2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner's Manual

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Jeep
Model:
Grand Cherokee
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
6.86 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
28
Child Protection Door Lock
30
WINDOWS
31
Power Windows
31
Wind Buffeting
33
LIFTGATE
34
Liftgate Flipper Glass
35
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
36
Lap/Shoulder Belts
37
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
38
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
41
Automatic Locking Mode - If Equipped
42
Energy Management Feature
42
Seat Belt Pretensioners
43
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
43
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
45
Seat Belt Extender
45
Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
46
Child Restraint
58
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
68
SAFETY TIPS
69
Exhaust Gas
69
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
69
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
70
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
71
MIRRORS
77
Inside Day/Night Mirror
77
Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
78
Outside Mirrors
78
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature
79
Drivers and Front Passenger Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
79
Power Remote Control Mirrors - If Equipped
79
Heated Remote Control Mirrors - If Equipped
80
Lighted Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
80
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
81
Operation
83
Phone Call Features
90
UConnect System Features
93
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
110
8 - Way Drivers Power Seat
110
4 - Way Passengers Power Seat - If Equipped
111
Head Restraints
111
Front Heated Seats-If Equipped
111
Rear Heated Seats - If Equipped
113
60/40 Split Rear Seat
115
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT - IF EQUIPPED
118
Setting Memory Positions and Linking Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter to Memory
118
Memory Position Recall
120
To Disable A Transmitter Linked to Memory
120
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
121
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
122
LIGHTS
123
Multi-Function Control Lever
123
Battery Saver Feature-Exterior/Interior Lights
124
Headlights and Parking Lights
124
Automatic Headlight System - If Equipped
124
SmartBeams - If Equipped
125
Instrument Panel and Interior Lights
126
Daytime Running Lights - If Equipped
127
Automatic Headlight Leveling - HID Headlights Only
127
Lights-On Reminder
127
Fog Lights - If Equipped
127
Turn Signals
128
High Beam Switch
128
Passing Light
128
Headlight Time Delay
128
Interior Lights
129
Front Map/Reading Lights
129
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
129
Mist
131
Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wiper System
131
Rain Sensing Wipers-If Equipped
131
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
133
ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED
134
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
135
Electronic Speed Control Operation
135
To Activate
136
To Set At A Desired Speed
136
To Deactivate
136
To Resume Speed
137
To Vary The Speed Setting
137
To Accelerate For Passing
137
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
138
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
138
TCS (Traction Control System)
139
BAS (Brake Assist System)
140
ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)
141
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
142
TSC (Trailer Sway Control)
146
HSA (Hill Start Assist) (4WD Models with NV245 Two-Speed Transfer Case Only)
147
HDC (Hill Descent Control) (4WD Models with NV245 Two-Speed Transfer Case Only)
149
ESP/BAS Warning Lamp and ESP/TCS Indicator Light
151
REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM- IF EQUIPPED
152
Rear Park Assist Sensors
152
Rear Park Assist Warning Display
153
Enable/Disable the Rear Park Assist System
155
Service the Rear Park Assist System
155
Cleaning the Rear Park Assist System
156
REAR CAMERA - IF EQUIPPED
156
Turning the Rear Camera On
156
Turning the Rear Camera Off
157
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
157
Courtesy/Reading Lights
158
Sunglasses Storage
158
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
158
Programming HomeLink
160
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
162
Using HomeLink
163
Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button
163
Security
163
Troubleshooting Tips
164
General Information
164
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
165
Opening Sunroof - Express
166
Closing Sunroof - Express
166
Pinch Protect Feature
166
Pinch Protect Override
166
Venting Sunroof - Express
166
Sunshade Operation
167
Wind Buffeting
167
Sunroof Maintenance
167
Ignition Off Operation
167
Sunroof Fully Closed
167
POWER OUTLETS
168
Front Power Outlet
168
Rear Power Outlet - If Equipped
168
POWER INVERTER - IF EQUIPPED
169
CUP HOLDERS
171
CARGO AREA FEATURES
172
Cargo Light
172
Rear Storage Compartment
172
Retractable Cargo Area Cover - If Equipped
173
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
174
Cargo Load Floor
176
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
177
Rear Window Wiper/Washer - If Equipped
177
Rear Window Defroster - If Equipped
178
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK - IF EQUIPPED
179
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
181
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
185
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
186
Gasoline Engine
186
Diesel Engine
187
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
188
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
196
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
198
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
201
Trip Functions
201
Compass Display
204
Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)
206
System Status
211
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
212
Radio Broadcast Signals
212
Two Types of Signals
212
Electrical Disturbances
212
AM Reception
212
FM Reception
213
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
213
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
213
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
221
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
223
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
226
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
226
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
228
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
228
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
234
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
236
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
239
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
239
SALES CODE REN - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
241
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped)
241
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
242
Clock Setting Procedure
242
SALES CODE RER - AM/FM/CD/DVD RADIO WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
244
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio
244
Clock Setting Procedure
244
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) - IF EQUIPPED
246
Connecting the iPod
246
Controlling the iPod using Radio Buttons
246
Play Mode
247
List or Browse Mode
249
SATELLITE RADIO (RSC) - IF EQUIPPED (REQ AND RES RADIOS ONLY)
250
System Activation
250
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID)
251
Selecting Satellite Mode
251
Satellite Antenna
251
Reception Quality
252
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
252
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If Equipped)
254
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
254
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (SALES CODE XRV) - IF EQUIPPED
254
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
256
Radio Operation
256
CD Player
257
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
257
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
258
CLIMATE CONTROLS
258
Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System - If Equipped
258
Automatic Temperature Control - If Equipped
261
Operating Tips
268
Operating Tips Chart
270
STARTING AND OPERATING
271
STARTING PROCEDURE
275
Normal Starting - Gasoline Engines
276
Extremely Cold Weather (below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
276
If Engine Fails to Start
277
After Starting
278
Normal Starting - Diesel Engines
278
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
283
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
284
Shift Lock Manual Override - If Equipped
284
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
285
5-Speed Automatic Transmission
285
Gear Ranges
286
Rocking the Vehicle
292
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
293
Quadra-Trac I Operating Instructions/Precautions - If Equipped
293
Quadra-Trac II Operating Instructions/Precautions - If Equipped
293
Shift Positions
295
Shifting Procedures
296
Quadra-Drive II System - If Equipped
299
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
299
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
300
When To Use 4WD LOW Range - If Equipped
300
Driving Through Water
300
Driving In Snow, Mud and Sand
301
Hill Climbing
301
Traction Downhill
302
After Driving Off-Road
303
PARKING BRAKE
304
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
305
POWER STEERING
308
MULTI DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) - 5.7L Engine Only
309
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
310
Tire Markings
310
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
313
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
314
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
318
Tire Pressure
318
Tire Inflation Pressures
319
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
321
Radial-Ply Tires
321
Tire Spinning
321
Tread Wear Indicators
322
Life of Tire
323
Replacement Tires
323
Alignment and Balance
324
TIRE CHAINS
325
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
325
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
326
Base System - If Equipped
329
Premium System - If Equipped
331
General Information
336
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
336
3.7/4.7L Engines (If Equipped)
336
5.7L Engines (If Equipped)
337
Reformulated Gasoline
337
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
338
MMT In Gasoline
338
Materials Added To Fuel
339
Fuel System Cautions
339
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
340
FLEXIBLE FUEL (4.7L ENGINE ONLY) - IF EQUIPPED
340
E-85 General Information
340
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
341
Fuel Requirements
342
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
343
Starting
343
Cruising Range
343
Replacement Parts
343
FUEL REQUIREMENTS (DIESEL ENGINES)
344
ADDING FUEL
345
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
346
VEHICLE LOADING
348
Certification Label
348
TRAILER TOWING
351
Common Towing Definitions
351
Trailer Hitch Classification
354
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
355
Trailer and Tongue Weight
357
Towing Requirements
358
Towing Tips
362
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
364
Towing - 2WD Models
364
Towing - Quadra-Trac I (Single-Speed Transfer Case) 4WD Models
364
Towing - Quadra-Trac II /Quadra-Drive II 4WD Models
364
SNOW PLOW
368
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
369
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
370
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
371
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
372
Jack Location
372
Spare Tire Stowage
373
Spare Tire Removal
373
Preparations For Jacking
374
Jacking Instructions
375
JUMP STARTING
378
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED
381
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
382
2WD Models Only
382
4WD Models Only
382
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
383
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.7L
386
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 4.7L
387
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 5.7L
388
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.0L DIESEL
389
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
390
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
391
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
391
REPLACEMENT PARTS
393
DEALER SERVICE
393
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
394
Engine Oil
394
Drive Belts - Check Condition and Tension
398
Spark Plugs
398
Spark Plug Wires
398
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
398
Catalytic Converter
399
Crankcase Emission Control System
400
Maintenance-Free Battery
401
Air Conditioner Maintenance
402
Power Steering Fluid Check
403
Body Lubrication
405
Windshield Wiper Blades
405
Windshield Washers - Front and Rear
405
Exhaust System
406
Cooling System
407
Hoses and Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
412
Fuel System Connections
412
Brake System
413
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
415
Transfer Case
416
Automatic Transmission
417
Maintenance After Off-Road Driving
420
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
421
FUSE PANEL
426
Interior Fuses
426
Underhood Fuses (Power Distribution Center)
429
Underhood Fuses (Integrated Power Module)
432
VEHICLE STORAGE
433
REPLACEMENT BULBS
434
BULB REPLACEMENT
435
High Intensity Discharge Headlights (HID) - If Equipped
435
Head Light
436
Front Turn Signal
437
Front Fog Light
437
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Back-Up Lights
438
Center High Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
439
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
440
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
441
Engine
441
Chassis
442
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
443
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
444
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE - GASOLINE ENGINES
444
Required Maintenance Intervals
446
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES - DIESEL ENGINE
449
Schedule B - Diesel Engine
452
Schedule A - Diesel Engine
457
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
459
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
460
Prepare For The Appointment
460
Prepare A List
460
Be Reasonable With Requests
460
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
460
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
463
MOPAR PARTS
463
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
463
In Canada
464
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
464
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
466
Treadwear
466
Traction Grades
466
Temperature Grades
467
INDEX
469

FAQ about the 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Manual

What contains the 2008 Grand Cherokee manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Maintenance for your Jeep Grand Cherokee, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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