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INTRODUCTION

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
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STARTING AND OPERATING
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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
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  • Page 1: Introduction

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION ............. 3 INTRODUCTION THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Introduction ......4 How To Use This Manual ....4 Warnings And Cautions .

  • Page 4: Introduction

    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.

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    INTRODUCTION 5...

  • Page 6: Vehicle Identification Number

    The VIN is visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN plate. Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle.

  • Page 7: Vehicle Modifications / Alterations

    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.

  • Page 9: Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS A Word About Your Keys ....11 Ignition Key Removal ....11 Key-In-Ignition Reminder .

  • Page 10

    10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Trunk Lock And Release ....28 Trunk Safety Warning ....28 Trunk Emergency Release .

  • Page 11: Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle 9

    A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS You can insert the double sided keys into the locks with either side up. 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.

  • Page 12: Key-in-ignition Reminder

    12 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.

  • Page 13: Replacement Keys

    If the bulb begins to flash after the bulb check, this indicates that an invalid key has been used to start the vehicle. Both of these conditions will result in the engine being shut off after two (2) seconds of running. Keep in mind that a key which has not been programmed is also considered an invalid key even if it is cut to fit the ignition lock cylinder for that vehicle.

  • Page 14: Customer Key Programming

    14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to the dealer. Customer Key Programming You can program new sentry keys to the system if you have two valid sentry keys by performing the following procedure: 1.

  • Page 15: Illuminated Entry System

    ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the keyless entry transmitter or open the doors. The lights will fade to off after about 30 seconds or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition switch is turned on from the LOCK position.

  • Page 16: Power Door Locks

    16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • For personal security and safety in the event of an accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as well as when you park and leave the vehicle. • When leaving the vehicle always remove the key from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle.

  • Page 17

    Automatic Door Locks The doors will lock automatically on vehicles with power door locks if all of the following conditions are met: 1. The Auto Lock feature is enabled. 2. The transmission is in gear. 3. All doors are closed. 4.

  • Page 18

    18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Depress the power door lock switch to lock the doors. 4. A single chime will indicate the completion of the programming. Auto Unlock The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with power door locks if: 1.

  • Page 19: Child Protection Door Lock

    For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC the Auto Unlock Feature can be enabled or disabled by performing the following procedure: 1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition. 2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and back to LOCK 4 times ending up in the LOCK position.

  • Page 20: Remote Keyless Entry

    20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To activate the system, open the rear door and move the child lock control, located near the door’s rear latch, to the ON position. When the child lock system is engaged the door can be opened only by using the outside door handle even though the inside door lock is in the unlocked position.

  • Page 21: To Unlock The Doors

    To unlock the doors: Press and release the UNLOCK button on the transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door, or twice to unlock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash twice to acknowl- edge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry system also turns on.

  • Page 22: To Unlock The Trunk

    22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To unlock the trunk: Press the trunk button on the transmitter two times to unlatch the trunk. NOTE: The transmitter can be programmed to unlatch the trunk by pressing the trunk button only one time by performing the following procedure: 1.

  • Page 23: General Information

    The “Flash Lights On Lock/Unlock” feature can be reactivated by repeating this procedure. General Information This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. •...

  • Page 24: Vehicle Theft Alarm - If Equipped

    24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol. 3. To reassemble the transmitter case, join the two halves of the case together.

  • Page 25: Windows

    NOTE: • The driver’s door key cylinder and the trunk button on the keyless entry transmitter cannot arm or disarm the system. • The system remains armed during trunk entry. Press- ing the trunk button will not disarm the system. If someone enters the vehicle through the trunk and opens any door the alarm will sound.

  • Page 26

    26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The window controls will operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACCESSORY position. The window lock switch on the driver’s door allows you to disable the window controls on the passenger doors. When the lock switch is pressed the window controls on the passenger doors will not illuminate and the passen- ger windows will be disabled.

  • Page 27

    NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during auto-closure it will reverse direction and then stop. Remove the obstacle and use the window switch again to close the window. NOTE: Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger the auto reverse function unexpectedly during auto closure.

  • Page 28: Trunk Lock And Release

    28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE TRUNK LOCK AND RELEASE Use the Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter to open the trunk from outside the vehicle. The trunk lid can be released from inside the vehicle by pressing the Trunk Release Button located on the instrument panel to the left of the steering wheel.

  • Page 29: Trunk Emergency Release

    Trunk Emergency Release The trunk of your vehicle is equipped with an emergency release handle. It is located on the inside of the trunk lid, near the latch, and is coated so that it glows in a darkened trunk. Pull on the handle to open the trunk. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS Some of the most important safety features in your...

  • Page 30: Lap/shoulder Belts

    30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if you are not properly buck- led up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle.

  • Page 31

    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. Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make your injuries in a collision much worse.

  • Page 32

    32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. •...

  • Page 33

    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.

  • Page 34: Pretensioners

    34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage In the driver and front passenger seats, the shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away from your neck. Push and fully depress the button above the webbing to release the anchorage, and then move it up or down to the position that serves you best.

  • Page 35: Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (beltalert)

    Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert) If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will alert the driver to buckle their seat belt.

  • Page 36: Seat Belts And Pregnant Women

    36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Although the Enhanced Warning System NOTE: (BeltAlert) has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled. Seat Belts and Pregnant Women We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts throughout their pregnancy.

  • Page 37: Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (srs) - Airbag

    Driver and Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag This vehicle has front airbags for both the driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The driver’s airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel.

  • Page 38

    38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and you could be injured be- cause 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.

  • Page 39

    Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the risk of harm from a deploying airbag. 1. Children 12 years old and under should ride buckled up in the rear seat. Infants in rear-facing child restraints should NEVER ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag.

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    40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 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.

  • Page 41

    The side curtain airbag system, on vehicles so equipped, consists of the following: • Airbag Control Module • AIRBAG Readiness Light • Left and Right Side Curtain Airbags Above Side Windows • Left and Right Side Impact Sensors • Interconnection Wiring How The Airbag System Works •...

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    42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • When the airbag control module detects a collision requiring the airbags, it signals the inflator units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to inflate the airbags. Three levels of airbag inflation rates are possible.

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    • As the airbags deflate you may see some smoke-like particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the process that generates the nontoxic gas used for airbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye irritation, rinse the area with cool water.

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    44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE way and inflates (in about the same time it takes to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you are not belted and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the side curtain airbag inflates.

  • Page 45

    Occupant Classification System • The Occupant Classification System (OCS) is part of a Federally regulated safety system required for this vehicle. It is designed to turn off the front passenger airbag in the unlikely event that a rear-facing infant seat is in the front passenger seat. NOTE: Children 12 years and under should always ride buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child restraint.

  • Page 46

    46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Indicator Light. The PAD Indicator Light will be off when teenagers, most children and most children in forward-facing seats are in the front passenger seat. The system is only required to turn the PAD Indicator Light on in the unlikely event that a rear-facing infant seat is installed in front passenger seat.

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    If the front passenger seat is damaged in any way, it should only be serviced by an authorized dealer. If the seat is removed (or even if the seat attachment bolts are loosened or tightened in any way), take the vehicle to an authorized dealer.

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    48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • The Occupant Classification Module (OCM) is lo- cated beneath the front passenger seat. The OCM classifies the occupant into categories based on the measurements made by the seat weight sensors. The OCM communicates with the Occupant Restraint Con- troller (ORC).

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    others to learn more about the possible causes of crashes and associated injuries in order to assess and improve vehicle performance. In addition to crash investigations initiated by DaimlerChrysler, such investigations may be requested by customers, insurance carriers, government officials, and professional crash researchers, such as those associated with universities, and with hospital and insur- ance organizations.

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    50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Seatbelt status • Brake status (service and parking brakes) • Accelerator status (including vehicle speed) • Engine control status (including engine speed) • Cruise control status • Traction/stability control status Child Restraint Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the time, babies and children, too.

  • Page 51

    one year old and weigh at least 9 kg (20 lbs). Two types of child restraints can be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and “convertible” child seats. • The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the vehicle. It is recommended for children who weigh up to about 20 lbs (9 kg).

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    52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for weight and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint.

  • Page 53

    Children Too Large For Booster Seats Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend over the front of the seat when their back is against the seat back, should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat. •...

  • Page 54

    54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE All three rear seating positions have lower anchorages that are capable of accommodating LATCH-compatible child seats. You should NEVER install LATCH- compatible child seats such that two seats share a com- mon lower anchorage. If installing child seats in adjacent rear-seating positions or if your child restraints are not LATCH-compatible, install the restraints using the vehi- cle’s seat belts.

  • Page 55

    means of adjusting the tension in the strap. Forward- facing toddler restraints and some rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap, a hook for attachment to the tether strap anchorage and a means of adjusting the tension of the strap. You will first loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the tether strap so that you can more easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle anchorages.

  • Page 56

    56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 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. Disconnect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt several times to shorten it.

  • Page 57: Engine Break-in Recommendations

    3. Attach the tether strap hook (A) of the child restraint to the anchor (B) and remove slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instruc- tions. WARNING! An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to increased head motion and possible injury to the child.

  • Page 58: Safety Tips

    58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be considered as a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty. SAFETY TIPS Exhaust Gas WARNING!

  • Page 59: Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle

    turned ON. If the LED is not lit during starting, have it checked. If the light stays on or comes on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer. Defroster Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place the blower control on high speed.

  • Page 61: Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Mirrors ......65 Inside Day/Night Mirror ....65 Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror —...

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    62 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Seats ....... .89 Power Seats .

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    Windshield Wipers And Washers ..106 Windshield Washers ....106 Rain Sensing Wipers—If Equipped ..107 Mist Feature .

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    64 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Security ......124 Power Sunroof — If Equipped ... . 124 Express Open Feature .

  • Page 65: Mirrors

    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 adjustment of the mirror. Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle).

  • Page 66: Driver's Side Outside Mirror Auto Dimmer - If Equipped

    66 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror. Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the mirror clean. Driver’s Side Outside Mirror Auto Dimmer — If Equipped The driver’s side outside mirror automatically adjusts for annoying headlight glare from vehicles behind you.

  • Page 67: Power Remote-control Mirrors

    WARNING! Vehicles and other objects seen in the right side convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than they really are. Relying too much on your right side mirror could cause you to collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in this convex mirror.

  • Page 68: Illuminated Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile, version 0.96 or higher. For UConnect Customer Support call 1-877-855-8400 or visit the UConnect website (www.chrysler.com/ uconnect). UConnect™ allows you to transfer calls between the system and your cellular phone as you enter or exit your vehicle, and enables you to mute the system’s micro-...

  • Page 69

    The UConnect™ phonebook enables you to store up to 32 names and four numbers per name. This system is driven through your Bluetooth™ Hands-Free profile cellular phone. UConnect™ features Bluetooth™ technology - the global standard that enables different electronic devices to connect to each other without wires or a docking station, so UConnect works no matter where you stow your cellular phone (be it your purse, pocket, or brief-...

  • Page 70: Operation

    70 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The UConnect™ system is fully integrated with the vehicle’s audio system. The volume of the UConnect™ system can either be adjusted from the radio volume control knob, or from the steering wheel radio control (right switch), if so equipped.

  • Page 71

    One of the following vehicle specific websites may also provide detailed instructions for pairing with the brand of phone that you have: NOTE: www.chrysler.com/uconnect The following are general phone to UConnect™ System pairing instructions: UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 71 •...

  • Page 72

    72 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a priority level between 1 and 7, 1 being the highest priority. You can pair up to seven cellular phones to your UConnect™ system. However, at any given time, only one cellular phone can be in use, connected to your UConnect™...

  • Page 73

    you can say John Doe, where John Doe is a previ- ously stored name entry in the UConnect™ phone- book. Refer to section Add Names to Your UCon- nect™ Phonebook, to learn how to store a name in the phonebook. •...

  • Page 74

    74 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook entry that you wish to edit. • Next, choose the number designation (home, work, mobile, or pager) that you wish to edit. •...

  • Page 75: Phone Call Features

    • After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be deleted. List All Names in the UConnect™ Phonebook • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Phonebook List Names. • The UConnect™ system will play the names of all the phonebook entries.

  • Page 76

    76 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE on hold and answer the incoming call. NOTE: The UConnect™ system compatible phones in market today do not support rejecting an incoming call when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can only either answer an incoming call or ignore it.

  • Page 77: Uconnect™ System Features

    Redial • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Redial. • The UConnect™ system will call the last number that was dialed on your cellular phone. Note: this may not be the last number dialed from the UConnect™ sys- tem.

  • Page 78

    78 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: After every UConnect™ language change op- eration, you need to re-enter names to the phonebook and re-pair (re-link) phone(s). Emergency Assistance If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone is reachable: •...

  • Page 79

    Voice Mail Calling To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to section Working with Automated Systems. Working with Automated Systems This method is designed to be used in instances where one generally has to press numbers on the cellular phone keypad while navigating through an automated tele- phony system.

  • Page 80

    80 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE — If Equipped. Refer to “Personal Settings” in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center section of this manual for details. Phone and Network Status Indicators 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.

  • Page 81: Advanced Phone Connectivity

    Advanced Phone Connectivity Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone The UConnect™ system allows on going calls to be transferred to your cellular phone to the UConnect™ system without terminating the call. To transfer an ongo- ing call from your UConnect™ paired cellular phone to the UConnect™...

  • Page 82: Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ System

    82 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • When prompted, say the phone name of the cellular phone you wish to use, or say List Phones to hear a list of all the phones that have been paired to your UConnect™...

  • Page 83

    • Even though the system is designed for users speaking in North American English and Spanish accents, the system may not always work for some. • When navigating through an automated system, such as, voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of speaking the digit string, make sure to say send.

  • Page 84

    84 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Bluetooth Communication Link Cellular phones have been found to occasionally loose connection to the UConnect™ system. When this hap- pens, the connection can generally be re-established by switching the phone off/on. Your cell phone is recom- mended to remain in Bluetooth on mode.

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  • Page 88: Rear Park Assist System- If Equipped

    88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM— IF EQUIPPED This system is used to help drivers determine if an obstacle is in the way of the vehicle while it is backing up in addition to the use of inside rearview and outside mirrors.

  • Page 89: Seats

    NOTE: The Rear Park Assist System displays the outer most yellow LED’s at a slightly dimmer level to indicate that the system is ON. NOTE: When an audio tone is indicated by the Rear Park Assist display the system will MUTE the radio if it is turned on.

  • Page 90: Power Reclining Seats

    90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 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.

  • Page 91: Lumbar Support

    WARNING! Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.

  • Page 92: Heated Seats-if Equipped

    92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Heated Seats—If Equipped Heated seats, which are available only with leather upholstery, provide comfort and warmth on cold days and can help soothe sore muscles and backs. The heaters provide the same heat level for both cushion and back. The front driver’s and passenger seats are heated.

  • Page 93: Memory Feature-if Equipped

    When high-temperature heating is selected, the heaters provide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes of operation after heating is activated. The heat output then drops to the normal high-temperature level. If high-level heating is selected, the system will automati- cally switch to the low level after two hours of continu- ous operation.

  • Page 94: Programming The Remote Keyless Transmitter For The Memory Feature

    94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Press and release the Set (S) button on the memory seat switch, then press button 1 within 5 seconds. The radio display will show which memory position is being set. 3. A second memory profile can also be stored in the vehicle memory.

  • Page 95: Driver's Seat Glide -to - Exit Feature - If Equipped

    setting 1, and the second transmitter trained will be associated with memory setting 2. Additional transmit- ters will not be associated with a memory setting. Driver’s Seat Glide –To – Exit Feature — If Equipped This feature provides ease of entry and exit for the driver by moving the driver’s seat approximately 2–1/8 inches (55mm) rearward on exit and the same distance forward after entry, provided that the seat is not in the full...

  • Page 96: Head Restraints

    96 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 3. Release the Set (S) button and the horizontal seat switch. NOTE: The glide feature is only available on the driver’s seat. NOTE: On vehicles equipped with an EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center — Optional), these functions can be selected at the EVIC using the Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features).

  • Page 97: Folding Rear Seat

    Folding Rear Seat The rear seatbacks can be folded forward to provide an additional storage area. Pull on the loops shown in the illustration to fold down either or both seatbacks. These loops can be tucked away when not in use. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 97 When the seat back is folded to the upright position make sure it is latched by strongly pulling on the top of the seat...

  • Page 98: Adjustable Pedals - If Equipped

    98 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED This feature allows both the brake and accelerator pedals to move toward or away from the driver to provide improved position with the steering wheel. The adjust- able pedal system is designed to allow a greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and seat position.

  • Page 99: To Open And Close The Hood

    CAUTION! Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the adjustable pedal’s path. TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD Two latches must be released to open the hood.

  • Page 100

    100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Next, move to the outside of the vehicle and push the safety catch to the left. The safety catch is located under the center front edge of the hood. Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open position.

  • Page 101: Lights

    LIGHTS Overhead Console Map/Reading Lights These lights are mounted between the sun visors on 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 turn on when a door is opened or the dimmer control is turned fully upward, past the second detent.

  • Page 102: Headlight Switch

    102 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Dome Light Position Rotate the dimmer control completely upward to the second detent to turn on the interior lights. The interior lights will remain on when the dimmer control is in this position. Interior light Defeat (OFF) Rotate the dimmer control to the extreme bottom “OFF”...

  • Page 103: Multi-function Lever

    Multi-Function Lever The multi-function lever controls the operation of the turn signals, headlight beam selection, and passing lights. The lever is located on the left side of the steering column. Multi-Function Lever UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 103 Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent for parking light and instrument panel light operation.

  • Page 104: Automatic Headlights-if Equipped

    104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Automatic Headlights–If equipped This system automatically turns your headlights ON or OFF based on ambient light levels. To turn the system ON, rotate the headlamp switch counter-clockwise to the AUTO (A) position. When the system is ON, the Head- light Time Delay feature is also ON.

  • Page 105: Fog Lights - If Equipped

    To activate the delay feature, turn off the ignition switch while the headlights are still on. Then turn off the headlights within 45 seconds. The 90 second delay inter- val begins when headlight switch is turned off. If the headlights or park lights are turned back on or the ignition switch is turned on, the delay will be cancelled.

  • Page 106: Highbeam/lowbeam Select Switch

    106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Highbeam/Lowbeam Select Switch Push the Multi-Function Lever away from you to switch the headlights to HIGH beam. Pull the Lever towards you to switch the headlights back to LOW beam. Flash to Pass You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by lightly pulling the Multi-Function Lever toward you.

  • Page 107: Rain Sensing Wipers-if Equipped

    Rain Sensing Wipers—If Equipped This feature senses moisture on the windshield and automatically activates the wipers for the driver. The feature is especially useful when road splash or over- spray from the windshield washers of the vehicle ahead requires quick but brief wiping action. The sensitivity of the system to the amount of water on the glass can be adjusted with the rotary knob on the wiper stalk.

  • Page 108: Windshield Wiper Operation

    108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Windshield Wiper Operation Rotate the end of the lever to the second detent for Low speed wiper operation, or to the third detent for High speed operation. Intermittent Wiper System Use the intermittent wiper when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause be- tween cycles, desirable.

  • Page 109: Tilt/telescoping Steering Column

    TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN Unlock the steering column by pulling out the handle located directly below the column. To tilt the column move the steering wheel up or down as desired. To lengthen or shorten the steering column pull out or push in the steering wheel.

  • Page 110: Traction Control System (tcs) - If Equipped

    110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Note: If your vehicle is equipped with the memory seat feature your remote keyless entry transmit- ter or memory buttons on the driver’s door panel can be used to recall the steering column tilt and telescopic positions.

  • Page 111

    The traction control system (TCS) warning light is located in the instrument cluster. The TCS light will flash as soon as the tires lose traction and the wheels begin to spin. This indicates that the TCS system is active. If the TCS warning light begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as possible.

  • Page 112: Brake Assist System (bas)- If Equipped

    112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE BRAKE ASSIST SYSTEM (BAS)— IF EQUIPPED BAS is standard on vehicles equipped with electronic stability program (ESP). The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking capability during emergency brak- ing maneuvers. The system applies optimum pressure to the brakes in emergency braking conditions than might otherwise be afforded solely by the driver’s braking style.

  • Page 113: Electronic Stability Program (esp)- If Equipped

    Once the brake pedal is released, the BAS is deactivated. The yellow BAS malfunction indicator light comes on with the key in the ignition switch turned to the “ON” position. The light should go out with the engine running. If the BAS malfunction indicator light comes on continuously with the engine running, a malfunction has been detected in either the BAS or the ESP system.

  • Page 114

    114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The ESP warning light, located in the instru- ment cluster, starts to flash as soon as the ESP system sensor’s information varies from the driver’s intended path. The ESP warning light also flashes when traction control is activated. If the ESP warning light begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as possible.

  • Page 115: Synchronizing Esp

    CAUTION! If the vehicle is towed with the front axle raised, the engine must be shut off (key in the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK or ACC position). Otherwise the ESP will immediately be engaged and will apply the rear wheel brakes.

  • Page 116: To Activate

    116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Activate: Push and release the speed control lever (“ON/OFF”) once and an LED on the lever will illuminate indicating that the electronic speed control is ON. To turn the system OFF, Push and release the lever (“ON/OFF”) again and the system and indicator will turn off.

  • Page 117: To Accelerate For Passing

    so that pushing the lever up and releasing three times will increase speed by 3 mph (4.8 km/h), etc. To decrease speed while speed control is set, push the lever down and hold (“COAST”). Release the lever when the desired speed is reached, and the new speed will be set.

  • Page 118: Overhead Console - If Equipped

    118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights, an optional universal garage door opener (HomeLink ), storage for sunglasses, and optional power sunroof switches. Overhead Console Courtesy/Reading Lights At the forward end of the console are two courtesy/ reading lights.

  • Page 119: Garage Door Opener - If Equipped

    GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED The HomeLink Universal Transceiver replaces up to three remote controls (hand held transmitters) that oper- ate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, or home lighting. It triggers these devices at the push of a button. The Universal Transceiver operates off your vehicle’s battery and charging system;...

  • Page 120

    120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- tures a driver-interactive display which includes HomeLink system messages. The EVIC is located in the upper part of the cluster between the speedometer and tachometer. Electronic Vehicle Information Center 1.

  • Page 121

    WARNING! Your motorized door or gate will open and close while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do not train the transceiver if people or pets are in the path of the door or gate. A moving door or gate can cause serious injury or death to people and pets or damage to objects.

  • Page 122: Canadian Programming/gate Programming

    122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE complete the programming of a rolling code equipped device (most common garage door openers require this step. 6. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit) in the garage, locate the learn or smart button. This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the motor-head unit.

  • Page 123: Using Homelink

    3. Continue to press and hold the HomeLink button while you press and release every two seconds ( cycle ) your hand-held transmitter until the frequency signal has successfully been accepted by HomeLink. The EVIC display will show “Channel X Trained” (where X is Channel 1, 2, or 3).

  • Page 124: Security

    124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Security If you sell your vehicle, be sure to erase the frequencies. To erase all of the previously trained frequencies, hold down both outside buttons until the green light begins to flash. This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada.

  • Page 125: Express Open Feature

    Press and hold the button in the center of the sunroof switch to open the vent. The sunroof can be stopped at any position between closed and full vent. To close the sunroof from the vent position, press and hold the switch forward.

  • Page 126: Wind Buffeting

    126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 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. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death.

  • Page 127: Electrical Power Outlets

    ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS There are two 12-volt electrical outlets on this vehicle. Both of the outlets are protected by an automatic reset circuit breaker. The automatic circuit breaker restores power when the overload is removed. The 12 volt power outlet next to the ash receiver tray (if equipped with an optional Smoker’s Package) has power available only when the ignition is on.

  • Page 128: Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off

    128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The center console outlet is powered directly from the battery (power available at all times). Items plugged into this outlet may discharge the battery and/or prevent engine starting. Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off CAUTION! •...

  • Page 129: Cupholders

    CUPHOLDERS Front Seat Cupholders The cupholders are located in the forward edge of the center console. Front Seat Cupholders UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129 Push down on the cover (300 Touring, and 300C only) as shown to expose the cupholders. Close the cover when the cupholders are no longer needed.

  • Page 130: Rear Seat Cupholders

    130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Rear Seat Cupholders The rear seat cupholders are located in the center armrest between the rear seats. The cup holders are positioned forward in the armrest and side-by-side to provide convenient access to beverage cans or bottles while maintaining a resting place for the rear occupants’...

  • Page 131: Cargo Tie-down Hooks

    Cargo Tie-Down Hooks The tie-downs located on cargo area floor and on the rear trim panels should be used to safely secure loads when vehicle is moving. WARNING! • Cargo tie-down hooks are not safe anchors for a child seat tether strap. In a sudden stop or colli- sion a hook could pull loose and allow the child seat to come loose.

  • Page 132: Load Leveling System - If Equipped

    132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED The automatic load leveling system will provide a level riding vehicle under most passenger and cargo loading conditions. A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers raises the rear of the vehicle to the correct height. It takes approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of driving for the leveling to complete depending on road surface conditions.

  • Page 133: Understanding Your Instrument Panel

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS Instruments And Controls ....137 Standard Instrument Cluster ....138 Premium Instrument Cluster .

  • Page 134

    134 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Sales Code RAQ – AM/FM/CD (6-Disc) Radio With Optional Satellite Radio, Hands Free Phone, And Vehicle Entertainment Systems (Ves) Capabilities ......164 Operating Instructions - Radio Mode .

  • Page 135

    Operation Instructions - (CD Mode For MP3 And WMA Audio Play) . . 185 Load/Eject Button (CD Mode For MP3 And WMA Play) ..185 Satellite Radio — If Equipped ... . . 187 System Activation .

  • Page 136

    136 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CD/DVD Disc Maintenance ....193 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones ..194 Climate Controls ..... . 194 Climate Controls —...

  • Page 137: Instruments And Controls

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 137 INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS...

  • Page 138: Standard Instrument Cluster

    138 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL STANDARD INSTRUMENT CLUSTER...

  • Page 139: Premium Instrument Cluster

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 139 PREMIUM INSTRUMENT CLUSTER...

  • Page 140: Instrument Cluster Descriptions

    140 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS 1. Oil Pressure Warning Light This light shows low engine oil pressure. The light should turn on momentarily when the engine is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible.

  • Page 141

    7. Tachometer The red segments indicate the maximum permissible engine revolutions-per-minute (r.p.m. x 1000) for each gear range. Before reaching the red area, ease up on the accelerator. 8. Engine Temperature Warning Light This light illuminates, and will be accompanied by a single chime to warn of an overheated engine condition.

  • Page 142

    142 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL the instrument cluster both come on with the key in the ignition switch turned to the “ON” position. They should go out with the engine running. If the BAS/ ESP malfunction indicator light comes on continu- ously with the engine running, a malfunction has been detected in either the BAS or the ESP system.

  • Page 143

    Vehicles equipped with Anti-Lock brakes (ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required. The operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the ON position.

  • Page 144

    144 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! Driving with a hot engine cooling system could damage your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads (H), pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range.

  • Page 145

    17. Transmission Range Indicator This display indicator shows the automatic transmission gear selection. 18. Seat Belt Reminder Light When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this light will turn on for 5 to 8 seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound.

  • Page 146

    146 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL reset. The light will remain on or flashing until the tire pressure is properly set or the problem with the sensor is corrected. This light will turn on momentarily as a bulb check when the engine is started. When the tire pressure monitoring system warning light is lit, one or more of your tires is significantly underin- flated.

  • Page 147: Electronic Vehicle Information Center (evic)-if Equipped

    ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)–If Equipped The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- tures a driver-interactive display. It is located in the upper part of the cluster between the speedometer and tachometer. Vehicles equipped with steering wheel mounted switches (described in this section) will also be equipped with the EVIC.

  • Page 148

    148 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Pressing the FUNCTION SELECT button ac- cepts a selected choice. The Function Select button also advances the radio preset when the EVIC is in the Compass/Temp/Audio screen. Use the SCROLL buttons to scroll through Trip Functions, Navigation (If Equipped), System Status Messages, and Personal Settings (Cus- tomer Programmable Features).

  • Page 149: Trip Functions

    • Left/Right Rear Door Ajar (one or more, with a single chime if speed is above 1 mph) • Door (S) Ajar (with a single chime if vehicle is in motion) • Trunk Ajar (with a single chime) • Low Washer Fluid (with a single chime) •...

  • Page 150: Compass Display

    150 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The Trip Functions mode displays information on the following: • Average Miles Per Gallon (MPG) Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset. When the fuel economy is reset it will go to 0.0. •...

  • Page 151

    Automatic Compass Calibration This compass is self calibrating which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic and the EVIC will display “CAL” until the compass is calibrated. You may also calibrate the compass by completing one or more 360°...

  • Page 152: Telephone - If Equipped

    152 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL To set the variance: Turn the ignition switch ON. Press and hold the compass button for approximately 2 sec- onds. Use the SCROLL buttons until “Compass Variance” is highlighted. The “Compass Variance” message and the last variance zone number will be displayed.

  • Page 153

    • Caller ID phone number display. When the appropriate conditions exist, the EVIC will display the following telephone symbols: The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate the signal strength of the U-Connect phone. The number of horizontal bars increase as the strength of the U-Connect phone signal in- Signal creases.

  • Page 154: Navigation - If Equipped

    154 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The EVIC displays this symbol to indicate that the U-Connect phone is currently not available. Phone Avail- able Navigation — If Equipped Navigation Display Control Press and release the MENU button until Navigation is displayed in the EVIC. When the Navigation System is On, the steering wheel buttons can be used to select the Map or Menu display on the Navigation Unit.

  • Page 155

    functions and navigation system. Pressing the FUNC- TION SELECT button while in this display selects En- glish, Espanol, Deutsch, Italiano, or Francais. As you continue the displayed information will be shown in the selected language. Display English or Metric The EVIC, odometer, and navigation system units can be changed between English and Metric.

  • Page 156

    156 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL FUNCTION SELECT button when in this display until “ON” or “OFF” appears to make your selection. Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock When ON is selected a short horn sound will occur when the remote keyless entry “Lock” button is pressed. This feature may be selected with or without the flash lights on lock/unlock feature.

  • Page 157

    when in this display until “ON” or “OFF” appears to make your selection. When OFF the system reverts to standard intermittent wiper operation. Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit When this feature is selected, the power window switches, radio, hands–free system, DVD video system, power sunroof, and power outlets will remain active for up to 60 minutes after the ignition switch has been turned off.

  • Page 158: Setting The Analog Clock

    158 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Automatically Move Seat Back on Exit (Available with Memory Seat Only) When ON is selected, the driver’s seat moves rearward 5 cm (2 inches) or to the farthest rearward position if this distance is less than 5 cm (2 inches) when the key is removed from the ignition switch so that the driver can more easily exit the vehicle.

  • Page 159: Sales Code Ref - Am/fm/cd (single Disc) Radio With Optional Satellite Radio And Hands Free Phone Capability

    SALES CODE REF — AM/FM/CD (SINGLE DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO AND HANDS FREE PHONE CAPABILITY Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON.

  • Page 160

    160 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL MUTE Button (Radio Mode) Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the speakers. MUTE will be displayed. Press the MUTE button a second time and the sound from the speakers will return. Rotating the volume control, turning the radio ON /OFF, or turning ON/OFF the ignition, will cancel the MUTE feature.

  • Page 161

    TUNE Control (Radio Mode) Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or counter-clockwise to decrease the frequency. AM/FM Button (Radio Mode) Press the button to select AM or FM Modes. Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade Press the rotary TUNE control and BASS will be dis- played.

  • Page 162: Operation Instructions - Cd Mode

    162 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be stored into push- button memory. The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by pressing the push-button twice. Every time a preset button is used a corresponding button number will be displayed.

  • Page 163

    MUTE Button ((CD Mode) Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the speakers. MUTE will be displayed. Press the MUTE button a second time and the sound from the speakers will return. Rotating the volume control or turning OFF the ignition will also return the sound from the speakers.

  • Page 164: Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone - If Equipped

    164 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone — If Equipped Refer to the HANDS FREE PHONE (UConnect™) section of the Owner’s Manual. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio — If Equipped Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner’s Manual.

  • Page 165

    Electronic Volume Control The electronic volume control turns continuously (360 degrees) in either direction without stopping. Turning the volume control to the right increases the volume and to the left decreases it. When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be set at the same volume level as last played.

  • Page 166

    166 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL MSG or INFO Button (Radio Mode) Press the MSG or INFO button for an RBDS station (one with call letters displayed). The radio will return a Radio Text message broadcast from an FM station (FM mode only).

  • Page 167

    Press the rotary TUNE control a fourth time and BAL- ANCE will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers. Press the rotary TUNE control a fifth time and FADE will display.

  • Page 168

    168 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Rhythm and Blues Rhythm_and_Blues Religious Music Religious Talk Rock Soft Soft Rock Soft Rhythm and Blues Sports Talk Top 40 Weather 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.

  • Page 169: Operation Instructions - (cd Mode For Cd Audio Play)

    Buttons 1 - 6 (Radio Mode) These buttons tune the Radio to the stations that you commit to push-button memory {12AM, 12 FM, and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations}. Operation Instructions - (CD MODE For CD Audio Play) NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio.

  • Page 170: Load/eject Button (cd Mode For Cd Audio Play)

    170 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL MUTE Button (CD MODE For CD Audio Play) Press the MUTE button to cancel the sound from the speakers. MUTE will be displayed. Press the MUTE button a second time and the sound from the speakers will return.

  • Page 171: Notes On Playing Mp3 Files

    The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF. TIME Button (CD MODE For CD Audio Play) Press this button to change the display from a large CD playing time display to a small CD playing time display. RW/FF (CD MODE For CD Audio Play) Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or...

  • Page 172

    172 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Supported medium formats (file systems) The medium formats supported by the radio are ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2 and includes the Joliet extension. When reading discs recorded using formats other than ISO 9660 Level 1 and Level 2, the radio may fail to read files properly and may be unable to play the file nor- mally.

  • Page 173: Operation Instructions - (cd Mode For Mp3 Audio Play)

    MPEG Sampling Fre- Specification quency (kHz) MPEG-1 Audio 48, 44.1, 32 Layer 3 MPEG-2 Audio 24, 22.05, 16 Layer 3 ID3 Tag information for artist, song title and album title are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not supported by the radios.

  • Page 174: Load/eject Button (cd Mode For Mp3 Play)

    174 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) LOAD/ EJECT - Load Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the push- button with the corresponding number where the CD is being loaded. The radio will display PLEASE WAIT and prompt when to INSERT DISC.

  • Page 175: Sales Code Rak - Am/fm/cassette/cd (6-disc) Radio With Optional Satellite Radio, Hands Free Phone, Video, Mp3, And Wma Capabilities

    AM/FM Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) Switches back to Radio mode. RND/ PTY Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) Pressing this button plays files randomly. SET/DIR Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) Press the SET/DIR Button to display folders, when playing an MP3 discs that have a file/folder structure.

  • Page 176: Operating Instructions - Radio Mode

    176 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press the ON/VOL a second time to turn OFF the radio.

  • Page 177

    3. After the hours are adjusted, press the right side Tune / Audio control to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side Tune / Audio control. 5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds. INFO Button (Radio Mode) Press the INFO button for an RBDS station (one with call letters displayed).

  • Page 178

    178 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press the rotary TUNE control again to exit setting tone, balance and fade. RND/PTY Button (Radio Mode) 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.

  • Page 179: Operating Instructions - Tape Player

    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. If a preset button is activated while in the PTY (Program Type) mode, the PTY mode will be exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.

  • Page 180: Tape Eject

    180 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Tape Eject Press this button and the cassette will disen- gage 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 Preset 6.

  • Page 181: Load/eject Button (cd Mode For Cd Audio Play)

    Inserting Compact Disc(s) CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. You may eject a disc with the radio OFF. If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and begin to play when you insert the disc.

  • Page 182

    182 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Radio display will show EJECTING DISC when the disc is being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc. Press and hold the LOAD/ EJT button for 5 seconds and all CDs will be ejected from the radio. If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within 15 seconds, it will be reloaded.

  • Page 183: Notes On Playing Mp3 Files

    Press and hold the FF button to fast forward through the tracks. Release the FF button to stop the fast forward feature. If the RW button is pressed, the current track will reverse to the beginning of the track and begin playing. Press the RND button a second time to stop Random Play.

  • Page 184

    184 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Supported MP3 file formats The radio will recognize only files with the *.mp3 exten- sion as MP3 files. Non-MP3 files named with the *.mp3 extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will not play the file.

  • Page 185: Operation Instructions - (cd Mode For Mp3 And Wma Audio Play)

    To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a single-session disc, enable the Disc at Once option before writing to the disc. Operation Instructions - (CD Mode For MP3 and WMA Audio Play) SEEK Button (CD Mode For MP3 and WMA Play) Pressing the right side of the SEEK button plays the next...

  • Page 186

    186 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INFO Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) Press and INFO button while playing MP3 or WMA disc. The radio scrolls through the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File Name, and Folder Name (if avail- able).

  • Page 187: Satellite Radio - If Equipped

    Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (if equipped) Refer to separate Video Entertainment System (VES) Guide. SATELLITE RADIO — IF EQUIPPED Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcast- ing technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius™ Satel- lite Radio.

  • Page 188: Selecting Satellite Mode In Ref, Raq, And Rak Radios

    188 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL simultaneously for 3 seconds. All twelve ESN/SID num- bers will be displayed. The radio will exit the ESN/SID mode when any other button is pushed, the ignition is turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since any button was pushed.

  • Page 189: Using The Pty (program Type) Button (if Equipped)

    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.

  • Page 190: Remote Sound System Controls

    190 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS The remote sound system controls are located on the surface of the steering wheel at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions. Some models feature an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with driver-interactive display. This is located in the upper part of the instrument cluster between the speedometer and tachometer.

  • Page 191: Radio Operation

    The following describes the operation of the SCROLL buttons in each mode: Radio Operation Pressing the top of the switch will SEEK up for the next listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch will SEEK down for the next listenable station. Tape Player Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next selection on the cassette.

  • Page 192: Two Types Of Signals

    192 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Two Types of Signals There are two basic types of radio signals... AM or Amplitude Modulation, in which the transmitted sound causes the amplitude, or height, of the radio waves to vary... and FM or Frequency Modulation, in which the frequency of the wave is varied to carry the sound.

  • Page 193: Cd/dvd Disc Maintenance

    4. Before inserting a tape, make sure that the label is adhering flatly to the cassette. 5. A loose tape should be corrected before use. To rewind a loose tape, insert the eraser end of a pencil into the tape drive gear and twist the pencil in the required directions.

  • Page 194: Radio Operation And Cellular Phones

    194 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES Under certain conditions, the cellular phone being On in your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated by relocating the cellular phone antenna. This condition is not harmful to the radio.

  • Page 195

    Electric Rear Window Defroster Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster and the heated side mirrors (if equipped). An LED in the button will illuminate to indicate the rear window defroster is ON. The defroster automatically turns off after about 10 minutes of opera- tion.

  • Page 196

    196 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Mode Selection The mode selector (the right rotary knob) can be placed in several posi- tions. Dots between each of the mode selections identify intermediate modes that allow the occupants to fine tune airflow distribution. Defrost Air is directed to the windshield through the outlets at the base of the windshield.

  • Page 197: Automatic Temperature Control - If Equipped

    is re-used. Use this mode to rapidly cool the inside of the vehicle. The Recirculation mode can also be used to temporarily block out outside odors, smoke, and dust. Window Fogging Interior fogging on the windshield can be quickly re- moved by turning the mode selector to Defrost.

  • Page 198

    198 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL LO AUTO position should be used for front seat occu- pants only. The HI AUTO position should be used when more air flow is desired, or when rear seat occupants are present. Dial in the temperature you would like the system to maintain by rotating the driver’s or passenger’s control knob.

  • Page 199

    NOTE: • The surface of the climate control panel, and the top center of the instrument panel should be kept free of debris due to the climate control sensor’s location. Mud on the windshield may also cause poor operation of this system. •...

  • Page 200

    200 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL...

  • Page 201

    The operator can override the AUTO mode setting and select the direction of the air by rotating the right mode knob to one of the following positions. • Defrost Air is directed to the windshield through the outlets at the base of the windshield. Air is also directed to the front door windows through the side window demister grilles.

  • Page 202: Summer Operation

    202 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ON. The defroster automatically turns off after approxi- mately 10 minutes of operation for the first push of the button, and will turn off after approximately 5 minutes for the second push of the button. CAUTION! To avoid damaging the electrical conductors of the rear window defroster, do not use scrapers, sharp...

  • Page 203: Winter Operation

    Winter Operation Use of the air Recirculation mode during winter months is not recommended because it may cause window fogging. NOTE: See Operating Tips chart (for Manual A/C Control) at the end of this section for suggested control settings in different weather conditions. Vacation Storage Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service (i.e.

  • Page 204: Operating Tips

    204 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Tips...

  • Page 205: Starting And Operating

    STARTING AND OPERATING CONTENTS Starting Procedures ....207 Normal Starting ..... . 207 Engine Block Heater —...

  • Page 206

    206 STARTING AND OPERATING Tread Wear Indicators ....241 Replacement Tires ..... 241 Alignment And Balance .

  • Page 207: Starting Procedures

    STARTING PROCEDURES CAUTION! Long periods of engine idling, especially at high engine speeds, can cause excessive exhaust tempera- tures which can damage your vehicle. Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running. WARNING! Do not leave animals or children inside parked vehicles in hot weather;...

  • Page 208

    208 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Un- burned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle.

  • Page 209: Engine Block Heater - If Equipped

    After Starting The idle speed will automatically decrease as the engine warms up. ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED The engine block heater warms engine coolant and permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect the cord to a standard 110-115 volt AC electrical outlet with a grounded, three-wire extension cord.

  • Page 210

    210 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out of “P” or “N” if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in re- verse.

  • Page 211

    CAUTION! Before moving the shift lever out of P (Park), you must turn the ignition from LOCK to ON so the shift lever is released. Otherwise, damage to the shifter could result. R (Reverse) For moving the vehicle rearward. Always stop before moving the lever to R (Reverse), except when rocking the vehicle.

  • Page 212

    212 STARTING AND OPERATING 3 (Third) This range eliminates shifts into Overdrive. The trans- mission will operate normally in First, Second and Third while in this range. The “3” position should also be used when descending steep grades to prevent brake system distress.

  • Page 213

    NOTE: • The torque converter clutch will not engage until the transmission fluid and engine coolant is warm (usu- ally after 1–3 miles (1.6–4.8 km) of driving). Because engine speed is higher when the torque converter clutch is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmis- sion is not shifting into “Overdrive”...

  • Page 214: Speed Automatic Transmission

    214 STARTING AND OPERATING 5 Speed Automatic Transmission Gear Selector WARNING! Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle you should shift the transmission into Park, remove the key from the ignition, and apply the park brake.

  • Page 215

    Park Position The PARK position is to be used when parking the vehicle. Engage only with the vehicle stopped. The PARK position is not intended to serve as a brake when the vehicle is parked. Rather, the driver should always use the parking brake in addition to placing the selector lever in PARK to secure the vehicle.

  • Page 216

    216 STARTING AND OPERATING Neutral No power is transmitted from the engine to the drive axle. When the brakes are released, the vehicle can be moved freely (pushed or towed). Do not engage in NEUTRAL position while driving except to coast when the vehicle is in danger of skidding (e.g., on icy roads).

  • Page 217

    NOTE: To avoid overrevving the engine when the selector lever is moved in “D -” direction, the transmis- sion will not shift to a lower gear if the engine’s revolu- tions per minute limit would be exceeded. Briefly press the selector lever in the “D +” direction. The transmission will shift from the current gear to the next higher gear.

  • Page 218

    218 STARTING AND OPERATING A reset feature is available to allow the vehicle to be driven to a dealer for service. To reset the transmission, use the following procedure: 1. Stop the vehicle. 2. Move the selector lever to the PARK position. 3.

  • Page 219: Automatic Transmission - General Information

    Automatic Transmission — General Information CAUTION! Damage to the transmission may occur if the follow- ing 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.

  • Page 220

    220 STARTING AND OPERATING • If there is a need to restart your engine be sure to cycle the key to the LOCK position before restarting. Trans- mission engagement may be delayed up to 10 seconds after restart if the key is not cycled to the LOCK position first.

  • Page 221

    Stopping For brief stops, leave the transmission in gear and hold the vehicle with the brake pedal. For longer stops with the engine idling, shift into the NEUTRAL or PARK position and hold the vehicle with the parking brake. When stopping the vehicle uphill, do not hold it with the accelerator;...

  • Page 222: Autostick - If Equipped

    222 STARTING AND OPERATING AUTOSTICK — If Equipped Autostick is a driver-interactive transmission that offers manual gear shifting capability to provide you with more control. Autostick allows you to maximize engine brak- ing, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance. This system can also provide you with more control during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving, trailer towing, and many other situations.

  • Page 223

    Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking brake is fully applied and place the gear selector in the Park position. Parking Brake To release the parking brake, pull out on the parking brake release located on the left side of the instrument panel.

  • Page 224: Brake System

    224 STARTING AND OPERATING The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle. WARNING! • Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is dan- gerous 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.

  • Page 225: Anti-lock Brake System

    Anti-Lock Brake System The Anti-Lock Brake System provides increased vehicle stability and brake performance under most braking conditions. The system automatically “pumps” the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent wheel lock-up. The electronic brake force distribution (EBD) prevents the rear wheels from over-braking and provides greater control of available braking forces applied to the rear axle.

  • Page 226

    226 STARTING AND OPERATING is not functioning and that service is required. However, the conventional brake system will continue to operate normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on. If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock brakes.

  • Page 227: Power Steering

    All vehicle wheels and tires must be the same size and type and tires must be properly inflated to produce accurate signals for the computer. POWER STEERING The standard power steering system will give you good vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability in tight spaces.

  • Page 228: Tire Safety Information

    228 STARTING AND OPERATING TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Tire Markings NOTE: • P(Passenger)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Ex- ample: P215/65R15 95H. • European Metric tire sizing is based on European design standards.

  • Page 229

    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 (%)

  • Page 230

    230 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.

  • Page 231: Tire Identification Number (tin)

    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. DOT = Department of Transportation —This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S.

  • Page 232: Tire Loading And Tire Pressure

    232 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...

  • Page 233

    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.

  • Page 234

    234 STARTING AND OPERATING 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations and...

  • Page 235

    STARTING AND OPERATING 235...

  • Page 236: Tires-general Information

    236 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.

  • Page 237: Tire Inflation Pressures

    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.

  • Page 238

    238 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure al- ways reinstall the valve stem cap–if equipped. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the valve stem. Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always “cold tire inflation pressure”.

  • Page 239: Radial-ply Tires

    WARNING! High speed driving with your vehicle under maxi- mum load is dangerous. The added strain on your tires could cause them to fail. You could have a serious accident. Don’t drive a vehicle loaded to the maximum capacity at continuous speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h).

  • Page 240: Tire Spinning

    240 STARTING AND OPERATING 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.

  • Page 241: Tread Wear Indicators

    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).

  • Page 242: Alignment And Balance

    242 STARTING AND OPERATING 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.

  • Page 243: Self-sealing Tires-if Equipped

    SELF–SEALING TIRES—IF EQUIPPED A non-hardening viscous sealant applied to the inner liner of each tire fills punctures up to 0.19 in. (5 mm) to minimize the loss of air pressure. This contributes to the safety of the vehicle by significantly reducing the prob- ability of a roadside stop due to a flat tire.

  • Page 244

    244 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: For vehicles with optional wheel/tire sizes and significantly different tire placard pressures, the placard pressure value and the low-pressure threshold value is re-programmable at your authorized dealer to accommo- date the customer selected wheel/tire combinations rec- ommended by DaimlerChrysler.

  • Page 245: Tire Pressure Monitoring - Premium System

    TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING — PREMIUM SYSTEM The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPM) system uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors mounted to each wheel as part of the valve stem transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver Module.

  • Page 246

    246 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: For vehicles with optional wheel/tire sizes and significantly different tire placard pressures, the placard pressure value and the low-pressure threshold value is re-programmable at your authorized dealer to accommo- date the customer selected wheel/tire combinations rec- ommended by DaimlerChrysler.

  • Page 247: General Information

    CAUTION! The TPM system has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPM system pressures have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sen- sor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.

  • Page 248: Tire Chains

    248 STARTING AND OPERATING The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the following licenses: United States ..... KR5S120123 Canada .

  • Page 249: Snow Tires

    NOTE: In order to avoid damage to tires, chains, and your vehicle do not drive for a prolonged period of time on dry pavement. Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions on method of installation, operating speed, and conditions for usage. Always use the lower suggested operating speed if both the chain manufacturer and vehicle manufacture suggest a maximum speed.

  • Page 250: Fuel Requirements

    250 STARTING AND OPERATING Follow the recommended tire rotation frequency for your type of driving found in the “Maintenance Schedules” Section of this manual. More frequent rotation is permis- sible if desired. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being per- formed.

  • Page 251: Reformulated Gasoline

    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.

  • Page 252: Mmt In Gasoline

    252 STARTING AND OPERATING MMT In Gasoline MMT is a manganese containing metallic additive that is blended into some gasoline to increase the octane num- ber. Gasolines blended with MMT offer no performance advantage beyond gasolines of the same octane number without MMT.

  • Page 253: Materials Added To Fuel

    Materials Added to Fuel All gasoline sold in the United States is required to contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional detergents or other additives are not needed under normal conditions and would result in additional cost. Therefore you should not have to add anything to the fuel.

  • Page 254: Adding Fuel

    254 STARTING AND OPERATING • Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas which can kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the engine running for an extended period.

  • Page 255

    CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel tank filler tube cap (gas cap), and may result in a malfunction indicator light on the instrument clus- ter. A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system.

  • Page 256: Vehicle Loading

    256 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Remove the fuel tank filler tube cap (gas cap) slowly to prevent fuel spray from the filler neck which may cause injury. • The volatility of some gasolines may cause a buildup of pressure in the fuel tank that may increase while you drive.

  • Page 257: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (gvwr)

    The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle. This includes driver, passengers, and cargo. The total load must be limited so that you do not exceed the GVWR.

  • Page 258

    258 STARTING AND OPERATING driving. If weighing the loaded vehicle shows that you have exceeded either GAWR, but the total load is within the specified GVWR, you must redistribute the weight. Improper weight distribution can have an adverse effect on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way the brakes operate.

  • Page 259: Trailer Towing

    TRAILER TOWING In this section you will find safety tips and information on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do with your vehicle. Before towing a trailer carefully re- view this information to tow your load as efficiently and safely as possible.

  • Page 260

    260 STARTING AND OPERATING 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.

  • Page 261: Recreational Towing (behind Motorhome, Etc.)

    TRAVEL MAXIMUM TRAILER WEIGHT- CONDI- (TRAILER FRONTAL AREA NOT TO TION EXCEED 32 SQ. FT.) 2.7L EN- 3.5L EN- GINE GINE UP TO 3 1000 lbs 2000 lbs PERSONS (454 kg) (907 kg) & LUG- GAGE UP TO 4 1000 lbs 1500 lbs PERSONS (454 kg)

  • Page 263: What To Do In Emergencies

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS Hazard Warning Flasher ....264 If Your Engine Overheats ....264 Jacking And Tire Changing .

  • Page 264: Hazard Warning Flasher

    264 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHER The hazard flasher switch is located in the center of the instrument panel between the center air outlets. To engage the Hazard Warning Flashers, depress the switch on the instrument panel. When the Hazard Warn- ing Switch is activated, all directional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming traffic of an emer- gency.

  • Page 265: Jacking And Tire Changing

    NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down an impending overheat condition. If your air conditioner is on, turn it off. The air conditioning system adds heat to the engine cooling system and turning off the A/C removes this heat.

  • Page 266: Preparations For Jacking

    266 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You could be crushed. Never get any part of your body under a vehicle that is on a jack. Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is on a jack.

  • Page 267: Jack Location

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 267 • Remove the fastener securing the spare tire. Jack Location The jack is stowed under an access cover in the trunk. Follow these steps to access the jack. NOTE: The spare tire must be removed in order to access the jack.

  • Page 268: Spare Tire Stowage

    268 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES • Remove the spare tire. • Remove the fastener securing the jack. Spare Tire Stowage The spare tire is stowed under an access cover in the trunk. Follow these steps to access the spare tire. •...

  • Page 269: Jacking And Changing A Tire

    • Remove the fastener securing the spare tire. Jacking and Changing a Tire 1. Block the wheel diagonally opposite the flat tire. Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked. 2. Remove the spare tire, jack and lug wrench. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 269 3.

  • Page 270

    270 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 4. Before raising the vehicle loosen, but do not remove, the lug nuts of the flat tire using the lug wrench. Turn the wheel nuts counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. 5.

  • Page 271

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 271...

  • Page 272: Compact Spare Tire

    272 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 7. Remove the lug nuts, wheel cover (if equipped) and tire. Remove the cover by hand, do not pry off. 8. Mount the spare tire. For vehicles equipped with wheel covers, see the wheel cover installation instruc- tions.

  • Page 273: Wheel Cover Installation (if Required)

    Wheel Cover Installation (If Required) 1. Tighten the two lug nuts on the mounting studs on each side of the stud which is in alignment with the valve stem. 2. Align the valve notch in the wheel cover with the valve stem on the wheel.

  • Page 274

    274 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- mission 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.

  • Page 275

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 275 4. Connect one end of the jumper cable to the remote jump start positive battery post (A) in the engine com- partment. Connect the other end of the same cable to the positive terminal of the booster battery. Refer to the following illustration for jump starting connections.

  • Page 276: Driving On Slippery Surfaces

    276 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES Acceleration Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slip- pery surfaces may cause the rear wheels to pull errati- cally to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs when there is a difference in the surface traction under the rear (driving) wheels.

  • Page 277: Freeing A Stuck Vehicle

    FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it can often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the front wheels. Then shift back and forth between Reverse and Drive.

  • Page 278: Towing A Disabled Vehicle

    278 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE With Ignition Key Your vehicle may be towed under the following condi- tions: The gear selector must be in NEUTRAL, the distance to be traveled must not exceed 30 miles (48 km), and the towing speed must not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).

  • Page 279: Without The Ignition Key

    Without The Ignition Key Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed with the ignition in the LOCK position. The only ap- proved method of towing with out the ignition key is with a flat bed truck. Proper towing equipment is neces- sary to prevent damage to the vehicle.

  • Page 281: Maintaining Your Vehicle

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS 2.7L Engine ......284 3.5L Engine ......285 5.7L Engine .

  • Page 282

    282 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Steering Linkage ..... . 301 Drive Shaft Universal Joints ....301 Body Lubrication .

  • Page 283

    Tail/Stop, Tail, Turn Signal Lamp, And Backup Lamp — 300C ..... . . 329 License Lamp ......331 Fluids And Capacities .

  • Page 284: 2.7l Engine

    284 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2.7L ENGINE...

  • Page 285: L Engine

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 285 3.5L ENGINE...

  • Page 286: 5.7l Engine

    286 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 5.7L ENGINE...

  • Page 287: Onboard Diagnostic System - Obd Ii

    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.

  • Page 288: Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs

    288 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 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,...

  • Page 289: Replacement Parts

    If your OBD system is not ready, you should see your authorized dealer or repair facility. If your vehicle was recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, you may need to do nothing more than drive your vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD system to update.

  • Page 290: Maintenance Procedures

    290 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES The pages that follow contain the required maintenance services determined by the engineers who designed your vehicle. Besides the maintenance items for which there are fixed maintenance intervals, there are other items that should operate satisfactorily without periodic maintenance.

  • Page 291

    Checking Oil Level — 5.7L Engines To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off or before starting the engine after it has sat overnight.

  • Page 292

    292 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Operating the engine with the oil levels below the safe zone, or operating with oil levels that exceed the top of the safe zone by 25% may cause engine damage. Change Engine Oil Road conditions and your kind of driving affects the interval at which your oil should be changed.

  • Page 293

    American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol This symbol means that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The manufacture only recommends API Certified engine oils that meet requirements DaimlerChrysler Material Stan- dard MS-6395. Use Mopar or an equivalent oil meeting the specifi- cation MS-6395.

  • Page 294

    294 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Engine Oil Viscosity Chart — 3.5L Engines SAE 10W-30 engine oil is preferred for use in 3.5L Engines within the operating temperatures shown in the engine oil viscosity chart. SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil is allowed for use in the 3.5L Engine during cold weather only to improve cold weather starting.

  • Page 295: Engine Oil Filter

    governmental agency for advice on how and where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area. Engine Oil Filter The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine oil change. Engine Oil Filter Selection This manufacture’s engines have a full-flow type oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement.

  • Page 296: Fuel Filter

    296 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 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. Make sure that no one is near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air cleaner removed.

  • Page 297: Maintenance-free Battery

    WARNING! A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over materials that can burn. Such materials might be grass or leaves coming into contact with your ex- haust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact any- thing that can burn.

  • Page 298

    298 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk. Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump starting. NOTE: The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that should not be disconnected and should only be replaced with a battery of the same type (vented).

  • Page 299: Air Conditioner Maintenance

    CAUTION! • It is essential when replacing the cables on the battery that the positive cable is attached to the positive post and the negative cable is attached to the negative post. Battery posts are marked posi- tive (+) and negative (-) and identified on the battery case.

  • Page 300: A/c Air Filter

    300 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: NOTE: Air Conditioning systems found to be contaminated with A/C System Sealers, Stop Leak Prod- ucts, Seal Conditioners, Compressor Oil, or Refrigerants not approved by the manufacturer, voids the warranty for the Air Conditioning system. A/C Air Filter The filter is located in the fresh air inlet under the hood, behind a removable panel in the cowl on the passenger...

  • Page 301: Front & Rear Suspension Ball Joints

    Front & Rear Suspension Ball Joints The suspension ball joints should be inspected for exter- nal leakage or damage when other maintenance is per- formed. Steering Linkage The tie rod end ball joints should be inspected for external leakage or damage when other maintenance is performed.

  • Page 302: Windshield Washers

    302 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt from a dry windshield. Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from the windshield.

  • Page 303: Cooling System

    Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the com- plete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts.

  • Page 304

    304 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Coolant Checks Coolant protection checks should be made every 12 months (prior to 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.

  • Page 305

    Adding Coolant When adding coolant, or refilling the system, a minimum of 50% solution of ethylene glycol antifreeze coolant in water should be used. Higher concentrations (not to exceed 70%) are required if temperatures below ( 37°C) are anticipated. Use only high purity water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/antifreeze solution.

  • Page 306

    306 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Disposal of Used Engine Coolant Used ethylene glycol based engine coolant is a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check with your local authorities to determine the disposal rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by animals or children do not store ethylene glycol based engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the ground.

  • Page 307: Hoses And Vacuum/vapor Harnesses

    • Make sure that the radiator and coolant bottle hoses are not kinked or obstructed. • Keep the front of the radiator and the front of the A/C condenser clean. • Do not change the thermostat for summer or winter operation.

  • Page 308

    308 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally high brake temperatures, excessive lining wear, and possible brake damage. You wouldn’t have your full braking capacity in an emergency.

  • Page 309: Brake Fluid Level Check

    WARNING! Worn brake hoses can burst and cause brake failure. You could have an accident. If you see any signs of cracking, scuffing, or worn spots, have the brake hoses replaced immediately. Brake Fluid Level Check The fluid level in the master cylinder should be checked when performing underhood services, or immediately if the brake system warning light indicates system failure.

  • Page 310: Fuel System Hoses

    310 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not allow petroleum base fluid to contaminate the brake fluid, all brake seal components could be damaged causing partial or complete brake failure. Fuel System Hoses Electronic Fuel Injection high pressure fuel systems are designed with hoses and quick connect fittings which have unique material characteristics to provide adequate sealing and resist attack by deteriorated gasoline.

  • Page 311: Front And Rear Wheel Bearings

    CAUTION! The fluid level is preset at the factory and does not require adjustment under normal operating condi- tions. If a transmission fluid leak occurs, visit your authorized dealer immediately. Severe damage to the transmission may occur. Your authorized dealer has the proper tools to accurately adjust the fluid level.

  • Page 312

    312 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE What Causes Corrosion? Corrosion is the result of deterioration or removal of paint and protective coatings from your vehicle. The most common causes are: • Road salt, dirt and moisture accumulation. • Stone and gravel impact. •...

  • Page 313

    • If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or similar cause which destroys the paint and protective coating have your vehicle repaired as soon as possible. The cost of such repairs is considered the responsibil- ity of the owner. •...

  • Page 314

    314 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, deter- gents, or ammonia based cleaners to clean your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition. WARNING! Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes. Many are potentially flammable, and if used in closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.

  • Page 315: Cleaning The Center Console Cup

    Cleaning The Center Console Cup Holders — 300 Perform the following steps to clean the center console cup holders: • Grab the center of the rubber portion of the cup holder firmly and lift upward to remove. • Soak the rubber cup holder liner in a mixture of medium hot tap water and one teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap.

  • Page 316

    316 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! • When installing the Power Distribution Center cover, it is important to ensure the cover is prop- erly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may allow water to get into the Power Distribu- tion Center, and possibly result in a electrical system failure.

  • Page 317

    Cavity Fuse Circuits 15 Amp Auto Shutdown/Powertrain Dk. Blue Control Module (PCM) — — — — 20 Amp Powertrain Control Module Yellow 20 Amp Injectors, Ignition Coils Yellow 20 Amp Powertrain Control Module Yellow 30 Amp Antilock Brake System (ABS) Pink Valves 30 Amp...

  • Page 318: Rear Power Distribution Center

    318 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Rear Power Distribution Center There is also a power distribution center located in the trunk under the spare tire access panel. This center contains fuses and relays.

  • Page 319

    CAUTION! • When installing the Power Distribution Center cover, it is important to ensure the cover is prop- erly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may allow water to get into the Power Distribu- tion Center, and possibly result in a electrical system failure.

  • Page 320

    320 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Fuse Circuits 10 Amp Sentry Key/Remote Keyless Entry/Cluster 20 Amp Brake Light (5.7L) Yellow 20 Amp Power Outlet Trunk - if Yellow equipped — — 20 Amp Selectable Power Outlet Yellow 10 Amp Stop Lamp 20 Amp Rear Wiper —...

  • Page 321: Vehicle Storage

    Cavity Fuse Circuits 5 Amp Power Mirror Orange 10 Amp Climate Control Module/ Headlamp Leveling — if equipped/Rear Park Assist — if equipped/Tire Pressure Monitoring — if equipped 30 Amp Automatic Temperature Con- Pink trol (ATC) Blower Motor 30 Amp Rear Defroster Pink 20 Amp...

  • Page 322: Replacement Light Bulbs

    322 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS LIGHT BULBS — Interior Rear Courtesy/Reading Lights....W5W Rear Compartment (Trunk) Light ... . . 579 Overhead Console Reading Lights.

  • Page 323: Bulb Replacement

    BULB REPLACEMENT Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, Park/Turn Lamp, Inner Park Lamp, and Outer Park Lamp – 300 • Open the hood. • Twist the appropriate bulb socket assembly counter- clockwise and pull out. Pull the bulb out of the socket assembly.

  • Page 324: Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, And Park/turn Lamp - 300c

    324 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol. Low Beam Headlamp, High Beam Headlamp, and Park/Turn Lamp –...

  • Page 325

    NOTE: On vehicles equipped with High Intensity Dis- charge Headlights (HID), when the headlights are turned on there is a blue hue to the lights. This diminishes and becomes more white after approximately 10 seconds, as the system charges. • Open the hood. •...

  • Page 326: Backup Lamp, Side Marker Lamp, And Tail/stop Turn Lamp - 300

    326 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol. Backup Lamp, Side Marker Lamp, and Tail/Stop Turn Lamp —...

  • Page 327

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 327 6. Disconnect the electrical connector. 7. Pull tail lamp assembly clear from vehicle to access bulbs. Turn bulb sockets counter-clockwise to remove.

  • Page 328

    328 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 8. Pull the appropriate bulb to remove it from the socket. 9. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket, and reattach the tail light assembly. 10. Close the trunk.

  • Page 329: Tail/stop, Tail, Turn Signal Lamp, And Backup

    Tail/Stop, Tail, Turn Signal Lamp, and Backup Lamp — 300C 1. Open the Trunk. 2. Remove two fasteners from the back of the tail lamp assembly. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 329 3. Pull back the trunk liner. 4. Remove the remaining fastener from the back of the tail lamp assembly.

  • Page 330

    330 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 7. Pull tail lamp assembly clear from vehicle to access bulbs. Turn bulb sockets counter-clockwise to remove.

  • Page 331: License Lamp

    8. Pull the appropriate bulb to remove it from the socket. 9. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket, and reattach the tail light assembly. 10. Close the trunk. License Lamp 1. Remove the screws securing the light to the rear fascia. 2.

  • Page 332: Fluids And Capacities

    332 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Fuel (approximate) 2.7 Liter Engines (87 Octane) 3.5 Liter Engines (89 Octane) 5.7 Liter Engines (89 Octane) Engine Oil-With Filter 2.7 Liter Engines (SAE 5W-30, API Certified) 3.5 Liter Engines (SAE 10W-30, API Certified) 5.7 Liter Engines (SAE 5W-20, API Certified) Cooling System *...

  • Page 333: Parts

    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 (2.7 Liter) Use API Certified engine oil. SAE 5W-30 is recommended. Refer to the en- gine oil viscosity chart for the correct SAE grade meeting DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395.

  • Page 334: Chassis

    334 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Chassis Component Automatic Transmission Brake Master Cylinder Power Steering Reservoir Rear Axle Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid. Mopar DOT 3 and SAE J1703 should be used. Use only recommended brake fluids. Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid.

  • Page 335

    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance ..336 Maintenance Schedules ....336 Schedule “B” ......339 Schedule “A”...

  • Page 336: Emission Control System Maintenance

    336 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.

  • Page 337

    • Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial ser- vice). • Off-road or desert operation. 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” of the Maintenance Schedules section of this manual.

  • Page 338

    338 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES • Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct operation. • Check rubber seals on each side of the radiator for proper fit. At Each Oil Change • Change the engine oil filter. • Inspect the exhaust system. •...

  • Page 339: Schedule "b" 339

    SCHEDULE “B” Follow schedule “B” if you usually operate your vehicle under one or more of the following conditions. 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 •...

  • Page 340

    340 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if re- quired.* Replace the air cleaner filter. * Inspect the front and rear brake linings and rotors. Replace the air conditioning filter. Rotate the tires.

  • Page 341

    Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if re- quired.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. 5.7L Engine. Inspect the front and rear brake linings and rotors. Check and replace, if necessary, the PCV valve.

  • Page 342

    342 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if re- quired.* Replace the air cleaner filter. * Inspect the front and rear brake linings and rotors. Replace the rear axle fluid. Replace the air conditioning filter.

  • Page 343

    Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if re- quired.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. 5.7L Engine. Inspect the front and rear brake linings and rotors. Check and Inspect the accessory drive belt and tensioner.

  • Page 344

    344 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if re- quired.* Replace the air cleaner filter. * Replace the spark plugs. 5.7L Engine. Replace the air cleaner filter. Inspect the front and rear brake linings and rotors.

  • Page 345

    Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if re- quired.* Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if re- quired. Replace the air cleaner filter. Inspect the front and rear brake linings and rotors.

  • Page 346

    346 SCHEDULE “B” * This maintenance is recommended by the manufacture to the owner but is not required to maintain the emis- sions warranty. ‡ This maintenance is not required if previously replaced. Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or suspected.

  • Page 347: Schedule "a

    SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if re- quired.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs. 5.7L Engine. Inspect the front and rear brake linings and rotors.

  • Page 348

    348 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if required.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Inspect the front and rear brake linings and rotors. Replace the spark plugs. 5.7L Engine. Check and Inspect the accessory drive belt and tensioner.

  • Page 349

    Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Inspect the air cleaner filter and replace if required.* Replace the air cleaner filter. Inspect the front and rear brake linings and rotors. Check and Inspect the accessory drive belt and tensioner.

  • Page 350

    350 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months or 102,000 miles. Replace the air conditioning filter. Rotate the tires. * This maintenance is recommended by the manufacture to the owner but is not required to maintain the emis- sions warranty.

  • Page 351: If You Need Consumer Assistance

    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ......352 Prepare For The Appointment .

  • Page 352: Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle

    352 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.

  • Page 353

    This is why you should always talk to your dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with this process. • If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the general manager or owner of the dealership. They want to know if you need assistance.

  • Page 354

    354 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommuni- cation Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its Customer Center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer who has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter (TTY) in the United States can communicate with the manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.

  • Page 355: Warranty Information

    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 355 WARRANTY INFORMATION See your manufacturer’s Warranty Information Booklet for information on warranty coverage and transfer of warranty.

  • Page 356: Mopar Parts

    356 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-...

  • Page 357

    • 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.

  • Page 358: Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire Quality Grades

    358 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES The following describes the tire grading categories estab- lished by the National highway Traffic Safety Adminis- tration. The specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on your car.

  • Page 359: Temperature Grades

    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. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure.

  • Page 361

    INDEX...

  • Page 362

    362 INDEX Adding Fuel ......254 Adding Washer Fluid ....108,302 Additives, Fuel .

  • Page 363

    Ball Joints ......301 Battery ....... 297 Jump Starting .

  • Page 364

    364 INDEX Compass Variance ..... . 151 Computer, Trip/Travel ....149 Console .

  • Page 365

    Emergency, In Case of Overheating ......264 Emission Control System Maintenance ..288,336 Engine .

  • Page 366

    366 INDEX Freeing A Stuck Vehicle ....277 Fuel ....... . . 250 Adding .

  • Page 367

    Hood Release ......99 Hoses ......307,310 Ignition Key .

  • Page 368

    368 INDEX Dimmer Switch, Headlight ....103 Engine Temperature Warning ... . 141 Fog ......105,140 Hazard Warning Flasher .

  • Page 369

    Electric Remote ..... . . 67 Exterior Folding ..... . . 66 Heated .

  • Page 370

    370 INDEX Power Brakes ......224 Distribution Center ....315 Door Locks .

  • Page 371

    Safety Checks Outside Vehicle ....59 Safety Defects, Reporting ....356 Safety Information, Tire .

  • Page 372

    372 INDEX Engine Fails to Start ....208 Starting and Operating ....207 Steering Linkage .

  • Page 373

    Safety ......228,236 Self-Sealing ......243 Sizes .

  • Page 374

    374 INDEX Vehicle Storage ..... . 203,321 Vehicle Theft Alarm ..... . 24 Warning Flasher, Hazard .

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