Your vehicle has PASS-Key
Automotive Security System) theft-deterrent system.
III+ is a passive theft-deterrent system.
The system is automatically armed when the key
is removed from the ignition.
The system is automatically disarmed when the key is
turned to ON/RUN.
You do not have to manually arm or disarm the system.
The security light will come on if there is a problem
with arming or disarming the theft-deterrent system.
When the PASS-Key
III+ system senses that someone
is using the wrong key, it prevents the vehicle from
starting. Anyone using a trial-and-error method to start
the vehicle will be discouraged because of the high
number of electrical key codes.
When trying to start the vehicle if the engine does not
start and the security light on the instrument panel
cluster comes on, there may be a problem with your
theft-deterrent system. Turn the ignition off and try again.
If the engine still does not start, and the key appears to
be not damaged, try another ignition key. At this
time, you may also want to check the fuse, see
and Circuit Breakers on page 5-111
. If the engine
still does not start with the other key, your vehicle needs
service. If your vehicle does start, the first key may be
faulty. See your dealer/retailer who can service the
III+ to have a new key made. In an
emergency, contact Roadside Assistance. See
Assistance Program on page 7-7
It is possible for the PASS-Key
III+ decoder to “learn”
the transponder value of a new or replacement key.
Up to 10 keys may be programmed for the vehicle. The
following procedure is for programming additional
keys only. If all the currently programmed keys are lost
or do not operate, you must see your dealer/retailer
or a locksmith who can service PASS-Key
III+ to have
keys made and programmed to the system.
See your dealer/retailer or a locksmith who can service
III+ to get a new key blank that is cut
exactly as the ignition key that operates the system.
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
The turn signal has two upward (for right) and
two downward (for left) positions. These positions
allow you to signal a turn or a lane change.
To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or
down. When the turn is finished, the lever will return
An arrow on the instrument
panel cluster will flash in
the direction of the
turn or lane change.
To signal a lane change, raise or lower the lever until
the arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete
your lane change. The lever will return by itself when
you release it. If you momentarily press and release the
lever, the turn signal will flash three times.
If the arrow flashes faster than normal as you signal a
turn or a lane change, a signal bulb may be burned
out and other drivers will not see your turn signal.
If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an
accident. If the arrows do not go on at all when you
signal a turn, check for burned-out bulbs and then check
the fuse. See
Fuses and Circuit Breakers on
Turn Signal On Chime
If either one of the turn signals are left on and you have
drove more than 3/4 mile (1.2 km), a chime will sound.
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
To change the headlamps from low beam to high beam,
push the turn signal/multifunction lever toward the
front of the vehicle.
This light on the instrument
panel cluster comes on if
the high beam lamps
are turned on while the
ignition is on.
To change the headlamps from high beam to low beam,
pull the turn signal lever toward the rear of the vehicle.
Battery Run-Down Protection
This vehicle has a feature to help prevent the battery
from being drained, if the interior courtesy lamps,
reading/map lamps, visor vanity lamps or trunk lamp are
accidentally left on. If any of these lamps are left on,
they automatically turn off after 10 minutes, if the ignition
is off. The lamps will not come back on again until
one of the following occurs:
The ignition is turned on.
The exterior lamps control is turned off, then on
The headlamps will timeout after 10 minutes, if they are
manually turned on before the ignition is off.
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
Accessory power outlets let you plug in auxiliary
electrical equipment, such as a cellular phone.
The vehicle may have four accessory power outlets.
They are located on the instrument panel below
the climate controls, inside the front center console
storage bin, at the rear of the center console, and in the
rear cargo area.
To use the outlets, remove the cover. When not in use,
always cover the outlet with the protective cap.
Leaving electrical equipment on for
extended periods will drain the battery. Always turn
off electrical equipment when not in use and do
not plug in equipment that exceeds the maximum
amperage rating of 20 amperes.
Certain electrical accessories may not be compatible
with the accessory power outlets and could result
in blown vehicle or adapter fuses. If you experience a
problem, see your dealer/retailer for additional
information on the accessory power outlet.
Adding any electrical equipment to the
vehicle can damage it or keep other components
from working as they should. The repairs would not
be covered by the vehicle warranty. Do not use
equipment exceeding maximum amperage rating of
20 amperes. Check with your dealer/retailer before
adding electrical equipment.
When adding electrical equipment, be sure to follow the
installation instructions included with the equipment.
Improper use of the power outlet can cause
damage not covered by your warranty. Do not
hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket
from the plug because the power outlets are
designed for accessory power plugs only.
For vehicles being dinghy towed, the vehicle should be
run at the beginning of each day and at each RV
fuel stop for about five minutes. This will ensure proper
lubrication of transmission components. Re-install
the fuse to start the vehicle.
To tow your vehicle from the front with all four wheels
on the ground:
1. Position the vehicle to tow and then secure it to the
2. Shift the transmission to P (Park) and turn the
ignition to LOCK/OFF.
3. Set the parking brake.
4. Turn the ignition to ACC/ACCESSORY.
5. Shift the transmission to N (Neutral).
6. To prevent your battery from draining while the
vehicle is being towed, remove the 50 amp
BATT1 fuse from the underhood fuse block and
store in a safe location. See
Underhood Fuse Block
on page 5-115
7. Release the parking brake.
If you tow your vehicle without performing
each of the steps listed under “Dinghy Towing,”
you could damage the automatic transmission.
Be sure to follow all steps of the dinghy towing
procedure prior to and after towing your vehicle.
If you exceed 65 mph (105 km/h) while
towing your vehicle, it could be damaged. Never
exceed 65 mph (105 km/h) while towing your vehicle.
Once you have reached your destination:
1. Set the parking brake.
2. Reinstall the 50 amp BATT1 fuse to the underhood
3. Shift the transmission to P (Park), turn the ignition
to LOCK/OFF and remove the key from the ignition.
4. Release the parking brake.
Don’t tow a vehicle with the front drive
wheels on the ground if one of the front tires is a
compact spare tire. Towing with two different
tire sizes on the front of the vehicle can cause
severe damage to the transmission.
Basic Trailer Wiring
The trailer wiring harness, with a seven-pin connector,
is located at the rear of the vehicle and is tied to
the vehicle’s frame. The harness connector can be
plugged into a seven-pin universal heavy-duty trailer
connector available through your dealer/retailer.
The seven-wire harness contains the following trailer
Yellow: Left Stop/Turn Signal
Dark Green: Right Stop/Turn Signal
Light Green: Back-up Lamps
Red/Black: Battery Feed
Dark Blue: Trailer Brake*
*The fuse for this circuit is installed in the underhood
electrical center, but the wires are not connected.
They should be connected by your dealer/retailer or a
qualified service center.
If the back-up lamp circuit is not functional, contact your
If you are charging a remote (non-vehicle) battery, press
the Tow/Haul mode switch located on the center
console near the climate controls. This will boost the
vehicle system voltage and properly charge the battery.
If the trailer is too light for Tow/Haul mode, you can
turn on the headlamps (Non-HID only) as a second way
to boost the vehicle system and charge the battery.
Engine Cooling When Trailer Towing
Your cooling system may temporarily overheat during
severe operating conditions. See
Engine Overheating on
A. Radiator Pressure Cap (Out of View). See
Pressure Cap on page 5-23
B. Engine Coolant Recovery Cap. See
on page 5-26
C. Remote Negative (
) Terminal. See
on page 5-38
D. Underhood Fuse Block. See
Underhood Fuse Block
on page 5-115
E. Remote Positive (+) Terminal. See
Jump Starting on
F. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir (Out of View).
Power Steering Fluid on page 5-32
G. Engine Oil Fill Cap. See “When to Add Engine Oil”
Engine Oil on page 5-13
H. Engine Oil Dipstick. See “Checking Engine Oil”
Engine Oil on page 5-13
I. Automatic Transmission Fluid Dipstick. See
“Checking the Fluid Level” under
Transmission Fluid on page 5-20
J. Brake Master Cylinder Reservoir. See “Brake Fluid”
Brakes on page 5-34
K. Engine Air Cleaner/Filter. See
Cleaner/Filter on page 5-18
L. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir. See “Adding
Washer Fluid” under
Windshield Washer Fluid
on page 5-33
Checking Engine Oil
It is a good idea to check the engine oil every time you
get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil
must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground.
The engine oil dipstick handle is a yellow loop.
Engine Compartment Overview on page 5-12
for the location of the engine oil dipstick.
1. Turn off the engine and give the oil several minutes
to drain back into the oil pan. If you do not do this,
the oil dipstick might not show the actual level.
2. Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel
or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it
again, keeping the tip down, and check the level.
High Voltage Devices and Wiring
Exposure to high voltage can cause shock,
burns, and even death. The high voltage
systems in your vehicle can only be serviced
by technicians with special training.
High voltage devices are identified by labels.
Do not remove, open, take apart, or modify
these devices. High voltage cable or wiring has
orange covering. Do not probe, tamper with,
cut, or modify high voltage cable or wiring.
Add-On Electrical Equipment
Do not add anything electrical to your
vehicle unless you check with your dealer/retailer
first. Some electrical equipment can damage
your vehicle and the damage would not be covered
by your warranty. Some add-on electrical equipment
can keep other components from working as they
Add-on equipment can drain your vehicle’s battery, even
if your vehicle is not operating.
Your vehicle has an airbag system. Before attempting to
add anything electrical to your vehicle, see
Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle on page 1-78
Windshield Wiper Fuses
The windshield wiper motor is protected by a circuit
breaker and a fuse. If the motor overheats due to heavy
snow, etc., the wiper will stop until the motor cools.
If the overload is caused by some electrical problem,
have it fixed.
Power Windows and Other Power
Circuit breakers in the fuse block protect the power
windows and other power accessories. When the current
load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes,
protecting the circuit until the problem is fixed or
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from
short circuits by a combination of fuses, circuit breakers
and fusible thermal links. This greatly reduces the
chance of fires caused by electrical problems.
Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the
band is broken or melted, replace the fuse. Be sure you
replace a bad fuse with a new one of the identical
size and rating.
Fuses of the same amperage can be temporarily
borrowed from another fuse location, if a fuse goes out.
Replace the fuse as soon as you can.
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
The instrument panel fuse block is located under the
instrument panel on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Pull down on the cover to access the fuse block.
Front Windshield Wiper
Front Heated Seats
Steering Wheel Illumination
Memory Seat Module
PWR/MIRRORS Power Mirrors
Driver Side Turn Signal
Rear Window Wiper
PassKey Module, Body Control
Back-up Lamps, Stoplamps
Climate Control System
Passenger Side Turn Signal
Daytime Running Lamps
Power Mirrors, Liftgate Release
INFOTAINMENT Infotainment System
Body Control Module
Power Unlock Relay
Daytime Running Lamps 2 Relay
Driver Side Unlock Relay
Daytime Running Lamps Relay
Front Windshield Washer Relay
Underhood Fuse Block
The underhood fuse block is located in the engine
compartment, on the passenger side of the vehicle.
Lift the cover for access to the fuse/relay block.
Spilling liquid on any electrical components
on your vehicle may damage it. Always keep the
covers on any electrical component.
To remove fuses, hold the end of the fuse between your thumb and index finger and pull straight out.
Air Conditioning Clutch
Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Adaptive Forward Lighting System
Engine Control Module
Engine Control Module 1
Antilock Brakes System 2
Even Injector Coils
Heated Outside Rearview Mirror
LT HI BEAM
Left High-Beam Headlamp
LT LO BEAM
Left Low-Beam Headlamp
Left Parking Lamp
Trailer Left Stoplamp and Turn
Odd Injector Coils
Powertrain Control Module Ignition
Rear Accessory Power Outlet
Rear Climate Control System
RT HI BEAM
Right High-Beam Headlamp
RT LO BEAM
Right Low-Beam Headlamp
Right Parking Lamp
Trailer Right Stoplamp and Turn
Regulated Voltage Control Sensor
Transmission Control Module
Trailer Back-up Lamps
Trailer Parking Lamps
Cooling Fan 1
Cooling Fan 2
Heated Windshield Washer System
Climate Control System Blower