Jeep LIBERTY 2008, 2008 Liberty Owner Manual

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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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INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONTENTS

 

 

 

 

 

m Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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m Rollover Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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

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4 INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

ROLLOVER WARNING

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

Do not attempt sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers or other unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result in an accident, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal injury. Drive carefully.

Rollover Warning Label

Failure to use driver and passenger seat belts provided is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the U.S. government notes that the universal use of existing seat

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belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or more each year, and could reduce disabling injuries by 2 1 million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person

is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. Always buckle up.

HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL

Consult the table of contents to determine which section contains the information you desire.

The detailed index, at the rear of this manual, contains a complete listing of all subjects.

Consult the following table for a description of the symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout this owner manual:

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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This manual contains WARNINGS against operating

 

 

 

procedures, which could result in an accident or bodily

 

 

 

 

injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures,

 

 

 

 

which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do

 

 

 

 

not read this entire manual, you may miss important

 

 

 

 

information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions.

 

 

 

 

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER

 

 

 

 

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on the

 

 

 

 

left front corner of the instrument panel. The VIN is

 

 

 

 

visible from outside of the vehicle through the wind-

 

 

 

 

shield. This number also appears on the Automobile

 

Vehicle Identification Number

Information Disclosure Label affixed to a window on

NOTE:

It is illegal to remove the VIN.

your vehicle, the vehicle registration, and the title.

 

 

 

 

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VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS

WARNING!

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

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CONTENTS

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

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

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

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m Sentry Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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N Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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N General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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m Steering Wheel Lock Ð If Equipped . . . . . . . . . .

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

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N To Release The Steering Wheel Lock . . . . . . . . .18 m Security Alarm System Ð If Equipped . . . . . . . . .18

N Rearming Of The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

N To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

N To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

m Illuminated Entry System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

m Remote Keyless Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

N To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . .21

N To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . .22

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N To Unlatch The Liftgate Flip-Up Window

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

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N Programming Additional Transmitters . . .

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N Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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N General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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m Remote Starting System Ð If Equipped . . .

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

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m Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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N Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear

 

Doors) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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m Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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N Power Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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N Wind Buffeting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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m Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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m Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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N Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure

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

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N Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System

 

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

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N Automatic Locking Mode Ð If Equipped

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

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

. . . . .50

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

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N Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental

 

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

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N Child Restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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m Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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N Transporting Passengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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N Lock Your Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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N Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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N Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The

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

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N Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make

 

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

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A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS

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

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

Ignition Key Removal

Automatic Transmission

Place the selector lever in ªPº (Park). Turn the key to the ACC position and then push the key and cylinder inward slightly and rotate the key to the LOCK position. Then remove the key.

Vehicle Key

Ignition Key Positions

Manual Transmission Ð If Equipped

Turn the key to the ACC position and then push the key and cylinder inward slightly and rotate the key to the LOCK position. Then remove the key.

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NOTE:

²For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle

Information Center (EVIC), features such as the power window switches, radio, power sunroof or Sky Slidert 2 (if equipped), and power outlets will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.

²For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, features such as the power window switches, radio, power sunroof or Sky Slidert (if equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The time for this feature is programmable. For details, refer to ªDelay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit,º under ªPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),º under ªElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)º in Section 4 of this manual.

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WARNING!

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

CAUTION!

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

Key-In-Ignition Reminder

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

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

SENTRY KEY

The Sentry Key Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked.

The system uses ignition keys, which have an embedded electronic chip (transponder), to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate

the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two (2) seconds if someone uses an invalid key to start the engine.

NOTE: A key, which has not been programmed, is also considered an invalid key even if it is cut to fit the ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle.

During normal operation, after turning on the ignition switch, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will turn on for three (3) seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In addition, if the light begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid key to start the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the engine being shut off after two (2) seconds.

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

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

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NOTE:

²The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection.

²Exxon/Mobil Speed Pass,™ additional Sentry Keys, or any other transponder-equipped components on the same key chain will not cause a key-related (transponder) fault unless the additional part is physically held against the ignition key being used when starting the vehicle. Cell phones, pagers, or other RF electronics will not cause interference with this system.

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

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Replacement Keys

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

CAUTION!

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

At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided with a four-digit PIN number. Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is required for dealer replacement of keys. Duplication of keys may be performed at an authorized dealer or by using the Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure consists of programming a blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one, which has never been programmed.

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

Customer Key Programming

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

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

2.Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the ªONº position for at least 3 seconds, but no longer than 15-seconds. Then, turn the ignition switch to the ªLOCKº position and remove the first key.

3.Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the ªONº position within 15 seconds. After ten seconds, a chime will sound. In

addition, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the ªLOCKº position and remove the second key.

4. Insert a blank Sentry Key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the ªONº position within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound. In addition, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will stop flashing. To indicate that programming is complete, the indicator light will turn on again for 3 seconds and then turn off.

The new Sentry Key is programmed. The Keyless Entry

Transmitter will also be programmed during this procedure.

Repeat this procedure to program up to 8 keys. If you do not have a programmed sentry key, contact your dealer for details.

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

General Information

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

²This device may not cause harmful interference.

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

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STEERING WHEEL LOCK Ð IF EQUIPPED

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

To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel

With the engine running, rotate the steering wheel 1/2 revolution from straight ahead position, turn off the engine, and remove the key. Rotate the steering wheel slightly in both directions until the lock engages.

To Release the Steering Wheel Lock

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

NOTE: If you turned the wheel to the right to engage the lock, you must turn the wheel slightly to the right to

disengage it. If you turned the wheel to the left to engage the lock, turn the wheel slightly to the left to disengage it.

SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM Ð IF EQUIPPED

The Vehicle Security Alarm (VSA) system monitors the vehicle doors, liftgate, and liftgate flip-up window for unauthorized entry and ignition for unauthorized operation.

If something triggers the alarm, the system will sound the horn intermittently, flash the headlights and taillights, and flash the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light in the cluster.

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

Rearming of the System:

If something triggers the alarm, and no action is taken to disarm it, the system will turn off the horn after 3 minutes, turn off all of the visual signals after 15 minutes, and then the system will rearm itself.

To Arm the System:

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

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

NOTE: The system will not arm if you lock the doors with the manual door lock plungers or the driver's door lock cylinder.

3. Close all doors. The Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light in the instrument cluster will flash rapidly for about 16 seconds to signal that the system is arming.

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During this period, opening any door or the liftgate will

 

cancel the arming process. If the system arms success-

 

fully, the Vehicle Security Alarm Indicator Light will flash

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at a slower rate to indicate the alarm is set.

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

To Disarm the System:

Either press the Unlock button on the RKE transmitter or insert a valid sentry key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the ON position.

NOTE:

²Unlocking the doors with the manual door lock plungers or the driver's door lock cylinder will not disarm the system.

²When the system is armed, the interior power door lock switches will not unlock the doors.

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

Tamper Alert

If something has triggered the alarm in your absence, the horn will sound three times when you unlock the doors. Check the vehicle for tampering.

ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM

The interior lights will turn on when you use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or open a door.

This feature also turns on the approach lighting (if so equipped). For details, refer to ªIllumination Approach,º

under ªPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),º under ªElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)º in Section 4 of this manual.

The interior lights will fade to off after about 30 seconds or they will immediately fade to off once the ignition switch is turned on.

NOTE:

²The illuminated entry system will not operate the interior lights if the dimmer control is in the ªdefeatº position (extreme downward position).

REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY

This system allows you to lock or unlock the doors and liftgate, open the liftgate flip-up window, or activate the panic alarm from distances up to 23 feet (7 meters) using a hand held radio transmitter. The transmitter need not be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system. However, the line of transmission must not be blocked with metal objects when using the transmitter.

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

Vehicle Key

To Unlock the Doors and Liftgate:

Press and release the Unlock button on the transmitter once to unlock the driver's door, or twice to unlock all doors and the liftgate. The turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.

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Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First

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

²For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to ªRemote Key Unlock,º under ªPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),º under ªElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)º in Section 4 of this manual

²For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following steps:

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

2.Release both buttons at the same time.

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3.Test the feature from outside the vehicle by pressing the Lock and Unlock buttons on the transmitter.

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

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

Illuminated Approach Ð If Equipped

This feature activates the headlights for up to 90 seconds when the doors are unlocked with the transmitter. The time for this feature is programmable on vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). For details, refer to ªIllumination Approach,º under ªPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),º under ªElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)º in Section 4 of this manual.

To Lock the Doors and Liftgate:

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

Sound Horn with Lock

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

²For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to ªSound Horn with Remote Key Lock,º under ªPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),º under ªElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)º in Section 4 of this manual.

²For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following steps:

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

2.Release both buttons at the same time.

3.Test the feature from outside the vehicle by pressing the Lock button on the transmitter.

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

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

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Flash Lights with Lock

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

²For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to ªFlash Lights with Remote Key Lock,º under 9Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),º under ªElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)º in Section 4 of this manual.

²For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following steps:

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

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2.Release both buttons at the same time.

3.Test the feature from outside the vehicle by pressing the Lock and Unlock buttons on the transmitter.

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

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

To Unlatch the Liftgate Flip-Up Window:

Press the Rear Release button twice to unlatch the liftgate flip-up window.

WARNING!

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

Using the Panic Alarm

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

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

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

The panic alarm will stay on for 3 minutes unless you turn it off by pressing the Panic button a second time or if the vehicle speed is 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater.

During the Panic Mode, the door locks and remote keyless entry system will function normally. Panic mode will not disarm the security system on vehicles so equipped.

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

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Programming Additional Transmitters

Refer to SENTRY KEY ªCustomer Key Programming.º in this section.

NOTE: If you do not have a programmed transmitter, 2 contact your dealer for details.

Battery Replacement

The recommended replacement battery is CR2032.

NOTE:

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

²Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed circuit board.

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

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

Separating Case Halves

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

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

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

General Information

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

1.This device may not cause harmful interference.

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

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

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

1.Weak batteries in transmitter. The expected life of the batteries is from one to two years.

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

REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM Ð 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 targeted range of 328 ft. (100 m).

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Remote Start Button

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

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How To Use Remote Start

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

²Gear selector lever in ªPº (Park).

²Doors closed.

²Hood closed.

²Liftgate closed.

²Hazard switch off.

²Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed).

²Ignition key removed from ignition switch.

²Battery at an acceptable charge level.

²RKE Panic button not pressed.

To Enter Remote Start Mode

Press and release the Remote Start button on the RKE transmitter twice. The engine will start and the vehicle will remain in the Remote Start mode for a 15-minute cycle.

NOTE:

²For security, power window operation and sunroof or Sky Slidert operation (if equipped) is disabled when the vehicle is in the Remote Start mode.

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

To Exit Remote Start Mode without Driving the Vehicle

Allow the engine to run for the entire 15-minute cycle.

To Exit Remote Start Mode & Drive the Vehicle

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

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

To Turn Off the Engine While in Remote Start Mode

Press and release the remote start button one time.

NOTE: To avoid inadvertent shut downs, the system will disable the one-time press of the remote start button for two seconds after receiving a valid remote start request.

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DOOR LOCKS

Manual Door Locks

To lock each door, push the door lock plunger on each 2 door trim panel downward. To unlock each door, pull the door lock plunger on each door trim panel upward.

Manual Lock Plunger

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

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

WARNING!

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

²When leaving the vehicle always remove the key from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death.

²Never leave children alone in a vehicle. Leaving children in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a number of reasons. A child or others could be seriously or fatally injured. Don't leave the keys in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle.

Power Door Locks

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

Power Door Lock Switch

If you press the power door lock switch while the key is in the ignition, and any front door is open, the power

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locks will not operate. This prevents you from accidentally locking your keys in the vehicle. Removing the key or closing the door will allow the locks to operate. A chime will sound if the key is in the ignition switch and 2 a door is open, as a reminder to remove the key.

Automatic Door Locks

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

1.The Automatic Door Locks feature is enabled.

2.The transmission is in gear.

3.All doors are closed.

4.The throttle is pressed.

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

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

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Automatic Door Locks Programming

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

²For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to ªPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)º under ªElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)º in Section 4 of this manual for details.

²For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, performing the following procedure:

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

2.Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK 4 times ending up in the LOCK position.

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

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

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

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

Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit

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

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

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

3.The transmission is in ªNº (Neutral) or ªPº (Park)

4.The driver door is opened.

5.The doors were not previously unlocked.

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

Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming

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

²For vehicles equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), refer to ªPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)º under ªElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)º in Section 4 of this manual for details.

²For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, performing the following procedure:

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

2.Cycle the ignition switch between LOCK and ON and then back to LOCK 4 times ending up in the LOCK position.

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

4.A single chime will indicate the completion of the 2 programming.

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

its previous setting.

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

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.

To Engage the Child Protection Door Lock

1. Open the rear door.

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2. Insert the tip of the ignition key into the child lock control and rotate it to the lock position.

Inserting Ignition Key

3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite rear door.

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.

WARNING!

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

NOTE:

²After engaging the child protection door lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position.

²For emergency exit with the system engaged, move the lock plunger up (unlocked position), roll down the window, and open the door with the outside door handle.

To Disengage the Child Protection Door Lock

1.Open the rear door.

2.Insert the tip of the ignition key into the child lock control and rotate it to the unlock position.

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Inserting Ignition Key

3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 on the opposite rear door.

NOTE: After disengaging the child protection door lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position.

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WINDOWS

Power Windows

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

Power Window Switches

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

WARNING!

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

Auto Down Feature

The driver power window switch has an ªAuto Downº feature. Press the window switch past the first detent, release, and the window will go down automatically.

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

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

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

For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power window switches will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The time is programmable. For details, refer to ªDelay Power Off to

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Accessories Until Exit,º under ªPersonal Settings (Cus-

 

tomer Programmable Features),º under ªElectronic Ve-

 

hicle Information Center (EVIC)º in Section 4 of this

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manual.

Auto Up Feature with Anti-Pinch Protection Ð If Equipped

On some models, the driver's power window switch has an ªAuto Upº feature. Pull the window switch up to the second detent, release, and the window will go up automatically.

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

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

For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the power window switches

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will remain active for 45 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature.

For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the power window switches will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The time is programmable. For details, refer to ªDelay Power Off to Accessories Until Exit,º under ªPersonal Settings (Customer Programmable Features),º under ªElectronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)º in Section 4 of this manual.

NOTE:

²If the window runs into any obstacle during autoclosure, it will reverse direction and then stop. Remove the obstacle and use the window switch again to close the window.

²Any impact due to rough road conditions may trigger the auto reverse function unexpectedly during autoclosure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the first detent and hold to close window manually.

WARNING!

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

Window Lockout Switch

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

Window Lockout Switch

Reset

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

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

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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

2

the window is fully open.

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

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LIFTGATE

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

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

WARNING!

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

Liftgate Release

OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS

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

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

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WARNING!

In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer injuries, including fatalities, if you are not properly 2 buckled up. You can strike the interior of your vehicle or other passengers, or you can be thrown out

of the vehicle. Always be sure you and others in your vehicle are buckled up properly.

Buckle up even though you are an excellent driver, even on short trips. Someone on the road may be a poor driver and cause a collision that includes you. This can happen far away from home or on your own street.

Research has shown that seat belts save lives, and they can reduce the seriousness of injuries in a collision. Some of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the

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inside of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should be belted at all times to reduce or prevent injuries.

Lap/Shoulder Belts

All seating positions in your vehicle have combination lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during very sudden stops or collisions. This feature allows the shoulder part of the belt to move freely with you under normal conditions. However, in a collision, the belt will lock and reduce your risk of striking the inside of the vehicle or being thrown out.

WARNING!

²It is extremely dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or outside of a vehicle. In a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed.

²Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.

²Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.

²Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat belts are designed to go around the large bones of your body. These are the strongest parts of your body and can take the forces of a collision the best.

²Wearing your belt in the wrong place could make your injuries in a collision much worse. You might suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too.

²Two people should never be belted into a single seat belt. People belted together can crash into one another in an accident, hurting one another badly. Never use a lap/shoulder belt or a lap belt for more than one person, no matter what their size.

Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions

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

2.The seat belt latch plate is above the back of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make the belt go around your lap.

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Latch Plate

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

Latch Plate To Buckle

WARNING!

²A belt that is buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The lap portion could ride too high on your body, possibly causing internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you.

²A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well. In a sudden stop, you could move too far forward, increasing the possibility of injury. Wear your seat belt snugly.

²A belt that is worn under your arm is very dangerous. Your body could strike the inside surfaces of the vehicle in a collision, increasing head and neck injury. A belt worn under the arm can cause internal injuries. Ribs aren't as strong as shoulder bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that your strongest bones will take the force in a collision.

²A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect you from injury during a collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together.

4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt in a collision.

WARNING!

²A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of injury in a collision. The belt forces won't be at the strong hip and pelvic bones, but across your abdomen. Always wear the lap part of your seat belt as low as possible and keep it snug.

²A twisted belt can't do its job as well. In a collision, it could even cut into you. Be sure the belt is straight. If you can't straighten a belt in your vehicle, take it to your authorized dealer and have it fixed.

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

will withdraw any slack in the belt.

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Removing Slack From Belt

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

WARNING!

A frayed or torn belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after an accident if they have been damaged (bent retractor, torn webbing, etc.).

Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage

In the front seating positions, the shoulder belt can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away from your neck. Press the release button to release the anchorage, and then move it up or down to the position that serves you best.

Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt

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

Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure

Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ shoulder belt.

1.Position the latch plate as close as possible to the anchor point.

2.At about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) above the latch plate, grasp and twist the belt webbing 180° to create a fold that begins immediately above the latch plate.

3.Slide the latch plate upward over the folded webbing. The folded webbing must enter the slot at the top of the latch plate.

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4. Continue to slide the latch plate up until it clears the

 

folded webbing.

 

Seat Belt Pretensioners

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The driver and front passenger seat belts are equipped

with pretensioning devices that are designed to remove any slack from the seat belt systems in the event of a collision. These devices improve the performance of the seat belt by assuring that the belt is tight around the occupant early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.

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

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

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Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)

If the driver's or front passenger's seat belt has not been buckled within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, and if the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h), the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will alert the driver or front passenger to buckle their seat belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts. Once the warning is triggered, the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will continue to chime and flash the Seat Belt Reminder Light for 96 seconds or until the driver's or front passenger's seat belt is buckled. The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) will be reactivated if the driver's or front passenger's seat belt is unbuckled for more than 10 seconds and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).

BeltAlert Programming

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

NOTE: DaimlerChrysler does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert).

1.With all doors closed, and the ignition switch in any position except ON or START, buckle the driver's seat belt.

2.Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, but do not start the engine. Wait for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn off and then proceed to the next step.

NOTE: You must perform the following steps within 60 seconds of turning the ignition switch to the ON position.

3. Within 60 seconds of turning the ignition switch to the ON position, unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver's seat belt at least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.

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

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

The Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) can be reactivated by repeating this procedure.

NOTE: When the Enhanced Warning System (BeltAlert) is deactivated, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate as long as the driver's seat belt is unbuckled.

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Automatic Locking Mode Ð If Equipped

 

In this mode, the shoulder belt is automatically pre-

 

locked. However, the belt will still retract to remove any

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slack in the shoulder belt.

When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode

Anytime a child safety seat is installed in the rear outboard seating position. Children 12 years old and under should be properly restrained in the rear seat whenever possible.

How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode

1.Buckle the combination lap and shoulder belt.

2.Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the entire belt is extracted.

3.Allow the belt to retract. As the belt retracts, you will hear a clicking sound. This indicates the safety belt is now in the automatic locking mode.

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How to Disengage The Automatic Locking Mode

Disconnect the combination lap/shoulder belt from the buckle and allow it to retract completely to disengage the automatic locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode.

Energy Management Feature

This vehicle has a safety belt system with an energy management feature in the front seating positions to help further reduce the risk of injury in the event of a head-on collision.

This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on the occupant's chest.

WARNING!

²The belt and retractor assembly must be replaced if the seat belt assembly ªautomatic locking retractorº feature or any other seat belt function is not working properly when checked according to the procedures in the Service Manual.

²Failure to replace the belt and retractor assembly could increase the risk of injury in collisions.

Seat Belts and Pregnant Women

We recommend that pregnant women use the seat belts throughout their pregnancy. Keeping the mother safe is the best way to keep the baby safe.

Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug across the hips as possible.

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