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Provided by Naples Dodge, 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 Owners manual. Naples Dodge is a Naples Fort Myers area used, new, and preowned car dealership. Our address is 6381 Airport Rd. N. Naples …

Provided by Naples Dodge, 2012 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 Owners manual. Naples Dodge is a Naples Fort Myers area used, new, and preowned car dealership. Our address is 6381 Airport Rd. N. Naples FL, 34109.. Telephone (239)594-2100. Visit our website at naples dodge.com or see our sister dealership naplesmazda.com.

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  • 1. 2012 R AM TR UCK Gas 1500/2500/3500 2012 Ram Truck Gas 1500/2500/3500 O W N E R ’ S MA N UA L Chrysler Group LLC 12D241-126-AA First Edition Printed in U.S.A.875256 Ram Truck Gas OM cover.indd 1 3/16/11 4:33 PM
  • 2. VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADAWith respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name This manual illustrates and describes the operation of featuresChrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the and equipment that are either standard or optional on thisname Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore. vehicle. This manual may also include a description of featuresDRIVING AND ALCOHOL and equipment that are no longer available or were not orderedDrunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of acci- on this vehicle. Please disregard any features and equipmentdents. described in this manual that are not on this vehicle.Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes inlevels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t design and specifications, and/or make additions to or im-drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a provements to its products without imposing any obligationfriend, or use public transportation. upon itself to install them on products previously manufac- tured. WARNING! Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your per- ceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower, and your Copyright © 2011 Chrysler Group LLC judgment is impaired when you have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.
  • 3. SECTION TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1 2 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 2 3 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 3 4 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 4 5 STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 5 6 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 577 6 7 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613 7 8 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 675 8 9 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 693 910 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703 10
  • 4. INTRODUCTION 1CONTENTSⅥ Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ⅵ Van Conversions/Campers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Ⅵ How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ⅵ Vehicle Identification Number .............. 6Ⅵ Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Ⅵ Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
  • 5. 4 INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION When it comes to service, remember that your authorizedCongratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained tech-LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision nicians and genuine MOPAR௡ parts, and cares aboutworkmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all your satisfaction.essentials that are traditional to our vehicles. HOW TO USE THIS MANUALThis Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assis- Consult the Table of Contents to determine which sectiontance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint contains the information you desire.you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle.It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various Since the specification of your vehicle depends on thecustomer-oriented documents. Please take the time to items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions andread these publications carefully. Following the instruc- illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.tions and recommendations in this manual will help The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manualassure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle. contains a complete listing of all subjects.NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it Consult the following table for a description of theshould be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughouting and remain with the vehicle when sold. this Owner’s Manual:
  • 6. INTRODUCTION 5
  • 7. 6 INTRODUCTIONWARNINGS AND CAUTIONS also be supplied with your vehicle. If these instructionsThis Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against op- are missing, please contact your authorized dealer forerating procedures that could result in a collision or assistance in obtaining replacement documents from thebodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against proce- applicable manufacturer.dures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you For information on the Body Builders Guide refer to:do not read this entire manual, you may miss important www.dodgebodybuilder.com. This website contains di-information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions. mensional and technical specifications for your vehicle. ItVAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS is intended for Second Stage Manufacturer’s technicalThe Manufacturer’s Warranty does not apply to body support. For service issues, contact your authorizedmodifications or special equipment installed by van dealer.conversion/camper manufacturers/body builders. Refer VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERto the Warranty Information book, Section 2.1.C. Such The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on theequipment includes video monitors, VCRs, heaters, left front corner of the instrument panel, visible throughstoves, refrigerators, etc. For warranty coverage and the windshield. This number also appears on the bottomservice on these items, contact the applicable manufac- of the frame rail, on the right hand side, near the centerturer. of the vehicle and underbody as well as the AutomobileOperating instructions for the special equipment in- Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window onstalled by the conversion/camper manufacturer should your vehicle, the vehicle registration and title.
  • 8. INTRODUCTION 7 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS WARNING! 1 Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Vehicle Identification NumberNOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.
  • 9. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLECONTENTS 2Ⅵ A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 ▫ Wireless Ignition Node Ⅵ Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 19 (WIN) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ▫ Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 ▫ Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 ▫ Removing Key Fob From Ignition . . . . . . . . . . 14 ▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 ▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . 20Ⅵ Sentry Key௡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ⅵ Illuminated Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ⅵ Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If Equipped . . . 21 ▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 ▫ Remote Unlock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
  • 10. 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ To Lock The Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 ▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 ▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Ⅵ Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 ▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 25 ▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 ▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 25 ▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . 48 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 ▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 48Ⅵ Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 26 ▫ Center Lap Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 ▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 ▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . 50Ⅵ Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 ▫ Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Mode – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 ▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 ▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 ▫ Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 31 ▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped . . . . . . 52 ▫ Child-Protection Door Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 ▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder SystemⅥ Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 (BeltAlert௡) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 ▫ Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 34 ▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 53
  • 11. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Ⅵ Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . 82▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Ⅵ Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 ▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 2▫ Air Bag System Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 ▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . 57 ▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 60 Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 ▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
  • 12. 12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEA WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) — If Equipped The Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) operates similar to anKey Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three withEquipped detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent posi-Your vehicle may use a keyless ignition system. This tions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START positionsystem consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When(RKE) transmitter and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) released from the START position, the switch automati-with integral ignition switch. You can insert the Key Fob cally returns to the ON/RUN position.into the ignition switch with either side up.Standard Blade Ignition Key — If EquippedYour vehicle may use a standard blade key ignitionsystem. The authorized dealer that sold you your vehiclehas the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. Thesenumbers can be used to order duplicate keys from yourauthorized dealer. Ask your authorized dealer for thesenumbers and keep them in a safe place. You can insert thedouble-sided standard blade key into the ignition switchwith either side up.
  • 13. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13 Key Fob The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. Insert the square end of the key fob into the ignition switch located on the instrument panel and rotate to the desired posi- 2 tion. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the rear of the Key Fob. The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle should the battery in the vehicle or the RKE transmitter go dead. You can keep the emergency key with you when valet parking. Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)1 — OFF2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)3 — ON/RUN4 — START
  • 14. 14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLETo remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch Removing Key Fob From Ignitionat the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and Place the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with anthen pull the key out with your other hand. automatic transmission). Turn the Key Fob to the OFF position and then remove the Key Fob. NOTE: • For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power outlets will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature. • For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 min- Emergency Key Removal utes after the ignition switch is turned to the OFFNOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key position. Opening either front door will cancel thisinto the lock cylinder with either side up. feature. The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center
  • 15. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 15 (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable WARNING! Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. • Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and re- 2 CAUTION! move the key fob from the ignition. When leaving the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.• If your vehicle battery becomes low or dead, your • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with Key Fob will become locked in the ignition. access to an unlocked vehicle.• Do not attempt to remove the Key Fob while in this condition, damage could occur to the Key Fob • Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or or ignition module. Only remove the emergency key for locking and unlocking the doors. others could be seriously or fatally injured. Chil- dren should be warned not to touch the parking• Leave the Key Fob in the ignition and either: brake, brake pedal or the shift lever. • Jump Start the vehicle. • Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and • Charge the battery. do not leave Keyless Enter-N-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power win- dows, other controls, or move the vehicle. (Continued)
  • 16. 16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • If equipped with Electronic Vehicle Information Cen- WARNING! (Continued) ter (EVIC) the EVIC will display “Key In Ignition”. • Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may SENTRY KEYா cause serious injury or death. The Sentry Key௡ Immobilizer System prevents unauthor- ized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation CAUTION! is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always or unlocked. remove the key from the ignition and lock all doors The system uses a Key Fob with a factory-mated Remote when leaving the vehicle unattended. Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation.Key-In-Ignition Reminder Therefore, only Key Fobs that are programmed to theOpening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. Theignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC, system will not allow the engine to crank if an invalida chime will sound to remind you to remove the Key Fob. Key Fob is used to start and operate the vehicle. TheNOTE: system will shut the engine off in two seconds if an• The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds when the invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine. Key Fob is placed in the OFF or ACC ignition position.
  • 17. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 17NOTE: A Key Fob that has not been programmed is also CAUTION!considered an invalid key. The Sentry Key௡ Immobilizer system is not compat-During normal operation, after turning on the ignition ible with some after-market remote starting systems. 2switch, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three Use of these systems may result in vehicle startingseconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the problems and loss of security protection.bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with theelectronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after All of the Key Fobs provided with your new vehicle havethe bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid been programmed to the vehicle electronics.Key Fob to try to start the engine. Either of theseconditions will result in the engine being shut off after Replacement Keystwo seconds. NOTE: Only Key Fobs that are programmed to theIf the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate thevehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 sec- vehicle. Once a Key Fob is programmed to a vehicle, itonds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon aspossible by an authorized dealer.
  • 18. 18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • If a programmed Key Fob is lost, see your authorized CAUTION! dealer to have all remaining Key Fobs erased from the Always remove the Sentry Keys௡ from the vehicle system’s memory. This will prevent the lost Key Fobs and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unat- from starting your vehicle. The remaining Keys Fobs tended. must then be reprogrammed. Customer Key ProgrammingAt the time of purchase, the original owner is provided Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may bewith a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). performed at an authorized dealer.Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number isrequired for authorized dealer replacement of Key Fobs. General InformationDuplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an autho- The Sentry Key௡ system complies with FCC rules Part 15rized dealer, this procedure consists of programming a and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation isblank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob subject to the following conditions:is one that has never been programmed. • This device may not cause harmful interference.NOTE: • This device must accept any interference that may be• When having the Sentry Key௡ Immobilizer System received, including interference that may cause unde- serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an autho- sired operation. rized dealer.
  • 19. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 19VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED To Arm The SystemThe Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors The Vehicle Security Alarm will set when you use theand ignition for unauthorized operation. When the Ve- power door locks, or use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)hicle Security Alarm is activated, interior switches for transmitter to lock the doors. After all the doors are 2door locks are disabled. The system provides both au- locked and closed, the Vehicle Security Light in thedible and visible signals, for the first three minutes the instrument panel cluster will flash rapidly for abouthorn will sound and the headlights will turn on, the park 16 seconds to indicate that the alarm is being set. Afterlamps and/or turn signals will flash and Vehicle Security the alarm is set, the Vehicle Security Light will flash at aLight will flash repeatedly. For an additional 15 minutes slower rate to indicate that the system is armed.only, the headlights will turn on, the park lamps and/or To Disarm The Systemturn signals and Vehicle Security Light will flash. Use the RKE transmitter to unlock the door. If somethingRearming Of The System has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in your absence,The Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself after the 15 the horn will sound three times when you unlock theadditional minutes of headlights turning on and Vehicle doors and the exterior lights will blink three times. CheckSecurity Light flashing, if the system has not been the vehicle for tampering.disabled. If the condition which initiated the alarm is stillpresent, the system will ignore that condition and moni-tor the remaining doors and ignition.
  • 20. 20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEThe Vehicle Security Alarm will also disarm if a pro- ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPEDgrammed Sentry Key௡ is inserted into the ignition The courtesy lights will turn on when you use theswitch. To exit the alarming mode, press the RKE trans- Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock themitter UNLOCK button, or insert a programmed Sentry doors or open any door.Key௡ into the ignition switch. This feature also turns on the approach lighting in theThe Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” invehicle; however, you can create conditions where the “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for fur-system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previ- ther information.ously described arming sequences has occurred, the The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds,Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether or they will immediately fade to off once the ignitionyou are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs,disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. NOTE: • The front courtesy overhead console and door cour-Security System Manual Override tesy lights will not turn off if the dimmer control is inThe Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the the “Dome ON” position (extreme top position).doors using the manual door lock plunger.
  • 21. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 21• The illuminated entry system will not operate if the dimmer control is in the “dome defeat” position (extreme bottom position).REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF 2EQUIPPEDThe RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doorsand activate the Panic Alarm from distances up toapproximately 66 ft (20 m) using a Key Fob with RKEtransmitter. The transmitter does not need to be pointedat the vehicle to activate the system.NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into Key Fob With Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Transmitterthe ignition switch disables the system from respondingto any button presses from that RKE transmitter. Driving Remote Unlock The Doorsat speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKEfrom responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door (If EVIC isRKE transmitters. setup for driver door first, otherwise this will unlock all doors), or press the unlock button twice within five
  • 22. 22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEseconds to unlock all doors. The turn signal lights will than ten seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCKflash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated button while still holding the LOCK button.entry system will also turn on. 2. Release both buttons at the same time.Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First 3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press-This feature lets you program the system to unlock either ing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitterthe driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the with the ignition switch in the OFF position and the keyUNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the removed.current setting, proceed as follows: 4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec- its previous setting. tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Customer- Programmable Features (System Setup)” in “Under- NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- standing Your Instrument Panel” for further ter while you are inside the vehicle will activate the information. Vehicle Security Alarm System. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security Alarm System activated will cause the• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate following procedure: the Vehicle Security Alarm System.1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmedRKE transmitter for at least four seconds, but no longer
  • 23. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 23Flash Lamps With Remote Key Lock 3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press-This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when ing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitterthe doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmit- with the ignition switch in the OFF position and the keyter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change removed. 2the current setting, proceed as follows: 4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec- its previous setting. tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Customer- NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- Programmable Features (System Setup)” in “Under- ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle standing Your Instrument Panel” for further Security Alarm System. Opening a door with the Vehicle information. Security Alarm System activated will cause the alarm to• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the following procedure: Vehicle Security Alarm System.1. Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed To Lock The DoorsRKE transmitter for at least four seconds, but no longer Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmit-than ten seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button ter to lock all doors. The turn signal lights will flash andwhile still holding the UNLOCK button. the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.2. Release both buttons at the same time.
  • 24. 24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLESound Horn With Remote Key Lock 3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press-This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors ing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with theare locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be ignition switch in the OFF position and the key removed.turned on or turned off. To change the current setting, 4. Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature toproceed as follows: its previous setting.• For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Elec- NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmit- tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Customer- ter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle Programmable Features (System Setup)” in “Under- Security Alarm System. Opening a door with the Vehicle standing Your Instrument Panel” for further Security Alarm System activated will cause the alarm to information. sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the• For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the Vehicle Security Alarm System. following procedure: Using The Panic Alarm1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE trans- To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press andmitter for at least four seconds, but no longer than ten hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for atseconds. Then, press the PANIC button while still hold- least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on,ing the LOCK button. the headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will2. Release both buttons at the same time. turn on.
  • 25. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless Transmitter Battery Replacementyou turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 5 mph battery.(8 km/h) or greater. 2 NOTE:NOTE: • Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply.• The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the • Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights housing or the printed circuit board. and horn will remain on. 1. With the RKE transmitter buttons facing down, use a• You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the flat blade screwdriver to pry the two halves of the RKE vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the seal Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted during removal. by the system. 2. Remove and replace the battery. Avoid touching theProgramming Additional Transmitters new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may causeIf you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter, battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it withcontact your authorized dealer for details. rubbing alcohol.
  • 26. 26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE3. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normalhalves together. distance, check for these two conditions:General Information 1. A weak battery in the RKE transmitter. The expectedThis device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and life of the battery is a minimum of three years.RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the 2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio stationfollowing conditions: tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios.• This device may not cause harmful interference. REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED• This device must accept any interference received, This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry including interference that may cause undesired (RKE) transmitter to start the engine conve- operation. niently from outside the vehicle while stillNOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly ap- maintaining security. The system has a range ofproved by the party responsible for compliance could approximately 300 ft (91 m).void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. NOTE: • The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start. • Obstructions between the vehicle and the RKE trans- mitter may reduce this range.
  • 27. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 27How To Use Remote Start WARNING!All of the following conditions must be met before theengine will remote start: • Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Mon- 2• Shift lever in PARK oxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Car-• Doors closed bon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.• Hood closed • Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters• HAZARD switch off away from children. Operation of the Remote Start• BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed) System, windows, door locks or other controls could cause serious injury or death.• Ignition key removed from ignition switch• Battery at an acceptable charge level Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped• RKE PANIC button not pressed The following messages will display in the EVIC if the• Fuel meets minimum requirement vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prema- turely:• System not disabled from previous remote start event • Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar• Vehicle theft alarm not active
  • 28. 28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE• Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar • If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.• Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low • The park lamps will turn on and remain on during• Remote Start Aborted — System Fault Remote Start mode.• Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset • For security, power window and power sunroof op-The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle isto the ON/RUN position. in the Remote Start mode.To Enter Remote Start Mode • The engine can be started two consecutive times (two Press and release the REMOTE START button 15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However, on the RKE transmitter twice within five sec- the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN onds. The parking lights will flash and the horn position before you can repeat the start sequence for a will chirp twice (if programmed). Once the third cycle.vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15 minutes. To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving TheNOTE: Vehicle• If your power door locks were unlocked, Remote Start Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or will automatically lock the doors. allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.
  • 29. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system message “Turn To On” will flash in the EVIC until youwill disable the one time press of the REMOTE START turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote • “Remote Start Active — Key To Run” will display inStart request. 2 the EVIC until you insert and turn the key to ON/To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle RUN position. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle InformationBefore the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release Center (EVIC)” for further information.the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equippedthe doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm System When remote start is activated, the heated steering(if equipped). Insert the Key Fob into the ignition switch wheel, and driver heated seat features will automaticallyand turn the switch to the ON/RUN position. turn on in cold weather. In warm weather, the driverNOTE: vented seat feature will automatically turn on when the• The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position remote start is activated. These features will stay on in order to drive the vehicle. through the duration of remote start or until the ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position.• For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the message “Insert Key/ The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and Turn To On” will flash in the EVIC until you insert the deactivated through the Electronic Vehicle Information Key Fob into the ignition switch. Once inserted, the Center (EVIC). For more information on Remote Start Comfort System operation refer to “Electronic Vehicle
  • 30. 30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEInformation Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable WARNING!Features (System Setup)” in “Understanding Your Instru-ment Panel”. • Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up mayDOOR LOCKS cause serious injury or death.Manual Door Locks • For personal security and safety in the event of anFront and rear doors may be locked by moving the lock accident, lock the vehicle doors as you drive asknob down or unlocked by moving the lock knob up. well as when you park and leave the vehicle. • Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parkingFront doors may be opened with the inside door handle brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and re-without lifting the lock knob. move the key fob from the ignition. When leavingDoors locked before closing will remain locked when the vehicle, always lock your vehicle.closed. • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.The emergency key will unlock the driver door lock onyour vehicle. (Continued)
  • 31. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 31 Power Door Locks — If Equipped WARNING! (Continued) A power door LOCK switch is on each front door trim• Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is panel. Use this switch to lock or unlock the doors. dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Chil- 2 dren should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.• Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and do not leave the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. Power Door Lock Switch Location 1 - Unlock 2 - Lock
  • 32. 32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEIf you press the power door LOCK switch while the Key Auto Unlock Doors — If EquippedFob is in the ignition, and any front door is open, the This feature unlocks all of the doors of the vehicle whenpower locks will not operate. This prevents you from either front door is opened. This will occur only after theaccidentally locking your Key Fob in the vehicle. Remov- vehicle has been shifted into the PARK position after theing the Key Fob or closing the door will allow the locks to vehicle has been driven (shifted out of PARK and alloperate. A chime will sound if the Key Fob is in the doors closed).ignition switch and a door is open, as a reminder to Auto Unlock Doors Programming — If Equippedremove the Key Fob. The Auto Unlock Doors feature can be enabled or dis-Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped abled as follows:When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Electronicwhen the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settingsauto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your (System Setup)” in “Understanding Your Instrumentauthorized dealer per written request of the customer. Panel” for further information.Please see your authorized dealer for service. NOTE: Use the Auto Unlock Doors feature in accor- dance with local laws.
  • 33. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33Child-Protection Door Lock To use the system, open each rear door, use a flat bladeTo provide a safer environment for children riding in the screwdriver (or emergency key) and rotate the dial torear seat, the rear doors (if equipped) of your vehicle engage and disengage the Child-Protection locks. Whenhave the Child-Protection Door Lock system. the system on a door is engaged, that door can only be 2 opened by using the outside door handle even if the inside door lock is in the unlocked position. Child-Protection Door Lock Location Child Lock Control
  • 34. 34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WINDOWS WARNING! Power Windows — If Equipped Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the Child-Protection locks are engaged.NOTE:• After setting the Child-Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position.• For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the door lock switch to the UNLOCK position, roll down the window and open the door with the outside door handle. Power Window Switches 1 – Left Front 3 – Right Rear 2 – Right Front 4 – Left Rear
  • 35. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 35The control on the left front door panel has UP-DOWN WARNING!switches that give you fingertip control of all powerwindows. There is a single opening and closing switch on Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leavingthe front passenger door for passenger window control unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a 2and on the rear doors of Quad Cab௡, Mega Cab௡ and number of reasons. A child or others could be seri-Crew Cab models. The windows will operate when the ously or fatally injured. Don’t leave the key in theignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN or ACC posi- ignition. A child could operate power windows,tion, and for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is turned other controls, or move the vehicle.OFF or until a front door is opened. Auto-DownNOTE: The Key Off Power Delay feature will allow the Both the driver and front passenger window switch havepower windows to operate for up to 10 minutes after the an Auto-Down feature. Press the window switch past theignition is turned OFF. This feature is cancelled when first detent, release, and the window will go downeither front door is opened. automatically. To cancel the Auto-Down movement, op- erate the switch in either the up or down direction and release the switch. To stop the window from going all the way down during the Auto-Down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.
  • 36. 36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLETo open the window part way, press to the first detent conditions may trigger the auto reverse function unex-and release it when you want the window to stop. pectedly during auto closure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the first detent and hold to close theAuto-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection window manually.(4-Door Models Driver And Front Passenger DoorOnly) — If Equipped WARNING!Lift the window switch fully upward to the seconddetent, release, and the window will go up automatically. There is no anti-pinch protection when the window is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from theTo stop the window from going all the way up during the window before closing.Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.To close the window part way, lift the window switch to Auto-Up Resetthe first detent and release when you want the window to It may be necessary at some point in time to reactivate thestop. Auto-up/Auto-down feature. To do so, perform the following steps:NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during theauto-closure, it will reverse direction and then go back 1. Pull the window switch up to close the windowdown. Remove the obstacle and use the window switch completely and continue to hold the switch up for anagain to close the window. Any impact due to rough road additional two seconds after the window is closed.
  • 37. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 372. Push the window switch down firmly to the seconddetent to open the window completely and continue tohold the switch down for an additional two seconds afterthe window is fully open. 2Window LOCKOUT Switch — 4–Door ModelsThe window LOCKOUT switch on the driver’s doorallows you to disable the window control on the rearpassenger doors. To disable the window controls on therear passenger doors, press the window LOCK buttoninto the latched or down position. To enable the windowcontrols, press the window LOCK button again andreturn the switch to the released or up position. Window Lockout Switch 1 – Window Lockout Switch Wind Buffeting Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the windows down or in partially open positions. This is a
  • 38. 38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEnormal occurrence and can be minimized. If the rear • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) — ifwindows are open and buffeting occurs, open the front equippedand rear windows together to minimize the buffeting. • An energy-absorbing steering column and steeringOCCUPANT RESTRAINTS wheelSome of the most important safety features in your • Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupantsvehicle are the restraint systems: • All seat belt systems (except driver’s and second row• Three-point lap and shoulder belts for the driver and center position) include Automatic Locking Retractors all passengers (ALRs), which lock the seat belt webbing into position• Front seat belts may incorporate pretensioners that by extending the belt all the way out and then adjust- may enhance occupant protection by managing occu- ing the belt to the desired length to restrain a child seat pant energy during an impact event or secure a large item in a seat — if equipped• Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passen- Please pay close attention to the information in this ger section. It tells you how to use your restraint system properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains possible. (SABIC) — if equipped
  • 39. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized WARNING!seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tetherfor CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold Infants in rear facing child restraints should neverinfant and child restraint systems. For more information ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger 2on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment canCHildren (LATCH). cause severe injury or death to infants in that posi- tion.NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistageinflator design. This allows the air bag to have different Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seatrates of inflation based on several factors, including the belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should beseverity and type of collision. secured in the rear seat in child restraints or belt-Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the positioning booster seats. Older children who do not userisk of harm from a deploying air bag: child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or underbuckled up in a rear seat. their arm.
  • 40. 40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEIf a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child 5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to beseat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat modified to accommodate a disabled person, contactas far back as possible and use the proper child restraint. the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided(Refer to “Child Restraints”) under ؆If You Need Assistance؆.You should read the instructions provided with your WARNING!child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly. • Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more2. All occupants should always wear their lap and severe injuries in a collision. The air bags workshoulder belts properly. with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In3. The driver and front passenger seats should be some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all.moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Always wear your seat belts even though you haveFront Air Bags room to inflate. air bags.4. Do not lean against the door or window. If your (Continued)vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, theside air bags will inflate forcefully into the spacebetween you and the door.
  • 41. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41 Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even WARNING! (Continued) on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver• Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment far away from home or on your own street. could cause serious injury, including death. Air 2 Bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some instrument panel. of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown• Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of (SABIC) and Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should door or window. Sit upright in the center of the be belted at all times. seat. Lap/Shoulder Belts• In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer All seating positions except the Quad Cab௡, Mega Cab௡ much greater injuries if you are not properly and Crew Cab front center seating position have combi- buckled up. You can strike the interior of your nation lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions. out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move in your vehicle are buckled up properly. freely with you under normal conditions. However, in a
  • 42. 42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEcollision the belt will lock and reduce the risk of you WARNING! (Continued)striking the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out. • Do not allow people to ride in any area of your WARNING! vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. • Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat • Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and belts are designed to go around the large bones of using a seat belt properly. your body. These are the strongest parts of your • Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make body and can take the forces of a collision best. your injuries in a collision much worse. You might • Two people should never be belted into a single suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out seat belt. People belted together can crash into one of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to another in a collision, hurting one another badly. wear your seat belt safely and to keep your pas- Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more sengers safe, too. than one person, no matter what their size. • It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and or killed. adjust the seat. (Continued)
  • 43. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 432. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front 3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latchseat, next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up thewebbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around 2your lap. Latch Plate To Buckle Pulling Out Latch Plate And Webbing
  • 44. 44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! WARNING! (Continued)• A belt buckled into the wrong buckle will not • A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous. protect you properly. The lap portion could ride Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the too high on your body, possibly causing internal vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause nearest you. internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder• A belt that is too loose will not protect you bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far your strongest bones will take the force in a forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear collision. your seat belt snugly. • A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect you from injury during a collision. You are more (Continued) likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together.
  • 45. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 454. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your WARNING!abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull upon the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, • A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk oftilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across 2reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision. your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug. • A twisted belt may not protect you properly. In a collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in a vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer immedi- ately and have it fixed. 5. Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt. 6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. Removing Slack From Belt The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.
  • 46. 46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE belt tongue is pressed into the buckle. Allow the retractor WARNING! to take up the extra webbing, and the buckles will hang A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and vertically from the cab back exit bezel, thus freeing up all leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system the area behind the front seats. periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.) or if the air bag deployed.Regular Cab Front Center Three Point Belt1. The front center seat belt on the Regular Cab may bedisconnected to open up utilization of the storage areasbehind the front seats. The black latch plate can bedetached from the black keyed seat belt buckle located on Detaching Buckle With Seat Belt Tonguethe inboard side of the passenger seat. Insert the seat belttongue into the center red slot on the black buckle. The 2. To reattach the seat belt to the front center seat, pullblack buckle latch plate can be removed when the seat the black buckle latch plate forward from the cab back
  • 47. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47panel and insert it into the black keyed buckle until thereis an audible “click”. For proper seat belt usage, refer“Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions”. 2 WARNING! • If the black latch and black buckle are not prop- erly connected when the seat belt is used by an occupant, the seat belt will not be able to provide proper restraint and will increase the risk of injury in a collision. • When reattaching the black latch and black buckle, ensure the seat belt webbing is not Inserting Latch Plate twisted. If the webbing is twisted, follow the preceding procedure to detach the black latch and black buckle, untwist the webbing, and reattach the black latch and black buckle.
  • 48. 48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate. 3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing. The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the latch plate. 4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the folded webbing. Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage In the front row outboard seats, the shoulder belt can be In Use Position adjusted upward or downward to help position the belt away from your neck. Squeeze the anchorage buttonLap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure located on the upper belt guide to release the anchorage,Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ and then move it up or down to the position that fits youshoulder belt. best.1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to theanchor point.
  • 49. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 49 Center Lap Belts The center seating position for the Quad Cab௡, Mega Cab௡ and Crew Cab front seat has a lap belt only. To fasten the lap belt, slide the latch plate into the buckle 2 until you hear a Љclick.Љ To lengthen the lap belt, tilt the latch plate and pull. To remove slack, pull the loose end of the webbing. Wear the lap belt snug against the hips. Sit back and erect in the seat, then adjust the belt as tightly as is comfortable. WARNING! Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt • A lap belt worn too loose or too high is dangerous.As a guide, if you are shorter than average you will • A belt worn too loose can allow you to slip downprefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average and under the belt in a collision.you will prefer a higher position. When you release the • A belt that is too loose or too high will apply crashanchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that forces to the abdomen, not to the stronger hipit is locked in position. bones. In either case, the risk of internal injuries is greater. Wear a lap belt low and snug.
  • 50. 50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLESeat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions • N/A — Not ApplicableThe seat belts in the passenger seating positions are • ALR — Automatic Locking Retractorequipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)which are used to secure a child restraint system. For If the passenger seating position is equipped with anadditional information, refer to “Installing Child Re- ALR and is being used for normal usage:straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortablyRestraints” section. The chart below defines the type of wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to notfeature for each seating position. activate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a Driver Center Passenger ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing First Row N/A N/A ALR to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull Second Row ALR Cinch ALR out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfort- ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the• N/A — Not Applicable latch plate into the buckle until you hear a Љclick.Љ• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Mode – IfFor Regular Cab Only Equipped Driver Center Passenger In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre- First Row N/A ALR ALR locked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in the shoulder belt. Second Row N/A N/A N/A
  • 51. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 51When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode WARNING!Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a child safetyseat is installed in a seating position that has a belt with • The belt and retractor assembly must be replacedthis feature. Children 12 years old and under should if the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Re- 2always be properly restrained in the rear seat. tractor (ALR) feature or any other seat belt func- tion is not working properly when checked ac-How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode cording to the procedures in the Service Manual.1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt. • Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until could increase the risk of injury in collisions.the entire belt is extracted. Energy Management Feature3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will This vehicle has a safety belt system with an energyhear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is management feature in the front seating positions to helpnow in the Automatic Locking Mode. further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-onHow To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode collision.Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that isto retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. ThisMode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting onlocking mode. the occupant’s chest.
  • 52. 52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat WARNING! belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be • The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced worn snugly and positioned properly. if the seat belt assembly “Automatic Locking Re- The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Re- tractor (ALR)” feature or any other seat belt func- straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the preten- tion is not working properly when checked ac- sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or cording to the procedures in the Service Manual. a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately. • Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly could increase the risk of injury in collisions. Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertா)Seat Belt Pretensioners — If Equipped BeltAlert௡ is a feature intended to remind the driver andThe seat belts for both front seating positions may be front passenger (if equipped with front passengerequipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to BeltAlert௡) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is activeremove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision. whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seatThese devices may improve the performance of the seat passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light willbelt by assuring that the belt is tight around the occupant turn on and remain on until both front seat belts areearly in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occu- fastened.pants, including those in child restraints.
  • 53. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 53The BeltAlert௡ warning sequence begins after the vehicle BeltAlert௡ can be enabled or disabled by your authorizedspeed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt dealer. Chrysler Group LLC does not recommend deac-Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime. tivating BeltAlert௡.Once the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire 2 NOTE: Although BeltAlert௡ has been deactivated, theduration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened. Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminateAfter the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped withLight remains illuminated until the respective seat belts BeltAlert௡) seat belt remains unfastened.are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occu-pants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is Seat Belts And Pregnant Womenunbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts(8 km/h), BeltAlert௡ will provide both audio and visual throughout their pregnancies. Keeping the mother safe isnotification. the best way to keep the baby safe.The front passenger seat BeltAlert௡ is not active when the Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the beltfront passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert௡ may be across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the front Keep the belt low so that it does not come across thepassenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will takeequipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in the force if there is a collision.the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that aresecured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed.
  • 54. 54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLESeat Belt Extender Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air BagsIf a seat belt is too short even when fully extended, and This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both thethe adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if so driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seatequipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Airdealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. Theextender should be used only if the existing belt is not passenger’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in thelong enough. When it is not required, remove the ex- instrument panel, above the glove compartment. Thetender and store it. words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the air bag covers. WARNING! Using a seat belt extender when not needed can increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use the seat belt extender when the lap belt is not long enough when it is worn low and snug, and in the recommended seating positions. Remove and store the extender when not needed.
  • 55. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 55 The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of inflation based on several factors, including the severity and type of collision. 2 This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the inflation rate of the Advanced Front Air Bags based upon seat position. This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation rate of the1 — Driver And Passenger 2 — Knee Bolster Advanced Front Air Bags.Advanced Front Air BagsNOTE: The Driver and Front Passenger Advanced FrontAir Bags are certified to the new Federal regulations forAdvanced Air Bags.
  • 56. 56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEThis vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental Air Bag System ComponentsSide Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bagdriver, front, and rear passengers sitting next to a win- system components:dow. If the vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, they • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)are located above the side windows and their covers arealso labeled: SRS AIRBAG. • Air Bag Warning LightThis vehicle may also be equipped with Supplemental • Steering Wheel and ColumnSeat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) to provide enhanced • Instrument Panelprotection for an occupant during a side impact. If thevehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat-Mounted • Knee Impact BolsterSide Air Bags they are located in the outboard side of the • Driver Advanced Front Air Bagfront seats. • Passenger Advanced Front Air BagNOTE:• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim, • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) — if but they will open during air bag deployment. equipped• After any accident, the vehicle should be taken to an • Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains authorized dealer immediately. (SABIC) — if equipped
  • 57. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 57• Front and Side Impact Sensors WARNING!• Seat Belt Buckle Switch • No objects should be placed over or near the airAdvanced Front Air Bag Features bag on the instrument panel, because any such objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a 2The Advanced Front Air Bag system has multistagedriver and front passenger air bags. This system provides collision severe enough to cause the air bag tooutput appropriate to the severity and type of collision as inflate.determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC), • Do not put anything on or around the air bagwhich may receive information from the front impact covers or attempt to open them manually. You maysensors (if equipped). damage the air bags and you could be injured because the air bags may no longer be functional.The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an The protective covers for the air bag cushions areimpact that requires air bag deployment. This low output designed to open only when the air bags areis used in less severe collisions. A higher energy output is inflating.used for more severe collisions. • Do not drill, cut or tamper with the knee bolster in any way. • Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster such as alarm lights, stereos, citizen band radios, etc.
  • 58. 58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLESupplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the— If Equipped front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bagSupplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) may deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the leftprovide enhanced protection to help protect an occupant air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right airduring a side impact. The SAB is marked with an air bag bag only.label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats. Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) — If Equipped SABIC air bags may offer side-impact protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants in addition to that provided by the body structure. Each air bag features inflated chambers placed adjacent to the head of each outboard occupant that reduce the potential for side- impact head injuries. The SABIC deploy downward, covering both windows on the impact side. Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag Label
  • 59. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 59 The system includes side impact sensors that are cali- brated to deploy the side air bags during impacts that require air bag occupant protection. 2 WARNING! • If your vehicle is equipped with left and right Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC), do not stack luggage or other cargo up high enough to block the location of the SABIC. The area where the SABIC is located should re- main free from any obstructions. Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable • Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects Curtain (SABIC) Label Location between you and the side air bags; the perfor-NOTE: mance could be adversely affected and/or objects• Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim, could be pushed into you, causing serious injury. but they will open during air bag deployment. (Continued)• Being too close to the SAB and SABIC air bags during deployment could cause you to be severely injured or killed.
  • 60. 60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls WARNING! (Continued) • If your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) do not have any accessory items installed which The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system will alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to required for this vehicle. your vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for instal- side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required. lation on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic of the vehicle for any reason. ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, SABIC air bags — if equipped, SAB air bags — if equipped, andKnee Impact Bolsters front seat belt pretensioners — if equipped, as required,The Knee Impact Bolsters help protect the knees of the depending on several factors, including the severity anddriver and the front passenger, and position front occu- type of impact.pants for the best interaction with the Advanced FrontAir Bags. Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide addi- tional protection by supplementing the seat belts inAlong with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front certain frontal collisions depending on several factors,Air Bags work with the knee bolsters to provide improved including the severity and type of collision. Advancedprotection for the driver and front passenger. Side air bags Front Air Bags are not expected to reduce the risk ofalso work with seat belts to improve occupant protection. injury in rear, rollover, or side collisions.
  • 61. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 61The Advanced Front Air Bags will not deploy in all The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts offrontal collisions, including some that may produce sub- the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in thestantial vehicle damage — for example, some pole colli- START or ON/RUN position. If the key is in the LOCKsions, truck underrides, and angle offset collisions. On position, in the ACC position, or not in the ignition, the 2the other hand, depending on the type and location of air bag system is not on and the air bags will not inflate.impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes The ORC contains a backup power supply system thatwith little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power orsevere initial deceleration. it becomes disconnected prior to deployment.The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions. Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag WarningSide air bag deployment will depend on the severity and Light in the instrument panel for approxi-type of collision. mately four to eight seconds for a self-checkBecause air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration when the ignition is first turned on. After theover time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If thenot good indicators of whether or not an air bag should ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, ithave deployed. turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily or continuously. A single chime will sound if the lightSeat belts are necessary for your protection in all colli- comes on again after initial startup.sions, and also are needed to help keep you in position,away from an inflating air bag.
  • 62. 62 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEIt also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instru- When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Ad-ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is vanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A largenoted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnos- quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate thetics also record the nature of the malfunction. Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates are possible, based on the collision type and severity. The WARNING! steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel separate and fold out of the way as Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instru- the air bags inflate to their full size. The air bags fully ment panel could mean you won’t have the air bags inflate in about 50 to 70 milliseconds. This is about half of to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come the time it takes to blink your eyes. The air bags then on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes front passenger. on as you drive, have an authorized dealer service the air bag system immediately. The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the airDriver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle.Inflator UnitsThe Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air BagInflator Units are located in the center of the steeringwheel and on the right side of the instrument panel.
  • 63. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 63Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB) Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable CurtainInflator Units — If Equipped (SABIC) Inflator Units — If EquippedThe Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags are de- During collisions where the impact is confined to asigned to activate only in certain side collisions. particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may 2 deploy the SABIC air bags, depending on several factors,The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side including the severity and type of collision. In theseair bags to inflate, based on several factors, including the events, the ORC will deploy the SABIC only on theseverity and type of collision. impact side of the vehicle.Based on several factors, including the severity and type A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the sideof collision, the side air bag inflator on the crash side of curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushesthe vehicle may be triggered, releasing a quantity of the outside edge of the headliner out of the way andnon-toxic gas. The inflating SAB exits through the seat covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30seam into the space between the occupant and the door. milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takesThe SAB fully inflate in about 10 milliseconds. The side to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if youair bag moves at a very high speed and with such a high are not belted and seated properly, or if items areforce that it could injure you if you are not seated positioned in the area where the side curtain air bagproperly, or if items are positioned in the area where the inflates. This especially applies to children. The sideside air bag inflates. This especially applies to children. curtain air bag is only about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when it is inflated.
  • 64. 64 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEBecause air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, • Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long asvehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of the battery has power or until the ignition key iswhether or not an air bag should have deployed. removed.Front And Side Impact Sensors — If Equipped • Unlock the doors automatically.In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response SystemORC in determining appropriate response to impact functions after an event, the ignition switch must beevents. changed from IGN ON to IGN OFF.Enhanced Accident Response System If A Deployment OccursIn the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflatethe communication network remains intact, and the immediately after deployment.power remains intact, depending on the nature of theevent the ORC will determine whether to have the NOTE: Front and/or side air bags will not deploy in allEnhanced Accident Response System perform the follow- collisions. This does not mean something is wrong withing functions: the air bag system.• Cut off fuel to the engine. If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any or all of the following may occur:• Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or until the ignition key is turned off.
  • 65. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 65• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in- front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The structions for cleaning. abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those 2 Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have de- you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium ployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals. bags will not be in place to protect you. They are not permanent and normally heal quickly. However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a WARNING! few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor immediately. Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot protect you in another collision. Have the air bags,• As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retrac- particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the tor assemblies replaced by an authorized dealer im- process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air mediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Con- bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the troller (ORC) system serviced as well. skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation
  • 66. 66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEMaintaining Your Air Bag System WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! • Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or• Modifications to any part of the air bag system may not function properly if modifications are could cause it to fail when you need it. You could made. Take your vehicle to an authorized dealer be injured if the air bag system is not there to for any air bag system service. If your seat, includ- protect you. Do not modify the components or ing your trim cover and cushion, needs to be wiring, including adding any kind of badges or serviced in any way (including removal or stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the loosening/tightening of seat attachment bolts), upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not take the vehicle to your authorized dealer. Only modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, manufacturer approved seat accessories may be or add aftermarket side steps or running boards. used. If it is necessary to modify the air bag system• It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air for persons with disabilities, contact your autho- bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who rized dealer. works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system. (Continued)
  • 67. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 67Air Bag Warning Light NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine You will want to have the air bags ready to related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint inflate for your protection in a collision. The Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly 2 circuits and interconnecting wiring associated check the fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the labelwith air bag system electrical components. While the air located on the inside of the fuse block cover for thebag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of proper air bag fuses. See your authorized dealer if thethe following occurs, have an authorized dealer service fuse is good.the air bag system immediately. Event Data Recorder (EDR)• The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in first turned to the ON/RUN position. certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will• The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems per- eight-second interval. formed. The EDR is designed to record data related to• The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of remains on while driving. time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as: • How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
  • 68. 68 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is were buckled/fastened; required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties,• How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the such as law enforcement, that have the special equip- accelerator and/or brake pedal; and, ment, can read the information if they have access to the• How fast the vehicle was traveling. vehicle or the EDR.These data can help provide a better understanding of Child Restraintsthe circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur. Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up all the time, including babies and children. Every state in theNOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a United States and all Canadian provinces require thatnon-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by small children ride in proper restraint systems. This is thethe EDR under normal driving conditions and no per- law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it.sonal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location)are recorded. However, other parties, such as law en- Children 12 years or under should ride properly buckledforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash statistics,personally identifying data routinely acquired during a children are safer when properly restrained in the rearcrash investigation. seats rather than in the front.
  • 69. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 69 Infants And Child Restraints WARNING! Safety experts recommend that children ride rearward- In a collision, an unrestrained child, even a tiny baby, facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until can become a projectile inside the vehicle. The force they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear 2 required to hold even an infant on your lap can facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can become so great that you could not hold the child, no be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible matter how strong you are. The child and others child seats. could be badly injured. Any child riding in your The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until size. they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier. Convertible child seats can be used either rearward-There are different sizes and types of restraints for facing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible childchildren from newborn size to the child almost large seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearward-enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child facing direction than infant carriers do, so they can beseat Owner’s Manual to ensure you have the right seat used rearward-facing by children who have outgrownfor your child. Use the restraint that is correct for your their infant carrier but are still less than at least two yearschild. old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their convertible child seat. Both types of child restraints are
  • 70. 70 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEheld in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the as long as possible, up to the highest weight or heightLATCH child restraint anchor system. Refer to “Lower allowed by the child seat. These child seats are also heldAnchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”. in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child restraint anchorage system. Refer to “Lower An- WARNING! chors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)”. Rearward-facing child seats must never be used in All children whose weight or height is above the the front seat of a vehicle with the front passenger air forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a bag. An air bag deployment could cause severe belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts injury or death to infants in this position. fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is againstOlder Children And Child Restraints the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning boosterChildren who are two years old or who have outgrown seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are heldtheir rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forward- in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt.facing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and NOTE: For additional information, refer toconvertible child seats used in the forward-facing direc- www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Cana-tion are for children who are over two years old or who dian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s web-have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of site for additional information: http://www.tc.gc.ca/their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should roadsafety/safedrivers/childsafety/index.htmremain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for
  • 71. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 71 • Make sure that the child is upright in the seat. WARNING! • The lap portion should be low on the hips and as snug • Improper installation can lead to failure of an as possible. infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a 2 collision. The child could be badly injured or • Check belt fit periodically. A child’s squirming or killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions ex- slouching can move the belt out of position. actly when installing an infant or child restraint. • If the shoulder belt contacts the face or neck, move the • A rearward-facing child restraint should only be child closer to the center of the vehicle. Never allow a used in a rear seat. child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind • A rearward-facing infant restraint in the front seat their back. may be struck by a deploying a passenger air bag which may cause severe or fatal injury to the Here are some tips for getting the most out of your child infant. restraint: • Before buying any restraint system, make sure that itChildren Too Large For Booster Seats has a label certifying that it meets all applicable SafetyChildren who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt Standards. Chrysler Group LLC also recommends thatcomfortably and whose legs are long enough to bend you make sure that you can install the child restraint inover the front of the seat when their back is against the the vehicle where you will use it before you buy it.seatback should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat.
  • 72. 72 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE• The restraint must be appropriate for your child’s around, and insert the latch plate into the buckle weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for again. If you still can’t make the child restraint secure, weight and height limits. try a different seating position.• Carefully follow the instructions that come with the • Buckle the child into the seat according to the child restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may restraint manufacturer’s directions. not work when you need it. WARNING!• In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the • Improper installation can lead to failure of an buckle or latch plate is too close to the belt path infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a opening on the restraint. Disconnect the latch plate collision. The child could be badly injured or from the buckle and twist the short buckle-end belt killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions ex- several times to shorten it. Insert the latch plate into actly when installing an infant or child restraint. the buckle with the release button facing out. • When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the• If the belt still can’t be tightened, or if pulling and vehicle. Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a pushing on the restraint loosens the belt, disconnect sudden stop or accident, it could strike the occu- the latch plate from the buckle, turn the latch plate pants or seatbacks and cause serious personal injury.
  • 73. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 73Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH)Each vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchor-age system called LATCH, which stands for LowerAnchors and Tether for CHildren. The LATCH system 2provides for the installation of the child restraint withoutusing the vehicle seat belt, instead securing the childrestraint using lower anchorages and upper tether strapsfrom the child restraint to the vehicle structure. LATCHchild restraint anchorage systems are installed in theQuad Cab௡, Mega Cab௡ and Crew Cab rear seat outboardpositions. LATCH equipped seating positions featureboth lower anchor bars, located at the back of the seatcushion, and tether strap anchorages, located behind the Quad Cab௡/Mega Cab௡/Crew Cab Rearseat back (refer to “Child Restraint Tether Anchor”). Outboard Seats Driver Side
  • 74. 74 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLEChild restraint systems having attachments designed to NOTE:connect to the lower anchorages are now available. Child • When using the LATCH attaching system to install arestraints having tether straps and hooks for connection child restraint, please ensure that all seat belts notto the seat back tether anchorage have been available for being used for occupant restraints are stowed and outsome time. In fact, many child restraint manufacturers of reach of children. It is recommended that beforewill provide add-on tether strap kits for some of their installing the child restraint, buckle the seat belt so theolder products. seat belt is tucked behind the child restraint and out of reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the childBecause the lower anchorages are to be introduced to restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat beltpassenger carrying vehicles over a period of years, child behind the child restraint, route the seat belt throughrestraint systems having attachments for those anchor- the child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Thisages will continue to have features for installation in should stow the seat belt out of the reach of anvehicles using the lap or lap/shoulder belt. They will also inquisitive child. Remind all children in the vehiclehave tether straps, and you are urged to take advantage that the seat belts are not toys and should not beof all of the available attachments provided with your played with, and never leave your child unattended inchild restraint in any vehicle. the vehicle. • If your child restraint seat is not LATCH-compatible, install the restraint using the vehicle seat belting.
  • 75. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 75Installing The Child Restraint System We urge you to carefully follow the directions of the manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Many, WARNING! but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with separate straps on each side, with each having a hook or 2 Do not install child restraint systems equipped with connector, and a means for adjusting the tension in the LATCH mechanisms in the center position of a Quad strap. Forward-facing toddler restraints and some Cab௡ rear seat, or Crew Cab model with a bench rear rearward-facing infant restraints will also be equipped seat. A child may be placed in the rear center seating with a tether strap, a hook and means for adjusting the position of a Quad Cab௡, or Crew Cab bench model tension in the strap. using the seat belt and child tether anchorage. The LATCH anchorages in the rear seat are designed for In general, you will first loosen the child seat adjusters on the two outboard seating positions for Quad Cab௡, the lower straps and tether straps so that you can more Crew Cab௡ with a full bench rear seat, and all three easily attach the hook or connector to the lower anchor- positions for Mega Cab௡, Quad Cab௡ and Crew Cab௡ ages and tether anchorages. Then tighten all three straps with a split bench rear seat. Failure to follow this as you push the child restraint rearward and downward may result in serious or fatal injury. into the seat. Not all child restraint systems will be installed as we have described here. Again, carefully follow the instruc- tions that come with the child restraint system.
  • 76. 76 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The chart below defines the seating positions with an WARNING! Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch Improper installation of a child restraint to the plate. LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of an infant or child restraint. The child could be badly injured or Driver Center Passenger killed. Follow the manufacturer’s directions exactly CRS Lock CRS Lock CRS Lock when installing an infant or child restraint. First Row N/A N/A ALR Second Row ALR Cinch ALRInstalling The Child Restraint Using The Vehicle • N/A — Not ApplicableSeat BeltsThe seat belts in the passenger seating positions are • ALR — Automatic Locking Retractorequipped with either an Automatic Locking Retractor For Regular Cab Only(ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both types of seatbelts are designed to keep the lap portion of the seat belt Driver Center Passengertight around the child restraint so that it is not necessary First Row N/A ALR ALRto use a locking clip. The ALR will make a ratcheting Second Row N/A N/A N/Anoise if you extract the entire belt from the retractor and • N/A — Not Applicablethen allow the belt to retract into the retractor. Foradditional information on ALR, refer to “Automatic • ALR — Automatic Locking RetractorLocking Mode”.
  • 77. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 77Installing a Child Restraint with an ALR: retractor to route it through the belt path of the child restraint. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you1. To install a child restraint with ALR, first, pull enough hear a “click.”of the seat belt webbing from the retractor to route itthrough the belt path of the child restraint. Slide the latch 2. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten the lap 2plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.” Next, portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt systemextract all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor and will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, andthen allow the belt to retract into the retractor. As the belt pull it tight if necessary.retracts, you will hear a ratcheting sound. This indicates To attach a child restraint tether strap:the safety belt is now in the Automatic Locking mode. • Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path2. Finally, pull on any excess webbing to tighten the lap for the strap between the anchor and the child seat,portion around the child restraint. Any seat belt system preferably between the head restraint posts under-will loosen with time, so check the belt occasionally, and neath the head restraint.pull it tight if necessary. Child Restraint Tether AnchorInstalling a Child Restraint with a Cinching Latch Plate: Child restraints having tether straps and hooks for con-1. To install a child restraint with a cinching latch plate, nection to tether anchors have been available for somefirst, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the time. In fact, many child restraint manufacturers will provide add-on tether strap kits for their older products.
  • 78. 78 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLERegular Cab models have two tether anchorages, one Tether Anchorage Points At The Right And Centereach behind the front center and right seats. Quad Cab௡, Front Seat (Regular Cab - All Seats)Mega Cab௡ and Crew Cab models have three anchor- 1. Place the child restraint on the seat and adjust theages, one behind each of the rear seats. tether strap so that it will reach over the seat back under the head restraint to the tether anchor directly behind the WARNING! seat. An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to 2. Lift the cover (if so equipped), and attach the hook to seat failure and injury to the child. In a collision, the the square opening in the sheet metal. seat could come loose and allow the child to crash into the inside of the vehicle or other passengers, or 3. Install the child restraint and remove the slack in the even be thrown from the vehicle. Use only the anchor tether strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions. positions directly behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap. Follow the instruc- tions below. See your authorized dealer for help if necessary.
  • 79. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 79 Multiple Child Restraint Installation Sequence (Quad Cab௡/Crew Cab/Mega Cab௡ - Rear Seats) Mega Cab௡ 2 1. Place a child restraint on each outboard rear seat and adjust the tether strap so that it will reach under the head restraint to the tether anchor directly behind the seat. Regular Cab Tether Strap Mounting1 — Tether Strap Hook2 — Tether Strap to Child Restraint3 — Tether Anchor
  • 80. 80 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE2. Lift the cover, and attach the hook to the square Quad Cab௡/Crew Cabopening in the sheet metal. 1. The tether straps loops are located between the rear glass and the rear seat. There is a tether strap loop located behind each seating position. You can gain access to the center seating position tether strap loop by raising the head restraint and reaching between the rear glass and rear seat. Mega Cab௡ Tether Strap Mounting3. Install the child restraint and remove the slack in thetether strap according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Head Restraint Adjustment
  • 81. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 812. Place a child restraint on each outboard rear seat andadjust the tether strap so that it will reach under the headrestraint, through the outboard tether strap loop, thenroute it to the tether strap loop located directly behind 2the center rear seat.3. Pass each tether strap hook under the head restraintand through the loop of webbing behind the child seat.4. Route each tether strap to the anchor behind the centerseat, and attach the hooks to the anchor loop.5. Place a child restraint on the center rear seat andadjust the tether strap so that it will reach under the head Multiple Child Restraint Quad Cab௡/Crew Cabrestraint through the center seat tether strap loop and 1 — Anchor Loopsanchor to the tether strap loop located behind either 2 — Snap Hookoutboard seating positions. 3 — Tether Strap 4 — Passenger’s Side Rear Child Seat6. Install each child restraint and remove the slack in the 5 — Rear Center Child Seattether strap according to the child restraint manufactur- 6 — Driver’s Side Rear Child Seater’s instructions.
  • 82. 82 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLETransporting Pets The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is aAir Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet. high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. OilAn unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly changes should be consistent with anticipated climateinjured, or injure a passenger during panic braking or in conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. Fora collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer topet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts. “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Ve- hicle”. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERALENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS OILS MUST NEVER BE USED.A long break-in period is not required for the engine anddrivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle. A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should beDrive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km). considered a normal part of the break-in and not inter-After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or preted as an indication of difficulty.55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable. SAFETY TIPSWhile cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within thelimits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in. Transporting PassengersWide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detri- NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGOmental and should be avoided. AREA.
  • 83. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 83 Exhaust Gas WARNING!• Do not leave children or animals inside parked WARNING! vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may 2 Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon cause serious injury or death. monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless.• It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, Breathing it can make you unconscious and can inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO), riding in these areas are more likely to be seri- follow these safety tips: ously injured or killed. • Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your confined areas any longer than needed to move vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat your vehicle in or out of the area. belts. • If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and open, make sure that all windows are closed and using a seat belt properly. the climate control BLOWER switch is set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode. (Continued)
  • 84. 84 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The WARNING! (Continued) Vehicle • If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine running, adjust your heating or cooling Seat Belts controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, the blower at high speed. frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system.The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after athe vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust collision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced aftersystem. a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor,Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding beltsystem, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the or retractor condition, replace the belt.vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle isdamaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the com- Air Bag Warning Lightplete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, The light should come on and remain on for four to eightdamaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is firstseams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see yourto seep into the passenger compartment. In addition, authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comesinspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised on while driving, have the system checked by an autho-for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required. rized dealer.
  • 85. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 85Defroster WARNING! (Continued)Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and placethe blower control on high speed. You should be able to • Always make sure that floor mats are properlyfeel the air directed against the windshield. See your attached to the floor mat fasteners. • Never place or install floor mats or other floor 2authorized dealer for service if your defroster isinoperable. coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly secured to prevent them from moving and inter-Floor Mat Safety Information fering with the pedals or the ability to control theAlways use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your vehicle.vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area • Never put floor mats or other floor coverings onunobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they top of already installed floor mats. Additionalcannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals floor mats and other coverings will reduce the sizeor impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways. of the pedal area and interfere with the pedals. • Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Al- WARNING! ways properly reinstall and secure floor mats that Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of have been removed for cleaning. vehicle control and increase the risk of serious per- (Continued) sonal injury. (Continued)
  • 86. 86 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts WARNING! (Continued) and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges. • Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the Check the wheel nuts for tightness. Check the tires driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Ob- (including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure. jects can become trapped under the brake pedal and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle Lights control. Have someone observe the operation of exterior lights • If required, mounting posts must be properly while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high installed, if not equipped from the factory. beam indicator lights on the instrument panel. Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or Door Latches mounting can cause interference with the brake Check for positive closing, latching, and locking. pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of control of the vehicle. Fluid Leaks Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel,Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasolineThe Vehicle fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should beTires located and corrected immediately.Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wearpatterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects
  • 87. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLECONTENTS 3Ⅵ Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 ▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped . . . . 98 ▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 ▫ “Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 ▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . 94 ▫ Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . 100 ▫ Outside Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Ⅵ Uconnect™ Phone — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 101 ▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature . . . . . . . . . . 96 ▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 ▫ Power Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 ▫ Phone Call Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 ▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 ▫ Uconnect™ Phone Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 ▫ Driver’s Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 ▫ Advanced Phone Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . 118
  • 88. 88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Things You Should Know About Your ▫ Manual Reclining Seats — If Equipped . . . . . 144 Uconnect™ Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 ▫ 40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped . . . 145 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 ▫ Mega Cab௡ Rear Seat Features . . . . . . . . . . . 146Ⅵ Voice Command — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 130 ▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 ▫ Voice Command System Operation . . . . . . . . 130 Ⅵ Driver Memory Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 152 ▫ Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 ▫ Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE ▫ Voice Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Transmitter To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152Ⅵ Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 ▫ Memory Position Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 ▫ Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . . . 135 ▫ To Disable A RKE Transmitter Linked To Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 ▫ Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped . . . . . 137 ▫ Easy Entry/Exit Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 ▫ Power Lumbar — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Ⅵ To Open And Close The Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 ▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Ⅵ Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 ▫ Ventilated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 142 ▫ Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped . . . . . . 143 ▫ Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
  • 89. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 89▫ Automatic Headlights — If Equipped . . . . . . 159 Ⅵ Windshield Wipers And Washers . . . . . . . . . . 165▫ Headlights On With Wipers ▫ Windshield Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 (Available With Automatic ▫ Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Headlights Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 ▫ Intermittent Wiper System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166▫ Headlight Delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 3 ▫ Windshield Washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166▫ Parking Lights And Panel Lights . . . . . . . . . 160 ▫ Mist Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167▫ Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Ⅵ Tilt Steering Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Ⅵ Heated Steering Wheel — If Equipped . . . . . . 168▫ Cargo Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Ⅵ Driver Adjustable Pedals — If Equipped . . . . . 169▫ Lights-On Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Ⅵ Electronic Speed Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171▫ Battery Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 ▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172▫ Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 ▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 ▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
  • 90. 90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Ⅵ Parkview௡ Rear Back Up Camera — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 ▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 ▫ Turning Parkview௡ On Or Off — With ▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 185Ⅵ Parksense௡ Rear Park Assist — If Equipped . . . 174 ▫ Turning Parkview௡ On Or Off — Without ▫ Parksense௡ Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Navigation/Multimedia Radio . . . . . . . . . . . 186 ▫ Parksense௡ Warning Display . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Ⅵ Overhead Console — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . 186 ▫ Parksense௡ Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 ▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 ▫ Enabling And Disabling Parksense௡ . . . . . . . 179 Ⅵ Garage Door Opener — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 188 ▫ Service The Parksense௡ Rear Park Assist ▫ Before You Begin Programming System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 HomeLink௡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 ▫ Cleaning The Parksense௡ System . . . . . . . . . 181 ▫ Programming A Rolling Code . . . . . . . . . . . 190 ▫ Parksense௡ System Usage Precautions . . . . . . 181 ▫ Programming A Non-Rolling Code . . . . . . . . 192 ▫ Canadian/Gate Operator Programming . . . . 193
  • 91. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91 ▫ Using HomeLink௡ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 ▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 ▫ Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 ▫ Sunroof Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 ▫ Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 ▫ Ignition Off Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Ⅵ Electrical Power Outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 3Ⅵ Power Sunroof — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Ⅵ Cigar Lighter And Ash Receiver — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 ▫ Open Sunroof — Express Mode . . . . . . . . . . 198 Ⅵ Power Inverter — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 ▫ Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 198 Ⅵ Cupholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 ▫ Closing Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 ▫ Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — ▫ Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode . . . . . . . . 198 (40–20–40 Seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 ▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 ▫ Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor ▫ Pinch Protect Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Mounted Shifter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 ▫ Venting Sunroof — Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 ▫ Rear Cupholder — Quad Cab௡ . . . . . . . . . . 208 ▫ Sunshade Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 ▫ Rear Cupholder — Crew Cab . . . . . . . . . . . 209
  • 92. 92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEⅥ Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Ⅵ Rear Window Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 ▫ Glove Box Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 ▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 ▫ Door Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 ▫ Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 ▫ Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 ▫ Manual Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 ▫ Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Ⅵ Fold Flat Load Floor — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 219 ▫ Seatback Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Ⅵ Rambox௡ — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 ▫ Storage (Regular Cab) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 ▫ Rambox௡ Integrated Box Side Storage Bins . . 222 ▫ Storage And Seats (Crew Cab) . . . . . . . . . . . 216 ▫ Rambox௡ Safety Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 ▫ Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers ▫ Bed Extender — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 (Regular Cab Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 ▫ Bed Rail Tie-Down System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Ⅵ Slide-In Campers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 ▫ Camper Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
  • 93. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 93Ⅵ Easy-Off Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 ▫ Removing The Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 ▫ Disconnecting The Rear Camera — If ▫ Locking Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 3
  • 94. 94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEMIRRORSInside Day/Night MirrorA two-point pivot system allows for horizontal andvertical adjustment of the mirror. Adjust the mirror tocenter on the view through the rear window. The mirrorshould be adjusted while set in the day position (towardthe windshield).Headlight glare can be reduced by moving the smallcontrol lever under the mirror to the night position (leverflipped toward the rear of vehicle). Adjusting Rearview Mirror Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped This mirror automatically adjusts for headlight glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light
  • 95. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 95to the left of the button will illuminate to indicate when CAUTION!the dimming feature is activated. The sensor to the rightof the button does not illuminate. To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror.NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe themoving in reverse. mirror clean. 3 Outside Mirrors To receive maximum benefit, adjust the outside mirror(s) to center on the adjacent lane of traffic with a slight overlap of the view obtained on the inside mirror. Automatic Dimming Mirror
  • 96. 96 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Vehicles and other objects seen in a passenger side convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than they really are. Relying too much on your passenger side convex mirror could cause you to collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in the passenger side convex mirror. Some vehicles will not have a convex right side mirror.Outside Mirrors Folding Feature Folding MirrorAll outside mirrors are designed to be able to be manu- CAUTION!ally folded both forward and rearward to prevent dam-age. It is recommended to fold the mirrors into the full rearward position to resist damage when entering a car wash or a narrow location.
  • 97. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 97Power Mirrors — If EquippedThe controls for the power mirrors are located on thedriver’s door trim panel. 3 Power Mirror Controls 1 — Mirror Select Buttons 2 — Four-Way Mirror Control Switch Power Mirror Controls To adjust a mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right)The power mirror controls consist of mirror select but- button to select the mirror that you want to adjust.tons and a four-way mirror control switch. NOTE: A light in the select button will illuminate indicating the mirror is activated and can be adjusted.
  • 98. 98 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEUsing the mirror control switch, press on any of the four Heated Mirrors — If Equippedarrows for the direction that you want the mirror to These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. Thismove. feature is activated whenever you turn on the rear window defroster. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for fur- ther information. Driver’s Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped The driver’s outside mirror will automatically adjust for glare from vehicles behind you. This feature is controlled by the inside automatic dimming mirror and can be turned on or off by pressing the button at the base of the inside mirror. The mirror will automatically adjust for headlight glare when the inside mirror adjusts. Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped Power Mirror Movement Illuminated vanity mirrors are located on each sun visor. To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing the mirror cover upward. The lights will turn on auto- matically. Closing the mirror cover turns off the light.
  • 99. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 99 To use the “Slide-On-Rod” feature, rotate the sun visor downward and unclip it. Pull the sun visor along the “Slide-On-Rod” until the sun visor is in the desired position. 3 Illuminated Vanity Mirror“Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — IfEquippedThe sun visor “Slide-On-Rod” feature allows for addi-tional flexibility in positioning the visor to block out the Slide-On-Rod Extendersun.
  • 100. 100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLETrailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped NOTE: Fold the trailer towing mirrors rearward prior toThese mirrors are designed with an adjustable mirror entering an automated car wash.head to provide a greater vision range when towing A small blindspot mirror is located next to main mirrorextra-wide loads. To change position inboard or out- and can be adjusted separately.board, the mirror head should be rotated (flipped in orout). Blindspot Mirror Trailer Towing Position
  • 101. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED • www.jeep.com/uconnectUconnect™ Phone is a voice-activated, hands-free, in- • or call 1–877–855–8400vehicle communications system. Uconnect™ Phone al-lows you to dial a phone number with your mobile Uconnect™ Phone allows you to transfer calls betweenphone using simple voice commands (e.g., “Call” ѧ the system and your mobile phone as you enter or exit“Mike” ѧ “Work” or “Dial” ѧ “248-555-1212”). Your your vehicle and enables you to mute the system’s 3mobile phone’s audio is transmitted through your vehi- microphone for private conversation.cle’s audio system; the system will automatically mute The Uconnect™ Phone is driven through youryour radio when using the Uconnect™ Phone. Bluetooth௡ “Hands-Free Profile” mobile phone.NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone requires a mobile phone Uconnect™ features Bluetooth௡ technology - the globalequipped with the Bluetooth௡ “Hands-Free Profile”, Ver- standard that enables different electronic devices to con-sion 0.96 or higher. See the Uconnect™ website for nect to each other without wires or a docking station, sosupported phones. Uconnect™ Phone works no matter where you stow your mobile phone (be it your purse, pocket, or briefcase), asFor Uconnect™ customer support, visit the following long as your phone is turned on and has been paired towebsites: the vehicle’s Uconnect™ Phone. The Uconnect™ Phone• www.chrysler.com/uconnect allows up to seven mobile phones to be linked to the• www.dodge.com/uconnect
  • 102. 102 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEsystem. Only one linked (or paired) mobile phone can be Voice Command Buttonused with the system at a time. The system is available in Actual button location may vary with the ra-English, Spanish, or French languages. dio. The individual buttons are described in the “Operation” section. WARNING! The Uconnect™ Phone can be used with any Hands-Free Any voice commanded system should be used only Profile certified Bluetooth௡ mobile phone. See the in safe driving conditions following local laws and Uconnect™ website for supported phones. Refer to your phone use. All attention should be kept on the mobile service provider or the phone manufacturer for roadway ahead. Failure to do so may result in a details. collision causing serious injury or death. The Uconnect™ Phone is fully integrated with the vehi-Uconnect™ Phone Button cle’s audio system. The volume of the Uconnect™ Phone The radio or steering wheel controls (if can be adjusted either from the radio volume control equipped) will contain the two control buttons knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right (Uconnect™ Phone button and Voice Com- switch), if so equipped. mand button) that will enable you to The radio display will be used for visual prompts fromaccess the system. When you press the button you will the Uconnect™ Phone such as “CELL” or caller ID onhear the word Uconnect™ followed by a BEEP. The beep certain radios.is your signal to give a command.
  • 103. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 103Operation example, you can use the compound form voiceVoice commands can be used to operate the Uconnect™ command “Phonebook New Entry”, or you can breakPhone and to navigate through the Uconnect™ Phone the compound form command into two voice com-menu structure. Voice commands are required after most mands: “Phonebook” and “New Entry”. Please re-Uconnect™ Phone prompts. You will be prompted for a member, the Uconnect™ Phone works best when youspecific command and then guided through the available talk in a normal conversational tone, as if speaking to 3options. someone sitting a few feet/meters away from you.• Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for Voice Command Tree the beep, which follows the “Ready” prompt or an- Refer to “Voice Tree” in this section. other prompt. Help Command• For certain operations, compound commands can be If you need assistance at any prompt, or if you want to used. For example, instead of saying “Setup” and then know your options at any prompt, say “Help” following “Pair a Device”, the following compound command the beep. The Uconnect™ Phone will play some of the can be said: “Pair a Bluetooth௡ Device”. options at any prompt if you ask for help.• For each feature explanation in this section, only the To activate the Uconnect™ Phone, simply press the compound form of the voice command is given. You button and follow the audible prompts for directions. can also break the commands into parts and say each Uconnect™ Phone sessions begin with a press of the part of the command when you are asked for it. For button on the radio control head.
  • 104. 104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLECancel Command • When prompted, after the beep, say “Pair a Device”At any prompt, after the beep, you can say “Cancel” and and follow the audible prompts.you will be returned to the main menu. However, in a • You will be asked to say a four-digit Personal Identi-few instances the system will take you back to the fication Number (PIN), which you will later need toprevious menu. enter into your mobile phone. You can enter anyPair (Link) Uconnect™ Phone To A Mobile Phone four-digit PIN. You will not need to remember this PINTo begin using your Uconnect™ Phone, you must pair after the initial pairing process.your compatible Bluetooth௡ enabled mobile phone. • For identification purposes, you will be prompted toTo complete the pairing process, you will need to refer- give the Uconnect™ Phone a name for your mobileence your mobile phone Owner’s Manual. The phone. Each mobile phone that is paired should beUconnect™ website may also provide detailed instruc- given a unique phone name.tions for pairing. • You will then be asked to give your mobile phone aThe following are general phone to Uconnect™ Phone priority level between one and seven, with one beingpairing instructions: the highest priority. You can pair up to seven mobile phones to your Uconnect™ Phone. However, at any• Press the button to begin. given time, only one mobile phone can be in use,• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say connected to your Uconnect™ System. The priority “Device Pairing”. allows the Uconnect™ Phone to know which mobile
  • 105. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105 phone to use if multiple mobile phones are in the Call By Saying A Name vehicle at the same time. For example, if priority three • Press the button to begin. and priority five phones are present in the vehicle, the Uconnect™ Phone will use the priority three mobile • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say phone when you make a call. You can select to use a “Call”. lower priority mobile phone at any time (refer to 3 • The system will prompt you to say the name of the “Advanced Phone Connectivity” in this section). person you want to call.Dial By Saying A Number • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say• Press the button to begin. the name of the person you want to call. For example, you can say “John Doe”, where John Doe is a previ-• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say ously stored name entry in the Uconnect™ phonebook “Dial”. or downloaded phonebook. To learn how to store a• The system will prompt you to say the number you name in the phonebook, refer to “Add Names to Your want to call. Uconnect™ Phonebook”, in the phonebook.• For example, you can say “234-567-8901”. • The Uconnect™ system will confirm the name and• The Uconnect™ Phone will confirm the phone number then dial the corresponding phone number, which and then dial. The number will appear in the display may appear in the display of certain radios. of certain radios.
  • 106. 106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEAdd Names To Your Uconnect™ Phonebook After you are finished adding an entry into the phone- book, you will be given the opportunity to add moreNOTE: Adding names to the Uconnect™ Phonebook is phone numbers to the current entry or to return to therecommended when the vehicle is not in motion. main menu.• Press the button to begin. The Uconnect™ Phone will allow you to enter up to 32• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say names in the phonebook with each name having up to “Phonebook New Entry”. four associated phone numbers and designations. Each language has a separate 32-name phonebook accessible• When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of only in that language. In addition, if equipped and long names helps the Voice Command and it is recom- supported by your phone, Uconnect™ Phone automati- mended. For example, say “Robert Smith” or “Robert” cally downloads your mobile phone’s phonebook. instead of “Bob”. Phonebook Download – Automatic Phonebook• When prompted, enter the number designation (e.g., Transfer From Mobile Phone “Home”, “Work”, “Mobile”, or “Other”). This will If equipped and specifically supported by your phone, allow you to store multiple numbers for each phone- Uconnect™ Phone automatically downloads names (text book entry, if desired. names) and number entries from your mobile phone’s• When prompted, recite the phone number for the phonebook. Specific Bluetooth௡ Phones with Phone Book phonebook entry that you are adding. Access Profile may support this feature. See Uconnect™ website for supported phones.
  • 107. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 107• To call a name from the Uconnect™ Phonebook or • Only the mobile phone’s phonebook is downloaded. downloaded Phonebook, follow the procedure in SIM card phonebook is not part of the Mobile phone- “Call by Saying a Name” section. book.• Automatic download and update, if supported, begins • This downloaded phonebook cannot be edited or as soon as the Bluetooth௡ wireless phone connection is deleted on the Uconnect™ Phone. These can only be made to the Uconnect™ Phone, for example, after you edited on the mobile phone. The changes are trans- 3 start the vehicle. ferred and updated to Uconnect™ Phone on the next phone connection.• A maximum of 1000 entries per phone will be down- loaded and updated every time a phone is connected Edit Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries to the Uconnect™ Phone. NOTE:• Depending on the maximum number of entries down- • Editing names in the phonebook is recommended loaded, there may be a short delay before the latest when the vehicle is not in motion. downloaded names can be used. Until then, if avail- • Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be able, the previously downloaded phonebook is avail- deleted or edited. able for use. • Press the button to begin.• Only the phonebook of the currently connected mobile phone is accessible.
  • 108. 108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say mobile and a home number, but you can add “John “Phonebook Edit Entry”. Doe’s” work number later using the “Phonebook Edit Entry” feature.• You will then be asked for the name of the phonebook entry that you wish to edit. Delete Uconnect™ Phonebook Entry• Next, choose the number designation (home, work, NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended mobile, or other) that you wish to edit. when the vehicle is not in motion.• When prompted, recite the new phone number for the • Press the button to begin. phonebook entry that you are editing. • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, sayAfter you are finished editing an entry in the phonebook, “Phonebook Delete”.you will be given the opportunity to edit another entry in • After you enter the Phonebook Delete menu, you willthe phonebook, call the number you just edited, or return then be asked for the name of the entry that you wishto the main menu. to delete. You can either say the name of a phonebook“Phonebook Edit Entry” can be used to add another entry that you wish to delete or you can say “Listphone number to a name entry that already exists in the Names” to hear a list of the entries in the phonebookphonebook. For example, the entry John Doe may have a from which you choose. To select one of the entries
  • 109. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109 from the list, press the button while the • The Uconnect™ Phone will ask you to verify that you Uconnect™ Phone is playing the desired entry and say wish to delete all the entries from the phonebook. “Delete”. • After confirmation, the phonebook entries will be• After you enter the name, the Uconnect™ Phone will deleted. ask you which designation you wish to delete: home, • Note that only the phonebook in the current language 3 work, mobile, other, or all. Say the designation you is deleted. wish to delete. • Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be• Note that only the phonebook entry in the current deleted or edited. language is deleted. List All Names In The Uconnect™ Phonebook• Automatic downloaded phonebook entries cannot be deleted or edited. • Press the button to begin.Delete/Erase “All” Uconnect™ Phonebook Entries • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say “Phonebook List Names”.• Press the button to begin. • The Uconnect™ Phone will play the names of all the• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say phonebook entries, including the downloaded phone- “Phonebook Erase All”. book entries, if available.
  • 110. 110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE• To call one of the names in the list, press the Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — No Call button during the playing of the desired name, and Currently In Progress say “Call”. When you receive a call on your mobile phone, the Uconnect™ Phone will interrupt the vehicle audio sys-NOTE: The user can also exercise “Edit” or “Delete” tem, if on, and will ask if you would like to answer theoperations at this point. call. Press the button to accept the call. To reject the• The Uconnect™ Phone will then prompt you as to the call, press and hold the button until you hear a single number designation you wish to call. beep, indicating that the incoming call was rejected.• The selected number will be dialed. Answer Or Reject An Incoming Call — Call Currently In ProgressPhone Call Features If a call is currently in progress and you have anotherThe following features can be accessed through the incoming call, you will hear the same network tones forUconnect™ Phone if the feature(s) are available on your call waiting that you normally hear when using yourmobile service plan. For example, if your mobile service mobile phone. Press the button to place the currentplan provides three-way calling, this feature can be call on hold and answer the incoming call.accessed through the Uconnect™ Phone. Check withyour mobile service provider for the features that you NOTE: The Uconnect™ Phone compatible phones in thehave. market today do not support rejecting an incoming call
  • 111. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can Toggling Between Callsonly answer an incoming call or ignore it. If two calls are in progress (one active and one on hold), press the button until you hear a single beep,Making A Second Call While Current Call Is In indicating that the active and hold status of the two callsProgress have switched. Only one call can be placed on hold at aTo make a second call while you are currently on a call, time. 3press the button and say “Dial” or “Call” followedby the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to Conference Callcall. The first call will be on hold while the second call is When two calls are in progress (one active and one onin progress. To go back to the first call, refer to “Toggling hold), press and hold the button until you hear aBetween Calls” in this section. To combine two calls, refer double beep indicating that the two calls have beento “Conference Call” in this section. joined into one conference call.Place/Retrieve A Call From Hold Three-Way CallingTo put a call on hold, press the button until you hear To initiate three-way calling, press the button whilea single beep. This indicates that the call is on hold. To a call is in progress, and make a second phone call, asbring the call back from hold, press and hold the described under “Making a Second Call While Currentbutton until you hear a single beep. Call is in Progress”. After the second call has established,
  • 112. 112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEpress and hold the button until you hear a double NOTE: This may not be the last number dialed from thebeep, indicating that the two calls have been joined into Uconnect™ Phone.one conference call. Call ContinuationCall Termination Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on theTo end a call in progress, momentarily press the Uconnect™ Phone after the vehicle ignition key has beenbutton. Only the active call(s) will be terminated and if switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality avail-there is a call on hold, it will become the new active call. able on the vehicle can be any one of three types:If the active call is terminated by the phone far end, a call • After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call canon hold may not become active automatically. This is cell continue on the Uconnect™ Phone either until the callphone-dependent. To bring the call back from hold, press ends, or until the vehicle battery condition dictatesand hold the button until you hear a single beep. cessation of the call on the Uconnect™ Phone andRedial transfer of the call to the mobile phone.• Press the button to begin. • After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can continue on the Uconnect™ Phone for a certain dura-• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say tion, after which the call is automatically transferred “Redial”. from the Uconnect™ Phone to the mobile phone.• The Uconnect™ Phone will call the last number that was dialed from your mobile phone.
  • 113. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113• An active call is automatically transferred to the NOTE: After every Uconnect™ Phone language change mobile phone after the ignition key is switched to OFF. operation, only the language-specific 32-name phone- book is usable. The paired phone name is not language-Uconnect™ Phone Features specific and is usable across all languages.Language Selection Emergency AssistanceTo change the language that the Uconnect™ Phone is 3 If you are in an emergency and the mobile phone isusing: reachable:• Press the button to begin. • Pick up the phone and manually dial the emergency• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say number for your area. the name of the language you wish to switch to If the phone is not reachable and the Uconnect™ Phone is English, Espanol, or Francais. operational, you may reach the emergency number as• Continue to follow the system prompts to complete follows: the language selection. • Press the button to begin.After selecting one of the languages, all prompts andvoice commands will be in that language.
  • 114. 114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say WARNING! “Emergency” and the Uconnect™ Phone will instruct the paired mobile phone to call the emergency num- To use your Uconnect™ Phone System in an emer- ber. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and gency, your mobile phone must be: Mexico. • turned on,NOTE: • paired to the Uconnect™ System,• The emergency number dialed is based on the country • and have network coverage. where the vehicle is purchased (911 for the U.S. and Canada and 060 for Mexico). The number dialed may Towing Assistance not be applicable with the available mobile service and If you need towing assistance: area. • Press the button to begin.• If supported, this number may be programmable on • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say some systems. To do this, press the button and say “Towing Assistance”. “Setup”, followed by “Emergency”. NOTE:• The Uconnect™ Phone does slightly lower your • The towing assistance number dialed is based on the chances of successfully making a phone call as to that country where the vehicle is purchased (1-800-528- for the mobile phone directly. 2069 for the U.S., 1-877-213-4525 for Canada, 55-14- 3454 for Mexico City and 1-800-712-3040 for outside
  • 115. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115 Mexico City in Mexico). Please refer to the 24-Hour Working With Automated Systems “Towing Assistance” coverage details on the DVD in This method is used in instances where one generally has the Warranty Information Booklet and the 24-Hour to press numbers on the mobile phone keypad while Towing Assistance references. navigating through an automated telephone system.• If supported, this number may be programmable on You can use your Uconnect™ Phone to access a voice some systems. To do this, press the button and say mail system or an automated service, such as a paging 3 “Setup”, followed by “Towing Assistance”. service or automated customer service line. Some ser- vices require immediate response selection. In somePaging instances, that may be too quick for use of theTo learn how to page, refer to “Working with Automated Uconnect™ Phone.Systems”. Paging works properly except for pagers ofcertain companies, which time out a little too soon to When calling a number with your Uconnect™ Phone thatwork properly with the Uconnect™ Phone. normally requires you to enter in a touch-tone sequence on your mobile phone keypad, you can press theVoice Mail Calling button and say the sequence you wish to enter, followedTo learn how to access your voice mail, refer to “Working by the word “Send”. For example, if required to enterwith Automated Systems”. your PIN followed with a pound, (3 7 4 6 #), you can press the button and say, “3 7 4 6 # Send”. Saying a number, or sequence of numbers, followed by “Send”,
  • 116. 116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEis also to be used for navigating through an automated Barge In — Overriding Promptscustomer service center menu structure, and to leave a The “Voice Command” button can be used when younumber on a pager. wish to skip part of a prompt and issue your voice command immediately. For example, if a prompt isYou can also send stored Uconnect™ phonebook entries asking “Would you like to pair a phone, clear a...,” youas tones for fast and easy access to voice mail and pager could press the button and say, “Pair a Phone” toentries. To use this feature, dial the number you wish to select that option without having to listen to the rest ofcall and then press the button and say, “Send.” The the voice prompt.system will prompt you to enter the name or number andsay the name of the phonebook entry you wish to send. Turning Confirmation Prompts ON/OFFThe Uconnect™ Phone will then send the corresponding Turning confirmation prompts off will stop the systemphone number associated with the phonebook entry, as from confirming your choices (e.g., the Uconnect™tones over the phone. Phone will not repeat a phone number before you dial it).NOTE: • Press the button to begin.• You may not hear all of the tones due to mobile phone • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say network configurations. This is normal. one of the following:• Some paging and voice mail systems have system time − “Setup Confirmation Prompts On” out settings that are too short and may not allow the use of this feature. − “Setup Confirmation Prompts Off”
  • 117. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117Phone And Network Status Indicators NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send theIf available on the radio and/or on a premium display dial ring to the Uconnect™ Phone to play it on the vehiclesuch as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situa-your mobile phone, the Uconnect™ Phone will provide tion, after successfully dialing a number the user may feelnotification to inform you of your phone and network that the call did not go through even though the call is instatus when you are attempting to make a phone call progress. Once your call is answered, you will hear the 3using Uconnect™ Phone. The status is given for network audio.signal strength, phone battery strength, etc. Mute/Un-Mute (Mute OFF)Dialing Using The Mobile Phone Keypad When you mute the Uconnect™ Phone, you will still beYou can dial a phone number with your mobile phone able to hear the conversation coming from the otherkeypad and still use the Uconnect™ Phone (while dialing party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. Invia the mobile phone keypad, the user must exercise order to mute the Uconnect™ Phone:caution and take precautionary safety measures). By • Press the button.dialing a number with your paired Bluetooth௡ mobilephone, the audio will be played through your vehicle’s • Following the beep, say “Mute”.audio system. The Uconnect™ Phone will work the same In order to un-mute the Uconnect™ Phone:as if you dial the number using Voice Command. • Press the button. • Following the beep, say “Mute off”.
  • 118. 118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEAdvanced Phone Connectivity List Paired Mobile Phone NamesTransfer Call To And From Mobile Phone • Press the button to begin.The Uconnect™ Phone allows ongoing calls to be trans- • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, sayferred from your mobile phone to the Uconnect™ Phone “Setup Phone Pairing”.without terminating the call. To transfer an ongoing callfrom your Uconnect™ Phone paired mobile phone to the • When prompted, say “List Phones”.Uconnect™ Phone or vice versa, press the button • The Uconnect™ Phone will play the phone names ofand say “Transfer Call”. all paired mobile phones in order from the highest toConnect Or Disconnect Link Between The the lowest priority. To “Select” or “Delete” a pairedUconnect™ Phone And Mobile Phone phone being announced, press the button andYour mobile phone can be paired with many different say “Select” or “Delete”. Also, see the next two sec-electronic devices, but can only be actively “connected” tions for an alternate way to “Select” or “Delete” awith one electronic device at a time. paired phone.If you would like to connect or disconnect the Bluetooth௡ Select Another Mobile Phoneconnection between your mobile phone and the This feature allows you to select and start using anotherUconnect™ Phone System, follow the instructions de- phone paired with the Uconnect™ Phone.scribed in your mobile phone User’s Manual. • Press the button to begin.
  • 119. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say • You can also press the button at any time while the “Setup Select Phone” and follow the prompts. list is being played, and then choose the phone you wish to delete.• You can also press the button at any time while the list is being played, and then choose the phone that Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ you wish to select. Phone 3• The selected phone will be used for the next phone Uconnect™ Phone Tutorial call. If the selected phone is not available, the To hear a brief tutorial of the system features, press the Uconnect™ Phone will return to using the highest button and say “Uconnect™ Tutorial.” priority phone present in or near (approximately Voice Training within 30 ft (9 m)) the vehicle. For users experiencing difficulty with the system recogniz-Delete Uconnect™ Phone Paired Mobile Phones ing their voice commands or numbers, the Uconnect™ Phone Voice Training feature may be used. To enter this• Press the button to begin. training mode, follow one of the two following procedures:• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say From outside the Uconnect™ Phone mode (e.g., from “Setup Phone Pairing”. radio mode):• At the next prompt, say “Delete” and follow the • Press and hold the button for five seconds until prompts. the session begins, or,
  • 120. 120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE• Press the button and say the “Voice Training, This will delete all phone pairing, phone book entries, System Training, or Start Voice Training” command. and other settings in all language modes. The System will prompt you before resetting to factory settings.You can either press the Uconnect™ Phone button torestore the factory setting or repeat the words and Voice Commandphrases when prompted by the Uconnect™ Phone. For • For best performance, adjust the rearview mirror tobest results, the Voice Training session should be com- provide at least 1⁄2 in (1 cm) gap between the overheadpleted when the vehicle is parked with the engine console (if equipped) and the mirror.running, all windows closed, and the blower fanswitched off. • Always wait for the beep before speaking.This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The • Speak normally, without pausing, just as you wouldsystem will adapt to the last trained voice only. speak to a person sitting a few feet/meters away from you.Reset • Make sure that no one other than you is speaking• press the button. during a Voice Command period.• After the “Ready” prompt, and the following beep, say • Performance is maximized under: “Setup”, then “Reset”. • low-to-medium blower setting,
  • 121. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 121 • low-to-medium vehicle speed, • Phonebook (Downloaded and Uconnect™ Phone Lo- cal) name recognition rate is optimized when the • low road noise, entries are not similar. • smooth road surface, • Numbers must be spoken in single digits. “800” must • fully closed windows, be spoken “eight-zero-zero” not “eight hundred”. 3 • dry weather condition. • You can say “O” (letter “O”) for “0” (zero).• Even though the system is designed for users speaking • Even though international dialing for most number in North American English, French, and Spanish ac- combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing cents, the system may not always work for some. number combinations may not be supported.• When navigating through an automated system such • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be as voice mail, or when sending a page, at the end of compromised with the convertible top down. speaking the digit string, make sure to say “Send”. Far End Audio Performance• Storing names in the phonebook when the vehicle is • Audio quality is maximized under: not in motion is recommended. • low-to-medium blower setting,• It is not recommended to store similar sounding names in the Uconnect™ Phonebook. • low-to-medium vehicle speed,
  • 122. 122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • low road noise, Recent Calls If your phone supports “Automatic Phonebook Down- • smooth road surface, load”, Uconnect™ Phone can list your Outgoing, Incom- • fully closed windows, ing and Missed Calls. • dry weather conditions, and SMS Uconnect™ Phone can read or send new messages on • operation from the driver’s seat. your phone.• Performance, such as audio clarity, echo, and loudness Read Messages: to a large degree rely on the phone and network, and If you receive a new text message while your phone is not the Uconnect™ Phone. connected to Uconnect™ Phone, an announcement will• Echo at the phone far end can sometimes be reduced be made to notify you that you have a new text message. by lowering the in-vehicle audio volume. If you wish to hear the new message:• In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be • Press the button. compromised with the convertible top down. • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say “SMS Read” or “Read Messages.” • Uconnect™ Phone will play the new text message for you.
  • 123. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123After reading a message, you can “Reply” or “Forward” List of Preset Messages:the message using Uconnect™ Phone. 1. YesSend Messages: 2. NoYou can send messages using Uconnect™ Phone. To senda new message: 3. Where are you? 3• Press the button. 4. I need more direction.• After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say 5. LOL “SMS Send” or “Send Message.” 6. Why• You can either say the message you wish to send or say 7. I love you “List Messages.” There are 20 preset messages. 8. Call meTo send a message, press the button while thesystem is listing the message and say “Send.” 9. Call me laterUconnect™ Phone will prompt you to say the name or 10. Thanksnumber of the person you wish to send the message to. 11. See You in 15 minutes 12. I am on my way
  • 124. 124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE13. I’ll be late • After the “Ready” prompt and the following beep, say “Setup, SMS Incoming Message Announcement,” you14. Are you there yet? will then be given a choice to change it.15. Where are we meeting? Bluetooth௡ Communication Link16. Can this wait? Mobile phones have been found to lose connection to the Uconnect™ Phone. When this happens, the connection17. Bye for now can generally be reestablished by switching the phone18. When can we meet off/on. Your mobile phone is recommended to remain in Bluetooth௡ ON mode.19. Send number to call Power-Up20. Start without me After switching the ignition key from OFF to either theTurn SMS Incoming Announcement ON/OFF ON or ACC position, or after a language change, youTurning the SMS Incoming Announcement OFF will stop must wait at least fifteen seconds prior to using thethe system from announcing the new incoming mes- system.sages.• Press the button.
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  • 128. 128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Voice Commands Voice CommandsPrimary Alternate(s) Primary Alternate(s)zero callone canceltwo confirmation promptsthree continuefour deletefive dialsix downloadseven editeight emergencynine Englishstar (*) erase allplus (+) Espanolpound (#) Francaisadd location helpall home
  • 129. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129 Voice Commands Voice CommandsPrimary Alternate(s) Primary Alternate(s)language return to main menu return or main menulist names select phone selectlist phones send 3mobile set up phone settings or phonemute set upmute off towing assistancenew entry transfer callno Uconnect™ Tutorialother try againpair a phone voice trainingphone pairing pairing workphonebook phone book yespreviousrecord againredial
  • 130. 130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEGeneral Information NOTE: Take care to speak into the Voice InterfaceThis device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and System as calmly and normally as possible. The ability ofRSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the the Voice Interface System to recognize user voice com-following conditions: mands may be negatively affected by rapid speaking or a raised voice level.• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the WARNING! user’s authority to operate the equipment. Any voice commanded system should be used only• This device may not cause harmful interference. in safe driving conditions following local laws. All• This device must accept any interference received, attention should be kept on the roadway ahead. including interference that may cause undesired Failure to do so may result in a collision causing operation. serious injury or death.VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED When you press the Voice Command button, youVoice Command System Operation will hear a beep. The beep is your signal to give a This Voice Command system allows you to command. control your AM, FM radio, satellite radio, disc NOTE: If you do not say a command within a few player, and a memo recorder. seconds, the system will present you with a list of options.
  • 131. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131If you ever wish to interrupt the system while it lists The system will best recognize your speech if the win-options, press the Voice Command button, listen dows are closed, and the heater/air conditioning fan isfor the beep, and say your command. set to low.Pressing the Voice Command button while the At any point, if the system does not recognize one of yoursystem is speaking is known as “barging in.” The system commands, you will be prompted to repeat it.will be interrupted, and after the beep, you can add or 3 To hear the first available Menu, press the Voice Com-change commands. This will become helpful once you mand button and say “Help” or “Main Menu”.start to learn the options. CommandsNOTE: At any time, you can say the words “Cancel”, The Voice Command system understands two types of“Help” or “Main Menu”. commands. Universal commands are available at allThese commands are universal and can be used from any times. Local commands are available if the supportedmenu. All other commands can be used depending upon radio mode is active.the active application. Changing the VolumeWhen using this system, you should speak clearly and at 1. Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Commanda normal speaking volume. button. 2. Say a command (e.g., “Help”).
  • 132. 132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary knob to adjust the Radio AMvolume to a comfortable level while the Voice Command To switch to the AM band, say “AM” or “Radio AM”. Insystem is speaking. Please note the volume setting for this mode, you may say the following commands:Voice Command is different than the audio system. • “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)Main Menu • “Next Station” (to select the next station)Start a dialogue by pressing the Voice Commandbutton. You may say “Main Menu” to switch to the main • “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)menu. • “Radio Menu” (to switch to the radio menu)In this mode, you can say the following commands: • “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu)• “Radio” (to switch to the radio mode) Radio FM• “Disc” (to switch to the disc mode) To switch to the FM band, say “FM” or “Radio FM”. In this mode, you may say the following commands:• “Memo” (to switch to the memo recorder) • “Frequency #” (to change the frequency)• “Setup” (to switch to system setup) • “Next Station” (to select the next station) • “Previous Station” (to select the previous station)
  • 133. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 133• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu) Disc To switch to the disc mode, say “Disc”. In this mode, you• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu) may say the following commands:Satellite Radio • “Track” (#) (to change the track)To switch to satellite radio mode, say “Sat” or “SatelliteRadio”. In this mode, you may say the following com- • “Next Track” (to play the next track) 3mands: • “Previous Track” (to play the previous track)• “Channel Number” (to change the channel by its • “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu) spoken number) Memo• “Next Channel” (to select the next channel) To switch to the voice recorder mode, say “Memo”. In• “Previous Channel” (to select the previous channel) this mode, you may say the following commands:• “List Channel” (to hear a list of available channels) • “New Memo” (to record a new memo) — During the recording, you may press the Voice Command• “Select Name” (to say the name of a channel) button to stop recording. You proceed by saying one of• “Menu Radio” (to switch to the radio menu) the following commands:• “Main Menu” (to switch to the main menu) − “Save” (to save the memo)
  • 134. 134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE − “Continue” (to continue recording) • “Switch to system setup” − “Delete” (to delete the recording) • “Change to setup”• “Play Memos” (to play previously recorded memos) • “Main menu setup” or — During the playback you may press the Voice • “Switch to setup” Command button to stop playing memos. You proceed by saying one of the following commands: In this mode, you may say the following commands: − “Repeat” (to repeat a memo) • “Language English” − “Next” (to play the next memo) • “Language French” − “Previous” (to play the previous memo) • “Language Spanish” − “Delete” (to delete a memo) • “Tutorial”• “Delete All” (to delete all memos) • “Voice Training”Setup NOTE: Keep in mind that you have to press the VoiceTo switch to system setup, you may say on of the Command button first and wait for the beep beforefollowing: speaking the “Barge In” commands.• “Change to setup”
  • 135. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 135Voice Training SEATSFor users experiencing difficulty with the system recog- Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of thenizing their voice commands or numbers the Uconnect™ vehicle.Voice “Voice Training” feature may be used. WARNING!1. Press the Voice Command button, say “SystemSetup” and once you are in that menu then say “Voice • It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or 3Training.” This will train your own voice to the system outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding inand will improve recognition. these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.2. Repeat the words and phrases when prompted byUconnect™ Voice. For best results, the “Voice Training” • Do not allow people to ride in any area of yoursession should be completed when the vehicle is parked, vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seatengine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan belts.switched off. This procedure may be repeated with a new • Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat anduser. The system will adapt to the last trained voice only. using a seat belt properly. Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped Some models may be equipped with an eight-way power driver’s seat. The power seat switches are located on the outboard side of the driver’s seat cushion. There are two
  • 136. 136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEpower seat switches that are used to control the move- Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearwardment of the seat cushion and the seatback. The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward. Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch when you have reached the desired position. Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull upward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch when you have reached the desired position. Tilting The Seat Up Or Down The angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted in four directions. Pull upward or push downward on the front Power Seat Switches or rear of the seat switch, the front or rear of the seat1 — Power Seat Switch cushion will move in the direction of the switch. Release2 — Power Seatback Switch the switch when you have reached the desired position.
  • 137. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 137Reclining The Seatback WARNING! (Continued)The angle of the seatback can be adjusted forward orrearward. Push the seatback switch forward or rearward, • Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that thethe seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release shoulder belt is no longer resting against yourthe switch when you have reached the desired position. chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat belt, which could result in serious injury or death. 3 WARNING! • Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous. CAUTION! Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of Do not place any article under a power seat or control which could cause a collision and serious impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to injury or death. the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if • Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious path. injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted seat belt. Passenger’s Power Seat — If Equipped (Continued) Some models are equipped with a six-way power pas- senger seat. The power seat switch is located on the outboard side of the seat. The switch is used to control the movement of the seat and seat cushion.
  • 138. 138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEAdjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward WARNING!The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward.Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will • Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous.move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch Moving a seat while driving could result in loss ofwhen you have reached the desired position. control which could cause a collision and serious injury or death.Adjusting The Seat Up Or DownThe height of the seats can be adjusted up or down. Pull • Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seatupward or push downward on the seat switch, the seat belts and while the vehicle is parked. Seriouswill move in the direction of the switch. Release the injury or death could result from a poorly adjustedswitch when you have reached the desired position. seat belt. • Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that theTilting The Seat Up Or Down shoulder belt is no longer resting against yourThe angle of the seat cushion can be adjusted up or chest. In a collision you could slide under the seatdown. Pull upward or push downward on the front of belt, which could result in serious injury or death.the seat switch, the front of the seat cushion will move inthe direction of the switch. Release the switch when youhave reached the desired position.
  • 139. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139 CAUTION! Do not place any article under a power seat or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to the seat controls. Seat travel may become limited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the seat’s 3 path.Power Lumbar — If EquippedVehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seatsmay be also be equipped with power lumbar. The powerlumbar switch is located on the outboard side of thepower seat. Push the switch forward to increase the Lumbar Control Switchlumbar support. Push the switch rearward to decrease Heated Seats — If Equippedthe lumbar support. On some models, the front and rear seats may be equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions and seatbacks.
  • 140. 140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE controls for each seat are located near the bottom center WARNING! of the instrument panel (below the climate controls). • Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings. because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, ex- heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for haustion or other physical condition must exercise HIGH, one for LOW and none for OFF. care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for Press the switch once to select HIGH- long periods of time. level heating. Press the switch a sec- • Do not place anything on the seat that insulates ond time to select LOW-level heating. against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This Press the switch a third time to shut may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in a the heating elements OFF. seat that has been overheated could cause serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat. NOTE: • Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt withinFront Heated Seats two to five minutes.There are two heated seat switches that allow the driver • The engine must be running for the heated seats toand passenger to operate the seats independently. The operate.
  • 141. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 141The heated seats switch from HIGH to LOW and from Rear Heated SeatsLOW to OFF automatically, based on time and tempera- On some models, the two outboard seats are equippedture of the seat. The heated seats can operate on HIGH with heated seats. The heated seat switches for theseheat for a maximum of 60 minutes before switching to seats are located on the rear of the center console.LOW heat. Once a seat has switched to the LOW heat There are two heated seat switches that allow the rearsetting it may operate for a maximum of 45 minutes 3 passengers to operate the seats independently. You canbefore automatically shutting OFF. The heated seats can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings. Ambershut OFF early or may not turn on when the seat is indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of heat inalready warm. use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for HIGH, oneVehicle Equipped With Remote Start for LOW and none for OFF.On models that are equipped with remote start, the Press the switch once to select HIGH-driver’s heated seat can be programmed to come on level heating. Press the switch a sec-during a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System ond time to select LOW-level heating.— If Equipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your Press the switch a third time to shutVehicle” for further information. the heating elements OFF.
  • 142. 142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLENOTE: small fans that draw the air from the passenger compart-• Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt within ment and blow air through fine perforations in the seat two to five minutes. cover to help keep the driver and front passenger cooler in higher ambient temperatures.• The engine must be running for the heated seats to operate. The ventilated seat switches are located in the switch bank in the center stack of the instrument panel, justWhen the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will below the climate controls. The fans operate at twoprovide a boosted heat level during the first four minutes speeds, HIGH and LOW.of operation. Then, the heat output will drop to thenormal HIGH-level. If the HIGH-level setting is selected, Press the switch once to choose HIGH,the system will automatically switch to LOW-level after a press it a second time to choose LOW.maximum of 60 minutes of continuous operation. At that Pressing the switch a third time willtime, the number of illuminated LEDs changes from two turn the ventilated seat OFF. Whento one, indicating the change. The LOW-level setting will HIGH speed is selected both lights onturn OFF automatically after a maximum of 45 minutes. the switch will be illuminated. When LOW speed is selected one light willVentilated Seats — If Equipped be illuminated.On some models, both the driver and passenger seats areventilated. Located in the seat cushion and seatback are NOTE: The engine must be running for the ventilated seats to operate.
  • 143. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 143Vehicles Equipped With Remote StartOn models equipped with remote start, the driversventilated seat can be programmed to come on during aremote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System — IfEquipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting YourVehicle” for further information. 3Manual Seat Adjuster — If EquippedBoth front seats are adjustable forward or rearward. Themanual seat adjustment handle is located under the seatcushion at the front edge of each seat. Manual Seat Adjuster While sitting in the seat, pull up on the handle and slide the seat forward or backward. Release the bar once you have reached the desired position. Then, using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters have latched.
  • 144. 144 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous. Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of control which could cause a collision and serious injury or death. • Seats should be adjusted before fastening the seat belts and while the vehicle is parked. Serious injury or death could result from a poorly adjusted seat belt.Manual Reclining Seats — If EquippedThe recliner handle is used to adjust the seatback position Recline Handleand is located on the outside of the seat cushion. To adjust the seatback, lift upward on the handle, lean back on the seatback and when you reach the desired position, release the handle. To return the seatback, lift upward on the handle, lean forward and release the handle at the desired position.
  • 145. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 145 WARNING! WARNING! Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the • Do not stand or lean in front of the seat while shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. actuating the handle. The seatback may swing In a collision you could slide under the seat belt, forward and hit you causing injury. which could result in serious injury or death. • To avoid injury, place your hand on the seatback 3 and actuate the handle, then position the seatbackDump Feature — Manual Recline Seat Only in the desired position.Actuating the recliner handle will allow the seatback toswing (dump) forward on manual recliner seats. This 40-20-40 Front Bench Seat — If Equipped“dump” feature allows access to the storage bin behind The seat is divided into three segments. The outboardthe seat. seat portions are each 40% of the total width of the seat. On some models the back of the center portion (20%) easily folds down to provide an armrest/center storage compartment.
  • 146. 146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEMega Cabா Rear Seat Features WARNING!Reclining Rear Seats — If Equipped Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that theThe recliner handle is located on the outside of the seat shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest.cushion. To adjust the seatback, lift upward on the In a collision you could slide under the seat belt,handle, lean back on the seatback and when you reach which could result in serious injury or death.the desired position, release the handle. Folding Rear Seat (Table Mode) — If Equipped Both the left and right rear seatbacks can be folded down and used as a table. To fold down either rear seatback: 1. Lift the handle, located next to the head restraint. Rear Seat Recliner Handle
  • 147. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 147 3 Table Mode Handle Table Mode2. Fold the seatback forward. 3. Lift the seatback, to return the seat to the upright position. Be sure the seatback is locked in place. Folding Rear Seat — If Equipped Both the outboard rear seats will drop and move forward when the seatback is folded flat.
  • 148. 148 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To fold either rear seat flat: WARNING! 1. Lift the handle, located on the outboard side of either• It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or of the rear seats. outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.• Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.• Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.• Cargo must be securely tied down before driving your vehicle. Improperly secured cargo can fly around in a sudden stop or collision and strike someone in the vehicle, causing serious injury or death. Handle 2. Fold the seatback down and push the seat forward.
  • 149. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 149 WARNING! An improperly latched seat could cause serious in- jury or death. Make sure that the seatback is securely locked into position. If the seatback in not securely locked into position the seat will not provide the 3 proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. Head Restraints Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury by restricting head movement in the event of a rear impact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top Rear Passenger Fold Flat Seats of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear.3. Lift the seatback, to return the seat to the uprightposition. Be sure the seat is locked in place.
  • 150. 150 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! The head restraints for all occupants must be prop- erly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occu- pying a seat. Head restraints should never be ad- justed while the vehicle is in motion. Driving a vehicle with the head restraints improperly adjusted or removed could cause serious injury or death in the event of a collision.Front Head RestraintsTo raise the head restraint, pull upward on the headrestraint. To lower the head restraint, press the adjust- Adjustment Buttonment button, located on the base of the head restraint,and push downward on the head restraint.
  • 151. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 151Rear Head Restraints NOTE:The two outboard seat are equipped with adjustable head • The rear center head restraint (Crew Cab and Quadrestraints. To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the Cab) has only one adjustment position that is used tohead restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the aid in the routing of a tether. Refer to “Occupantadjustment button, located on the base of the head Restraints” in “Things to Know Before Starting Yourrestraint, and push downward on the head restraint. Vehicle” for further information. 3 • The head restraints should only be removed by quali- fied technicians, for service purposes only. If either of the head restraints require removal, see your autho- rized dealer. Adjustment Button
  • 152. 152 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEDRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED and radio station preset settings. Your Remote KeylessThe memory seat buttons are located on the outboard Entry (RKE) transmitters can also be programmed toside of the drivers seat cushion. recall the same positions when the UNLOCK button is pressed. NOTE: The power lumbar option is not programmable with driver memory seats. Your vehicle was delivered with two RKE transmitters. One or both RKE transmitters can be linked to either memory position. The memory system can accommodate up to two RKE transmitters, each RKE transmitter linked to either of the two memory positions. Setting Memory Positions And Linking RKE Transmitter To Memory Memory Seat Buttons NOTE: Each time the S (SET) button and a numberedThe memory buttons 1 and 2 can be programmed to button 1 or 2 are pressed, you erase the memory settingsrecall the driver’s seat position, driver’s outside mirror for that button and store a new one.position, adjustable brake, accelerator pedals position
  • 153. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 1531. Insert the ignition key, and turn the ignition switch to 7. Press and release the S (SET) button located on thethe ON/RUN position. driver’s door.2. Press the driver door MEMORY button number 1 if 8. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORYyou are setting the memory for driver 1, or button button 1 or 2 on the driver’s door. The next step must benumber 2 if you are setting the memory for driver 2. The performed within five seconds if you desire to also use asystem will recall any stored settings. Wait for the system RKE transmitter to recall memory positions. 3to complete the memory recall before continuing to 9. Press and release the LOCK button on one of the RKEStep 3. transmitters.3. Adjust the driver’s seat, recliner, and driver’s 10. Insert the ignition key, and turn the ignition switch tosideview mirror to the desired positions. the ON position.4. Adjust the power adjustable pedals (if equipped) to 11. Select “Remote Linked to Memory” in the Electronicthe desired positions. Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) and enter “Yes”. Refer5. Turn on the radio and set the radio station presets (up to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/to 12 AM and 12 FM stations can be set). Customer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.6. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position andremove the key.
  • 154. 154 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE12. Repeat the above steps to set the next memory A recall can be cancelled by pressing any of theposition, using the other numbered memory button, or to MEMORY buttons on the drivers seat during a recall (S,link another RKE transmitter to memory. 1, or 2). When a recall is cancelled, the driver’s seat, driver’s mirror and the pedals stop moving. A delay ofMemory Position Recall one second will occur before another recall can beNOTE: The vehicle must be in PARK to recall memory selected.positions. If a recall is attempted when the vehicle is not To Disable A RKE Transmitter Linked To Memoryin PARK, a message will be displayed in the ElectronicVehicle Information Center (EVIC). 1. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position, and remove the key.To recall the memory settings for driver one, pressMEMORY button number 1 on the driver’s door, or the 2. Press and release MEMORY button number 1. TheUNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to system will recall any memory settings stored in positionmemory position 1. 1. Wait for the system to complete the memory recall before continuing to Step 3.To recall the memory setting for driver two, pressMEMORY button number 2 on the driver’s door, or the 3. Press and release the memory S (SET) button locatedUNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to on the driver’s door.memory position 2. 4. Within five seconds, press and release MEMORY button 1 on the driver’s door.
  • 155. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 1555. Within five seconds, press and release the UNLOCK greater than or equal to 2.67 in (68 mm) forward of thebutton on the RKE transmitter. To disable another RKE rear seat stop when the key is removed from thetransmitter linked to either memory position, repeat ignition switch. The seat will then move forwardsteps 1 through 5 for each RKE transmitter. approximately 2.5 in (60 mm) when the key is placed into the ignition and turned out of the LOCK position.NOTE: Once programmed, all RKE transmitters linkedto memory can be easily enabled or disabled at one time. • The seat will move to the position located 0.3 in 3Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/ (8 mm) forward of the rear stop if the starting positionCustomer-Programmable Features” in “Understanding is between 0.9 to 2.67 in (23 to 68 mm) forward of theYour Instrument Panel” for further information. rear stop when the key is removed from the ignition switch. The seat will move forward to the memory/Easy Entry/Exit Seat driving position when the key is placed into theThis feature provides automatic driver’s seat positioning ignition, and turned out of the LOCK position towardwhich will enhance driver mobility out of and into the the ACC/ON position.vehicle. The Easy Entry/Exit feature will be automatically dis-There are two possible Easy Entry/Exit adjustments abled if the seat is already positioned closer than 0.9 inavailable: (23 mm) forward of the rear stop. At this position, there• The seat cushion will move rearward approximately is no benefit to the driver by moving the seat for Easy 2.5 in (60 mm), if the starting position of the seat is Exit/Entry.
  • 156. 156 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEEach stored memory setting will have an associated EasyEntry/Exit position.NOTE: The Easy Entry/Exit feature is not enabledwhen the vehicle is delivered from the factory. The EasyEntry/Exit feature is enabled (or later disabled) throughthe programmable features in the Electronic VehicleInformation Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic VehicleInformation Center (EVIC)/Customer-ProgrammableFeatures” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” forfurther information.TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD Hood ReleaseTo open the hood, two latches must be released. 2. Reach into the opening beneath the center of the hood1. Pull the hood release lever located below the steering and push the safety latch lever from right to left to releasewheel at the base of the instrument panel. it, before raising the hood.
  • 157. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 157 CAUTION! To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to close it. Use a firm downward push at the front center of the hood to ensure that both latches engage. 3 WARNING! Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision. Failure to follow this warning could result in seriousSafety Latch (1500 Series Shown) injury or death.
  • 158. 158 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLELIGHTS Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlight and fogThe headlight switch is located on the left side of the light (if equipped) lenses that are lighter and less suscep-instrument panel, next to the steering wheel. The head- tible to stone breakage than glass lights. Plastic is not aslight switch controls the operation of the headlights, scratch resistant as glass and therefore different lensparking lights, instrument panel lights, cargo lights and cleaning procedures must be followed.fog lights (if equipped). To minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution fol- lowed by rinsing. CAUTION! Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel wool or other abrasive materials to clean the lenses. Headlight Switch Location
  • 159. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 159Headlights To turn on the headlights, rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the headlight position. When the headlight switch is on, the parking lights, taillights, license plate light and instru-ment panel lights are also turned on. To turn off the 3headlights, rotate the headlight switch back to the O (Off)position.Automatic Headlights — If EquippedThis system automatically turns the headlights on or offaccording to ambient light levels. To turn the system on,rotate the headlight switch to the AUTO position. Automatic Headlight Position When the system is on, the Headlight Delay feature is also on. This means the headlights will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. To turn the automatic headlights off, turn the headlight switch out of the AUTO position.
  • 160. 160 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLENOTE: The engine must be running before the head- delay can be cancelled by either turning the headlightlights will turn on in the Automatic Mode. switch on then off, or by turning the ignition ON.Headlights On With Wipers (Available With The headlight delay time is programmable on vehiclesAutomatic Headlights Only) equipped with an Electronic Vehicle Information CenterWhen this feature is active, the headlights will turn on (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Centerapproximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features (SETUP)” inif the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position. In “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for furtheraddition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are information.turned off, if they were turned on by this feature. Parking Lights And Panel LightsRefer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/ To turn on the parking lights and instrument panelCustomer-Programmable Features (SETUP)” in “Under- lights, rotate the headlight switch clockwise to thestanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. parking light symbol. To turn off the parking lights, rotate the headlight switch back to the O (Off) position.Headlight DelayTo aid in your exit, your vehicle is equipped with a Fog Lights — If Equippedheadlight delay that will leave the headlights on for The fog lights are turned on by rotating the headlightapproximately 90 seconds. This delay is initiated when switch to the parking light or headlight position andthe ignition is turned OFF while the headlight switch is pushing in the headlight rotary control.on, and then the headlight switch is cycled off. Headlight
  • 161. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 161 turn off when the switch is pushed a second time, when the headlight switch is rotated to the off position, or the high beam is selected. Interior Lights Courtesy and dome lights are turned on when the front doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating 3 wheel on the bottom of the switch) is rotated to the far right detent position, or if equipped, when the UNLOCK button is pressed on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. When a door is open and the interior lights are on, rotating the dimmer control all the way left, to the Fog Light Switch OFF detent, will cause all the interior lights to go out. This is also known as the ЉPartyЉ mode because it allowsThe fog lights will operate only when the parking lights the doors to stay open for extended periods of timeare on or when the vehicle headlights are on low beam. without discharging the vehicle’s battery.An indicator light located in the instrument cluster willilluminate when the fog lights are on. The fog lights will The brightness of the instrument panel lighting can be regulated by rotating the dimmer control right (brighter) or left (dimmer). When the headlights are on you can
  • 162. 162 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEsupplement the brightness of the odometer, trip odom- Cargo Lighteter, radio and overhead console by rotating the control The cargo lights are turned on by pressing on the cargoto the right until you hear a click. This feature is termed button.the “Parade” mode and is useful when headlights arerequired during the day. Cargo Light Switch The cargo lights will also turn on for approximately Dimmer Control 30 seconds when a RKE transmitter UNLOCK button is pressed, as part of the Illuminated Entry feature.
  • 163. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 163Lights-On Reminder Daytime Running Lights (DRL) — If EquippedIf the headlights, parking lights, or cargo lights are left on The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when theafter the ignition is turned OFF, a chime will sound when engine is started and the transmission is in any gearthe driver’s door is opened. except PARK. This provides a constant ЉLights ONЉ condition until the ignition is turned OFF. The lightsBattery Saver illuminate at less than 50% of normal intensity. If the 3To protect the life of your vehicle’s battery, load shedding parking brake is applied, the Daytime Running Lightsis provided for both the interior and exterior lights. (DRL) will turn OFF. Also, if a turn signal is activated, theIf the ignition is OFF and any door is left ajar for DRL lamp on the same side of the vehicle may turn off for10 minutes or the dimmer control is rotated right for the duration of the turn signal activation. Once the turn10 minutes, the interior lights will automatically turn off. signal is no longer active, the DRL lamp will illuminate.If the headlights remain on while the ignition is cycled Multifunction LeverOFF, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after The multifunction lever is located on the left side of theeight minutes. If the headlights are turned on and left on steering column.for eight minutes while the ignition is OFF, the exteriorlights will automatically turn off.NOTE: Battery saver mode is cancelled if the ignition isON.
  • 164. 164 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLETurn Signals NOTE: If either light remains on and does not flash, orMove the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows there is a very fast flash rate, check for a defective outsideon each side of the instrument cluster flash to show light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever isproper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. moved, it would suggest that the indicator bulb is defective. Lane Change Assist Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash three times then automatically turn off. Flash-To-Pass You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by partially pulling the multifunction lever toward the steer- ing wheel. This will cause the high beam headlights to turn on until the lever is released. Turn Signal Lever
  • 165. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 165High/Low Beam Switch WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERSPush the multifunction lever toward the instrument Windshield Wiperspanel to switch the headlights to high beam. Pulling the The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in themultifunction back toward the steering wheel will turn multifunction lever. Turn the end of the handle to selectthe low beams back on, or shut the high beams off. the desired wiper speed. 3 High/Low Beam Switch Windshield Wiper/Washer Switch
  • 166. 166 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEWindshield Wiper Operation Windshield WashersRotate the end of the lever upward, to the first detent past To use the windshield washer, push the washer knob,the intermittent settings for low-speed wiper operation. located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward toRotate the end of the lever upward to the second detent the second detent. Washer fluid will be sprayed and thepast the intermittent settings for high-speed wiper wiper will operate for two to three cycles after the washeroperation. knob is released from this position. If the washer knob is depressed while in the delay range, the wiper willIntermittent Wiper System operate for several seconds after the washer knob isThe intermittent feature of this system was designed for released. It will then resume the intermittent intervaluse when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, previously selected. If the washer knob is pushed whilewith a variable pause between cycles, desirable. For in the off position, the wiper will turn on and cyclemaximum delay between cycles, rotate the control knob approximately three times after the wash knob is re-into the upper end of the delay range. leased.The delay interval decreases as you rotate the knob until To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer systemit enters the low continual speed position. The delay can in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets orbe regulated from a maximum of about 18 seconds exceeds the temperature range of your climate. Thisbetween cycles, to a cycle every one second. The delay rating information can be found on most washer fluidintervals will double in duration when the vehicle speed containers.is 10 mph (16 km/h) or less.
  • 167. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 167 NOTE: The mist feature does not activate the washer WARNING! pump; therefore, no washer fluid will be sprayed on the Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield windshield. The wash function must be used in order to could lead to a collision. You might not see other spray the windshield with washer fluid. vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of TILT STEERING COLUMN the windshield during freezing weather, warm the This feature allows you to tilt the steering column 3 windshield with the defroster before and during windshield washer use. upward or downward. The tilt lever is located on the steering column, below the multifunction lever.Mist FeatureWhen a single wipe to clear off road mist or spray froma passing vehicle is needed, push the washer knob,located on the end of the multifunction lever, inward tothe first detent and release. The wipers will cycle onetime and automatically shut off.
  • 168. 168 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEPull the lever toward the steering wheel to unlock the WARNING!steering column. With one hand firmly on the steeringwheel, move the steering column up or down, as desired. Do not adjust the steering column while driving.Release the lever to lock the steering column firmly in Adjusting the steering column while driving or driv-place. ing with the steering column unlocked, could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Be sure the steering column is locked before driving your ve- hicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death. HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps warm your hands in cold weather. The heated steering wheel has only one temperature setting. Once the heated steering wheel has been turned on it will operate for approximately 58 to 70 minutes before automatically shutting off. The heated steering wheel can shut off early Tilt Steering Lever or may not turn on when the steering wheel is already warm.
  • 169. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 169The heated steering wheel switch is located on the switch WARNING!bank below the climate controls. • Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin Press the switch to turn on the heated because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, steering wheel. The light on the switch spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, ex- will illuminate to indicate the steering wheel heater is on. Pressing the switch haustion, or other physical conditions must exer- 3 cise care when using the steering wheel heater. It a second time will turn off the heated may cause burns even at low temperatures, espe- steering wheel and light indicator. cially if used for long periods.NOTE: The engine must be running for the heated • Do not place anything on the steering wheel thatsteering wheel to operate. insulates against heat, such as a blanket or steering wheel covers of any type and material.. This mayVehicles Equipped With Remote Start cause the steering wheel heater to overheat.On models that are equipped with remote start, theheated steering wheel can be programmed to come on DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPEDduring a remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a— If Equipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt andVehicle” for further information. seat position. This feature allows the brake, accelerator, and clutch pedals (if equipped) to move toward or away
  • 170. 170 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEfrom the driver to provide improved position with the • The pedals cannot be adjusted when the vehicle is insteering wheel. REVERSE or when the Electronic Speed Control Sys- tem is on. The following messages will be displayedThe adjustable pedal switch is located to the left side of on vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle In-the steering column. formation System (EVIC) if the pedals are attempted to be adjusted when the system is locked out (“Adjust- able Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or “Adjustable Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”. CAUTION! Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals or impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to the pedal controls. Pedal travel may become lim- ited if movement is stopped by an obstruction in the adjustable pedal’s path. Adjustable Pedals Switch• The pedals can be adjusted with the ignition OFF.
  • 171. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 171 WARNING! Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving. You could lose control and have an accident. Always adjust the pedals while the vehicle is parked. 3ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROLWhen engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes overaccelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph(40 km/h).The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on theright side of the steering wheel. 1 — ON/OFF 2 — RES + 4 — CANCEL 3 — SET - NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Elec- tronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control
  • 172. 172 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLESystem can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic To Set A Desired SpeedSpeed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehiclevehicle set speed. has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle willTo Activate operate at the selected speed.Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light inthe instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steadyoff, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise speed and on level ground before pressing the SETIndicator Light will turn off. The system should be button.turned off when not in use. To Deactivate A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANCEL WARNING! button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF set the system or cause it to go faster than you want. button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set You could lose control and have an accident. Always speed memory. leave the system OFF when you are not using it.
  • 173. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 173To Resume Speed decrease until the button is released. Release the buttonTo resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+) when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speedbutton and release. Resume can be used at any speed will be established.above 20 mph (32 km/h). Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mphTo Vary The Speed Setting (1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap ofWhen the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can in- the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h). 3crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button To Accelerate For Passingis continually pressed, the set speed will continue to Press the accelerator as you would normally. When theincrease until the button is released, then the new set pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.speed will be established. Using Electronic Speed Control On HillsPressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the(1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of vehicle set speed.the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h). NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintainsTo decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is speed up and down hills. A slight speed change onset, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually moderate hills is normal.held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to
  • 174. 174 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEOn steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so Usage Precautions for limitations of this system andit may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed recommendations.Control. ParkSense௡ will retain the last system state (enabled or disabled) from the last ignition cycle when the ignition is WARNING! changed to the ON/RUN position. Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the ParkSense௡ can be active only when the shift lever is in system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your ve- REVERSE. If ParkSense௡ is enabled at this shift lever hicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you position, the system will remain active until the vehicle could lose control and have an accident. Do not use speed is increased to approximately 11 mph (18 km/h) or Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads above. The system will become active again if the vehicle that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery. speed is decreased to speeds less than approximately 10 mph (16 km/h).PARKSENSEா REAR PARK ASSIST — IFEQUIPPED ParkSenseா SensorsThe ParkSense௡ Rear Park Assist system provides visual The four ParkSense௡ sensors, located in the rear fascia/and audible indications of the distance between the rear bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that isfascia and a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g. within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detectduring a parking maneuver. Refer to ParkSense௡ System obstacles from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 79 in
  • 175. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 175(200 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper in the horizontaldirection, depending on the location, type and orienta-tion of the obstacle.ParkSenseா Warning DisplayThe ParkSense௡ Warning screen will only be displayed ifSound and Display is selected from the Customer- Pro- 3grammable Features section of the Electronic VehicleInformation Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic VehicleInformation Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your In-strument Panel” for further information.The ParkSense௡ Warning Display is located in the Instru- ParkSense௡ Warning Displayment cluster’s EVIC display. It provides both visual andaudible warnings to indicate the distance between therear fascia/bumper and the detected obstacle.
  • 176. 176 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEParkSenseா DisplayWhen the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning displaywill turn ON indicating the system status. Park Assist System Off The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing three solid arcs and will produce a one-half second tone. Park Assist System On As the vehicle moves closer to the object the EVIC display will show fewer arcs and the sound tone will change from slow, to fast, to continuous.
  • 177. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 177 3Slow Tone Fast Tone
  • 178. 178 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the EVIC display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous tone. The following chart shows the warning alert operation when the system is detecting an obstacle: Continuous Tone
  • 179. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 179 WARNING ALERTS Rear Distance Greater than 79-39 in 39-25 in 25-12 in Less than (in/cm) 79 in (200 cm) (200-100 cm) (100-65 cm) (65-30 cm) 12 in (30 cm) Audible Alert None Single 1/2 Slow Fast Continuous Chime Second Tone Display Message Park Assist Warning Object Warning Object Warning Object Warning Object 3 System ON Detected Detected Detected Detected Arcs None 3 Solid 3 Slow 2 Slow 1 Slow (Continuous) Flashing Flashing Flashing Radio Volume No Yes Yes Yes Yes ReducedNOTE: ParkSense௡ will reduce the volume of the radio, Sound and Display. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Informa-if on, when the system is sounding an audio tone. tion Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer- Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your In-Enabling And Disabling ParkSenseா strument Panel” for further information.ParkSense௡ can be enabled and disabled with a switchlocated in the switch bank of the instrument panel or When the ParkSense௡ switch is pressed tothrough the Customer-Programmable Features section of disable the system, the instrument cluster willthe EVIC. The available choices are: OFF, Sound Only, or
  • 180. 180 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEdisplay the “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF” message for Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Whenapproximately five seconds. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle the shift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system hasInformation Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your detected a faulted condition, the EVIC will display theInstrument Panel” for further information. When the “CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or the “SERVICEshift lever is moved to REVERSE and the system is PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message for as long as thedisabled, the EVIC will display the “PARK ASSIST SYS- vehicle is in REVERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense௡TEM OFF” message for as long as the vehicle is in will not operate.REVERSE. If “CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” appears in theThe ParkSense௡ switch LED will be ON when Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) make sureParkSense௡ is disabled or defective. The ParkSense௡ the rear fascia/bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice,switch LED will be OFF when the system is enabled. mud, dirt or other obstruction, and then cycle the igni- tion. If the message continues to appear, see an autho-Service The ParkSenseா Rear Park Assist System rized dealer.When the ParkSense௡ Rear Park Assist System is mal-functioning, the instrument cluster will actuate a single If “SERVICE PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” appears in thechime, once per ignition cycle, and it will display the EVIC, see your authorized dealer.“CLEAN PARK ASSIST SENSORS” or the “SERVICEPARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message. Refer to “ElectronicVehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding
  • 181. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 181Cleaning The ParkSenseா System • When you move the shift lever to the REVERSEClean the ParkSense௡ sensors with water, car wash soap position and ParkSense௡ is turned off, the instrumentand a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. Do not cluster will display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF”scratch or poke the sensors. Otherwise, you could dam- message for as long as the vehicle is in REVERSE.age the sensors. • ParkSense௡, when on, will reduce the volume of theParkSenseா System Usage Precautions radio when it is sounding a tone. 3NOTE: • Clean the ParkSense௡ sensors regularly, taking care• Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud, not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not dirt and debris to keep the ParkSense௡ system operat- be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris. ing properly. Failure to do so can result in the system not working properly. The ParkSense௡ system might not detect an• Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide affect the performance of ParkSense௡. a false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/• When you turn ParkSense௡ off, the instrument cluster bumper. will display “PARK ASSIST SYSTEM OFF.” Further- more, once you turn ParkSense௡ off, it remains off until you turn it on again, even if you cycle the ignition key.
  • 182. 182 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE• Objects such as bicycle carriers, trailer hitches, etc., CAUTION! must not be placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear fascia/bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do • ParkSense௡ is only a parking aid and it is unable so can result in the system misinterpreting a close to recognize every obstacle, including small ob- object as a sensor problem, causing the “SERVICE stacles. Parking curbs might be temporarily de- PARK ASSIST SYSTEM” message to be displayed in tected or not detected at all. Obstacles located the instrument cluster. above or below the sensors will not be detected when they are in close proximity.• On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense௡ should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered • The vehicle must be driven slowly when using or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE. A ParkSense௡ in order to be able to stop in time lowered tailgate could provide a false indication that when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended an obstacle is behind the vehicle. that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when using ParkSense௡.
  • 183. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 183 WARNING! WARNING! (Continued)• Drivers must be careful when backing up even • Before using the ParkSense௡ Rear Park Assist when using the ParkSense௡ Rear Park Assist Sys- System, it is strongly recommended that the ball tem. Always check carefully behind your vehicle, mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for look behind you, and be sure to check for pedes- towing. Failure to do so can result in injury or 3 trians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before backing up. You are responsible damage to vehicles or obstacles because the hitch for safety and must continue to pay attention to ball will be much closer to the obstacle than the your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in rear fascia when the warning display turns on the serious injury or death. single flashing arc and sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors could detect the ball mount (Continued) and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle.
  • 184. 184 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEPARKVIEWா REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF When displayed, static grid lines will illustrate the widthEQUIPPED of the vehicle while a dashed center-line will indicate theYour vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView௡ Rear center of the vehicle to assist with aligning to a hitch/Back Up Camera that allows you to see an on-screen receiver. The static grid lines will show separate zonesimage of the rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever that will help indicate the distance to the rear of thethe shift lever is put into REVERSE. The image will be vehicle. The following table shows the approximatedisplayed on the Navigation/Multimedia radio display distances for each zone:screen along with a caution note to “check entire sur- Zones Distance to the rear ofroundings” across the top of the screen. After five sec- the vehicleonds this note will disappear. The ParkView௡ camera is Red 0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm)located to the left of the tailgate handle. Yellow 1 ft - 3 ft (30 cm - 1 m)When the vehicle is shifted out of REVERSE, the rear Green 3 ft or greater (1 m orcamera mode is exited and the navigation or audio screen greater)appears again.
  • 185. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 185 WARNING! CAUTION! (Continued)Drivers must be careful when backing up even when • To avoid vehicle damage, the vehicle must beusing the ParkView௡ Rear Back Up Camera. Always driven slowly when using ParkView௡ to be able tocheck carefully behind your vehicle, and be sure to stop in time when an obstacle is seen. It is recom- mended that the driver look frequently over his/check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, ob- her shoulder when using ParkView௡. 3structions, or blind spots before backing up. You areresponsible for the safety of your surroundings andmust continue to pay attention while backing up. NOTE: If snow, ice, mud, or any foreign substanceFailure to do so can result in serious injury or death. builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens. CAUTION! Turning ParkViewா On Or Off — With Navigation/Multimedia Radio• To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView௡ should only be used as a parking aid. The ParkView௡ camera is 1. Press the “menu” hard-key. unable to view every obstacle or object in your 2. Select “system setup” soft-key. drive path. 3. Press the “camera setup” soft-key. (Continued)
  • 186. 186 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE4. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting • Power Sunroof Switch — If Equipped“enable rear camera in reverse” soft key and pressing the • Power Sliding Rear Window Switch — If Equipped“save” soft-key. • Universal Garage Door Opener — If Equipped5. Press the “save” soft key.Turning ParkViewா On Or Off — WithoutNavigation/Multimedia Radio1. Press the “menu” hard-key.2. Select “system setup” soft-key.3. Enable or disable the rear camera feature by selecting“enable rear camera in reverse” soft-key.OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPEDThe overhead console is located on the headliner abovethe review mirror. The overhead console contains thefollowing features: Overhead Console• Courtesy/Reading Lights
  • 187. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 187Courtesy/Reading LightsBoth lights in the overhead console and rear passengercompartment will illuminate as courtesy lights when adoor is opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to thecourtesy light position (full right position), or when theUNLOCK button is pressed on the Remote Keyless Entry 3(RKE) transmitter, if equipped. These lights are alsooperated individually as reading lights by pressing onthe corresponding lens. Front Courtesy/Reading Lights
  • 188. 188 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED HomeLink௡ replaces up to three hand-held transmitters that operate devices such as garage door openers, motor- ized gates, lighting or home security systems. The HomeLink௡ unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt battery. The HomeLink௡ buttons that are located in the overhead console designate the three different HomeLink௡ chan- nels. Rear Passenger Courtesy/Reading LightNOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on untilthe switch is pressed a second time, so be sure they havebeen turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interiorlights are left on after the ignition is turned OFF, they willextinguish after 15 minutes.
  • 189. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 189 Before You Begin Programming HomeLinkா Be sure that your vehicle is parked outside of the garage before you begin programming. For more efficient programming and accurate transmis- sion of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of 3 the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink௡ system. Erase all channels before you begin programming. To erase the channels place the ignition in the ON/RUN position and press and hold the two outside HomeLink௡ HomeLink௡ Buttons buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds. The ElectronicNOTE: HomeLink௡ is disabled when the Vehicle Secu- Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display “CLEAR-rity Alarm is active. ING CHANNELS”. Release the buttons when the EVIC displays “CHANNELS CLEARED”.
  • 190. 190 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLENOTE:• Erasing all channels should only be performed when programming HomeLink௡ for the first time. Do not erase channels when programming additional buttons.• If you have any problems, or require assistance, please call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.Programming A Rolling CodeFor programming garage door openers that were manu-factured after 1995. These garage door openers can beidentified by the “LEARN” or “TRAIN” button locatedwhere the hanging antenna is attached to the garage door Training The Garage Door Openeropener. It is NOT the button that is normally used to 1 — Door Openeropen and close the door. The name and color of the 2 — Training Buttonbutton may vary by manufacturer. 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 cm) away from the HomeLink௡ button you wish to program.
  • 191. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 1913. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink௡ On some garage door openers/devices there may be abutton you want to program and the hand-held transmit- light that blinks when the garage door opener/device ister button. in the LEARN/TRAIN mode.4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display NOTE: You have 30 seconds in which to initiate the nextchanges from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHAN- step after the LEARN button has been pressed.NEL # TRAINED”, then release both buttons. 3 6. Return to the vehicle and press the programmedNOTE: HomeLink௡ button twice (holding the button for two• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cased seconds each time). The EVIC will display “CHANNEL # for the channel to train. TRANSMIT”. If the garage door opener/device activates, programming is complete.• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from Step 2. NOTE: If the garage door opener/device does not activate, press the button a third time (for two seconds) to5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), complete the training.locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This canusually be found where the hanging antenna wire is To program the remaining two HomeLink௡ buttons,attached to the garage door opener/device motor. Firmly repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOTpress and release the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. erase the channels.
  • 192. 192 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLEReprogramming A Single HomeLink௡ Button 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 toTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, 8 cm) away from the HomeLink௡ button you wish tofollow these steps: program.1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink௡ button you want to program and the hand-held transmit-2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink௡ button until ter button.the EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do notrelease the button. 4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHAN-3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- NEL # TRAINED”, then release both buttons.ming A Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remainingsteps. NOTE: • It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some casedProgramming A Non-Rolling Code for the channel to train.For programming Garage Door Openers manufacturedbefore 1995. • If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from Step 2.1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.
  • 193. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 1935. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink௡ button. Canadian/Gate Operator ProgrammingThe EVIC will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT”. If the For programming transmitters in Canada/United Statesgarage door opener/device activates, programming is that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” aftercomplete. several seconds of transmission.To program the remaining two HomeLink௡ buttons, Canadian radio frequency laws require transmitter sig-repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT nals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of trans- 3erase the channels. mission – which may not be long enough for HomeLink௡ to pick up the signal during programming. Similar to thisReprogramming A Single HomeLink௡ Button Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators are designed toTo reprogram a channel that has been previously trained, time-out in the same manner.follow these steps: It may be helpful to unplug the device during the cycling1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. process to prevent possible overheating of the garage2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink௡ button until door or gate motor.the EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do not 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.release the button. 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to3. Without releasing the button proceed with “Program- 8 cm) away from the HomeLink௡ button you wish toming A Non-Rolling Code” Step 2 and follow all remain- program.ing steps.
  • 194. 194 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink௡ Reprogramming A Single HomeLink௡ Buttonbutton while you press and release (“cycle”), your hand- To reprogram a channel that has been previously trained,held transmitter every two seconds. follow these steps:4. Continue to hold buttons until the EVIC display 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.changes from “CHANNEL # TRAINING” to “CHAN- 2. Press and hold the desired HomeLink௡ button untilNEL # TRAINED”, then release both buttons. the EVIC displays “CHANNEL # TRAINING” Do notNOTE: release the button.• It may take up to 30 seconds or longer in some cased 3. Without releasing the button proceed with for the channel to train. “Canadian/Gate Operator Programming” Step 2 and• If the EVIC displays “DID NOT TRAIN” repeat from follow all remaining steps. Step 2. Using HomeLinkா5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink௡ button. To operate, press and release the programmedThe EVIC will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT”. If the HomeLink௡ button. Activation will now occur for thedevice is plugged in and activates, programming is programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate opera-complete. tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office light- ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device mayIf you unplugged the garage door opener/device for also be used at any time.programming, plug it back in at this time.
  • 195. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 195Security Troubleshooting TipsIt is advised to erase all channels before you sell or turn If you are having trouble programming HomeLink௡, herein your vehicle. are some of the most common solutions:To erase the channels press and hold the two outside • Replace the battery in the original hand-held transmit-HomeLink௡ buttons (I and III) for up 20 seconds. The ter.Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) will display 3 • Press the LEARN button on the Garage Door Opener“CLEARING CHANNELS”. Release the buttons when to complete the training for a Rolling Code.the EVIC displays “CHANNELS CLEARED”. • Did you unplug the device for programming andThe HomeLink௡ Universal Transceiver is disabled when remember to plug it back in?the Vehicle Security Alarm is active. If you have any problems, or require assistance, please