Jeep 2008 Wrangler User Manual

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2 0 0 8 Wrangler

O W N E R ’ S M A N U A L

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rollover Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Vehicle Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . .

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Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . .

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INTRODUCTION

This is a specialized utility vehicle designed for both on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform tasks for which conventional two-wheel drive enclosed vehicles were not intended. It handles and maneuvers differently from many passenger cars both on-road and off-road, so take time to become familiar with your vehicle.

The two-wheel drive utility vehicle was designed for on-road use only. It is not intended for off-road driving or use in other severe conditions suited for a four-wheel drive vehicle.

Before you start to drive this vehicle, read the Owner’s Manual. Be sure you are familiar with all vehicle controls, particularly those used for braking, steering, transmission, and transfer case shifting. Learn how your vehicle handles on different road surfaces. Your driving skills will improve with experience. When driving off-road or

working the vehicle, don’t overload the vehicle or expect the vehicle to overcome the natural laws of physics. Always observe federal, state, provincial and local laws wherever you drive.

As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or an accident. Refer to “On-Road/Off-Road Driving Tips” in Section 5 of this manual.

This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and various customer-oriented documents. You are urged to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle.

NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with the vehicle when sold so that the new owner will be aware of all safety warnings.

When it comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR parts, and is interested in your satisfaction.

ROLLOVER WARNING

Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher ground clearance, higher center of gravity, and narrower track than many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in a wide variety of off-road applications. Driven in an unsafe manner, all vehicles can be caused to go out of control. Because of the higher center of gravity and the narrower track, if this vehicle is out of control it may roll over when some other vehicles may not.

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Operating this vehicle at excessive speeds or while intoxicated may result in loss of control, collision with 1 other vehicles or objects, going off the road, or overturning, any of which may lead to serious injury or death. Also, failure to use standard seat belts subjects the driver and passengers to a greater risk of being thrown out of an open-body vehicle than out of a closed vehicle

in an accident which can result in injury or death.

Although your vehicle may be equipped with a soft top or optional hard top to give the occupants protection from the weather, these tops do not offer structural protection in the event of an accident and do not change the open-body characteristic of the vehicle. Even though your vehicle has a sport bar and side bars for some extra protection, it is a truly open vehicle-there is no structural integrated top and it has low sides and a folding windshield. Many of these vehicles do not have fully enclosed hard doors.

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Do not attempt sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers or other unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result in an accident, rollover of the vehicle and serious injury or death. Because of its open-body construction, your vehicle offers less protection than closed vehicles in the event of an accident.

Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the U.S. government notes that the universal use of existing seat belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more each year, and could reduce disabling injuries by two million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seal belt. Always buckle up.

HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL

Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section contains the information you desire.

The detailed Index at the back of this manual contains a complete listing of all subjects.

Consult the following table for a description of the symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout this Owner’s Manual.

Rollover Warning Label

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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS

This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in an accident or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual, you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on a stamped plate located on the left front corner of the instrument panel pad, visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle. Save this label for a convenient record of your vehicle identification number and optional equipment.

NOTE: It is illegal to remove the VIN plate.

VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS

WARNING!

Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death.

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CONTENTS

A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel . . . . . . .

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To Release The Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . .

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Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Security Alarm System — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .

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To Set The Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Illuminated Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Remote Keyless Entry — If Equipped . . . . . . . . .

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To Unlock The Doors And Swing Gate . . . . . . .

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To Lock The Doors And Swing Gate . . . . . . . . .

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Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE

To Turn Off “Flash Lights With Lock” . . . . . . . .

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Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . . .

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General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . .

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Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Upper Half Door Window Removal

 

(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Upper Half Door Window Installation

 

(If Equipped) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Front Door Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rear Door Removal (Four-Door Models) . . . . . .

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Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Power Door Locks — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .

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Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit . . . . . . . . . . .

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Automatic Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rear Power Windows (Four-Door

 

Models Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rear Swing Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor

 

Lock-Out (Four-Door Models Only) . . . . . . . . .

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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . .

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Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System

 

(BeltAlert ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental

 

Restraint Systems (SRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Engine Break-In Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . .

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Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The

 

 

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Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The

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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS

The keys for your new vehicle are enclosed in a plastic bag with the key code number on it. If you received your keys without the bag, ask your authorized dealer to give you the number. The key code can also be obtained by your authorized dealer from your vehicle invoice.

Ignition Key Removal

Manual Transmission — If Equipped

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ACCESSORY (ACC) position.

Ignition Key Positions

2. Push the ignition key inward.

3. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position, and remove the key.

Automatic Transmission — If Equipped

1.Place the shift lever in the PARK position.

2.Turn the ignition switch to the ACC position.

Ignition Key Positions

3. Push the ignition key inward.

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4. Turn the ignition key to the LOCK position, and remove the key.

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Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal, or the shift lever. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

CAUTION!

An unlocked vehicle is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition, and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.

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Key-In-Ignition Reminder

Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition, sounds a signal to remind you to remove the key.

STEERING WHEEL LOCK

Your vehicle is equipped with a passive steering wheel lock. This lock prevents steering the vehicle without the ignition key. If the steering wheel is moved a half turn in either direction, and the key is not in the ignition, the steering wheel will lock.

To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel

With the engine running, rotate the steering wheel one– half revolution from the straight ahead position, turn off the engine, and remove the key. Rotate the steering wheel slightly in both directions until the lock engages.

To Release the Steering Wheel Lock

Insert the key in the ignition, and turn the wheel slightly to the left or right, to disengage the lock.

NOTE: If you turned the wheel to the right to engage the lock, you must turn the wheel slightly to the right to disengage it. If you turned the wheel to the left to engage the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it.

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 that 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. The system will shut the engine off in two seconds if someone uses an invalid key to try to start the engine.

NOTE: A key that 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.

During normal operation, after turning on the ignition switch, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will turn on for three seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid key to try to start the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the engine being shut off after two seconds.

If the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light turns on during normal vehicle operation (vehicle running for

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longer than 10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible.

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NOTE:

The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible with some aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection.

Exxon/Mobil Speedpass™, additional Sentry Keys , or any other transponder-equipped components on the same key chain will not cause a key-related (transponder) fault unless the additional part is physically held against the ignition key being used when starting the vehicle. Cell phones, pagers, or other RF electronics will not cause interference with this system.

All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics.

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Replacement Keys

NOTE: Only keys that are programmed to the vehicle electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle. Once a Sentry Key is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot be programmed to any other vehicle.

CAUTION!

Always remove the Sentry Keys from the vehicle and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.

At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is required for authorized dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an authorized dealer or by following the customer key programming

procedure. This procedure consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one that has never been programmed.

NOTE: When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an authorized dealer.

Customer Key Programming

If you have two valid Sentry Keys , you can program new Sentry Keys to the system by performing the following procedure:

1.Cut the additional Sentry Key Transponder blank(s) to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code.

2.Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position for at least three seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Then, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the first key.

3.Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within 15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound. In addition, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the second key.

4.Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound. In addition, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will stop flashing. To indicate that programming is complete, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will turn on again for three seconds and then turn off.

The new Sentry Key is programmed. The Remote

Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be programmed during this procedure.

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Repeat this procedure to program up to eight keys. If you do not have a programmed Sentry Key , contact your authorized dealer for details.

NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized 2 dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the system’s memory. This will prevent the lost key from starting your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be reprogrammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to an authorized dealer at the time of service to be reprogrammed.

General Information

The Sentry Key system complies with FCC rules Part 15 and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference.

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This device must accept any interference that may be received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED

This system monitors the vehicle doors, swing gate, and ignition for unauthorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the system provides both audible and visible signals. The horn, headlights, and tail lights will sound/ flash repeatedly for three minutes. If disturbance is still present (driver’s door, passenger door, other doors, ignition) after three minutes, the headlights and tail lights will flash for an additional 15 minutes.

NOTE: The Panic and Security alarms are quite different. Please take a moment to activate the Panic and the Security modes to hear the differences in the horn. In case one should go off in the future, you will need to know which mode has been activated in order to deactivate it.

To Set the Alarm

The alarm will set when you use the remote keyless entry (RKE) transmitter to lock the doors and swing gate, or when you use the power door lock switch while the door is open. After all the doors are locked and closed, the Sentry Key /Security Alarm Indicator Light (located on the instrument cluster) will flash rapidly for about 16 seconds to signal that the system is arming. During this 16–second arming period, opening any door or the swing gate will cancel the arming. If the system successfully arms, the Sentry Key /Security Alarm Indicator Light will flash at a slower rate to indicate the alarm is set.

To Disarm the System

To disarm the system, you will need to press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter, or turn the ignition key to the ON position. If something has triggered the system in your absence, the horn will sound three times when you unlock the doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.

The Security Alarm System is designed to protect your vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the system will arm unexpectedly. If you remain in the vehicle and lock the doors with the RKE transmitter, once the system is armed (after 16 seconds), when you pull the door handle to exit, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to disarm the system. You may also accidentally disarm the system by unlocking the driver’s door with the key and then locking it. The door will be locked but the Security Alarm will not arm.

ILLUMINATED ENTRY

The interior lights will come on when you open any door.

The lights will remain on after all of the doors are closed, and then fade to off or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition switch is turned on.

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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED

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Remote Keyless Entry (Key Fob)

This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors, swing gate, and activate the panic alarm from a maximum distance of 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held radio transmitter (key fob). The RKE transmitter does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.

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NOTE: The line of transmission must not be blocked with metal objects.

To Unlock the Doors and Swing Gate

Press and release the UNLOCK button once to unlock the driver’s door only, or twice to unlock all the doors and swing gate. When the UNLOCK button is pressed, the illuminated entry will initiate and the parking lights will flash twice.

The system can be programmed to unlock all the doors upon the first UNLOCK button press, using the following procedure:

1.Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed key fob.

2.Continue to hold the LOCK button for at least four seconds, but not longer than 10 seconds, then press and hold the UNLOCK button.

3.Release both buttons at the same time.

4. Test this feature while outside of the vehicle, by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK button on the key fob.

NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button while you are inside of the vehicle will activate the Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Security Alarm.

5. If the desired programming was not achieved or to reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps.

To Lock the Doors and Swing Gate

Press and release the LOCK button on the key fob to lock all doors. The turn signals will flash and the horn will chirp once to acknowledge the lock signal. If desired, the “Sound Horn On Lock” feature can be turned on or off using the following steps:

1. Press the LOCK button for 4 to 10 seconds.

2. While the LOCK button is pressed (after four seconds), press the PANIC button. Release both buttons.

The “Sound Horn On Lock” feature can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.

Using The Panic Alarm

To turn the panic alarm feature ON or OFF, press and hold the PANIC button on the key fob for at least one second and release. When the panic alarm is activated, the headlights and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse on and off and the interior lights will turn on.

The panic alarm will stay on for three minutes unless you turn it off by pressing the PANIC button a second time, or if the vehicle speed is 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater.

NOTE: When you turn off the panic alarm by pressing the PANIC button a second time, you may have to be closer to the vehicle due to the radio frequency noises of the system.

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To Turn Off “Flash Lights With Lock”

 

NOTE: The “Flash Lights With Lock” feature can be

 

turned on or off using the following steps:

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1.Press the UNLOCK button for 4 to 10 seconds.

2.While the UNLOCK button is pressed, (after four seconds) press the LOCK button. Release both buttons.

3.Test the “Flash Lights With Lock” feature outside of the vehicle, by pressing the LOCK button with the ignition in the LOCK position, and the key removed.

NOTE: Pressing the LOCK button, while you are in the vehicle, will activate the Security Alarm. Opening a door with the Security Alarm activated will cause the alarm to sound. Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Security Alarm.

The “Flash Lights With Lock” feature can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.

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Programming Additional Transmitters

Vehicles will be shipped from the assembly plants with two key fob transmitters programmed only for that vehicle. A total of eight key fobs can be programmed for your vehicle. Additional key fobs can be programmed to your vehicle through the use of a currently programmed fob.

NOTE: When entering the program mode using that key fob, all other programmed key fobs will be erased and you will have to reprogram them for your vehicle.

Use the following procedure to program additional key fobs if the vehicle is not equipped with a Sentry Key:

1.Enter the vehicle and close all of the doors.

2.Fasten your seat belt (Fastening the seat belt will cancel any chiming that may confuse you during this programming procedure).

3.Place the ignition key into the ignition.

4.Turn the ignition to the ON position. Do not start the engine.

5.Press and hold the UNLOCK button.

6.After holding the UNLOCK button for four seconds, also press the PANIC button within six seconds.

7.When a single chime is heard, release both buttons. The chime is an indication that you have successfully entered program mode. All key fobs that are to be programmed must be done so within 60 seconds of when the chime was heard.

8.Using the key fob to be programmed, press and release both the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons, simultaneously.

9.A single chime will be heard.

10.Within four seconds of hearing the chime, press and release the UNLOCK button.

11.A single chime will be heard.

12.Repeat steps 8 through 10 to program up to six additional key fobs.

13.Turn the ignition to the OFF position.

14.Your vehicle will remain in program mode up to 60 seconds from when the original chime was heard. After

60seconds, all programmed key fobs function normally.

NOTE: If you do not have a programmed RKE key fob, contact your authorized dealer for details.

General Information

This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with RS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions:

1. This device may not cause harmful interference.

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2. This device must accept any interference that may be received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly ap- 2 proved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

If your Remote Keyless Entry fails to operate from a normal distance, check for these two conditions.

1.Weak batteries in the RKE key fob. The expected life of batteries is five years.

2.Closeness to a radio transmitter such as a radio station tower, airport transmitter, military base, and some mobile or CB radios.

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Battery Replacement

The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.

NOTE: Perchlorate Material – special handling may apply; See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/ perchlorate.

1. If the key fob is equipped with a screw, remove the screw. With the key fob buttons facing down, use a flat blade (screwdriver) to pry the two halves of the transmitter apart. Use extreme care not to damage the seal or internal components.

Separating RKE Key Fob Halves

2. Remove and replace the batteries. Avoid touching the new batteries with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.

3. To reassemble the key fob case, snap the two halves together.

NOTE: If the key fob is equipped with a screw, reinstall and tighten the screw until snug.

REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED

Your vehicle may be equipped with a remote starting system (automatic transmission models only), which will allow the vehicle to be started from distances up to approximately 300 ft (91 m) away from the vehicle using the remote keyless entry key fob which is part of your ignition key.

In order to remote start your vehicle, the hood, swing gate, and all the doors must be closed.

To remote start your vehicle, press the “Remote Start” button on the key fob twice within five seconds. To indicate that the vehicle is about to start, the park lights will flash and the horn will sound briefly (if programmed).

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Remote Start Key Fob

Once the vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15 minutes. To cancel remote start, press the “Remote Start” button once.

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The park lamps will remain illuminated to indicate that the vehicle has remote started and the engine is running. The lamps will turn off when the ignition is turned to RUN or the remote start is cancelled.

To enter the vehicle while the engine is running during a remote start, you must first unlock the vehicle using the UNLOCK button on the key fob. Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle, insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the ON position, otherwise the engine will cancel remote start and automatically turn off.

Remote start will also cancel if any of the following occur:

If the engine stalls or RPM exceeds 2500

Any engine warning lamps come on

The hood is opened

The hazard switch is pressed

The transmission is moved out of PARK

The vehicle can be started remotely up to a maximum of two times. The vehicle is also allowed a maximum of one failed start, where the remote start sequence was initiated but the engine stopped cranking without starting. After either of these conditions, or if the Security Alarm is alarming, or if the PANIC button was pressed, the vehicle must be reset by inserting a valid key into the ignition and moving it to the RUN position, then back to LOCK.

DOORS

The vacuum fluorescent (VF) display located in the odometer area will display the word “door” as an indication of a door ajar or not completely closed. When the vehicle is not moving and the door is ajar or not completely closed, the VF display will show the word “door.”

If any other active warnings including “gATE”, “gASCAP”, “noFUSE”, “CHANgE OIL”, or “ESPOFF” are present, they will be shown in the VF display and will also continue to cycle. If the vehicle is moving, three single chimes will occur, one chime for each complete display cycle (three cycles total). After this, the display will continue to cycle only (no chimes).

If the trip/reset button is pressed while the VF warnings are being displayed, the VF display will revert back to only displaying the odometer/trip odometer mileage.

Upper Half Door Window Removal (If Equipped)

1. Grasp the half door window and pull up.

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Upper Half Door Window

Upper Half Door Window Installation (If

Equipped)

1. Grasp the half door window and line up pins into pockets in lower door.

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2. Push down to ensure the half door window is fully seated.

Front Door Removal

1. Remove the hinge pin screws from the upper and lower outside hinges (using a #T50 Torx head driver).

2. Unplug the wiring harness connector under instrument panel.

1 — Harness Connector

2 — Body Hook

3 — Door/Harness Strap

3.Unhook the door strap from the body hook. Be careful not to allow the door to swing fully open as the mirror may damage paint.

4.With the door open, lift the door to clear hinge pins from their hinges, and remove door.

To reinstall the door(s), perform the previous steps in the opposite order.

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Rear Door Removal (Four-Door Models)

1. Remove the hinge pin screws from the upper and lower outside hinges (using a #T50 Torx head driver). 2

2. Slide the front seat(s) fully forward.

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3. Remove the trim access door from the bottom of B-pillar.

4. Unplug the wiring harness connector.

5.Unhook the door strap from the body hook.

6.With the door open, lift the door to clear hinge pins from their hinges, and remove door.

To reinstall the door(s), perform the previous steps in the opposite order.

DOOR LOCKS

The vacuum fluorescent (VF) display located in the odometer area displays the word “door” as an indication of a door ajar or door not completely closed. When the vehicle is not moving and the door is ajar or not completely closed, the VF display will show the word “door.”

If any other active warnings including “gATE”, “gASCAP”, “noFUSE”, “CHANgE OIL”, or “ESPOFF” are present, they will be shown in the VF display and will also continue to cycle. If the vehicle is moving, three single chimes will occur, one chime for each complete display cycle (three cycles total). After this, the display will continue to cycle only (no chimes).

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If the trip/reset button is pressed while the VF warnings are being displayed, the VF display will revert back to only displaying the odometer/trip odometer mileage.

NOTE: The ignition key that is used to start the vehicle 2 is used to lock or unlock the doors, swing gate, and console storage.

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Manual Door Locks

The front (two-door models) and rear doors (four-door models) are equipped with a rocker-type interior door lock. To lock the door when leaving your vehicle, press the Lock position and close the door.

WARNING!

For personal security reasons and safety in an accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive, as well as when you park and leave the vehicle.

Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

Manual Door Lock

Power Door Locks — If Equipped

The door lock switch is located on each front door panel. Press the switch downward to lock the doors, and upward to unlock the doors.

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WARNING!

For personal security reasons and safety in an accident, lock the vehicle doors when you drive, as 2 well as when you park and leave the vehicle.

Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving unattended children in a vehicle is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

Power Door Lock Switch

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Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit

The doors will unlock automatically on vehicles with power door locks if:

1.The “Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit” feature is enabled

2.The transmission was in gear and the vehicle speed returned to 0 mph (0 km/h)

3.The transmission is in NEUTRAL or PARK

4.The driver door is opened

5.The doors were not previously unlocked

6.The vehicle speed is 0 mph (0 km/h).

Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming

The “Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit” feature can be enabled or disabled as follows:

1.Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.

2.Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK four times ending up in the LOCK position.

3.Depress the power door unlock switch to unlock the doors.

4.A single chime will indicate the completion of the programming.

5.Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to its previous setting.

NOTE: Use the “Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit” feature in accordance with local laws.

Automatic Door Locks

The doors will lock automatically on vehicles with power door locks if all of the following conditions are met:

1.The “Automatic Door Locks” feature is enabled

2.The transmission is in gear

3.All doors are closed

4.The throttle is pressed

5.The vehicle speed is above 15 mph (24 km/h)

6.The doors were not previously locked using the power door lock switch or remote keyless entry transmitter.

Automatic Door Locks Programming

The “Automatic Door Locks” feature can be enabled or disabled as follows:

1. Close all doors and place the key in the ignition.

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2.Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK four times ending up in the LOCK position.

3.Depress the power door lock switch to lock the doors. 2

4.A single chime will indicate the completion of the programming.

5.Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to

its previous setting.

NOTE: Use the “Automatic Door Locks” feature in accordance with local laws.

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WINDOWS

Power Windows — If Equipped

The power window switches are located on the instrument panel center stack (below the radio). The top left switch controls the left front window and the top right switch controls the right front window. The lower left switch controls the left rear passenger window (fourdoor models), and the lower right switch controls the right rear passenger window (four-door models). The switches will continue to function for up to two minutes after the ignition key has been removed, or until a front door is opened.

Power Window Switches

Window Lockout Switch (Four-Door Models Only)

The window lockout switch (located between the window switches) allows you to disable the rear window switches that are located on the back of the center floor

 

 

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console. To disable the window controls, press the win-

Rear Power Windows (Four-Door Models Only)

dow lockout button downward. To enable the window

The rear passenger window switches are located on the

controls, press the window lockout button upward.

back of the center floor console.

 

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Auto Down

 

 

 

 

 

Both the driver and front passenger window switches

 

 

 

have an “Auto Down” feature. Press the window switch

 

 

 

past the first detent, release, and the window will go

 

 

 

down automatically. To cancel the “Auto Down” move-

 

 

 

ment, operate the switch in either the up or down

 

 

 

direction and release the switch.

 

 

 

To stop the window from going all the way down during

 

 

 

the “auto down” operation, pull up on the switch briefly.

 

 

 

To open the window part way, press to the first detent

 

 

 

and release it when you want the window to stop.

 

Rear Power Window Switches (Four-Door Models)

 

 

The power window switches remain active for two minutes after the ignition has been turned off. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.

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Wind Buffeting

Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the windows down in certain open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized by adjusting window opening.

REAR SWING GATE

The vacuum fluorescent (VF) display located in the odometer area displays the word “gATE” as an indication of when the swing gate is not completely closed. When the vehicle is not moving, and the swing gate is not completely closed, the VF display will show the word “gATE.”

If any other active warnings are present, they will be shown in the VF display and will also continue to cycle. If the vehicle is moving, three single chimes will occur if the rear swing gate is open (one chime for each complete display cycle). After this, the VF display will continue to sequence only (no chimes).

If the trip/reset button is pressed while the VF warnings are being displayed, the VF display will revert back to only displaying the odometer/trip odometer mileage.

The swing gate can be unlocked by using the key, remote keyless entry (RKE) key fob, or by activating the power door lock switches located on the front doors.

To open the swing gate, press the button on the gate handle.

Gate Handle

NOTE: Close the rear flip-up window before attempting to close the swing gate (hard top models only).

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CAUTION!

Do not press on rear wiper blade when closing the rear flip-up window, as damage to the blade will 2 result.

WARNING!

Driving with the flip-up window open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the flip-up window closed when you are operating the vehicle.

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OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS

Some of the most important safety features in your vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front and rear seat belts for the driver and all passengers, front airbags for both the driver and front passenger, and side airbags (if equipped) for both the driver and front passenger. If you will be carrying children too small for adult-size belts, your seat belts can also be used to hold infant and child restraint systems.

NOTE: The front airbags have a multistage inflator design. This allows the airbag to have different rates of inflation that are based on collision severity.

Please pay close attention to the information in this section. It tells you how to use your restraint system properly to keep you and your passengers as safe as possible.

WARNING!

In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer injuries, including fatalities, 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.

Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver 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 that 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 to reduce or prevent injuries.

Lap/Shoulder Belts

All seating positions in your vehicle have 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. But in a collision, the belt will lock and reduce the risk of your striking the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.

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WARNING!

It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people 2 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 using a seat belt properly.

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WARNING!

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 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 an accident, hurting one another badly. Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more than one person, no matter what their size.

Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions

1.Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat.

2.The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front seat, next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap.

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3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.”

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Latch Plate

Latch Plate To Buckle

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WARNING!

A belt that is 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 loose will not protect you as well. 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 very 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 the strongest bones will take the force in a collision.

A shoulder belt placed behind 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.

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.

NOTE: The Seat Belt Indicator Light will remain on until the driver’s seat belt is buckled.

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WARNING!

A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be 2 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 cannot do its job as well. In a collision it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight. If you cannot straighten a belt in your vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer and have it fixed.

Removing Slack From Belt

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.

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6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. The belt will automatically retract to its stowed position. If necessary, slide the latch plate down the webbing to allow the belt to retract fully.

WARNING!

A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection. 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.).

Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor Lock-Out (Four-Door Models Only)

This feature is designed to lock the retractor whenever the 60% rear seatback is not fully latched. This prevents someone from wearing the rear center lap/shoulder belt when the rear seatback is not fully latched.

NOTE:

If the rear center lap/shoulder belt cannot be pulled out, check that the rear seatback is fully latched.

If the rear seatback is properly latched and the rear center lap/shoulder belt still cannot be pulled out, the Automatic-Locking Retractor (ALR) system may be activated. To reset this feature you must let all of the belt webbing return into the retractor. You will not be able to pull out more webbing until all of the webbing has been returned back into the retractor.

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WARNING!

The rear center lap/shoulder belt is equipped with a lock-out feature to ensure that the rear seatback is in the fully upright and locked position when occupied. If the rear seatback is not fully upright and locked and the rear center lap/shoulder belt can be pulled out of the retractor, the vehicle should immediately be taken to your authorized dealer for service. Failure to follow this warning could result in serious or fatal injury.

Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage

In the front seat positions, the shoulder belt anchorage can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away from your neck. Push in on the anchorage near your outside shoulder and slide it up or down to reach the position that serves you best.

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Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt

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WARNING!

Position the shoulder belt height adjusters so that the belt rests across the middle of your shoulder. Failure to adjust the safety belt properly could reduce the effectiveness of the seat belt and increase the risk of injury in a collision.

As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer a lower position, and if you are taller than average, you’ll prefer a higher position. When you release the anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that it is locked in position.

Seat Belt Pretensioners

The driver and front passenger seat belts are equipped with a pretensioning device that is designed to remove any slack from the seat belt systems in the event of a collision. This device improves the performance of the seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight around the occupant early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.

NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat belt placement by the occupant. The seat belt must still be worn snugly and positioned properly.

The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) Module. Like the front airbags, the pretensioners are a single use item. After a collision that is severe enough to deploy the airbags and pretensioners, they must be replaced.

Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert )

If the driver’s seat belt has not been buckled within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert ) will alert the driver to buckle the seat belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts. Once the warning is triggered, the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert ) will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Warning Light for 96 seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled.

The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert ) will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).

The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert ) can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by following these steps:

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NOTE: The following steps must occur within the first 60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON or START position. The manufacturer does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System 2 (BeltAlert ).

1.Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, and buckle the driver’s seat belt.

2.Turn the ignition key to the ACC/RUN position (engine does not need to be running), and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.

3.Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver’s seat belt at least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.

4.Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. A single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming.

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