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COMPASS 2009 owner’s manual

VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA

With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name Chrysler LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution 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 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.

Copyright © 2008 Chrysler LLC

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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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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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 Owner’s 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 referencing 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 and a higher center of gravity 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 go out of control. Because of the higher center of gravity, if this vehicle is out of control it may roll over when some other vehicles may not.

Do not attempt sharp turns, 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 severe or fatal injury. Drive carefully.

Rollover Warning Label

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

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belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more each year and could reduce disabling injuries by two 1 million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person

is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat 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 Owner’s 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:

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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 the left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield. This number also appears on the vehicle registration and title.

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Vehicle Identification Number

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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Locking Doors With The Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Steering Wheel Lock — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . 15

To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel . . . . . . . 15

To Release The Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . 15

Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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

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

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Vehicle Security Alarm System — If Equipped

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

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

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Vehicle Security Alarm System Manual

 

Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . 20

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

. . 20

To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . .

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Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First

 

Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Illuminated Approach — If Equipped . . . . . . .

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To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . .

22

Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock . . . . . . . .

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Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock . .

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

24

Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .

24

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

24

RKE Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . .

25

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

26

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

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Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Child-Protection Door Lock System

 

(Rear Doors) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Power Window Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Auto Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Window Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . .

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Second Row Center Lap/Shoulder Belt

 

Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System

 

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

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

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

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Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental

 

Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag. . . . . . . . . . . .

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Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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

 

 

Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make

 

 

Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS

The authorized dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can be used to order duplicate keys. Ask your authorized dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe place.

Ignition Key Removal

Automatic Transmission — If Equipped

1.Place the shift lever in PARK.

2.Turn the ignition switch to the ACC (Accessory) position.

3.Push the key and cylinder inward and rotate the key to the LOCK position.

4.Remove the key from the ignition switch lock cylinder.

Vehicle Key

Ignition Switch Positions

1

— LOCK

3

— ON

2

— ACC (ACCESSORY)

4

— START

NOTE: If you try to remove the key before you place the shift lever in PARK, the key may become trapped temporarily in the ignition switch cylinder. If this occurs, rotate the key to the right slightly, then remove the key as

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described. If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped but the key cannot be removed until you 2 obtain service.

WARNING!

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

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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.

Manual Transmission

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

2.Push the key and cylinder inward and rotate the key to the LOCK position.

Ignition Switch Positions

3. Remove the key from the ignition switch lock cylinder.

1

— LOCK

3

— ON

2

— ACC (ACCESSORY)

4

— START

Locking Doors With The Key

You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the door, turn the key to the right. To unlock the door, turn the key to the left. Refer to “Body Lubrication” under “Maintenance Procedures” in Section 7.

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.

NOTE: With the driver’s door open and the key in the ignition, the power door locks and Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will not function.

STEERING WHEEL LOCK — IF EQUIPPED

Your manual transmission 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 approximately a half turn in either direction and the key is not in the ignition switch, the steering wheel will lock.

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To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel

With the engine running, turn the steering wheel upside down, turn off the engine and remove the key. Turn the steering wheel slightly in either direction until the lock 2 engages.

To Release The Steering Wheel Lock

Insert the key in the ignition switch and start the engine. If the key is difficult to turn, move the wheel slightly to the right or left 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.

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SENTRY KEY

seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the

The Sentry Key Immobilizer System prevents unautho-

bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the

rized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The

electronics. In addition, if the Vehicle Security Light

system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation

begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that

is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked

someone used an invalid key to try to start the engine.

or unlocked.

Either of these conditions will result in the engine being

The system uses ignition keys that have an embedded

shut off after two seconds.

 

electronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized

If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal

vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are pro-

vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 sec-

grammed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate

onds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics.

the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two

Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as

seconds if someone uses an invalid key to try to start the

possible.

engine.

NOTE:

 

 

NOTE: A key that has not been programmed is also

The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compat-

considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the

ible with some aftermarket remote starting systems.

ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.

Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting

During normal operation, after turning on the ignition

problems and loss of security protection.

 

switch, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three

 

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 Radio Frequency (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.

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.

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CAUTION!

Always remove the Sentry Keys from the vehicle and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unat- 2 tended.

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.

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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 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 Light will stop flashing. To indicate that programming is complete, the Vehicle Security 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.

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 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.

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

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VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED

This Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the doors, hood, liftgate, and ignition switch for unauthorized operation. 2

If something triggers the Vehicle Security Alarm the horn will sound for 30 seconds and flash the lights for 60 seconds. If the triggering device is not deactivated, the horn will sound again after a five second delay for another 30 seconds. If the trigger remains present, this cycle will repeat for up to five minutes.

To Set The Security Alarm

1.Remove the key from the ignition switch and get out of the vehicle.

2.Lock the door using either the power door LOCK switch or the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and close all doors.

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3. The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash rapidly for approximately 16 seconds. This shows that the system is arming. During this period, if a door is opened, the ignition switch is turned ON, or the power door locks are unlocked in any manner, the Vehicle Security Alarm will automatically disarm. After approximately 16 seconds, the Vehicle Security Light will flash slowly. This shows that the Vehicle Security Alarm is fully armed.

To Disarm The System

1.Press UNLOCK on the RKE transmitter.

2.Starting the vehicle with a valid Sentry Key will disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. A valid key is one that is programmed to your vehicle. A valid key will disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm; an invalid key will allow the engine to run for two seconds and stop.

Vehicle Security Alarm System Manual Override

The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the doors using the manual door lock plunger.

REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED

This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to 66 ft (20 m) using a handheld Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.

Three Button RKE Transmitter

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

To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate

Press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter once to unlock the driver’s door, or twice within five seconds to unlock all doors and liftgate. The

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turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock

 

signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.

 

Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First Press

2

This feature lets you program the system to unlock either

the driver’s door or all doors on the first press of the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the current setting, proceed as follows:

For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “RKE Unlock,” under “Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4.

For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following steps:

1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transmitter for at least four seconds, but no longer than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK button while still holding the LOCK button.

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2.Release both buttons at the same time.

3.Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter with the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the key removed.

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

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

Illuminated Approach — If Equipped

This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds when the doors are unlocked with the RKE transmitter. The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles

equipped with the EVIC. Refer to “Illuminated Approach,” under “Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4.

To Lock The Doors And Liftgate

Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors and liftgate. The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.

Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock

This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change the current setting, proceed as follows:

For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Sound Horn with Lock,” under “Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4.

For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following steps:

1.Press the LOCK button on a programmed RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 seconds. Then, press the PANIC button while still holding the LOCK button.

2.Release both buttons at the same time.

3.Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the key removed.

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

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

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Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock

This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the RKE transmit- 2 ter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change the current setting, proceed as follows:

For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Flash Light With Lock,” under Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features),” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in Section 4.

For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following steps:

1.Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than

10seconds. Then, press and hold the LOCK button while still holding the UNLOCK button.

2.Release both buttons at the same time.

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3.Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by pressing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter with the ignition switch in the LOCK position and the key removed.

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

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

Using The Panic Alarm

To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, 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.

Programming Additional Transmitters

For more information, refer to Sentry Key “Customer Key Programming” procedure in this section of the manual.

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.

2. 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.

If your RKE transmitter fails to operate from a normal distance, check for these two conditions:

1.Weak batteries in the RKE transmitter. 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.

RKE Transmitter Battery Replacement

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

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The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.

1. If the RKE transmitter is equipped with a screw, remove the screw. With the RKE transmitter buttons 2 facing down, use a flat blade to pry the two halves of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the elastomer seal during removal.

Separating RKE Transmitter Halves

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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 RKE transmitter case, snap the two halves together.

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

DOOR LOCKS

Manual Door Locks

Use the manual door lock plunger to lock the doors from inside the vehicle. If the plunger is down when the door is closed, the door will lock. Make sure the keys are not inside the vehicle before closing the door.

Manual Door Lock Plunger

WARNING!

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

(Continued)

WARNING! (Continued)

When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key from the ignition lock and lock your vehicle. Do not leave unattended children in the vehicle or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.

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.

Power Door Locks

A power door lock switch is located on the driver’s door panel. Press this switch to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate.

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NOTE: To prevent from locking the key 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

2

will sound as a reminder to remove the key.

Driver Power Door Lock Switch

1 - Unlock

2 - Lock

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Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped

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

1.The Auto Lock 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), and

6.The doors were not previously locked using the power door lock switch or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.

Automatic Door Locks Programming

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

For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped” in Section 4.

For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following procedure:

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

2.Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK four times ending up in the LOCK position (do not start the engine).

3.Within 30 seconds, depress the power door LOCK switch to lock 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:

If you do not hear the chime it means that the system did not enter the programming mode and you will need to repeat the procedure.

Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature in accordance with local laws.

Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit

The doors will unlock automatically 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’s door is opened.

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5. The doors were not previously unlocked.

The Auto Unlock feature can be enabled or disabled. Refer to “Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable 2 Features)” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped” in Section 4.

For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, the Auto Unlock Feature can be enabled or disabled by performing the following procedure:

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

2.Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and 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.

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NOTE:

If you do not hear the chime it means that the system did not enter the programming mode and you will need to repeat the procedure.

Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature in accordance with local laws.

Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming

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

For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, refer to “Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” under “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) – If Equipped” in Section 4.

For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following procedure:

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

2.Within 15 seconds, cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK four times ending up in the LOCK position (do not start the engine).

3.Within 30 seconds, 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:

If you do not hear the chime it means that the system did not enter the programming mode and you will need to repeat the procedure.

Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature in accordance with local laws.

Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors)

— If Equipped

Insert the tip of the ignition key into the lock and rotate to the LOCK or UNLOCK position.

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2

Child-Protection Door Lock Function

Child-Protection Door Lock Location

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WARNING!

Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors can only be opened from the outside when the child protection locks are engaged.

NOTE: For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the lock plunger up (unlocked position), roll down the window and open the door with the outside door handle.

POWER WINDOWS — IF EQUIPPED

Power Window Switches

Power Window Switch Location

The window controls on the driver’s door trim panel control all the door windows. There are single window

controls on each passenger door trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows. The window controls will operate when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position.

NOTE:

For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the power window switches will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.

For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power window switches will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to “Delay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit”

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under “Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in the “Electronic Vehicle Information Cen-

ter (EVIC),” in Section 4 of this manual.

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WARNING!

Never leave children in a vehicle with the key in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the windows while operating the power WINDOW switches. Such entrapment may result in serious injury or death.

Auto Down

The driver’s door window switch has an Auto Down feature. Push the window switch past the first detent, release, and the window will go down automatically. To cancel the Auto Down movement, operate the switch in either the up or down direction and release the switch.

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Window Lockout Switch

The window lockout switch on the driver’s door allows you to disable the window control on the other doors. To disable the window controls on the other doors, press the window LOCKOUT switch. To enable the window controls, press the window LOCKOUT switch a second time.

LIFTGATE

NOTE: The key that is used to start the vehicle is also used to lock or unlock the doors and open the liftgate.

To unlock the liftgate, insert the key into the lock and turn it to the right (manual lock models only). The liftgate can also be unlocked using the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or by activating the power door lock switches located on the front doors. The central locking/ unlocking feature (if equipped) can also be activated from the liftgate key cylinder.

Once unlocked, the liftgate can be opened or closed without using the key. To open the liftgate, squeeze the liftgate release and pull the liftgate open with one fluid motion.

Window Lockout Switch

Liftgate Latch Location

NOTE:

In the event of a power malfunction, or the RKE transmitter is inoperative, insert the key into the liftgate lock cylinder and turn to the right (manual lock models only). Using the liftgate handle, pull the liftgate open with one fluid motion.

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Although the liftgate has no inside release mechanism,

 

the liftgate trim panel includes an opening with a

 

snap-in cap that provides access to release the latch in

2

the event of an electrical system malfunction.

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.

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Gas props support the liftgate in the open position. However, because the gas pressure drops with temperature, it may be necessary to assist the props when opening the liftgate in cold weather.

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 if equipped, side airbags for both the driver and front passenger. If you will be carrying children too small for adult-size seat belts, your seat belts or the LATCH feature also, can be used to hold infant and child restraint systems.

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 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.

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 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 seats in your vehicle are equipped with 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 you 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 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.

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WARNING! (Continued)

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 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. 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.

Pulling Out The Latch Plate

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

Inserting Latch Plate Into Buckle

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WARNING!

A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The lap portion could 2 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 as well. In a sudden stop you could move too far forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt snugly.

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WARNING! (Continued)

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 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.

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.

Positioning Lap Belt

WARNING!

A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of internal injury in a collision. The belt forces won’t be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap belt as low as possible and keep it snug.

A twisted belt can’t do its job as well. 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 dealer 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.

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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

2

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.).

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Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage

In the front seat, the shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away from your neck. Push the anchorage button to release the anchorage, and move it up or down to the position that fits you best.

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.

Second Row Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions

The second row center lap/shoulder belt features a three-point seat belt with a mini-latch and buckle, which allows the shoulder belt to detach from the lower anchor when the seat is folded. The mini-buckle and shoulder belt can then be stored out of the way in the right side trim panel for added convenience.

Adjustable Anchorage

1. Remove the mini-latch and regular latch from its stowed position in the right rear side trim panel.

Mini-Latch Stowage

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2.Grasp the mini-latch plate and pull the belt over the seat.

3.Route the shoulder belt to the inside of the right head 2 restraint.

Routing The Rear Center Shoulder Belt

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Routing The Rear Center Shoulder Belt

4.When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the minilatch plate into the mini-buckle until you hear a “click.”

5.Sit back in the seat. Slide the regular latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap.

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

Connecting Mini-Latch To Buckle

7. 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, pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.

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8.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.

9.To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. 2

Detaching Mini-Latch and Buckle

Rear Center Seat Belt Buckled

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10. To disengage the mini-latch from the mini-buckle for storage, insert the regular latch plate into the black button on the top of the mini-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. Insert the mini-latch plate into the slot provided in the trim panel.

Seat Belt Pretensioners

The seat belts for both front seating positions are equipped with pretensioning devices that are designed to automatically remove any slack from the seat belts in the event of a collision. These devices improve the performance of the seat belt system by assuring that the belt is tight about the occupant 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 still must be worn snugly and positioned properly.

The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) (refer to information on Airbags in this section). Like the front airbags, the pretensioners are single use items. After a collision that is severe enough to deploy the airbags and pretensioners, both must be replaced.

Enhanced Driver Seat Belt 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 their seat belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts. Once the warning is triggered, BeltAlert will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Warning Light for 96 seconds or until the driver’s seat belt is buckled. BeltAlert will be reactivated if the driver’s seat belt is unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).

BeltAlert can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer or by following these steps:

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

1.Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and buckle the driver or front passenger seat belt.

2.Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.

3.Within 60 seconds of turning the ignition switch to the ON position, unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver or

front passenger seat belt at least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.

NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn on while unbuckling and off while re-buckling the seat belt. It may be necessary to retract the seat belt.

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

BeltAlert can be reactivated by repeating this procedure. 2

NOTE: Although BeltAlert has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Warning Light will continue to illuminate while the driver or front passenger seat belt remains unbuckled.

Seat Belt Extender

If a seat belt is too short, even when fully extended, and when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if equipped) is in its lowest position, your authorized dealer can provide you with a seat belt extender. This extender should be used only if the existing belt is not long enough. When it is not required, remove the extender and store it.

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WARNING!

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.

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.

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.

Driver and Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag

This vehicle has front airbags for both the driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint system. The driver’s airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger’s front airbag is mounted in the instrument panel, above the glove compartment. The words SRS AIRBAG are embossed on the airbag covers.

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