2009 Jeep Compass Owner's Manual

2009 Jeep Compass owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Jeep
Model:
Compass
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
12.51 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
17
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
17
STEERING WHEEL LOCK - IF EQUIPPED
17
To Manually Lock The Steering Wheel
17
To Release The Steering Wheel Lock
17
SENTRY KEY
18
Replacement Keys
19
Customer Key Programming
20
General Information
21
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
21
To Set The Security Alarm
21
To Disarm The System
22
Vehicle Security Alarm System Manual Override
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY - IF EQUIPPED
22
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
23
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First Press
23
Illuminated Approach - If Equipped
24
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
24
Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock
24
Flash Lights With Remote Key Lock/Unlock
25
Using The Panic Alarm
26
Programming Additional Transmitters
26
General Information
26
RKE Transmitter Battery Replacement
27
DOOR LOCKS
28
Manual Door Locks
28
Power Door Locks
29
Child-Protection Door Lock System (Rear Doors) - If Equipped
33
POWER WINDOWS - IF EQUIPPED
34
Power Window Switches
34
Auto Down
35
Window Lockout Switch
36
LIFTGATE
36
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
38
Lap/Shoulder Belts
39
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
44
Second Row Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
44
Seat Belt Pretensioners
48
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
70
SAFETY TIPS
71
Exhaust Gas
71
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
71
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
72
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
73
MIRRORS
77
Inside Day/Night Mirror
77
Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror - If Equipped
78
Outside Mirror - Drivers Side
78
Outside Mirror - Passengers Side
78
Power Mirrors - If Equipped
79
Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped
81
Sun Visor Sliding Feature
81
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
81
Operation
83
Phone Call Features
91
UConnect System Features
94
Advanced Phone Connectivity
99
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
101
General Information
109
VOICE RECOGNITION SYSTEM (VR) - IF EQUIPPED
109
Voice Recognition System (VR) Operation
109
Commands
111
Voice Training
114
SEATS
114
Front Seat Adjustment
114
Manual Seat Height Adjustment - If Equipped
115
Manual Lumbar - If Equipped
116
Drivers Seatback Recline
116
Adjustable Head Restraints
117
Heated Seats - If Equipped
118
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
119
Folding Rear Seat
120
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
121
LIGHTS
123
Multifunction Lever
123
Headlights, Parking Lights and Instrument Panel Lights
123
Lights-On Reminder
124
Fog Lights - If Equipped
124
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) - If Equipped
125
Turn Signals
125
High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch
126
Flash-to-Pass
126
Off-Road Lights - If Equipped
127
Map/Reading Lights
128
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
133
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
135
To Accelerate For Passing
135
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
136
Programming HomeLink
137
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
140
Using HomeLink
140
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
141
Security
141
Troubleshooting Tips
141
General Information
142
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
142
Opening the Sunroof
143
Closing the Sunroof
144
Pinch Protect Feature
144
Pinch Protect Override
144
Venting Sunroof - Express
145
Sunshade Operation
145
Wind Buffeting
145
Sunroof Maintenance
145
Ignition Off Operation
145
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
146
POWER INVERTER - IF EQUIPPED
147
STORAGE
149
Glove Compartment And Storage Bin
149
Door Storage - If Equipped
150
CUPHOLDERS
151
CONSOLE FEATURES
152
CARGO AREA FEATURES
153
Cargo Light/Removable Self-Recharging Flashlight - If Equipped
153
Cargo Cover - If Equipped
154
Removable Load Floor
155
Cargo Tie-Down Loops
155
Fold Down Speakers - If Equipped
156
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
156
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
156
Rear Window Defroster
157
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
159
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
163
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - PREMIUM
164
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
165
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
177
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
178
EVIC Functions
179
Compass/Temperature/Audio
180
Average Fuel Economy
180
Distance To Empty (DTE)
181
Elapsed Time
181
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
181
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
181
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
186
Clock Setting Procedure
187
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
188
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
188
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
196
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
198
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
201
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
201
AM/FM/CD/DVD MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM RADIO (RER/REN) - IF EQUIPPED
203
Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System (VR) - If Equipped
203
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) - If Equipped
204
Clock Setting Procedure
204
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
206
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
206
Operation Instructions - CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
209
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
211
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
214
SALES CODE RES/RSC - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
214
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
215
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
220
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
222
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
225
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
225
UNIVERSAL CONSUMER INTERFACE (UCI) - IF EQUIPPED
226
Connecting The iPod
227
Using This Feature
227
Controlling The iPod Using Radio Buttons
228
Play Mode
228
List Or Browse Mode
229
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES/REU RADIOS ONLY)
231
System Activation
232
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
232
Selecting Satellite Mode
233
Satellite Antenna
233
Reception Quality
233
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
233
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
236
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
236
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
237
Radio Operation
237
CD Player
238
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
238
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
239
CLIMATE CONTROLS
239
Manual Heating, Ventilation And Air Conditioning (HVAC) System
239
Air Conditioning (A/C)
243
Air Filtration System - If Equipped
244
Operating Tips
245
STARTING AND OPERATING
249
STARTING PROCEDURES
253
Manual Transmission - If Equipped
253
Automatic Transmission - If Equipped
253
Normal Starting
254
Extremely Cold Weather (Below -20 degrees F Or -29 degrees C)
254
If Engine Fails to Start
255
After Starting
255
MANUAL TRANSAXLE - IF EQUIPPED
256
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
256
Recommended Shift Speeds
257
Downshifting
257
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE - IF EQUIPPED
258
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
259
Automatic Transaxle Ignition Interlock System
259
Gear Ranges
260
AUTOSTICK - IF EQUIPPED
262
Operation
262
General Information
263
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION - IF EQUIPPED
263
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
264
Acceleration
264
Traction
265
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
265
Flowing/Rising Water
265
Shallow Standing Water
266
POWER STEERING
267
Power Steering Fluid Check
268
PARKING BRAKE
269
BRAKE SYSTEM
270
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) - If Equipped
271
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
274
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
274
Traction Control System (TCS)
274
Brake Assist System (BAS)
275
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
276
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
277
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
281
Tire Markings
281
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
285
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
286
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
290
Tire Pressure
290
Tire Inflation Pressures
291
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
293
Radial Ply Tires
293
Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped
294
Limited-Use Spare - If Equipped
294
Tire Spinning
295
Tread Wear Indicators
296
Life of Tire
296
Replacement Tires
297
TIRE CHAINS
299
SNOW TIRES
299
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
299
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
300
Base System
303
Premium System - If Equipped
305
General Information
309
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
309
Reformulated Gasoline
310
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
310
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
311
MMT In Gasoline
311
Materials Added To Fuel
312
Fuel System Cautions
312
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
313
ADDING FUEL
314
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
314
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
315
VEHICLE LOADING
316
Vehicle Certification Label
316
TRAILER TOWING
318
Common Towing Definitions
318
Trailer Hitch Classification
320
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
321
Trailer and Tongue Weight
322
Towing Requirements
323
Towing Tips
328
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
329
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The Ground)
329
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
331
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
332
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
332
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE OVERHEATING
334
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
334
Jack Location
335
Spare Tire Stowage
335
Preparations For Jacking
335
Jacking Instructions
336
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
340
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
342
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
343
With Ignition Key
343
Without The Ignition Key
344
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
345
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 2.0L/2.4L
347
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
348
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
348
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
349
REPLACEMENT PARTS
350
DEALER SERVICE
351
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
351
Engine Oil
351
Engine Oil Filter
354
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
354
Maintenance-Free Battery
355
Air Conditioner Maintenance
356
Body Lubrication
357
Windshield Wiper Blades
357
Adding Washer Fluid
358
Exhaust System
358
Cooling System
360
Brake System
366
Automatic Transaxle (CVT)
368
Manual Transaxle
368
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) - AWD/4WD Models Only
369
Power Transfer Unit (PTU) - AWD/4WD Models Only
370
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
370
FUSES
376
Integrated Power Module (IPM)
376
VEHICLE STORAGE
379
REPLACEMENT BULBS
379
BULB REPLACEMENT
380
Headlamps
380
Fog Lights
382
Tail Lights, Rear Turn Signals And Backup Lights - Replacement
383
License Lights
384
Center High-Mounted Stoplight
386
Off-Road Light
386
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
388
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
389
Engine
389
Chassis
390
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
391
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
392
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
392
Required Maintenance Intervals
394
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
412
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
413
Service Contract
413
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
414
MOPAR PARTS
414
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
414
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
414
In Canada
415
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
415
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
416
Treadwear
417
Traction Grades
417
Temperature Grades
418
INDEX
419

FAQ about the 2009 Jeep Compass Manual

What contains the 2009 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 2009 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • 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

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