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.
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on the left front corner of the instrument panel, visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information Vehicle Identification Number Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle.
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.
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS Vehicle Key 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.
The power window switches, radio, power NOTE: outlets, and removable console (if equipped), will remain active for up to 45 seconds after the ignition switch has been turned off. Opening a vehicle front door will cancel this feature. WARNING! Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is danger- ous for a number of reasons.
14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE chip (transponder) embedded into them. Only keys that have been programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The Sentry Key Immobilizer System does not need to be armed or activated.
All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics. Replacement Keys NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed to the vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once a Sentry Key has been programmed to a vehicle, it can not be programmed to any other vehicle.
16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 4. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch ON within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds a single chime will sound. The Theft Alarm Light will stop flashing, turn on for 3 seconds; then turn off. The new Sentry Key has been programmed.
NOTE: • The front courtesy overhead console, door courtesy and liftgate lights do not turn on if the dimmer control is in the interior lights ON position (extreme top position). • The illuminated entry system will not operate if the dimmer control is in the “defeat”...
18 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.
If you press the power door lock switch while the key is in the ignition, and any front door is open, the power locks will not operate. This prevents you from acciden- tally locking your keys in the vehicle. Removing the key or closing the door will allow the locks to operate.
20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Auto Unlock On Exit— If Equipped The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with power door locks if: 1. The Auto Door Locks feature is enabled and the Auto Unlock On Exit feature is enabled, 2.
Three button transmitters will provide basic UNLOCK, LOCK and PANIC functions. Three Button Transmitter Six button transmitters will provide functions that allow the same basic operation as the three button, but may also be used to Open/Close the optional power liftgate, left power sliding door, or right power sliding door.
22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To unlock the doors and liftgate: Press and release the UNLOCK button on the transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door side of the vehicle, or twice to unlock all doors and liftgate. The illuminated entry system also turns on.
Using The Panic Alarm: To turn the panic alarm feature ON or OFF, press and hold the PANIC button on the transmitter for at least one second and release. When the panic alarm is on, the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse on and off and the interior lights will turn on.
24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Open/Close Left Power Sliding Door — If Equipped Press the LEFT button twice within five seconds to open/close the left power sliding door. If the button is pushed while the door is being power closed, the door will reverse to the full open position.
vehicles so equipped. The table below explains the Lamp Flash options. (See page 164 for more information.) Function Which Turn Signal Lamps Lock Unlock 1st Left Side Press Unlock All Doors Left Side Left Side Right Side Right Side Liftgate General Information This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 1. With the transmitter buttons facing down, use a thin coin to pry the two halves of the transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the rubber gasket during removal. Separating Transmitter Halves 2.
To arm the system: Remove the key from the ignition switch and either: 1. Press a power door lock button while the driver’s or passenger’s door is open. 2. Press the LOCK button on the keyless entry transmit- ter. After the last door is closed, or if all doors are closed, the system will arm itself in about 16 seconds.
28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • The system remains armed during liftgate entry, press- ing the liftgate button will not disarm the system, if someone enters the vehicle through the liftgate and opens any door the alarm will sound. •...
Sliding Door Hardware To keep your door operating properly, observe the fol- lowing guidelines: • Always open the door smoothly. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29 • Avoid high impacts against the door stop when open- ing the door. This is very important when your vehicle is parked on an incline as the door will slide faster in the downhill direction.
30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The driver’s side sliding door cannot be opened while the fuel door is open. This feature operates only when the sliding door is fully closed prior to opening the fuel door. Sliding Door Open Flash When the sliding door(s) are opened, the left and right exterior hazard lights will flash for 12 seconds to alert...
The power sliding door may also be opened by pressing the switches on the overhead console or the switch located on the trim panel just in front of the sliding door. To keep your door operating properly, observe the fol- lowing guidelines.
32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If the inside or outside door handles are used while the power sliding door is activated, the power sliding door feature will be canceled and the door must be opened or closed manually. To avoid unintentional operation of the power sliding door from the rear seats, press the button located in the overhead console to disable the switches for the rear seat...
Child Protection Door Lock To provide a safer environment for small children riding in the rear seats, the sliding doors are equipped with a child protection door lock system. WARNING! To avoid trapping anyone in the vehicle in a colli- sion.
34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The power sliding door will operate from the switches located on the trim panel just in front of the power sliding door, regardless of the child lock lever position. To avoid unintentional operation of the power sliding door from the rear seats, press the button located in the overhead console to disable the switches for the rear seat passen- gers.
Liftgate Release Switch If the liftgate is locked and is not equipped with a powered liftgate, pressing the button on the remote keyless entry transmitter will result in the liftgate becom- ing unlocked for 30 seconds allowing you to manually access the liftgate area.
36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The power liftgate may also be opened by pressing the button located on the overhead console. Power Liftgate Switch When the remote keyless entry transmitter button is pressed and the “Lamp Flash” feature is enabled, the tail lights will flash to signal that the liftgate is opening or closing.
• The power liftgate must be in the full open or close positions for any of the buttons to operate. If the liftgate is not in the full open or close positions it must be opened or closed manually. • If the liftgate release button is activated while the power liftgate is closing, the liftgate will reverse to the full open position.
38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Gas props support the liftgate in the open position. However, because the gas pressure drops with tempera- ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when opening the liftgate in cold weather. SEAT STORAGE BIN SAFETY WARNING WARNING! Always close the storage bin covers when your...
NOTE: In the event of an individual being locked inside the storage bin, the storage bin cover can be opened from inside of the bin by pulling on the glow-in-the-dark strap attached to the storage bin cover latching mechanism. Reinstalling Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release If the storage bin cover strap disengages from the latch, it can be reinstalled by inserting the loose end of the strap...
40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WINDOWS Manual Rear Vent Windows A lever at the rear of each window releases the window so that it can be pushed out for ventilation. Power Vent Windows — If Equipped Switches on the driver’s door trim panel let the driver operate the two vent windows from the front seat.
Power Windows — If Equipped You can control either front window using switches on the driver’s door trim panel. There is a single switch on the passenger’s door trim panel which operates the passenger door window. The switches will operate only when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACCESSORY position.
42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting. OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS Some of the most important safety features in your vehicle are the restraint systems.
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.
44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. •...
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45 Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat. 2. The seat belt latch plate is near the seatback of the front seats and next to your arm in the rear seats. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt.
46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click”. Latch Plate To Buckle WARNING! • A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly.
4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.
48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to allow the belt to retract fully. WARNING! A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 49 As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average, you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that it is locked in position.
50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. At about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, grasp and twist the belt webbing 180° to create a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate. Creating A Fold 3.
Center Lap Belts The center seating positions have a lap belt only. To fasten the lap belt, slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click”. To lengthen the lap belt, tilt the latch plate and pull. To remove slack, pull the loose end of the webbing.
52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be worn snugly and positioned properly. The pretensioners are triggered by the front airbag con- trol module (see Front Airbag Section).
2. Turn the ignition switch to the RUN position (engine does not need to be running), and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off. 3. Within 60 seconds of turning the ignition switch to the RUN position, unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.
54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE should be used only if the existing belt is not long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and stow it. WARNING! Using a seat belt extender when not needed can increase the risk of injury in a collision.
The front airbags have a multi stage inflator design. This may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation that are based on collision severity and occupant size. Also, the front passenger airbag is certified to the Federal regulations that define Occupant Classification (Refer to “Occupant Classification System”...
56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and you could be injured because the airbags are not there to protect you. These protective covers for the airbag cushions are designed to open only when the airbags are inflating.
If your vehicle is equipped, the window bag on the crash side of the vehicle is triggered in moderate to severe side collisions. But even in collisions where the airbags inflate, you need the seat belts to keep you in the right position for the airbags to protect you properly.
58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. All occupants should wear their lap and shoulder belts properly. 3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved back as far as practical to allow the front airbags room to inflate. 4.
The Airbag System consists of the following: • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) • AIRBAG Readiness Light • Driver Airbag • Front Passenger Airbag • Window Bags above Side Windows (If Equipped) • Front Impact Sensors • Side Impact Sensors (If Equipped) •...
60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE proper rate of inflation. The front airbag inflators are designed to provide different rates of airbag inflation. • The ORC may modify the rate of inflation based on the occupant size provided by the Occupant Classification Module.
• The Driver and Passenger Airbag/Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering wheel and the right side of the instrument panel. When the ORC and impact sensors detects a collision requiring the air- bags, it signals the inflator units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to inflate the front airbags.
62 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • When the ORC and the side impact sensors (with side impact option) detects a collision requiring the Driver Inflatable Knee Blocker , it signals the inflator unit. A quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to inflate the Driver Inflatable Knee Blocker.
removal or loosening/tightening of seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your authorized dealer. Only manufacturer approved seat accessories may be used. If there is a fault present in the system, the AIRBAG warning light will illuminate indicating that you should take the vehicle to an authorized dealer.
64 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Remember, if the PAD indicator light is illuminated the passenger front airbag will not inflate. For almost all properly installed child restraints, the “PAD Indicator Light” will be illuminated indicating that the front pas- senger airbag is turned off and will not inflate.
• The Belt Tension Sensor (BTS) — If Equipped is located at the outboard passenger lap belt anchor. The BTS generates a signal based on outboard lap belt tension. This signal is sent to the OCM to ensure that the resultant bladder pressure increase due to applied lap belt tension does not cause a small occupant to be classified as a larger occupant.
66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Do not use prior or future model year seat covers not designated for the specific model being repaired. Al- ways use the correct seat cover specified for the vehicle. • Do not replace the seat cover with an aftermarket seat cover.
However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor immediately. • 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.
68 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Maintaining Your Airbag System WARNING! • Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail when you need it. You could be injured because the airbags are not there to protect you. Do not modify the components or wiring, including adding any kind of badges or stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper right side of the instrument panel.
• The light remains on or flickers after the 6 to 8 second interval. • The light flickers or comes on and remains on while driving. DaimlerChrysler Corporation Integrated Child Seat — If Equipped Operating instructions for this seat are included with the seat.
70 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, can become a missile inside the vehicle. The force required to hold even an infant on your lap could become so great that you could not hold the child, no matter how strong you are.
infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing by children who weigh more than 20 lbs (9 kg) but are less than one year old. • Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger airbag.
72 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the belt out of position. • If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle. If this doesn’t help, move the child to the center rear seating position and use the lap belt.
that you can install the child restraint in the vehicle where you will use it, before you buy it. • The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for weight and height limits. •...
74 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Don’t leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or collision, it could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause serious personal injury. Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH) Each vehicle, except commercial cargo vehicles, is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and...
over the top of the seatback. For bench seats with split seatbacks, route the tether between the seatbacks. When using the tether anchorages in the center position on 3rd row fold-in-floor seating, ensure that the strap is routed over the top of the seatback and under the head restraint between the head restraint posts.
76 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Fleet vehicles equipped with the LATCH system on the 3-passenger bench seat must have the seat adjusted to the full rear position on the tracks when the LATCH system is used. Also, when using the LATCH system, be sure the seatback is two clicks rear of its full upright position.
WARNING! Fleet Vehicles Only: Do not install child restraint systems equipped with LATCH attachments at all three seating positions in the seat at one time. The LATCH anchorages in this seat are designed to restrain no more than two child restraints at a time in the event of a collision.
78 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Transporting Pets Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet. An unrestrained pet could be thrown about and possibly injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
Restraining Infants and Small Children with Seat Delete Feature (Commercial Vehicles Only) There are different sizes and types of restraints for children from newborn size to the child almost large enough for an adult safety belt. Use the restraint that is correct for your child: •...
80 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Tether Installation For Commercial Vehicles With Rear Seat Delete To secure the child restraint upper tether strap to the vehicle, follow the instructions shown: 1. Locate the child restraint tether anchor on the floor just behind the front passenger seat.
4. If necessary, raise the passenger seat head restraint to allow the tether strap to be routed under the head restraint. 5. Route the tether strap beneath the head restraint between the two head restraint posts. Ensure that the child restraint tether strap is centered between the two head restraint posts.
82 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! The vehicle tether anchor is designed to be used with a child restraint only. It should not be used for any other purpose. Before use inspect the tether anchor strap for nicks, abrasions, discoloration, and loose threads.
SAFETY TIPS Exhaust Gas WARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide (CO) which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO) follow the safety tips below. Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined areas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in or out of the area.
84 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbag Light The light should come on and remain on for 6 to 8 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If the LED is not lit during starting, have it checked.
90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 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. MANUAL REARVIEW MIRROR Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle).
AUTO MIRROR UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91 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 This mirror automatically adjusts for annoying headlight glare from vehicles behind you.
92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Outside Mirror — Driver’s Side Adjust the outside mirror to center on the adjacent lane of traffic, with a slight overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror. Outside Mirror — Passenger’s Side Adjust the convex outside mirror so you can just see the side of your vehicle in the portion of the mirror closest to the vehicle.
Power Mirror Switches Select a mirror and press one of the four arrows for the direction you want the mirror to move. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 93 Heated Remote Control Mirrors — If Equipped These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature is activated whenever you turn on the Rear Window Defrost.
94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE HANDS–FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect™) — IF EQUIPPED UConnect™ is a voice-activated, hands-free, in- vehicle communications system. UConnect™ allows you to dial a phone number with your cellular phone using simple voice commands (e.g., Call” “Mike” ”Work or Dial” “248-555-1212 ).
UConnect™ Switches The UConnect™ system can be used with any Hands- Free Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular phone. See www.chrysler.com/uconnect for supported phones. If your cellular phone supports a different profile (e.g., UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 95 Headset Profile), you may not be able to use any UCon- nect™...
96 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the voice on beep, which follows the Ready prompt or another prompt. • For certain operations, compound commands can be used. For example, instead of saying Setup and then Phone Pairing, the following compound command can be said: Setup Phone Pairing.
NOTE: • www.chrysler.com/uconnect • www.dodge.com/uconnect • www.jeep.com/uconnect UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 97 The following are general phone to UConnect™ System pairing instructions: •...
98 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • For identification purposes, you will be prompted to give the UConnect™ system a name for your cellular phone. Each cellular phone that is paired should be given a unique phone name. • You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a priority level between 1 and 7, 1 being the highest priority.
Call by Saying a Name • Press the “Phone” button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Call. • System will prompt you to say the name of the person you want call. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say the name of the person you want to call.
100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE After you are finished adding an entry into the phone- book, you will be given the opportunity to add more phone numbers to the current entry or to return to the main menu. The UConnect™...
Delete Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended when vehicle is not in motion. • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Phonebook Delete. • After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you will then be asked for the name of the entry that you wish to delete.
102 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • 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.
Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - Call Currently in Progress If a call is currently in progress and you have another incoming call, you will hear the same network tones for call waiting that you normally hear when using your cell phone.
104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Conference Call When two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold), press and hold the ’Phone’ button until you hear a double beep indicating that the two calls have been joined into one conference call.
until the vehicle battery condition dictates cessation of the call on the UConnect™ system and transfer of the call to the mobile phone. • After ignition key is switched to off, a call can continue on the UConnect™ system for certain duration, after which the call is automatically transferred from the UConnect™...
106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE If the phone is not reachable and the UConnect™ system is operational, you may reach the emergency number as follows: • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Emergency and the UConnect™...
Paging To learn how to page, refer to Working with Automated Systems. Paging works properly except for pagers of certain companies which time-out a little too soon to work properly with the UConnect™ system. Voice Mail Calling To learn how to access your voice mail, refer to Working with Automated Systems.
108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Turning Confirmation Prompts On/Off Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the system from confirming your choices (e.g. the UConnect™ sys- tem will not repeat a phone number before you dial it). • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. •...
Mute/Un-mute (Mute off) When you mute the UConnect™ system, you will still be able to hear the conversation coming from the other party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In order to mute the UConnect™ system: •...
110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE If you would like to connect or disconnect the Blue- tooth™ connection between a UConnect™ paired cellular phone and the UConnect™ system, follow the instruction described in your cellular phone user’s manual. List Paired Cellular Phone Names •...
• The selected phone will be used for the next phone call. If the selected phone is not available, the UCon- nect™ system will return to using the highest priority phone present in or near (approximately with in 30 feet) the vehicle. Delete UConnect™...
112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • low road noise, • smooth road surface, • fully closed windows, • dry weather condition. • Even though the system is designed for users speaking in North American English, French, and Spanish ac- cents, the system may not always work for some.
• fully closed windows, and • dry weather condition. • Operation from driver seat. • Performance, such as, audio clarity, echo. and loud- ness to a large degree, rely on the phone and network, and not the UConnect™ system. • Echo at far end can sometime be reduced by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume.
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North American English Primary Alternate(s) Zero Add location Add new All of them Confirmation prompts Confirmations prompts Delete a name Delete Language Select language List names List all List paired phones List phones Pager Beeper Phone pairing Pairing Phonebook Phone book Return to main menu Return.
118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure the seat adjusters have latched. WARNING! Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked. Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous.
CAUTION! Do not place any article under a power seat or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s path.
120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE HIGH or No Heat. The switch position as well as an indicator light will show when the LOW or HIGH heat is Heated seat switches Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped The recliner mechanism control is on the outboard side of the seat.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 121 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 fatally injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.
122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Manual Lumbar — If Equipped The lumbar adjustment handle is located inboard under the armrest. To increase the support, rotate the handle down. Manual Lumbar Control Middle Rear Bench Seat Recline — If Equipped Pull up on the handle located on the side of the seat to release the seatback.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123 Stow ’n Go Seating On vehicles equipped with Stow ’n Go seating, the second and third row seats may be folded into the floor for convenient storage. To Fold Second Row Seats 1. Lower the head restraint and raise the armrests on the second row seat.
124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 3. Pull up on the seatback recliner lever located on the outboard side of the seat and fold the seatback down. Seatback Release Lever NOTE: The cupholder must be in the closed position before the seat can be tumbled into the floor.
2. Pull up on the handle to lift the seat out of the storage bin and push the seat rearward to latch the seat anchors. Seat Handle 3. Pull up on the seatback recliner lever located on the outboard side of the seat, to return the seatback to its full upright position.
126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Fold Third Row Seats 3. Pull release strap marked “2” to release the anchors. 1. Lower the head restraint to its full down position. 2. Pull release strap marked “1” located on the rear of the seat to lower the seatback.
4. Pull release strap marked “3” and tumble the seat rearward into the storage bin. Release Strap 3 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127 To Unfold Third Row Seats 1. Pull up on the assist strap to lift the seat out of the storage bin and push the seat forward until the anchors latch.
128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Pull release strap marked “1” to unlock the recliner. 3. Pull release strap marked “3” to return the seatback to its full upright position. Release Strap 3 4. Adjust the head restraint to the desired position. WARNING! In a collision, you or others in your vehicle could be injured if seats are not properly latched to their floor...
Tailgate Mode 1. Pull release strap “2”, then pull release strap “3” to rotate the entire seat rearward. Release Straps 2 & 3 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129 2. To restore the seat to its upright position, lift up on the seatback and push forward until the anchors latch.
130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To tilt the seat on vehicles equipped with quad seats, pull up on the release handle located on the outboard side of the seat and tilt the seat fully forward. To return the seat, lower the seat and ensure that it is fully latched.
WARNING! In the event of a collision you could be injured if the seat is not fully latched. Middle Quad Fold & Tumble Seat Removal 1. Remove any obstructions from the floor in front of the seat. 2. Lower the head restraint to its full downward position and ensure that the cupholder is closed.
132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 4. Pull up on the release handle and tumble the seat fully forward. Seat Release Handle 5. Pull the release bar located at the bottom front edge of the seat to disengage the front attachments. Release Bar Location 6.
To reinstall the seat, remove any obstructions from the floor in front of the seat and ensure the head restraint is in its full downward position. Align the seat in the floor tracks and tilt the seat forward to engage the front floor attachments, then tilt the seat rearward and push down to engage the rear attachments.
134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Pull up on release lever “2” and tumble the seat fully forward. Release Lever 2 Location 3. Pull the release strap “3” located at the bottom of the seat to disengage the front attachments. Release Strap Location 4.
To reinstall the 50/50 rear seat, lower the head restraint to the full down position, tilt the seat forward and engage the front floor attachments, then tilt the seat rearward to engage the rear attachments. Pull the seatback release lever to return the seatback to its full upright position. Ensure that the seatback is fully latched in the upright position.
136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To reinstall the seat, align the seat into the detent posi- tions on the floor. Squeeze the release handle and rotate upward until the lock indicator button returns into the handle. WARNING! If not properly latched, the bench seats could be- come loose.
Rear-Most Bench Seat The seat position can be adjusted fore and aft to any of three positions - normal (rearward), intermediate, and full forward. In this way varying needs for legroom and cargo space behind the seat can be accommodated. Release Lever Location UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 137 The release lever is below the seat and is accessible from...
138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Rear Bench Seating Flexibility The 3– passenger bench seat may be adjusted to any of 3 positions on its tracks while installed in the vehicle. The bench seat may also be moved to the second seating position or removed from the vehicle.
4. Auxiliary Seating— The middle quad seats are removed from the vehicle. The 3– passenger bench seat can be installed in either the second or third row. Rear Quad and 50/50 Seating Flexibility The seats may be used with either or both seatbacks folded forward for additional storage space, or with either or both seats removed from the vehicle.
140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Driving with the 2nd-row seats in the tumbled position is not recommended when passengers occupy the 3rd row seats. This position is intended only to increase available cargo area without requiring removal of the seats. Do not leave the head restraint stored between the cushions for extended periods of time or inadvertent damage to the seat cover or head restraint may occur.
WARNING! • Not all head restraints in this vehicle are the same. Head restraints from one seating position should not be removed and installed in any other seating posi- tion. In a collision, serious injury or death may result if the proper head restraint is not installed on each seat.
142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Next, push to the left the safety catch located under the front edge of the hood, near the center. Hood Safety Catch Use the hood prop rod to secure the hood in the open position.
Headlight Switch Interior Lights Interior lights are turned on when a door or liftgate is opened, the keyless entry transmitter is activated, or when the dimmer control is moved to the extreme top. The interior lights will automatically turn off in about 15 minutes if any of the following occur.
144 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Dimmer Control With the park lights or headlights on, rotating the dimmer control for the interior lights on the in- strument panel upward will in- crease the brightness of the instru- ment panel lights. Dome Light Position Rotate the dimmer control com- pletely upward to the second de-...
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped This system automatically turns your headlights ON or OFF based on ambient light levels. To turn the system ON, turn the headlight switch to the extreme counter- clockwise position. When the sys- tem is ON, the Headlight Time Delay feature is also ON.
146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE OFF or AUTO, the lights will turn off automatically until the next cycle of the ignition switch or headlight switch. The battery protection feature will be disabled if the ignition switch is turned to any other position other than LOCK during the 3 minute delay.
MULTIFUNCTION LEVER Turn Signals Move the Multifunction Lever up or down and the arrows on each side of the base instrument cluster or Information Center flash to indicate proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. You can signal a lane change by moving the lever partially up or down.
148 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Headlight Low/High Beam Selector Switch Pull the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel to switch the headlights between HIGH and LOW beam. Passing Light You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward the steer- ing wheel.
wipers will operate for several seconds after the lever is released, and then resume the intermittent interval pre- viously selected. If the end of the lever is depressed while in the OFF position, the wipers will operate for approximately two wipe cycles, then turn OFF.
150 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE TILT STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED To tilt the column, pull the small lever, located behind the turn signal control, toward you and move the wheel up or down, as desired. Release the lever to lock the wheel firmly in place.
To turn the system OFF, press the TRAC OFF switch located on the steering column, until the TRAC OFF indicator below the instrument cluster odometer lights Traction Control Switch UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 151 To turn the system back ON, press the switch a second time until the TRAC OFF indicator turns OFF.
152 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE When the driver selects Reverse the system scans for objects behind the vehicle using four sensors located in the rear bumper. Objects can be detected from up to 59 inches (150cm). A warning display above the rear win- dow provides both visible and audible warnings indicat- ing the range of the object.
The system can be turned on or off through the electronic vehicle information center (EVIC) when the vehicle is in PARK. If the rear park assist system is turned off, a single chime will sound and the EVIC will display the following message “PARK ASSIST DISABLED”, when the vehicle is in reverse.
154 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Press the button forward to move the pedals forward (toward the front of the vehicle). Press the button rearward to move the pedals rearward (toward the driver). • The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF. •...
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED When engaged, this device takes over the accelerator operation at speeds greater than 30 mph (50 km/h). Speed Control Switches UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 155 To Activate: Push the “ON/OFF” button once and the CRUISE indi- cator located below the instrument cluster odometer will illuminate showing the electronic speed control system is on.
156 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Set At A Desired Speed: When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press and release the “SET” button. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed. To Deactivate: A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the “CANCEL”...
To Accelerate For Passing: Depress the accelerator as you would normally. When the pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed. NOTE: The speed control system maintains speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on moderate hills is normal.
158 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED The overhead console can contain courtesy/reading lights, an optional universal garage door opener (HomeLink ), storage sunglasses, temperature display, a mini-trip computer, optional elec- tronic vehicle information center (EVIC), power sliding door switches and an optional power liftgate switch.
Sunglass Storage At the rear of the overhead console, a compartment is provided for the storage of two pair of sunglasses. Press the door latch to open the compartment. The door will slowly rotate to an open position. Compass/Temperature Display This display provides the outside temperature and one of eight compass readings to indicate the direction the vehicle is facing.
160 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To put into a Calibration Mode: Turn on the ignition switch and set the display to Comp/Temp. Press the RESET button on vehicles equipped with a Compass/ Mini Trip Computer for at least 10 seconds until the “CAL”...
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 161 To set the variance: Turn the ignition switch ON and set the display to Comp/Temp. On vehicles equipped with a Compass/Mini Trip Computer press the RESET button for approximately 5 seconds. On vehicles equipped with Compass/Temp press and hold the C/T and US/M buttons for 5 seconds.
162 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Mini-Trip Computer This displays information on the following: • Average Fuel Economy (ECO AVG) Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset. • Distance To Empty (DTE) Shows the estimated distance that can be travelled with the fuel remaining in the tank.
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped The Electronic Vehicle Information Center, when the appropriate conditions exist, displays the following WARNING messages and symbols. Each message is accompanied by a single chime: • TURN SIGNALS ON (with graphic) • PERFORM SERVICE •...
164 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Customer Programmable Features — If Equipped Press the “MENU” button until one of the display choices following appears: Language When in this display you may select one of five lan- guages for all display nomenclature, including the trip computer functions.
Use Factory Settings If “Yes” is selected, all of the customer programmable features will be set to the factory default and not dis- played. If “No” is selected you can program the Vehicle Information Center to your own personal preferences. Auto Door Locks When this feature is selected, all doors and the liftgate lock automatically when the speed of the vehicle reaches...
166 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE If this feature is not selected, the driver’s seat, driver’s mirror, adjustable pedals, and radio settings can only return to their memory set positions using the memory recall buttons (1or 2) on the driver’s door panel. Any transmitter linked to memory will remain linked, but will not recall the memory positions.
Headlamp Delay When this feature is selected the driver can choose, when exiting the vehicle, to have the headlamps remain on for 30, 60, or 90 seconds, or not remain on. Pressing the “STEP” button when in this display will select 30, 60, 90, or “OFF.”...
168 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! A moving garage door can cause injury to people and pets in the path of the door. People or pets could be seriously or fatally injured. Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener that has a “stop and reverse”...
Programming HomeLink NOTE: When programming a garage door opener, it is advised to park outside the garage. Some vehicles may require the ignition switch to be turned to the second (or accessories ) position for programming and/or opera- tion of HomeLink. It is also recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency...
170 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the HomeLink button that you want to train and the hand-held trans- mitter buttons. Do not release the buttons until step 4 has been completed. NOTE: Some gate operators and garage door openers may require you to replace this Programming Step 3 with procedures noted in the Gate Operator/Canadian Pro- gramming section.
8. Return to the vehicle and firmly press, hold for two seconds and release the programmed HomeLink button. Repeat the press/hold/release sequence a second time, and, depending on the brand of the garage door opener (or other rolling code equipped device), repeat this sequence a third time to complete the programming.
172 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Using HomeLink To operate, simply press and release the programmed HomeLink button. Activation will now occur for the trained device (i.e. garage door opener, gate operator, security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting, etc.).
Security If you sell your vehicle, be sure to erase the frequencies by following the “Erasing HomeLink Buttons” instruc- tions in this section. This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: •...
174 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE switch rearward will activate the Express Open Feature, causing the sunroof to open automatically. Press and hold the button located to the right of the sunroof switch, to open the vent. The sunroof can be stopped at any position between closed and full vent.
WARNING! In an accident, there is a greater risk of being thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are properly secured too. Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof.
176 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE A third outlet is located on the driver’s side, just to the rear of the sliding door and is also controlled by the ignition switch. The lower and rear outlets will not accommodate a conventional cigar lighter unit. Rear Power Outlet The outlets include tethered caps labeled with a key or battery symbol indicating the power source.
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off CAUTION! • Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e. cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine starting.
178 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE When the drawer is pulled out firmly, the arms of the cupholders will spring out. Place the container to be held into one of the cupholders and then push the arm toward the container until the container is held stable. There are adjustable positions for the arm so the cupholder can accommodate a wide variety of container types and sizes, including those with handles.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 179 Rear Cupholders There are dual stationary cupholders located in the passenger side rear trim panel and a single stationary cup holder on the driver side rear trim panel. There are also dual underseat cupholders for the 2nd seat passengers.
180 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: • The quad seat cupholders will remain upright if the seat is tilted forward. • The quad seat cupholders are designed to break away if stepped on. To return the cupholder to its normal position, simply push the cupholder up to snap it into place.
Second Row Seat Storage bins — If Equipped The Seat Storage Bins are located on the floor in front of the second row seats, the area below the covers can be used for storage when the second row seat is in the upright position.
182 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Overhead Rail System — If Equipped The overhead rail system contains provisions for three movable and removable overhead storage bins. The storage bins may be placed anywhere on the overhead rail system. CAUTION! Do not load objects over 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg) in the storage bins.
2. Twist the latch handles a ⁄ turn and pull outward to disengage the bin from the rail. 3. Remove the storage bin. NOTE: Make sure the latch handle pops out before removing the storage bin. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 183 To reinstall the storage bins, place the bin in the desired location on the overhead rail, push firmly upward on the bin with one hand, while pushing in on the latch handle,...
184 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Removable Floor Console With Fold-in-Floor Seating — If Equipped The removable floor console has a two power outlets, storage tray, light, removable cell phone holder, tissue holder, pen holder and a map holder. It can be removed from the vehicle by pulling the release handle inside the floor console.
3. Remove the floor console. To reinstall the console, open the console lid and remove the storage tray. Pull up on the release handle and slide the console forward to engage the front of the console into the floor tray. Pivot the floor console down until it is seated on the floor tray and release the handle.
186 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: When the console is located between the front seats the outlet is protected by an automatic circuit breaker and is powered directly from the battery, items plugged into this outlet may discharge the battery and/or prevent engine starting.
3. Using the front and rear grab handles, slide the console rearward to disengage the front of the console and lift up to remove the console from the floor. 4. Place the rubber mat on the floor tray. To reinstall the console, remove the rubber mat and relocate to the alternate floor tray, slide the console forward to engage the front of the console into the floor tray.
188 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Plug in the power cord for the cellular phone into the outlet located in the bottom of the forward console bin and reinstall the cell phone holder. 3. Place the cell phone into the holder. CAUTION! •...
Rear Compartment Storage Bins Your vehicle may be equipped with open storage bins located in each rear trim panel. Cargo/Tub Nets Two cargo/tub nets are available on vehicles equipped with Fold-in-Floor Seating. The cargo nets fit in the second row storage bin and the third row tub. The nets are supported by hooks located in these areas.
190 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The liftgate sill plate has a raised line with the statement “Load To This Line”. This line indicates how far rearward cargo can be placed without interfering with liftgate closing. Loading Limit ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED The crossbars and siderails are designed to carry the weight on vehicles equipped with a luggage rack.
Distribute cargo weight evenly on the roof rack crossbars. The roof rack does not increase the total load carrying capacity of the vehicle. Be sure the total load of cargo inside the vehicle plus that on the external rack does not exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity.
192 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! • Crossbars should remain equally spaced or parallel at any luggage rack position for proper function. Noncom- pliance could result in damage to the luggage rack, cargo and/or vehicle. • To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of 68 kg (150 lbs).
LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM 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.
204 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS 1. Fuel Gauge The pointer shows the level of fuel in the fuel tank when the ignition switch is in the ON position. 2. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Lamp — If Equipped Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended...
4. Turn Signal Indicators The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal when the turn signal lever is operated. If the vehicle electronics sense that the vehicle has traveled about one mile with the turn signals on, a chime will sound to alert you to turn the signals off.
206 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is neces- sary. WARNING! Driving a vehicle with the brake light on is danger- ous. Part of the brake system may have failed. It will take longer to stop the vehicle. You could have an accident.
10. Anti-Lock Light This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake Sys- tem. The light will turn on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and may stay on for as long as four seconds. If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system is not functioning and that service is required.
208 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL continuously. Refer to Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Re- minder System (BeltAlert™) in the Occupant Restraints section for more information. 14. Engine Temperature Warning Light This light warns of an overheated engine condi- tion. If the engine is critically hot, a continuous chime will sound for 4 minutes.
WARNING! A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. You may want to call a service center if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the hood yourself, see Section 7 of this manual. Follow the warnings under the Cooling System Pressure Cap paragraph.
210 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 21. Malfunction Indicator Light This light is part of an onboard diagnostic system called OBD that monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The light will illu- minate when the key is in the ON position before engine start.
This is to prevent overheating of the brake system and is a normal condition. The system will remain disabled for about 4 minutes until the brakes have cooled. The system will automatically reactivate and turn off the TRAC and the OFF indicators. If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, ice, or snow, turn the Traction Control System OFF before attempting to “rock”...
212 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 25. Trip Odometer Button Press this button to change the display from odometer to trip odometer. The word TRIP will appear when in the trip odometer mode. Push in and hold the button for two seconds to reset the trip odometer to 0 miles or kilometers.
you understand and save you concern about these “ap- parent” malfunctions, you must understand a point or two about the transmission and reception of radio sig- nals. 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...
214 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SALES CODE RAZ—AM/ FM STEREO RADIO WITH CASSETTE TAPE PLAYER, CD PLAYER AND CD CHANGER CONTROLS NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower left side of your radio faceplate. RAZ Radio Operating Instructions — Radio NOTE: Power to operate the radio is controlled by the ignition switch.
Tuning Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or decrease the frequency. If you press and hold the button, the radio will continue to tune until you release the button. The frequency will be displayed and continu- ously updated while the button is pressed. Radio Data System (RDS) The Radio Data System allows radio broadcasting sta- tions to send data signals on a subcarrier frequency...
216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Program Type Country Country Information Inform Jazz Jazz Foreign Language Language News News Nostalgia Nostalga Oldies Oldies Personality Persnlty Public Public Rhythm and Blues R & B Religious Music Rel Musc Religious Talk Rel Talk Rock Rock Soft...
Pressing PTY, then SCAN will scan the FM Band and stop at all RDS stations. Each RDS station will be played for a 5 second scan once around the FM Band and stop at the last station. The PTY icon will then turn off. Balance The Balance control adjusts the left-to-right speaker bal- ance.
218 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL To Set The Radio Push-button Memory When you are receiving a station that you wish to commit to push-button memory, press the SET button. SET 1 will show in the display window. Select the push-button you wish to lock onto this station and press and release that button.
Press the SEEK button up or down to move the track number to skip forward or backward 1 to 6 selections. Press the SEEK button once to move 1 selection, twice to move 2 selections, etc. Fast Forward (FF) Press the FF button up momentarily to advance the tape in the direction that it is playing.
220 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Pinch Roller Release If ignition power or the radio ON/OFF switch are turned off, the pinch roller will automatically retract to protect the tape from any damage. When power is restored to the tape player, the pinch roller will automatically reengage and the tape will resume play.
If the volume control is ON, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and begin to play. The display will show the track number and index time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track one. NOTE: •...
222 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL FF/TUNE/RW Press FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released. The RW ( Reverse) button works in a similar manner. Program Button 4 (Random Play) Press this button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play.
Time Button Press this button to change the display from elapsed CD playing time to time of day. Scan Button Press this button to play the first 10 seconds of each track. To stop the scan function, press the button a second time. CD Changer Control Capability —...
224 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may skip momentarily. Skipping will not damage the disc or the player, and play will resume automatically. As a safeguard and to protect your CD player, one of the following warning symbols may appear on your display.
Radio Operation Power/Volume Control Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the volume control clockwise to increase the volume. NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio.
226 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Program Type Rock Rock Soft Soft Soft Rock Soft Rck Soft Rhythm and Blues Soft R&B Sports Sports Talk Talk Top 40 Top 40 Weather 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.
Tuning Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or decrease the frequency. If you press and hold the button, the radio will continue to tune until you release the button. The frequency will be displayed and continu- ously updated while the button is pressed. Balance The Balance control adjusts the left-to-right speaker bal- ance.
228 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL both AM and FM. This allows a total of 10 AM and 10 FM stations to be locked into memory. You can recall the stations stored in SET 2 memory by pressing the push- button twice. To Change From Clock To Radio Mode Press the TIME button to change the display between radio frequency and time.
Inserting The Compact Disc CAUTION! This CD player will accept only 4–3/4 inch (12cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. You may either insert or eject a disc with the radio OFF. If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio OFF, the display will show the time of day.
230 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL RND — Random Play Press the RND button while the CD is playing to activate Random Play. This feature plays the selections on the compact disc in random order to provide an interesting change of pace. Press the SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track.
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. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file systems: •...
232 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL MPEG Specifi- Sampling Fre- cation 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.
Operation Instructions - (CD Mode For MP3 Audio Play) SEEK Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) Pressing the SEEK + button plays the next MP3 File. Pressing the SEEK button plays the beginning of the MP3 file. Pressing the button within the first ten seconds plays the previous file.
234 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If Equipped) Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner’s Manual. Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES ) (If Equipped) Refer to 6 Disc CD/DVD Changer Manual. SALES CODE RBP—AM &...
NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. PTY (Program Type) Button Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for 5 seconds.
236 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Program Type Sports Sports Talk Talk Top 40 Top 40 Weather 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. The PTY function only operates when in the FM and Satellite (if equipped) modes.
Tune Press the TUNE control up or down to increase or decrease the frequency. If you press and hold the button, the radio will continue to tune until you release the button. The frequency will be displayed and continu- ously updated while the button is pressed. Balance —...
238 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL You may add a second station to each push-button by repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press the SET button twice and SET 2 will show in the display window. Each button can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in both AM and FM.
up for proper operation. Sometimes poor playback may be experienced due to a defective cassette tape. Clean and demagnetize the tape heads at least twice a year. Tape Side — /PTY Pressing the button during tape mode will cause the other side of the tape to be played.
240 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL EJT Tape Press the EJT TAPE button and the cassette will disen- gage and eject from the radio. Metal Tape Selection (70µs) If a standard 70 µ (metal) tape is inserted into the player, the player will automatically select the correct equaliza- tion.
If the power is on, the unit will switch from radio to CD mode and begin to play when you insert the disc. The display will show the track number and index time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track one.
242 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press the top of the SEEK button to move to the next randomly selected track. Press the RND (button 4) button a second time to stop Random Play. MODE Press the MODE button to select between the CD player, remote CD/DVD changer (if equipped), or satellite radio (if equipped).
Press the RND (button 4) button a second time to stop Random Play. FF/RW — TUNE Press and hold the FF button for fast forward. Press and hold the RW button for fast reverse. The audio output can be heard when fast forward and fast reverse are acti- vated.
244 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SALES CODE RBQ—AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH 6 - DISC CD CHANGER NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower left side of your radio faceplate. RBQ Radio Radio Operation Power/Volume Control Press the PWR/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the volume control clockwise to increase the volume.
channel number will then be displayed for five seconds. The current channel name and number will then be displayed until an action occurs. CD’s may remain in the player while in the Satellite Radio mode. Seek Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next station in either the AM or FM mode.
246 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Audio The audio button controls the BASS, TREBLE, BAL- ANCE, and FADE. Press the AUDIO button and BASS will be displayed. Press the SEEK + or SEEK – to increase or decrease the Bass tones. Press the AUDIO button a second time and TREB will be displayed.
CD Player Operation NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position and the Power / Volume control pushed ON before the CD player will operate. Inserting The Compact Disc CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4 ⁄...
248 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Radio display will show “ejecting” when it is being ejected. If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within 15 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, the radio will continue to play the non-removed CD. If the CD is removed and there are other CD’s in the radio, the radio will play the next CD.
PTY (Program Type) Button Pressing this button once will turn on the PTY mode for 5 seconds. If no action is taken during the 5 second time out the PTY icon will turn off. Pressing the PTY button repeatedly within 5 seconds will allow the program format type to be selected.
250 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Program Type Talk Talk Top 40 Top 40 Weather 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. The PTY function only operates when in the FM mode.
A CD HOT symbol indicates the player is too hot. CD HOT will pause the operation. Play can be resumed when the operating temperature is corrected or another MODE is selected. CD ERROR will appear on the display if the laser is unable to read the Disc data for the following reasons: •...
252 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Radio Operation Power/Volume Control Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio on. Turn the volume control clockwise to increase the volume. NOTE: Power to operate the radio is supplied through the ignition switch. It must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio.
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. Audio The audio button controls the BASS, TREBLE, BAL- ANCE, and FADE. Press the AUDIO button and BASS will be displayed.
254 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL General Information This radio complies with Part 15 of FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference, 2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired opera- tion.
Seek Press the top of the SEEK button for the next selection on the CD. Press the bottom of the button to return to the beginning of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the previous selection if the CD is within the first second of the current selection.
256 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Time Press the TIME button to change the display from elapsed CD playing time to time of day. CD Changer Control Capability — If Equipped This radio is compatible with a remote mounted CD changer available through Mopar Accessories. The fol- lowing instructions are for the radio controls that operate this CD changer.
CD Diagnostic Indicators When driving over a very rough road, the CD player may skip momentarily. Skipping will not damage the disc or the player, and play will resume automatically. As a safeguard and to protect your CD player, one of the following warning symbols may appear on your display.
258 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: If your vehicle is not equipped with the CD Changer option, you will not be able to use the Naviga- tion system and the CD Player simultaneously. Always remove the Navigation DVD before inserting another disc.
260 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL RTN Button (4) This button only functions in CD/DVD mode. Press this button to return to the previous menu when in the disc menu mode. SETUP Button (5) This button only functions in CD/DVD mode. Press the button after pressing the STOP button to access the set up menu.
PROG UP/DOWN Buttons (10, 11) PROG UP selects the next disc loaded in the changer. PROG DOWN selects the previous disc loaded in the changer. SLOW Button (12) This button only functions in DVD video mode. Press this button to advance the video. If the DVD is paused, pressing this button will advance the video frame by frame.
262 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Light Button (18) Pressing this button illuminates the buttons on the re- mote control. Remote Control Battery Service • To replace the batteries for the remote control slide the cover rearward. The replacement batteries for the remote control are two AAA batteries.
2. Enter Button This button will enter the selection from the on-screen menu. 3. Brightness Button Changes the brightness of the screen picture. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 263 Video Screen Controls...
264 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions — Headphones Headphone Controls 1. Power Button 2. Volume Control 3. Power Indicator Power Button Pressing the power button will turn the headphones ON/OFF. An indicator light will illuminate on the head- phone earpiece to indicate the headphones are ON. NOTE: •...
Headphone Battery Service • Press the button at the bottom of each headphone earpiece and lift the cover upward. Headphone Battery Service • Replace the battery in each earpiece and reinstall the cover. The headphones require two AAA batteries. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 265 General Information This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
266 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions — MP3 Player, Portable Walkman An MP3 player can be connected to the audio system. Connect the cables to the RCA jacks located on the front of the CD/DVD changer. NOTE: Follow the manufactures instructions for the correct colors when connecting the RCA cables.
2. Credit card information. 3. Your Vehicle Identification Number. Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID) The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Num- ber is needed to activate your Sirius Satellite Radio system. To access the ESN/SID, refer to the following steps: ESN/SID Access With RBB, REV and RBK Radios With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and the radio OFF, press the Tape Eject or CD Eject (depend-...
268 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Selecting Satellite Mode in RBP, RBU, RAZ, RB1 and RBQ Radios Press the MODE button repeatedly until the word SIRIUS appears in the display. These radios will also display the following: • After 3 seconds, the current channel name and channel number will be displayed for 5 seconds.
Storing and Selecting Pre-Set Channels In addition to the 10 AM and 10 FM pre-set stations, you may also commit 10 satellite stations to push button memory. These satellite channel pre-set stations will not erase any AM or FM pre-set memory stations. Follow the memory pre-set procedures that apply to your radio.
270 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Reception Quality Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the following reasons. • The vehicle is parked in an underground parking structure or under a physical obstacle. • Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the form of short audio mutes.
The right hand rocker switch has a push button in the center and controls the volume and mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker switch will increase the volume and pressing the bottom of the rocker switch will decrease the volume.
272 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CD Player Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once will go to the beginning of the current track or to the beginning of the previous track if it is within one second after the current track begins to play.
turned all the way down. To prevent this, you should periodically clean the head with a commercially available WET cleaning cassette. As preventive maintenance, clean the head about every 30 hours of use. If you wait until the head becomes very dirty (noticeably poor sound), it may not be possible to remove all deposits with a simple WET cleaning cassette.
274 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.
mode. When the blower control is set to any position other than off, it selects the amount of air delivered to the passenger compartment. There are four blower speeds. The fan speed increases as you move the control clockwise. Dual Zone Temperature Control — If Equipped With the Dual Zone Temperature Control System, each front seat occupant can independently control the tem- perature of air coming from the outlets on their side of...
276 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Front Mode Control The mode control allows you to choose from several patterns of air distribution. NOTE: To improve your selection choices, the system allows you to operate at intermediate positions between the major modes. These intermediate positions are iden- tified by the small dots.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 277 Air comes from both the instrument panel outlets, floor Bi-Level Mode outlets and defrost. A slight amount of air is also directed through the side window demister outlets. NOTE: In many temperature lever positions, the bi- level mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
278 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Floor Mode Floor Outlets Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed through the defrost and side window demister outlets. Mix Mode Mix Outlets Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window demist outlets.
Defrost Mode Defrost Outlets Air comes from the windshield and side window demist outlets. Use this setting when necessary to defrost your windshield and side windows. NOTE: For improved safety, the compressor is activated and the recirculation mode is deactivated when Mix or UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 279 Defrost modes are selected.
280 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • If your air conditioning performance seems lower than expected, check the A/C air filter, if so equipped, and the front of the A/C condenser for an accumulation of dirt or insects. The A/C condenser is located in front of the radiator.
A/C Recirculation Programming The recirculation control is programmed to cancel the recirculation mode when the ignition key is turned OFF and will reset to outside air mode when the ignition key is turned ON. The frequent use of outside air will help keep odors from building up within the air conditioner- heater housing.
282 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Manual Rear Zone Climate Control — If Equipped The Manual Rear Zone Climate Control system has floor air outlets to the rear of the right side sliding door and overhead outlets at each outboard rear seating position. The unit provides warm or cool air through the floor and upper outlets.
The center knob on the front climate control unit has five positions, “REAR”, “OFF”, and a range of blower speeds. Only when the primary control for the rear blower is in the “REAR” position do the second seat occupants have control of the rear blower speed.
284 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Rear Temperature And Mode Control When the center knob on the front climate control unit is set to the “REAR” position, the second seat occupants have control of the rear temperature and modes as follows: •...
driver and passenger. Based on the sensor input, the system automatically adjusts the air temperature, the air flow volume, and amount of outside air recirculation. This maintains a comfortable temperature even under changing conditions. Three-Zone Automatic Temperature Control Operation of the system is quite simple. Begin by press- ing the auto rocker switch to the “HI”...
286 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric by selecting the US/M customer programmable feature. Refer to the “Overhead Console-Customer Program- mable Features” in Section 3 of this manual. To provide you with maximum comfort in the automatic mode, during cold start-ups the blower fan will remain off and “DELAY”...
NOTE: Each of these features operate independently from each other. If any one feature is controlled manually, the remaining features will continue to operate automati- cally. The left blower control knob can be set to any fixed blower speed by rotating the knob from low to high. The fan will now operate at a fixed speed until additional speeds are selected or either the Auto HI or Auto LO buttons are pressed.
288 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Bi-Level Mode Bi-Level Outlets Air comes from both the instrument panel outlets, floor outlets and defrost. A slight amount of air is also directed through the side window demister outlets. NOTE: In many temperature positions, the bi-level mode is designed to provide cooler air out of the panel outlets and warmer air from the floor outlets.
Floor Mode Floor Outlets Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount of air is directed through the defrost and side window demister outlets. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 289 Mix Mode Mix Outlets Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window demist outlets.
290 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Defrost Mode Defrost Outlets Air comes from the windshield and side window demist outlets. Use this setting when necessary to defrost your windshield and side windows. NOTE: While operating in either Auto HI or Auto LO , the system will not automatically sense the presence of fog, mist, or ice on the windshield.
Recirculation Control When outside air contains smoke, odors, high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired, you may wish to recirculate interior air by pressing the recirculation button. The recirculation mode should only be used temporarily. The recirculation symbol will illuminate in the display when this button is selected.
292 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL “AUTO”. Only when the “REAR SYSTEM” knob is in the “REAR CONTROL” position do the second seat occu- pants have control of the Rear Automatic Temperature Control System. The Rear Automatic Temperature Control System is located in the headliner near the center of the vehicle.
• The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric by selecting the US/M customer programmable feature. Refer to the “Overhead Console-Customer Program- mable Features” in Section 3 of this manual. Rear Blower Control The rear blower control, located in the headliner near the center of vehicle “AUTO”...
294 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Rear Mode Control The Rear Mode Control, located in the headliner near the center of the vehicle can be used to select between Auto, Headliner, Bi- Level and Floor modes. Auto Mode The rear system automatically maintains the correct mode and comfort level desired by the rear seat occu- pants.
glycol antifreeze coolant in water is recommended. Refer to section 7, Maintenance Procedures, of this manual for proper coolant selection. Winter Operation To insure the best possible heater and defroster perfor- mance, make sure the engine cooling system is function- ing properly and the proper amount, type, and concen- tration of coolant is used.
296 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Tips A/C Air Filter — If Equipped The climate control system filters out dust, pollen and some odors from the air. Strong odors can not be totally filtered out. Refer to MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE, “Air Conditioner Maintenance”...
Rear Washer Operation — Manual Temperature Control Only The controls are located on the Manual Tempera- ture Control head above the front blower control. Press and hold the button for as long as spray is desired. If the button is depressed and held while the Intermittent wiper is on, the wiper will operated for a few seconds after the button is released, then resume inter- mittent operation.
298 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Rear Wiper Operation — Automatic Temperature Control Only Press this button to have the rear wiper have a continuous wipe. When the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position, the rear wiper switch position as well as an indicator light will show that the wiper is ON.
Adding Washer Fluid The fluid reservoir for the windshield washers and the rear window washer is shared. It is located in the front of the engine compartment on the passenger side and should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent (not radia- tor antifreeze) and operate the system for a few seconds to flush out the residual water.
300 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Electric Rear Window Defroster — If Equipped Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster and the optional heated mirrors. A light will show that the defroster is on. The defroster automati- cally turns off after about 10 minutes of operation. If your vehicle is equipped with Infrared Three-Zone Automatic Temperature Control the rear defroster sym- bol will show in the display screen when the rear...
304 STARTING AND OPERATING 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;...
Extremely Cold Weather (below 29°C or insure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of an externally powered electric engine block heater (available from your dealer) is recommended. WARNING! Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started.
306 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again. If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not have enough power to continue running when the key is released.
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.
308 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again. If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not have enough power to continue running when the key is released.
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. The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on the driver side of the vehicle.
310 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.
Reset Mode - Electronic Transmission The transmission is monitored electronically for abnor- mal conditions. If a condition is detected that could cause damage, the transmission automatically shifts into sec- ond gear. The transmission remains in second gear despite the forward gear selected. Park (P), Reverse (R), and Neutral (N) will continue to operate.
312 STARTING AND OPERATING “R” Reverse Shift into this range only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. “N” Neutral Engine may be started in this range. “D” Overdrive For most city and highway driving, it provides smoothest upshifts and downshifts and best fuel economy.
PARKING BRAKE When the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch on, the brake light in the instrument cluster will turn on. NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking brake is fully applied and place the gear selector in the Park position.
314 STARTING AND OPERATING added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on a uphill grade. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle. WARNING! Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is danger- ous for a number of reasons.
by increased pedal travel during application, greater pedal force required to slow or stop, and potential activation of the Brake Warning Lamp. Anti-Lock Brake System — If Equipped The Anti-Lock Brake System provides increased vehicle stability and brake performance under most braking conditions.
316 STARTING AND OPERATING When the vehicle is driven over approximately 15 mph (25 km/h), you may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some related motor noises. These noises are the system performing its self check cycle to ensure that the ABS system is working properly.
WARNING! • Anti-lock system (ABS) cannot prevent the natu- ral laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering efficiency be- yond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded. •...
318 STARTING AND OPERATING Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short period of time. This is due to the cold, thick fluid in the steering system. This noise should be considered normal, and does not in any way damage the steering system.
The system is always in the “stand by” mode unless, • The Traction Control Switch has been used to turn the system OFF Traction Control Switch • There is a Traction Control System malfunction STARTING AND OPERATING 319 • The system has been deactivated to prevent damage to the brake system due to overheated brake tempera- tures NOTE:...
320 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.
Tire Sizing Chart Size Designation: P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards ...blank... = Passenger car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary Spare tire 31 = Overall Diameter in Inches (in) 215 = Section Width in Millimeters (mm) 65 = Aspect Ratio in Percent (%)
322 STARTING AND OPERATING Service Description: 95 = Load Index —A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry. H = Speed Symbol —A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to its load index under certain operating conditions.
Tire Identification Number (TIN) The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire however the date code may only be on one side. Tires with white sidewalls will have the full TIN including date code DOT = Department of Transportation —This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S.
324 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on either the face of the driver’s door or the driver’s side “B” pillar. Tire Placard Location Tire and Loading Information Placard Tire and Loading Information This placard tells you important information about the:...
3) the tire size designed for your vehicle 4) the cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear and spare tires. Loading The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire inflation pressures specified on the “Tire and Loading...
326 STARTING AND OPERATING 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs. and there will be five 150 lb. passengers in your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lb.
328 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them. TIRES—GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Pressure Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle.
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.
330 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”.
loading may be required for high speed vehicle opera- tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures. WARNING! High speed driving with your vehicle under maxi- mum load is dangerous. The added strain on your tires could cause them to fail.
332 STARTING AND OPERATING Compact Spare Tire — If Equipped The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and rein- stalled at the first opportunity.
Limited Use Spare — If Equipped The limited use spare tire is for temporary emergency use on your vehicle. This tire is identified by a limited use spare tire warning label located on the limited use spare tire and wheel assembly. This tire may look like the original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not.
334 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces gener- ated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire dam- age or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 35 mph (55 km/h) when you are stuck. And don’t let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed.
Life of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including but not limited to: • Driving style • Tire pressure • Distance driven WARNING! Tires and spare tire should be replaced after six years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure.
336 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, result- ing in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle.
Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration. Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-of- balance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and avoid tire cupping and spotty wear. TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) system uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels (EXCLUDING THE SPARE TIRE).
338 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! The TPMS system has been optimized for the origi- nal equipment tires and wheels. TPMS system pres- sures have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
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. • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired op- eration.
340 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the following precautions: • Because of restricted chain clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is important that only chains in good condition are used. Broken chains can cause serious damage.
Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what was originally equipped with your vehicle and should not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph (120 km/h). TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at different loads and perform different steering, driving, and braking functions.
If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of “regular” gasoline be- fore considering service for the vehicle. 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.
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxy- genates such as 10% ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygen- ates are required in some areas of the country during the winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions. Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in your vehicle.
344 STARTING AND OPERATING 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.
Carbon Monoxide Warnings WARNING! Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly. Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning: • Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas which can kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the engine running for an extended period.
346 STARTING AND OPERATING ADDING FUEL Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) The gas cap is behind the fuel filler door on the left side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle. Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emission control...
NOTE: • Tighten the fuel filler cap until you hear a “clicking” sound. This is an indication that the fuel filler cap is properly tightened. If the vehicle diagnostic system determines that the fuel filler cap is loose, improperly installed, or damaged, GASCAP will be displayed in the instrument cluster odometer.
348 STARTING AND OPERATING VEHICLE LOADING The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown in the charts that follow. This information should be used for passenger and luggage loading as indicated. If seats are removed for carrying cargo, do not exceed the specified GVWR and GAWR.
WARNING! Because the front wheels drive and steer the vehicle, it is important that you do not exceed the maximum front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose control of the vehicle and have an accident. Overloading The load carrying components (axle, springs, tires, wheels, etc.) of your vehicle will provide satisfactory...
350 STARTING AND OPERATING A loaded vehicle is shown in the illustration. Note that neither the GVWR or the GAWR capacities have been exceeded. Example Only Empty Weight Load (Including driver, pass- sengers and cargo) Total GAWR 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.
Common Towing Definitions The following trailer towing related definitions will assist you in understanding the following information: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle. This includes driver, passengers, cargo and tongue weight. The total load must be limited so that you do not exceed the GVWR.
352 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! It is important that you do not exceed the maximum front or rear GAWR. A dangerous driving condition can result if either rating is exceeded. You could lose control of the vehicle and have an accident. Tongue Weight (TW) The downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the trailer.
Trailer Hitch Classification Your vehicle may be factory equipped for safe towing of trailers weighing over 2,000 lbs (907 kg) with the optional Trailer Tow Prep Package. See your dealer for package content. The following chart provides the industry standard for the maximum trailer weight a given trailer hitch class can tow and should be used to assist you in selecting the correct trailer hitch for your intended towing condition.
354 STARTING AND OPERATING Engine/Transmission GCWR (Gross Com- bined Wt. Rating) 2.4L Automatic 5,200 lbs (2358 kg) 5,200 lbs (2358 kg) 5,200 lbs (2358 kg) Frontal Area Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Wt.) 40 SQ. FT. Up to 2 persons & (3.72 square meters) Luggage 850 lbs (385 kg)
Engine/Transmission GCWR (Gross Com- bined Wt. Rating) 3.3L & 3.8L 6,600 lbs (2993 kg) Automatic 6,600 lbs (2993 kg) 6,600 lbs (2993 kg) STARTING AND OPERATING 355 Frontal Area Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Wt.) 40 SQ. FT. Up to 2 persons & (3.72 square meters) Luggage 1,800 lbs (816 kg)
356 STARTING AND OPERATING Engine/Transmission GCWR (Gross Com- bined Wt. Rating) 3.3L & 3.8L 8,600 lbs (3900 kg) Automatic with trailer tow package 8,600 lbs (3900 kg) 8,600 lbs (3900 kg) * For vehicles equipped with Fold-in-Floor seating, the Gross Trailer Weight must be reduced by 100 lbs (45 kg). Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds.
which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer. Failure to load trailers heavier in front is the cause of many trailer accidents. Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on your bumper or trailer hitch. STARTING AND OPERATING 357 Consider the following items when computing the weight on the rear axle of the vehicle: •...
358 STARTING AND OPERATING Towing Requirements To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle driv- etrain components the following guidelines are recom- mended: CAUTION! • Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 miles (805 km) of vehicle operation. Doing so may damage your vehicle.
• Safety chains must always be used between your vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to the frame or hook retainers of the vehicle hitch. Cross the chains under the trailer tongue and allow enough slack for turning corners. •...
360 STARTING AND OPERATING − When replacing tires refer to the Tires–General Infor- mation section of this manual on Replacement Tires for proper tire replacement procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle’s GVWR and GAWR limits. Towing Requirements —...
WARNING! Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hy- draulic brake lines. It can overload your brake sys- tem and cause it to fail. You might not have brakes when you need them and could have an accident. Towing any trailer will increase your stopping dis- tance.
362 STARTING AND OPERATING 7 - Pin Connector Towing Tips Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy traffic. Towing Tips — Automatic Transmission The “D” range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the “3”...
Towing Tips — Electronic Speed Control (If Equipped) − Don’t use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads. − When using the speed control, if you experience speed drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until you can get back to cruising speed. −...
366 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHER The hazard flasher switch is located in the center of the instrument panel above the radio. Hazard Flasher Switch 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.
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS In any of the following situations, you can reduce the potential for overheating by taking the appropriate ac- tion. • On the highways — Slow down. • In city traffic — While stopped, put transaxle in neutral, but do not increase engine idle speed.
368 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. You may want to call a service center if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the hood yourself, see Section 7, Maintenance, of this manual.
Jacking Instructions — Stow ’n Go Seating Preparations For Jacking Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoid ice or slippery areas, set the parking brake and place the gear selector in PARK. Turn OFF the ignition. WARNING! Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic.
370 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jack Location — Stow ’n Go Seating The jack, jack handle and winch handle tools are stowed behind the rear left side trim panel in the rear cargo area. Pull up on the lever to release the cover. Jack Location Remove the scissors jack and jack handle by rotating the small wing nut to the left.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 371 Spare Tire Stowage — Stow ’n Go Seating For vehicles equipped with Stow ’n Go seating, the spare tire is stowed inside a protective cover located under the center of the vehicle by means of a cable winch mecha- nism.
372 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jacking Instructions — Stow ’n Go Seating 1. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. 2. To remove the compact spare tire/cover assembly, assemble the winch handle extensions to form a “T’...
CAUTION! The winch mechanism is designed for use with the winch “T” handle only. Use of an air wrench or other power tools is not recommended and can damage the winch. 3. Assemble the winch handle extensions to form the Spare Tire Hook and pull the compact spare tire/cover assembly from under the vehicle.
374 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES NOTE: If either front tire is flat, it may be necessary to jack up the vehicle to remove the compact spare tire/ cover assembly from under the vehicle. Refer to jack engagement locations in the following steps for proper jack placement.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 375 Jack Engagement Locations...
376 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 6. These locations are on the sill flange of the body and consist of a pair of downstanding tabs. The jack is to be located, engaging the flange, between the pair of tabs closest to the wheel to be changed. Place the wrench on the jack screw and turn to the right until the jack head is properly engaged in the described location.
10. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left. 11. Finish tightening the lug nuts. Push down on the wrench while tightening for increased leverage. Alternate lug nuts until each nut has been tightened twice. Correct wheel nut tightness is 130 N·m (95 ft. lbs). If in doubt about the correct tightness, have them checked with a torque wrench by your dealer or at a service station.
378 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 14. Stow the cable and wheel spacer before driving the vehicle, reassemble the winch handle extensions to form a “T’ and fit the winch “T” handle over the drive nut. Rotate the nut to the right approximately 33 turns until the winch mechanism clicks at least three times.
Spare Tire Removal WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 379 WARNING! A loose compact spare tire/cover assembly, thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the com- pact spare tire with the cover assembly in the place provided.
380 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 3. Turn the compact spare tire so that the valve stem is down and place the tire into the spare tire cover assem- bly. Slide the wheel spacer through the center of the wheel and spare tire cover assembly so that the two retainer tabs snap out and engage the spare tire cover on the opposite side.
CAUTION! For vehicles equipped with Stow ’n Go seating, the Winch Mechanism is designed specifically to stow a COMPACT Spare Tire ONLY. Do not attempt to use the Winch to stow the Full Size ’Flat’ Tire, or any other Full Size Tire. Vehicle damage may result. Jacking Instructions —...
382 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jack Location — Non Stow ’n Go Seating The jack, jack handle are stowed behind the rear left side trim panel in the rear cargo area. Pull up on the lever to release the cover. Remove the spare wheel, scissors jack and jack handle from stowage by rotating the wing nut to the left.
Lowering Spare Tire Jacking Instructions — Non Stow ’n Go Seating 1. Loosen (but do not remove) the wheel lug nuts by turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 383 2.
384 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jack Engagement Locations...
5. These locations are on the sill flange of the body and consist of a pair of downstanding tabs. The jack is to be located, engaging the flange, between the pair of tabs closest to the wheel to be changed. Place the wrench on the jack screw and turn to the right until the jack head is properly engaged in the described location.
386 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES NOTE: Do not install the wheel cover on the compact spare. Do not use a hammer or force to install the wheel covers. 9. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left. 10.
• For convenience in checking the spare tire inflation, stow with the valve stem toward the rear of the vehicle. • Using the jack handle, rotate the drive nut to the right until the wheel is drawn into place against the underside of the vehicle.
388 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! • Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmis- sion 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.
5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal of the booster battery and then to the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you have a good contact on the engine. 6. Start the engine in the vehicle which has the booster battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, then start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery.
390 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 2. Slow down if road has standing water or puddles. 3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become visible. 4. Keep tires properly inflated. 5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front to avoid a collision in a sudden stop. FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it can often be moved by a rocking motion.
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 100 miles (160 km), and the towing speed must not exceed 44 mph (72 km/h).
392 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES If it is necessary to use the accessories while being towed (wipers, defrosters, etc.), the key must be in the ON position, not the ACCESSORY position. Make certain the transmission remains in NEUTRAL. Without The Ignition Key Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed with the ignition in the LOCK position.
398 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic transmission control systems. When these systems are operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emis- sions well within current government regulations.
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration. For states which have an I/M (Inspection and Maintenance) requirement, this check verifies the following: the MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is functioning and is not on when the engine is running, and that the OBD (On Board Diagnostic) system is ready...
400 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ignition key or start the engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD system is not ready and you should not proceed to the I/M station. b. The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully illuminated until you turn off the ignition key or start the engine.
NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control systems can result in civil penalties being assessed against you. WARNING! You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic.
402 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off or before starting the engine after it has sat overnight. Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
Change Engine Oil Road conditions and your kind of driving affects the interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the following list to see if any apply to you. • Day or night temperatures are below 32°F (0°C). •...
404 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol This symbol means that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The manufacturer only recommends API Certified engine oils. Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) — 2.4 Liter Engines SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended for all operating temperatures.
Synthetic Engine Oils There are a number of engine oils being promoted as either synthetic or semi-synthetic. If you chose to use such a product, use only those oils that are American Petroleum Institute (API) Certified and have the recom- mended SAE viscosity grade.
406 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Belts should be inspected for evidence of cuts, cracks, or glazing, and replaced if there is indication of damage which could result in belt failure. If adjustment is re- quired, the belts must be adjusted according to the specifications and procedures described in the Service Manual.
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.
408 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control systems can result in civil penalties being assessed against you. 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.
Maintenance-Free Battery The top of the MAINTENANCE-FREE battery is perma- nently sealed. You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 409 WARNING! • Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can burn or even blind you. Don’t allow battery fluid to contact your eyes, skin or clothing.
410 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 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.
WARNING! • Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants approved by the manufacturer for your air condi- tioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to Section 3 of the Warranty Information book for further warranty information.
412 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE the black arrow on the bottom of the filter frame with the direction of airflow (away from the blower motor and towards the center of the car). Refer to the “Maintenance Schedules” section of this manual for the recommended air conditioning filter replacement intervals.
Steering Shaft Seal The steering shaft seal, at the point where the shaft passes through the bulkhead, is lubricated when it is installed. If the seal becomes noisy when the steering shaft is turned, it should be lubricated with a multi-purpose grease. Mopar multi-purpose lubricant is recommended.
414 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a year, preferably in the fall and spring. Apply a small amount of a high quality lubricant such as Mopar Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder. Windshield Wiper Blades The rubber edges of the wiper blades and the windshield should be cleaned periodically with a sponge or soft cloth...
Washer Fluid Reservoir Exhaust System The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system. Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 415 vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the com-...
416 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cooling System WARNING! • When working near the radiator cooling fan, dis- connect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position.
Cooling System — Drain, Flush and Refill At the intervals shown on the Maintenance Schedules, the system should be drained, flushed and refilled. If the solution is dirty or contains a considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a reliable cooling system cleaner.
418 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Adding Engine Coolant Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine coolant that allows extended maintenance intervals. This coolant can be used up to 5 Years or 100,000 miles before replacement. To prevent reducing this extended mainte- nance period, it is important that you use the same coolant throughout the life of your vehicle.
WARNING! • The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on the cooling system pressure cap are a safety pre- caution. Never add coolant when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove the cap to cool an overheated engine. Heat causes pressure to build up in the cooling system.
420 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE When additional coolant is needed to maintain the proper level, it should be added to the coolant bottle. Do not overfill. Points To Remember NOTE: When the vehicle is stopped after a few miles (a few kilometers) of operation, you may observe vapor coming from the front of the engine compartment.
• Do not change the thermostat for summer or winter operation. If replacement is ever necessary, install ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result in unsatisfactory coolant performance, poor gas mileage, and increased emissions. Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses Inspect surfaces of hoses and nylon tubing for evidence of heat and mechanical damage.
422 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.
replaced immediately! Eventual deterioration of the hose can take place resulting in a possibility of a burst failure. 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.
424 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the brake fluid catching fire. Use only brake fluid that has been in a tightly closed container to avoid contamination from foreign matter or moisture.
The dipstick is located just behind the radiator, lower right side. Selection of Lubricant It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the transmission to assure optimum transmission perfor- mance. Use only manufacturers recommended transmis- sion fluid, refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type.
426 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Procedure For Checking Fluid Level The fluid level in the automatic transmission should be checked whenever the vehicle is serviced. Operation with an improper fluid level will greatly reduce the life of the transmission and of the fluid. To properly check the automatic transmission fluid level, the following procedure must be used: 1.
CAUTION! Do not overfill. Dirt and water in the transmission can cause serious damage. To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the dipstick cap is reseated properly. Fluid and Filter Changes Automatic transmission fluid should be changed on all transmissions as follows: Normal Usage —...
428 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Front And Rear Wheel Bearings Front and rear wheel bearings are permanently sealed. No regular maintenance is required for these compo- nents. Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geo- graphic locations and usage.
Washing • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your ve- hicle in the shade using Mopar Car Wash or a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with clear water. • If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumu- lated on your vehicle, use Mopar Super Kleen Bug and Tar Remover to remove.
430 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE • 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 pos- sible. The cost of such repairs is considered the respon- sibility of the owner.
Your leather upholstery can be best preserved by regular cleaning with a damp soft cloth. Small particles of dirt can act as an abrasive and damage the leather upholstery and should be removed promptly with a damp cloth. Stubborn soils can be removed easily with a soft cloth and Mopar Total Clean.
432 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE equipped with electric defrosters or the right rear quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may scratch the elements. When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the towel or rag that you are using.
Removing Front Cupholder Press the stop tab, slide the entire drawer out and remove it from the instrument panel. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 433 Cleaning Soak the drawer, with the drawer front facing up, in a mixture of medium hot tap water and one teaspoon of mild liquid dish soap.
434 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE INTEGRATED POWER MODULE (IPM) Integrated Power module (IPM) An Integrated Power Module is located in the engine compartment near the battery. This center contains maxi fuses, mini fuses and relays. A label that identifies each component is printed on the inside of the cover. Cavity Maxi Fuse 30 Amp Pink...
Cavity Mini Fuse Description 20 Amp Yellow Fog Lights 15 Amp Blue Left Park/Tail Light 15 Amp Blue Right Park/Tail Light 20 Amp Yellow RDO/IP Ignition 20 Amp Yellow 12 Volt Out Ignition or Battery 20 Amp Yellow Horn 20 Amp Yellow EWD/ Rear Wiper 25 Amp Natural Rear Blower 20 Amp Yellow Ignition Off Draw (IOD) 20 Amp Yellow Electronic Automatic...
436 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! • When installing the Integrated Power Module 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 Integrated Power Module, and possibly result in a electrical system failure.
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will insure adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility of compressor damage when the system is started again. REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS LIGHT BULBS — Interior Center &...
438 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE BULB REPLACEMENT Headlights 1. Remove the three screws securing the headlight mod- ule. 2. Turn the bulb socket retaining ring or the bulb assem- bly counterclockwise. 3. Disconnect the electrical connector and replace the bulb. NOTE: On some vehicles it may be necessary to slide the red release lock rearward and push forward on the connector while depressing the release tab.
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. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 439 Front Park/Turn Signal and Sidemarker Lights 1.
440 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2. Twist the turn signal socket to remove from the headlight module and pull bulb from socket. 3. Replace bulb, reinstall socket and then reinstall the headlight module. Front Fog Light 1. Reach behind the front fascia from under the vehicle. 2.
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, Side Marker and Back-up Lights 1. Raise the liftgate. 2. Remove the two tail light assembly push-in type fasteners, by prying under the fastener head with a large flat screwdriver. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 441 3. Squeeze the socket assembly tabs to remove it from the housing.
442 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) 1. Remove the two screws securing the CHMSL. 2. Twist the bulb socket to remove from the CHMSL housing. 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket. 4. Replace the bulb, reinstall the socket and reattach the CHMSL.
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Fuel (Approximate) 87 Octane Engine Oil-with filter 2.4 Liter Engines (SAE 5W-30, API Certified) 3.3 & 3.8 Liter Engines (SAE 5W-20, API Certified) Cooling System * 2.4 Liter Engines (Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula or equivalent) 3.3 &...
444 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS Engine Component Engine Coolant 2.4 Liter Engine Oil 3.3/3.8 Liter Engine Oil Oil Filter 2.4 liter engines Oil Filter 3.3/3.8 liter engines Spark Plugs Fuel Selection Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Or- ganic Additive Technology) or equivalent Use API Certified SAE 5W-30 engine oil.
Chassis Component Automatic Transmission Brake Master Cylinder Power Steering Reservoir Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts. Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid. Mopar DOT 3, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance ..448 Maintenance Schedules ....448 Schedule “B” ......451 Schedule “A”...
448 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE The “Scheduled” maintenance services, listed in bold type must be done at the times or mileages specified to assure the continued proper functioning of the emission control system. These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best vehicle performance and reliability.
• Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial ser- vice). • Off-road or desert operation. NOTE: Most vehicles are operated under the conditions listed for Schedule B . Second is Schedule “A”. It is for vehicles that are not operated under any of the conditions listed under Sched- ule B .
450 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES • Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct operation. At Each Oil Change • Change the engine oil filter. • Inspect the exhaust system. • Inspect the brake hoses. • Inspect the CV joints and front suspension compo- nents.
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 •...
452 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. * Inspect and adjust the power steering pump belt tension on 2.4 liter engines.
Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs 2.4 liter engines. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect and adjust the power steering pump belt tension on 2.4 liter engines.
454 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. * Inspect and adjust the power steering pump belt tension on 2.4 liter engines.
Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engines. Replace the ignition cables on 2.4 liter engines. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
456 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter Replace the spark plugs on 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter engines.
Miles (Kilometers) Inspect the serpentine drive belt on 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter engines, replace if necessary. ‡ Check the PCV valve and replace if necessary. Not required if previously changed.* Replace the engine timing belt on 2.4 liter engines. * Replace the air conditioning filter.
458 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if neces- sary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter * Inspect and adjust the power steering pump belt tension on 2.4 liter engines.
Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engines. Replace the ignition cables on 2.4 liter engines. Inspect and adjust the power steering pump belt tension on 2.4 liter engines.
460 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if neces- sary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Inspect and adjust the power steering pump belt tension on 2.4 liter engines.
Miles (Kilometers) Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if neces- sary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter, 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter engines.
462 SCHEDULE “B” Miles (Kilometers) Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals. Inspect the PCV valve and replace as necessary.* Replace the air conditioning filter. * This maintenance is recommended by the manufacture to the owner but is not required to maintain the emis- sions warranty.
SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engines. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
464 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engines. Replace the ignition cables 2.4 liter engines.
Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Check the PCV valve and replace, if neces- sary.* Inspect the serpentine drive belt on 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter engines, replace if necessary. ‡ Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
466 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if neces- sary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engines. Inspect the tie rod ends and boot seals.
Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Replace the spark plugs 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter en- gines. Replace the ignition cables 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter engines. Flush and replace the engine coolant at 60 months or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Replace the air conditioning filter. 78, 000 84, 000 90, 000...
468 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. * Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs on 2.4 liter engines. Replace the ignition cables 2.4 liter engines.
Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Inspect the serpentine drive belt on 3.3 liter and 3.8 liter engines, replace if necessary. ‡ Replace the engine timing belt on 2.4 liter engines only. Flush and replace the engine coolant at 120 months, if not done at 100,000 miles (160 000 km).
470 SCHEDULE “A” Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate Tires Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air clean