4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Thank you for selecting a Jeep Grand Cherokee and welcome to our worldwide family. This is a specialized utility vehicle designed for both on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform tasks for which conventional two-wheel drive vehicles were not intended.
Do not attempt sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers or other unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result in an accident, roll over of the vehicle, and severe or fatal injury.
6 INTRODUCTION NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with the vehicle when sold so that the new owner will be aware of all safety warnings. When it comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopar parts, and is interested in your satisfaction.
8 INTRODUCTION WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures which could result in an accident or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual you may miss important information.
INTRODUCTION 9 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS The keys for your new vehicle are enclosed in a plastic bag with the key code number on it. If you received your keys without the bag, ask your authorized dealer to give you the number.
WARNING! Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is danger- ous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the gear selector lever. Don’t leave the keys in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.
16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE light will come on for 3 seconds immediately after the ignition switch is turned on for a bulb check. Afterwards, if the bulb remains on, this indicates a malfunction in the electronics. If the bulb begins to flash immediately after the ignition switch is turned on, this indicates that an invalid key is being used to start the vehicle.
Replacement Keys NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed to the vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once a Sentry Key has been programmed to a vehicle, it cannot be programmed to any other vehicle. At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided with a four digit PIN number.
18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 4. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch ON within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound. The SKIM indicator light will stop flashing, turn on for 3 seconds; then turn off.
the door lock plunger located on the inside of the doors or with the driver’s door key lock cylinder, will not set the alarm. To Disarm the System To disarm the system, use the remote keyless entry transmitter. Also, using a valid sentry key and moving the ignition switch to the ON/START position will disarm the system.
20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: If the key is in the ignition switch, then all buttons on that transmitter will be disabled. The buttons on the remaining transmitters will work. If the vehicle is shifted out of P (Park), all the transmitter buttons are disabled for all keys.
NOTE: If desired, the system can be programmed to unlock all doors on the first press of the “Unlock” button. Refer to “Remote Unlock Driver’s Door 1st” in the Personal Settings section of the “Electronic Vehicle Infor- mation Center (EVIC)”, or simply follow these steps: 1.
22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poi- sonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the flipper glass closed when you are operating the vehicle.
2. While the “Unlock” button is pressed, (after 4 seconds) press the “Lock” button. Release both buttons. The “Flash Lights On Lock/Unlock” feature can be reactivated by repeating this procedure. General Information This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 1. With the transmitter buttons facing down, remove the small screw, and separate the two halves of the transmit- ter. Make sure not to damage the rubber gasket during removal. Separating Transmitter Halves 2.
Remote Start Button Once the vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15 minutes. To cancel remote start, press the “Remote Start” button twice within two seconds. To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a remote start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the “Unlock”...
26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE DOOR LOCKS Manual Door Locks Use the manual door lock plunger to lock the doors from inside the vehicle. If the plunger is down when the door is closed, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the keys are not inside the vehicle before closing the door.
If you press the door lock switch while the keys are in the ignition switch, and the driver’s door is open, the doors will not lock. The rear doors cannot be opened from inside the vehicle until you pull up the lock plungers. Automatic Door Locks If this feature is selected your door locks will lock automatically if the vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24...
28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Child Protection Door Lock The rear doors of your vehicle are equipped with child protection locks. If you push up on the lever on the open edge of the door it cannot be opened from the inside of the vehicle.
WINDOWS Power Windows The power window controls are located on the driver’s door trim panel. There is a single switch on the front passenger door/rear doors which operates the front passenger/rear passenger door windows. The window controls will operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACCESSORY position.
30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Auto Down Both the driver and front passenger window switch has an “Auto Down” feature. Press the window switch past the first detent, release, and the window will go down automatically. To cancel the “Auto Down” movement, operate the switch in either the up or down direction and release the switch.
WARNING! There is no anti-pinch protection when the window is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the window before closing. Resetting the Auto-Up Feature Should the Auto-Up feature stop working the window probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto-Up: Pull the window switch up and close the window com- pletely, then pull and hold the switch for 1 second.
32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 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.
WARNING! Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your pas- sengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the liftgate closed when you are operating the vehicle. Liftgate Flipper Glass The liftgate flipper glass is also unlocked when the liftgate is unlocked.
34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Once the liftgate flipper glass has been opened, connec- tion to the rear window wiper is interrupted, preventing activation of the rear wiper blade while the flipper glass is open. NOTE: If a power malfunction to the power liftgate latch should occur, an emergency liftgate latch release can be used to open the liftgate.
WARNING! In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer injuries, including fatalities, 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.
36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat belts are designed to go around the large bones of your body. These are the strongest parts of your body and can take the forces of a collision the best.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 37 Latch Plate Latch Plate To Buckle 3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”...
38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well.
5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt. Removing Slack From Belt THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39 6.
40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage In the front seating positions, the shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away from your neck. Press the release button to release the anchorage, and then move it up or down to the position that serves you best.
3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is now in the automatic locking mode. How to Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it to retract completely to disengage the automatic lock- ing mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.
42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt must still be worn snugly and positioned properly. The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Re- straint Control (ORC) Module.
Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) Front Airbag Components THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43 This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and right front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The driver’s front airbag is mounted in the steering wheel.
44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Window Airbag Location NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim; but they will open to allow airbag deployment. WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them.
NOTE: Do not use a clothing bar mounted to the coat hooks in this vehicle. A clothing bar will impede the proper performance of the window bags. The front airbags have a multi stage inflator design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of inflation that are based on collision severity.
46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Children that are not big enough to properly wear the vehicle seat belt should be secured in the rear seat, in a child restraint or belt-positioning booster seat. Older children who do not use child restraints or belt- positioning booster seats should ride properly buckled up in the rear seat.
WARNING! • Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some collisions the airbags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have airbags.
48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners How The Airbag System Works • The Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module de- termines if a frontal, side, or rollover collision is severe enough to require the front and/or side airbags to inflate.
• The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering wheel and the right side of the instrument panel. When the ORC detects a collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to inflate the front airbags.
50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If A Deployment Occurs The airbag system is designed to deploy when the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module detects a moderate-to-severe frontal collision, to help restrain the driver and front passenger, and then to immediately deflate.
WARNING! Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot protect you in another collision. Have the airbags, seat belt pretensioners, and seat belt retractor assem- bly, replaced by an authorized dealer as soon as possible. Enhanced Accident Response Feature If the airbags deploy after an impact and the electrical system remains functional, vehicles equipped with power door locks will unlock automatically.
52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbag Warning Light You will want to have the airbag system ready to inflate for your protection in an impact. The airbag system is designed to be maintenance free. If any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: •...
provided to the custodial entity upon request. General data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash databases, such as those maintained by the US govern- ment and various states. Data of a potentially sensitive nature, such as would identify a particular driver, ve- hicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially.
54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Child Restraint Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the time — babies and children, too. Every state in the United States and all Canadian provinces require that small children ride in proper restraint systems.
• The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the vehicle. It is recommended for children who weigh up to about 20 lbs (9 kg). “Convertible” child seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearward-facing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing by children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) but are less than one year old.
56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Standards. The manufacturer also recommends that you try a child restraint in the vehicle seats where you will use it before you buy it. • The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s weight and height.
• If the belt still cannot be tightened, or if pulling and pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child restraint secure, try a different seating position.
58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Children Too Large for Booster Seats Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend over the front of the seat when their back is against the seat back, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
kits or retro-fit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all the available attachments provided with your child re- straint in any vehicle. NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out of reach of children.
60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Installing the LATCH-Compatible Child Restraint System We urge that you carefully follow the directions of the manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child restraint systems will be installed as described here. Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that were provided with the child restraint system.
In addition, there are tether strap anchorages behind each rear seating position located on the back of the seat. Tether Strap Mounting Many, but not all restraint systems will be equipped with separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or connector for attachment to the lower anchorage and a THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 61 means of adjusting the tension in the strap.
62 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Improper installation of a child restraint to the LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or child restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint.
If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if by pulling and pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, you may need to do something more. Disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle again.
64 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Transporting Pets Airbags 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.
SAFETY TIPS Exhaust Gas WARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless. Breath- ing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO) follow the safety tips below.
66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after an accident if they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt or retractor condition, replace the belt. Airbag Warning Light The light should come on and remain on for 6 to 8 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first...
72 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view through the rear window. Adjusting Rear View Mirror A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical adjustment of the mirror. Annoying headlight glare from vehicles behind you can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle).
Automatic Dimming Mirror UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 73 CAUTION! To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror. Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the mirror clean. Outside Mirrors To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirrors to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight...
74 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than they really are. Relying too much on your passenger side convex mirror could cause you to collide with another vehicle or other object.
Both mirrors will always move together and will fold anytime the knob is turned. The ignition switch does not have to be in the ON position. Driver’s Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped If your vehicle is equipped with a driver’s outside auto- matic dimming mirror, it operates when the inside auto- matic dimming mirror is on.
76 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power mirror preselected positions can be controlled by the optional Memory Seat Feature. Refer to “Driver Memory Seat” in this section for details. (See page 106 for more information.) Heated Remote Control Mirrors — If Equipped These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice.
HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect™) — IF EQUIPPED UConnect™ is a voice-activated, hands-free, in- vehicle communications system. UConnect™ allows you to dial a phone number with your cellular phone using simple voice commands (e.g., Call” “Mike” ”Work or Dial” “248-555-1212 ). Your cellular phone’s audio is trans- mitted through your vehicle’s audio system;...
78 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The rearview mirror contains the microphone for the system and the control buttons that will enable you to access the system. UConnect™ Switches The UConnect™ system can be used with any Hands- Free Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular phone. See www.chrysler.com/uconnect for supported phones.
Operations Voice commands can be used to operate the UConnect™ system and to navigate through the UConnect™ menu structure. Voice commands are required after most UConnect™ system prompts. You will be prompted for a specific command and then guided through the available options.
NOTE: • www.chrysler.com/uconnect • www.dodge.com/uconnect • www.jeep.com/uconnect The following are general phone to UConnect™ System pairing instructions: • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Setup Phone Pairing and follow the audible prompts.
• For identification purposes, you will be prompted to give the UConnect™ system a name for your cellular phone. Each cellular phone that is paired should be given a unique phone name. • You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a priority level between 1 and 7, 1 being the highest priority.
82 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • System will prompt you to say the name of the person you want call. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say the name of the person you want to call. For example, you can say John Doe, where John Doe is a previ- ously stored name entry in the UConnect™...
The UConnect™ system will allow you to enter up to 32 names in the phonebook with each name having up to four associated phone numbers and designations. Each language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible only in that language. Edit Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended when vehicle is not in motion.
84 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Phonebook Delete. • After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish to delete.
• The UConnect™ system will play the names of all the phonebook entries. • To call one of the names in the list, press the Voice Recognition’ button during the playing of the desired name, and then say Call. NOTE: the user can also exercise Edit or Delete operations at this point.
86 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Making a Second Call while Current Call in Progress To make a second call while you are currently in a call, press the ’Voice Recognition’ button and say Dial or Call followed by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to call.
Call Termination To end a call in progress, momentarily press the Phone’ button. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call. Redial • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. •...
88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say the name of the language you wish to switch to (English, Espanol, or Francais, if so equipped). • Continue to follow the system prompts to complete language selection.
Your phone must be turned on and paired to the UCon- nect™ system to allow use of this vehicle feature in emergency situations when the cell phone has network coverage and stays paired to the UConnect™ system. Towing Assistance If you need towing assistance, •...
90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE When calling a number with your UConnect™ system that normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence on your cellular phone keypad, you can push the ’Voice Recognition’ button and say the sequence you wish to enter followed by the word Send.
Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad You can dial a phone number with your cellular phone keypad and still use the UConnect™ system (while dialing via the cell phone keypad, the user must exercise caution and take precautionary safety measures). By dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth™...
92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Information Service When using AT&T Wireless Service, dialing to phone number #121, you can access voice activated automated system to receive news, weather, stocks, traffic, etc. related information. Advanced Phone Connectivity Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone The UConnect™...
Select another Cellular Phone This feature allows you to select and start using another phone with the UConnect™ system. The phone must have been previously paired to the UConnect™ system that you want to use it with. • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. •...
94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Things You Should Know About Your UConnect™ System Voice Recognition (VR) • Always wait for the beep before speaking. • Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would speak to a person sitting approximately eight (8) feet away from you.
• You can say O (letter O ) for 0 (zero). 800 must be spoken eight-zero-zero. • Even though international dialing for most number combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing number combinations may not be supported. Far End Audio Performance •...
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North American English Primary Alternate(s) Zero Add location Add new All of them Confirmation prompts Confirmations prompts Delete a name Delete Language Select language List names List all List paired phones List phones Pager Beeper Phone pairing Pairing Phonebook Phone book Return to main menu Return.
100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Front Seat Adjustment — Recline To adjust the seatback, lift the lever located on the outboard side of the seat, lean back, and release the lever at the desired position. To return the seatback, lift the lever, lean forward, and release the lever.
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment The manual lumbar support adjustment lever is located on the right side of the driver’s seat and on the left side of the passenger’s seat. Moving the lumbar control lever fore and aft increases or decreases the lumbar support. Manual Lumbar Control UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101 8 - Way Driver’s Power Seat...
102 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 4 - Way Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped The front passenger’s power seat switches are located on the outboard side of the passenger seat lower side trim. The bottom switch controls forward/rearward adjust- ment.
center of the instrument panel. After turning on the ignition, you can choose from High, Off, or Low heat settings. Amber LEDs in the top portion of each switch indicate the level of heat in use. Two LEDs are illumi- nated for high, one for low, and none for off.
104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaus- tion or other physical condition must exercise care when using the seat heater.
NOTE: Do not fold the rear seat down with the center seat belt buckled. 2. Fold the rear seat completely forward. NOTE: The automatic folding rear head restraints will lower as the seat is folded down. Folding Rear Seat UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105 To Raise Rear Seat Raise the rear seatback and lock it into place.
106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Storage — Rear Seat Armrest (If Equipped) The rear seat may be equipped with a center storage armrest. Rear Seat Armrest Press the latch and lift the top of the armrest to access the storage bin.
Keyless Entry transmitters can also be programmed to recall the same positions when the “Unlock” button is pressed. Driver Memory Switches Your vehicle may have been delivered with two Remote Keyless Entry transmitters. One or both transmitters can be linked to either memory position. The memory system UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 107 can accommodate up to four transmitters, each one linked to either of the two memory positions.
108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 4. Adjust the brake and accelerator pedals to the desired positions. 5. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets (up to 10 AM and 10 FM stations can be set). 6.
To recall the memory settings for driver one, press memory button number 1 on the driver’s door or the “Unlock” button on the Remote Keyless Entry transmit- ter linked to memory position 1. To recall the memory setting for driver two, press memory button number 2 on the driver’s door or the “Unlock”...
110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Once programmed, all transmitters linked to memory can be easily enabled or disabled at one time. Refer to Remote Linked to Memory under Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — Customer Pro- grammable Features in Section 4 for more information. Easy Entry/Exit Seat This feature provides automatic driver’s seat positioning which will enhance driver mobility out of and into the...
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111 NOTE: The Easy Entry Easy Exit feature is not enabled when the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The Easy Entry Easy Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) through the programmable features in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).
112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Then, reach under the hood, move safety latch to the left, and lift the hood. To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to close it. Use a firm downward push at the center of the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
LIGHTS Multi-Function Control Lever The multi-function control lever controls the operation of the headlights, turn signals, headlight beam selection, instrument panel light dimming, passing light, interior courtesy/dome lights, and optional fog lights. Multi-Function Control Lever UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113 Battery Saver Feature—Exterior/Interior Lights If the multi-function control lever is left in the interior light position, parking light position, or the headlight...
114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Headlights and Parking Lights Turn the end of the multi-function control lever to the first detent for parking light operation. Turn to the second detent for headlight operation. Turn to the third detent for “Auto” headlight operation (if equipped). Headlight Switch Automatic Headlight System —...
stop. Refer to “Windshield Wipers and Washers” in this section for more information. (See page 120 for more information.) NOTE: When your headlights come on during the daytime, the instrument panel lights will automatically dim to the lower nighttime intensity. Refer to “Instru- ment Panel and Interior Lights”...
116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Deactivate 1. Pull back on the muti-function control lever to manu- ally deactivate the system (normal operation of high beams). 2. Pull back on the multi-function control lever once again to re-activate the system. NOTE: Broken, muddy, or obstructed headlights and taillights of vehicles in the field of view will cause headlights to remain on longer (closer to the vehicle).
Lights-On Reminder If the headlights or parking lights are on after the ignition is turned OFF, a chime will sound when the driver’s door is opened. Fog Lights — If Equipped The fog light switch is located in the multi- function control lever.
118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE High Beam Switch Pull the multi-function control lever towards you to switch the headlights to “High” beam. The “High Beam Indicator Light” on the instrument cluster will illumi- nate. Pull the multi-function control lever a second time to switch the headlights to “Low”...
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119 Front Map/Reading Lights These lights are mounted in the overhead console. Each light can be turned on by pressing the recessed area of the lens. To turn these lights off, press the recessed area of the lens a second time.
120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS The front and rear wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the right side control lever. Turn the end of the control lever to select “Lo,” “Hi,” or one of the five speed sensitive intermittent windshield wiper speeds.
To use the washer, pull the lever toward you and hold while spray is desired. If the lever is pulled while in the delay range, the wiper will operate for several seconds after the lever is released, and then resume the intermit- tent interval previously selected.
122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Rain Sensing Wipers—If Equipped This feature senses moisture on the windshield and automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The feature is especially useful for road splash or overspray from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead. Rotate the end of the multi-function lever to one of five settings to activate this feature.
driver desires more sensitivity. Place the wiper switch in the OFF position when not using the system. NOTE: • The rain sensing feature will not operate when the wiper switch is in the LOW or HIGH speed position. • The rain sensing feature may not function properly when ice, or dried salt water is present on the wind- shield.
124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE TILT STEERING COLUMN To tilt the column, push down on the lever below the turn signal control and move the wheel up or down, as desired. Pull the lever back towards you and firmly push the lever until it is above the lower surface of the shroud to lock the column in place.
Adjustable Pedal Switch Press the left side of the button to move the pedals rearward (toward the driver). Press the right side of the button to move the pedals forward (away from the driver). • The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125 •...
126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not place any article under the adjustable pedal’s 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.
To Set at a Desired Speed When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press and release the SET button. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed. To Deactivate A soft tap on the brake pedal, normal braking, or pressing the CANCEL button will deactivate the Speed Control without erasing the memory.
128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Accelerate for Passing Depress the accelerator as you would normally. When the pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed. NOTE: When driving uphill, at elevations above 2,000 feet (610 meters), or when the vehicle is heavily loaded (especially when towing) the vehicle may slow below the SET speed.
WARNING! To help keep your vehicle under control, do not use Speed Control under these conditions: • When it is not possible to keep your vehicle at a set speed. • On slippery roads, such as on snow or ice. •...
130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevail- ing road conditions. ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydro- planing.
BAS (Brake Assist System) The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The system detects an emergency braking situation by sens- ing the rate and amount of brake application and then applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help reduce braking distances.
132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation) This system anticipates the potential for wheel lift by monitoring the driver’s steering wheel input and the speed of the vehicle. When ERM determines that the rate of change of the steering wheel angle and vehicles speed are sufficient to potentially cause wheel lift, it applies the appropriate brake and may reduce engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will occur.
ESP (Electronic Stability Program) This system enhances directional control and stability of the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESP cor- rects for over/under steering of the vehicle by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counter- acting the over/under steer condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain the desired path.
134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! ESP (Electronic Stability Program) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. ESP cannot prevent acci- dents, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning.
or gravel conditions and more wheel spin than ESP would normally allow is required to gain traction. To turn ESP on again, momentarily depress the ESP Control Switch . This will restore the normal “ESP On” mode of operation. ESP Control Switch UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 135 NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand, or...
136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE In this mode, ESP 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 “Partial Off”...
40 mph (64 km/h). At 40 mph (64 km/h), the normal ESP stability function returns but TCS remains off. When the vehicle speed drops below 35 mph (56 km/h), the ESP system shuts off. ESP is off at low vehicle speeds in 4WD low range so that it will not interfere with off-road driving but ESP function returns to provide the stability feature at speeds above 40 mph (64 km/h).
138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE If the “ESP/BAS Warning Lamp” comes on continuously with the engine running, a mal- function has been detected in either the ESP or the BAS system, or both. If this light remains on after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been driven several miles at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to...
Rear Park Assist Sensors The four Rear Park Assist Sensors, located in the rear fascia, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is within the sensors’ field of view. The monitored area seems oval in shape. The sensors can detect obstacles from approximately 11.8 inches (30 cm) up to 59 inches (150 cm) from the rear fascia in the horizontal direction, depending on the location and orientation of the obstacle and the type of...
140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE When the obstacle is detected at a distance of about 59 inches (150 cm) from the rear fascia, the outermost LEDs of the warning display will be ON with increased bright- ness. Along with the LED, a half second tone will occur. As the distance of the detected obstacle to the rear fascia decreases, more LEDs are illuminated.
Rear Park Assist Switch When the switch is pressed to disable the system, the instrument cluster will display the PARK ASSIST DIS- ABLED message. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Informa- tion Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual. When the shifter is changed to R (Reverse) and the system is UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 141 disabled, the instrument cluster will actuate a single...
142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Cleaning the Rear Park Assist System Clean the Rear Park Assist 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.
WARNING! • Drivers must be careful when backing up even when using the Rear Park Assist System. Always check carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before back- ing up.
144 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE REAR CAMERA — IF EQUIPPED Vehicles with a Navigation radio may be equipped with a rear view camera (located on the rear liftgate) that allows you to see an on-screen image (on the navigation radio screen) of the rear of your vehicle whenever the vehicle is put into R (Reverse).
Turning the Rear Camera Off 1. To turn the rear camera off, select “Rear Camera” at the Systems Settings screen and press ENTER. Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for detailed operating instructions. 2. Select “OFF” at the “Rear Camera” screen. Highlight “DONE”...
146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The lights also turn on when a front door or rear door is opened. The lights will also turn on when the unlock button on the remote keyless entry transmitter is pressed. Sunglasses Storage At the rear of the console a compartment is provided for the storage of a pair of sunglasses.
WARNING! A moving garage door can cause injury to people and pets in the path of the door. People or pets could be seriously or fatally injured. Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener that has a “stop and reverse”...
148 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Programming HomeLink NOTE: When programming a garage door opener, it is advised to park outside the garage. It is also recom- mended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink for quicker training and accurate transmis- sion of the radio-frequency signal.
HomeLink Buttons 2. Position the end of your hand-held transmitter 1-3 inches (3-8 cm) away from the HomeLink buttons. 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink button that you want to train and the hand-held trans- mitter buttons. Do not release the buttons until step 4 has been completed.
150 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: To program the remaining two HomeLink but- tons, begin with Programming step two. Do not repeat step one. NOTE: If your hand-held transmitter appears to pro- gram the universal transceiver, but your garage door does not operate using the transmitter and your garage door opener was manufactured after 1995, your garage door opener may have a multiple security code system...
Canadian Programming/Gate Programming Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter sig- nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transmission which may not be long enough for HomeLink to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed to time-out in the same manner.
152 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons and release only when the EVIC display shows “CHAN- NELS CLEARED” (after 20 seconds). Release both buttons. Do not hold for longer that 30 seconds. HomeLink is now in the train (or learning) mode and can be programmed at any time beginning with Pro- gramming - Step 2.
HomeLink is a trademark owned by Johnson Controls, Inc. POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED The power sunroof switch is located between the sun visors on the overhead console. Power Sunroof Switch UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 153 WARNING! • Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in the ignition switch.
154 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Opening Sunroof - Express Press the switch rearward and release, and the sunroof will open automatically from any position. The sunroof will open fully, then stop automatically. This is called Express Open. During Express Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof.
Sunshade Operation The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens. NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is open. Wind Buffeting Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the ears.
156 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE POWER OUTLET To the right of the convenience tray (lower center of instrument panel) is an outlet for electrically powered accessories. Pull lightly on the tab of the plastic cover to access the outlet. Front Power Outlet The rear power outlet (if equipped) is located in the left rear cargo area.
All accessories connected to this outlet should be re- moved or turned off when the vehicle is not in use to protect the battery against discharge. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 157 CAUTION! Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off •...
158 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CUP HOLDERS In the center console there are two cup holders for the front seat passengers. Front Cup Holders NOTE: The cup holder insert is removable, from the console, for cleaning. It can be reinstalled with the larger cup depression towards the passenger seat, but the top surface will not be flush with the console surface.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 159 CARGO AREA FEATURES Cargo Light The cargo area light is activated by opening the liftgate, opening any door, or by rotating the dimmer control on the multi-function control lever to the extreme top posi- tion.
160 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Retractable Cargo Area Cover — If Equipped NOTE: The purpose of this cover is for privacy, not to secure loads. It will not prevent cargo from shifting or protect passengers from loose cargo. To cover the cargo area: 1.
WARNING! In an accident a cargo cover loose in the vehicle could cause injury. It could fly around in a sudden stop and strike someone in the vehicle. Do not store the cargo cover on the cargo floor or in the passenger compartment.
162 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Cargo tie-down hooks are not safe anchors for a child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or collision a hook could pull loose and allow the child seat to come loose. A child could be badly injured. Use only the anchors provided for child seat tethers.
WARNING! To help protect against personal injury, passengers should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats and use seat belts. Cargo Load Floor The panel in the load floor is reversible for added utility.
164 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 1. Flip up pull loop(s) so they are perpendicular (straight up) to the top surface of the tray. 2. Pull up on loop(s) and twist 90 degrees, so they are parallel to the slotted hole in tray. 3.
If the liftgate flipper glass is open, connection to the rear window wiper is interrupted preventing activation of the rear wiper blade. When the liftgate flipper glass is closed, the rear wiper switch or the ignition switch needs to be turned OFF and ON to restart the rear wiper.
166 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED External racks do not increase the total load carrying capacity of the vehicle. Be sure that the total occupant and luggage load inside the vehicle, plus the load on the luggage rack, do not exceed the rated vehicle capacity.
CAUTION! • To prevent damage to the roof of your vehicle, DO NOT carry any loads on the roof rack without cross rails in- stalled. The load should be secured and placed on top of the cross rails, not directly on the roof. If it is necessary to place the load on the roof, place a blanket or some other protec- tion between the load and the roof surface.
170 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Sales Code RAQ – AM/FM/CD (6-Disc) Radio With Optional Satellite Radio, Hands Free Phone, And Vehicle Entertainment Systems (VES) Capabilities ......199 Operating Instructions - Radio Mode .
Satellite Radio — If Equipped ....226 System Activation ..... 227 Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID) .
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION 1. Speedometer Indicates vehicle speed. 2. Brake Warning Light The BRAKE warning light will come on when the ignition is first turned on, and stay on briefly as a bulb check. If the bulb does not come on during starting, have the bulb re- paired promptly.
176 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL engine start. If the bulb does not come on when turning the key from OFF to ON, have the condition checked promptly. Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc. may illuminate the light after engine start.
8. Tachometer The red segments indicate the maximum permissible engine revolutions-per-minute (r.p.m. x 1000) for each gear range. Before reaching the red area, ease up on the accelerator. 9. Security Alarm System Indicator Light — If Equipped This light will flash rapidly for approximately 15 seconds when the vehicle theft alarm is arming.
178 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 12. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those...
CAUTION! The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and warnings have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system op- eration or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
180 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL WARNING! A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. If you decide to look under the hood your- self, refer to Section 7 of this manual. Follow the warnings under “Cooling System Pressure Cap.”...
18. Seat Belt Reminder Light When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this light will turn on for 5 to 8 seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound. After the bulb check or when driving, if the driver or front passenger seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt Warning Light will flash or remain on continuously.
182 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL is placed in the P (Park) position. The light should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine running your vehicle will usually be drivable, however, see your dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is re- quired and you may experience reduced performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and your vehicle may...
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER — IF EQUIPPED The electronic vehicle information center (EVIC) located in the instrument cluster, when the appropriate condi- tions exist, will display the following messages and symbols. Some of the messages are accompanied by a chime. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 183 •...
184 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • LIFTGATE/DOOR OPEN (with graphic) • LIFTGATE/DOORS OPEN (with graphic) • LIFTGLASS OPEN (with graphic) • HOOD OPEN (with graphic) • HOOD/DOOR OPEN (with graphic) • HOOD/DOORS OPEN (with graphic) • LIFTGATE/HOOD OPEN (with graphic) •...
• CHECK GAS CAP • ESP OFF • MEMORY #1 POSITIONS SET • MEMORY #2 POSITIONS SET • MEMORY SYSTEM DISABLED — SEATBELT FAS- TENED (with graphic) • MEMORY SYSTEM DISABLED — VEHICLE NOT IN PARK • DRIVER 1 MEMORY •...
186 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Customer Programmable Features Press the MENU button until one of the display choices following appears: Menu Button Language? When in this display you may select one of three lan- guages for all display nomenclature, including the trip computer functions.
Display U.S. or Metric? Pressing the STEP button when in this display selects US or Metric. The overhead console and instrument panel displays will be in the selected units. Auto Door Locks? When this feature is selected, all doors and the liftgate lock automatically when the speed of the vehicle reaches 15 mph (25 km/h).
188 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Remote Linked To Memory? (Available with Memory Seat Only) When this feature is selected the memory seat, mirror, and radio settings will return to the memory set position when the remote keyless entry “Unlock” button is pressed.
Illuminated Approach? When this feature is selected the driver can choose, when entering the vehicle, to have the headlamps come on for 30, 60, or 90 seconds, or not come on at all. Pressing the STEP button when in this display will select 30, 60, 90, or OFF.
190 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Service Interval Gasoline Models — If Equipped When this feature is selected, a service interval between 2,000 (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles (10 000 km) in 500 mile (800 km) increments may be selected. Pressing the STEP button when in this display will select distances between 2,000 (3 200 km) and 6,000 miles (10 000 km) in 500 mile (800 km) increments.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 191 LINK TO MEMORY is set to YES) when the remote keyless entry transmitter is used to unlock the door. For more information, refer to “Easy Entry/Exit Seat — Driver Memory Seat” in Section 3 of this manual. (See page 110 for more information.) Compass/Temperature/Trip Computer This display provides the outside temperature, one of the...
192 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL WARNING! Even if the display still reads a few degrees above 32°F ( 0°C), the road surface may be icy, particularly in woods or on bridges. Drive carefully under such conditions to prevent an accident and possible per- sonal injury or property damage.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 193 Trip Computer This feature, located in the instrument cluster, displays the following information when the display is in the “Compass/Temperature” mode and the STEP button is pressed: Step Button Press the STEP button to cycle through all of the Compass/Mini-Trip Computer displays.
194 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Reset Button Press the RESET button to reset the display you are in. Press and hold the RESET button (for 2 seconds) to reset all of the displays. Reset Button Average Fuel Economy Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset. When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read “RESET”...
Elapsed Time Shows the accumulated ignition ON time since the last reset. Tire Pressure Display — If Equipped Shows the current pressure of all 4 road tires. Tire Pressure Display UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 195 NOTE: Tires heat up during normal driving conditions. Heat will cause the tire pressure to increase from 2 to 6 psi (14 to 41 kPa) during normal driving conditions.
196 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: To ensure proper compass calibration, make sure the compass variance is properly set before manu- ally calibrating the compass. Refer to Variance Map. To Put Into a Calibration Mode Start the engine and leave the transmission in the P (Park) position.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 197 To set the variance: Turn the ignition ON and set the display to “Compass/Temperature.” Press the C/T but- ton for approximately 5 seconds. The last variance zone number will be displayed. Press and hold the STEP button for 1 second to select the new variance zone and press the RESET button to resume normal operation.
198 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Two Types of Signals There are two basic types of radio signals... AM or Amplitude Modulation, in which the transmitted sound causes the amplitude, or height, of the radio waves to vary... and FM or Frequency Modulation, in which the frequency of the wave is varied to carry the sound.
SALES CODE RAQ – AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO, HANDS FREE PHONE, AND VEHICLE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS (VES) CAPABILITIES NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of your radio faceplate. RAQ Radio UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 199 Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio.
200 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Mode Button (Radio Mode) Press the mode button repeatedly to select between the CD player, Satellite Radio, or Vehicle Entertainment System (VES) (if equipped). SEEK Button (Radio Mode) Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next listenable station in either AM/FM or Satellite (if equipped) mode.
Time Button Press the time button and the time of day will be displayed for 5 seconds. Clock Setting Procedure 1. Press and hold the time button until the hours blink. 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side Tune / Audio control.
202 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press the rotary TUNE control a third time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or decrease the Treble tones. Press the rotary TUNE control a fourth time and BAL- ANCE will display.
Jazz Jazz News News Nostalgia Nostalgia Oldies Oldies Personality Personality Public Public Rhythm and Blues Rhythm_and_Blues Religious Music Religious_Music Religious Talk Religious_Talk Rock Rock Soft Soft Soft Rock Soft_Rock Soft Rhythm and Blues Soft_R_&_B Sports Sports Talk Talk Top 40 Top_40 Weather Weather...
204 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL You may add a second station to each push-button by repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press the SET/DIR button twice and SET 2 will show in the display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in both AM and FM.
CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. You may eject a disc with the radio OFF. If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and begin to play when you insert the disc.
206 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for CD Audio Play) LOAD/ EJECT - Load Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the push- button with the corresponding number where the CD is being loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and prompt when to INSERT DISC.
TIME Button (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) Press this button to change the display from a large CD playing time display to a small CD playing time display. RW/FF (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or another CD button is pressed.
208 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Notes On Playing MP3 Files The radio can play MP3 files, however, acceptable MP3 file recording media and formats are limited. When writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restric- tions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW.
Supported MP3 File Formats The radio will recognize only files with the *.mp3 exten- sion as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.mp3 extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will not play the file.
210 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ID3 Tag information for artist, song title and album title are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not supported by the radios. Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not supported.
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) LOAD/ EJECT - Load Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the push- button with the corresponding number where the CD is being loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and prompt when to INSERT DISC.
212 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press and hold the MSG or INFO button while in the message display priority mode or elapsed time display priority mode will display the song title for each file. RW/FF (CD Mode for MP3 Play) Press the FF side of the button to move forward through the MP3 selection.
SALES CODE REF — AM/FM/CD (SINGLE DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO AND HANDS FREE PHONE CAPABILITY NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of your radio faceplate. REF Radio UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 213 Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio.
214 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Mode Button (Radio Mode) Press the mode button repeatedly to select between the CD player and Satellite Radio (if equipped). SEEK Button (Radio Mode) Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next listenable station in either AM/FM or Satellite (if equipped) mode.
Clock Setting Procedure 1. Press and hold the time button until the hours blink. 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side Tune/ Audio control. 3. After the hours are adjusted, press the right side Tune/Audio control to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink.
216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press the rotary TUNE control a fourth time and BAL will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers. Press the rotary TUNE control a fifth time and FADE will display.
Operation Instructions - CD Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Inserting The Compact Disc (Single CD Player) Gently insert one CD into the CD player with the CD label facing up. The CD will automatically be pulled into the CD Player and the CD icon will illuminate on the radio display.
218 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SCAN Button (CD Mode) Press this button to play the first 10 seconds of each track. To stop the scan function, press the button a second time. EJECT Button (CD Mode) Press this button and the disc will unload and move to the entrance for easy removal.
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, which allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an MP3 player, cassette player, or microphone and utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source and play through the vehicle speakers.
220 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode) Press this button to change the display from elapsed playing time to time of day. The time of day will display for 5 seconds. RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode) No function. RND/SET Button (Auxiliary Mode) No function.
Satellite Navigation Radio with CD Player with MP3 Capability (REC) - combines a Global-Positioning System-based navigation system with an integrated color screen to provide maps, turn identification, selection menus and instructions for selecting a variety of destina- tions and routes, AM/FM stereo radio and six-disc CD changer with MP3 capability.
222 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. At the Main Menu screen, highlight “Clock Setup” and press ENTER OR press and hold for 3 seconds the TIME button on the unit’s faceplate. The Clock Setup screen appears. 2. To show the GPS clock, select “Displayed Clock: GPS Clock”...
2. To increase the clock by hours, make sure “HR +” is highlighted and press ENTER. Press ENTER again to increase the clock by another hour. You will see on the “User Defined Time” display the number of hours you have increased the clock by.
224 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 1. When you are at an audio screen, quickly press the TIME button on the navigation faceplate. 2. In this example the large clock appears on the screen. 3. To switch the clock to the small clock, quickly press TIME again.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 225 VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (SALES CODE XRV) — IF EQUIPPED The optional VES™ (Video Entertainment System) con- sists of a DVD player and LCD (liquid crystal display) screen, a battery-powered remote control, and two head- sets. The DVD player is mounted in the rear of the center console storage bin, and is concealed by a door that lifts up for access.
226 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The LCD screen is located on the headliner behind the front seats. Lowering the DVD Screen Remote Control Location SATELLITE RADIO — IF EQUIPPED Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcast- ing technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to coast.
sports, news, entertainment, and programming for chil- dren, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios. System Activation To activate your Sirius Satellite Radio service, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com. Please have the following informa- tion available when activating your system: 1.
228 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ESN/SID Access with RAQ Radios With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and the radio OFF, press the CD Eject and TIME buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds. All twelve ESN/SID num- bers will be displayed. The radio will exit the ESN/SID mode when any other button is pushed, the ignition is turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since any button was pushed.
appear in the display between each channel change. Press the SCAN button a second time to stop the search. NOTE: Channels that may contain objectionable content can be blocked. Contact Sirius Customer Care at 888-539- 7474 to discuss options for channel blocking or unblock- ing.
230 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Satellite Antenna To ensure optimum reception on vehicles available with a luggage rack, do not place items on the roof around the rooftop antenna location. Metal objects placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause decreased perfor- mance.
The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a push-button in the center and controls the volume and mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker switch will increase the volume and pressing the bottom of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
232 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The center button on the left side rocker switch has no function for a single disc CD player. However, when a multiple disc CD player is equipped on the vehicle, the center button will select the next available CD in the player.
CLIMATE CONTROLS Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System — If Equipped The controls for the heating/air conditioning and venti- lation system in this vehicle consist of a series of rotary knobs. These comfort controls can be set to obtain desired interior conditions.
234 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Temperature Control The temperature of air can be selected by rotating the temperature control knob in the center. The coldest tem- perature setting is on the extreme left and the warmest setting on the ex- treme right of the rotation.
through vents under the front seats. Some airflow is delivered to defrost while in the floor mode so that comfort can be maintained. Bi-Level Air flows both through the outlets located in the instrument panel and those located on the floor. Air flows through the registers in the back of the center console, and under the front seats to the rear seat passengers.
236 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Slight changes in engine speed or power may be noticed when the air conditioning compressor is on. This is a normal occurrence as the compressor will cycle on and off to maintain comfort and increase fuel economy. Automatic Temperature Control —...
LO AUTO position should be used for front seat occu- pants only. The HI AUTO position should be used when more air flow is desired, or when rear seat occupants are present. Dial in the comfort setting you would like the system to maintain by rotating the driver’s or passenger’s control knob.
238 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL debris due to the climate control sensor’s location. Mud on the windshield may also cause poor operation of this system. • To provide you with maximum comfort in the auto- matic mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain off until the engine warms up.
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240 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: Regardless of the type of operation, when a temperature knob is set to the full clockwise or full counterclockwise position, the system will deliver full hot or full cold air out of the ducts, respectively. The operator can override the AUTO mode setting and select the direction of the air by rotating the right mode knob to one of the following positions.
• Bi-Level Air flows both through the outlets located in the instrument panel and those located on the floor. Air flows through the registers in the back of the center console, and under the front seats to the rear seat passengers. These registers can be closed to block airflow.
242 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: Extended use of recirculation may cause the windows to fog. If the interior of the windows begins to fog, press the “Recirculate” icon button to return to outside air. Some temp./humidity conditions will cause captured interior air to condense on windows and ham- per visibility.
When using the air conditioner in extremely heavy traffic in hot weather especially when towing a trailer, addi- tional engine cooling may be required. If this situation is encountered, operate the transmission in a lower gear to increase engine RPM, coolant flow and fan speed. When stopped in heavy traffic, it may be necessary to shift into N (Neutral) and depress the accelerator slightly for fast idle operation to increase coolant flow and fan speed.
STARTING PROCEDURE Start the engine with the selector lever in the N (Neutral) or P (Park) position. Apply the brake before shifting to any driving range. Normal Starting — Gasoline Engines Do not press the accelerator. Turn the ignition key briefly to START position, and release it.
250 STARTING AND OPERATING If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15 second periods of cranking with the accelerator pedal held to the floor, the normal starting procedure should be repeated. WARNING! Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start the vehicle.
Starting and Operating Cautions — Diesel Engines WARNING! NEVER pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the air inlet opening in an attempt to start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire causing serious personal injury. • Running a cold engine at high speeds during driving or idling may damage engine components.
252 STARTING AND OPERATING Driving Conditions Stop & Go Stop & Go Highway Speeds City Traffic Highway Speeds Uphill Grade TURBOCHARGER COOL DOWN CHART Load Turbocharger Temperature Empty Medium Medium Max. GCWR Max. GCWR Max. GCWR Idle Time (in minutes) Before Shut Down Cool Less than 1...
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED The engine block heater warms engine coolant and per- mits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a standard 110-115 volt AC electrical outlet with grounded, three wire extension cord. Use the heater when temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) are expected to last for several days.
254 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of P (Park) or N (Neutral) if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse.
Automatic Shift Controls Gear Ranges NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. This is especially important when the engine is cold. If there is a need to restart the engine be sure to cycle the key to the LOCK position before restarting.
256 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of P (Park) or N (Neutral) if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse.
of the desired top gear. For example, if the driver shifts the transmission into 3 (third gear), the transmission will never shift above third gear, but can shift down to 2 (second) or 1 (first), when needed. On vehicles equipped with 4.7L or 5.7L engines, use of ERS (or Tow/Haul mode) also enables a additional underdrive gear which is not normally used during through-gear accelerations.
258 STARTING AND OPERATING Overdrive Operation The automatic transmission includes an electronically controlled Overdrive (5th gear for 3.7L engine, 4th and 5th gears for 4.7L and 5.7L engines). The transmission will automatically shift from direct gear to Overdrive if the following conditions are present: •...
In high ambient temperatures with sustained high engine speed and load, an upshift followed shortly thereafter by a downshift may occur. This is a normal part of the overheat protection strategy when operating in the “Tow/Haul” mode. The transmission will downshift from Overdrive to the most desirable gear if the accelerator pedal is fully depressed at vehicle speeds above approximately 35 mph (56 km/h).
260 STARTING AND OPERATING Transmission Limp Home Mode Transmission function is monitored for abnormal condi- tions. If a condition is detected that could result in transmission damage, the transmission limp home mode will be engaged. In this mode, the transmission will remain in the current gear (3.7L engine) or in direct gear (4.7L and 5.7L engines) until the vehicle is brought to a stop.
NOTE: The torque converter clutch will not engage until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm [usually after 1-3 miles (1.6 - 4.8 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.
262 STARTING AND OPERATING five rocking-motion cycles. This will minimize overheat- ing and reduce the risk of transmission failure during prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle. CAUTION! When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving between “First” and R (Reverse), do not spin the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result.
percent of engine torque to the rear axle. When speed differences are increased between the front and rear drive shafts, the transfer case can transmit up to 100 percent of available engine torque to the front or rear drive shafts. When additional traction is required, the 4 LOW position can be used to lock the front and rear driveshafts together and force the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same...
264 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! You or others could be injured if you leave the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N (Neutral) position without first fully engaging the parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move regardless of the transmission position.
LOW Indicator Lamp” in the instrument cluster will begin to flash and remain on solid when the shift is complete. Release the T-handle. NOTE: If shift conditions/interlocks are not met, or a transfer case motor temperature protection condition exists, a “CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURES” message will flash from the EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Cen- ter).
266 STARTING AND OPERATING LOW Indicator Lamp” in the instrument cluster will flash and go out when the shift is complete. Release the T-handle. NOTE: If shift conditions/interlocks are not met, or a transfer case motor temperature protection condition exists, a “CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURES” message will flash from the EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Cen- ter).
Neutral Switch 5. Repeat Steps 1– 4 to shift out of Neutral. NOTE: If shift conditions/interlocks are not met, a “CHECK SHIFT PROCEDURES” message will flash from the EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center). Refer STARTING AND OPERATING 267 to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4 of this manual.
268 STARTING AND OPERATING operation is similar. Follow the Quadra-Trac II transfer case shifting information, preceding this section, for shifting this system. ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS Utility vehicles have higher ground clearance and a narrower track to make them capable of performing in a wide variety of off-road applications.
CAUTION! When driving through water, do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h). Always check water depth before entering as a precaution, and check all fluids afterward. Driving through water may cause damage that may not be covered by the new vehicle limited warranty. Driving through water more than a few inches deep will require extra caution to ensure safety and prevent dam- age to your vehicle.
270 STARTING AND OPERATING Driving In Snow, Mud and Sand In heavy snow, when pulling a load, or for additional control at slower speeds, shift the transmission to a low gear and shift the transfer case to 4WD LOW if necessary. Refer to “Four-Wheel Drive Operation”...
Remember, never drive diagonally across a hill-always drive straight up or down. If the wheels start to slip as you approach the crest of a hill, ease off the accelerator and maintain headway by turning the front wheels slowly. This may provide a fresh “bite”...
272 STARTING AND OPERATING • After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or similar dirty conditions, have brake rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected and cleaned as soon as possible. WARNING! Abrasive material in any part of the brakes may cause excessive wear or unpredictable braking.
Parking Brake Be sure the parking brake is firmly set when parked and the gear shift lever is in the P (Park) position. When parking on a hill, you should apply the parking brake before placing the gear shift lever in P (Park), otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the selector out of P (Park).
274 STARTING AND OPERATING When parking on a hill, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade. The parking brake should always be applied whenever the driver is not in the vehicle. ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is designed to aid the driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse...
WARNING! Pumping of the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish their effectiveness and may lead to an accident. Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to slow down or stop. STARTING AND OPERATING 275 WARNING! •...
276 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! The Anti-Lock Brake System is subject to possible detrimental effects of electronic interference caused by improperly installed after-market radios or tele- phones. NOTE: During severe braking conditions, a pulsing sensation may occur and a clicking noise will be heard. This is normal, indicating that the Anti-Lock Brake System is functioning.
build up between the tire tread and the road. This hydroplaning action can cause loss of traction, braking ability, and control. • After going through deep water or a car wash, brakes may become wet, resulting in decreased performance and unpredictable braking action. Dry the brakes by gentle, intermittent pedal action while driving at very slow speeds.
278 STARTING AND OPERATING 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. MULTI DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) - 5.7L Engine Only This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting...
• 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 •...
280 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Sizing Chart Size Designation: P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards ...blank... = Passenger car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary Spare tire 31 = Overall Diameter in Inches (in) 215 = Section Width in Millimeters (mm)
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 un- der specified operating conditions.
282 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Identification Number (TIN) The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire; however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires with white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code located on the white sidewall side of the tire.
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on either the face of the driver’s door or the driver’s side “B” pillar. Tire Placard Location STARTING AND OPERATING 283 Tire and Loading Information Placard Tire and Loading Information This placard tells you important information about the: 1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle...
284 STARTING AND OPERATING 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”...
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 capacity calculated in Step 4. 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle.
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.
288 STARTING AND OPERATING 2. Economy— Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier tire replacement. Under inflation also increases tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consump- tion.
check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look properly inflated even when they are under inflated. CAUTION! After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure al- ways reinstall the valve stem cap–if equipped. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the valve stem.
290 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or condi- tions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very important.
WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces gener- ated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire dam- age or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 35 mph (55 km/h) when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near a spinning wheel no matter what the speed.
292 STARTING AND OPERATING Life of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including but not limited to: • Driving style • Tire pressure • Distance driven WARNING! Tires and spare tire should be replaced after six years, regardless of the remaining tread.
WARNING! • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspen- sion dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and brak- ing of your vehicle.
294 STARTING AND OPERATING Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration. Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-of- balance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and avoid tire cupping and spotty wear. TIRE CHAINS Certain models have sufficient tire-to-body clearance to allow use of tire chains.
Follow the recommended tire rotation frequency for your type of driving found in the “Maintenance Schedules” Section of this manual. More frequent rotation is permis- sible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being per- formed.
296 STARTING AND OPERATING decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire pressure after a vehicle has not been driven for more than 3 hours - and in outside ambient temperature. Refer to the “Tires –...
Telltale Light” will turn OFF only after the tires have been inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure value. NOTE: Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, and the TPM system will monitor the actual tire pressure in the tire. Base System —...
298 STARTING AND OPERATING will automatically update and the “Tire Pressure Moni- toring Light” will extinguish once the updated tire pres- sures have been received. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information.
will update automatically, and the “Tire Pressure Moni- toring Telltale Light” will be OFF as long as none of the road tires are below the low pressure warning threshold. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information.
300 STARTING AND OPERATING Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. • The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire mainte- nance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.”...
Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will illuminate in the instrument cluster, and an au- dible chime will be activated when one or more of the four active road tire pressures are low. The audible chime will sound once every ignition cycle for each condition that it detects.
302 STARTING AND OPERATING Should a low tire condition occur on any of the four active road tire(s), you should stop as soon as possible, and inflate the low tire(s) that is flashing on the graphic display to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure. The system will automatically update, the graphic dis- play of the pressure value(s) will stop flashing, and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light”...
If the ignition key 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, the SERVICE TIRE PRESS. SYSTEM text message will no longer display, and a pressure value will be displayed instead of dashes.
304 STARTING AND OPERATING Telltale Light” will be OFF as long as no road tire(s) are below the low pressure warning threshold. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information. CAUTION! The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels.
Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. • The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire mainte- nance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light.”...
306 STARTING AND OPERATING 5.7L Engines (If Equipped) The 5.7L engine is designed to meet all emissions regulations and provide satisfac- tory fuel economy and performance when using high quality unleaded gasoline hav- ing an octane range of 87 to 89. The manu- facturer recommends the use of 89 octane for optimum performance.
The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gaso- lines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will pro- vide excellent performance and durability of engine and fuel system components. Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- genates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygen- ates are required in some areas of the country during the winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.
308 STARTING AND OPERATING It is even more important to look for gasolines without MMT in Canada, because MMT can be used at levels higher than those allowed in the United States. MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformu- lated gasoline.
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.
310 STARTING AND OPERATING 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% fuel ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline. WARNING! Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could cause serious personal injury.
NOTE: When the ambient temperature is above 90°F (32°C), you may experience hard starting and rough idle following start up even if the above recommendations are followed. Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles Whether operating the vehicle on an E-85 ethanol fuel or unleaded gasoline the engine oil requirements are the same.
312 STARTING AND OPERATING Maintenance If you operate the vehicle using E-85 fuel, follow “Main- tenance Schedule B.” Refer to Section 8 of this manual. CAUTION! Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in your vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and may affect driveability.
ADDING FUEL CAUTION! DO NOT put gasoline in your diesel vehicle (if equipped). If you accidentally put gasoline in your vehicle, DO NOT start the engine. This will cause damage to the fuel system. Have the fuel system flushed. Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door, on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
314 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting after- market cap can cause the MIL (Malfunction Indica- tor Light) to illuminate, due to fuel vapors escaping from the system.
NOTE: Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you hear one click. This is an indication that cap is properly tightened. If the gas cap is not tighten properly, the Malfunction Indicator Light will come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time the vehicle is refueled.
316 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Never add fuel when the engine is running. • Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when the fuel cap is removed or the tank filled. VEHICLE LOADING Certification Label As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Admin- istration Regulations, your vehicle has a certification label affixed to the driver’s side door or pillar.
Each axle GAWR is determined by the components in the system with the lowest load carrying capacity (axle, springs, tires or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension components sometimes specified by purchasers for in- creased durability does not necessarily increase the vehi- cle’s GVWR.
318 STARTING AND OPERATING 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.
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) The gross trailer weight (GTW) is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or temporary) loaded in or on the trailer in its loaded and ready for operation condition. The recom- mended way to measure GTW is to put your fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale.
320 STARTING AND OPERATING that typically provides adjustable friction associated with the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer swaying motions while traveling. Weight-Carrying Hitch A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or some other connecting point of the vehicle.
STARTING AND OPERATING 321 Weight Distributing Hitch System Improper Adjustment of Weight Distributing System...
322 STARTING AND OPERATING Trailer Hitch Classification Your vehicle may be factory equipped for safe towing of trailers weighing over 3,500 lbs (1 587 kg) with the optional Trailer Tow Prep Package. See your dealer for package content. The following chart provides the industry standard for the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain. Engine/ Model GCWR (Gross Com- Transmission bined Wt. Rating) 3.7L/Automatic 8,000 lbs (3 629 kg) 3.7L/Automatic 8,200 lbs (3 719 kg) 4.7L/Automatic 8.560 lbs (3 883 kg) 4.7L/Automatic...
324 STARTING AND OPERATING 5.7L/Automatic 5.7L/Automatic (Overland) 5.7L/Automatic 3.0L Diesel/ Automatic Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds. NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and should never exceed the weight referenced on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
Trailer and Tongue Weight Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side which will cause loss of control of vehicle and trailer.
326 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options, must be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information plac- ard in the Tire Safety Information section of this manual for the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo for your vehicle.
loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chas- sis 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.
328 STARTING AND OPERATING Towing Requirements — Tires − Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact spare tire. − Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to the Tires–General Information section of this manual on Tire Pressures for proper tire inflation procedures.
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 ef- fort, and longer stopping distances.
330 STARTING AND OPERATING 4 - Pin Connector 7- Pin Connector Towing Tips Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy traffic.
Towing Tips — Automatic Transmission The “D” range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the ”Tow/ Haul” mode (if equipped) or a lower gear range should be selected. NOTE: Using the ”Tow/Haul” mode (if equipped) or a lower gear range while operating the vehicle under heavy operating conditions will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shift-...
332 STARTING AND OPERATING − Air Conditioning Turn off temporarily. − Refer to Cooling System Operating information in the Maintenance section of this manual for more informa- tion. RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) Towing – 2WD Models Recreational towing is allowed ONLY if the driveshaft is removed.
Shifting Into Neutral (N) Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for recreational towing. CAUTION! It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that the transfer case is fully in N (Neutral) before recreational towing to prevent damage to internal parts.
334 STARTING AND OPERATING 5. Start engine. 6. Shift transmission into D (Drive). 7. Release brake pedal and ensure that there is no vehicle movement. 8. Shut the engine off. 9. Shift transmission into P (Park). 10. Place the ignition key in the OFF position, and remove key.
Hold down N (Neutral) “pin” switch (with a pen, etc.) for 4 seconds until the LED lamp by the switch starts to blink indicating shift in progress. Lamp will stop blinking (go out) when shift is complete. The “4WD SYSTEM IN NEUTRAL”...
336 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: When shifting out of transfer case N (Neutral), turning the engine OFF may be required to avoid gear clash. WARNING! You or others could be injured if you leave the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N (Neutral) position without first fully engaging the parking brake.
338 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS Your vehicle’s hazard warning flasher is an emergency warning system. When you activate it, all front and rear directional signals will flash intermittently. Use it when your vehicle is disabled on or near the road. It warns other drivers to steer clear of you and your vehicle.
removes this heat. You can also turn the Temperature Control to maximum heat, the Mode Control to floor, and the Fan Control to High. This allows the heater core to act as a supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine cooling system.
340 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jack Location The scissor-type jack and tire changing tools are located in the passenger side compartment behind the second row seat. Jack Storage Location Spare Tire Stowage The spare tire is stowed under the rear of the vehicle by means of a cable winch mechanism.
Lowering/Raising Spare Tire WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 341 Spare Tire Removal Fit the jack handle extension over the drive nut. Use the Lug Wrench to rotate the nut counter clockwise until the spare is on the ground with enough slack in the cable to allow to pull the tire out from under the vehicle.
342 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Preparations For Jacking Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoid ice or slippery areas, set the parking brake and place the gear selector in P (Park). Turn OFF the ignition. WARNING! Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 343 4. Locate the jack as shown. For the front axle, place it under the front lower control arm as shown. For the rear axle, place it under the axle near the wheel to be changed. Ensure the jack is closest to the inside of the wheel when jacking on the rear axle.
344 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Rear Jacking Location 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw clockwise. Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability.
nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. Correct wheel nut tightness is 130 N·m (95 ft. lbs). If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized dealer or at a service station.
346 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES JUMP STARTING If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if done improperly, so follow this procedure carefully.
2. Park the booster vehicle within cable reach but with- out letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake on both vehicles, place the transmission in P (Park), and turn the ignition OFF. 3. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electri- cal loads.
348 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! Do not permit vehicles to touch each other as this could establish a ground connection and personal injury could result. 5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal of the booster battery and then to the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
WARNING! • You should not try to start your vehicle by push- ing or towing. • Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the discharge battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode. • During cold weather when temperatures are be- low freezing point, electrolyte in a discharged battery may freeze.
350 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! Stand clear of vehicles when pulling with tow hooks. Tow straps and chains may break, causing serious injury. TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE 2WD Models Only Provided the transmission is operable, tow only in N (Neutral) at speeds not exceeding 30 mph (48 km/h), for distances of not more than 15 miles (24 km).
358 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 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 emis- sions well within current government regulations.
manual). Tighten the gas cap until a clicking sound is heard. This is an indication that the gas cap is properly tightened. This message may be temporarily overridden by pressing either the C/T, STEP, or MENU buttons. However, after one minute of no customer interaction, the EVIC will display again the “CHECK GASCAP”...
360 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE replacement. If the OBD system should be determined not ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test. Your vehicle has a simple ignition key actuated test which you can use prior to going to the test station. To check if your vehicle’s OBD system is ready, you must do the following: 1.
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 symbol is on with the engine running. REPLACEMENT PARTS Use of genuine Mopar parts for normal/scheduled maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to in- sure the designed performance.
362 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES The pages that follow contain the required maintenance services determined by the engineers who designed your vehicle. Besides the maintenance items for which there are fixed maintenance intervals, there are other items that should operate satisfactorily without periodic maintenance.
Change Engine Oil Road conditions as well as your kind of driving affect the interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the following to determine if any apply to you: • Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C) •...
364 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Material Standard MS-6395. Use Mopar or an equiva- lent oil meeting the specification MS-6395. Engine Oil Selection - Diesel Engines For best performance and maximum protection for all engines under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer recommends engine oils that are API Cer- tified and meet the requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-11106 or Mercedes Benz MB 229.51...
For information on engine oil filler cap location, see the Engine Compartment illustration in this section. Lubricants which do not have both, the engine oil certi- fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade num- ber should not be used. Engine Oil Viscosity (3.0L Diesel Engine) CAUTION! Your vehicle is equipped with an advanced technol-...
366 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact your local authorized dealer, ser- vice station, or governmental agency for advice on how and where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area. Engine Oil Filter The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter at every oil change.
Spark Plugs Spark plugs must fire properly to assure engine perfor- mance and emission control. New spark plugs should be installed at the specified mileage. The entire set should be replaced if there is any malfunction due to a faulty spark plug.
368 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Catalytic Converter The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the converter as an emission control device. Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- verter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst damage.
WARNING! 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 ex- haust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact any- thing that can burn.
370 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Check ventilation hose for indication of damage or plugging deposits. Replace if necessary. Maintenance-Free Battery Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery. You will never have to add water, nor is periodic main- tenance required. WARNING! •...
To determine the battery charge, check the battery test indicator (if equipped) on top of the battery. Refer to the illustration. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 371 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.
372 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance test. Drive belt condition should also be checked at this time. WARNING! • Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants approved by the manufacturer for your air condi- tioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are flammable and can explode, injuring you.
CAUTION! Do not use Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) or other types of power steering fluids when servicing the power steering system of this vehicle. Damage to the power steering system can result from the use of the wrong power steering fluid. Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined service interval is not required.
374 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Body Lubrication Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as seat tracks, doors, tailgate and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically to assure quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the appli- cation of any lubricant, the parts concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and grit;...
The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the rear window washer is shared. It is located in the front of the engine compartment (on the driver side), and should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield...
376 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, refer to Exhaust Gas in the Safety Tips section of this manual.
for any accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the face of the condenser. Check the engine cooling system hoses for brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, and tightness of the connection at the coolant recovery bottle and radiator.
378 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Mixing of antifreeze/coolant other than the specified HOAT antifreeze/coolant may result in decreased corrosion protection and engine damage. If a non- HOAT antifreeze/coolant is introduced into the cool- ing system in an emergency, it should be replaced with the specified antifreeze/coolant as soon as pos- sible.
Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/antifreeze (coolant) solu- tion. The use of lower quality water will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the engine cooling system. Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to main- tain the proper level of protection against freezing ac- cording to the temperatures occurring in the area where the vehicle is operated.
380 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Disposal of Used Engine Coolant Used ethylene glycol-based antifreeze/coolant is a regu- lated substance requiring proper disposal. Check with your local authorities to determine the disposal rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals and children, do not store ethylene glycol-based antifreeze/ coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the ground.
If an examination of your engine compartment shows no evidence of radiator or hose leaks, the vehicle may be safely driven. The vapor will soon dissipate. • Do not overfill the coolant recovery bottle. • Check antifreeze/coolant freeze point in the radiator and in the coolant recovery bottle.
382 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Pay particular attention to the hoses nearest to high heat sources such as the exhaust manifold. Inspect hose rout- ing to be sure hoses do not touch any heat source or moving component that may cause heat damage or mechanical wear.
Brake and Power Steering System Hoses When servicing the vehicle for scheduled maintenance, inspect surface of hoses for evidence of heat and me- chanical damage. Hard and brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, abrasion, and excessive swelling suggest deteriora- tion of the rubber. Particular attention should be made to examining those hose surfaces nearest to high heat sources, such as the exhaust manifold.
384 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Brake Master Cylinder — Brake Fluid Level Check The fluid level of the master cylinder should be checked when performing under the hood service, or immedi- ately if the brake system warning lamp indicates system failure. The brake master cylinder has a translucent plastic reservoir.
CAUTION! Do not allow a petroleum-base fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Seal damage may result. Front/Rear Axle Fluid Front Axle Fluid Level Check Lubricant should be to the bottom of the oil fill hole. Rear Axle Fluid Level Check Lubricant should be 1/2”...
386 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! When installing plugs, do not overtighten. You could damage them and cause them to leak. Selection of Lubricant Use only manufacturer’s recommended fluid, refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. Automatic Transmission Selection of Lubricant It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the transmission to assure optimum transmission perfor-...
Check the fluid level while the transmission is at normal operating temperature. This occurs after at least 15 miles (25 km) of driving. At normal operating temperature the fluid cannot be held comfortably between the fingertips. To check the automatic transmission fluid level properly, the following procedure must be used: 1.
388 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Be aware that if the fluid temperature is below 50°F (10°C) it may not register on the dipstick. Do not add fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to produce an accurate reading. 7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake. To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the dipstick cap is properly reseated.
Service Manual. Also check for accumulations of vegeta- tion or brush that could become a fire hazard, or conceal damage to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and propeller shafts. CAUTION! Under frequent heavy-duty driving conditions, change all lubricants and lubricate body compo- nents, all driveline joints and steering linkage more often than in normal service to prevent excessive wear.
390 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Washing • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your ve- hicle in the shade using Mopar Car Wash or a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with clear water. • If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumu- lated on your vehicle, use Mopar Super Kleen Bug and Tar Remover to remove.
• If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or similar cause which destroys the paint and protective coating have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The cost of such repairs is considered the responsibil- ity of the owner. •...
392 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth. Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth and Mopar Total Clean.
equipped with electric defrosters. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements. When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner directly on the mirror. Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are molded in clear plastic.
394 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Fuse Panel Location Cartridge Mini Cavity Fuse Fuse 30 Amp Audio Amp (B+) Green 15 Amp Sunroof (B+) Blue Cartridge Cavity Description Mini Description Fuse Fuse 10 Amp Htd Mirror (EBL) 20 Amp Rr Pwr Out (B+) Yellow 10 Amp Rr HVAC (R/O) (XK...
Cartridge Mini Cavity Description Fuse Fuse 10 Amp Final Drive Control Module (FDCM), Heater Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC), Switch Bank, Transfer Case Switch, O/H, Heater Ventila- tion, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Relay, Rear Park Assist Spare (B+) 10 Amp Door Mods, Mem. Sw, O/H Lamps, IP Courtesy Lamps, Glove Box Lamp (B+)
396 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cartridge Mini Cavity Fuse Fuse Spare (Acc De- lay) 15 Amp Rear Wiper (B+) Blue 10 Amp Power Distribution Center (PDC) Relays, Final Drive Control Module (FDCM), Front Control Module (FCM) (R/S), A580 (R/S) 10 Amp Shifter Assy (BTSI), Trans.
Underhood Fuses (Integrated Power Module) Integrated Power Module Cartridge Mini Cavity Fuse Fuse 10 Amp Lt Park Lamps Cartridge Cavity Fuse Description MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 399 Mini Description Fuse 10 Amp Trailer-Tow Park Lamps 10 Amp Rt Park Lamps 20 Amp Front Control Module Yellow (FCM) Batt #4...
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will insure adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again. REPLACEMENT BULBS Interior Lights Glove Box Light ......194 Grab Handle Light .
402 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2BULB REPLACEMENT Head Light 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the headlamp cover. 3. Turn the low or high beam bulb 1/4 turn counter clockwise to remove from housing. 4. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the bulb. CAUTION! Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers.
Front Turn Signal 1. Open the hood. 2. Remove the headlamp cover. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 403 3. Turn the turn signal bulb 1/4 turn counter clockwise to remove from housing. 4. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the bulb.
404 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the bulb comes in contact with any oily surface, clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol. Front Fog Light 1.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 405 3. Squeeze the socket assembly tabs to remove it from the housing. 4. Pull the bulb to remove it from the socket. 5. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket, and reattach the light assembly.
406 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) 1. Remove the two screws securing the CHMSL. 2. Twist the bulb socket to remove from the CHMSL housing. 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket. 4. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket and reattach the CHMSL.
Chassis Component Automatic Transmission Transfer Case (3.7L Engine Only) Transfer Case Axle Differential (Front-Rear) Brake Master Cylinder Power Steering Reservoir Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid Mopar NV 247/245 Transfer Case Lubricant Mopar Synthetic Gear &...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance ..412 Maintenance Schedules ....412 Schedule “B” ......415 Schedule “A”...
412 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold type must be done at the times or mileages specified to assure the continued proper functioning of the emission control system. These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best vehicle performance and reliability.
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service) • Off-road or desert driving NOTE: Most vehicles are operated under the conditions listed for Schedule “B.” NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you, change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months, whichever comes first, and follow the maintenance rec- ommendations in “Maintenance Schedule B.”...
414 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Once a Month • Check the tire pressure and look for unusual wear or damage. • Inspect the battery and clean and tighten the terminals as required. • Check the fluid levels of the coolant reservoir, brake master cylinder, and transmission, and add as needed.
Schedule “B” Follow this schedule if you usually operate your vehicle under one or more of the following conditions. • Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C) • Stop and go driving • Excessive engine idling • Driving in dusty conditions •...
416 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary.
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs.
418 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary.
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs.
420 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary.
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs.
422 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary.
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs.
424 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary.
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at 3 months. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs.
426 SCHEDULE “B” Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all re- ceipts. This maintenance is recommended by the manufac- turer to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions warranty. * This maintenance is not required if the belt was previously replaced.
Schedule “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs. Inspect the brake linings. Drain the transfer case and refill.
428 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the brake linings. 36,000 42,000 48,000 (60 000) (70 000) (80 000)    54, 000...
Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs.
430 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs.
Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs.
432 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if nec- essary. Inspect the PCV Valve, replace if necessary. Replace the spark plugs.
Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or suspected. Retain all re- ceipts. This maintenance is recommended by the manufac- turer to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions warranty. * This maintenance is not required if the belt was previously replaced.
434 SCHEDULE “A” NOTE: Most vehicles are operated under the conditions listed for Schedule “B.” Second is Schedule “A”. It is for vehicles that are not operated under any of the conditions listed under Sched- ule “B.” Use the schedule that best describes your driving condi- tions.
At Each Oil Change • Change the engine oil filter. • Inspect the exhaust system. • Inspect brake hoses. • Check the engine coolant/anti-freeze level, hoses, and clamps. SCHEDULE “A” 435 • Inspect engine accessory drive belts. Replace as neces- sary.
436 SCHEDULE “B” — DIESEL ENGINES Schedule “B” — Diesel Engines Follow schedule “B” if you usually operate your vehicle under one or more of the following conditions. • Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C). • Stop and go driving. •...
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air filter element. Replace as necessary. Replace the engine air filter element. Replace the fuel filter/water separator unit. Inspect the brake linings.
438 SCHEDULE “B” — DIESEL ENGINES Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air filter element. Replace as necessary. Replace the engine air filter element. Replace the fuel filter/water separator unit.
Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and cor- rect stowage. Inspect the engine air filter element. Re- place as necessary. Replace the engine air filter element. Replace the engine accessory drive belt. Replace the fuel filter/water separator unit.
440 SCHEDULE “B” — DIESEL ENGINES Applies only if vehicle is used for frequent trailer towing, or fleet/commercial service. † The replacement of such component is requested when there is superficial wear, bearing clearance, or evident grease leak. Inspection and service should be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or suspected.
Schedule “A” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air filter element. Replace as neces- sary. Replace the engine air filter element. Replace the fuel filter/water separator unit.
442 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Inspect the engine air filter element. Replace as neces- sary. Replace the engine air filter element. Replace the fuel filter/water separator unit.
We want you to be happy with our products and services. Warranty service must be done by an authorized Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. We strongly recommend that you take your vehicle to your selling dealer. They know you and your vehicle best, and are most concerned that you get prompt and high quality service.
technicians, special tools, and the latest information to assure your vehicle is fixed correctly and in a timely manner. This is why you should always talk to your dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with this process. •...
446 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommuni- cation 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 INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only) See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and provisions of DaimlerChrysler’s warranties applicable to this vehicle. MOPAR PARTS Mopar fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are available from your dealer. They will help you keep your vehicle operating at its best.
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Call Toll Free at: • 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.) • 1–800–387–1143 (Canada) Visit us on the World Wide Web at: • www.techauthority.daimlerchrysler.com • www.daimlerchrysler.ca/manuals DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES The following describes the tire grading categories estab- lished by the National highway Traffic Safety Adminis- tration.
450 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE on specified government test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perfor- mance. 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.