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SECTION TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION . 3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 9 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 63 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL . 129 STARTING AND OPERATING . 193 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 245 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE . 261 MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES 315 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE . 339 INDEX 349 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Introduction . 4 How To Use This Manual 4 Warnings And Cautions . 6 Vehicle Identification Number .
User and Operator’s Vehicle Manual Guide. Free Auto PDF Manual Download. Years covered by this manual: 2005.
6 Vehicle Modifications / Alterations . 7 1 4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with the operation and maintenance of your new vehicle. It is supplemented by a Warranty Information Booklet and various customer oriented documents. You are urged to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of your vehicle. NOTE: After you read the manual, it should be stored in the vehicle for convenient reference and remain with the vehicle when sold, so that the new owner will be aware of all safety warnings. When it comes to service, remember that your dealer knows your vehicle best, has the factory-trained technicians and genuine Mopar parts, and is interested in your satisfaction. WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL Consult the table of contents to determine which section contains the information you desire. The detailed index, at the rear of this manual, contains a complete listing of all subjects. Consult the following table for a description of the symbols that may be used on your vehicle or throughout this owner’s manual: INTRODUCTION 5 1 6 INTRODUCTION WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures which could result in an accident or bodily injury. It also contains CAUTIONS against procedures which could result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the driver’s front corner of the instrument panel, visible through the windshield. This number also appears on the vehicle registration or title. Vehicle Identification Number INTRODUCTION 7 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS 1 WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death. THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS A Word About Your Keys . .12 Ignition Key Removal .12 Locking Doors With The Key . .14 Key-In-Ignition Reminder . .14 Sentry Key . .14 Replacement Keys . .16 Sentry Key Programming .16 General Information . .17 Steering Wheel Lock — If Equipped . .17 If You Wish To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel . .17 To Release The Steering Wheel Lock .17 Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System. .18 Door Locks . .18 Manual Door Locks .18 Power Door Locks — If Equipped . .19 Central Locking/Unlocking — If Equipped. .20 Automatic Door Locks — If Equipped .20 2 10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE “Child-Protection ” Door Lock System (Rear Doors) . .21 Remote Keyless Entry — If Equipped .22 To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate . .22 To Lock The Doors .23 Horn Chirp Feature .23 Using The Panic Alarm . .23 To Program Transmitters .24 General Information . .24 Transmitter Battery Service .25 Security Alarm System — If Equipped .26 To Set The Alarm . .26 To Disarm The System .27 Security System Manual Override .27 Liftgate .28 Emergency Seat Back Release .29 Power Windows . .31 Auto Down Feature . .32 Rear Window Switches . .32 Wind Buffeting . .33 Occupant Restraints . .33 Lap/Shoulder Belts .34 Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage. .40 Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure .40 Seat Belt Pretensioners .42 Seat Belts And Pregnant Women . .43 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) – Airbag . .43 Child Restraint . .52 Engine Break-In Recommendations .60 Safety Tips . .61 Exhaust Gas . .61 Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle . .61 Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle . .62 2 12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS The dealer that sold you your new vehicle has the key code numbers for your vehicle locks. These numbers can be used to order duplicate keys from your dealer. Ask your dealer for these numbers and keep them in a safe place. The double sided keys may be inserted into the locks with either side up. Ignition Key Removal Automatic Transaxle Place the shift lever in PARK and make sure that the shift knob push button has returned to the out position. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, then to the LOCK position, and remove the key.