VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name Chrysler LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefor. DRIVING AND ALCOHOL Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.
4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assis- tance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your 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 on the left front corner of the instrument panel. The VIN is visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information VIN Location Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN.
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 Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system consists of a Fob with Integrated Key and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with integral ignition switch. You can insert the double-sided integrated key into the igni- tion switch with either side up.
Fob with Integrated Key The Fob with Integrated Key (FOBIK) operates the igni- tion switch. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a valet key, which stores in the rear of the Fob. The valet key allows for entry into the vehicle should the battery in the vehicle or the Fob go dead.
14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power outlets will remain active for 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.
NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds when the ignition key is placed in the LOCK or ACC position. SENTRY KEY The Sentry Key Immobilizer system prevents unautho- rized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked.
16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Exxon/Mobil Speedpass™, additional RKE transmit- ters, or any other transponder-equipped components on the same key chain will not cause a fault unless the additional part is physically held against the RKE transmitter being used to start the vehicle. Cell phones, pagers, or other Radio Frequency (RF) elec- tronics will not cause interference with this system.
Customer Key Programming If you have two valid RKE transmitters with integrated keys, you can program new RKE transmitters to the system by performing the following procedure: 1. Insert the first valid integrated key into the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch to the ON position for at least three seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds.
18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE General Information The Sentry Key system complies with FCC rules Part 15 and with 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 that may be received, including interference that may cause undes- ired operation.
the Vehicle Security Alarm will cancel the arming pro- cess. If you wish to rearm the Vehicle Security Alarm after closing the door, you must repeat one of the previously- described arming sequences. To Disarm the System Either press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter or insert a valid ignition key into the ignition switch and turn the key to the ON position.
20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Tamper Alert If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in your absence, the horn will sound three times when you disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. Check the vehicle for tampering. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors, open the trunk, or activate the Panic Alarm from dis- tances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a handheld...
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st Press This feature lets you program the system to unlock either the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the current setting, proceed as follows: For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Remote Key Unlock,”...
22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmit- ter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change the current setting, proceed as follows: For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock,”...
(Customer-Programmable Features)” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) – If Equipped” in Section 4. To Lock the Doors Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- ter to lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.
24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE alarm. Opening a door with the security alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the security alarm. To Unlatch the Trunk Press the TRUNK button on the RKE transmitter two times within five seconds to unlatch the trunk.
Transmitter Battery Service The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032 battery. NOTE: Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed circuit board. 1. Battery access is through a door located on the rear of the RKE transmitter.
26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Reposition the access door panel over the battery opening and snap into place. 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.
How to Use Remote Start All of the following conditions must be met before the engine will remote start: Shift lever in PARK Doors closed Hood closed Trunk closed Hazard switch off Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed) Ignition key removed from ignition switch Battery at an acceptable charge level RKE PANIC button not pressed THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 27...
28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Exit Remote Start Mode without Driving the Vehicle Press and release the REMOTE START button one time, or allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle. NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system will disable the one time press of the REMOTE START button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote Start request.
DOOR LOCKS Manual Door Locks To lock each door, push the door lock plunger on each door trim panel downward. To unlock each door, pull the door lock plunger on each door trim panel upward. Door Lock Plunger THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29 If the door lock plunger is down when you shut the door, the door will lock.
30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Power Door Locks A power door lock switch is on each front door trim panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors. Power Door Lock Switch 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.
6. The doors were not previously locked using the power door lock switch or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. Automatic Door Locks Programming The Automatic Door Locks feature can be enabled or disabled as follows: For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Lock Doors Au- tomatically at 15 mph (24 km/h)”...
32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed returned to 0 mph (0 km/h). 3. The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK. 4. The driver door is opened. 5. The doors were not previously unlocked. 6.
Child Protection Door Lock To provide a safer environment for small children riding in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a Child Protection Door Lock system. To Engage the Child Protection Door Lock System 1. Open the rear door. 2.
34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the child protection locks are engaged. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death.
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door. NOTE: After disengaging the Child Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position. WINDOWS Power Windows The window controls on the driver’s door control all the door windows.
36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power window switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death. AUTO-Down Feature The driver door power window switch and some model passenger door power window switches have an AUTO-...
AUTO-Up Feature with Anti–Pinch Protection — If Equipped Lift the window switch to the second detent, release, and the window will go up automatically. To stop the window from going all the way up during the AUTO-up operation, push down on the switch briefly. To close the window part way, lift the window switch to the first detent and release it when you want the window to stop.
38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! There is no anti-pinch protection when the window is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the window before closing. Window Lockout Switch The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim panel allows you to disable the window controls on the passenger doors.
Reset Anytime the vehicle battery is disconnected or goes dead, the AUTO-up function will be disabled. To reactivate the AUTO-up feature, perform the following procedure after vehicle power is restored: 1. Pull the window switch up to close window com- pletely and continue to hold the switch up for an additional two seconds after the window is closed.
40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The trunk lid can be released from outside the vehicle by pressing the TRUNK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter twice within five seconds. With the ignition switch in the ON position, the Trunk Open symbol will display in the instrument cluster indicating that the trunk is open.
Trunk Emergency Release The trunk of your vehicle is equipped with an emergency release handle. It is located on the inside of the trunk lid, near the latch, and is coated so that it glows in a darkened trunk. Pull on the handle to open the trunk. Trunk Emergency Release THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS...
42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other passengers or you can be thrown out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are buckled up properly.
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 seri- ously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.
44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the front seat. 2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt.
3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.” Inserting Latch Plate into Buckle THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45 WARNING! A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly.
46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect you from injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt.
WARNING! A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as pos- sible and keep it snug.
48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage In the driver and front passenger seats, the shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away from your neck. Push and fully depress the button above the webbing to release the anchorage, then move it up or down to the position that fits you best.
3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing. The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the latch plate. 4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the folded webbing. Seat Belt Pretensioners The seat belts for both front seating positions are equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to remove any slack from the seat belts in the event of a...
50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE BeltAlert will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). BeltAlert Programming The BeltAlert can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by performing the following proce- dure: NOTE: Chrysler LLC does not recommend deactivating...
NOTE: Although BeltAlert has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate as long as the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled. Automatic Locking Mode — If Equipped In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre- locked. However, the belt will still retract to remove slack in the shoulder belt.
52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Seat Belt Extender If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if so equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender.
Front Airbag Components 1 — Airbags 2 — Knee Bolsters NOTE: The front airbags are certified to the Federal regulations that allow less forceful deployment. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 53 The front airbags have a multistage inflator design. This may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation that are based on collision severity.
54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE This vehicle may also be equipped with supplemental side curtain airbags to protect the driver and passengers sitting next to a window and/or supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags. If the vehicle is equipped with supplemental side curtain airbags, they are located above the side windows.
If the vehicle is equipped with supplemental front seat- mounted side airbags, they are marked with an SRS label sewn into the outboard side of the seat. SRS Label Location THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 55 WARNING! If your vehicle is equipped with supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags, do not use acces- sory seat covers or place objects between you and the seat airbags;...
56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) If your vehicle is equipped with supplemental side curtain airbags, do not stack luggage or other cargo up high enough to block the location of the side curtain airbag. The area where the side cur- tain airbag is located should remain free from any obstructions.
WARNING! Infants in rear-facing child restraints should NEVER ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag. An airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to infants in that position. 2. Children who are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat belt properly should be secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats.
58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Relying on the airbags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision. The airbags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some collisions, the airbags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have airbags.
Seat Belt Reminder Light Knee Impact Bolsters Front Acceleration Sensors Driver and Front Passenger Seat Belt Pretensioners How the Airbag System Works The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) determines if a frontal collision is severe enough to require the airbags to inflate. The front airbag inflators are de- signed to provide different rates of airbag inflation from direction provided by the ORC.
60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Ignoring the Airbag Warning Light in your instru- ment panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes on as you drive, have the airbag system checked right away.
inflate the side curtain airbag. The inflating side cur- tain airbag pushes the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and covers the window. The airbag inflates in about 30 ms (about one-quarter of the time that it takes to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you are not belted and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the side curtain airbag inflates.
62 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Do not add a secondary seat cover other than those approved by Chrysler LLC/Mopar . At no time should any supplemental restraint sys- tem (SRS) component or SRS-related component or fastener be modified or replaced with any part except those which are approved by Chrysler LLC/ Mopar .
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.
64 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Unlocks the doors automatically. NOTE: The interior lights can only be deactivated if the key is removed from the ignition switch or the vehicle is driven. Maintaining Your Airbag System WARNING! Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail when you need it.
Airbag Warning Light You will want to have the airbags ready to inflate for your protection in an impact. While the airbag system is designed to be mainte- nance free, if any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: The Airbag Warning Light does not come on or flickers during the six to eight seconds when the ignition switch is first turned ON.
66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE investigations may be requested by customers, insurance carriers, government officials, and professional crash researchers, such as those associated with universities, and with hospital and insurance organizations. In the event that an investigation is undertaken by Chrysler LLC (regardless of initiative), the company or its designated representative will first obtain permission of the appropriate custodial entity for the vehicle (usually...
Time of airbag deployment (in terms of ignition cycles and vehicle mileage) Airbag deployment level (if applicable) Impact acceleration and angle Seat belt status Brake status (service and parking brakes) Accelerator status (including vehicle speed) Engine control status (including engine speed) Transmission gear selection Cruise control status Traction/stability control status...
68 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.
“LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)” in this section. WARNING! Rearward-facing child seats must NEVER be used in the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to infants in this position.
70 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug as possible. 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.
Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child restraint: Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety Standards. We also recommend that you make sure that you can install the child restraint in the vehicle where you will use it before you buy it.
72 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE connection to the top tether anchorages have been avail- able for some time. For some older child restraints, many child restraint manufacturers offer add-on tether strap kits or retrofit kits. You are urged to take advantage of all the available attachments provided with your child re- straint in any vehicle.
Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that are provided with the child restraint system. The rear seat lower anchorages are round bars located at the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback and are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
74 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into the opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the strap. When using the LATCH attaching system to install a child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out of reach of children.
Seat belts with an automatic locking retractor have a distinctive label on the seat belt webbing. The seat belt must be in the Automatic Locking mode in order to enable a child restraint to be tightly installed. Refer to “Automatic Locking Mode” in this section. A locking clip should not be necessary once the automatic locking feature is enabled.
76 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To attach a child restraint tether strap: 1. Rotate the cover over the anchor directly behind the seat where you are placing the child restraint. Tether Strap Mounting 1— Cover A— Tether Strap Hook 3—...
Transporting Pets Airbags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet. An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly injured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts.
78 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE SAFETY TIPS Transporting Passengers NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO AREA. 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 seri- ously injured or killed.
If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate open, make sure that all windows are closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode. The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system.
80 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Defroster Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place the blower control on high speed. You should be able to feel the air directed against the windshield. See your authorized dealer for service if your defroster is inoperable.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Mirrors ......85 Inside Day/Night Mirror ....85 Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror —...
82 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE General Information ....117 Voice Recognition System (VR) — If Equipped ......117 Voice Recognition System (VR) Operation .
Interior Lights ..... . 135 Windshield Wipers And Washers ..137 Intermittent Wiper System .
84 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Troubleshooting Tips ....151 General Information ....152 Power Sunroof —...
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 85 MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror A two-point pivot system allows for horizontal and vertical mirror adjustment. Adjust the mirror to center on the view through the rear window. Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward the rear of the vehicle).
86 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror — If Equipped This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light next to the button will illuminate to indicate when the dimming feature is activated.
WARNING! Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger-side convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than they really are. Relying too much on your passenger-side convex mirror could cause you to collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in the passenger-side convex mirror.
88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power Mirrors The power mirror switch is located on the drivers door trim panel next to the power door lock switch. A rotary knob selects the left mirror, right mirror or off position. Power Mirror Control After selecting a mirror, move the knob in the same direction you want the mirror to move.
NOTE: The uconnect phone requires a cellular phone equipped with the Bluetooth Version 0.96 or higher. See the uconnect website for supported phones. For uconnect customer support, visit the following websites: www.chrysler.com/uconnect www.dodge.com/uconnect Hands-Free Profile,...
90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE www.jeep.com/uconnect or call 1–877–855–8400 uconnect allows you to transfer calls between the sys- tem and your cellular phone as you enter or exit your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s microphone for private conversation.
phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset Profile) you may not be able to use any uconnect features. Refer to your cellular service provider or the phone manufacturer for details. The uconnect phone is fully integrated with the vehi- cle’s audio system. The volume of the uconnect phone can be adjusted either from the radio volume control knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right switch), if so equipped.
92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE uconnect phone works best when you talk in a normal conversational tone, as if speaking to someone sitting a few feet/meters away from you. Voice Command Tree Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section. Help Command If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to know your options at any prompt, say Help following...
When prompted, after the beep, say Pair a Phone and follow the audible prompts. You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identi- fication Number (PIN), which you will later need to enter into your cellular phone. You can enter any four-digit PIN.
94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The uconnect phone will confirm the phone number and then dial. The number will appear in the display of certain radios. Call by Saying a Name Press the PHONE button to begin. After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say “Call.
When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g., Home, Work, Mobile, or Pager ). This will allow you to store multiple numbers for each phonebook entry, if desired. When prompted, recite the phone number for the phonebook entry that you are adding. 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...
96 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Depending on the maximum number of entries down- loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest downloaded names can be used. Until then, if avail- able, the previous downloaded phonebook is available for use.
first disconnect or drop the Bluetooth connection to the uconnect phone, and then send the address book entry via Bluetooth . Please see your phone Owner’s Manual for specific instructions on how to drop the Bluetooth connection. If the phonebook entry is longer than 24 characters, it will only use the first 24 characters.
98 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Delete uconnect Phonebook Entry NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended when the 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.
Note that only the phonebook in the current language is deleted. Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be deleted or edited. 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.
100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE call, press and hold the PHONE button until you hear a single beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected. 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 cellular phone.
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. Three-Way Calling To initiate three-way calling, press the VOICE RECOG- NITION button while a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, as described under Making a Second...
102 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can continue on the uconnect phone either until the call ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictates cessation of the call on the uconnect transfer of the call to the cellular phone.
If the phone is not reachable and the uconnect phone 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 phone will instruct the paired cellular phone to call the emergency num- ber.
104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Towing Assistance. NOTE: The towing assistance number dialed is based on the country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528- 2069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14- 3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Mexico City in Mexico).
6 #), you can press the VOICE RECOGNITION button and say, 3 7 4 6 # Send. Saying a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by Send, is also to be used for navigating through an automated customer service cen- ter menu structure, and to leave a number on a pager.
106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Setup Confirmations. The uconnect phone will play the current confirmation prompt status and you will be given the choice to change it. Phone and Network Status Indicators If available on the radio and/or on a premium display such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by your cellular phone, the uconnect phone will provide...
In order to un-mute the uconnect phone: Press the VOICE RECOGNITION button. Following the beep, say Mute off. Advanced Phone Connectivity Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone The uconnect phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- ferred from your cellular phone to the uconnect phone without terminating the call.
108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Select Another Cellular Phone This feature allows you to select and start using another phone paired with the uconnect phone. Press the PHONE button to begin. After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Setup Select Phone and follow the prompts.
Voice Training For users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- nizing their voice commands or numbers, the uconnect phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this training mode, follow one of the two following proce- dures: From outside the uconnect phone mode (e.g., from radio mode): Press and hold the VOICE RECOGNITION button for five seconds until the session begins, or,...
110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Performance is maximized under: low-to-medium blower setting, low-to-medium vehicle speed, 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.
Far End Audio Performance Audio quality is maximized under: low-to-medium blower setting, low-to-medium vehicle speed, low road noise, smooth road surface, fully closed windows, dry weather conditions, and operation from the driver’s seat. Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and not the uconnect phone.
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Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) zero three four five seven eight nine star (*) plus (+) pound (#) add location UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115 Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) call cancel confirmation prompts continue delete dial download edit emergency English erase all Espanol...
116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) language list names list phones mobile mute mute off new entry pager pair a phone phone pairing pairing phonebook phone book previous record again redial Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) return to main menu return or main menu select phone...
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: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE When you press the VR button, you will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a command. NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few seconds, the system will present you with a list of options.
Commands The Voice Recognition system understands two types of commands. Universal commands are available at all times. Local commands are available if the supported radio mode is active. Changing the Volume 1. Start a dialogue by pressing the VR button. 2.
120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Radio FM To switch to the FM band say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In this mode, you may say the following commands: “Frequency” (to change the frequency) “Next Station” (to select the next station) “Previous Station”...
Memo To switch to the voice recorder mode say “Memo”. In this mode, you may say the following commands: “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the recording you may press the VR button to stop record- ing. You proceed by saying one of the following commands: −...
122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the VR button first and wait for the beep before speaking the “Barge In” commands. Voice Training For users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- nizing their voice commands or numbers, uconnect phone Voice Training feature may be used.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123 WARNING! Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be properly adjusted and you could be injured. Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked.
124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power Seats — If Equipped The power seat switch is located on the outboard side of the seat near the floor. Use this switch to move the driver’s seat up or down, forward or rearward or to recline the seatback.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125 WARNING! Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat belt and be seriously or even fatally injured. Use the recliner only when the vehicle is parked.
126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Lumbar Support — If Equipped This feature allows you to increase or decrease the amount of lumbar support. Turn the control lever for- ward to increase and rearward to decrease the desired amount of lumbar support. Lumbar Support Control Lever Head Restraints Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in...
Heated Seats — If Equipped This feature heats the front driver and passenger seats. The controls for each front seat are located near the bottom center of the instrument panel. Front Heated Seat Switch UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127 Press the switch once to select High-level heat- ing.
128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, ex- haustion, or other physical conditions must exer- cise care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods.
WARNING! Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into position. If the seatback is not securely locked into position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury. The cargo area in the rear of the vehicle (with the rear seatbacks in the locked-up or folded down position) should not be used as a play area by...
130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Move to the outside of the vehicle and push the safety catch to the left. The safety catch is located under the center front edge of the hood. Hood Safety Catch Use the hood prop rod (if equipped) to secure the hood in the open position.
LIGHTS Headlight Switch The headlight switch is located on the left side of the instrument panel. This switch controls the operation of the headlights, parking lights, instru- ment panel lights, instrument panel light dimming, inte- rior lights and fog lights. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131 Headlight Switch Rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the first detent...
132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Automatic Headlights — If Equipped This system automatically turns the headlights on or off according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on, rotate the headlight switch counterclockwise to the AUTO (A) position. When the system is on, the headlight time delay feature is also on.
If you turn the headlights off before the ignition, they will turn off in the normal manner. NOTE: The lights must be turned off within 45 seconds of turning the ignition OFF to activate this feature. The headlight delay time is programmable on vehicles equipped with the EVIC.
134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Multifunction Lever The multifunction lever controls the operation of the turn signals, headlight beam selection and passing lights. The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the steering column. Multifunction Lever Turn Signals Move the multifunction lever up or down and the corresponding turn signal indicator in the instrument...
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch Push the multifunction lever away from you to switch the headlights to high beam. Pull the multifunction lever toward you to switch the headlights back to low beam. Flash-to-Pass You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you.
136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE because a door is open. This includes the glove box light, but not the trunk light. To restore interior light operation, either turn the ignition switch ON or cycle the light switch. Dimmer Control The dimmer control is part of the headlight switch and is located on the left side of the instrument panel.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS The multifunction lever operates the windshield wipers and washer when the ignition switch is in the ON position. The lever is located on the left side of the steering column. Windshield Wiper/Washer Control UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 137 Rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent past the intermittent settings for low speed wiper operation, or to the second detent past the intermittent...
138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE wipe interval from a minimum of one cycle every second to a maximum of approximately 23 seconds between cycles. WARNING! Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield could lead to an accident. You might not see other vehicles or other obstacles.
The “Headlights On with Wipers” feature can be turned on or off through the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) (if equipped). Refer to ”Headlights On with Wipers,” under “Personal Settings (Customer- Programmable Features)” under “Electronic Vehicle In- formation Center (EVIC)” in Section 4. TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN This feature allows you to tilt the steering column upward or downward.
140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. The telescoping adjustment must be locked while driv- ing. Adjusting the steering wheel while driving or driving without the telescoping adjustment locked could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. ADJUSTABLE PEDALS —...
The pedals can be adjusted while driving. The pedals cannot be adjusted when the transmission is in REVERSE or when the speed control is on. CAUTION! Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to the pedal controls.
142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Activate Push and release the ON/OFF button located on the end of the Electronic Speed Control lever. The indicator light in the instrument cluster will illuminate to show that the speed control system is on. To turn the system off, push and release the ON/OFF button again.
Pull the Electronic Speed Control lever toward you to CANCEL. Pushing and releasing the ON/OFF button or turning off the ignition erases the set speed from memory. To Resume Speed If you deactivated the Electronic Speed Control without erasing the set speed from memory and your vehicle speed is above 20 mph (32 km/h) you can resume the previous set speed.
144 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Using Electronic Speed Control on Hills NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on moderate hills is normal. The automatic transmission will downshift while climb- ing uphill or descending downhill.
OVERHEAD CONSOLE The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights, an optional universal garage door opener (HomeLink ), storage for sunglasses, and an optional power sunroof switch. Overhead Console UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 145 Courtesy/Reading Lights At the forward end of the console are two courtesy/ reading lights.
146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED HomeLink replaces up to three remote controls (hand- held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, lighting, or home security systems. The HomeLink unit operates off your vehicle’s battery.
WARNING! Your motorized door or gate will open and close while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do not train the transceiver if people or pets are in the path of the door or gate. Only use this trans- ceiver with a garage door opener that has a “stop and reverse”...
148 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) from the HomeLink buttons while keeping the EVIC display in view. For optimal training, point the battery end of the hand- held transmitter away from the HomeLink .
This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the garage door opener motor (it is NOT the button normally used to open and close the door). 1 — Garage Door Opener 2 — Training Button UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 149 6.
150 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Gate Operator/Canadian Programming Canadian radio-frequency laws require transmitter sig- nals to “time-out” (or quit) after several seconds of transmission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to this Canadian law, some U.S.
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, follow these steps: 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink button for 20 seconds until the EVIC display states “CHANNEL # TRAINING.”...
152 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE General Information This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference 2. This device must accept any interference that may be received including interference that may cause undesired operation NOTE: The transmitter has been tested and it complies...
WARNING! Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unat- tended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death. In an accident, there is a greater risk of being thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof.
154 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruc- tion if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and release to Express Close. Pinch Protect Override If a known obstruction (ice, debris, etc.) prevents closing, press the switch forward and hold for two seconds after the reversal occurs.
Sunroof Maintenance Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the glass panel. Ignition Off Operation For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the power sunroof switch will remain active for 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned OFF.
156 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: If desired, the power outlet next to the ash receiver tray (if equipped) can be converted by your authorized dealer to provide power with the ignition switch in the LOCK position. Front Power Outlet The center console outlet is powered directly from the battery (power available at all times).
WARNING! To avoid serious injury or death: Do not use a three-prong adapter. Do not insert any objects into the receptacles. Do not touch with wet hands. Close the lid when not in use and while driving the vehicle. If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric shock and failure.
158 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! (Continued) Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang any type of accessory or acces- sory bracket from the plug. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage. CUPHOLDERS Front Seat Cupholders The cupholders are located in the forward edge of the...
Rear Seat Cupholders The rear seat cupholders are located in the center armrest between the rear seats. The cupholders are positioned forward in the armrest and side-by-side to provide convenient access to beverage cans or bottles while maintaining a resting place for the rear occupants elbows. Rear Seat Cupholders UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 159 STORAGE...
160 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Without Vehicle Entertainment System (VES ) Two separate storage compartments are also located underneath the armrest. 1 — Release button for bottom compartment 2 — Release button for top compartment 3 — Top Compartment 4 —...
The top compartment holds small items, such as a pen and note pad, while the larger bottom compartment will hold CDs and alike. The bottom compartment also con- tains a 12-Volt power outlet and a molded-in coin holder (designed to hold various size coins). A slot in the left and right side of the top compartment provides clearance for power cords to pass conveniently out of the bin with the lid closed.
162 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into position. If the seatback is not securely locked into position, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury.
WARNING! (Continued) Place as much cargo as possible in front of the rear axle. Too much weight or improperly placed weight over or behind the rear axle can cause the rear of the vehicle to sway. Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the top of the seatback.
164 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE LOAD LEVELING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED The automatic load leveling system will provide a level- riding vehicle under most passenger and cargo loading conditions. A hydraulic pump contained within the shock absorbers raises the rear of the vehicle to the correct height. It takes approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) of driving for the leveling to complete depending on road surface conditions.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS Instrument Panel Features ....169 Instrument Cluster – Base ....170 Instrument Cluster –...
166 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Radio Mode ..198 Operation Instructions - (Disc Mode For CD And MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-Video) . . . 206 Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files ..208 List Button (Disc Mode For MP3/WMA Play) .
Info Button (CD Mode For MP3 Play) ..235 Universal Consumer Interface (UCI) — If Equipped ......236 Connecting The iPod .
168 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Video Entertainment System (VES)™ — If Equipped ......248 Remote Sound System Controls ... 250 CD/DVD Maintenance .
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES 1 — Air Outlet 2 — Instrument Cluster 3 — Hazard Switch 4 — Electronic Stability Program OFF Button* / Traction Control System OFF Button* 5 — Glove Compartment 6 — Radio UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 169 7 —...
172 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. Trip Odometer Button Base Cluster The word TRIP will appear when this button is pressed. Push in and hold the button for two seconds when the trip odometer displays to reset it to 0 miles (km).
6. Charging System Light This light shows the status of the electrical charg- ing system. The light should come on when the ignition switch is first turned ON and remain on briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle).
174 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher tempera- ture when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades, or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range. CAUTION! Driving with a hot engine cooling system could damage your vehicle.
10. Airbag Warning Light This light will turn on for six to eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is either not on during starting, or stays on, or turns on while driving, then have the system inspected at an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
176 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 14. Oil Pressure Warning Light This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The light should turn on momentarily when the engine is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle, and shut OFF the engine as soon as possible. A single chime will sound when this light turns on.
19. Odometer/Trip Odometer Display / Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display — If Equipped The odometer shows the total distance the vehicle has been driven. The trip odometer shows individual trip mileage. Refer to “Trip Odometer Button” for additional information. NOTE: U.S.
178 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Unless reset, this message will continue to display each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and release the TRIP ODOMETER button on the instrument cluster. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance) perform the following pro- cedure:...
Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in this section for more information. 20. Brake Warning Light This light monitors various brake functions, including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the brake light turns on, it may indicate that the parking brake is applied, that the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with the anti-lock brake system reservoir.
180 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 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. Have the vehicle checked immediately. Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD).
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illumi- nates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure.
182 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and warning have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system opera- tion or sensor damage may result when using re- placement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style.
25. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of an onboard diagnostic system called OBD. The OBD system monitors engine and automatic transmission control systems. The MIL will turn on when the key is in the ON position before engine start. If the MIL does not come on when turning the key from LOCK to ON, have the condition checked promptly.
184 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful information by pressing the switches mounted on the steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following: System status Vehicle information warning message displays Personal settings (customer programmable features) Compass display Outside temperature display Trip computer functions...
Press the SCROLL button to scroll through Trip Functions, Navigation (if equipped), System Status Messages, (Customer-Programmable SCROLL SCROLL button also functions as a remote Button sound system control. Refer to “Remote Sound System Controls” in this section. Press the AUDIO MODE button to select the Compass/Temp/Audio screen.
186 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Left/Right Front Door Ajar (one or more, with a single chime if speed is above 1 mph [1.6 km/h]) Left/Right Rear Door Ajar (one or more, with a single chime if speed is above 1 mph [1.6 km/h]) Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime if vehicle is in motion) Trunk Ajar (with a single chime)
Unless reset, this message will continue to display each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and release the MENU button. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance) perform the following procedure: 1.
188 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The Trip Functions mode displays the following. Average Fuel Economy Shows the average fuel economy since the last reset. When the fuel economy is reset, the display will read “RESET” or show dashes for two seconds. Then, the history informa- tion will be erased, and the averaging will continue from the last fuel average reading before the reset.
Display Units of Measure in To make your selection, press and release the FUNC- TION SELECT button until “US” or “METRIC” appears. To Reset The Display Reset will only occur while a resettable function is being displayed. Press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button once to clear the resettable function being dis- played.
190 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL When the vehicle automatically transitions from AWD to RWD the EVIC will display the following message for five seconds. All Wheel Drive (AWD) to Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) Refer to “All Wheel Drive — If Equipped” in Section 5 for more information on the All Wheel Drive (AWD) system.
Manual Compass Calibration If the compass appears erratic and the “CAL” message does not appear in the EVIC display, you must put the compass into the Calibration Mode manually as follows: 1. Turn the ignition switch ON. 2. Press and hold the COMPASS button for approxi- mately two seconds.
192 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: Keep magnetic materials away from the top of the instrument panel, such as iPod’s, Cell Phones, Lap- tops and Radar Detectors. This is where the compass module is located, and it can cause interference with the compass sensor, and it may give false readings.
While in the Surround Sound menu, press the FUNC- TION SELECT button to change surround modes. uconnect gps (Navigation) — If Equipped uconnect gps (Navigation) Display Control Press and release the MENU button until Navigation displays in the EVIC. When the Navigation System is On, the steering wheel buttons can be used to select the Map or Menu display on the Navigation Unit.
194 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL “Language” When in this display you may select one of five lan- guages for all display nomenclature, including the trip functions and the navigation system (if equipped). Press the FUNCTION SELECT button while in this display to select English, Espanol, Deutsch, Italiano, or Francais.
“Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock” When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed. This feature may be selected with or without the flash lights on lock/unlock feature. To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “ON”...
196 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL “Turn Headlights On with Remote Key Unlock” When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate and remain on for up to 90 seconds when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter. To make your selec- tion, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “OFF,”...
“Turn-by-Turn Navigation” — If Equipped When ON is selected, the turn-by-turn directions will appear in the display as the vehicle approaches a desig- nated turn within a programmed route. To make your selection, press and release the FUNCTION SELECT button until “ON” or “OFF” appears. “Display Units of Measure in”...
198 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the radio. Press the ON/VOLUME control knob a second time to turn off the radio.
Phone Button uconnect phone — If Equipped Press this button to operate the uconnect phone feature (if equipped). Refer to “uconnect phone” in Section 3. If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With uconnect”...
200 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL TUNE Control Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones.
Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following format types: 16-Digit Character Program Type No program type or un- defined Adult Hits Classical Classic Rock College Country Foreign Language Information Jazz News Nostalgia Oldies UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 201 Program Type Personality Display...
202 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency station with the same selected Music Type name. The Music Type function only operates when in the FM mode.
Angle – Repeatedly pressing SELECT will change the viewing angle if supported by the DVD disc (if equipped). NOTE: The available selections for each of the above entries varies depending upon the disc. These selections can only be made while playing a DVD.
204 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Audio Language — If Equipped Selecting this item allows you to choose a default audio language (effective only if the language is supported by the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling down and selecting other.
a disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the defaults are effective only if the disc supports the customer-preferred settings. AM and FM Buttons Press the buttons to select AM or FM mode. SET Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory When you are receiving a station that you wish to commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET button.
206 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO) The radio DVD player and many DVD discs are coded by geographic region. These region codes must match in order for the disc to play. If the region code for the DVD disc does not match the region code for the radio DVD player, it will not play the disc.
Eject Button — Ejecting Compact Disc(s) Press the EJECT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number (1-6) where the CD was loaded and the disc will unload and move to the entrance for easy removal. Radio display will show EJECTING DISC when the disc is being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc.
208 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files The radio can play MP3/WMA files; however, acceptable MP3/WMA file recording media and formats are limited. When writing MP3/WMA files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and CDDA+MP3.
If a disc contains multi-formats, such as CD audio and MP3/WMA tracks, the radio will only play the MP3/ WMA tracks on that disc. Supported MP3/WMA File Formats The radio will recognize only files with the *.MP3/WMA extension as MP3/WMA files. Non-MP3/WMA files named with the *.MP3/WMA extension may cause play- back problems.
210 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Playback of MP3/WMA Files When a medium containing MP3/WMA data is loaded, the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more time to start playing the MP3/WMA files.
Press and hold the INFO button again for three seconds to return to elapsed time display. Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack which allows the user to plug in a portable device such as an MP3/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source and play through the vehicle speakers.
212 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions — Voice Recognition System (VR) (If Equipped) For the radio, refer to “Voice Recognition System (VR)” in Section 3. For uconnect “Voice Recognition System (VR),” refer to “uconnect phone” in Section 3. Operating Instructions - uconnect phone (If Equipped) Refer to “uconnect phone”...
AM/FM/CD/DVD RADIO (RER/REN) – IF EQUIPPED NOTE: The sales code is located on the lower right side of the unit’s faceplate. The REN and RER radios contain a CD/DVD player, USB port, and a 30-gigabyte hard drive (HDD). Sirius Satellite Radio is optional.
214 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 4. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing upward is dis- played. To move the hour backward, touch the screen where the word “Hour” with the arrow pointing down- ward is displayed.
Changing the Time Zone 1. Turn on the radio. 2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The clock setting menu will appear on the screen. 3. Touch the screen where the words “Set Time Zone” are displayed. The time zone selection menu will appear on the screen.
216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions — Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second time to turn off the radio.
4. Adjust the minutes using the right side TUNE/ SCROLL control knob. Press the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to save time change. 5. To exit, press any button/knob, or wait five seconds. RW/FF Pressing the RW (Rewind) or FF (Fast Forward) buttons causes the tuner to search for the next frequency in the direction of the arrows.
218 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob again to exit setting tone, balance, and fade. AM/FM Button Press the buttons to select either AM or FM mode. SET/RND Button — To Set the Pushbutton Memory When you are receiving a station that you wish to commit to pushbutton memory, press the SET/RND button.
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. This radio is capable of playing compact discs (CD), recordable compact discs (CD-R), rewritable compact discs (CD-RW), compact discs with MP3 tracks and multisession compact discs with CD and MP3 tracks.
220 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL EJECT Button - Ejecting a CD Press the EJECT button to eject the CD. If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within 10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it.
SET/RND Button (Random Play Button) Press this 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 right SEEK button to move to the next ran- domly selected track.
222 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL exceeding 20 folders will result in this display. With 200 files, exceeding 50 folders will result in this display.) Maximum number of characters in file/folder names: Level 1: 12 (including a separator . and a three- character extension) Level 2: 31 (including a separator .
MPEG Sampling Specification Frequency (kHz) 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. Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not supported.
224 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL MP3 player, or cassette player, and utilize the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source and play through the vehicle speakers. Pressing the DISC/AUX button will change the mode to auxiliary device if the AUX jack is connected. NOTE: The AUX device must be turned on and the device’s volume set to proper level.
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Push the ON/VOLUME control knob to turn on the radio. Push the ON/VOLUME control knob a second time to turn off the radio.
226 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not available on your vehicle, a “Not Equipped With uconnect” message will display on the radio screen. TIME Button Press the TIME button to alternate locations of the time and frequency display.
TUNE Control Turn the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob and BASS will display. Turn the TUNE/SCROLL control knob to the right or left to increase or decrease the bass tones. Push the rotary TUNE/SCROLL control knob a second time and MID will display.
228 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following format types: Program Type No program type or un- defined Adult Hits Classical Classic Rock College Country Foreign Language Information Jazz News Nostalgia Oldies 16-Digit Character Display Rhythm and Blues None...
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency station with the same selected Music Type name. The Music Type function only operates when in the FM mode. If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type (Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be exited and the radio will tune to the preset station.
230 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL and 12 FM stations to be stored into pushbutton memory. The stations stored in SET 2 memory can be selected by pressing the pushbutton twice. Every time a preset button is used, a corresponding button number will display. Buttons 1 - 6 These buttons tune the radio to the stations that you commit to pushbutton memory (12 AM and 12 FM...
CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4–3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. Do not use adhesive labels. These labels can peel away and jam the player mechanism. RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to insert a second CD if one is already loaded.
232 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL RW/FF Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released or RW or another CD button is pressed. The RW (Reverse) button works in a similar manner. AM/FM Button Press the button to select either AM or FM mode.
Maximum number of files: 255 Maximum number of folders. (The radio display of file names and folder names is limited. For large numbers of files and/or folders, the radio may be unable to display the file name and folder name and will assign a number instead.
234 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL MPEG Sampling Specification Frequency (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.
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) Pressing the LIST button will bring up a list of all folders on the disc. Scrolling up or down the list is done by turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob. Selecting a folder by pressing the TUNE/SCROLL control knob will begin playing the files contained in that folder (or the next folder in sequence if the selection does not contain playable files).
236 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL TIME Button (Auxiliary Mode) Press this button to change the display to time of day. The time of day will display for five seconds (when the ignition is OFF). Operating Instructions - uconnect phone (If Equipped) Refer to “uconnect phone”...
Connecting an iPod to the AUX port located in the radio faceplate, plays media, but does not use the UCI feature to control the connected device. Connecting The iPod Use the optional connection cable to connect an iPod to the vehicle’s 16–pin connector port (which is located in the glove compartment on some vehicles).
238 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Once in the UCI (iPod ) mode, iPod audio tracks (if available from iPod ) start playing over the vehicle’s audio system. Play Mode When switched to UCI mode, the iPod automatically starts Play mode. In Play mode, you may use the following buttons on the radio faceplate to control the iPod and display data: Use the TUNE control knob to select the next or...
While a track is playing, press the INFO button to see the associated metadata (Artist, track title, album, etc.) for that track. Pressing the INFO button again jumps to the next screen of data for that track. Once you have seen all screens, the last INFO button press will take you back to the play mode screen on the radio.
240 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL During all List modes, the iPod displays all lists in “wrap-around” mode. So if the track is at the bottom of the list just turn the wheel backwards (counter-clockwise) to get to the track faster. In List mode, the radio PRESET Buttons are used as shortcuts to the following lists on the iPod .
CAUTION! Leaving the iPod (or any supported device) any- where in the vehicle in extreme heat or cold can alter the operation, or damage the device. Follow the device manufacturer’s guidelines. Placing items on the iPod , or connections to the iPod in the vehicle, can cause damage to the device and/or to the connectors.
242 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL how to setup your on-line listening account at no addi- tional charge. For further information, call the toll-free number 888-539-7474, or visit the Sirius web site at www.sirius.com, or at www.siriuscanada.ca for Cana- dian residents. Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID) Please have the following information available when...
Selecting uconnect studios (Satellite) Mode Press the SAT button until SAT appears in the display. A CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio mode. Satellite Antenna To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the roof around the rooftop antenna location or strap items to the trunk lid around the trunk lid antenna (if equipped).
244 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SCAN Button (When Equipped) Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for the next channel, pausing for eight seconds before con- tinuing to the next. To stop the search, press the SCAN button a second time. INFO Button —...
By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type function is active, the radio will be tuned to the next channel with the same selected Music Type name. If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type (Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode will be exited and the radio will tune to the preset channel.
246 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL You may add a second channel to each pushbutton 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. This allows a total of 12 Satellite channels to be stored into pushbutton memory.
Your vehicle is equipped with a state of the art audio amplifier that provides 5.1-channel surround sound from any stereo audio source. A new feature of the Kicker audio system offers the ability to choose surround sound for any audio source. “Audio Surround”...
248 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™ — IF EQUIPPED The optional Video Entertainment System (VES)™ in- cludes the following components for rear seat entertain- ment: A diagonal 7 in (17.8 cm) Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen integrated into the center console armrest. The screen features brightness control for optimum day- time and nighttime viewing.
The LCD screen swings up from the rear of the armrest to allow the rear seat passenger(s) to view the display. VES™ Video Screen NOTE: Close the armrest after the LCD screen has been raised to its viewing position. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 249 The radio and DVD player controls allow front seat operation for easy setup in the case of younger rear seat passengers.
250 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Two wireless infrared headsets allow rear seat passen- gers to listen to the same or individual audio sources. Audio/Video RCA Jacks (AUX Jacks) on the rear of the center console enable the monitor to display video directly from a video camera, connect video games for display on the screen, or play music directly from an MP3...
Vehicles equipped with steering wheel-mounted buttons are also equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). The EVIC features a driver-interactive display which is located in the instrument cluster. The VOLUME button controls the sound level of the sound system. Press the top of the VOLUME button to increase the sound level.
252 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CD/DVD MAINTENANCE To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following precautions: 1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the surface. 2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth, wiping from center to edge.
CLIMATE CONTROLS The air conditioning and heating system is designed to make you comfortable in all types of weather. Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System Manual Temperature Controls UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 253 Blower Control The rotary knob on the left controls the blower.
254 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Temperature Control The rotary knob in the center controls air temperature. Rotate the control to the left for cooler air temperature and to the right for warmer air tempera- ture. Rotating the control to the ex- treme left provides the coldest setting.
Bi-Level Air flows through the outlets located in the instru- ment panel and through the outlets located on the floor. Air flows through the registers in the back of the center console to the rear seat passengers. These registers can be closed to partially block airflow. Panel Air flows through the outlets located in the instru- ment panel.
256 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Automatic Temperature Control — If Equipped Automatic Temperature Controls Automatic Operation The Dual-Zone Climate Control System automatically maintains the climate in the cabin of the vehicle at the comfort levels desired by the driver and passenger. Operation of the system is quite simple.
72°F (22°C) is the recommended setting for maximum comfort for the average person; however, this may vary. NOTE: The temperature setting can be adjusted at any time without affecting automatic operation. Air conditioning in this system is automatic. Pressing the air conditioning control button while in AUTO mode will cause the indicator in the control button to flash three times and then turn off.
258 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Attempting to use the recirculation while in these modes will cause the indicator in the control button to blink and then turn off. Manual Operation This system offers a full complement of manual override features, which consist of blower preferred automatic, mode preferred automatic, or blower and mode preferred automatic.
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260 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The operator can override the AUTO mode setting to change airflow distribution by rotating the mode control knob (on the right) to one of the following positions. Defrost Air is directed to the windshield through the outlets at the base of the windshield.
conditioning. An indicator in the button illuminates when manual compressor operation is selected. NOTE: To control the air conditioning manually, the mode selector must be moved out of the AUTO position. Recirculation Control This button can be used to block out smoke, odors, dust, high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired.
262 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Winter Operation Use of the air Recirculation mode during Winter months is not recommended because it may cause window fogging. Vacation Storage Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the fresh air and high blower setting.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 263 Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions...
STARTING PROCEDURES Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust the inside and outside mirrors, fasten your seat belt, and if present, instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts. WARNING! Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons.
270 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! Damage to the transmission may occur if the follow- ing precautions are not observed: Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed.
If Engine Fails To Start WARNING! Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into the throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire causing serious personal injury. WARNING! (Continued) Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started.
272 STARTING AND OPERATING release it as soon as the starter engages. The starter motor will disengage automatically in 10 seconds. Once this occurs, release the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the normal starting procedure.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION CAUTION! Damage to the transmission may occur if the follow- ing precautions are not observed: Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed.
274 STARTING AND OPERATING Shift lever position Accelerator position Vehicle speed The gear shifting process is continuously adapted, de- pendent on the driving style, the driving situation, and the road characteristics. NOTE: After selecting any driving position, wait a moment to allow the gear to engage fully before accelerating, especially when the engine is cold.
WARNING! Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle, you should always shift the transmission into PARK, remove the key from the ignition, and apply the parking brake.
276 STARTING AND OPERATING located to the right of the shift lever. The override access port is at the top of the bin to the right of the shift lever gate. Interlock Manual Override To activate the override, first insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it to the ON position.
Shift Lever Gear Ranges PARK PARK supplements the parking brake by locking the transmission. The engine can be started in this range. Never use PARK while the vehicle is in motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the vehicle in this range. STARTING AND OPERATING 277 When parking on a flat surface, place the shift lever in the PARK position first, and then apply the parking brake.
278 STARTING AND OPERATING The following indicators should be used to ensure that you have engaged the shift lever in the PARK position: When shifting into PARK move the shift lever all the way forward and left until it stops and is fully seated. Look at the shift indicator display on the instrument panel to ensure it is in the P position.
shifts and the best fuel economy. Select the “3” range when frequent transmission shifting occurs when using the Overdrive range, such as when operating the vehicle under heavy loading conditions (in hilly terrain, travel- ing into strong head winds, or while towing heavy trailers).
280 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! Never race the engine with the brakes on and the vehicle in gear, and never hold the vehicle on an incline without applying the brakes. These practices can cause overheating and damage to the transmis- sion.
Transmission Limp Home Mode The transmission is monitored for abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could cause damage, the transmission automatically shifts into second gear. The transmission remains in second gear despite the forward gear selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operate.
282 STARTING AND OPERATING 5-Speed Automatic Transmission Shifting from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE should be done only after the accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped. Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when moving the shift lever between these gears. Shift Lever Gear Ranges PARK...
WARNING! Never use PARK position on an automatic transmis- sion as a substitute for the parking brake. Always apply parking brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage. The following indicators should be used to ensure that you have engaged the shift lever in the PARK position: When shifting into PARK, move the shift lever all the way forward and left until it stops and is fully seated.
284 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! Coasting the vehicle or driving for any other reason with the shift lever in NEUTRAL can result in transmission damage. WARNING! Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe practices that limit your response to changing traffic or road conditions.
Temporary Transmission Limp Home Mode The transmission is monitored for abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could result in transmission damage, the transmission will engage Limp Home Mode. If vehicle acceleration worsens, or the transmission no longer shifts, the transmission is most likely operating in the Limp Home Mode.
286 STARTING AND OPERATING AUTOSTICK — IF EQUIPPED Autostick is a driver-interactive transmission that offers manual gear shifting to provide you with more control of the vehicle. Autostick allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance. This system can also provide you with more control during passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain driving, trailer towing, and many other situations.
vehicle automatically shifts into AWD mode. Automatic AWD operation could be activated by outside tempera- ture, wheel slip, or other predetermined conditions (there may be a slight delay for AWD engagement after a wheel slip condition occurs). AWD can also be manually se- lected by moving the shift lever into the Autostick mode (+/-) or activating the windshield wipers for an extended period of time.
288 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous. Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the rear wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle and possibly have an accident. Accelerate slowly and carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction (ice, snow, wet mud, loose sand, etc.).
Flowing/Rising Water WARNING! Do not drive on or cross a road or a path where water is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flow- ing water can wear away the road or path’s surface and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water. Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry your vehicle away swiftly.
290 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! (Continued) Driving through standing water may cause dam- age to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Al- ways inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission/transaxle, axle, etc.) for signs of con- tamination (i.e., fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after driving through standing water.
POWER STEERING The standard power steering system will give you good vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical steering capability if power assist is lost. If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will still be possible to steer your vehicle.
292 STARTING AND OPERATING apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as antici- pated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an autho- rized dealer. No chemical flushes should be used in any power steering system; only the approved lubricant may be used. WARNING! Fluid level should be checked on a level surface and with the engine off to prevent injury from moving...
PARK. As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade. The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the lower left corner of the instrument panel. To apply the parking brake, push the parking brake pedal down and then remove your foot from the pedal.
294 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in the ignition.
You also may experience the following when the brake system goes into Anti-Lock: The ABS motor running (it may continue to run for a short time after the stop), The clicking sound of solenoid valves, Brake pedal pulsations, and A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end of the stop.
296 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of phys- ics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering efficiency beyond that af- forded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
WARNING! The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those re- sulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning.
298 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. The BAS cannot prevent accidents, including those re- sulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning.
flashes when the TCS is active. If the ESP/TCS Indicator Light begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions.
300 STARTING AND OPERATING ESP on again, momentarily depress the ESP OFF switch and the “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” will turn off. NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving with snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow, sand, or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off”...
ESP is synchronized (refer to Synchronizing ESP), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem diagnosed and corrected. NOTE: The ESP/TCS Indicator Light and the ESP/BAS Mal- function Indicator Light will turn on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned ON. Each time the ignition switch is turned ON, the ESP system will be on even if it was turned off previously.
302 STARTING AND OPERATING 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 designa- tion. Example: 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 (%)
304 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 the date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire. DOT = Department of Transportation —...
306 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the driver’s side B-Pillar. Tire and Loading Information Placard Tire and Loading Information Placard This placard tells you important information about the: 1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle 2) total weight your vehicle can carry...
axles must not be exceeded. For further information on GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to “Vehicle Loading” in this section. To determine the maximum loading conditions of your vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg”...
308 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: The following table shows examples on how to calcu- late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations and number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
310 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.
WARNING! (Continued) Unequal tire pressures from one side of the ve- hicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right or left. Always drive with each tire inflated to the recom- mended cold tire inflation pressure. Economy Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread.
312 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.
314 STARTING AND OPERATING vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and rein- stalled at the first opportunity. WARNING! Temporary use spare tires are for emergency use only. With these tires, do not drive more than 50 mph (80 km/h).
WARNING! The limited-use spare tires are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects vehicle handling. With this tire, do not drive more than 50 mph (80 km/h). Keep inflated to the cold tire inflation pressure listed on either your tire placard or limited-use spare tire and wheel assembly.
316 STARTING AND OPERATING Tread Wear Indicators Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires to help you in determining when your tires should be replaced. 1 — Worn Tire 2 — New Tire These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread grooves.
WARNING! Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure. You could lose control and have an accident resulting in serious injury or death. Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little exposure to light as possible.
318 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 sus- pension dimensions and performance characteris- tics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle.
TIRE CHAINS Use only compact chains or other traction aids that meet SAE type “Class S” specifications. Chains must be the proper size for the vehicle, as recommended by the chain manufacturer. In addition, only install tire chains on P215/65 R17 and P225/60 R18 size tires. The P245/45 R20 size tires do not provide adequate clearance for tire chains.
320 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! (Continued) Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating speed, and conditions for use. Always use the lower suggested operating speed of the chain manufac- turer if different from the speed recommended by the manufacture.
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at different loads and perform different steering, driving, and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at unequal rates and tend to develop irregular wear pat- terns. These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires.
322 STARTING AND OPERATING TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recom- mended cold placard pressure. The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12°F (6.5°C).
For example, your vehicle may have a recommended cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68°F (20°C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa), a temperature drop to 20°F (-7°C) will decrease the tire pressure to approximately 23 psi (158 kPa).
324 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure or condition. The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge while adjusting your tire pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if equipped) has a TPM sensor. The matching full size spare can be used in place of any of the four road tires. The TPMS will only monitor the pressure in the full size spare when it is used in place of a road tire.
326 STARTING AND OPERATING 3. Accumulation of snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings. 4. Using tire chains on the vehicle. 5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors. NOTE: Vehicles with Full Size Spare 1. The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly has a TPM sensor that can be monitored by the TPMS.
5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire, and reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare, the TPMS will update automatically and the TPM Telltale Light will turn OFF, as long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure warning limit in any of the four active road tires.
328 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings The TPM Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime will sound when tire pressure is low in one or more of the four active road tires. In addition, the EVIC will display one or more low pressure messages (Left Front, Left Rear, Right Front, Right Rear) for three seconds and a graphic showing the pressure values of each tire with the low tire...
STARTING AND OPERATING 329 turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information. Check TPMS Warning If a system fault is detected, the TPM Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid.
330 STARTING AND OPERATING If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat, providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault no longer exists, the TPM Telltale Light will no longer flash, and the CHECK TPM SYSTEM message will no longer display, and a pressure value will display in place of the dashes.
NOTE: Vehicles with Compact Spare 1. The compact spare tire does not have a TPM sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the pressure in the compact spare tire. 2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, the TPM Telltale Light will remain ON and a chime will sound.
332 STARTING AND OPERATING 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 operation.
The use of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it will not provide any benefit over regular gasoline in these engines. Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is required.
334 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! DO NOT use gasolines containing Methanol or E85 Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical fuel system components. Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or E85 ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
MMT In Gasoline MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline blended with MMT provides no performance advantage beyond gasoline of the same octane number without MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug life and reduces emissions system performance in some vehicles.
336 STARTING AND OPERATING The use of fuel additives, which are now being sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended. Most of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the manufacturer.
STARTING AND OPERATING 337 ADDING FUEL Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) The gas cap is located behind the fuel filler door on the left side of the vehicle. If so equipped, use the finger pull to open the door. Otherwise, push in on the left side (near the edge) of the fuel filler door to access the fuel filler cap.
338 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler cap door reinforcement. Gas Cap Tether Hook CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emissions control system could result from using an improper fuel tank filler tube cap (gas cap).
WARNING! Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank filled. Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is running. A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a portable container that is inside of a vehicle.
340 STARTING AND OPERATING VEHICLE LOADING The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is shown on the “Vehicle Certification Label.” This information should be used for passenger and luggage loading as indicated. Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
WARNING! Because the front wheels 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...
342 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Refer to the “Vehicle Certification Label” affixed to the rear of the driver’s door for your vehicle’s GVWR and GAWRs. Refer to the “Tire Placard” for your vehicle’s proper tire pressure. 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.
Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) The GCWR is the total permissible weight of your vehicle and trailer when weighed in combination. (Note that GCWR ratings include a 150 lbs [68 kg] allowance for the presence of a driver.) Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear axles.
344 STARTING AND OPERATING of hitches are the most popular on the market today and they are commonly used to tow small- and medium- sized trailers. Weight-Distributing Hitch A weight-distributing system works by applying lever- age through spring (load) bars. They are typically used for heavier loads to distribute trailer tongue weight to the tow vehicle’s front axle and the trailer axle(s).
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. Refer to the “Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)”...
346 STARTING AND OPERATING Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain. Engine/Transmission 2.7L & 3.5L Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) Automatic 3.5L All Wheel Drive (AWD) & 5.7L Automatic Refer to local laws for maximum trailer towing speeds NOTE: The trailer tongue weight must be considered as part of the combined weight of occupants and cargo, and it should never exceed the weight referenced on the “Tire and Loading Information”...
Tire Placard Location Trailer and Tongue Weight Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) on the tow hitch of your vehicle.
348 STARTING AND OPERATING Consider the following items when computing the weight on the rear axle of the vehicle: The tongue weight of the trailer. The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment put in or on your vehicle. The weight of the driver and all passengers.
WARNING! (Continued) Make certain that the load is secured in the trailer and it will not shift during travel. When trailering cargo that is not fully secured, dynamic load shifts can occur that may be difficult for the driver to control.
350 STARTING AND OPERATING Towing Requirements — Tires − Do not attempt to tow a trailer while using a compact spare tire. − Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to “Tires–General Information”...
CAUTION! If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg) loaded, it should have its own brakes, and they should be of adequate capacity. Failure to do this could lead to accelerated brake lining wear, higher brake pedal effort, and longer stopping distances. WARNING! Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle’s hy- draulic brake lines.
352 STARTING AND OPERATING The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector. Refer to the following illustrations. 4-Pin Connector 1 — Female Pins 4 — Park 2 — Male Pin 5 —...
Towing Tips Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping, and backing up the trailer in an area located away from heavy traffic. Towing Tips — Automatic Transmission The DRIVE range can be selected when towing. How- ever, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, the “3”...
354 STARTING AND OPERATING − Extended driving at high RPM should be avoided to prevent excess heat generation. A reduction in vehicle speed may be required to avoid extended driving at high RPM. Return to a higher gear range or vehicle speed when road conditions and RPM level allows.
356 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHER The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located in the switch bank near the top center of the instrument panel. Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning flashers. When the Hazard Warning flasher switch is activated, all directional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming traffic of an emergency.
CAUTION! Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the temperature gauge reads “H,” pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the “H,”...
358 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! (Continued) The jack is designed to use as a tool for changing tires only. The jack should not be used to lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should be jacked on a firm level surface only. Avoid ice or slippery areas.
Spare Tire Fastener 4. Remove the spare tire. 5. Remove the fastener securing the jack. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 359 Jack Fastener WARNING! A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the ve- hicle.
360 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Preparations For Jacking 6. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface as far from the edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery areas. 7. Set the parking brake. 8. Place the shift lever into PARK. 9.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 361 WARNING! (Continued) Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a jack. Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack. Jack Warning Label Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. 1.
362 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 2. If equipped with steel wheels, do not remove the wheel cover at this time. If equipped with aluminum wheels where the center cap covers the lug nuts, use the lug wrench to pry the center cap off carefully before raising the vehicle.
3. Before raising the vehicle, use the lug wrench to loosen, but not remove, the lug nuts on the wheel with the flat tire. Turn the lug nuts counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. Lug Nut Removal/Installation 1 —...
364 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jack Engagement Locations...
5. Raise the vehicle just enough to remove the flat tire and install the spare tire. WARNING! Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough to remove the tire.
366 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the ve- hicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places provided. Compact Spare Tire The compact spare tire is for temporary emergency use with radial tires.
1. Mount the road tire on the axle. For vehicles equipped with wheel covers, perform Steps 2 and 3. For vehicles equipped with center caps, proceed to Step 4. 2. Install two lug nuts on the mounting studs, which are on each side of the stud that is in alignment with the valve stem.
368 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES snapping the cover over the two lug nuts. Do not use a hammer or excessive force to install the cover. 4. Install the remaining lug nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the lug nuts.
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES WARNING! Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan when- ever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the ignition switch is ON. You can be hurt by the fan. Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started.
370 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES NOTE: The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk. Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump-starting. 1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry such as watchbands or bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical contact.
Jump-Starting 1 — Engine Ground 2 — Positive Battery Post WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 371 WARNING! You should not try to start your vehicle by pushing or towing. Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the discharged battery.
372 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES the instrument cluster) remains on continuously after starting the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery. 8. When removing the jumper cables, reverse the above sequence exactly. Be careful of the moving belts and fan. WARNING! Any procedure other than above could result in: Personal injury caused by electrolyte squirting out...
CAUTION! When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by moving be- tween 1st and REVERSE, do not spin the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result. Racing the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead to transmission overheating and failure. It can also damage the tires.
374 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE Without The Ignition Key Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed with the ignition in the LOCK position. The only ap- proved method of towing without the ignition key is with a flatbed truck.
CAUTION! (Continued) If the transmission is not operative or if the vehicle is to be towed more than 15 miles (24 km), then the only approved method of towing is with a flatbed truck. Otherwise, damage to the trans- mission may result. Do not tow the vehicle from the rear.
382 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.
TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the problem continues, the message will appear the next time the vehicle is started. A loose, improperly installed, or damaged fuel filler cap may also turn on the MIL. 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.
384 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 5. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will happen: a. The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should not proceed to the I/M station.
DEALER SERVICE Your authorized dealer has the qualified service person- nel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are available which include detailed service information for your vehicle. Refer to these manuals before attempting any procedure yourself.
386 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The best time to check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain the oil level between the MIN and MAX markings on the dipstick.
NOTE: Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6,000 miles (10 000 km) or six months, whichever occurs first. Engine Oil Selection For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395.
388 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compart- ment” in this section. Lubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certifi- cation mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used.
Engine Air Cleaner Filter Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 for proper maintenance intervals. WARNING! The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can provide a measure of protection in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary for repair or maintenance.
390 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The battery is stored under an access cover in the trunk. Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump-starting. Battery Location 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.
WARNING! (Continued) The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that should not be disconnected and should only be replaced with a battery of the same type (vented). 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.
392 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) The air conditioning system contains refrigerant under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected should be done by an experienced technician. Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluoro- carbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental...
MOPAR Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy opera- tion and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular attention should also be given to hood latching compo- nents to insure proper function.
394 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This rating information can be found on most washer fluid containers.
WARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, refer to “Exhaust Gas” under “Safety Tips” in Section 2. The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only.
396 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 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 exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn.
Cooling System WARNING! When working near the radiator cooling fan, dis- connect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. The fan is tempera- ture controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position. You or others can be badly burned by hot engine coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator.
398 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cooling System — Drain, Flush, and Refill If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains a considerable amount of sediment, clean and flush with a reliable cooling system cleaner. Follow with a thorough rinsing to remove all deposits and chemicals. Properly dispose of the old engine coolant (antifreeze) solution.
CAUTION! (Continued) This vehicle has not been designed for use with propylene glycol-based engine coolant (anti- freeze). Use of propylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is not recommended. Adding Coolant Your vehicle has been built with an improved engine coolant (antifreeze) that allows extended maintenance intervals.
400 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Mixing engine coolant (antifreeze) types will decrease the life of the engine coolant (antifreeze) and will require more frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) changes. Cooling System Pressure Cap The cap must be fully tightened to prevent loss of coolant, and to ensure that engine coolant (antifreeze) will return to the radiator from the coolant recovery bottle.
rules for your community. To prevent ingestion by ani- mals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) in open containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the ground. If ingested by a child, contact a physician immediately. Clean up any ground spills immediately.
402 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE coolant (antifreeze) needs to be added, contents of coolant recovery bottle must also be protected against freezing. If frequent engine coolant (antifreeze) additions are required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling system should be pressure tested for leaks.
Master Cylinder - Brake Fluid Level Check Check the fluid level in the master cylinder immediately if the brake system warning light indicates system fail- ure. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when per- forming underhood services. Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing the cap.
404 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not allow petroleum-based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Seal damage may result. Automatic Transmission Fluid Level Check Regular automatic transmission fluid level checks are not required. For this reason, the dipstick is omitted. If you notice fluid loss or gear shift malfunction, have your authorized dealer check the transmission fluid level.
Fluid and Filter Changes Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” in Section 8 for proper maintenance intervals. If the transmission is disassembled for any reason, the fluid and filter should be changed. Selection of Lubricant It is important that the proper lubricant is used in the transmission to assure optimum transmission perfor- mance.
406 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The front differential fill plug is located on the outer cover near the halfshaft attachment. To inspect the differ- ential fluid level, remove the fill plug. The fluid level should be even with or slightly below the bottom of the hole.
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.
408 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or similar cause that 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 or equivalent.
410 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instrument that may scratch the elements. When cleaning the rear view mirror, spray cleaner on the towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner directly on the mirror.
FUSES Integrated Power Module The Integrated Power Module (IPM) is located in the engine compartment. This module contains fuses and relays. Integrated Power Module MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 411 CAUTION! When installing the integrated power module cover, it is important to ensure the cover is prop- erly positioned and fully latched.
Cavity Car- Mini- Description tridge Fuse Fuse — — — — — — — — — — — — Rear Power Distribution Center There is also a power distribution center located in the trunk under the spare tire access panel. This center contains fuses and relays.
414 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! When installing the power distribution center cover, it is important to ensure the cover is prop- erly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so may allow water to get into the power distribution center and possibly result in an electrical system failure.
Cavity Car- Mini- Description tridge Fuse Fuse 60 Amp — Ignition Off Draw (IOD) Yellow 40 Amp — Integrated Power Mod- Green ule (IPM) — — — 40 Amp — Integrated Power Mod- Green ule (IPM) 30 Amp — Heated Seats - if Pink equipped —...
418 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE * Cavities 11, 12, and 13 contain self-resetting fuses (circuit breakers) that are only serviceable by an autho- rized dealer. The cluster and the driver seat switch (if equipped) are fused by the 25-Amp circuit breaker in Cavity 11.
NOTE: For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for replacement instructions. All of the interior bulbs are glass wedge base or glass cartridge types. Aluminum base bulbs are not approved and should not be used for replacement. Exterior Low Beam Headlight (Standard Halogen) ..9006 Low Beam Headlight –...
420 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the bulb comes in contact with an oily surface, clean the bulb with rubbing alcohol. 3. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and install the replacement bulb.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 421 3 — Park/Turn Light Bulb 4 — Side Marker Light Bulb...
422 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Low Beam Headlight, High Beam Headlight, and Park/Turn Light — Models with High Intensity Discharge Headlights (HID) HID Headlights The headlights are a type of high voltage discharge tube. High voltage can remain in the circuit even with the HEADLIGHT switch off and the key removed.
Backup Light, Side Marker Light, Tail/Turn Light, and Tail/Stop Light 1. Open the Trunk. 2. Remove two fasteners from the back of the tail light assembly. 3. Pull back the trunk liner. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 423 4. Remove the remaining fastener from the back of the tail light assembly.
424 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 8. Turn the appropriate bulb and socket assembly coun- terclockwise to remove it from the tail light assembly. 2 — Side Marker Light Bulb 1 — Backup Light Bulb...
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 425 3 — Tail/Turn Light Bulb 4 — Tail/Stop Light Bulb 9. Disconnect the bulb from the socket assembly and install the replacement bulb. 10. Reinstall the bulb and socket assembly into the tail light assembly, and then turn it clockwise.
426 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 11. Reinstall the tail light assembly, fasteners, electrical connector, and trunk liner. 12. Close the trunk. License Light 1. Remove the screws securing the light to the rear fascia. 2. Remove the bulb and socket assembly. 3.
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES Fuel (Approximate) 2.7 Liter Engine 3.5 Liter Engine without All Wheel Drive 3.5 Liter Engine with All Wheel Drive 5.7 Liter Engine Engine Oil with Filter 2.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified) 3.5 Liter Engine (SAE 10W-30, API Certified) 5.7 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified) Cooling System * 2.7 Liter Engine (MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile...
428 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 3.5 Liter Engine with All Wheel Drive (MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) 5.7 Liter Engine without Severe Duty II Cooling System (MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) 5.7 Liter Engine with Severe Duty II Cooling System (MOPAR Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) * Includes heater and coolant recovery bottle filled to MAX level.
430 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Component Oil Filter (2.7L, 3.5L, and 5.7L En- gines) Fuel Selection (2.7L Engine) Fuel Selection (3.5L and 5.7L En- gines) Chassis Component Automatic Transmission Brake Master Cylinder Power Steering Reservoir Front Axle Rear Axle Transfer Case Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part MOPAR Engine Oil Filter (P/N 04884899AB) or equivalent 87 Octane...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emissions Control System Maintenance ..432 Maintenance Schedule ....432 Required Maintenance Intervals ..434...
432 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in bold type must be done at the times or mileages specified to ensure the continued proper functioning of the emissions control system. These and all other maintenance services in- cluded in this manual, should be done to provide best vehicle performance and reliability.
NOTE: The oil change indicator message will not monitor the time since the last oil change. Change your vehicle’s oil if it has been six months since your last oil change, even if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated.
434 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Check all lights and other electrical items for correct operation. At Each Oil Change Change the engine oil filter. Inspect the brake hoses and lines. CAUTION! Failure to perform the required maintenance items may result in damage to the vehicle. Required Maintenance Intervals Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following pages for the required maintenance intervals.
6,000 Miles (10,000 km) or 6 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Odometer Reading Date Repair Order # Dealer Code Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer 12,000 Miles (20,000 km) or 12 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
436 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 18,000 Miles (30,000 km) or 18 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the rear axle fluid. Inspect the front axle fluid — All Wheel Drive (AWD). Odometer Reading Repair Order # Dealer Code Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer...
30,000 Miles (50,000 km) or 30 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs (2.7L and 5.7L Engines). Inspect the transfer case fluid — All Wheel Drive (AWD).
438 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 42,000 Miles (70,000 km) or 42 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Odometer Reading Repair Order # Dealer Code Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer 48,000 Miles (80,000 km) or 48 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
54,000 Miles (90,000 km) or 54 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the rear axle fluid. Inspect the front axle fluid — All Wheel Drive (AWD). Odometer Reading Date Repair Order # Dealer Code Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer 60,000 Miles (100,000 km) or 60 Months Maintenance Service...
440 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 66,000 Miles (110,000 km) or 66 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Odometer Reading Repair Order # Dealer Code Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer 72,000 Miles (120,000 km) or 72 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
78,000 Miles (130,000 km) or 78 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Odometer Reading Date Repair Order # Dealer Code Signature Authorized Chrysler Dealer 84,000 Miles (140,000 km) or 84 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter.
442 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 90,000 Miles (150,000 km) or 90 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the spark plugs (2.7L and 5.7L Engines). Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary. † Inspect the rear axle fluid.
96,000 Miles (160,000 km) or 96 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary. Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped) Inspect the brake linings;...
444 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 108,000 Miles (180,000 km) or 108 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary. Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped) Inspect the rear axle fluid.
120,000 Miles (200,000 km) or 120 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped) Replace the spark plugs (2.7L and 5.7L Engines). Inspect the brake linings;...
446 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 132,000 Miles (220,000 km) or 132 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary.
144,000 Miles (240,000 km) or 144 Months Maintenance Service Schedule Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. If using your vehicle for any of the following: Dusty or off-road conditions. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter; replace if necessary. Replace the air conditioning filter (if equipped) Inspect the brake linings;...
448 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES † This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions warranty. WARNING! You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you have the knowledge and the right equipment.
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE Prepare For The Appointment If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the right papers with you. Take your warranty folder. All work to be performed may not be covered by the warranty.
452 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE This is why you should always talk to an authorized dealer’s service manager first. Most matters can be re- solved with this process. If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the general manager or owner of the authorized dealer- ship.
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommuni- cation Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer center. Any hearing or speech impaired customer, who has access to a TDD or a conventional teletypewriter (TTY) in the United States, can communicate with the manufacturer by dialing 1–800–380–CHRY.
454 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE the ownership experience. You’ll be pleased with their sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related concerns. WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain, or emit, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your authorized dealer, and the manufacturer. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll free at 1–888–327–4236 (TTY: 1–800–424– 9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov;...
456 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE vehicles. A complete working knowledge of the ve- hicle, system, and/or components is written in straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams, and charts. Diagnostic Procedure Manuals Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with dia- grams, charts and detailed illustrations. These practi- cal manuals make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix problems on computer-controlled ve- hicle systems and features.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES The following tire grading categories were established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The specific grade rating assigned by the tire’s manufacturer in each category is shown on the sidewall of the tires on your vehicle.
458 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Temperature Grades The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel.
480 INDEX Water Driving Through ..... . 288 Wheel and Wheel Trim ....408 Wheel and Wheel Trim Care .
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT Special design considerations are incorporated into this vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone equipment must be installed properly by trained person- nel. The following must be observed during installation. The positive power connection should be made directly to the battery and fused as close to the battery as possible.
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