2008 Jeep Commander Owner's Manual

2008 Jeep Commander owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Jeep
Model:
Commander
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
6.97 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
INTRODUCTION
4
ROLLOVER WARNING
5
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
6
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
8
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
8
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
9
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
11
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
14
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
14
Fob with Integrated Key (FOBIK)
15
Ignition Key Removal
16
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
17
SENTRY KEY
17
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key (Fob) Programming
19
General Information
20
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
20
To Set the Alarm
20
To Disarm the System
21
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
21
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
21
To Unlock the Doors
22
To Lock the Doors
23
To Release the Liftgate Flipper Glass
24
Using The Panic Alarm
24
Programming Additional Transmitters
25
Transmitter Battery Service
25
General Information
26
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
26
DOOR LOCKS
28
Manual Door Locks
28
Power Door Locks
29
Child Protection Door Lock
30
WINDOWS
31
Power Windows
31
Wind Buffeting
33
LIFTGATE
34
Liftgate Flipper Glass
35
Power Liftgate - If Equipped
36
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
38
Lap/Shoulder Belts
39
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
40
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
44
Automatic Locking Mode - If Equipped
44
Energy Management Feature
45
Seat Belt Pretensioners
46
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
46
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
47
Seat Belt Extender
48
Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
48
Child Restraint
60
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
69
SAFETY TIPS
70
Exhaust Gas
70
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
71
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
72
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
73
MIRRORS
78
Inside Day/Night Mirror
78
Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
78
Outside Mirrors
79
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature
80
Drivers and Front Passenger Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
80
Power Remote Control Outside Mirrors - If Equipped
80
Heated Remote Control Mirrors - If Equipped
81
Lighted Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
81
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
82
Operation
84
Phone Call Features
91
UConnect System Features
94
Advanced Phone Connectivity
98
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
100
General Information
108
SEATS
108
Front Manual Seat Adjustment
108
Front Seat Adjustment - Recline
108
Manual Lumbar Support Adjustment
109
8 - Way Drivers Power Seat
110
4 - Way Passengers Power Seat - If Equipped
110
Head Restraints
110
Front Heated Seats-If Equipped
111
40/20/40 Second Row Folding Seat
113
50/50 Third Row Folding Seat - If Equipped
117
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT - IF EQUIPPED
118
Setting Memory Positions and Linking Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter to Memory
119
Memory Position Recall
120
To Disable A Transmitter Linked to Memory
121
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
122
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
123
LIGHTS
124
Multi-Function Control Lever
124
Battery Saver Feature-Exterior/Interior Lights
125
Headlights and Parking Lights
125
Automatic Headlight System - If Equipped
126
SmartBeams - If Equipped
126
Instrument Panel and Interior Lights
127
Daytime Running Lights - If Equipped
128
Lights-On Reminder
128
Fog Lights - If Equipped
128
Turn Signals
129
High Beam Switch
129
Passing Light
129
Headlight Time Delay
129
Interior Lights
130
Courtesy/Reading Lights
130
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
131
Mist
132
Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wiper System
132
Rain Sensing Wipers-If Equipped
133
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
134
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED
135
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
136
Electronic Speed Control Operation
136
To Activate
137
To Set At A Desired Speed
137
To Deactivate
138
To Resume Speed
138
To Vary The Speed Setting
138
To Accelerate For Passing
139
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
139
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
139
TCS (Traction Control System)
140
BAS (Brake Assist System)
141
ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)
142
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
143
TSC (Trailer Sway Control)
147
HSA (Hill Start Assist) (4WD Models with NV245 Two-Speed Transfer Case Only)
148
HDC (Hill Descent Control) (4WD Models with NV245 Two-Speed Transfer Case Only)
150
ESP/BAS Warning Lamp and ESP/TCS Indicator Light
152
REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM- IF EQUIPPED
153
Rear Park Assist Sensors
154
Rear Park Assist Warning Display
154
Enable/Disable the Rear Park Assist System
156
Service the Rear Park Assist System
156
Cleaning the Rear Park Assist System
157
REAR CAMERA - IF EQUIPPED
157
Turning the Rear Camera On
157
Turning the Rear Camera Off
158
OVERHEAD CONSOLE - IF EQUIPPED
158
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
158
Programming HomeLink
160
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
163
Using HomeLink
163
Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button
164
Security
164
Troubleshooting Tips
164
General Information
165
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
165
Opening Sunroof - Express
166
Closing Sunroof - Express
166
Pinch Protect Feature
166
Pinch Protect Override
167
Venting Sunroof - Express
167
Sunshade Operation
167
Wind Buffeting
167
Sunroof Maintenance
168
Ignition Off Operation
168
Sunroof Fully Closed
168
COMMAND-VIEW SKYLIGHTS - IF EQUIPPED
168
POWER OUTLET
169
Front Power Outlet
169
Rear Power Outlet - If Equipped
169
POWER INVERTER - IF EQUIPPED
170
CUP HOLDERS
172
CARGO AREA FEATURES
174
Cargo Load Floor
174
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
176
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
176
Rear Window Defroster - If Equipped
177
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK - IF EQUIPPED
177
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
181
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
185
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
186
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
187
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
195
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
197
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
200
Trip Functions
200
Compass Display
203
Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)
205
System Status
209
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
210
Radio Broadcast Signals
210
Two Types of Signals
211
Electrical Disturbances
211
AM Reception
211
FM Reception
211
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
212
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
212
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
220
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
222
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
225
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
225
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
227
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
227
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
233
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
235
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
238
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
238
SALES CODE REN - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
239
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped)
240
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
240
Clock Setting Procedure
240
SALES CODE RER - AM/FM/CD/DVD RADIO WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
242
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio
243
Clock Setting Procedure
243
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) - IF EQUIPPED
244
Connecting the iPod
245
Controlling the iPod using Radio Buttons
245
Play Mode
245
List or Browse Mode
247
SATELLITE RADIO (RSC) - IF EQUIPPED (REQ AND RES RADIOS ONLY)
248
System Activation
249
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID)
249
Selecting Satellite Mode
250
Satellite Antenna
250
Reception Quality
250
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
250
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If Equipped)
253
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
253
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (SALES CODE XRV) - IF EQUIPPED
253
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
254
Radio Operation
255
CD Player
255
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
256
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
256
CLIMATE CONTROLS
257
Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System - If Equipped
257
Automatic Temperature Control - If Equipped
260
Rear Climate Control - If Equipped
267
Operating Tips
269
Operating Tips Chart
271
STARTING AND OPERATING
273
STARTING PROCEDURES
277
Normal Starting
278
Extremely Cold Weather (below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
278
If Engine Fails to Start
279
After Starting
280
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
280
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
281
Shift Lock Manual Override - If Equipped
281
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
283
5-Speed Automatic Transmission
283
Gear Ranges
283
Rocking the Vehicle
289
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
290
Quadra-Trac I Operating Instructions/Precautions - If Equipped
290
Quadra-Trac II Operating Instructions/Precautions - If Equipped
291
Shift Positions
292
Shifting Procedures
293
Quadra-Drive II System - If Equipped
295
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
296
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
296
When To Use 4WD LOW Range - If Equipped
296
Driving Through Water
296
Driving In Snow, Mud and Sand
298
Hill Climbing
298
Traction Downhill
299
After Driving Off-Road
299
PARKING BRAKE
300
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
302
POWER STEERING
305
MULTI DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) - 5.7L Engine Only
306
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
306
Tire Markings
306
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
310
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
311
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
315
Tire Pressure
315
Tire Inflation Pressures
316
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
318
Radial-Ply Tires
318
Tire Spinning
318
Tread Wear Indicators
319
Life of Tire
320
Replacement Tires
320
Alignment and Balance
321
TIRE CHAINS
322
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
322
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
323
Base System - If Equipped
326
Premium System - If Equipped
328
General Information
333
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
333
3.7/4.7L Engines (If Equipped)
333
5.7L Engines (If Equipped)
333
Reformulated Gasoline
334
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
335
MMT In Gasoline
335
Materials Added To Fuel
336
Fuel System Cautions
336
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
337
FLEXIBLE FUEL (4.7L ENGINE ONLY) - IF EQUIPPED
337
E-85 General Information
337
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
338
Fuel Requirements
339
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
340
Starting
340
Cruising Range
340
Replacement Parts
340
ADDING FUEL
341
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
341
VEHICLE LOADING
344
Certification Label
344
TRAILER TOWING
346
Common Towing Definitions
346
Trailer Hitch Classification
350
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
350
Trailer and Tongue Weight
352
Towing Requirements
353
Towing Tips
357
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
359
Towing - 2WD Models
359
Towing - Quadra-Trac I (Single-Speed Transfer Case) 4WD Models
359
Towing - Quadra-Trac II /Quadra-Drive II 4WD Models
359
SNOW PLOW
363
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
365
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
366
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
367
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
368
Jack Location
368
Spare Tire Stowage
369
Spare Tire Removal
369
Preparations For Jacking
370
Jacking Instructions
371
JUMP STARTING
374
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED
377
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
378
2WD Models Only
378
4WD Models Only
378
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
379
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.7L
382
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 4.7L
383
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 5.7L
384
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
385
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
386
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
386
REPLACEMENT PARTS
388
DEALER SERVICE
388
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
389
Engine Oil
389
Drive Belts - Check Condition and Tension
392
Spark Plugs
392
Spark Plug Wires
392
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
393
Catalytic Converter
393
Crankcase Emission Control System
395
Maintenance-Free Battery
395
Air Conditioner Maintenance
397
Power Steering Fluid Check
398
Body Lubrication
399
Windshield Wiper Blades
400
Windshield Washers - Front and Rear
400
Exhaust System
401
Cooling System
401
Hoses and Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
406
Fuel System Connections
407
Brake System
407
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
410
Transfer Case
410
Automatic Transmission
411
Maintenance After Off-Road Driving
414
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
415
FUSE PANEL
419
Interior Fuses
419
Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
422
Underhood Fuses (Integrated Power Module)
425
VEHICLE STORAGE
426
REPLACEMENT BULBS
427
BULB REPLACEMENT
428
Head Light
428
Front Turn Signal
430
Front Fog Light
431
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Back-Up Lights
432
Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
434
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
435
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
436
Engine
436
Chassis
437
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
439
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
440
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE - GASOLINE ENGINES
440
Required Maintenance Intervals
442
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
447
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
448
Prepare For The Appointment
448
Prepare A List
448
Be Reasonable With Requests
448
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
448
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
451
MOPAR PARTS
451
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
451
In Canada
452
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
452
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
454
Treadwear
454
Traction Grades
454
Temperature Grades
455
INDEX
457

FAQ about the 2008 Jeep Commander Manual

What contains the 2008 Commander manual?

The Jeep Commander owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Jeep to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Jeep Commander. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Jeep Commander 2008 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Jeep Commander owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Jeep Commander, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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