2008 Jeep Liberty Owner's Manual

2008 Jeep Liberty owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Jeep
Model:
Liberty
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
5.93 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
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
14
SENTRY KEY
14
Replacement Keys
16
Customer Key Programming
16
General Information
17
STEERING WHEEL LOCK - IF EQUIPPED
18
To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
18
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
18
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
18
Rearming of the System
19
To Arm the System
19
To Disarm the System
19
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM
20
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
20
To Unlock the Doors and Liftgate
21
To Lock the Doors and Liftgate
22
To Unlatch the Liftgate Flip-Up Window
24
Using the Panic Alarm
24
Programming Additional Transmitters
25
Battery Replacement
25
General Information
26
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
27
How To Use Remote Start
28
DOOR LOCKS
29
Manual Door Locks
29
Power Door Locks
31
Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors)
33
WINDOWS
36
Power Windows
36
Wind Buffeting
39
LIFTGATE
40
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
41
Lap/Shoulder Belts
42
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
47
Seat Belt Pretensioners
47
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
48
Automatic Locking Mode - If Equipped
49
Energy Management Feature
50
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
50
Seat Belt Extender
51
Driver and Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag
52
Child Restraint
69
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
79
SAFETY TIPS
79
Transporting Passengers
79
Lock Your Vehicle
80
Exhaust Gas
80
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
81
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
82
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
83
MIRRORS
88
Inside Day/Night Mirror
88
Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
88
Outside Mirrors
89
Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature - If Equipped
90
Power Remote Control Mirrors
90
Heated Remote Control Mirrors - If Equipped
91
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
91
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
92
Operation
94
Phone Call Features
101
UConnect System Features
104
Advanced Phone Connectivity
108
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
110
General Information
118
SEATS
118
Manual Front Seat Adjustments
118
Power Seat - If Equipped
121
Head Restraints
122
Heated Seats - If Equipped
123
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat with Fold Flat Feature
124
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT - IF EQUIPPED
126
Programming The Memory Feature
127
Linking and Unlinking the Remote Keyless (RKE) Transmitter to the Memory Feature
128
Memory Position Recall
129
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available with Memory Seat Only)
129
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
131
LIGHTS
133
Exterior and Interior Lighting Control
133
Headlights and Parking Lights
133
Automatic Headlights - If Equipped
134
Headlights with Wipers (Available with Auto Headlights Only)
134
Headlight Time Delay - If Equipped
134
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) - If Equipped
135
Lights-On Reminder
135
Fog Lights - If Equipped
136
Turn Signals
136
Highbeam/Lowbeam Select Switch
137
Flash to Pass
137
Interior Lights
138
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
140
Intermittent Wiper System
141
Mist Feature
142
Headlights with Wipers (Available with Auto Headlights Only)
143
Rain Sensing Wipers - If Equipped
143
Windshield Washers
145
Adding Washer Fluid
145
TILT STEERING COLUMN
146
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
147
Electronic Speed Control Operation
147
To Activate
147
To Set At A Desired Speed
148
To Deactivate
148
To Resume Speed
149
To Vary The Speed Setting
149
To Accelerate For Passing
149
REAR PARK ASSIST SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
150
System Usage Precautions
150
Enabling and Disabling the System
152
System Operation
153
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
155
Programming HomeLink
156
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
159
Using HomeLink
159
Reprogramming a Single HomeLink Button
160
Security
160
Troubleshooting Tips
160
General Information
161
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
161
Opening Sunroof - Express
162
Closing Sunroof - Express
162
Pinch Protect Feature
162
Pinch Protect Override
163
Venting Sunroof - Express
163
Sunshade Operation
163
Wind Buffeting
163
Sunroof Maintenance
164
Ignition Off Operation
164
SKY SLIDER FULL LENGTH OPEN ROOF
164
Sky Slider Usage Precautions
164
Power Top Control
166
Opening the Sky Slider
166
Closing the Sky Slider
167
Anti-Pinch Protect Feature
168
Wind Buffeting
168
Sky Slider Maintenance
169
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET
169
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
170
POWER INVERTER - If EQUIPPED
170
CUP HOLDERS
172
STORAGE
173
Front Storage Compartment
173
Console Storage Compartment
173
CARGO AREA FEATURES
174
Cargo Load Floor
174
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
180
Rear Window Wiper/Washer - If Equipped
180
Rear Window Defroster - If Equipped
181
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK - IF EQUIPPED
182
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
185
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
188
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
189
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
190
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
206
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
208
Oil Change Required
209
Trip Functions
210
Compass Display
212
Telephone (UConnect) - If Equipped
214
Personal Settings (Customer Programmable Features)
216
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
220
Radio Broadcast Signals
221
Two Types of Signals
221
Electrical Disturbances
221
AM Reception
221
FM Reception
221
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
222
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
223
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
231
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
233
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
235
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
235
SALES CODE RER - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
237
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio
239
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
239
Clock Setting Procedure
239
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
241
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
242
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
247
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
250
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
252
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
252
SATELLITE RADIO (RSC) - IF EQUIPPED (RER/REQ/REN RADIOS ONLY)
254
System Activation
254
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ENS/SID)
254
Selecting Satellite Mode
255
Satellite Antenna
255
Reception Quality
255
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
255
Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone (If Equipped)
258
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
258
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
258
Right-Hand Switch Functions
258
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Radio Operation
259
Left-Hand Switch Functions for Media (i.e. CD) Operation
259
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
259
CLIMATE CONTROLS
260
Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System
260
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) - If Equipped
264
Operating Tips
270
STARTING AND OPERATING
273
STARTING PROCEDURES
277
Automatic Transmission
277
Manual Transmission - If Equipped
277
Normal Starting
277
Extreme Cold Weather (below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
278
If Engine Fails to Start
278
After Starting
280
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
280
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
281
Shift Lock Manual Override - If Equipped
281
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
283
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
283
MANUAL TRANSMISSION - IF EQUIPPED
288
Clutch Interlocking Ignition System
288
6-Speed Manual Transmission
289
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
292
MP1522 Command-Trac Transfer Case - If Equipped
292
MP3022 Selec-Trac II Transfer Case - If Equipped
298
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
303
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
304
When To Use 4WD Low Range
304
Driving Through Water
304
Driving In Snow, Mud and Sand
305
Hill Climbing
306
Traction Downhill
307
After Driving Off-Road
307
PARKING BRAKE
308
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
310
POWER STEERING
313
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
314
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
315
TCS (Traction Control System)
316
BAS (Brake Assist System)
316
ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)
317
TSC (Trailer Sway Control) - If Equipped
318
HSA (Hill Start Assist)
319
HDC (Hill Descent Control) - If Equipped
322
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
324
ESP/BAS Warning Light and ESP/TCS Indicator Light
328
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
329
Tire Markings
329
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
332
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
333
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
337
Tire Pressure
337
Tire Inflation Pressures
338
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
340
Radial-Ply Tires
340
Tire Spinning
340
Tread Wear Indicators
341
Life of Tire
342
Replacement Tires
342
Alignment and Balance
343
TIRE CHAINS
344
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
345
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED
345
Base System - If Equipped
348
Premium System - If Equipped
351
General Information
355
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
355
Reformulated Gasoline
356
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
356
MMT In Gasoline
357
Materials Added to Fuel
357
Fuel System Cautions
357
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
358
ADDING FUEL
359
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
359
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
361
VEHICLE LOADING
361
Certification Label
361
TRAILER TOWING
363
Common Towing Definitions
364
Trailer Hitch Classification
368
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
369
Trailer and Tongue Weight
371
Towing Requirements
372
Towing Tips
377
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
378
Towing - 2WD Models
378
Towing - 4WD Models
378
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
383
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
384
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
385
Jack Location
385
Spare Tire Stowage
386
Spare Tire Removal
386
Preparations For Jacking
387
Jacking Instructions
388
JUMP STARTING
390
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
393
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
395
3.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT
398
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
399
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
400
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
400
REPLACEMENT PARTS
402
DEALER SERVICE
402
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
402
Engine Oil
403
Engine Oil Filter
405
Drive Belts - Check Condition and Tension
406
Spark Plugs
406
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
406
Fuel Filter
407
Catalytic Converter
407
Crankcase Emission Control System
409
Maintenance-Free Battery
409
Air Conditioner Maintenance
411
A/C Air Filter - If Equipped
412
Power Steering - Fluid Check
412
Driveline and Steering Component Lubrication
413
Body Lubrication
413
Windshield Wiper Blades
413
Windshield and Rear Window Washers
414
Exhaust System
415
Cooling System
416
Hoses and Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
421
Fuel System
421
Brake System
422
Clutch Hydraulic System - Manual Transmission (If Equipped)
424
Automatic Transmission
425
Manual Transmission - If Equipped
426
Transfer Case
426
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
428
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
428
SKY SLIDER TOP CARE
434
Washing
434
General Cleaning
434
Additional Cleaning Procedure
435
Protection
435
Weather Strip Care
436
FUSES (INTEGRATED POWER MODULE)
436
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
443
BULB REPLACEMENT
443
Headlight
443
Front Turn Signal and Front Side Marker Lights
444
Front Fog Light
445
Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal, and Back-Up Lights
445
FLUID CAPACITIES
447
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
448
Engine
448
Chassis
449
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
451
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
452
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
452
Required Maintenance Intervals
455
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

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