2012 Jeep Liberty Owner's Manual

2012 Jeep Liberty owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Jeep
Model:
Liberty
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
3.11 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
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
16
SENTRY KEYĥ
16
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key Programming
18
General Information
19
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM — IF EQUIPPED
20
Rearming Of The System
20
To Arm The System
20
To Disarm The System
21
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE)
22
To Unlock The Doors And Liftgate
23
To Lock The Doors And Liftgate
24
To Unlatch The Liftgate Flipper Glass
26
Using The Panic Alarm
26
Programming Additional Transmitters
27
Battery Replacement
27
General Information
28
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
29
How To Use Remote Start
29
DOOR LOCKS
32
Manual Door Locks
32
Power Door Locks
33
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors
35
WINDOWS
37
Power Windows
37
Wind Buffeting
41
LIFTGATE
42
Liftgate Flipper Glass
42
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
44
Lap/Shoulder Belts
47
Lap/Shoulder Belt Untwisting Procedure
52
Seat Belt Lock Out
53
Seat Belts In Passenger Seating Positions
53
Automatic Locking Retractor Mode (ALR) — If Equipped
53
Energy Management Feature
54
Seat Belt Pretensioner
55
Supplemental Active Head Restraints (AHR)
55
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlertĥ)
59
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
60
Seat Belt Extender
60
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) — Air Bags
61
Air Bag Deployment Sensors And Controls
67
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
79
Child Restraints
80
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
90
SAFETY TIPS
90
Transporting Passengers
90
Exhaust Gas
91
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
92
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
94
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
95
MIRRORS
101
Inside Day/Night Mirror
101
Automatic Dimming Mirror — If Equipped
102
Outside Mirrors
103
Power Mirrors
103
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
104
Illuminated Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
104
Sun Visor “Slide-On-Rod” Feature — If Equipped
105
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
105
Operation
107
Phone Call Features
115
Uconnect™ Phone Features
118
Advanced Phone Connectivity
122
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
124
General Information
135
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
135
Voice Command System Operation
135
Commands
136
Voice Training
140
SEATS
140
Driver's Power Seat — If Equipped
141
Heated Seats — If Equipped
142
Manual Front Seat Adjustments
144
Front Seat — Manual Recline
145
Manual Lumbar Support — If Equipped
146
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat — If Equipped
146
Head Restraints
147
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat With Fold-Flat Feature
151
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT — IF EQUIPPED
153
Programming The Memory Feature
154
Linking And Unlinking The Remote Keyless Entry Transmitter To Memory
155
Memory Position Recall
156
Easy Entry/Exit Seat (Available With Memory Seat Only)
157
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
158
LIGHTS
160
Multifunction Lever
160
Headlights And Parking Lights
160
Automatic Headlights — If Equipped
161
Headlights With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)
162
Headlight Time Delay — If Equipped
162
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
163
Lights-On Reminder
163
Fog Lights — If Equipped
163
Turn Signals
164
High/Low Beam Switch
164
Flash-To-Pass
164
Instrument Panel Dimmer
165
Map/Reading Lights
165
Cargo Light
166
Battery Saver Feature
166
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
166
Windshield Wiper Operation
167
Intermittent Wiper System
168
Windshield Washers
169
Mist Feature
169
Rain Sensing Wipers — If Equipped
170
Headlights With Wipers (Available With Automatic Headlights Only)
172
TILT STEERING COLUMN
173
TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN
174
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
175
To Activate
175
To Set A Desired Speed
176
To Deactivate
176
To Resume Speed
176
To Vary The Speed Setting
176
To Accelerate For Passing
177
PARKSENSEĥ REAR PARK ASSIST — IF EQUIPPED
178
ParkSenseĥ Sensors
178
ParkSenseĥ Warning Display
178
ParkSenseĥ Display
179
Enabling And Disabling ParkSenseĥ
182
Service The ParkSenseĥ Rear Park Assist System
183
Cleaning The ParkSenseĥ System
183
ParkSenseĥ System Usage Precautions
184
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
186
Before You Begin Programming HomeLinkĥ
188
Programming A Rolling Code
188
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
190
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
191
Using HomeLinkĥ
193
Security
193
Troubleshooting Tips
194
General Information
195
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
195
Opening Sunroof — Express
196
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
196
Closing Sunroof — Express
196
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
197
Pinch Protect Feature
197
Pinch Protect Override
197
Venting Sunroof — Express
197
Sunshade Operation
197
Wind Buffeting
198
Sunroof Maintenance
198
Ignition Off Operation
198
SKY SLIDER™ FULL LENGTH OPEN ROOF — IF EQUIPPED
198
Sky Slider™ Usage Precautions
199
Sky Slider™ Control
201
Opening The Sky Slider™
201
Closing The Sky Slider™
202
Anti-Pinch Protect Feature
203
Wind Buffeting
203
Sky Slider™ Maintenance
203
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET
204
CUPHOLDERS
207
STORAGE
208
Glove Box Storage Compartment
208
Front Storage Compartment
208
Console Storage Compartment
209
CARGO AREA FEATURES
210
Cargo Load Floor
210
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
216
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
216
Rear Window Defroster
217
ROOF LUGGAGE RACK — IF EQUIPPED
218
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
221
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
224
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
225
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
226
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
241
Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays
243
Oil Change Required
245
EVIC Main Menu
246
Compass Display / ECO (Fuel Saver Mode) — If Equipped
246
Average Fuel Economy
249
Distance To Empty (DTE)
250
Tire PSI
250
Elapsed Time
251
EVIC Units Selection (UNITS IN Display)
251
System Status
251
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
251
MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
256
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
256
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
264
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
266
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
269
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
269
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
271
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
275
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
276
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped
276
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
276
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
276
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
279
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
281
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
284
RSC)
284
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
285
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
291
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
293
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
295
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
295
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
296
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
300
Radio Operation
301
CD Player
302
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
302
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
303
CLIMATE CONTROLS
303
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
303
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
307
Operating Tips
313
STARTING AND OPERATING
317
STARTING PROCEDURES
321
Normal Starting
321
Extreme Cold Weather (below –20°F or –29°C)
322
If Engine Fails To Start
322
After Starting
323
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
323
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
324
Key Ignition Park Interlock
325
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
325
Four–Speed Automatic Transmission
326
Gear Ranges
326
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION
335
Command-Trac IIĥ Transfer Case – If Equipped
335
Selec-Tracĥ II Transfer Case – If Equipped
341
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
346
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
347
When To Use 4WD LOW Range
347
Driving Through Water
347
Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
348
Hill Climbing
349
Traction Downhill
350
After Driving Off-Road
350
POWER STEERING
351
Power Steering Fluid Check
352
PARKING BRAKE
353
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
355
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
357
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
358
Traction Control System (TCS)
358
Brake Assist System (BAS)
359
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
360
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
360
Hill Descent Control (HDC) – If Equipped
363
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
365
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
368
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
370
Tire Markings
370
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
373
Tire Terminology And Definitions
374
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
375
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
379
Tire Pressure
379
Tire Inflation Pressures
380
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
382
Radial-Ply Tires
382
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped
382
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
383
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
384
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
384
Tire Spinning
385
Tread Wear Indicators
386
Life Of Tire
386
Replacement Tires
387
TIRE CHAINS
388
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
390
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
391
Base System
393
Premium System – If Equipped
396
General Information
401
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
401
Reformulated Gasoline
402
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
402
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
403
MMT In Gasoline
403
Materials Added To Fuel
404
Fuel System Cautions
404
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
405
ADDING FUEL
406
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
406
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
408
VEHICLE LOADING
408
Certification Label
408
TRAILER TOWING
411
Common Towing Definitions
411
Trailer Hitch Classification
416
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
417
Trailer And Tongue Weight
419
Towing Requirements
420
Towing Tips
425
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
426
Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle
426
Recreational Towing — Two-Wheel Drive Models
427
Recreational Towing — Four-Wheel Drive Models
428
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
435
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
436
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
436
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
437
Jack Location
438
Spare Tire Stowage
438
Spare Tire Removal
439
Preparations For Jacking
440
Jacking Instructions
441
Road Tire Installation
445
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
446
Preparations For Jump-Start
446
Jump-Starting Procedure
448
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
450
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
451
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
452
Towing Without The Ignition Key Fob
454
Two-Wheel Drive Models
454
Four-Wheel Drive Models
456
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
457
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 3.7L
459
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
460
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
460
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
461
REPLACEMENT PARTS
463
DEALER SERVICE
463
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
463
Engine Oil
464
Engine Oil Filter
467
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
467
Maintenance-Free Battery
468
Air Conditioner Maintenance
469
A/C Air Filter – If Equipped
470
Body Lubrication
470
Windshield Wiper Blades
471
Adding Washer Fluid
472
Exhaust System
472
Cooling System
475
Brake System
480
Automatic Transmission
482
Transfer Case
484
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
485
Sky Slider™ Top Care
486
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
488
FUSES
494
Totally Integrated Power Module
494
REPLACEMENT BULBS
500
BULB REPLACEMENT
501
Headlamp
501
Front Turn Signal And Front Side Marker Lamp
502
Front Fog Lamp
502
Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal, And Back-Up Lamp
503
FLUID CAPACITIES
504
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
505
Engine
505
Chassis
506
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
507
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
508
Required Maintenance Intervals
510
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
525
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
527
Prepare For The Appointment
527
Prepare A List
527
Be Reasonable With Requests
527
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
527
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
528
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
528
In Mexico contact:
528
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
529
Service Contract
529
WARRANTY INFORMATION
530
MOPARĥ PARTS
530
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
530
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
530
In Canada
531
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
531
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
533
Treadwear
533
Traction Grades
533
Temperature Grades
534

FAQ about the 2012 Jeep Liberty Manual

What contains the 2012 Liberty manual?

The Jeep Liberty owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Jeep to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Jeep Liberty. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Jeep Liberty 2012 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Jeep Liberty
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support

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