2012 Jeep Patriot Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
8.98 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
22
Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All First Press
22
Illuminated Approach — If Equipped
23
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
Transmitter Battery Replacement
27
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM — IF EQUIPPED
28
How To Use Remote Start
28
DOOR LOCKS
31
Manual Door Locks
31
Power Door Locks
32
Child-Protection Door Lock System — Rear Doors
35
POWER WINDOWS — IF EQUIPPED
37
Power Window Switches
37
Auto-Down
38
Window Lockout Switch
39
LIFTGATE
39
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
41
Lap/Shoulder Belts
44
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
97
Power Mirrors
98
Outside Mirror — Driver Side
99
Outside Mirror — Passenger Side
99
Folding Outside Mirrors
100
Heated Mirrors — If Equipped
100
Vanity Mirrors — If Equipped
101
Sun Visor Sliding Feature
101
Uconnect™ Phone — IF EQUIPPED
101
Operation
103
Phone Call Features
110
Uconnect™ Phone Features
113
Advanced Phone Connectivity
118
Things You Should Know About Your Uconnect™ Phone
120
General Information
131
VOICE COMMAND — IF EQUIPPED
131
Voice Command System Operation
131
Commands
132
Voice Training
136
SEATS
136
Power Seats — If Equipped
137
Heated Seats — If Equipped
138
Manual Front Seat Adjustment
139
Manual Seat Height Adjustment — If Equipped
141
Manual Lumbar — If Equipped
141
Driver's Seatback Recline
142
Fold-Flat Front Passenger Seat
143
Head Restraints
144
Folding Rear Seat
147
Reclining Rear Seat — If Equipped
149
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
149
LIGHTS
151
Multifunction Lever
151
Headlights And Parking Lights
152
Daytime Running Lights — If Equipped
152
Lights-On Reminder
152
Fog Lights — If Equipped
152
Turn Signals
153
High/Low Beam Switch
154
Flash-To-Pass
154
Instrument Panel Dimming
154
Map/Reading Lights
155
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
156
Windshield Wiper Operation
157
Intermittent Wiper System
157
Windshield Washers
158
Mist Feature
158
TILT STEERING COLUMN
159
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
160
To Activate
161
To Set A Desired Speed
161
To Deactivate
161
To Resume Speed
162
To Vary The Speed Setting
162
To Accelerate For Passing
162
GARAGE DOOR OPENER — IF EQUIPPED
163
Before You Begin Programming HomeLinkĥ
164
Programming A Rolling Code
165
Programming A Non-Rolling Code
167
Canadian/Gate Operator Programming
168
Using HomeLinkĥ
169
Security
170
Troubleshooting Tips
170
General Information
171
POWER SUNROOF — IF EQUIPPED
172
Opening Sunroof — Express
173
Opening Sunroof — Manual Mode
173
Closing Sunroof — Express
173
Closing Sunroof — Manual Mode
173
Pinch Protect Feature
173
Venting Sunroof — Express
174
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
180
Glove Compartment And Storage Bin
180
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
195
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
198
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
199
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTIONS
200
MINI-TRIP COMPUTER — IF EQUIPPED
213
Control Buttons
214
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) — IF EQUIPPED
215
Engine Oil Change Indicator System — If Equipped
218
EVIC Functions
219
Compass/Temperature/Audio
219
Average Fuel Economy
219
Distance To Empty (DTE)
220
Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM)
220
Elapsed Time
220
Personal Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)
221
MEDIA CENTER 230 (REQ) — AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6–DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
226
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
226
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
234
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
236
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
239
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
239
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
241
MEDIA CENTER 730N/430/430N (RHR/RER/RBZ/RHB) CD/DVD/HDD/NAV — IF EQUIPPED
245
Operating Instructions (Voice Command System) — If Equipped
245
Operating Instructions (Uconnect™ Phone) — If Equipped
245
MEDIA CENTER 130 (SALES CODE RES)
245
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
246
Operation Instructions — CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
249
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
251
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
253
RSC)
254
Operating Instructions — Radio Mode
254
Operation Instructions — CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
260
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
262
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
264
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
264
Uconnect™ Multimedia (Satellite Radio) — If Equipped
265
iPodĥ/USB/MP3 CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED
269
Connecting The iPodĥ Or External USB Device
270
Using This Feature
271
Controlling The iPodĥ Or External USB Device Using Radio Buttons
271
Play Mode
271
List Or Browse Mode
273
Bluetooth Streaming Audio (BTSA)
275
STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS
276
Radio Operation
277
CD Player
277
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
277
RADIO OPERATION AND MOBILE PHONES
278
CLIMATE CONTROLS
278
Manual Heating And Air Conditioning
279
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) — If Equipped
283
Operating Tips
289
STARTING AND OPERATING
293
STARTING PROCEDURES
297
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
297
Automatic Transmission – If Equipped
298
Normal Starting
298
Extreme Cold Weather (Below –20°F or ̺29°C)
299
If Engine Fails To Start
299
After Starting
299
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER — IF EQUIPPED
300
MANUAL TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
300
Five–Speed Manual Transmission
300
Recommended Shift Speeds
301
Downshifting
302
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION — IF EQUIPPED
302
Key Ignition Park Interlock
304
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
304
Gear Ranges
305
AUTOSTICKĥ
310
Operation
310
General Information
311
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION — IF EQUIPPED
311
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
312
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
312
When To Use Low (L Off-Road) With The 4WD Lock Lever Engaged
313
Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
314
Hill Climbing
315
Driving Through Water
318
After Driving Off-Road
320
POWER STEERING
321
Power Steering Fluid Check
322
PARKING BRAKE
323
BRAKE SYSTEM
325
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
326
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
328
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
329
Brake Assist System (BAS)
329
Traction Control System (TCS)
330
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
330
Hill Descent Control (HDC) – If Equipped
331
Hill Start Assist (HSA) – Manual Transmission Or Off-Road Package Only
332
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
334
ESC Activation/Malfunction Indicator Light And ESC OFF Indicator Light
337
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
339
Tire Markings
339
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
342
Tire Terminology And Definitions
343
Tire Loading And Tire Pressure
344
TIRES — GENERAL INFORMATION
348
Tire Pressure
348
Tire Inflation Pressures
349
Tire Pressures For High Speed Operation
351
Radial Ply Tires
351
Spare Tire Matching Original Equipped Tire And Wheel – If Equipped
351
Compact Spare Tire – If Equipped
352
Full Size Spare – If Equipped
353
Limited-Use Spare – If Equipped
353
Tire Spinning
354
Tread Wear Indicators
354
Life Of Tire
355
Replacement Tires
356
TIRE CHAINS
357
SNOW TIRES
357
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
358
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
359
Base System
362
Premium System – If Equipped
364
General Information
368
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
369
2.0L And 2.4L Engine
369
Reformulated Gasoline
369
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
370
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
370
MMT In Gasoline
371
Materials Added To Fuel
371
Fuel System Cautions
371
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
372
ADDING FUEL
373
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
373
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
375
VEHICLE LOADING
375
Vehicle Certification Label
375
TRAILER TOWING
377
Common Towing Definitions
377
Trailer Hitch Classification
380
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
381
Trailer And Tongue Weight
382
Towing Requirements
383
Towing Tips
388
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
389
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
391
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
392
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
392
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION OVERHEATING
393
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
394
Jack Location
394
Spare Tire Stowage
395
Preparations For Jacking
395
Jacking Instructions
396
Road Tire Installation
402
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
404
Preparations For Jump-Start
405
Jump-Starting Procedure
406
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
408
SHIFT LEVER OVERRIDE
409
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
411
With Ignition Key
411
Without The Ignition Key
412
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
413
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.0L
415
ENGINE COMPARTMENT — 2.4L
416
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM — OBD II
417
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
417
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
418
REPLACEMENT PARTS
419
DEALER SERVICE
420
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
420
Engine Oil
421
Engine Oil Filter
424
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
424
Maintenance-Free Battery
425
Air Conditioner Maintenance
426
Body Lubrication
429
Windshield Wiper Blades
429
Adding Washer Fluid
430
Exhaust System
431
Cooling System
433
Brake System
438
Automatic Transmission (CVT) – If Equipped
441
Manual Transmission – If Equipped
442
Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) – AWD/4WD Models Only
443
Power Transfer Unit (PTU) – AWD/4WD Models Only
443
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
444
FUSES
450
Integrated Power Module
450
VEHICLE STORAGE
454
REPLACEMENT BULBS
454
BULB REPLACEMENT
455
Headlamps
455
Fog Lamps
455
Rear Tail, Turn Signal And Backup Lamps
455
License Lamps
456
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp
456
FLUID CAPACITIES
456
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS
457
Engine
457
Chassis
458
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
459
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
460
Required Maintenance Intervals
462
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
475
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
477
Prepare For The Appointment
477
Prepare A List
477
Be Reasonable With Requests
477
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
477
Chrysler Group LLC Customer Center
478
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
478
In Mexico contact:
478
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
479
Service Contract
479
WARRANTY INFORMATION
480
MOPARĥ PARTS
480
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
480
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C.
480
In Canada
481
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
481
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
483
Treadwear
483
Traction Grades
483
Temperature Grades
484

FAQ about the 2012 Jeep Patriot Manual

What contains the 2012 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 2012 owner's manual:

  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Jeep Patriot, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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