RAM TRUCK 1500 Owner's Manual

2013
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  • Page 1 R A M T R U C K 2 0 1 3 1 5 0 0 / 2 5 0 0 / 3 5 0 0 O W N E R ’ S M A N U A L...
  • Page 2 VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the and equipment that are either standard or optional on this name Chrysler Canada Inc.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION PAGE INTRODUCTION ............. 3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE .
  • Page 5 INTRODUCTION CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ......4 VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ..6 HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL ....4 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS .
  • Page 6: Introduction

    4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION When it comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained tech- Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group nicians and genuine parts, and cares about your satisfac- LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision tion.
  • Page 7 INTRODUCTION 5...
  • Page 8: Vehicle Identification Number

    6 INTRODUCTION WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS Operating instructions for the special equipment in- stalled by the conversion/camper manufacturer should This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against op- also be supplied with your vehicle. If these instructions erating procedures that could result in a collision or are missing, please contact your authorized dealer for bodily injury.
  • Page 9 INTRODUCTION 7 frame and underbody as well as the Automobile Infor- VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS mation Disclosure Label affixed to a window on your vehicle, the vehicle registration and title. 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.
  • Page 11: Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS ... . .12 Rearming Of The System ....21 Ignition System .
  • Page 12 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Using The Panic Alarm ....27 WINDOWS ......42 RKE Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The Power Windows –...
  • Page 13 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System Child Restraints ..... . .84 (BeltAlert®) ......63 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS .
  • Page 14: A Word About Your Keys

    12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS Ignition System Fob with Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If Equipped Your vehicle may be equipped with either an Ignition Node Module (IGNM) which operates similar to a stan- Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system.
  • Page 15 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13 Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) — If Equipped This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push of a button, as long as the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger compartment.
  • Page 16: Key Fob

    14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Key Fob The Key Fob operates the ignition switch. Insert the square end of the key fob into the ignition switch located on the instrument panel and rotate to the desired posi- tion.
  • Page 17 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 15 Emergency Key Removal (WIN) Emergency Key Removal Keyless Enter-N-Go™ Fob (KIN) NOTE: You can insert the double-sided emergency key into the lock cylinder with either side up.
  • Page 18: Removing Key Fob From Ignition

    16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Removing Key Fob From Ignition Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Place the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with an Features)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” automatic transmission). Turn the Key Fob to the OFF for further information.
  • Page 19 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 17 WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • Do not leave the Key Fob in or near the vehicle, or • Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking in a location accessible to children, and do not brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and push leave Keyless Enter-N-Go™...
  • Page 20: Key-In-Ignition Reminder

    18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Key-In-Ignition Reminder SENTRY KEY® Opening the driver’s door when the Key Fob is in the The Sentry Key® Immobilizer System prevents unau- ignition and the ignition switch position is OFF or ACC, thorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine.
  • Page 21: Replacement Keys

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 19 During normal operation, after turning on the ignition CAUTION! switch, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the The Sentry Key® Immobilizer system is not compat- bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the ible with some after-market remote starting systems.
  • Page 22: Customer Key Programming

    20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: When having the Sentry Key® Immobilizer Sys- CAUTION! tem serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an • Always remove the Key Fobs from the vehicle and authorized dealer. lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unat- Customer Key Programming tended.
  • Page 23: Vehicle Security Alarm - If Equipped

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 21 VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED To Arm The System The Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the vehicle doors The Vehicle Security Alarm will set when you use the and ignition for unauthorized operation. When the Ve- power door locks, or use the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) hicle Security Alarm is activated, interior switches for transmitter to lock the doors.
  • Page 24: Security System Manual Override

    22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE switch. To exit the alarming mode, press the RKE trans- ILLUMINATED ENTRY — IF EQUIPPED mitter UNLOCK button, or insert a programmed Sentry The courtesy lights will turn on when you use the Key®...
  • Page 25: Remote Keyless Entry (Rke) - If Equipped

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 23 NOTE: REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — IF EQUIPPED • The front courtesy overhead console and door cour- The RKE system allows you to lock or unlock all doors, tesy lights will not turn off if the dimmer control is in tailgate, and the RamBox®...
  • Page 26 24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Inserting the Key Fob with RKE transmitter into the ignition switch disables the system from responding to any button presses from that RKE transmitter. Driving at speeds 5 mph (8 km/h) and above disables the system from responding to all RKE transmitter buttons for all RKE transmitters.
  • Page 27: Remote Unlock The Doors

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25 seconds to unlock all doors, the tailgate and the Ram- Box® (if equipped). The turn signal lights will flash to acknowledge the unlock signal. The illuminated entry system will also turn on.
  • Page 28 26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 1. Press and hold the LOCK button on a programmed Flash Lamps With Remote Key Lock RKE transmitter for at least four seconds, but no This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when longer than ten seconds.
  • Page 29: To Lock The Doors

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 27 3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press- Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock ing the LOCK/UNLOCK buttons on the RKE trans- This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors mitter with the ignition switch in the OFF position and are locked with the RKE transmitter.
  • Page 30: Using The Panic Alarm

    28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Test the feature while outside of the vehicle by press- the headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the ing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter with the horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will ignition switch in the OFF position and the key turn on.
  • Page 31: Rke Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The Vehicle) - If Equipped

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29 RKE Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The Cancelling Remote Lowering Vehicle lowering can be Vehicle) — If Equipped cancelled at anytime. When vehicle lowering is can- celled, the vehicle will raise up to the next defined level and lock out the remote lowering feature until the For easy entry and loading, your vehicle can be ignition has been cycled ON/OFF.
  • Page 32: Transmitter Battery Replacement

    30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Transmitter Battery Replacement 3. To assemble the RKE transmitter case, snap the two halves together. The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032 battery. General Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and NOTE: RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
  • Page 33: Remote Starting System - If Equipped

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 31 • Obstructions between the vehicle and the RKE trans- 1. A weak battery in the transmitter. The expected life of the battery is a minimum of three years. mitter may reduce this range. 2.
  • Page 34 32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • System not disabled from previous remote start event Remote Start Abort Message On Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) — If Equipped • Vehicle theft alarm not active The following messages will display in the EVIC if the vehicle fails to remote start or exits remote start prema- WARNING! turely:...
  • Page 35 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33 • For security, power window and power sunroof op- To Enter Remote Start Mode eration (if equipped) are disabled when the vehicle is in the Remote Start mode. Press and release the REMOTE START button •...
  • Page 36: Door Locks

    34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Exit Remote Start Mode And Drive The Vehicle vented seat feature will automatically turn on when the remote start is activated. These features will stay on Before the end of the 15-minute cycle, press and release through the duration of remote start or until the ignition the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter to unlock switch is turned to the ON/RUN position.
  • Page 37 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 35 The emergency key will unlock the driver door lock on your vehicle. WARNING! • Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may cause serious injury or death. •...
  • Page 38: Power Door Locks - If Equipped

    36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) • 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. Chil- dren should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever.
  • Page 39 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 37 operate. A chime will sound if the Key Fob is in the Auto Unlock Doors Programming — If Equipped ignition switch and a door is open, as a reminder to The Auto Unlock Doors feature can be enabled or dis- remove the Key Fob.
  • Page 40: Child-Protection Door Lock

    38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Child-Protection Door Lock engage and disengage the Child-Protection locks. When the system on a door is engaged, that door can only be To provide a safer environment for children riding in the opened by using the outside door handle even if the rear seat, the rear doors (if equipped) of your vehicle inside door lock is in the unlocked position.
  • Page 41: Keyless Enter-N-Go

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39 KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO™ WARNING! The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision. vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a Remember that the rear doors can only be opened feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go™.
  • Page 42 40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • 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 theft alarm. •...
  • Page 43 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41 To Unlock From The Passenger Side: Passive Entry system is equipped with an automatic door unlock feature which will function if the ignition switch With a valid Passive Entry RKE transmitter within 5 ft is in the OFF position.
  • Page 44 42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Lock The Vehicle’s Doors With one of the vehicle’s Passive Entry RKE transmitters within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the driver or passenger front door handles, press the door handle LOCK button to lock all doors.
  • Page 45 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43 NOTE: • After pressing the door handle LOCK button, you must wait two seconds before you can lock or unlock the doors, using either Passive Entry door handle. This is done to allow you to check if the vehicle is locked by pulling the door handle, without the vehicle reacting and unlocking.
  • Page 46: Windows

    44 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WINDOWS The control on the left front door panel has UP-DOWN switches that give you fingertip control of all power Power Windows – If Equipped windows. There is a single opening and closing switch on the front passenger door for passenger window control and on the rear doors of the Crew Cab models.
  • Page 47 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45 first detent, release, and the window will go down WARNING! automatically. To cancel the Auto-Down movement, op- • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with erate the switch in either the up or down direction and release the switch.
  • Page 48 46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To close the window part way, lift the window switch to Reset Auto-Up the first detent and release when you want the window to Should the Auto Up feature stop working, the window stop.
  • Page 49: Wind Buffeting

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 47 latched or down position. To enable the window controls, ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the press the window LOCK button again and return the windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain switch to the released or up position.
  • Page 50 48 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Advanced Front Air Bags for driver and front Please pay close attention to the information in this passenger section. It tells you how to use your restraint system properly, to keep you and your passengers as safe as •...
  • Page 51 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 49 Here are some simple steps you can take to minimize the If a child from 1 to 12 years old (not in a rear facing child risk of harm from a deploying air bag: seat) must ride in the front passenger seat, move the seat as far back as possible and use the proper child restraint.
  • Page 52 50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 5. If the air bag system in this vehicle needs to be WARNING! (Continued) modified to accommodate a disabled person, contact • Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument the Customer Center. Phone numbers are provided panel during Advanced Front Air Bag deployment under If You Need Assistance .
  • Page 53: Lap/Shoulder Belts

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 51 of the worst injuries happen when people are thrown WARNING! (Continued) from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of • In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer ejection and the risk of injury caused by striking the much greater injuries if you are not properly buck- inside of the vehicle.
  • Page 54 52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • Wearing a seat belt incorrectly is dangerous. Seat • It is dangerous to ride in a cargo area, inside or belts are designed to go around the large bones of outside of a vehicle.
  • Page 55 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 53 Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat. 2. The seat belt latch plate is above the back of the front seat, next to your arm in the rear seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt.
  • Page 56 54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. When the belt is long enough to fit, insert the latch WARNING! plate into the buckle until you hear a “click.” • A belt buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly.
  • Page 57 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 55 4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your WARNING! (Continued) abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull • A belt that is worn under your arm is dangerous. up on the shoulder belt.
  • Page 58 56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 6. To release the belt, push the red button on the buckle. WARNING! The belt will automatically retract to its stowed posi- • A lap belt worn too high can increase the risk of tion.
  • Page 59 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 57 Regular Cab Front Center Three Point Belt 1. The front center seat belt on the Regular Cab may be disconnected to open up utilization of the storage areas behind the front seats. The black latch plate can be detached from the black keyed seat belt buckle located on the inboard side of the passenger seat.
  • Page 60 58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. To reattach the seat belt to the front center seat, pull the black buckle latch plate forward from the cab back panel and insert it into the black keyed buckle until there is an audible “click”.
  • Page 61: Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 59 Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure WARNING! Use the following procedure to untwist a twisted lap/ • If the black latch and black buckle are not properly shoulder belt. connected when the seat belt is used by an occu- 1.
  • Page 62: Center Lap Belts

    60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE away from your neck. Press the button located on the you will prefer a higher position. When you release the upper belt guide, and then move it up or down to the anchorage, try to move it up or down to make sure that position that fits you best.
  • Page 63: Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 61 For Quad Cab®, Mega Cab® and Crew Cab Only WARNING! Driver Center Passenger • A lap belt worn too loose or too high is dangerous. • A belt worn too loose can allow you to slip down First Row Cinch and under the belt in a collision.
  • Page 64: Automatic Locking Retractor (Alr) Mode - If Equipped

    62 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If the passenger seating position is equipped with an When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode ALR and is being used for normal usage: Use the Automatic Locking Mode anytime a child safety Only pull the belt webbing out far enough to comfortably seat is installed in a seating position that has a belt with wrap around the occupant’s mid-section so as to not...
  • Page 65: Energy Management Feature

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 63 Mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) This safety belt system has a retractor assembly that is locking mode. designed to release webbing in a controlled manner. This feature is designed to help reduce the belt force acting on WARNING! the occupant’s chest.
  • Page 66: Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (Beltalert®)

    64 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The pretensioners are triggered by the Occupant Re- After the sequence completes, the Seat Belt Reminder straint Controller (ORC). Like the air bags, the preten- Light remains illuminated until the respective seat belts sioners are single use items.
  • Page 67: Seat Belts And Pregnant Women

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 65 NOTE: Although BeltAlert® has been deactivated, the Seat Belt Extender Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to illuminate If a seat belt is too short even when fully extended and while the driver’s or front passenger (if equipped with when the adjustable upper shoulder belt anchorage (if BeltAlert®) seat belt remains unfastened.
  • Page 68: Supplemental Restraint System (Srs) - Air Bags

    66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags This vehicle has Advanced Front Air Bags for both the driver and front passenger as a supplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The driver’s Advanced Front Air Bag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel.
  • Page 69: Air Bag System Components

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 67 The Advanced Front Air Bags have a multistage inflator vehicle is equipped with Supplemental Seat-Mounted design. This allows the air bag to have different rates of Side Air Bags they are located in the outboard side of the inflation based on several factors, including the severity front seats.
  • Page 70: Advanced Front Air Bag Features

    68 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • Knee Impact Bolster determined by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC), which may receive information from the front impact • Driver Advanced Front Air Bag sensors (if equipped). • Passenger Advanced Front Air Bag The first stage inflator is triggered immediately during an •...
  • Page 71 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 69 side impact. The Supplemental Seat-Mounted Side Air WARNING! (Continued) Bag is marked with an air bag label sewn into the • Do not put anything on or around the air bag outboard side of the front seats. covers or attempt to open them manually.
  • Page 72 70 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE deploys independently; a left side impact deploys the left air bag only and a right-side impact deploys the right air bag only. Supplemental Side Air Bag Inflatable Curtain (SABIC) — If Equipped SABIC air bags may offer side-impact protection to front and rear seat outboard occupants in addition to that provided by the body structure.
  • Page 73 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 71 • Being too close to the SAB and SABIC air bags during WARNING! deployment could cause you to be severely injured or • If your vehicle is equipped with left and right killed.
  • Page 74: Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls

    72 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE SAB and SABIC air bags are a supplement to the seat belt Along with seat belts and pretensioners, Advanced Front restraint system. Occupants, including children who are Air Bags work with the knee impact bolsters to provide up against or very close to SAB or SABIC air bags can be improved protection for the driver and front passenger.
  • Page 75 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 73 Advanced Front Air Bags are designed to provide addi- Because air bag sensors measure vehicle deceleration tional protection by supplementing the seat belts in over time, vehicle speed and damage by themselves are certain frontal collisions depending on several factors, not good indicators of whether or not an air bag should including the severity and type of collision.
  • Page 76 74 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The ORC contains a backup power supply system that WARNING! may deploy the air bags even if the battery loses power or it becomes disconnected prior to deployment. Ignoring the Air Bag Warning Light in your instru- ment panel could mean you won’t have the air bags Also, the ORC turns on the Air Bag Warning to protect you in a collision.
  • Page 77 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 75 are possible, based on several factors, including the The ORC determines if a side collision requires the side collision type and severity. The steering wheel hub trim air bags to inflate, based on the severity and type of cover and the upper right side of the instrument panel collision.
  • Page 78 76 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE and type of collision. In these events, the ORC will Front And Side Impact Sensors deploy the SABIC only on the impact side of the vehicle. In front and side impacts, impact sensors can aid the ORC in determining appropriate response to impact A quantity of non-toxic gas is generated to inflate the side events.
  • Page 79 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 77 • Unlock the doors automatically. 3. Once a connection between the vehicle and a 9-1-1 operator is made, the 9-1-1 Call system may transmit In order to reset the Enhanced Accident Response System the following important vehicle information to a 9-1-1 functions after an event, the ignition switch must be operator:...
  • Page 80 78 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE sounds occurring in the vehicle. The vehicle’s 9-1-1 Call WARNING! (Continued) system will attempt to remain connected with the 9-1-1 • The 9-1-1 Call system is embedded into the vehi- operator until the 9-1-1 operator terminates the connec- cle’s electrical system.
  • Page 81 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 79 9-1-1 Call System Limitations WARNING! Vehicles sold in Canada and Mexico DO NOT have 9-1-1 • Ignoring the Rearview Mirror light could mean you Call system capabilities. will not have 9-1-1 Call services. If the Rearview 9-1-1 or other emergency line operators in Canada and Mirror light is illuminated, have an authorized Mexico may not answer or respond to 9-1-1 system calls.
  • Page 82 80 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • The ignition key is in OFF position; NOTE: Never place anything on or near the vehicle’s wireless and GPS antennas. You could prevent wireless • The vehicle’s electrical systems are not intact; and GPS signal reception, which can prevent your vehicle •...
  • Page 83 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 81 NOTE: In a rollover the pretensioners and/or SAB and bag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the SABIC - if equipped air bags may deploy on both sides of skin, eyes, nose, or throat. If you have skin or eye the vehicle.
  • Page 84 82 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Maintaining Your Air Bag System WARNING! (Continued) • Do not attempt to modify any part of your air bag WARNING! system. The air bag may inflate accidentally or may • Modifications to any part of the air bag system not function properly if modifications are made.
  • Page 85: Event Data Recorder (Edr)

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 83 • The Air Bag Warning Light comes on intermittently or Air Bag Warning Light remains on while driving. You will want to have the air bags ready to NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer, or any engine inflate for your protection in a collision.
  • Page 86: Child Restraints

    84 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of are recorded. However, other parties, such as law en- time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle forcement, could combine the EDR data with the type of is designed to record such data as: personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation.
  • Page 87 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 85 Children 12 years or younger should ride properly NOTE: additional information, refer buckled up in a rear seat, if available. According to crash www.seatcheck.org or call 1–866–SEATCHECK. Cana- statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in dian residents should refer to Transport Canada’s web- the rear seats rather than in the front.
  • Page 88 86 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Summary Of Recommendations For Restraining Children In Vehicles Child Size, Height, Weight or Age Recommended Type of Child Restraint Infants and Toddlers Children who are two years old or Either an Infant Carrier or a Convert- younger and who have not reached ible Child Restraint, facing rearward in the height or weight limits of their...
  • Page 89 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 87 Infants And Child Restraints reach the highest weight or height allowed by their convertible child seat. Safety experts recommend that children ride rearward- facing in the vehicle until they are two years old or until WARNING! they reach either the height or weight limit of their rear facing child safety seat.
  • Page 90 88 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit of WARNING! their rear-facing convertible child seat. Children should • Improper installation can lead to failure of an remain in a forward-facing child seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height infant or child restraint.
  • Page 91 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 89 Children Too Large For Booster Seats 4. Is the lap part of the belt as low as possible, touching the child’s thighs and not their stomach? Children who are large enough to wear the shoulder belt comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend 5.
  • Page 92 90 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints — Quad Cab®/Crew Cab Restraint Type Combined Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below Weight of the LATCH – Seat Belt Only LATCH – Seat Belt + Top Child + Child Lower Anchors Lower Anchors...
  • Page 93 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 91 Recommendations For Attaching Child Restraints — Standard Cab, Mega Cab® Restraint Type Combined Use any attachment method shown with an “X” Below Weight of the LATCH – Seat Belt Only LATCH – Seat Belt + Top Child + Child Lower Anchors...
  • Page 94 92 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Anchors and Tethers for CHildren. The LATCH system Restraint System has three vehicle anchor points for installing LATCH- equipped child seats. There are two lower anchorages located at the back of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback and one top tether anchorage located behind the seating position.
  • Page 95 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 93 LATCH Positions For Installing Child Restraints In This Vehicle Standard Cab Quad Cab®/Crew Cab Full Bench Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating position position Top Tether Anchorage Symbol Top Tether Anchorage Symbol...
  • Page 96 94 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Quad Cab®/Mega Cab®/Crew Cab Split Bench Lower Anchorage Symbol 2 anchorages per seating position Top Tether Anchorage Symbol...
  • Page 97 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 95 Quad Cab®/Crew Cab What is the weight limit (child’s 65 lbs (29.5 kg) Use the LATCH anchorage system weight + weight of the child re- until the combined weight of the straint) for using the LATCH an- child and the child restraint is chorage system to attach the child 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
  • Page 98 96 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Can two child restraints be at- Never “share” a LATCH anchorage tached using a common lower with two or more child restraints. LATCH anchorage? If the center position does not have dedicated LATCH lower anchor- ages, use the seat belt to install a child seat in the center position next to a child seat using the...
  • Page 99 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 97 Mega Cab®/Standard Cab What is the weight limit (child’s 65 lbs (29.5 kg) Use the LATCH anchorage system weight + weight of the child re- until the combined weight of the straint) for using the LATCH an- child and the child restraint is chorage system to attach the child 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
  • Page 100 98 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Can two child restraints be at- Never “share” a LATCH anchorage tached using a common lower with two or more child restraints. LATCH anchorage? If the center position does not have dedicated LATCH lower anchor- ages, use the seat belt to install a child seat in the center position next to a child seat using the...
  • Page 101 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 99 Locating The LATCH Anchorages — Quad Cab®/Mega Cab®/Crew Cab The lower anchorages are round bars that are found at the rear of the seat cushion where it meets the seatback. They are just visible when you lean into the rear seat to install the child restraint.
  • Page 102 100 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Locating The LATCH Anchorages In addition, Regular Cab models have tether strap anchorages behind the front center and right seats. Quad Cab®, Mega Cab® and Crew Cab models have tether strap anchorages lo- cated behind each of the rear seats.
  • Page 103 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 101 tether strap. The tether strap will have a hook at the end to attach to the top tether anchorage and a way to tighten the strap after it is attached to the anchorage. Center Seat LATCH —...
  • Page 104 102 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Center Seat LATCH — Quad Cab®/Mega To Install A LATCH-compatible Child Restraint Cab®/Crew Cab Split Bench 1. If the selected seating position has a Switchable Auto- If a child restraint installed in the center position blocks matic Locking Retractor (ALR) seat belt, stow the seat the seat belt webbing or buckle for the outboard position, belt, following the instructions below.
  • Page 105 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 103 4. Attach the lower hooks or connectors of the child How To Stow An Unused ALR Seatbelt restraint to the lower anchorages in the selected seat- When using the LATCH attaching system to install a ing position.
  • Page 106 104 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE the seat belt tight around the child restraint so that it is WARNING! not necessary to use a locking clip. The ALR retractor can be “switched” into a locked mode by pulling all of the Improper installation of a child restraint to the webbing out of the retractor and then letting the webbing LATCH anchorages can lead to failure of the re-...
  • Page 107 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 105 Lap/Shoulder Belt Systems for Installing Child Restraints in this Vehicle Quad Cab®/Mega Cab®/Crew Cab Standard Cab...
  • Page 108 106 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Quad Cab®/Crew Cab What is the weight limit (child’s weight + Weight limit of the Always use the tether anchor when using weight of the child restraint) for using the Child Restraint the seat belt to install a forward facing child Tether Anchor with the seat belt to attach a restraint, up to the recommended weight...
  • Page 109 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 107 Mega Cab®/Standard Cab What is the weight limit (child’s weight + 65 lbs (29.5 kg) The Tether Anchor can be used with the seat weight of the child restraint) for using the belt until the combined weight of the child Tether Anchor with the seat belt to attach a and the child restraint is 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
  • Page 110 108 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Installing A Child Restraint with a Switchable 5. To lock the seat belt, pull down on the shoulder part of Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) the belt until you have pulled all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor.
  • Page 111 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 109 8. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the Installing A Child Restraint With A Cinching seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect Latch Plate (CINCH) — If Equipped the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether 1.
  • Page 112 110 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 5. If the child restraint has a top tether strap and the trouble tightening the seat belt. If this happens, discon- seating position has a top tether anchorage, connect nect the latch plate from the buckle and twist the short the tether strap to the anchorage and tighten the tether buckle-end belt up to three full turns to shorten it.
  • Page 113 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 111 Installing Child Restraints Using The Top Tether Anchorage Regular and Mega Cab® Trucks: In the regular cab truck, the top tether anchorages are located behind the center and right passenger seats. In the mega cab truck, the top tether anchorages are located behind each rear seating position.
  • Page 114 112 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. Route the tether strap to provide the most direct path between the anchorage and the child seat. The tether strap should go between the head restraint posts underneath the head restraint. You may need to adjust the head restraint to the upward position to pass the tether strap underneath the head restraint and be- tween its posts.
  • Page 115 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 113 WARNING! (Continued) younger, including a child in a rearward facing infant seat. Quad Cab® or Crew Cab Trucks: The top tether an- chorages in this vehicle are tether strap loops located between the rear glass and the back of the rear seat. There is a tether strap loop located behind each seating position.
  • Page 116 114 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Pass the tether strap hook under the head restraint behind the child seat, though the tether strap loop behind the seat and over to the center tether strap loop. Tether Strap Loop With Center Head Restraint In Raised Position 2.
  • Page 117 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 115 4. Attach the hook to the center tether strap loop (see NOTE: If there are child seats in both of the outboard (left diagram). Tighten the tether strap according to the and right) seating positions, the tether strap hooks of child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 118 116 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Center Seat: 2. Place a child restraint on the seat and adjust the tether strap so that it will reach over the seat back, under the 1. Raise the head restraint and reach between the rear head restraint, through the tether strap loop behind seat and rear glass to access the tether strap loop.
  • Page 119 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 117 Tether Strap Through Center Tether Strap Loop Tether Strap Through Center Tether Strap Loop And Attached To Outboard Tether Strap Loop 4. Attach the hook to the outboard tether strap loop (see Installing Three Child Restraints: diagram).
  • Page 120 118 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2. Attach both hooks to the center tether strap loop, but do not tighten the straps yet. 3. Place a child restraint on the center rear seat. Route the tether strap following the directions for the center seating position, above.
  • Page 121: Engine Break-In Recommendations

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 119 ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS WARNING! A long break-in period is not required for the engine and • An incorrectly anchored tether strap could lead to drivetrain (transmission and axle) in your vehicle. increased head motion and possible injury to the Drive moderately during the first 300 miles (500 km).
  • Page 122: Safety Tips

    120 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! WARNING! • Do not leave children or animals inside parked Never use Non-Detergent Oil or Straight Mineral Oil in the engine or damage may result. vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may cause serious injury or death.
  • Page 123: Exhaust Gas

    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 121 Exhaust Gas WARNING! (Continued) • If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the WARNING! engine running, adjust your heating or cooling Exhaust gases can injure or kill. They contain carbon controls to force outside air into the vehicle.
  • Page 124: Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle

    122 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The dealer. If the light stays on, flickers, or comes on while Vehicle driving, have the system checked by an authorized dealer. Seat Belts Defroster Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, and loose parts.
  • Page 125 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 123 WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • Check mounting of mats on a regular basis. Always Pedals that cannot move freely can cause loss of properly reinstall and secure floor mats that have vehicle control and increase the risk of serious per- been removed for cleaning.
  • Page 126: Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside

    124 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside Door Latches The Vehicle Check for positive closing, latching, and locking. Tires Fluid Leaks Examine tires for excessive tread wear and uneven wear Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel, patterns.
  • Page 127 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS MIRRORS ......131 Heated Mirrors — If Equipped ...137 Inside Day/Night Mirror .
  • Page 128 126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power Lumbar — If Equipped ... .143 LIGHTS ......160 Heated Seats —...
  • Page 129 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127 Cargo Light ......170 TILT STEERING COLUMN ....176 Multifunction Lever .
  • Page 130 128 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ParkSense® Warning Display ... . .183 OVERHEAD CONSOLE — IF EQUIPPED ..193 ParkSense® Display ....184 Courtesy/Reading Lights .
  • Page 131 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129 Closing Sunroof — Express....205 Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor Mounted Shifter ..... .214 Pinch Protect Feature .
  • Page 132 130 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Regular Cab Bed Rail Tie-Down System ....241 Models) ......223 SLIDE-IN CAMPERS .
  • Page 133: Mirrors

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131 MIRRORS Inside Day/Night Mirror A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the wind- shield. The mirror installs on the windshield button with a counterclockwise rotation and requires no tools for mounting.
  • Page 134: Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped

    132 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the wind- shield. The mirror installs on the windshield button with a counterclockwise rotation and requires no tools for mounting.
  • Page 135: Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View Camera Display - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 133 Automatic Dimming Mirror With Rear View Camera Display — If Equipped A single ball joint mirror is provided in the vehicle. It is a twist on mirror that has a fixed position at the wind- shield.
  • Page 136: Outside Mirrors Folding Feature

    134 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Vehicles and other objects seen in the passenger side convex mirror will look smaller and farther away than they really are. Relying too much on your passenger side convex mirror could cause you to collide with another vehicle or other object.
  • Page 137: Power Folding Outside Mirrors - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 135 Power Folding Outside Mirrors — If Equipped If equipped with power folding mirrors, they can be electrically folded rearward and unfolded into the drive position. The switch for the power folding mirrors is located between the power mirror switches L (left) and R (right).
  • Page 138: Power Mirrors - If Equipped

    136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power Mirrors — If Equipped The controls for the power mirrors are located on the driver’s door trim panel. Power Mirror Controls 1 — Mirror Select Buttons 2 — Four-Way Mirror Control Switch Power Mirror Controls Location To adjust a mirror, press either the L (left) or R (right) The power mirror controls consist of mirror select but-...
  • Page 139: Heated Mirrors - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 137 Using the mirror control switch, press on any of the four Heated Mirrors — If Equipped arrows for the direction that you want the mirror to move These mirrors are heated to melt frost or ice. This feature can be activated whenever you turn on the rear window defroster if equipped.
  • Page 140: Illuminated Vanity Mirror - If Equipped

    138 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Illuminated Vanity Mirror — If Equipped “Slide-On-Rod” Features Of Sun Visor — If Equipped Illuminated vanity mirrors are located on each sun visor. To use the mirror, rotate the sun visor down and swing The sun visor “Slide-On-Rod”...
  • Page 141: Trailer Towing Mirrors - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139 Trailer Towing Mirrors — If Equipped These mirrors are designed with an adjustable mirror head to provide a greater vision range when towing extra-wide loads. To change position inboard or out- board, the mirror head should be rotated (flipped in or out).
  • Page 142: Seats

    140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Fold the trailer towing mirrors rearward prior to SEATS entering an automated car wash. Seats are a part of the Occupant Restraint System of the A small blindspot mirror is located next to main mirror vehicle.
  • Page 143: Driver's Power Seat - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 141 Driver’s Power Seat — If Equipped Some models may be equipped with an eight-way power driver’s seat. The power seat switches are located on the outboard side of the driver’s seat cushion. There are two power seat switches that are used to control the move- ment of the seat cushion and the seatback.
  • Page 144 142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE move in the direction of the switch. Release the switch the seat will move in the direction of the switch. Release when the desired position has been reached. the switch when the desired position is reached. Adjusting The Seat Up Or Down WARNING! The height of the seats can be adjusted up or down.
  • Page 145: Passenger's Power Seat - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 143 Adjusting The Seat Forward Or Rearward CAUTION! The seat can be adjusted both forward and rearward. Do not place any article under a power seat or Push the seat switch forward or rearward, the seat will impede its ability to move as it may cause damage to move in the direction of the switch.
  • Page 146: Heated Seats - If Equipped

    144 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power Lumbar — If Equipped Vehicles equipped with power driver or passenger seats may be also be equipped with power lumbar. The power lumbar switch is located on the outboard side of the power seat.
  • Page 147 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 145 the seats independently. The controls for each seat are WARNING! located near the bottom center of the instrument panel • Persons who are unable to feel pain to the skin (below the climate controls) or in the radio unit. because of advanced age, chronic illness, diabetes, You can choose from HIGH, LOW or OFF heat settings.
  • Page 148 146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • The engine must be running for the heated seats to Rear Heated Seats operate. On some models, the two outboard seats are equipped with heated seats. The heated seat switches for these The heated seats switch from HIGH to LOW and from seats are located on the rear of the center console.
  • Page 149: Ventilated Seats - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 147 • The engine must be running for the heated seats to The ventilated seat switches are located in the switch operate. bank in the center stack of the instrument panel just below the climate controls as well as soft-keys located in When the HIGH-level setting is selected, the heater will the radio screen.
  • Page 150: Manual Seat Adjuster - If Equipped

    148 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE remote start. Refer to “Remote Starting System — If Equipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for further information. Manual Seat Adjuster — If Equipped Both front seats are adjustable forward or rearward. The manual seat adjustment handle is located under the seat cushion at the front edge of each seat.
  • Page 151: 40-20-40 Front Bench Seat - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 149 WARNING! WARNING! • Adjusting a seat while driving may be dangerous. • Do not stand or lean in front of the seat while Moving a seat while driving could result in loss of actuating the handle.
  • Page 152: Mega Cab® Rear Seat Features

    150 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Mega Cab® Rear Seat Features Reclining Rear Seats — If Equipped The recliner handle is located on the outside of the seat cushion. To adjust the seatback, lift upward on the handle, lean back on the seatback and when you reach the desired position, release the handle.
  • Page 153 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 151 Folding Rear Seat (Table Mode) — If Equipped 2. Fold the seatback forward. Both the left and right rear seatbacks can be folded down and used as a table. To fold down either rear seatback: 1.
  • Page 154 152 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Folding Rear Seat — If Equipped WARNING! (Continued) Both the outboard rear seats will drop and move forward • Cargo must be securely tied down before driving when the seatback is folded flat. your vehicle.
  • Page 155 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 153 Handle Rear Passenger Fold-Flat Seats 2. Fold the seatback down and push the seat forward. 3. Lift the seatback, to return the seat to the upright position. Be sure the seat is locked in place.
  • Page 156: Head Restraints

    154 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! WARNING! An improperly latched seat could cause serious in- The head restraints for all occupants must be prop- jury or death. Make sure that the seatback is securely erly adjusted prior to operating the vehicle or occu- locked into position.
  • Page 157 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 155 Adjustment Button Adjustment Button Rear Head Restraints NOTE: • The rear center head restraint (Crew Cab and Quad The rear seats are equipped with adjustable head re- straints. To raise the head restraint, pull upward on the Cab) has only one adjustment position that is used to head restraint.
  • Page 158: Driver Memory Seat - If Equipped

    156 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • The head restraints should only be removed by quali- The memory seat buttons are located on the outboard fied technicians, for service purposes only. If either of side of the drivers seat cushion. the head restraints require removal, see your autho- rized dealer.
  • Page 159 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 157 Vehicles Equipped With Keyless Enter-N-Go 2. Adjust all memory profile settings to desired prefer- ences (seat, side mirrors, adjustable pedals [if 1. Without pressing the brake pedal, push the ENGINE equipped], power tilt and telescopic steering column START/STOP button and cycle the ignition to the [if equipped], and radio station presets).
  • Page 160: Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter To Memory

    158 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Information Center (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable To program your RKE transmitters, perform the follow- Features” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” ing: for further information. 1. Remove the Key Fob from the ignition (or change the Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry ignition to OFF, for vehicles equipped with Keyless Transmitter To Memory Enter-N-Go).
  • Page 161: Memory Position Recall

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 159 • To recall the memory settings for driver one using the 4. Press and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter within 10 seconds. RKE transmitter, press the UNLOCK button on the RKE transmitter linked to memory position 1.
  • Page 162: To Open And Close The Hood

    160 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD 2. Reach into the opening beneath the center of the hood and push the safety latch lever to the left to release it, To open the hood, two latches must be released. before raising the hood.
  • Page 163: Lights

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 161 LIGHTS CAUTION! The headlight switch is located on the left side of the To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to instrument panel, next to the steering wheel. The head- close it. Use a firm downward push at the front center light switch controls the operation of the headlights, of the hood to ensure that both latches engage.
  • Page 164: Headlights

    162 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Your vehicle is equipped with plastic headlight and fog Headlights light (if equipped) lenses that are lighter and less suscep- tible to stone breakage than glass lights. Plastic is not as To turn on the headlights, rotate the headlight scratch resistant as glass and therefore different lens switch clockwise to the headlight position.
  • Page 165: Headlights On With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 163 NOTE: The engine must be running before the head- lights will turn on in the Automatic Mode. Headlights On With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only) When this feature is active, the headlights will turn on approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned on if the headlight switch is placed in the AUTO position.
  • Page 166: Headlight Delay

    164 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE illuminate at less than 50% of normal intensity. If the (EVIC)/Customer-Programmable Features” in “Under- parking brake is applied, the Daytime Running Lights standing Your Instrument Panel” for further information. (DRL) will turn OFF. Also, if a turn signal is activated, the SmartBeam™...
  • Page 167 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 165 and other obstructions on the windshield or camera NOTE: This system will not activate until the vehicle is lens will cause the system to function improperly. at, or above, 25 mph (40 km/h). If the windshield or SmartBeam™...
  • Page 168: Parking Lights And Panel Lights

    166 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Parking Lights And Panel Lights To turn on the parking lights and instrument panel lights, rotate the headlight switch clockwise. To turn off the parking lights, rotate the headlight switch back to the O (Off) position. Fog Lights —...
  • Page 169: Lights-On Reminder

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 167 turn off when the switch is pushed a second time, when eight minutes. If the headlights are turned on and left on the headlight switch is rotated to the off position, or the for eight minutes while the ignition is OFF, the exterior high beam is selected.
  • Page 170 168 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The brightness of the instrument panel as well as the ambient lighting can be regulated by rotating the dimmer control right (brighter) or left (dimmer). When the head- lights are on you can supplement the brightness of the odometer, trip odometer, radio and overhead console by rotating the control to the right until you hear a click.
  • Page 171 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 169 (RKE) transmitter, if equipped. These lights are also operated individually as reading lights by pressing on the corresponding lens. Rear Passenger Courtesy/Reading Light NOTE: The courtesy/reading lights will remain on until the switch is pressed a second time, so be sure they have been turned off before leaving the vehicle.
  • Page 172: Cargo Light

    170 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Ambient Light Cargo Light The overhead console is equipped with an ambient light The cargo lights are turned on by pressing on the cargo feature. This light casts illumination for improved visibil- button. ity of the floor console area.
  • Page 173: Multifunction Lever

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 171 Multifunction Lever The multifunction lever is located on the left side of the steering column. Turn Signals Move the multifunction lever up or down and the arrows on each side of the instrument cluster flash to show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights.
  • Page 174: Lane Change Assist

    172 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Lane Change Assist Tap the lever up or down once, without moving beyond the detent, and the turn signal (right or left) will flash three times then automatically turn off. Flash-To-Pass You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by partially pulling the multifunction lever toward the steer- ing wheel.
  • Page 175: Windshield Wiper Operation

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 173 Intermittent Wiper System The intermittent feature of this system was designed for use when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a variable pause between cycles, desirable. For maximum delay between cycles, rotate the control knob into the upper end of the delay range.
  • Page 176: Mist Feature

    174 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE depressed while in the delay range, the wiper will WARNING! (Continued) operate for several seconds after the washer knob is the windshield during freezing weather, warm the released. It will then resume the intermittent interval windshield with the defroster before and during previously selected.
  • Page 177: Rain Sensing Wipers - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 175 • The Rain Sensing feature may not function properly Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped when ice, or dried salt water is present on the This feature senses moisture on the windshield and windshield.
  • Page 178: Tilt Steering Column

    176 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE operate until the wiper switch is moved, vehicle speed TILT STEERING COLUMN is greater than 0 mph (0 km/h), or the outside tem- This feature allows you to tilt the steering column perature is greater than 32°F (0°C). upward or downward.
  • Page 179: Heated Steering Wheel - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 177 WARNING! (Continued) the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Failure to follow this warning may result in serious injury or death. HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED The steering wheel contains a heating element that helps warm your hands in cold weather.
  • Page 180 178 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The heated steering wheel switch is located on the switch — If Equipped” in “Things to Know Before Starting Your bank below the climate controls. There are also soft-keys Vehicle” for further information. in the radio screen that will activate the heated steering wheel.
  • Page 181: Driver Adjustable Pedals - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 179 DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS — IF EQUIPPED The adjustable pedals system is designed to allow a greater range of driver comfort for steering wheel tilt and seat position. This feature allows the brake, accelerator, and clutch pedals (if equipped) to move toward or away from the driver to provide improved position with the steering wheel.
  • Page 182: Electronic Speed Control

    180 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE adjusted when the system is locked out (“Adjustable WARNING! Pedal Disabled — Cruise Control Engaged” or “Ad- justable Pedal Disabled — Vehicle In Reverse”. Do not adjust the pedals while the vehicle is moving. You could lose control and have an accident.
  • Page 183: To Activate

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 181 NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Elec- tronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated at the same time. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired vehicle set speed.
  • Page 184: To Set A Desired Speed

    182 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE vehicle will deactivate Electronic Speed Control without WARNING! erasing the set speed memory. Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition switch OFF erases the set Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on speed memory.
  • Page 185: To Accelerate For Passing

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 183 To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains set, push the SET (-) button. If the button is continually speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on held in the SET (-) position, the set speed will continue to moderate hills is normal.
  • Page 186: Parksense® Rear Park Assist - If Equipped

    184 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE PARKSENSE® REAR PARK ASSIST — IF position, the system will remain active until the vehicle EQUIPPED speed is increased to approximately 7 mph (11 km/h) or above. The system will become active again if the vehicle The ParkSense®...
  • Page 187: Parksense® Warning Display

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 185 ParkSense® Warning Display ParkSense® Display The ParkSense® Warning screen will only be displayed if When the vehicle is in REVERSE, the warning display Sound and Display is selected from the Customer- Pro- will turn ON indicating the system status. grammable Features section of the Electronic Vehicle The system will indicate a detected obstacle by showing Information Center (EVIC) or from the Uconnect Touch®...
  • Page 188 186 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Single 1/2 Second Tone Slow Tone...
  • Page 189 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 187 Fast Tone Continuous Tone...
  • Page 190 188 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The vehicle is close to the obstacle when the warning display shows one flashing arc and sounds a continuous tone. The following chart shows the warning alert opera- tion when the system is detecting an obstacle: WARNING ALERTS Rear Distance Greater than...
  • Page 191: Enabling And Disabling Parksense

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 189 Enabling And Disabling ParkSense® The ParkSense® switch LED will be ON when ParkSense® is disabled or defective. The ParkSense® ParkSense® can be enabled and disabled with the switch LED will be OFF when the system is enabled. ParkSense®...
  • Page 192: Cleaning The Parksense® System

    190 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE or the PARKSENSE UNAVAILABLE SERVICE RE- ParkSense® System Usage Precautions QUIRED message for as long as the vehicle is in RE- NOTE: VERSE. Under this condition, ParkSense® will not oper- • Ensure that the rear bumper is free of snow, ice, mud, ate.
  • Page 193 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 191 • ParkSense®, when on, will reduce the volume of the • On vehicles equipped with a tailgate, ParkSense® radio when it is sounding a tone. should be disabled when the tailgate is in the lowered or open position and the vehicle is in REVERSE.
  • Page 194 192 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • Before using ParkSense®, it is strongly recom- • Drivers must be careful when backing up even mended that the ball mount and hitch ball assem- when using ParkSense®. Always check carefully bly is disconnected from the vehicle when the behind your vehicle, look behind you, and be sure vehicle is not used for towing.
  • Page 195: Parkview® Rear Back Up Camera - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 193 PARKVIEW® REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF The following table shows the approximate distances for EQUIPPED each zone: Your vehicle may be equipped with the ParkView® Rear Zones Distance to the rear of the vehicle Back Up Camera that allows you to see a image of the 0 - 1 ft (0 - 30 cm) rear surroundings of your vehicle whenever the shift...
  • Page 196: Turning Parkview® On Or Off - With

    194 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 3. Press the check box soft key next to “Parkview® CAUTION! Backup Camera” to enable/disable. • To avoid vehicle damage, ParkView® should only Turning ParkView® On Or Off — With Uconnect® be used as a parking aid. The ParkView® camera is 8.4A/8.4AN unable to view every obstacle or object in your 1.
  • Page 197: Courtesy/Reading Lights

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 195 (RKE) transmitter, if equipped. These lights are also operated individually as reading lights by pressing on the corresponding lens. Overhead Console Courtesy/Reading Lights Both lights in the overhead console and rear passenger Front Courtesy/Reading Lights compartment will illuminate as courtesy lights when a door is opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the courtesy light position (full right position), or when the...
  • Page 198: Garage Door Opener - If Equipped

    196 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED HomeLink® replaces up to three hand-held transmitters that operate devices such as garage door openers, motor- ized gates, lighting or home security systems. The HomeLink® unit is powered by your vehicles 12 Volt battery.
  • Page 199: Before You Begin Programming Homelink

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 197 Before You Begin Programming HomeLink® Ensure your vehicle is parked outside of the garage before you begin programming. For efficient programming and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal it is recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the device that is being programmed to the HomeLink®...
  • Page 200: Programming A Rolling Code

    198 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: • Erasing all channels should only be performed when programming HomeLink® for the first time. Do not erase channels when programming additional buttons. • If you have any problems, or require assistance, please call toll-free 1–800–355–3515 or, on the Internet at www.HomeLink.com for information or assistance.
  • Page 201 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 199 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 5. At the garage door opener motor (in the garage), cm) away from the HomeLink® button you wish to locate the “LEARN” or “TRAINING” button. This can program.
  • Page 202: Programming A Non-Rolling Code

    200 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To program the remaining two HomeLink® buttons, 1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. repeat each step for each remaining button. DO NOT 2. Place the hand-held transmitter 1 to 3 inches (3 to 8 erase the channels.
  • Page 203: Canadian/Gate Operator Programming

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 201 5. Press and hold the programmed HomeLink® button. Canadian/Gate Operator Programming The EVIC will display “CHANNEL # TRANSMIT”. If For programming transmitters in Canada/United States the garage door opener/device activates, program- that require the transmitter signals to “time-out” after ming is complete.
  • Page 204: Using Homelink

    202 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 3. Simultaneously press and hold both the Homelink® If you unplugged the garage door opener/device for button while you press and release (“cycle”), your programming, plug it back in at this time. hand-held transmitter every two seconds. Reprogramming A Single HomeLink®...
  • Page 205: Security

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 203 programmed device (i.e., garage door opener, gate opera- Troubleshooting Tips tor, security system, entry door lock, home/office light- If you are having trouble programming HomeLink®, ing, etc.,). The hand-held transmitter of the device may here are some of the most common solutions: also be used at any time.
  • Page 206: General Information

    204 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE General Information WARNING! This device complies with FCC rules Part 15 and Industry • Your motorized door or gate will open and close Canada RSS-210. Operation is subject to the following while you are programming the universal trans- two conditions: ceiver.
  • Page 207: Power Sunroof - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 205 NOTE: • The transmitter has been tested and it complies with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not ex- pressly approved by the party responsible for compli- ance could void the user’s authority to operate the device.
  • Page 208: Opening Sunroof - Express

    206 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Opening Sunroof — Express WARNING! Press the switch rearward and release it within one-half • Never leave children unattended in a vehicle, and second and the sunroof will open automatically from any do not leave the key in the ignition switch (or leave position.
  • Page 209: Pinch Protect Feature

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 207 Pinch Protect Feature Sunshade Operation This feature will detect an obstruction in the opening of The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the the sunroof during Express Close operation. If an ob- sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens. struction in the path of the sunroof is detected, the NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is sunroof will automatically retract.
  • Page 210: Sunroof Maintenance

    208 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Sunroof Maintenance ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS Use only a nonabrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean The auxiliary 12 Volt (13 Amp) power outlets can provide the glass panel. power for in-cab accessories designed for use with the standard “cigar lighter”...
  • Page 211 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 209 The auxiliary power outlets can be found in the following CAUTION! locations: • Do not exceed the maximum power of 160 Watts (13 • Lower left and lower right of the center stack when Amps) at 12 Volts.
  • Page 212 210 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE • Center console when equipped with bucket seats. Power Outlet — Upper Lid • Rear of the center console storage compartment — Power Outlet — Center Console • Inside the upper lid of the center storage compartment Quad Cab®...
  • Page 213 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 211 All accessories connected to the outlet(s) should be removed or turned off when the vehicle is not in use to protect the battery against discharge. WARNING! To avoid serious injury or death: • Only devices designed for use in this type of outlet should be inserted into any 12 Volt outlet.
  • Page 214: Cigar Lighter And Ash Receiver - If Equipped

    212 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER — IF CAUTION! EQUIPPED • Many accessories that can be plugged in draw A removable ash receiver and cigar lighter are available. power from the vehicle’s battery, even when not in For vehicles with a bench seat the cupholder tray can be use (i.e., cellular phones, etc.).
  • Page 215: Power Inverter - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 213 POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED A 115 Volt (150 Watts Maximum) outlet is located on the center stack of the instrument panel, to the right of the radio. This outlet can power cellular phones, electronics and other low power devices requiring power up to 150 Watts.
  • Page 216: Cupholders

    214 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! To avoid serious injury or death: • Do not insert any objects into the receptacles. • Do not touch with wet hands. • Close the lid when not in use. • If this outlet is mishandled, it may cause an electric shock and failure.
  • Page 217: Front Instrument Panel Cupholders - Floor Mounted Shifter

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 215 Front Instrument Panel Cupholders — Floor Rear Cupholder — Quad Cab® Mounted Shifter Quad Cab® vehicles may be equipped with a rear For vehicles equipped with bucket seats there are two cupholder that consists of two cup wells for rear passen- cupholders located in the floor console.
  • Page 218: Rear Cupholder - Crew Cab

    216 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Rear Cupholder — Crew Cab STORAGE Crew Cab vehicles are equipped with rear cupholders Glove Box Storage located in the center armrest. The glove box is located on the passenger side of the instrument panel and features both an upper and lower storage area.
  • Page 219 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 217 To open the upper glove box push upward on the handle release. The glove box door will automatically open. Glove Box 1 — Upper Glove Box Upper Glove Box 2 — Lower Glove Box...
  • Page 220: Door Storage

    218 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To open the lower glove box, pull on the handle to release Door Storage the latch and lower the door. Front Door Storage — If Equipped Storage areas and bottle holders (drivers side only) are located in the door trim panels.
  • Page 221: Center Storage Compartment - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 219 Rear Door Storage — Crew Cab Center Storage Compartment — If Equipped Storage compartments are located in both the driver and The center storage compartment is located between the passenger door trim panels. driver and passenger seats.
  • Page 222 220 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • This armrest is not a seat. Anyone seated on the armrest could be seriously injured during vehicle operation, or a collision. Only use the center seat- ing position when the armrest is fully upright. •...
  • Page 223 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 221 WARNING! Do not operate this vehicle with a console compart- ment lid in the open position. Cellular phones, music players, and other handheld electronic devices should be stowed while driving. Use of these devices while driving can cause an accident due to distrac- tion, resulting in death or injury.
  • Page 224: Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin - If Equipped

    222 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin — If Equipped To open in-floor storage bin, lift upward on the handle of the latch and open the lid. In-floor storage bins are located in front of the second row seats and can be used for extra storage.
  • Page 225: Seatback Storage

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 223 Seatback Storage Storage (Regular Cab) Located in the back of both the driver and passenger The storage bin is located behind the front seats and runs front seats are pockets that can be used for storage. the length of the cab.
  • Page 226: Storage And Seats (Crew Cab)

    224 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Storage and Seats (Crew Cab) CAUTION! The Crew Cab models provide additional storage under Always lift the storage compartment lids by using the rear seats. Lift the seats to access the storage com- the handle.
  • Page 227: Rear Window Features

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 225 REAR WINDOW FEATURES Rear Window Defroster The rear window defroster button is located on the climate control panel. Press this button to turn on the rear window defroster and the heated outside mirrors (if equipped). An indicator in the button will illuminate when the rear window defroster is on.
  • Page 228: Power Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped

    226 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Power Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped CAUTION! The switch for the power sliding rear window is located Failure to follow these cautions can cause damage to on the overhead console. the heating elements: •...
  • Page 229: Manual Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 227 Manual Sliding Rear Window — If Equipped Unfolding the Load Floor A locking device in the center of the window helps to 1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position. prevent entry from the rear of the vehicle. Squeeze the lock to release the window.
  • Page 230 228 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Grasp the knob on the load floor and lift the knob until Positioning the Load Floor for Storage Access Under the load floor unfolds into position. the Seat 1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position. 2.
  • Page 231: Pickup Box

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 229 PICKUP BOX The pickup box has many features designed for utility and convenience. Load Floor Securing Straps 4. Reverse the procedure to put the load floor back in the secured down position before you operate the vehicle. Pick Up Box Features 1 —...
  • Page 232 230 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: If you are installing a Toolbox, Ladder Rack or WARNING! (Continued) Headache Rack at the front of the Pickup Box, you must • Care should always be exercised when operating a use Mopar Box Reinforcement Brackets that are available vehicle with unrestrained cargo.
  • Page 233: Rambox® - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 231 There are stampings in the sheet metal on the inner side RamBox® Integrated Box Side Storage Bins bulkheads of the box in front of and behind both wheel Cargo storage bins are located on both sides of the pickup housings.
  • Page 234 232 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Failure to follow the following items could cause damage to the vehicle: • Assure that all cargo inside the storage bins is properly secured. • Do not exceed cargo weight rating of 150 lb (68 kg) 1500 series vehicles or 300 lbs (136 kg) for 2500 and 3500 series vehicles per bin.
  • Page 235: Locking And Unlocking Rambox

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 233 CAUTION! (Continued) it is recommended that the bin lights be turned off manually using the on/off switch. Cargo bins feature two removable drain plugs (to allow water to drain from bins). To remove plug, pull up on the edge.
  • Page 236: Rambox® Safety Warning

    234 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE the storage bin, insert the key into the keyhole on the RamBox® Safety Warning pushbutton and turn clockwise to lock or counterclock- Carefully follow these warnings to help prevent personal wise to unlock. Always return the key to the upright injury or damage to your vehicle: (vertical) position before removing the key from the pushbutton.
  • Page 237: Bed Extender - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 235 RamBox® Storage Bin Cover Emergency Release NOTE: In the event of an individual being locked inside Lever — If Equipped the storage bin, the storage bin cover can be opened from inside of the bin by pulling on the glow-in-the-dark lever As a security measure, a Storage Bin Cover Emergency attached to the storage bin cover latching mechanism.
  • Page 238 236 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To install the bed extender into the storage position, perform the following: 1. Make sure the center handle is unlocked using the vehicle key and rotate the center handle vertically to release the extender side gates. Center Handle And Lock 1 —...
  • Page 239 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 237 2. With the side gates open, position the extender fully 3. Rotate the side gates closed allowing the outboard forward in the bed against the front panel. ends to be positioned in front of the cargo tie down loops.
  • Page 240 238 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 4. Rotate the center handle horizontally to secure the side Divider Position gates in the closed position. The divider position is intended for managing your cargo and assisting in keeping cargo from moving around the bed.
  • Page 241 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 239 2. With the side gates open, position the extender so the outboard ends align with the intended slots in the sides of the bed. Center Handle And Lock 1 — Center Handle Lock 2 —...
  • Page 242 240 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 4. Rotate the center handle horizontally to secure the side Extender Position gates in the closed position. The extender position allows you to load the bed of the truck beyond the tail gate. The bed extender will add an additional 15 in (38 cm) in the back of the truck when additional cargo room is needed.
  • Page 243 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 241 2. Make sure the center handle is unlocked and rotate the center handle vertically in order to release the ex- tender side gates. 3. Fit the end of the side gate ends onto the pin and handle.
  • Page 244 242 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 4. Rotate the handles to the horizontal position to secure WARNING! into place. To reduce the risk of potential injury or property damage: • Cargo must be secured. • Do not exceed cargo load rating of your vehicle. •...
  • Page 245: Bed Rail Tie-Down System

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 243 Bed Rail Tie-Down System CAUTION! The maximum load per cleat should not exceed 250 lbs (113 kg) and the angle of the load on each cleat should not exceed 45 degrees above horizontal, or damage to the cleat or cleat rail may occur.
  • Page 246 244 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE out on the cleat and slide it to the detent nearest the To remove the cleats from the utility rail, remove the end desired location. Make sure the cleat is seated in the cap by pushing up on the locking tab, located on the detent and tighten the nut.
  • Page 247: Slide-In Campers

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 245 SLIDE-IN CAMPERS EASY-OFF TAILGATE To simplify mounting of a camper unit with an overhang, Camper Applications the tailgate can be removed. Certain truck models are not recommended for slide-in campers. To determine if your vehicle is excluded, please NOTE: If your vehicle is equipped with a rear camera or refer to the “Consumer Information Truck-Camper Load- RKE the electrical connector must be disconnected prior...
  • Page 248: Disconnecting The Rear Camera Or Remote Keyless Entry - If Equipped

    246 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Disconnecting the Rear Camera or Remote 2. Remove the connector bracket from the sill by press- Keyless Entry — If Equipped ing inward in the locking tab. 1. Open the tailgate to access the rear camera or RKE connector bracket located on the rear sill.
  • Page 249: Removing The Tailgate

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 247 4. Connect the chassis plug and bracket (provided in the Removing The Tailgate glove box) to the chassis wiring harness and insert the 1. Disconnect the wiring harness for the rear camera and bracket back into the sill.
  • Page 250: Locking Tailgate

    248 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 6. Remove the tailgate from the vehicle. NOTE: Do not carry the tailgate loose in the truck pickup box. WARNING! To avoid inhaling carbon monoxide, which is deadly, the exhaust system on vehicles equipped with “Cap or Slide-In Campers”...
  • Page 251: Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover-If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 249 TRI-FOLD TONNEAU COVER-IF EQUIPPED Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Removal To remove the Tonneau Cover follow the following steps: Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover — If Equipped Your vehicle may be equipped with a Tri-Fold Tonneau 1. Lower the tailgate. Cover which consists of different features: 2.
  • Page 252 250 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 8. With two people remove the cover. Semi Clamped Position Clamped Position NOTE: If clamp wire is damaged replace immediately.
  • Page 253 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 251 Released Position Stowage Strap NOTE: Be sure the Tonneau Cover has been folded completely before removing.
  • Page 254: Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Installation And Cleaning

    252 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover Installation And Cleaning Position the folded Tonneau Cover on the truck bed and push the Cover forward against the front of the truck bed. The Tonneau Cover centers itself when placed on the vehicle.
  • Page 255: Understanding Your Instrument Panel

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CONTENTS INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES ..255 EVIC White Telltales ....279 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER —...
  • Page 256 254 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED ..309 Manual Climate Controls With Touch-Screen — If Equipped ......318 iPod®/USB/MP3 CONTROL —...
  • Page 257: Instrument Panel Features

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 255 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES 1 — Headlight Switch 7 — 115v Power Inverter Outlet 13 — Gear Selector/Transfer Case Position Switch 2 — Instrument Cluster 8 — Power Outlet 14 — Ignition Switch 3 — Radio 9 —...
  • Page 258: Instrument Cluster - Premium

    256 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER — PREMIUM...
  • Page 259: Instrument Cluster Descriptions

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 257 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS If the ABS light remains on or turns on while driving, it indicates that the anti-lock portion of the brake system is 1. Tachometer not functioning and that service is required. However, The tachometer indicates engine speed in Revolutions the conventional brake system will continue to operate Per Minute (RPM x 1000).
  • Page 260 258 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL come on when the ignition is first turned on and remain CAUTION! (Continued) on for 15 seconds, then blink for 5 seconds, and remain converter damage and power loss will soon occur. on until the vehicle is started. If the bulb does not come Immediate service is required.
  • Page 261 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 259 NOTE: NOTE: The voltmeter may show a gauge fluctuation at various engine temperatures. This cycling operation is A continuous chime will sound if the vehicle is driven caused by the post-heat cycle of the intake manifold more than 1 mile (1.6 km) with either turn signal on.
  • Page 262 260 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL hydraulic system malfunction or that a problem with the If brake failure is indicated, immediate repair is neces- Brake Booster has been detected by the Anti-Lock Brake sary. System (ABS) / Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. In this case, the light will remain on until the condition WARNING! has been corrected.
  • Page 263 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 261 unless the parking brake is applied or a brake fault is 8. Seat Belt Reminder Light detected. If the light does not illuminate, have the light When the ignition switch is first turned to ON/ inspected by an authorized dealer.
  • Page 264 262 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL dealer as soon as possible. Refer to “Occupant Restraints” 13. Cargo Light — If Equipped in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle” for The cargo light will illuminate when the cargo further information. light is activated by pressing the cargo light 10.
  • Page 265 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 263 by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has inflation pressure label. (If your vehicle has tires of a not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS different size than the size indicated on the vehicle low tire pressure telltale.
  • Page 266 264 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS 17. Front Fog Light Indicator — If Equipped to continue to function properly. This indicator will illuminate when the front fog lights are on. CAUTION! 18. Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) The TPMS has been optimized for the original The Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) fea- equipment tires and wheels.
  • Page 267 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 265 NOTE: The highest available transmission gear is dis- 22. TOW/HAUL played in the lower right corner of the Electronic Vehicle The TOW HAUL button is located on the center Information Center (EVIC) whenever the Electronic stack upper switch bank.
  • Page 268 266 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: The gauge pointer will likely indicate a higher tempera- ture when driving in hot weather, up mountain grades, The “ESC Off Indicator Light” and the “ESC Activation/ or when towing a trailer. It should not be allowed to Malfunction Indicator Light”...
  • Page 269: Electronic Vehicle Information Center

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 267 ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER WARNING! (EVIC) A hot engine cooling system is dangerous. You or others could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. You may want to call an authorized dealer for service if your vehicle overheats. If you decide to look under the hood yourself, see “Maintaining Your Vehicle.”...
  • Page 270 268 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Vehicle Settings (Not Equipped with a Uconnect® This system allows the driver to select a variety of useful information by pressing the switches mounted on the Access 5.0 & 8.4 radio) steering wheel. The EVIC consists of the following: The system allows the driver to select information by •...
  • Page 271 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 269 • UP Arrow Button • SELECT/RIGHT Arrow Button Press and release the UP arrow button to scroll Press and release the SELECT/RIGHT arrow upward through the main menu and sub- button to access/select the information screens menus (Fuel Economy, Trip A, Trip B, Audio, or sub-menu screens of a main menu item.
  • Page 272: Electronic Vehicle Information Center (Evic) Displays

    270 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) 1. Main Screen — The inner ring of the display will Displays illuminate in grey under normal conditions, yellow for non critical warnings, red for critical warnings and white for on demand information. 2.
  • Page 273 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 271 9. Selectable Gauge 2 the EVIC’s compass/outside temp line. Examples of this message type are “Right Front Turn Signal Lamp Out” 10. Selectable Gauge 1 and “Low Tire Pressure”. The main display area will normally display the main •...
  • Page 274: Engine Oil Change Indicator System

    272 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL seconds and then returns to the previous screen. An message temporarily, press and release the MENU but- example of this message type is “Automatic High Beams ton. To reset the oil change indicator system (after On”.
  • Page 275: Electronic Vehicle Information Center (Evic) Messages

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 273 • Oil Pressure Low 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal, slowly, three times within 10 seconds. • Oil Change Due 3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position. • Fuel Low NOTE: If the indicator message illuminates when you •...
  • Page 276 274 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Brake Fluid Low • Remote Start Active Push Start Button • Service Electronic Braking System • Remote Start Aborted Fuel Low • Engine Temperature Hot • Remote Start Aborted Too Cold • Battery Voltage Low •...
  • Page 277 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 275 • Door Open • Engage Park Brake to Prevent Rolling • Doors Open • Transmission Too cold Idle with Engine On • Gear Not Available • Washer Fluid Low • Shift Not Allowed • Service Air Suspension System •...
  • Page 278 276 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Vehicle Cannot Be Lowered Door Open • Stop/Start Not Ready Fuel Level Low – If Equipped • Off Road 2 Watch For Clearance • Stop/Start Not Ready Steep Incline – If Equipped • Entry/Exit Watch For Clearance •...
  • Page 279: Evic Amber Telltales

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 277 • Stop/Start Not Ready Max Cooling Or Heating Se- • Stop/Start To Restart Shift Out Of Park – If Equipped lected – If Equipped • Stop/Start Off – If Equipped • Stop/Start Not Ready Front Defrost Selected – If •...
  • Page 280 278 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Windshield Washer Fluid Low Indicator • Air Suspension Payload Protection Telltale This telltale will turn on to indicate that the This telltale will turn on to indicate the wind- maximum payload may have been exceeded or shield washer fluid is low.
  • Page 281: Evic White Telltales

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 279 EVIC Red Telltales WARNING! This area will show reconfigurable red telltales. These If you continue operating the vehicle when the telltales include: Transmission Temperature Warning Light is illumi- • Door Ajar nated you could cause the fluid to boil over, come in contact with hot engine or exhaust components and This light will turn on to indicate that one or cause a fire.
  • Page 282 280 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Oil Temperature Warning Light • Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) Light This telltale indicates engine oil temperature is This light informs you of a problem with the high. If the light turns on while driving, stop Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system.
  • Page 283: Evic Green Telltales

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 281 • Engine Temperature Warning Light EVIC Green Telltales • Electronic Speed Control SET This light warns of an overheated engine condi- tion. As temperatures rise and the gauge ap- This telltale will illuminate green when the proaches H, this indicator will illuminate and a single electronic speed control is SET.
  • Page 284 282 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Digital Speedometer Air Suspension – If Equipped Transmission Temperature – Automatic Transmission Only Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow button until the Digital display icon is highlighted in the Oil Temp EVIC. Press and release the SELECT/RIGHT Oil Life arrow button...
  • Page 285 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 283 • Distance pressure values in each corner of the ICON with the pressure value of the low tire displayed in a different • Average Fuel Economy color than the other tire pressure value. • Average Speed If the Tire Pressure system requires service, “Service Tire •...
  • Page 286 284 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Average Speed Stop/Start – If Equipped • Elapsed Time Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow Hold the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to reset all the button until the Stop/Start icon is highlighted information. in the EVIC.
  • Page 287: Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 285 Audio Stored Messages Press and release the UP or DOWN button until “Mes- Press and release the UP or DOWN arrow sages: XX” displays highlighted in the EVIC. If there is button until the Audio display icon is high- more than one message, pressing the SELECT/RIGHT lighted in the EVIC.
  • Page 288 286 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Press and release the SELECT/RIGHT arrow button to Language display one of the following choices. When in this display you may select one of six languages for all display nomenclature, including the trip functions For vehicles equipped with a 7” EVIC screen and not equipped with a Uconnect®...
  • Page 289 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 287 Nav–Turn By Turn – If Equipped been selected. Refer to “Rear Park Assist System” in “Understanding The Features Of Your Vehicle” for sys- When this feature is selected, the navigation system tem function and operating information. utilizes voice commands, guiding through the drive route, mile by mile, turn-by-turn until the final destina- Tilt Mirror In Reverse...
  • Page 290 288 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL check-mark is removed showing the system has been then press and release the SELECT button until a check- deactivated. When the system is deactivated, the system mark appears next to the setting, showing that the setting reverts to the standard intermittent wiper operation.
  • Page 291 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 289 a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the To make your selection, press and release the SELECT system has been activated or the check-mark is removed button until a check-mark appears next to the feature showing the system has been deactivated.
  • Page 292 290 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL feature showing the system has been activated, or the and release the SELECT button until a check-mark ap- check-mark is removed showing the system has been pears next to the feature showing the system has been deactivated.
  • Page 293 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 291 Key Fob Linked To Memory been deactivated. Refer to “Keyless Enter-N-Go™” in “Things To Know Before Starting Your Vehicle”. When this feature is selected the memory seat, mirror, and radio settings will return to the memory set position Remote Start Comfort Sys.
  • Page 294 292 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes make your selection, press and release the SELECT after the ignition switch is turned OFF. Opening either button until a check-mark appears next to the feature front vehicle door will cancel this feature.
  • Page 295 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 293 Wheel Alignment Mode – If Equipped To make your selection, press and release the SELECT button until a check-mark appears next to the feature Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be showing the system has been activated or the check-mark enabled.
  • Page 296: Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items

    294 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that the Screen Setup Driver Selectable Items setting has been selected. Refer to “Integrated Trailer Odometer Brake Module” in “Starting And Operating.” • 000 Trailer Name • 000.0 When this feature is selected, the Trailer name can be Upper Left selected from 16 names.
  • Page 297 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 295 • Current MPG • Average MPG • Trip A • Current MPG • Trip B • Trip A • Trailer Trip (distance only) • Trip B • Trailer Brake Gain • Trailer Trip (distance only) •...
  • Page 298: Uconnect® Access Settings

    296 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Range • Current MPG • AVG MPG • Trailer Brake Gain • Current MPG Restore To Defaults (Restores All Settings To Default Settings) • Trailer Brake Gain • Cancel Lower Right • Okay • None (default setting) Uconnect®...
  • Page 299: Soft-Keys

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 297 side of the Climate Controls in the center of the instru- Customer Programmable Features — Uconnect® ment panel. Turn the control knob to scroll through Access 8.4 Settings menus and change settings (i.e., 30, 60, 90), press the Press the Apps soft-key, then press the Settings soft-key center of the control knob one or more times to select or to display the menu setting screen.
  • Page 300 298 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL previous menu or press the X soft-key to close out of the setting soft-keys or by selecting any point on the scale settings screen. Pressing the Up or Down Arrow soft-keys between the + and – soft-keys. Then touch the arrow back on the right side of the screen will allow you to toggle up soft-key.
  • Page 301 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 299 • Units pressed. Touch the Touchscreen Beep soft-key until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing that When in this display, you may select to have the EVIC, setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key odometer, and navigation system (if equipped) changed to return to the previous menu.
  • Page 302 300 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL until a check-mark appears next to the setting, showing hours up or down. Touch the back arrow soft-key to that setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow return to the previous menu or touch the X soft-key to soft-key to return to the previous menu.
  • Page 303 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 301 Safety / Assistance position and the transmission shift lever is in the RE- VERSE position. The mirrors will move back to their After pressing the Safety / Assistance soft-key the fol- previous position when the transmission is shifted out of lowing settings will be available.
  • Page 304 302 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL until a check-mark appears next to setting, showing that next to setting, showing that setting has been selected. setting has been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key Touch the back arrow soft-key to return to the previous to return to the previous menu.
  • Page 305 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 303 • Headlight Illumination On Approach • Auto Dim High Beams “SmartBeam™” — If Equipped When this feature is selected, the headlights will activate and remain on for 0, 30, 60, or 90 seconds when the doors When this feature is selected, the high beam headlights are unlocked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) will deactivate automatically under certain conditions.
  • Page 306 304 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Flash Headlights With Lock opened. To make your selection, touch the Auto Unlock On Exit soft-key, until a check-mark appears next to When this feature is selected, the headlights will flash setting, showing that setting has been selected. Touch the when the doors are locked or unlocked with the Remote back arrow soft-key to return to the previous menu.
  • Page 307 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 305 • 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks opened, the interior door lock/unlock switch can be used to unlock all doors (or use RKE transmitter). When 1st Press Of Key Fob Unlocks is selected, only the •...
  • Page 308 306 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Auto-On Driver Heated/Ventilated Seat & Steering NOTE: The seat will return to the memorized seat location (if Recall Memory with Remote Key Unlock is set Wheel With Vehicle Start — If Equipped to ON) when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter When this feature is selected the driver’s heated seat and is used to unlock the door.
  • Page 309 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 307 • Variance equipped), and power outlets will remain active for up to 10 minutes after the ignition is cycled to OFF. Opening Compass Variance is the difference between Magnetic either front door will cancel this feature. To change the North and Geographic North.
  • Page 310 308 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL calibrate the compass by pressing the ON soft-key and completing one or more 360-degree turns (in an area free from large metal or metallic objects) until the CAL indicator displayed in the EVIC turns off. The compass will now function normally.
  • Page 311 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 309 • Paired Devices NOTE: Bass/Mid/Treble allow you to simply slide your finger up or down to change the setting as well as touch This feature shows which phones are paired to the directly on the desired setting. Phone/Bluetooth system.
  • Page 312 310 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Flash Lights with Remote Lower appears next to the feature showing the system has been activated or the check-mark is removed showing the When this feature is selected, the front and rear turn system has been deactivated. signals will flash when the RKE transmitter REMOTE •...
  • Page 313 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 311 • Wheel Alignment Mode • Subscription Information Before performing a wheel alignment this mode must be New vehicle purchasers or lessees will receive a free enabled. Refer to your authorized dealer for further limited time subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio information.
  • Page 314: Ipod®/Usb/Mp3 Control - If Equipped

    312 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Uconnect® RADIOS — IF EQUIPPED STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS — IF EQUIPPED For detailed information about your Uconnect® radio refer to your Uconnect® Supplement Manual. The remote sound system controls are located on the back surface of the steering wheel.
  • Page 315: Radio Operation

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 313 The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a The button located in the center of the left hand control pushbutton in the center. Pressing the top of the switch will tune to the next pre-set station that you have will increase the volume, and pressing the bottom of the programmed in the radio pre-set pushbuttons.
  • Page 316: Radio Operation And Mobile Phones

    314 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 2. If the disc is stained, clean the surface with a soft cloth, RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES wiping from center to edge. Under certain conditions, the mobile phone being on in your vehicle can cause erratic or noisy performance from 3.
  • Page 317: Manual Climate Controls Without Touch-Screen - If Equipped

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 315 Manual Climate Controls Without Touch-Screen — If Equipped The controls for the manual heating and air conditioning system in this vehicle consist of a series of outer rotary dials and inner push knobs. These comfort controls can be set to obtain desired interior conditions.
  • Page 318 316 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Front Blower Control Temperature Control There are four blower speeds. Use this Use this control to regulate the tem- control to regulate the amount of air perature of the air inside the passenger forced through the system in any compartment.
  • Page 319 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 317 Mode Control (Air Direction) Bi-Level Mode Mode control allows you to choose Air is directed through the panel and floor outlets. from several patterns of air distribu- NOTE: There is a difference in temperature (in tion.
  • Page 320 318 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL cold or snowy conditions that require extra heat at the Recirculation Control windshield. This setting is good for maintaining comfort, while reducing moisture on the windshield. Press this button to choose between outside air intake or recirculation of the air inside the Defrost Mode vehicle.
  • Page 321 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 319 • In cold or damp weather, the use of the Recirculation Rotate the temperature control knob to the desired tem- mode will cause windows to fog on the inside because perature. Also, make sure to select only Panel, Bi-Level or of moisture buildup inside the vehicle.
  • Page 322: Manual Climate Controls With Touch-Screen - If Equipped

    320 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL MAX A/C Manual Climate Controls With Touch-Screen — If Equipped For maximum cooling, when MAX A/C is selected the A/C is turned on automatically and the air is Hard-Keys recirculated. The hard-keys are located below the radio touch-screen. NOTE: A/C cannot be deselected when in MAX A/C position.
  • Page 323 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 321 Soft-Keys Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-keys And Soft-keys) Soft-keys are accessible on the radio touch-screen. 1. A/C Button Press and release to change the current setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON. Performing this function again will cause the A/C operation to switch into manual mode and the A/C indicator will turn off.
  • Page 324 322 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL increase when Defrost mode is selected. If the front CAUTION! (Continued) defrost mode is turned off the climate system will return • Use care when washing the inside of the rear the previous setting. window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on 4.
  • Page 325 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 323 • Panel Mode • Floor Mode Air comes from the outlets in the instrument Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount panel. Each of these outlets can be individually of air is directed through the defrost and side adjusted to direct the flow of air.
  • Page 326 324 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Soft-key Recirculation Control Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting. When outside air contains smoke, odors, or Blower can also be selected by pressing the blower bar high humidity, or if rapid cooling is desired, area between the icons.
  • Page 327: Automatic Climate Controls With Touch-Screen

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 325 Automatic Climate Controls With Touch-Screen Soft-Keys — If Equipped Soft-keys are accessible on the radio touch-screen. Hard-Keys The hard-keys located below the radio touch-screen. Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Controls — Soft-keys Dual Zone Automatic Climate Controls — Hard-keys...
  • Page 328 326 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Button Descriptions (Applies To Both Hard-keys And increase when Defrost mode is selected. If the front Soft-keys) defrost mode is turned off the climate system will return the previous setting. 1. A/C Button 4. Defrost Press and release to change the current setting, the indicator illuminates when A/C is ON.
  • Page 329 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 327 • Panel Mode CAUTION! (Continued) Air comes from the outlets in the instrument • Use care when washing the inside of the rear panel. Each of these outlets can be individually window. Do not use abrasive window cleaners on adjusted to direct the flow of air.
  • Page 330 328 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Floor Mode Soft-key Air comes from the floor outlets. A slight amount Use the small blower icon to reduce the blower setting of air is directed through the defrost and side and the large blower icon to increase the blower setting. window demister outlets.
  • Page 331 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 329 9. Passenger Temperature Controls 11. SYNC Push the Up button for warmer temperature settings. Press the Sync soft-key to toggle the Sync feature On/Off. Push the Down button for cooler temperature settings. The Sync indicator is illuminated when this feature is On the touch-screen, slide the temperature bar towards enabled.
  • Page 332 330 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Automatic Operation 2. Next, adjust the temperature you would like the system to maintain by adjusting the driver and pas- senger temperature hard or soft control buttons. Once the desired temperature is displayed, the system will achieve and automatically maintain that comfort level.
  • Page 333: Summer Operation

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 331 • The temperature can be displayed in U.S. or Metric hard key a second time to turn off the Recirculation mode units by selecting the US/M customer-programmable LED and allow outside air into the vehicle. feature.
  • Page 334: Winter Operation

    332 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Winter Operation Window Fogging and Frosting To ensure the best possible heater and defroster perfor- Vehicle windows tend to fog on the inside of the glass in mance, make sure the engine cooling system is function- mild, rainy and/or humid weather.
  • Page 335: Operating Tips Chart

    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 333 Operating Tips Chart...
  • Page 337 STARTING AND OPERATING CONTENTS STARTING PROCEDURES ....342 Automatic Mode ..... .346 Normal Starting.
  • Page 338 336 STARTING AND OPERATING Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System . . .354 Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Five-Position Switch) – If Equipped ....398 Eight–Speed Automatic Transmission — If Equipped .
  • Page 339 STARTING AND OPERATING 337 Off-Road Driving Tips And Vehicle DRIVING THROUGH WATER ... . .438 Characteristics ..... . .418 Flowing/Rising Water .
  • Page 340 338 STARTING AND OPERATING FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L ENGINE ONLY Trailer Sway Control (TSC) – If Equipped ..478 – IF EQUIPPED ......464 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION .
  • Page 341 STARTING AND OPERATING 339 Snow Tires ......494 Directional Tires – If Equipped ... .504 Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Dual Rear Wheels –...
  • Page 342 340 STARTING AND OPERATING E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles ..520 Replacement Parts ....526 MMT In Gasoline .....521 Maintenance .
  • Page 343 STARTING AND OPERATING 341 Towing Tips ......552 Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle . .557 SNOWPLOW ......553 Recreational Towing –...
  • Page 344: Starting Procedures

    342 STARTING AND OPERATING STARTING PROCEDURES WARNING! (Continued) Before starting your vehicle, adjust your seat, adjust both leave a vehicle equipped with Keyless Enter-N-Go™ inside and outside mirrors, and fasten your seat belt. (if equipped) in the ACC or ON/RUN mode. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or The starter should not be operated for more than 15- move the vehicle.
  • Page 345: Keyless Enter-N-Go

    STARTING AND OPERATING 343 NOTE: This vehicle is equipped with a transmission Normal Starting shift interlocking system. The brake pedal must be Using The ENGINE START/STOP Button pressed to shift out of PARK. 1. The transmission must be in PARK or NEUTRAL. Tip Start Feature 2.
  • Page 346 344 STARTING AND OPERATING To Turn Off The Engine Using ENGINE NOTE: If the ignition switch is left in the ACC or RUN START/STOP Button (engine not running) position and the transmission is in PARK, the system will automatically time out after 30 1.
  • Page 347: Extreme Cold Weather (Below -20°F Or −29°C)

    STARTING AND OPERATING 345 3. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time CAUTION! to change the ignition switch to the RUN position (EVIC displays “RUN”), To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the engine for more than 15 seconds at a time. Wait 10 to 4.
  • Page 348: After Starting

    346 STARTING AND OPERATING After Starting WARNING! (Continued) The idle speed is controlled automatically and it will • If the vehicle has a discharged battery, booster decrease as the engine warms up. cables may be used to obtain a start from a booster battery or the battery in another vehicle.
  • Page 349: Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not Auto Stop

    STARTING AND OPERATING 347 To Activate The Autostop Mode, The Following Must Autostop, the Climate Controls system may automati- Occur: cally adjust airflow to maintain cabin comfort. Customer settings will be maintained upon return to an engine 1. The system must be in STOP/START READY state. A running condition.
  • Page 350: To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode

    348 STARTING AND OPERATING • HVAC is set to full defrost mode at a high blower To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode speed While in DRIVE the engine will start when the brake • Engine has not reached normal operating temperature pedal is released or the throttle pedal is depressed.
  • Page 351 STARTING AND OPERATING 349 • Low brake vacuum e.g. after several brake pedal • The engine hood has been opened applications • A STOP/START system error occurs • STOP/START OFF switch is pressed The engine may then be restarted by moving the trans- •...
  • Page 352: To Manually Turn Off The Start Stop System

    350 STARTING AND OPERATING To Manually Turn Off The Start Stop System 2. The STOP/START OFF message will appear in Elec- tronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC). Refer to 1. Press the STOP/START Off switch (located on the “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)” in switch bank).
  • Page 353: System Malfunction

    STARTING AND OPERATING 351 2. The light on the switch will turn off. 1500 Models System Malfunction The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood on the passenger side of the vehicle near the right head lamp If there is a malfunction in the STOP/START system, the assembly.
  • Page 354: Automatic Transmission

    352 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! CAUTION! (Continued) • Do not shift between PARK, REVERSE, NEU- Remember to disconnect the engine block heater TRAL, or DRIVE when the engine is above idle cord before driving. Damage to the 110-115 Volt speed. electrical cord could cause electrocution.
  • Page 355 STARTING AND OPERATING 353 WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure • It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the running.
  • Page 356: Key Ignition Park Interlock

    354 STARTING AND OPERATING PARK before the ignition switch can be turned to the OFF WARNING! (Continued) position. The key fob can only be removed from the • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with ignition when the ignition is in the OFF position, and the access to an unlocked vehicle.
  • Page 357: Eight-Speed Automatic Transmission - If Equipped

    STARTING AND OPERATING 355 In 8-speed vehicles, the brake pedal must also be pressed simply rotate the shifter control to the appropriate detent. to shift from NEUTRAL into DRIVE or REVERSE when Select the DRIVE range for normal driving. the vehicle is stopped or moving at low speeds. The electronically-controlled transmission provides a precise shift schedule.
  • Page 358 356 STARTING AND OPERATING available transmission gear, and will display that gear in NOTE: After selecting any gear range, wait a moment to the instrument cluster as 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. allow the selected gear to engage before accelerating. This is especially important when the engine is cold.
  • Page 359 STARTING AND OPERATING 357 NOTE: On four-wheel drive vehicles be sure that the WARNING! (Continued) transfer case is in a drive position. • It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If WARNING! your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the •...
  • Page 360 358 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with those in or near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a running.
  • Page 361 STARTING AND OPERATING 359 NEUTRAL CAUTION! Use this range when the vehicle is standing for prolonged • DO NOT race the engine when shifting from periods with the engine running. The engine may be PARK or NEUTRAL into another gear range, as this started in this range.
  • Page 362 360 STARTING AND OPERATING (ERS) Operation in this section) to select a lower gear CAUTION! (Continued) range. Under these conditions, using a lower gear range severe transmission damage. Refer to “Recreational will improve performance and extend transmission life Towing” in “Starting And Operating” and “Towing A by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup.
  • Page 363 STARTING AND OPERATING 361 restarted. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be 6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no illuminated. A message in the instrument cluster will longer detected, the transmission will return to normal inform the driver of the more serious conditions, and operation.
  • Page 364 362 STARTING AND OPERATING shift above third gear (except to prevent engine over- speed), but will shift down into second and first gears normally. You can switch between DRIVE and ERS mode at any vehicle speed. When the shifter control is in the DRIVE position, the transmission will operate automatically, shifting between all available gears.
  • Page 365 STARTING AND OPERATING 363 WARNING! Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their grip and the vehicle could skid, causing a collision or personal injury. When to Use TOW/HAUL Mode When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting oc- curs, press the TOW/HAUL switch to activate TOW/ HAUL mode.
  • Page 366: Six-Speed Automatic Transmission If Equipped - 1500 Models Only

    364 STARTING AND OPERATING the default at engine start-up. If TOW/HAUL mode is vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal desired, the switch must be pressed each time the engine condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few is started.
  • Page 367 STARTING AND OPERATING 365 Gear Ranges transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precau- DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or tion, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill NEUTRAL into another gear range.
  • Page 368 366 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL • Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in re-...
  • Page 369 STARTING AND OPERATING 367 WARNING! (Continued) CAUTION! • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with • Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to must turn the ignition switch from the OFF posi- be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a tion to the ON/RUN position, and also press the number of reasons.
  • Page 370 368 STARTING AND OPERATING • Release the shift lever and make sure it is fully seated WARNING! in the PARK gate. Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the • Look at the shift lever position display and verify that ignition to coast down a hill.
  • Page 371 STARTING AND OPERATING 369 DRIVE range will improve performance and extend transmission life by reducing excessive shifting and heat buildup. This range should be used for most city and highway driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and down- If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operat- shifts, and the best fuel economy.
  • Page 372 370 STARTING AND OPERATING (when stopped in heavy traffic) can help to reduce this Mode is activated. In this mode, the transmission remains excess heat generation. in direct gear regardless of which forward gear is se- lected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue to During cold temperatures, transmission operation may operate.
  • Page 373 STARTING AND OPERATING 371 6. Shift into the desired gear range. If the problem is no the transmission into 3 (third gear), the transmission will longer detected, the transmission will return to normal never shift above third gear, but will shift down into operation.
  • Page 374 372 STARTING AND OPERATING gear as the top available gear. For example, if you are in DRIVE and are in third (direct) gear, when you tap the shift lever/switch one time in the (-) direction, the display will show 4 (ERS 4 is direct gear). Another tap down (-) will shift the transmission down to ERS 3 (the added underdrive gear).
  • Page 375 STARTING AND OPERATING 373 WARNING! Do not downshift for additional engine braking on a slippery surface. The drive wheels could lose their grip and the vehicle could skid, causing an accident or personal injury. NOTE: To select the proper gear position for maximum deceleration (engine braking), simply press and hold the shift lever to the left (-) (console shift) or the ERS (-) switch down (column shift).
  • Page 376 374 STARTING AND OPERATING Overdrive Operation HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce the potential for transmission overheating or failure due The automatic transmission includes an electronically to excessive shifting. When operating in TOW/HAUL controlled Overdrive (fourth and fifth gears). The trans- mode, transmission upshifts are delayed, and the trans- mission will automatically shift into Overdrive if the mission will automatically downshift (for engine brak-...
  • Page 377 STARTING AND OPERATING 375 The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the NOTE: instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode • The torque converter clutch will not engage, and the has been activated. Pressing the switch a second time transmission will not shift into the top overdrive gear, restores normal operation.
  • Page 378: Six-Speed Automatic Transmission (5.7L Engine) - 2500/3500 Models Only

    376 STARTING AND OPERATING cause damage to the transmission. The torque con- vehicle may be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal verter will refill within five seconds after starting the condition, and precision shifts will develop within a few engine. hundred miles (kilometers).
  • Page 379 STARTING AND OPERATING 377 Gear Ranges transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move the shift lever out of PARK. As an added precau- DO NOT race the engine when shifting from PARK or tion, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a downhill NEUTRAL into another gear range.
  • Page 380 378 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • It is dangerous to shift out of PARK or NEUTRAL • Unintended movement of a vehicle could injure if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If those in and near the vehicle. As with all vehicles, your foot is not firmly pressing the brake pedal, the you should never exit a vehicle while the engine is vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in re-...
  • Page 381 STARTING AND OPERATING 379 WARNING! (Continued) CAUTION! • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with • Before moving the shift lever out of PARK, you access to an unlocked vehicle. Allowing children to must turn the ignition switch from the OFF posi- be in a vehicle unattended is dangerous for a tion to the ON/RUN position, and also press the number of reasons.
  • Page 382 380 STARTING AND OPERATING • Look at the shift lever position display and verify that WARNING! it indicates the PARK position. Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the • With brake pedal released, verify that the shift lever ignition to coast down a hill.
  • Page 383 STARTING AND OPERATING 381 DRIVE If the transmission temperature exceeds normal operat- ing limits, the powertrain controller will modify the This range should be used for most city and highway transmission shift schedule and expand the range of driving. It provides the smoothest upshifts and down- torque converter clutch engagement.
  • Page 384 382 STARTING AND OPERATING During cold temperatures, transmission operation may selected. PARK, REVERSE, and NEUTRAL will continue be modified depending on engine and transmission to operate. The Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may be temperature as well as vehicle speed. This feature im- illuminated.
  • Page 385 STARTING AND OPERATING 383 NOTE: Even if the transmission can be reset, we recom- shifting between all available gears. Tapping the ERS (-) mend that you visit your authorized dealer at your switch will activate ERS mode, display the current gear in earliest possible convenience.
  • Page 386 384 STARTING AND OPERATING To exit ERS mode, simply press and hold the ERS (+) Overdrive Operation switch until “D” is once again displayed in the shift lever The automatic transmission includes an electronically position indicator in the instrument cluster. controlled Overdrive (fifth and sixth gears).
  • Page 387 STARTING AND OPERATING 385 HAUL mode. This will improve performance and reduce The “TOW/HAUL Indicator Light” will illuminate in the the potential for transmission overheating or failure due instrument cluster to indicate that TOW/HAUL mode to excessive shifting. When operating in TOW/HAUL has been activated.
  • Page 388: Four-Wheel Drive Operation - If Equipped

    386 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: cause damage to the transmission. The torque con- verter will refill within five seconds after starting the • The torque converter clutch will not engage, and the engine. transmission will not shift to sixth gear, until the transmission fluid and engine coolant are warm [usu- FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION —...
  • Page 389 STARTING AND OPERATING 387 • Four-wheel drive low range (4L) the transfer case is shifted into either the 4H or 4L position. There is no light for the 2H or NEUTRAL This transfer case is intended to be driven in the 2H positions.
  • Page 390 388 STARTING AND OPERATING Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction, For additional information on the appropriate use of each there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping transfer case mode position, see the information below: speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit. NOTE: Delayed shifts out of four-wheel drive may be Rear-Wheel Drive High Range - This range is for normal experienced due to uneven tire wear, low or uneven tire...
  • Page 391 STARTING AND OPERATING 389 vehicle in motion, the transfer case will engage/ disengage faster if you momentarily release the accelera- Four-Wheel Drive Low Range - This range locks the front tor pedal after completing the shift. Apply a constant and rear driveshafts together forcing the front and rear force when shifting the transfer case lever.
  • Page 392: Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Four-Position Switch) - If Equipped

    390 STARTING AND OPERATING • Shifting into or out of 4L is possible with the vehicle Electronically Shifted Transfer Case completely stopped, however difficulty may occur due (Four-Position Switch) – If Equipped to the mating clutch teeth not being properly aligned. This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by Several attempts may be required for clutch teeth the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is...
  • Page 393 STARTING AND OPERATING 391 This electronically shifted transfer case provides four LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery road sur- mode positions: faces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased •...
  • Page 394 392 STARTING AND OPERATING If All Shift Conditions Are Met: NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer 1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF. case position have been met. To retry the selection, turn 2.
  • Page 395 STARTING AND OPERATING 393 Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction, WARNING! (Continued) there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping allow the vehicle to roll, which may cause personal speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit. injury.
  • Page 396 394 STARTING AND OPERATING For additional information on the appropriate use of each 4WD LOW transfer case mode position, see the information below: Four-Wheel Drive Low Range - This range provides low speed four-wheel drive. It locks the front and rear driveshafts together forcing the front and rear wheels to Rear Wheel Drive High Range - This range is for normal rotate at the same speed.
  • Page 397 STARTING AND OPERATING 395 Shifting Procedure When the shift is complete, the position indicator light for the selected position will stop flashing and remain NOTE: • If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case 2WD To 4WD LOCK position have not been met, the transfer case will not Rotate the 4WD control switch to the desired position.
  • Page 398 396 STARTING AND OPERATING reduce speed and stop spinning the wheels to complete 4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not the shift. flashing), shift the transmission back into gear. 2WD Or 4WD LOCK To 4WD LOW Alternate Procedure NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW some 1.
  • Page 399: Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Five-Position Switch) - If Equipped

    STARTING AND OPERATING 397 NOTE: • If Steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the shift, then the desired position indicator light will flash continuously while the original position indicator light is ON, until all requirements have been met.
  • Page 400 398 STARTING AND OPERATING • Four-wheel drive low range (4WD LOW) and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. This is accomplished by rotating the 4WD Control Switch to the • Neutral (NEUTRAL) desired position. Refer to “Shifting Procedure” for spe- This electronically shifted transfer case is designed to be cific shifting instructions.
  • Page 401 STARTING AND OPERATING 399 cluster and indicate the current and desired transfer case NOTE: Before retrying a selection, make certain that all selection. When you select a different transfer case posi- the necessary requirements for selecting a new transfer tion, the indicator lights will do the following: case position have been met.
  • Page 402 400 STARTING AND OPERATING Because four-wheel drive provides improved traction, WARNING! (Continued) there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping allow the vehicle to roll which may cause personal speeds. Do not go faster than road conditions permit. injury or death.
  • Page 403 STARTING AND OPERATING 401 For additional information on the appropriate use of each 4WD LOW transfer case mode position, see the information below: Four-Wheel Drive Low Range - This range provides low speed four-wheel drive. Locks the front and rear drive- shafts together forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate Rear-Wheel Drive High Range - This range is for normal at the same speed.
  • Page 404: Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Five-Position Switch) - If Equipped

    402 STARTING AND OPERATING Electronically Shifted Transfer Case This electronically shifted transfer case provides five (Five-Position Switch) – If Equipped mode positions: • Two-wheel drive high range (2WD) This is an electronic shift transfer case and is operated by the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is •...
  • Page 405 STARTING AND OPERATING 403 drive will be automatically engaged when the vehicle NOTE: The transfer case NEUTRAL position is selected senses a loss of traction. Because the front axle is en- by depressing the recessed button (with a ballpoint pen gaged, this mode will result in lower fuel economy than or similar object) located in the center of the 4WD Control the 2WD mode.
  • Page 406 404 STARTING AND OPERATING 3. When the shift is complete, the indicator light for the after engine start up or illuminates during driving, it selected position will stop flashing and remain ON. means that the four-wheel drive system is not function- ing properly and that service is required.
  • Page 407 STARTING AND OPERATING 405 AUTO or 4WD LOCK positions at a given road speed. WARNING! (Continued) Take care not to overspeed the engine and do not exceed disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from 25 mph (40 km/h). the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move Proper operation of four-wheel drive vehicles depends regardless of the transmission position.
  • Page 408 406 STARTING AND OPERATING 4WD LOCK towing behind another vehicle. Refer to “Recreational Towing” in “Starting and Operating” for further infor- Four-Wheel Drive Lock Range - This range locks the front mation. and rear driveshafts together forcing the front and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed.
  • Page 409 STARTING AND OPERATING 407 When the shift is complete, the position indicator light 2WD Or 4WD AUTO Or 4WD LOCK To 4WD LOW for the selected position will stop flashing and remain NOTE: When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW some gear noise may be heard.
  • Page 410 408 STARTING AND OPERATING Alternate Procedure NOTE: • If Steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate 1. Bring the vehicle to complete stop. Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the shift 2. With the ignition switch in the ON position and the or if they no longer are being met while the shift engine either OFF or running, shift the transmission attempt is in process, the desired position indicator...
  • Page 411 STARTING AND OPERATING 409 • If all the requirements to select a new transfer case Shifting Procedure position have been met, the current position indicator NOTE: light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator light • If any of the requirements to select a new transfer case will flash until the transfer case completes the shift.
  • Page 412: Air Suspension System - If Equipped

    410 STARTING AND OPERATING AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED 1 — Up Button Description 2 — Down Button 3 — Entry/Exit Mode Indicator Lamp The air suspension system provides full time load level- (Customer selectable) ing capability along with the benefit of being able to adjust vehicle height by the push of a button.
  • Page 413 STARTING AND OPERATING 411 • Off-Road 1 (OR1) (Raises the vehicle approximately use only where maximum ground clearance is re- 1 in (26 mm) – This position should be the primary quired. To enter OR2, press the “Up” button twice position for all off-road driving until Off Road 2 (OR2) from the NRH position or once from the OR1 position is needed.
  • Page 414 412 STARTING AND OPERATING vehicle will automatically enter Aero Mode when the the vehicle for easier loading and unloading of cargo. vehicle speed remains between 62 mph (100 km/h) To enter Entry/Exit Mode, press the “Down” button and 66 mph (106 km/h) for greater than 20 seconds or once from the NHR while the vehicle speed is below if the vehicle speed exceeds 66 mph (106 km/h).
  • Page 415 STARTING AND OPERATING 413 NOTE: Entry/Exit mode may be achieved using your vehicle will move up first and then the front. When key fob for easier entry/loading. Refer to “A Word About lowering the vehicle, the front will move down first and Your Keys”...
  • Page 416: Air Suspension Modes

    414 STARTING AND OPERATING • Transport Mode WARNING! • To assist with flat bed towing, the air suspension The air suspension system uses a high pressure system has a feature which will put the vehicle into volume of air to operate the system. To avoid per- Entry/Exit height and disable the automatic load sonal injury or damage to the system, see your leveling system.
  • Page 417: Electronic Vehicle Information Center (Evic)

    STARTING AND OPERATING 415 EVIC. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Cen- Operation ter (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument The indicator lamps 3 through 6 will illuminate to show Panel” for further information. the current position of the vehicle. Flashing indicator lamps will show a position which the system is working NOTE: to achieve.
  • Page 418 416 STARTING AND OPERATING • Normal Ride Height (NRH)/Aero Mode – Indicator Pressing the “DOWN” button once will move the sus- pension one position lower from the current level, as- lamps 3 and 4 will be illuminated when the vehicle is suming all conditions are met (i.e.
  • Page 419: Axle Locker System (2500 Models Only)

    STARTING AND OPERATING 417 • Wheel Alignment Mode – indicator lamps 3 and 4 will CAUTION! be illuminated. Wheel Alignment Mode is disabled by • Do not lock the front or rear axle on hard surfaced driving the vehicle. roads. The ability to steer the vehicle is reduced AXLE LOCKER SYSTEM (2500 MODELS ONLY) —...
  • Page 420 418 STARTING AND OPERATING position, the rear axle is locked. In the FRONT/REAR NOTE: Left to right wheel speed difference may be LOCK position, the front and rear axles are locked. necessary to allow the axle to fully lock. If the indicator light is flashing after placing the switch in the REAR NOTE: Even when the axles are in the AXLE UNLOCK LOCK or FRONT/REAR LOCK position, drive the ve-...
  • Page 421: Stabilizer/Sway Bar System - Power

    STARTING AND OPERATING 419 NOTE: The rear axle must be locked before the front axle STABILIZER/SWAY BAR SYSTEM — POWER will lock. WAGON ONLY Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic disconnecting To unlock the front axle; move the axle locker switch to stabilizer/sway bar.
  • Page 422 420 STARTING AND OPERATING remain in the On-Road mode during normal driving conditions. WARNING! Do not disconnect the stabilizer bar and drive on hard surfaced roads or at speeds above 18 mph (29 km/h), you may lose control of the vehicle, which could result in serious injury or death.
  • Page 423: Safe Off-Road Driving - Power Wagon

    STARTING AND OPERATING 421 press the right hand Off Road stabilizer/sway bar button WARNING! to obtain the Off-Road position. The amber indicator light will flash until the stabilizer/sway bar has been If the stabilizer/sway bar will not return to On-Road fully disconnected.
  • Page 424 422 STARTING AND OPERATING agency to determine the designated off-road vehicle ramp without lifting any other wheel off the ground. This (ORV) trails or recreation areas. You should always tread distance up the ramp divided by the wheelbase of the lightly and only use established roads, trails or ORV vehicle and multiplied by 1,000 is the RTI.
  • Page 425 STARTING AND OPERATING 423 mud, snow and ice. Every surface has a different effect on CAUTION! your vehicle’s steering, handling and traction. Control- ling your vehicle is one of the keys to successful off-road The door sill height is 25 inches. Water may intrude driving, so always keep a firm grip on the steering wheel into the interior of the vehicle at greater depths.
  • Page 426: Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand

    424 STARTING AND OPERATING Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand WARNING! There is a drastic reduction in traction when driving in Always wear your seat belt and firmly tie down snow, mud or sand. The vehicle will be less responsive to cargo.
  • Page 427 STARTING AND OPERATING 425 • Sand – Soft sand is very difficult to travel through with CAUTION! full tire pressure. When crossing soft sandy spots in a trail maintain your vehicle’s momentum and do not On icy or slippery roads, do not downshift at high stop.
  • Page 428: Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High Points)

    426 STARTING AND OPERATING throttle lightly while holding a light brake pressure and CAUTION! ease the vehicle up and over the object. Reduced tire pressures may cause tire unseating and WARNING! total loss of air pressure. To reduce the risk of tire unseating, while at a reduced tire pressure, reduce Crossing obstacles can cause abrupt steering system your speed and avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneu-...
  • Page 429 STARTING AND OPERATING 427 Crossing Large Rocks vehicle’s mobility. Approach these obstacles at a 45- degree angle and let each tire go through the obstacle When approaching large rocks, choose a path which independently. You need to use caution when crossing ensures you drive over the largest with your tires.
  • Page 430: Hill Climbing

    428 STARTING AND OPERATING Crossing Logs what is the best direction to recover the vehicle. Depend- ing on what you are in contact with, jack the vehicle up To cross a log, approach it at a slight angle (approxi- and place a few rocks under the tires so the weight is off mately 10 to 15 degrees).
  • Page 431 STARTING AND OPERATING 429 feel confident with the vehicle and your abilities. You apply more power as you start up the hill. Do not race should always climb hills straight up and down. Never forward into a steep grade, the abrupt change of grade attempt to climb a hill on an angle.
  • Page 432 430 STARTING AND OPERATING descent and apply your brakes if necessary, but do not WARNING! allow the tires to lock. Never attempt to climb a hill at an angle or turn WARNING! around on a steep grade. Driving across an incline increases the risk of a roll over, which may result in Do not descend a steep grade in NEUTRAL.
  • Page 433: Driving Through Water

    STARTING AND OPERATING 431 WARNING! WARNING! Driving across an incline increases the risk of a If the engine stalls or you lose headway or cannot rollover , which may result in severe injury. make it to the top of a steep hill or grade, never attempt to turn around.
  • Page 434 432 STARTING AND OPERATING avoid damage to the environment. You should know CAUTION! your vehicle’s abilities and be able to recover it if something goes wrong. You should never stop or shut a Water ingestion into the axles, transmission, transfer vehicle off when crossing deep water unless you ingested case, engine or vehicle interior can occur if you drive water into the engine air intake.
  • Page 435 STARTING AND OPERATING 433 crossing is the water depth, current and bottom con- CAUTION! ditions. On soft bottoms the vehicle will sink in, effectively increasing the water level on the vehicle. Be Muddy waters can reduce the cooling system effec- sure to consider this when determining the depth and tiveness by depositing debris onto the radiator.
  • Page 436: Airing Down For Off-Road Driving

    434 STARTING AND OPERATING downstream out of control if the water is deep enough pressure allows the tire to bulge slightly, improving its to push on the large surface area of the vehicle’s body. surface area for better flotation and ability to mold or Before you proceed determine the speed of the current, form to the ground contour.
  • Page 437: Vehicle Recovery

    STARTING AND OPERATING 435 high risk of vehicle damage during the recovery process? CAUTION! (Continued) Answering these questions will help you determine the pressure. To reduce the risk of tire unseating, while at best method of recovery. If you can still move the vehicle a reduced tire pressure, drive at slower speeds and slightly and the only issue is slick ground, then rock avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers.
  • Page 438 436 STARTING AND OPERATING shift. If after a few rock cycles your vehicle is not free, CAUTION! stop and try another method of recovery. Continuous rock cycling will only cause unnecessary damage to Pulling the vehicle off an obstacle, without first your vehicle and the environment.
  • Page 439 STARTING AND OPERATING 437 a safe recovery. First connect the tow strap to the brakes, once signaled by the other driver. This se- correct attachment points on both vehicles. There quence is important to avoid having the recovered should be a least 20 to 30 feet between the vehicles to vehicle hit the pulling vehicle.
  • Page 440 438 STARTING AND OPERATING recover the vehicle, there is a high risk of environmen- Placing something over the strung out cable helps tal or vehicle damage, or where nothing else seems to keep the cable on the ground if it breaks. Next, place work.
  • Page 441: After Driving Off-Road

    STARTING AND OPERATING 439 • Check for accumulations of plants or brush. These After Driving Off-Road things could be a fire hazard. They might hide damage Off-road operation puts more stress on your vehicle than to fuel lines, brake hoses, axle pinion seals, and does most on-road driving.
  • Page 442: Limited-Slip Differential

    440 STARTING AND OPERATING • If you experience unusual vibration after driving in will supply maximum traction. When starting with only mud, slush or similar conditions, check the wheels for one rear wheel on an excessively slippery surface, slight impacted material. Impacted material can cause a momentary application of the parking brake may be wheel imbalance and freeing the wheels of it will necessary to gain maximum traction.
  • Page 443: Driving On Slippery Surfaces

    STARTING AND OPERATING 441 DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES Traction When driving on wet or slushy roads, it is possible for a Acceleration wedge of water to build up between the tire and road Rapid acceleration on snow covered, wet, or other slip- surface.
  • Page 444: Starting And Operating

    442 STARTING AND OPERATING DRIVING THROUGH WATER Shallow Standing Water Driving through water more than a few inches/ Although your vehicle is capable of driving through centimeters deep will require extra caution to ensure shallow standing water, consider the following Caution safety and prevent damage to your vehicle.
  • Page 445 STARTING AND OPERATING 443 CAUTION! (Continued) WARNING! • Driving through standing water may cause damage • Driving through standing water limits your vehi- to your vehicle’s drivetrain components. Always cle’s traction capabilities. Do not exceed 5 mph inspect your vehicle’s fluids (i.e., engine oil, trans- (8 km/h) when driving through standing water.
  • Page 446: Off-Road Driving Tips

    444 STARTING AND OPERATING OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS always a good idea to check for damage. That way you can get any problems taken care of right away and have Care should be taken when attempting to climb steep your vehicle ready when you need it. hills or driving diagonally across a hill or slope.
  • Page 447: Winch Usage (Power Wagon Only) - If

    STARTING AND OPERATING 445 • After extended operation in mud, sand, water, or WINCH USAGE (POWER WAGON ONLY) — IF similar dirty conditions, have the radiator, fan, brake EQUIPPED rotors, wheels, brake linings, and axle yokes inspected Things To Know Before Using Your Winch and cleaned as soon as possible.
  • Page 448 446 STARTING AND OPERATING 2. Attach the hook to a suitable anchor point. Low Voltage Interrupt Your winch is equipped with a device that will interrupt CAUTION! winch function if the vehicle charging system voltage drops to a low level. The winch will not power-in or out Be certain the anchor will withstand the load re- for 30 seconds if this device is tripped.
  • Page 449: Understanding The Features Of Your Winch

    STARTING AND OPERATING 447 Understanding The Features Of Your Winch Winch Components...
  • Page 450 448 STARTING AND OPERATING 1. Motor: The winch motor is powered by the vehicle 6. Clutch Lever: The clutch lever allows the winch drum charging system and features a thermal protection to be disconnected from the winch motor to allow the switch that automatically stops motor function in the wire rope to be pulled from the winch by hand.
  • Page 451: Winch Accessories

    STARTING AND OPERATING 449 Winch Accessories The following accessories are necessary to attach the Snatch/Block Pulley: Used winch to anchors, change direction of pull, and for safe properly, the multi-purpose winching. snatch block allows you to (1) increase the winch’s pulling Gloves: Wire rope, through power;...
  • Page 452: Operating Your Winch

    450 STARTING AND OPERATING Clevis/D-Shackles: Tree Trunk Protector: Typi- D-Shackle is a safe means of cally made of tough, high- connecting the looped ends of quality nylon, it provides the cables, straps and snatch operator an attachment point blocks. The shackle’s pin is for the winch rope to a wide threaded to allow easy re- variety of anchor points and...
  • Page 453 STARTING AND OPERATING 451 WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • Always keep hands and clothing clear of the wire • Always use supplied hook strap to hold the hook rope, hook and fairlead opening during operation when spooling wire rope in or out. •...
  • Page 454 452 STARTING AND OPERATING 4. Always wear leather gloves and do not allow the wire WARNING! (Continued) rope to slip through your hands when handling the • Never winch when there are less than five wraps of rope. wire rope around the winch drum. 5.
  • Page 455 STARTING AND OPERATING 453 1. Inspect the winch, winch mount, and wire rope for CAUTION! (Continued) damage. Do not use the winch if the mount is loose or • Always inspect winch installation and wire rope rope shows excessive wear or damage. condition before operating the winch.
  • Page 456 454 STARTING AND OPERATING 3. Disengage the clutch to allow free spooling of the winch drum, rotate the clutch lever on the winch to disengage. Freespooling conserves battery power. Hook Strap 5. Pull the wire to the anchor point. Pull out enough wire rope to reach your anchor point.
  • Page 457 STARTING AND OPERATING 455 6. Secure to the anchor point. Once you have established Tree Trunk Protector your anchor point, secure the tree-trunk protector or CAUTION! choker-chain around the object. Always be certain the anchor you select will with- stand the load.
  • Page 458 456 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: How to choose an anchor point: A secure anchor is critical to winching operations. An anchor must be strong enough to hold while winching. Natural anchors include trees, stumps and rocks. Hook the cable as low as possible.
  • Page 459 STARTING AND OPERATING 457 9. Connect the remote control to the winch control box, 10. Put wire rope under tension. Using the remote con- located behind the front bumper. Be careful not to let trol switch, slowly wind the wire rope until no slack the remote control cord dangle in front of the winch.
  • Page 460 458 STARTING AND OPERATING 12. Check wire rope. The wire rope should be neatly In certain situations you may wound around the spooling drum. Improper wind- decide to throw a heavy blan- ing can cause damage to the wire rope. ket or similar object over the wire rope.
  • Page 461 STARTING AND OPERATING 459 13. Establish no people zones: Make your intentions clear. Be sure that everyone in the immediate vicinity surrounding the winching operation is completely aware of your intentions before you pull. Declare where the spectators should not stand - never behind or in front of the vehicle and never near the wire rope or snatch block.
  • Page 462 460 STARTING AND OPERATING 14. Begin winching. With the winching vehicles engine on and light tension already on the wire rope, begin winching slowly and steadily. Be sure that the wire rope is winding evenly and tightly around the spool- ing drum.
  • Page 463 STARTING AND OPERATING 461 • What to look for under load: The wire rope must 15. Secure vehicle. Once recovery of the vehicle is com- always spool onto the drum as indicated by the drum plete, be sure to secure the vehicle’s brakes and shift rotation decal on the winch.
  • Page 464 462 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: How to spool under no load: Arrange the re- mote control lead so it cannot be caught in the winch. Arrange the wire rope so it will not kink or tangle when spooled. Be sure any wire rope already on the spooling drum is wound tightly and evenly layered.
  • Page 465: Rigging Techniques

    STARTING AND OPERATING 463 18. Store the hook on the most outboard loop of the tow 19. Disconnect the remote control. Disconnect the remote hook. control cord from the control box and store in a clean and dry place. Winching operations are now com- plete.
  • Page 466 464 STARTING AND OPERATING How To Change The Pulling Direction wire rope collecting on one side of the drum affecting pulling efficiency and damaging wire rope. A snatch block, secured to a point directly in front of the vehicle will enable you to change your pulling direction while still allowing the wire rope to be at 90°...
  • Page 467: Power Steering

    STARTING AND OPERATING 465 Double Line wire rope to free the winch hook. Attach the hook to your vehicle’s frame/tow hook and run the wire rope through a snatch block. Disengage the clutch and, using the snatch block, pull out enough wire to reach your anchor point.
  • Page 468 466 STARTING AND OPERATING If for some reason the power assist is interrupted, it will WARNING! still be possible to steer your vehicle. Under these condi- tions, you will observe a substantial increase in steering Continued operation with reduced power steering effort, especially at very low vehicle speeds and during assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others.
  • Page 469: Fuel Saver Technology 5.7L Engine Only

    STARTING AND OPERATING 467 FUEL SAVER TECHNOLOGY 5.7L ENGINE ONLY – IF EQUIPPED This feature offers improved fuel economy by shutting off four of the engine’s eight cylinders during light load and cruise conditions. The system is automatic with no driver inputs or additional driving skills required.
  • Page 470 468 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: WARNING! • When the parking brake is applied and the transmis- • Never use the PARK position as a substitute for the sion is placed in gear, the “Brake Warning Light” will parking brake. Always apply the parking brake flash.
  • Page 471: Brake System

    STARTING AND OPERATING 469 BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING! (Continued) If power assist is lost for any reason (for example, • Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged repeated brake applications with the engine off), the before driving; failure to do so can lead to brake brakes will still function.
  • Page 472: Electronic Brake Control System

    470 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Under cold temperatures, pedal effort will be NOTE: ABS improves steering control of the vehicle higher than normal until the power steering fluid reaches during hard braking maneuvers. operating temperature. WARNING! ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM •...
  • Page 473: Traction Control System (Tcs) - If Equipped

    STARTING AND OPERATING 471 Traction Control System (TCS) – If Equipped Brake Assist System (BAS) – If Equipped The TCS monitors the amount of wheel spin of each of The BAS is designed to optimize the vehicle’s braking the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake capability during emergency braking maneuvers.
  • Page 474: Hill Start Assist (Hsa) - If Equipped

    472 STARTING AND OPERATING duration once the driver takes his foot off of the brake WARNING! pedal. If the driver does not apply the throttle during this • The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of phys- short duration, the system will release brake pressure and the vehicle will roll down the incline.
  • Page 475 STARTING AND OPERATING 473 • Gear selection matches vehicle uphill direction (i.e., The system will work in REVERSE and all forward gears, vehicle facing uphill is in forward gear; vehicle back- and will not activate if the vehicle is placed in NEU- ing uphill is in REVERSE gear).
  • Page 476 474 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • HSA is not a parking brake. If you stop the vehicle • If you use a trailer brake controller with your on a hill without putting the transmission in PARK trailer, your trailer brakes may be activated and or using the parking brake, it will roll down the deactivated with the brake switch.
  • Page 477: Electronic Stability Control (Esc) - If Equipped

    STARTING AND OPERATING 475 2. Start the engine. EVIC Equipped Vehicles 3. With the engine running and the brake applied, rotate HSA is a Customer Programmable Feature on a EVIC the steering wheel 180° counterclockwise from center. equipped vehicle. If you wish to turn off the HSA feature, refer to “Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/ 4.
  • Page 478 476 STARTING AND OPERATING the intended path, ESC applies the brake of the appro- this mode. This mode should be used for almost all priate wheel to assist in counteracting the oversteer or driving situations. ESC should only be turned to “Partial understeer condition.
  • Page 479 STARTING AND OPERATING 477 ESC Partial Off NOTE: To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving with snow chains or starting off in deep snow, sand or This mode is entered by momentarily pressing the “ESC gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Partial Off” Off”...
  • Page 480 478 STARTING AND OPERATING All Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles In 4WD AUTO And WARNING! 4WD LOCK Modes Can Also Choose The • When in “Partial Off” mode, the TCS functionality Following ESC Operating Mode. This Is The Only ESC Operating Mode in 4WD LOW: of ESC, (except for the limited slip feature de- scribed in the TCS section), has been disabled and Full Off...
  • Page 481 STARTING AND OPERATING 479 NOTE: The “ESC OFF” message will display and the “ESC Off” is the only operating mode for ESC in 4WD audible chime will sound when the shift lever is placed LOW. Whenever the vehicle is started in 4WD LOW or into the PARK position from any other position and then the transfer case (if equipped) is shifted from 4WD LOCK moved out of the PARK position.
  • Page 482: Esc Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And Esc Off Indicator Light

    480 STARTING AND OPERATING ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And flashes when TCS is active. If the “ESC Activation/ ESC OFF Indicator Light Malfunction Indicator Light” begins to flash during ac- celeration, ease up on the accelerator and apply as little throttle as possible.
  • Page 483: Trailer Sway Control (Tsc) - If Equipped

    STARTING AND OPERATING 481 when ESC becomes inactive following the maneuver further information. When TSC is functioning, the “ESC that caused the ESC activation. Off Indicator Light” will flash, the engine power may be reduced and you may feel the brakes being applied to individual wheels to attempt to stop the trailer from The “ESC OFF Indicator Light”...
  • Page 484: Tire Safety Information

    482 STARTING AND OPERATING TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION NOTE: Tire Markings • P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter “P” molded into the sidewall preceding the size designa- tion. Example: P215/65R15 95H. •...
  • Page 485 STARTING AND OPERATING 483 • High flotation tire sizing is based on U.S. design compact spare tires have the letter “T” or “S” molded into the sidewall preceding the size designation. Ex- standards and it begins with the tire diameter molded ample: T145/80D18 103M.
  • Page 486 484 STARTING AND OPERATING EXAMPLE: R = Construction code — R means radial construction — D means diagonal or bias construction 15 = Rim diameter in inches (in) Service Description: 95 = Load Index — A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry H = Speed Symbol —...
  • Page 487: Tire Identification Number (Tin)

    STARTING AND OPERATING 485 EXAMPLE: Load Identification: ..blank..= Absence of any text on the sidewall of the tire indicates a Standard Load (SL) tire Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire Light Load (LL) = Light load tire C, D, E, F, G = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire can carry at a specified pressure Maximum Load—...
  • Page 488 486 STARTING AND OPERATING EXAMPLE: DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301 DOT = Department of Transportation — This symbol certifies that the tire is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation tire safety standards and is approved for highway use MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location (two digits) L9 = Code representing the tire size (two digits) ABCD = Code used by the tire manufacturer (one to four digits)
  • Page 489: Tire Terminology And Definitions

    STARTING AND OPERATING 487 Tire Terminology And Definitions Term Definition B-Pillar The vehicle B-Pillar is the structural member of the body located behind the front door. Cold tire inflation pressure is defined as the tire pressure after Cold Tire Inflation Pressure the vehicle has not been driven for at least 3 hours, or driven less than 1 mile (1.6 km) after sitting for a three hour period.
  • Page 490: Tire Loading And Tire Pressure

    488 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Loading And Tire Pressure Tire And Loading Information Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on the driver’s side B-Pillar or the rear edge of the driver’s side door. B-Pillar Location for Tire And Loading Information Placard...
  • Page 491 STARTING AND OPERATING 489 Tire And Loading Information Placard 2) total weight your vehicle can carry 3) tire size designed for your vehicle 4) cold tire inflation pressures for the front, rear, and spare tires. Loading The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle.
  • Page 492 490 STARTING AND OPERATING To determine the maximum loading conditions of your 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of vehicle, locate the statement “The combined weight of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or “XXX”...
  • Page 493 STARTING AND OPERATING 491 NOTE: • The following table shows examples on how to calcu- late total load, cargo/luggage, and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations and number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration purposes only and may not be accurate for the seating and load carry capacity of your vehicle.
  • Page 494 492 STARTING AND OPERATING...
  • Page 495: Tires - General Information

    STARTING AND OPERATING 493 Safety WARNING! WARNING! Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and • Improperly inflated tires are dangerous and can increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the cause collisions. recommended load capacity for your vehicle.
  • Page 496: Tire Inflation Pressures

    494 STARTING AND OPERATING stability of the vehicle and can produce a feeling of WARNING! (Continued) sluggish response or over responsiveness in the steering. • Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle Unequal tire pressures from side to side may cause erratic to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the and unpredictable steering response.
  • Page 497 STARTING AND OPERATING 495 once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to Check tire pressures more often if subject to a wide range check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement of outdoor temperatures as tire pressures vary with when determining proper inflation.
  • Page 498: Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation

    496 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation Radial Ply Tires The manufacturer advocates driving at safe speeds and WARNING! within posted speed limits. Where speed limits or condi- tions are such that the vehicle can be driven at high Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle...
  • Page 499: Summer Or Three Season Tires - If Equipped

    STARTING AND OPERATING 497 the tire sidewall. Use all season tires only in sets of four; If you need snow tires, select tires equivalent in size and failure to do so may adversely affect the safety and type to the original equipment tires. Use snow tires only handling of your vehicle.
  • Page 500: Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel - If Equipped

    498 STARTING AND OPERATING Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And T, S = Temporary Spare Tire Wheel – If Equipped Since this tire has limited tread life the original equip- Your vehicle may be equipped with a spare tire and ment tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled wheel equivalent in look and function to the original on your vehicle at the first opportunity.
  • Page 501: Limited-Use Spare - If Equipped

    STARTING AND OPERATING 499 limited-use spare wheel. This label contains the driving WARNING! (Continued) limitations for this spare. This tire may look like the replaced. Be sure to follow the warnings, which original equipped tire on the front or rear axle of your apply to your spare.
  • Page 502: Tire Spinning

    500 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! driver’s side door. Replace (or repair) the original Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces gener- equipment tire at the first opportunity and reinstall it ated by excessive wheel speeds may cause tire dam- on your vehicle.
  • Page 503: Life Of Tire

    STARTING AND OPERATING 501 Life Of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including, but not limited to: • Driving style • Tire pressure • Distance driven • Performance tires, tires with a speed rating of V or higher, and summer tires typically have a reduced tread life.
  • Page 504: Replacement Tires

    502 STARTING AND OPERATING The Load Index and Speed Symbol for your tire will be WARNING! (Continued) found on the original equipment tire sidewall. See the You could lose control and have a collision resulting Tire Sizing Chart example found in the Tire Safety in serious injury or death.
  • Page 505: Supplemental Tire Pressure Information

    STARTING AND OPERATING 503 WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • Failure to equip your vehicle with tires having • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than adequate speed capability can result in sudden tire that specified for your vehicle. Some combinations failure and loss of vehicle control.
  • Page 506: Tire Chains

    504 STARTING AND OPERATING TIRE CHAINS CAUTION! (Continued) NOTE: Chains must be the proper size for the vehicle as • Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large recommended by the chain manufacturer. bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle. • Do not drive for prolonged period on dry pave- CAUTION! ment.
  • Page 507 STARTING AND OPERATING 505 • On 4x2 and 4x4 3500 DRW (Dual Rear Wheel) model These cautions apply to all chain traction devices, includ- ing link and cable (radial) chains. trucks, the use of class “U” snow chains is permitted on the front and rear wheels of trucks equipped with NOTE: LT235/80R17 tires.
  • Page 508: Tire Rotation Recommendations

    506 STARTING AND OPERATING TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS The suggested rotation method is the “forward cross” shown in the following diagram. This rotation pattern Tires on the front and rear axles of vehicles operate at does not apply to some directional tires that must not be different loads and perform different steering, driving, reversed.
  • Page 509: Directional Tires - If Equipped

    STARTING AND OPERATING 507 Directional Tires – If Equipped Dual Rear Wheels – If Equipped For the R/T package with 22” tires & wheels, tire rotation The tires used on dual wheel assemblies should be must be performed with consideration of the tire rotation matched for wear to prevent overloading one tire in a set.
  • Page 510: Tire Pressure Monitor System (Tpms)

    508 STARTING AND OPERATING TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) CAUTION! The Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) will warn the 3500 Dual Rear Tires may only have one approved driver of a low tire pressure based on the vehicle recom- direction of rotation. This is to accommodate the mended cold placard pressure.
  • Page 511 STARTING AND OPERATING 509 also increase as the vehicle is driven - this is normal and to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph there should be no adjustment for this increased pres- (25 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this informa- sure.
  • Page 512 510 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: CAUTION! • The TPMS is not intended to replace normal tire care • The TPMS has been optimized for the original and maintenance or to provide warning of a tire failure equipment tires and wheels. TPMS pressures and or condition.
  • Page 513: Base System

    STARTING AND OPERATING 511 • Seasonal temperature changes will affect tire pressure, The matching full size spare wheel and tire assembly (if and the TPMS will monitor the actual tire pressure in equipped) has a TPM sensor. The matching full size spare the tire.
  • Page 514 512 STARTING AND OPERATING to the vehicle’s recommended cold placard pressure 1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving value as shown in the Inflate to XX message. Once the next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as system receives the updated tire pressures, the system the TPM sensors.
  • Page 515: Premium System - If Equipped

    STARTING AND OPERATING 513 2. If you install the full size spare in place of a road tire NOTE: It is particularly important for you to check the that has a pressure below the low-pressure warning tire pressure in all of the tires on your vehicle monthly limit, upon the next ignition switch cycle, a chime will and to maintain the proper pressure.
  • Page 516 514 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Pressure Monitoring Low Pressure Warnings The “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime will sound when tire pressure is low in one or more of the four active road tires. In addition, the EVIC will display a “LOW TIRE PRESSURE”...
  • Page 517 STARTING AND OPERATING 515 EVIC will stop flashing or return to it’s original color, and the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light” will turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 20 minutes above 15 mph (24 km/h) in order for the TPMS to receive this information.
  • Page 518 516 STARTING AND OPERATING 1. Signal interference due to electronic devices or driving but they may not be located in the correct vehicle next to facilities emitting the same radio frequencies as position. The system still needs to be serviced as long as the TPM sensors.
  • Page 519: Load Inflation Switch Description (2500 Models)

    STARTING AND OPERATING 517 3. After driving the vehicle for up to 20 minutes above WARNING! (Continued) 15 mph (25 km/h) the “Tire Pressure Monitoring Supplemental Tire Pressure Information Label which Telltale Light” will turn OFF and the pressure value is located on the rear face of the driver door opening.
  • Page 520 518 STARTING AND OPERATING load inflation switch LED is ON, the TPMS is using the Tire Light Load Inflation Switch Operation – If light load inflation pressure (cold) low inflation warning Equipped thresholds. • This vehicle may have different recommended tire pressure values between the front and rear tires as shown in both the Tire Loading Information Label and the Supplemental Tire Pressure Information Label.
  • Page 521 STARTING AND OPERATING 519 Tire Pressure Information label. The Supplemental Tire Pressure Information label is located on the rear face of the driver door opening. Use an accurate tire gauge to check the tire pressures when lowering all four tire pressures.
  • Page 522 520 STARTING AND OPERATING indicated for the Light Load condition as defined on the To switch back to the max load inflation pressure (cold) Supplemental Tire Pressure Information label located on low pressure warning threshold, press the tire light load the rear face of the driver door.
  • Page 523: General Information

    STARTING AND OPERATING 521 (cold) low pressure warning thresholds. A text message FUEL REQUIREMENTS Tire Pressure System - Maximum Load Setting will also 3.6L And 4.7L Engine be displayed in the EVIC. General Information These engines are designed to meet all This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and emissions regulations and provide excel- RSS 210 of Industry Canada.
  • Page 524: Reformulated Gasoline

    522 STARTING AND OPERATING an octane range of 87 to 89. The manufacturer recom- Reformulated Gasoline mends the use of 89 octane for optimum performance. Many areas of the country require the use of cleaner The use of premium gasoline is not recommended, as it burning gasoline referred to as “Reformulated Gasoline.”...
  • Page 525: E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles

    STARTING AND OPERATING 523 • OBD II “Malfunction Indicator Light” on CAUTION! • poor engine performance Do not use gasolines containing Methanol or E-85 • poor cold start and cold drivability Ethanol. Use of these blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical •...
  • Page 526: Materials Added To Fuel

    524 STARTING AND OPERATING blended with MMT provides no performance advantage Fuel System Cautions beyond gasoline of the same octane number without MMT. Gasoline blended with MMT reduces spark plug CAUTION! life and reduces emissions system performance in some Follow these guidelines to maintain your vehicle’s vehicles.
  • Page 527: Carbon Monoxide Warnings

    STARTING AND OPERATING 525 CAUTION! (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • The use of fuel additives, which are now being • Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon sold as octane enhancers, is not recommended. monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, which can Most of these products contain high concentrations kill.
  • Page 528: Equipped

    526 STARTING AND OPERATING FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L/4.7L ENGINES ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED E-85 General Information The information in this section is for Flexible Fuel ve- hicles only. These vehicles can be identified by a unique fuel filler door label that states Ethanol (E-85) or Un- leaded Gasoline Only.
  • Page 529: Fuel Requirements

    STARTING AND OPERATING 527 WARNING! Ethanol vapors are extremely flammable and could cause serious personal injury. Never have any smok- ing materials lit in or near the vehicle when remov- ing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the tank.
  • Page 530: Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles

    528 STARTING AND OPERATING • you do not add less than 5 gallons (19 Liters) when caused by these deposits, a supplemental gasoline refueling additive, such as MOPAR® Injector Cleanup or Techron may be used. • you operate the vehicle immediately after refueling for a period of at least 5 minutes Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles...
  • Page 531: Cruising Range

    STARTING AND OPERATING 529 range of 0°F (-18°C) to 32°F (0°C), you may experience an that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol com- increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and patible parts. a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations) until the engine is fully warmed up.
  • Page 532: Adding Fuel

    530 STARTING AND OPERATING ADDING FUEL NOTE: When removing the fuel filler cap, lay the cap tether in the hook, located on the fuel filler door. The fuel filler cap (gas cap) is located behind the fuel filler door, on the left side of the vehicle. Open the fuel CAUTION! door and remove the fuel cap by turning it counter- clockwise.
  • Page 533 STARTING AND OPERATING 531 • When the fuel nozzle “clicks” or shuts off, the fuel tank WARNING! is full. • Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message vehicle when the gas cap is removed or the tank is being filled.
  • Page 534: Vehicle Loading

    532 STARTING AND OPERATING VEHICLE LOADING rear axle systems (GAWR). Total load must be limited so GVWR and front and rear GAWR are not exceeded. Certification Label Payload As required by National Highway Traffic Safety Admin- istration regulations, your vehicle has a certification label The payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load affixed to the driver’s side door or pillar.
  • Page 535 STARTING AND OPERATING 533 Tire Size values are determined by weighing your vehicle on a commercial scale before any occupants or cargo are The tire size on the Vehicle Certification Label represents added. the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires must be equal to the load capacity of this tire size.
  • Page 536: Trailer Towing

    534 STARTING AND OPERATING items down low and be sure that the weight is distributed TRAILER TOWING equally. Stow all loose items securely before driving. In this section you will find safety tips and information on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do Improper weight distributions can have an adverse effect with your vehicle.
  • Page 537 STARTING AND OPERATING 535 exceed the GVWR. Refer to “Vehicle Loading/Vehicle Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) Certification Label” in “Starting and Operating” for The GAWR is the maximum capacity of the front and rear further information. axles. Distribute the load over the front and rear axles evenly.
  • Page 538 536 STARTING AND OPERATING Tongue Weight (TW) If equipped, the electronic Trailer Sway Control (TSC) recognizes a swaying trailer and automatically applies The tongue weight is the downward force exerted on the individual wheel brakes and/or reduces engine power to hitch ball by the trailer.
  • Page 539 STARTING AND OPERATING 537 steering and brake control, thereby enhancing towing safety. The addition of a friction/hydraulic sway control also dampens sway caused by traffic and crosswinds and contributes positively to tow vehicle and trailer stability. Trailer sway control and a weight distributing (load equalizing) hitch are recommended for heavier Tongue Weights (TW) and may be required depending on vehicle and trailer configuration/loading to comply with GAWR...
  • Page 540 538 STARTING AND OPERATING EXAMPLE — With Weight-Distributing Hitch (Correct) EXAMPLE — Improper Adjustment of Weight- Distributing Hitch (Incorrect) Fifth-Wheel Hitch The fifth-wheel hitch is a special high platform with a coupling that mounts over the rear axle of the tow vehicle in the truck bed.
  • Page 541: Trailer Hitch Type And Maximum Trailer Weight

    STARTING AND OPERATING 539 Gooseneck Hitch Trailer Hitch Type and Maximum Trailer Weight The gooseneck hitch employs a pivoted coupling arm Class IV - 1500 11,000 lbs (4989 kg) which attaches to a ball mounted in the bed of a pickup Model truck.
  • Page 542: Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)

    540 STARTING AND OPERATING Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) The rear bumper is intended to tow trailers up to a 5,000 lbs (2 268 kg) without added equipment or alterations to the standard equipment. Ram 1500 4x2 SLT/Outdoorsman Sport/Laramie 3.6L V-6...
  • Page 543 (4 740 kg) (4 740 kg) (4 672 kg) Max Payload: 1,710 lbs (775 kg) Max Payload: 1,690 lbs (766 kg) Max Payload: 1,550 lbs (703 kg) Ram 1500 4x4 SLT/Outdoorsman Sport/Laramie 3.6L V-6 Standard Towing: Standard Towing: – 8–Speed...
  • Page 544 542 STARTING AND OPERATING SLT/Outdoorsman Sport/Laramie 4.7L V-8 Standard Towing: Standard Towing: – 6–Speed 5,000 lbs (2 268 kg) 5,000 lbs (2 268 kg) Automatic Max Towing: 7,500 lbs Max Towing: 7,450 lbs Transmission (3 401 kg) (3 379 kg) Max Payload: 1,570 lbs (712 kg) Max Payload: 1,530 lbs (694 kg) 5.7L HEMI®...
  • Page 545 STARTING AND OPERATING 543 Ram 2500 And 3500 SLT/Outdoorsman/Sport Laramie 5.7L HEMI® Max Towing: 10,100 lbs Max Towing: 12,300 lbs – V-8 6–Speed (4 581 kg) (5 579 kg) Automatic Max Payload: 1,780 lbs (807 kg) Max Payload: 3,120 lbs...
  • Page 546: Trailer And Tongue Weight

    544 STARTING AND OPERATING Trailer And Tongue Weight Always load a trailer with 60% to 65% of the weight in the front of the trailer. This places 10% to 15% of the GTW on the tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to side which will cause loss of control of the vehicle and trailer.
  • Page 547: Towing Requirements

    STARTING AND OPERATING 545 NOTE: Remember that everything put into or on the CAUTION! trailer adds to the load on your vehicle. Also, additional • Do not tow a trailer at all during the first 500 miles factory-installed options or dealer-installed options must be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle.
  • Page 548 546 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! WARNING! (Continued) • Safety chains must always be used between your Improper towing can lead to a collision. Follow these vehicle and trailer. Always connect the chains to guidelines to make your trailer towing as safe as the hook retainers of the vehicle hitch.
  • Page 549 STARTING AND OPERATING 547 “Tires – General Information” in “Starting and Oper- WARNING! (Continued) ating” for proper tire inflation procedures. • Total weight must be distributed between the tow • Check the trailer tires for proper tire inflation pres- vehicle and the trailer such that the following four sures before trailer usage.
  • Page 550 548 STARTING AND OPERATING Towing Requirements – Trailer Brakes CAUTION! • Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or If the trailer weighs more than 1,000 lbs (454 kg) vacuum system of your vehicle with that of the trailer. loaded, it should have its own brakes and they This could cause inadequate braking and possible should be of adequate capacity.
  • Page 551 STARTING AND OPERATING 549 WARNING! (Continued) • Towing any trailer will increase your stopping distance. When towing you should allow for addi- tional space between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you. Failure to do so could result in an accident.
  • Page 552 550 STARTING AND OPERATING The user interface consists of the following: sliding the manual brake control lever will display the GAIN setting for 10 seconds and the “Trailer Brake Status Manual Brake Control Lever Indicator Light” will not be displayed. Slide the manual brake control lever to the right to If a fault is detected in the trailer wiring or the Integrated activate power to the trailer’s electric brakes independent...
  • Page 553 STARTING AND OPERATING 551 Adjusting GAIN 4. Press the UP or DOWN button on the steering wheel until “VEHICLE SETTINGS” appears on the screen. NOTE: This should only be performed in a traffic free environment at speeds of approximately 20–25 mph 5.
  • Page 554 552 STARTING AND OPERATING 9. If the trailer wheels lockup (indicated by squealing trailer, trailer wheel lockup may not be attainable even tires), reduce the GAIN setting; if the trailer wheels with the maximum GAIN setting of 10. turn freely, increase the GAIN setting. Repeat Steps 8 and 9 until the GAIN setting is at a point just below trailer wheel lockup.
  • Page 555 STARTING AND OPERATING 553 NOTE: CAUTION! • An aftermarket controller may be available for use Connecting a trailer that is not compatible with the with trailers with air or electric-over-hydraulic trailer ITBM system may result in reduced or complete loss brake systems.
  • Page 556 554 STARTING AND OPERATING The Trailer Tow Package may include a four- and seven- pin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer har- ness and connector. NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles wiring harness. The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle but you must mate the harness to a trailer connector.
  • Page 557 STARTING AND OPERATING 555 Towing Tips Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping and backing the trailer up in an area away from heavy traffic. Automatic Transmission The “DRIVE” range can be selected when towing. The transmission controls include an adaptive drive strategy to avoid frequent shifting when towing.
  • Page 558 556 STARTING AND OPERATING When towing a loaded trailer up steep grades at low Electronic Speed Control – If Equipped speeds (20 mph [32 km/h] or below), holding your • Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads. vehicle in first gear (using the ERS switches) can help to •...
  • Page 559 STARTING AND OPERATING 557 Air Conditioning WARNING! Turn off temporarily. Snowplows and other aftermarket equipment should Air Suspension System not be added to the front end of your vehicle. The airbag crash sensors may be affected by the change in To aid in attaching/detaching the trailer from the vehicle, the front end structure.
  • Page 560 558 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! Do not expect that the airbag will perform as de- Attaching a snowplow to this vehicle could adversely scribed earlier in this manual. affect performance of the airbag system in a collision. Do not expect that the airbag will perform as de- 2500/3500 Models Only scribed earlier in this manual.
  • Page 561 STARTING AND OPERATING 559 • Check the runners and cutting edge for excessive wear. The loaded vehicle weight, including the snowplow system, The cutting edge should be 1/4 to 1/2 in (6 cm to 1.2 all aftermarket accessories, driver, passengers, options, and cm) above ground in snow plowing position.
  • Page 562 560 STARTING AND OPERATING Maintain and operate your vehicle and snowplow equip- General Maintenance ment following the recommendations provided by the Snowplows should be maintained in accordance with the specific snowplow manufacturer. plow manufacturer’s instructions. Over The Road Operation With Snowplow Keep all snowplow electrical connections and battery Attached terminals clean and free of corrosion.
  • Page 563 STARTING AND OPERATING 561 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle Towing Condition Wheels OFF Two-Wheel Four-Wheel Drive Models The Ground Drive Models Flat Tow NONE See Instructions • Automatic transmission in PARK ALLOWED • Manual transmission in gear (NOT in NEUTRAL) •...
  • Page 564 562 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Vehicles equipped with air suspension must be 1. Properly secure the dolly to the tow vehicle, following lowered to the “Entry/Exit” (lowest) level, and have the dolly manufacturer’s instructions. automatic leveling disabled, before tying them down 2.
  • Page 565 STARTING AND OPERATING 563 Recreational Towing – Four-Wheel Drive Models CAUTION! NOTE: Both the manual shift and electronic shift trans- • Towing with the rear wheels on the ground will fer cases must be shifted into NEUTRAL (N) for recre- cause severe transmission damage.
  • Page 566 564 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! (Continued) CAUTION! (Continued) • Tow only in the forward direction. Towing this • Do not disconnect the rear driveshaft because fluid vehicle backwards can cause severe damage to the will leak from the transfer case, causing damage to transfer case.
  • Page 567 STARTING AND OPERATING 565 4. Depress the clutch pedal on a manual transmission. WARNING! (Continued) the parking brake. The transfer case NEUTRAL (N) • With manual shift transfer case, shift the transfer position disengages both the front and rear drive- case lever into NEUTRAL (N).
  • Page 568 566 STARTING AND OPERATING 8. Release the brake pedal (and clutch pedal on manual 13. Attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle using a suitable transmissions) for five seconds and ensure that there is tow bar. no vehicle movement. 14. Release the parking brake. 9.
  • Page 569 STARTING AND OPERATING 567 • A flashing NEUTRAL (N) position indicator light (N) button until the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light indicates that shift requirements have not been met. turns off. After the NEUTRAL (N) indicator light turns off, release the NEUTRAL (N) button. After the Shifting Out Of NEUTRAL (N) NEUTRAL (N) button has been released, the transfer Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for...
  • Page 570 568 STARTING AND OPERATING 5. Turn the engine OFF. Shift automatic transmission into NOTE: With electronic shift transfer case: PARK. On 8-speed transmissions the shifter will auto- • Steps 3 and 4 are requirements that must be met prior matically select PARK when the engine is turned off. to pressing the button to shift out of NEUTRAL (N), 6.
  • Page 571: What To Do In Emergencies

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS ...571 Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (1500 Series) . .587 IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS ... .571 Hub Caps/Wheel Covers —...
  • Page 572 570 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jack Instructions (2500, 3500 Series) ..597 FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE ... . .616 To Stow The Flat Or Spare ....604 EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS —...
  • Page 573: Hazard Warning Flashers

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 571 HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS The Hazard Warning flasher switch is located on the In any of the following situations, you can reduce the upper switch bank just below the radio. potential for overheating by taking the appropriate ac- tion.
  • Page 574: Jacking And Tire Changing 1500 Series Trucks

    572 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES supplement to the radiator and aids in removing heat WARNING! from the engine cooling system. You or others can be badly burned by hot engine CAUTION! coolant (antifreeze) or steam from your radiator. If you see or hear steam coming from under the hood, Driving with a hot cooling system could damage do not open the hood until the radiator has had time...
  • Page 575: Jack Location

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 573 NOTE: To assist with changing a spare tire, the air WARNING! (Continued) suspension system has a feature which allows the auto- • Being under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The matic leveling to be disabled. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle vehicle could slip off the jack and fall on you.
  • Page 576 574 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jack Access Cover Jack And Tools (1500 Series) Remove the jack and tools by turning the wing bolt Release the tool bag straps from the jack and remove counterclockwise, remove the wing bolt and then slide tools from bag.
  • Page 577 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 575 WARNING! After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them in the original carrier and location. While driving you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid accelera- tion or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or other objects in the vehicle may move around with force, resulting in serious injury.
  • Page 578: Removing The Spare Tire

    576 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Removing The Spare Tire 2. Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise until the spare tire is on the ground with enough cable 1. Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack up the slack to allow you to pull it out from under the vehicle. truck.
  • Page 579 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 577 3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle to gain 4. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to access to the spare tire retainer. tilt the retainer at the end of the cable.
  • Page 580: Preparations

    578 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 5. Pull the retainer through the center of the wheel. Preparations 1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or slippery areas. WARNING! Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to moving traffic, pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel.
  • Page 581: Jack Instructions (1500 Series)

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 579 5. Turn the ignition OFF. WARNING! (Continued) • Always park on a firm, level surface as far from the edge of the roadway as possible before raising the Block both the front and rear of the vehicle.
  • Page 582 580 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! (Continued) CAUTION! • Only use the jack in the positions indicated and for Do not attempt to raise the vehicle by jacking on lifting this vehicle during a tire change. locations other than those indicated in the Jacking •...
  • Page 583 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 581 4X2 Front Jacking Location Indicator 4X2 Front Jacking Location When changing a front wheel, place the scissor jack under the rear portion of the lower control arm as shown below.
  • Page 584 582 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 4x4 Series Trucks Front Jacking Location There is a jack location indicator on the rear portion of the lower control arm. 4X4 Front Jacking Location 4x2 and 4x4 Rear Jacking Location Operate the jack using the jack drive tube and the wheel wrench.
  • Page 585 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 583 drive tube to the extension tube. Place the jack under the CAUTION! axle between the wheel and the shock bracket with the drive tubes extending to the rear. Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure that the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts and adjust the jack position as required.
  • Page 586 584 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. Install WARNING! the spare wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the wheel nuts toward the wheel. To avoid the A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not fully hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle.
  • Page 587: To Stow The Flat Or Spare

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 585 NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do 1. Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is facing the not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts. ground and toward the rear of the vehicle for conve- nience in checking the spare tire inflation.
  • Page 588 586 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 2. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to 3. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube tilt the retainer at the end of the cable and position it with the curved angle facing away from the vehicle.
  • Page 589 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 587 4. Rotate the lug wrench handle clockwise until the NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with wheel is drawn into place against the underside of the the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other vehicle.
  • Page 590: Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (1500 Series)

    588 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (1500 Series) 3. Secure the tool bag straps to the jack. 1. Tighten the jack all the way down by turning the jack turn-screw counterclockwise until the jack is snug. 2.
  • Page 591 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 589 Jack Hold Down Fastener Jack And Tools (1500 Series) NOTE: Ensure that the jack slides into the front hold WARNING! down location. After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them 5. Turn the wing bolt clockwise to secure to the floor pan. in the original carrier and location.
  • Page 592: Hub Caps/Wheel Covers - If Equipped

    590 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES back-and-forth motion, loosen the wheel skin. Repeat this WARNING! (Continued) procedure around the tire until the skin pops off. you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid accelera- Replace the wheel skins first using a rubber mallet. When tion or sharp turns.
  • Page 593: Jacking And Tire Changing 2500 And 3500 Series Trucks

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 591 nut just previously tightened until final torque is achieved. Recommended torques are shown in the fol- lowing chart. Type Stud Hex Size Torque Torque Newton Size Ft Lbs Meters Cone M14 x 1.5 22 mm 120-140 160-190 Flanged...
  • Page 594: Jack Location

    592 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES to release a locking tab. Once the front of the cover is WARNING! (Continued) loose, slide the cover toward the front of the seat until it • Never start or run the engine while the vehicle is is free from the seat frame.
  • Page 595 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 593 Jack And Tools (2500/3500 Series) Jack And Tools Bracket Assembly Remove the jack and tools from the bracket assembly. WARNING! Turn the jack-turn-screw counterclockwise to release jack from bracket assembly. After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them in the original carrier and location.
  • Page 596: Removing The Spare Tire

    594 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES WARNING! (Continued) you may experience abrupt stopping, rapid accelera- tion or sharp turns. A loose jack, tools, bracket or other objects in the vehicle may move around with force, resulting in serious injury. Removing The Spare Tire 1.
  • Page 597 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 595 2. Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise 3. Pull the spare tire out from under the vehicle to gain until the spare tire is on the ground with enough cable access to the spare tire retainer. slack to allow you to pull it out from under the vehicle.
  • Page 598 596 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 4. Lift the spare tire with one hand to give clearance to tilt the retainer at the end of the cable. NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other power tools is not recommended and can damage the 5.
  • Page 599: Preparations

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 597 Preparations 5. Turn the ignition OFF. 1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface. Avoid ice or slippery areas. Block both the front and rear of the wheel diagonally opposite the jacking WARNING! position.
  • Page 600 598 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Jack Instructions (2500, 3500 Series) WARNING! (Continued) • Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a WARNING! jack. Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help • Do not get under the vehicle when it is on a jack. If prevent personal injury or damage to your vehicle: you need to get under a raised vehicle, take it to a •...
  • Page 601 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 599 1. Remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools from storage. 2. Using the lug wrench, loosen, but do not remove, the wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. 3.
  • Page 602 600 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 4x2 Series Trucks Front Jacking Location For 2500 and 3500 4x2 series trucks, when changing a front wheel, place the bottle jack under the frame rail behind the wheel. Locate the jack as far forward as possible on the straight part of the frame.
  • Page 603 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 601 jack under the axle as close to the tire as possible with the drive tube to the extension tube. Place the jack under the drive tubes extending to the front. Connect the jack tube axle between the spring and the shock absorber with the extension and wheel wrench.
  • Page 604 602 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 5. Remove the wheel nuts and pull the wheel off. On CAUTION! single rear-wheel (SRW) trucks, install the spare wheel and wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the wheel Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure nuts toward the wheel.
  • Page 605: To Stow The Flat Or Spare

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 603 9. Adjust the tire pressure when possible. WARNING! NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs. For chrome wheels, do A loose tire or jack thrown forward in a collision or not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts. hard stop could injure someone in the vehicle.
  • Page 606 604 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 1. Turn the wheel so that the valve stem is facing the ground and toward the rear of the vehicle for conve- nience in checking the spare tire inflation. Slide the wheel retainer through the center of the wheel. 3.
  • Page 607 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 605 4. Rotate the lug wrench handle clockwise until the NOTE: The winch mechanism is designed for use with wheel is drawn into place against the underside of the the jack extension tube only. Use of an air wrench or other vehicle.
  • Page 608: Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (2500 And 3500 Series)

    606 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Reinstalling The Jack And Tools (2500 And 3500 Series) 1. Tighten the jack all the way down by turning the jack turn-screw counterclockwise until the jack is snug. 2. Position the jack and tools into bracket assembly. Make sure the lug wrench is under the jack near the jack turn-screw.
  • Page 609: Hub Caps/Wheel Covers - If Equipped

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 607 Jack Hold Down Fastener Jack And Tools (2500/3500 Series) NOTE: Ensure that the jack and tool bracket assembly Hub Caps/Wheel Covers — If Equipped slides into the front hold down location. The hub caps must be removed before raising the vehicle off the ground.
  • Page 610 608 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES models use the blade on the end of the lug wrench to pry CAUTION! the caps off. The wheel skin can now be removed. Use extreme caution when removing the front and CAUTION! rear center caps. Damage can occur to the center cap and/or the wheel if screwdriver type tools are used.
  • Page 611: Wheel Nuts

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 609 nut bolt circle and strike the high side down with a become properly set. All wheel nuts should first be firmly rubber mallet. Be sure that the hub caps and wheel skins seated against the wheel. The wheel nuts should then be are firmly seated around the wheel.
  • Page 612 610 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 8-Stud — Dual Rear Wheels Slots in the wheels will assist in properly orienting the inner and outer wheels. Align these slots when assem- Dual wheels are flat-mounted and center-piloted. The lug bling the wheels for best access to the tire valve on the nuts are a two-piece assembly.
  • Page 613: Hoisting

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 611 These dual rear wheels should be tightened as follows: second time to verify that specific torque has been achieved. Retighten to specifications at 100 miles (160 km) and after 500 miles (800 km). It is recommended that wheel stud nuts be kept torqued to specifications at all times.
  • Page 614: Jump-Starting Procedures

    612 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES WARNING! If your vehicle has a discharged battery it can be jump- Do not attempt jump-starting if the battery is frozen. started using a set of jumper cables and a battery in It could rupture or explode and cause personal injury.
  • Page 615 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 613 WARNING! • Take care to avoid the radiator cooling fan when- ever the hood is raised. It can start anytime the ignition switch is ON. You can be injured by moving fan blades. • Remove any metal jewelry such as rings, watch bands and bracelets that could make an inadvertent electrical contact.
  • Page 616: Jump-Starting Procedure

    614 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 3. If using another vehicle to jump-start the battery, park CAUTION! the vehicle within the jumper cables reach, set the parking brake and make sure the ignition is OFF. Failure to follow these procedures could result in damage to the charging system of the booster vehicle WARNING! or the discharged vehicle.
  • Page 617 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 615 8. Disconnect the opposite end of the positive (+) jumper WARNING! cable from the positive (+) post of the booster battery. Do not connect the cable to the negative post (-) of the 9. Disconnect the positive (+)end of the jumper cable discharged battery.
  • Page 618: Freeing A Stuck Vehicle

    616 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE CAUTION! If your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it Racing the engine or spinning the wheels may lead to can often be moved using a rocking motion. Turn the transmission overheating and failure.
  • Page 619 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 617 CAUTION! WARNING! • When “rocking” a stuck vehicle by shifting be- Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces gener- tween DRIVE/2nd gear and REVERSE, do not spin ated by excessive wheel speeds may cause damage, or the wheels faster than 15 mph (24 km/h), or drive- even failure, of the axle and tires.
  • Page 620: Emergency Tow Hooks - If Equipped

    618 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED CAUTION! Your vehicle may be equipped with emergency tow Tow hooks are for emergency use only to rescue a hooks. vehicle stranded off-road. Do not use tow hooks for NOTE: For off-road recovery, it is recommended to use tow truck hookup or highway towing.
  • Page 621: Column Shifter - If Equipped

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 619 Column Shifter — If Equipped 1. Turn the engine off. 2. Firmly apply the parking brake. 3. Tilt the steering wheel to the full up position. 4. Press and maintain firm pressure on the brake pedal. 5.
  • Page 622: Center Console Shifter - If Equipped

    620 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Center Console Shifter — If Equipped 1. Turn the engine off. 2. Firmly apply the parking brake. 3. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the shift lever override access cover which is located on the right side of the shift lever.
  • Page 623: Manual Park Release - 8 Speed

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 621 MANUAL PARK RELEASE — 8 SPEED TRANSMISSION (3.6L Engine) WARNING! Always secure your vehicle by fully applying the parking brake, before activating the Manual Park Release. Activating the Manual Park Release will allow your vehicle to roll away if it is not secured by the parking brake or by proper connection to a tow vehicle.
  • Page 624 622 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 2. Using a small screwdriver or similar tool, remove the 5. The vehicle is now out of PARK and can be towed. Manual Park Release access cover, which is just above Release the parking brake only when the vehicle is the parking brake release handle, below and to the left securely connected to a tow vehicle.
  • Page 625: Towing A Disabled Vehicle

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 623 TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE NOTE: Vehicles equipped with air suspension must be lowered to the Park (lowest) level, and have automatic This section describes procedures for towing a disabled leveling disabled, before tying them down (from the vehicle using a commercial wrecker service.
  • Page 626 624 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES Towing Wheels 2WD Models 4WD Models Condition OFF the Ground Flat Tow NONE If transmission is operable: See instructions in “Recreational Tow- • Transmission in NEUTRAL ing” under “Starting and Operating” • 30 mph (48 km/h) max speed •...
  • Page 627: Two-Wheel Drive Models

    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 625 If you must use the accessories (wipers, defrosters, etc.) If flatbed equipment is not available, and the transmis- while being towed, the ignition must be in the ON/RUN sion is operable, the vehicle may be towed (with rear position, not the ACC position.
  • Page 628: Four-Wheel Drive Models

    626 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES in the straight position) with the rear wheels raised and the transfer case is in NEUTRAL (N) and the transmis- the front wheels on the ground. sion is in PARK (for automatic transmissions) or in gear (NOT in Neutral, for manual transmissions).
  • Page 629: Maintaining Your Vehicle

    PROGRAMS ......634 (Four-Wheel Drive) Models (Ram Trucks Only) ......643 REPLACEMENT PARTS .
  • Page 630 628 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Adding Washer Fluid ....645 BULB REPLACEMENT ....680 Exhaust System .
  • Page 631 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 629 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS ......691 Engine ......691 Chassis .
  • Page 632: Engine Compartment - 3.6L

    630 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L 1 — Air Cleaner Filter 5 — Battery 2 — Engine Oil Dipstick 6 — Washer Fluid Reservoir 3 — Engine Oil Fill 7 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses) 4 — Brake Fluid Reservoir 8 —...
  • Page 633: Engine Compartment - 4.7L

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 631 ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 4.7L 1 — Air Cleaner Filter 6 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses) 2 — Automatic Transmission Dipstick 7 — Washer Fluid Reservoir 3 — Engine Oil Dipstick 8 — Engine Oil Fill 4 — Brake Fluid Reservoir 9 —...
  • Page 634: Engine Compartment - 5.7L

    632 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L 1 — Air Cleaner Filter 7 — Washer Fluid Reservoir 2 — Automatic Transmission Dipstick 8 — Power Distribution Center (Fuses) 3 — Engine Oil Fill 9 — Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (2500/3500 Models Only) 4 —...
  • Page 635: Onboard Diagnostic System (Obd Ii)

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 633 ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II) CAUTION! Your vehicle is equipped with a sophisticated onboard • Prolonged driving with the MIL on could cause diagnostic system called OBD II. This system monitors further damage to the emission control system. It the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic could also affect fuel economy and drivability.
  • Page 636: Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs

    634 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further in- Normally, the OBD II system will be ready. The OBD II formation. Tighten the fuel filler cap properly and press system may not be ready if your vehicle was recently the SELECT button to turn off the message.
  • Page 637: Replacement Parts

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 635 4. Approximately 15 seconds later, one of two things will Regardless of whether your vehicle’s OBD II system is happen: ready or not, if the MIL is illuminated during normal vehicle operation you should have your vehicle serviced •...
  • Page 638: Maintenance Procedures

    636 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE available which include detailed service information for MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES your vehicle. Refer to these Service Manuals before The pages that follow contain the required maintenance attempting any procedure yourself. services determined by the engineers who designed your vehicle.
  • Page 639: Engine Oil

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 637 The best time to check the engine oil level is about five CAUTION! (Continued) minutes after a fully warmed up engine is shut off. • Your vehicle has been built with improved fluids Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will that protect the performance and durability of your improve the accuracy of the oil level readings.
  • Page 640 638 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Change Engine Oil American Petroleum Institute (API) Engine Oil Identification Symbol The oil change indicator system will remind you that it is time to take your vehicle in for scheduled maintenance. Refer to the “Maintenance Schedule” for further informa- This symbol means that the oil has tion.
  • Page 641 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 639 Engine Oil Viscosity NOTE: For 2500/3500 trucks with a 5.7L engine operat- ing under a gross combined weight rating of 14,000 lbs (6 SAE 5W-20 engine oil is recommended for all operating 350 kg) or greater, SAE 5W-30 engine oil is recommended temperatures.
  • Page 642: Engine Oil Filter

    640 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Engine Oil Filter WARNING! The engine oil filter should be replaced with a new filter The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc.) can at every engine oil change. provide a measure of protection in the case of engine Engine Oil Filter Selection backfire.
  • Page 643: Maintenance-Free Battery

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 641 Maintenance-Free Battery WARNING! (Continued) Your vehicle is equipped with a maintenance-free battery. • Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep You will never have to add water, nor is periodic main- flame or sparks away from the battery. Do not use tenance required.
  • Page 644: Air Conditioner Maintenance

    642 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Air Conditioner Maintenance CAUTION! For best possible performance, your air conditioner • It is essential when replacing the cables on the should be checked and serviced by an authorized dealer battery that the positive cable is attached to the at the start of each warm season.
  • Page 645: Front Driveshaft Lubrication - 2500/3500

    Refer to Front Driveshaft Lubrication – 2500/3500 Warranty Information Book, located on the DVD, (Four-Wheel Drive) Models (Ram Trucks Only) for further warranty information. • The air conditioning system contains refrigerant Lubricate the front driveshaft grease fitting at each oil under high pressure.
  • Page 646: Windshield Wiper Blades

    644 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE tailgate, sliding doors and hood hinges, should be lubri- Windshield Wiper Blades cated periodically with a lithium based grease, such as Clean the rubber edges of the wiper blades and the MOPAR® Spray White Lube to assure quiet, easy opera- windshield periodically with a sponge or soft cloth and a tion and to protect against rust and wear.
  • Page 647: Adding Washer Fluid

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 645 Adding Washer Fluid After the engine has warmed up, operate the defroster for a few minutes to reduce the possibility of smearing or The fluid reservoir is located under the hood and should freezing the fluid on the cold windshield. Windshield be checked for fluid level at regular intervals.
  • Page 648 646 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE exhaust system inspected each time the vehicle is raised CAUTION! for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required. • The catalytic converter requires the use of un- WARNING! leaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of the catalyst as an emissions control •...
  • Page 649: Cooling System

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 647 • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the Under normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to vehicle. keep the engine properly tuned to assure proper catalyst •...
  • Page 650 648 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Engine Coolant Checks The radiator drain cock is located in the lower radiator tank. If the cap is sealing properly, the engine coolant Check the engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12 (antifreeze) will begin to drain from the coolant expan- months (before the onset of freezing weather, where sion bottle.
  • Page 651 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 649 CAUTION! CAUTION! (Continued) • Do not use water alone or alcohol-based engine • Mixing of engine coolant (antifreeze) other than coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional specified Organic Additive Technology (OAT) en- rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not gine coolant (antifreeze), may result in engine be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and damage and may decrease corrosion protection.
  • Page 652 650 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE you use the same engine coolant (OAT coolant conform- (antifreeze) solution. The use of lower quality water ing to MS-12106) throughout the life of your vehicle. will reduce the amount of corrosion protection in the engine cooling system. Please review these recommendations for using Organic Additive Technology (OAT) engine coolant (antifreeze) Please note that it is the owner’s responsibility to main-...
  • Page 653 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 651 The cap should be inspected and cleaned if there is any Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant accumulation of foreign material on the sealing surfaces. Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) is a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check WARNING! with your local authorities to determine the disposal rules for your community.
  • Page 654 652 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE To check the coolant level: 1. Open the coolant reservoir. 3. Check the coolant level on the dipstick. The radiator normally remains completely full, so there is no need to remove the radiator cap unless checking for 2.
  • Page 655 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 653 • Do not overfill the coolant expansion bottle. of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is satisfactory, the coolant bottle need only be checked once • Check the coolant freeze point in the radiator and in a month.
  • Page 656: Brake System

    654 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE • Keep the front of the radiator clean. If your vehicle is WARNING! equipped with air conditioning, keep the front of the condenser clean. Riding the brakes can lead to brake failure and possibly a collision. Driving with your foot resting or •...
  • Page 657 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 655 The brake master cylinder has a translucent plastic WARNING! reservoir. On the outboard side of the reservoir, there is a • Use only manufacturer’s recommended brake “MAX” dot and an “MIN” dot. The fluid level must be kept within these two dots.
  • Page 658: Rear Axle And 4X4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level

    656 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! (Continued) WARNING! (Continued) • To avoid contamination from foreign matter or • Do not allow petroleum based fluid to contaminate moisture, use only new brake fluid or fluid that has the brake fluid. Brake seal components could be been in a tightly closed container.
  • Page 659 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 657 For 1500 Model axles, the fluid level should be even with NOTE: The presence of water in the gear lubricant will the bottom of the fill hole (within 1/4 in (6.4 mm) of edge result in corrosion and possible failure of differential of hole) for the FDU215 HD front axle and C235FE rear components.
  • Page 660: Transfer Case

    658 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: When refilling an axle with a Limited Slip Differ- Automatic Transmission ential, the Limited Slip Additive should be added before Selection Of Lubricant the gear lubricant is added to insure proper additive fill. It is important to use the proper transmission fluid to Transfer Case ensure optimum transmission performance and life.
  • Page 661 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 659 of special dyes for diagnosing fluid leaks. Avoid using CAUTION! transmission sealers as they may adversely affect seals. • Using a transmission fluid other than the manufac- CAUTION! turer’s recommended fluid may cause deterioration in transmission shift quality and/or torque con- Do not use chemical flushes in your transmission as verter shudder, and will require more frequent the chemicals can damage your transmission compo-...
  • Page 662 660 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Use the following procedure to check the transmission 7. Remove the dipstick again and note the fluid level on fluid level properly: both sides. The fluid level reading is only valid if there is a solid coating of oil on both sides of the dipstick. 1.
  • Page 663: Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 661 NOTE: If it is necessary to check the transmission below NOTE: To prevent dirt and water from entering the the operating temperature, the fluid level should be transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make between the two “COLD” (lower) holes on the dipstick sure that the dipstick cap is properly reseated.
  • Page 664 662 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE • Salt in the air near seacoast localities. corrosive to the metal in your vehicle. Outside parking, which exposes your vehicle to airborne contaminants, • Atmospheric fallout/industrial pollutants. road surfaces on which the vehicle is operated, extreme Washing hot or cold weather and other extreme conditions will have an adverse effect on paint, metal trim, and under-...
  • Page 665 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 663 • If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint, CAUTION! touch them up immediately. The cost of such repairs is • Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials considered the responsibility of the owner. such as steel wool or scouring powder that will •...
  • Page 666 664 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Wheel And Wheel Trim Care Stain Repel Fabric Cleaning Procedure – If Equipped • All wheels and wheel trim, especially aluminum and Stain Repel seats may be cleaned in the following man- chrome plated wheels, should be cleaned regularly ner: with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion.
  • Page 667 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 665 Interior Care WARNING! Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes. carpeting. Many are potentially flammable, and if used in Use MOPAR® Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery. closed areas they may cause respiratory harm.
  • Page 668 666 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Glass Surfaces 1. Clean with a wet soft rag. A mild soap solution may be used, but do not use high alcohol content or abrasive All glass surfaces should be cleaned on a regular basis cleaners. If soap is used, wipe clean with a clean damp with MOPAR®...
  • Page 669 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 667 Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover Care To Help Maintain The Appearance Of Your Spray-On Bedliner, Follow The Steps Below: For cleaning and protecting the vinyl Tri-Fold Tonneau cover, use MOPAR® Whitewall & Vinyl Top Cleaner and 1. Rinse your truck bed out with water to remove any MOPAR®...
  • Page 670: Fuses

    668 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Spray-On Bedliners are chemically-resistant to many FUSES different types of chemicals (including gasoline, oil, POWER DISTRIBUTION CENTER hydraulic fluids) for short periods of time. If a spill The Power Distribution Center is located in the engine occurs on your Spray-On Bedliner, rinse the truck out as compartment near the battery.
  • Page 671 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 669 Cavity Car- Micro Description tridge Fuse Fuse 80 Amp Rad Fan Control Module – If equipped 60 Amp Rad Fan – If Yellow Equipped 40 Amp Compressor for Air Green Suspension – If Equipped Power Distribution Center Location 40 Amp Antilock Brakes/ Green...
  • Page 672 670 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Car- Micro Description Cavity Car- Micro Description tridge Fuse tridge Fuse Fuse Fuse 40 Amp Emissions Diesel – 40 Amp Body Controller #3 Green If Equipped Green / Interior Lights 40 Amp Diesel Fuel Heater 40 Amp Blower Motor Green...
  • Page 673 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 671 Cavity Car- Micro Description Cavity Car- Micro Description tridge Fuse tridge Fuse Fuse Fuse 30 Amp Drive Train Control 30 Amp Antilock Brakes/ Pink Module Pink Stability Control Module/Valves 20 Amp Engine Control Yellow Module 20 Amp Trailer Tow Backup Yellow Lights –...
  • Page 674 672 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Car- Micro Description Cavity Car- Micro Description tridge Fuse tridge Fuse Fuse Fuse 20 Amp Diesel Fuel Heater 30 Amp Power Inverter Yellow #1 – If Equipped / Pink 115V AC– If Rear Blower – If Equipped Equipped 30 Amp...
  • Page 675 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 673 Cavity Car- Micro Description Cavity Car- Micro Description tridge Fuse tridge Fuse Fuse Fuse 10 Amp Tire Pressure Moni- 20 Amp Trailer Tow – Left Yellow Turn/Stop Lights 10 Amp Snow Plow (Right) 20 Amp Adjustable Pedals –...
  • Page 676 674 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Car- Micro Description Cavity Car- Micro Description tridge Fuse tridge Fuse Fuse Fuse 20 Amp Engine Cooling 20 Amp IgnitionCoils (Gas), Yellow Pump Yellow Urea Heater (Diesel) (Gas En- 25 Amp Fuel Injectors / gine) / Natural Powertrain 25 Amp...
  • Page 677 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 675 Cavity Car- Micro Description Cavity Car- Micro Description tridge Fuse tridge Fuse Fuse Fuse 15 Amp Mod SCR 12V – If 20 Amp Brake Vacuum Blue Equipped Yellow Pump Gas/Diesel – (Gas If Equipped 30 Amp Fuel Pump Motor Engine) Green...
  • Page 678 676 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Car- Micro Description Cavity Car- Micro Description tridge Fuse tridge Fuse Fuse Fuse 10 Amp Drivetrain Control 10 Amp Steering Column Module/Front Axle Control Module/ Disconnect Module Cruise Control 10 Amp Engine Control 15 Amp Switch Bank/ Module / Electric Blue...
  • Page 679 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 677 Cavity Car- Micro Description Cavity Car- Micro Description tridge Fuse tridge Fuse Fuse Fuse 15 Amp Instrument Panel 25 Amp Rear Heated Seats Blue Cluster Natural & Heated Steering Wheel – If F90/F91 20 Amp Power Outlet (Rear Equipped Yellow seats) Customer...
  • Page 680: Vehicle Storage

    678 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE • Any time you store your vehicle or keep it out of CAUTION! service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the • When installing the power distribution center cover, air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes it is important to ensure the cover is properly posi- in the fresh air and high blower setting.
  • Page 681 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 679 Exterior Bulbs Bulb Number Bulb Number Fog Lamp (Horizontal 9145 Base Quad Headlamp – shape) Low Beam Fog Lamp (Vertical 9006 Base Quad Headlamp – 9005 shape) High Beam Center High Mounted Front Turn Signal Lamp 3157NA Stop Lamp (CHMSL) (Base Quad Headlamp)
  • Page 682: Bulb Replacement

    680 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 4. Remove the two plastic push-in rivets that secure the Bulb Number upper radiator seal to the radiator. Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) 5. Remove the upper radiator seal from the vehicle. Backup Lamp 6. Remove the two headlamp assembly attachment screws. Rear License Plate Lamp BULB REPLACEMENT Base Quad / Premium Bi-Halogen: Low Beam...
  • Page 683 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 681 7. Reach into the front wheel house ahead of the front wheel, remove the fastener, and lift the cover over the access hole in the front of the wheel house splash shield. Access to the rear of the lamp can be gained through this access hole.
  • Page 684: Fog Lamps - If Equipped

    682 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2. Disconnect the fog lamp wiring harness connector CAUTION! from the fog lamp bulb. • Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it 3. Rotate the bulb counterclockwise ¼ turn to unlock the with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other bulb from the housing.
  • Page 685 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 683 2. Pull the outboard side of the lamp rearward far 3. Disconnect the wiring harness connectors from the enough to unsnap the two receptacles on the outboard bulb socket. side of the lamp housing from the two plastic snap 4.
  • Page 686: Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (Chmsl) With Cargo Lamp

    684 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other oily surfaces. Shortened bulb life will result. 6. Reverse the procedure to install the bulb and housing. Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With Cargo Lamp 1.
  • Page 687 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 685 3. Turn the desired bulb socket ¼ turn and remove the CAUTION! socket and bulb from housing. Do not contaminate the bulb glass by touching it 4. Pull the desired bulb straight from the socket. with your fingers or by allowing it to contact other oily surfaces.
  • Page 688: Cab Top Clearance Lamps - If Equipped

    686 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 5. Reverse the procedure for installation of bulbs and housing. Cab Top Clearance Lamps – If Equipped 1. Remove the two screws from the top of the lamp. 3. Pull the bulb straight from it’s socket and replace. 2.
  • Page 689: Rear Lamp Bar Id Marker (Dual Rear Wheels) - If Equipped

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 687 2. Turn the socket ¼ turn counterclockwise to access the Rear Lamp Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheels) — If bulb. Equipped 3. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket. 1. Loosen the two screws and the housing to gain access to the bulb sockets.
  • Page 690: Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) - If

    688 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Side Marker Lamps (Dual Rear Wheels) — If 1. Push rearward on the side marker lamp assembly. Equipped 2. Pull the entire assembly from the fender. 3. Turn the socket ¼ turn counterclockwise and remove from assembly to access the bulb. 4.
  • Page 691: Fluid Capacities

    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 689 FLUID CAPACITIES U.S. Metric Fuel (Approximate) 1500 Regular Cab Shortbed/Crew Quad Cab Models 26 Gallons 98 Liters 1500 Regular Cab Longbed/Crew Quad Cab Models (Optional) 32 Gallons 121 Liters 2500/3500 Shortbed Models 34 Gallons 129 Liters 2500/3500 Longbed Models 35 Gallons 132 Liters...
  • Page 692 690 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE U.S. Metric Cooling System 3.6L Engine (We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/ 14 Quarts 13 Liters Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula.) 4.7L Engine (We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/ 14 Quarts 13 Liters Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula.) 5.7L Engine –...
  • Page 693 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 691 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS Engine Component Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Engine Coolant We recommend you use MOPAR® Antifreeze/Coolant 10 Year/150,000 Mile Formula OAT (Organic Additive Technology). Engine Oil We recommend you use API Certified SAE 5W-20 Engine Oil, meeting the requirements of Chrysler Ma- terial Standard MS-6395.
  • Page 694 692 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Component Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Spark Plugs – 4.7L Engine We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs. Up- per Bank — (Gap 0.040 in [1 mm]) We recommend you use MOPAR® Spark Plugs. Lower Bank — (Gap 0.051 in [1.30 mm]) Spark Plugs –...
  • Page 695 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 693 Component Fluid, Lubricant, or Genuine Part Transfer Case We recommend you use MOPAR® ATF+4® Automatic Transmission Fluid. Transfer Case – BW44–44 Only We recommend you use MOPAR® BW44–44 Transfer Case Fluid. Front Axle – 1500 Four-Wheel Drive Models We recommend you use MOPAR GL-5 Synthetic Axle Lubricant SAE 75W-85.
  • Page 697 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE ... . .696 Maintenance Chart ....697...
  • Page 698 696 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE your authorized dealer, the message can be reset by refer- ring to the steps described under “Electronic Vehicle Infor- Your vehicle is equipped with an automatic oil change mation Center (EVIC)/Oil Change Required” in “Under- indicator system.
  • Page 699 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 697 Required Maintenance At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil Change Indicator System: Refer to the Maintenance Schedules on the following • Inspect brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, hoses pages for required maintenance. and park brake. At Every Oil Change Interval As Indicated By Oil •...
  • Page 700 698 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Maintenance Chart Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first) Or Years: Or Kilometers: Additional Inspections Inspect the CV joints. Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, and replace if necessary. Inspect the front and rear axle surfaces. If gear oil leakage is suspected, check the fluid level.
  • Page 701 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 699 Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first) Or Years: Or Kilometers: Inspect the brake linings, parking brake function. Inspect transfer case fluid. Additional Maintenance Replace engine air filter. Replace spark plugs (3.6L engine).** Replace the top row (intake side) of spark plugs (4.7L Engine).** Replace the side row (exhaust side) of spark plugs...
  • Page 702 700 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first) Or Years: Or Kilometers: Replace spark plugs (5.7L engine).** Replace the ignition cables (4.7L Engine). Flush and replace the engine coolant at 10 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 km) whichever comes first.
  • Page 703 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 701 Mileage or time passed (whichever comes first) Or Years: Or Kilometers: Change automatic transmission fluid and filter. Inspect the transfer case fluid, change for any of the following: police, taxi, fleet, or frequent trailer towing. Change the transfer case fluid. Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary.
  • Page 704 702 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES WARNING! • You can be badly injured working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only service work for which you have the knowledge and the right equipment. If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent me- chanic.
  • Page 705: If You Need Consumer Assistance

    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech YOUR VEHICLE ..... . .705 Impaired (TDD/TTY).
  • Page 706 704 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM Traction Grades ..... . .711 TIRE QUALITY GRADES ....711 Temperature Grades.
  • Page 707: Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle

    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 705 SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR Be Reasonable With Requests YOUR VEHICLE If you list a number of items and you must have your vehicle by the end of the day, discuss the situation with Prepare For The Appointment the service advisor and list the items in order of priority.
  • Page 708: Chrysler Group Llc Customer Center

    706 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE • Authorized dealer name facilities, factory-trained technicians, special tools, and the latest information to ensure the vehicle is fixed • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) correctly and in a timely manner. • Vehicle delivery date and mileage This is why you should always talk to an authorized Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center dealer service manager first.
  • Page 709: In Mexico Contact

    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 707 In Mexico contact: Canadian residents with hearing difficulties that require assistance can use the special needs relay service offered Av. Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, 1240 by Bell Canada. For TTY teletypewriter users, dial 711 Sante Fe C.P.
  • Page 710: Warranty Information

    708 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE The manufacturer will not stand behind any service WARNING! contract that is not the manufacturer’s service contract. It is not responsible for any service contract other than the Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain manufacturer’s service contract.
  • Page 711: Mopar® Parts

    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 709 MOPAR® PARTS campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your authorized MOPAR® fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are dealer, and the manufacturer. available from an authorized dealer. They are recom- mended for your vehicle in order to help keep the vehicle To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety operating at its best.
  • Page 712: Publication Order Forms

    710 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS Diagnostic Procedure Manuals To order the following manuals, you may use either the Diagnostic Procedure Manuals are filled with diagrams, website or the phone numbers listed below. Visa, Mas- charts and detailed illustrations. These practical manuals tercard, American Express, and Discover orders are ac- make it easy for students and technicians to find and fix cepted.
  • Page 713 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 711 Call toll free at: Treadwear • 1–800–890–4038 (U.S.) The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled • 1–800–387–1143 (Canada) conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and one-half times as well on the government course as a tire graded Visit us on the Worldwide Web at:...
  • Page 714 712 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction perfor- passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor mance. Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A repre- sent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test WARNING! wheel, than the minimum required by law.
  • Page 715 INDEX...
  • Page 716 714 INDEX Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) ... .649 Alarm, Panic ......28 Adding Fuel .
  • Page 717 INDEX 715 Fluid Level Check ..... . .658 Brake System ......469 Fluid Type .
  • Page 718 716 INDEX Cargo Light ......170 Console, Overhead ......194 Car Washes .
  • Page 719 INDEX 717 Daytime Running Lights ....163 E-85 Fuel .......526 Dealer Service.
  • Page 720 718 INDEX Engine ....... . .631 Event Data Recorder ......83 Air Cleaner .
  • Page 721 INDEX 719 Starting ......528 Filler Cap (Gas Cap) .....531 Flooded Engine Starting .
  • Page 722 720 INDEX Gear Select Lever Override ....618 Switch .......162 General Information .
  • Page 723: Introduction

    INDEX 721 Inside Rearview Mirror .....131 Keys ........12 Instrument Cluster .
  • Page 724 722 INDEX Cap Top Clearance ..... .686 Passing ......172 Cargo .
  • Page 725 INDEX 723 Power Door ......36 Rearview ......131 Low Tire Pressure System .
  • Page 726 724 INDEX Dipstick ......637 Paint Care ......661 Disposal .
  • Page 727 INDEX 725 Sunroof ......205 Rear Window, Sliding ..... .227 Windows .
  • Page 728 726 INDEX Restraint, Head......154 Front Seat ......51 Restraints, Child .
  • Page 729 INDEX 727 Service Manuals ......710 Snow Tires ......497 Settings, Personal .
  • Page 730 728 INDEX Storage, Vehicle......332 Chains .......504 Storing Your Vehicle .
  • Page 731 INDEX 729 Tire Safety Information .....482 Trailer and Tongue Weight ....544 Tongue Weight/Trailer Weight .
  • Page 732: Vehicle Modifications/Alterations

    730 INDEX Unleaded Gasoline ......521 Wheel Nut Torque......590 Untwisting Procedure, Seat Belt .
  • Page 733 INSTALLATION OF RADIO TRANSMITTING EQUIPMENT Special design considerations are incorporated into this The antenna cable should be as short as practical and vehicle’s electronic system to provide immunity to radio routed away from the vehicle wiring when possible. Use frequency signals. Mobile two-way radios and telephone only fully shielded coaxial cable.
  • Page 734 Chrysler Group LLC 13D241-126-AE Printed in U.S.A. 5th Edition...

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