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2 0 1 4 Grand Cherokee

OW N E R ’ S M A N U A L

SRT8

 

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 © 2012 Chrysler Group LLC

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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283

STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377

WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 475

MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503

MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563

IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 581

INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 591

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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

ROLLOVER WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .8

VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .9

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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 is a specialized utility vehicle. It can go places and perform tasks that conventional passenger cars are not intended. It handles and maneuvers differently from many passenger cars both on-road and off-road, so take time to become familiar with your vehicle.

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

Before you start to drive this vehicle, read the Owner’s Manual. Be sure you are familiar with all vehicle controls, particularly those used for braking, steering, transmission, and transfer case shifting. Learn how your vehicle handles on different road surfaces. Your driving skills will improve with experience. When driving off-road or working the vehicle, don’t overload the vehicle or expect the vehicle to overcome the natural laws of physics. Always observe federal, state, provincial and local laws wherever you drive.

As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control or a collision. Refer to “On-Road/Off-Road Driving Tips” in “Starting And Operating” for further information.

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.

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ROLLOVER WARNING

Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate 1 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.

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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

two 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.

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 Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

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

VIN Location

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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS

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WARNING!

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

Right Front Body VIN Location

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

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CONTENTS

 

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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Key Fob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Ignition Or Accessory On Message . . . . . . . . . .

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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 The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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Tamper Alert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED . . . . . .

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

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Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .

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

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Child-Protection Door Lock System —

 

Rear Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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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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Power Liftgate — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions . . .

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Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . .59

Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage

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Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . .

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Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If

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

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

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Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) .

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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System

 

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

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

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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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Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . .

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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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SRT 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

Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN).

Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Feature

This vehicle is equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ feature, (refer to Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle for further information).

Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)

This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push of a button, as long as the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger compartment.

The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start RUN will illuminate.

NOTE: In case the ignition switch does not change with the push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may have a low or dead battery. In this situation a back up method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and push to operate the ignition switch.

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The emergency key is also for locking the glove box. You can keep the emergency key with you when valet parking.

To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch 2 at the top of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and then pull the key out with your other hand.

Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)

Key Fob

The Key Fob also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the rear of the Key Fob.

The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle

should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead.

Emergency Key Removal

 

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NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key into the lock cylinders with either side up.

Ignition Or Accessory On Message

Opening the driver’s door when the ignition is in ACC or ON (engine not running), a chime will sound to remind you to cycle the ignition to OFF. In addition to the chime, the ignition or accessory on message will display in the cluster.

NOTE: With the Uconnect® system, the power window switches, radio, power sunroof (if equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to the OFF position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

WARNING!

When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key Fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle.

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

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

Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible to children, and do not leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

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WARNING! (Continued)

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

CAUTION!

An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the Key Fob from vehicle, cycle the ignition OFF and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.

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.

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The system uses a Key Fob with a factory-mated Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, an Ignition Node Module, Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) and a RF receiver to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only 2 Key Fobs that are programmed to the vehicle can be used

to start and operate the vehicle. The system will not allow the engine to crank if an invalid Key Fob is used to start and operate the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two seconds if an invalid Key Fob is used to start the engine.

NOTE: A Key Fob that has not been programmed is also considered an invalid key.

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 light begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid

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Key Fob 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 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 aftermarket remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection.

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

Replacement Keys

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

CAUTION!

Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended.

For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, always remember to place the ignition in the OFF position.

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 Key Fobs. Duplication of Key Fobs may be performed at an authorized dealer. This procedure consists of programming a blank Key Fob to the vehicle electronics. A blank Key Fob 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

Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be performed at an authorized dealer.

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General Information

The Sentry Key® system complies with FCC rules part 15

 

and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is

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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.

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

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VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED

This Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors, liftgate, and ignition for unauthorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the interior switches for door locks, and power liftgate are disabled. The Vehicle Security Alarm provides both audio and visual signals, the horn will sound, the headlights will turn on, park lamps and/or turn signals will flash repeatedly 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 The System

If something triggers the 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

Follow these steps to arm the Vehicle Security Alarm:

1.Make sure the vehicles ignition is cycled to the “OFF” position (refer to Starting Procedures in Starting And Operating for further information).

For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF.

For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™, make sure the vehicle ignition system is OFF and the key is physically removed from the ignition.

2.Perform one of the following methods to lock the vehicle:

Push LOCK on the interior power door lock switch with the driver and/or passenger door open.

Push the LOCK button on the exterior Passive Entry Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the same exterior zone (refer to Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle for further information).

Push the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter.

3.If any doors are open, close them.

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To Disarm The System

The Vehicle Security Alarm can be disarmed using any of the following methods:

Press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless 2 Entry (RKE) transmitter.

Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle (refer toKeyless Enter-N-Go™ in Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle for further information).

Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF position.

NOTE:

The driver’s door key cylinder and the liftgate button on the RKE transmitter cannot arm or disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.

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The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during power liftgate entry. Pressing the liftgate button will not disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm. If someone enters the vehicle through the liftgate and opens any door the alarm will sound.

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 system will give you a false alarm. If one of the previously described arming sequences has occurred, the Vehicle Security Alarm will arm regardless of whether you are in the vehicle or not. If you remain in the vehicle and open a door, the alarm will sound. If this occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.

If the Vehicle Security Alarm is armed and the battery becomes disconnected, the Vehicle Security Alarm will

remain armed when the battery is reconnected; the exterior lights will flash, the horn 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.

ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED

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).

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

NOTE:

The front courtesy overhead console and door courtesy lights will turn on if the dimmer control is in the “Dome 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)

The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock the doors, open the power liftgate, remote start your vehicle (if equipped), or activate the Panic Alarm from distances up to approximately 66 ft (20 m) using a hand-held Key Fob with RKE transmitter. The RKE transmitter does not need to be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.

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NOTE: Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all RKE transmitters.

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Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Fob

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To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate

Push 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 turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.

If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.

1st Push Of Key Fob Unlocks

This feature lets you program the system to unlock either the driver’s door or all doors on the first push of the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter. To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

Flash Lamps With Lock

This 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 the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

Headlight Illumination On Approach

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 through Uconnect®. To change the current setting, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED

This feature allows 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).

NOTE:

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

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

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To Lock The Doors And Liftgate

Push 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 2 signal.

If the vehicle is equipped with Passive Entry, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information.

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, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

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Using The Panic Alarm

To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, push and hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is activated, the turn signals 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 either pushing the PANIC button a second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph (24 km/h) or greater.

NOTE:

The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the ignition switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights and horn will remain on.

You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from 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

Programming Key Fobs or RKE transmitters may be performed at an authorized dealer.

Transmitter Battery Replacement

The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032 battery.

NOTE:

Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply. Batteries could contain dangerous materials. Please dispose of them according to respect for environment and local laws.

Used batteries are harmful to the environment. You can dispose of them either in the correct containers as specified by law or by taking them to a Dealership, which will deal with their disposal.

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

1.Remove the emergency key by sliding the mechanical latch on the back of the RKE transmitter sideways with your thumb and then pull the key out with your other hand.

2.Insert the tip of the emergency key or a #2 flat blade screwdriver into the slot and gently pry the two halves of the RKE transmitter apart. Make sure not to damage the seal during removal.

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Separating RKE Transmitter Case

3.Remove the battery by turning the back cover over (battery facing downward) and tapping it lightly on a solid surface such as a table or similar, then replace the battery. When replacing the battery, match the + sign on the battery to the + sign on the inside of the battery clip, located on the back cover. Avoid touching the

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new battery with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch a battery, clean it with rubbing alcohol.

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

General Information

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

This device may not cause harmful interference.

This device must accept any interference 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.A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of the battery is a minimum of three 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).

NOTE:

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

Obstructions between the vehicle and the RKE transmitter 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

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

Fuel meets minimum requirement

2

System not disabled from previous remote start event

Vehicle security 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.

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Remote Start Abort Message

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

Remote Start Cancelled — Door Open

Remote Start Cancelled — Hood Ajar

Remote Start Cancelled — Fuel Low

Remote Start Cancelled — System Fault

Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle to Reset

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, vehicle doors will lock, and the horn will chirp twice (if

programmed). Once the vehicle has started, the engine will run for 15 minutes.

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.

The park lamps will turn on and remain on during Remote Start mode.

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

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 third cycle.

To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The

Vehicle

Push 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 push 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 System 2 (if equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15 minute cycle, cycle the ignition to the ON/RUN position.

Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped

When remote start is activated, the heated steering wheel and driver heated seat features will automatically turn on in cold weather. In warm weather, the driver vented seat feature will automatically turn on when the remote start is activated. These features will stay on through the duration of remote start or until the ignition switch is turned to the ON/RUN position.

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The Remote Start Comfort System can be activated and deactivated through the Uconnect® System. For more information on Remote Start Comfort System operation refer to ”Customer Programmable Features” in “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.

DOOR LOCKS

The power door locks can be manually locked from inside the vehicle by using the door lock knob. To lock each door, push the door lock knob on each door trim panel downward. To unlock the front doors, pull the inside door handle to the first detent. To unlock the rear doors, pull the door lock knob on the door trim panel upward. If the lock knob is down when the door is closed, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the key is not inside the vehicle before closing the door.

NOTE: Manually locking the vehicle will not arm the Vehicle Security Alarm.

Manual Door Lock Knob

WARNING!

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

When leaving the vehicle, always remove the Key Fob from the vehicle and lock your vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries or death.

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

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WARNING! (Continued)

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 2 or the shift lever.

Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible to children, and do not leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

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Power Door Locks

The power door lock switch is located on each front door panel. Press the switch to lock or unlock the doors.

Power Door Lock Switch

If the door lock switch is pressed while the ignition is in ACC or ON/RUN and the driver’s door is open, the doors will not lock.

If a rear door is locked, it cannot be opened from inside the vehicle without first unlocking the door. The door may be unlocked manually by raising the lock knob.

Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped

The auto door lock feature default condition is enabled. 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 or through the Uconnect® Settings in your radio.

If the door lock switch is pressed down when the door is closed, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the Key Fob is not inside the vehicle before closing the door.

Automatic Unlock On Exit Feature — If Equipped

If Auto Unlock is enabled, this feature will unlock all the doors when the driver’s door is opened if the vehicle is stopped and in PARK. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

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 Child-Protection Door Lock system.

To Engage Or Disengage The Child-Protection

Door Lock System

1.Open the rear door.

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

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3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite rear door.

2

Child-Protection Door Lock Location

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Child-Protection Door Lock Function

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 (locked).

NOTE: For emergency exit from the rear seats when the Child-Protection Door Lock System is engaged, manually raise the door lock knob to the unlocked position, roll down the window, and open the door using the outside door handle.

KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™

The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.

NOTE:

Passive Entry may be programmed ON/OFF; refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

If the vehicle is unlocked by Passive Entry and no door goes ajar within 60 seconds, the vehicle will re-lock and if equipped will arm the security alarm.

If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response time.

To Unlock From The Driver’s Side:

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver’s door handle, grab the driver’s front door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically. The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the door is unlocked.

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2

Grab The Door Handle To Unlock

NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the driver’s front door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver Door 1st Press” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

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To Unlock From The Passenger Side:

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the passenger door handle, grab the front passenger door handle to unlock all four doors automatically. The interior door panel lock knob will raise when the door is unlocked.

NOTE: All doors will unlock when the front passenger door handle is grabbed regardless of the driver’s door unlock preference setting (“Unlock Driver Door 1st Press” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Press”).

Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE

Transmitter In Vehicle

To minimize the possibility of unintentionally locking a Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside your vehicle, the Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door unlock feature which will function if the ignition is OFF.

If one of the vehicle doors is open and the door panel switch is used to lock the vehicle, once all open doors have been closed the vehicle checks the inside and outside of the vehicle for any valid Passive Entry RKE transmitters. If one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters is detected inside the vehicle, and no other valid Passive Entry RKE transmitters are detected outside the vehicle, the Passive Entry System automatically unlocks all vehicle doors and chirps the horn three times (on the third attempt ALL doors will lock and the Passive Entry RKE transmitter can be locked in the vehicle).

To Unlock/Enter The Liftgate

The liftgate passive entry unlock feature is built into the electronic liftgate release. With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the liftgate, press the electronic liftgate release for a power open on vehicles equipped with Power Liftgate. Press the electronic liftgate release and lift for Manual Liftgate vehicles.

NOTE: If the vehicle is unlocked then the liftgate will open with the electronic liftgate release and no RKE Transmitter is required.

Passive Entry/Lock Button Location

1 — Electronic Liftgate Release 2 — Lock Button Location

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To Lock The Liftgate

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft

 

(1.0 m) of the liftgate, press the passive entry lock button

2

located to the right of electronic liftgate release.

NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed in Uconnect® Settings, all doors will unlock when you push the electronic liftgate release. If Unlock Driver Door 1st press is programmed in Uconnect®, the liftgate will unlock when you press the electronic liftgate release. For further information, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.

To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors

With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door handle, press the door handle LOCK button to lock all four doors and liftgate.

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NOTE: The key must be within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the handle being used to lock the vehicle.

Push The Door Handle Button To Lock

Do NOT grab the door handle, when pushing the door handle button. This could unlock the door(s).

Do NOT Grab The Door Handle When Locking

NOTE:

After pushing the door handle button, you must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting and unlocking.

The Passive Entry system will not operate if the RKE transmitter battery is dead.

Closeness to mobile devices can have an effect on the passive entry system.

The vehicle doors can also be locked by using the RKE transmitter lock button or the lock button located on the vehicle’s interior door panel.

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WINDOWS

Power Windows

The power window controls are located on the driver’s 2 door trim panel. There is a single switch on the front passenger door and rear doors which operate the front passenger and rear passenger door windows. The window controls will operate only when the ignition switch

is in the ON/RUN or ACC position.

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Power Window Switches

The power window switches remain active for up to ten minutes after the ignition switch has been turned OFF. Opening a vehicle front door will cancel this feature.

WARNING!

Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and do not let children play with power windows. Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or in a location accessible to children, and do not leave the ignition of a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. 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

Both the driver and front passenger window switches have 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.

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

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2

Auto Down Window Switches

Auto Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection — Driver And Front Passenger Door Only

Lift the window switch fully upward to the second detent, release, and the window will go up automatically.

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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, lift the window switch to the first detent and release when you want the window to stop.

NOTE: If the window runs into any obstacle during Auto Up 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 Auto Up. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the first detent and hold it to close the window manually.

WARNING!

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

Auto Up Window Switches

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Resetting The Auto Up Feature

Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window probably needs to be reset. To reset Auto Up:

1. Pull the window switch up to close the window

2

 

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

Window Lockout Button

The Window Lockout button on the driver’s door allows

 

you to disable the window controls on the rear doors. To

 

disable the window controls on the rear doors, push the

 

Window Lockout button. To enable the window controls,

 

push the Window Lockout button again.

 

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Wind Buffeting

Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a helicopter-type sound in the ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain open or partially open positions. This is a normal occurrence and can be minimized. If the buffeting occurs with the rear windows open, then open the front and rear windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting.

LIFTGATE

To Unlock/Enter The Liftgate

The liftgate passive entry unlock feature is built into the electronic liftgate release. With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the liftgate, press the electronic liftgate release to open with one fluid motion.

NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Press” is programmed in Uconnect® Settings, all doors will unlock when you push the electronic liftgate release. If Unlock Driver Door 1st press is programmed in Uconnect® Settings, the liftgate will unlock when you press the electronic liftgate release. For further information, refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel”.

To Lock The Liftgate

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the liftgate, press the passive entry lock button located to the right of electronic liftgate release.

NOTE: The liftgate unlock feature is built into the electronic liftgate release.

Passive Entry/Lock Button Location

1 — Electronic Liftgate Release 2 — Lock Button Location

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WARNING!

Driving with the liftgate open can allow poisonous exhaust gases into your vehicle. You and your pas- 2 sengers could be injured by these fumes. Keep the liftgate closed when you are operating the vehicle.

Power Liftgate — If Equipped

The power liftgate may be opened by pressing the electronic liftgate release (refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” located in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”) or by pressing

the LIFTGATE button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. Press the LIFTGATE button on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds, to open the power liftgate. Once the liftgate is open, pressing the button twice within five seconds a second time will close the liftgate.

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The power liftgate may also be opened or closed by pressing the LIFTGATE button located on the left side of the steering wheel on the instrument panel, or closed by pressing the LIFTGATE button located on left rear trim panel, near the liftgate opening. Pressing the LIFTGATE button located on left rear trim panel once will close the liftgate only, this button cannot be used to open the liftgate.

When the LIFTGATE button on the RKE transmitter is pressed two times, the turn signals will flash twice to signal that the liftgate is opening or closing (if Flash Lamps with Lock is enabled in the Uconnect® settings) and the liftgate chime will be audible. For further information, refer to Uconnect® Settings in Understanding Your Instrument Panel .

NOTE:

In the event of a power malfunction to the liftgate, 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.

If liftgate is left open for an extended period of time, the liftgate may need to be closed manually to reset power liftgate functionality.

WARNING!

During power operation, personal injury or cargo damage may occur. Ensure the liftgate travel path is clear. Make sure the liftgate is closed and latched before driving away.

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