2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Owner's Manual

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Jeep
Model:
Grand Cherokee
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
4.12 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
ROLLOVER WARNING
7
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
8
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
10
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
10
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
11
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
13
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
16
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN)
16
Key Fob
17
Removing Key Fob From Ignition
18
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
20
SENTRY KEYĥ
20
Replacement Keys
21
Customer Key Programming
22
General Information
22
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
22
Rearming The System
23
To Arm The System
23
To Disarm The System
24
Tamper Alert
25
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
25
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
26
To Unlock The Doors
27
To Lock The Doors
28
Using The Panic Alarm
28
Programming Additional Transmitters
29
Transmitter Battery Replacement
29
General Information
31
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
31
How To Use Remote Start
32
DOOR LOCKS
35
Power Door Locks
36
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors
37
KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO
39
WINDOWS
43
Power Windows
43
Wind Buffeting
46
LIFTGATE
46
Liftgate Flipper Glass
47
Power Liftgate — If Equipped
48
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
51
Lap/Shoulder Belts
54
Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions
55
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
59
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
60
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
60
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
61
Energy Management Feature
62
Seat Belt Pretensioners
63
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
63
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
67
Seat Belt Lock Out
68
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
68
Seat Belt Extender
68
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
68
Advanced Front Air Bag Features
71
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
74
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
82
Child Restraints
83
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
95
SAFETY TIPS
96
Transporting Passengers
96
Exhaust Gas
97
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
98
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
100
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
101
MIRRORS
109
Inside Day/Night Mirror
109
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
109
Outside Mirrors
110
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
111
Outside Automatic Dimming Mirrors — If Equipped
111
Power Mirrors
112
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
113
Tilt Mirrors In Reverse (Available With Memory Seat Only) — If Equipped
113
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
113
Sun Visor Extension — If Equipped
114
BLIND SPOT MONITORING — IF EQUIPPED
114
Rear Cross Path
120
Modes Of Operation
122
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
123
Operation
125
Phone Call Features
133
Uconnect™ Phone Features
136
Advanced Phone Connectivity
140
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
142
General Information
153
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
153
Voice Command System Operation
153
Commands
154
Voice Training
158
SEATS
158
Power Seats — If Equipped
158
Passenger's Power Seat
160
Power Lumbar — If Equipped
162
Manual Front Seats Forward/Rearward Adjustment
163
Manual Front Passenger Seatback Adjustment — Recline
164
Front Passenger Seat Fold-Flat Feature — If Equipped
164
Heated Seats — If Equipped
165
Ventilated Seats — If Equipped
168
Head Restraints
168
60/40 Split Rear Seat
173
Reclining Rear Seat
175
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
176
Setting Memory Positions And Linking Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter To Memory
177
Memory Position Recall
178
To Disable A RKE Transmitter Linked To Memory
178
Easy Entry/Exit Seat
179
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
180
LIGHTS
182
Headlight Switch
182
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
183
Headlights On Automatically With Wipers
183
SmartBeam™ — If Equipped
184
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
185
Automatic Headlight Leveling — HID Headlights Only
185
Headlight Delay
185
Parking Lights And Panel Lights
186
Fog Lights — If Equipped
186
Interior Lights
187
Lights-On Reminder
188
Battery Saver
188
Front Map/Reading Lights
188
Ambient Light
189
Multifunction Lever
190
Turn Signals
190
Lane Change Assist
190
Flash-To-Pass
190
High/Low Beam Switch
191
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
191
Windshield Wiper Operation
192
Intermittent Wiper System
192
Windshield Washer Operation
193
Mist
194
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
194
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
196
POWER TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN — IF EQUIPPED
197
HEATED STEERING WHEEL — IF EQUIPPED
198
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
199
To Activate
200
To Set A Desired Speed
201
To Deactivate
201
To Resume Speed
201
To Vary The Speed Setting
201
To Accelerate For Passing
202
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC) — IF EQUIPPED
203
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Operation
205
Activating Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
206
To Activate
207
To Set A Desired ACC Speed
208
To Cancel
209
To Turn Off
210
To Resume Speed
210
To Vary The Speed Setting
211
Setting The Following Distance In ACC
212
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Menu
215
Display Warnings And Maintenance
216
Precautions While Driving With ACC
220
General Information
224
Normal (Fixed Speed) Cruise Control Mode
224
Forward Collision Warning — If Equipped
226
PARKSENSEĥ REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
231
ParkSenseĥ Sensors
231
ParkSenseĥ Warning Display
231
ParkSenseĥ Display
232
Enabling And Disabling ParkSenseĥ
235
Service The ParkSenseĥ Rear Park Assist System
236
Cleaning The ParkSenseĥ System
236
ParkSenseĥ System Usage Precautions
237
PARKVIEWĥ REAR BACK UP CAMERA — IF EQUIPPED
239
Turning ParkViewĥ On Or Off — With Navigation/Multimedia Radio
241
Turning ParkViewĥ On Or Off — Without Navigation/Multimedia Radio
242
OVERHEAD CONSOLE
242
Front Map/Reading Lights
242
Sunglass Bin Door
243
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
244
Before You Begin Programming HomeLinkĥ
245
Programming A Rolling Code
246
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
248
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
249
Using HomeLinkĥ
250
Security
251
Troubleshooting Tips
251
General Information
252
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
253
Opening Sunroof — Express
254
Opening Sunroof — Manual
254
Closing Sunroof — Express
254
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
254
Pinch Protect Feature
254
Venting Sunroof — Express
255
Sunshade Operation
255
Wind Buffeting
255
Sunroof Maintenance
255
Ignition OFF Operation
256
COMMANDVIEWĥ SUNROOF WITH POWER SHADE — IF EQUIPPED
256
Opening Sunroof — Express
257
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
257
Closing Sunroof — Express
257
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
258
Opening Power Shade — Express
258
Opening Power Shade — Manual Mode
258
Closing Power Shade — Express
258
Closing Power Shade — Manual Mode
258
Pinch Protect Feature
259
Pinch Protect Override
259
Wind Buffeting
259
Sunroof Maintenance
259
Ignition OFF Operation
259
Sunroof Fully Closed
260
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
260
POWER INVERTER — IF EQUIPPED
264
CUPHOLDERS
266
STORAGE
267
Glove Compartment
267
Door Storage
268
Center Console
269
CARGO AREA FEATURES
270
Rechargeable Flashlight
270
Cargo Storage Bins
272
Retractable Cargo Area Cover — If Equipped
273
Cargo Tie-Down Hooks
275
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
276
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
276
Rear Window Defroster
277
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
278
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
281
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
285
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
286
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
287
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC)
297
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
299
EVIC White Telltale Lights
306
EVIC Amber Telltale Lights
308
EVIC Red Telltale Lights
309
Engine Oil Change Indicator System
312
Fuel Economy
313
Cruise Control
315
Vehicle Speed
315
Trip Info
316
Units
316
Vehicle Info (Customer Information Features)
317
Tire PSI
317
Turn Menu OFF
319
Keyless Enter-N-Go Display — If Equipped
319
Compass / Temperature Display
319
Customer-Programmable Features (System Setup)
321
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
330
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
330
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped
330
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
330
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
331
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
334
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
336
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
339
RSC)
339
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
340
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
345
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
347
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
350
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
350
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
351
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped
355
iPodĥ/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
355
Connecting The iPodĥ Or External USB Device
356
Using This Feature
357
Controlling The iPodĥ Or External USB Device Using Radio Buttons
357
Play Mode
357
List Or Browse Mode
359
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
361
UCONNECT™ MULTIMEDIA VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES)™ — IF EQUIPPED
362
Getting Started
362
Single Video Screen
362
Play Video Games
365
Listen To An Audio Source On Channel 2 While A Video Is Playing On Channel 1
368
Important Notes For Single Video Screen System
370
Play A DVD Using The Touch-Screen Radio
370
Remote Control
372
Remote Control Storage
375
Locking The Remote Control
375
Replacing The Batteries
376
Headphones Operation
376
Controls
377
Replacing The Batteries
378
Unwiredĥ Stereo Headphone Lifetime Limited Warranty
378
System Information
380
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
394
Radio Operation
394
CD Player
395
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
395
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
396
CLIMATE CONTROLS
396
Dual-Zone Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
396
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
400
Operating Tips
406
Operating Tips Chart
408
STARTING AND OPERATING
409
STARTING PROCEDURES
415
Automatic Transmission
415
Keyless Enter-N-Go
416
Normal Starting
417
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F Or ̺29°C)
419
If Engine Fails To Start
419
After Starting
420
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
420
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
421
Key Ignition Park Interlock
423
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
423
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission (3.6L Engine) — If Equipped
423
Gear Ranges
424
Six-Speed Automatic Transmission (5.7L Engine) — If Equipped
431
Gear Ranges
432
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
442
Quadra-Trac Iĥ Operating Instructions/Precautions – If Equipped
442
Quadra-Trac IIĥ Operating Instructions/Precautions – If Equipped
443
Shift Positions
444
Shifting Procedures
445
Quadra-Driveĥ II System – If Equipped
447
SELEC-TERRAIN™ — IF EQUIPPED
448
Description
448
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display Messages
450
QUADRA-LIFT™ — IF EQUIPPED
450
Description
450
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Display Messages
453
Operation
454
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
455
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
456
Quadra-Lift™ – If Equipped
456
When To Use 4WD LOW Range – If Equipped
456
Driving Through Water
457
Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
458
Hill Climbing
458
Traction Downhill
459
After Driving Off-Road
460
POWER STEERING
461
3.6L Engine
461
5.7L Engine
462
Power Steering Fluid Check
463
MULTI-DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) (IF EQUIPPED) — 5.7L ENGINE ONLY
464
PARKING BRAKE
464
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
466
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
466
Traction Control System (TCS)
467
Brake Assist System (BAS)
467
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
468
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
469
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
472
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
473
Ready Alert Braking – If Equipped
475
Rain Brake Support – If Equipped
475
Hill Descent Control (HDC) — Four-Wheel Drive Models With MP3023 Two-Speed Transfer Case Only
476
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
478
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
479
Tire Markings
479
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
483
Tire Terminology And Definitions
484
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
485
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
489
Tire Pressure
489
Tire Inflation Pressures
490
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
492
Radial-Ply Tires
492
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped
492
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
493
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
494
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
494
Tire Spinning
495
Tread Wear Indicators
496
Life Of Tire
496
Replacement Tires
497
TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
498
SNOW TIRES
500
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
500
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
501
Base System
504
Premium System – If Equipped
506
General Information
510
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
511
3.6L Engine
511
5.7L Engine
511
Reformulated Gasoline
512
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
512
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
512
MMT In Gasoline
513
Materials Added To Fuel
514
Fuel System Cautions
514
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
515
FLEXIBLE FUEL (3.6L ENGINE ONLY) — IF EQUIPPED
515
E-85 General Information
515
Ethanol Fuel (E-85)
517
Fuel Requirements
517
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles
518
Starting
518
Cruising Range
519
Replacement Parts
519
Maintenance
519
ADDING FUEL
519
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
519
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
522
VEHICLE LOADING
523
Certification Label
523
TRAILER TOWING
525
Common Towing Definitions
525
Trailer Hitch Classification
530
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
531
Trailer And Tongue Weight
532
Towing Requirements
533
Towing Tips
538
SNOW PLOW
539
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
540
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
540
Recreational Towing – Two-Wheel Drive Models
541
Recreational Towing – Quadra-Trac Iĥ (Single-Speed Transfer Case) Four-Wheel Drive Models
541
Recreational Towing – Quadra–Trac IIĥ /Quadra–Driveĥ II Four-Wheel Drive Models
542
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
549
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
550
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
550
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
551
Jack Location
552
Spare Tire Stowage
552
Preparations For Jacking
553
Jacking Instructions
554
Road Tire Installation
560
JUMP-STARTING
561
Preparations For Jump-Start
562
Jump-Starting Procedure
563
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
565
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS — IF EQUIPPED
566
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
567
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
568
Towing Without The Ignition Key Fob
570
Two-Wheel Drive Models
570
Four-Wheel Drive Models
571
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
573
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.6L
575
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 5.7L
576
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM – OBD II
577
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
577
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
578
REPLACEMENT PARTS
579
DEALER SERVICE
580
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
580
Engine Oil
581
Engine Oil Filter
584
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
584
Maintenance-Free Battery
585
Air Conditioner Maintenance
587
Body Lubrication
588
Windshield Wiper Blades
588
Adding Washer Fluid
590
Exhaust System
591
Cooling System
594
Brake System
599
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
601
Transfer Case
602
Automatic Transmission
603
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
606
FUSES
612
Totally Integrated Power Module
612
VEHICLE STORAGE
618
REPLACEMENT BULBS
618
BULB REPLACEMENT
619
High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (HID) – If Equipped
619
Halogen Headlamps – If Equipped
620
Front Turn Signal
620
Front Fog Lamps
621
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, And Backup Lamps
622
Rear Liftgate Mounted Tail Lamp
622
Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
623
Rear License Lamp
624
FLUID CAPACITIES
624
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
625
Engine
625
Chassis
626
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
629
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
630
Required Maintenance Intervals
632
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
647
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
649
Prepare For The Appointment
649
Prepare A List
649
Be Reasonable With Requests
649
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
649
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
650
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
650
In Mexico contact:
650
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
651
Service Contract
651
WARRANTY INFORMATION
652
MOPARĥ PARTS
652
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
652
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
652
In Canada
653
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
653
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
655
Treadwear
655
Traction Grades
655
Temperature Grades
656

FAQ about the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Manual

What contains the 2012 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 2012 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Jeep Grand Cherokee owners can do
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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