PT CRUISER 2009 OWNER’S MANUAL...
With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name This manual illustrates and describes the operation of Chrysler LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the features and equipment that are either standard or op- name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefor.
TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION PAGE ............. 3 INTRODUCTION .
INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Introduction ......4 Vehicle Identification Number ....6 How To Use This Manual .
4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assis- Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section tance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint contains the information you desire. you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. The detailed Index at the back of this Owner’s Manual It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet contains a complete listing of all subjects.
6 INTRODUCTION WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against op- erating procedures that could result in an accident or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against proce- dures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual, you may miss important information.
INTRODUCTION 7 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS A Word About Your Keys ....12 Sentry Key — If Equipped ....15 Ignition Key Removal .
10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Turn Off “Flash Lights With Lock” ..23 Wind Buffeting ..... . . 33 Panic Alarm .
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 Child Restraints ..... . . 61 Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle .
12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS Ignition Key Removal The authorized dealer that sold you your new vehicle has Automatic Transaxle the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These Place the shift lever in PARK and make sure that the shift numbers can be used to order duplicate keys from your lever knob pushbutton has returned to the outward authorized dealer.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13 key to the right slightly, then remove the key as de- scribed. If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable.
14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Key-In-Ignition Reminder CAUTION! Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition, sounds a signal to remind you to remove the key. An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all NOTE: With the driver’s door open, and the key in the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 15 To Release the Steering Wheel Lock SENTRY KEY — IF EQUIPPED Insert the key in the ignition switch and start the engine. Sentry Key Immobilizer System If the key is difficult to turn, move the wheel slightly to The Sentry Key Immobilizer System prevents unautho- the right or left to disengage the lock.
16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If the bulb begins to flash after the bulb check, this Exxon/Mobil SpeedPass™, additional Sentry Keys , indicates that an invalid key has been used to start the or any other transponder equipped components on the vehicle.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 17 Sentry Key Programming CAUTION! If you have two valid Sentry Keys , you can program new Sentry Keys to the system by performing the Always remove Sentry Keys from the vehicle and following procedure: lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.
18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 4. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch. your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be repro- Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within grammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to the autho- 60 seconds.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 19 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF To Set the Alarm EQUIPPED 1. Remove the key from the ignition switch and get out The Vehicle Security Alarm system monitors the doors, of the vehicle. liftgate, and ignition switch for unauthorized operation.
20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Disarm the Alarm Unlock a front door using the RKE transmitter. Starting the vehicle with a valid Sentry Key will disarm the system. A valid key is one that is programmed to that particular vehicle.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 21 button is pressed, the illuminated entry will initiate and the parking lights will flash on twice. The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles equipped with EVIC. Refer to “Turn Headlamps on with Remote Key Unlock”, under “Personal...
22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. Continue to hold the LOCK button at least four To Lock the Doors and Liftgate seconds, but not longer than 10 seconds, then press and Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- hold the UNLOCK button.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 23 To Turn Off “Flash Lights with Lock” Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button NOTE: The “Flash Lights with Lock” feature can be to deactivate the Security Alarm.
24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless Use the following procedure to program additional RKE you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second transmitters if the vehicle is not equipped with Sentry time or if the vehicle speed is 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25 5. Turn the ignition to the ON position. Do not start the 11. Within four seconds of hearing the chime, press and engine. release the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. 6. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on the RKE 12.
26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expected facing down, use a flat blade to pry the two halves of the life of a battery is five years. RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the elastomer seal during removal.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 27 2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching the new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol. 3. To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two halves together.
28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Power Door Locks WARNING! A door lock switch is on each front door panel. Press either switch to lock or unlock the doors. For personal security and safety in the event of an accident, lock the vehicle doors while you drive, when you park, and when leaving the vehicle.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29 Auto Lock — If Equipped For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, the Auto Lock The doors will lock automatically on vehicles with power can be enabled or disabled by performing the following door locks if all of the following conditions are met: procedure: 1.
30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. The shift lever was in gear and the vehicle speed 2. Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON, and returned to 0 mph (0 km/h). back to LOCK four times, ending up in the LOCK position.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 31 engaged, that door can only be opened by using the WARNING! outside door handle even if the inside door lock is in the unlocked position. Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the Child Door Protection Lock is engaged.
32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The window lock switch is located between the window WARNING! switches that allows you to disable the rear window switches that are located at the back of the center floor Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the console.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33 Rear Window Switches Wind Buffeting There are also rear passenger window switches located at Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of the rear of the center console. pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the ears.
34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To open the unlocked liftgate, squeeze the liftgate release WARNING! touch pad located on the backside of the liftgate handle and pull the liftgate open with one fluid motion. Driving with the liftgate open can allow poison- ous exhaust gases into your vehicle.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 35 OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS be used to hold infant and child restraint systems.Refer to Some of the most important safety features in your the Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH) vehicle are the restraint systems. These include: system explanation in this section.
36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen WARNING! far away from home or on your own street. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they inside or outside of a vehicle.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 37 Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions WARNING! (Continued) 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make adjust the seat. your injuries in a collision much worse. You might suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out 2.
38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! A belt that is worn under your arm is very danger- ous. Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39 Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle Removing Slack From Belt 4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt.
40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! WARNING! A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be not protect you properly.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41 If the rear seatback is properly latched and the rear WARNING! center lap/shoulder belt still can not be pulled out, the Automatic-Locking Retractor (ALR) system may be A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and activated.
42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lap/Shoulder Seat Belt Untwisting Procedure your neck. Push up or down on the anchorage button to Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ release the anchorage, and move it up or down to the shoulder belt.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43 you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Re- anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that straint Controller (ORC) (see the following Airbag sec- it is locked in position.
Driver and Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Airbag Chrysler LLC does not recommend deactivating the This vehicle has airbags for both the driver and front Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert ). passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint If BeltAlert is deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light systems.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45 This vehicle may also be equipped with side airbags to protect the driver, front, and rear passengers sitting next to a window. If the vehicle is equipped with side airbags, they are located above the side windows. The trim covering the side airbags is labeled SRS AIRBAG.
46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Do not put anything on or around the airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and you could be injured in a collision because the airbags are not there to protect you.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47 Airbags inflate in moderate-to-high-speed impacts. NOTE: The passenger front airbag may not deploy even Along with seat belts and pretensioners, front airbags when the driver front airbag has, if the Occupant Classi- work with the instrument panel knee impact blockers to fication System (refer to Occupant Classification Module provide improved protection for the driver and front...
48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Children who are not big enough to properly wear the 4. If your vehicle has supplemental side, do not lean vehicle seat belt (see section on Child Restraints) should against the door, airbags will inflate forcefully into the be secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt- space between you and the door.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 49 Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) (if equipped) WARNING! (Continued) Steering Wheel and Column Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during front airbag deployment could cause Instrument Panel serious injury. Airbags need room to inflate. Sit Driver and Front Passenger Knee Impact Blockers back comfortably extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.
50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The ORC also monitors the readiness of the electronic WARNING! parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in the START or ON positions. These include all of the Ignoring the Airbag Warning Light in your instrument items listed above except the steering wheel and panel could mean you won’t have the airbags to protect column, and knee blocker panels.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 51 The Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light The PAD indicator light should not be illu- (an amber light located in the center of the instrument minated when an adult passenger is prop- panel) tells the driver and front passenger when the erly seated in the front passenger seat.
52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Drivers and adult passengers should verify that the PAD WARNING! Indicator Light is not illuminated when an adult is riding in the front passenger seat. If an adult occupant’s weight Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an is transferred to another part of the vehicle (like the door airbag.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 53 If there is a fault present in the Airbag system, the Airbag units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas is generated to Warning Light (a red light located in the center of the inflate the front airbags.
54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE OCM communicates with the ORC. The ORC uses the listed under “The Side Airbag Inflatable Curtains occupant category to determine whether the front (SABIC) system consists of the following”. passenger airbag should be turned off. It also deter- In moderate-to-severe side collisions the inflating Side mines the rate of airbag inflation during a collision.
This tener be modified or replaced with any part except does not mean something is wrong with the airbag those which are approved by Chrysler LLC/Mopar . system. WARNING! If you do have a collision which deploys the airbags, any...
56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor airbags have deployed. If you are involved in another immediately.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 57 Maintaining Your Airbag System WARNING! (Continued) Do not attempt to modify any part of your ad- WARNING! vanced airbag system. The airbag may inflate Modifications to any part of the airbag system accidentally or may not function properly if modi- could cause it to fail when you need it.
58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbag Warning Light WARNING! (Continued) You will want to have the airbags ready to Do not place or hang any items such as add-on inflate for your protection in a collision. While video players on the front seat backs.
Chrysler LLC and others to learn more about the eters (see following list) in an event data recorder prior to...
Impact acceleration and angle preserved Seatbelt status 2. Used in defense of litigation involving a Chrysler LLC Brake status (service and parking brakes) product Accelerator status (including vehicle speed) 3. Requested by police under a legal warrant Engine control status (including engine speed) 4.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 61 Cruise control status WARNING! Traction/stability control status In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, Tire Pressure Monitoring System status can become a missile inside the vehicle. The force required to hold even an infant on your lap could Child Restraints become so great that you could not hold the child, no Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the...
62 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Safety experts recommend that children ride infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing rearward-facing in the vehicle until they are at least by children who weigh more than 9 kg (20 lbs) but are one year old and weigh at least 20 lbs (9 kg).
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 63 The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weigh- WARNING! ing more than 40 lbs (18 kg), but who are still too small to fit the vehicle’s seat belts properly. If the child Improper installation can lead to failure of an cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s cushion infant or child restraint.
64 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. restraint: If the seat belt has a cinching latch plate, pulling up on the shoulder portion of the lap/shoulder belt will Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it tighten the belt.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 65 the latch plate from the buckle, turn the latch plate pulling on the excess webbing to tighten the lap portion around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle about the child restraint. Follow the instructions of the again.
66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE type of lower attachment, NEVER install LATCH- compatible child seats such that two seats share a com- mon lower anchorage. If you are installing LATCH- compatible child restraints in adjacent rear seating positions, you can use the LATCH anchors or the vehi- cle’s seat belt for the outboard position, but you must use the vehicle’s seat belt at the center position.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 67 provide add-on tether strap kits for some of their older restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat belt products. Tether anchorage kits are also available for behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the most older vehicles.
68 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE In general, you will first loosen the adjusters on the lower Not all child restraint systems will be installed as we and tether straps so that you can more easily attach the have described here.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 69 Make sure that the child is upright in the seat. ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS A long break-in period is not required for the engine in The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug your vehicle.
70 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A new engine may consume some oil during its first few If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force considered as a normal part of the break-in and not outside air into the vehicle.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 71 Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the Defroster Vehicle Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place the blower control on high speed. You should be able to Seat Belts feel the air directed against the windshield. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays and loose parts.
72 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Fluid Leaks Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel, engine coolant, oil or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline fumes are detected or fuel, power steering fluid or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be located and corrected immediately.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Mirrors ......77 Phone Call Features ....90 Inside Day/Night Mirror .
74 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Manual Lumbar — If Equipped ..110 Lights — On Reminder ....123 Folding Front Passenger Seat —...
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 75 To Deactivate ..... . . 130 Wind Buffeting ..... . 140 To Resume Speed .
76 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Position 5 (Table) ..... 148 Rear Wiper/Washer Switch — If Equipped . . 151 Rear Window Features .
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 77 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).
78 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Outside Mirror — Passenger Side mirror, move the knob in the same direction you want the Adjust the convex outside mirror so you can just see the mirror to move. Use the O (Center) position to guard side of your vehicle in the part of the mirror closest to the against accidentally moving a mirror position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 79 rotate the sun visor down and swing the mirror cover The passenger vanity mirror will become inoperable if upward. The lights turn on automatically. Closing the left on for more than 10 minutes. mirror cover turns off the lights.
Refer to your “Navigation User’s Manual” for NOTE: UConnect system operating instructions for these ra- following websites: dios. Radio sales code can be located on the lower right www.chrysler.com/uconnect corner of the Radio faceplate. www.dodge.com/uconnect UConnect is a voice-activated, hands-free, in-vehicle communications system.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 81 The UConnect system is driven through your Voice Recognition Button Bluetooth “Hands-Free profile” cellular phone. Actual button location may vary with radio. UConnect features Bluetooth technology - the global The individual buttons are described in the standard that enables different electronic devices to con- “Operation”...
82 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The radio display will be used for visual prompts from For each feature explanation in this section, only the the UConnect system such as CELL or caller ID on combined form of the voice command is given. You certain radios.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 83 To activate the UConnect system from idle, simply press The following are general phone to UConnect system the PHONE button and follow the audible prompts for pairing instructions: directions. All UConnect system sessions begin with a Press the PHONE button to begin.
84 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE You will then be asked to give your cellular phone a The system will prompt you to say the number you priority level between 1 and 7, with 1 being the highest want to call. priority.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 85 or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g., name in the phonebook, refer to Add Names to Your Home, Work, Mobile, or Pager ). This will allow UConnect Phonebook, in the phonebook.
86 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook Depending on the maximum number of entries down- transfer from Mobile phone loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest If equipped and specifically supported by your phone, downloaded names can be used.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 87 Bluetooth . To use this feature, press the PHONE button book entry via Bluetooth . Please see your phone and say “Phonebook Download.” The system prompts, Owner’s Manual for specific instructions on how to “Ready to accept “V”...
88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Next, choose the number designation (home, work, Press the PHONE button to begin. mobile, or pager) that you wish to edit. After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say When prompted, recite the new phone number for the Phonebook Delete.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 89 Note that only the phonebook entry in the current List All Names in the UConnect Phonebook language is deleted. Press the PHONE button to begin. Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say deleted or edited.
90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Phone Call Features Answer or Reject an Incoming Call - Call The following features can be accessed through the Currently in Progress UConnect system if the feature(s) are available on your If a call is currently in progress and you have another cellular service plan.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91 to Toggling Between Calls in this section. To combine Three-Way Calling two calls, refer to Conference Call in this section. To initiate three-way calling, press the “Voice Recogni- tion” button while a call is in progress, and make a Place/Retrieve a Call From Hold second phone call, as described under Making a Second To put a call on hold, press the PHONE button until you...
92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can Redial. continue on the UConnect system for a certain dura- tion, after which the call is automatically transferred The UConnect system will call the last number that from the UConnect system to the mobile phone.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 93 After selecting one of the languages, all prompts and After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say voice commands will be in that language. Emergency and the UConnect system will instruct the paired cellular phone to call the emergency num- NOTE: After every UConnect language change opera- ber.
94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528- WARNING! 2069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14- 3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside Your phone must be turned on and paired to the Mexico City in Mexico).
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 95 Working with Automated Systems numbers, followed by Send, is also to be used for This method is used in instances where one generally has navigating through an automated customer service cen- to press numbers on the cellular phone keypad while ter menu structure, and to leave a number on a pager.
96 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Barge In - Overriding Prompts Phone and Network Status Indicators The “Voice Recognition” button can be used when you If available on the radio and/or on a premium display wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by recognition command immediately.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 97 NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the Advanced Phone Connectivity dial ring to the UConnect system to play it on the Transfer Call to and from Cellular Phone vehicle audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this The UConnect system allows ongoing calls to be trans- situation, after successfully dialing a number the user ferred from your cellular phone to the UConnect system...
98 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE List Paired Cellular Phone Names After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Setup Select Phone and follow the prompts. Press the PHONE button to begin. You can also press the “Voice Recognition” button at After the “Ready”...
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 99 You can also press the “Voice Recognition” button at Press and hold the “Voice Recognition” button for five any time while the list is being played, and then seconds until the session begins, or, choose the phone you wish to delete.
100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Voice Recognition (VR) fully closed windows, dry weather condition. For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror to provide at least ⁄ in (1 cm) gap between the overhead Even though the system is designed for users speaking console (if equipped) and the mirror.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101 Even though international dialing for most number Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and number combinations may not be supported. not the UConnect system.
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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105 Voice Commands Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) Primary Alternate(s) zero call cancel confirmation prompts three continue four delete five dial download seven edit eight emergency nine English star (*) erase all plus (+) Espanol pound (#) Francais add location...
106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Voice Commands Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) Primary Alternate(s) language return to main menu return or main menu list names select phone select list phones send mobile set up phone settings or phone set up mute towing assistance mute off...
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 107 General Information SEATS This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and Front Seat Adjustment — If Equipped RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the The adjusting bar is located at the front of the seats, near following conditions: the floor.
108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the Six-Way Power Seat with Manual Recliner — If seat to be sure the seat adjusters have latched. Equipped WARNING! WARNING! Adjusting a seat while the vehicle is moving is Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the seat dangerous.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109 The seat switch is on the outboard side of the seat near This seat also has a manual recline lever located just to the floor. Use this switch to move the seat up or down, the rear of the power seat switch.
110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Manual Lumbar — If Equipped Folding Front Passenger Seat — If Equipped The Lumbar adjustment is located on the inboard side of The passenger front seat may be folded fully forward to the driver’s seat. To increase support, rotate the handle provide additional cargo space.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111 Adjustable Head Restraints After turning ON the ignition, you can choose Head restraints can reduce the risk of whiplash injury in from High, Low, or Off heat settings. Amber the event of impact from the rear. Adjust he height of a indicator lights in each switch indicate the level head restraint to a position that is appropriate for the of heat in use.
112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! CAUTION! Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin Do not place anything on the seat that insulates because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This may spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaus- cause the seat heater to overheat.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113 WARNING! Do not ride in any of the rear seating positions when one or more of the seat latches is not engaged. Riding with the seat latches disengaged could result in serious or fatal injury. It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle.
114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Tumbling Rear Seat If the rear center lap/shoulder belt appears to be To provide additional storage in the cargo area, each rear locked into place, check to verify that the seatback is seat can be tumbled forward.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115 1. Push and hold the button on the seatback and fold 2. Pull the release handle located on the outboard side of down the rear seatback. the seat. Lift up the seat and tumble the seat forward. Folding Rear Seat Button Tumbling Seat Release Strap...
116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 3. Attach the tether, located at the base of the seat When returning the seat back to it’s upright position, cushion, onto the hook bar on the center trim panel to make sure that the seat latches are engaged. You should hold the seat in place.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117 Rear Seat Removal 2. Pull the release lever located on the outboard side of The rear seats can be removed to provide more cargo the seat. Lift up the seat and tumble the seat forward. space.
118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 3. Lift up the release levers to disengage the seat from the NOTE: Small rollers on the bottom of the folded seat floor attachments. and a handle at the top allow the seat to be easily moved when removed from the vehicle.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD 2. Move the safety latch, located under the front edge of To open the hood, two latches must be released. the hood, slightly to the right of center and raise the hood.
120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Use the hood prop rod clipped to the driver’s side of the LIGHTS engine compartment to secure the hood in the open Map/Reading Lights position. Place the hood prop at the location stamped into These lights are mounted between the sun visors above the inner hood surface.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 121 NOTE: The lights will remain on until the switch is pressed a second time, so be sure they have been turned off before leaving the vehicle. These lights will automati- cally shut off 10 minutes after the ignition is OFF. Further use of the lights, without starting the vehicle, will pro- vide 90 seconds of activity prior to automatic shut off.
122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Parking and Instrument Panel Lights To change the brightness of the instrument panel lights, Turn the end of the multifunction lever to the first detent rotate the center portion of the multifunction lever up or for parking light operation.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123 Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped The high beam lights will come on as DRL with a lower intensity whenever the ignition is on, the engine is running, the headlight switch is off, the parking brake is off, the turn signal is off, and the shift lever is in any position except PARK.
124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. If either light remains on and does not flash, or there is a You can signal a lane change by moving the lever very fast flash rate, check for a defective outside light partially up or down without moving beyond the detent.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125 Flash-to-Pass You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward the steer- ing wheel. This will cause the headlights to turn on at high beam and remain on until the lever is released. NOTE: If the multifunction lever is held in the Flash- to-Pass position for more than 15 seconds, the high beams will shut off.
126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS Rotate the control to the second detent for low speed The wipers and washers are operated by a switch wiper operation, or to the third detent for high speed on the control lever.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127 CAUTION! In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch and allow the wipers to return to the park position before turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur when the vehicle is restarted.
128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE TILT STEERING COLUMN WARNING! To tilt the column, push down on the lever below the multifunction lever and move the steering wheel up or Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield down, as desired. Pull the lever back up to lock the could lead to an accident.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129 WARNING! Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Without a stable steering col- umn, you could lose control of the vehicle and have an accident. Adjust the column only while the ve- hicle is stopped.
130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Deactivate WARNING! A soft tap on the brake pedal, pulling the Electronic Speed Control lever toward CANCEL, or normal brake Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on or clutch pressure while slowing the vehicle will deacti- when not in use is dangerous.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131 Tapping RESUME ACCEL once will result in a 2 mph Vehicles equipped with manual transaxles may need to (3 km/h) speed increase. Each time the lever is tapped, be shifted into a lower gear to climb hills without speed speed increases so that tapping the lever three times will loss.
132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Using Electronic Speed Control on Hills GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED HomeLink replaces up to three remote controls (hand- NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains held transmitters) that operate devices such as garage speed up and down hills.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 133 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”...
134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Programming Homelink Place the handheld transmitter 1 to 3 in (3 to 8 cm) away from the HomeLink button you wish to program while Before You Begin keeping the indicator light in view. If you have not trained any of the HomeLink buttons, erase all channels before you begin training.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 135 After training a HomeLink channel, if the garage This can usually be found where the hanging antenna door does not operate with HomeLink and the ga- wire is attached to the garage door opener motor. It is rage door opener was manufactured after 1995, the NOT the button normally used to open and close the garage door opener may have a rolling code.
136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 6. Firmly press and release the “Learn” or “Training” Using HomeLink button. The name and color of the button may vary by To operate, simply press and release the programmed manufacturer. HomeLink button. Activation will now occur for the trained device (i.e., garage door opener, gate operator, NOTE: There are 30 seconds in which to initiate the next security system, entry door lock, home/office lighting,...
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 137 Gate Operator/Canadian Programming has successfully accepted the frequency signal. The Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sig- indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly when nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of trans- fully trained.
138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Troubleshooting Tips 2. This device must accept any interference that may be If you are having trouble programming HomeLink , here received including interference that may cause undesired are some of the most common solutions: operation.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED closed and full open. Momentarily pressing the switch The Power Sunroof switch is located in the reading lamp. rearward will activate the Express-Open feature, causing the sunroof to open automatically. Press and hold the button in the center of the sunroof switch to open the vent.
140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE movement and the sunroof will remain in a partial open WARNING! (Continued) condition until the switch is pushed forward again. In an accident, there is a greater risk of being The sunshade can be opened manually. It will also open thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 141 together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any window. Sunroof Maintenance Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the glass panel.
142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE There is one optional power outlet located in the right (IPM), may be repositioned to allow power to come from rear cargo area. the ignition switch only, when in the ON or ACC position.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 143 CAUTION! (Continued) Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will discharge the battery even more quickly. Only use these inter- mittently and with greater caution. After the use of high-power draw accessories, or long periods of the vehicle not being started (with accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be driven a sufficient length of time to allow the...
144 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE the lower storage bin. The lower storage area can be used CONSOLE FEATURES for storing up to six compact discs (CDs) and other The console has two front cupholders, a removable coin miscellaneous items. holder, 12-Volt power outlet and a front storage tray.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 145 REAR SHELF PANEL — IF EQUIPPED CAUTION! (Continued) The Rear Shelf Panel attaches to guides in the rear cargo Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, area. The rear shelf panel may be installed in one of five vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will discharge the different positions.
146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Position 1 (Top) WARNING! Insert the front outboard corners of the shelf panel into the top guides and slide forward. Press down on the back Do not load objects on the shelf in position 1 (top). In of the shelf panel to lock it into place.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 147 WARNING! Do not load objects over 100 lbs (45 kg) in position 2 (middle). Failure to follow this warning could cause the shelf to collapse resulting in personal injury. Position 3 (Floor) Insert the front outboard corners of the shelf panel into the bottom guides and slide forward.
148 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Position 4 (Vertical) WARNING! Insert the front outboard corners of the shelf panel into the vertical guides behind the rear seatbacks near the When in the vertical position, the rear shelf panel floor and slide downward. Push the shelf panel forward should not be used as a barrier for large objects in the to lock it into place.
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 149 2. Twist the knob on the underside of the panel and 3. Install the shelf leg into the liftgate latch area as lower the shelf leg. labeled on the rear scuff plate. Rear Shelf Leg Release Knob Rear Shelf Panel Position 5...
150 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The defroster turns off automatically after WARNING! 10 minutes of operation. Each following activation of the defroster will last for five minutes. Do not load objects over 100 lbs (45 kg) in position 5 (table).
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 151 Rear Wiper/Washer Switch — If Equipped A switch on the right side of the steering column controls operation of the Rear Wiper/Washer function. Rotating the center of the switch forward to the on position will activate the wiper.
152 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE EMERGENCY SEATBACK RELEASE (SEDAN) seatback can be unlatched by pulling down on the glow-in-the-dark lever attached to the left rear seatback WARNING! latching mechanism. Do not allow children to have access to the liftgate area with the rear shelf panel in position 1 (Top) or position 2 (Middle), either by climbing into the liftgate from outside, or through the inside of the...
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 153 NOTE: Make sure that the elastic loop is around the emergency release handle at all times. If the handle is pulled downward, entirely through the elastic loop, the handle will not return to its original position and the seatback may not operate properly.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS Instrument Panel Features ....158 Odometer Display ....175 Instrument Cluster —...
156 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Radio Mode ..186 Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone — If Equipped ....206 Operation Instructions - (CD Mode For CD Audio Play) .
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 157 PTY Button Seek ....209 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones ..210 Satellite Antenna .
158 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES 1 - Air Vent 5 - Radio 9 - TRAC Off 13 - Hazard Lights 2 - Instrument Cluster 6 - Assist Handle 10 - Climate Controls 14 - Rear Window Defrost * 3 - Power Windows 7 - Glove Compartment 11 - Storage Cubby...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 159 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — BASE...
160 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 161 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — TURBO...
162 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS CAUTION! 1. Fuel Gauge Driving with a hot engine cooling system could When the ignition switch is in the ON position, the damage your vehicle. If temperature gauge reads “H” pointer will show the level of fuel remaining in the fuel pull over and stop the vehicle.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 163 6. Shift Lever Indicator WARNING! This display indicator shows the automatic transmission shift lever selection. A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling NOTE: You must apply the brakes before shifting from coolant.
164 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. approximately one minute and then remain continuously Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illumi- illuminated.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 165 during repair or replacement, be sure to keep a record of CAUTION! the reading before and after the service so that the correct mileage can be determined. The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels.
166 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL GASCAP 10. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) If the vehicle diagnostic system detects a leak or change The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of in the evaporative system, or the fuel filler cap is loose, an onboard diagnostic system, called OBD, that improperly installed, or damaged, the words “GASCAP”...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 167 11. Odometer/Trip Odometer Reset Button 13. Turn Signal Indicators Press this button to change the display from odometer to The arrow will flash with the exterior turn signal either of the two trip odometer settings. Trip A or Trip B when the turn signal lever is operated.
168 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL If the light remains on when the parking brake has been NOTE: The light may flash momentarily during sharp disengaged, and the fluid level is at the full mark on the cornering maneuvers, which change fluid level condi- master cylinder reservoir, it indicates a possible brake tions.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 169 Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by unbuckled, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will illuminate turning the ignition switch from the OFF position to the and the chime will sound. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” ON position.
170 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for 21. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in Section 6 This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System for more information. (ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position and may 18.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 171 is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the to switch the headlights to high beam, and pull toward vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A yourself (normal position) to return to low beam. chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns 25.
172 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL On vehicles equipped with Compass Mini-Trip Com- Compass Mini-Trip Computer Reset Button puter (CMTC) the display provides the outside tempera- CMTC Reset Button — Secondary Reset Button ture, one of eight compass headings to indicate the Press the left Compass/Temperature RESET button to direction the vehicle is facing and the current radio scroll through sub-menus (i.e., Trip Functions: AVG Fuel...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 173 Compass/Temperature Display Compass Variance Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic North and Geographic North. To ensure compass accu- racy, the compass variance should be properly set accord- ing to the variance map for the zone where the vehicle will be driven.
174 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL the zone, press and release the RESET button to incre- Calibrate the compass by driving slowly, under 5 mph ment the variance one step. Repeat as necessary, until the (8 km/h) in one or more complete circles in a area free desired variance is achieved.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 175 2. Press and hold (approximately 10 seconds) the gASCAP ..... . . Fuel Cap Fault Compass/Temperature RESET button until the current noFUSE .
176 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the (EVIC) – IF EQUIPPED instrument cluster. The EVIC consists of the following: EVIC Operation System Status Vehicle information warning message displays Personal Settings (customer-programmable features) Compass heading...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 177 Turn Signal On (with a continuous warning chime) Door(s) Ajar (with a single chime, if vehicle is in motion) Left Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime) Trunk Ajar (with a single chime) Left Rear Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single chime) Headlights On Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out (with a single...
178 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL seconds of resetting the currently-displayed function (Reset ALL will be displayed during this three-second window). Compass/Temperature/Audio Press and release the EVIC button to display one of eight compass headings to indicate the direction the vehicle is facing, the outside temperature and the current radio station.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 179 Distance To Empty (DTE) Elapsed Time Shows the estimated distance that can be travelled with Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is when the ignition switch is in the ACC position.
180 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Language Auto Unlock On Exit When in this display you may select different languages When ON is selected all the vehicle’s doors will unlock for all display nomenclature, including the trip functions. when the driver’s door is opened if the vehicle is stopped Pressing the EVIC button while in this display selects (manual transmissions) or the vehicle is stopped and the English, Espanol, Deutsch, Italiano, or Francais depend-...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 181 Sound Horn On Lock when exiting the vehicle. Press and hold the EVIC button When ON is selected, a short horn sound will occur when when in this display until 0, 30, 60, or 90 appears to make the RKE transmitter LOCK button is pressed.
182 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Confirmation of Voice Commands — If Equipped A good calibration requires a level surface and an envi- When ON is selected, all voice commands from the ronment free from large metallic objects such as build- U-Connect system are confirmed.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 183 is selected. (Refer to “Compass Variance” for additional Compass (Yes) screen to exit the EVIC Customer- information). Then, continue to calibrate the compass as Programmable features, and return it to its normal oper- follows: ating mode.) 1.
184 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: Magnetic materials such as a laptop computer, 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Leave the cell phone, and PDAs (anything with a battery), should shift lever in PARK. be kept away from the top of the instrument panel. This 2.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 185 SETTING THE ANALOG CLOCK SALES CODE RAQ – AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO To set the analog clock at the top center of the instrument WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO, HANDS panel, press and hold the button until the setting is FREE PHONE, AND VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT correct.
186 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Radio Mode Mode Button (Radio Mode) Press the mode button repeatedly to select between the NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC CD player, Satellite Radio, or Video Entertainment Sys- position to operate the radio.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 187 will return. Rotating the volume control, turning the Time Button radio ON/OFF, or turning OFF the ignition will also Press the time button and the time of day will be return the sound from the speakers displayed for 5 seconds.
188 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL RW/FF (Radio Mode) Press the rotary TUNE control a third time and TREBLE Pressing the Rewind/Fast Forward button causes the will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to tuner to search for the next frequency in the direction of increase or decrease the Treble tones.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 189 turning the TUNE rotary knob within 5 seconds will 16 Digit-Character Program Type allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio Display stations do not currently broadcast PTY information. News News Toggle the PTY button to select the following format types: Nostalgia Nostalgia Oldies...
190 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL By pressing the SEEK button when the PTY icon is You may add a second station to each push-button by displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press station with the same selected PTY name.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 191 Operation Instructions - (CD MODE for CD Audio CAUTION! Play) This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs NOTE: only. The use of other sized discs may damage the The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC CD player mechanism.
192 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL to the beginning of the previous selection if the CD is PLEASE WAIT and prompt when to INSERT DISC. After within the first 10 seconds of the current selection. the radio displays LOAD DISC insert the CD into the player.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 193 the radio will continue to play the non-removed CD. If TUNE Control (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) the CD is removed and there are other CD’s in the radio, Pressing the TUNE control allows the setting of the Tone, the radio will play the next CD after a 2 minute timeout.
194 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press the RND button a second time to stop Random files properly and may be unable to play the file nor- Play. mally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file systems: Buttons 1 - 6 (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) Selects disc positions 1 - 6 for Play/Load/Eject.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 195 writing are most likely multisession discs. The use of MPEG Sampling Fre- Bit rate (kbps) multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in Specification quency (kHz) longer disc loading times. 320, 256, 224, MPEG-1 Audio 192, 160, 128, Supported MP3 File Formats...
196 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Playback of MP3 Files Operation Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 Audio When a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the Play) radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium SEEK Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) contains a lot of folders or files, the radio will take more Pressing the right side of the SEEK button plays the next time to start playing the MP3 files.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 197 LOAD/ EJECT - Eject MSG or INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) Press the LOAD/ EJECT button and the push- Press and MSG or INFO button while playing MP3 disc. button with the corresponding number where The radio scrolls through the following TAG information: the CD was loaded and the disc will unload Song Title, Artist, File Name, and Folder Name (if avail-...
198 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL AM/FM Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If Switches back to Radio mode. Equipped) Refer to Hands Free Phone in Section 3 of the Owner’s RND/ PTY Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) Manual.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 199 SALES CODE REF — AM/FM/CD (SINGLE-DISC) Operating Instructions - Radio Mode RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO AND NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC HANDS-FREE PHONE CAPABILITY position to operate the radio. NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) side of your radio faceplate.
200 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Mode Button (Radio Mode) NOTE: In Hands-Free Phone (if equipped) mode, the Press the MODE button repeatedly to select between the MUTE button mutes the microphone. CD player and Satellite Radio (if equipped). SCAN Button (Radio Mode) SEEK Button (Radio Mode) Pressing the SCAN button causes the tuner to search for Press and release the SEEK button to search for the next...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 201 Clock Setting Procedure TUNE Control (Radio Mode) Turn the rotary TUNE control clockwise to increase or 1. Press and hold the TIME button until the hours blink. counterclockwise to decrease the frequency. 2. Adjust the hours by turning the TUNE/AUDIO con- AM/FM Button (Radio Mode) trol.
202 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press the rotary TUNE control a fourth time and BAL will You may add a second station to each pushbutton by display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to repeating the above procedure with this exception: Press adjust the sound level from the right or left side speakers.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 203 Operating Instructions - CD Mode This radio does not play discs with MP3 tracks. NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC SEEK Button (CD Mode) position to operate the radio. Press the right side of the SEEK button for the next track on the CD.
204 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL EJECT Button (CD Mode) feature. If the RW button is pressed, the current track will Press this button and the disc will unload and reverse to the beginning of the track and begin playing. move to the entrance for easy removal. The RND/SET Button (Random Play Button) (CD unit will switch to the last selected mode.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 205 MP3 player, cassette player, or microphone and utilize second time and the sound from the speakers will return. the vehicle’s audio system to amplify the source and play Rotating the volume control or turning the ignition through the vehicle speakers.
206 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL RW/FF (Auxiliary Mode) SATELLITE RADIO — IF EQUIPPED No function. Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcast- ing technology to provide clear digital sound, coast to RND/SET Button (Auxiliary Mode) coast. The subscription service provider is Sirius Satellite No function.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 207 Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification ESN/SID Access With RAQ Radios Number (ESN/SID) With the ignition switch in the ACCESSORY position and The Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Num- the radio OFF, press the CD Eject and TIME buttons ber is needed to activate your Sirius Satellite Radio simultaneously for 3 seconds.
208 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Selecting Satellite Mode — RAQ Radio moving on to the next channel. The word SCAN will Press the MODE button repeatedly until the word SAT appear in the display between each channel change. Press appears in the display. the SCAN button a second time to stop the search.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 209 PTY Button SCAN placed within the line of sight of the antenna will cause When the desired program type is obtained, press the decreased performance. Larger luggage items should be SCAN button within five seconds. The radio will play placed as far forward as possible.
210 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CD/DVD MAINTENANCE NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particu- To keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following lar disc, it may be damaged (i.e. scratched, reflective precautions: coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc) oversized, or have theft protection encoding.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 211 CLIMATE CONTROLS Fan Control Use the Fan control to regulate the Climate Control Operation amount of air forced through the The Climate Control System allows you to balance the system in any mode you select. temperature, amount, and direction of air circulating The fan speed increases as you throughout the vehicle.
212 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Mode Control (Air Direction) air goes to the floor outlets. This feature gives improved The Mode control allows you to comfort during sunny but cool conditions. choose from several patterns of air Floor distribution. You can select either Air is directed through the floor outlets and side a primary mode, as identified by window demist outlets with a small amount...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 213 NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in NOTE: For maximum airflow to the rear seat passen- both Mix and Defrost or a blend of these modes even if gers, the center instrument panel outlets can be aimed, so the A/C button has not been pressed and the indicator that the left center outlet is directed toward the right rear lamp is off.
214 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL from behind the radiator and through the condenser. MAX A/C Fabric front fascia protectors may reduce airflow to the To quickly cool the vehicle interior condenser, reducing air conditioning performance. follow the steps listed below: Air Conditioning —...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 215 NOTE: NOTE: Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may Recirculation Mode will not operate in Floor, Mix or make the inside air stuffy and window fogging may Defrost modes. occur. Extended use of this mode is not recommended. See “Circulation Control”...
216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Tips Operating Tips...
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 217 Window Fogging Summer Operation Vehicle side windows tend to fog on the inside in mild, Vehicles must be protected with a high-quality antifreeze rainy or humid weather. To clear the windows, use the coolant to provide proper corrosion protection and to raise A/C, Panel and Blower controls.
218 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Side Window Demisters A side window demister outlet is at each end of the instrument panel. These nonadjustable outlets direct air toward the side windows when the system is in either the Floor, Mix, or Defrost mode. The air is directed at the area of the windows through which you view the outside mirrors.
STARTING AND OPERATING CONTENTS Starting Procedures ....222 Manual Transaxle — If Equipped ... 225 Manual Transaxle —...
220 STARTING AND OPERATING Driving On Slippery Surfaces ... . . 234 Tire Safety Information ....245 Acceleration .
STARTING AND OPERATING 221 Adding Fuel ......273 Common Towing Definitions ... . 277 Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) .
222 STARTING AND OPERATING STARTING PROCEDURES Manual Transaxle — If Equipped Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both Before starting the engine fully apply the parking brake, inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts. press the clutch pedal to the floor and place the shift lever into NEUTRAL.
STARTING AND OPERATING 223 and release when the engine starts. If the engine has not Extremely Cold Weather (Below 20°F or 29°C) started within three seconds, slightly depress the accel- To ensure reliable starting at these temperatures, use of erator pedal while continuing to crank. If the engine fails an externally powered electric engine block heater (avail- to start within 15 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the able from your authorized dealer) is recommended.
224 STARTING AND OPERATING Turbocharger Cool-Down WARNING! NOTE: Letting the engine idle after severe operation Never pour fuel or other flammable liquid into the allows the turbine housing to cool to normal operating throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start temperature.
STARTING AND OPERATING 225 MANUAL TRANSAXLE — IF EQUIPPED 5–Speed Manual Transaxle WARNING! You or others could be injured if you leave the vehicle unattended without having the parking brake fully applied. The parking brake should al- ways be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle, especially on an incline.
226 STARTING AND OPERATING For most city driving you will find it easier to use only Table 1 - Manual Transaxle Normal Acceleration and the lower gears. For steady highway driving with light Cruise Shift Speeds in MPH (km/h) accelerations, 5th gear is recommended. Engine Mode 1 to 2...
STARTING AND OPERATING 227 If you exceed these speeds, you may notice the engine cut AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE — IF EQUIPPED in and out. This is caused by an electronic limiter in the WARNING! engine computer. The engine will run normally when you reduce engine speed.
228 STARTING AND OPERATING Four-Speed Automatic Transaxle CAUTION! NOTE: Under extreme cold temperatures (-6°F (-21°C) Damage to the transaxle may occur if the following and when in DRIVE, transmission operation may be precautions are not observed: briefly limited to only 2nd gear operation. Normal op- Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to eration will resume once the transmission temperature a complete stop.
STARTING AND OPERATING 229 continue to operate. This 2nd gear limp-in feature allows Gear Ranges the vehicle to be driven to an authorized dealer for DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or service without damaging the transaxle. NEUTRAL positions into another gear range.
230 STARTING AND OPERATING Look at the shift indicator window on the console to WARNING! ensure it is in the PARK position. Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure When engaged in PARK, you will not be able to move those in and near the vehicle.
STARTING AND OPERATING 231 DRIVE/OVERDRIVE Use 3rd gear when descending steep grades to prevent This range should be used for most city and highway brake system distress. driving. It provides smoothest upshifts and downshifts, LOW — 1st and best fuel economy. This range should be used for maximum engine braking When frequent transaxle shifting occurs while using the when descending steep grades.
232 STARTING AND OPERATING PARK, without depressing the brake pedal. If this occurs AUTOSTICK — IF EQUIPPED obtain service from an authorized dealer as soon as Autostick is a driver-interactive transmission that offers possible. manual gear-shifting capability to provide you with more control.
STARTING AND OPERATING 233 NOTE: Autostick , simply move the shift lever to the Autostick In Autostick mode, the transmission will only shift position. The transmission will remain in the current gear up and down when the driver manually moves the until an upshift or downshift is chosen.
234 STARTING AND OPERATING Downshifts from 3rd to 2nd gear above 74 mph If the system detects a problem, it will disable the (119 km/h) and from 2nd to 1st gear above 41 mph Autostick mode and the transmission will return to (66 km/h) will be ignored.
STARTING AND OPERATING 235 2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles. WARNING! 3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous. become visible. Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the 4.
236 STARTING AND OPERATING Flowing/Rising Water CAUTION! WARNING! Always check the depth of the standing water before driving through it. Never drive through Do not drive on, or cross, a road or a path where standing water that is deeper than the bottom of water is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off).
STARTING AND OPERATING 237 CAUTION! (Continued) WARNING! Driving through standing water may cause dam- Driving through standing water limits your vehi- age to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Al- cle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph ways inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, (8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
238 STARTING AND OPERATING POWER STEERING WARNING! The standard power steering system will give you good vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability Continued operation with reduced power steering in tight spaces. The system will provide mechanical assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others. steering capability if power assist is lost.
STARTING AND OPERATING 239 apparent, and/or the system is not functioning as antici- PARKING BRAKE pated. Coordinate inspection efforts through an autho- When the parking brake is applied with the ignition on, rized dealer. the BRAKE light in the instrument cluster will come on. No chemical flushes should be used in any power NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is steering system;...
240 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: The parking brake lever will not release unless As an added precaution, turn the front wheels toward the the lever is pulled up slightly past its applied position. curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade.
STARTING AND OPERATING 241 BRAKE SYSTEM loss of overall braking effectiveness. This will be evident Your vehicle is equipped with power-assisted brakes as by increased pedal travel during application and greater standard equipment. In the event power-assist is lost for pedal force required to slow or stop.
242 STARTING AND OPERATING ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) — IF WARNING! (Continued) EQUIPPED The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of phys- The ABS provides increased vehicle stability and brake ics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase performance under most braking conditions.
STARTING AND OPERATING 243 The ABS Telltale Light monitors the Anti-Lock When the vehicle is driven over 7 mph (11 km/h), you Brake System. The light will come on when the may also hear a slight clicking sound as well as some ignition switch is turned to the ON position related motor noises.
244 STARTING AND OPERATING A slight drop or fall away of the brake pedal at the end TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED of the stop. The Traction Control System (TCS) will improve accel- eration and steering on slippery surfaces by reducing tire These are all normal characteristics of ABS.
STARTING AND OPERATING 245 The system is always in the “ON” mode unless: TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION The TCS OFF switch has been used to turn the system off; Tire Markings There is a Anti-Lock Brake System malfunction; There is a Traction Control System malfunction; The system has been automatically deactivated to prevent damage to the brake system due to overheated brake temperatures.
246 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preced- design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” ing the size designation.
STARTING AND OPERATING 247 Tire Sizing Chart EXAMPLE: 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)
248 STARTING AND OPERATING EXAMPLE: 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 —...
STARTING AND OPERATING 249 Tire Identification Number (TIN) Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard however, the date code may only be on one side.
250 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire and Loading Information Placard 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 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 3) tire size designed for your vehicle...
STARTING AND OPERATING 251 Loading combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed trailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You the weight referenced here.
252 STARTING AND OPERATING available cargo and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs NOTE: (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – 750 = 650 lbs The following table shows examples on how to calcu- [295 kg]). late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations 5.
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254 STARTING AND OPERATING Safety WARNING! WARNING! Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the cause accidents. recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can re- overload them.
STARTING AND OPERATING 255 Tire Inflation Pressures WARNING! (Continued) The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the Unequal tire pressures from one side of the ve- driver’s side “B” Pillar. hicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to Some vehicles may have Supplemental Tire Pressure the right or left.
256 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per CAUTION! 12°F (7°C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, al- the Winter.
STARTING AND OPERATING 257 loading may be required for high-speed vehicle opera- Radial Ply Tires tion. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire WARNING! dealer for recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold tire inflation pressures. Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle WARNING! poorly.
258 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! CAUTION! Temporary-use spare tires are for emergency use Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take only. With these tires, do not drive more than 50 mph your vehicle through an automatic car wash with the (80 km/h).
STARTING AND OPERATING 259 WARNING! WARNING! The limited-use spare tires are for emergency use Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces gener- only. Installation of this limited-use spare tire affects ated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire dam- vehicle handling. With this tire, do not drive more age or failure.
260 STARTING AND OPERATING Many states have laws requiring tire replacement at this point. Life Of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including, but not limited to: Driving style Tire pressure Distance driven WARNING! 1 —...
STARTING AND OPERATING 261 Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little WARNING! exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil, grease, and gasoline. Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle.
262 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) CAUTION! Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having Damage to the vehicle may result if tire chains are adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire used. failure and loss of vehicle control. SNOW TIRES CAUTION! Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires...
STARTING AND OPERATING 263 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.
264 STARTING AND OPERATING TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) TPMS will warn you of a low tire pressure if the tire pressure falls below the low-pressure warning limit The TPMS will warn you of a low tire pressure based for any reason, including low temperature effects and on the vehicle recommended cold placard pressure.
STARTING AND OPERATING 265 For example, your vehicle may have a recom- CAUTION! mended cold (parked for more than three hours) placard pressure of 33 psi (227 kPa). If the ambient The TPMS has been optimized for the original temperature is 68°F (20°C) and the measured tire equipment tires and wheels.
266 STARTING AND OPERATING Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire CAUTION! tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, al- ways reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct...
STARTING AND OPERATING 267 NOTE: It is particularly important for you to perform a will turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to monthly tire pressure check on, and to maintain the 20 minutes above 15 mph (25 km/h) in order for the proper pressure of all the tires on your vehicle.
268 STARTING AND OPERATING 3. Excessive accumulation of snow or ice around the 4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will wheels or wheel housings. sound and the TPMS Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. 4.
STARTING AND OPERATING 269 This device must accept any interference received, unleaded “regular” gasolines, and in some circumstances including interference that may cause undesired may result in poorer performance. operation. Reformulated Gasoline The tire pressure sensors are regulated under one of the Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner following licenses: burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline”.
270 STARTING AND OPERATING winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions. If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms: your vehicle.
STARTING AND OPERATING 271 More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged MMT is prohibited in Federal and California reformu- exposure to E-85 fuel. lated gasolines. MMT In Gasoline Materials Added to Fuel MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is All gasoline sold in the United States is required to blended into some gasoline to increase the octane num- contain effective detergent additives.
272 STARTING AND OPERATING Carbon Monoxide Warnings CAUTION! (Continued) An out-of-tune engine, or certain fuel or ignition WARNING! malfunctions, can cause the catalytic converter to Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly. overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune monoxide poisoning:...
STARTING AND OPERATING 273 the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive with all side tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler cap door windows fully open.
274 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! WARNING! (Continued) Never add fuel when the engine is running. This is Damage to the fuel system or emissions control in violation of most state and federal fire regula- system could result from using an improper fuel tions and doing so will cause the malfunction tank filler tube cap (gas cap).
STARTING AND OPERATING 275 When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel VEHICLE LOADING tank is full. As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Admin- istration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message affixed to the driver’s side door or B-Pillar.
276 STARTING AND OPERATING The bar code allows a computer scanner to read the Curb Weight Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The curb weight of a vehicle is defined as the total weight of the vehicle with all fluids, including vehicle fuel, at full Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) capacity conditions, and with no occupants or cargo The GVWR is the total allowable weight of your vehicle.
STARTING AND OPERATING 277 Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and TRAILER TOWING shorten useful service life. Heavier suspension compo- In this section you will find safety tips and information nents do not necessarily increase the vehicle’s GVWR. on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do with your vehicle.
278 STARTING AND OPERATING Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) WARNING! The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus the weight of all cargo, consumables and equipment (permanent or tem- It is important that you do not exceed the maximum porary) loaded in or on the trailer in its loaded and front or rear GAWR.
STARTING AND OPERATING 279 that typically provides adjustable friction associated with towing safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway the telescoping motion to dampen any unwanted trailer control also dampens sway caused by traffic and cross- swaying motions while traveling. winds and contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability.
280 STARTING AND OPERATING Trailer Hitch Classification TRAILER HITCH CLASSIFICATION Your vehicle may be factory equipped for safe towing of Max. GTW Class trailers weighing over 1,000 lbs (454 kg) with the optional (Gross Trailer Wt.) Trailer Tow Prep Package. See your authorized dealer Class I - Light Duty 2,000 lbs (907 kg) service center for package content.
STARTING AND OPERATING 281 TRAILER TOWING WEIGHTS Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Engine/Transmission Frontal Area Max. Tongue Wt. Wt.) 2.4L NA and 2.4L Turbo/ 20 sq ft (1.9 sq m) 1000 lbs (454 kg) 110 lbs (50 kg) Automatic* 2.4L NA and 2.4L Turbo/ 20 sq ft (1.9 sq m) 1000 lbs (454 kg) 110 lbs (50 kg)
282 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options, must be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information plac- ard in the Tire Safety Information section of this manual for the maximum combined weight of occupants and cargo for your vehicle.
STARTING AND OPERATING 283 When hauling cargo or towing a trailer, do not over- CAUTION! (Continued) load your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can cause a During the first 500 miles (805 km) of trailer loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes, towing, limit your speed to 50 mph (80 km/h).
284 STARTING AND OPERATING Total weight must be distributed between the tow Proper tire inflation pressures are essential to the safe vehicle and the trailer such that the following four and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Refer to ratings are not exceeded: “Tires-General Information in this manual for proper tire inflation procedures.
STARTING AND OPERATING 285 Towing Requirements — Trailer Brakes CAUTION! Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg) vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer. loaded, it should have its own brakes and they This could cause inadequate braking and possible should be of adequate capacity.
286 STARTING AND OPERATING Towing Requirements — Trailer Lights And Wiring Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size, stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for motoring safety. The Trailer Tow Package may include a 4–or 7-pin connector wiring harness.
STARTING AND OPERATING 287 TOWING TIPS Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping and backing the trailer in an area away from heavy traffic. Towing Tips — Automatic Transmission The OVERDRIVE/DRIVE gear range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent shifting occurs while in this range, 3rd gear should be selected.
288 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level Towing Tips — Cooling System before towing. To reduce potential for engine and transmission over- heating, take the following actions: Towing Tips — Electronic Speed Control (If Equipped) City Driving When stopped for short periods of time, put transmission Don’t use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
STARTING AND OPERATING 289 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND Towing — Automatic Transaxle MOTORHOME, ETC.) CAUTION! Towing — Manual Transaxle If your vehicle is equipped with a manual transaxle, it Recreational towing on vehicle’s equipped with au- may be towed with all four wheels on the ground, in a tomatic transaxle’s is not recommended.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS Hazard Warning Flashers ....292 Jacking Instructions ....297 If Your Engine Overheats .
292 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS Do not use this emergency warning system when the The Hazard Warning Flasher switch is located on the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your vehicle is disabled instrument panel, below the radio. and is creating a safety hazard for other motorists.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 293 If the pointer of the Coolant Temperature Gage rises to CAUTION! the H (red) mark, the instrument cluster will sound a chime. Pull over and stop the vehicle with the engine at Driving with a hot cooling system could damage idle, when safe.
294 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING WARNING! WARNING! A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The coolant. You may want to call a service center if your vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 295 Jack Location Spare Tire Stowage The jack and jack-handle are stowed behind the right rear The compact spare tire is stowed under the rear of the side trim panel in the cargo area. vehicle by means of a hook/basket mechanism. To re- move or stow the compact spare, use the jack handle to rotate the “spare tire drive”...
296 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Spare Tire Removal Preparations For Jacking Lift up the cover and fit the jack-handle over the drive 1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface. Avoid ice or nut. Rotate the nut to the left until you can remove the slippery areas.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 297 6. Block both the front and rear of the Jacking Instructions wheel diagonally opposite the jacking WARNING! position. For example, if changing the right front tire, block the left rear Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to wheel.
298 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! (Continued) Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack. Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. Only use the jack in the positions indicated and Jack Warning Label for lifting this vehicle during a tire change.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 299 CAUTION! Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on the cross-member below the radiator, on the front sus- pension cross-member, or on the rear axle assembly. 2. There are two jacking locations on each side of the body, one at the front of the vehicle and one in the rear on the trailing arm bracket under the triangular cut out symbol.
300 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 3. Raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right, WARNING! using the swivel wrench. Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel obtained to install the spare tire.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 301 7. Remove the wheel blocks and lower the jack until it is JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES free. Stow the lug wrench, and jack in their designated WARNING! location. Secure all parts using the means provided. Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan when- WARNING! ever the hood is raised.
302 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 1. Wear eye protection and remove any metal jewelry WARNING! such as watch bands or bracelets that might make an inadvertent electrical contact. Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or cloth- 2.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 303 6. If the vehicle is equipped with Sentry Key Immobi- front wheels. Then shift back-and-forth between RE- lizer, turn the ignition switch to the ON position for three VERSE and DRIVE (automatic transaxle) or REVERSE seconds before moving the ignition switch to the START and 1st gear (manual transaxle).
304 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES more than 100 miles (160 km), the vehicle must be towed CAUTION! with the front wheels off the ground to avoid damage to the transaxle. Racing the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead to transaxle overheating and failure.
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 305 Towing Without The Key-In-Ignition CAUTION! (Continued) Special care must be taken when the vehicle is towed Do not attempt to use sling type equipment when with the ignition in the LOCK position. A dolly should be towing.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Engine Compartment — 2.4L ... . . 309 Engine Oil ......314 Engine Compartment —...
308 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Brake System ..... . . 330 Front Parking, Turn Signal, And Side Marker Lights ......347 Automatic Transaxle .
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 309 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L 1 — Washer Fluid Reservoir 6 — Battery (Located under Air Cleaner Box) 2 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 7 — Automatic Transaxle Dipstick 3 — Engine Coolant Reservoir 8 — Engine Oil Dipstick 4 —...
310 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L TURBO 1 — Engine Oil Fill 6 — Battery 2 — Washer Fluid Reservoir 7 — Engine Oil Dipstick 3 — Engine Coolant Reservoir 8 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 4 — Brake Fluid Reservoir 9 —...
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 311 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II installed, or damaged. A “gASCAP” message will be Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard displayed in the instrument cluster. Tighten the gas cap diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors until a clicking sound is heard.
312 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Indicator Light (MIL) is functioning and is not on when 4. As soon as you turn your key to the ON position, you the engine is running, and that the OBD II system is will see the MIL symbol come on as part of a normal bulb ready for testing.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 313 you may need to do nothing more than drive your DEALER SERVICE vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II Your authorized dealer has the qualified service person- system to update. A recheck with the above test routine nel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service may then indicate that the system is now ready.
314 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE The best time to check the engine oil level is about five MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES The pages that follow contain the required maintenance minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not services determined by the engineers who designed your check oil level before starting the engine after it has sat vehicle.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 315 Change Engine Oil If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol) Road conditions and your kind of driving affects the fuel. interval at which your oil should be changed. Check the NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you, then change your following list to decide if any apply to you.
SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended for all operating recommends engine oils that are API certified and meet temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. starting and vehicle fuel economy. American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil...
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 317 Materials Added to Engine Oils Engine Oil Filter Selection The manufacturer strongly recommends against the ad- This engine has a full-flow type disposable oil filter. Use dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to a filter of this type for replacement.
318 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE cleaner box should be cleaned out and a new make-up air Maintenance-Free Battery filter element should be installed during the normal air Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery. filter maintenance procedure. You will never have to add water, nor is periodic main- tenance required.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 319 WARNING! (Continued) CAUTION! (Continued) Battery posts, terminals and related accessories If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands the vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables after handling. before connecting the charger to battery.
320 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. How- WARNING! ever, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service be performed by dealers or other service facilities Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants using recovery and recycling equipment. approved by the manufacturer for your air condi- tioning system.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 321 attention should also be given to hood latching compo- remove frost or ice from the windshield. To avoid dam- nents to insure proper function. When performing other aging the blades, make sure that they are not frozen to the underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism glass before turning them on.
322 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Exhaust System WARNING! The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon system. monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and can even- If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system, tually poison you.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 323 CAUTION! WARNING! Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In materials that can burn. Such materials might be the event of engine malfunction, particularly involv- grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust ing engine misfire or other apparent loss of perfor-...
324 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE To minimize the possibility of catalyst damage: WARNING! (Continued) Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition You or others can be badly burned by hot engine when the transaxle is in gear and the vehicle is in coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 325 Check the coolant recovery bottle tubing for brittle rub- CAUTION! ber, cracking, tears, cuts and tightness of the connection at the bottle and radiator. Inspect the entire system for Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than leaks.
326 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE When adding engine coolant (antifreeze): CAUTION! (Continued) The manufacturer recommends using MOPAR This vehicle has not been designed for use with Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula Propylene Glycol based engine coolant (anti- HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology). freeze).
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 327 Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to main- WARNING! tain the proper level of protection against freezing, according to the temperatures occurring in the area The warning words “DO NOT OPEN HOT” on where the vehicle is operated. the cooling system pressure cap are a safety pre- caution.
328 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant the level of the engine coolant (antifreeze) in the bottle Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is should be between the ranges indicated on the bottle. a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is with your local authorities to determine the disposal no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for...
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 329 coming from the front of the engine compartment. This is does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling normally a result of moisture from rain, snow, or high system should be pressure tested for leaks. humidity accumulating on the radiator and being vapor- Maintain engine coolant (antifreeze) concentration at ized when the thermostat opens, allowing hot engine...
330 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Brake System Check the fluid level in the master cylinder when per- In order to assure brake system performance, all brake forming underhood services. system components should be inspected periodically. Clean the top of the master cylinder area before removing Refer to the “Maintenance Schedules”...
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 331 transaxle Clutch Release System should not require fluid CAUTION! replacement during the life of the vehicle. If the Brake Fluid Reservoir is low, and the brake system does not Use of improper brake fluids will affect overall indicate any leaks or other problems, it may be a result of clutch system performance.
332 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Fluid Level Check CAUTION! Use the following procedure to check the automatic transaxle fluid level properly: Do not allow petroleum-based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid; all brake seal components could be 1. Park the vehicle on level ground. damaged causing partial or complete brake failure.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 333 driven at least 15 miles (24 km). Hot fluid cannot be held CAUTION! comfortably between the fingertips. Cold fluid is at a temperature below 80°F (27°C). Using a transmission fluid other than the manu- facturer’s recommended fluid may cause deterio- 7.
334 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Fluid And Filter Changes Special Additives Automatic transmission fluid and filter should be Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered changed as follows: product and its performance may be impaired by supple- mental additives. Therefore, do not add any fluid addi- Maintenance Schedule A —...
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 335 Add fluid, if necessary, to maintain the proper level. corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking, which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants, Frequency Of Fluid Change road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme Under normal operating conditions, the fluid installed at hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will the factory will give satisfactory lubrication for the life of...
336 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Salt in the air near sea coast localities, and CAUTION! Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants. Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials such Washing as steel wool or scouring powder, which will scratch metal and painted surfaces. Wash your vehicle regularly.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 337 If your vehicle is damaged due to an accident or heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use MOPAR similar cause which destroys the paint and protective Wheel Cleaner (05066247AB) or equivalent, or select a coating, have your vehicle repaired as soon as pos- nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner.
338 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE MOPAR Spot & Stain Remover if absolutely necessary. WARNING! Do not use harsh cleaners or Armorall. Use MOPAR Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes. Many are potentially flammable, and if used in Cleaning Leather Upholstery closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 339 For grease stains, apply MOPAR Multi-Purpose Glass Surfaces Cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and remove stain. Use All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis a fresh, damp towel to remove soap residue. with MOPAR Glass Cleaner or any commercial household-type glass cleaner.
340 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cleaning Plastic Instrument Cluster Lenses Seat Belt Maintenance The lenses in front of the instruments in this vehicle are Do not bleach, dye or clean the belts with chemical molded in clear plastic. When cleaning the lenses, care solvents or abrasive cleaners.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 341 FUSES Cartridge Cavity Mini-Fuse Description Fuse Integrated Power Module (IPM) EMPTY The Integrated Power Module is located in the engine 20 Amp Yel- AWD ECU compartment near the air cleaner assembly. This center Feed contains cartridge fuses and mini fuses. 10 Amp Red CHMSL Brake Switch Feed...
342 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cartridge Cartridge Cavity Mini-Fuse Description Cavity Mini-Fuse Description Fuse Fuse 30 Amp IOD Sense2 50 Amp Red RAD Fan Green Relay Bat- tery Feed 40 Amp Power Seats Green 15 Amp Lt. IGN Run/ Blue Acc Cigar 20 Amp Yel- CCN, Ltr/Sunroof...
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 343 Cartridge Cartridge Cavity Mini-Fuse Description Cavity Mini-Fuse Description Fuse Fuse 10 Amp Red IOD Feed 10 Amp Red IGN RUN Intrus Only ORC Mod/Siren Feed 10 Amp Red IGN RUN 10 Amp Red IGN RUN Hvac/ ORC/OCM Compass Feed...
344 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cartridge CAUTION! Cavity Mini-Fuse Description Fuse When installing the Integrated Power Module 10 Amp Red ABS MOD/ cover, it is important to ensure the cover is prop- J1962 erly positioned and fully latched. Failure to do so Conn/PCM may allow water to get into the Integrated Power 30 Amp...
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 345 VEHICLE STORAGE All the interior bulbs are brass or glass wedge base. If you will not be using your vehicle for more than 21 days, Aluminum base bulbs are not approved and should not you may want to take steps to preserve your battery. be used for replacement.
346 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE BULB REPLACEMENT Headlights CAUTION! Do not touch the new headlight bulb with your fingers. Oil contamination will severely shorten bulb life. 1. Remove the headlight access cover splash shield, located in the front wheel well opening. 2.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 347 Front Parking, Turn Signal, and Side Marker 3. Rotate the socket to the left one-quarter turn, and Lights replace the bulb. 1. Remove the headlight access cover splash shield, Front Fog Lights — If Equipped located in the front wheel well opening. 1.
348 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Tail/Stop Lights and Rear Turn Signal Lights 3. Pull the bulb out of the socket and replace. 1. Remove the screw attaching the tail light housing and Backup Lights remove the housing from the vehicle. 1. To remove the backup lamp, you must take a fiber 2.
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 349 2. Fully compress the clip to get the lamp to come out Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) completely. 1. Open the liftgate and remove the liftgate CHMSL 3. Remove the socket from the housing. cover. 4. Pull the bulb out of the socket and replace. 2.
350 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES U.S. Metric Fuel (Approximate) 15 Gallons 56.7 Liters Engine Oil with Filter 2.4 Liter/2.4L Turbo Engines (SAE 5W-30, API Certified) 5 Quarts 4.7 Liters Cooling System * 2.4 Liter/2.4L Turbo Engines (MOPAR Antifreeze/Engine 6.5 Quarts 6.2 Liters Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula)
Engine Oil (2.4L/2.4L Turbo En- Use API Certified SAE 5W-30 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of gines) Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Refer to your engine oil filler cap for correct SAE grade. Engine Oil Filter (2.4L Engine) MOPAR Engine Oil Filter (P/N 4105409AB) or equivalent Engine Oil Filter (2.4L Turbo En-...
352 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Chassis Component Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Automatic Transmission MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid Manual Transmission MOPAR ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid Brake Master Cylinder/Manual MOPAR DOT 3 Brake Fluid, SAE J1703 should be used. If DOT 3, SAE Transmission Clutch System J1703 brake fluid is not available, then DOT 4 is acceptable.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emissions Control System Maintenance ..354 Maintenance Schedule B — All Engines ..357 Maintenance Schedules ....354 Maintenance Schedule A —...
354 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES The Scheduled Maintenance services listed in bold type, There are three maintenance schedules that show re- must be done at the times or mileages specified to ensure quired service for your vehicle. the continued proper functioning of the Emissions Con- First is “Maintenance Schedule B —...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 355 Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial ser- Second “Maintenance Schedule — Non- vice).† Turbocharged.” It is for vehicles that are not operated under any of the conditions listed under “Maintenance Off-road or desert operation. Schedule B — All Engines.” If equipped for and operating with E-85 (ethanol) fuel.
356 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES At Each Stop for Fuel Check all lights and all other electrical items for correct operation. Check the engine oil level about five minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off. Checking the oil level Check rubber seals on each side of the radiator for while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the proper fit.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 357 Maintenance Schedule B — All Engines Driving in dusty conditions. Follow “Maintenance Schedule B — All Engines”, if you Short trips of less than 10 miles (16.2 km). usually operate your vehicle under one or more of the following conditions.
358 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES NOTE: If none of these apply to you, and your vehicle is If ANY of these apply to you, then change your engine equipped with a Non–Turbocharged engine, then change oil every 3,000 miles (5 000 km) or three months, your engine oil at every interval shown on “Maintenance whichever comes first, and follow ’Maintenance Schedule A —...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 359 Miles 3,000 6,000 9,000 12,000 15,000 18,000 (Kilometers) (5 000) (10 000) (15 000) (20 000) (25 000) (30 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at three months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace as necessary.
360 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles 21,000 24,000 27,000 30,000 33,000 36,000 (Kilometers) (35 000) (40 000) (45 000) (50 000) (55 000) (60 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at three months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 361 Miles 39,000 42,000 45,000 48,000 51,000 54,000 (Kilometers) (65 000) (70 000) (75 000) (80 000) (85 000) (90 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not replaced at three months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Change the brake fluid.
362 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles 57,000 60,000 63,000 66,000 69,000 72,000 (Kilometers) (95 000) (100 000) (105 000) (110 000) (115 000) (120 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not re- placed at three months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 363 Miles 75,000 78,000 81,000 84,000 87,000 90,000 (Kilometers) (125 000) (130 000) (135 000) (140 000) (145 000) (150 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not re- placed at three months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
364 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles 93,000 96,000 99,000 102,000 105,000 (Kilometers) (155 000) (160 000) (165 000) (170 000) (175 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not re- placed at three months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Change the brake fluid if your vehicle is used for trailer towing.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 365 Miles 108,000 111,000 114,000 117,000 120,000 (Kilometers) (180 000) (185 000) (190 000) (195 000) (200 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not re- placed at three months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
366 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles 123,000 126,000 129,000 132,000 135,000 (Kilometers) (205 000) (210 000) (215 000) (220 000) (225 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not re- placed at three months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace as necessary.*...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 367 Miles 138,000 141,000 144,000 147,000 150,000 (Kilometers) (230 000) (235 000) (240 000) (245 000) (250 000) Change engine oil and engine oil filter, if not re- placed at three months. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
368 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES * This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer This maintenance is required only for police, taxi, to the owner, but is not required to maintain the emis- limousine-type operation, or trailer towing. sions warranty. Inspection and service should also be performed anytime ‡...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 369 Maintenance Schedule A — Non-Turbocharged Miles 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 30,000 36,000 (Kilometers) (10 000) (20 000) (30 000) (40 000) (50 000) (60 000) [Months]      Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires.
370 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles 42,000 48,000 54,000 60,000 66,000 (Kilometers) (70 000) (80 000) (90 000) (100 000) (110 000) [Months]      Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 371 Miles 72,000 78,000 84,000 90,000 96,000 102,000 (Kilometers) (120 000) (130 000) (140 000) (150 000) (160 000) (170 000) [Months]       Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
372 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles 108,000 114,000 120,000 126,000 132,000 138,000 (Kilometers) (180 000) (190 000) (200 000) (210 000) (220 000) (230 000) [Months]       Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 373 Miles 144,000 150,000 (Kilometers) (240 000) (250 000) [Months]   Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes. Replace the spark plugs. Adjust the generator belt tension. Inspect the PCV valve, and replace if necessary.
374 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Maintenance Schedule A — Turbocharged Miles 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 (Kilometers) (8 000) (16 000) (24 000) (32 000) (40 000) (48 000) [Months]      Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 375 Miles 35,000 40,000 45,000 50,000 55,000 60,000 (Kilometers) (56 000) (64 000) (72 000) (80 000) (88 000) (96 000) [Months]       Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
376 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles 65,000 70,000 75,000 80,000 85,000 90,000 (Kilometers) (104 000) (112 000) (120 000) (128 000) (136 000) (144 000) [Months]       Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 377 Miles 95,000 100,000 105,000 110,000 115,000 120,000 (Kilometers) (152 000) (160 000) (168 000) (176 000) (184 000) (192 000) [Months]       Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
378 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Miles 95,000 100,000 105,000 110,000 115,000 120,000 (Kilometers) (152 000) (160 000) (168 000) (176 000) (184 000) (192 000) [Months]       Replace the power steering/air conditioner belt. Inspect the PCV valve, replace if necessary (not required if previously replaced).* ‡...
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 379 Miles 125,000 130,000 135,000 140,000 145,000 150,000 (Kilometers) (200 000) (208 000) (216 000) (224 000) (232 000) (240 000) [Months]       Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Inspect the brake linings. Adjust parking brake on vehicles equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
380 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES * This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer WARNING! to the owner but is not required to maintain the emis- sions warranty. You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you have ‡...
Reporting Safety Defects ....386 Chrysler LLC Customer Center ... 384 In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C.
382 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Publication Order Forms ....387 Traction Grades ..... . 389 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire Temperature Grades .
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 383 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR the service advisor and list the items in order of priority. YOUR VEHICLE At many authorized dealers, you may obtain a rental vehicle at a minimal daily charge. If you need a rental, it Prepare For The Appointment is advisable to make these arrangements when you call If you’re having warranty work done, be sure to have the...
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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 385 Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech have any questions about the service contract, call the Impaired (TDD/TTY) manufacturer’s Service Contract National Customer Hot- To assist customers who have hearing difficulties, the line at 1-800-521-9922. manufacturer has installed special TDD (Telecommuni- The manufacturer will not stand behind any service cation Devices for the Deaf) equipment at its customer...
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only) sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related See the Warranty Information Booklet for the terms and concerns. provisions of Chrysler Motors LLC warranties applicable to this vehicle. WARNING! MOPAR PARTS Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain...
Customer Service Department imme- information that students and professional technicians diately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, defect to the Canadian government should write to: maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler LLC...
These Owner’s Manuals have been prepared with the straightforward language with illustrations, diagrams, assistance of service and engineering specialists to and charts. acquaint you with specific Chrysler LLC vehicles. Included are starting, operating, emergency and main- Diagnostic Procedure Manuals tenance procedures as well as specifications, capabili- Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with dia- ties and safety tips.
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 389 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM significantly from the norm due to variations in driving TIRE QUALITY GRADES habits, service practices, and differences in road charac- The following tire grading categories were established by teristics and climate. the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
390 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Temperature Grades WARNING! The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat The temperature grade for this tire is established for and its ability to dissipate heat, when tested under a tire that is properly inflated and not overloaded.
392 INDEX ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) ....242 Alterations/Modifications, Vehicle ... . . 7 Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) ..326 Antenna, Satellite Radio .
INDEX 393 Special Additives ..... . 334 Bulbs, Light ......345 Autostick .
394 INDEX Check Engine Light Compass Variance ..... . . 173 (Malfunction Indicator Light) ... . . 166,311 Computer, Trip/Travel .
INDEX 395 Cupholders ......144 Driving Customer Assistance ..... 383 On Slippery Surfaces .
396 INDEX Checking Oil Level ..... 314 Fabric Care ......337,338 Coolant (Antifreeze) .
INDEX 397 Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts ..351 Methanol ......269 Fog Light Service .
398 INDEX General Maintenance ..... 314 Hitches Glass Cleaning ......339 Trailer Towing .
INDEX 399 Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) ... 127 Life of Tires ......260 Introduction .
400 INDEX Oil Pressure ......170 Steering Wheel ......14 Rear Servicing .
INDEX 401 Frequency of Fluid Change ....335 Odometer ......165 Lubricant Selection .
402 INDEX Overdrive ......231 Sunroof ......139 Overheating, Engine .
INDEX 403 Rear Window ......33 Safety Checks Inside Vehicle ....71 Rear Window Defroster .
404 INDEX Untwisting Procedure ....42 Service Assistance ..... . . 383 Seat Belts (Sedan) .
INDEX 405 Speedometer and Odometer ....159 Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant ..162,293 Starting ....... 222 Tether Anchor, Child Restraint .
406 INDEX Jacking ......294 Guide ......280 Life of Tires .
INDEX 407 Maintenance ......332 UConnect (Hands-Free Phone) ....80 Manual .
408 INDEX Warning Lights Wind Buffeting ..... . . 33,140 (Instrument Cluster Description) ... . . 162 Window Fogging .
INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT Special design considerations are incorporated into this The antenna cable should be as short as practical and vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone only fully shielded coaxial cable.