continuous speeds above
75 mph (120 km/h).
The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and
within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high
speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very
important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle Radial Ply Tires
loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operation. Refer to your authorized tire dealer or original
WARNING!
equipment vehicle dealer for recommended safe operatCombining radial ply tires with other types of tires
ing speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures.
on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle
poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never
combine them with other types of tires.
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Tire Repair
Tire Types
If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it All Season Tires — If Equipped
meets the following criteria:
All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (Spring,
Summer, Fall and Winter). Traction levels may vary
• The tire has not been driven on when flat.
between different all season tires. All season tires can be
• The damage is only on the tread section of your tire
identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on
(sidewall damage is not repairable).
the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four;
• The puncture is no greater than a ¼ of an inch (6 mm). failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and
handling of your vehicle.
Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and
additional information.
Summer Or Three Season Tires — If Equipped
Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have
experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced immediately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and
service description (Load Index and Speed Symbol).
Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry
conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or
on ice. If your vehicle is equipped with Summer tires, be
aware these tires are not designed for Winter or cold
driving conditions. Install Winter tires on your vehicle
when ambient temperatures are less than 40°F (5°C) or if
roads are covered with ice or snow. For more information, contact an authorized dealer.
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Summer tires do not contain the all season designation or
mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall. Use
Summer tires only in sets of four; failure to do so may
adversely affect the safety and handling of your vehicle.
WARNING!
Do not use Summer tires in snow/ice conditions. You
could lose vehicle control, resulting in severe injury
or death. Driving too fast for conditions also creates
the possibility of loss of vehicle control.
Snow Tires
Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires
during the Winter. Snow tires can be identified by a
“mountain/snowflake” symbol on the tire sidewall.
If you need snow tires, select tires
equivalent in size and type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires
only in sets of four; failure to do so
may adversely affect the safety and
handling of your vehicle.
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.
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While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid
and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be
poorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states prohibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be
checked before using these tire types.
Run Flat Tires — If Equipped
Run Flat tires allow you the capability to drive 50 miles
(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 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.
See the tire pressure monitoring section for more information.
Spare Tires — If Equipped
NOTE: For vehicles equipped with Tire Service Kit
instead of a spare tire, please refer to “Tire Service Kit” in
“What To Do In Emergencies” for further information.
CAUTION!
Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take
your vehicle through an automatic car wash with a
compact or limited-use temporary spare installed.
Damage to the vehicle may result.
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And
It is not recommended driving a vehicle loaded at full Wheel — If Equipped
capacity or to tow a trailer while a tire is in the run flat
Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and
mode.
wheel equivalent in look and function to the original
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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.
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.
Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped
The compact spare is for temporary emergency use only. Do not install more than one compact spare tire and
You can identify if your vehicle is equipped with a wheel on the vehicle at any given time.
compact spare by looking at the spare tire description on
WARNING!
the Tire and Loading Information Placard located on the
driver’s side door opening or on the sidewall of the tire. Compact spares are for temporary emergency use
Compact spare tire descriptions begin with the letter “T” only. With these spares, do not drive more than
or “S” preceding the size designation. Example: T145/ 50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary use spares have limited
80D18 103M.
tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear
indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be
T, S = Temporary Spare Tire
replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which
apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in
spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control.
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your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the
The full size spare is for temporary emergency use only.
first opportunity.
This tire may look like the originally equipped tire on the
front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. This spare
WARNING!
tire may have limited tread life. When the tread is worn
to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use full size Limited-use spares are for emergency use only. Inspare tire needs to be replaced. Since it is not the same as
stallation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle
your original equipment tire, replace (or repair) the handling. With this tire, do not drive more than the
original equipment tire and reinstall on the vehicle at the speed listed on the limit-use spare wheel. Keep
first opportunity.
inflated to the cold tire inflation pressures listed on
Full Size Spare — If Equipped
Limited-Use Spare — If Equipped
The limited-use spare tire is for temporary emergency
use only. This tire is identified by a label located on the
limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving
limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the
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
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.
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Tire Spinning
Tread Wear Indicators
When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires
spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or to help you in determining when your tires should be
for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stop- replaced.
ping.
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.
1 — Worn Tire
2 — New Tire
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These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread • Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or
higher, and Summer tires typically have a reduced
grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth
tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle mainbecomes a 1/16 of an inch (2 mm). When the tread is
tenance schedule is highly recommended.
worn to the tread wear indicators, the tire should be
replaced. Refer to “Replacement Tires” in this section for
further information.
WARNING!
Life Of Tire
The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying
factors including, but not limited to:
• Driving style.
• Tire pressure - Improper cold tire inflation pressures
can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the
tire tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce
tread life, resulting in the need for earlier tire replacement.
• Distance driven.
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.
Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little
exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease, and gasoline.
Replacement Tires
The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many
characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for
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wear and correct cold tire inflation pressures. The manu- you may have on tire specifications or capability. Failure
facturer strongly recommends that you use tires equiva- to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect
lent to the originals in size, quality and performance the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle.
when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on
“Tread Wear Indicator”. Refer to the Tire and Loading
WARNING!
Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for
the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than
that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations
Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original
of unapproved tires and wheels may change susequipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart expension dimensions and performance characterisample found in the “Tire Safety Information” section of
tics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and
this manual for more information relating to the Load
braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictIndex and Speed Symbol of a tire.
able handling and stress to steering and suspenIt is recommended to replace the two front tires or two
sion components. You could lose control and have
rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously
a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use
affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a
only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings
wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match
approved for your vehicle.
those of the original wheels.
It is recommended you contact your authorized tire
dealer or original equipment dealer with any questions
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WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
CAUTION!
Replacing original tires with tires of a different size
may result in false speedometer and odometer readings.
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION
— IF EQUIPPED
A light load vehicle condition is defined as two passengers [150 lbs (68 kg) each] plus 200 lbs (91 kg) of cargo.
Cold tire inflation pressures for a lightly loaded vehicle
will be found on the face of the driver’s door.
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer.
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Please follow the table below for proper tire size, chain
type, and axle recommendations:
Vehicle
1500 Models
2500 Models
Axle Recommendations
Rear Only
Rear Only
2500 Power Wagon Models
3500 (Single Rear Wheel)
Models
3500 (Dual Rear Wheel)
Models
Rear Only
Rear Only
Front/Rear
Tire Sizes
P265/70R17
LT245/70R17E
LT265/70R18E
LT275/70R18E
LT285/70R17D
Chain Class
S Class
U Class
LT265/70R18E
LT275/70R18E
LT235/80R17E
U Class
U Class
U Class
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WARNING!
CAUTION! (Continued)
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.
CAUTION!
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.
(Continued)
• 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 a 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.
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The suggested rotation method is the “forward cross”
shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern
Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at
does not apply to some directional tires that must not be
different loads and perform different steering, driving,
reversed.
and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at
unequal rates.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with
aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type
tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain
mud, snow and wet traction levels and contribute to a
smooth, quiet ride.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals. More frequent rotation is permissible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual
wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed.
Tire Rotation
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Directional Tires — If Equipped
Dual Rear Wheels — If Equipped
For the R/T package with 22” tires and wheels, the
rotational direction of the tire must be taken into consideration when rotating the tires. The recommended rotation pattern for directional tires is shown below.
The tires used on dual wheel assemblies should be
matched for wear to prevent overloading one tire in a set.
To check if tires are even, lay a straight edge across all
four tires. The straight edge should touch all the tires.
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Tire Rotation
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NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure
Information System (TPIS):
• The Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) uses
unique sensors in the inner rear wheels to help identify
them from the outer rear wheels, because of this, the
inner and outer wheel locations can’t be switched.
• After a tire rotation is completed, as shown below, the
system can auto learn the locations of each sensor ID.
Auto learning/localization occurs when the vehicle
ignition status is changed from Off to On and speeds of
greater than 5 mph (8km/h) are obtained and remain
over 5 mph (8km/h) for at about a 15 minute period.
You may need to drive for 20 minutes to account
slower speeds and stops.
• If the tires are rotated incorrectly, The Auto localization
of the TPIS sensors will fail to locate correctly resulting
in incorrect locations for the pressure values displayed
in the Instrument Cluster.
CAUTION!
3500 Dual Rear Tires may only have one approved
direction of rotation. This is to accommodate the
asymmetrical design (tread pattern) of the On/OffRoad tire and the use of Outline White Letter (OWL)
tires.
• When replacing a flat, the spare tire may have to be
remounted on the rim, or installed at a different
location, to maintain the correct placement of the
tire on the wheel relative to the tire/wheel position
on the truck. For example, if the spare is used to
replace an outer rear tire it will have to be remounted on the rim so that the wheel is dished
inward. That way the tread design of asymmetrical
tires and the white writing of the OWL tires will
maintain proper position.
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The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if
The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning
driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recom- limit for any reason, including low temperature effects
and natural pressure loss through the tire.
mended cold placard pressure.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1 psi
(7 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C). This means that when the
outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on cold
inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire pressure
after the vehicle has not been driven for at least three
hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour
period. The cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed the
maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall.
Refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting And
Operating” for information on how to properly inflate the
vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will also increase as the
vehicle is driven - this is normal and there should be no
adjustment for this increased pressure.
The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire
pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn
off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended
cold placard pressure. Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring [TPM] Telltale Light) illuminates, you must increase the tire pressure to the
recommended cold placard pressure in order for the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to turn off. The
system will automatically update and the “Tire Pressure
Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off once the system
receives the updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need
to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph
(25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
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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 “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.” Driving the vehicle
may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately 27
psi (186 kPa), but the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will still be ON. In this situation, the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring 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 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. Using aftermarket tire sealants may cause the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensor to become inoperable. After using an aftermarket tire
sealant it is recommended that you take your
vehicle to an authorized dealership to have your
sensor function checked.
• 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 TPMS 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
Premium 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 The TPMS consists of the following components:
correct tire pressure using an accurate tire pressure • Receiver module
gauge, even if under-inflation has not reached the level
to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitor- • Four TPM sensors
ing Telltale Light.”
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• Various TPMS messages, which display in the Elec- the pressure values of each tire with the low tire pressure
tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Driver In- values in a different color. An ⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will
also be displayed.
formation Display (DID)
• TPM Telltale Light
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. A spare with a
pressure below the low-pressure limit will not cause the
“Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” to illuminate or
the chime to sound while it is stored in the spare tire
location.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings
The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will
“LOW TIRE PRESSURE” Message
illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible
will sound when tire pressure is low in one or more of the and inflate the tires with a low pressure condition (those
four active road tires. In addition, the EVIC/DID will in a different color in the EVIC/DID graphic) to the
display a “LOW TIRE” message and a graphic showing
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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
will automatically update, the graphic display in the
EVIC/DID will return to it’s original color, and the “Tire
Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off. The
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above
15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this
information.
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Service TPMS Warning
If a system fault is detected, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will flash on and off for 75 seconds and
then remain on solid. The system fault will also sound a
chime. In addition, the EVIC/DID will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five
seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being
received.
Tire Pressure Monitor Display
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
no longer exists, the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
Light” will no longer flash, and the ⬙SERVICE TPM
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SYSTEM⬙ message will no longer display, and a pressure Vehicles With Matching Full Size Spare
value will display in place of the dashes. A system fault
• The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly
can occur due to any of the following:
has a TPM sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS.
• Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
• If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning
the TPM sensors.
limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime will
• Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains
sound and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale
materials that may block radio wave signals.
Light” will turn ON. In addition, the EVIC/DID will
display a “LOW TIRE” message and a graphic show• Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
ing the low tire pressure value in a different color. An
wheel housings.
⬙Inflate to XX⬙ message will also be displayed.
• Using tire chains on the vehicle.
• After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
• Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
15 mph (25 km/h) the “Tire Pressure Monitoring
Telltale Light” will turn OFF and the pressure value
will be updated and return to it’s original color, as long
as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning
limit in any of the four active road tires.
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Vehicles With Non Matching Full Size Spare Or Compact Spare
SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five seconds and
then display dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
• The non matching full size spare or compact spare tire • For each subsequent ignition switch cycle, a chime will
does not have a TPM sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will
sound, the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for
75 seconds and then remain on solid, and the EVIC/
not monitor the pressure in the non matching full size
spare or compact spare tire.
DID will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message
for a minimum of five seconds and then display
• If you install the non matching full size spare or
dashes (- -) in place of the pressure value.
compact spare tire in place of a road tire that has a
pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, upon • Once you repair or replace the original road tire and
the next ignition switch cycle, the TPM Telltale Light
reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the non matching
and a “LOW TIRE” message will remain ON and a
full size spare or compact spare, the TPMS will update
chime will sound. In addition, the graphic in the
automatically. In addition, the TPM Telltale Light will
EVIC/DID will still display a flashing pressure value
turn OFF and the graphic in the EVIC/DID will
or a pressure value in a different color.
display a new pressure value instead of dashes (- -), as
long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure
• After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above
warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The
15 mph (24 km/h), the TPM Telltale Light will flash on
vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes
and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. In
above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to
addition, the EVIC/DID will display a ⬙SERVICE TPM
receive this information.
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Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) 3500
Series Trucks
• Six TPM sensors (Dual Rear Wheel (DRW) applications)
Your vehicle may be equipped with a Tire Pressure • Pressure display in the Electronic Vehicle Information
Information System (TPIS).
Center (EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID)
The Tire Pressure Information System (TPIS) uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to transmit tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to
each wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire
pressure readings to the receiver module.
The TPIS system will display all four (Single Rear Wheel
(SRW) applications) or six (Dual Rear Wheel (DRW)
applications) tire pressure values in the EVIC/DID display.
If a system fault is detected, the EVIC/DID will display a
NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message for a minimum of five
tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly seconds and then display dashes (- -) in place of the
and to maintain the proper pressure.
pressure value to indicate which sensor is not being
received.
The TPIS consists of the following components:
If the ignition switch is cycled, this sequence will repeat,
• Receiver module
providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault
• Four TPM sensors (Single Rear Wheel (SRW) applica- no longer exists, the ⬙SERVICE TPM SYSTEM⬙ message
tions)
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will no longer be displayed, and a pressure value will 1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
display in place of the dashes. A system fault can occur
2. This device must accept any interference received,
due to any of the following:
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
• Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving
next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as
NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved
the TPM sensors.
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
• Installing aftermarket window tinting that contains user’s authority to operate the equipment.
materials that may block radio wave signals.
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
• Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or
3.6L Engine
wheel housings.
• Using tire chains on the vehicle.
This engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide excellent
fuel economy and performance when usGeneral Information
ing high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoThis device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and
line having an octane rating of 87. The use
RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the of higher octane premium gasoline will not provide any
following conditions:
benefit over regular gasoline in these engines.
• Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors.
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Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high engine 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. Engine damage resulting
from operating with a heavy spark knock may void or
not be covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
5.7L/6.4L Engines
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
performance. The use of premium gasoline (Over 89
octane) is not recommended, as it will not provide any
benefit over regular gasoline in these engines.
Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to
your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at
high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is
required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
as hard starting, stalling, and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline
before considering service for the vehicle.
Over 40 auto manufacturer’s world wide have issued and
endorsed consistent gasoline specifications (the Worldwide Fuel Charter, WWFC) 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
Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner
burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”
Reformulated gasoline contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality.
The use of reformulated gasoline is recommended. Properly blended reformulated gasoline will provide improved performance and durability of engine and fuel
system components.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
CAUTION!
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. Please observe pump labels as they should
clearly communicate if a fuel contains greater than
10% ethanol.
Problems that result from using gasoline containing
Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- Methanol or gasoline containing more than 10% ethanol
genates such as ethanol.
are not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may
void or not be covered under New Vehicle Limited
Warranty.
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E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFV) are compatible with gasoline containing up to 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with
higher ethanol content may void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
MMT In Gasoline
Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl (MMT)
is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is
blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline
blended with MMT provides no performance advantage
If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 beyond gasoline of the same octane number without
MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug
fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms:
life and reduces emissions system performance in some
• Operate in a lean mode.
vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline
without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content
• OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on.
of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump,
• Poor engine performance.
therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether
the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal
• Poor cold start and cold drivability.
and California reformulated gasoline.
• Increased risk for fuel system component corrosion.
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Materials Added To Fuel
Besides using unleaded gasoline with the proper octane
rating, gasolines that contain detergents, corrosion and
stability additives are recommended. Using gasolines
that have these additives will help improve fuel
economy, reduce emissions, and maintain vehicle performance. Designated TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline contains a higher level of detergents to further aide in
minimizing engine and fuel system deposits. When available the usage of Top Tier Detergent gasoline is recommended. Visit www.toptiergas.com for a list of TOP TIER
Detergent Gasoline Retailers.
Indiscriminate use of fuel system cleaning agents should
be avoided. Many of these materials intended for gum
and varnish removal may contain active solvents or
similar ingredients. These can harm fuel system gasket
and diaphragm materials.
Fuel System Cautions
CAUTION!
Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s
performance:
• The use of leaded gasoline is prohibited by Federal
law. Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system.
• An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition
malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to
overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or
some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune
or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized dealer for service
assistance.
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• The use of fuel additives, which are now being
sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended.
Most of these products contain high concentrations
of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such
fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer and may void or not be covered
under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control
system can result in civil penalties being assessed against
you.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
WARNING!
Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly.
Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning:
• Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon
monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can
kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as
a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the
engine running for an extended period. If the
vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine
running for more than a short period, adjust the
ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into
the vehicle.
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
• Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every
time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal
conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive
with all side windows fully open.
FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF
EQUIPPED
E-85 General Information
The information in this section is unique 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 and a yellow fuel cap. Please
refer to the other sections of this manual for information
on features that are common between Flexible Fuel and
non-Flexible Fuel powered vehicles.
CAUTION!
Only vehicles with the E-85 fuel filler door label can
operate on E-85.
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
E-85 is a mixture of approximately 85% ethanol and 15%
unleaded gasoline.
WARNING!
Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could
cause serious personal injury. Never have any smoking materials lit or products that can cause spark 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.
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Fuel Requirements
NOTE:
Your vehicle will operate on both unleaded gasoline with • When the ambient temperature is above 90° F (32° C),
any octane rating, or solely E-85 fuel, or any mixture of
you may experience hard starting and rough idle
these fuels. For best results, avoid refueling pattern
following start up even if the above recommendations
alternating between E-85 and unleaded gasoline.
are followed.
• Some additives used in regular gasoline are not fully
compatible with E-85 and may form deposits in your
• Add 5 gallons (19 liters) or more when refueling.
engine. To eliminate driveability issues that may be
• You operate the vehicle immediately after refueling for
caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline
a period of at least 5 minutes.
additive, such as MOPAR® Injector Cleanup or
Techron may be used.
Observing these precautions will avoid possible hard
starting and/or significant deterioration in driveability Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles
during warm up.
(E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
When switching fuel types:
FFV vehicles operated on E-85 require specially formulated engine oils. These special requirements are included
in MOPAR® engine oils, and in equivalent oils meeting
FCA US Material Standard MS-6395. It is recommended
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that engine oils that are API Certified and meet the
requirements of Material Standard MS-6395 be used.
MS-6395 contains additional requirements, developed
during extensive fleet testing, to provide additional protection to FCA US LLC engines.
Starting
The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F (-18°C). In the
range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), an increase in the time
it takes for your engine to start may be experienced, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up. These issues may be
improved with the use of seasonally adjusted E-85 fuel.
NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) may
improve engine start time when using E-85 fuel when the
ambient temperature is less than 32°F (0°C).
Cruising Range
Because E-85 fuel contains less energy per gallon/liter
than gasoline, an increase in fuel consumption will be
experienced. The miles per gallon (mpg)/kilometers per
liter and the driving range will decrease by approximately 30%, compared to gasoline operation.
Replacement Parts
5
All fuel and engine components in your Flexible Fuel
Vehicle (FFV) are designed to be compatible with ethanol.
Ethanol compatible service components are required.
CAUTION!
Replacing fuel system components with non-ethanol
compatible components can damage your vehicle.
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Maintenance
CAUTION!
Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your
vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and
may affect drivability.
ADDING FUEL
The fuel filler cap (gas cap) is located behind the fuel
filler door, on the left side of the vehicle. Open the fuel
door and remove the fuel cap by turning it counterclockwise.
Fuel Filler Cap
NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap
tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door.
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CAUTION!
WARNING! (Continued)
• Damage to the fuel system or emissions control
system could result from using an improper fuel
tank filler tube cap.
• A poorly fitting fuel filler cap could let impurities
into the fuel system.
• A poorly fitting fuel filler cap may cause the
“Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to turn on.
• To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top
off” the fuel tank after filling. When the fuel
nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
• Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is
running.
• A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a
portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You
could be burned. Always place gas containers on
the ground while filling.
WARNING!
• Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the
vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is
being filled.
(Continued)
NOTE:
• When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank
is full.
• Tighten the gas cap until you hear a “clicking” sound.
This is an indication that the gas cap is tightened
properly. The MIL in the instrument cluster may turn
on if the gas cap is not secured properly. Make sure
that the gas cap is tightened each time the vehicle is
refueled.
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WARNING!
Static electricity can cause an ignition of flammable
liquid, vapor or gas in any vehicle or trailer. To
reduce risk of serious injury or death when filling
containers:
• Always place container on the ground before filling.
• Keep the pump nozzle in contact with the container
when you are filling it.
• Use only approved containers for flammable liquid.
• Do not leave container unattended while filling.
• A static electric charge could cause a spark and fire
hazard.
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
will display in the EVIC/DID telltale display
area. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)/Driver Information Display (DID) in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and push the RIGHT
button to turn off the message. If the problem continues,
the message will appear the next time the vehicle is
started.
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VEHICLE LOADING
Certification Label
rear axle systems (GAWR). Total load must be limited so
GVWR and front and rear GAWR are not exceeded.
Payload
As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load
weight a truck can carry, including the weight of the
affixed to the driver’s side door or pillar.
driver, all passengers, options and cargo.
This label contains the month and year of manufacture,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Gross Axle Weight Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
Rating (GAWR) front and rear, and Vehicle Identification
The GAWR is the maximum permissible load on the front
Number (VIN). A Month-Day-Hour (MDH) number is
and rear axles. The load must be distributed in the cargo
included on this label and indicates the Month, Day and
area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded.
Hour of manufacture. The bar code that appears on the
Each axle GAWR is determined by the components in the
bottom of the label is your VIN.
system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle,
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
springs, tires or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension
The GVWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle components sometimes specified by purchasers for inincluding driver, passengers, vehicle, options and cargo. creased durability does not necessarily increase the vehiThe label also specifies maximum capacities of front and cle’s GVWR.
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Tire Size
Loading
The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents The actual total weight and the weight of the front and
the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires rear of your vehicle at the ground can best be determined
must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
by weighing it when it is loaded and ready for operation.
Rim Size
This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size
listed.
Inflation Pressure
This is the cold tire inflation pressure for your vehicle for
all loading conditions up to full GAWR.
Curb Weight
The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight
of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full
capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo loaded
into the vehicle. The front and rear curb weight values are
determined by weighing your vehicle on a commercial
scale before any occupants or cargo are added.
The entire vehicle should first be weighed on a commercial scale to insure that the GVWR has not been exceeded.
The weight on the front and rear of the vehicle should
then be determined separately to be sure that the load is
properly distributed over the front and rear axle. Weighing the vehicle may show that the GAWR of either the
front or rear axles has been exceeded but the total load is
within the specified GVWR. If so, weight must be shifted
from front to rear or rear to front as appropriate until the
specified weight limitations are met. Store the heavier
items down low and be sure that the weight is distributed
equally. Stow all loose items securely before driving.
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Improper weight distributions can have an adverse effect To maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage,
on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way follow the requirements and recommendations in this
manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing.
the brakes operate.
CAUTION!
Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR
or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If you do,
parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the
way your vehicle handles. This could cause you to
lose control. Also overloading can shorten the life of
your vehicle.
Common Towing Definitions
The following trailer towing related definitions will assist
you in understanding the following information:
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue
weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not
exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle
TRAILER TOWING
Certification Label” in “Starting And Operating” for
In this section you will find safety tips and information further 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.
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Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR)
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle
cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or tem- and trailer when weighed in combination.
porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its ⬙loaded and
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR)
ready for operation⬙ condition.
The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear
The recommended way to measure GTW is to put your axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles
fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either front or
of the trailer must be supported by the scale.
rear GAWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Certification Label” in “Starting And Operating” for further
WARNING!
information.
If the gross trailer weight is 5,000 lbs (2 267 kg) or
more, it is mandatory to use a weight-distributing
hitch to ensure stable handling of your vehicle. If
you use a standard weight-carrying hitch, you could
lose control of your vehicle and cause a collision.
WARNING!
It is important that you do not exceed the maximum
front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition
can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose
control of the vehicle and have an accident.
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If equipped, the electronic Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
recognizes a swaying trailer and automatically applies
The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the
individual wheel brakes and/or reduces engine power to
hitch ball by the trailer. The recommended tongue weight
attempt to eliminate the trailer sway.
is 10% to 15% of the vehicle’s GTW for a conventional
hitch. You must consider this as part of the load on your Weight-Carrying Hitch
vehicle.
A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue
weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or
Frontal Area
The frontal area is the maximum height multiplied by the some other connecting point of the vehicle. These kinds
of hitches are the most popular on the market today and
maximum width of the front of a trailer.
they are commonly used to tow small and medium sized
Trailer Sway Control
trailers.
Tongue Weight (TW)
The trailer sway control can be a mechanical telescoping
link that can be installed between the hitch receiver and
the trailer tongue that typically provides adjustable friction associated with the telescoping motion to dampen
any unwanted trailer swaying motions while traveling.
Weight-Distributing Hitch
A weight-distributing system works by applying leverage
through spring (load) bars. They are typically used for
heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the tow
vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s). When used in
accordance with the manufacturer’s directions, it provides
for a more level ride, offering more consistent steering and
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brake control, thereby enhancing towing safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control also dampens
sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and contributes
positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability. Trailer sway
control and a weight distributing (load equalizing) hitch are
recommended for heavier Tongue Weights (TW) and may
be required depending on vehicle and trailer configuration/
loading to comply with GAWR requirements.
WARNING!
• An improperly adjusted weight distributing hitch
system may reduce handling, stability and 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.
Without Weight-Distributing Hitch (Incorrect)
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With Weight-Distributing Hitch (Correct)
Improper Adjustment Of Weight-Distributing Hitch
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Recommended Distribution Hitch Adjustment
Towing With 1500 Air Suspension
1. Set air suspension to normal ride height. No action is
required if already in normal ride height.
NOTE: The vehicle must remain in the engine running
position while attaching a trailer for proper leveling of
the air suspension system.
2. Position the truck to be ready to connect to the trailer
(do not connect the trailer).
3. Under radio suspension settings, turn on jack mode.
Measuring Height (H)
Jack mode will be canceled and procedure must be
5. Attach the trailer to the vehicle without the weight
restarted if the vehicle is driven at speeds above 5mph
distribution bars connected.
(8kph).
6. Measure the height of the top of the front wheel
4. Measure the height of the top of the front wheel
opening on the fender to ground, this is height H2.
opening on the fender to ground, this is height H1.
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7. Install and adjust the tension in the weight distributing bars so that the height of the front fender is
approximately (H2-H1)/3+H1 (about 1/3 the difference between H2 and H1 above normal ride height
[H1]).
NOTE: For all towing conditions, we recommend towing
with tow haul mode engaged.
All Other 1500(Non-Air Suspension)/2500/3500 Trucks
1. Position the truck to be ready to connect to the trailer
(do not connect the trailer).
8. The truck can now be driven. Jack mode will be
canceled and vehicle will return to normal ride height NOTE: For Ram 2500/3500 trucks equipped with rear air
when drive at speeds above 5mph (8kph).
suspension, normal ride height or alternate ride height
can be used. The vehicle must remain in the engine
Example 1500 Height
running position while attaching a trailer for proper
Measurement Example
(mm)
leveling of the air suspension system. It may not be
possible to enter alternate ride height while lightly
H1
925
loaded.
H2
946
H2-H1
(H2-H1)/3
(H2-H1)/3 + H1
21
7
932
2. Measure the height of the top of the front wheel
opening on the fender to ground, this is height H1.
3. Attach the trailer to the vehicle without the weight
distribution bars connected.
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4. Measure the height of the top of the front wheel Fifth-Wheel Hitch
opening on the fender to ground, this is height H2.
The fifth-wheel hitch is a special high platform with a
5. Install and adjust the tension in the weight distribut- coupling that mounts over the rear axle of the tow vehicle
ing bars so that the height of the front fender is in the truck bed. It connects a vehicle and fifth-wheel
approximately (H2-H1)/2+H1 (about 1/2 the differ- trailer with a coupling king pin.
ence between H2 and H1 above normal ride height Gooseneck Hitch
[H1]).
The gooseneck hitch employs a pivoted coupling arm
which attaches to a ball mounted in the bed of a pickup
Example 2500/3500
Measurement Example
truck. The coupling arm connects to the hitch mounted
Height (mm)
over the rear axle in the truck bed.
H1
1030
H2
1058
Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight
H2-H1
28
The following chart provides the maximum trailer
(H2-H1)/2
14
weight a given factory equipped trailer hitch type can
tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the
(H2-H1)/2 + H1
1044
correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
NOTE: For all towing conditions, we recommend towing
with tow haul mode engaged.
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Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight
Hitch Type
Max. Trailer Weight / Max.
Tongue Weight
Class III Bumper
5,000 lbs (2,268 kg) / 500 lbs
Hitch - 1500 Model
(226 kg)
Class IV - 1500
11,000 lbs (4,989 kg) / 1100
Model
lbs (498 kg)
Class V - 2500/3500
18,000 lbs (8,164 kg) / 1800
Models
lbs (816 kg)
Fifth Wheel - 2500
25,000 lbs (11,339 kg) / 5000
Model
lbs (2,267 kg)
Gooseneck - 2500
20,000 lbs (9,071 kg) /
Model
4000 lbs (1,814 kg)
Gooseneck Or Fifth
32,000 lbs (14,545 kg) / 6000
Wheel - 3500 Model
lbs (2,721 kg)
Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum
Trailer Weight Ratings)” for the Maximum Gross
Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight
Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your given drivetrain.
All trailer hitches should be professionally installed on
your vehicle.
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight
Ratings)
NOTE: For additional trailer towing information (maximum trailer weight ratings) refer to the following website
addresses:
• ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/
• ramtruck.ca (Canada)
• rambodybuilder.com
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Trailer And Tongue Weight
Always load a trailer with 60% of the weight in the front
of the trailer. This places 10% of the 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. Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the
cause of many trailer collisions. Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on your trailer hitch.
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Consider the following items when computing the Towing Requirements
weight on the rear axle of the vehicle:
To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drive• The tongue weight of the trailer
train components the following guidelines are recom• The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment mended:
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 “Tire Safety Information/Tire and Loading Information Placard” in “Starting And Operating” for
further information.
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.
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WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these
guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as
possible:
• Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer
and will not shift during travel. When trailering
cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts
can occur that may be difficult for the driver to
control. You could lose control of your vehicle and
have 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.
• Safety chains must always be used between your
vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to
the hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the
chains under the trailer tongue and allow enough
slack for turning corners.
• Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a
grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on
the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle transmission in
PARK. For four-wheel drive vehicles, make sure
the transfer case is not in NEUTRAL. 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. GVWR
2. GTW
(Continued)
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WARNING! (Continued)
3. GAWR
4. Tongue weight rating for the trailer hitch utilized.
• When replacing tires, refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting And Operating” for proper tire
replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher
load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s
GVWR and GAWR limits.
Towing Requirements — Tires
Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes
• Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact
spare tire.
WARNING!
• Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe
• Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s
and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to
hydraulic brake lines. It can overload your brake
“Tires – General Information” in “Starting And Opersystem and cause it to fail. You might not have
ating” for proper tire inflation procedures.
brakes when you need them and could have an
• Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation presaccident.
sures before trailer usage.
• Towing any trailer will increase your stopping
• Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage
distance. When towing you should allow for addibefore towing a trailer. Refer to “Tires – General
tional space between your vehicle and the vehicle
Information” in “Starting And Operating” for the
in front of you. Failure to do so could result in an
proper inspection procedure.
accident.
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CAUTION!
If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg)
loaded, it should have its own brakes and they
should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this
could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher
brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances.
• Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over
1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of
1,653 lbs (750 kg).
Integrated Trailer Brake Module — If Equipped
Your vehicle may have an Integrated Trailer Brake Module (ITBM) for Electric and Electric Over Hydraulic
(EOH) trailer brakes.
• Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or
vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer. NOTE: This module has been designed and verified with
This could cause inadequate braking and possible electric trailer brakes and new electric over hydraulic
systems. Some previous EOH systems may not be compersonal injury.
patible with ITBM.
• An electronically actuated trailer brake controller is
required when towing a trailer with electronically
actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with
a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic
brake controller is not required.
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The user interface consists of the following:
Manual Brake Control Lever
Slide the manual brake control lever to the left to activate
power to the trailer’s electric brakes independent of the
tow vehicle’s brakes. If the manual brake control lever is
activated while the brake is also applied, the greater of the
two inputs determines the power sent to the trailer brakes.
The trailer and the vehicle’s brake lamps will come on when
either vehicle braking or manual trailer brakes are applied.
Trailer Brake Status Indicator Light
Integrated Trailer Brake Module (ITBM)
1 — GAIN Adjustment Button
2 — GAIN Adjustment Button
3 — Manual Brake Control Lever
This light indicates the trailer electrical connection status.
If no electrical connection is detected after the ignition is
turned on, pressing the GAIN adjustment button or
sliding the manual brake control lever will display the
GAIN setting for 10 seconds and the “Trailer Brake Status
Indicator Light” will not be displayed.
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656 STARTING AND OPERATING
If a fault is detected in the trailer wiring or the Integrated Adjusting GAIN
Trailer Brake Module (ITBM), the “Trailer Brake Status
NOTE: This should only be performed in a traffic free
Indicator Light” will flash.
environment at speeds of approximately 20–25 mph
GAIN Adjustment Buttons (+/-)
(30–40 km/h).
Pressing these buttons will adjust the brake control 1. Make sure the trailer brakes are in good working
power output to the trailer brakes in 0.5 increments. The
condition, functioning normally and properly adGAIN setting can be increased to a maximum of 10 or
justed. See your trailer dealer if necessary.
decreased to a minimum of 0 (no trailer braking).
2. Hook up the trailer and make the electrical connecGAIN
tions according to the trailer manufacturer’s instructions.
The GAIN setting is used to set the trailer brake control
for the specific towing condition and should be changed 3. When a trailer with electric/EOH brakes is plugged
as towing conditions change. Changes to towing condiin, the trailer connected message should appear in the
tions include trailer load, vehicle load, road conditions
EVIC/DID (if the connection is not recognized by the
and weather.
ITBM, braking functions will not be available), the
GAIN setting will illuminate and the correct type of
trailer must be selected from the EVIC/DID options.
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4. Press the UP or DOWN button on the steering wheel 8. In a traffic-free environment, tow the trailer on a dry,
until “TRAILER TOW” appears on the screen.
level surface at a speed of 20–25 mph (30–40 km/h)
and squeeze the manual brake control lever com5. Press the RIGHT arrow on the steering wheel to enter
pletely.
“TRAILER TOW”.
9. If the trailer wheels lockup (indicated by squealing
6. Press the UP or DOWN buttons until Trailer Brake
tires), reduce the GAIN setting; if the trailer wheels
Type appears on the screen.
turn freely, increase the GAIN setting.
7. Press the RIGHT arrow and then press the UP or
Repeat steps 8 and 9 until the GAIN setting is at a point
DOWN buttons until the proper Trailer Brake Type
just below trailer wheel lockup. If towing a heavier
appears on the screen.
trailer, trailer wheel lockup may not be attainable even
with the maximum GAIN setting of 10.
Type of Trailer
Brakes
Light Electric
Electric Trailer
Brakes
Heavy Electric
Electric Trailer
Brakes
Load
*Under 10,000 lbs
*Above 10,000 lbs
Light EOH
Electric over
Hydraulic Trailer
Brakes
*Under 10,000 lbs
Heavy EOH
Electric over
Hydraulic Trailer
Brakes
*Above 10,000 lbs
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658 STARTING AND OPERATING
* The suggested selection depends and may change
depending on the customer preferences for braking performance. Condition of the trailer brakes, driving and
road state may also affect the selection.
Display Messages
The trailer brake control interacts with the Electronic
Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information
Display (DID). Display messages, along with a single
chime, will be displayed when a malfunction is determined in the trailer connection, trailer brake control, or
on the trailer. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center” or “Driver Information Display” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
CAUTION!
Connecting a trailer that is not compatible with the
ITBM system may result in reduced or complete loss
of trailer braking. There may be a increase in stopping distance or trailer instability which could result
in damage to your vehicle, trailer, or other property.
WARNING!
Connecting a trailer that is not compatible with the
ITBM system may result in reduced or complete loss
of trailer braking. There may be a increase in stopping distance or trailer instability which could result
in personal injury.
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NOTE:
Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring
• An aftermarket controller may be available for use
with trailers with air or electric-over-hydraulic trailer
brake systems. To determine the type of brakes on
your trailer and the availability of controllers, check
with your trailer manufacturer or dealer.
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 har• Removal of the ITBM will cause errors and it may ness and connector.
cause damage to the electrical system and electronic NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles
modules of the vehicle. See your authorized dealer if wiring harness.
an aftermarket module is to be installed.
The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle
but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
Refer to the following illustrations.
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Four-Pin Connector
1 — Female Pins
2 — Male Pin
3 — Ground
4 — Park
5 — Left Stop/Turn
6 — Right Stop/Turn
Seven-Pin Connector
1
2
3
4
—
—
—
—
Battery
Backup Lamps
Right Stop/Turn
Electric Brakes
5 — Ground
6 — Left Stop/Turn
7 — Running Lamps
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When towing a loaded trailer up steep grades at low
speeds (20 mph [32 km/h] or below), holding your
Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping
vehicle in first gear (using the ERS shift control) can help
and backing the trailer up in an area away from heavy
to avoid transmission overheating.
traffic.
If you regularly tow a trailer for more than 45 minutes of
Automatic Transmission
continuous operation, then change the automatic transThe DRIVE range can be selected when towing. The mission fluid and filter(s) as specified for ⬙police, taxi,
transmission controls include a drive strategy to avoid fleet, or frequent trailer towing.⬙ Refer to the “Maintefrequent shifting when towing. However, if frequent nance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals.
shifting does occur while in DRIVE, select TOW/HAUL
mode or select a lower gear range (using the Electronic NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level
before towing (6-speed automatic only).
Range Select (ERS) shift control).
NOTE: Using TOW/HAUL mode or selecting a lower Tow/Haul Mode
Towing Tips
gear range (using the ERS shift control) while operating
the vehicle under heavy loading conditions will improve
performance and extend transmission life by reducing
excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also
provide better engine braking.
To reduce potential for automatic transmission overheating, activate TOW/HAUL mode when driving in hilly
areas, or select a lower gear range (using the Electronic
Range Select (ERS) shift control) on more severe grades.
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Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
Highway Driving
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
Reduce speed.
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed Air Conditioning
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
Turn off temporarily.
you can get back to cruising speed.
Air Suspension System
• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
To aid in attaching/detaching the trailer from the vehicle,
maximize fuel efficiency.
the air suspension system can be used. Refer to “Air
Cooling System
Suspension System” in “Starting And Operating” for
To reduce potential for engine and transmission over- further information.
heating, take the following actions:
NOTE: The vehicle must remain in the engine running
City Driving
position while attaching a trailer for proper leveling of
the air suspension system.
When stopped for short periods of time, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
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SNOWPLOW
WARNING!
1500 Models Only
NOTE: Do not use this model vehicle for snowplow
applications.
WARNING!
Snowplows and other aftermarket equipment should
not be added to the front end of your vehicle. The
airbag crash sensors may be affected by the change in
the front end structure. The airbags could deploy
unexpectedly or could fail to deploy during a collision resulting in serious injury or death.
CAUTION!
Using this vehicle for snowplow applications can
cause damage to the vehicle.
Attaching a snowplow to this vehicle could adversely
affect performance of the airbag system in a collision.
Do not expect that the airbag will perform as described earlier in this manual.
2500/3500 Models Only
Snowplow Prep Packages are available as a factory
installed option. These packages include components
necessary to equip your vehicle with a snowplow.
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NOTE: Before installation of a snowplow it is highly
CAUTION!
recommended that the owner/installer obtain and follow
the recommendations contained within the current Body The “Lamp Out” indicator could illuminate if exteBuilders Guide. See your authorized dealer, installer or rior lamps are not properly installed.
snowplow manufacturer for this information. There are
unique electrical systems that must be connected to Before Plowing
properly assure operator safety and prevent overloading • Check the hydraulic system for leaks and proper fluid
vehicle systems.
level.
WARNING!
• Check the mounting bolts and nuts for proper tightness.
Attaching a snowplow to this vehicle could adversely
affect performance of the airbag system in a collision.
Do not expect that the airbag will perform as described earlier in this manual.
• Check the runners and cutting edge for excessive wear.
The cutting edge should be ¼ to ½ in (6 cm to 1.2 cm)
above ground in snow plowing position.
• Check that snowplow lighting is connected and functioning properly.
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Snowplow Prep Package Model Availability
NOTE: Detach the snowplow when transporting passengers.
For Information about snowplow applications visit
www.ramtrucks.com or refer to the current Body Build- Vehicle front end wheel alignment was set to specificaers Guide.
tions at the factory without consideration for the weight
of the plow. Front end toe-in should be checked and reset
1. The maximum number of occupants in the truck
if necessary at the beginning and end of the snowplow
should not exceed two.
season. This will help prevent uneven tire wear.
2. The total GVWR or the Front GAWR or the Rear
The blade should be lowered whenever the vehicle is
GAWR should never be exceeded.
parked.
3. Cargo capacity will be reduced by the addition of
Maintain and operate your vehicle and snowplow equipoptions or passengers, etc.
ment following the recommendations provided by the
The loaded vehicle weight, including the snowplow specific snowplow manufacturer.
system, all aftermarket accessories, driver, passengers,
Over The Road Operation With Snowplow
options, and cargo, must not exceed either the Gross
Attached
Vehicle Weight (GVWR) or Gross Axle Weight (GAWR)
ratings. These weights are specified on the Safety Com- The blade restricts air flow to the radiator and causes the
pliance Certification Label on the driver’s side door engine to operate at higher than normal temperatures.
Therefore, when transporting the plow, angle the blade
opening.
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completely and position it as low as road or surface
conditions permit. Do not exceed 40 mph (64 km/h). The
operator should always maintain a safe stopping distance
and allow adequate passing clearance.
When plowing snow, to avoid transmission and drivetrain damage, the following precautions should be observed.
• Operate with transfer case in 4L when plowing small
or congested areas where speeds are not likely to
Operating Tips
exceed 15 mph (24 km/h). At higher speeds operate in
Under ideal snow plowing conditions, 20 mph (32 km/h)
4H.
should be maximum operating speed. The operator
should be familiar with the area and surface to be • Vehicles with automatic transmissions should use 4L
range when plowing deep or heavy snow for extended
cleaned. Reduce speed and use extreme caution when
periods of time to avoid transmission overheating.
plowing unfamiliar areas or under poor visibility.
• Do not shift the transmission unless the engine has
General Maintenance
returned to idle and wheels have stopped. Make a
Snowplows should be maintained in accordance with the
practice of stepping on the brake pedal while shifting
plow manufacturer’s instructions.
the transmission.
Keep all snowplow electrical connections and battery
terminals clean and free of corrosion.
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RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND
MOTORHOME, ETC.)
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
Towing Condition
Flat Tow
Wheels OFF
The Ground
NONE
Two-Wheel
Drive Models
NOT
ALLOWED
Dolly Tow
Front
On Trailer
Rear
ALL
NOT ALLOWED
OK
OK
Four-Wheel Drive Models
See Instructions
• Automatic transmission in PARK
• Manual transmission in gear (NOT in
NEUTRAL)
• Transfer case in NEUTRAL (N)
• Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
OK
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NOTE:
Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive Models
• When recreationally towing your vehicle, always follow applicable state and provincial laws. Contact state
and provincial Highway Safety offices for additional
details.
DO NOT flat tow this vehicle. Damage to the drivetrain
will result.
Recreational towing (for two-wheel drive models) is
allowed ONLY if the rear wheels are OFF the ground.
• Vehicles equipped with air suspension must be placed This may be accomplished using a tow dolly or vehicle
in Transport mode before tying them down (from the trailer. If using a tow dolly, follow this procedure:
body) on a trailer or flatbed truck. Refer to “Air 1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following
Suspension – If Equipped” for more information. If the
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
vehicle cannot be placed in Transport mode (for example, engine will not run), tie-downs must be fas- NOTE: If vehicle is equipped with air suspension, ensure
tened to the axles (not to the body). Failure to follow the vehicle is set to Normal Ride Height.
these instructions may cause fault codes to be set 2. Drive the rear wheels onto the tow dolly.
and/or cause loss of proper tie-down tension.
3. Firmly apply the parking brake. Place automatic transmission in PARK, manual transmission in gear (not in
NEUTRAL).
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4. Properly secure the rear wheels to the dolly, following Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive Models
the dolly manufacturer’s instructions.
NOTE: Both the manual shift and electronic shift trans5. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position and fer cases must be shifted into NEUTRAL (N) for recreational towing. Automatic transmissions must be shifted
remove the Key Fob.
into PARK for recreational towing. Manual transmissions
6. Install a suitable clamping device, designed for towmust be placed in gear (NOT in NEUTRAL) for recreing, to secure the front wheels in the straight position.
ational towing. Refer to the following for the proper
transfer case NEUTRAL (N) shifting procedure for your
CAUTION!
vehicle.
• Towing with the rear wheels on the ground will
CAUTION!
cause severe transmission damage. Damage from
improper towing is not covered under the New
• DO NOT dolly tow any 4WD vehicle. Towing with
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
only one set of wheels on the ground (front or rear)
• Do not disconnect the driveshaft because fluid may
will cause severe transmission and/or transfer case
leak from the transmission, causing damage to
damage. Tow with all four wheels either ON the
internal parts.
ground, or OFF the ground (using a vehicle trailer).
(Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Tow only in the forward direction. Towing this
vehicle backwards can cause severe damage to the
transfer case.
• Automatic transmissions must be placed in PARK
for recreational towing.
• Manual transmissions must be placed in gear (not
in Neutral) for recreational towing.
• Before recreational towing, perform the procedure
outlined under “Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)” to be
certain that the transfer case is fully in NEUTRAL
(N). Otherwise, internal damage will result.
• 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.
• Do not disconnect the rear driveshaft because fluid
will leak from the transfer case, causing damage to
internal parts.
• Do not use a bumper-mounted clamp-on tow bar
on your vehicle. The bumper face bar will be
damaged.
(Continued)
Shifting Into NEUTRAL (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.
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WARNING!
You or others could be injured or killed if you leave
the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the
NEUTRAL (N) position without first fully engaging
the parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL (N)
position disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and will allow the vehicle
to roll, even if the transmission is in PARK. The
parking brake should always be applied when the
driver is not in the vehicle.
CAUTION!
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in NEUTRAL (N) before
recreational towing to prevent damage to internal
parts.
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, with the engine
running. Firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL.
NOTE: If vehicle is equipped with air suspension, ensure
the vehicle is set to Normal Ride Height.
3. Press and hold the brake pedal.
4. Depress the clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
• With manual shift transfer case, shift the transfer
case lever into NEUTRAL (N).
• With electronic shift transfer case, press and hold the
transfer case NEUTRAL (N) button. Some models
have a small, recessed ⬙N⬙ button (at the center of the
transfer case switches) that must be pushed using a
ballpoint pen or similar object. Other models have a
rectangular NEUTRAL switch, below the rotary
transfer case control knob. The NEUTRAL (N) indicator light will blink while the shift is in progress.
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The light will stop blinking (stay on solid) when the 10. Shift the transmission into PARK or place manual
shift to NEUTRAL (N) is complete. After the shift is
transmission in gear (NOT in Neutral). On 8-speed
transmissions the shifter will automatically select
completed and the NEUTRAL (N) light stays on,
PARK when the engine is turned off.
release the NEUTRAL (N) button.
5. Release the parking brake.
6.
7.
8.
9.
11. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, then
cycle the key or the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ button to
Shift the transmission into REVERSE.
the RUN position and back to the OFF position.
Release the brake pedal (and clutch pedal on manual
Remove the key fob from the ignition switch.
transmissions) for five seconds and ensure that there is
12. Attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle using a suitable
no vehicle movement.
tow bar.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 with automatic transmission in
13. Release the parking brake.
DRIVE or manual transmission in first gear.
NOTE: With electronic shift transfer case:
Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL. Firmly apply the
parking brake. Turn OFF the engine. For vehicles with • Steps 2 through 4 are requirements that must be met
Keyless Enter-N-Go™, push and hold the ENGINE
before pushing the NEUTRAL (N) button, and must
START/STOP button until the engine shuts off.
continue to be met until the shift has been completed.
If any of these requirements are not met before pushing the NEUTRAL (N) button or are no longer met
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during the shift, the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light will Shifting Out Of NEUTRAL (N)
flash continuously until all requirements are met or Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
until the NEUTRAL (N) button is released.
normal usage.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position 1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop, leaving it confor a shift to take place and for the position indicator
nected to the tow vehicle.
lights to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the
ON/RUN position, the shift will not take place and no 2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
3. Press and hold the brake pedal.
• A flashing NEUTRAL (N) position indicator light 4. Start the engine. Shift the transmission into NEUindicates that shift requirements have not been met.
TRAL. Depress the clutch pedal on a manual transmission.
• If the vehicle is equipped with air suspension, the
engine should be started and left running for a mini• With manual shift transfer case, shift the transfer
mum of 60 seconds (with all the doors closed) at least
case lever to the desired position.
once every 24 hours. This process allows the air
suspension to adjust the vehicle’s ride height to compensate for temperature effects.
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• With electronic shift transfer case with rotary selector
switch, press and hold the transfer case NEUTRAL
(N) button until the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light
turns off. After the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light
turns off, release the NEUTRAL (N) button. After the
NEUTRAL (N) button has been released, the transfer
case will shift to the position indicated by the selector switch.
• With electronic shift transfer case with pushbutton
selector switch, press and hold the switch for the
desired transfer case position, until the NEUTRAL
(N) indicator light turns off and the desired position
indicator light turns on.
NOTE: When shifting out of transfer case NEUTRAL (N),
turning the engine OFF is not required, but may be
helpful to avoid gear clash. With the 8-speed automatic
transmission, the engine must remain running, since
turning the engine OFF will shift the transmission to
PARK (and the transmission must be in NEUTRAL for
the transfer case to shift out of NEUTRAL).
5. Turn the engine OFF. Shift automatic transmission into
PARK. On 8-speed transmissions the shifter will automatically select PARK when the engine is turned off.
6. Release the brake pedal (and clutch pedal on a manual
transmission).
7. Disconnect vehicle from the tow vehicle.
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8. Start the engine.
9. Press and hold the brake pedal.
10. Release the parking brake.
• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position
for a shift to take place and for the position indicator
lights to be operable. If the ignition switch is not in the
ON/RUN position, the shift will not take place and no
position indicator lights will be on or flashing.
11. Shift the transmission into gear, release the brake
pedal (and clutch pedal on manual transmissions), • A flashing NEUTRAL (N) position indicator light
indicates that shift requirements have not been met.
and check that the vehicle operates normally.
NOTE: With electronic shift transfer case:
• Steps 3 and 4 are requirements that must be met before
pressing the button to shift out of NEUTRAL (N), and
must continue to be met until the shift has been
completed. If any of these requirements are not met
before pressing the button or are no longer met during
the shift, the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light will flash
continuously until all requirements are met or until the
button is released.
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CONTENTS
䡵 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .679 䡵 JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .725
䡵 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .679
▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .726
䡵 WHEEL AND TIRE TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .680
▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .728
▫ Torque Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .680
䡵 JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING . . . . . . . . . .683
▫ Jacking And Tire Changing 1500 Series
Trucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .683
▫ Jacking And Tire Changing 2500 And 3500 Series
Trucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .703
䡵 HOISTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725
䡵 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . .730
䡵 EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED . .732
䡵 SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE — 6-SPEED
TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .733
▫ Column Shifter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .733
▫ Center Console Shifter — If Equipped . . . . . . .734
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䡵 MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED
TRANSMISSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .735
䡵 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .737
▫ Two-Wheel Drive Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .739
▫ Four-Wheel Drive Models. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .740
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 679
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the
upper switch bank just below the radio.
potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action.
Push the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning • On the highways — slow down.
flasher. When the switch is activated, all direc- • In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission
in NEUTRAL, but do not increase the engine idle
tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming
speed while maintaining the motion of the vehicle
traffic of an emergency. Push the switch a second time to
with the brakes.
turn off the Hazard Warning flashers.
This is an emergency warning system and it should not NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down
be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your an impending overheat condition:
vehicle is disabled and it is creating a safety hazard for • If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C
other motorists.
system adds heat to the engine cooling system and
turning the A/C off can help remove this heat.
When you must leave the vehicle to seek assistance, the
Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate even • You can also turn the temperature control to maximum
heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control
though the ignition is placed in the OFF position.
to high. This allows the heater core to act as a
NOTE: With extended use the Hazard Warning flashers
supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat
may wear down your battery.
from the engine cooling system.
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680 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CAUTION!
Driving with a hot cooling system could damage
your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads HOT
(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 HOT (H), and you hear continuous
chimes, turn the engine off immediately and call for
service.
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.
Torque Specifications
Lug Nut/Bolt
Torque
Lug Nut/
Bolt
Type
**Lug
Nut/Bolt
Size
130 Ft-Lbs (176
N·m)
140 Ft-Lbs (190
N·m)
Cone
M14 x
1.50
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.
Flanged
Lug Nut/
Bolt
Socket
Size
22 mm
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 681
**Use only your Authorized Dealer recommended lug
nuts/bolts and clean or remove any dirt or oil before
tightening.
NOTE: Dual wheels are flat mounted, center piloted.
The lug nuts are a two-piece assembly. When the tires are
being rotated or replaced, clean these lug nuts and add
two drops of oil at the interface between the lug nut/bolt
and the washer.
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Two-Piece Lug Nut
Do not oil wheel studs.
Inspect the wheel mounting surface prior to mounting
the tire and remove any corrosion or loose particles.
682 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Wheel Mounting Surface
4 And 5 Lug Nuts/Bolts Torque Pattern
Tighten the lug nuts/bolts in a star pattern until each
nut/bolt has been tightened twice.
WARNING!
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.
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.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 683
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
WARNING! (Continued)
Jacking And Tire Changing 1500 Series Trucks
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
• 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.
(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.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with an air suspension system, there is a feature which allows the automatic
leveling to be disabled to assist with changing a tire.
If your vehicle is equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be activated through the Uconnect® system.
Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your
Instrument Panel” for further information.
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684 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
If your vehicle is not equipped with a touchscreen, this
feature can be activated through the Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information Display
(DID). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.
Jack Location
The jack and jack tools are stored under the front
passenger seat.
Removal Of Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
To access the jack and jack tools you must remove the
plastic access cover, located on the side of the front
passengers seat. To remove the cover, pull the front part
of the cover (closest to the front of the seat) toward you
to release a locking tab. Once the front of the cover is
loose, slide the cover toward the front of the seat until it
is free from the seat frame.
Jack Access Cover
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 685
Remove the jack and tools by turning the wing bolt Release the tool bag straps from the jack and remove
counterclockwise, remove the wing bolt and then slide tools from bag.
the assembly out from under the seat.
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Jack And Tool Bag
Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
686 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
There are 2 ways to assemble the tools:
Assembled For Spare Tire Lowering/Raising
Assembled For Spare Tire Lowering/Raising
1 — Extension 1
2 — Extension 2
3 — Extension 3
4 — Wheel Wrench
CAUTION!
• The wheel wrench can only be attached to extension 3.
• When attaching the tool to the winch mechanism
be sure the large flared end opening on extension 1
is positioned correctly over the winch mechanism
adjusting nut.
• Damage to the wheel wrench, extensions and
winch mechanism may occur from improper tool
assembly.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 687
Assembled For Jack Operation
WARNING!
After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them
in the original carrier and location. While driving
you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or
other objects in the vehicle may move around with
force, resulting in serious injury.
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Assembled For Jack Operation
1 — Extension With Jack Hook
2 — Extension 2
3 — Extension 3
4 — Extension 4
5 — Wheel Wrench
688 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Removing The Spare Tire
1. Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack up the
truck. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension
tube with the curved angle facing away from the
vehicle. Insert the tube through the access hole between the lower tailgate and the top of the bumper
and into the winch mechanism tube.
Inserting The Jack Extension Tube Into The Access Hole
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 689
2. Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise 3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle to gain
until the spare tire is on the ground with enough cable
access to the spare tire retainer.
slack to allow you to pull it out from under the vehicle.
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Pulling The Spare Tire Out
Rotating The Wheel Wrench Handle
690 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
4. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable.
Pulling The Retainer Through The Center Of The Wheel
Gaining Access To The Retainer
5. Pull the retainer through the center of the wheel.
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 691
Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally
opposite the jacking position. For example, if the right
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or
front wheel is being changed, block the left rear wheel.
slippery areas.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain
in the vehicle when the vehicle is
WARNING!
being jacked.
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
Jack Instructions (1500 Series)
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.
Preparations
WARNING!
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK. On four-wheel drive
vehicles, shift the transfer case to the 4L position.
5. Turn the ignition OFF.
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.
(Continued)
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692 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
(Continued)
Jack Warning Label
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 693
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
4x2 Series Trucks Front Jacking Location
There is a jack location indicator on the rear portion of the
lower control arm.
1. Remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools from storage.
2. Using the wheel wrench, loosen, but do not remove,
the wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground.
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3. Placement of the jack:
4X2 Front Jacking Location Indicator
694 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
When changing a front wheel, place the scissor jack 4x4 Series Trucks Front Jacking Location
under the rear portion of the lower control arm as shown
There is a jack location indicator on the rear portion of the
below.
lower control arm.
4X2 Front Jacking Location
4X4 Front Jacking Location Indicator
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 695
When changing a front wheel, place the scissor jack 4x2 and 4x4 Rear Jacking Location
under the rear portion of the lower control arm as shown
Operate the jack using the jack drive tube and the wheel
below.
wrench. The tube extension may be used but is not
required.
For 4x2 and 4x4 trucks, when changing a rear wheel,
assemble the jack drive tube to the jack and connect the
drive tube to the extension tube. Place the jack under the
axle between the wheel and the shock bracket with the
drive tubes extending to the rear.
4X4 Front Jacking Location
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696 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
CAUTION!
Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure
that the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts
and adjust the jack position as required.
4. By rotating the lug wrench clockwise, raise the vehicle
until the wheel just clears the surface.
WARNING!
Rear Jacking Location
Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle unstable and cause a collision. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 697
5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. Install
the spare wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped
end of the wheel nuts toward the wheel. To avoid the
risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully
tighten the wheel nuts until the vehicle has been
lowered.
WARNING!
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the extra tire and wheel
in the places provided.
6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the 7. Install the wheel center cap and remove the wheel
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
blocks. Do not install chrome or aluminum wheel
leverage. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern until
center caps on the spare wheel. This may result in cap
each nut has been tightened twice. For the correct lug
damage.
nut torque refer to “Torque Specifications” in this
section. If in doubt about the correct tightness, have 8. Lower the jack to its fully closed position. If the bottle
jack will not lower by turning the dial (thumbwheel)
them checked with a torque wrench by you authorized
by hand, it may be necessary to use the jack drive tube
dealer or service station.
in order to lower the jack. Stow the replaced tire, jack,
and tools as previously described.
9. Adjust the tire pressure when possible.
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698 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do 1. Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is facing the
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
ground and toward the rear of the vehicle for convenience in checking the spare tire inflation. Slide the
To Stow The Flat Or Spare
wheel retainer through the center of the wheel.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels cannot be stored under the vehicle because the wheel
retainer will not fit through the wheel pilot hole. Secure
the flat tire in the bed of the truck. Have the flat tire
repaired or replaced immediately.
WARNING!
A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard stop
could injure the occupants in the vehicle. Have the
deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.
Reinstalling The Retainer
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 699
2. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to 3. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and position it
with the curved angle facing away from the vehicle.
properly across the wheel opening.
Insert the tube through the access hole between the
lower tailgate and the top of the bumper and into the
winch mechanism tube.
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Pushing The Retainer Through The Center Of The
Wheel And Positioning It
Wheel Wrench And Jack Extension Tube Assembled And
In Position
700 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
4. Rotate the wheel wrench handle clockwise until the
wheel is drawn into place against the underside of the
vehicle. Continue to rotate until you feel the winch
mechanism slip, or click three or four times. It cannot
be overtightened. Push against the tire several times to
ensure it is firmly in place.
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
1. Tighten the jack all the way down by turning the jack
turn-screw counterclockwise until the jack is snug.
Rotating The Wheel Wrench Handle
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 701
2. Position the jack and tool bag. Make sure the lug 3. Secure the tool bag straps to the jack.
wrench is under the jack near the jack turn-screw.
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Jack And Tools Tied
Jack And Tool Bag
702 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
4. Place the jack and tools in the storage position holding 5. Turn the wing bolt clockwise to secure to the floor pan.
the jack by the jack turn-screw, slip the jack and tools
Reinstall the plastic cover.
under the seat so that the bottom slot engages into the
fastener on the floor.
Jack And Tools (1500 Series)
Jack Hold Down Fastener
NOTE: Ensure that the jack slides into the front hold
down location.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 703
WARNING!
WARNING! (Continued)
After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them
in the original carrier and location. While driving
you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or
other objects in the vehicle may move around with
force, resulting in serious injury.
Jacking And Tire Changing 2500 And 3500 Series
Trucks
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
(Continued)
• Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The
vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You
could be crushed. Never put any part of your body
under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get
under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center
where it can be raised on a lift.
• Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is
on a jack.
• The jack is designed to be used as a tool for
changing tires only. The jack should not be used to
lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle
should be jacked on a firm level surface only.
Avoid ice or slippery areas.
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704 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Jack Location
The jack and jack tools are stored under the front
passenger seat.
Removal Of Jack And Tools (2500, 3500 Series)
To access the jack and jack tools you must remove the
plastic access cover, located on the side of the front
passengers seat. To remove the cover, pull the front part
of the cover (closest to the front of the seat) toward you
to release a locking tab. Once the front of the cover is
loose, slide the cover toward the front of the seat until it
is free from the seat frame.
Jack Access Cover
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 705
Remove the jack and tools by turning the wing bolt Remove the jack and tools from the bracket assembly.
counterclockwise, remove the wing bolt and then slide Turn the jack-turn-screw counterclockwise to release jack
the assembly out from under the seat.
from bracket assembly.
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Wing Bolt/Jack And Tools (2500/3500 Series)
Jack And Tools Bracket Assembly
706 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
There are 2 ways to assemble the tools:
Assembled For Spare Tire Lowering/Raising
Assembled For Spare Tire Lowering/Raising
1 — Extension 1
2 — Extension 2
3 — Extension 3
4 — Wheel Wrench
CAUTION!
• The wheel wrench can only be attached to extension 3.
• When attaching the tool to the winch mechanism
be sure the large flared end opening on extension 1
is positioned correctly over the winch mechanism
adjusting nut.
• Damage to the wheel wrench, extensions and
winch mechanism may occur from improper tool
assembly.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 707
Assembled For Jack Operation
WARNING!
After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them
in the original carrier and location. While driving
you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or
other objects in the vehicle may move around with
force, resulting in serious injury.
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Assembled For Jack Operation
1 — Extension With Jack Hook
2 — Extension 2
3 — Extension 3
4 — Extension 4
5 — Wheel Wrench
708 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Removing The Spare Tire
1. Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack up the
truck. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension
tube with the curved angle facing away from the
vehicle. Insert the tube through the access hole between the lower tailgate and the top of the bumper
and into the winch mechanism tube.
Inserting The Jack Extension Tube Into The Access Hole
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 709
2. Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise 3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle to gain
until the spare tire is on the ground with enough cable
access to the spare tire retainer.
slack to allow you to pull it out from under the vehicle.
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Pulling The Spare Tire Out
Rotating The Wheel Wrench Handle
710 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
4. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to
tilt the retainer at the end of the cable.
Pulling The Retainer Through The Center Of The Wheel
Gaining Access To The Retainer
5. Pull the retainer through the center of the wheel.
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 711
Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally
opposite the jacking position. For example, if the right
1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or
front wheel is being changed, block the left rear wheel.
slippery areas.
NOTE: Passengers should not remain
in the vehicle when the vehicle is
WARNING!
being jacked.
Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the
Jack Instructions (2500, 3500
vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off
Series)
the road to avoid the danger of being hit when
operating the jack or changing the wheel.
Preparations
WARNING!
2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flasher.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Place the shift lever into PARK. On four-wheel drive
vehicles, shift the transfer case to the 4L position.
5. Turn the ignition OFF.
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.
(Continued)
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712 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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.
• To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are
securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the
valve stem facing the ground.
(Continued)
Jack Warning Label
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 713
1. Remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools from storage.
2. Using the lug wrench, loosen, but do not remove, the
wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one
turn while the wheel is still on the ground. Changing
a dually tire requires the lug wrench adapter.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with hub caps/wheel
covers they must be removed before raising the vehicle
off the ground. Refer to ”Hub Caps/Wheel Covers — If
Equipped” in this section.
Lug Wrench Adaptor Shown In Jack And Tools
Assembly
CAUTION!
Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on
locations other than those indicated in the Jacking
Instructions for this vehicle.
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714 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Lug Wrench Adapter
Lug Wrench Adapter And Wrench
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 715
3. Placement of the jack:
Front Jacking Location
When changing the front wheel, assemble the jack drive
tube to the jack and connect the drive tube to the
extension tube. Place the jack under the axle as close to
the tire as possible with the drive tubes extending to the
front. Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
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Front Jacking Location
716 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Rear Jacking Location
When changing a rear wheel, assemble the jack drive
tube to the jack and connect the drive tube to the
extension tube. Place the jack under the axle between the
spring and the shock absorber with the drive tubes
extending to the rear.
Connect the jack tube extension and wheel wrench.
CAUTION!
Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure
that the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts
and adjust the jack position as required.
NOTE: If the bottle jack will not lower by turning the dial
(thumbwheel) by hand, it may be necessary to use the
jack drive tube in order to lower the jack.
4. By rotating the wheel wrench clockwise, raise the
vehicle until the wheel just clears the surface.
WARNING!
Rear Jacking Location
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle unstable and cause a collision. It could
slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the
vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 717
5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. On
single rear-wheel (SRW) trucks, install the spare wheel
and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the wheel
nuts toward the wheel. On 3500 dual rear-wheel
models (DRW) trucks, if the outer tire is being replaced then leave the inner wheel on the vehicle. If the
inner wheel is being replaced remove the outer wheel
and replace the inner wheel. The wheel nuts are a
two-piece assembly with a flat face. Lightly tighten the
wheel nuts. To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off
the jack, do not fully tighten the wheel nuts until the
vehicle has been lowered.
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Rear Inner Wheel Proper Placement (Dual Rear Wheel
Equipped)
718 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
6. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the
wrench while at the end of the handle for increased
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 you authorized
dealer or service station.
WARNING!
Dual Rear Wheel Placement
A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or
hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the extra tire and wheel
in the places provided.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 719
7. Install the wheel center cap and remove the wheel To Stow The Flat Or Spare
blocks. Do not install chrome or aluminum wheel
NOTE: Have the flat tire repaired or replaced immedicenter caps on the spare wheel. This may result in cap
ately.
damage.
8. Lower the jack to its fully closed position. Stow the
replaced tire, jack, and tools as previously described.
NOTE: If the bottle jack will not lower by turning the dial
(thumbwheel) by hand, it may be necessary to use the
jack drive tube in order to lower the jack.
9. Adjust the tire pressure when possible.
NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do
not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts.
WARNING!
A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard
stop could injure the occupants in the vehicle. Have
the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately.
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720 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
1. Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is facing the 2. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to
ground and toward the rear of the vehicle for convetilt the retainer at the end of the cable and position it
nience in checking the spare tire inflation. Slide the
properly across the wheel opening.
wheel retainer through the center of the wheel.
Reinstalling The Retainer
Pushing The Retainer Through The Center Of The
Wheel And Positioning It
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 721
3. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube 4. Rotate the wheel wrench handle clockwise until the
with the curved angle facing away from the vehicle.
wheel is drawn into place against the underside of the
Insert the tube through the access hole between the
vehicle. Continue to rotate until you feel the winch
lower tailgate and the top of the bumper and into the
mechanism slip, or click three or four times. It cannot
winch mechanism tube.
be overtightened. Push against the tire several times to
ensure it is firmly in place.
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Wheel Wrench And Jack Extension Tube Assembled And
In Position
Rotating The Wheel Wrench Handle
722 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with
the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other
power tools is not recommended and can damage the
winch.
Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (2500 And 3500
Series)
1. Tighten the jack all the way down by turning the jack
turn-screw counterclockwise until the jack is snug.
2. Position the jack and tools into bracket assembly.
Make sure the lug wrench is under the jack near the
jack turn-screw. Snap tools into bracket assembly clips.
Install the jack into bracket assembly and turn the
jack-turn-screw clockwise until jack is snug into
bracket assembly.
Jack And Tools Bracket Assembly
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 723
3. Place the jack and tool bracket assembly in the storage 4. Turn the wing bolt clockwise to secure to the floor pan.
position holding the jack by the jack turn-screw, slip
Reinstall the plastic cover.
the jack and tools under the seat so that the bottom slot
engages into the fastener on the floor.
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Wing Bolt/Jack And Tools (2500/3500 Series)
Jack Hold Down Fastener
NOTE: Ensure that the jack and tool bracket assembly
slides into the front hold down location.
724 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
On 3500 models with dual rear wheels (DRW), you must
The hub caps must be removed before raising the vehicle first remove the hub caps. The jack handle driver has a
hook at one end that will fit in the pull off notch of the
off the ground.
rear hub caps. Position the hook and pull straight out on
the ratchet firmly. The hub cap should pop off. The wheel
CAUTION!
skins can now be removed. For the front hub cap, use the
flat blade on the end of the lug wrench to pull the caps
Use extreme caution when removing the front and
rear center caps. Damage can occur to the center cap off. The wheel skin can now be removed.
and/or the wheel if screwdriver type tools are used. A
CAUTION!
pulling motion, not a pry off motion, is recommended to remove the caps.
• Use a pulling motion to remove the hub cap. Do not
use a twisting motion when removing the hub cap,
For single rear wheel (SRW) models, use the flat blade on
damage to the hub cap; finish may occur.
the end of the lug wrench to pull the hub cap off. Insert
•
The rear hub caps on the dual rear wheel has two
the blade end into the pull off notch and carefully pull the
pull off notches. Make sure that the hook of the
hub cap off with a back and forth motion.
jack handle driver is located squarely in the cap
notch before attempting to pull off.
Hub Caps/Wheel Covers — If Equipped
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 725
You must use the flat end of the lug wrench to pull off the
wheel skins. Locate the hub cap pull notches (2 notches
on each cap). Insert the flat tip completely and using a
back and forth motion, loosen the wheel skin. Repeat this
procedure around the tire until the skin pops off.
Replace the wheel skins first using a rubber mallet. When
replacing the hub caps, tilt the cap retainer over the lug
nut bolt circle and strike the high side down with a
rubber mallet. Be sure that the hub caps and wheel skins
are firmly seated around the wheel.
HOISTING
CAUTION!
Never use a floor jack directly under the differential
housing of a loaded truck or damage to your vehicle
may result.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
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.
A conventional floor jack may be used at the jacking NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack
locations. Refer to the graphics that show jacking loca- follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and
tions. However, a floor jack or frame hoist must never be precautions.
used on any other parts of the underbody.
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726 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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.
Preparations For Jump-Start
Battery (Gas Model Shown)
The battery in your vehicle is located in the front of the 1 — Positive Battery Post
engine compartment, behind the left headlight assembly. 2 — Fuses
NOTE: The positive battery post is covered with a
protective cap. Lift up on the cap to gain access to the
positive battery post. Do not jump off fuses. Only jump
directly off positive post.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 727
WARNING!
Battery (Diesel Model Shown)
1 — Positive Battery Post
2 — Fuses
• 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.
1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission
into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK.
2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories.
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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.
Jump-Starting Procedure
WARNING!
Failure to follow this jump-starting 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.
Connecting The Jumper Cables
1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the
positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle.
NOTE: Do not jump off fuses. Only jump directly off
positive post.
2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper
cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
3. Connect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable to the
negative (-) post of the booster battery.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 729
4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of
the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery
and the fuel injection system.
WARNING!
Do not connect the jumper cable to the negative (-)
post of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and
could result in personal injury. Only use the specific
ground point, do not use any other exposed metal
parts.
CAUTION!
Do not connect jumper cable to any of the fuses on
the positive battery terminal. The resulting electrical
current will blow the fuse.
6. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables
in the reverse sequence:
Disconnecting The Jumper Cables
1. Disconnect the negative (-) end of the jumper cable
from the engine ground of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster 2. Disconnect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper
cable from the negative (-) post of the booster battery.
battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then
start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged 3. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable
battery.
from the positive (+) post of the booster battery.
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730 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
4. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
cable from the positive (+) post of the vehicle with the If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it
discharged battery.
can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the
If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the
you should have the battery and charging system in- front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE
and REVERSE (with automatic transmission) or 2nd gear
spected at your authorized dealer.
and REVERSE (with manual transmission), while gently
pushing the accelerator. Use the least amount of acceleraCAUTION!
tor pedal pressure that will maintain the rocking motion,
Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets without spinning the wheels or racing the engine.
draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not
in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if NOTE: For trucks equipped with 8-speed automatic
plugged in long enough without engine operation, transmission: Shifts between DRIVE and REVERSE can
the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to only be achieved at wheel speeds of 5 mph (8 km/h) or
degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from less. Whenever the transmission remains in NEUTRAL
for more than two seconds, you must push the brake
starting.
pedal to engage DRIVE or REVERSE.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 731
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 clutch or transmission failure during
prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle.
• When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE/2nd gear and REVERSE, do not spin
the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result.
• Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast
may lead to transmission 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: Push the ⬙ESC Off⬙ switch, to place the Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system in ⬙Partial Off⬙ mode,
before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake
Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further information. Once the vehicle has been freed, push the ⬙ESC
Off⬙ switch again to restore ⬙ESC On⬙ mode.
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WARNING!
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.
• Do not use a chain for freeing a stuck vehicle.
Chains may break, causing serious injury or death.
• Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow
hooks. Tow straps may become disengaged, causing serious injury.
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
Your vehicle may be equipped with emergency tow
hooks.
NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use
both of the front tow hooks to minimize the risk of
damage to the vehicle.
CAUTION!
Tow hooks are for emergency use only to rescue a
vehicle stranded off-road. Do not use tow hooks for
tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could
damage your vehicle.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 733
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE — 6-SPEED
TRANSMISSION
If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use one of the
following procedures to temporarily move the shift lever:
Column Shifter — If Equipped
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
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3. Tilt the steering wheel to the full up position.
4. Push and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
Shift Lever Override Access Port
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
5. Insert a screwdriver or similar tool, into the access port
(ringed circle) on the bottom of the steering column 7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
and push and hold the override release lever up.
734 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Center Console Shifter — If Equipped
1. Turn the engine off.
2. Firmly apply the parking brake.
3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the
shift lever override access cover (located to the right of
the shift lever).
4. Push and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal.
5. Insert the screwdriver or similar tool into the access
hole, and push and hold the override release lever
down.
Shift Lever Override Access Cover
6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position.
7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL.
8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 735
MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED
TRANSMISSION
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.
WARNING!
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.
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Manual Park Release Pull Strap
736 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Follow these steps to activate the Manual Park Release:
1. Firmly apply the parking brake.
5. The vehicle is now out of PARK and can be towed.
Release the parking brake only when the vehicle is
securely connected to a tow vehicle.
2. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the
To Reset The Manual Park Release:
Manual Park Release access cover, which is just above
the parking brake release handle, below and to the left 1. Push the locking tab to the right, to unlock the lever.
of the steering column.
2. Rotate the Manual Park Release lever forward to its
3. Using the screwdriver or similar tool, push the
original position, until the locking tab snaps into place
to secure the lever.
Manual Park Release lever locking tab (just below the
middle of the lever) to the right.
3. Pull gently on the tether strap to confirm that the lever
4. While holding the locking tab in the disengaged
is locked in its stowed position.
position, pull the tether strap to rotate the lever
4. Re-install the access cover.
rearward, until it locks in place pointing towards the
driver’s seat. Release the locking tab and verify that
the Manual Park Release lever is locked in the released
position.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 737
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
This section describes procedures for towing a disabled
vehicle using a commercial towing service. If the transmission and drivetrain are operable, disabled vehicles
may also be towed as described under “Recreational
Towing” in the “Starting and Operating” section.
NOTE: Vehicles equipped with air suspension must be
placed in Transport mode, before tying them down (from
the body) on a trailer or flatbed truck. Refer to ⬙Air
Suspension⬙ in ⬙Starting and Operating⬙ for more information. If the vehicle cannot be placed in Transport mode
(for example, engine will not run), tie-downs must be
fastened to the axles (not to the body). Failure to follow
these instructions may cause fault codes to be set and/or
cause loss of proper tie-down tension.
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738 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
Towing
Condition
Flat Tow
Wheel Lift
or Dolly
Tow
Flatbed
Wheels
OFF the
Ground
NONE
2WD Models
4WD Models
If transmission is operable:
• Transmission in NEUTRAL
• 30 mph (48 km/h) max speed
• 15 miles (24 km) max distance
(6–speed transmission)
• 30 miles (48 km) max distance
(8–speed transmission)
Front
Rear
OK
See instructions in “Recreational Towing” under “Starting and Operating”
• Automatic Transmission in PARK
• Manual Transmission in gear ( NOT
NEUTRAL)
• Transfer Case in NEUTRAL (N)
• Tow in forward direction
NOT ALLOWED
NOT ALLOWED
ALL
BEST METHOD
BEST METHOD
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.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 739
If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) Two-Wheel Drive Models
while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN The manufacturer recommends towing your vehicle with
position, not the ACC position.
all four wheels OFF the ground using a flatbed.
If the key fob is unavailable or the vehicle’s battery is If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmisdischarged, refer to ”Manual Park Release” or “Shift sion is operable, this vehicle may be towed (with rear
Lever Override” in this section for instructions on shift- wheels on the ground) under the following conditions:
ing the automatic transmission out of PARK for towing.
• The transmission must be in NEUTRAL.
CAUTION!
• The towing speed must not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use sling type equipment when towing.
Vehicle damage may occur.
• When securing the vehicle to a flat bed truck, do
not attach to front or rear suspension components.
Damage to your vehicle may result from improper
towing.
• The towing distance must not exceed 15 miles (24 km)
for 6-speed transmission, or 30 miles (48 km) for
8-speed transmission.
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 6-speed transmission, or 30 miles
(48 km) for 8-speed transmission, tow with the rear
wheels OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow
the vehicle on a flatbed, or with the front wheels raised
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740 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
and the rear wheels on a towing dolly, or (when using a
suitable steering wheel stabilizer to hold the front wheels
in the straight position) with the rear wheels raised and
the front wheels on the ground.
CAUTION!
Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe engine and/or transmission
damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Four-Wheel Drive Models
The manufacturer recommends towing with all wheels
OFF the ground. Acceptable methods are to tow the
vehicle on a flatbed or with one end of vehicle raised and
the opposite end on a towing dolly.
If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transfer
case is operable, the vehicle may be towed (in the
forward direction, with ALL wheels on the ground), IF
the transfer case is in NEUTRAL (N) and the transmission is in PARK (for automatic transmissions) or in gear
(NOT in NEUTRAL, for manual transmissions). Refer to
“Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” for
further information and detailed instructions.
CAUTION!
• Front or rear wheel lifts must not be used. Internal
damage to the transmission or transfer case will
occur if a front or rear wheel lift is used when
towing.
• 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.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
CONTENTS
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L . . . . . . . . . .744
▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .751
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L . . . . . . . . . .745
▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754
䡵 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 6.4L . . . . . . . . . .746
▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .755
䡵 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II) . . .747
▫ Accessory Drive Belt Inspection . . . . . . . . . . .758
▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .747
▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760
䡵 EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .748
▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .761
䡵 REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .749
▫ Front Driveshaft Lubrication — 2500/3500
(Four-Wheel Drive Models Only) . . . . . . . . . .763
䡵 DEALER SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750
▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .763
䡵 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . .750
▫ Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .764
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742 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .768 䡵 BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .805
▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .768
▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .771
▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .778
▫ Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid
Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .780
▫ Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .782
▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .782
▫ Appearance Care And Protection From
Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .786
䡵 FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794
▫ Power Distribution Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .795
䡵 VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .803
䡵 REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .804
▫ Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam
Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Front Park
And Turn — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .806
▫ Fog Lamps — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .808
▫ Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal And Backup
Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .808
▫ Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With
Cargo Lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .810
▫ Cab Top Clearance Lamps — If Equipped . . . .811
▫ Rear Lamp Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheels) —
If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .813
▫ Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) —
If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .814
䡵 FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .815
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 743
䡵 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .817
▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .820
▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .817
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744 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
1
2
3
4
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Engine Oil Fill
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
5
6
7
8
—
—
—
—
Battery
Washer Fluid Reservoir
Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
Engine Coolant Reservoir
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 745
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
— Air Cleaner Filter
— Automatic Transmission Dipstick (6-Speed Trans Only)
— Engine Oil Fill
— Engine Oil Dipstick
— Brake Fluid Reservoir
— Battery
7 — Washer Fluid Reservoir
8 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
9 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (2500/3500 Models Only)
10 — Coolant Pressure Cap
11 — Engine Coolant Reservoir
746 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 6.4L
1
2
3
4
5
—
—
—
—
—
Coolant Pressure Bottle
Transmission Dipstick
Engine Oil Fill
Engine Oil Dipstick
Brake Fluid Reservoir
6 — Battery
7 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses)
8 — Washer Solvent
9 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir
10 — Air Cleaner Filter
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 747
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II)
Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard
diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors
the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic
transmission control systems. When these systems are
operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent
performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations.
CAUTION!
• Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause
further damage to the emission control system. It
could also affect fuel economy and driveability.
The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions
tests can be performed.
• If the MIL is flashing, while the engine is running,
severe catalytic converter damage and power loss
will soon occur. Immediate service is required.
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 Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
If the vehicle diagnostic system determines
assist your service technician in making repairs. Althat the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly
though your vehicle will usually be drivable and not
installed, or damaged, a loose gascap indicator
need towing, see your authorized dealer for service as
will display in the EVIC/DID telltale display
soon as possible.
area. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
(EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press the
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748 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
SELECT button to turn off the message. If the problem Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II
continues, the message will appear the next time the system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently
serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replacevehicle is started.
ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not
A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap
ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test.
may also turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).
Your vehicle has a simple ignition actuated test, which
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
you can use prior to going to the test station. To check if
PROGRAMS
your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must do the
In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass following:
an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system.
1. Cycle the ignition switch to the ON position, but do
Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration.
not crank or start the engine.
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
on when the engine is running, and that the OBD II 2. As soon as you cycle the ignition switch to the ON
position, you will see the Malfunction Indicator Light
system is ready for testing.
(MIL) symbol come on as part of a normal bulb check.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 749
3. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will system to update. A recheck with the above test routine
happen:
may then indicate that the system is now ready.
• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then
return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF
the ignition or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should
not proceed to the I/M station.
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.
• The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully
illuminated until you place the ignition in the off REPLACEMENT PARTS
position or start the engine. This means that your
vehicle’s OBD II system is ready and you can proceed Use of genuine MOPAR® parts for normal/scheduled
maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ento the I/M station.
sure the designed performance. Damage or failures
If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your caused by the use of non-MOPAR® parts for mainteauthorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was nance and repairs will not be covered by the New Vehicle
recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, Limited Warranty.
you may need to do nothing more than drive your
vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II
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DEALER SERVICE
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
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.
The pages that follow contain the required maintenance
services determined by the engineers who designed your
vehicle.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
systems may void your warranty and could result in civil
penalties being assessed against you.
WARNING!
You can be badly injured working on or around a motor
vehicle. Only do service work for which you have the
knowledge and the proper equipment. If you have any
doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take
your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed
“Maintenance Schedule”, there are other components
which may require servicing or replacement in the future.
CAUTION!
• Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could
result in more costly repairs, damage to other
components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions
examined by an authorized dealer or qualified
repair center.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids
that protect the performance and durability of your
vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine,
transmission, power steering or air conditioning.
Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle
Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of
component malfunction, use only the specified
fluid for the flushing procedure.
Engine Oil
Checking Oil Level
To assure proper lubrication of your vehicle’s engine, the
engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check
the oil level at regular intervals, such as every fuel stop.
The best time to check the engine oil level is about five
minutes after a fully warmed up engine is shut off.
Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will
improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Always
maintain the oil level within the SAFE zone on the
dipstick. Adding one quart of oil when the reading is at
the bottom of the SAFE zone will result in a reading at the
top of the safe zone on these engines.
CAUTION!
Overfilling or underfilling the crankcase will cause
oil aeration or loss of oil pressure. This could damage
your engine.
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Change Engine Oil
Engine Oil Selection
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.
For best performance and maximum protection under all
types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only
recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet
the requirements of FCA US Material Standard MS-6395.
NOTE: 1500 Models Only
American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil
Identification Symbol
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months on
1500 trucks, whichever comes first.
2500 – 3500 Models
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
exceed 8,000 miles (13,000 km) or twelve months on
2500 – 3500 trucks, whichever comes first.
This symbol means that the oil has
been certified by the American
Petroleum Institute (API). The
manufacturer only recommends
API Certified engine oils.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 753
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.
Engine Oil Viscosity — 3.6L Engines (1500 Models
Only)
MOPAR® SAE 5W-20 engine oil approved to FCA US
Material Standard MS-6395 or equivalent Pennzoil® or
Shell Helix® is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting
and vehicle fuel economy.
NOTE: MOPAR® SAE 5W-30 engine oil approved to
FCA US Material Standard MS-6395 may be used when
SAE 5W-20 engine oil meeting MS-6395 is not available.
Engine Oil Viscosity — 5.7L Engine (1500/2500/3500
Models)
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. 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 “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining
Your Vehicle” for further information.
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your vehicle. For information on NOTE:
engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compart- • Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil
ment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informacertification mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade
tion.
number should not be used.
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• For 2500/3500 trucks with a 5.7L engine operating
under a gross combined weight rating of 14,000 lbs (6
350 kg) or greater, SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended for all operating temperatures.
Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters
Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and
oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters,
indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the
environment. Contact your authorized dealer, service
Engine Oil Viscosity — 6.4L Engine
station or governmental agency for advice on how and
Use Pennzoil Ultra 0W–40 engine or equivalent MOPAR
where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in
oil meeting the FCA US Material Standard MS-12633 for
your area.
use in all operating temperatures.
Engine Oil Filter
The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended
engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter
engine oil filler cap location, refer to the “Engine Com- at every engine oil change.
partment” in this section.
Engine Oil Filter Selection
Synthetic Engine Oils
This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type oil
You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recom- filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality
mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recom- of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high
mended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes
are followed.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 755
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.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Inspection and
Replacement
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.
Inspect engine air cleaner filter for dirt and or debris, if
you find evidence of either dirt or debris you should
change your air cleaner filter.
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter Removal
1. Release the spring clips from the air cleaner cover.
6.4L Air Cleaner Filter Cover
3.6L/5.7L Air Cleaner Filter Cover
1 — Clean Air Hose Clamp
2 — Air Hose
3 — Spring Clips
1 — Clean Air Hose Clamp
2 — Spring Clips
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 757
2. Lift the air cleaner cover to access the air cleaner filter. 3. Remove the air cleaner filter element from the housing
assembly.
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Open Air Cleaner Filter Assembly
1 — Air Cleaner Cover
2 — Air Cleaner Filter
Air Cleaner Filter
1 — Air Cleaner Filter
2 — Air Cleaner Filter Inspection Surface
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Engine Air Cleaner Filter Installation
NOTE: Inspect and clean the housing if dirt or debris is
present before replacing the air filter element.
1. Install the air cleaner filter element into the housing
assembly with the air cleaner filter inspection surface
facing downward.
2. Install the air cleaner cover onto the housing assembly
locating tabs.
3. Latch the spring clips and lock the air cleaner cover to
the housing assembly.
Accessory Drive Belt Inspection
WARNING!
• Do not attempt to inspect an accessory drive belt
with vehicle running.
• When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead. The fan is temperature
controlled and can start at any time regardless of
ignition switch position. You could be injured by
the moving fan blades.
• 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.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 759
When inspecting accessory drive belts, small cracks that
run across ribbed surface of belt from rib to rib, are
considered normal. These are not a reason to replace belt.
However, cracks running along a rib (not across) are not
normal. Any belt with cracks running along a rib must be
replaced. Also have the belt replaced if it has excessive
wear, frayed cords or severe glazing.
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Accessory Belt (Serpentine Belt)
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Belt replacement on some models requires the use of
special tools, we recommend having your vehicle serRib chunking (one or more ribs has separated from belt
viced at an authorized dealer.
body)
Maintenance-Free Battery
Rib or belt wear
Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery.
Longitudinal belt cracking (cracks between two ribs) You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required.
Belt slips
Conditions that would require replacement:
•
•
•
•
• “Groove jumping⬙ (belt does not maintain correct
position on pulley)
• Belt broken (note: identify and correct problem before
new belt is installed)
• Noise (objectionable squeal, squeak, or rumble is
heard or felt while drive belt is in operation)
Some conditions can be caused by a faulty component
such as a belt pulley. Belt pulleys should be carefully
inspected for damage and proper alignment.
WARNING!
• Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can
burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid
to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean
over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid
splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to
“Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In
Emergencies” for further information.
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 761
WARNING! (Continued)
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep
flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use
a booster battery or any other booster source with
an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable
clamps to touch each other.
• Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories
contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands
after handling.
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.
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
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Air Conditioner Maintenance
For best possible performance, your air conditioner
should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer
at the start of each warm season. This service should
include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance
test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this
time.
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WARNING!
CAUTION!
• 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.
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.
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R134a — If
Equipped
R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental
Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning
service be performed by authorized dealer or other
service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
PAG compressor oil and refrigerants.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 763
Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling HFO 1234yf
— If Equipped
Body Lubrication
Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as
seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate,
tailgate, decklid, 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.
NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system
Particular attention should also be given to hood latching
PAG compressor oil and refrigerants.
components to ensure proper function. When performing
Front Driveshaft Lubrication — 2500/3500
other underhood services, the hood latch, release mecha(Four-Wheel Drive Models Only)
nism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated.
HFO 1234yf Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product
with a low GWP (Global Warming Potential). However,
the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service be performed by authorized dealer or other service
facilities using recovery and recycling equipment.
Lubricate the front driveshaft grease fitting at each oil
change. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the
proper maintenance intervals. Use MOPAR® Type MS6560 (lithium-based grease), or equivalent.
The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a
year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small
amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR®
Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder.
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The wiper blades and wiper arms should be inspected
periodically, not just when wiper performance problems
Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the
are experienced. This inspection should include the folwindshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a
lowing points:
mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt or road film.
• Wear Or Uneven Edges
Windshield Wiper Blades
Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods • Foreign Material
may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use
washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt • Hardening Or Cracking
from a dry windshield.
• Deformation Or Fatigue
Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from If a wiper blade or wiper arm is damaged, replace the
the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with affected wiper arm or blade with a new unit. Do not
petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc.
attempt to repair a wiper arm or blade that is damaged.
NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor
performance of blades may be present with chattering,
marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions
are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necessary.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 765
Wiper Blade Removal/Installation
CAUTION!
Do not allow the wiper arm to spring back against
the glass without the wiper blade in place or the glass
may be damaged.
1. Lift the wiper arm to raise the wiper blade off of the
glass, until the wiper arm is in the full up position.
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Wiper Blade With Release Tab In Locked Position
1 — Wiper Blade
2 — Wiper Arm
3 — Release Tab
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2. To disengage the wiper blade from the wiper arm,
press the release tab on the wiper blade and while
holding the wiper arm with one hand, slide the wiper
blade down towards the base of the wiper arm.
Wiper Blade With Release Tab In Unlocked Position
1 — Wiper Blade
2 — Wiper Arm
3 — Release Tab
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 767
3. With the wiper blade disengaged, remove the wiper 4. Gently lower the wiper arm onto the glass.
blade from the wiper arm.
Installing The Front Wipers
1. Lift the wiper arm off of the glass, until the wiper arm
is in the full up position.
2. Position the wiper blade near the hook on the tip of the
wiper arm.
3. Insert the hook on the tip of the arm through the
opening in the wiper blade.
4. Slide the wiper blade up into the hook on the wiper
arm, latch engagement will be accompanied by an
audible click.
Wiper Blade Removed From Wiper Arm
1 — Wiper Blade
2 — Wiper Arm
3 — Release Tab
5. Gently lower the wiper blade onto the glass.
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Adding Washer Fluid
WARNING!
The fluid reservoir is located under the hood and should
be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the Commercially available windshield washer solvents
reservoir with windshield washer solvent only (not ra- are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care
diator antifreeze). When refilling the washer fluid reser- must be exercised when filling or working around
voir, take some washer fluid and apply it to a cloth or the washer solution.
towel and wipe the wiper blades clean. This will help After the engine has warmed up, operate the defroster for
blade performance.
a few minutes to reduce the possibility of smearing or
To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system freezing the fluid on the cold windshield. Windshield
in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or washer solution used with water as directed on the
exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This container, aids cleaning action, reduces the freezing point
rating information can be found on most washer fluid to avoid line clogging, and is not harmful to paint or trim.
containers.
Exhaust System
The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into
the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust
system.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 769
If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system;
or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle;
or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged;
have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams
or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep
into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the
exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised
for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required.
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.
WARNING!
CAUTION!
• Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain
carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and
odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious
and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing
CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• 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.
In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning
engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe
and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop
the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool.
Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately.
To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damage:
• Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition,
when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in
motion.
Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter
will not require maintenance. However, it is important to • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the
vehicle.
keep the engine properly tuned to assure proper catalyst
operation and prevent possible catalyst damage.
• Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires
disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control
testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough
systems can result in civil penalties being assessed
idle or malfunctioning operating conditions.
against you.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 771
Cooling System
WARNING!
You or others can be badly burned by hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If
you see or hear steam coming from under the hood,
do not open the hood until the radiator has had time
to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure
cap when the radiator is hot.
Engine Coolant Checks
Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12
months (before the onset of freezing weather, where
applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or
rusty in appearance, the system should be drained,
flushed and refilled with fresh coolant. Check the front of
the A/C condenser (if equipped) or radiator for any
accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently
spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the
face of the A/C condenser (if equipped) or the back of the
radiator core.
Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber,
cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection at the
coolant recovery bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire
system for leaks.
With the engine at normal operating temperature (but
not running), check the cooling system pressure cap for
proper vacuum sealing by draining a small amount of
engine coolant (antifreeze) from the radiator drain cock.
The radiator drain cock is located in the lower radiator
tank. If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant
(antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant expansion bottle. DO NOT REMOVE THE COOLANT PRESSURE CAP WHEN THE COOLING SYSTEM IS HOT.
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Cooling System — Drain Flush And Refill
If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a
considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a
reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough
rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly
dispose of old engine coolant (antifreeze).
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
Selection Of Coolant
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
CAUTION!
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, the cooling system will
need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with fresh
OAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032), by an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
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CAUTION! (Continued)
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
you use the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS.90032) throughout the life of your vehicle.
Please review these recommendations for using Organic
Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze)
that meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard
MS.90032. 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 FCA Material Standard MS.90032.
• Mix a minimum solution of 50% OAT engine coolant
that meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard
Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine
MS.90032 and distilled water. Use higher concentracoolant (OAT coolant conforming to MS.90032) that altions (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below −34° F
lows extended maintenance intervals. This engine cool(−37° C) are anticipated.
ant (antifreeze) can be used up to ten years or 150,000
miles (240,000 km) before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended maintenance period, it is important that
Adding Coolant
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• Use only high purity water such as distilled or deion- • Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types is not recomized water when mixing the water/engine coolant
mended and can result in cooling system damage. If
HOAT and OAT coolant are mixed in an emergency,
(antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water
have a authorized dealer drain, flush, and refill with
will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the
OAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032) as soon as
engine cooling system.
possible.
Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain the proper level of protection against freezing ac- Cooling System Pressure Cap
cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of engine
the vehicle is operated.
coolant (antifreeze), and to ensure that the engine coolant
NOTE:
(antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant
expansion bottle.
• Some vehicles require special tools to add coolant
properly. Failure to fill these systems properly could The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any
lead to severe internal engine damage. If any coolant is accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces.
needed to be added to the system please contact your
local authorized dealer.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 775
WARNING!
• Do not open hot engine cooling system. Never add
engine coolant (antifreeze) when the engine is
overheated. Do not loosen or remove the cap to cool
an overheated engine. Heat causes pressure to
build up in the cooling system. To prevent scalding
or injury, do not remove the pressure cap while the
system is hot or under pressure.
• Do not use a pressure cap other than the one
specified for your vehicle. Personal injury or engine damage may result.
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 (antifreeze) 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.
Checking Coolant Level — 3.6L and 5.7L Engines
With the engine OFF and cold, the level of the engine
coolant should be between the ADD and SAFE range on
the dipstick.
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To check the coolant level:
1. Open the coolant reservoir.
Opening The Coolant Reservoir
2. Lift and remove the plastic dipstick from the reservoir
neck.
Coolant Reservoir Dipstick
3. Check the coolant level on the dipstick.
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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 engine coolant (antifreeze). 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.
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, it should be added to the coolant bottle.
Do not overfill.
Points To Remember
When additional engine coolant (antifreeze) is needed to
NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles/
maintain the proper level, it should be added to the
kilometers of operation, you may observe vapor coming
coolant bottle. Do not overfill.
from the front of the engine compartment. This is norChecking Coolant Level — 6.4L Engine
mally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high
The level of the coolant in the pressurized coolant bottle humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vaporshould be between the “MIN” and “MAX” range on the ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine
coolant (antifreeze) to enter the radiator.
bottle when the engine is cold.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no
The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is
evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be
no need to remove the cap unless checking for coolant
safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate.
freeze point or replacing engine coolant (antifreeze).
• Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle.
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• Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in • Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is
the coolant expansion bottle. If engine coolant (antiequipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the
condenser clean.
freeze) needs to be added, the contents of the coolant
expansion bottle must also be protected against freez- • Do not change the thermostat for Summer or Winter
ing.
operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install
ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may
• If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are
result in unsatisfactory engine coolant (antifreeze)
required, the cooling system should be pressure tested
for leaks.
performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions.
• Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at a
minimum of 50% OAT coolant (conforming to Brake System
MS.90032) and distilled water for proper corrosion
In order to assure brake system performance, all brake
protection of your engine which contains aluminum
system components should be inspected periodically.
components.
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
• Make sure that the coolant expansion bottle overflow maintenance intervals.
hoses are not kinked or obstructed.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 779
WARNING!
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.
Brake Fluid Level Check
The fluid level of the master cylinder should be checked
when performing under the hood service or immediately
if the brake system warning lamp indicates system
failure.
The brake master cylinder has a translucent plastic
reservoir. On the outboard side of the reservoir, there is a
“MAX” dot and an “MIN” dot. The fluid level must be
kept within these two dots. Do not add fluid above the
MAX mark because leakage may occur at the cap.
With disc brakes the fluid level can be expected to fall as
the brake linings wear. However, an unexpected drop in
fluid level may be caused by a leak and a system check
should be conducted.
Use only the manufacturer’s recommended brake fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
WARNING!
• 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.
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WARNING! (Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
• 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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Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level
For normal service, periodic fluid level checks are not
required. When the vehicle is serviced for other reasons
the exterior surfaces of the axle assembly should be
inspected. If gear oil leakage is suspected inspect the
fluid level. Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine
Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. This inspection should be made with the vehicle in
a level position.
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For 1500 Model axles, the fluid level should be even with
the bottom of the fill hole (within 1/4 in (6.4 mm) of edge
of hole) for the FDU215 HD front axle and C235FE rear
axle.
NOTE: The presence of water in the gear lubricant will
result in corrosion and possible failure of differential
components. Operation of the vehicle in water, as may be
encountered in some off-highway types of service, will
require draining and refilling the axle to avoid damage.
For all 2500/3500 Model axles, the fluid level should be
1/4 in ± 1/4 in (6.4 mm ± 6.4 mm) below the fill hole on Limited-Slip Differentials
the 9.25 in front and 3/4 in ± 1/4 in (19 mm ± 6.4 mm) on
1500 Model rear axles equipped with a Limited Slip
10.5 in rear axles. The 11.5 in rear axle level should be 1/4
Differential require that 5 oz. (148 ml) MOPAR® Limited
in ± 1/4 in (6.4 mm ± 6.4 mm) below the fill hole.
Slip Additive be added to the gear lubricant. Refer to
Drain And Refill
“Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper Your Vehicle” for further information. The MOPAR®
Limited Slip Additive should be added to the gear
maintenance intervals.
lubricant whenever a fluid change is made to an axle
Lubricant Selection
equipped with a Limited Slip Differential.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in 2500/3500 Model axles DO NOT REQUIRE any limited
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
slip oil additive (friction modifiers).
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NOTE: When refilling an axle with a Limited Slip Differ- Automatic Transmission
ential, (which requires a Limited Slip Additive), the
Selection Of Lubricant
Limited Slip Additive should be added before the gear
It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to
lubricant is added to insure proper additive fill.
ensure optimum transmission performance and life. Use
Transfer Case
only the manufacturer’s specified transmission fluid.
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in this
Drain And Refill
section for fluid specifications. It is important to maintain
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
the transmission fluid at the correct level using the
maintenance intervals.
recommended fluid. No chemical flushes should be used
Lubricant Selection
in any transmission; only the approved lubricant should
Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in be used.
“Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information.
Fluid Level Check
This fluid level can be checked by removing the filler
plug. The fluid level should be to the bottom edge of the
filler plug hole with the vehicle in a level position.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 783
CAUTION!
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.
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.
Fluid Level Check — Eight-Speed Transmission
The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not require
adjustment under normal operating conditions. Routine
The manufacturer strongly recommends against using fluid level checks are not required, therefore the transmisany special additives in the transmission. Automatic sion has no dipstick. Your authorized dealer can check your
Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered product and transmission fluid level using special service tools.
its performance may be impaired by supplemental addiIf you notice fluid leakage or transmission malfunction,
tives. Therefore, do not add any fluid additives to the
visit your authorized dealer immediately to have the
transmission. The only exception to this policy is the use
transmission fluid level checked. Operating the vehicle
of special dyes for diagnosing fluid leaks. Avoid using
with an improper fluid level can cause severe transmistransmission sealers as they may adversely affect seals.
sion damage.
Special Additives
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CAUTION!
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 — Six-Speed Transmission
It is best to check the fluid level when the transmission is
at normal operating temperature (170-180°F / 77-82°C).
This normally occurs after at least 15 miles (25 km) of
driving. At normal operating temperature the fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips. You can
read the transmission sump temperature in the EVIC/
DID screen (refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information
Center [EVIC]” or “Driver Information Display (DID)”
for further information).
Use the following procedure to check the transmission
fluid level properly:
1. Monitor the transmission temperature using the
EVIC/DID screen, and operate the vehicle as required
to reach the normal operating temperature. If the
transmission is not functioning properly, or the vehicle
cannot be driven, see the NOTE and CAUTION below
about checking the fluid level at colder temperatures.
2. Park the vehicle on level ground.
3. Run the engine at normal idle speed for at least 60
seconds, and leave the engine running for the rest of
this procedure.
4. Fully apply the parking brake, and press the brake
pedal.
5. Place the shift lever momentarily into each gear position
(allowing time for the transmission to fully engage in
each position), ending with the transmission in PARK.
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6. Remove the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it until NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below
the operating temperature, the fluid level should be
seated.
between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick
7. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on
with the fluid at 60-70°F / 16-21°C. Only use the COLD
both sides. The fluid level reading is only valid if there
region of the dipstick as a rough reference when setting
is a solid coating of oil on both sides of the dipstick.
the fluid level after a transmission service or fluid
Note that the holes in the dipstick will be full of fluid
change. Re-check the fluid level, and adjust as required,
if the actual level is at or above the hole. The fluid level
once the transmission reaches normal operating temperashould be between the “HOT” (upper) reference holes
ture.
on the dipstick at normal operating temperature. If the
fluid level is low, add fluid through the dipstick tube
CAUTION!
to bring it to the proper level. Do not overfill. Use
ONLY the specified fluid (see ⬙Fluids, Lubricants, and If the fluid temperature is below 50°F (10°C) it may
Genuine Parts⬙ for fluid specifications). After adding not register on the dipstick. Do not add fluid until
any quantity of oil through the dipstick tube, wait a the temperature is elevated enough to produce an
minimum of two minutes for the oil to fully drain into accurate reading. Run the engine at idle, in PARK, to
the transmission before rechecking the fluid level.
warm the fluid.
8. Reinsert the dipstick. Check for leaks. Release the
parking brake.
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NOTE: To prevent dirt and water from entering the
transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make
sure that the dipstick cap is properly reseated. It is
normal for the dipstick cap to spring back slightly from
its fully seated position, as long as its seal remains
engaged in the dipstick tube.
Fluid And Filter Changes — Eight-Speed
Transmission
Fluid And Filter Changes
Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper
maintenance intervals.
In addition, change the fluid and filters if the fluid
becomes contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is disassembled for any reason.
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at Protection Of Body And Paint From Corrosion
the factory will provide satisfactory lubrication for the Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads
life of the vehicle.
passable in snow and ice and those that are sprayed on
Routine fluid and filter changes are not required. Howtrees and road surfaces during other seasons are highly
ever, change the fluid and filter if the fluid becomes
corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking,
contaminated (with water, etc.), or if the transmission is
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants,
disassembled for any reason.
road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme
hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will
have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and underbody protection.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 787
The following maintenance recommendations will enable Washing
you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your veresistance built into your vehicle.
hicle in the shade using MOPAR® Car Wash, or a mild
car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with
What Causes Corrosion?
clear water.
Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of
• If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumupaint and protective coatings from your vehicle.
lated on your vehicle, use MOPAR® Super Kleen Bug
The most common causes are:
and Tar Remover to remove.
• Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation.
• Use a high quality cleaner wax, such as MOPAR®
• Stone and gravel impact.
Cleaner Wax to remove road film, stains and to protect
your paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint.
• Insects, tree sap and tar.
• Salt in the air near seacoast localities.
• Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants.
• Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing
that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish.
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CAUTION!
• Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials
such as steel wool or scouring powder that will
scratch metal and painted surfaces.
• Use of power washers exceeding 1,200 psi (8 274
kPa) can result in damage or removal of paint and
decals.
• If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint,
touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is
considered the responsibility of the owner.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to a collision or similar
cause that destroys the paint and protective coating,
have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The
cost of such repairs is considered the responsibility of
the owner.
• If you carry special cargo such as chemicals, fertilizers,
de-icer salt, etc., be sure that such materials are well
• If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive
packaged and sealed.
near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once
a month.
• If a lot of driving is done on gravel roads, consider
mud or stone shields behind each wheel.
• It is important that the drain holes in the lower edges
of the doors, rocker panels, and trunk be kept clear and • Use MOPAR® Touch Up Paint on scratches as soon as
open.
possible. Your authorized dealer has touch up paint to
match the color of your vehicle.
Special Care
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 789
Wheel And Wheel Trim Care
• All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and
chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly
with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
• To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use
MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner.
NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with Dark Vapor or
Black Satin Chrome wheels DO NOT USE wheel cleaners,
abrasives or polishing compounds. They will permanently damage this finish and such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. USE ONLY
MILD SOAP AND WATER WITH A SOFT CLOTH. Used
on a regular basis this is all that is required to maintain
this finish.
CAUTION!
Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush,
or metal polishes. Do not use oven cleaner. These
products may damage the wheel’s protective finish.
Avoid automatic car washes that use acidic solutions
or harsh brushes that may damage the wheel’s protective finish. Only MOPAR® Wheel Cleaner or
equivalent is recommended.
Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure — If
Equipped
Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following manner:
• Remove as much of the stain as possible by blotting
with a clean, dry towel.
• Blot any remaining stain with a clean, damp towel.
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• For tough stains, apply MOPAR® Total Clean, or a Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular
mild soap solution to a clean, damp cloth and remove cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt
stain. Use a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery
and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth.
• For grease stains, apply MOPAR® Multi-Purpose
Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth
Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use
and MOPAR® Total Clean. Care should be taken to avoid
a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue.
soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please
• Do not use any harsh solvents or any other form of do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather
protectants on Stain Repel products.
upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not
Interior Care
required to maintain the original condition.
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and
carpeting.
WARNING!
Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery.
MOPAR® Total Clean is specifically recommended for
leather upholstery.
Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes.
Many are potentially flammable, and if used in
closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 791
CAUTION!
Glass Surfaces
All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis
with MOPAR® Glass Cleaner, or any commercial
household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type
cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped with electric defrosters or windows
Cleaning Headlights
equipped with radio antennas. Do not use scrapers or
Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlights and fog other sharp instrument that may scratch the elements.
lights that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakWhen cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the
age than glass headlights.
towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner
Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore directly on the mirror.
different lens cleaning procedures must be followed.
Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses
To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and
The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are
reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To
molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care
remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution folmust be taken to avoid scratching the plastic.
lowed by rinsing.
Do not use Alcohol and Alcohol-based and/or Keton
based cleaning products to clean leather seats, as
damage to the seat may result.
Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel
wool or other aggressive material to clean the lenses.
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1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be
used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive
cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp
rag.
2. Dry with a soft cloth.
Seat Belt Maintenance
Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical
solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric.
Sun damage can also weaken the fabric.
WARNING!
A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and
leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system
periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts.
Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do
not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt
assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they
have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).
If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover Care
lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to For cleaning and protecting the vinyl Tri-Fold Tonneau
wash them. Dry with a soft cloth.
cover, use MOPAR® Whitewall & Vinyl Top Cleaner and
Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the MOPAR® Leather and Vinyl Conditioner/Protectant.
buckles do not work properly.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 793
Spray-On Bedliner – If Equipped
2. Mix a mild soap or detergent with water with a soft
cloth or brush.
During ownership, the shine and luster of the Spray-On
Bedliner can fade from oxidation, road dirt, heavy-duty 3. Rinse bedliner with water.
hauling and hard water stains. Weathering and UV
4. Once dry, apply a small amount of MOPAR®
exposure will lead to fading, dulling, and loss of gloss
Spray-On Bedliner Conditioner to a moist towel or
over time.
sponge and wipe over the entire surface of the truck
To help maintain the appearance of your Spray-On
bedliner.
Bedliner, the manufacturer recommends you periodically
rinse all loose dirt from your truck bed and clean your
WARNING!
truck at least twice per year using the MOPAR®
Spray-On Bedliner Conditioner available at your local Do not use silicon-based protection products to clean
your bedliner. Silicon-based products can become
authorized dealer.
slippery and may result in personal injury.
To Help Maintain The Appearance Of Your Spray-On
Bedliner, Follow The Steps Below:
Spray-On Bedliners are chemically-resistant to many
different types of chemicals (including gasoline, oil,
1. Rinse your truck bed out with water to remove any
hydraulic fluids) for short periods of time. If a spill
loose dirt and debris.
occurs on your Spray-On Bedliner, rinse the truck out as
soon as possible to avoid permanent damage.
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Repairing The Spray-On Bedliner
WARNING! (Continued)
While extremely tough, it is possible to damage a
Spray-On Bedliner. One common condition is when
loading a heavy pallet and dragging that pallet across the
floor of the bed. If a nail or sharp point is exposed under
the weight of the pallet a scratch or tear is possible. While
not covered by your new vehicle warranty, a cosmetic fix
to cover the metal exposed by the scratch is required. To
repair a tear or gouge, follow the directions provided in
the MOPAR® Quick Repair Kit.
FUSES
WARNING!
• When replacing a blown fuse, always use an appropriate replacement fuse with the same amp
rating as the original fuse. Never replace a fuse
(Continued)
with another fuse of higher amp rating. Never
replace a blown fuse with metal wires or any other
material. Failure to use proper fuses may result in
serious personal injury, fire and/or property damage.
• Before replacing a fuse, make sure that the ignition
is off and that all the other services are switched off
and/or disengaged.
• If the replaced fuse blows again, contact an authorized dealer.
• If a general protection fuse for safety systems (air
bag system, braking system), power unit systems
(engine system, gearbox system) or steering system
blows, contact an authorized dealer.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 795
Power Distribution Center
The Power Distribution Center is located in the engine
compartment near the battery. This center contains cartridge fuses, micro fuses, relays, and circuit breakers. A
description of each fuse and component may be stamped
on the inside cover, otherwise the cavity number of each
fuse is stamped on the inside cover that corresponds to
the following chart.
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Power Distribution Center Location
Cavity
F01
F03
F05
F06
Cartridge Fuse
80 Amp Black
60 Amp Yellow
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
Micro Fuse
Description
Rad Fan Control Module – If equipped
Rad Fan – If Equipped
Compressor for Air Suspension – If Equipped
Antilock Brakes/Electronic Stability Control Pump
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Cavity
F07
F08
F10
F10
Cartridge Fuse
40 Amp Green
20 Amp Blue
(1500 LD/
Cummins
Diesel)
40 Amp Green
(Special Services
Vehicle & Cummins Diesel)
30 Amp Pink
(1500 LD Diesel)
40 Amp Green
50 Amp Red
F11
F12
30 Amp Pink
40 Amp Green
F09
Micro Fuse
Description
Starter Solenoid
Emissions Diesel – If Equipped
Diesel Fuel Heater – If Equipped
Body Controller / Exterior Lighting #2
Body Controller / Exterior Lighting #2 – If Equipped
with Stop/Start
Integrated Trailer Brake Module – If Equipped
Body Controller #3 / Interior Lights
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Cavity
F13
F14
F16
F19
F20
F21
F22
F23
F24
Cartridge Fuse
40 Amp Green
40 Amp Green
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Blue
(1500 LD Diesel)
30 Amp Pink
(Cummins
Diesel)
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Blue
30 Amp Pink
(Cummins
Diesel)
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
Micro Fuse
Description
Blower Motor
Body Controller #4 / Power Locks
Smart Bar – If Equipped
SCR – If Equipped
Passenger Door Module
Drive Train Control Module
Engine Control Module
Body Controller #1
Driver Door Module
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Cavity
F25
F26
F28
F29
F30
F31
F32
F33
F34
F35
F36
F37
F38
F39
Cartridge Fuse
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Blue
20 Amp Blue
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
(1500 LD Diesel)
30 Amp Pink
20 Amp Blue
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
30 Amp Pink
Micro Fuse
Description
Front Wiper
Antilock Brakes/Stability Control Module/Valves
Trailer Tow Backup Lights – If Equipped
Trailer Tow Parking Lights – If Equipped
Trailer Tow Receptacle
Urea Heater Control – If Equipped
Drive Train Control Module – If Equipped
Special Services Vehicle Only
Vehicle System Interface Module #2 – If Equipped
Sunroof – If Equipped
Rear Defroster– If Equipped
Cummins Diesel Fuel Heater #2 If Equipped
Power Inverter 115V AC– If Equipped
Vehicle System Interface Module #1– If Equipped
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Cavity
F41
F42
F44
F46
F49
F50
F51
F52
F53
F54
F56
F57
F58
F59
F60
Cartridge Fuse
Micro Fuse
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
5 Amp Tan
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
Description
Active Grill Shutter — If Equipped
Horn
Diagnostic Port
Tire Pressure Monitor
Instrument Panel Cluster
Air Suspension Control Module – If Equipped
Ignition Node Module / Keyless Ignition
Battery Sensor
Trailer Tow – Left Turn/Stop Lights
Adjustable Pedals
Additional Diesel Content – If Equipped
Transmission
Spare Fuse
SCR Relay – If Equipped
Underhood Lamp
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Cavity
F61
Cartridge Fuse
F62
F63
F64
F65
F66
F67
Micro Fuse
10 Amp Red (1500
LD Diesel &
Cummins Diesel)
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
25 Amp Clear
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
F69
F70
F71
F72
F73
15 Amp Blue
30 Amp Green
25 Amp Clear
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
Description
PM Sensor – If Equipped
Air Conditioning Clutch
Ignition Coils (Gas), Urea Heater (Cummins Diesel)
Fuel Injectors / Powertrain
USB interface
Sunroof / Passenger Window Switches / Rain Sensor
CD / DVD / Bluetooth Hands-free Module – If
Equipped
Mod SCR 12V (Cummins Diesel) – If Equipped
Fuel Pump Motor
Amplifier
Voltage Stabilizer Modules – If Equipped
Fuel Transfer Pump (HD Only) – If Equipped
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Cavity
F74
Cartridge Fuse
F75
F76
F77
Micro Fuse
20 Amp Yellow
(Gas Engine & 1500
LD Diesel)
10 Amp Red (Cummins Diesel Engine)
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
F78
F79
F80
F81
F82
F84
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
10 Amp Red
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
15 Amp Blue
Description
Brake Vacuum Pump Gas/Diesel – If Equipped
Coolant Temperature Valve Actuator
Antilock Brakes/Electronic Stability Control
Drivetrain Control Module/Front Axle Disconnect
Module
Engine Control Module / Electric Power Steering
Clearance Lights
Universal Garage Door Opener / Compass
Trailer Tow Right Turn/Stop Lights
Steering Column Control Module/ Cruise Control
Switch Bank/Instrument Cluster
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Cavity
F85
F86
F87
Cartridge Fuse
Micro Fuse
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
F88
F90/F91
F93
F94
F95
F96
F97
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
20 Amp Yellow
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
25 Amp Clear
F98
F99
F100
25 Amp Clear
10 Amp Red
10 Amp Red
Description
Airbag Module
Airbag Module
Air Suspension-If Equipped / Trailer Tow / Steering
Column Control Module
Instrument Panel Cluster
Power Outlet (Rear seats) Customer Selectable
Cigar Lighter
Shifter / Transfer Case Module
Rear Camera / Park Assist
Rear Seat Heater Switch
Rear Heated Seats & Heated Steering Wheel – If
Equipped
Front Heated Seats – If Equipped
Climate Control
Upfitters – If Equipped
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 803
Cavity
F101
Cartridge Fuse
F104
Micro Fuse
15 Amp Blue
20 Amp Yellow
CAUTION!
• When installing the power distribution center cover,
it is important to ensure the cover is properly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may allow
water to get into the power distribution center and
possibly result in an electrical system failure.
• When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use
only a fuse having the correct amperage rating. The
use of a fuse with a rating other than indicated may
result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If
a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates
a problem in the circuit that must be corrected.
Description
Electrochromatic Mirror / Smart High Beams – If
Equipped
Power Outlets (Instrument Panel/Center Console)
VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are storing your vehicle for more than 21 days, we
recommend that you take the following steps to minimize the drain on your vehicle’s battery:
• Disconnect the negative cable from battery.
• Any time 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.
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804 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
REPLACEMENT BULBS
All of the inside bulbs are brass or glass-wedge base.
Aluminum base bulbs are not approved.
Interior Bulbs
Bulb Number
Overhead Console
TS 212–9
Lamps
Dome Lamp
7679
For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for
replacement instructions.
Exterior Bulbs
Base Quad Headlamp –
Low Beam
Base Quad Headlamp –
High Beam
Front Turn Signal Lamp
(Base Quad Headlamp)
Premium Bi Halogen
Projector Headlamp Low Beam
Premium Bi Halogen
Projector Headlamp High Beam
Front Turn Signal Lamp
(Premium Headlamp)
Fog Lamp (Horizontal
Bulb Number
H11LL
9005LL
3157NA
HIR2LL
9005LL
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
9145
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 805
Bulb Number
shape)
Fog Lamp (Vertical
shape)
Center High Mounted
Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Rear Cargo Lamp
LED Center High
Mounted Stop Lamp
(CHMSL)/Cargo Lamp
Cab Roof Marker Lamps
Base Rear Tail/Turn and
Stop Lamp
Premium Rear Tail/Turn
and Stop Lamp
Premium Backup Lamp
Rear Lamp Bar ID
9006
921K
921
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
194NA
3157K
LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer)
7440/W21W
194
Bulb Number
Marker Lamp
Side Marker Lamps
(Dual Rear Wheels)
Backup Lamp
Rear License Plate Lamp
194
921
194
BULB REPLACEMENT
NOTE: Lens fogging can occur under certain atmospheric conditions. This will usually clear as atmospheric
conditions change to allow the condensation to change
back into a vapor. Turning the lamps on will usually
accelerate the clearing process.
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806 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam
Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Front Park And
Turn — If Equipped
1. Open the hood.
2. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
3. Remove the six plastic push-in fasteners that secure
the upper radiator seal to the grille support and both
fender ledges.
4. Remove the two plastic push-in rivets that secure the
upper radiator seal to the radiator.
5. Remove the upper radiator seal from the vehicle.
Headlamp Assembly Attachment Screw Locations
7. Reach into the front wheel house ahead of the front
wheel, remove the fastener, and lift the cover over the
6. Remove the two headlamp assembly attachment
access hole in the front of the wheel house splash
screws.
shield. Access to the rear of the lamp can be gained
through this access hole.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 807
8. Reach through the access hole of the wheel house 9. Remove the headlamp assembly. Grasp the outboard
splash shield and lift the slide lock upward far enough
edge of the lamp and pull it straight forward to
to disengage it from the lock post on the back of the
disengage the ball stud from the plastic grommet.
front lamp unit housing.
10. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the
bulb socket.
11. Replace bulb(s) as necessary.
CAUTION!
Slide Lock
• Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
• Always use the correct bulb size and type for
replacement. An incorrect bulb size or type may
overheat and cause damage to the lamp, the bulb
socket, or the lamp wiring.
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808 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: There are access covers over both headlamp bulb Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal And Backup Lamps
access holes in the quad front lamp unit housing (if
1. Remove the two screws that pass through the bed
equipped). These covers MUST be reinstalled after the
sheetmetal.
bulb has been replaced.
Fog Lamps — If Equipped
1. Reach under and behind the front bumper to access
the back of the front fog lamp housing.
2. Disconnect the fog lamp wiring harness connector
from the fog lamp bulb.
3. Rotate the bulb counterclockwise ¼ turn to unlock the
bulb from the housing.
4. Pull the bulb straight out from the housing.
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
Tail Lamp Screw Locations
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 809
2. Pull the outboard side of the lamp rearward far 3. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the
enough to unsnap the two receptacles on the outboard
bulb socket.
side of the lamp housing from the two plastic snap
4. Rotate the bulb socket counterclockwise 1/4 turn to
post retainers in the outer box side panel.
unlock it from the housing.
5. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket.
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
6. Reverse the procedure to install the bulb and housing.
Pulling Out The Tail Lamp
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810 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With
Cargo Lamp
1. Remove the two screws holding the housing/lens to
the body as shown.
CHMSL Connector Location
3. Turn the desired bulb socket ¼ turn and remove the
socket and bulb from housing.
4. Pull the desired bulb straight from the socket.
CHMSL Mounting Screw Locations
2. Separate the connector holding the housing and wiring harness to the body.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 811
• Inside Bulb: Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp
5. Reverse the procedure for installation of bulbs and
housing.
Cab Top Clearance Lamps — If Equipped
1. Remove the two screws from the top of the lamp.
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CHMSL Bulb And Socket
CAUTION!
Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it
with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other
oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result.
• Outside Bulbs: Cargo Lamps
Removing Rear Screw From Clearance Lamp
812 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
2. Rotate the bulb socket ¼ turn and pull it from the lamp
assembly.
3. Pull the bulb straight from it’s socket and replace.
Removing The Bulb From The Bulb Socket
Removing Bulb Socket From Clearance Lamp
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 813
Rear Lamp Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheels) — If 2. Turn the socket ¼ turn counterclockwise to access the
bulb.
Equipped
1. Loosen the two screws and the housing to gain access 3. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket.
to the bulb sockets.
4. Reverse the procedure for installation of the bulbs and
housing.
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Screw Locations
814 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) — If
Equipped
1. Push rearward on the side marker lamp assembly.
2. Pull the entire assembly from the fender.
3. Turn the socket ¼ turn counterclockwise and remove
from assembly to access the bulb.
4. Pull the bulb straight out from socket.
5. Reverse the procedure for installation of the bulbs and
housing.
Side Marker Lamp Locations
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 815
FLUID CAPACITIES
U.S.
Fuel (Approximate)
1500 Regular Cab Shortbed/Crew Quad Cab Models
1500 Regular Cab Longbed/Crew Quad Cab Models (Optional)
2500/3500 Shortbed Models
2500/3500 Longbed Models
Engine Oil With Filter
3.6L Engine (We recommend you use SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
5.7L Engines (We recommend you use SAE 5W-20, API Certified)
5.7L Engine (We recommend you use SAE 5W-30, API Certified),
for 2500/3500 trucks operating under a gross combined weight
rating greater than 14,000 lbs (6 350 kg).
6.4L Engines (We recommend you use SAE 0W-40 engine oil
meeting the requirements of FCA US Material Standard MS-12633
for use in all operating temperatures.)
26
32
31
32
Gallons
Gallons
Gallons
Gallons
Metric
98 Liters
121 Liters
117 Liters
121 Liters
6 Quarts
7 Quarts
7 Quarts
5.6 Liters
6.6 Liters
6.6 Liters
7 Quarts
6.6 Liters
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816 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Cooling System
3.6L Engine (We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/
Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS.90032.)
5.7L Engine – 1500 Models (We recommend you use MOPAR®
Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that meets the
requirements of FCA Material Standard MS.90032.)
5.7L Engine – 2500/3500 Models (We recommend you use
MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that
meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS.90032.)
6.4 Liter Engine – 2500/3500 Models (We recommend you use
MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula that
meets the requirements of FCA Material Standard MS.90032.)
U.S.
Metric
13.7 Quarts
13 Liters
18.3 Quarts
17.3 Liters
18.3 Quarts
17.3 Liters
16.6 Quarts
15.7 Liters
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 817
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
Engine
Component
Engine Coolant
Engine Oil – 3.6L Engine
Engine Oil – 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 FCA US Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR®,
Pennzoil®, and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct
SAE grade.
MOPAR® SAE 5W-30 engine oil approved to FCA US Material Standard
MS-6395 may be used when SAE 5W-20 engine oil meeting MS-6395 is not
available.
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of FCA US Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR®,
Pennzoil®, and Shell Helix®. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct
SAE grade.
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818 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Component
Engine Oil – 5.7L Engine 2500/3500
trucks operating under a gross combined weight rating greater than
14,000 lbs/(6,350 kg.)
Engine Oil – 6.4L
Engine Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
Fuel Selection – 3.6L Engine
Fuel Selection – 3.6L Flex Fuel (E-85)
Engine – If Equipped
Fuel Selection – 5.7L/6.4L Engines
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil, meeting the
requirements of FCA US Material Standard MS-6395 such as MOPAR®,
Pennzoil®, Shell Helix® or equivalent. Refer to your engine oil filler cap
for correct SAE grade.
For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends full synthetic engine
oils that meet the American Petroleum Institute (API) categories of SN. The
manufacturer recommends the use of Pennzoil Ultra™ 0W-40 or equivalent MOPAR® engine oil meeting the requirements of FCA US Material
Standard MS-12633 for use in all operating temperatures.
We recommend you use MOPAR® brand Engine Oil Filters.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs.
87 Octane, 0-15% Ethanol.
87 Octane, Up To 85% Ethanol.
89 Octane Recommended - 87 Octane Acceptable, 0-15% Ethanol.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 819
CAUTION!
CAUTION! (Continued)
• Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than
specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine
damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant is different and should not be mixed with
Hybrid Organic Additive Technology (HOAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) or any “globally compatible” coolant (antifreeze). If a non-OAT engine
coolant (antifreeze) is introduced into the cooling
system in an emergency, the cooling system will
need to be drained, flushed, and refilled with fresh
OAT coolant (conforming to MS.90032), by an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
• Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine
coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional
rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not
be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and
may plug the radiator.
• This vehicle has not been designed for use with
propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze).
Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended.
(Continued)
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820 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
Chassis
Component
Automatic Transmission – Eight-Speed Automatic
Automatic Transmission – Six-Speed Automatic with
Gasoline Engine (For Diesel Engine see Diesel Supplement)
Transfer Case
Front Axle – 1500 Four-Wheel Drive Models
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® BW44–44 Transfer
Case Fluid.
We recommend you use MOPAR® GL-5 Synthetic Axle
Lubricant SAE 75W-85.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 821
Component
Rear Axle – 1500 Models
Front and Rear Axle – 2500/3500 Models
Brake Master Cylinder
Power Steering Reservoir – 2500/3500 Models
Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part
We recommend you use MOPAR® Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W-140 (MS-8985). Limited-Slip Rear Axles require the addition of 5 oz. (148 ml) MOPAR®
Limited Slip Additive (MS-10111).
We recommend you use Synthetic, GL-5 SAE, 75W-90.
Limited slip additive is not required for Limited-Slip
Rear Axles.
We recommend you use MOPAR® DOT 3. If DOT 3
brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
We recommend you use MOPAR® Power Steering Fluid
+4 or MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
CONTENTS
䡵 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE . . . . . . . . . . . . .824
▫ Maintenance Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .826
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824 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
referring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle
Information Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information DisYour vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change
play (DID)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”
indicator system. The oil change indicator system will
for further information.
remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for
scheduled maintenance.
NOTE: 1500 Models Only
Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change • Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
indicator message will illuminate. This means that serexceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months on
vice is required for your vehicle. Operating conditions
1500 trucks, whichever comes first.
such as frequent short-trips, trailer tow, extremely hot or
cold ambient temperatures, and E85 fuel usage will 2500 – 3500 Models
influence when the “Oil Change Required” message is
• Under no circumstances should oil change intervals
displayed. Severe Operating Conditions can cause the
exceed 8,000 miles (13,000 km) or twelve months on
change oil message to illuminate as early as 3,500 miles
2500 – 3500 trucks, whichever comes first.
(5,600 km) since last reset. Have your vehicle serviced as
soon as possible, within the next 500 miles (805 km).
Severe Duty All Models
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Your authorized dealer will reset the oil change indicator • Change Engine Oil at 4000 miles (6,500 km) if the vehicle
message after completing the scheduled oil change. If a
is operated in a dusty and off road environment. This
scheduled oil change is performed by someone other
type of vehicle use is considered Severe Duty.
than your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 825
Once A Month Or Before A Long Trip:
• Check engine oil level
• Check windshield washer fluid level
• Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or
damage. Rotate tires at the first sign of irregular wear,
even if it occurs before the oil indicator system turns
on.
• Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake
master cylinder, power steering (2500/3500 Models
Only) and automatic transmission (six-speed only)
and fill as needed
• Check function of all interior and exterior lights
Required Maintenance
Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following
pages for required maintenance.
At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil
Change Indicator System:
• Change oil and filter.
• Rotate the tires. Rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before the oil indicator
system turns on.
• Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as
required.
• Inspect 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.
• Lube the front drive shaft fitting (2500/3500 (4x4)
models only).
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826 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
Additional Inspections
Inspect the CV/Universal joints.
Inspect front suspension, tie rod
ends, and replace if necessary.
Inspect the front and rear axle
surfaces. If gear oil leakage is
suspected, check the fluid level.
If using your vehicle for police,
taxi, fleet, off-road or frequent
trailer towing, change axle fluid.
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
Maintenance Chart
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Inspect the brake linings, replace
as necessary.
Adjust parking brake as necessary.
Inspect transfer case fluid.
Additional Maintenance
Replace engine air filter.
Replace spark plugs.**
Flush and replace the engine
coolant at 10 years or 150,000
miles (240,000 km) whichever
comes first.
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 827
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Change automatic transmission
fluid and filter(s) (six-speed automatic only), if using your vehicle
for police, taxi, fleet, or frequent
trailer towing.
Change automatic transmission
fluid and filter(s) (six-speed automatic only).
Inspect the transfer case fluid,
change for any of the following:
police, taxi, fleet, or frequent
trailer towing.
Change the transfer case fluid.
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
828 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
X
X
X
X
X
30,000
40,000
50,000
60,000
70,000
80,000
90,000
100,000
110,000
120,000
130,000
140,000
150,000
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
48,000
64,000
80,000
96,000
112,000
128,000
144,000
160,000
176,000
192,000
208,000
224,000
240,000
Or Years:
Or Kilometers:
20,000
Mileage or time passed
(whichever comes first)
32,000
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 829
Inspect and replace PCV valve if
necessary.
X
** The spark plug change interval is mileage based only,
yearly intervals do not apply.
WARNING!
• You can be badly injured working on or around a
motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you
have the knowledge and the right equipment. If
(Continued)
WARNING! (Continued)
you have any doubt about your ability to perform a
service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
• Failure to properly inspect and maintain your vehicle could result in a component malfunction and
effect vehicle handling and performance. This
could cause an accident.
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
CONTENTS
䡵 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .833
▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .835
▫ Prepare For The Appointment. . . . . . . . . . . . .833
▫ Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .835
▫ Prepare A List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .833 䡵 WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .836
▫ Be Reasonable With Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . .833 䡵 MOPAR® PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .836
䡵 IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .833 䡵 REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS . . . . . . . . . . . .836
▫ FCA USA LLC Customer Center . . . . . . . . . . .834
▫ FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center . . . . . . . . .834
▫ In Mexico Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .834
▫ In The 50 United States And Washington,
D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .836
▫ In Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .837
䡵 PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . .837
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832 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
䡵 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .839
▫ Treadwear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .839
▫ Traction Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .839
▫ Temperature Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .840
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 833
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR
YOUR VEHICLE
Prepare For The Appointment
Be Reasonable With Requests
If you list a number of items and you must have your
vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with
the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental
vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it
is advisable to make these arrangements when you call
for an appointment.
If you are having warranty work done, be sure to have
the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All
work to be performed may not be covered by the
warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service
manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle’s
service history. This can often provide a clue to the IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
current problem.
The manufacturer and its authorized dealer are vitally
Prepare A List
interested in your satisfaction. We want you to be happy
Make a written list of your vehicle’s problems or the with our products and services.
specific work you want done. If you’ve had an accident Warranty service must be done by an authorized dealer.
or work done that is not on your maintenance log, let the We strongly recommend that you take the vehicle to an
service advisor know.
authorized dealer. They know your vehicle the best, and
are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality
service. The manufacturer’s authorized dealer have the
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834 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and
the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed
correctly and in a timely manner.
This is why you should always talk to an authorized
dealer service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with this process.
• If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the
general manager or owner of the authorized dealer.
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.
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
FCA USA LLC Customer Center
P.O. Box 21–8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321–8004
Phone: (866) 726-4636
FCA Canada Inc. Customer Center
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
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 835
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech
Impaired (TDD/TTY)
To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the
manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer
center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who
has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter
(TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the
manufacturer by dialing 1-800-380-CHRY.
Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only
the manufacturer’s service contracts. If you purchased a
manufacturer’s service contract, you will receive Plan
Provisions and an Owner Identification Card in the mail
within three weeks of the vehicle delivery date. If you
have any questions about the service contract, call the
manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer
Hotline at 1-800-521-9922 (Canadian residents, call (800)
465-2001 English / (800) 387-9983 French).
The manufacturer will not stand behind any service
contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It
is not responsible for any service contract other than the
manufacturer’s service contract. If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer’s service contract,
and you require service after the manufacturer’s New
Service Contract
Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the
You may have purchased a service contract for a vehicle contract documents, and contact the person listed in
to help protect you from the high cost of unexpected those documents.
repairs after the manufacturer’s New Vehicle Limited
Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require
assistance can use the special needs relay service offered
by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711
and for Voice callers, dial 1-800-855-0511 to connect with
a Bell Relay Service operator.
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We appreciate that you have made a major investment
when you purchased the vehicle. An authorized dealer
has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and
training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with
the ownership experience. You will be pleased with their
sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related
concerns.
WARNING!
Engine exhaust (internal combustion engines only),
some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or
other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids
contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain, or emit, chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and birth defects,
or other reproductive harm.
WARRANTY INFORMATION
See the Warranty Information Booklet, located on the
DVD, for the terms and provisions of FCA US LLC
warranties applicable to this vehicle and market.
MOPAR® PARTS
MOPAR® fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are
available from an authorized dealer. They are recommended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle
operating at its best.
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the
manufacturer.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 837
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in
individual problems between you, your authorized
dealer, and the manufacturer.
In Canada
If you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you
should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety
defect to the Canadian government should contact Transport Canada, Motor Vehicle Defect Investigations and
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Recalls at 1-800-333-0510 or go to http://www.tc.gc.ca/
Hotline toll free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), roadsafety/
or go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
Building, Washington, D.C. 20590.
To order the following manuals, you may use either the
You can also obtain other information about motor website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover orders are acvehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
cepted. If you prefer mailing your payment, please call
for an order form.
NOTE: A street address is required when ordering
manuals (no P.O. Boxes).
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Service Manuals
Owner’s Manuals
These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in
diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing FCA US LLC vehicles. A
complete working knowledge of the vehicle, system,
and/or components is written in straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts.
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the
assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with specific FCA US LLC vehicles. Included
are starting, operating, emergency and maintenance procedures as well as specifications, capabilities and safety
tips.
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals
• 1-800-890-4038 (U.S.)
Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams,
charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals
make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix
problems on computer-controlled vehicle systems and
features. They show exactly how to find and correct
problems the first time, using step-by-step troubleshooting and drivability procedures, proven diagnostic tests
and a complete list of all tools and equipment.
• 1-800-387-1143 (Canada)
Call toll free at:
Or
Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:
• www.techauthority.com
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 839
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM
TIRE QUALITY GRADES
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices, and differences in road characteristics and climate.
The following tire grading categories were established by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Traction Grades
specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer
The Traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B,
in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on
and C. These grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on
your vehicle.
wet pavement, as measured under controlled conditions
All passenger car tires must conform to Federal safety on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and
concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perforrequirements in addition to these grades.
mance.
Treadwear
The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on
the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half
times as well on the government course as a tire graded
100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the
actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart
WARNING!
The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on
straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not
include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or
peak traction characteristics.
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Temperature Grades
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C,
representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat
and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the
material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The
grade C corresponds to a level of performance, which all
passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test
wheel, than the minimum required by law.
WARNING!
The temperature grade for this tire is established for
a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
Excessive speed, under-inflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
heat buildup and possible tire failure.
INDEX
10
842 INDEX
Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . .773
Adding Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636
Adjustable Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Air bag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67, 68
Air Bag
Advance Front Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Air bag Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Air Bag Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Enhanced Accident Response . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Front Air Bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67, 68
If A Deployment Occurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Knee Impact Bolsters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Maintaining Your Air Bag System . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Side Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Air bag Deployment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Air bag Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78, 116, 285
Air bag Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Air Cleaner, Engine (Engine Air Cleaner Filter) . . . .755
Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .761
Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395, 400
Air Conditioning Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395, 400
Air Conditioning, Operating Tips. . . . . . . . . . .414, 416
Air Conditioning Refrigerant . . . . . . . . . .761, 762, 763
Air Conditioning System . . . . . . . . . .395, 400, 413, 761
Air Pressure, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602, 613
Air Suspension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
Alarm Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Alarm, Panic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Alarm (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Alarm System (Security Alarm) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .772, 815
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576
Anti-Lock Warning Light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285, 577
Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .786
Ashtray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
INDEX 843
Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) . . . . . . . .30
Belts, Seat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Body Builders Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Body Mechanism Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .763
B-Pillar Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Brake Control System, Electronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
Brake Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779, 820
Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575, 778
Anti-Lock (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576
Fluid Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779
Master Cylinder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .572
Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Brake/Transmission Interlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454
Bulb Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .804, 805
Back-Up Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207 Bulbs, Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117, 804
Bar, Stabilizer/Sway System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .760 Cab Top Clearance Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .811
Auto Down Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Automatic High Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .413
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455, 786
Adding Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .785, 786
Fluid and Filter Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .786
Fluid Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .786
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .782, 783, 784
Fluid Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .782, 820
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .464, 476
Special Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .783
Axle Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .780, 820
Axle Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .780
10
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Camera, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Camper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .264
Capacities, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .815
Caps, Filler
Oil (Engine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .753, 754
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
Radiator (Coolant Pressure) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .774
Carbon Monoxide Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114, 632
Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Car Washes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .787
Cellular Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
Center High Mounted Stop Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . .810
Center Seat Storage Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Certification Label. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .639
Chart, Tire Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Check Engine Light
(Malfunction Indicator Light) . . . . . . . . . . . .285, 748
Checking Your Vehicle For Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Checks, Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Child Restraints
Booster Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Child Seat Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100, 102
How To Stow An Unused ALR Seat Belt . . . . . . . .98
Infants And Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint . . . . .97
Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat
Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Locating The LATCH Anchorages . . . . . . . . . . . .94
Lower Anchors And Tethers For Children . . . . . . .89
Older Children And Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . .85
Seating Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Cigar Lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .229
Clean Air Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Cleaning
Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .789
Climate Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395, 405
INDEX 845
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Compact Disc (CD) Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .392
Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Console, Overhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Contract, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .835
Coolant Pressure Cap (Radiator Cap) . . . . . . . . . . .774
Cooling System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .771
Adding Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .773
Coolant Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .815
Coolant Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .771, 775, 777
Disposal of Used Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775
Drain, Flush, and Refill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .772
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775, 777
Points to Remember . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .777
Pressure Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .774
Radiator Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .774
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . .772, 815, 817
Corrosion Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .786
Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Customer Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .833
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Data Recorder, Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Daytime Running Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Dealer Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .750
Defroster, Rear Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Defroster, Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116, 398
Delay (Intermittent) Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Differential, Limited-Slip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545
Dipsticks
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
Disabled Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .737
Disposal
Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .775
Door Locks
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
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846 INDEX
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Door Locks, Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Door Opener, Garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Driving
Off-Pavement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
Off-Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526
Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing
Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Dual Rear Wheels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617, 680
E-85 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .633
Electrical Power Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224
Electric Rear Window Defrost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case . . . . . .491, 498, 503
Electronic Brake Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575
Anti-Lock Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .576
Brake Assist System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Traction Control System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Electronic Range Select (ERS) . . . . . . . . . .462, 471, 483
Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) . . . . . . . .185
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .581
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . .207, 297
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) . . . .297
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Setup
Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
EVIC Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297
Selectable Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312
Emergency Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .572
Emergency, In Case of
Freeing Vehicle When Stuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .730
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725
Tow Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .732
Emission Control System Maintenance . . . . . . . . . .748
Engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .745, 746
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .755
Block Heater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
INDEX 847
Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .744
Compartment Identification . . . . . . . . .744, 745, 746
Coolant (Antifreeze) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .817
Exhaust Gas Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114, 632
Flooded, Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627, 815
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .751, 815, 817
Oil Filler Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .753, 754
Oil Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .752, 815
Oil Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754
Overheating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
Engine Oil Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .753, 754
Engine Oil Viscosity Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .753
Enhanced Accident Response Feature . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Entry System, Illuminated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Event Data Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Exhaust
Exhaust
Exterior
Exterior
Gas Caution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114, 632
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114, 768
Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Filters
Air Cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .755
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754, 817
Engine Oil Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754
Flashers
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117, 175, 285
Flat Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .698, 719
Flexible Fuel Vehicles
Cruising Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635
Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634
Fuel Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .633, 634
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636
Replacement Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .635
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848 INDEX
Flooded Engine Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Fluid, Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .820
Fluid Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .815
Fluid Leaks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Fluid Level Checks
Brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .779
Power Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .571
Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts . . . . . . . . . . .817
Fog Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170, 285, 808
Fold Flat Load Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Four-Way Hazard Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
Four Wheel Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .487
Freeing A Stuck Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .730
Front Axle (Differential). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .780
Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636
Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Ethanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .638
Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Octane Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627, 817
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627, 815
Tank Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .815
Fuel, Flexible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .633
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .794
Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®) . . . . . . . . .211, 218
Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .638, 747
Gasoline, Clean Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Gasoline, Reformulated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Gauges
Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .465, 477
Gear Select Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .733
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
INDEX 849
Heated Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139, 242
Heater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .395, 400
Heater, Engine Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .451
High Beam/Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . . .176
Hill Descent Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Hitches
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .648
Hazard
Hoisting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725
Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow
Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547 HomeLink® (Garage Door Opener). . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679 Hood Release . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .806 Hub Caps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .724
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .791 Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 16
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch . . . . . . . . .176 Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 Immobilizer (Sentry Key) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Inflation Pressure Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .791
Grocery Bag Retainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Gross Axle Weight Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .642
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .641
Guide, Body Builders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
GVWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .639
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850 INDEX
Information Center, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .297, 325
Inside Rearview Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126, 133
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Instrument Panel and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .791
Integrated Trailer Brake Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . .654
Interior Appearance Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .790
Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171
Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers). . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Inverter Outlet (115V) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .230
Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .683, 703
Jump Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .725
Key Fob
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . . . .21
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . . .21
Key-In Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Keyless Enter-N-Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42, 443
Keyless Enter-N-Go™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Lock The Vehicle’s Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359, 380
Passive Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Passive Entry Programming . . . . . . . . . .42, 359, 380
Keyless Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Key, Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Lane Change and Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Lap/Shoulder Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Latches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Lead Free Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Leaks, Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Light Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117, 804
Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117, 164
INDEX 851
Airbag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78, 116, 285
Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Anti-Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Anti-Lock Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Automatic Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166
Brake Assist Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
Brake Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Bulb Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .805
Cap Top Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .811
Cargo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Center Mounted Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .810
Check Engine (Malfunction Indicator) . . . . . . . . .285
Courtesy/Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172, 174, 209
Daytime Running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator . . . . .585
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Fog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170, 285, 808
Four-Wheel Drive Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Hazard Warning Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
High Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176, 285
High Beam Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
High Beam/Low Beam Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Hill Descent Control Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . .587
Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Instrument Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171, 172, 174, 209
Oil Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .804, 805
Side Marker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .814
Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) . . . . . . . . .285, 619
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .585
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491
Turn Signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117, 175, 806, 808
Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) . . . . . .285
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852 INDEX
Lubricant Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .820
Memory Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Methanol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126
Electric Powered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Rearview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126, 133
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Monitor, Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
. . . . .760 MOPAR® Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .749, 836
. . . . .750 MTBE/ETBE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
. . . . .824 Multi-Function Control Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
. . . . .748
. . . . .837 Navigation System (Uconnect® gps) . . . . . . . . . . . .207
New Vehicle Break-In Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113
. . . . .782
Limited-Slip Differential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .545, 781
Loading Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .639
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597
Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Automatic Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Child Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Power Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Low Tire Pressure System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .619
Lubrication, Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .763
Lug Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .680
Maintenance Free Battery. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine).
Manual, Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Transmission
Fluid Level Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INDEX 853
Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Off-Pavement Driving (Off-Road). . . . . . . . . . .526, 549
Off-Road Driving (Off-Pavement). . . . . . . . . . .526, 549
Oil, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .751, 817
Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .815
Change Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .752
Dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .751
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754, 817
Filter Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754
Identification Logo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .752
Recommendation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .752, 815
Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754
Viscosity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .753, 754, 815
Oil Filter, Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754
Onboard Diagnostic System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .747
Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .747
Operator Manual (Owner’s Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Outside Rearview Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Overdrive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474, 485
Overdrive OFF Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .474, 485
Overhead Console. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Overheating, Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .679
Owner’s Manual (Operator Manual) . . . . . . . . . .4, 837
Paint Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .786
Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Parking Brake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .572
ParkSense® System, Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189, 198
Passing Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Passive Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Pedals, Adjustable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .183
Personal Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319, 346
Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Pets, Transporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112
Pickup Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248, 251, 268
Placard, Tire and Loading Information . . . . . . . . . .598
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854 INDEX
Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .393
Radio (Sound Systems) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
Rain Sensitive Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
Ramp Travel Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .527
Rear Axle (Differential) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .780
Rear Cargo Area Utility Rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Rear ParkSense System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189, 198
Rear Seat, Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152, 153
Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Rear Window, Sliding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Reclining Rear Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Recorder, Event Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Recreational Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .667
Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . . . .670
Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) . . . . . .673
Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .629
Refrigerant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .762, 763
Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604 Reminder, Seat Belt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) . . . . . . . .771, 774
Power
Distribution Center (Fuses) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .795
Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138
Outlet (Auxiliary Electrical Outlet) . . . . . . . .224, 230
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Sliding Rear Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569, 571
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Power Steering Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .820
Pregnant Women and Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Pretensioners
Seat Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Programmable Electronic Features . . . . . . . . . .319, 346
Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) . .25
INDEX 855
Remote Control
Starting System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25, 26
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Programming Additional Key Fobs . . . . . . . . . . .21
Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . . .21
Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls . . . . . . . . .391
Remote Starting
Uconnect® Customer Programmable
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362, 383
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362, 383
Remote Starting System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Replacement Bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .804
Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Replacement Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .749
Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Reporting Safety Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .836
Restraint, Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Restraints, Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Restraints, Occupant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Rotation, Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .616
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Safety Checks Outside Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117
Safety Defects, Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .836
Safety, Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Safety Information, Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114
Schedule, Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .824
Seat Belt
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Seat Belt Pretensioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Seat Belt System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
10
856 INDEX
Seat Belt Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .792
Seat Belt Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Seat Belts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51, 115
Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Front Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51, 53, 56
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Rear Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Untwisting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142, 150
Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Easy Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161
Folding Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .142
Rear Folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .152, 153
Reclining Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Security Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze). . . . . . . . . . . . . . .817
SENTRY KEY®
FCC General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Sentry Key (Immobilizer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sentry Key Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Service Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .833
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .835
Service Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .837
Settings, Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319, 346
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . .455, 464, 476
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .490
Transfer Case, Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral
(N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .670
INDEX 857
Transfer Case, Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral
(N) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .673
Shift Lever Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .733
Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Signals, Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117, 175, 285
Sliding Rear Window
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Snow Chains (Tire Chains) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
Snow Plow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .663
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608, 609
Spark Plugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .817
Speed Control (Cruise Control). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
Speedometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Stabilizer/Sway Bar System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .524
Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 442
Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
Cold Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Engine Fails to Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Starting Procedures (Gas Engines) . . . . . . . . . . . . .442
Steering
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .569, 571
Wheel, Heated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Wheel, Tilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Steering Wheel Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .391
Steering Wheel Mounted Sound System Controls . . .391
Storage Compartment, Center Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Storage, Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415, 803
Storing Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .803
Sun Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Supplemental Restraint System - Airbag . . . . . . .67, 68
Supplemental Tire Pressure Information . . . . . . . . .613
Suspension, Air. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510
Sway Control, Trailer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Synthetic Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .754
System, Remote Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
10
858 INDEX
Tachometer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Temperature Control, Automatic (ATC) . . . . . . . . . .413
Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Tip Start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .443
Tire and Loading Information Placard . . . .597, 598, 613
Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117, 601, 839
Aging (Life of Tires) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Air Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .601
Chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .613
Compact Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .608
Dual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .617, 680
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .601
High Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602
Life of Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Load Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .597, 598
Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . .619
Pressure Warning Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
Quality Grading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .839
Radial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604
Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .611
Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .616
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591, 601
Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592
Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
Tire Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .591
Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650
Tonneau Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .792
Tonneau Cover Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .792
Torque Converter Clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .475, 486
Tow Hooks, Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .732
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .641, 737
Disabled Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .737
Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .649
INDEX 859
Recreational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .667
Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .649
Towing Vehicle Behind a Motorhome . . . . . . . . . . .667
Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .546
Traction Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .577
Trailer Sway Control (TSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .586
Trailer Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .641
Cooling System Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .662
Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .648
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .651
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Trailer and Tongue Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .650
Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .659
Trailer Towing Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .649
Trailer Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .649
Transfer Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .782
Electronically Shifted . . . . . . . . . . . . . .491, 498, 503
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .820
Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455
Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .455, 464, 476, 782
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .820
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .782
Shifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .452
Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) . .30
Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) . . .25
Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . .25
Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .610
Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175, 285, 806, 808
Uconnect®
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . . . .362, 383
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .351
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362, 383
Uconnect® Settings
Customer Programmable Features . . . . . .42, 359, 380
Passive Entry Programming . . . . . . . . . .42, 359, 380
Uconnect® Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359, 380
10
860 INDEX
Uconnect® Voice Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Uniform Tire Quality Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .839
Universal Garage Door Opener (HomeLink®)
Programming HomeLink® . . . . . . .212, 213, 215, 217
Unleaded Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .627
Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Utility Rails, Rear Cargo Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Vehicle Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .598, 639
Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Vehicle Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415, 803
Viscosity, Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .753, 754
Voice Recognition System (VR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) . . .285
Warnings and Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Warranty Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .836
Washers, Windshield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178, 768
Washing Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .787
Water
Driving Through . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .547
Wheel and Wheel Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .789
Wheel and Wheel Trim Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .789
Wheel Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .724
Winch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .554
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555
Rigging Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .567
Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .550
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49, 223
Window Fogging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Rear Sliding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Reset Auto-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Windshield Defroster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
INDEX 861
Windshield Washers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177, 178, 768
Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177, 768
Windshield Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .764
Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Wiper Blade Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .764
Wipers, Intermittent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177
Wipers, Rain Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179
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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.
2015 RAM TRUCK 1500/2500/3500
2015
FCA US LLC
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RAM TRUCK
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