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OW N E R ’ S M A N UA L

VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA

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

DRIVING AND ALCOHOL

Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents.

Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation.

WARNING!

Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower, and your judgment is impaired when you have been drinking. Never drink and then drive.

This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of features and equipment that are no longer available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features and equipment described in this manual that are not on this vehicle.

Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in design and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured.

Copyright © 2011 Chrysler Group LLC

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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

Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all essentials that are traditional to our vehicles.

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 Warranty Information, and various customer-oriented documents. Please take the time 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 reviewing the owner information, it should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referencing and remain with the vehicle when sold.

When it comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR parts, and cares about 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 a collision, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal injury. Drive carefully.

Rollover Warning Label

Failure to use the 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

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two million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person 1 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.

Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment.

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 a collision or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire 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. The VIN is visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This number also is stamped into the right front door sill (under the molding) and appears on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the vehicle registration, and the title.

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Vehicle Identification Number

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Stamped VIN Location

NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN.

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

 

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

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

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

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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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Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . .

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Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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To Unlatch The Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . .

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

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Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . .

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

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

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

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How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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

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Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear

 

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

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

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Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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Liftgate Flipper Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . .

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Seat Belt Lock Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . .

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Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) —

 

If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Seat Belt Pretensioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) . . 53

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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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air

 

Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . .

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

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Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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

You can insert the double-sided keys into the locks with either side up.

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 from your authorized dealer. Ask your authorized dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe place.

Ignition Key Removal

Automatic Transmission

Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the key to the ACC position and then push the key and cylinder inward slightly and rotate the key to the LOCK position. Then remove the key.

Vehicle Key

Ignition Switch Positions

1

— LOCK

3

— ON

2

— ACC (ACCESSORY)

4

— START

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NOTE:

For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), features such as the power

window switches, radio, power sunroof or Sky Slider 2 (if equipped), and power outlets 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, features such as the power window switches, radio, power sunroof or Sky Slider (if equipped), and power outlets 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 “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

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WARNING!

When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.

Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.

Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.

Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and do not leave the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may cause serious injury or death.

CAUTION!

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

Key-In-Ignition Reminder

If you open the driver’s door and the key is in the ignition, a chime will sound to remind you to remove the key.

NOTE: The Key-In-Ignition reminder only sounds when the ignition key is placed in the LOCK or ACC position.

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 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 Vehicle Security Light begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that

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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 Light turns on during normal 2 vehicle operation (vehicle running for 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 by an authorized dealer.

CAUTION!

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

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

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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/RUN 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/RUN position within

15seconds. 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/RUN position within

60seconds. 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.

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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.

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

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VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED

The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors, liftgate, and liftgate flipper glass for unauthorized entry and ignition for unauthorized operation. While the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, interior switches for door locks and flipper glass are disabled.

If something triggers the alarm, the Vehicle Security Alarm will sound the horn intermittently, the headlights, park lamps and/or turn signals and the Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash for three minutes. If the disturbance is still present (driver’s door, passenger door, other doors, ignition) after three minutes, the headlights, park lamps and/or turn signals 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.

Rearming Of The System

If something triggers the Vehicle Security Alarm, and no action is taken to disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn off the horn after three minutes, turn off all of the visual signals after 15 minutes, and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself.

To Arm The System

1.Remove the key from the ignition switch and exit the vehicle.

2.Lock the doors and liftgate by pressing the power door LOCK switch or the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.

NOTE: The Vehicle Security Alarm will not arm if you lock the doors with the manual door lock plungers or the driver’s door lock cylinder.

3. Close all doors. The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash rapidly for about 16 seconds to signal that the Vehicle Security Alarm is arming. During this period, opening any door or the liftgate will cancel the arming process. If the Vehicle Security Alarm is set successfully, the Vehicle Security Light will flash at a slower rate to indicate the alarm is armed.

NOTE: For added security, whenever the Security Alarm is armed, the HomeLink /Garage Door Opener (if equipped) is disabled as well.

To Disarm The System

Either press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter or insert a valid Sentry Key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the ON/RUN position.

NOTE:

Unlocking the doors with the manual door lock plungers or the driver’s door lock cylinder will not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.

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When the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, the interior power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.

The Vehicle Security Alarm is designed to protect your vehicle; however, you can create conditions where the 2 Vehicle Security Alarm will give you a false alarm. If the previously described arming sequence has occurred, the Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether you are inside or outside the vehicle. If you remain inside the vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.

Tamper Alert

If something has triggered the Vehicle Security Alarm in your absence, the horn will sound three times and the exterior lights blink three times when you unlock the doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.

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ILLUMINATED ENTRY

The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to unlock the doors or open any door.

This feature also turns on the approach lighting in the outside mirrors (if equipped). Refer to “Mirrors” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for further information.

The lights will fade to off after approximately 30 seconds or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition switch is turned to ON/RUN from the OFF position.

NOTE:

The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy lights will turn on if the dimmer control is in theDome ON position (extreme top position).

The Illuminated Entry system will not operate if the dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position (extreme bottom position).

REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)

This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate, open the liftgate flip-up window, or activate the PANIC alarm from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system. However, the line of transmission must not be blocked with metal objects when using the RKE transmitter.

NOTE: Inserting the key into the ignition switch disables all buttons on the RKE transmitter.

Vehicle Key

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 to unlock all doors and the liftgate. The turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.

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Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First

This feature lets you program the system to unlock either the driver’s door or all doors and the liftgate on the first press of the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To 2 change the current setting, proceed as follows:

For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

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

1.Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed (i.e., functional) RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 seconds. Then, press and hold the UNLOCK button while still holding the LOCK button.

2.Release both buttons at the same time.

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3.Test the feature from outside the vehicle by pressing the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter.

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 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.

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 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

To Lock The Doors And Liftgate

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

Sound Horn With 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 Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

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

1.Press the LOCK button on a programmed (i.e., functional) 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 from outside the vehicle by pressing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter.

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 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.

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Flash Lights With Lock

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

For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

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

1.Press and hold the UNLOCK button on a programmed (i.e., functional) RKE transmitter for at least 4 seconds, but no longer than 10 seconds. 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 from outside the vehicle by pressing the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the RKE transmitter.

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 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.

To Unlatch The Liftgate Flipper Glass

Press the FLIPPER GLASS button twice to unlatch the liftgate flipper glass.

WARNING!

To avoid injury stand back when opening. Glass will automatically rise.

Using The Panic Alarm

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 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 turn signal lights will flash, the horn will pulse on and off, and the illuminated entry system 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.

During the PANIC Mode, the door locks and Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system will function normally. PANIC mode will not disarm the Security System on vehicles so equipped.

NOTE: You may need to be close to the vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the PANIC Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted by the system.

Programming Additional Transmitters

Refer to Sentry Key “Customer Key Programming.”

If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter, contact your authorized dealer for details.

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Battery Replacement

The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.

NOTE:

Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply. 2 See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate

Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed circuit board.

1. Remove the screw from the RKE transmitter case (if equipped).

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2. With the RKE transmitter buttons facing down, use a flat blade tool to pry the two halves of the RKE transmitter case apart. Make sure not to damage the seal during removal.

Separating Case Halves

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

4.To reassemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two halves together.

5.Reinstall and tighten the screw until snug (if equipped).

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 battery in RKE transmitter. The expected life of the battery is from one to two years.

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

REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED

This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still maintaining security. The system has a range of

approximately 300 ft (91 m).

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NOTE:

The vehicle must be equipped with an automatic transmission to be equipped with Remote Start.

Obstructions between the vehicle and RKE transmitter 2 may reduce this range.

How To Use Remote Start

All of the following conditions must be met before the engine will remote start:

Shift lever in PARK.

Doors closed.

Hood closed.

Liftgate closed.

Hazard switch off.

Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed).

Ignition key removed from ignition switch.

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Battery at an acceptable charge level.

RKE PANIC button not pressed.

System not disabled from previous remote start event

Vehicle theft alarm not active

WARNING!

Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.

Keep Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitters away from children. Operation of the Remote Start System, windows, door locks or other controls could cause serious injury or death.

Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped

The following messages will display in the EVIC if the vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prematurely:

Remote Start Aborted — Door Ajar

Remote Start Aborted — Hood Ajar

Remote Start Aborted — L/Gate Ajar

Remote Start Aborted — System Fault

Remote Start Aborted — Fuel Low

The EVIC message stays active until the ignition is turned to the ON/RUN position.

To Enter Remote Start Mode

Press and release the REMOTE START button on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The parking lights will flash and the horn will chirp twice (if programmed). Then, the

engine will start and the vehicle will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.

NOTE:

If your power door locks were unlocked, Remote Start will automatically lock the doors.

If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.

For security, power window operation and sunroof or Sky Slider operation (if equipped) is disabled when the vehicle is in the Remote Start mode.

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The engine can be started two consecutive times (two 15-minute cycles) with the RKE transmitter. However, the ignition switch must be cycled to the ON/RUN

position before you can repeat the start sequence for a 2 third cycle.

To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The Vehicle

Press and release the REMOTE START button one time or allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.

NOTE: To avoid unintentional shut downs, the system will disable the one-time press of the REMOTE START button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote Start request.

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To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle

Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if equipped). Then, insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the ON/RUN position.

NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position in order to drive the vehicle.

DOOR LOCKS

Manual Door Locks

To lock each door, push the door lock knob on each door trim panel downward. To unlock each door, pull the door lock knob on each door trim panel upward.

Manual Lock Knob

If the door lock knob is down when you shut the door, the door will lock. Make sure the keys are not inside the vehicle before closing the door.

NOTE: The manual door locks will not lock or unlock the liftgate.

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.

When leaving the vehicle, always remove the key fob from the ignition and lock your vehicle.

Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.

Allowing children to be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.

Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and do not leave the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

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Power Door Locks

 

A power door lock switch is located on each of the front

 

door trim panels. Use this switch to lock or unlock the

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doors and liftgate.

Power Door Lock Switch Location

1 - Unlock

2 - Lock

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If you press the power door LOCK switch while the key is in the ignition, and any front door is open, the power locks will not operate. This prevents you from accidentally locking your keys in the vehicle. Removing the key or closing the door will allow the locks to operate. A chime will sound if the key is in the ignition switch and a door is open, as a reminder to remove the key.

Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped

When enabled, the door locks will lock automatically when the vehicle’s speed exceeds 15 mph (24 km/h). The auto door lock feature can be enabled or disabled by your authorized dealer per written request of the customer. Please see your authorized dealer for service.

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 is 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:

For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

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

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

2.Cycle the ignition switch between OFF and ON/RUN and then back to OFF five times, ending up in the ON/RUN position.

3.Press the power door UNLOCK switch to unlock the doors.

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

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Repeat these steps if you want to return this feature to its

previous setting.

 

 

NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature

 

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in accordance with local laws.

 

Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors

To provide a safer environment for small children riding in the rear seats, the rear doors are equipped with a Child-Protection Door Lock system.

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To use the system, open each rear door, use a flat blade screwdriver (or ignition key) and rotate the dial counterclockwise to engage the Child-Protection lock and clockwise to disengage the Child-Protection locks. When the system on a door is engaged, that door can only be opened by using the outside door handle even if the inside door lock is in the unlocked position.

NOTE:

When the child lock system is engaged, the door can be opened only by using the outside door handle even though the inside door lock is in the unlocked position.

After disengaging the Child-Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position.

After engaging the Child-Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position.

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

Child-Protection Door Lock

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.

WINDOWS

Power Windows

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

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Power Window Switches

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/RUN or ACC position.

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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 Feature

The driver’s and front passenger’s (if equipped for passenger side) power window switches have an “AutoDown” feature. Press the window switch past the first detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.

To open the window part way, press the window switch to the first detent and release it when you want the window to stop.

To stop the window from going all the way down during the Auto-Down operation, pull up on the switch briefly.

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 is programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Program- mable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

Auto Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection — If Equipped

On some models, the driver’s and front passenger’s (if equipped for passenger side) power window switches have an “Auto Up” feature. Pull the window switch fully upward to the second detent, release, and the window will go up automatically.

To stop the window from going all the way up during the Auto Up operation, push down on the switch briefly.

To close the window part way, pull the window switch up to the first detent and release when you want the window to stop.

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.

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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 is 2 programmable. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (CustomerProgrammable Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

NOTE:

If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back down. Remove the obstacle and use the window switch again to close the window.

Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger the auto reverse function unexpectedly during autoclosure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the first detent and hold to close window manually.

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WARNING!

There is no anti-pinch protection when the window is almost closed. Be sure to clear all objects from the window before closing.

Reset

It may be necessary at some point in time to reactivate the Auto Up feature. To do so, perform the following procedure:

1. Pull the window switch up to close the window completely and continue to hold the switch up for an additional two seconds after the window is closed.

2. Push the window switch down firmly to the second detent to open the window completely and continue to hold the switch down for an additional two seconds after the window is fully open.

Window Lockout Button

The window lockout button on the driver’s door trim panel allows you to disable the window control on the rear doors. To disable the window control on the other doors, press and release the window LOCKOUT button (setting it in the down position). To enable the window controls, press and release the window LOCKOUT button again (setting it in the up position).

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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 2 windows down, or the sunroof or Sky Slider™ (if equipped) in certain open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with the rear windows open, then open the front and rear windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof or Sky Slider™ open, adjust the sunroof or Sky Slider™ opening

to minimize the buffeting or open any window.

Window Lockout Button

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LIFTGATE

To open the liftgate, pull up (squeeze) on the handle and lift.

Liftgate Release

NOTE: Use the power door LOCK switch on either front door trim panel or the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to lock and unlock the liftgate. The manual door locks on the doors and the driver’s door lock cylinder will not lock and unlock the liftgate.

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.

Liftgate Flipper Glass

The liftgate flipper glass is also unlocked when the liftgate is unlocked. To open the flipper glass, push up on the window switch located on the liftgate.

Liftgate Flipper Glass Release

NOTE: To prevent accidental damage the Liftgate Flipper Glass will not open if the liftgate is ajar. Make sure the liftgate is fully closed when attempting to open the Flipper Glass.

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WARNING!

 

To avoid injury, stand back when opening. Glass may

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automatically rise.

NOTE: If a malfunction to the liftgate latch should occur, an emergency liftgate latch release can be used to open the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can be accessed through a snap-in cover located on the liftgate trim panel.

WARNING!

Driving with the flipper glass open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your passengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the flipper glass 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:

Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating positions

Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front passenger

Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) located on top of the front seats (integrated into the head restraint)

Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtains (SABIC) for the driver and passengers seated next to a window

An energy-absorbing steering column and steering wheel

Knee bolsters/blockers for front seat occupants

Front seat belts incorporate pretensioners that may enhance occupant protection by managing occupant energy during an impact event

All seat belt systems (except the driver’s and rear center) include Automatic Locking Retractors (ALRs), which lock the seat belt webbing into position by extending the belt all the way out and then adjusting the belt to the desired length to restrain a child seat or secure a large item in a seat — if equipped

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.

If you will be carrying children too small for adult-sized seat belts, the seat belts or the Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH) feature also can be used to hold infant and child restraint systems. For more information on LATCH, refer to Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren (LATCH).

NOTE: The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of inflation based on the severity and type of collision.

Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the risk of harm from a deploying air bag:

1. Children 12 years old and under should always ride buckled up in a rear seat.

WARNING!

Infants in rear facing child restraints should never ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger Advanced Front Air Bag. An air bag deployment can cause severe injury or death to infants in that position.

Children that are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat belt properly (see section on Child Restraints) should be

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secured in the rear seat in child restraints or beltpositioning booster seats. Older children who do not use child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should ride properly buckled up in the rear seat. Never allow 2 children to slide the shoulder belt behind them or under their arm.

If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint. (Refer to “Child Restraints”)

You should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly.

2.All occupants should always wear their lap and shoulder belts properly.

3.The driver and front passenger seats should be moved back as far as practical to allow the Advanced Front Air Bags room to inflate.

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4.Do not lean against the door or window. If your vehicle has side air bags, and deployment occurs, the side air bags will inflate forcefully into the space between you and the door.

5.If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided under If You Need Assistance .

WARNING!

Relying on the air bags alone could lead to more severe injuries in a collision. The air bags work with your seat belt to restrain you properly. In some collisions, the air bags won’t deploy at all. Always wear your seat belts even though you have air bags.

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WARNING! (Continued)

Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment could cause serious injury, including death. Air Bags need room to inflate. Sit back, comfortably extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel.

Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or window. Sit upright in the center of the seat.

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 seating positions in your vehicle are equipped with lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or accidents. This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under normal conditions. However, in a

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collision, the belt will lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.

WARNING! 2

It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.

Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.

Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat belts are designed to go around the large bones of your body. These are the strongest parts of your body and can take the forces of a collision the best.

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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 a collision, 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.

seat belt latch plates are located on the C-Pillar for the outboard rear seating positions and next to your arm in the center rear seating position. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make the belt go around your lap.

Latch Plate

2. The seat belt latch plate is located on the B-Pillar along the outboard side and rear of the seat cushion. The rear

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

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 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 properly. 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 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 a bit 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.

WARNING!

A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of 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 part of your seat belt as low as possible and keep it snug.

A twisted belt may not protect you properly. In a collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight. If you can’t straighten a belt in your vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer immediately and have it fixed.

5.Position the shoulder belt on your chest so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any slack in the belt.

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