2008 Jeep Patriot Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
6.71 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
ROLLOVER WARNING
6
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
7
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
9
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
9
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
10
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
11
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
14
Ignition Key Removal
14
Locking Doors With The Key
16
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
16
SENTRY KEY
17
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key Programming
19
General Information
20
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
20
To Set The Security Alarm
20
To Disarm The Security Alarm System
21
Security Alarm System Manual Override
21
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)- IF EQUIPPED
21
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
22
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
23
Using The Panic Alarm
23
To Turn Off Flash Lights With Lock
24
Programming Additional Transmitters
24
General Information
26
Transmitter Battery Replacement
26
DOOR LOCKS
28
Manual Door Locks
28
Power Door Locks
29
Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors) - If Equipped
32
POWER WINDOWS - IF EQUIPPED
34
Power Window Switches
34
Auto Down
34
Window Lockout Switch
35
LIFTGATE
35
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
37
Lap/Shoulder Belts
38
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
43
Second Row Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
44
Seat Belt Pretensioners
47
Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)
48
Seat Belt Extender
49
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
50
Driver and Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag
50
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
60
Child Restraint
62
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
71
SAFETY TIPS
71
Exhaust Gas
71
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
72
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
73
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
75
MIRRORS
80
Inside Day/Night Mirror - If Equipped
80
Outside Mirror - Drivers Side
81
Outside Mirror - Passengers Side
81
Folding Outside Mirrors - If Equipped
82
Power Remote Control Mirrors - If Equipped
82
Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
84
Sun Visor Sliding Feature
84
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
84
Operation
86
Phone Call Features
93
UConnect System Features
96
Advanced Phone Connectivity
100
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
102
General Information
111
SEATS
111
Front Seat Adjustment
111
Manual Seat Height Adjustment - If Equipped
112
Manual Lumbar - If Equipped
113
Drivers Seatback Recline
114
Adjustable Head Restraints
115
Heated Seats - If Equipped
116
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
117
Folding Rear Seat
118
Reclining Rear Seat - If Equipped
119
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
120
LIGHTS
122
Map/Reading Lights
122
Multifunction Control Lever
123
Headlights, Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights
123
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) - If Equipped
124
Lights-On Reminder
124
Fog Lights - If Equipped
125
Turn Signals
125
Highbeam/Lowbeam Select Switch
126
Passing Light
127
Off-Road Lights - If Equipped
127
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
129
Windshield Wiper Operation
129
Intermittent Wiper System
130
Windshield Washers
130
Mist Feature
131
TILT STEERING COLUMN
132
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
132
To Activate
133
To Set At A Desired Speed
133
To Deactivate
134
To Resume Speed
134
To Vary The Speed Setting
134
Manual Transaxle
134
To Accelerate For Passing
135
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) - IF EQUIPPED
135
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
136
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
136
Brake Assist System (BAS)
137
Traction Control System (TCS)
138
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
138
Hill Descent Control (HDC) - If Equipped
139
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
140
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
144
Programming HomeLink
146
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
149
Using HomeLink
149
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
150
Security
150
Troubleshooting Tips
150
General Information
151
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
151
Opening the Sunroof
152
Closing the Sunroof
152
Pinch Protect Feature
153
Pinch Protect Override
153
Venting Sunroof - Express
153
Sunshade Operation
154
Wind Buffeting
154
Sunroof Maintenance
154
Ignition Off Operation
154
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS - IF EQUIPPED
154
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
156
CONSOLE FEATURES
157
CARGO AREA FEATURES
158
Cargo Light/Removable Self Recharging Flashlight - If Equipped
158
Retractable Cargo Area Cover - If Equipped
160
Removable Load Floor
161
Cargo Tie-Down Loops
162
Fold Down Speakers - If Equipped
163
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
164
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
164
Rear Window Defroster
165
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK - IF EQUIPPED
166
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
169
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
172
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - PREMIUM
173
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
174
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
184
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
186
EVIC Functions
187
Compass/Temperature/Audio
188
Average Fuel Economy
188
Distance To Empty (DTE)
189
Elapsed Time
189
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
189
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
189
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
195
RADIO BROADCAST SIGNALS
195
TWO TYPES OF SIGNALS
196
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
196
Clock Setting Procedure
197
SALES CODE REF - AM/FM/CD (SINGLE-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO AND HANDS-FREE PHONE CAPABILITY
197
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
198
Operating Instructions - CD Mode
201
Operating Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
203
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone - If Equipped
204
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped
205
SALES CODE RAQ - AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO, HANDS-FREE PHONE, AND VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES) CAPABILITIES
205
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
205
Operating Instructions - (CD Mode for CD Audio Play)
211
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for CD Audio Play)
212
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
214
Operating Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 Audio Play)
216
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
216
SALES CODE REC - AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM
219
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped
219
REC Setting the Clock
220
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED
222
System Activation
222
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
223
Selecting Satellite Mode in REF, RAQ, And RAK Radios
224
Selecting A Channel
224
Storing And Selecting Preset Channels
225
Using The PTY (Program Type) Button - If Equipped
225
PTY Button SCAN
225
PTY Button SEEK
225
Satellite Antenna
225
Reception Quality
226
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
226
Radio Operation
227
CD Player
227
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
228
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
228
CLIMATE CONTROLS
229
Climate Controls
229
Air Conditioning
232
Air Filtration System - If Equipped
233
Operating Tips
234
STARTING AND OPERATING
237
STARTING PROCEDURES
241
Manual Transmission
241
Automatic Transmission
241
Normal Starting
242
Extremely Cold Weather (Below -20 degrees F Or -29 degrees C)
242
If Engine Fails to Start
243
After Starting
243
MANUAL TRANSAXLE - IF EQUIPPED
244
Recommended Shift Speeds
245
Downshifting
245
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE - IF EQUIPPED
246
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
248
Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System
248
Gear Ranges For Continuously Variable Automatic Transaxle (CVT)
248
AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED
251
Autostick Operation
251
Autostick General Information
252
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION - IF EQUIPPED
253
FREEDOM DRIVE II - SAFE OFF-ROAD DRIVING
254
Off-Road Driving Tips and Vehicle Characteristics
254
Freedom Drive II 4WD System Operation
255
Freedom Drive II - Off-Road Features
256
High Mobility Characteristics
257
Water Fording Characteristics
259
The Basics of Off-Road Driving
261
When To Use Low (L Off-Road) with the 4WD Lock Lever Engaged
262
Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation
262
Driving in Snow, Mud and Sand
262
Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High Points)
264
Hill Climbing
266
Driving Through Water
270
Airing Down For Off-Road Driving
272
Vehicle Recovery
273
After Driving Off-Road
276
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
277
ACCELERATION
277
TRACTION
278
PARKING BRAKE
278
BRAKE SYSTEM
280
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) - If Equipped
281
POWER STEERING
284
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
285
TIRE MARKINGS
285
TIRE LOADING AND TIRE PRESSURE
289
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
293
Tire Pressure
293
TIRE CHAINS
302
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
302
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED
303
Base System - If Equipped
306
Premium System - If Equipped
308
General Information
312
SNOW TIRES
312
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
313
GASOLINE ENGINES
313
Reformulated Gasoline
313
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
314
MMT In Gasoline
314
Materials Added To Fuel
315
Fuel System Cautions
315
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
316
ADDING FUEL
316
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
316
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
318
VEHICLE LOADING
319
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
319
TRAILER TOWING
319
Common Towing Definitions
320
Trailer Hitch Classification
322
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
323
Trailer and Tongue Weight
324
Towing Requirements
325
Towing Tips
329
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
331
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The Ground)
331
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
333
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
334
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
334
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OVERHEATING
335
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
336
Jack Location
336
Spare Tire Stowage
337
Preparations For Jacking
337
Jacking Instructions
338
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES DUE TO A LOW BATTERY
342
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
344
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
345
With Ignition Key
345
Without The Ignition Key
346
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
347
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - GASOLINE
350
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
351
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
351
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
352
REPLACEMENT PARTS
353
AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVICE
354
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
354
Engine Oil
354
Drive Belt - Check Condition
358
Spark Plugs
358
Catalytic Converter
358
Crankcase Emission Control System
360
Fuel Filter
360
Air Cleaner Element (Filter)
360
Maintenance-Free Battery
361
Air Conditioner Maintenance
363
Power Steering - Fluid Check
364
Front Suspension Ball Joints
364
Body Lubrication
365
Windshield Wiper Blades
365
Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir
366
Exhaust System
366
Cooling System
367
Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
372
Fuel System Connections
372
Brake System
373
Automatic Transaxle (CVT)
375
Manual Transaxle
376
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) - AWD/4WD Models Only
377
Power Transfer Unit (PTU) - AWD/4WD Models Only
377
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
378
FUSES/INTEGRATED POWER MODULE (IPM)
384
VEHICLE STORAGE
387
REPLACEMENT BULBS
387
BULB REPLACEMENT
388
Headlamps
388
Fog Lights
391
Tail Lights, Rear Turn Signals And Backup Lights - Replacement
391
License Lights
393
Center High-Mounted Stoplight
394
Auxiliary Off-Road Light
395
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
397
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
398
Engine
398
Chassis
399
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
401
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
402
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
402
Required Maintenance Intervals
405
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
409
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
411
Prepare For The Appointment
411
Prepare A List
411
Be Reasonable With Requests
411
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
411
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
412
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
412
In Mexico contact
413
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
413
Service Contract
413
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
414
MOPAR PARTS
415
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
415
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
415
In Canada
415
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
416
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
417
Treadwear
417
Traction Grades
417
Temperature Grades
418
INDEX
419

FAQ about the 2008 Jeep Patriot Manual

What contains the 2008 Patriot manual?

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

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • 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
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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