Adding Equipment to the Outside
of Your Vehicle
Things you might add to the outside of your vehicle
can affect the airﬂow around it. This may cause
wind noise and affect windshield washer performance.
Check with your dealer before adding equipment to
the outside of your vehicle.
The 8th digit of your vehicle identiﬁcation number (VIN)
shows the code letter or number that identiﬁes your
engine. You will ﬁnd the VIN at the top left of the
instrument panel. See Vehicle Identiﬁcation Number
(VIN) on page 5-80.
Use regular unleaded gasoline with a posted octane
of 87 or higher. If the octane is less than 87, you
may get a heavy knocking noise when you drive. If this
occurs, use a gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher
as soon as possible. Otherwise, you might damage
your engine. A little pinging noise when you accelerate
or drive uphill is considered normal. This does not
indicate a problem exists or that a higher-octane fuel is
necessary. If you are using 87 octane or higher-octane
fuel and hear heavy knocking, your engine needs