TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION ............. 3 INTRODUCTION THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE...
CONTENTS Introduction ......4 How To Use This Manual ....4 Warnings And Cautions .
4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and various customer oriented documents. You are urged to read these publications carefully.
6 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 7 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.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS A Word About Your Keys ....12 Ignition Key Removal ....12 Locking Doors With The Key .
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE “Child-Protection” Door Lock System (Rear Doors) ......21 Remote Keyless Entry —...
Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag ... .41 Child Restraint ......50 Engine Break-In Recommendations .
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS The dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can be used to order duplicate keys from your dealer. Ask your dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe place.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13 NOTE: If you try to remove the key before you place the lever in PARK, the key may become trapped temporarily in the ignition cylinder. If this occurs, rotate the key to the right slightly, then remove the key as described.
14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 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.
chip (transponder) embedded into them. Only keys that have been programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The Sentry Key Immobilizer System does not need to be armed or activated. Operation of the system is automatic regardless of whether or not the vehicle is locked or unlocked.
16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics. 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 can not be programmed to any other 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 Theft Alarm Light will stop flashing, turn on for 3 seconds; then turn off. The new Sentry Key has been programmed.
18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: If you turned the wheel to the right to engage the lock, you must turn the wheel slightly to the right to disengage it. If you turned the wheel to the left to engage the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it.
WARNING! When leaving the vehicle always remove the key from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal inju- ries and death.
20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Central Locking/Unlocking — If Equipped All vehicle doors and liftgate are locked with the first turn of the key to the LOCK position. The double unlock activation feature requires you to turn the key in the cylinder lock two times within five seconds to UNLOCK all vehicle doors and liftgate at once.
2. Cycle the ignition switch ON/OFF four times ending in the OFF position. 3. Press the interior door lock switch to the LOCK position. 4. A single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming. You can turn the feature back on by repeating the above mentioned procedure.
22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the child protection locks are engaged. NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the lock plunger up (unlocked position), roll down window and open the door with the outside door handle.
NOTE: You may turn off this feature and unlock all doors with one press of the button by following the procedure shown in the Central Locking/Unlocking paragraph. To Lock The Doors: Press and release the LOCK button to lock all doors and liftgate.
24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Program Transmitters Up to four transmitters can be programmed to your vehicle. Your new vehicle was shipped with two trans- mitters. See your dealer for additional transmitters Additional transmitters can be programmed to the sys- tem by using the following procedure: 1.
Transmitter Battery Service The recommended replacement battery is 2016 or its equivalent. NOTE: Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed circuit board. 1. With the transmitter buttons facing down, use a thin coin to pry the two halves of the transmitter apart.
26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED The system monitors the doors, liftgate, and ignition switch for unauthorized operation. If something triggers the alarm, the system will signal for about 18 minutes. For the first 3 minutes the horn will sound and the headlights, park lights, tail lights and the indicator light in the cluster will flash.
To disarm the system: Unlock a front door/liftgate using either the key or the Keyless Entry Transmitter. Starting the vehicle with a valid Sentry key will disarm the system. A valid key is one that is programmed to that particular vehicle. A valid key will disarm the system, an invalid key will trigger the alarm.
28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE LIFTGATE NOTE: The key that is used to start the vehicle is also used to lock or unlock the doors and open the liftgate. To open the liftgate, insert the key into the lock and turn to the left.
EMERGENCY SEAT BACK RELEASE WARNING! Do not allow children to have access to the liftgate area with the rear shelf panel in position 1 (Top) or position 2 (Middle), either by climbing into the liftgate from outside, or through the inside of the vehicle.
30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Make sure that the elastic loop is around the emergency release handle at all times. If the handle is pulled downward, entirely through the elastic loop, the handle will not return to its original position and the seat back may not operate properly.
WARNING! Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unat- tended children, can become entrapped by the win- dows while operating the power window switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death.
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.
Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen far away from home or on your own street. Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision.
34 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 35 3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”...
36 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 inju- ries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you.
WARNING! • A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as pos- sible and keep it snug.
38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor Lock-Out This feature is designed to lock the retractor whenever the rear seat back is not fully latched. This prevents someone from wearing the rear center lap/shoulder belt when the rear seat back is not fully latched.
As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average, you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that it is locked in position.
40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. At about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, grasp and twist the belt webbing 180° to create a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate. 3.
Seat Belt Pretensioners The seat belts for both front seating positions are equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision. These devices improve the performance of the seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant early in a collision.
42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal regulations that allow less forceful deployment. If the vehicle is equipped with side airbags, they are located inside the driver and front passenger seats, and their covers are also labeled SRS AIRBAG.
WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may dam- age the airbags and you could be injured because the airbags are not there to protect you. These protective covers for the airbag cushions are de- signed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Infants in rear facing child restraints should NEVER ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag. An airbag deployment can cause severe injury or death to infants in that position. Children that are not big enough to properly wear the vehicle seat belt (see Section on Child Restraints) should be secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt-...
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.
46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Side Airbag in the passenger’s seat • Airbag Control Module (shared with the front airbag system) • Side impact sensors • Interconnecting Wiring How The Airbag System Works • The front airbag control module determines if a frontal impact is severe enough to require the airbags to inflate.
• When the front airbag control module detects a colli- sion requiring the front airbags, it signals the inflator units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to inflate the front airbags. The front airbag covers sepa- rate and fold out of the way as the front airbags inflate to their full size.
48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE injure you if you are not seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the side airbag inflates. This especially applies to children. If A Deployment Occurs The airbag systems are designed to deploy when the airbag control modules detect a moderate-to-severe col- lision, to help restrain the driver and front passenger, and then immediately deflate.
• It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another collision, the airbags and seat belt pretensioners will not be in place to protect you. WARNING! Deployed airbags and seat belt pretensioners cannot protect you in another collision.
50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbag Light You will want to have the airbags ready to inflate for your protection in a collision. While the airbag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system immediately.
WARNING! In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, can become a missile inside the vehicle. The force required to hold even an infant on your lap could become so great that you could not hold the child, no matter how strong you are. The child and others could be badly injured.
52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger airbag. An airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to infants in this position. •...
WARNING! • Improper installation can lead to failure of an infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a collision. The child could be badly injured or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions ex- actly when installing an infant or child restraint. •...
54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If the seat belt has a switchable retractor, it will have a distinctive label. • In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path opening on the restraint.
Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH) Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchor- age system called LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren. The LATCH system provides for the installation of the child restraint without using the vehicle seat belt.
56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Because the lower anchorages are to be introduced to passenger carrying vehicles over a period of years, child restraint systems having attachments for those anchor- ages will continue to have features for installation in vehicles using the lap or lap/shoulder belt.
In general, you will first loosen the adjusters on the lower and tether straps so that you can more easily attach the hook or connector to the lower and tether anchorages. The tether strap should be routed under the center of the head restraint and attached to the tether anchor on the rear of the seat back.
58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to increased head motion and possible injury to the child. Use only the anchor position directly behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap.
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS A long break-in period is not required for the engine in your new vehicle. Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable. While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration, within the limits of local traffic laws, contributes to a good break-in.
60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed. WARNING! If you are required to drive with the deck lid/liftgate open, make sure that all windows are closed, and the...
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle Tires Examine tires for excessive tread wear or uneven wear patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects lodged in the tread. Inspect tread and sidewall for cuts or cracks. Check wheel nuts for tightness, and tires (includ- ing spare) for proper pressure.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Mirrors .......67 Inside Day/Night Mirror ....67 Outside Mirror—Driver’s Side .
64 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Folding Front Passenger Seat — If Equipped . . .84 Adjustable Head Restraints ....85 Heated Seats — If Equipped ....85 Folding Rear Seat .
Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped ..101 To Activate ......102 To Set At A Desired Speed .
66 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Position 2 (Middle) ....116 Position 5 (Table) ..... 117 Position 3 (Floor) .
MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror Adjust the mirror to center on the view through the rear window. A two point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical mirror adjustment. Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle).
68 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Outside Mirror—Passenger’s Side Adjust the convex outside mirror so you can just see the side of your vehicle in the part of the mirror closest to the vehicle. WARNING! Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than they really are.
Select a mirror and press one of the four arrows for the direction you want the mirror to move. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 69 Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped An illuminated vanity mirror is on the sun visor. To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the mirror cover upward.
70 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Sun Visor Sliding Feature The sun visors may be pulled out to provide extended coverage of the side glass. HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect™) — IF EQUIPPED UConnect™ is a voice-activated, hands-free, in-vehicle communications system. UConnect™; allows you to dial your cellular phone using simple voice commands (e.g., “Call Mike Work”...
The rearview mirror contains the microphone for the system and the control buttons that will enable you to access the system. The diagram below shows the mirror with the appropriate buttons. Individual button behavior is discussed in the “Operation” Section. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 71 The UConnect™...
72 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Operation Voice commands can be used in the operation of the UConnect™ system and to navigate through the UCon- nect™ menu structure. Voice commands should be given after each UConnect™ system prompt. You will be prompted for a specific command and then guided through the available options.
• 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 having the highest priority.
74 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Add Names to Your UConnect™ Phonebook • Press the “Phone” button to begin. • After the Ready prompt, say Phonebook New En- try . • When prompted, say the name of the new entry. •...
Phonebook edit can be used to add another phone number to a name entry that already exists in the phonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a mobile and a home number, but you can add John Doe’s work number later through phonebook edit.
76 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • 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 say Call .
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. The first call will be on hold while the second call is in progress.
78 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Phone Redial • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. • After the Ready prompt, say Redial . • The UConnect™ system will call the last number that was dialed on your cellular phone. This may not be the last number dialed by your UConnect™...
If you would like to connect or disconnect the Blue- tooth™ connection between a paired cellular phone and the UConnect™ system, follow the instruction described in your cellular phone user’s manual. List Paired Cellular Phone Names • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. •...
80 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE pin. This method can also be used in instances where you are pressing a number on your keypad to navigate through a menu structure or to enter a number for a pager. Barge In - Overriding Prompts The ’Voice Recognition’...
Low Signal, Battery Strength, and Roam Notification The UConnect™ system will provide notification to inform you if your cellular phone is in roaming status, has low signal strength, or has a low battery when you are trying to place a phone call. Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad You can dial a phone number with your cellular phone keypad and still use the UConnect™...
82 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Towing Assistance If you need towing assistance, say Dial Towing Assis- tance or Call Towing Assistance . Please refer to the 24-Hour Towing Assistance coverage details in the DaimlerChrysler Motors Company 24-Hour Towing As- sistance Program Guide.
WARNING! • Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
84 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Reclining Bucket Seats The recliner control is on the outboard side of the seat. To recline, lean forward slightly before lifting the lever, then lean back to the desired position and release the lever. Lean forward and lift the lever to return the seatback to its normal position.
Adjustable Head Restraints Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in the event of impact from the rear. Pull up or push down on the head restraints so that the upper edge is as high as practical. To raise the head restraint, pull up on the head restraint.
86 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Press the switch once to select a heat setting (high or low) and press the switch a second time in the same direction to turn the heated seat off. NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt within 2 to 3 minutes.
WARNING! • It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. • Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts •...
88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Tumbling Rear Seat To provide additional storage in the cargo area, each rear seat can be tumbled forward. CAUTION! It is important that the front seats be pulled forward to the midpoint of the seat track to avoid contact between the rear seat and the front seatback.
• Pull the release lever located on the outboard side of the seat. Lift up the seat and tumble the seat forward. • Attach the elastic strap, located at the base of the seat cushion, onto the hook bar on the center trim panel to hold the seat in place.
90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • Pull the release lever located on the outboard side of Rear Seat Removal The rear seats can be removed to provide more cargo the seat. Lift up the seat and tumble the seat forward. space.
• Lift up the release levers to disengage the seat from the floor attachments. • Using the handle on the seat, the seat assembly can now be lifted and removed from the vehicle. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91 NOTE: Small rollers on the bottom of the folded seat and a handle at the top allow the seat to be easily moved when removed from the vehicle.
92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD To open the hood, two latches must be released. First pull the hood release lever located under the left side of the instrument panel. Then move the safety catch located under the front edge of the hood, near the center and slightly to the right, and raise the hood.
LIGHTS Overhead Console Map/Reading Lights — If Equipped These lights are mounted between the sun visors in the overhead console. Each light is turned ON by pressing the lens. Press the lens a second time to turn the light OFF. The lights also come on when a door is opened or the dimmer control is turned fully upward, past the second detent.
94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Interior Lights The interior lights come on when a door is opened. With the ignition key in the OFF position, the interior lights will automatically turn off in about 8 minutes if a door is left open or the dimmer control is left in the Dome light position.
Interior light Defeat (OFF) Rotate the dimmer control to the ex- treme bottom “OFF” position. The in- terior lights will remain off when the doors are open. Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness Feature) Rotate the dimmer control to the first detent (white semi-circle). This feature brightens the odometer and radio dis- play when the parking lights or head- lights are on during daylight condi-...
96 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel 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. To change the brightness of the instrument panel lights, rotate the center portion of the Multi-Function Control Lever up or down.
Fog Lights — If Equipped The front fog light switch is on the Multi-Function Control Lever. To activate the front fog lights, turn on the parking lights or the low beam headlights and pull out the end of the control lever. NOTE: The fog lights will only operate with the head- lights on low beam.
98 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS The wipers and washers are operated by a switch on the control lever. The lever is located on the right side of the steering column. Move the con- trol lever up to select the desired wiper speed. Windshield Washers To use the washer, pull the control lever toward you and hold while spray is desired.
CAUTION! In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch and allow the wipers to return to the park position before turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur when the vehicle is restarted.
100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE TILT STEERING COLUMN To tilt the column, push down on the lever below the multi-function control lever and move the steering wheel up or down, as desired. Pull the lever back up to lock the column firmly in place.
To turn the system back ON, press the switch a second time until the TRAC OFF indicator turns OFF. NOTE: The Traction Control System indicator “TRAC OFF” will illuminate momentarily as a bulb check, each time the ignition switch is turned ON. This will occur even if you used the “TRAC OFF”...
102 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Activate: Push the ON/OFF button. The CRUISE indicator in the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system OFF, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The CRUISE indicator will turn off. The system should be turned OFF when not in use.
To Resume Speed: To resume a previously set speed, push the “ACC/RES” lever up and release. Resume can be used at any speed above 20 mph (32 km/h). To Vary The Speed Setting: When the speed control is ON, speed can be increased by pushing up and holding “ACC/RES”.
104 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. Using Speed Control On Hills NOTE: The speed control system maintains speed up and down hills.
Compass/Temperature Display This display provides the outside temperature and one of eight compass readings to indicate the direction the vehicle is facing. 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.
106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Automatic Compass Calibration The automatic calibrating feature of the compass elimi- nates the need to calibrate the compass due to normal varying conditions. Compass Variance Selection Variance is the difference between magnetic North and geographic North.
Manual Compass Calibration If the compass appears erratic, inaccurate, abnormal or the vehicle is new, you may calibrate the compass. Prior to calibrating the compass make sure the proper zone is selected. Refer to “Magnetic Zone Selection”.Find an open area away from large metal objects. With the vehicle running, press and hold the STEP button for (about 10 to 15 seconds).
108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED The power sunroof control is located between the sun visors on the overhead console. Press and hold the switch rearward to fully open the sunroof. The sunroof can be stopped at any position between closed and full open.
The sunshade can be opened manually. It will also open as the sunroof opens. The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is open. WARNING! Never leave children in a vehicle, with the keys in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unat- tended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch.
110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any window. Sunroof Maintenance Use only a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the glass panel.
There are two optional power outlets. One is in the Accessory Switch Bank, in the center of the instrument panel. This outlet is powered directly by the battery, regardless of the ignition switch position. All accessories connected to this outlet should be removed or turned off when the vehicle is not in use, to protect the battery against discharge.
112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off CAUTION! • Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e. cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine starting.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113 CAUTION! • Many accessories that can be plugged into the 12 volt power outlet, draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use; i.e. cellular phones, etc. Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine start- ing.
114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE STORAGE Front Seat Storage Bin — If Equipped The storage bin is located under the front passenger’s seat. To open lift up on the handle and pull the storage bin forward. Storage Pockets There are also Storage pockets located on each door trim panel.
WARNING! • To avoid tipping, lock the shelf securely in all positions. • Do not drive this vehicle with the liftgate open, or use the shelf as a seat. • Failure to follow these warnings could result in serious or fatal injury. Position 1 (Top) Insert the front outboard corners of the shelf panel into the top guides and slide forward.
116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Position 2 (Middle) Insert the front outboard corners of the shelf panel into the middle guides and slide forward. Press down on the back of the shelf panel to lock it into place. WARNING! Do not load objects over 100 lbs (45 kg) in position 2 (middle).
Position 4 (Vertical) Insert the front outboard corners of the shelf panel into the vertical guides behind the rear seatbacks near the floor and slide downward. Push the shelf panel forward to lock it into place. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117 WARNING! When in the vertical position, the rear shelf panel should not be used as a barrier for large objects in...
118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Twist the knob on the underside of the panel and lower the shelf leg. 3. Install the shelf leg into the liftgate latch area as labeled on the rear scuff plate. WARNING! Do not load objects over 100 lbs (45 kg) in position 5 (table).
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED The crossbars and siderails are designed to carry the weight on vehicles equipped with a luggage rack. The load must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and should be uniformly distributed over the luggage rack crossbars. Use both adjustable crossbars assemblies to support the load and distribute the load as evenly as possible.
120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of 150 lbs (68 kg). Always distribute heavy loads as evenly as possible and secure the load appropriately. Long loads which extend over the windshield, such as wood panels or surfboards, should be secured to both the front and rear of the vehicle.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS Instrument Panel Features ....125 Instrument Cluster ..... . 126 Instrument Cluster—Turbo, With AutoStick .
122 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Tuning ......138 PTY (Program Type) Button ....139 Balance .
Tape CD Button ..... . 146 Time Button ......146 Scan Button .
124 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Using The PTY (Program Type) Button (If Equipped) ......164 PTY Button Scan ..... 164 PTY Button Seek .
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 125 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES...
126 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 127 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER—TURBO, WITH AUTOSTICK...
128 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER—TURBO, WITHOUT AUTOSTICK...
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS 1. Fuel Gauge When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the pointer will show the level of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. 2. Charging System Light This light shows the status of the electrical charg- ing system.
130 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 6. Engine Temperature Warning Light This light warns of an overheated engine condi- tion. If the engine is critically hot, a warning chime will sound 10 times. After the chime turns off, the engine will still be critically hot until the light goes out. 7.
10. High Beam Indicator This light shows that the headlights are on high beam. Pull the turn signal lever toward the steer- ing wheel to switch the headlights from high or low beam. 11. Tachometer The white area of the scale shows the permissible engine revolutions-per-minute (rpm x 1000) for each gear range.
132 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 14. Brake System Warning Light This light monitors various brake functions, including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the brake light comes on, it may indicate that the parking brake is applied, or there is a low brake fluid level.
The light will flash when the Traction Control System is controlling traction. 16. Door Ajar Indicator This vacuum fluorescent display indicator illuminates the word “DOOR”, when a door is not completely closed. If the door is open for more than 8 minutes, the light will turn off.
134 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 20. Airbag Light The light comes on and remains on for 6 to 8 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light does not come on during starting, stays on, or comes on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer.
Certain conditions such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc. may illuminate the light after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In most situations the vehicle will drive normally and will not require towing.
136 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK The clock and radio each use the display panel built into the radio. A digital readout shows the time in hours and minutes whenever the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position and the time button is pressed.
Electrical Disturbances Radio waves may pick up electrical disturbances during transmission. They mainly affect the wave amplitude, and thus remain a part of the AM reception. They interfere very little with the frequency variations that carry the FM signal. AM Reception AM sound is based on wave amplitude, so AM reception can be disrupted by such things as lightning, power lines and neon signs.
138 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SALES CODE RAZ—AM/ FM STEREO RADIO WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, CD PLAYER AND CD CHANGER CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED Operating Instructions — Radio NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio.
PTY (Program Type) Button Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for 5 seconds. If no action is taken during the 5 second time out the PTY icon will turn off. Pressing the PTY button within 5 seconds will allow the program format type to be selected.
140 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL By pressing the SEEK button when the PTY icon is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency station with the same selected PTY name. The PTY function only operates when in the FM mode. The radio display will flash “SEEK”...
AM/FM Selection Press the AM/FM button to change from AM to FM. The operating mode will be displayed next to the station frequency. The display will show ST when a stereo station is received. Scan Button Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for the next station, in either AM or FM, pausing for 5 seconds at each listenable station before continuing to the next.
142 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL To Change From Clock To Radio Mode Press the Time button to change the display between radio frequency and time. Operating Instructions — Tape Player Insert the cassette with the exposed tape side toward the right and the mechanical action of the player will gently pull the cassette into the play position.
Tape Eject Press the EJT Tape button and the cassette will disengage and eject from the radio. Scan Button Press this button to play 10 seconds of each selection. Press the scan button a second time to cancel the feature. Changing Tape Direction If you wish to change the direction of tape travel (side being played), press the PTY button.
144 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions — CD Player NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position and the volume control ON before the CD player will operate. CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4 only.
Seek Button Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on the CD. Press the bottom of the button to return to the beginning of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the previous selection if the CD is within the first 10 seconds of the current selection.
146 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL MODE Press the MODE button to select between the tape player, CD player, or satellite radio (if equipped). To select Satellite Radio (if equipped), press the MODE button until the word SIRIUS appears. The following will be displayed in this order: After three seconds, the current channel name and number will be displayed for five seconds.
Push-Button While the CD changer is playing, press the NUMBER 1 push-button or the NUMBER 5 push-button to select a disc numbered higher or lower than the one currently being played. Seek Button Press the SEEK up or down to select another track on the same disc.
148 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SALES CODE RBK—AM/ FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER AND CD CHANGER CONTROLS Radio Operation Power/Volume Control Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the volume control clockwise to increase the volume. NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch.
Tune Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or decrease the frequency. If you press and hold the button, the radio will continue to tune until you release the button. The frequency will be displayed and continu- ously updated while the button is pressed. Balance The Balance control adjusts the left-to-right speaker bal- ance.
150 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 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.
Inserting The Compact Disc CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4 ⁄ inch (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. You may either insert or eject a disc with the radio OFF. If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio OFF, the display will show the time of day.
152 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Random Play — RND/Program Button 4 Press the RND (button 4) button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play. This feature plays the tracks on the selected disc in random order to provide an interest- ing change of pace.
Seek Button Press the SEEK up or down to select another track on the same disc. A SEEK symbol will appear on the display. Fast Forward And Rewind Buttons Press and hold the FF button for fast forward. Press and hold the RW button for fast reverse.
154 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Radio Display Messages Your radio has been designed to display certain messages when a problem is detected with the CD player. SALES CODE RBQ—AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH 6 - DISC CD CHANGER Radio Operation Power/Volume Control Press the PWR/VOL control to turn the radio on.
NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Mode Press the MODE button repeatedly to select between AM, FM, the CD changer and Sirius Satellite Radio™ (if equipped).
156 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Fade The Fade control provides for balance between the front and rear speakers. Press the FADE button in and it will pop out. Adjust the balance and push the button back in. Tone Control The tone controls affect the Bass and Treble frequency bands.
General Information This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, 2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired opera- tion.
158 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL show the disc number, the track number, and index time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1. LOAD/ EJT — Load Press the LOAD/ EJT button and the button with the corresponding number where the CD is being loaded.
FF/TUNE/RW Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released. The RW ( Reverse) button works in a similar manner. Random Play — SET / RND Press the RND button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play.
160 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Program Type Foreign Language Language News News Nostalgia Nostalga Oldies Oldies Personality Persnlty Public Public Rhythm and Blues R & B Religious Music Rel Musc Religious Talk Rel Talk Rock Rock Soft Soft Soft Rock Soft Rck Soft Rhythm and Blues Soft R&B...
SALES CODE RB1—AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH DVD/GPS NAVIGATION SYSTEM The navigation system provides maps, turn identifica- tion, selection menus and instructions for selecting a variety of destinations and routes. Refer to your “Navi- gation User’s Manual” for detailed operating instruc- tions.
162 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID) The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Num- ber is needed to activate your Sirius Satellite Radio system. To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps: ESN/SID Access With RBB and RBK Radios With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and the radio OFF, press the Tape Eject or CD Eject (depend- ing on the radio type) and Time buttons simultaneously...
• After 3 seconds, the current channel name and channel number will be displayed for 5 seconds. • The current program type and channel number will then be displayed for 5 seconds. • The current channel number will then be displayed until an action occurs.
164 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Using the PTY (Program Type) Button (if equipped) Follow the PTY button instructions that apply to your radio. PTY Button SCAN When the desired program type is obtained, press the SCAN button within five seconds. The radio will play 7 seconds of the selected channel before moving to the next channel of the selected program type.
• Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the form of short audio mutes. • Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can cause intermittent reception. • Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can cause signal blockage. CASSETTE TAPE AND PLAYER MAINTENANCE To keep the cassette tapes and player in good condition, take the following precautions:...
166 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL dirty (noticeably poor sound), it may not be possible to remove all deposits with a simple WET cleaning cassette. CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE To keep the CD/DVD discs in good condition, take the following precautions: 1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the surface.
The air conditioning system of your vehicle contains R-134a, a refrigerant that does not deplete the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere. The controls are as follows: UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 167 Fan and Air conditioning Control Use this control to regulate the amount of air forced through the system in any mode you select.
168 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Mode Control (Air Direction) The mode control allows you to choose from several pat- terns of air distribution. You can select either a primary mode, as identified by the symbols, or a blend of two of these modes.
Defrost Air is directed through the windshield and side window demist outlets. Use this mode with maxi- mum fan and temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting. NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in both Mix and Defrost or a blend of these modes even if the fan switch is not in the A/C position.
170 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems lower than expected, check the front of the A/C con- denser: located in front of the radiator, for an accumula- tion of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind the radiator and through the condenser.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 171 Operating Tips...
172 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Window Fogging Vehicle side windows tend to fog on the inside in mild rainy or humid weather. To clear the windows, use the A/C, PANEL and blower controls. Direct the panel outlets toward the side windows. Do not use recirculate without A/C for long periods as fogging may occur.
Side Window Demisters A side window demister outlet is at each end of the instrument panel. These nonadjustable outlets direct air toward the side windows when the system is in either the FLOOR, MIX, or DEFROST mode. The air is directed at the area of the windows through which you view the outside mirrors.
174 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! To avoid damaging the electrical conductors, do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the rear window. Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm water. Rear Wiper/Washer Switch A push-button at the center of the instrument panel, below the radio, turns the rear wiper ON or OFF.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 175 Adding Washer Fluid The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the rear window washer is shared. It is located in the rear of the engine compartment on the passenger side and should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radia- tor antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to flush out the residual water.
STARTING AND OPERATING CONTENTS Starting Procedures ..... 180 Automatic Transaxle ....180 Manual Transaxle .
178 STARTING AND OPERATING AutoStick General Information ... . 188 Manual Transaxle Operation ....189 2.4 Liter Turbo— If Equipped ... . . 190 Recommended Shift Speeds .
Tire Rotation Recommendations ... . 215 Fuel Requirements ..... . 216 2.4L Standard Engine And 2.4L Standard Turbo Engine .
180 STARTING AND OPERATING STARTING PROCEDURES Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts. CAUTION! Long periods of engine idling, especially at high engine speeds can cause excessive exhaust tempera- tures which can damage your vehicle.
started within 3 seconds, slightly depress the accelerator pedal while continuing to crank. If the engine fails to start within 15 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the “OFF” position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the normal starting procedure. WARNING! Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started.
182 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again. After Starting The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine warms up.
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE — IF EQUIPPED CAUTION! Damage to the transaxle may occur if the following precautions are not observed: • Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. • Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed.
184 STARTING AND OPERATING Brake/Transmission Interlock System This system prevents you from moving the gear shift out of Park and into any gear unless the brake pedal is pressed. This system is active only while the ignition switch is in the ON positions. Always depress the brake pedal first, before moving the gear selector out of PARK.
Turn the Key to OFF then restart the engine. Shift into D and resume driving. NOTE: Even if the transaxle can be reset, it is recom- mended that you visit a dealer at your earliest possible convenience. Your dealer has diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could recur.
186 STARTING AND OPERATING The following indicators should be used to ensure that you have engaged the transmission shift lever into the P (Park) position: • When shifting into P (Park), depress the button on the shift lever and firmly move the lever all the way forward until it stops.
“3” Drive This range eliminates shifts into Overdrive. The transaxle will operate normally in first and second while in this range. NOTE: Using the “3” range while operating the vehicle under heavy operating conditions will improve perfor- mance, fuel economy, and extend transaxle life by reduc- ing excessive shifting and heat build up.
188 STARTING AND OPERATING You can shift in or out of the autostick mode at any time without taking your foot off the accelerator pedal. If you choose the Overdrive mode, the transmission will oper- ate automatically; shifting between the four available gears.
MANUAL TRANSAXLE OPERATION NOTE: The parking brake should be engaged and the gear selector placed in REVERSE before leaving the vehicle, especially on an incline. Fully depress the clutch pedal before you shift gears. As you release the clutch pedal, lightly depress the accelera- tor pedal.
190 STARTING AND OPERATING 2.4 Liter Turbo— If Equipped The neutral position of the shift lever is located between THIRD and FOURTH gear. This is the position the shifter lever will return to automatically when neutral is se- lected. When shifting into FIFTH gear, be sure to press the shifter lever all the way to the right to avoid acciden- tally selecting THIRD gear.
For improved performance, your manual transaxle may be upshifted up to the maximum speeds listed in table 2 (within legal speed limits). TABLE 2-MANUAL TRANSAXLE MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE SHIFT SPEEDS IN mph (km/h) ENGINE 1 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 SIZE 2.4L (48)
192 STARTING AND OPERATING PARKING BRAKE When the parking brake is applied with the ignition on, the Brake Light in the instrument cluster will come on. NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is on. It does not show the degree of brake application. If the parking brake is applied while the vehicle is moving, a chime will sound to alert the driver.
When parking on a hill, it is important to set the parking brake before placing the gear selector in Park, otherwise the load on the automatic transaxle locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the selector out of Park. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on a uphill grade.
194 STARTING AND OPERATING BRAKE SYSTEM Your vehicle is equipped with power assisted brakes as standard equipment. In the event power assist is lost for any reason (for example, repeated brake applications with the engine off), the brakes will still function. How- ever, the effort required to brake the vehicle will be much greater than that required with the power system oper- ating.
During stops where ABS is activated, a vibration of the brake pedal may be felt and associated system noises may be heard. NOTE: Pumping of the brake pedal will diminish the effectiveness of Anti-lock brakes and may lead to an accident.
196 STARTING AND OPERATING POWER ASSISTED STEERING The power assisted steering system of your vehicle provides mechanical steering capability in the event power assist is lost. If for some reason the hydraulic pressure is interrupted, it will still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these conditions you will observe a substantial increase in steering effort.
• There is a Anti-Lock Brake System malfunction; • There is a Traction Control System malfunction; • The system has been automatically deactivated to prevent damage to the brake system due to overheated brake temperatures. NOTE: Extended heavy use of Traction Control may cause the system to deactivate and turn on the TRAC OFF Light located in the instrument cluster.
198 STARTING AND OPERATING • 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.
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 Milimeters (mm) 65 = Aspect Ratio in Percent (%)
200 STARTING AND OPERATING 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.
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. = Department of Transportation —This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S.
202 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: Some vehicles have a “Tire and Loading Infor- mation” placard located on the driver’s side “B” pillar. Tire and Loading Information Placard This placard tells you important information about the, 1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle 2) the total weight your vehicle can carry 3) the tire size designed for your vehicle...
Loading The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you adhere to the loading conditions, tire size and cold tire inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading Information placard and the Vehicle Loading section of this manual.
204 STARTING AND OPERATING 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pas- sengers from XXX kilograms or XXX pounds. 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lb.
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206 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Overloading of your tire 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.
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. Underinflation also increases tire rolling resistance and results in higher fuel consumption. 3.
208 STARTING AND OPERATING The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement when determining proper inflation.
Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa) during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure build up or your tire pressure will be too low. Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds within posted speed limits.
210 STARTING AND OPERATING Radial-Ply Tires WARNING! Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Al- ways use radial ply tires in sets of four (or 6, in case of trucks with dual rear wheels).
Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare. Do not install more than one compact spare tire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time. CAUTION! Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with the...
212 STARTING AND OPERATING Tread Wear Indicators Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires to help you in determining when your tires should be replaced. These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread grooves and will appear as bands when the tread depth becomes 1/16 inch (2 mm).
WARNING! • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle. Some combina- tions of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance charac- teristics, resulting in changes to steering, han- dling, and braking of your vehicle.
214 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 Due to limited clearance, tire chains are not recom- mended.
Tire Rotation Recommendations Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at different loads and perform different steering, driving and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at unequal rates, and tend to develop irregular wear pat- terns. These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
216 STARTING AND OPERATING FUEL REQUIREMENTS 2.4L Standard Engine and 2.4L Standard Turbo Engine Your vehicle is designed to meet all emis- sion regulations and provide excellent fuel economy when using high quality regular unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87.
Over 40 automobile manufacturers around the world have issued and endorsed consistent gasoline specifica- tions (the World Wide Fuel Charter, WWFC) to define fuel properties necessary to deliver enhanced emissions, engine performance, and durability for your vehicle. The manufacturer recommends the use of gasolines that meet the WWFC specifications if they are available.
218 STARTING AND OPERATING may not be covered by the vehicle warranty. While MTBE is an oxygenate made from Methanol, it does not have the negative effects of Methanol. MMT In Gasoline MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is blended into some gasoline to increase the octane num- ber.
CAUTION! If the Malfunction Indicator light is flash- ing, immediate service is required. See the paragraph on the Onboard Diagnostics Sys- tem in section 7 of this manual. Materials Added to Fuel All gasoline sold in the United States is required to contain effective detergent additives.
220 STARTING AND OPERATING • The use of fuel additives which are now being sold as octane enhancers is not recommended. Most of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the manufacturer and may not be covered under the New Vehicle Warranty.
ADDING FUEL The fuel tank filler tube has a restricting door about 2 inches (50 mm) inside the opening. If using a portable container, it should have a flexible nozzle long enough to force open the restricting door. Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door, on the passen- ger’s side of the vehicle.
222 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top off” the fuel tank after filling. NOTE: When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank is full. WARNING! • Remove the fuel tank filler tube cap (gas cap) slowly to prevent fuel spray from the filler neck which may cause injury.
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.
224 STARTING AND OPERATING Perform maintenance services as prescribed in the main- tenance schedules manual. When your vehicle is used for trailer towing, never exceed the gross axle weight rating (GAWR) by the addition of: • The tongue weight of the trailer. •...
WARNING! Connecting trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hydraulic brake lines can overload your brake system and cause it to fail. You might not have brakes when you need them and could have an accident. • Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact spare tire.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS Hazard Warning Flasher ....228 If Your Engine Overheats ....228 Jacking And Tire Changing .
228 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHER The flasher switch is on top of the steering column, just behind the steering wheel. Depress the switch and both cluster indicators and all front and rear direc- tional signals will flash. Depress the switch again to turn Hazard Warning Flashers off.
If the pointer rises to the H (red) mark, the instrument cluster will sound a chime. Pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the H (red) mark, turn the engine off immediately and call for service.
230 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. You may want to call a service center if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the hood yourself, refer to Section 7, Maintenance, of this manual.
Jack Location The jack and jack-handle are stowed behind the right rear side trim panel in the cargo area. Do not attempt to raise this vehicle using a bumper jack. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 231 Spare Tire Stowage The compact spare tire is stowed under the rear of the vehicle by means of a hook/basket mechanism.
232 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Spare Tire Removal Lift up the cover and fit the jack-handle over the drive nut. Rotate the nut to the left until you can remove the swivel hook from the stowage basket. Swing the basket down to remove the compact spare tire.
Jacking Instructions 1. Remove the scissors jack and lug wrench from the stowage bag. NOTE: If equipped with a center cap that covers the wheel nuts, pry off the cap using the small end of the lug wrench. To reinstall the cap, make sure it is properly lined up before pushing it on to the wheel.
234 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is securely engaged. 4. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right, using the swivel wrench. Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire.
100 ft. lbs (135 N·m). If you doubt that you have tightened the nuts correctly, have them checked with a torque wrench by your dealer or at a service station. 8. Remove the wheel blocks and lower the jack until it is free.
236 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic trans- axle cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle.
WARNING! Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t lean over battery when attaching clamps or allow the clamps to touch each other. If acid splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the contaminated area immediately with large quantities of water.
238 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 7. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, then start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery. 8. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the se- quence exactly.
2. Slow down if road has standing water or puddles. 3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become visible. 4. Keep tires properly inflated. 5. Maintain enough distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a sudden stop.
240 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CAUTION! Racing the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead to transaxle overheating and failure. It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels above 35 mph (55km/h). TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE With Ignition Key Four Speed Automatic Transaxle Your vehicle may be towed under the following condi-...
All Transaxles CAUTION! If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the ignition switch must be in the OFF position, not in the LOCK or ACCESSORY positions. Do not attempt to use sling type equipment when towing. When securing vehicle to flat bed truck, do not attach to front or rear suspension components.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS 2.4L High Output Turbo Engine Compartment . . 246 2.4L Engine Compartment ....247 Onboard Diagnostic System — OBD II ..248 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs .
244 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Air Conditioner ..... . 261 Power Steering — Fluid Check ... . 261 Front Suspension Ball Joints .
Center High Mounted Stop Light ..289 Fluids And Capacities ....290 Recommended Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts .
246 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2.4L HIGH OUTPUT TURBO ENGINE COMPARTMENT...
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 247 2.4L ENGINE COMPARTMENT...
248 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.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration. For states which have an I/M (Inspection and Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is functioning and is not on when the engine is running, and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready...
250 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD system is not ready and you should not proceed to the I/M station. b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start the engine.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control systems can result in civil penalties being assessed against you. WARNING! You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
252 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off or before starting the engine after it has sat overnight. Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground, will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
• Extensive engine idling. • Driving in dusty conditions. • Short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km). • More than 50% of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90°F (32°C). • Trailer towing. •...
254 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol This symbol means that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The manufacturer only recommends API Certified engine oils. Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) The proper SAE viscosity grade of engine oil should be selected based on the following recommendation and be within the operating temperature shown in the engine oil...
Synthetic Engine Oils There are a number of engine oils being promoted as either synthetic or semi-synthetic. If you chose to use such a product, use only those oils that are American Petroleum Institute (API) Certified and SAE viscosity standard. Follow the service schedule that describes your driving type.
256 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Drive Belts — Check Condition and Tension At the mileage shown in the maintenance schedules, check all drive belts for condition and proper tension. Improper belt tension can cause belt slippage and failure. Inspect the drive belts for evidence of cuts, cracks, or glazing and replace them if there is any sign of damage which could result in belt failure.
CAUTION! Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In the event of engine malfunction, particularly involv- ing engine misfire or other apparent loss of perfor- mance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Contin- ued operation of your vehicle with a severe malfunction could cause the converter to overheat, resulting in possible damage to the converter and the...
258 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE To minimize the possibility of catalyst damage: • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition when the transaxle is in gear and the vehicle is in motion. • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the vehicle.
the filter element should be inspected periodically and replaced if necessary at the intervals shown on Schedule “B”. WARNING! The air cleaner can provide a measure of protection in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air cleaner unless such removal is necessary for repair or maintenance.
260 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can burn or even blind you. Don’t allow battery fluid to contact your eyes, skin or clothing. Don’t lean over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water.
Air Conditioner Check the air conditioning system at the start of the warm weather season. NOTE: If your air conditioning performance seems lower than expected, check the front of the A/C con- denser for an accumulation of dirt or insects. Clean with a gentle water spray from behind the radiator and through the condenser as required.
262 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and with the engine off to prevent injury from moving parts and to insure accurate fluid level reading. Do not overfill. Use only manufacturers recommended power steering fluid. If necessary, add fluid to restore to the proper indicated level.
Windshield Wiper Blades Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a mild non abrasive cleaner or use the washer solvent. This will remove accumulations of salt, waxes or road film and help reduce streaking and smearing.
264 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Windshield Washer Reservoir The washer fluid reservoir is located in the rear of the engine compartment on the passenger side and should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radiator antifreeze).
WARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. Follow the above precautions to keep your exhaust system as safe as possible. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 265 Cooling System WARNING!
266 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Coolant Checks Check coolant protection every 12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where applicable). If coolant is dirty or rusty in appearance, the system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh coolant. Check the front of the radiator for an accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc.
Selection Of Coolant Use only the manufacturers recommended coolant, refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct coolant type. CAUTION! Failure to use the proper antifreeze could cause radiator plugging and engine overheating. Do not mix antifreeze brands or use plain water alone or alcohol based antifreeze products.
268 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces. WARNING! The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the cooling system pressure cap are a safety precaution. Never add coolant when the engine is overheated.
humidity accumulation on the radiator and being vapor- ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot water to enter the radiator. 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. •...
270 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Insure nylon tubing in these areas has not melted or collapsed Inspect all hose connections such as clamps and cou- plings to make sure the are secure and no leaks are present. Components should be replaced immediately if there is any evidence of degradation that could cause failure.
brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, abrasions, and exces- sive swelling suggest deterioration of the rubber. Particu- lar attention should be made to examining those hose surfaces nearest to high heat sources, such as the exhaust manifold. Inspect all hose clamps and couplings to make sure they are secure and no leaks are present.
272 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE fluid reservoir. Fluid level can be expected to fall as the brake pads wear. Brake fluid level should be checked when pads are replaced. However, low fluid level may be caused by a leak and a checkup may be needed. Use only manufacturers recommended brake fluid, refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
Automatic Transaxle All front wheel drive vehicles have a transmission and differential assembly contained within a single housing. Selection Of Lubricant It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the transaxle to assure optimum transaxle performance. Use only manufacturers recommended transmission fluid, refer to Recommended Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
274 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Procedure For Checking Fluid Level To properly check the automatic transaxle fluid level, the following procedure must be used: 1. The vehicle must be on level ground. 2. The engine should be running at curb idle speed for a minimum of 60 seconds.
If the fluid is cold, the fluid level should be between the lower two holes, into the area marked “LOW”. If the fluid level shows low, add sufficient transmission fluid to bring to the proper level. CAUTION! Do not overfill. Dirt and water in the transaxle can cause serious damage.
276 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Special Additives The manufacturer recommends against the addition of any fluid additives to the transaxle. The only exception to this policy is the use of special dyes to aid in detecting fluid leaks. The use of transmission sealers should be avoided as they may adversely affect seals.
which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants, road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and under- body protection. The following maintenance recommendations will enable you to obtain maximum benefit from the corrosion resistance built into your vehicle.
278 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials such as steel wool or scouring powder, which will scratch metal and painted surfaces. Special Care • If you drive on salted or dusty roads or if you drive near the ocean, hose off the undercarriage at least once a month.
CAUTION! If your vehicle is equipped with flame or woodgrain graphics, it is recommended that special care be taken when using hand-held pressure washers to clean your vehicle. The pressure of these hand-held car wash wands can vary greatly and could possibly cause damage to the surface of the graphic.
280 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Many wheel cleaners contain acids that may harm the wheel surface. NOTE: Replacement costs for components damaged as a result of not following the recommended cleaning practices are considered the responsibility of the cus- tomer. Interior Care Use Mopar Fabric Cleaner to clean fabric upholstery and carpeting.
Cleaning Headlights Your vehicle has plastic headlights that are lighter and less susceptible to stone breakage than glass headlights. Plastic is not as scratch resistant as glass and therefore different lens cleaning procedures must be followed. To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth.
282 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2. Dry with a soft tissue. Seat Belt Maintenance Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical solvents or abrasive cleaners. This will weaken the fabric. Sun damage will also weaken the fabric. If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or lukewarm water.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 283 Power Distribution Center Cover...
284 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE FUSE Amp/Color 30 Amp/Pink Ignition Start 40 Amp/Green Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Pump 40 Amp/Green Ignition Run 30 Amp/Blue Heated Seats 40 Amp/Green Radiator Fan 20 Amp/Blue Power Height Adjuster 30 Amp/Blue Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) So- lenoid 40 Amp/Green Electric Back Light (EBL) Spare 40 Amp/Green Exterior Lighting, Remote...
Interior Fuses The fuse access panel is on the left side of the instrument panel next to the steering column. To remove the panel, pull it out, as shown. A label identifying the components and circuits is located on the inside of the cover. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 285 CAUTION! When replacing a blown fuse, it is important to use...
286 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT BULBS LIGHT BULBS — Inside ABS Indicator ......LED Airbag Indicator ......LED Brake System Warning Indicator .
LIGHTS BULBS — Outside Low Beam Headlight ....9006XS High Beam Headlight ....9005XS Front Park/Turn Signal/Side Marker Light .
288 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Front Park/Turn Signal/Side Marker Lights 1. Remove the headlight access cover splash shield, located in the front wheel well opening. 2. Rotate the socket to the left one quarter turn to replace and replace the bulb. Front Fog Lights —...
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 289 Back Up Light Bulb 1. Remove the screws attaching the back up light to the rear fascia and remove the housing. 2. Remove the socket from the housing. 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket and replace. Center High Mounted Stop Light 1.
290 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Fuel (Approximate) Engine Oil-With Filter 2.4 Liter Engines (SAE 5W-30, API Certified Engine Oil) Cooling System * 2.4 Liter Turbocharged Engines (Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Miles Formula) 2.4 Liter Non-Turbocharged Engines (Mopar Antifreeze/ Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Miles Formula) * Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
RECOMMENDED FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS Engine Component Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts Engine Coolant Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Or- ganic Additive Technology) Engine Oil Use API Certified SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil. Refer to oil viscosity chart for cor- rect SAE grade meeting DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
292 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Chassis Component Automatic Transmission Fluid. Manual Transmission Fluid. Brake Master Cylinder Power Steering Reservoir Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts. Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid. Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid. Mopar DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance ..294 Maintenance Schedule ....294 Schedule “B”—All Engines ....297 Schedule “A”—2.4L Non Turbo Charged Engines .
294 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.
• Off-road or desert operation. • If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol) fuel. NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then change your engine oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or 3 months, whichever comes first and follow schedule “B—All En- gines”...
296 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Once a Month • Check 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 coolant reservoir, brake master cylinder and transaxle and add as needed. •...
SCHEDULE “B”—ALL ENGINES Follow schedule “B”—All Engines if you usually operate your vehicle under one or more of the following condi- tions. Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter every 60,000 miles (96 000 km) if the vehicle is usually operated under one or more of the conditions marked with an Change the manual transaxle fluid every 48,000 miles (77 000 km) if the vehicle is usually operated under one or...
298 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES If none of these apply to you, and your vehicle is equipped with a Non–Turbo Charged Engine then change your engine oil at every interval shown on schedule “A”—NON TURBO CHARGED ENGINES in the maintenance schedule section of this manual. Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter.
Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV valve and replace as neces- sary.* Replace the PCV make-up air filter.
300 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles ( Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Change the brake fluid. If vehicle is used for trailer towing. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter. Replace as necessary.* Change the manual transaxle fluid.† Inspect the PCV make-up air filter.
Miles ( Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs and ignition cables. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV valve and replace if neces- sary.
302 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter and re- place as necessary.* Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV valve and replace if neces- sary.
Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Change the brake fluid. If vehicle is used for trailer towing. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter and replace as necessary.* Change the manual transaxle fluid.† Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months or 102,000 miles.
304 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter and replace as necessary.* Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV make-up air filter. Replace as nec- essary.
SCHEDULE “A”—2.4L NON TURBO CHARGED ENGINES Miles (Kilometers ) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Replace the PCV make-up air filter. Adjust the generator drive belt tension MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 305 6,000...
306 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs and ignition cables. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV valve and replace, if necessary.* Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months, regardless of mileage.
Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV valve and replace if necessary. Not required if previously changed.
308 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the PCV valve and replace if necessary. * * This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner but is not required to maintain the emis- sions warranty.
SCHEDULE “A”—2.4L TURBOCHARGED ENGINES Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Replace the PCV make-up air filter. Adjust the generator drive belt tension.
310 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. 35,000 40,000 45,000 (56 000) (64 000) (72 000)   50,000 55,000 (80 000) (88 000) ...
Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs and ignition cables. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV valve and replace if necessary. Not required if previously changed.
312 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the brake linings. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. Adjust the generator drive belt tension. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV valve and replace if necessary.
Miles (Kilometers) [Month] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the PCV Valve and replace if necessary. * * This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner but is not required to maintain the emis- sions warranty. ‡...
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ......316 Prepare For The Appointment .
316 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE Prepare For The Appointment If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All work to be performed may not be covered by the warranty, discuss additional charges with the service manager.
The manufacturer has empowered its dealers to make warranty and repair decisions that ensure you are not inconvenienced. There is no need for you to wait for a decision from the manufacturer. If a special circumstance occurs that requires information from the manufacturer, we have asked the dealer’s service management to make the contact on your behalf.
318 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE In Mexico contact: Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240 Sante Fe C.P. 05109 Mexico, D. F. In Mexico (915) 729–1248 or 729–1240 Outside Mexico (525) 729–1248 or 729–1240 Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommuni-...
Contract, and you require service after your manufactur- er’s new vehicle limited warranty expires, please refer to your contract documents, and contact the person listed in those documents. We appreciate that you have made a major investment when you purchased your new vehicle. Your dealer has also made a major investment in facilities, tools, and training to assure that you are absolutely delighted with your ownership experience.
320 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE...
MOPAR PARTS Mopar fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are available from your dealer. They will help you keep your vehicle operating at its best. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS In the 50 United States and Washington D.C.: If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Administra- tion (NHTSA) in addition to notifying the manufacturer.
• Owner’s Manuals. These manuals have been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with specific Chrysler group vehicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency and maintenance pro- cedures as well as specifications, capabilities and safety tips.
Call Toll Free at 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.) or 1–800–387–1143 (Canada) Visit us on the World Wide Web at: www.techauthority.daimlerchrysler.com or 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.
324 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE WARNING! The traction grade is based on braking (straight- ahead) traction tests and does not include cornering (turning) performance. Temperature Grades The temperature grades are A (highest), B, and C, repre- senting the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
326 INDEX ABS (Anti-Lock Brake) System ....194 Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) ..267 Adding Fuel ......221 Adding Washer Fluid .
Autostick ......135,187 Back-Up Lights ......289 Ball Joints .
328 INDEX CD Changer ......146,152 CD Player ....144,148,150,154,157 CD Player Maintenance .
Radiator Cap ......267 Selection of Coolant ....267 Corrosion Protection .
330 INDEX Exhaust Gas Caution ....220 Fuel Requirements ..... 216 Jump Starting .
Filler Cap ......135,221 Filler Door ......135 Filter .
332 INDEX Heated Seats ......85 Hood Release ......92 Hoses .
Latches Hood ....... 92 Lead Free Gasoline ..... . 216 Liftgate .
334 INDEX Locks Central ......20 Child Protection ......21 Door .
Odometer ......133 Trip ......133,135 Oil, Engine .
336 INDEX Steering, Checking ..... 261 Sunroof ......108 Windows .
Safety Checks Inside Vehicle ....60 Safety Checks Outside Vehicle ....61 Safety Defects, Reporting .
338 INDEX Side Airbag ......47 Side Window Demisters ....173 Slippery Surfaces, Driving On .
Tires ......61,206,323 Air Pressure ......206 Alignment .
340 INDEX Transmitter Battery Service ....25 Transmitter Programming ....24 Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry .
Windshield Wipers ..... 98,263 Wiper Blade Replacement ....263 Wiper, Rear .