2008 Jeep Compass Owner's Manual

2008 Jeep Compass owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Jeep
Model:
Compass
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
6.59 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
INTRODUCTION
4
ROLLOVER WARNING
4
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
5
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
7
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
7
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
8
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
9
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
12
Ignition Key Removal
12
Locking Doors With The Key
14
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
14
STEERING WHEEL LOCK - MANUAL TRANSMISSION ONLY
14
To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
14
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
14
SENTRY KEY
15
Replacement Keys
16
Customer Key Programming
17
General Information
18
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
18
To Set the Alarm
18
To Disarm the System
19
Security System Manual Override
19
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY - IF EQUIPPED
19
To Unlock the Doors and Liftgate
20
To Lock the Doors and Liftgate
21
Using The Panic Alarm
21
To Turn Off Flash Lights With Lock
22
Programming Additional Transmitters
22
General Information
24
Battery Replacement
24
DOOR LOCKS
26
Manual Door Locks
26
Power Door Locks
27
Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors) - If Equipped
30
POWER WINDOWS- IF EQUIPPED
31
Power Window Switches
31
Auto Down
31
Window Lockout Switch
32
LIFTGATE
32
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
34
Lap/Shoulder Belts
35
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
39
Second Row Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
40
Seat Belt Pretensioners
43
Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)
44
Seat Belt Extender
45
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
46
Driver and Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag
46
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
55
Child Restraint
57
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
65
SAFETY TIPS
66
Exhaust Gas
66
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
66
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
67
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
69
MIRRORS
73
Inside Day/Night Mirror - If Equipped
73
Outside Mirror-Drivers Side
73
Outside Mirror-Passengers Side
74
Power Remote Control Mirrors - If Equipped
74
Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
76
Sun Visor Sliding Feature
76
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
76
Operation
78
Phone Call Features
85
UConnect System Features
88
Advanced Phone Connectivity
93
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
95
General Information
103
SEATS
103
Front Seat Adjustment
103
Manual Seat Height Adjustment - If Equipped
104
Manual Lumbar- If Equipped
105
Drivers Seat Back Recline
105
Adjustable Head Restraints
106
Heated Seats - If Equipped
107
Fold Flat Front Passenger Seat
108
Folding Rear Seat
109
Reclining Rear Seat - If Equipped
110
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
112
LIGHTS
113
Map/Reading Lights
113
Multi-Function Control Lever
114
Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights
114
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) - If Equipped
115
Lights-On Reminder
115
Fog Lights - If Equipped
116
Turn Signals
116
Highbeam/Lowbeam Select Switch
117
Passing Light
118
Off-Road lights - If equipped
118
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
119
Windshield Washers
119
Mist Feature
120
Windshield Wiper Operation
121
Intermittent Wiper System
122
Adding Washer Fluid
122
TILT STEERING COLUMN
122
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
123
To Activate
123
To Set At A Desired Speed
124
To Deactivate
124
To Resume Speed
124
To Vary The Speed Setting
124
Manual Transaxle
125
To Accelerate For Passing
125
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) - IF EQUIPPED
126
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM - ABS/TCS/BAS/ERM/ESP
127
Anti-Lock Brake System - (ABS)
127
Traction Control System (TCS)
127
Brake Assist System (BAS)
128
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
129
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
130
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
134
Programming HomeLink
135
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
138
Using HomeLink
139
Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button
139
Security
139
Troubleshooting Tips
140
General Information
140
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
141
Opening the Sunroof
142
Closing the Sunroof
142
Pinch Protect Feature
143
Pinch Protect Override
143
Venting Sunroof - Express
143
Sunshade Operation
143
Wind Buffeting
143
Sunroof Maintenance
144
Ignition Off Operation
144
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS - IF EQUIPPED
144
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
146
CONSOLE FEATURES
147
CARGO AREA FEATURES
148
Cargo Light/Removable Self Recharging Flashlight - If Equipped
148
Cargo Cover - If Equipped
150
Removable Load Floor
150
Cargo Tie-Down Loops
151
Fold Down Speakers - If Equipped
152
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
152
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
152
Rear Window Defroster
153
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK - IF EQUIPPED
154
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
155
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
158
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER-PREMIUM
159
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
160
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
171
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
172
EVIC Functions
173
Compass/Temperature/Audio
174
Average Fuel Economy
174
Distance To Empty (DTE)
175
Elapsed Time
175
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
175
Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)
175
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
181
Radio Broadcast Signals
181
Two Types of Signals
181
Electrical Disturbances
181
AM Reception
181
FM Reception
181
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
182
Clock Setting Procedure
182
SALES CODE REF - AM/FM/CD (SINGLE DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO AND HANDS FREE PHONE CAPABILITY
183
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
183
Operation Instructions - CD Mode
187
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
189
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone - If Equipped
190
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped
190
SALES CODE RAQ - AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO, HANDS FREE PHONE, AND VEHICLE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS (VES) CAPABILITIES
190
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
191
Operation Instructions - (CD MODE for CD Audio Play)
196
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for CD Audio Play)
197
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
199
Operation Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 Audio Play)
202
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
202
SALES CODE REC - AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM
204
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped)
205
REC Setting the Clock
205
Audio Clock Display
207
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED
208
System Activation
208
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
209
Selecting Satellite Mode in REF, and RAQ, Radios
209
Selecting a Channel
210
Storing and Selecting Pre-Set Channels
210
Using the PTY (Program Type) Button (if equipped)
211
PTY Button SCAN
211
PTY Button SEEK
211
Satellite Antenna
211
Reception Quality
212
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
212
Radio Operation
213
CD Player
213
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
214
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
214
CLIMATE CONTROLS
214
Climate Controls
214
Air Conditioning
218
Air Filtration System - If Equipped
219
Operating Tips
220
STARTING AND OPERATING
223
STARTING PROCEDURES
227
Manual Transaxle
227
Automatic Transaxle
227
Normal Starting
227
Extremely Cold Weather (below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
228
If Engine Fails to Start
228
After Starting
229
MANUAL TRANSAXLE - IF EQUIPPED
229
Recommended Shift Speeds
231
Downshifting
231
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE - IF EQUIPPED
232
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
233
Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System
233
Gear Ranges For Continuously Variable Automatic Transaxle (CVT)
234
AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED
236
Autostick Operation
236
Autostick General Information
237
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION - IF EQUIPPED
238
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
238
Acceleration
238
Traction
239
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
239
Flowing/Rising Water
240
Shallow Standing Water
240
PARKING BRAKE
241
BRAKE SYSTEM
243
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) - If Equipped
244
POWER STEERING
246
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
247
Tire Markings
247
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
251
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
252
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
256
Tire Pressure
256
Tire Inflation Pressures
257
Radial-Ply Tires
259
Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped
260
Limited Use Spare - If Equipped
260
Tire Spinning
261
Tread Wear Indicators
262
Life of Tire
262
Replacement Tires
263
Alignment And Balance
264
TIRE CHAINS
265
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
265
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED
266
Base System - If Equipped
269
Premium System - If Equipped
271
General Information
274
SNOW TIRES
275
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
275
GASOLINE ENGINES
275
Reformulated Gasoline
276
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
276
MMT In Gasoline
277
Materials Added to Fuel
277
Fuel System Cautions
277
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
278
ADDING FUEL
279
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
279
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
280
VEHICLE LOADING
281
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
281
TRAILER TOWING
281
Common Towing Definitions
281
Trailer Hitch Classification
284
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
285
Trailer and Tongue Weight
286
Towing Requirements
287
Towing Tips
292
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
293
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat towing with all four wheels on the ground)
293
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
295
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
296
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
296
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OVERHEATING
298
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
298
Jack Location
299
Spare Tire Stowage
299
Preparations For Jacking
299
Jacking Instructions
300
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES DUE TO A LOW BATTERY
303
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
305
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
306
With Ignition Key
306
Without The Ignition Key
307
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
309
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - GASOLINE
312
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
313
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
314
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
314
REPLACEMENT PARTS
316
DEALER SERVICE
316
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
317
Engine Oil
317
Drive Belt - Check Condition
320
Spark Plugs
320
Catalytic Converter
321
Crankcase Emission Control System
322
Fuel Filter
323
Air Cleaner Element (Filter)
323
Maintenance-Free Battery
324
Air Conditioner Maintenance
325
Power Steering - Fluid Check
326
Front Suspension Ball Joints
327
Body Lubrication
327
Windshield Wiper Blades
328
Windshield Washer Reservoir
328
Exhaust System
328
Cooling System
329
Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
335
Fuel System Connections
335
Brake System
335
Automatic Transaxle (CVT)
339
Manual Transaxle
339
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) - AWD/4WD Models Only
340
Power Transfer Unit (PTU) - AWD/4WD Models Only
341
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
341
FUSES/INTEGRATED POWER MODULE (IPM)
347
VEHICLE STORAGE
350
REPLACEMENT BULBS
350
BULB REPLACEMENT
351
Headlamps
351
Fog Lights
353
Tail Lights, Rear Turn Signals And Backup Lights - Replacement
354
License Lights
356
Center High-Mounted Stoplight
358
Off-Road Light
358
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
360
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
361
Engine
361
Chassis
362
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
363
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
364
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
365
Required Maintenance Intervals
367
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
371
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
372
Prepare For The Appointment
372
Prepare A List
372
Be Reasonable With Requests
372
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
372
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
375
MOPAR PARTS
375
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
375
In Canada
376
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
376
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
378
Treadwear
378
Traction Grades
378
Temperature Grades
379
INDEX
381

FAQ about the 2008 Jeep Compass Manual

What contains the 2008 Compass manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Best practice for driving your Jeep Compass
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2008 Jeep Compass Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Jeep Compass year 2008 free?

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The Jeep Compass (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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