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2013 FIAT 500 2013 OWNER’S MANUAL Chrysler Group LLC 13FF500-126-AE Fifth Edition Rev 1 Printed in U.S.A. FIAT 500 VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore. DRIVING AND ALCOHOL Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents. Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation. WARNING! Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower, and your judgment is impaired when you have been drinking. Never drink and then drive. This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of features and equipment that are no longer available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features and equipment described in this manual that are not on this vehicle. Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in design and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured. FIAT is a registered trademark of Fiat Group Marketing & Corporate Communication S.p.A., used under license by Chrysler Group LLC. Copyright © 2012 Chrysler Group LLC 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 3 4 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 4 5 STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 5 6 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 6 7 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 7 8 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389 8 9 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395 9 10 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405 10 INTRODUCTION CONTENTS ! INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 ! VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .7 ! HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 ! VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .8 ! WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 1 4 INTRODUCTION The enclosed Warranty Information lists the services that Congratulations on selecting your new vehicle. Be as- FIAT Group Automobiles offers to its customers: sured that it represents precision workmanship, distinc- • the Warranty Certificate with terms and conditions for tive styling, and high quality - all essentials that are maintaining its validity traditional to our vehicles. • the range of additional services available to FIAT This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assisGroup Automobiles customers tance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenccustomer-oriented documents. Please take the time to ing and remain with the vehicle when sold. read these publications carefully. Following the instruc- When it comes to service, remember that your authorized tions and recommendations in this manual will help studio knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained techniassure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle. cians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfaction. INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 5 The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section contains a complete listing of all subjects. contains the information you desire. Consult the following table for a description of the Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and this Owner’s Manual: HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment. 1 6 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 7 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS 1 This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield. This number also appears engraved on the right front door sill under the sill scuff plate, on an adhesive label applied to the right door opening on the B-Pillar, on the vehicle registration and title. Vehicle Identification Number 8 INTRODUCTION VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS WARNING! 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. Stamped VIN Location NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2 CONTENTS ! A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 ▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 ▫ Locking Doors With A Key. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 ▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 ! SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 ▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 ! REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 ▫ Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 ▫ Opening Power Top Remote Function . . . . . . .17 ▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . .19 ▫ Programming Additional Transmitters. . . . . . . .19 ▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .20 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 ! DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 ▫ Power Door Locks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 ▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . .17 ! POWER WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Power Window Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 ▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags . . .42 ! LIFTGATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 ▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . .44 ! OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 ▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . .48 ▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 ▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 ▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .37 ▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 ▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . .37 ▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 ! ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS . ▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 ! SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 ▫ Transporting Passengers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 ▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System ▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The (BeltAlert®) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 ▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . .42 . . .78 . . .79 . . .79 . . .80 . . .81 . . .83 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 The vehicle is supplied with a code card containing key The key fob contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) code numbers to order duplicate keys, and the authotransmitter with an integrated key. To use the mechanical rized studio that sold you your new vehicle has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can key simply press the mechanical key release button . be used to order duplicate keys. A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS Ignition Key Removal 1. Place the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with an automatic transmission). 2. Rotate the key to the OFF/LOCK position. 3. Remove the key from the ignition switch lock cylinder. Mechanical Key Release Button 2 12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Ignition Switch Positions 1 — STOP (OFF/LOCK) 2 — MAR (ACC/ON/RUN) 3 — AVV (START) • Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and push ignition button to place ignition in OFF position. When leaving the vehicle, always lock your vehicle. • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. • Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children 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, or in a location accessible to children. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. (Continued) THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13 WARNING! (Continued) • Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may cause serious injury or death. CAUTION! An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended. Locking Doors With A Key You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the door, turn the key to the left. To unlock the door, turn the key to the right. Refer to “Body Lubrication” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for maintenance procedures. Key-In-Ignition Reminder Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF/LOCK, sounds a signal to remove the key. SENTRY KEY® The Sentry Key® Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked. The system uses ignition keys which have an embedded electronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. 2 14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: A key which has not been programmed is also considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle. If the Vehicle Security Light is on after the key is turned to the ON/RUN position, it indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. CAUTION! • Always remove the Sentry Key® from the vehicle and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended. • The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection. All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 15 Replacement Keys General Information NOTE: Only keys that have been programmed to the vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once a Sentry Key® has been programmed to a vehicle, it cannot be programmed to any other vehicle. The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules part 15 and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). This PIN is required for authorized studio replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an authorized studio. This procedure consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one which has never been programmed. NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an authorized studio. • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept any interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. 2 16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system. Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter With Mechanical Key Release Button NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked with metal objects. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 17 To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate Opening Power Top Remote Function Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE The remote keyless power top function can only be used transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door or twice, with the engine off. within five seconds, to unlock all doors and the liftgate. The turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on. Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors 1st Press This feature lets you program the system to unlock either the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the current setting, refer to “Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Key Fob NOTE: The remote keyless power top function can be used to open the power top to the spoiler position. 2 18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Opening Power Top Remote Function: 1. OPEN — Push and hold the unlock button down on the key fob for a minimum of three seconds to initiate Power Top Open. The roof will stop opening whenever the unlock button on the key fob is released, or when it reaches the spoiler position NOTE: If your power convertible top does not open with the remote, please refer to the #Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for additional information. WARNING! Failure to follow these warnings can result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you: • Before operating the power top, make sure that no moving parts of the convertible top can injure a person or animal. • Never place any extremities (hands, feet, etc.) near the convertible top components, the upper windshield area, the shelf area behind the rear seats, or the convertible top stowage area while raising or lowering the convertible top. • When using the power top button on RKE transmitter, if potential danger exists while lowering the top, release the button immediately to interrupt the operation. (Continued) THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 19 WARNING! (Continued) • Only drive the vehicle with the convertible top completely closed and latched or fully lowered into its stowage compartment. • Do not operate the power top when the vehicle is in motion. To Lock The Doors And Liftgate Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors and the liftgate. The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal. If a door is ajar the turn signal lights will flash at an increased rate and there will be no horn chirp, this is to indicate that a door is still ajar. Programming Additional Transmitters Refer to Sentry Key® “Customer Key Programming.” If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter, contact your authorized studio for details. 2 20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Transmitter Battery Replacement NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate The recommended replacement battery is CR2032. 1. Press the mechanical key release button and release the mechanical key to access the battery case screw located on the side of the Key Fob. Mechanical Key Release Button 2. Rotate the screw located on the side of the Key Fob using a small screwdriver. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 21 2 Key Fob Screw Location Battery Case Removed 3. Take out the battery case. Remove and replace the 4. Refit the battery case inside the Key Fob and turn the battery observing its polarity. screw to lock it into place. 22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and by the party responsible for compliance could void the RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the user’s authority to operate the equipment. following conditions: If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal distance, check for these two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. 1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of • This device must accept any interference received, the battery is a minimum of three years. including interference that may cause undesired operation. 2. Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios. General Information THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 23 DOOR LOCKS The door locks can be manually locked or unlocked from inside the vehicle by using the door handle. If the door handle is pushed a red lock indicator will show on the door handle (indicating locked) when the door is closed, the door will lock. 2 Door Lock Handle 24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may cause serious injury or death. • For personal security and safety in the event of an collision, lock the vehicle doors as you drive as well as when you park and leave the vehicle. • Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the Key Fob from the ignition. When leaving the vehicle, always lock your vehicle. • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. • Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children 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, or in a location accessible to children, and do not leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. (Continued) CAUTION! An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all of the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25 Power Door Locks A power door lock switch is incorporated into the door handle. Push or pull the handle to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate. If the door handle is pushed a red lock indicator will show on the door handle (indicating locked) when the door is closed, the door will lock. 2 NOTE: To prevent the key from being locked in the vehicle, the power door lock switch will not operate when the key is in the ignition and either front door is open. A chime will sound as a reminder to remove the key. Driver Power Door Lock Handle 26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Autoclose — If Equipped POWER WINDOWS When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically Power Window Switches when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). There are single window controls located on the shifter bezel, below the climate controls, which operate the To change the setting proceed as follows: driver and passenger door windows. The window con1. Briefly press the SET ESC button “On” or “Off” will trols will operate when the ignition switch is in the flash on the display (according to the previous setON/RUN position. ting). 2. Press the UP or DOWN button for setting. 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen without storing the settings. NOTE: Use the Automatic Door Locks feature in accordance with local laws. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Vehicle” for further information. WARNING! Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power window switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 27 down automatically. To cancel the Auto-Down movement, operate the switch in either the up or down direction and release the switch. Wind Buffeting Power Window Switches Auto-Down — If Equipped The driver’s door window switch may have an AutoDown feature. Press the window switch for approximately one second, release, and the window will go 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 the sunroof (if equipped) in certain open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any window. 2 28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE LIFTGATE To unlock the liftgate, use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or activate the power door lock switches located on the front door handles. To open the liftgate, squeeze the liftgate release handle and pull the liftgate open with one fluid motion. Liftgate Handle THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29 WARNING! • Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the liftgate closed when you are operating the vehicle. • If you are required to drive with the liftgate open, make sure that all windows are closed, and the climate control blower switch is set at high speed. Do not use the recirculation mode. OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS Some of the most important safety features in your vehicle are the restraint systems: • Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating positions • Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger • Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag • Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) for the driver and passengers seated next to a window Gas props support the liftgate in the open position. However, because the gas pressure drops with tempera- • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) ture, it may be necessary to assist the props when • Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants opening the liftgate in cold weather. • Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may enhance occupant protection by managing occupant energy during an impact event 2 30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • All seat belt systems (except the driver’s) include 1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride buckled up in a rear seat. Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the WARNING! desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large Infants in rear facing child restraints should never item in a seat — if equipped ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger Please pay close attention to the information in this section. Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can It tells you how to use your restraint system properly, to cause severe injury or death to infants in that posikeep you and your passengers as safe as possible. tion. If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether for Children (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold infant and child restraint systems. For more information on LATCH, refer to “LATCH — Child Seat Anchorage System (Lower Anchors and Tether for Children).” Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under their arm. risk of harm from a deploying air bag: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 31 You should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly. WARNING! 2. All occupants should always wear their lap and shoulder belts properly. • Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have air bags. • Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment could cause serious injury, including death. Air Bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel. • Side air bags also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or window. Sit upright in the center of the seat. 3. The driver and front passenger seats should be moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front Air Bags room to inflate. 4. Do not lean against the door or window. Your vehicle has Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) or Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB), and when deployment occurs, the SABIC and SAB air bags will inflate forcefully into the space between you and the door. 5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided in #If You Need Consumer Assistance.# (Continued) 2 32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) • In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are buckled up properly. WARNING! In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are buckled up properly. and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen far away from home or on your own street. Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should be belted at all times. Lap/Shoulder Belts All the seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with combination lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under normal conditions. However in a collision, the belt will lock and reduce the risk of you striking the inside of the Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even vehicle or being thrown out. on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33 WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. • 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. • Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat belts are designed to go around the large bones of your body. These are the strongest parts of your body and can take the forces of a collision the best. • Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make your injuries in a collision much worse. You might suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too. • Two people should never be belted into a single seat belt. People belted together can crash into one another in a collision, hurting one another badly. Never use a lap/shoulder belt or lap belt for more than one person, no matter what their size. (Continued) Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat. 2 34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. The seat belt latch plate is along side the pillar near the 3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.” the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap. Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle Pulling Out The latch Plate THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 35 WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • A belt buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. • A belt that is too loose will not protect you properly. In a sudden stop you could move too far forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt snugly. • A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous. Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs aren’t as strong as shoulder bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that your strongest bones will take the force in a collision. • A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect you from injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together. (Continued) 4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision. 2 36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Positioning Lap Belt • A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as 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 your vehicle, take it to your authorized studio immediately 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. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 37 6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. 1. Position the latch plate as close as possible to the The belt will automatically retract to its stowed posianchor point. tion. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the 2. At about 6 to 12 in (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, webbing to allow the belt to retract fully. grasp and twist the belt webbing 180 degrees to create a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate. WARNING! A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system 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.). 3. Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing. The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the latch plate. 4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the folded webbing. Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are equipped with Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) which are used to secure a child restraint system. For Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure additional information, refer to “Installing Child ReUse the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ straints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt” under the “Child shoulder belt. 2 38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Restraints” section. The chart below defines the type of out only the amount of webbing necessary to comfortfeature for each seating position. ably wrap around the occupant’s mid-section. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a #click.# Driver Passenger Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If First Row N/A ALR Equipped Second Row ALR ALR In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre• N/A — Not Applicable locked. The belt will still retract to remove any slack in the shoulder belt. The Automatic Locking Mode is avail• ALR — Automatic Locking Retractor able on all passenger-seating positions with a combinaIf the passenger seating position is equipped with an tion lap/shoulder belt. Use the Automatic Locking Mode ALR and is being used for normal usage: anytime a child safety seat is installed in a seating Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably position that has a belt with this feature. Children 12 wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not years old and under should always be properly reactivate the ALR. If the ALR is activated, you will hear a strained in the rear seat. ratcheting sound as the belt retracts. Allow the webbing to retract completely in this case and then carefully pull THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39 How To Engage The Automatic Locking Mode 1. Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt. 2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the entire belt is extracted. 3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is now in the Automatic Locking Mode. How To Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode WARNING! • The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if the seat belt assembly Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) feature or any other seat belt function is not working properly when checked according to the procedures in the Service Manual. • Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly could increase the risk of injury in collisions. Energy Management Feature Unbuckle the combination lap/shoulder belt and allow it to retract completely to disengage the Automatic Locking This vehicle has a safety belt system with an Energy Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) Management feature in the front seating positions to help further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on locking mode. collision. This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on the occupant’s chest. 2 40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Seat Belt Pretensioners Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System The seat belts for both front seating positions are (BeltAlert®) equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to BeltAlert® is a feature intended to remind the driver and remove slack from the seat belt in the event of a collision. front passenger (if equipped with front passenger These devices may improve the performance of the seat BeltAlert®) to fasten their seat belts. The feature is active belt by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant whenever the ignition is on. If the driver or front seat early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occu- passenger is unbelted, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will turn on and remain on until both front seat belts are pants, including those in child restraints. fastened. NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt still must be The BeltAlert® warning sequence begins after the vehicle speed is over 5 mph (8 km/h), by blinking the Seat Belt worn snugly and positioned properly. Reminder Light and sounding an intermittent chime. The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant ReOnce the sequence starts, it will continue for the entire straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the pretenduration or until the respective seatbelts are fastened. sioners are single use items. A deployed pretensioner or After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder a deployed air bag must be replaced immediately. Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts are fastened. The driver should instruct all other occupants to fasten their seat belts. If a front seat belt is THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41 unbuckled while traveling at speeds greater than 5 mph Seat Belt Extender (8 km/h), BeltAlert® will provide both audio and visual If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and notification. when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if The front passenger seat BeltAlert® is not active when equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized the front passenger seat is unoccupied. BeltAlert® may studio can provide you with a seat belt extender. This be triggered when an animal or heavy object is on the extender should be used only if the existing belt is not front passenger seat or when the seat is folded flat (if long enough. When it is not required, remove the exequipped). It is recommended that pets be restrained in tender and store it. the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts, and cargo is properly stowed. WARNING! BeltAlert® can be enabled or disabled by your authorized studio. FIAT Group Automobiles does not recommend deactivating BeltAlert®. NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with BeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened. Using a seat belt extender when not needed can increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use when the seat 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. 2 42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Seat Belts And Pregnant Women We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is the best way to keep the baby safe. with a Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag mounted in the instrument panel below the steering column. Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible. Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take the force if there is a collision. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in Advanced Front Air Bag And Knee Bolster Locations the center of the steering wheel. The passenger’s Advanced 3 — Supplemental Driver Side Front Air Bag is mounted in the instrument panel, above the 1 — Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bags Knee Air Bag glove compartment. The words SRS AIRBAG are embossed 2 — Knee Bolster on the air bag covers. In addition, the vehicle is equipped THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43 NOTE: The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air and rear passengers sitting next to a window. The SABIC Bags are certified to new Federal regulations for Ad- are located above the side windows. The trim covering vanced Air Bags. the SABIC is labeled SRS AIRBAG. The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to allow the This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seatair bags to have different inflation levels based on several Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB). The SAB are marked with factors, including the severity and type of collision. an air bag label sewn into the outboard side of the front seats. This vehicle may be equipped with driver and/or front passenger seat track position sensors that may adjust the NOTE: inflation level of the Advanced Front Air Bags based • Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim, upon seat position. but they will open during air bag deployment. This vehicle may be equipped with a driver and/or front passenger seat belt buckle switch that detects whether • After any collision, the vehicle should be taken to an authorized studio immediately. the driver or front passenger seat belt is fastened. The seat belt buckle switch may adjust the inflation level of Air Bag System Components the Advanced Front Air Bags. Your vehicle may be equipped with the following air bag This vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Side Air Bag system components: Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) to protect the driver, front, • Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) 2 44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Air Bag Warning Light • Steering Wheel and Column • Instrument Panel • Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag • Knee Impact Bolster • Driver Advanced Front Air Bag • Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag • Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) • Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) • Front and Side Impact Sensors • Front Seat Belt Pretensioners, Seat Belt Buckle Switch, and Seat Track Position Sensors Advanced Front Air Bag Features The Advanced Front Air Bag system provides output appropriate to the severity and type of collision as determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC), which may receive information from the front impact sensors. WARNING! • No objects should be placed over or near the air bag on the instrument panel, because any such objects could cause harm if the vehicle is in a collision severe enough to cause the air bag to inflate. (Continued) THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45 WARNING! (Continued) • Do not put anything on or around the air bag covers or attempt to open them manually. You may damage the air bags and you could be injured because the air bags may no longer be functional. The protective covers for the air bag cushions are designed to open only when the air bags are inflating. • 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. 2 Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) Label When the air bag deploys, it opens the seam between the Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) front and side of the seat’s trim cover. Each air bag Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) provide deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left enhanced protection to help protect an occupant during a air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air side impact. The SAB are marked with an air bag label bag only. sewn into the outboard side of the front seats. 46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) 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 Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) Label Location NOTE: Air Bag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim, but they will open during air bag deployment. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47 The system includes side impact sensors that are calibrated to deploy the Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) and SABIC during impacts that require air bag occupant protection. SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt restraint system. Occupants, including children who are up against or very close to SAB or SABIC air bags can be seriously injured or killed. Occupants, especially children, should not lean on or sleep against the door, side windows, or area where the SAB or SABIC air bags inflate, even if they are in an infant or child restraint. Always sit upright as possible with your back against the seat back, use the seat belts properly, and use the appropriate sized child restraint, infant restraint or booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the child. WARNING! • 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 remain free from any obstructions. • Do not use accessory seat covers or place objects between you and the side air bags; the performance could be adversely affected and/or objects could be pushed into you, causing serious injury. (Continued) 2 48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) • Your vehicle is equipped with SABIC air bags, do not have any accessory items installed which will alter the roof, including adding a sunroof to your vehicle. Do not add roof racks that require permanent attachments (bolts or screws) for installation on the vehicle roof. Do not drill into the roof of the vehicle for any reason. • Do not allow occupants to extend any part of their body outside of the window. Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Knee Impact Bolster The Knee Impact Bolster helps protect the knees of the front passenger, and position the front occupant for the best interaction with the Advanced Front Air Bag. Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front Air Bags work with the Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag and the passenger side knee bolster to provide improved protection for the driver and front passenger. Side air bags also work with seat belts to improve occupant protection. Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag provides Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) enhanced protection and works together with the Driver The ORC is part of a Federally regulated safety system Advanced Front Air Bag during a frontal impact. required for this vehicle. The ORC determines if deployment of the front and/or side air bags in a frontal or side collision is required. Based on the impact sensor’s signals, a central electronic THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 49 ORC deploys the Advanced Front Air Bags, Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag, Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC), Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB), and front seat belt pretensioners, as required, depending on several factors, including the severity and type of impact. hand, depending on the type and location of impact, Advanced Front Air Bags may deploy in crashes with little vehicle front-end damage but that produce a severe initial deceleration. The side air bags will not deploy in all side collisions. Side air bag deployment will depend on the severity and Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver Side type of collision. Knee Air Bag are designed to provide additional protecBecause air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration tion by supplementing the seat belts in certain frontal over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are collisions depending on several factors, including the not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should severity and type of collision. Advanced Front Air Bags have deployed. are not expected to reduce the risk of injury in rear or side collisions. Seat belts are necessary for your protection in all collisions, and also are needed to help keep you in position, The Advanced Front Air Bags and Supplemental Driver away from an inflating air bag. Side Knee Air Bag will not deploy in all frontal collisions, including some that may produce substantial vehicle The ORC monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of damage — for example, some pole collisions, truck the air bag system whenever the ignition switch is in the underrides, and angle offset collisions. On the other 2 50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ON/RUN or START position. If the key is in the OFF/ noted that could affect the air bag system. The diagnosLOCK position, or not in the ignition, the air bag system tics also record the nature of the malfunction. is not on and the air bags will not inflate. The ORC contains a backup power supply system that may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or it becomes disconnected prior to deployment. WARNING! Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instrument panel could mean you won’t have the air bags to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on as a bulb check when the ignition is first turned on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes on as you drive, have an authorized studio service the air bag system immediately. Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning Light in the instrument panel for approximately four to eight seconds for a self-check when the ignition is first turned on. After the self-check, the Air Bag Warning Light will turn off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it Driver And Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag turns on the Air Bag Warning Light, either momentarily Inflator Units or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light The Driver and Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag comes on again after initial startup. Inflator Units are located in the center of the steering It also includes diagnostics that will illuminate the instru- wheel and on the right side of the instrument panel. ment cluster Air Bag Warning Light if a malfunction is When the ORC detects a collision requiring the Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 51 quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the Advanced Front Air Bags. Different air bag inflation rates are possible, based on several factors, including the collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel separate and fold out of the way as the air bags inflate to their full size. The air bags fully inflate in about 50 to 70 milliseconds. This is about half of the time it takes to blink your eyes. The air bags then quickly deflate while helping to restrain the driver and front passenger. Advanced Front Air Bags, it signals the inflator units. A large quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag. The trim cover separates and folds out of the way allowing the air bag to inflate to the full size. The air bag fully inflates in about 15 to 20 milliseconds. The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag gas is vented through small vent holes in the side of the air bag. Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bag (SAB) Inflator Units The Advanced Front Air Bag gas is vented through the The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air Bags (SAB) are vent holes in the sides of the air bag. In this way, the air designed to activate only in certain side collisions. bags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle. The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag Inflator air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of Unit collision. The Supplemental Driver Side Knee Air Bag unit is Based on the severity and type of collision, the side air located in the instrument panel trim beneath the steering bag inflator on the crash side of the vehicle may be column. When the ORC detects a collision requiring the 2 52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE triggered, releasing a quantity of non-toxic gas. The inflating SAB exits through the seat seam into the space between the occupant and the door. The SAB fully inflate in about 10 milliseconds. The side air bag moves at a very high speed and with such a high force that it could injure you if you are not seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the side air bag inflates. This especially applies to children. Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) Inflator Units During collisions where the impact is confined to a particular area of the side of the vehicle, the ORC may deploy the Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC), depending on several factors, including the severity and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle. A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side curtain air bag. The inflating side curtain air bag pushes the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and covers the window. The air bag inflates in about 30 milliseconds (about one-quarter of the time that it takes to blink your eyes) with enough force to injure you if you are not belted and seated properly, or if items are positioned in the area where the side curtain air bag inflates. This especially applies to children. The side curtain air bag is about 3-1/2 in (9 cm) thick when it is inflated. Because air bag sensors estimate deceleration over time, vehicle speed and damage are not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should have deployed. Front And Side Impact Sensors In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the ORC in determining appropriate response to impact events. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 53 After the event occurs, when the system is active, the In the event of an impact causing air bag deployment, if message #Fuel Cutoff See Handbook# is displayed. the communication network remains intact, and the Carefully check the vehicle for fuel leaks in the engine power remains intact, depending on the nature of the compartment and on the ground near the engine comevent, the ORC will determine whether to have the partment and fuel tank before resetting the system and Enhanced Accident Response System perform the follow- starting the engine. ing functions: System Reset Procedure • Cut off fuel to the engine. After an impact causing air bag deployment, the left and • Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or right turn signal lights, located in the instrument panel until the ignition key is turned off. cluster, will both be blinking, until the ignition is turned off. In order to move your vehicle to the side of the road • Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as the battery has power or until the ignition key is you must follow the system reset procedure. Enhanced Accident Response System removed. • Unlock the doors automatically. 2 54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Customer Action 1. Turn ignition OFF. (Turn Signal Switch Must be placed in Neutral State). 2. Turn ignition ON. 3. Turn Right Turn Signal Switch ON. 4. Turn Left Turn Signal Switch ON. 5. Turn Right Turn Signal Switch ON. 6. Turn Left Turn Signal Switch ON. 7. Turn Left Turn Signal Switch OFF. (Turn Signal Switch Must be placed in Neutral State). 8. Turn ignition OFF. 9. Turn Hazard Flashers OFF (Manually). Customer Will See Left Turn Light is OFF. Right Turn Light BLINKS. Right Turn Light is ON SOLID. Left Turn Light BLINKS. Left Turn Light is ON SOLID. Right Turn Light BLINKS. Right Turn Light is ON SOLID. Left Turn Light BLINKS. Left Turn Light is ON SOLID. Right Turn Light is ON SOLID. Left Turn Light is OFF. Right Turn Light is OFF. System is now reset and the engine may be started. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 55 If a reset procedure step is not completed within 45 seconds, then the turn signal lights will turn off and the reset procedure must be performed again in order to be successful. If A Deployment Occurs floor. They are not caused by contact with chemicals. They are not permanent and normally heal quickly. However, if you haven’t healed significantly within a few days, or if you have any blistering, see your doctor immediately. The Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to deflate • As the air bags deflate, you may see some smoke-like particles. The particles are a normal by-product of the immediately after deployment. process that generates the non-toxic gas used for air NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SAB and bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the SABIC - if equipped air bags may deploy on both sides of skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye the vehicle. irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the irritation If you do have a collision which deploys the air bags, any continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on or all of the following may occur: your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer’s in• The nylon air bag material may sometimes cause structions for cleaning. abrasions and/or skin reddening to the driver and front passenger as the air bags deploy and unfold. The Do not drive your vehicle after the air bags have deployed. If you are involved in another collision, the air abrasions are similar to friction rope burns or those you might get sliding along a carpet or gymnasium bags will not be in place to protect you. 2 56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Deployed air bags and seat belt pretensioners cannot protect you in another collision. Have the air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and the front seat belt retractor assemblies replaced by an authorized studio immediately. Also, have the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) system serviced as well. Maintaining Your Air Bag System WARNING! • Modifications to any part of the air bag system could cause it to fail when you need it. You could be injured if the air bag system is not there to protect you. Do not modify the components or wiring, including adding any kind of badges or stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or add aftermarket side steps or running boards. • It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the air bag system yourself. Be sure to tell anyone who works on your vehicle that it has an air bag system. (Continued) THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 57 WARNING! (Continued) • Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may not function properly if modifications are made. Take your vehicle to an authorized studio for any air bag system service. If your seat, including your trim cover and cushion, needs to be serviced in any way (including removal or loosening/tightening of seat attachment bolts), take the vehicle to your authorized studio. Only manufacturer approved seat accessories may be used. If it is necessary to modify the air bag system for persons with disabilities, contact your authorized studio. Air Bag Warning Light You will want to have the air bags ready to inflate for your protection in a collision. The Air Bag Warning Light monitors the internal circuits and interconnecting wiring associated with air bag system electrical components. While the air bag system is designed to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have an authorized studio service the air bag system immediately. • The Air Bag Warning Light does not come on during the four to eight seconds when the ignition switch is first turned to the ON/RUN position. • The Air Bag Warning Light remains on after the four to eight-second interval. • The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or remains on while driving. 2 58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine related gauges are not working, the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) may also be disabled. The air bags may not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly check the Body Control Module (BCM) fuse block inside the vehicle for blown fuses. Refer to the label located on the inside of the fuse block cover for the proper air bag fuses. See your authorized studio if the fuse is good. Event Data Recorder (EDR) This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of 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; • Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fastened; • How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and, • How fast the vehicle was traveling. These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 59 To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR. Children 12 years or younger should ride properly buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seats rather than in the front. There are different sizes and types of restraints for children from newborn size to the child almost large enough for an adult safety belt. Always check the child Child Restraints seat Owner’s Manual to make sure you have the correct Everyone in your vehicle needs to be buckled up at all seat for your child. times, including babies and children. Every state in the United States, and every Canadian province, requires Before buying any restraint system, make sure that it has that small children ride in proper restraint systems. This a label certifying that it meets all applicable Safety Standards. You should also make sure that you can install is the law, and you can be prosecuted for ignoring it. it in the vehicle where you will use it. 2 60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: For additional information, refer to www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Canadian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s website for additional information: http://www.tc.gc.ca/ eng/roadsafety/safedrivers-childsafety-index-53.htm WARNING! In a collision, an unrestrained child can become a projectile inside the vehicle. The force required to hold even an infant on your lap could become so great that you could not hold the child, no matter how strong you are. The child and others could be badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child’s size. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 61 Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles Infants and Toddlers Small Children Larger Children Children Too Large for Child Restraints Child Size, Height, Weight or Age Children who are two years old or younger and who have not reached the height or weight limits of their child restraint Children who are at least two years old or who have out-grown the height or weight limit of their rear-facing child restraint Children who have out-grown their forward-facing child restraint, but are too small to properly fit the vehicle’s seat belt Children 12 years old or younger, who have out-grown the height or weight limit of their booster seat Recommended Type of Child Restraint Either an Infant Carrier or a Convertible Child Restraint, facing rearward in the rear seat of the vehicle Forward-Facing Child Restraint with a five-point Harness, facing forward in the rear seat of the vehicle Belt Positioning Booster Seat and the vehicle seat belt, seated in the rear seat of the vehicle Vehicle Seat Belt, seated in the rear seat of the vehicle 2 62 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE reach the highest weight or height allowed by their Safety experts recommend that children ride rearward- convertible child seat. facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until WARNING! they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear facing child safety seat. Two types of child restraints can • Never place a rear facing infant seat in front of an be used rearward-facing: infant carriers and convertible air bag. A deploying passenger Advanced Front Air child seats. Bag can cause death or serious injury to a child 12 Infants And Child Restraints The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the vehicle. It is recommended for children from birth until they reach the weight or height limit of the infant carrier. Convertible child seats can be used either rearwardfacing or forward-facing in the vehicle. Convertible child seats often have a higher weight limit in the rearwardfacing direction than infant carriers do, so they can be used rearward-facing by children who have outgrown their infant carrier but are still less than at least two years old. Children should remain rearward-facing until they years or younger, including a child in a rearward facing infant seat. • Only use a rearward-facing child restraint in a rear seat. Older Children And Child Restraints Children who are two years old or who have outgrown their rear-facing convertible child seat can ride forwardfacing in the vehicle. Forward-facing child seats and convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who are over two years old or who THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 63 have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by the child seat. All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for the child seat should use a belt-positioning booster seat until the vehicle’s seat belts fit properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle’s seat cushion while the child’s back is against the seatback, they should use a belt-positioning booster seat. The child and belt-positioning booster seat are held in the vehicle by the seat belt. WARNING! • Improper installation can lead to failure of an infant or child restraint. It could come loose in a collision. The child could be badly injured or killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint. • When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the vehicle with the seat belt or LATCH anchorages, or remove it from the vehicle. Do not leave it loose in the vehicle. In a sudden stop or accident, it could strike the occupants or seatbacks and cause serious personal injury. 2 64 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Does the shoulder belt cross the child’s shoulder between their neck and arm? Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching over the front of the seat when their back is against the the child’s thighs and not their stomach? seatback, should use the seat belt in a rear seat. Use this simple 5-step test to decide whether the child can use the 5. Can the child stay seated like this for the whole trip? vehicle’s seat belt alone: If the answer to any of these questions was “no,” then the child still needs to use a booster seat in this vehicle. If the 1. Can the child sit all the way back against the back of child is using the lap/shoulder belt, check belt fit perithe vehicle seat? odically. A child’s squirming or slouching can move the 2. Do the child’s knees bend comfortably over the front belt out of position. If the shoulder belt contacts the face of the vehicle seat – while they are still sitting all the or neck, move the child closer to the center of the vehicle. way back? Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind their back. Children Too Large For Booster Seats THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 65 Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints Restraint Type Combined Weight of the Child + Child Restraint Rear-Facing Child Restraint Rear-Facing Child Restraint Forward-Facing Child Restraint Forward-Facing Child Restraint Up to 65 lbs (29.5 kg) More than 65 lbs (29.5 kg) Up to 65 lbs (29.5 kg) More than 65 lbs (29.5 kg) Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below LATCH – LATCH – Lower Anchors Seat Belt + Top Lower Anchors Seat Belt Only + Top Tether Tether Anchor Only Anchor X X X X X X 2 66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System Your vehicle is equipped with the child restraint anchorage system called LATCH, which stands for Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCHequipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the seating position. These anchorages are used to install LATCH-equipped child seats without using the vehicle’s seat belts. Some seating positions may have a top tether anchorage but no lower anchorages. In these seating positions, the seat belt must be used with the top tether anchorage to install the child restraint. Please see the following table for more information. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 67 LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle • • Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating position Top Tether Anchorage Symbol 2 68 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the LATCH anchorage system to attach the child restraint? 65 lbs (29.5 kg) Can the LATCH anchorages and the seat belt be used together to attach a rear-facing or forward-facing child restraint? Can a child seat be installed in the center position using the inner LATCH lower anchorages? Can two child restraints be attached using a common lower LATCH anchorage? No Use the LATCH anchorage system until the combined weight of the child and the child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Use the seat belt and tether anchor instead of the LATCH system once the combined weight is more than 65 lbs (29.5 kg). Do not use the seat belt when you use the LATCH anchorage system to attach a rearfacing or forward-facing child restraint. N/A No Never “share” a LATCH anchorage with two or more child restraints. If the center position does not have dedicated LATCH lower anchorages, use the seat belt to install a child seat in the center position next to a child seat using the LATCH anchorages in an outboard position. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 69 Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of the front passenger seat? Can the head restraints be removed? Yes The child seat may touch the back of the front passenger seat if the child restraint manufacturer also allows contact. See your child restraint owner’s manual for more information. Yes, all. Locating The LATCH Anchorages The lower anchorages are round bars that are found at the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback, below the anchorage symbols on the seatback. They are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint. You will easily feel them if you run your finger along gap between the seatback and seat cushion. LATCH Anchorages 2 70 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Locating The LATCH Anchorages In addition, there are tether strap anchorages behind each rear seating position located on the back of the seat. LATCH-compatible child restraint systems will be equipped with a rigid bar or a flexible strap on each side. Each will have a hook or connector to attach to the lower anchorage and a way to tighten the connection to the anchorage. Forward-facing child restraints and some rear-facing infant restraints will also be equipped with a tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten the strap after it is attached to the anchorage. Center Seat LATCH WARNING! This vehicle does not have a center seating position. Do not use the center lower LATCH anchorages to install a child seat in the center of the back seat. Always follow the directions of the child restraint manufacturer when installing your child restraint. Not all child restraint systems will be installed as described here. To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint 1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat belt, following the instructions below. See the section “Installing Child Restraints Using the Vehicle Seat Belt” to check what type of seat belt each seating position has. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 71 2. Loosen the adjusters on the lower straps and on the 6. Tighten all of the straps as you push the child restraint tether strap of the child seat so that you can more rearward and downward into the seat. Remove slack easily attach the hooks or connectors to the vehicle in the straps according to the child restraint manufacanchorages. turer’s instructions. 3. Place the child seat between the lower anchorages for 7. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by that seating position. For some second row seats, you pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt may need to recline the seat and / or raise the head path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) restraint to get a better fit. in any direction. 4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat- When using the LATCH attaching system to install a ing position. child restraint, stow all ALR seat belts that are not being 5. If the child restraint has a tether strap, connect it to the used by other occupants or being used to secure child top tether anchorage. See the section “Installing Child restraints. An unused belt could injure a child if they play Restraints Using the Top Tether Anchorage” for direc- with it and accidentally lock the seatbelt retractor. Before installing a child restraint using the LATCH system, tions to attach a tether anchor. buckle the seat belt behind the child restraint and out of the child’s reach. If the buckled seat belt interferes with the child restraint installation, instead of buckling it 2 72 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE behind the child restraint, route the seat belt through the child restraint belt path and then buckle it. Do not lock the seatbelt. Remind all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are not toys and that they should not play with them. WARNING! Improper installation of a child restraint to the LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the restraint. The child could be badly injured or killed. Follow the child restraint manufacturer’s directions exactly when installing an infant or child restraint. Installing Child Restraints Using The Vehicle Seat Belt The seat belts in the passenger seating positions are equipped with either a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can be “switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing retract back into the retractor. If it is locked, the ALR will make a clicking noise while the webbing is pulled back into the retractor. For additional information on ALR, refer to the “Automatic Locking Mode” description under “Occupant Restraints.” The cinching latch plate is designed to hold the lap portion of the seatbelt tight when webbing is pulled tight and straight through a child restraint’s belt path. Please see the table below and the following sections for more information about both types of seat belts. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 73 Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child Restraints in this Vehicle 2 What is the weight limit (child’s weight + weight of the child restraint) for using the Tether Anchor with the seat belt to attach a forward facing child restraint? Weight limit of the Child Restraint Always use the tether anchor when using the seat belt to install a forward facing child restraint, up to the recommended weight limit of the child restraint. 74 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Can the rear-facing child restraint touch the back of the front passenger seat? Can the head restraints be removed? Can the buckle stalk be twisted to tighten the seat belt against the belt path of the child restraint? Installing A Child Restraint with a Switchable Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Yes Yes Contact between the front passenger seat and the child restraint is allowed, if the child restraint manufacturer also allows contact. Yes, all. In positions with cinching latch plates (CINCH), the buckle stalk may be twisted up to 3 full turns. Do not twist the buckle stalk in a seating position with an ALR retractor. 3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.” 1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating 4. Pull on the webbing to make the lap portion tight against the child seat. position. For some second row seats, you may need to recline the seat and/or raise the head restraint to get a 5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of better fit. the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor. Then, allow the webbing to retract 2. Pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the retractor back into the retractor. As the webbing retracts, you to pass it through the belt path of the child restraint. will hear a clicking sound. This means the seat belt is Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path. now in the Automatic Locking mode. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 75 6. Try to pull the webbing out of the retractor. If it is Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the locked, you should not be able to pull out any web- belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary. bing. If the retractor is not locked, repeat step 5. Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching 7. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped lap portion around the child restraint while you push 1. Place the child seat in the center of the seating the child restraint rearward and downward into the position. For some second row seats, you may need to vehicle seat. recline the seat and / or raise the head restraint to get a better fit. 8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect 2. Next, pull enough of the seat belt webbing from the the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether retractor to pass it through the belt path of the child strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Chilrestraint. Do not twist the belt webbing in the belt path. dren (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to 3. Slide the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a attach a tether anchor. “click.” 9. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt 4. Finally, pull up on any excess webbing to tighten the lap portion around the child restraint while you push path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) the child restraint rearward and downward into the in any direction. vehicle seat. 2 76 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether strap. Refer to “Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Restraint System” for directions to attach a tether anchor. facing out, away from the child restraint. Repeat steps 4 to 6, above, to complete the installation of the child restraint. If the belt still cannot be tightened after you shorten the buckle, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn the buckle around one half turn, and insert the latch plate 6. Test that the child restraint is installed tightly by into the buckle again. If you still cannot make the child pulling back and forth on the child seat at the belt restraint installation tight, try a different seating position. path. It should not move more than 1 inch (25.4 mm) Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether in any direction. Anchorage Any seat belt system will loosen with time, so check the 1. Look behind the seating position where you plan to belt occasionally, and pull it tight if necessary. install the child restraint to find the tether anchorage. If the buckle or the cinching latch plate is too close to the You may need to move the seat forward to provide belt path opening of the child restraint, you may have better access to the tether anchorage. If there is no top trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, discontether anchorage for that seating position (see the nect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short charts above), move the child restraint to another buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it. Insert position in the vehicle if one is available. the latch plate into the buckle with the release button THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 77 2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path for the strap between the anchor and the child seat. If your vehicle is equipped with adjustable rear head restraints, raise the head restraint, and where possible, route the tether strap under the head restraint and between the two posts. If not possible, lower the head restraint and pass the tether strap around the outboard side of the head restraint. 2 3. Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the top tether anchorage as shown in the diagram. Rear Seat Tether Strap Mounting 4. Remove slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions. 78 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to increased head motion and possible injury to the child. Use only the anchorage position directly behind the child seat to secure a child restraint top tether strap. • If your vehicle is equipped with a split rear seat, make sure the tether strap does not slip into the opening between the seatbacks as you remove slack in the strap. Transporting Pets Air Bags deploying in the front seat could harm your pet. An unrestrained pet will be thrown about and possibly injured, or could injure a passenger during panic braking or in a collision. Pets should be restrained in the rear seat in pet harnesses or pet carriers that are secured by seat belts. ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS A long break-in period is not required for the engine and drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle. Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km). After the initial 60 miles (100 km), speeds up to 50 or 55 mph (80 or 90 km/h) are desirable. While cruising, brief full-throttle acceleration within the limits of local traffic laws contributes to a good break-in. Wide-open throttle acceleration in low gear can be detrimental and should be avoided. The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a high-quality energy conserving type lubricant. Oil changes should be consistent with anticipated climate conditions under which vehicle operations will occur. For the recommended viscosity and quality grades, refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle”. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 79 CAUTION! WARNING! Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil in the engine or damage may result. • Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may cause serious injury or death. • It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. • 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. NOTE: A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be considered a normal part of the break-in and not interpreted as an indication of difficulty. SAFETY TIPS Transporting Passengers NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO AREA. 2 80 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Exhaust Gas WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing (CO), follow these safety tips: • Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined areas any longer than needed to move your vehicle in or out of the area. • If you are required to drive with the trunk/liftgate open, make sure that all windows are closed and the climate control BLOWER switch is set at high speed. DO NOT use the recirculation mode. (Continued) • If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine running, adjust your heating or cooling controls to force outside air into the vehicle. Set the blower at high speed. The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system. Whenever a change is noticed in the sound of the exhaust system, when exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle, or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged, have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 81 Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle Seat Belts studio. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes on while driving, have the system checked by an authorized studio. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, Defroster frays, and loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced Check operation by selecting the defrost mode and place immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. the blower control on high speed. You should be able to feel the air directed against the windshield. See your Front seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a authorized studio for service if your defroster is inopercollision. Rear seat belt assemblies must be replaced after able. a collision if they have been damaged (i.e., bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.). If there is any question regarding belt Floor Mat Safety Information or retractor condition, replace the belt. Always use floor mats designed to fit the footwell of your vehicle. Use only floor mats that leave the pedal area unobstructed and that are firmly secured so that they cannot slip out of position and interfere with the pedals The light should come on and remain on for or impair safe operation of your vehicle in other ways. four to eight seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see your authorized Air Bag Warning Light 2 82 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of serious personal injury. • Always make sure that floor mats are properly attached to the floor mat fasteners. • Never place or install floor mats or other floor coverings in the vehicle that cannot be properly secured to prevent them from moving and interfering with the pedals or the ability to control the vehicle. • Never put floor mats or other floor coverings on top of already installed floor mats. Additional floor mats and other coverings will reduce the size of the pedal area and interfere with the pedals. • Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have been removed for cleaning. • Always make sure that objects cannot fall into the driver footwell while the vehicle is moving. Objects can become trapped under the brake pedal and accelerator pedal causing a loss of vehicle control. • If required, mounting posts must be properly installed, if not equipped from the factory. Failure to properly follow floor mat installation or mounting can cause interference with the brake pedal and accelerator pedal operation causing loss of control of the vehicle. (Continued) THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 83 Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle Door Latches Tires Fluid Leaks Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear patterns. Check for stones, nails, glass, or other objects lodged in the tread or sidewall. Inspect the tread for cuts and cracks. Inspect sidewalls for cuts, cracks and bulges. Check the wheel bolts for tightness. Check the tires (including spare) for proper cold inflation pressure. Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel, engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be located and corrected immediately. Lights Have someone observe the operation of brake lights and exterior lights while you work the controls. Check turn signal and high beam indicator lights on the instrument panel. Check for positive closing, latching, and locking. 2 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS ! POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP — IF EQUIPPED . .88 ▫ Heated Mirrors — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .95 ▫ Lowering The Power Top. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 ▫ Sun Visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 ▫ Raising The Power Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 ! BLUE&ME™ HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 ▫ Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure . . . . .90 ▫ Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 ▫ Wind Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 ▫ The Hands-Free Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 ! MIRRORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 ! SEATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 ▫ Inside Day/Night Mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 ▫ Front Seats Forward/Rearward Adjustment . . .104 ▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped . . .93 ▫ Recline Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 ▫ Power Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 ▫ Seat Height Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 ▫ Folding Mirrors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 3 86 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ▫ EZ Entry Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 ▫ Lane Change Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 ▫ Memory Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 ▫ Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay . . . . . . . . .115 ▫ Heated Seats — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 ▫ Interior Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 ▫ Head Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 ▫ Front Fog Lights — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . .117 ! TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD . . . . . . . . .111 ! WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS . . . . . .117 ! LIGHTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 ▫ Front Windshield Wiper Operation . . . . . . . . .118 ▫ Multifunction Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 ▫ Rear Windshield Wiper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 ▫ Headlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 ! TILT STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED . . .121 ▫ High Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 ! ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . .122 ▫ Flash-To-Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 ▫ To Activate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 ▫ Parking Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 ▫ To Set A Desired Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 ▫ Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped . . . . .114 ▫ To Deactivate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 ▫ Turn Signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 ▫ To Resume Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 87 ▫ To Vary The Speed Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 ▫ Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 ▫ To Accelerate For Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 ▫ Emergency Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 ! REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .125 ▫ Sun Shade — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 ▫ Rear Park Assist Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 ! ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS . . . . . . . . . . .134 ▫ Rear Park Assist Alerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 ! CIGAR LIGHTER — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . .136 ▫ Failure Indications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 ! CUPHOLDERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 ▫ Cleaning The Rear Park Assist System . . . . . . .128 ! STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 ▫ Park Assist System Usage Precautions . . . . . . .129 ▫ Glove Box Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138 ! POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . .131 ▫ Passenger Seat Storage — If Equipped . . . . . . .138 ▫ To Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 ! CARGO AREA FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 ▫ To Close . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 ! REAR WINDOW FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 ▫ Pinch Protect Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 ▫ Rear Window Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140 3 88 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP — IF EQUIPPED NOTE: On vehicles equipped with a power convertible top, the • The power top buttons will operate when the ignition power convertible top switch is located on the overhead switch is turned to the ACC/ON/RUN position. console. The switch contains two buttons. The passenger side button, is used to open the power top, and the driver • The power top can be remotely operated with the key fob. Refer to “Opening Power Top Remote Function” side button, is used to close the power top. in “Things To Know Before Starting” for more information. Lowering The Power Top Auto Open Push the top open button approximately one second for the three-quarter open/spoiler position. Push the top open button for approximately one second a second time to fully open the convertible top. Manual Open Power Convertible Top Switch For manual open, push and hold the open button until desired roof position or until spoiler position. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 89 NOTE: Vertical movement only operates in auto open/ NOTE: Rail lubrication is recommended every 2000 cycles, or if scratching noises due to dust are present. close mode. Refer to “Fluids, Lubes, and Genuine Part” in “MaintainRaising The Power Top ing Your Vehicle” for information. Auto Close From the convertible top fully open position, push the top close button for approximately one second for the three-quarter open/spoiler position. Push the top close button for approximately one second a second time for the one-quarter open position. Push and hold close button to fully close convertible top. Manual Close For manual close, push and hold the close button until desired position until one-quarter open position. Push and hold again for full close position. CAUTION! Failure to follow these cautions may cause interior water damage, stains or mildew on the top material: • Avoid high-pressure car washes, as they can damage the top material. Also, increased water pressure may force water past the weather strips. • Remove any standing water from the top and dry the surface before opening it. Operating the top, opening a door or lowering a window while the top is wet may allow water to drip into the vehicles interior. (Continued) 3 90 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! (Continued) • Use care when washing the vehicle, water pressure directed at the weather strip seals may cause water to leak into the vehicles interior. WARNING! The convertible top does not provide the structural protection that a reinforced metal roof does and the fabric top cannot be expected to prevent the ejection of the occupants in a collision. Therefore, it is important that all occupants wear their seat belts at all times. Death or serious injuries could occur if you are ejected from the vehicle during a collision. Power Convertible Top Relearn Procedure If your power convertible top does not operate in the Auto Opening/Closing mode (automatically opening/ closing to the one-quarter open and three-quarter open comfort stops), or if the remote keyless power top function is inoperable, or if the trunk lid does not open the following relearn procedure may be necessary. 1. Confirm that the door/trunk lid are closed. 2. Begin with the top in the fully closed position (using manual mode). 3. Hold the OPEN button to move the top to the fully open position. 4. CONTINUE to hold the OPEN button for an additional three seconds. 5. Release the OPEN button. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 91 6. Hold the CLOSED button to move the top to the fully NOTE: DO NOT interrupt this activity. closed position. If the power convertible top does not relearn repeat the 7. CONTINUE to hold the CLOSED button until the top procedure a second time. begins to cycle fully open, then release the CLOSED Wind Stop button. The Wind Stop installs in the backseat area of the vehicle. At the end of step 7 the top will automatically cycle to the The Wind Stop will not interfere with power top operafully open position, and then close to the 1/4 open tion. Therefore, it can remain installed when the top is up. position. This will confirm that the relearn procedure was successful. Auto Open/Close will now be functional. Trunk lid operation will be functional. Remote Keyless Power Top Function will be functional. 3 92 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror The mirror can be adjusted up, down, left, and right for various drivers. The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view through the rear window. Headlight glare from vehicles behind you can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward the rear of the vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while set in the day position (toward the windshield). Adjusting Rearview Mirror UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 93 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 to the left of the button will illuminate to indicate when the dimming feature is activated. The sensor to the right of the button does not illuminate. 3 NOTE: This feature is disabled when the vehicle is moving in reverse. Automatic Dimming Mirror CAUTION! To avoid damage to the mirror during cleaning, never spray any cleaning solution directly onto the mirror. Apply the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe the mirror clean. 94 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE mirror, press the mirror select switch to either the L (left) The power mirror controls are located on the driver’s or R (right) to select the mirror you need to adjust. door trim panel. Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to move. Power Mirrors WARNING! Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than they really are. Relying too much on your passenger side 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. Power Mirror Switches The power mirror controls consist of a mirror select switch and a four-way mirror control switch. To adjust a UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 95 Spotter Mirror — If Equipped Folding Mirrors Some models are equipped with a driver’s side spotter The exterior mirrors are hinged to allow the mirror to mirror. The spotter mirror allows for a greater range of pivot forward or rearward to help avoid damage. The visibility on the driver’s side of the vehicle. mirror has three detent positions: full forward, normal and full rearward. Heated Mirrors — If Equipped These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature can be activated whenever you turn on the rear window defroster if equipped. Some vehicles may not be equipped with rear window defroster, in this case the heated mirrors will still function as intended. Refer to “Rear Window Features” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information. Spotter Mirror 3 96 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Sun Visors BLUE&ME™ HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION — The driver and passenger sun visors are located on the IF EQUIPPED headliner, near the front windshield. The sun visor can be Overview rotated downward or up against the door glass. Both sun Windows Mobile™-based FIAT BLUE&ME™ is a pervisors are equipped with courtesy mirrors. sonal telematic system enabling you to use communication and entertainment applications expressly designed for use in the car. The BLUE&ME™ system installed on your car is equipped with a hands-free kit, message reader and media player, and it is preset for future installation of additional services. Sun Visor (Passenger Side Shown) The BLUE&ME™ system, fully integrated with voice commands, buttons on the steering wheel and multifunction display messages, gives you the possibility of interacting with your Bluetooth® wireless technology mobile phone (even if you keep it in your pocket or bag) without having to take your eyes off the road or remove your hands from the steering wheel. To use voice commands UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 97 you are not required to train the voice recognition system to recognize your voice. This implies that the system is nearly equally performing with different persons, i.e.: the voice recognition system is of the “speaker independent” type. this system you can make and receive calls safely and securely by using either voice commands or buttons on the steering wheel. This can be done under any driving condition without ever having to take your eyes off the road or remove your hands from the steering wheel, as With this system you can also play your favorite music required by current laws. stored on USB device and select tracks and playback Bluetooth® wireless technology enables wireless connecmodes with both voice commands or buttons on the tion between your mobile phone and the hands-free kit steering wheel. installed on your car. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules To use the hands-free kit, you need a Bluetooth® wireless subject to the following two conditions: technology enabled mobile phone. This hands-free kit gives you the possibility of interacting vocally with your • This device may not cause harmful interference. mobile phone while driving, even if your mobile device • This device must accept all interference received, includ- does not feature this capability. You can also interact with ing interference that may cause undesired operation. your mobile phone manually and visually using the steering wheel controls and the instrument panel multiThe Hands-Free Kit function display. The basic characteristic of this hands-free kit is voice recognition with Bluetooth® wireless technology. With 3 98 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Pairing is an operation that has to be made only once. NOTE: • During the mobile phone pairing procedure, BLUE&ME™ attempts to detect a phone equipped with Bluetooth® wireless technology within range and then establishes the connection using a Personal Identification Number (PIN). 1 — Mute/ESC 4 — Voice Recognition (VR) 2 — Phone/Menu 3 — Phone Hang Up • Once your phone is paired, you have the option to transfer your mobile phone contacts to the hands-free kit, to make a phone call either by using the contacts list or directly pronouncing the phone number, to answer a call and also to answer another incoming phone call. To get started with BLUE&ME™ hands-free kit with • To interact with BLUE&ME™ you can use either the buttons on the steering wheel or voice commands. voice recognition, you have to simply pair your With voice recognition, you can perform system funcBluetooth® wireless technology enabled mobile phone tions by speaking voice commands, also identified as with the system. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 99 “keywords”. When the system recognizes a keyword, it will respond with the appropriate action. Voice recognition is an easy and convenient way to use BLUE&ME™. through the entries on the multifunction display. (To use this option you have to transfer your mobile phone contacts to the hands-free kit phonebook). • Digit Dialing By Voice — you can dial a phone All the system functions are available within the number by pressing the VR button on the steering BLUE&ME™ Main Menu. When the car is not moving, wheel and speaking the digits to be dialed. you can scroll through the complete menu by using either the buttons on the steering wheel or the voice commands. • To Call The SMS Text Sender — call directly the last SMS text sender or the sender of a message received When you are travelling, you can interact with and stored in the BLUE&ME™ inbox. BLUE&ME™ by using the buttons on the steering wheel or voice commands relevant only to phone functions • To Answer A Call — you can answer an incoming call (LAST CALLS and PHONEBOOK ) and the media by pressing the MENU/Phone button on the steering player. To activate settings when travelling you can only wheel. use voice commands. • Conference Call — you can call another contact while The hands-free kit enables the following operations: you are engaged in a phone conversation (with Bluetooth® phones supporting this option). • Contact Calling By Voice — you can call a contact in your mobile phone phonebook using your voice. You • Call Waiting — while engaged in a phone conversacan also call a contact in your phonebook by scanning tion, you can receive notification of another incoming 3 100 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE mobile phone that are received when the phone is paired and connected to BLUE&ME™ system. It does not provide access to messages that were received before the device was connected with the BLUE&ME™ system. The message reader will also interpret any abbreviation and • Refusing Incoming Call Or Ending A Call — you can emoticon contained in the SMS text. refuse an incoming call or end a current call by pressing the Phone Hang-up button on the steering NOTE: Not all mobile phones support the SMS text message reader function or automatic phonebook transwheel. fer via Bluetooth®. Consult www.fiatusa.com for further After pairing and connecting your phone with the information on the list of compatible mobile phones. BLUE&ME™ system, you can make phone calls by speaking keywords or pressing buttons on the steering Message reader functions are managed by the control wheel. When using the hands-free phone, the audio buttons on the steering wheel or by the BLUE&ME™ output of a phone conversation is heard through your car voice commands. sound speakers. The BLUE&ME™ message reader enables the following Message Reader operations: phone call, answer the other incoming phone call, and switch between two ongoing phone conversations. (Call waiting is only supported by a subset of compatible mobile phones). The BLUE&ME™ message reader enables automatic • To display an indicator on the instrument panel that reading, through the car sound system, of the SMS texts indicates you have received a new SMS text. It will you receive on your Bluetooth® wireless technology UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 101 • • • • display the sender’s number/name and will ask you Media Player whether to read the text of the message to you. With the BLUE&ME™ media player you can play, the To manage the list of SMS texts received on your digital audio files stored on a USB device by simply connecting it to the USB port located in the glove box of BLUE&ME™ paired mobile phone. the car. To read the messages received and stored. Messages In this way, while you are driving you can play your can be read multiple times. favorite music collections. To call the SMS text sender using the buttons on the • iPod® Player — see dedicated paragraph under Mesteering wheel or voice commands. dia Player Functions. To delete individual messages or the entire inbox using The media player enables the following operations: the buttons on the steering wheel or voice commands. The BLUE&ME™ system can also recognize and read • Digital Audio Playback — you can play all your digital audio files (.mp3,.wma,.wav,.aac) or play a abbreviations, if any (e.g. “ILUVU” will be read like “I customized playlist (.m3u or. wpl format). love you”) and interpret the most usual emoticons (e.g. :-) will be read like “Smile”), that are currently used to write • Audio File Selection By Category — you can play all SMS texts. audio files of a certain category, e.g.: album, artist or genre. 3 102 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • Playback Options — while playing tracks you can select the following options: Play, Stop, Next track, Previous track, Shuffle and Loop track. NOTE: • The media player does not support audio files compressed with other formats and DRM (Digital Right Management) protected audio files. Non-supported audio files that may be present on the USB device will be ignored. • To use the media player, you have to simply connect (directly or by an extension lead) your USB device to the car USB port. After turning the ignition key to ON, BLUE&ME™ will start building your media library. At the end of this operation you can surf the complete library and scroll its categories as required using the buttons on the steering wheel or voice commands. BLUE&ME™ will then play your selection via the car sound system. WARNING! • Operating certain parts of this system while driving can distract your attention away from the road, and possibly cause an accident or other serious consequences; for this reason certain functions shall be disabled by the BLUE&ME™ system until driving conditions are secure and, if required, only when the car is stopped. • Read and Follow Instructions: before using your system, read and follow all instructions and safety information provided in this “User’s Guide”. Not following precautions found in this User’s Guide can lead to an accident or other serious consequences. (Continued) UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 103 WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! • Keep the User’s Guide in the car: when kept in the car, the User’s Guide will be a ready reference for you and other users unfamiliar with the system. Please make certain that before using the system for the first time, all persons have access to the User’s Guide and read its instructions and safety information carefully. • It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. • Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. • Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. SEATS Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the vehicle. 3 104 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Front Seats Forward/Rearward Adjustment Your vehicle may be equipped with either an adjusting handle or adjusting bar that is located at the front of the seats, near the floor. Adjusting Bar — If Equipped Adjusting Handle — If Equipped While sitting in the seat, lift up on the adjusting handle or bar and move the seat forward or rearward. Release the adjusting handle or bar once the desired position is reached. Then, using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters have latched. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 105 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. 3 Recline Adjustment The recline adjustment lever is located on the inboard side of the seat. To recline the seatback, lift up the recline lever, lean back until the desired position has been reached, and release the lever. Recline Lever WARNING! Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In a collision you could slide under the seat belt, which could result in serious injury or death. 106 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Seat Height Adjustment EZ Entry Feature The driver’s seat height can be raised or lowered by using a lever, located on the outboard side of the seat. Pump the lever upward to raise the seat height, or pump the lever downward to lower the seat height. The driver and front passenger seats have an EZ entry feature for rear seat passengers. Pull forward on the release lever, located on the outboard side of the seatback, dump the seatback forward, then slide the seat forward to allow access in and out of the rear seat. Height Adjuster EZ Entry Lever UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 107 Lift the seatback upright and push the seat rearward to fore/aft (memory) position on the tracks. This results in the seat back memory being set only – The track will then its locked position once the rear passengers are seated. be locked forward of its last set fore/aft memory posiMemory Feature tion. To then reset the fore/aft track memory feature (to The driver seat also has a memory feature, which can reestablish memory function option 1), the seat has to be operate in two ways: returned fully rearward to its last fore/aft memory track position as described in Memory function option 1. Memory Function Option 1 — Full Seat Back And Track Fore/Aft Position Memory: Heated Seats — If Equipped After using the EZ entry function, the seatback angle and the Track fore/aft adjuster can both re-lock into the position they were most recently adjusted to. This is accomplished if the seat is moved fully rearward to its last fore/aft position on the tracks before the seat back is returned upright. Memory Function Option 2 — Seat Back Only Memory: On some models, the front driver and passenger seats may be equipped with heaters in both the seat cushions and seatbacks. The controls for the front heated seats are located on the center instrument panel area. Press the switch once to turn on the heated seats. Press the switch a second time to shut the heating elements off. NOTE: Once a heat setting is selected, heat will be felt After using the EZ entry function, the seat back may first within two to five minutes. be returned upright prior to going back to the last 3 108 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must exercise care when using the seat heater. It may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time. • Do not place anything on the seat or seatback that insulates against heat, such as a blanket or cushion. This may cause the seat heater to overheat. Sitting in a seat that has been overheated could cause serious burns due to the increased surface temperature of the seat. Head Restraints Head restraints are designed to reduce the risk of injury by restricting head movement in the event of a rearimpact. Head restraints should be adjusted so that the top of the head restraint is located above the top of your ear. WARNING! The head restraints for all occupants must be properly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occupying a seat. Head restraints should never be adjusted 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. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 109 Reactive Head Restraints — Front Seats The front driver and passenger seats are equipped with Reactive Head Restraints. In the event of a rear impact the Reactive Head Restraints will automatically extend forward minimizing the gap between the back of the occupant’s head and the Reactive Head Restraint. 3 To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push downward on the head restraint. Push Button The Reactive Head Restraints will automatically return to their normal position following a rear impact. If the Reactive Head Restraints do not return to their normal position, see your authorized studio immediately. 110 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The head restraints should only be removed by qualified technicians, for service purposes only. If either of the head restraints require removal, see your authorized studio. WARNING! Do not place items over the top of the Reactive Head Restraint, such as coats, seat covers or portable DVD players. These items may interfere with the operation of the Reactive Head Restraint in the event of a collision and could result in serious injury or death. Rear Head Restraints To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the head restraint. To lower the head restraint, press the push button, located at the base of the head restraint, and push downward on the head restraint. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for information on tether routing. Push Button UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 111 TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD To open the hood, two latches must be released. 2. Rotate the safety catch under the front edge of the hood, near the center, and raise the hood. 1. Pull the bottom of the RED hood release lever, located on the left kick panel, rearward. 3 Hood Safety Latch Location Hood Release Lever Lift the hood prop rod that clips to the right side (left side when standing in front of the hood) of the engine compartment. Place the hood prop rod in the hole of hood hinge to secure the hood in the open position. 112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE In hot climates, the prop rod may be hot. Pick up the prop LIGHTS rod at the foam on the end of the prop rod. Multifunction Lever 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 serious injury or death. CAUTION! To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to close it. Lower the hood until it is open 8 in (20 cm) approximately and then drop it. This should secure both latches. Never drive your vehicle unless the hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged. The multifunction lever, located on the left side of the steering wheel, controls the operation of the headlights, headlight beam selection, passing light and turn signals. NOTE: The external lights can only be turned on with the ignition in the ON/RUN position. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113 NOTE: When the headlights are turned on, the Daytime Running Lights will be deactivated. Headlights Rotate the end of the multifunction lever up- High Beams ward to the first detent for headlight operation. With the low beams activated, push the multifunction lever towards the instrument panel to turn on the high beams. Pull the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel to turn off the high beams. Flash-To-Pass You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by partially pulling the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel. This will cause the high beam headlights to turn on until the lever is released. Headlight Operation 3 114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Parking Lights Turn Signals Push the multifunction lever upward to signal a right To turn on the parking lights, remove the key turn or downward to signal a left turn. The correspondor turn the ignition to OFF/LOCK position and ing indicator in the instrument cluster will blink to turn on the headlights. indicate the operation of the turn signal. Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped To activate the Daytime Running Lights (DRL), rotate the end of the multifunction lever to the O symbol. NOTE: The low beams and side/taillights will not be on with DRL. The DRL function can be turned on or off using the display menus. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Turn Signal Operation UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115 NOTE: The indicators will automatically turn off when Deactivation the turn has been completed and the steering wheel is Pull the multifunction lever toward the steering wheel returned to a straight position. and hold it for more than two seconds. Lane Change Assist Interior Lights Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond The interior light switches are located in the overhead the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash console. The interior lights can be set to three different three times then automatically turn off. positions (Off/Left Position, Center Position, On/Right Position). Follow Me Home/Headlight Delay When this feature is selected the driver can choose to Using the switch on the left overhead, press the switch to have the headlights remain on for a preset period of time. the right from its center position and the lights are always on. Press the switch to the left from its center position and Activation the lights are always off. Leave the switch in the center Remove the key or turn the ignition to the OFF/LOCK position, and the lights are turned on and off when the position, and pull the multifunction lever toward the doors are opened or closed. The switch on the right side steering wheel, within two minutes. Each time the lever of the overhead console controls the map or reading is pulled, the activation of the lights will be extended by function of the lights. Press the switch to the right to turn 30 seconds. The activation of the lights can be extended to on the right light and press the switch to the left to turn on the left light. a maximum of 210 seconds. 3 116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! • When the doors are unlocked with Key Fob a 10 second timer is activated. Before getting out of the vehicle be sure that the switch is in the center position or that the lights are off to avoid draining the battery. • When the doors are locked with the Key Fob the lights will turn off. Interior Light Timing (Center Position) There are four different modes of operation that can be activated in this position: Interior Light Timing (On/Right Position) • When all doors are closed a 15 minute timer is activated. NOTE: The timer is deactivated when the key is moved • When one door is opened a 3 minute timer is activated. into the ON/RUN position. • When the key is removed from the ignition (within two minutes of the ignition being turned off), a 10 second timer is activated. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117 Front Fog Lights — If Equipped WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS The fog light switch is located on the center stack of the The windshield wiper/washer lever is located on the instrument panel, just below the radio. right side of the steering column. NOTE: The windshield wipers/washers will only operate with the ignition in the ON/RUN position. Fog Light Switch Press the switch once to turn the front fog lights on. Press the switch a second time to turn the front fog lights off. 3 118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Front Windshield Wiper Operation Windshield Wiper Off There are five different modes of operation for the front This is the normal position of the wiper lever. windshield wipers. The windshield wiper lever can be Intermittent Wiper Operation raised or lowered to access these modes: Push the lever downward to the first detent. The wipers will operate intermittently. NOTE: The Intermittent function only has one detent but wiper delay will vary with changes in vehicle speed. As vehicle speed increases the delay time will decrease. Low Speed Push the lever downward to the second detent. The wipers will operate at low speed. High Speed Windshield Wiper Operation Push the lever downward to the third detent. The wipers will operate at high speed. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119 Manual High Speed/Mist Push the lever upward from the off position. The wipers will operate at high speed to clear off road mist or spray from a passing vehicle. This operation will continue until the lever is released. When the lever is released, the wipers will return to the off position and automatically shut off. Front Windshield Washer Operation Pull the windshield wiper/washer lever toward the steering wheel to activate the washers. The wipers will activate automatically for three cycles after the lever is released. CAUTION! • Turn the windshield wipers off when driving through an automatic car wash. Damage to the windshield wipers may result if the wiper control is left in any position other than off. • In cold weather, always turn off the wiper switch and allow the wipers to return to the “Park” position before turning off the engine. If the wiper switch is left on and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to the wiper motor may occur when the vehicle is restarted. • Always remove any buildup of snow that prevents the windshield wiper blades from returning to the off position. If the windshield wiper control is turned off and the blades cannot return to the off position, damage to the wiper motor may occur. 3 120 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Rear Windshield Wiper Rotate the end of the windshield wiper/washer lever upward to the first detent past the intermittent settings for intermittent wipe operation. With the front windshield wiper active, rotate the end of the windshield wiper/washer lever upward. The rear wiper will operate in the same mode as the front windshield wipers, but at half the frequency. When the transmission is shifted into REVERSE, the rear wiper will automatically operate at Low Speed and return to normal operation when the transmission is shifted out of REVERSE. Rear Wiper Operation NOTE: The windshield wipers/washers will only operate with the ignition in the ON/RUN position. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 121 Rear Windshield Washer Operation Push the windshield wiper/washer lever toward the instrument panel to activate the rear washer. Push and hold the lever for more than a half second and the wipers will activate automatically for three cycles after the lever is released. 3 TILT STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED This feature allows you to tilt the steering column upward or downward. The tilt control lever is located on the left-side of the steering column, below the turn signal controls. Tilt Control Lever Push down on the lever to unlock the column. With one hand firmly on the steering wheel, move the steering column up or down as desired. Push the lever up to lock the column firmly in place. 122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Do not adjust the steering column while driving. Adjusting the steering column while driving or driving with the steering column unlocked, could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death. ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over accelerator operations at speeds greater than 25 mph (40 km/h). The Electronic Speed Control buttons are located on the right side of the steering wheel. Electronic Speed Control Buttons UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 123 NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic 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 system can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired vehicle set speed. WARNING! Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally set the system or cause it to go faster than you want. You could lose control and have an accident. Always leave the system OFF when you are not using it. To Activate To Set A Desired Speed Push the ON/OFF button. The Cruise Indicator Light in the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system off, push the ON/OFF button a second time. The Cruise Indicator Light will turn off. The system should be turned off when not in use. Turn the Electronic Speed Control ON. When the vehicle has reached the desired speed, press the SET (-) button and release. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed. NOTE: The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed and on level ground before pressing the SET button. To Deactivate A soft tap on the brake pedal, pushing the CANC button, or normal brake pressure while slowing the vehicle will 3 124 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE deactivate Electronic Speed Control without erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set speed memory. To Resume Speed To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to decrease until the button is released. Release the button when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed will be established. To resume a previously set speed, push the RES (+) Pressing the SET (-) button once will result in a 1 mph button and release. Resume can be used at any speed (1.6 km/h) decrease in set speed. Each subsequent tap of above 25 mph (40 km/h). the button results in a decrease of 1 mph (1.6 km/h). To Vary The Speed Setting To Accelerate For Passing When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can inPress the accelerator as you would normally. When the crease speed by pushing the RES (+) button. If the button pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed. is continually pressed, the set speed will continue to increase until the button is released, then the new set Using Electronic Speed Control On Hills speed will be established. The transmission may downshift on hills to maintain the Pressing the RES (+) button once will result in a 1 mph vehicle set speed. (1.6 km/h) increase in set speed. Each subsequent tap of the button results in an increase of 1 mph (1.6 km/h). UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 125 NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on The Rear Park Assist system provides an audible indicamoderate hills is normal. tion of the distance between the rear fascia/bumper and On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so a detected obstacle when backing up, e.g. during a it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed parking maneuver. Refer to the “Park Assist System Usage Precautions” for the limitations of this system and Control. recommendations. WARNING! Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose control and have an accident. Do not use Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, icy, snow-covered or slippery. Rear Park Assist is automatically activated when the transmission is placed into REVERSE. As the distance from an obstacle behind the vehicle decreases, the audible alert becomes more frequent. Rear Park Assist Sensors The four Rear Park Assist sensors, located in the rear fascia/bumper, monitor the area behind the vehicle that is within the sensors’ field of view. The sensors can detect 3 126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE obstacles, in the horizontal direction, from approximately 12 in (30 cm) up to 55 in (140 cm) from the center of the rear fascia/bumper and up to 24 in (60 cm) from the corners of the rear fascia/bumper, depending on the location, type and orientation of the obstacle. Rear Park Assist Alerts If an obstacle is behind the vehicle when REVERSE gear is engaged, an audible alert is activated. The tones emitted by the loudspeaker inform the driver that the vehicle is approaching an obstacle. The pauses If several obstacles are detected, the Rear Park Assist between the tones are directly proportional to the dissystem indicates the nearest obstacle. tance from the obstacle. Pulses emitted in quick succesThe minimum height of a detectable obstacle corresponds to sion indicate the presence of a very close obstacle. A the maximum height of an obstacle that would clear the continuous tone indicates that the obstacle is less than underside of the car during the parking maneuver. 12 in (30 cm) away. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127 Audible And Visual Signals Supplied By The Rear Park Assist System SIGNAL Obstacle Distance Failure MEANING An obstacle is present within the sensors’ field of view Sensor or System failures INDICATION Audible signal (dashboard loudspeaker) • Sound pulses emitted at a rate that increases as the distance decreases. • Emits continuous tone at 12 in (30 cm) • Adjustable volume level. (Refer to “Menu Functions” for further information). Visual Signal (instrument panel) • Icon appears on display. • Message is displayed on multifunction display (where provided). 3 128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE While audible signals are emitted, the audio system is not The sensors and wiring are tested continuously when the ignition is in the ON/RUN position. Failures are indimuted. cated immediately if they occur when the system is ON. The audible signal is turned off immediately if the distance increases. The tone cycle remains constant if the Even if the system is able to identify that a specific sensor distance measured by the inner sensors is constant. If this is in failure condition, the instrument cluster display condition occurs for the external sensors, the signal is shall indicate that the Rear Park Assist system is unavailturned off after 3 seconds (stopping warnings during able, without reference to the sensor in failure condition. If even a single sensor fails, the entire system must be maneuvers parallel to walls). disabled. The system is turned off automatically. Failure Indications A malfunction of the Rear Park Assist sensors or system Cleaning The Rear Park Assist System is indicated, during REVERSE gear engagement, by the Clean the Rear Park Assist sensors with water, car wash soap and a soft cloth. Do not use rough or hard cloths. instrument panel warning icon. In washing stations, clean sensors quickly keeping the The warning icon is illuminated and a message vapor jet/high pressure washing nozzles at least 4 in is displayed on the multifunction display (if (10 cm) from the sensors. Do not scratch or poke the equipped). Refer to “Instrument Cluster Desensors. Otherwise, you could damage the sensors. scriptions” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129 • Objects such as bicycle carriers, etc., must not be placed within 12 in (30 cm) from the rear fascia/ NOTE: bumper while driving the vehicle. Failure to do so can • Ensure that the outer surface and the underside of the result in the system misinterpreting a close object as a rear bumper is clean and clear of snow, ice, mud, dirt sensor problem, causing a failure indication to be or other obstruction to keep the Rear Park Assist displayed in the instrument cluster. system operating properly. Park Assist System Usage Precautions • Jackhammers, large trucks, and other vibrations could affect the performance of Rear Park Assist. • Clean the Rear Park Assist sensors regularly, taking care not to scratch or damage them. The sensors must not be covered with ice, snow, slush, mud, dirt or debris. Failure to do so can result in the system not working properly. The Rear Park Assist system might not detect an obstacle behind the fascia/bumper, or it could provide a false indication that an obstacle is behind the fascia/bumper. CAUTION! • Rear Park Assist is only a parking aid and it is unable to recognize every obstacle, including small obstacles. Parking curbs might be temporarily detected or not detected at all. Obstacles located above or below the sensors will not be detected when they are in close proximity. 3 130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • The vehicle must be driven slowly when using Rear Park Assist in order to be able to stop in time when an obstacle is detected. It is recommended that the driver looks over his/her shoulder when using Rear Park Assist. • Before using ParkSense®, it is strongly recommended that the ball mount and hitch ball assembly is disconnected from the vehicle when the vehicle is not used for towing. Failure to do so can result in injury or damage to vehicles or obstacles because the hitch ball will be much closer to the obstacle than the rear fascia when the loudspeaker sounds the continuous tone. Also, the sensors could detect the ball mount and hitch ball assembly, depending on its size and shape, giving a false indication that an obstacle is behind the vehicle. WARNING! • Drivers must be careful when backing up even when using ParkSense®. Always check carefully behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure to check for pedestrians, animals, other vehicles, obstructions, and blind spots before backing up. You are responsible for safety and must continue to pay attention to your surroundings. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death. (Continued) UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131 POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED The power sunroof roof switch is located in the overhead console. Power Sunroof Switch WARNING! • Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death. • In a collision, there is a greater risk of being thrown from a vehicle with an open sunroof. You could also be seriously injured or killed. Always fasten your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are properly secured. • Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow your fingers, other body parts, or any object to project through the sunroof opening. Injury may result. 3 132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Open Pinch Protect Feature Press and hold the power sunroof switch rearward for approximately one second and the sunroof will stop at the vented position. Press the switch a second time and hold for approximately one second and release, the sunroof will open fully, then stop automatically. This is called “Express Open”. During Express Open operation, any movement of the sunroof switch will stop the sunroof. This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an obstruction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the sunroof will automatically retract. Remove the obstruction if this occurs. Next, press the switch forward and release to Express Close. Wind Buffeting Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the With the sunroof in the full open position, pull the power ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the sunroof button and hold it for approximately one second, windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain the sunroof will return to the vented position. Pull the open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurswitch a second time and hold for approximately one rence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with second to completely close the sunroof. the rear windows open, open the front and rear windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any window. To Close UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 133 Emergency Operation In case of electrical failure the sunroof can be operated with the hex wrench that is located in the glove box. There is a plug located in the rear of the sunroof opening at the center of the vehicle. Removing the plug reveals a hex opening in the motor assembly of the sunroof. Insert the hex wrench and turn, moving the sunroof to the desired location. 3 Sun Shade — If Equipped For vehicles equipped with either a power sunroof or a fixed glass roof, there is a sun shade that can be open or closed. To open the sun shade press the tab and move the shade to a full open position. Manual Sun Shade 134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power is available when the ignition switch is in the There is a standard 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlet, ON/RUN or START position. Insert the cigar lighter or located in the floor console, for added convenience. This accessory plug into the outlet for use. To preserve the heating element, do not hold the lighter in the heating power outlet can power mobile phones, electronics and position. other low power devices. ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS CAUTION! Power Outlet • Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13 Amps) at 12 Volts. If the 160 Watt (13 Amp) power rating is exceeded, the fuse protecting the system will need to be replaced. • Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not insert any other object in the power outlets as this will damage the outlet and blow the fuse. Improper use of the power outlet can cause damage not covered by your New Vehicle Limited Warranty. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 135 WARNING! To avoid serious injury or death: • Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet. • Do not touch with wet hands. • Close the lid when not in use and while driving the vehicle. • If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric shock and failure. Power Outlet Fuse Location Underhood F15 Fuse 15 A Blue Cigar Lighter Front Console 3 136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! • Many accessories that can be plugged in draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.) will degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with great caution. • After the use of high power draw accessories, or long periods of the vehicle not being started (with accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be driven a sufficient length of time to allow the generator to recharge the vehicle’s battery. CIGAR LIGHTER — IF EQUIPPED WARNING! When the cigar lighter is in use it becomes very hot. To avoid serious injury, handle the cigar lighter with care. Always check that the cigar lighter has turned off. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 137 For rear passengers, there are cupholders located on the For the driver and front passenger, cupholders are lo- floor between the front driver and passenger seats. cated on the floor console between the front seats. CUPHOLDERS 3 Rear Cupholders Front Cupholders 138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE STORAGE Passenger Seat Storage — If Equipped Some models may be equipped with storage under the front passenger seat. Pull outward on the latch to open The glove box is located on the right side of the instruthe storage compartment. ment panel. Pull outward on the door latch to open the glove box. Push the glove box door upward to close it. Glove Box Compartment Passenger Seat Storage Glove Box Compartment UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139 CARGO AREA FEATURES The rear seatbacks have a fold down feature to allow increased cargo capacity. Push down the release button, located at the outboard top of the seatback and move the seatback to its foldeddown position to provide a flat load floor cargo area. When returning the seatback to its upright position, push rearward until the seatback is properly latched. 3 Rear Seat Release Buttons 140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE REAR WINDOW FEATURES Rear Window Defroster The rear window defroster button is located in the center of the instrument panel, below the radio. Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster. An indicator in the button will illuminate when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 20 minutes. To manually shut the defroster off, push the button a second time. Folded Rear Seats NOTE: To prevent excessive battery drain, use the rear window defroster only when the engine is operating. UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 141 CAUTION! Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to the heating elements: • Use care when washing the inside of the rear window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm water. • Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window. • Keep all objects a safe distance from the window. 3 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS ! INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES . . . . . . . . . .145 ▫ Change Engine Oil Indicator System . . . . . . . .164 ! INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — POP, LOUNGE, 500C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 ▫ Trip Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 ! INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — SPORT. . . . . . . . . .147 ! INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS . . . . .148 ! ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 ▫ EVIC Displays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161 ▫ EVIC Control Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 ▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 ▫ Trip Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165 ▫ Trip Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166 ▫ Values Displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 ▫ Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168 ! SALES CODE (RAB) RADIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 ▫ Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 ▫ Suggestions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 4 144 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ▫ Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 ▫ Radio Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206 ▫ Quick Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .182 ▫ CD Player Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206 ▫ General Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185 ▫ Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206 ▫ Functions And Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 ▫ Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193 ▫ SiriusXM Satellite Radio — If Equipped. . . . . .195 ▫ CD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198 ▫ CD MP3 Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 ▫ Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203 ! iPod®/USB/MEDIA PLAYER CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 ! STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS . . . . . .205 ! CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . .206 ! RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES . .207 ! CLIMATE CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207 ▫ Manual Heating And Air Conditioning . . . . . .208 ▫ Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210 ▫ Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 145 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 — — — — — — Side Vent Multifunction Lever – Light Control Instrument Cluster And Warning Lights Windshield Wiper, Washer, Trip Computer Central Air Vents Storage Compartment/Radio 7 — Passenger Air Bag 8 — Glove Compartment 9 — Rear Defrost Button 10 — Hazard Button 11 — Climate Controls 12 — Power Windows Control 13 14 15 16 — — — — Storage Compartment Shift Lever Sport Button Horn/Driver Airbag 146 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — POP, LOUNGE, 500C UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 147 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — SPORT 4 148 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS 2. Rear Defrost Button 1. Glow Plug Light — If Equipped Press and release this button to turn on the rear window defroster. This indicator will illuminate This vehicle will inhibit engine cranking when the when the rear window defroster is on. The rear window ambient temperature is less than –22° F (–30° C) defroster automatically turns off after 20 minutes. and the oil temperature sensor reading indicates an engine block heater has not been used. The Glow Plug CAUTION! light will flash during in cold weather for up to 10 seconds. An externally powered electric engine block Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to heater is available as optional equipment or from your the heating elements: authorized studio). • Use care when washing the inside of the rear The message #Plug In Engine Heater#, will be displayed in the instrument cluster when the ambient temperature is below 5°F (-15°C) at the time the engine is shut off as a reminder to avoid possible crank delays at the next cold start. window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window. Use a soft cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm water. (Continued) UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 149 CAUTION! (Continued) • Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the window. • Keep all objects a safe distance from the window. 6. Park/Headlight ON Indicator / Follow Me Home (Headlight Delay) Indicator — If Equipped This indicator will illuminate when the park lights or headlights are turned on. If the Follow Me Home feature is activated this indicator will illuminate and the EVIC will show how 3. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped long the function remains active. For further information, refer to “Follow Me Home” in “Understanding The This indicator will illuminate when the front fog Features of Your Vehicle”. lights are on. 7. Turn Signal Indicators 4. Low Fuel Light The arrows will flash in unison with the exterior When the fuel level reaches approximately 1.0 turn signal, when using the turn signal lever. gallon (3.8L) this light will turn on, and remain on until fuel is added. 8. Generic Warning Light 5. High Beam Indicator This light indicates that the headlights are on high beam. Pull the turn signal lever toward the steering wheel to switch the headlights to low beam. The Generic Warning Light will illuminate if any of the following conditions occur: Oil Change Request, Engine Oil Pressure Sensor 4 150 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Failure, External Light Failure, Fuel Cut-Off Intervention, 11. Seat Belt Reminder Light Fuel Cut-Off Not Available, Parking Sensor Failure. When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/ 9. Air Bag Warning Light RUN, this light will turn on if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled, a chime will sound. When driving, This light will turn on for four seconds as a if the driver’s seat belt remains unbuckled, the Seat Belt bulb check when the ignition switch is first Reminder Light will illuminate and the chime will sound. turned to ON/RUN. If the light is either not on Refer to “Occupant Restraints” in “Things To Know during starting, stays on, or turns on while Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information. driving, have the system inspected at an authorized studio as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Re- 12. Charging System Light straints” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your VeThis light shows the status of the electrical charghicle” for further information. ing system. The light should come on when the 10. Cruise On Indicator — If Equipped ignition switch is first turned to ON/RUN and remain on briefly as a bulb check. If the light stays on or comes on This light will turn on when the electronic speed control is ON. For further information, while driving, turn off some of the vehicle’s non-essential refer to “Electronic Speed Control” in “Under- electrical devices or increase engine speed (if at idle). If the charging system light remains on, it means that the standing Your Instrument Panel.” UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 151 vehicle is experiencing a problem with the charging should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine system. Obtain SERVICE IMMEDIATELY. See an autho- running, your vehicle will usually be drivable; however, rized studio. see an authorized studio for service as soon as possible. If If jump starting is required, refer to “Jump Starting the light is flashing when the engine is running, immediate service is required and you may experience reduced Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies”. performance, an elevated/rough idle or engine stall and 13. Power Steering System Warning your vehicle may require towing. The light will come on This light is used to manage the electrical when the ignition is first turned to ON/RUN and remain warning of the EPS (Power Steering System). on briefly as a bulb check. If the light does not come on Refer to “Power Steering” in “Starting and during starting, have the system checked by an authorized studio. Operating” for further information. 15. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light 14. Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light Each tire, including the spare (if provided), This light informs you of a problem with the should be checked monthly when cold and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system. If a inflated to the inflation pressure recommended problem is detected, the light will come on by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle while the engine is running. Cycle the ignition placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle key when the vehicle has completely stopped and the has tires of a different size than the size indicated on the shift lever is placed in the NEUTRAL position. The light 4 152 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not tires.) operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been combined with the low tire pressure telltale. When the equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System system detects a malfunction, the telltale will flash for (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when approximately one minute and then remain continuously one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. illuminated. This sequence will continue upon subseAccordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illumi- quent vehicle start-ups as long as the malfunction exists. nates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the syspossible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving tem may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also of reasons, including the installation of replacement or reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tires or wheels on your vehicle, to ensure that the tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has to continue to function properly. not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 153 CAUTION! The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and warning have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not use tire sealant from a can or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result. 17. Oil Pressure Warning Light This light indicates low engine oil pressure. The light should turn on momentarily when the engine is started. If the light turns on while driving, stop the vehicle and shut off the engine as soon as possible. A chime will sound for four minutes when this light turns on. Do not operate the vehicle until the cause is corrected. This light does not indicate how much oil is in the engine. The engine oil level must be checked under the hood. 18. Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is part of an onboard diagnostic system, called OBDII, that This light will illuminate when there is an monitors engine and automatic transmission conautomatic transmission fault. trol systems. The light will illuminate when the key is in the ON/RUN position before engine start. If the bulb does not come on when turning the key from OFF/LOCK to ON/RUN, have the condition checked promptly. 16. Automatic Gearbox Failure 4 154 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Certain conditions, such as a loose or missing gas cap, poor fuel quality, etc., may illuminate the MIL after engine start. The vehicle should be serviced if the light stays on through several of your typical driving cycles. In most situations, the vehicle will drive normally and will not require towing. CAUTION! Prolonged driving with the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) on could cause damage to the engine control system. It also could affect fuel economy and drivability. If the MIL is flashing, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is required. WARNING! A malfunctioning catalytic converter, as referenced above, can reach higher temperatures than in normal operating conditions. This can cause a fire if you drive slowly or park over flammable substances such as dry plants, wood, cardboard, etc. This could result in death or serious injury to the driver, occupants or others. 19. Engine Temperature Warning Light This light warns of an overheated engine condition. The engine coolant temperature indicator will illuminate and a single chime will sound after reaching a set threshold. If the light turns on while driving, safely pull over and stop the vehicle. If the A/C system is on, turn it off. Also, shift the transmission into NEUTRAL and idle the vehicle. If the temperature reading does not return to UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 155 normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for service. Refer to “If Your Engine Overheats” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information. 20. Brake Warning Light This light monitors various brake functions, including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the Brake Warning Light turns on it may indicate that the parking brake is applied, that the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with the brake system reservoir. The light will remain on until the cause is corrected. If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is necessary. WARNING! Driving a vehicle with the red brake light on is dangerous. You could have a collision. Have the vehicle checked immediately. Vehicles equipped with the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), are also equipped with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD). In the event of an EBD failure, the Brake Warning Light will turn on along with the ABS Light. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required. Operation of the Brake Warning Light can be checked by turning the ignition switch from the OFF/LOCK position to the ON/RUN position. The light should illuminate for approximately two seconds. The light should then turn off unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light inspected by an authorized studio. 4 156 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The light also will turn on when the parking brake is applied been detected in the ESC system. If this light remains on, with the ignition switch in the ON/RUN position. see your authorized studio as soon as possible to have the problem diagnosed and corrected. NOTE: This light shows only that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. NOTE: 21. Electronic Stability Control OFF (ESC OFF) Indicator Light This light indicates the Electronic Stability Control system (ESC) has been turned off by the driver. 22. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Activation / Malfunction Indicator Light • The ESC Off Indicator Light and the ESC Activation/ Malfunction Indicator Light come on momentarily each time the ignition switch is turned to ON/RUN. • Each time the ignition is turned to ON/RUN, the ESC system will be on, even if it was turned off previously. 23. Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) Light This light monitors the Anti-Lock Brake System The ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator (ABS). The light will turn on when the ignition Light in the instrument cluster will come on for switch is turned to the ON/RUN position and four seconds when the ignition switch is may stay on for as long as four seconds. turned to the ON/RUN position. If the ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light comes on con- If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it tinuously with the engine running, a malfunction has indicates that the Anti-Lock portion of the brake system UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 157 is not functioning and that service is required. However, still locked, try again with the other keys that come with the conventional brake system will continue to operate the vehicle. Contact a Fiat studio if you still cannot start normally if the BRAKE warning light is not on. the engine. If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock brakes. If the ABS light does not turn on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position, have the light inspected by an authorized studio. 24. Door Ajar If with the engine running the warning light flashes, this means that the car is not protected by the engine inhibitor device. Contact Fiat studio to have all the keys programmed. 26. Temperature Gauge The temperature digital scale shows engine coolant temThis light will turn on to indicate that one or perature. Any reading within the normal range indicates that the engine cooling system is operating satisfactorily. more doors or the trunk may be ajar. The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher temperature when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades, 25. Vehicle Security Light or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to If during starting, the key code is not correctly exceed the upper limits of the normal operating range. recognized, the Vehicle Security Light comes on in the instrument panel. In this case, turn the key to OFF and then to ON/RUN; if it is 4 158 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! WARNING! (Continued) Driving with a hot engine cooling system could damage your vehicle. If all the segments of the temperature gauge are lit, pull over and stop the vehicle. Idle the vehicle with the air conditioner turned off until the pointer drops back into the normal range. If you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine off immediately and call an authorized dealer for service. Vehicle.” Follow the warnings under the “Cooling System Pressure Cap” paragraph. WARNING! A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. You may want to call an authorized studio for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your (Continued) 27. Odometer / Trip Odometer / Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display Area This display indicates the total distance the vehicle has been driven. U.S. Federal regulations require that upon transfer of vehicle ownership, the seller certify to the purchaser the correct mileage that the vehicle has been driven. If your odometer needs to be repaired or serviced, the repair technician should leave the odometer reading the same as it was before the repair or service. If s/he cannot do so, then the odometer must be set at zero, and a sticker must be placed in the door jamb stating what the mileage was before the repair or service. It is a good idea for you to make a record of the odometer reading before the repair/ UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 159 service, so that you can be sure that it is properly reset, or NOTE: The fuel gauge and range will not immediately that the door jamb sticker is accurate if the odometer update accurately when refueling with the engine on. must be reset at zero. 29. Tachometer NOTE: If the vehicle is equipped with the Electronic The white area of the scale shows the permissible engine Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) in the instrument revolutions-per-minute (RPM x 1000) for each gear range. cluster, all warnings including “door” and “gate” and Before reaching the red area, ease up on the accelerator to “Change Engine Oil” will only be displayed in the EVIC prevent engine damage. display. For additional information, refer to “Electronic 30. Speedometer Vehicle Information Center (EVIC).” Refer to the “Electronic Vehicle Information Center The Speedometer shows the vehicle speed in miles per hour (mph) and/or kilometers per hour (km/h). (EVIC)” for further information. 28. Fuel Gauge / Fuel Door Reminder The fuel door reminder indicates that the fuel filler door is located on the right side of the vehicle. When the ignition switch is in the ON/RUN position, the digital scale will show the level of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. 4 160 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) The EVIC consists of the following: • System Status The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea• Vehicle Information Warning Message Displays tures a driver-interactive display that is located in the instrument cluster. • Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features) • Outside Temperature Display • Trip Computer Functions Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 161 EVIC Displays 4 1 — Ice Warning Indicator 2 — Temperature Indicator 1 — Temperature Indicator 2 — Fuel Level Gauge 3 — Clock 4 — Odometer 5 — Sport Mode 6 — Message Display 7 — Coolant Temperature Gauge 8 — Digital Speedometer 9 — Ice Warning Indicator 10 — Gear Shift Indicator (GSI) 3 — Fuel Level Gauge 4 — Clock 5 — Odometer 6 — Message Display 7 — Coolant Temperature Gauge 8 — Digital Speedometer 9 — Autostick® Gear Indicator 10 — Auto/Sport/ECO Indicator 162 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: When opening one of the front doors, the EVIC display will turn on the clock and the miles or kilometers Press the SET ESC button briefly to access the menu covered (for versions/markets, where provided) for a and/or go to next screen or to confirm the required menu few seconds. option. Press and hold the SET ESC button (approximately one second) to return to the main screen. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) button to scroll upward through the Setup Menu Press the UP EVIC Control Buttons displayed menu and the related options or to increase the displayed value. The menu comprises a series of functions arranged in a and DOWN buttons to access cycle. Press the UP the different options and settings (setup). Press the DOWN button to scroll downward through the displayed menu and the related options The setup menu can be activated by pressing the or to decrease the value displayed. or SET ESC button. Single presses on the UP buttons will scroll through the setup menu NOTE: UP and DOWN buttons activate differ- DOWN options. The menu includes the following functions: ent functions according to the following situations: • To scroll the menu options upwards or downwards. • To increase or decrease values during settings. • Speed Beep • Trip B Data • Set Time UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 163 • Set Date Selecting An Option Of The Main Menu Without Submenu • Speed Display 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button to select the main menu option to set. • Units or DOWN button (by single 2. Press the UP presses) to select the new setting. • See Radio • Autoclose • Language • Buzzer Volume 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to store the new setting and go back to the main menu option previously selected. • Daylights (D.R.L.) Selecting An Option Of The Main Menu With Submenu • Tire Pressure 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button to display the first submenu option. • Button Volume • Hill Start • Unlock Driver Door First • Unlock All Doors • Exit Menu or DOWN button (by single 2. Press the UP presses) to scroll through all the submenu options. 4 164 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to select the dis- flash in the EVIC display for approximately 10 seconds played submenu option and to open the relevant setup after a single chime has sounded to indicate the next scheduled oil change interval. The engine oil change menu. indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the or DOWN button (by single 4. Press the UP engine oil change interval may fluctuate, dependent presses) to select the new setting for this submenu upon your personal driving style. option. Unless reset, this message will continue to display each 5. Briefly press the SET ESC button to store the new time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN setting and go back to the previously selected subposition. To turn off the message temporarily, press and menu option. release the SET ESC button. To reset the oil change 6. Press and hold the SET ESC button to return to the indicator system (after performing the scheduled mainmain menu (short hold) or the main screen (longer tenance), refer to the following procedure. hold). 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.(Do not start the engine.) Change Engine Oil Indicator System Change Engine Oil 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly, three times within 10 seconds. Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The “Change Engine Oil” message will 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 165 NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you New Trip start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not To reset: reset. If necessary, repeat this procedure. • Press and hold the TRIP button to reset the system Trip Computer manually. The Trip Computer is located in the instrument cluster. It • When the “Trip distance” reaches 9999.9 miles or features a driver-interactive display (displays informakilometers or when the “Travel time” reaches 99.59 (99 tion such as; trip information, range, fuel consumption, hours and 59 minutes), the system is reset automatiaverage speed and travel time). cally. Trip Button • Disconnecting/Reconnecting the battery resets the system. The TRIP button, located on the right steering column stalk, can be used to display and to reset the previously NOTE: If the reset operation occurs in the presence of described values. the screens concerning Trip A or Trip B, only the infor• A short button press displays the different values. • A long button press resets the system and then starts a new trip. mation associated with Trip A or Trip B functions will be reset. 4 166 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Start Of Trip Procedure • Average consumption With the ignition on, press and hold the TRIP button for • Instant consumption A over one second to reset. • Average speed A Exit Trip • Travel time A (driving time). To exit the Trip function, wait until all the values have “Trip B” can be used to display the figures relating to: been displayed or hold the SET ESC button for longer • Trip distance B than one second. • Average consumption B Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the menu screen or press and hold the SET ESC (approximately • Average speed B one second) to go back to the main screen without storing • Travel time B (driving time). settings. NOTE: “Trip B” functions may be excluded (see “Trip B Trip Functions Data”). “Range” and “Instantaneous consumption” canBoth trip functions are resettable (reset — start of new not be reset. trip). “Trip A” can be used to display the figures relating to: • Trip distance A UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 167 Values Displayed Average Consumption Range This value shows the approximate average consumption since the last reset. This indicates the distance which may be travelled with the fuel remaining in the tank, assuming that driving Instant Consumption conditions will not change. The message “----” will This indicates the fuel consumption. The value is conappear on the display in the following cases: stantly updated. The message “----” will appear on the • Distance less than 30 miles (or 50 km). display if the car is parked with the engine running. • The vehicle is parked for a long time with the engine Average Speed running. This value shows the vehicle’s average speed as a funcNOTE: The range depends on several factors: driving tion of the overall time elapsed since the last reset. style, type of route (freeway, residential, mountain roads, Travel Time etc.), conditions of use of the car (load, tire pressure, etc.). This value shows the time elapsed since the last reset. Trip planning must take into account the above notes. Distance Travelled This value shows the distance covered since the last reset. 4 168 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features) Dimmer 2. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the menu screen or press and hold the SET ESC (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen without storing settings. The EVIC display is provided with a light sensor capable of detecting environmental light conditions and adjust- Speed Beep (Speed Limit) With this function it is possible to set the car speed limit ing the brightness of the instruments accordingly. (mph or km/h); when this limit is exceeded the driver is NOTE: The brightness of the instrument panel may immediately alerted. change while travelling following an event that causes switching from “day” to “night” conditions (or vice To set the speed limit, proceed as follows: versa) in the passenger compartment (e.g. in a tunnel, on 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button. The display will avenues in shadows, under bridges, etc.). show the message (Speed Beep). To adjust the brightness, proceed as follows: or DOWN button to select speed 2. Press the UP or DOWN button to set the limit activation (On) or deactivation (Off). 1. Press the UP required brightness level. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 169 3. When the function is activated (On), briefly press the 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button. “On” will flash on the display. SET ESC button to display the presently set activation or DOWN buttons 2. Press the DOWN speed. Pressing the UP button. “Off” will flash on the selects the speed limit. Press SET ESC to confirm display. selection. 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the NOTE: Selection is possible between 20 and 125 mph menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button or km/h, depending on the selected unit. The setting will (approximately one second) to go back to the main increase/decrease by five units each time the UP/DOWN screen without storing the settings. button is pressed. Press and hold the UP/DOWN button to increase/decrease the setting rapidly. Save the setting Trip B Data (Trip B On) by briefly pressing the button when you approach the Through this option, it is possible to activate (On) or required setting. deactivate (Off) the Trip B (partial trip) display. • Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the For further information see “Trip Computer.” menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button (approximately one second) to go back to the main For activation / deactivation, proceed as follows: screen without storing the settings. 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button. “On” or “Off” will flash on the display (according to previous setting). To cancel the setting, proceed as follows: 4 170 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL button to select the 4. When accessing the “Time” sub-menu item, briefly press the SET ESC button and “hours” will flash on the display. 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the or DOWN button for setting. menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button 5. Press the UP (approximately one second) to go back to the main 6. Briefly press the SET ESC button and “minutes” will screen without storing the settings. flash on the display. Set Time (Clock) or DOWN button for setting. 7. Press the UP This function may be used to set the clock through two NOTE: sub-menu items: “Time” and “Mode.” • The setting will increase or decrease by one unit each Proceed as follows: or DOWN button is pressed. time the UP Press and hold the button to increase/decrease the 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button. The display will setting rapidly. Save the setting by briefly pressing show the two sub-menu items “Time” and “Mode.” the button when you approach the required setor DOWN button to navigate 2. Press the UP ting. the two sub-menu items. • Briefly press the SET ESC button to return to the 3. Select the required option and then press the SET ESC “Time” sub-function. button. 2. Press the UP setting. or DOWN UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 171 • When accessing the “Mode” submenu, briefly press 2. Press the UP or DOWN button for setting. the SET ESC button. The previously set display 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button and “month” will format will flash on the display. flash on the display. or DOWN button to select • Press the UP or DOWN button for setting. 4. Press the UP “24h” or “12h.” When you have selected the required settings, briefly 5. Briefly press the SET ESC button and “day” will flash on the display. press the SET ESC button to go back to the Time, Mode sub-menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button 6. Press the UP or DOWN button for setting. (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen NOTE: The setting will increase or decrease by one unit without storing the settings. each time the UP or DOWN button is pressed. Set Date or DOWN button to Press and hold the UP increase/decrease the setting rapidly. Save the setting This function may be used to set the date (day - month by briefly pressing the button when you approach the year). required setting. To change the date proceed as follows: 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button and “year” will flash on the display. 4 172 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button (approximately one second) to go back to the main (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen without storing the settings. screen without storing the settings. If the radio has BLUE&ME™, refer to the appropriate With this function active, the EVIC display shows infor- “BLUE&ME™ User’s Manual” for further information. mation relevant to the sound system. Speed Display • Radio: tuned radio station frequency, automatic tuning When this function is activated the cluster will display activation or AutoSTore. the vehicle speed (MPH or km/h). See Radio (Repeat Audio Information) • CD audio, CD MP3: track number. To activate (On) or to deactivate (Off) the speed display To activate (On) or to deactivate (Off) the sound system feature, proceed as follows: info displaying proceed as follows: 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button. “MPH”, “km/h”, then “Off” will flash on the display (according to 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button “On” or “Off” will previous setting). flash on the display (according to the previous setting). 2. Press the UP or DOWN button for setting. or DOWN button to select 2. Press the UP display deactivation “Off”, “MPH” or “km/h”. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 173 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button (approximately one second) to go back to the main (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen. screen without storing the settings. Autoclose Units (Set Units) With this function active, the doors will automatically This function may be used to set the measurement unit in lock at when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph three submenus: “Distance,” “Temperature” and “Fuel (24 km/h). Economy.” To change the setting proceed as follows: To set the required unit, proceed as follows: 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button “On” or “Off” will 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button to display the three flash on the display (according to the previous setsub-menus. ting). or DOWN button to navigate 2. Press the UP or DOWN button for setting. the three sub-menus. 2. Press the UP 3. Select the required sub-menu and then briefly press the SET ESC button. 4 174 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 4. When accessing the “Distance” submenu: briefly press 2. Briefly press the SET ESC button to return to the the SET ESC button. Either “mi” or “km” will appear sub-menu. on the display (according to the previous setting). 3. When accessing the “Temperature” submenu: briefly or DOWN button for setting. 5. Press the UP press the SET ESC button. Either “°F” or “°C” will appear on the display (according to the previous 6. Briefly press the SET ESC button to return to the setting). sub-menu. or DOWN button for setting. 4. Press the UP 7. When accessing the “Fuel Economy” submenu, briefly press the SET ESC button. Either “mpg,” “km/l ” or 5. Briefly press the SET ESC button to return to the sub-menu. “l/100km” will appear on the display (according to the previous setting). When you have made the required settings, briefly press If the distance unit set is “mi,” the fuel economy unit will the SET ESC button to go back to the sub-menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button (approximately be displayed in “mpg.” one second) to go back to the main screen without storing If the distance unit set is “km,” the fuel economy unit will the settings. be displayed in either km/l or l/100km. 1. Press the UP or DOWN button for setting. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 175 Language (Selecting The Language) Buzzer Volume (Adjusting The Failure/Warning The messages can be displayed in the following lan- Buzzer Volume) guages: Italian, English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, With this function the volume of the buzzer accompanying any failure/warning indication can be adjusted to French, Dutch, Polish. one of eight volume levels. To set the required language, proceed as follows: To adjust the volume proceed as follows: 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button. The previously set 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button. The previously set “language” will flash on the display. volume “level” will flash on the display. or DOWN button for setting. 2. Press the UP or DOWN button for setting. 2. Press the UP 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button (approximately one second) to go back to the main (approximately one second) to go back to the main screen without storing the settings. screen without storing the settings. 4 176 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Button Volume (Button Volume Adjustment) Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) This function may be used to adjust the volume of This function may be used to activate / deactivate the the beep accompanying the buttons. SET ESC, UP Daytime Running Lamps. or DOWN buttons can be adjusted according to Proceed as follows to switch this function on or off: 8 levels. 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button to display the three To adjust the volume, proceed as follows: sub-menus. 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button. The previously set 2. Briefly press the SET ESC button. “On” or “Off” will volume “level” will flash on the display. flash on the display (according to previous setting). 2. Press the UP or DOWN button for setting. 3. Press the UP or DOWN button for setting. 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the 4. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button menu screen, or press and hold the button (approxi(approximately one second) to go back to the main mately one second) to go back to the main screen screen without storing the settings. without storing the settings. Belt Buzzer (Buzzer Activation For S.B.R. Indication) GSI (Gear Shift Indicator) This function will only be displayed after a FIAT Group This function may be used to set the Gear Shift Indicator Automobiles studio has deactivated the S.B.R. system. in two submenus: “Fuel Econ On” and “Fuel Econ Off.” UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 177 • Fuel Econ On – turns on a fuel economy upshift light When you have made the required settings, briefly press in the instrument cluster, for optimum fuel economy, the SET ESC button to go back to the sub-menu screen, or press and hold the SET ESC button (approximately when operating in base driving mode. one second) to go back to the main screen without storing • Fuel Econ Off – the fuel economy upshift light is the settings. disabled. Hill Start Assist To set the required unit, proceed as follows: This function is used when starting a vehicle from a stop 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button to display the two on a hill. Hill Start Assist maintains the same level of sub-menus. brake pressure the driver applied for a short period of or DOWN button to navigate time after the foot has been removed from the brake 2. Press the UP pedal. the two sub-menus. 3. Select the required sub-menu and then briefly press Proceed as follows to switch this function on or off: the SET ESC button. 1. Briefly press the SET ESC button. “On” or “Off” will flash on the display (according to previous setting). or DOWN button for setting. 4. Press the UP 5. Briefly press the SET ESC button to return to the 2. Press the UP sub-menu. or DOWN button for setting. 4 178 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 3. Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the Exit Menu menu screen, or press and hold the button (approxi- This function closes the initial menu screen. mately one second) to go back to the main screen Briefly press the SET ESC button to go back to the main without storing the settings. screen. Lock button to return to the first menu option Press the When Unlock Driver Door is selected, only the driver’s (Speed Beep). door will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless button to return to the last menu option Entry (RKE) transmitter UNLOCK button. When Unlock Press the Drivers Door is selected, you must press the RKE trans- (Daylights). mitter UNLOCK button twice to unlock the passenger door. When All Doors is selected, both of the doors will unlock on the first press of the RKE transmitter UNLOCK button. To make your selection, press and release the SELECT button until “Unlock Driver Door” or “All Doors” appears. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 179 SALES CODE (RAB) RADIO If the radio has BLUE&ME™, refer to the appropriate “BLUE&ME™ User’s Manual” for further information. The instructions for use are given below and we recommend you to read them carefully. Suggestions Road Safety Please, learn how to use all different radio functions (e.g. store stations) before beginning to drive. Reception Conditions Introduction The radio has been designed according to the specifications of the passenger compartment, with a personalized design to match the style of the dashboard. Reception conditions change constantly while driving. Reception may be interfered with by the presence of mountains, buildings or bridges, or when you are far away from the broadcaster. 4 180 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL WARNING! Having the volume turned up high can cause the driver to not be able to hear important traffic sounds, i.e. sirens, horns, etc. This could cause an accident. Always adjust the volume so that you can still hear background noises. Care And Maintenance • Clean every CD thoroughly removing any finger marks or dust using a soft cloth. Hold CDs by the outside and clean them from the middle outwards. • Never use chemicals (e.g. antistatics or thinners or sprays) for cleaning as they could damage the surface of the CDs. • After listening to them place CDs back in their boxes to prevent them from being damaged. Clean the cover with a soft antistatic cloth only. Cleaning • Do not expose CDs to direct sunlight, high temperaand polishing products could damage the surface. tures or moisture for long periods. CDs • Do not stick labels on the CD surface or write on the recorded surface with pencils or pens. The presence of dirt, scratches or distortions on the CDs could cause skipping and poor sound quality while it is • Do not use CDs that are very scratched, flawed, playing. For optimal playback conditions, follow these distorted, etc. Using discs like these will result in guidelines: malfunctions or damage to the player. • Only use branded CDs. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 181 • The use of original CD media is required for the best • The CD player is capable of reading most compression quality audio production. Correct operation is not systems currently in use, following the development of guaranteed when CD-R/RW media are used that were these systems, the reading of all compression formats not correctly burned and/or with a maximum capacity is not guaranteed. above 650 Mb. Technical Specifications • Do not use commercially available protective sheets The complete system consists of: for CDs or discs, with stabilizers, etc. as they could get stuck in the internal mechanism and damage the disc. • Two 165 mm diameter midwoofer speakers, one speaker in each of the front doors. • If a copy-protected CD is used, it may take a few seconds before the system starts to play it. The CD player cannot • Two 22 mm diameter tweeter speakers, one speaker in each of the front pillars. be guaranteed to play all protected discs. The fact that the CD is protected from being copied is often shown in very • Two 100 mm diameter full range speakers, one speaker small letters or is difficult to read on the actual CD cover in each of the rear side panels. where it may be, for example, “COPY CONTROL”, “COPY PROTECTED”, “THIS CD CANNOT BE PLAYED • Antenna on the car roof. ON A PC/MAC”. • Radio with CD/MP3 player. 4 182 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL With Alpine Premium Audio system (if equipped): • Two 165 mm diameter midwoofer speakers. • Two 11 mm tweeter speakers in the front pillars. Quick Guide • Two 100 mm full range speakers, one speaker in each of the rear side panels. • An amplifier in the trunk on the right-hand side panel. • Antenna on the car roof. • Radio with CD/MP3 player. Radio Controls BUTTON TUNER A-B-C MEDIA GENERAL FUNCTIONS On Off AM, FM, SAT (if equipped) source selection Cycles A, B, C presets for AM, FM, SAT (if equipped) CD/AUX/Media Player (if equipped and present) source selection MODE Short button press Short button press Short repeated button press Short repeated button press Short repeated button press UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 183 BUTTON (Mute/ Pause Button) AUDIO (Information Button) GENERAL FUNCTIONS Volume activation/deactivation (Mute/Pause) MODE Short button press Audio adjustments: low tones (BASS), high tones (TREBLE), left/right balance (BALANCE), front/rear balance (FADER) Menu activation: short button press or Adjustment type selection: press Adjustment of values: press or MENU Song, Artist, Album, Genre, Playlist, Folder information (if available) in CD, Media Player and Satellite (if so equipped); Toggles RBDS information in FM Advanced functions adjustment +Vol/–Vol Volume adjustment Menu activation: short button press or Adjustment type selection: press Adjustment of values: press or Press + button: volume increase Press – button: volume decrease 4 184 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL BUTTON RADIO FUNCTIONS Radio Station Search: • Automatic Search • Manual Search 12345 Current radio station storing Stored station recall BUTTON CD FUNCTIONS CD ejection Previous/next track play CD track fast forward/rewind Previous/next folder play (for CD-MP3) MODE Automatic search: press buttons or (long press for fast forward) Manual search: press buttons or (long press for fast forward) Long button press for memory preset 1 to 5 respectively Short button press for memory preset 1 to 5 respectively MODE Short button press Short button press Long button press Short button press or or or UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 185 General Information CD Section The radio offers the following functions: • Track selection (forward/backward) Radio Section • PLL tuning with FM/AM bands • RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data System) • Automatic/manual station tuning • FM Multipath detector • Manual storing of 25 stations (base radio) and 40 stations (if equipped with Satellite): 15 on FM band (5 on FMA, 5 on FMB, 5 on FMC), 10 on AM band (5 on AMA, 5 on AMB), 15 on Satellite Band - if equipped (5 on SATA, 5 on SATB, 5 on SATC) • SPEED VOLUME function: Customer selectable automatic volume adjustment depending on the car speed • Automatic Stereo/Mono selection • Fast forward/rewind through tracks • CD Display function: display of track number and on mp3 discs (song title, artist) and time elapsed since start of the track • Playing Audio CD, CD-R and CD-RW WARNING! On multimedia CDs, besides audio tracks, there are data tracks too. Playing this type of CD could cause hissing at a volume that could jeopardize road safety as well as causing damage to the final stages and the speakers. 4 186 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CD/MP3 Section • MP3-Info function (ID3-TAG) • Folder selection (previous/next) • Track selection (forward/backward) • Fast forward/rewind through tracks • Separate bass/treble tone adjustment • Right/left channel balancing • Front/rear fader Functions And Adjustments Turning The Car Radio On (ON/OFF) button • MP3 Display function: display of folder name, ID3- The car radio comes on when the is pressed briefly. TAG information, time elapsed since the start of the track, name of the file When the car radio is turned on and the on volume limit is on, the volume is limited to a setting of five even if it • Playing audio or data CD, CD-R and CD-RW had been set higher when previously used. Audio Section Turning The Car Radio Off • Mute/pause function Press the (ON/OFF) button to turn the radio off. • Soft mute function Selecting The Radio Functions • Loudness function By pressing the TUNER button briefly and repeatedly, • Graphic 7 band equalizer (if equipped) the following audio sources can be selected cyclically: UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 187 • AM, FM and Satellite Bands (if equipped) Selecting The CD Function When the volume level is changed using the dedicated controls, the Mute function is deactivated and the volume is adjusted to the new level selected. By briefly pressing the MEDIA button, the CD audio Audio Adjustment source can be selected (only if a CD is loaded). The functions that can be selected from the audio menu Volume Adjustment change depending on the context: AM/FM/MEDIA/ To adjust the volume, press the buttons +Vol or –Vol to SATELLITE. increase/decrease the volume. Press the AUDIO button briefly to change the Audio Mute/Pause Function functions. After the AUDIO button is first pressed, the Press the button briefly to activate the MUTE func- display will show the Bass level value for the source tion. The volume will gradually decrease and the activated at that time (e.g. in FM mode the display will wording “TUNER Mute” will be shown on the display show the wording “FM Bass +2”). (in radio mode) or “CD Pause” (in CD mode). or to scroll through the Menu Use the buttons functions. To change the setting of the selected funcPress the button again to deactivate the MUTE or buttons. tion, use the function. The volume will gradually increase until it reaches the previously set level. The current status of the selected function appears on the display. 4 188 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The functions managed by the Audio Menu are: • BASS (Bass adjustment) 2. Press the or button to select “Bass” or “Treble” in the AUDIO menu. • TREBLE (Treble adjustment) 3. Press the or button or to increase/decrease the bass or treble adjustments. • FADER (front/rear Balance adjustment) By pressing the or buttons briefly, the levels will change progressively. By pressing them down longer, the levels will change quickly. • BALANCE (right/left Balance adjustment) • LOUDNESS deactivation) (Loudness function activation/ Balance Adjustment • EQUALIZER — if equipped (activation and selection Proceed as follows: of factory equalization adjustments) 1. Press AUDIO button. • USER EQUALIZER — if equipped (customized equal- 2. Press the or button to set “Balance” in the ization adjustment) AUDIO menu. Tone Adjustment Proceed as follows: 1. Press AUDIO button. 3. Press the button to increase the sound from the button to increase the sound left speakers or the from the right speakers. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 189 By pressing the or buttons briefly, the levels will Select the value “0” to set the right and left audio outputs change progressively. By pressing them down longer, at the same level. the levels will change quickly. Loudness Function — If Equipped Select the value “0” to set the right and left audio outputs The Loudness function improves the volume of the at the same level. sound while listening at low volumes, increasing the bass Fader Adjustment and treble. Proceed as follows: To activate/deactivate this function, select the “Loudness” setting in the AUDIO menu. The condition of the 1. Press AUDIO button. function (on or off) is shown on the display for a few or button to set “Fader” in the seconds by the wording “Loudness On” or “Loudness 2. Press the AUDIO menu. Off”. 3. Press the button to increase the sound coming Preset/User/Classic/Rock/Jazz Functions — If from the rear speakers or the button to increase Equipped the sound coming from the front speakers. The built-in equalizer can be activated/deactivated. By pressing the or buttons briefly, the levels will When the equalizer function is off, the audio settings can change progressively. By pressing them down longer, only be changed by adjusting the “Bass” and “Treble” settings, whereas when the function is on, the acoustic the levels will change quickly. 4 190 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL curves can be adjusted. To deactivate the equalizer, select User EQ Settings Function — If Equipped the “EQ Preset” function in the audio menu. To set a personalized equalizer adjustment: To activate the equalizer, use the AUDIO button or to 1. Press AUDIO button. select one of the adjustments: or buttons to set EQ function. 2. Use the • “EQ User” (adjustment of 7 equalizer bands that can 3. Use or buttons to select #EQ User.# be changed by the user) • “Classic” (equalizer preset for optimal classic music 4. sound) 5. • “Rock” (equalizer preset for optimal rock and pop music sound) • “Jazz” (equalizer preset for optimal jazz music sound) Press MENU button to start adjusting equalizer. On the display a seven bar graph will appear, in which each bar represents a frequency. Select the bar to be or buttons. The selected adjusted by using the bar will start to flash and it can be adjusted using or buttons. When one of the equalizer adjustments is activated the 6. To store the setting, press the MENU or AUDIO wording “EQ” lights up. buttons. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 191 Menu MENU Button Functions • System Reset • Speed Volume Press the MENU button briefly to activate the Menu • On Volume Limit function. Press the MENU button again to exit the Menu function. or buttons to scroll through the menu Use the functions. To change the setting of the selected func- Speed Volume Function — If Equipped tion, use the or buttons. This function automatically adapts the volume level to The current status of the selected function appears on the the speed of the car, turning up the volume when the speed increases to maintain the ratio with the noise level display. inside the passenger compartment. To activate/ The functions managed by the Menu are: deactivate the function, use the buttons. The wording “Speed volume” appears on the display, followed by the • Speech Volume current status of the function: • Aux Audio Offset • Off: function deactivated • Radio Off • Low: function activated (low sensitivity) • Sat ID • High: function activated (high sensitivity) • SiriusXM Telephone Number 4 192 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • “On volume limit: off” – The radio will come on at the same volume as before it was switched off. The This function makes it possible to activate/deactivate the volume level can be between 0 and 40. maximum volume limit when turning the radio on. or to change the setting. Use the buttons The display shows the function status: NOTE: • “On volume limit: on” – when the radio is turned on the volume level will be: • Using the Menu it is only possible to adjust the activation/deactivation of the function and not the – If the volume level is equal to or higher than the minimum or maximum volume value. maximum value, the radio will come on at the maximum volume. • If the battery charge is too low, the volume cannot be – If the volume level is between the minimum and adjusted between the minimum and the maximum maximum values, the radio will come on at the level. same volume as before it was switched off. Radio Off Function – If the volume level is equal to or lower than the minimum value, the radio will come on at the This function makes it possible to set the radio switching off mode by choosing between two methods. minimum volume. On Volume Limit UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 193 The chosen mode appears on the display: on the display. At the end of the operation, the source does not change and the previous situation will be displayed. • “Radio off: 00 min” — The radio turns off in connection with the ignition key; the radio is turned automatically off as soon as the key is turned to the STOP Radio position. (Tuner) Introduction • “Radio off: 20 min” — The radio turns off indepen- When the car radio is turned on, the last function that dently from the ignition key; the radio remains on for was selected before turning it off (Radio, CD, CD MP3, a maximum period of 20 minutes after the key has AUX) is activated. been turned to the STOP position. To select the Radio function when another audio source is System Reset Function being listened to, briefly press the TUNER button. This function is used to restore all settings to the factory Once the Radio mode has been activated, the display will values. The options are: show the name (RBDS stations only) or the frequency of • NO — No restore intervention. the selected radio station, the frequency band selected (e.g. FMA) and the preset button number (e.g. P1). • YES — The default parameters will be restored. During such operation, the wording “Resetting” appears 4 194 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Frequency Band Selection • 15 in SAT (if so equipped) (5 SATA, 5 SATB, 5 SATC) With the Radio mode active, press the FM or AM tuner To listen to a preset station, select the desired frequency button briefly and repeatedly to select the desired recep- band and then briefly press the corresponding preset tion band. button (from 1 to 5). Each time the button is pressed the following bands are By pressing the preset button for more than 2 seconds, selected cyclically: the tuned station will be stored. Pressing the A-B-C button will change between the preset memory group in • AM, FM or SAT (if equipped) the current frequency band. Each band is highlighted by the corresponding wordings Automatic Tuning on the display. The radio will be tuned to last station Briefly press the or button to start the automatic selected on the respective frequency band. tuning search for the next station that can be received Preset Buttons in the selected direction. The buttons numbered from 1 to 5 are used to set the If the or button is pressed for longer, the rapid following pre-selections: search is started. When the button is released, the • 15 in the FM band (5 in FMA, 5 in FMB, 5 in FMC tuner will stop on the next station that can be received. • 10 in the AM band (5 in AMA, 5 in AMB) UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 195 of sight of the antenna will cause decreased performance. Larger luggage items should be placed as far from the This is used to manually search for stations in the antenna as possible. Do not place items directly on or preselected band. above the antenna. Select the desired frequency band and then press briefly or button to start the search in SiriusXM Satellite Radio and repeatedly the or button is pressed With over 130 channels, SiriusXM Satellite Radio brings the desired direction. If the longer, the fast search starts and then stops when the you more of what you love. Get 69 channels of 100% button is released. commercial-free music, plus all of your favorite sports, news, talk and entertainment. Hear every NFL game, Stereophonic Broadcasters every NASCAR race, college sports and more. The bigIf the incoming signal is weak, the reproduction is gest and most compelling names in talk with Howard automatically switched from Stereo to Mono. Stern and Martha Stewart, laugh-out-loud comedy with Jamie Foxx’s The Foxxhole and Blue Collar Comedy, plus SiriusXM Satellite Radio — If Equipped kids’ programming, world-class news, local traffic and Satellite Radio Antenna — If Equipped weather. All of this with crystal clear, coast-to-coast The antenna for the satellite radio is mounted on the roof coverage. Everything worth listening to is now on of the vehicle. Do not place items on the roof around the SiriusXM. A one-year SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscriproof top antenna location. Objects placed within the line tion is included. SiriusXM and all related marks and Manual Tuning 4 196 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. SiriusXM Radio requires a subscription, sold separately after trial subscription included with vehicle purchase. Prices and programming are provided by SiriusXM and are subject to change. Subscriptions governed by Terms & Conditions available at sirius.com/service terms. SiriusXM Radio U.S. service only available to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States, D.C., and PR. Service available in Canada; see www.siriuscanada.ca. The Program Types available are: All, Pop, Rock, Electronic/Dance, Hip-Hop/R&B, Country, Christian, Jazz/Standards, Classical, Latin/World, Sports, Entertainment, Talk, News, NPR, Comedy, Family & Health, Religion, Traffic/Weather. You can find the SiriusXM current terms and conditions at http://www.sirius.com. Re-Subscribe To SiriusXM Satellite Radio New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio SiriusXM Satellite Radio Program Types with their radio. Following expiration of the free services, Program Types can be selected by pressing the or it will be necessary to access the information on the buttons. The Program Type will change to the next Subscription Information screen in order to re-subscribe. category and the radio will then tune to first station in Press the UP/DOWN button to scroll through the Menu or buttons will tune that program type. Pressing Functions, and the Left/Right button to change the to only the stations in that program type. selected Set-up Menu function. Pressing the or buttons until #All# is displayed will allow normal tuning to all stations. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 197 Write down the Electronic Serial Number (ESN) for your receiver. To retrieve the Electronic Serial Number of SiriusXM Satellite Receiver Module tune to Channel 0. Make sure that when the order is placed, the ESN are correct. If any of the ESN numbers are not entered correctly, then the SiriusXM subscription will not be able to be transferred to the new radio and will not be active when installed in the customer’s vehicle. To reactivate your service, either call the number listed on the display or visit the provider online. CAUTION! Neither SIRIUS nor FIAT is responsible for any errors in accuracies in the SIRIUS data services or its use in vehicles. SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. SiriusXM Radio requires a subscription, sold separately after trial subscription included with vehicle purchase. Prices and programming are provided by SiriusXM and are subject to change. Subscriptions governed by Terms & Conditions available at sirius.com/service terms. SiriusXM Radio U.S. service only available to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States, D.C., & PR. Visit www.sirius.com Sirius Subscription Issues When Replacing A Sirius Radio When a radio needs to be replaced, the studio will need the SIRIUS information to order a new radio (even if the SIRIUS subscription has lapsed). The ESN number contains 12 digits. 4 198 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL The following are instructions for retrieving the Elec- CD Player Selection tronic Serial Number (ESN) from FIAT 500 NAFTA model To activate the CD player built into the equipment, radios: proceed as follows: To retrieve the ESN of SIRIUS Satellite Receiver Module • Load a CD with the equipment switched on. The first tune to Channel 0. Make sure that when the order is track will start to play. placed, the ESN are correct. If any of the ESN numbers are not entered correctly, then the SIRIUS subscription or will not be able to be transferred to the new radio and • If a CD has already been loaded, turn on the radio and will not be active when installed in the customer’s then briefly press the MEDIA button to select the “CD” vehicle. function mode. The last track listened to will start to CD Player play. It is advisable to use original CDs to ensure optimal playing. If CD-R/RWs are used, we recommend using This chapter describes the operation of the CD player good quality media that are burned at the slowest speed only. To operate the radio, refer to the description in the possible. “Functions and Adjustments” chapter. Introduction UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 199 If the CD is not removed from the radio, it will automatiTo load the CD, insert it gently into the slot to activate the cally be reloaded about 20 seconds later but will not motorized loading system, which will position it cor- resume playing until the #MEDIA# button is pressed to select the CD mode. The radio will switch to the last rectly. source prior to CD mode. The CD can be loaded with the radio off and the ignition key turned to ON/RUN. In this case, the radio will The CD cannot be ejected if the radio is off. remain off. When the radio is turned on, the last source Possible Error Messages listened to before being switched off, will be activated. If the loaded CD cannot be read (e.g. a CD ROM has been When a CD is inserted, the display will show the symbol inserted or the CD is inserted the wrong way or there is “CD” and the wording “CD Reading.” They will remain a reading error) the display shows the wording “CD Disc displayed for the whole time required for the radio to error.” read the CD. When this time has elapsed the radio The CD will then be ejected and the audio source automatically starts playing the first track. activated before the CD mode selection will be heard. button with the radio turned on, to Press the A CD which cannot be read will not be ejected until these activate the motorized CD ejection system. After ejecfunctions are over. At the end, with the CD mode tion, the last audio source listened to before playing activated, the display will show the wording “CD Disc the CD will be heard. error” for a few seconds and then the CD will be ejected. CD Loading/Ejecting 4 200 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Display Information Track Fast Forward/Rewind When the CD player is operating, information will ap- Keep the button pressed down to fast forward the button pressed down to pear on the display with the following meaning: selected track and keep the fast rewind the track. The fast forward/rewind will • “Track 5” indicates the CD track number. stop once the button is released. • “03:42” indicates the time elapsed since the start of the Pause Function track (if the relevant Menu function is activated). To pause the CD player, press the button. The wordTrack Selection ing “CD Pause” appears on the display. Briefly press the button to play the previous CD To resume listening to the track, press the button track and the button to play the next track. The again. tracks are selected cyclically: the first track is selected after the last track and vice versa. CD MP3 Player If the track has been played for more than 3 seconds, Introduction pressing the button, starts the track again from the This chapter describes the operation of the CD MP3 beginning. In this case, if you want to play the player. button twice consecuprevious track, press the tively. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 201 NOTE: Layer-3 audio decoding technology is licensed • The music files should have the extension “.mp3” or “.wma” files with a different extension will not be from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia. reproduced. MP3 Mode In addition to playing regular audio CDs, the radio is also • The sampling frequencies that can be reproduced are: 44.1 kHz, stereo (from 96 to 320 kbit/s) – 22.05 kHz, enabled to play CDROMs on which compressed audio mono or stereo (from 32 to 80 kbit/s). files have been recorded in an MP3 format. To guarantee optimal reproduction, it is advisable to use • Tracks with a variable bit-rate can be reproduced. good quality CDs burned at the lowest speed possible. NOTE: The track names must not include the following characters: spaces, ‘ (apostrophes), ( and ) (open and close The files on an MP3 CD are structured in folders that create lists of all the folders containing MP3 tracks brackets). During the burning of a MP3 CD, make sure that the names of the files do not contain these characters; (folders or subfolders are all on the same level). The folders that do not contain MP3 tracks cannot be selected. if not, the radio will not be able to play the tracks involved. The specifications and operating conditions for playing Selecting MP3 Sessions With Hybrid Discs MP3 files are the following: If a hybrid disc is inserted (Mixed Mode, Enhanced, • The CD-ROMs used should be burned in accordance CD-Extra) also containing MP3 files, the radio automatiwith ISO standard 9660. cally starts playing the audio session. It is possible to 4 202 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL move to the MP3 session while playing by keeping the Selection Of Next/Previous Folder CD button pressed for more than two seconds. Press the button to select a next folder or the button to select the previous folder. The display NOTE: When the function is activated the radio may take a few seconds to start playing. While checking the disc will show the number of the folder. the display will show “CD Reading.” If no MP3 files are The folders are selected cyclically. The first folder is detected, the radio will resume playing the audio session selected after the last folder and vice versa. from the point where it was interrupted. If no other folder/track is selected in the next 2 seconds, Display Information the first track on the new folder will be played. ID3–Tag Information Display At that moment selected the last track in the folder is In addition to the information relating to the time playing, the next folder will be played. elapsed, folder name and file name, the radio is also Structure Of The Folders capable of displaying ID3–TAG information relating to The radio with MP3 player: Title Track, Artist and Author. When one of the ID3-TAG pieces of information is chosen • Recognizes only the folders that effectively contain MP3 format files to be displayed (Title, Artist, Album) and this information has not been recorded for the track played, the text #UNKNOWN# will be displayed for that field. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 203 • If the MP3 files on a CD-ROM are structured in CD Player sub-folders their structure is compressed to a single The CD Does Not Play level structure, where the sub-folders are taken to the The CD is dirty. Clean the CD. level of the main folders. Troubleshooting The CD is scratched. Try using another CD. General The CD Can Not Be Loaded Sound Volume Low A CD is already loaded. Press the the CD. 4 button and remove The Fader function should be adjusted to the values “F” (front) only to prevent the reduction in radio output MP3 File Reading power and the cancelling of the volume if the Fader level Track Skips While Playing Mp3 Files adjustment is equal to R+9. The CD is scratched or dirty. Source Can Not Be Selected The Duration Of The Mp3 Tracks Is Not Correctly Nothing has been loaded. Load the CD or the MP3 CD to Displayed. be listened to. In some cases (due to the recording mode) the duration of the MP3 tracks can be displayed incorrectly. 204 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped) Refer to the appropriate “BLUE&ME™ User’s Manual” for further information. Personal/Portable Navigation Device (PND) — If Equipped A Personal/Portable Navigation Device (PND) is available as optional equipment for this vehicle, refer to the Navigation User Guide for further information. iPod®/USB/MEDIA PLAYER CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED 1 — iPod® Or External USB Device Holder 2 — Cable Jack 3 — USB Connector This feature allows an iPod® or external USB device to be plugged into the USB port, located in the glove compartment. Refer to the appropriate Blue&Me™ radio User’s Manual for iPod® or external USB device support capability. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 205 The right-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a The remote sound system controls are located on the rear pushbutton in the center and controls the volume and surface of the steering wheel. Reach behind the wheel to mode of the sound system. Pressing the top of the rocker switch will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom access the switches. of the rocker switch will decrease the volume. STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS Pressing the center button will make the radio switch between the various modes available (AM/FM/SAT/ CD/AUX/Media Player, etc.) and can also be used to select/enter an item while scrolling through menu. The left-hand control is a rocker-type switch with a pushbutton in the center. The function of the left-hand control is different depending on which mode you are in. The following describes the left-hand control operation in each mode. Remote Sound System Controls (Back View Of Steering Wheel) 4 206 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Radio Operation Operating Instructions — Hands-Free Phone Pressing the top of the switch will “Seek” up for the next (If Equipped) listenable station and pressing the bottom of the switch Refer to the appropriate Blue&Me™ User’s Manual for further information. will “Seek” down for the next listenable station. The button located in the center of the left-hand control CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE will tune to the next preset station that you have proTo keep a CD/DVD in good condition, take the following grammed in the radio preset pushbutton. precautions: CD Player Operation 1. Handle the disc by its edge; avoid touching the Pressing the top of the switch once will go to the next surface. track on the CD. Pressing the bottom of the switch once will go to the beginning of the current track, or to the 2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth, wiping from center to edge. beginning of the previous track if it is within one second after the current track begins to play. 3. Do not apply paper or tape to the disc; avoid scratchIf you press the switch up or down twice, it plays the second track; three times, it will play the third, etc. ing the disc. 4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, or anti-static sprays. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 207 5. Store the disc in its case after playing. RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES 6. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight. Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from your radio. This condition may be lessened or eliminated by relocating the mobile phone antenna. This condition is not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does not satisfactorily “clear” by the repositioning of the antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be turned down or off during mobile phone operation. 7. Do not store the disc where temperatures may become too high. NOTE: If you experience difficulty in playing a particular disc, it may be damaged (i.e., scratched, reflective coating removed, a hair, moisture or dew on the disc) oversized, or have protection encoding. Try a known good disc before considering disc player service. CLIMATE CONTROLS The air conditioning and heating system is designed to make you comfortable in all types of weather. 4 208 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Manual Heating And Air Conditioning 1. Temperature Control Rotate this control to regulate the temperature of the air inside the passenger compartment. Rotating the dial to the left into the blue area of the scale indicates cooler temperatures, while rotating to the right into the red area indicates warmer temperatures. 2. Blower Control Rotate this control to regulate the amount of air forced through the ventilation system in any mode. The blower speed increases as you move the control to the right from the “0” (OFF) position. There are four blower speeds. 3. Recirculation Control Manual Temperature Control (MTC) Rotate this control to change the system between recirThe Manual Climate controls consist of a series of rotary culation mode and outside air mode. Recirculation can be dials and one inner push knob. used when outside conditions such as smoke, odors, dust, or high humidity are present. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 209 NOTE: • Continuous use of the Recirculation mode may make the inside air stuffy and window fogging may occur. Extended use of this mode is not recommended. • Panel Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow. • The use of the Recirculation mode in cold or damp NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be aimed weather could cause windows to fog on the inside, so that they are directed toward the rear seat passengers because of moisture buildup inside the vehicle. Se- for maximum airflow to the rear. • Bi-Level lect the outside air position for maximum defogging. Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets. • Recirculation can be used in all modes except for Defrost. • Floor • The A/C can be deselected manually without disAir is directed through the floor outlets with a turbing the mode control selection. small amount flowing through the defrost and side window demister outlets. 4. Mode Control • Mix Rotate this control to change the system between Modes Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side (Panel, Bi-Level, Floor, Mix, Defrost). window demister outlets. This setting works best in cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat 4 210 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL to the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort while reducing moisture on the windshield. • Defrost Air is directed through the windshield and side window demister outlets. Use this mode with maximum blower and temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting. MAX A/C For maximum cooling, use the A/C and recirculation modes at the same time. ECONOMY MODE If economy mode is desired, press the A/C button to turn OFF the indicator light and the A/C compressor. Then, move the temperature control to the desired temperature. NOTE: The air conditioning compressor operates in Mix or Defrost, even if the Air Conditioning (A/C) button is Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If not pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the Equipped windshield. To improve fuel economy, use these modes • The Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) allows the only when necessary. driver to select individual comfort settings. 5. A/C Button • The system provides set-and-forget operation for optimum comfort and convenience. Press this button to engage the Air Conditioning. A light will illuminate when the Air Conditioning system is • The system can be controlled manually, if desired. engaged. The ATC system automatically maintains the interior comfort level desired by the driver and passenger. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 211 2. A/C Button Press and release to change the current Air Conditioning (A/C) setting. Performing this function will cause the ATC to switch into manual mode. 3. Temperature Control Up Button Provides temperature up control. Push the button for warmer temperature settings. 4. Blower Control Up Button Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) 1. AUTO Temperature Control (ATC) Button Controls airflow, temperature, distribution, and air recirculation automatically. Press and release to select. Performing this function will cause the ATC to switch between manual mode and automatic modes. Refer to “Automatic Operation” for more information. There are 12 blower speeds. The blower speed increases as you press this button. Performing this function will cause the ATC to switch into manual mode. 5. Mix Mode Air is directed through the floor, defrost, and side window demister outlets. This setting works best in cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat to the windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort while 4 212 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL reducing moisture on the windshield. Performing this NOTE: The center instrument panel outlets can be aimed function will cause the ATC to switch into manual mode. so that they are directed toward the rear seat passengers for maximum airflow to the rear. 6. Front Defrost 9. Blower Control Down Button Press and release to change the current setting. The indicator illuminates when ON. The blower will auto- There are 12 blower speeds. The blower speed decreases matically default to medium-high if the Defrost mode is as you press this button. Performing this function will selected. Performing this function will cause the ATC to cause the ATC to switch into manual mode. switch into manual mode. 10. Temperature Control Down Button 7. Floor Mode Provides temperature down control. Push the button for Air is directed through the floor outlets with a small cooler temperature settings. amount flowing through the defrost and side window 11. Climate Control ON/OFF Button demister outlets. Press and release to turn the Climate Control ON or OFF. 8. Panel Mode 12. Recirculation Control Button Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct airflow. Press and release to change the current setting. The Performing this function will cause the ATC to switch indicator illuminates when ON. into manual mode. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 213 3. When the system is set up for your comfort level, it is not necessary to change the settings. You will experi• When in Defrost mode, the Recirculation button will ence the greatest efficiency by simply allowing the flash if pressed. This indicates that you can not system to function automatically. proceed to this mode due to fogging risk. • When the Auto indicator is on and the Recirculation NOTE: NOTE: indicator is off, the Recirculation is in AUTO mode. If • It is not necessary to move the temperature settings for the Recirculation indicator is on, the Recirculation cold or hot vehicles. The system automatically adjusts setting is manual and Recirculation is on. the temperature, mode and fan speed to provide comfort as quickly as possible. Automatic Operation 1. Press the AUTO button on the Automatic Temperature • The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable Control (ATC) Panel, the indicator will illuminate feature. Refer to the “Electronic Vehicle Information when on. Center (EVIC) — Customer-Programmable Features” 2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the in this section of the manual. system to maintain by adjusting the temperature control buttons. Once the desired temperature is dis- To provide you with maximum comfort in the Automatic played, the system will achieve and automatically mode during cold start-ups, the blower fan will remain maintain that comfort level. 4 214 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL on low until the engine warms up. The blower will up button and decreases when you press or hold the blower control down button. increase in speed and transition into AUTO mode. The blower fan speed can be set to any fixed speed by This system offers a full complement of manual override pressing the blower control up or down buttons. The fan will now operate at a fixed speed until additional speeds features. are selected. This allows the front occupants to control NOTE: Each of these features operates independently the volume of air circulated in the vehicle and cancel the from each other. If any feature is controlled manually, AUTO mode. temperature control will continue to operate automatiThe operator can also select the direction of the airflow cally. by selecting one of the following positions. Blower Control Panel Mode Manual Operation There are 12 fixed blower speeds. Use the blower control up or down buttons to regulate the amount of air forced through the system in any mode you select. The blower speed increases as you press or hold the blower control Air comes from the outlets in the instrument panel. Each of these outlets can be individually adjusted to direct the flow of air. The air vanes of the center outlets and outboard outlets can be moved up and down or side to side to regulate airflow direction. There is a shut off wheel located below the air vanes to shut off or adjust the amount of airflow from these outlets. UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 215 Floor Mode Defrost Mode Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount Air comes from the windshield and side window of air is directed through the defrost and side demister outlets. Use Defrost mode with maxiwindow demister outlets. mum temperature settings for best windshield and side window defrosting. When the defrost mode is selected, Bi-Level the blower will automatically default to medium-high. Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets. Press and release the Panel mode button and Floor NOTE: While operating in the other modes, the system will not automatically sense the presence of fog, mist or mode button to enter Bi-Level mode, the indicators illuminate when ON. Performing this function will cause ice on the windshield. Defrost mode must be manually selected to clear the windshield and side glass. the ATC to switch into manual mode. Air Conditioning (A/C) Mix Mode The Air Conditioning (A/C) button allows the operator Air comes from the floor, defrost and side window to manually activate or deactivate the air conditioning demister outlets. This mode works best in cold or system. When in A/C mode with the ATC set to a cool snowy conditions. It allows you to stay comfortable temperature, dehumidified air flows through the air while keeping the windshield clear. 4 216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL outlets. If Economy mode is desired, press the A/C selected. Push the button a second time to turn off the button to turn off the A/C mode in the ATC display and Recirculation mode LED and allow outside air into the vehicle. deactivate the A/C system. NOTE: Automatic Temperature Controls (ATC) will automatically adjust the climate control settings to reduce • If the system is in Mix or Defrost Mode, the A/C can or eliminate window fogging on the front windshield. be turned off, but the A/C system shall remain active When this occurs, recirculation will be unavailable. to prevent fogging of the windows. Operating Tips • If fog or mist appears on the windshield or side glass, Window Fogging select Defrost mode and increase blower speed. NOTE: Windows will fog on the inside when the humidity inside the vehicle is high. This often occurs in mild or cool temperatures when it’s rainy or humid. In most cases, When outside air contains smoke, odors, or turning the air conditioning (pressing the A/C button) on high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired, will clear the fog. Adjust the temperature control, air you may wish to recirculate interior air by direction, and blower speed to maintain comfort. pressing the RECIRCULATION control button. Recirculation mode should only be used temporarily. The As the temperature gets colder, it may be necessary to recirculation LED will illuminate when this button is direct air onto the windshield. Adjust the temperature Recirculation Control UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 217 control and blower speed to maintain comfort. Higher a heavy load or high heat conditions, it may use Recirblower speeds will reduce fogging. Interior fogging on culation A/C mode to provide additional comfort while the windshield can be quickly removed by selecting the in automatic mode. Defrost mode. Winter Operation Regular cleaning of the inside of the windows with a When operating the system during the winter months, non-filming cleaning solution (vinegar and water works make sure the air intake, located directly in front of the very well) will help prevent contaminates (cigarette windshield, is free of ice, slush, snow, or other obstrucsmoke, perfumes, etc.) from sticking to the windows. tions. Contaminates increase the rate of window fogging. Vacation Storage Summer Operation Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service NOTE: In some cases during high temperature opera- (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the air tion, the air conditioning system performance may be conditioning system at idle for about five minutes in the reduced. This is to help protect the engine from overheat- fresh air using the high blower setting. This will ensure ing during the high load condition. adequate system lubrication to minimize the possibility Your air conditioning system is also equipped with an of compressor damage when the air conditioning system automatic recirculation system. When the system senses is started again. 4 STARTING AND OPERATING CONTENTS ! STARTING PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 ▫ Downshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228 ▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . .223 ! AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . .223 ▫ Key Ignition Park Interlock. . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ Normal Starting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 ▫ Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System ▫ Cold Weather Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 ▫ Six-Speed Automatic Transmission . . . . . . ▫ If Engine Fails To Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224 ▫ Gear Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ After Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225 ! AUTOSTICK® — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . ! MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED . .226 ▫ Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ Five-Speed Manual Transmission. . . . . . . . . . .226 ! DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES . . . . . . ▫ Recommended Shift Speeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . .228 . . .229 . . .230 . . .231 . . .231 . . .232 . . .237 . . .237 . . .239 5 220 STARTING AND OPERATING ▫ Acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239 ▫ Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . . . . . . . . . . .250 ▫ Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .239 ▫ Brake Assist System (BAS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250 ! DRIVING THROUGH WATER . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 ▫ Traction Control System (TCS) . . . . . . . . . . . .251 ▫ Flowing/Rising Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 ▫ Hill Start Assist (HSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251 ▫ Shallow Standing Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .240 ▫ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) . . . . . . . . . .252 ! POWER STEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 ▫ ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light . . . . . . . . . . . .255 ! PARKING BRAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244 ! SPORT MODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .246 ▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . .246 ▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . .247 ! BRAKE SYSTEM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .248 ▫ Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) . . .248 ! ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM . . . .249 ! TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . .257 ▫ Tire Markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257 ▫ Tire Identification Number (TIN). . . . . . . . . . .260 ▫ Tire Terminology And Definitions . . . . . . . . . .262 ▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . .263 ! TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION . . . . . . . .268 STARTING AND OPERATING 221 ▫ Tire Pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268 ▫ Replacement Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276 ▫ Tire Inflation Pressures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269 ! TIRE CHAINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .277 ▫ Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation . . . .270 ! TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . .279 ▫ Radial Ply Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .271 ! TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ All Season Tires – If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .272 ▫ Base System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped . . .272 ▫ Enhanced System– If Equipped . ▫ Snow Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .272 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . ▫ Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 ! FUEL REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280 . . . . . . . . . . .282 . . . . . . . . . . .285 . . . . . . . . . . .285 . . . . . . . . . . .285 ▫ Compact Spare Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 ! FUEL REQUIREMENTS – 1.4L Turbo . . . . . . . .286 ▫ Tire Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274 ▫ Reformulated Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286 ▫ Tread Wear Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .274 ▫ Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends. . . . . . . . . . . . . .287 ▫ Life Of Tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .275 ▫ E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles . . . . . . .287 5 222 STARTING AND OPERATING ▫ MMT In Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288 ▫ Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message . . . . . . . . . . . .292 ▫ Materials Added To Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .288 ! TRAILER TOWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .292 ▫ Fuel System Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289 ! RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293 ▫ Carbon Monoxide Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . .290 ▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .293 ! ADDING FUEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291 ▫ Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291 STARTING AND OPERATING 223 STARTING PROCEDURES Manual Transmission – If Equipped Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both Apply the parking brake, place the shift lever in NEUinside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belts. TRAL, and press the clutch pedal before starting the vehicle. This vehicle is equipped with a clutch interlocking ignition system. It will not start unless the clutch WARNING! pedal is pressed to the floor. • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with Automatic Transmission – If Equipped access to an unlocked vehicle. • Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is The shift lever must be in the PARK or NEUTRAL dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes others could be seriously or fatally injured. Chil- before shifting to any driving gear. dren should be warned not to touch the parking NOTE: You must press the brake pedal before shifting brake, brake pedal or the shift lever. • Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or out of PARK. in a location accessible to children), and do not Normal Starting leave the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, other con- NOTE: Normal starting of either a cold or a warm engine is obtained without pumping or pressing the trols, or move the vehicle. accelerator pedal. 5 224 STARTING AND OPERATING Turn the ignition switch to the AVV (START) position and release it when the engine starts. If the engine fails to start within 10 seconds, turn the ignition switch to the STOP (OFF/LOCK) position, wait 10 to 15 seconds, then repeat the “Normal Starting” procedure. Cold Weather Operation CAUTION! Use of the recommended SAE 5W-30 oil and adhering to the prescribed oil change intervals is important to prevent engine damage and ensure satisfactory starting in cold conditions. To prevent possible engine damage while starting at low If Engine Fails To Start temperatures, this vehicle will inhibit engine cranking when the ambient temperature is less than –22° F (–30° C) WARNING! and the oil temperature sensor reading indicates an engine block heater has not been used. An externally- Never pour fuel or other flammable liquids into the powered electric engine block heater is available as throttle body air inlet opening in an attempt to start the vehicle. This could result in a flash fire causing optional equipment or from your authorized studio. serious personal injury. The message “plug in engine heater” will be displayed in the instrument cluster when the ambient temperature is below 5° F (–15° C) at the time the engine is shut off as a reminder to avoid possible crank delays at the next cold start. STARTING AND OPERATING 225 CAUTION! • Do not attempt to push or tow your vehicle to get it started. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way. Unburned fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the converter and vehicle. • To prevent damage to the starter, do not continuously crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 15 seconds before trying again. After Starting The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will decrease as the engine warms up. 5 226 STARTING AND OPERATING MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED Five-Speed Manual Transmission WARNING! You or others could be injured if you leave the vehicle unattended without having the parking brake fully applied. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle, especially on an incline. Shift Lever Fully press the clutch pedal before you shift gears. As you release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator pedal. STARTING AND OPERATING 227 NOTE: To shift into REVERSE from NEUTRAL, lift the REVERSE gear is not synchronized and the vehicle must ring under the knob and, at the same time move the be at a complete stop to shift into REVERSE gear. When gearshift lever to the right and then backward. selecting REVERSE gear, the driver should pause (approximately 2 seconds) after pushing in the clutch pedal Use each gear in numerical order; do not skip a gear. Be sure the transmission is in first gear, not third, when and prior to shifting into REVERSE which allows gears to starting from a standing position. Damage to the clutch stop spinning. Should an unwanted clash noise be produced, the pause length should be increased. can result from starting in third gear. For most city driving, you will find it easier to use only NOTE: the lower gears. For steady highway driving with light • Clashing REVERSE gear, especially if vehicle is movaccelerations, fifth gear is recommended. ing, can result in transmission damage. Never drive with your foot resting on the clutch pedal, • During cold weather, until the transmission lubricant and never try to hold the vehicle on a hill with the clutch is warm, you may experience slightly higher shift pedal partially engaged. This will cause abnormal wear efforts. This is normal and not harmful to the transon the clutch. mission. 5 228 STARTING AND OPERATING Recommended Shift Speeds Downshifting To use your manual transmission for optimal fuel Proper downshifting will improve fuel economy and economy, it should be upshifted as listed in the following prolong engine life. table. Manual Transmission Recommended Shift Speeds Units In mph (km/h) Engine Accel- 1 to 2 2 to 3 3 to 4 4 to 5 Size eration Rate 1.4L/ Accel 14 23 29 38 1.4L (23) (37) (47) (61) Turbo Cruise 12 18 25 32 Engine (19) (29) (40) (52) CAUTION! If you skip a gear while downshifting or downshift at too high of a vehicle speed, these conditions may cause the engine to overspeed if too low of a gear is selected and the clutch pedal is released. Damage to the clutch and the transmission can result from skipping a gear while downshifting or downshifting at too high of a vehicle speed even if the clutch pedal is held pressed (i.e., not released). To maintain a safe speed and prolong brake life, shift down to second or first gear when descending a steep grade. STARTING AND OPERATING 229 When turning a corner or driving up a steep grade, downshift early so that the engine will not be overburdened. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED CAUTION! CAUTION! (Continued) • Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal. NOTE: You must press and hold the brake pedal while shifting out of PARK. Damage to the transmission may occur if the following precautions are not observed: • Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. • Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle speed. • Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEUTRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle speed. • It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift into gear when the engine is idling normally and your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal. (Continued) (Continued) WARNING! 5 230 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, turn the engine OFF, and remove the ignition key. Once the key is removed, the shift lever is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement. • When leaving the vehicle, always remove the ignition key and lock your vehicle. • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children 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 (or in a location accessible to children), or in a location accessible to children. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. (Continued) Key Ignition Park Interlock This vehicle is equipped with a Key Ignition Park Interlock which requires the shift lever to be placed in PARK before the ignition switch can be turned to the OFF position. The key can only be removed from the ignition STARTING AND OPERATING 231 when the ignition is in the OFF position, and once The electronically-controlled transmission provides a precise shift schedule. The transmission electronics are removed, the shift lever is locked in PARK. self-calibrating; therefore, the first few shifts on a new Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal This vehicle is equipped with a Brake Transmission Shift condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few Interlock System (BTSI) that holds the shift lever in PARK hundred miles (kilometers). unless the brakes are applied. To move the shift lever out of PARK, the ignition switch must be turned to the ON/RUN position (engine running or not) and the brake pedal must be pressed. Six-Speed Automatic Transmission The shift lever position display (located in the instrument cluster) indicates the transmission gear range. You must press the brake pedal to move the shift lever out of PARK (Refer to “Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System” in this section). To drive, move the shift lever from PARK or NEUTRAL to the DRIVE position. Shift Lever 5 232 STARTING AND OPERATING Only shift from DRIVE to PARK or REVERSE when the NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to accelerator pedal is released and the vehicle is stopped. allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. Be sure to keep your foot on the brake pedal when This is especially important when the engine is cold. shifting between these gears. PARK The transmission shift lever has PARK, REVERSE, NEUThis range supplements the parking brake by locking the TRAL, DRIVE, and AutoStick® shift positions. Manual transmission. The engine can be started in this range. shifts can be made using the AutoStick® shift control Never attempt to use PARK while the vehicle is in (refer to “AutoStick®” in “Starting and Operating” for motion. Apply the parking brake when leaving the further information). Moving the shift lever forward or vehicle in this range. rearward (–/+) while in the AutoStick® position (beside the DRIVE position) will manually select the transmis- When parking on a level surface, you may place the shift sion gear, and will display the current gear in the lever in PARK first, and then apply the parking brake. instrument cluster as 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. When parking on a hill, apply the parking brake before Gear Ranges placing the shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precauNEUTRAL into another gear range. tion, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade. STARTING AND OPERATING 233 WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the parking brake. Always apply the parking brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage. • Your vehicle could move and injure you and others if it is not completely in PARK. Check by trying to move the shift lever out of PARK with the brake pedal released. Make sure the transmission is in PARK before leaving the vehicle. • It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit someone or something. Only shift into gear when the engine is idling normally and your foot is firmly pressing the brake pedal. • Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is running. Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the ignition key. Once the key is removed, the shift lever is locked in PARK, securing the vehicle against unwanted movement. (Continued) (Continued) 5 234 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) CAUTION! • When leaving the vehicle, always remove the ignition key and lock your vehicle. • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever. • Do not leave the ignition key in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible to children. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. • Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you must turn the ignition switch from the OFF position to the ON/RUN position, and also press the brake pedal. Otherwise, damage to the shift lever could result. • DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this can damage the drivetrain. The following indicators should be used to ensure that you have engaged the shift lever in the PARK position: • When shifting into PARK, firmly move the shift lever all the way forward and to the left until it stops and is fully seated. • Look at the shift lever position display and verify that it indicates the PARK position. STARTING AND OPERATING 235 • With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever will not move out of PARK. REVERSE This range is for moving the vehicle backward. Shift into REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop. NEUTRAL Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged periods with the engine running. The engine may be started in this range. Apply the parking brake and shift the transmission into PARK if you must leave the vehicle. WARNING! Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) practices that limit your response to changing traffic or road conditions. You might lose control of the vehicle and have a collision. CAUTION! Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving for any other reason with the transmission in NEUTRAL can cause severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A Disabled Vehicle” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information. DRIVE This range should be used for most city and highway driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and downshifts, and the best fuel economy. The transmission 5 236 STARTING AND OPERATING automatically upshifts through all forward gears. The During cold temperatures, transmission operation may DRIVE position provides optimum driving characteris- be modified depending on engine coolant temperature. tics under all normal operating conditions. Normal operation will resume once the engine temperature has risen to a suitable level. When frequent transmission shifting occurs (such as when operating the vehicle under heavy loading condi- Transmission Limp Home Mode tions, in hilly terrain, or traveling into strong head Transmission function is monitored electronically for winds), use the AutoStick® shift control (described be- abnormal conditions. If a condition is detected that could low) to select a lower gear. Under these conditions, using result in transmission damage, Transmission Limp Home a lower gear will improve performance and extend Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat in third gear regardless of which forward gear is selected. buildup. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to operIf the transmission operating temperature exceeds normal operating limits, the transmission controller will expand the range of torque converter clutch engagement. This is done to prevent transmission damage due to overheating. ate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be illuminated. Limp Home Mode allows the vehicle to be driven to an authorized studio for service without damaging the transmission. STARTING AND OPERATING 237 In the event of a momentary problem, the transmission If the transmission cannot be reset, authorized studio can be reset to regain all forward gears by performing the service is required. following steps: AUTOSTICK® — IF EQUIPPED 1. Stop the vehicle. AutoStick® is a driver-interactive transmission feature providing manual shift control, giving you more control 2. Shift the transmission into PARK. of the vehicle. AutoStick® allows you to maximize en3. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK/OFF position. gine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and improve overall vehicle performance. This 4. Wait approximately 10 seconds. system can also provide you with more control during 5. Restart the engine. passing, city driving, cold slippery conditions, mountain 6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no driving, and many other situations. longer detected, the transmission will return to normal Operation operation. When the shift lever is in the AutoStick® position (beside the NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- Drive position), it can be moved forward and rearward. This mend that you visit your authorized studio at your allows the driver to manually select the transmission gear earliest possible convenience. Your authorized studio has being used. Moving the shift lever forward (-) triggers a diagnostic equipment to determine if the problem could downshift, and rearward (+) an upshift. The current gear recur. will be displayed in the instrument cluster. 5 238 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: In AutoStick® mode, the transmission will only • The system will ignore shift commands that would shift up or down when the driver moves the shift lever cause engine lugging or overspeed. An audible beep rearward (+) or forward (-), except as described below. will sound if an inappropriate gear is requested. • The transmission will automatically downshift as the • Avoid using speed control when AutoStick® is envehicle slows (to prevent engine lugging) and will gaged because the transmission will not shift autodisplay the current gear. matically. • The transmission will automatically downshift to first • Transmission shifting will be more noticeable when gear when coming to a stop. After a stop, the driver AutoStick® is engaged. should manually upshift (+) the transmission as the • If the system detects powertrain overheating, the vehicle is accelerated. transmission will revert to a automatic shift mode and • Starting out in second or third gear can be helpful in remain in that mode until the powertrain cools off. snow or icy conditions. To select second or third gear • If the system detects a problem, it will disable after the vehicle is brought to a stop, tap the shift lever AutoStick® mode and the transmission will return to rearward (+) once or twice. automatic mode until the problem is corrected. • The transmission will automatically upshift when nec• To disengage AutoStick® mode, return the shift lever essary to prevent engine over-speed. to the DRIVE position. You can shift in or out of the STARTING AND OPERATING 239 AutoStick® position at any time without taking your foot off the accelerator pedal. WARNING! Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or personal injury. DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES Acceleration WARNING! Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous. Unequal traction can cause sudden pulling of the front wheels. You could lose control of the vehicle and possibly have a collision. Accelerate slowly and carefully whenever there is likely to be poor traction (ice, snow, wet, mud, loose sand, etc.). Traction When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a wedge of water to build up between the tire and road surface. This is hydroplaning and may cause partial or complete loss of vehicle control and stopping ability. To reduce this possibility, the following precautions should be observed: Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slippery surfaces may cause the driving wheels to pull erratically to the right or left. This phenomenon occurs when there is a difference in the surface traction under the front (driving) wheels. 1. Slow down during rainstorms or when the roads are slushy. 5 240 STARTING AND OPERATING 2. Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles. Flowing/Rising Water 3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first become visible. 4. Keep tires properly inflated. 5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you to avoid a collision in a sudden stop. DRIVING THROUGH WATER WARNING! Do not drive on or across a road or path where water is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or path’s surface and cause your vehicle to sink into deeper water. Furthermore, flowing and/or rising water can carry your vehicle away swiftly. Failure to follow this warning may result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you. Driving through water more than a few inches/ centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure Shallow Standing Water safety and prevent damage to your vehicle. Although your vehicle is capable of driving through shallow standing water, consider the following Caution and Warning before doing so. STARTING AND OPERATING 241 CAUTION! CAUTION! (Continued) • Always check the depth of the standing water before driving through it. Never drive through standing water that is deeper than the bottom of the tire rims mounted on the vehicle. • Determine the condition of the road or the path that is under water and if there are any obstacles in the way before driving through the standing water. • Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving through standing water. This will minimize wave effects. • Driving through standing water may cause damage to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e., fluid that is milky or foamy in appearance) after driving through standing water. Do not continue to operate the vehicle if any fluid appears contaminated, as this may result in further damage. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. • Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can cause it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. (Continued) 5 242 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! • Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph (8 km/h) when driving through standing water. • Driving through standing water limits your vehicle’s braking capabilities, which increases stopping distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the brake pedal several times to dry the brakes. • Getting water inside your vehicle’s engine can cause it to lock up and stall out, and leave you stranded. • Failure to follow these warnings may result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you. POWER STEERING The electric power steering system will give you good vehicle response and increased ease of maneuverability in tight spaces. The system will vary its assist to provide light efforts while parking and good feel while driving. If the electric steering system experiences a fault that prevents it from providing assist, you will still have the ability to steer the vehicle manually. WARNING! Continued operation with reduced or no power steering assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others. Service should be obtained as soon as possible. If the Steering icon is flashing, it indicates that the vehicle needs to be taken to an authorized studio for service. It is likely the vehicle has lost power steering assistance. STARTING AND OPERATING 243 If the Steering icon is displayed and the “POWER STEER- NOTE: ING SYSTEM OVER TEMP” message is displayed on the • Even if the power steering assistance is no longer EVIC screen, they indicate that extreme steering maneuoperational, it is still possible to steer the vehicle. vers may have occurred which caused an over temperaUnder these conditions there will be a substantial ture condition in the power steering system. Once drivincrease in steering effort, especially at low speeds and ing conditions are safe, pull over and let the vehicle idle during parking maneuvers. for a few moments until the icon and message turn off. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Un- • If the condition persists, see your authorized studio for derstanding Your Instrument Panel” for further informaservice. tion. If the Steering icon is displayed and the “SERVICE POWER STEERING – ASSIST OFF” message is displayed the EVIC screen, they indicate the vehicle needs to be taken to an authorized studio for service. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. 5 244 STARTING AND OPERATING PARKING BRAKE Before leaving the vehicle, make sure that the parking brake is fully applied. Also, be certain to leave manual transmission in REVERSE or first gear. The parking brake lever is located in the center console. To apply the parking brake, pull the lever up as firmly as possible. To release the parking brake, pull the lever up slightly, press the center button, then lower the lever completely. Parking Brake When the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the MAR (ACC/ON/RUN) position, the Brake Warning Light in the instrument cluster will illuminate. STARTING AND OPERATING 245 When parking on a hill, it is important to turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill grade. The parking brake should always be applied whenever the driver is not in the vehicle. WARNING! • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. • Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever. (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle (or in a location accessible to children). A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. • Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake failure and a collision. • Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your vehicle, or it may roll and cause damage or injury. Also be certain to leave a manual transmission in REVERSE or first gear. Failure to do so may allow the vehicle to roll and cause damage or injury. 5 246 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! If the Brake Warning Light remains on with the parking brake released, a brake system malfunction is indicated. Have the brake system serviced by an authorized studio immediately. SPORT MODE Manual Transmission – If Equipped The Sport mode increases steering feedback to the driver with slight increases in effort and throttle pedal-to-engine SPORT Button response. This driving mode is useful while driving on twisty roads where more steering precision is desired in Once activated, a SPORT message will be displayed in the instrument cluster. spirited cornering. 1. To activate the Sport mode, press the SPORT button. 2. Momentarily release the accelerator pedal. 3. Press the accelerator pedal again to activate. STARTING AND OPERATING 247 Automatic Transmission – If Equipped The Sport mode increases steering feedback to the driver with slight increase in effort and changes the transmission shift schedules for more aggressive shifting. This driving mode is useful while driving on twisty roads where more steering precision is desired in spirited cornering. 5 1. To activate the Sport mode, press the SPORT button. SPORT Button Once activated, a SPORT message will be displayed in the instrument cluster. 2. Press the SPORT button again to return to the standard driving mode. 248 STARTING AND OPERATING BRAKE SYSTEM Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) In the event power assist is lost for any reason (for example; repeated brake applications with the engine off), the brakes will still function. The effort required to brake the vehicle will be significantly more than that required with the power system operating. The Four-Wheel ABS is designed to aid the driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse braking conditions. The system operates with a separate computer to modulate hydraulic pressure, to prevent wheel lock-up and to help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces. If either the front or rear hydraulic system loses normal capability, the remaining system will still function with some loss of braking effectiveness. This will be evident by increased pedal travel during application, greater pedal force required to slow or stop, and activation of the Brake Warning Light and the ABS Warning Light during brake use. The system’s pump motor runs during an ABS stop to provide regulated hydraulic pressure. The pump motor makes a low humming noise during operation, which is normal. The ABS includes an amber ABS Warning Light. When the light is illuminated, the ABS is not functioning. The system reverts to standard non-anti-lock brakes. Turning the ignition Off and On again may reset the ABS if the fault detected was only momentary. STARTING AND OPERATING 249 WARNING! • Pumping the Anti-Lock Brakes will diminish their effectiveness and may lead to a collision. Pumping makes the stopping distance longer. Just press firmly on your brake pedal when you need to slow down or stop. • The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded. • The ABS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. • The capabilities of an ABS-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner, which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others. When you are in a severe braking condition involving the use of the ABS, you will experience some pedal drop as the vehicle comes to a stop. This is the result of the system reverting to the base brake system. Engagement of the ABS may be accompanied by a pulsing sensation. You may also hear a clicking noise. These occurrences are normal and indicate that the system is functioning properly. ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM Your vehicle is equipped with a advanced electronic brake control system that includes the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). All systems work together to enhance vehicle stability and control in various driving conditions and are commonly referred to as ESC. 5 250 STARTING AND OPERATING “pump” the brakes). Do not reduce brake pedal pressure unless braking is no longer desired. Once the brake pedal This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control is released, the BAS is deactivated. under adverse braking conditions. The system controls hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lockup and WARNING! help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking. Refer to “Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System” in “Start- • The Brake Assist System (BAS) cannot prevent the ing and Operating” for further information. natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Brake Assist System (BAS) The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking capability during emergency braking maneuvers. The system detects an emergency braking situation by sensing the rate and amount of brake application and then applies optimum pressure to the brakes. This can help reduce braking distances. The BAS complements the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). Applying the brakes very quickly results in the best BAS assistance. To receive the benefit of the system, you must apply continuous braking pressure during the stopping sequence (do not nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. • The BAS cannot prevent collisions, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. • The capabilities of a BAS-equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others. STARTING AND OPERATING 251 Traction Control System (TCS) This system monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and stability. A feature of the TCS system functions similar to a limited-slip differential and controls the wheel spin across a driven axle. If one wheel on a driven axle is spinning faster than the other, the system will apply the brake of the spinning wheel. This will allow more engine torque to be applied to the wheel that is not spinning. This feature remains active even if TCS and ESC are in the Partial Off mode. Refer to “Electronic Stability Control (ESC)” in this section for further information. Hill Start Assist (HSA) The HSA system is designed to assist the driver when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. HSA will maintain the level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short period of time after the driver takes his foot off the brake pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle during this short period of time, the system will release brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the hill. The system will release brake pressure in proportion to the amount of throttle applied as the vehicle starts to move in the intended direction of travel. HSA Activation Criteria The following criteria must be met in order for HSA to activate: • Vehicle must be stopped. • Vehicle must be on a 2.5% (manual transmission) or 7% grade or greater (automatic transmission) hill. • Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e., vehicle in NEUTRAL (manual transmission), vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle backing uphill is in REVERSE gear). 5 252 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Electronic Stability Control (ESC) This system enhances directional control and stability of the vehicle under various driving conditions. ESC corrects for oversteering or understeering of the vehicle by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteering or understeering condition. Engine power may also be reduced to help the vehicle maintain the desired path. ESC uses sensors in the vehicle to determine the vehicle path intended by the Disabling/Enabling HSA driver and compares it to the actual path of the vehicle. If you wish to turn the HSA system on or off, it can be done When the actual path does not match the intended path, using the Customer Programmable Features in the Elec- ESC applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Elec- in counteracting the oversteer or understeer condition. tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in “Understand• Oversteer - when the vehicle is turning more than ing Your Instrument Panel” for further information. appropriate for the steering wheel position. There may be situations on minor hills (i.e., less than 8%), with a loaded vehicle, or while pulling a trailer, when the system will not activate and slight rolling may occur. This could cause a collision with another vehicle or object. Always remember the driver is responsible for braking the vehicle. STARTING AND OPERATING 253 • Understeer - when the vehicle is turning less than appropriate for the steering wheel position. 5 ESC Off Switch (Manual Transmission) ESC Off Switch (Automatic Transmission) NOTE: The ESC Off switch is located left of the steering column (Manual Transmission Only). 254 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can it increase the traction afforded by prevailing road conditions. ESC cannot prevent all accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in turns, driving on very slippery surfaces, or hydroplaning. ESC also cannot prevent collisions resulting from loss of vehicle control due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESC equipped vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others. ESC Operating Modes The ESC system has two available operating modes. Full On This is the normal operating mode for ESC. Whenever the vehicle is started, the ESC system will be in On mode. This mode should be used for most driving situations. ESC should only be turned to Partial Off for specific reasons as noted below. Partial Off This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the ESC Off switch. This mode is intended to be used if the vehicle is in deep snow, sand or gravel conditions and more wheel spin than ESC would normally allow is required to gain traction. STARTING AND OPERATING 255 To turn ESC on again, momentarily press the switch again. This will restore the normal ESC On mode of operation. NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving with snow chains, or starting off in deep snow, sand or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the Partial Off mode by pressing the switch. Once the situation requiring ESC to be switched to the Partial Off mode is overcome, turn ESC back on by momentarily pressing the switch. This may be done while the vehicle is in motion. WARNING! • When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature described in the TCS section), has been disabled and the “ESC Off Indicator Light” will be illuminated. When in “Partial Off” mode, the engine power reduction feature of TCS is disabled, and the enhanced vehicle stability offered by the ESC system is reduced. ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light The ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light in the instrument cluster will come on when the ignition switch is turned to the MAR (ACC/ON/RUN) position for four seconds. 5 256 STARTING AND OPERATING If the ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light comes NOTE: on continuously with the engine running, a malfunction • The ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light and has been detected in the ESC system. If this light remains the ESC OFF Indicator Light come on momentarily on after several ignition cycles, and the vehicle has been each time the ignition switch is turned ON. driven several miles (kilometers) at speeds greater than 30 mph (48 km/h), see your authorized studio as soon as • Each time the ignition is turned ON, the ESC system possible to have the problem diagnosed and corrected. will be ON even if it was turned off previously. The ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light (located in the instrument cluster) starts to flash as soon as the tires lose traction and the ESC system becomes active. The ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light also flashes when TCS is active. If the ESC Activation/ Malfunction Indicator Light begins to flash during acceleration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as possible. Be sure to adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions. The ESC OFF Indicator Light indicates the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is off. STARTING AND OPERATING 257 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Tire Markings NOTE: • P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: P215/65R15 95H. • European-Metric tire sizing is based on European design standards. Tires designed to this standard have the tire size molded into the sidewall beginning with the section width. The letter #P# is absent from this tire size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H. 1 — U.S. DOT Safety Standards Code (TIN) 2 — Size Designation 3 — Service Description 4 — Maximum Load 5 — Maximum Pressure 6 — Treadwear, Traction and Temperature Grades • LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. The size designation for LT-Metric tires is the same as for P-Metric tires except for the letters “LT” that are molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: LT235/85R16. 5 258 STARTING AND OPERATING • Temporary spare tires are spares designed for tempo- • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded rary emergency use only. Temporary high pressure into the sidewall. Example: 31x10.5 R15 LT. compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Example: T145/80D18 103M. Tire Sizing Chart EXAMPLE: Size Designation: P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards $....blank....$ = Passenger car tire based on European design standards LT = Light truck tire based on U.S. design standards T or S = Temporary spare tire 31 = Overall diameter in inches (in) 215 = Section width in millimeters (mm) 65 = Aspect ratio in percent (%) — Ratio of section height to section width of tire 10.5 = Section width in inches (in) STARTING AND OPERATING 259 EXAMPLE: R = Construction code — #R# means radial construction — #D# means diagonal or bias construction 15 = Rim diameter in inches (in) Service Description: 95 = Load Index — A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry H = Speed Symbol — A symbol indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to its load index under certain operating conditions — The maximum speed corresponding to the speed symbol should only be achieved under specified operating conditions (i.e., tire pressure, vehicle loading, road conditions, and posted speed limits) 5 260 STARTING AND OPERATING EXAMPLE: Load Identification: $....blank....$ = Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire Light Load (LL) = Light load tire C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure Maximum Load— Maximum load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry Maximum Pressure— Maximum pressure indicates the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for this tire Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall The TIN may be found on one or both sides of the tire, tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard however, the date code may only be on one side. Tires side of the tire. with white sidewalls will have the full TIN, including the date code, located on the white sidewall side of the tire. Tire Identification Number (TIN) STARTING AND OPERATING 261 EXAMPLE: DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301 DOT = Department of Transportation — This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire safety standards and is approved for highway use MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits) L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits) ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits) 03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured (two digits) — 03 means the 3rd week 01 = Number representing the year in which the tire was manufactured (two digits) — 01 means the year 2001 — Prior to July 2000, tire manufacturers were only required to have one number to represent the year in which the tire was manufactured. Example: 031 could represent the 3rd week of 1981 or 1991 5 262 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Terminology And Definitions Term B-Pillar Cold Tire Inflation Pressure Maximum Inflation Pressure Recommended Cold Tire Inflation Pressure Tire Placard Definition The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located behind the front door. Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period. Inflation pressure is measured in units of PSI (pounds per square inch) or kPa (kilopascals). The maximum inflation pressure is the maximum permissible cold tire inflation pressure for this tire. The maximum inflation pressure is molded into the sidewall. Vehicle manufacturer’s recommended cold tire inflation pressure as shown on the tire placard. A paper label permanently attached to the vehicle describing the vehicle’s loading capacity, the original equipment tire sizes and the recommended cold tire inflation pressures. STARTING AND OPERATING 263 Tire Loading And Tire Pressure Tire And Loading Information Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s side door. 5 B-Pillar Location for Tire And Loading Information Placard 264 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire And Loading Information Placard 3) tire size designed for your vehicle 4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and spare tires. Loading The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You will not exceed the tire’s load carrying capacity if you adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire inflation pressures specified on the Tire and Loading Information placard and in the “Vehicle Loading” section of this manual. Tire and Loading Information Placard This placard tells you important information about the: 1) number of people that can be carried in the vehicle 2) total weight your vehicle can carry NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear axles must not be exceeded. For further information on GAWRs, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to “Vehicle Loading” in this section. STARTING AND OPERATING 265 To determine the maximum loading conditions of your 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or “XXX” amount equals 1,400 lbs (635 kg) and there XXX kg” on the Tire and Loading Information placard. will be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in your vehicle, The combined weight of occupants, cargo/luggage and the amount of available cargo and luggage load capactrailer tongue weight (if applicable) should never exceed ity is 650 lbs (295 kg) (since 5 x 150 = 750, and 1400 – the weight referenced here. 750 = 650 lbs [295 kg]). 5. Determine the combined weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not 1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of occusafely exceed the available cargo and luggage load pants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or capacity calculated in Step 4. XXX kg” on your vehicle’s placard. 6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your 2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this passengers that will be riding in your vehicle. manual to determine how this reduces the available 3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and pascargo and luggage load capacity of your vehicle. sengers from XXX lbs or XXX kg. Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit 5 266 STARTING AND OPERATING • For the following example, the combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed 865 lbs • The following table shows examples on how to calcu(392 kg). late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations and number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle. NOTE: STARTING AND OPERATING 267 5 268 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them. TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Pressure Proper tire inflation pressure is essential to the safe and satisfactory operation of your vehicle. Three primary areas are affected by improper tire pressure: Safety WARNING! • Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can cause collisions. • Under-inflation increases tire flexing and can result in over-heating and tire failure. • Over-inflation reduces a tire’s ability to cushion shock. Objects on the road and chuckholes can cause damage that result in tire failure. • Over-inflated or under-inflated tires can affect vehicle handling and can fail suddenly, resulting in loss of vehicle control. • Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. (Continued) STARTING AND OPERATING 269 WARNING! (Continued) • Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right or left. • Always drive with each tire inflated to the recommended cold tire inflation pressure. stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering. Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause erratic and unpredictable steering response. Unequal tire pressure from side to side may cause the vehicle to drift left or right. Economy Tire Inflation Pressures Improper inflation pressures can cause uneven wear patterns to develop across the tire tread. These abnormal wear patterns will reduce tread life resulting in a need for earlier tire replacement. Under-inflation also increases tire rolling resistance resulting in higher fuel consumption. The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the driver’s side B-Pillar. The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well as inspected for signs of tire wear or visible damage, at least once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to Ride Comfort And Vehicle Stability check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement Proper tire inflation contributes to a comfortable ride. when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look Over-inflation produces a jarring and uncomfortable properly inflated even when they are under-inflated. ride. Both under-inflation and over-inflation affect the 5 270 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the valve stem. Tire pressures change by approximately 1 psi (7 kPa) per 12° F (7° C) of air temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in the winter. Example: If garage temperature = 68° F (20° C) and the outside temperature = 32° F (0° C) then the cold tire Inflation pressures specified on the placard are always inflation pressure should be increased by 3 psi (21 kPa), cold tire inflation pressure. Cold tire inflation pressure is which equals 1 psi (7 kPa) for every 12° F (7° C) for this defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been outside temperature condition. driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 mile Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa) (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire inflation during operation. Do not reduce this normal pressure pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pres- build up or your tire pressure will be too low. sure molded into the tire sidewall. Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and of outdoor temperatures, as tire pressures vary with within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or conditemperature changes. tions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high STARTING AND OPERATING 271 speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very Radial Ply Tires important. Increased tire pressure and reduced vehicle loading may be required for high-speed vehicle operaWARNING! tion. Refer to your authorized tire or original equipment vehicle studio for recommended safe operating speeds, Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle loading and cold tire inflation pressures. poorly. The instability could cause a collision. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four. Never WARNING! combine them with other types of tires. High speed driving with your vehicle under maximum load is dangerous. The added strain on your Tire Repair tires could cause them to fail. You could have a If your tire becomes damaged, it may be repaired if it serious collision. Do not drive a vehicle loaded to the meets the following criteria: maximum capacity at continuous speeds above • The tire has not been driven on when flat, 75 mph (120 km/h). • The damage is only on the tread section of your tire (sidewall damage is not repairable) and • The puncture is no greater than ¼# (6 mm) 5 272 STARTING AND OPERATING Consult an authorized tire dealer for tire repairs and on ice. Summer tires will not contain the all season designation or mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire additional information. sidewall. Use summer tires only in sets of four; failure to Damaged Run Flat tires, or Run Flat tires that have do so may adversely affect the safety and handling of experienced a loss of pressure should be replaced immeyour vehicle. diately with another Run Flat tire of identical size and service description (Load Index and Speed Code). Snow Tires Some areas of the country require the use of snow tires All Season tires provide traction for all seasons (spring, during the winter. Snow tires can be identified by a summer, fall and winter). Traction levels may vary be- mountain/snowflake symbol on the tire sidewall. tween different all season tires. All season tires can be If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and identified by the M+S, M&S, M/S or MS designation on type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four; in sets of four; failure to do so may adversely affect the failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and safety and handling of your vehicle. handling of your vehicle. Snow tires generally have lower speed ratings than what was originally equipped with your vehicle and should Summer Or Three Season Tires – If Equipped not be operated at sustained speeds over 75 mph Summer tires provide traction in both wet and dry (120 km/h). For speeds above 75 mph (120 km/h) refer to conditions, and are not intended to be driven in snow or All Season Tires – If Equipped STARTING AND OPERATING 273 original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for Compact Spare Tire recommended safe operating speeds, loading and cold The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with tire inflation pressures. radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style While studded tires improve performance on ice, skid vehicle only. Since this tire has limited tread life, the and traction capability on wet or dry surfaces may be original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinpoorer than that of non-studded tires. Some states pro- stalled at the first opportunity. hibit studded tires; therefore, local laws should be checked before using these tire types. WARNING! Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and wheel equivalent in look and function to the original equipment tire and wheel found on the front or rear axle of your vehicle. This spare tire may be used in the tire rotation for your vehicle. If your vehicle has this option refer to an authorized tire dealer for the recommended tire rotation pattern. • Temporary use spare tires are for emergency use only. With these tires, do not drive more than 50 mph (80 km/h). • Temporary use spare tires have limited tread life. When the tread is worn to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be replaced. • Be sure to follow the warnings which apply to your spare. Failure to do so could result in spare tire failure and loss of vehicle control. 5 274 STARTING AND OPERATING Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a Refer to “Freeing A Stuck Vehicle” in “What To Do In conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the Emergencies” for further information. wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare. Do not install more than one compact spare tire/wheel on the vehicle at any given time. CAUTION! Because of the reduced ground clearance, do not take your vehicle through an automatic car wash with the compact spare installed. Damage to the vehicle may result. Tire Spinning WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) for more than 30 seconds continuously when you are stuck, and do not let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed. Tread Wear Indicators Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires When stuck in mud, sand, snow, or ice conditions, do not to help you in determining when your tires should be spin your vehicle’s wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) or replaced. for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck. STARTING AND OPERATING 275 tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Refer to replacement tires in this section for further information. Life Of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including, but not limited to: • Driving style • Tire pressure • Distance driven • Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced tread life. Rotation of these tires per the vehicle maintenance schedule is highly recommended. These indicators are molded into the bottom of the tread grooves. They will appear as bands when the tread depth becomes 1/16 in (2 mm). When the tread is worn to the 1 — Worn Tire 2 — New Tire 5 276 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Tires and the spare tire should be replaced after six years, regardless of the remaining tread. Failure to follow this warning can result in sudden tire failure. You could lose control and have a collision resulting in serious injury or death. “Tread Wear Indicators”. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard or the Vehicle Certification Label for the size designation of your tire. The Load Index and Speed Symbol for your tire will be found on the original equipment tire sidewall. See the Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety Information section of this manual for more information relating to the Load Index and Speed Symbol of a tire. Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact It is recommended to replace the two front tires or two rear tires as a pair. Replacing just one tire can seriously with oil, grease, and gasoline. affect your vehicle’s handling. If you ever replace a Replacement Tires wheel, make sure that the wheel’s specifications match The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many those of the original wheels. characteristics. They should be inspected regularly for wear and correct cold tire inflation pressure. The manufacturer strongly recommends that you use tires equivalent to the originals in size, quality and performance when replacement is needed. Refer to the paragraph on It is recommended you contact your authorized tire or original equipment dealer with any questions you may have on tire specifications or capability. Failure to use equivalent replacement tires may adversely affect the safety, handling, and ride of your vehicle. STARTING AND OPERATING 277 WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could lose control and have a collision resulting in serious injury or death. Use only the tire and wheel sizes with load ratings approved for your vehicle. • Never use a tire with a smaller load index or capacity, other than what was originally equipped on your vehicle. Using a tire with a smaller load index could result in tire overloading and failure. You could lose control and have a collision. • Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire failure and loss of vehicle control. (Continued) CAUTION! Replacing original tires with tires of a different size may result in false speedometer and odometer readings. TIRE CHAINS Use only compact chains, or other traction aids that meet SAE type “Class S” specifications. Chains must be the proper size for the vehicle, as recommended by the chain manufacturer. 5 278 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Do not use tire chains on a compact spare tire. CAUTION! (Continued) CAUTION! • Install chains on the front wheels as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about 0.5 mile (0.8 km). • Do not drive for prolonged periods of time on dry pavement. • Observe the tire chain manufacturer’s instructions on the method of installation, operating speed, and conditions for use. Always use the lower suggested operating speed of the chain manufacturer, if different from the speed recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the following precautions: • Use Security Chain Company (SCC) SCC Z6 low profile or equivalent chains on 185/55R15 tires only. • Because of restricted chain clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is important that only chains in good condition are used. Broken chains can cause serious damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise occurs that could indicate chain breakage. Remove the damaged parts of the chain before further use. • Do not exceed 45 mph (70 km/h). • Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle. (Continued) Always use the lower suggested operating speed if the chain manufacturer and vehicle manufacturer suggest different maximum speeds. This notice applies to all chain traction devices, including link and cable (radial) chains. STARTING AND OPERATING 279 The suggested rotation method is the “rearward cross” The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle operate at shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern different loads and perform different steering, driving, does not apply to some directional tires that must not be reversed. and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at unequal rates. TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS These effects can be reduced by timely rotation of tires. The benefits of rotation are especially worthwhile with aggressive tread designs such as those on all season type tires. Rotation will increase tread life, help to maintain mud, snow and wet traction levels, and contribute to a smooth, quiet ride. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. The reasons for any rapid or unusual wear should be corrected prior to rotation being performed. 5 Tire Rotation 280 STARTING AND OPERATING The TPMS will warn the driver of a low tire pressure if The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the the tire pressure falls below the low pressure warning driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recom- limit for any reason, including low temperature effects, or natural pressure loss through the tire. mended cold tire pressure. TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) The tire pressure will vary with temperature by about 1 psi (6.9 kPa) for every 12° F (6.5° C). This means that when the outside temperature decreases, the tire pressure will decrease. Tire pressure should always be set based on cold inflation tire pressure. This is defined as the tire pressure after the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after a three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall. Refer to “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Operating” for information on how to properly inflate the vehicle’s tires. The tire pressure will also increase as the vehicle is driven this is normal and there should be no adjustment for this increased pressure. The TPMS will continue to warn the driver of low tire pressure as long as the condition exists, and will not turn off until the tire pressure is at or above the recommended cold tire pressure on the placard. Once the low tire pressure warning (Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light) illuminates, you must increase the tire pressure to the recommended cold tire pressure in order for the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light to turn off. The system will automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off once the system receives the updated tire pressures. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information. STARTING AND OPERATING 281 For example, your vehicle may have a recommended cold (parked for more than three hours) tire pressure of 30 psi (207 kPa). If the ambient temperature is 68° F (20° C) and the measured tire pressure is 27 psi (186 kPa), a temperature drop to 20° F (-7° C) will decrease the tire pressure to approximately 23 psi (159 kPa). This tire pressure is sufficiently low enough to turn on the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light. Driving the vehicle may cause the tire pressure to rise to approximately 27 psi (186 kPa), but the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will still be on. In this situation, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off only after the tires are inflated to the vehicle’s recommended cold tire pressure value. CAUTION! • The TPMS has been optimized for the original equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and warnings have been established for the tire size equipped on your vehicle. Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants or balance beads if your vehicle is equipped with a TPMS, as damage to the sensors may result. • After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem cap. This will prevent moisture and dirt from entering the valve stem, which could damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor. 5 282 STARTING AND OPERATING • Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in • The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care the tire. and maintenance, or to provide warning of a tire Base System failure or condition. NOTE: • The TPMS should not be used as a tire pressure gauge while adjusting your tire pressure. • Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. This is the TPMS warning indicator located in the instrument cluster. The TPMS uses wireless technology with wheel rim mounted electronic sensors to monitor tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure readings to the Receiver Module. • The TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the correct tire pressure using an accurate tire gauge, even tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle regularly if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger and to maintain the proper pressure. illumination of the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light. STARTING AND OPERATING 283 The TPMS consists of the following components: • Receiver Module • Four Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensors • Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) to receive this information. Check TPMS Warnings The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and remain on solid when a system fault is detected, an audible chime will be activated and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Unavailable” text message will display. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat providing the system fault still exists. The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn off when the fault condition no longer exists. A system fault can occur with any of the following scenarios: The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will illuminate in the instrument cluster, an audible chime will be activated, and the “Check left or right front/rear tire xxx.x psi” text message will display when one or more of the four active road tire pressures are low. Should this occur, you should stop as soon as possible, check the inflation pressure of each tire on your vehicle, and inflate 1. Jamming due to electronic devices or driving next to each tire to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as the pressure value. The system will automatically update TPM sensors. and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Light will extinguish 2. Installing some form of aftermarket window tinting once the updated tire pressures have been received. The that affects radio wave signals. 5 284 STARTING AND OPERATING 3. Snow or ice around the wheels or wheel housings. 4. Using tire chains on the vehicle. 5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPM sensors. 3. However, after driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h), the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on solid. NOTE: Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare 4. This occurs for each subsequent ignition key cycle, a wheel and tire assembly. chime will sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and 1. The compact spare tire does not have a tire pressure then remain on solid. monitoring sensor. Therefore, the TPMS will not monitor the tire pressure in the compact spare tire. 5. Once you repair or replace the original road tire and reinstall it on the vehicle in place of the compact spare 2. If you install the compact spare tire in place of a road tire, the TPMS will update automatically and the Tire tire that has a pressure below the low-pressure warnPressure Monitoring Telltale Light will turn OFF, as ing limit, upon the next ignition key cycle, a chime will long as no tire pressure is below the low-pressure sound and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light warning limit in any of the four active road tires. The will still turn ON due to the low tire. vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information. STARTING AND OPERATING 285 Enhanced System– If Equipped When the vehicle is equipped with an enhanced TPM system, the driver can view text messages showing the actual tire pressure value by position by selecting the tire pressure menu command in the instrument cluster. Refer to the instrument panel features section of the owners manual. General Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and RSS 210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: The tire pressure sensors are covered under one of the following licenses: United States Canada MRXC4W4MA4 2546A-C4W4MA4 (Single) FUEL REQUIREMENTS Your vehicle is designed to meet all emission regulations and provide satisfactory fuel economy and performance when using high-quality unleaded gasoline having • This device may not cause harmful interference. an octane range of 87 to 91. The manufac• This device must accept any interference received, turer recommends the use of 91 octane or higher for including interference that may cause undesired opoptimum performance. eration. 5 286 STARTING AND OPERATING Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is required. Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to your engine. However, continued heavy spark knock at high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline (with the appropriate octane rating for your engine) before considering service for the vehicle. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard starting, stalling and hesitations. If you experience these symptoms, try another brand of gasoline (with the appropriate octane rating for your engine) before considering service for the vehicle. FUEL REQUIREMENTS – 1.4L Turbo Reformulated Gasoline This engine is designed to meet all emission regulations and provide satisfactory fuel economy and performance when using high-quality unleaded “regular” gasoline having an octane rating of 87. For optimum performance and fuel economy the use of 91 octane or higher is recommended. Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.” Reformulated gasolines contain oxygenates and are specifically blended to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality. STARTING AND OPERATING 287 The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and fuel system components. Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline blends are not the responsibility of the manufacturer. While MTBE is an oxygenate made from Methanol, it does not have the negative effects of Methanol. Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded gasoline with oxygenates such as 10% Ethanol, MTBE, and ETBE. Oxygenates are required in some areas of the country during the winter months to reduce carbon monoxide emissions. Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in your vehicle. Non-FFV vehicles are compatible with gasoline containing 10% ethanol (E10). Gasoline with higher ethanol content may void the vehicle’s warranty. CAUTION! Do not use gasoline containing Methanol or E-85 Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical fuel system components. If a Non-FFV vehicle is inadvertently fueled with E-85 fuel, the engine will have some or all of these symptoms: • operate in a lean mode • OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on • poor engine performance • poor cold start and cold drivability • increased risk for fuel system component corrosion 5 288 STARTING AND OPERATING To fix a Non-FFV vehicle inadvertently fueled once with life and reduces emissions system performance in some vehicles. The manufacturer recommends that gasoline E-85 perform the following: without MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content • drain the fuel tank (see your authorized studio) of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump, therefore, you should ask your gasoline retailer whether • change the engine oil and oil filter the gasoline contains MMT. MMT is prohibited in Federal • disconnect and reconnect the battery to reset the and California reformulated gasoline. engine controller memory Materials Added To Fuel More extensive repairs will be required for prolonged All gasoline sold in the United States is required to exposure to E-85 fuel. contain effective detergent additives. Use of additional MMT In Gasoline detergents or other additives is not needed under normal MMT is a manganese-containing metallic additive that is conditions and they would result in additional cost. blended into some gasoline to increase octane. Gasoline Therefore, you should not have to add anything to the blended with MMT provides no performance advantage fuel. beyond gasoline of the same octane number without MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug STARTING AND OPERATING 289 Fuel System Cautions CAUTION! (Continued) CAUTION! Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s performance: • The use of leaded gas is prohibited by Federal law. Using leaded gasoline can impair engine performance and damage the emissions control system. • An out-of-tune engine or certain fuel or ignition malfunctions can cause the catalytic converter to overheat. If you notice a pungent burning odor or some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your authorized studio for service assistance. (Continued) • The use of fuel additives, which are now being sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended. Most of these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the manufacturer. NOTE: Intentional tampering with the emissions control system can result in civil penalties being assessed against you. 5 290 STARTING AND OPERATING Carbon Monoxide Warnings WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! Carbon monoxide (CO) in exhaust gases is deadly. Follow the precautions below to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning: • Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as a garage, and never sit in a parked vehicle with the engine running for an extended period. If the vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine running for more than a short period, adjust the ventilation system to force fresh, outside air into the vehicle. (Continued) • Guard against carbon monoxide with proper maintenance. Have the exhaust system inspected every time the vehicle is raised. Have any abnormal conditions repaired promptly. Until repaired, drive with all side windows fully open. STARTING AND OPERATING 291 ADDING FUEL CAUTION! Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) The gas cap is located on the passenger side of the vehicle. If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is the correct one for this vehicle. • Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. Also, a poorly fitting aftermarket cap can cause the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)” to illuminate, due to fuel vapors escaping from the system. • To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not “top off” the fuel tank after filling. WARNING! • Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is being filled. Fuel Filler Cap (Continued) 5 292 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message After fuel has been added, the vehicle diagnostic system can determine if the fuel filler cap is possibly loose, improperly installed, or damaged. If the system detects a malfunction, the “gASCAP” message will display in the odometer display. Tighten the gas cap until a #clicking# sound is heard. This is an indication that the gas cap is properly tightened. Press the odometer reset button to turn the message off. If the problem persists, the message NOTE: will appear the next time the vehicle is started. This • When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank might indicate a damaged cap. If the problem is detected is full. twice in a row, the system will turn on the MIL. Resolving • Tighten the gas cap about 1/4 turn until you hear one the problem will turn the MIL off. click. This is an indication that the cap is properly TRAILER TOWING tightened. • Never add fuel when the engine is running. It may cause the MIL to turn on and could cause a fire. • A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a portable container that is inside of a vehicle. You could be burned. Always place gas containers on the ground while filling. • If the gas cap is not tightened properly, the MIL will come on. Be sure the gas cap is tightened every time the vehicle is refueled. Trailer towing with this vehicle is not recommended. STARTING AND OPERATING 293 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle Towing Condition Flat Tow Wheels OFF the Ground NONE Dolly Tow Front Rear ALL On Trailer Manual Transmission Transmission in NEUTRAL OK NOT ALLOWED OK Automatic Transmission NOT ALLOWED OK NOT ALLOWED OK 5 294 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Vehicles equipped with manual transmissions may be recreationally towed (flat towed) at any legal highway speed, for any distance, if the manual transmission is in NEUTRAL. CAUTION! DO NOT flat tow any vehicle equipped with an automatic transmission. Damage to the drivetrain will result. If these vehicles require towing, make sure all drive wheels are OFF the ground. NOTE: This vehicle may be towed on a flatbed or vehicle trailer provided all four wheels are OFF the ground. CAUTION! Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS ! HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS . . . . . . . . . . .297 ▫ Spare Tire Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309 ! IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS . . . . . . . . . . . .297 ▫ Preparations For Jacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .312 ! TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . .298 ▫ Jacking Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313 ▫ TIREFIT Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299 ▫ Spare Tire Stowage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319 ▫ TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation . . . . .299 ! JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE . . . . . . . . . . . .320 ▫ TIREFIT Usage Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300 ▫ Preparations For Jump-Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320 ▫ Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302 ▫ Jump-Starting Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .322 ! JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING — ! FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE. . . . . . . . . . . . . .324 IF EQUIPPED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308 ! SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .325 ▫ Jack Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309 6 296 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES ! TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . .327 ▫ Manual Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329 ▫ Automatic Transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .328 ! ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM . . .329 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 297 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the potential for overheating by taking the appropriate action. instrument panel below the radio. Press the switch to turn on the Hazard Warning • On the highways — slow down. flashers. When the switch is activated, all direc- • In city traffic — while stopped, place the transmission tional turn signals will flash on and off to warn oncoming in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed. traffic of an emergency. Press the switch a second time to NOTE: There are steps that you can take to slow down turn off the Hazard Warning flashers. an impending overheat condition: Do not use this emergency warning system when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your vehicle is disabled • If your air conditioner (A/C) is on, turn it off. The A/C system adds heat to the engine cooling system and and it is creating a safety hazard for other motorists. turning the A/C off can help remove this heat. If it is necessary to leave the vehicle to go for service, the Hazard Warning flashers will continue to operate with • You can also turn the temperature control to maximum heat, the mode control to floor and the blower control to the ignition key removed and the vehicle locked. high. This allows the heater core to act as a supplement to NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning flashers the radiator and aids in removing heat from the engine may wear down your battery. cooling system. 6 298 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CAUTION! WARNING! Driving with a hot cooling system could damage your vehicle. If the pointer rises to the H (red) mark, the instrument cluster will sound a chime. When safe, pull over and stop the vehicle with the engine at idle. Turn off the air conditioning and wait until the pointer drops back into the normal range. If the pointer remains on the H (red) mark for more than a minute, turn the engine off immediately and call for service. You or others can be badly burned by hot engine coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If you see or hear steam coming from under the hood, do not open the hood until the radiator has had time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure cap when the radiator or coolant bottle is hot. TIREFIT KIT — IF EQUIPPED Small punctures up to ¼” (6 mm) in the tire tread can be sealed with TIREFIT. Foreign objects (e.g., screws or nails) should not be removed from the tire. TIREFIT can be used in outside temperatures down to approximately -4°F (-20°C). This kit will provide a temporary tire seal, allowing you to drive your vehicle up to 100 miles (160 km) with a maximum speed of 55 mph (88 km/hr). WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 299 TIREFIT Storage TIREFIT Kit Components And Operation The TIREFIT kit is located under the front driver’s seat. 6 TIREFIT Kit Location TIREFIT Components 1. Sealant Bottle 2. Deflation Button 300 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 3. Pressure Gauge 4. Power Button 5. Mode Select Knob 6. Sealant Hose (Clear) 7. Air Pump Hose (Black) 8. Power Plug TIREFIT Usage Precautions • Replace the TIREFIT Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) prior to the expiration date (printed on the bottle label) to assure optimum operation of the system. Refer to “Sealing a Tire with TIREFIT” section (F) “Sealant Bottle and Hose Replacement”. • The Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) are a one tire application use. After each use, always replace these components immediately at an authorized studio. • When the TIREFIT sealant is in a liquid form, clean water, and a damp cloth will remove the material from the vehicle or tire and wheel components. Once the sealant dries, it can easily be peeled off and properly discarded. • For optimum performance, make sure the valve stem on the wheel is free of debris before connecting the TIREFIT kit. • You can use the TIREFIT air pump to inflate bicycle tires. The kit also comes with two needles, located in the Accessory Storage Compartment (on the bottom of the air pump) for inflating sport balls, rafts, or similar inflatable items. However, use only the Air Pump Hose (7) and make sure the Mode Select Knob (5) is in the Air Mode when inflating such items to avoid injecting sealant into them. The TIREFIT Sealant is only intended to seal punctures less than ¼ in (6 mm) diameter in the tread of your vehicle. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 301 • Do not lift or carry the TIREFIT kit by the hoses. WARNING! • Do not attempt to seal a tire on the side of the vehicle closest to traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when using the TIREFIT kit. • Do not use TIREFIT or drive the vehicle under the following circumstances: – If the puncture in the tire tread is approximately 1/4 in. (6 mm) or larger. – If the tire has any sidewall damage. – If the tire has any damage from driving with extremely low tire pressure. – If the tire has any damage from driving on a flat tire. – If the wheel has any damage. (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) – If you are unsure of the condition of the tire or the wheel. • Keep TIREFIT away from open flames or heat source. • A loose TIREFIT kit thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the TIREFIT kit in the place provided. Failure to follow these warnings can result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you. (Continued) 6 302 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! (Continued) • Take care not to allow the contents of TIREFIT to come in contact with hair, eyes, or clothing. TIREFIT is harmful if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. It causes skin, eye, and respiratory irritation. Flush immediately with plenty of water if there is any contact with eyes or skin. Change clothing as soon as possible, if there is any contact with clothing. • TIREFIT Sealant solution contains latex. In case of an allergic reaction or rash, consult a physician immediately. Keep TIREFIT out of reach of children. If swallowed, rinse mouth immediately with plenty of water and drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting! Consult a physician immediately. Sealing A Tire With TIREFIT (A) Whenever You Stop To Use TIREFIT: 1. Pull over to a safe location and turn on the vehicle’s Hazard Warning flashers. 2. Verify that the valve stem (on the wheel with the deflated tire) is in a position that is near to the ground. This will allow the TIREFIT Hoses (6) and (7) to reach the valve stem and keep the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground. This will provide the best positioning of the kit when injecting the sealant into the deflated tire and running the air pump. Move the vehicle as necessary to place the valve stem in this position before proceeding. 3. Place the transmission in PARK (auto transmission) or in Gear (manual transmission) and turn Off the ignition. 4. Set the parking brake. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 303 (B) Setting Up To Use TIREFIT: 1. Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to the Sealant Mode position. (C) Injecting TIREFIT Sealant Into The Deflated Tire: • Always start the engine before turning ON the TIREFIT kit. 2. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) and then remove the cap NOTE: Manual transmission vehicles must have the from the fitting at the end of the hose. parking brake engaged and the shift lever in NEUTRAL. 3. Place the TIREFIT kit flat on the ground next to the • After pressing the Power Button (4), the sealant (white deflated tire. fluid) will flow from the Sealant Bottle (1) through the 4. Remove the cap from the valve stem and then screw Sealant Hose (6) and into the tire. the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) onto the NOTE: Sealant may leak out through the puncture in the valve stem. tire. 5. Uncoil the Power Plug (8) and insert the plug into the If the sealant (white fluid) does not flow within 0 – vehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet. 10 seconds through the Sealant Hose (6): NOTE: Do not remove foreign objects (e.g., screws or 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn Off the TIREFIT kit. nails) from the tire. Disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the valve stem. Make sure the valve stem is free of debris. Reconnect 6 304 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES the Sealant Hose (6) to the valve stem. Check that the If the sealant (white fluid) does flow through the Mode Select Knob (5) is in the Sealant Mode position Sealant Hose (6): and not Air Mode. Press the Power Button (4) to turn 1. Continue to operate the pump until sealant is no On the TIREFIT kit. longer flowing through hose (typically takes 30 2. Connect the Power Plug (8) to a different 12 Volt 70 seconds). As the sealant flows through the Sealant power outlet in your vehicle or another vehicle, if Hose (6), the Pressure Gauge (3) can read as high as available. Make sure the engine is running before 70 psi (5 Bar). The Pressure Gauge (3) will decrease turning ON the TIREFIT kit. quickly from approximately 70 psi (5 Bar) to the actual tire pressure when the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty. 3. The Sealant Bottle (1) may be empty due to previous use. Call for assistance. 2. The pump will start to inject air into the tire immediately after the Sealant Bottle (1) is empty. Continue to NOTE: If the Mode Select Knob (5) is on Air Mode and operate the pump and inflate the tire to the pressure the pump is operating, air will dispense from the Air indicated on the tire pressure label on the driver-side Pump Hose (7) only, not the Sealant Hose (6). latch pillar (recommended pressure). Check the tire pressure by looking at the Pressure Gauge (3). WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 305 If the tire does not inflate to at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes: • The tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle further. Call for assistance. NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflation Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing. If the tire inflates to the recommended pressure or is at least 26 psi (1.8 Bar) pressure within 15 minutes: 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn off the TIREFIT kit. storage location. Quickly proceed to (D) “Drive Vehicle”. CAUTION! • The metal end fitting from Power Plug (8) may get hot after use, so it should be handled carefully. • Failure to reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) can result in sealant contacting your skin, clothing, and the vehicle’s interior. It can also result in sealant contacting internal TIREFIT kit components which may cause permanent damage to the kit. 2. Remove the Speed Limit sticker from the top of the Sealant Bottle (1) and place the sticker on the instru- (D) Drive Vehicle: ment panel. Immediately after injecting sealant and inflating the tire, 3. Immediately disconnect the Sealant Hose (6) from the drive the vehicle 5 miles (8 km) or 10 minutes to ensure valve stem, reinstall the cap on the fitting at the end of distribution of the TIREFIT Sealant within the tire. Do not the hose, and place the TIREFIT kit in the vehicle exceed 55 mph (88 km/h). 6 306 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! TIREFIT is not a permanent flat tire repair. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced after using TIREFIT. Do not exceed 55 mph (88 km/h) until the tire is repaired or replaced. Failure to follow this warning can result in injuries that are serious or fatal to you, your passengers, and others around you. (E) After Driving: 3. Uncoil the Air Pump Hose (7) (black in color) and screw the fitting at the end of hose (7) onto the valve stem. 4. Check the pressure in the tire by reading the Pressure Gauge (3). If tire pressure is less than 19 psi (1.3 Bar), the tire is too badly damaged. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle further. Call for assistance. If the tire pressure is 19 psi (1.3 Bar) or higher: Pull over to a safe location. Refer to “Whenever You Stop 1. Press the Power Button (4) to turn on TIREFIT and to Use TIREFIT” before continuing. inflate the tire to the pressure indicated on the tire and 1. Turn the Mode Select Knob (5) to the Air Mode loading information label on the driver-side door position. opening. 2. Uncoil the power plug and insert the plug into the NOTE: If the tire becomes over-inflated, press the Deflavehicle’s 12 Volt power outlet. tion Button to reduce the tire pressure to the recommended inflation pressure before continuing. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 307 2. Disconnect the TIREFIT kit from the valve stem, (F) Sealant Bottle And Hose Replacement: reinstall the cap on the valve stem and unplug from 12 1. Uncoil the Sealant Hose (6) (clear in color). Volt outlet. 2. Locate the round Sealant Bottle release button in the 3. Place the TIREFIT kit in its proper storage area in the recessed area under the sealant bottle. vehicle. 3. Press the Sealant Bottle release button. The Sealant 4. Have the tire inspected and repaired or replaced at the Bottle (1) will pop up. Remove the bottle and dispose earliest opportunity at an authorized studio or tire of it accordingly. service center. 4. Clean any remaining sealant from the TIREFIT hous5. Replace the Sealant Bottle (1) and Sealant Hose (6) ing. assembly at your authorized studio as soon as possible. Refer to “(F) Sealant Bottle and Hose Replace- 5. Position the new Sealant Bottle (1) in the housing so that the Sealant Hose (6) aligns with the hose slot in ment.” the front of the housing. Press the bottle into the NOTE: When having the tire serviced, advise the authohousing. An audible click will be heard indicating the rized studio or service center that the tire has been sealed bottle is locked into place. using the TIREFIT service kit. 6 308 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 6. Verify that the cap is installed on the fitting at the end of the Sealant Hose (6) and return the hose to its storage area (located on the bottom of the air pump). 7. Return the TIREFIT kit to its storage location in the vehicle. JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING — IF EQUIPPED WARNING! • Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic. Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel. (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you. You could be crushed. Never put any part of your body under a vehicle that is on a jack. If you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center where it can be raised on a lift. • Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is on a jack. • The jack is designed to be used as a tool for changing tires only. The jack should not be used to lift the vehicle for service purposes. The vehicle should be jacked on a firm level surface only. Avoid ice or slippery areas. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 309 Jack Location Spare Tire Removal The jack and jack wrench tool are stowed in a bag under The spare tire is stowed to the underbody below the the front driver’s seat. cargo area. 1. Remove the plug located in the rear cargo area. 6 Jack And Jack-Handle Location Winch Access Plug Right Side Location 310 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Winch Access Plug Center Location 2. Fit the wrench tool over the drive nut. Use the wrench to rotate the nut counterclockwise until the spare is on the ground with enough slack in the cable to allow you to pull the tire out from under the vehicle. Lowering/Raising Spare Tire CAUTION! The winch mechanism is designed for use with the jack wrench tool only. Use of an air wrench or other power tools is not recommended and they can damage the winch. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 311 3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle. 4. When the spare is clear, remove the knob or plastic molded nut by rotating it counter-clockwise. 6 Spare Tire Plastic Molded Nut 312 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 5. Tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and pull it Preparations For Jacking through the center of the wheel. 1. Park the vehicle on a firm level surface, avoiding ice or slippery areas. WARNING! Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel. 2. Turn on the Hazard Warning flashers. 3. Set the parking brake. Retainer 4. Place the shift lever in PARK (automatic transmission) or REVERSE (manual transmission). 5. Turn Off the ignition. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 313 6. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite the jacking position. For example, if changing the right front tire, block the left rear wheel. NOTE: Passengers should not remain in the vehicle while the vehicle is being jacked. Jacking Instructions WARNING! Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help prevent personal injury or damage to your vehicle: (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the edge of the roadway as possible before raising the vehicle. • Turn on the Hazard Warning flashers. • Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised. • Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic transmission in PARK; a manual transmission in REVERSE. • Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a jack. • Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack. • Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a service center where it can be raised on a lift. (Continued) 6 314 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! (Continued) • Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for lifting this vehicle during a tire change. • If working on or near a roadway, be extremely careful of motor traffic. • To assure that spare tires, flat or inflated, are securely stowed, spares must be stowed with the valve stem facing the ground. NOTE: Refer to the “Compact Spare Tire” section of the “Tires-General Information” under “Starting And Operating” for information about the spare tire, it’s use, and operation. CAUTION! Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on locations other than those indicated in the Jacking Instructions for this vehicle. 1. Remove the scissors jack and tool bag from under the driver’s seat. Jack Warning Label 2. Loosen, but do not remove, the wheel bolts by turning them to the left one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 315 NOTE: There are front and rear jacking locations on each side of the body (as indicated by the triangular lift point symbol on the sill molding). 6 Rear Jacking Location Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the jack is securely engaged. Front Jacking Location 316 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 3. Turn the jack screw to the left until the jack can be placed under the jacking location. Once the jack is positioned, turn the jack screw to the right until the jack head is properly engaged with the lift area closest to the wheel to be changed. WARNING! Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough to remove the tire. 4. Using the swivel wrench, raise the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the right. Raise the vehicle only until the tire just clears the surface and enough clearance is obtained to install the spare tire. Minimum tire lift provides maximum stability. Jack Location WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 317 5. Remove the wheel bolts and pull the wheel off the hub. For vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels, the center caps must be removed to remove the wheel bolts. WARNING! To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully tighten the wheel bolts until the vehicle has been lowered. Failure to follow this warning may result in personal injury. Center Cap Removal NOTE: Before using the swivel wrench to remove the wheel bolts be sure to remove the center cap of the wheel by inserting the angled tab end of the swivel wrench into the notched part of the center cap. CAUTION! Be sure to mount the spare tire with the valve stem facing outward. The vehicle could be damaged if the spare tire is mounted incorrectly. 6 318 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! To avoid possible personal injury, handle the wheel covers with care to avoid contact with any sharp edges. NOTE: The wheel cover is held on the wheel by the wheel bolts. When reinstalling the original wheel, properly align the wheel cover to the valve stem, place the wheel cover onto the wheel, then install the wheel bolts. 7. Lower the vehicle by turning the jack screw to the left. 8. Finish tightening the bolts. Push down on the wrench while tightening the wheel bolts. Alternate bolts until each bolt has been tightened twice. The correct wheel bolt torque is 63 ft lbs (85 N·m) for steel wheels and 75 ft lbs (100 N·m) for aluminum wheels. If you doubt that you have tightened the bolts correctly, have them checked with a torque wrench by your authorized studio or service station. 6. Install the spare wheel and wheel bolts with the cone 9. Disassemble the jack and tools and place them in the bag. Stow it under the driver’s seat and secure the bag shaped end of the bolts toward the wheel. Lightly to the floor with the straps attached to the floor of the tighten the bolts. To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle. vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the bolts fully until the vehicle has been lowered. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 319 WARNING! A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could endanger the occupants of the vehicle. Always stow the jack parts and the spare tire in the places provided. 10. Place the deflated (flat) tire in the cargo area. Have the tire repaired or replaced as soon as possible. WARNING! A loose tire thrown forward in a collision or hard stop could injure the occupants in the vehicle. Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately. 11. Check the spare tire pressure as soon as possible. Correct the tire pressure as required. Spare Tire Stowage Reverse instructions of the spare removal section. Rotate the jack wrench tool on the winch drive nut clockwise until effort becomes heavy and an audible click is heard indicating the spare is properly stowed. CAUTION! The winch mechanism is designed for use with the jack wrench extension tool only. Use of air wrench or power tool may damage the winch. 6 320 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURE If your vehicle has a discharged battery, it can be jumpstarted using a set of jumper cables and a battery in another vehicle or by using a portable battery booster pack. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done improperly so please follow the procedures in this section carefully. CAUTION! Do not use a portable battery booster pack or any other booster source with a system voltage greater than 12 Volts or damage to the battery, starter motor, alternator or electrical system may occur. NOTE: When using a portable battery booster pack, Preparations For Jump-Start follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and The battery in your vehicle is located between the left precautions. front headlight assembly and the left front wheel splash shield. To allow jump-starting, there are remote battery WARNING! posts located on the left side of the engine compartment. Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen. It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 321 WARNING! Battery Posts 1 — Positive (+) Post (Covered With Protective Cap) 2 — Negative (-) Post • Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan whenever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by moving fan blades. • Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch bands and bracelets that could make an inadvertent electrical contact. You could be seriously injured. • Batteries contain sulfuric acid that can burn your skin or eyes and generate hydrogen gas which is flammable and explosive. Keep open flames or sparks away from the battery. 1. Set the parking brake, shift the automatic transmission into PARK and turn the ignition to LOCK. 2. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical accessories. 6 322 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 3. Remove the protective cover over the remote positive Jump-Starting Procedure (+) battery post. To remove the cover, press the locking tab and pull upward on the cover. WARNING! 4. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF. WARNING! Do not allow vehicles to touch each other as this could establish a ground connection and personal injury could result. Failure to follow this procedure could result in personal injury or property damage due to battery explosion. CAUTION! Failure to follow these procedures could result in damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle or the discharged vehicle. 1. Connect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable to the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle. 2. Connect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) post of the booster battery. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 323 3. Connect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable to the 6. Disconnect the negative (-) jumper cable from the negative (-) post of the booster battery. engine ground (-) of the vehicle with the discharged battery. 4. Connect the opposite end of the negative (-) jumper cable to a good engine ground (exposed metal part of 7. Disconnect the negative end (-) of the jumper cable the discharged vehicle’s engine) away from the battery from the negative (-) post of the booster battery. and the fuel injection system. 8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery. WARNING! Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the discharged battery. The resulting electrical spark could cause the battery to explode and could result in personal injury. 5. Start the engine in the vehicle that has the booster battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery. Once the engine is started, remove the jumper cables in the reverse sequence: 9. Disconnect the positive (+) end of the jumper cable from the positive (+) post of the discharged vehicle. If frequent jump-starting is required to start your vehicle, you should have the battery and charging system inspected at your authorized studio. 6 324 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CAUTION! Accessories plugged into the vehicle power outlets draw power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if plugged in long enough without engine operation, the vehicle’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or prevent the engine from starting. FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand or snow, it can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around the front wheels. Then shift back and forth between DRIVE and REVERSE (with automatic transmission) or 2nd gear and REVERSE (with manual transmission), while gently pressing the accelerator. Use the least amount of accelerator pedal pressure that will maintain the rocking motion, without spinning the wheels, or racing the engine. CAUTION! Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine to idle with the transmission in NEUTRAL for at least one minute after every five rocking-motion cycles. This will minimize overheating and reduce the risk of transmission failure during prolonged efforts to free a stuck vehicle. NOTE: Press the #ESC Off# switch, to place the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system in #Partial Off# mode, before rocking the vehicle. Refer to “Electronic Brake Control” in “Starting And Operating” for further information. Once the vehicle has been freed, press the #ESC Off# switch again to restore #ESC On# mode. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 325 CAUTION! WARNING! (Continued) • When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting between DRIVE/2nd gear and REVERSE, do not spin the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drivetrain damage may result. • Revving the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead to transmission overheating and failure. It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h) while in gear (no transmission shifting occurring). explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle’s wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for longer than 30 seconds continuously without stopping when you are stuck and do not let anyone near a spinning wheel, no matter what the speed. WARNING! SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be moved out of the PARK position, you can use the following procedure to temporarily move the shift lever: 1. Turn the engine OFF. Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or even failure, of the axle and tires. A tire could (Continued) 2. Firmly apply the parking brake. 6 326 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 3. Remove the shift lever override access cover (located 5. Insert a small screwdriver or similar tool into the on the right side of the shift lever housing) by prying access hole, and push and hold the override release at the bottom edge of the cover. lever in. 6. Move the shift lever to the NEUTRAL position. 7. The vehicle may then be started in NEUTRAL. 8. Reinstall the shift lever override access cover. Shift Lever Override Access Hole 4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 327 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE This section describes procedures for towing a disabled vehicle using a commercial wrecker service. Towing Condition Flat Tow Wheel Lift Flatbed Wheels OFF The Ground NONE Rear Front ALL AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION If transmission is operable: • Transmission in NEUTRAL • 30 mph (48 km/h) max speed • 15 miles (24 km) max distance OK BEST METHOD MANUAL TRANSMISSION If transmission is operable: • Transmission in NEUTRAL • 65 mph (104 km/h) max speed OK BEST METHOD 6 328 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Proper towing or lifting equipment is required to prevent CAUTION! damage to your vehicle. Use only tow bars and other equipment designed for this purpose, following equip- DO NOT use sling-type equipment when towing. ment manufacturer’s instructions. Use of safety chains is When securing the vehicle to a flatbed truck, do not mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to attach to front or rear suspension components. Dammain structural members of the vehicle, not to bumpers age to your vehicle may result from improper towing. or associated brackets. State and local laws regarding Automatic Transmission vehicles under tow must be observed. If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) • Vehicle can be towed with the front wheels elevated. while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN • Vehicle can be towed on a flatbed truck (all wheels off position. the ground). If the ignition key is unavailable, or the battery is CAUTION! discharged, see “Shift Lever Override” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for instructions on shifting the automatic • DO NOT flat tow any vehicle equipped with an transmission out of PARK for towing. automatic transmission. Damage to the drivetrain will result. (Continued) WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 329 CAUTION! (Continued) CAUTION! • Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Towing this vehicle in violation of the above requirements can cause severe transmission damage. Damage from improper towing is not covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Manual Transmission ENHANCED ACCIDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM • Vehicle can be flat towed (all four wheels on the In the event of an impact causing airbag deployment, if ground) with the transmission in NEUTRAL. the communication network remains intact, and the • Vehicle can be towed with the front wheels elevated. power remains intact, depending on the nature of the event the ORC will determine whether to have the • Vehicle can be towed on a flatbed truck (all wheels off Enhanced Accident Response System perform the followthe ground). ing functions: • Cut off fuel to the engine. • Flash hazard lights as long as the battery has power or until the ignition key is turned off. 6 330 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES • Turn on the interior lights, which remain on as long as In order to move your vehicle to the side of the road you the battery has power or until the ignition key is must follow the system reset procedure. removed. Customer Action Customer Will See • Unlock the doors automatically. 1. Turn ignition OFF. After the event occurs, when the system is active, the (Turn Signal Switch Must message #Fuel Cutoff See Handbook# is displayed. be placed in Neutral State). Carefully check the vehicle for fuel leaks in the engine 2. Turn ignition ON. Left Turn Light is OFF. compartment and on the ground near the engine comRight Turn Light partment and fuel tank before resetting the system and BLINKS. starting the engine. 3. Turn Right Turn Signal Right Turn Light is ON System Reset Procedure Switch ON. SOLID. Left Turn Light BLINKS. After an impact causing airbag deployment, the left and right turn signal lights, located in the instrument panel 4. Turn Left Turn Signal Left Turn Light is ON cluster, will both be blinking, until the ignition is turned Switch ON. SOLID. Right Turn Light off. BLINKS. WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 331 Customer Action 5. Turn Right Turn Signal Switch ON. 6. Turn Left Turn Signal Switch ON. 7. Turn Left Turn Signal Switch OFF. (Turn Signal Switch Must be placed in Neutral State). 8. Turn ignition OFF. 9. Turn Hazard Flashers OFF (Manually). Customer Will See Right Turn Light is ON SOLID. Left Turn Light BLINKS. Left Turn Light is ON SOLID. Right Turn Light is ON SOLID. Left Turn Light is OFF. Right Turn Light is OFF. System is now reset and the engine may be started. If a reset procedure step is not completed within 45 seconds, then the turn signal lights will turn off and the reset procedure must be performed again in order to be successful. 6 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS ! ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L . . . . . . . . . .335 ▫ Engine Air Cleaner Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344 ! ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO . . . .336 ▫ Maintenance-Free Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345 ! ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II . . .337 ▫ Air Conditioner Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . .346 ! EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . .337 ▫ Body Lubrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350 ! REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339 ! STUDIO SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .339 ! MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES . . . . . . . . . . . .340 ▫ Engine Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .340 ▫ Engine Oil Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .344 ▫ Wiper Blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .350 ▫ Adding Washer Fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353 ▫ Exhaust System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .353 ▫ Cooling System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356 ▫ Brake System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .362 ▫ Manual Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . . . .365 7 334 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Automatic Transmission – If Equipped . . . . . .365 ▫ Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367 ▫ Front Turn Signal, Parking And Daytime Running Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382 ▫ Front Fog Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .382 ▫ Convertible Top Care – If Equipped . . . . . . . .373 ▫ Front/Rear Side Marker Lamps. . . . . . . . . . . .382 ! FUSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375 ▫ Rear Tail, Stop, Backup And Turn Signal Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .383 ▫ Interior Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375 ▫ Underhood Fuses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376 ! VEHICLE STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380 ! REPLACEMENT BULBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380 ! BULB REPLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381 ▫ Headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381 ▫ Center High Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL). . .384 ! FLUID CAPACITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .385 ! FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS . . . .386 ▫ Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386 ▫ Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .387 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 335 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L 7 1 2 3 4 — — — — Engine Coolant Reservoir Engine Oil Dipstick Brake Fluid Reservoir Front Distribution Unit (Fuses) 5 6 7 8 — Battery — Air Cleaner Filter — Engine Oil Fill — Washer Fluid Reservoir 336 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 1.4L TURBO 1 2 3 4 — — — — Engine Coolant Reservoir Engine Oil Dipstick Brake Fluid Reservoir Front Distribution Unit (Fuses) 5 — Battery 6 — Engine Oil Fill 7 — Washer Fluid Reservoir MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 337 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic transmission control systems. When these systems are operating properly, your vehicle will provide excellent performance and fuel economy, as well as engine emissions well within current government regulations. If any of these systems require service, the OBD II system will turn on the “Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL).” It will also store diagnostic codes and other information to assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not need towing, see your authorized studio for service as soon as possible. CAUTION! • Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause further damage to the emission control system. It could also affect fuel economy and drivability. The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions tests can be performed. • If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is required. EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS In some localities, it may be a legal requirement to pass an inspection of your vehicle’s emissions control system. Failure to pass could prevent vehicle registration. For states that require an Inspection and Maintenance (I/M), this check verifies the “Malfunction 7 338 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Indicator Light (MIL)” is functioning and is not on when 3. As soon as you turn the ignition switch to the ON the engine is running, and that the OBD II system is position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part ready for testing. of a normal bulb check. Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II 4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently happen: serviced, recently had a dead battery or a battery replace• The MIL will flash for about 10 seconds and then ment. If the OBD II system should be determined not return to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF ready for the I/M test, your vehicle may fail the test. the ignition or start the engine. This means that your Your vehicle has a simple ignition key-actuated test, vehicle’s OBD II system is not ready and you should which you can use prior to going to the test station. To not proceed to the I/M station. check if your vehicle’s OBD II system is ready, you must • The MIL will not flash at all and will remain fully do the following: illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition or start the 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not engine. This means that your vehicle’s OBD II system crank or start the engine. is ready and you can proceed to the I/M station. 2. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start If your OBD II system is not ready, you should see your this test over. authorized studio or repair facility. If your vehicle was recently serviced or had a battery failure or replacement, MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 339 you may need to do nothing more than drive your vehicle as you normally would in order for your OBD II system to update. A recheck with the above test routine may then indicate that the system is now ready. STUDIO SERVICE Your authorized studio has the qualified service personnel, special tools, and equipment to perform all service operations in an expert manner. Service Manuals are Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is available which include detailed service information for ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced attempting any procedure yourself. before going to the I/M station. The I/M station can fail NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control your vehicle because the MIL is on with the engine systems may void your warranty and could result in civil running. penalties being assessed against you. REPLACEMENT PARTS Use of genuine parts for normal/scheduled maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to ensure the designed performance. Damage or failures caused by the use of parts which are not quality-equivalent to genuine parts for maintenance and repairs will not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. WARNING! You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Only do service work for which you have the knowledge and the proper equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic. 7 340 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES The pages that follow contain the required maintenance services determined by the engineers who designed your vehicle. Besides those maintenance items specified in the fixed maintenance schedule, there are other components which may require servicing or replacement in the future. CAUTION! • Failure to properly maintain your vehicle or perform repairs and service when necessary could result in more costly repairs, damage to other components or negatively impact vehicle performance. Immediately have potential malfunctions examined by an authorized studio or qualified repair center. (Continued) CAUTION! (Continued) • Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids that protect the performance and durability of your vehicle and also allow extended maintenance intervals. Do not use chemical flushes in these components as the chemicals can damage your engine, transmission, or air conditioning. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. If a flush is needed because of component malfunction, use only the specified fluid for the flushing procedure. Engine Oil Checking Oil Level To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. The best time to check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 341 fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level before starting the engine after it has sat overnight. Checking engine oil level when the engine is cold will give you an incorrect reading. Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground, and about five minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off, will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Maintain the oil level between the range markings on the dipstick. The safe range is indicated by a crosshatch zone. Adding 1 qt (1L) of oil when the reading is at the low end of the indicated range will result in the oil level at the full end of the indicator range. CAUTION! Do not overfill the engine with oil. Overfilling the engine with oil will cause oil aeration, which can lead to loss of oil pressure and an increase in oil temperature. This loss of oil pressure and increased oil temperature could damage your engine. Change Engine Oil The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further information. NOTE:Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or twelve months, whichever occurs first. 7 342 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Engine Oil Selection For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-6395. American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol CAUTION! Do not use chemical flushes in your engine oil as the chemicals can damage your engine. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature This symbol means that the oil has starting and vehicle fuel economy. Your engine oil filler been certified by the American cap also states the recommended engine oil viscosity Petroleum Institute (API). The grade for your engine. manufacturer only recommends Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certiAPI Certified engine oils. fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade number should not be used. The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 343 engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compart- Synthetic Engine Oils ment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informa- You may use synthetic engine oils provided the recomtion. mended oil quality requirements are met, and the recommended maintenance intervals for oil and filter changes Engine Oil Viscosity - 1.4L Turbo (SAE Grade) are followed. SAE 5W-40 full synthetic engine oil is recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low Materials Added To Engine Oil temperature starting and vehicle fuel economy. The manufacturer strongly recommends against the ad- Lubricants which do not have both the engine oil certi- dition of any additives (other than leak detection dyes) to fication mark and the correct SAE viscosity grade num- the engine oil. Engine oil is an engineered product and its performance may be impaired by supplemental addiber should not be used. tives. The engine oil filler cap also shows the recommended engine oil viscosity for your engine. For information on Disposing Of Used Engine Oil And Oil Filters engine oil filler cap location, refer to “Engine Compart- Care should be taken in disposing of used engine oil and ment” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further informa- oil filters from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, tion. indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact your authorized studio, service 7 344 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE station or governmental agency for advice on how and where used oil and oil filters can be safely discarded in your area. Engine Oil Filter The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter at every engine oil change. Engine Oil Filter Selection WARNING! The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can provide a measure of protection in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) unless such removal is necessary for repair or maintenance. Make sure that no one is near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) removed. Failure to do so can result in serious personal injury. This manufacturer’s engines have a full-flow type disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient Engine Air Cleaner Filter Selection service. MOPAR® engine oil filters are high quality oil The quality of replacement engine air cleaner filters filters and are recommended. varies considerably. Only high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient service. MOPAR® engine air Engine Air Cleaner Filter cleaner filters are a high quality filter and are recomRefer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper mended. maintenance intervals. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 345 Maintenance-Free Battery Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery. You will never have to add water, nor is periodic maintenance required. WARNING! • Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can burn or even blind you. Do not allow battery fluid to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Do not lean over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid splashes in eyes or on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Refer to “Jump-Starting Procedures” in “What To Do In Emergencies” for further information. (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use a booster battery or any other booster source with an output greater than 12 Volts. Do not allow cable clamps to touch each other. • Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds. Wash hands after handling. • The battery in this vehicle has a vent hose that should not be disconnected and should only be replaced with a battery of the same type (vented). 7 346 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! • It is essential when replacing the cables on the battery that the positive cable is attached to the positive post and the negative cable is attached to the negative post. Battery posts are marked positive (+) and negative (-) and are identified on the battery case. Cable clamps should be tight on the terminal posts and free of corrosion. • If a “fast charger” is used while the battery is in the vehicle, disconnect both vehicle battery cables before connecting the charger to the battery. Do not use a “fast charger” to provide starting voltage. Air Conditioner Maintenance For best possible performance, your air conditioner should be checked and serviced by an authorized studio at the start of each warm season. This service should include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this time. CAUTION! Do not use chemical flushes in your air conditioning system as the chemicals can damage your air conditioning components. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 347 WARNING! • Use only refrigerants and compressor lubricants approved by the manufacturer for your air conditioning system. Some unapproved refrigerants are flammable and can explode, injuring you. Other unapproved refrigerants or lubricants can cause the system to fail, requiring costly repairs. Refer to Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD, for further warranty information. • The air conditioning system contains refrigerant under high pressure. To avoid risk of personal injury or damage to the system, adding refrigerant or any repair requiring lines to be disconnected should be done by an experienced technician. Refrigerant Recovery And Recycling R-134a Air Conditioning Refrigerant is a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and is an ozone-saving product. However, the manufacturer recommends that air conditioning service be performed by authorized studio or other service facilities using recovery and recycling equipment. NOTE: Use only manufacturer approved A/C system sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor oil, and refrigerants. A/C Air Filter WARNING! Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is operating or personal injury may result. The A/C air filter is located in the fresh air inlet on the lower right of center console. Perform the following procedure to replace the filter: 7 348 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 1. Remove the T20 Torx screw that secures the passenger side console closeout cover. Console Closeout panel T20 Torx screw 2. Pull the console closeout cover rearward to disengage the front retaining tab and remove the cover. 3. Remove the two 5.5 mm screws (1 and 2) that secure the particulate air filter cover to the HVAC housing. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 349 7 A/C Air Filter 4. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of the housing. Take note of the air filter position indica- 5. Install the A/C air filter with the air filter position tors. indicators pointing in the same direction as removal. 350 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! The A/C air filter is identified with an arrow to indicate airflow direction through the filter. Failure to properly install the filter will result in the need to replace it more often. be wiped clean to remove dust and grit; after lubricating excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular attention should also be given to hood latching components to ensure proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch should be cleaned and lubricated. The external lock cylinders should be lubricated twice a year, preferably in the Fall and Spring. Apply a small Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper amount of a high quality lubricant, such as MOPAR® maintenance intervals. Lock Cylinder Lubricant directly into the lock cylinder. 6. Install the passenger side console closeout. Body Lubrication Wiper Blades Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as seat tracks, door hinge pivot points and rollers, liftgate, tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubricated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy operation and to protect against rust and wear. Prior to the application of any lubricant, the parts concerned should Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the windshield and rear window periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a mild nonabrasive cleaner. This will remove accumulations of salt, waxes, or road film, and help reduce streaking and smearing. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 351 Operation of the wipers on dry glass for long periods Rear Wiper Blade Removal/Installation may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use 1. Lift the pivot cap on the rear wiper arm upward, this washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt will allow the rear wiper blade to be raised off of the from a dry windshield or rear window. liftgate glass. Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from the windshield or rear window. Make sure that they are not frozen to the glass before turning them on to avoid damaging the blade. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc. NOTE: Life expectancy of wiper blades varies depending on geographical area and frequency of use. Poor performance of blades may be present with chattering, marks, water lines or wet spots. If any of these conditions are present, clean the wiper blades or replace as necessary. 7 1 — Wiper Arm 2 — Pivot Cap 352 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The rear wiper arm cannot be raised fully upward unless the pivot cap is raised first. 2. Lift the rear wiper arm upward to raise the wiper blade off of the liftgate glass. 3. Grab the bottom of the wiper blade and rotate it forward to unsnap the blade pivot pin from the wiper blade holder. 1 2 3 4 — — — — Wiper Blade Blade Pivot Pin Wiper Arm Wiper Blade Holder 4. Install the wiper blade pivot pin into the wiper blade holder at the end of the wiper arm, and firmly press the wiper blade until it snaps into place. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 353 5. Lower the wiper blade and snap the pivot cap into Exhaust System place. The best protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust Adding Washer Fluid system. The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the engine compartment, and the fluid level should be If you notice a change in the sound of the exhaust system; checked at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with wind- or if the exhaust fumes can be detected inside the vehicle; shield washer solvent (not engine coolant/ antifreeze). or when the underside or rear of the vehicle is damaged; Refer to “Engine Compartment” in “Maintaining Your have an authorized technician inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damVehicle” for further information. aged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep WARNING! into the passenger compartment. In addition, have the Commercially available windshield washer solvents exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised are flammable. They could ignite and burn you. Care for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required. must be exercised when filling or working around the washer solution. 7 354 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! CAUTION! • Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon monoxide (CO), which is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can make you unconscious and can eventually poison you. To avoid breathing CO, refer to “Safety Tips/Exhaust Gas” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information. • A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over materials that can burn. Such materials might be grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust system. Do not park or operate your vehicle in areas where your exhaust system can contact anything that can burn. • The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control device and may seriously reduce engine performance and cause serious damage to the engine. • Damage to the catalytic converter can result if your vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe malfunction could cause the converter to overheat, resulting in possible damage to the converter and vehicle. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 355 Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic con- To minimize the possibility of catalytic converter damverter will not require maintenance. However, it is im- age: portant to keep the engine properly tuned to assure • Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition, proper catalyst operation and prevent possible catalyst when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in damage. motion. NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions control • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the systems can result in civil penalties being assessed vehicle. against you. • Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires In unusual situations involving grossly malfunctioning disconnected or removed, such as when diagnostic engine operation, a scorching odor may suggest severe testing, or for prolonged periods during very rough and abnormal catalyst overheating. If this occurs, stop idle or malfunctioning operating conditions. the vehicle, turn off the engine and allow it to cool. Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer’s specifications, should be obtained immediately. 7 356 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Coolant Checks Cooling System WARNING! • When working near the radiator cooling fan, disconnect the fan motor lead or turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. The fan is temperature controlled and can start at any time the ignition switch is in the ON position. • You or others can be badly burned by hot engine coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If you see or hear steam coming from under the hood, do not open the hood until the radiator has had time to cool. Never try to open a cooling system pressure cap when the radiator is hot. Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12 months (before the onset of freezing weather, where applicable). If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or rusty in appearance, the system should be drained, flushed and refilled with fresh engine coolant (antifreeze). Check the front of the A/C condenser for any accumulation of bugs, leaves, etc. If dirty, clean by gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the face of the condenser. Cooling System – Drain, Flush, And Refill If the engine coolant (antifreeze) is dirty or contains visible sediment, clean and flush with OAT coolant (antifreeze) that meets the requirements of Chrysler Material Standard MS-12106. MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 357 Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for the proper maintenance intervals. Selection Of Coolant Refer to “Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. CAUTION! • Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT)