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Unformatted text preview: 2012 Patriot 2012 OWNER’S MANUAL Chrysler Group LLC 12MK74-126-AA 910344 Patriot OM cover.indd 1 First Edition Patriot Printed in U.S.A. 3/31/11 10:45 AM VEHICLES SOLD IN CANADA With respect to any Vehicles Sold in Canada, the name Chrysler Group LLC shall be deemed to be deleted and the name Chrysler Canada Inc. used in substitution therefore. DRIVING AND ALCOHOL Drunken driving is one of the most frequent causes of accidents. Your driving ability can be seriously impaired with blood alcohol levels far below the legal minimum. If you are drinking, don’t drive. Ride with a designated non-drinking driver, call a cab, a friend, or use public transportation. This manual illustrates and describes the operation of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of features and equipment that are no longer available or were not ordered on this vehicle. Please disregard any features and equipment described in this manual that are not on this vehicle. Chrysler Group LLC reserves the right to make changes in design and specifications, and/or make additions to or improvements to its products without imposing any obligation upon itself to install them on products previously manufactured. WARNING! Driving after drinking can lead to an accident. Your perceptions are less sharp, your reflexes are slower, and your judgment is impaired when you have been drinking. Never drink and then drive. Copyright © 2011 Chrysler Group LLC SECTION TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE 1 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1 2 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 2 3 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 3 4 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 4 5 STARTING AND OPERATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 5 6 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389 6 7 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413 7 8 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457 8 9 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473 9 10 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 483 10 INTRODUCTION 1 CONTENTS 䡵 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Warnings And Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 䡵 Rollover Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 䡵 Vehicle Identification Number .............. 7 䡵 How To Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 䡵 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION Congratulations on selecting your new Chrysler Group LLC vehicle. Be assured that it represents precision workmanship, distinctive styling, and high quality - all essentials that are traditional to our vehicles. When it comes to service, remember that your authorized dealer knows your vehicle best, has factory-trained technicians and genuine MOPAR威 parts, and cares about your satisfaction. ROLLOVER WARNING Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. This vehicle has a higher ground clearance and a higher center of gravity than many passenger cars. It is capable of performing better in a wide variety of off-road applications. Driven in an unsafe manner, all vehicles can go out of control. Because of the higher center of gravity, if this vehicle is out of control it may roll over when some other vehicles may NOTE: After reviewing the owner information, it not. should be stored in the vehicle for convenient referenc- Do not attempt sharp turns, abrupt maneuvers, or other ing and remain with the vehicle when sold. unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle This Owner’s Manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. It is supplemented by Warranty Information, and various customer-oriented documents. Please take the time to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle. INTRODUCTION 5 control. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result seat belts could cut the highway death toll by 10,000 or in a collision, rollover of the vehicle, and severe or fatal more each year and could reduce disabling injuries by two million annually. In a rollover crash, an unbelted injury. Drive carefully. person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt. Always buckle up. HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL Consult the Table of Contents to determine which section contains the information you desire. Since the specification of your vehicle depends on the items of equipment ordered, certain descriptions and illustrations may differ from your vehicle’s equipment. The detailed index at the back of this Owner’s Manual contains a complete listing of all subjects. Rollover Warning Label Consult the following table for a description of the Failure to use the driver and passenger seat belts pro- symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout vided is a major cause of severe or fatal injury. In fact, the this Owner’s Manual: U.S. government notes that the universal use of existing 1 6 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION 7 WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This Owner’s Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in a collision or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures that could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual, you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the left front corner of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield. This number also is stamped into the right front body, on the right front seat crossmember under the carpet and the vehicle registration and title. 1 Vehicle Identification Number 8 INTRODUCTION VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to a accident resulting in serious injury or death. Right Front Body VIN Location NOTE: It is illegal to remove or alter the VIN. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 2 CONTENTS 䡵 A Word About Your Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 䡵 Vehicle Security Alarm — If Equipped . . . . . . . . 18 ▫ Ignition Key Removal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ▫ To Arm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 ▫ Locking Doors With A Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ▫ Rearming The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 ▫ Key-In-Ignition Reminder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 ▫ To Disarm The System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 䡵 Sentry Key威 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 ▫ Vehicle Security Alarm Manual Override . . . . . 19 ▫ Replacement Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 䡵 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) — If Equipped . . . 20 ▫ Customer Key Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 ▫ To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . 20 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 ▫ Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Illuminated Approach — If Equipped . . . . . . . 21 ▫ To Lock The Doors And Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . 22 ▫ Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock . . . . . . . . 22 ▫ Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock . . 23 ▫ Using The Panic Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ▫ Programming Additional Transmitters . . . . . . 24 ▫ General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 ▫ Transmitter Battery Replacement . . . . . . . . . . 25 䡵 Remote Starting System — If Equipped . . . . . . . 26 ▫ How To Use Remote Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 䡵 Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ▫ Manual Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ▫ Power Door Locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 ▫ Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 䡵 Power Windows — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 ▫ Power Window Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 ▫ Auto-Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 ▫ Window Lockout Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 䡵 Liftgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 䡵 Occupant Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 ▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 ▫ Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage . . . 48 ▫ Second Row Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 ▫ Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure . . . . 52 ▫ Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions . . . . . 52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 ▫ Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 ▫ Energy Management Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 ▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 ▫ Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls . . . 67 ▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 ▫ Child Restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 䡵 Engine Break-In Recommendations ▫ Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) 䡵 Safety Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . — If Equipped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 ▫ Transporting Passengers . . . . . . ▫ Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert威) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 ▫ Exhaust Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ▫ Seat Belt Extender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 ▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . . . . . . . . . . 61 ▫ Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 ▫ Advanced Front Air Bag Features . . . . . . . . . . 63 . . . . . . . . . . 84 . . . . . . . . . . 85 . . . . . . . . . . 85 . . . . . . . . . . 85 ▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 ▫ Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 2 12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS The authorized dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can be used to order duplicate keys. Ask your authorized dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe place. Ignition Key Removal 1. Place the shift lever in PARK (if equipped with an automatic transmission). 2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC (Accessory) position. 3. Push the key and cylinder inward and rotate the key to the LOCK position. 4. Remove the key from the ignition switch lock cylinder. Vehicle Key THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13 NOTE: If you try to remove the key before you place the shift lever in PARK, the key may become trapped temporarily in the ignition switch cylinder. If this occurs, place the shift lever in PARK, rotate the key to the right slightly, then remove the key as described. If a malfunction occurs, the system will trap the key in the ignition cylinder to warn you that this safety feature is inoperable. The engine can be started and stopped but the key cannot be removed until you obtain service. WARNING! Ignition Switch Positions 1 — LOCK 2 — ACC (ACCESSORY) 3 — ON/RUN 4 — START • Before exiting a vehicle, always apply the parking brake, shift the transmission into PARK, and remove the key fob from the ignition. When leaving the vehicle, always lock your vehicle. • Never leave children alone in a vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. (Continued) 2 14 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. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake, brake pedal or the shift lever. • Do not leave the key fob in or near the vehicle, and do not leave the ignition in the ACC or ON/RUN position. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the vehicle. • Do not leave children or animals inside parked vehicles in hot weather. Interior heat build-up may cause serious injury or death. CAUTION! An unlocked car is an invitation to thieves. Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all the doors when leaving the vehicle unattended. Locking Doors With A Key You can insert the key with either side up. To lock the door, turn the key to the right. To unlock the door, turn the key to the left. Refer to “Maintenance Procedures” in “Maintaining Your Vehicle” for further information. Key-In-Ignition Reminder Opening the driver’s door when the key is in the ignition and the ignition position is LOCK or ACC, sounds a signal to remind you to remove the key. NOTE: With the driver’s door open and the key in the ignition, the power door locks will not lock and Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will not function. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 15 SENTRY KEY姞 The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer System prevents unauthorized vehicle operation by disabling the engine. The system does not need to be armed or activated. Operation is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked. The system uses ignition keys that have an embedded electronic chip (transponder) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only keys that are programmed to the vehicle can be used to start and operate the vehicle. The system will shut the engine off in two seconds if someone uses an invalid key to try to start the engine. NOTE: A key that has not been programmed is also considered an invalid key, even if it is cut to fit the ignition switch lock cylinder for that vehicle. During normal operation, after turning on the ignition switch, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on for three seconds for a bulb check. If the light remains on after the bulb check, it indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. In addition, if the Vehicle Security Light begins to flash after the bulb check, it indicates that someone used an invalid key to try to start the engine. Either of these conditions will result in the engine being shut off after two seconds. If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal vehicle operation (vehicle running for longer than 10 seconds), it indicates that there is a fault in the electronics. Should this occur, have the vehicle serviced as soon as possible by an authorized dealer. CAUTION! The Sentry Key威 Immobilizer system is not compatible with some after-market remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and loss of security protection. 2 16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE All of the keys provided with your new vehicle have required for authorized dealer replacement of keys. Dubeen programmed to the vehicle electronics. plication of keys may be performed at an authorized dealer or by following the customer key programming Replacement Keys procedure. This procedure consists of programming a NOTE: Only keys that are programmed to the vehicle blank key to the vehicle electronics. A blank key is one electronics can be used to start and operate the vehicle. that has never been programmed. Once a Sentry Key威 is programmed to a vehicle, it cannot NOTE: When having the Sentry Key威 Immobilizer be programmed to any other vehicle. System serviced, bring all vehicle keys with you to an authorized dealer. CAUTION! Always remove the Sentry Keys威 from the vehicle and lock all doors when leaving the vehicle unattended. Customer Key Programming If you have two valid Sentry Keys威, you can program new Sentry Keys威 to the system by performing the following procedure: At the time of purchase, the original owner is provided 1. Cut the additional Sentry Key威 Transponder blank(s) with a four-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN). to match the ignition switch lock cylinder key code. Keep the PIN in a secure location. This number is THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 17 2. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position for at least three seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Then, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the first key. The new Sentry Key威 is programmed. The Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter will also be programmed during this procedure. Repeat this procedure to program up to eight keys. If you do not have a programmed Sentry Key威, contact your 3. Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch. authorized dealer for details. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position within NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized 15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound. In dealer to have all remaining keys erased from the sysaddition, the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash. tem’s memory. This will prevent the lost key from starting Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and your vehicle. The remaining keys must then be reproremove the second key. grammed. All vehicle keys must be taken to an authorized 4. Insert a blank Sentry Key威 into the ignition switch. dealer at the time of service to be reprogrammed. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position within General Information 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound. The Sentry Key威 system complies with FCC rules Part 15 In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will stop flashing. and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is To indicate that programming is complete, the Vehicle subject to the following conditions: Security Light will turn on again for three seconds and • This device may not cause harmful interference. then turn off. 2 18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • This device must accept any interference that may be To Arm The System received, including interference that may cause unde1. Remove the key from the ignition switch and get out sired operation. of the vehicle. VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED 2. Lock the door using either the power door LOCK This Vehicle Security Alarm monitors the doors, liftgate, switch or the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and ignition switch for unauthorized operation. and close all doors. When the alarm is activated, the interior switches for door locks are disabled. The Vehicle Security Alarm provides both audio and visual signals, the horn will sound, the headlights, park lamps and/or turn signals will flash repeatedly for three minutes. If the disturbance is still present (driver’s door, passenger door, other doors, ignition) after three minutes, the parking lights and tail lights will flash for an additional 15 minutes. 3. The Vehicle Security Light in the instrument cluster will flash rapidly for approximately 16 seconds. This shows that the Vehicle Security Alarm is arming. During this period, if a door is opened, the ignition switch is turned to ON/RUN, or the power door locks are unlocked in any manner, the Vehicle Security Alarm will automatically disarm. Af...
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