2012 Jeep Compass Owner's Manual

2012 Jeep Compass owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Jeep
Model:
Compass
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
7.94 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 A Key
16
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
16
SENTRY KEYĥ
17
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key Programming
18
General Information
19
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
20
To Arm The System
20
Rearming The System
20
To Disarm The System
21
Vehicle Security Alarm Manual Override
21
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) — 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
27
General Information
27
Transmitter Battery Replacement
27
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
28
How To Use Remote Start
29
DOOR LOCKS
32
Manual Door Locks
32
Power Door Locks
33
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors
36
POWER WINDOWS — IF EQUIPPED
38
Power Window Switches
38
Auto-Down
39
Window Lockout Switch
39
LIFTGATE
40
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
41
Lap/Shoulder Belts
45
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
50
Second Row Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
51
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
54
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
54
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
55
Energy Management Feature
56
Seat Belt Pretensioners
56
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR) — If Equipped
57
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
61
Seat Belt Extender
62
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
63
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
63
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
65
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
69
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
76
Child Restraints
77
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
86
SAFETY TIPS
87
Transporting Passengers
87
Exhaust Gas
87
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
88
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
90
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
91
MIRRORS
96
Inside Day/Night Mirror
96
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
96
Outside Mirror — Driver Side
97
Outside Mirror — Passenger Side
97
Power Mirrors
98
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
99
Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
100
Sun Visor Sliding Feature
100
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
100
Operation
102
Phone Call Features
109
Uconnect™ Phone Features
112
Advanced Phone Connectivity
117
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
119
General Information
130
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
130
Voice Command System Operation
130
Commands
131
Voice Training
135
SEATS
135
Power Seats — If Equipped
136
Heated Seats — If Equipped
137
Manual Front Seat Adjustment
138
Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
140
Manual Lumbar — If Equipped
140
Driver's Seatback Recline
141
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
142
Head Restraints
143
Folding Rear Seat
146
Reclining Rear Seat — If Equipped
147
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
148
LIGHTS
150
Multifunction Lever
150
Headlights And Parking Lights
150
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
151
Lights-On Reminder
151
Fog Lights — If Equipped
151
Turn Signals
152
High/Low Beam Switch
152
Flash-To-Pass
152
Instrument Panel Dimming
153
Map/Reading Lights
154
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
154
Windshield Wiper Operation
156
Intermittent Wiper System
156
Windshield Washers
157
Mist Feature
157
TILT STEERING COLUMN
158
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
159
To Activate
160
To Set A Desired Speed
161
To Deactivate
161
To Resume Speed
161
To Vary The Speed Setting
161
To Accelerate For Passing
162
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
162
Before You Begin Programming HomeLinkĥ
164
Programming A Rolling Code
164
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
166
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
167
Using HomeLinkĥ
169
Security
169
Troubleshooting Tips
170
General Information
171
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
171
Opening Sunroof — Express
172
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
172
Closing Sunroof — Express
173
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
173
Pinch Protect Feature
173
Venting Sunroof — Express
173
Sunshade Operation
174
Wind Buffeting
174
Sunroof Maintenance
174
Ignition Off Operation
174
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
175
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
178
CUPHOLDERS
180
STORAGE
181
Glove Compartment And Storage Bin
181
Door Storage
182
CONSOLE FEATURES
183
CARGO AREA FEATURES
184
Cargo Light/Removable Self-Recharging Flashlight
184
Cargo Cover
185
Removable Load Floor
187
Cargo Tie-Down Loops
187
Fold Down Speakers — If Equipped
189
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
189
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
189
Rear Window Defroster
190
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
191
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
193
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
196
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
197
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
198
MINI-TRIP COMPUTER — IF EQUIPPED
211
Control Buttons
212
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
213
Engine Oil Change Indicator System — If Equipped
216
EVIC Functions
217
Compass/Temperature/Audio
218
Average Fuel Economy
218
Distance To Empty (DTE)
218
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
218
Elapsed Time
219
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
219
MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
224
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
225
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
233
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
235
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
237
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
237
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
239
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
243
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
244
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped
244
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
244
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
244
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
247
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
249
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
252
RSC)
253
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
253
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
259
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
261
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
263
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
263
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
264
iPodĥ/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
268
Connecting The iPodĥ Or External USB Device
269
Using This Feature
270
Controlling The iPodĥ Or External USB Device Using Radio Buttons
270
Play Mode
270
List Or Browse Mode
272
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
274
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
275
Radio Operation
276
CD Player
276
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
276
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
277
CLIMATE CONTROLS
277
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
278
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
282
Operating Tips
288
STARTING AND OPERATING
291
STARTING PROCEDURES
295
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
295
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
296
Normal Starting
296
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or ̺29°C)
297
If Engine Fails To Start
297
After Starting
297
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
298
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
298
Five–Speed Manual Transmission
298
Recommended Shift Speeds
300
Downshifting
300
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
301
Key Ignition Park Interlock
302
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
302
Gear Ranges
303
AUTOSTICKĥ
308
Operation
308
General Information
309
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF EQUIPPED
309
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
310
POWER STEERING
310
Power Steering Fluid Check
311
PARKING BRAKE
312
BRAKE SYSTEM
315
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
316
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
318
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
318
Traction Control System (TCS)
318
Brake Assist System (BAS)
319
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
320
Hill Descent Control (HDC) – If Equipped
321
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual Transmission Only
322
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
324
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
327
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
328
Tire Markings
328
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
332
Tire Terminology And Definitions
333
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
334
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
338
Tire Pressure
338
Tire Inflation Pressures
339
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
341
Radial Ply Tires
341
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped
341
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
342
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
343
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
343
Tire Spinning
344
Tread Wear Indicators
344
Life Of Tire
345
Replacement Tires
346
TIRE CHAINS
348
SNOW TIRES
348
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
348
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
350
Base System
352
Premium System – If Equipped
354
General Information
358
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
359
2.0L And 2.4L Engine
359
Reformulated Gasoline
359
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
360
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
360
MMT In Gasoline
361
Materials Added To Fuel
361
Fuel System Cautions
361
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
362
ADDING FUEL
363
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
363
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
365
VEHICLE LOADING
365
Vehicle Certification Label
365
TRAILER TOWING
367
Common Towing Definitions
367
Trailer Hitch Classification
370
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
371
Trailer And Tongue Weight
372
Towing Requirements
373
Towing Tips
378
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
379
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
381
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
382
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
382
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OVERHEATING
383
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
384
Jack Location
385
Spare Tire Stowage
385
Preparations For Jacking
385
Jacking Instructions
386
Road Tire Installation
392
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
394
Preparations For Jump-Start
395
Jump-Starting Procedure
396
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
398
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
399
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
401
With Ignition Key
401
Without The Ignition Key
402
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
403
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L
405
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
406
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
407
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
407
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
408
REPLACEMENT PARTS
409
DEALER SERVICE
410
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
410
Engine Oil
411
Engine Oil Filter
414
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
414
Maintenance-Free Battery
415
Air Conditioner Maintenance
416
Body Lubrication
419
Windshield Wiper Blades
419
Adding Washer Fluid
420
Exhaust System
421
Cooling System
423
Brake System
428
Automatic Transmission (CVT) – If Equipped
431
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
432
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) – AWD/4WD Models Only
433
Power Transfer Unit (PTU) – AWD/4WD Models Only
433
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
434
FUSES
440
Integrated Power Module
440
VEHICLE STORAGE
444
REPLACEMENT BULBS
444
BULB REPLACEMENT
445
Headlamps
445
Fog Lamps
445
Rear Turn Signal And Backup Lamp
446
License Lamps
446
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
446
FLUID CAPACITIES
447
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
448
Engine
448
Chassis
449
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
451
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
452
Required Maintenance Intervals
454
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
467
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
469
Prepare For The Appointment
469
Prepare A List
469
Be Reasonable With Requests
469
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
469
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
470
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
470
In Mexico contact:
470
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
471
Service Contract
471
WARRANTY INFORMATION
472
MOPARĥ PARTS
472
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
472
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
472
In Canada
473
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
473
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
475
Treadwear
475
Traction Grades
475
Temperature Grades
476

FAQ about the 2012 Jeep Compass Manual

What contains the 2012 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 2012 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Jeep Compass owners can do
  • Maintenance for your Jeep Compass, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations

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