Jeep 2015 Cherokee - Owner Manual User Manual

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O W N E R ’ S M A N U A 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 nondrinking 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 © 2014 Chrysler Group LLC

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . .

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

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

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

. . 315

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

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

. . 601

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

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

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

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

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CONTENTS

! INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 ! ROLLOVER WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 ! HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

! WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 ! VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER . . . . . . . .7 ! VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS . . . .8

4 INTRODUCTION

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 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 while 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

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seat belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more each year and could reduce disabling injuries by 1 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 Owner’s 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. The VIN number also is stamped into the right front body, on the right front seat cross member. With the seat in the rear most position a flap in the carpet can be cut open and lifted to reveal the VIN. It also appears on

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the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the vehicle registration, and the 1 title.

The VIN is also stamped on either right or left hand side of the engine block.

Vehicle Identification Number

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Right Front Body 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 a collision resulting in serious injury or death.

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CONTENTS

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

.12

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

.19

▫ Ignition Node Module (IGNM) — If Equipped.

.12

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

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

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

20

▫ Key Fob — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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▫ Security System Manual Override . . . . . . . . . . .

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

15

! ILLUMINATED ENTRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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! SENTRY KEY® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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! REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) . . . . . . . . . . .

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▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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

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▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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! VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED . . .

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▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . .

25

10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE

▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . .26 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 ! REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED . .29 ▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) or Driver Information

Display (DID) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 ▫ To Enter Remote Start Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

▫ To Exit Remote Start Mode Without Driving The

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

. .32

▫ To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The

 

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

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▫ Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped

. .33

▫ Remote Start Windshield Wiper De–Icer

 

Activation — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .34

! DOOR LOCKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.34

▫ 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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! 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 RESTRAINT SYSTEMS . . . . . . . . . .

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▫ Important Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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▫ Seat Belt Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . .53

▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) . . . .

. . . .64

▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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▫ Transporting Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .112

! ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS

. . .112

! SAFETY TIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

.113

▫ 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 either a key start ignition system or keyless ignition system. The key start ignition system consists of a either a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and an Ignition Node Module (IGNM). The keyless ignition system consists of a Key Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN).

Ignition Node Module (IGNM) — If Equipped

The Ignition Node Module (IGNM) operates similar to an ignition switch. It has four operating positions, three with detents and one that is spring-loaded. The detent positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The START position is a spring-loaded momentary contact position. When released from the START position, the switch automatically returns to the ON/RUN position.

Ignition Node Module (IGNM)

1 — OFF

2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)

3 — ON/RUN

4 — START

 

 

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Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)

 

 

 

 

This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition with

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the push of a button as long as the Remote Keyless Entry

(RKE) transmitter is in the passenger compartment.

 

 

 

The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN System) has four oper-

 

 

 

ating 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, ON/RUN will illuminate.

 

 

 

NOTE: In case the ignition does not change with the

 

 

 

push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may

 

Keyless Ignition Node (KIN System)

have a low or dead battery. In this situation, a back up

 

 

 

 

method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put

1 — OFF

the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the

2 — ACC (ACCESSORY)

Key Fob against the Engine START/STOP button and

3 — ON/RUN

 

 

 

push to operate the ignition.

 

 

 

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Key Fob — If Equipped

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. You can keep the emergency key with you when valet parking.

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

Emergency Key Removal (IGNM System)

Emergency Key Removal (KIN System)

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

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Ignition Or Accessory On Message

When opening the driver’s door when the ignition is in ACC or ON/RUN (engine not running), a chime will 2 sound to remind you to place the ignition in the OFF position. In addition to the chime, the ignition or accessory on message will display in the cluster.

NOTE: 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.

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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 gear selector.

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.

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 key from the ignition 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.

(Continued)

The system uses a Key Fob with a factory-mated Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, a Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) and a RF receiver to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only 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 with an invalid Key Fob.

After placing the ignition to the ON/RUN position, 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 system. In addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid Key Fob to start the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the engine being shut off after two seconds.

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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 system. 2 Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible by an authorized dealer.

CAUTION!

Do not make modifications or alterations to the immobilizer system. Modifications or alterations to the immobilization system may result in a loss of security protection.

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.

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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.

NOTE: 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.

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.

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.

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

VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED

The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors for unauthorized entry and the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button for unauthorized operation. While the

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Vehicle Security Alarm is armed, interior switches for door locks and liftgate release are disabled.

If something triggers the alarm, the Vehicle Security 2 Alarm will provide the following audible and visible signals:

The horn will pulse.

The park lamps and/or turn signals will flash.

The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash.

Rearming Of The System

If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to disarm it, the Vehicle Security Alarm will turn the horn off after 29 seconds, 5 seconds between cycles, up to 8 cycles if the trigger remains active and then the Vehicle Security Alarm will rearm itself.

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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.

To Disarm The System

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

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

Grasp the Passive Entry Unlock Door Handle with a valid Key Fob available in the same exterior zone (if equipped). Refer to #Keyless Enter-N-Go™ # in #Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle# for further information.

Cycle the vehicle ignition system out of the OFF position.

For vehicles equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ , push the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Start/Stop button (requires at least one valid Key Fob in the vehicle).

For vehicles not equipped with Keyless Enter-N- Go™, insert a valid key into the ignition switch and turn the key to the ON position.

NOTE:

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

The Vehicle Security Alarm remains armed during power liftgate entry. Pushing 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.

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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 2 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 and the horn will sound. If this occurs, disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm.

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Security System Manual Override

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

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 do not turn on if the dimmer control is in the “Dome defeat” position (extreme bottom 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)

Emergency Key Removal (KIN)

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2

Emergency Key Removal (IGNM)

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.

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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.

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 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.

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.

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NOTE:

The interior lights will turn off if you place the ignition

in the ACC or ON/RUN position while the Panic 2 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.

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Transmitter Battery Replacement

The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032 battery.

NOTE:

Perchlorate Material — special handling may apply. 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 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.

Emergency Key Removal (IGNM)

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2

Emergency Key Removal (KIN)

Remove Screw From Transmitter Case

2.Separating RKE halves requires screw removal (if equipped) and gently prying the two halves of the RKE transmitter apart with the emergency key. Make sure not to damage the seal during removal.

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Separating Ignition Node Module (IGNM) Transmitter

Separating Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) Transmitter

Case

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, and 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 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.

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NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved

 

by the party responsible for compliance could void the

 

user’s authority to operate the equipment.

2

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).

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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 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 pushed)

Battery at an acceptable charge level

RKE PANIC button not pushed

System not disabled from previous remote start event

Vehicle alarm system indicator flashing

Ignition in OFF position for Keyless Enter-N-Go™ vehicle

Fuel level meets minimum requirement

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.

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WARNING! (Continued)

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) or Driver Information Display (DID) — If Equipped

The following messages will display in the EVIC/DID 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 — Fuel Low

Remote Start Aborted — Liftgate Ajar

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Remote Start Disabled — Start Vehicle To Reset

Remote Start Aborted — Too Cold

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• Remote Start Aborted — Time Expired

The message will stay active until the ignition is turned to the ON/RUN position.

To Enter Remote Start Mode

Push and release the REMOTE START button on the RKE transmitter twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors will lock, 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.

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NOTE:

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 with the RKE transmitter. However, the ignition must be cycled by pushing the START/STOP button twice (or 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 shutdowns, the system will disable the one time push of the REMOTE START button for two seconds after receiving a valid Remote Start request.

To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle

Before the end of 15-minute cycle, push and release the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock the doors and disarm the Vehicle Security Alarm (if equipped). Then, prior to the end of the 15-minute cycle, push and release the START/STOP button. If the START/ STOP button is not present, insert the Key Fob into the ignition switch and turn the switch to the ON/RUN position.

NOTE:

For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter-N- Go™ feature, the ignition switch must be in the ON/RUN position in order to drive the vehicle.

For vehicles not equipped with the Keyless Enter-N- Go™ feature, the message “Remote Start Active — Insert Key and Turn To Run” will display in the EVIC/DID until you insert the key. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” or “Driver Information Display” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

For vehicles equipped with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ feature, the message “Remote Start Active — Push Start Button” will display in the EVIC/DID until you push the START button.

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Remote Start Comfort Systems — If Equipped

When remote start is activated, the heated steering wheel and driver heated seat features will automatically turn on 2 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 cycled to the ON/RUN position.

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

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Remote Start Windshield Wiper De–Icer

Activation — If Equipped

When Remote Start is active and the outside ambient temperature is less than 33° F (.5° C), the Windshield Wiper De-Icer will be enabled. Exiting Remote Start will resume previous operation, except if the Windshield Wiper De-Icer is active. The Windshield Wiper De-Icer timer and operation will continue.

DOOR LOCKS

Manual Door Locks

To lock each door, rotate the door lock knob on each door trim panel forward. To unlock the front doors, pull the inside door handle to the first detent or rotate the door lock button until the red indicator is visible. To unlock the rear doors, rotate the door lock button until the red indicator is visible.

If the door lock button is locked (no red indicator visible) when you shut the door, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the Key Fob is 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 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.

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WARNING! (Continued)

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 gear selector.

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

A power door lock switch is located on each of the front door trim panels. Use this switch to lock or unlock the 2 doors and liftgate.

Power Door Lock Switch

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The doors can also be locked and unlocked with the Keyless Enter-N-Go™ (Passive Entry) system. For further information, refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle.”

If you push the power door lock switch while the ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN position, and any front door is open, the power locks will not operate. This prevents you from accidentally locking the Key Fob in the vehicle. Placing the ignition to the OFF position or closing the door will allow the locks to operate. If a door is open, and the ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN position, a chime will sound as a reminder to remove the Key Fob.

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.

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.All doors are closed.

3.The transmission shift lever was not in PARK, then is placed in PARK.

4.Any door is opened.

Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit Programming

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

NOTE: Use the Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature 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 to the LOCK or UNLOCK position. When the system on a door 2 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.

Child-Protection Door Lock Function

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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.

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.

KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™

After engaging the Child-Protection Door Lock sysThe Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the tem, always test the door from the inside to make vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a

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.

feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™. This feature allows you to lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to push 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 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.

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

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 front driver door handle to unlock the driver’s door automatically.

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Grab The Door Handle To Unlock

NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Push” is programmed all doors will unlock when you grab hold of the front driver’s door handle. To select between “Unlock Driver Door 1st Push” and “Unlock All Doors 1st Push,” 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 and the liftgate automatically.

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 Push” or “Unlock All Doors 1st Push”).

Preventing Inadvertent Locking Of Passive Entry RKE Transmitter In Vehicle (FOBIK-Safe)

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 switch is in the OFF position.

FOBIK-Safe only executes in vehicles with passive entry. There are three situations that trigger a FOBIK-Safe search in any passive entry vehicle:

A lock request is made by a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter while a door is ajar.

A lock request is made by the Passive Entry door handle while a door is ajar.

A lock request is made by the door panel switch while the door is ajar.

When any of these situations occur, after all ajar doors are shut, the FOBIK-Safe search will be executed. If it finds a Passive Entry RKE transmitter inside the car, and it does not find any Passive Entry RKE transmitters outside the car, then the car will unlock and alert the customer.

NOTE: The vehicle will only unlock the doors when a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected inside the vehicle, and no valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter is detected outside the vehicle. The vehicle will not unlock the doors when any of the following conditions are true:

The doors are manually locked using the door lock knobs.

There is a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter outside the vehicle and within 5 ft (1.5 m) of either Passive Entry door handle.

Three attempts are made to lock the doors using the door panel switch and then close the doors.

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, push the electronic liftgate release to open with one fluid motion.

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NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Push” is programmed in EVIC/DID (if equipped), all doors will unlock when you push the electronic release on the liftgate. If #Unlock 2 Driver Door 1st Push# is programmed in Uconnect®, the liftgate will unlock when you push the electronic release

on the liftgate. For further information, refer to “Uconnect®” 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, push the passive entry lock button located to the right of electronic liftgate release.

NOTE: The liftgate passive entry lock button will lock all doors and the liftgate. The liftgate unlock feature is built into the electronic liftgate release.

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Electronic Liftgate Release/Liftgate Passive Entry

Location

To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors And Liftgate

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

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

Push The Door Handle Button To Lock

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NOTE:

• After pushing the door handle button, you must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock the doors, 2 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.

If Passive Entry is disabled using Uconnect® System, the key protection described in #Preventing Inadvertent Locking of Passive Entry RKE Transmitter in Vehicle# remains active/functional.

DO NOT Grab The Door Handle When Locking

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

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

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WINDOWS

Power Windows

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

There are single window controls on each passenger door trim panel, which operate the passenger door windows. The window controls will operate only when the ignition is in the ACC or ON/RUN position.

NOTE: For vehicles equipped with the Uconnect®, the power window switches 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 is programmable. Refer to “Uconnect® Settings” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information.

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 Feature

The driver door power window switch and some model passenger door power window switches have an AUTOdown feature. Push the window switch to the second detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.

To open the window part way, push 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.

AUTO-Up Feature With Anti-Pinch Protection

Lift the window switch 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 operation, push down on the switch briefly.

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

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NOTE:

If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then go back 2 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 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.

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Reset Auto-Up

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 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 Switch

The window lockout switch on the driver’s door trim panel allows you to disable the window controls on the rear passenger doors. To disable the window controls, push and release the window lockout button (setting it in

the DOWN position). To enable the window controls, push and release the window lockout button again (setting it in the UP position).

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 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, open the front and rear windows together to minimize the buffeting. If the buffeting occurs with the sunroof open, adjust the sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any window.

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, push the electronic liftgate release to open with one fluid motion.

NOTE: If “Unlock All Doors 1st Push” is programmed in EVIC/DID if equipped, all doors will unlock when you push the electronic release on the liftgate. If #Unlock Driver Door 1st Push# is programmed in Uconnect®, the liftgate will unlock when you push the electronic release on the liftgate For further information, refer to “Uconnect®” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel.”

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To Lock The Liftgate

With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 3 ft (1.0 m) of the liftgate, push the passive entry lock button 2 located to the right of electronic liftgate release.

NOTE: The liftgate passive entry lock button will only lock the liftgate. The liftgate unlock feature is built into the electronic liftgate release.

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Liftgate Entry

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.

Power Liftgate — If Equipped

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

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

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